Questions and Answers for 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SPSYBA
How does this bat compare to the Miken Freak DST Maxload in the orange and the one in white?
The 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SPSYBA) and Freak Maxload will perform similarly. They both will have great pop. This SPSYBA will feel much more balanced and easier to swing than the Freak Maxload. You bat speeds will also be quicker using the new 2015 Psycho Balanced ASA.
What is the difference between this bat, and the Miken Ultra 750X Balanced?
The 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA: (SPSYBA) and the 2015 Miken Ultra 750X Balanced ASA: (UL75BA) will incorporate the same Premium Aerospace Grade Carbon Fiber and 750X HPTI Technology. These models will have a similar balanced feel, and overall, the biggest difference will primarily be cosmetics.
Would this bat work for a coed team, or will the ladies ball cause durability issues as well?
The 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA (SPSYBA) should be fine to use in a league where current ASA restricted balls are used. These balls would be .52 core 300 compression ratio balls.
What's the difference between the Miken Psycho (SPSYBA) and the Miken Psycho (SPSYBU)?
Both bats are balanced, one-piece composite models, but the 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA (SPSYBA) is only approved for play in ASA while the (SPSYBU) is approved for play in USSSA, NSA, and ISA.
What kind of durability issues are there with this bat using a .44 core ball?
The 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA (SPSYBA Slow Pitch) bat is made to hit the softer .52 core balls. It will still hit the .44 core ball exceptionally well. It's just that over the lifespan of the bat you may see increased denting, cracking, or even breaking versus the harder ball.
Can the bat be used with .44 COR balls?
The 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA (SPSYBA) Slow Pitch has the new ASA stamp and is designed to be used with the new .52 COR balls. The Psycho can be used with the .44 COR balls, but it will have durability issues.
Does this bat hit the .44 COR or the .52 COR balls better?
Anything with the new ASA stamp, including the 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA (SPSYBA) is designed to hit the new .52 COR balls.
Looking to get a team bat. Can this be used by power hitters and contact hitters?
Yes, the 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA (SPSYBA) would be a great option for both a power hitter and contact hitter. If you had to choose a bat for both types of hitters, a one-piece balanced bat would be the way to go.
Will this bat be legal for play in NSA games as well?
No, the 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA (SPSYBA) is only approved for ASA play.
What is the difference between the Supermax and Balanced Psycho?
The 2015 Miken Psycho SuperMax ASA (SPSYMA) is the end loaded model. The SuperMax features a full one ounce end loaded weight. The 2015 Miken Psycho Balanced ASA (SPSYBA) will be a balanced model and not have any end loaded weight.
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