Questions and Answers for 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme Maxload ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: STR3MA
I can't locate a new 34 inch 30 ounce 2015 model. When will the 2016 be released?
The 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme Maxload ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (STR3MA) has been discontinued and, unfortunately, we do not have that size anymore. We have not yet gotten an expected release date for the full new Miken line of slow pitch bats.
What is the difference between the 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme Maxload ASA (STR3MA) and the 2014 Miken Triad Maxload ASA (STRIMA)?
The main difference between the 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme Maxload ASA (STR3MA) and the Miken Triad Maxload ASA (STRIMA) is the Triad Xtreme Ballistic Performance which is a difference in the way they bake the composite materials which makes it more durable.
Is this a double wall bat?
Given its two-piece design, the 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme Maxload ASA (STR3MA) would be considered a multi-wall design.
I've read some reviews about the durability of the bats in cooler areas. I live in Washington State, on the western cooler side, and was wondering if I'd have to worry about this?
Generally, we do not recommend using the 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme Maxload ASA: (STR3MA) in temperatures less than 55 degrees. Using the bat in colder temperatures is not necessarily going to harm the bat, however, the ball will become denser in cold weather. When the ball becomes denser, the chances of the barrel becoming defective increases. Just be cautious and aware of the temperature, and know that it will always be a slight risk.
I saw this bat was designed for a .52 COR ball. Will it perform as well with a .44 COR ball?
The 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme Maxload ASA (STR3MA) Slow Pitch bat features the new ASA performance certification mark, so it is designed for the .52 COR softballs, as you stated. You will also hit the .44 COR softballs well with the new bats, but the new bats are more susceptible to durability issues if used with the older ASA softballs. We unfortunately do not have any testing results that compare the differences in performance you'll see by hitting either softball, so I could say for certain which will give you better results.
I bought the 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme ASA and after a few hits my bat also had a little rattle on the inside of it but as I kept using it so far that rattle has went away? Once this is figured out what it was I would like to be contacted to see if I need to return my bat, although it still hits bombers still. I love this bat so far .
Almost all the time, the rattling sound that can sometimes be heard with bats is a small piece of glue used in the manufacturing process that just chipped off on the inside, and has no detrimental effect on the performance of that bat. Since you are reporting no performance issues, this is more than likely the case, so you won't need to return the bat.
What would be the best bat for a guy 140 lbs 5'8'' with solid fluidity swinging of the bat?
The 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme Maxload ASA (STR3MA) would be a great option for you. It has a 1/2 oz. end load, perfect for a player with a solid swing.
I know that the last Triad had some durability problems, so my question is, are they fixed?
Yes, the 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme Maxload ASA: STR3MA Slow Pitch will have extreme performance with unmatched durability. Any issues from previous years should be fixed.
I play in leagues using .44 and .40 cor balls. How well will this bat hold up?
The 2015 Miken Triad Xtreme Maxload ASA (STR3MA) bat features the new ASA stamp and is designed to hit the new ASA .52 COR softballs. If the bat is used with the .44 CORE softballs, it becomes more susceptible to cracking. Any bat that features the 2004 ASA stamp would be designed to hit the .44 COR softballs.
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