Questions and Answers for COMbat Bruin Gear: GEARFP1 -10 Fastpitch
Is the COMbat Bruin end loaded or balanced?
The COMbat Bruin Gear: GEARFP1 -10 Fastpitch bat will be a balanced bat. It will not have an end load.
I have been offered a Combat brand bat for my 16 year old daughter who place fastpitch. She currently is using a DeMarini. Would you recommend the change?
Depending on what DeMarini she is swinging currently the COMbat Bruin Gear: GEARFP1 -10 Fastpitch bat could be a good switch. This bat is approved by all major associations. It will be 100% all composite in design. It will feature COMbat's variable stiffness technology (VST) and super sweetspot size (SSS) and have a longer barrel length. What this really means is, longer barrel lengths, lighter bat, and a monster sweetspot resulting in maximum allowable performance. On top of all of this performance is a really cool, old school look of wood.
Question regarding sweetspot- my physicist doctorate softball buddy says that as the sweetspot design is expanded the center of (whatever that word he used) contact reduces the potential distance a ball is hit, all things being equal. Is that true with all these "enlarged" sweetspot bats? In other words, smaller sweetspots = longer launch distance at the sweetspot?
That statement does hold quite a bit of truth. There really aren't any scientific studies I'm aware of, but typically bats with larger sweetspots may not have as much pop as a similar quality bat with a smaller sweetspot. Obviously, there are other variables, most importantly, the quality of the materials used to make the bat.
Hi, I would like to know if this bat is balanced or end weighted? We live in Australia, so can you tell me if this bat is approved by the ISF?
The GEARFP1 is an evenly balanced bat. It is ISF approved and has the ISF stamp on the barrel. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship to Australia, but are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Is this bat approved for Little League?
This is a girls fastpitch bat, it is approved for ASA, NSA, and USSSA 1.20 BPF. Please check with your coach for bat regulations.
My daughter has a Combat Virus that she has used for 3 yrs. It's time for a new one, is this the "new" virus or which one is the replacement?
Yes, the new Bruin Gear is the closest thing to the older Virus that Combat has put out recently. It is a multi-wall, full composite bat that uses their new variable stiffness technology.
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