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Questions and Answers for DeMarini Ultimate Weapon Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTDXUWE
How will this bat do with the USSSA ball 40 COR mens and womens?
The 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTDXUWE) features the new ASA stamp on it, which means that is more geared for use with the softer 52 COR balls. The Ultimate Weapon will do well with the harder .40 COR balls but there is a chance for some durability issues.
Does this have the USSSA stamp?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon (WTDXUWE) carries the USSSA 1.20 BPF stamp.
What bats are best for playing in a 14 inch (hardball) slow pitch league?
It depends on the type of balls. The 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTDXUWE) has the new ASA stamp. These bats are made to hit the .52 core 300 compression balls. Bats that are USSSA certified are made to hit the .44 core 325 compression balls.
How does it hit mush balls?
The 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTDXUWE) carries the new ASA stamp which means it is designed to hit the new lower compression balls. It should perform very well with .50 or .52 COR balls.
Is this bat good in a league that uses a clincher?
Unfortunately, there is currently not a specific bat that is considered to be meant specifically for use with the clincher balls but the 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon (WTDXUWE) should work fine with the softer clincher balls.
May be a dumb question, but is this bat an All Metal bat? That is what my league says I must have. Thanks
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon is a one piece full alloy bat so if your league requires an all metal bat, it will be legal.
I just bought one, is it alright to roll this bat even though it is an alloy bat?
The 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon: (WTDXUWE) will incorporate an alloy barrel. Therefore, this model will not require a break-in, or break-in process. This type of material is hot right out of the wrapper, and rolling could potentially harm the alloy material.
Is this a double wall bat?
No, the 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon (WTDXUWE) Slow Pitch features a single wall construction.
Does this bat have the new 2013 ASA stamp? Also, is it OK to use with 44 cor balls, or only the new 52 cor balls?
The 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon (WTDXUWE) will have the new ASA stamp. This bat will be designed to hit the .52 COR, 300 Compression balls.
What kind of bat would be good to use at the batting cage?
I would not recommend using the 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon (WTDXUWE) in commercial batting cages. These cages often use dimpled rubber balls that can put too much stress on a bat because they are heavier and denser.
I can not find a non-approved bat list so how do I know if I can use it in my league?
The best way to go about finding out if the 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon (WTDXUWE) is legal for your league is by contacting the league office and asking what certifications or designs the bat needs to have to be deemed usable.
Is it single wall aluminum or composite? They don't allow composite in our league.
This 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon (WTDXUWE) Slow Pitch bat features a One-Piece Alloy Design and single wall barrel construction. There is no composite in this bat, so you should be fine. But your league should also be able to provide a list of approved bats, if you're not quite sure what is required.
Is this bat single wall?
The 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon (WTDXUWE ) is a single wall bat.
Why does any aluminum bat require a "breakin" period? How does an aluminum bat lose it's "pop" after a while?
Alloy barrel bats do not, generally, require a break-in period at all. Composite barrel bats are the bats that a break in period is suggested for. Alloy bats can lose pop over time just through general use. The nature of the game where the bat is being used to hit a solid object with a good amount of swing speed can wear down the materials and cause them to react differently over time.
What is the difference between a slow pitch bat and a fastpitch bat?
In general, slow pitch bats will be slightly heavier and most will be 34 inches long as a standard. Fastpitch bats will also be capable of being certified by several governing bodies and slow pitch will be league specific certifications.
Is the bat balanced or end loaded?
The 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon (WTDXUWE) is slightly end loaded.
What's the difference between the 2013 Ultimate Weapon and 2014 Ultimate Weapon?
The 2014 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon: WTDXUWE Slow Pitch uses the same quality SC4 alloy as the 2013 model.
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