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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SB12W
Is this bat NSA 2012 approved?
The Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SB12W) is approved for NSA play.
Does this have the new stamps on it?
The Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SB12W) features the new USSSA stamp and the 2004 ASA stamp.
Is this a single wall bat?
Yes, the Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior (SB12W) Slow Pitch bat features a single wall barrel construction.
How is the Warrior with the .44 core balls? How will it hold up?
The Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior (SB12W) will hold up well with .44 COR balls. It features the 2004 ASA stamp and is therefore designed for higher compression balls.
What is the difference between the SB12W and SB12A? Just looks?
The Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior (SB12W) and the Louisville Slugger TPS Armor (SB12A) use the same 7050 alloy. The only difference is the graphics.
Is this a 2012 or 2013 bat? Will this work for USSSA 2014 leagues and going forward with the USSSA stamp that it has?
Yes. The Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior (SB12W) meets all current USSSA standards of play.
Is the warrior end loaded or balanced?
The Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior: SB12W is a balanced bat.
Would this be a good bat for a teenage girl (considered the best batter on team)?
The 2012 Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior is a slow pitch bat so it would not work for a teenage girl. Fastpitch bats are the options that would work.
How does the Warrior compare to the Reflex and the Ultimate Weapon?
All are great bats around $100 and it depends on what you are looking for. I feel the Ultimate Weapon will have a slight advantage in terms of pop over the Warrior and Reflex. I feel the Reflex will offer the best durability. The Warrior has a great mixture of both performance and durability. All are one piece alloy bats. The Warrior and Ultimate Weapon are pretty evenly balanced, and the Reflex will have a slight end loaded feel.
What is the BPF on the SB12W bat?
The Louisville Slugger Warrior (SB12W) has a BPF of 1.20. If you look at the additional photos you can see the USSSA BPF 1.20 thumbprint stamp on the bat.
I am looking into this bat for my league that needs to be approved for ASA. But also all senior bats are illegal. The video show seniors using it. Is this a senior league bat?
The Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior is ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. The Warrior is not considered as a "Senior League" softball bat. The Warrior is a one piece all alloy using Louisville Sluggers 7050 alloy.
Is this bat good for cold weather?
The 2012 Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior: SB12W Slow Pitch bat is a durable bat. However, it is recommended with all bats that you try to avoid using any bat in temperatures lower than 55 degrees. It is also recommended that you try to avoid storing your bat in temperatures less than 65 degrees.
This is a single wall bat, or is it not?
The 2012 Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior: SB12W Slow Pitch bat is a single wall design.
Can it out perform the 2010 version? Will it still glide thru the hitting zone as the 2010? How much more performance will i get out of this 2012? I really don't like no one touching the 2010 that I have now. That's how serious I am about this bat.
The biggest difference is that the 2012 Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior: SB12W Slow Pitch bat will now feature the USSSA 1.20 stamp. There has not been a lot of change besides newer regulations and more up to date research and development with the 2012 model.
Is this bat single wall?
Yes, the 2012 Louisville Slugger TPS Warrior: SB12W Slow Pitch bat is a single wall bat made of 7050 alloy. The TPS Warrior is approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF sanctioned events.
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