Questions and Answers for Miken Triad: FPTD10 Fastpitch
The bat guide suggests my daughter should use a 34" bat. She is 14, and a strong kid. I'm interested in the Miken Triad: FPTD10 Fastpitch. Do you think a 34" drop 10 is too heavy for a player her age? She currently swings a 33 oz. drop 11.5.
A -10 bat is typically the size used by a player her age. The Miken Triad (FPTD10) is a very balanced bat. If she is a stronger player she shouldn't have an issue with the -10.
My daughter loves her 2013 Miken Halo Light (HALO12) Fastpitch. How does this bat compare?
The 2013 Miken Triad (FPTD10) Fastpitch is a two-piece composite and will be more for an older (high school) player. It will also be heavier as it is a -10. The 2013 Miken Halo Light (HALO12) Fastpitch will be lighter and is for a younger player.
How does the durability compare to the 2014 Xeno and other two-piece bats?
The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 Fastpitch uses top of the line composite materials for outstanding durability and performance. The Triad will be comparable in durability to the Xeno.
Does this bat have the 2013 USSSA stamp?
The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 Fastpitch bat does feature the new, USSSA BPF 1.20 certification mark. The mark can be seen on the product page, and here is a like to that picture: http://images.justbats.com/images/products/item-mk13-FPTD10-4l.jpg
Is this more balanced or end-loaded?
The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 Fastpitch bat features a balanced swing weight.
How does this compare to the 2013 Louisville Xeno?
The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 Fastpitch bat is a two-piece fully composite bat featuring a low M.O.I for faster swing speeds and an extended sweet spot. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat is a two-piece fully composite design with a balanced swing weight. This bat is hot out of the wrapper and does not require a break-in period unlike other composite bats.
Is this a balanced bat?
The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 Fastpitch is a balanced bat that features a low M.O.I for faster swing speeds and an extended sweet spot.
This bat is not ISF approved?
The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 is not certified for play in the ISF.
Is this bat approved for high school in pa?
Yes. The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 is legal in High School play.
How do you compare to the CF5?
The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 Fastpitch bat will be very comparable to the 2013 DeMarini CF5. They both will be two-piece all composite designs. Both would need 100-200 swings of break-in using soft toss or a hitting tee. Both bats will have a balanced swing feel. The Triad will have an extended sweet spot and a lower MOI for faster swing speeds.
I noticed this bat is not on the current NCAA approved bat list, does that mean it is illegal to use in NCAA?
The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 Fastpitch bat will have the ASA Certified stamp on the bat. To be certified at the college level your bat will need that ASA stamp. I would check with your coach or league official to see if this bat is OK. Another issue could be that this bat is a new 2013 model, so the list for approved bats may not be updated yet.
My daughter is starting her freshman year in college. She has used the Miken NRG and Miken Rain for the last five years. How does this bat differ from hers and would she be comfortable switching now?
The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 is a two-piece bat that will offer more flex than the NRG or Rain which were one-piece bats. The 2013 Miken Triad: FPTD10 has a light swing weight that will provide for an easy transition no matter what she has used in the past.
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