Questions and Answers for Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch
Is this bat certified for Senior Softball Leagues ?
The Miken Triad Maxload ASA (STRIMA) is only approved for ASA. However, some Senior Softball Leagues to not have restrictions. We recommend contacting your local league official for rules in your league.
Is this the best ASA Miken bat to use with the new .52 core softballs? My league will be starting to use the new .52 core balls and I'm looking to get a new bat that is better hitting that type of ball. I use a balanced bat but want to start using a Maxload.
Yes, the Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch bat will feature the new ASA stamp and hit the .52 core balls very well!
I am normally a one piece bat guy, never swung a two piece and I am thinking about getting this bat. Will the flex on this bat comprimise distance? I know it does help with bat speed, but I still want to hit with power.
The flex of the 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch will not compromise the distance. The half ounce end load will assist in proving outstanding power and distance.
Would you recommend this bat for someone that wants to get extra distance on their hits? I play ASA, and I currently swing the Miken Ultra 750X and I am looking for another bat that is similar. What would be your recommendation?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch will have a similar end loaded feel as The Miken Ultra 750X.. It will have more flex because of the two-piece composite design. If you are searching for a one-piece composite bat with and end loaded feel, the 2014 Miken Freak 4 The Fallen ASA: 4FALMA Slow Pitch would be a great alternative.
I'm thinking of getting this bat, I am looking for more power and more distance. I am stuck between the Triad and the Miken 750X Maxload. Which one would be better suited for a player that is looking for more power and distance?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch is a great option for power hitters, due to the max load design, which will put more max behind the ball. If you struggle with swing speed, the two-piece composite design will provide flex in the handle, which will create a whip effect through the zone for more swing speed. If you do not struggle with swing speed, I'd go with the Miken 750X Maxload, as its one-piece design will transfer energy more efficiently for an already powerful player.
What is the difference between Maxload and balanced?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch has a 1/2 ounce end load at the end of the barrel. This is best for a power hitter. A balanced bat has the weight evenly distributed throughout the bat. A balanced bat is better for a contact hitter or a hitter that needs to increase their bat speed.
I swing the Miken Psycho in 27 oz. We are moving to an ASA league, so would you recommend a 28 oz. Triad, or will they feel similar in weight?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch has a Maxload end load weight which is 0.5 oz. The Psycho you have has the full, 1 oz. end load. If you're looking for a similar swing feel, you could definitely consider going up to the 28 oz. model.
I bought this bat and I play fastpitch, but i'm strong enough to be swinging the weight of the bat. Should I be worried about the speed of the pitches with this bat?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch can only be used in slow pitch softball. This bat will not be legal if you try to use it in fastpitch.
Compare to the 2008 Miken Maxload Recoil (red one), what is the difference between them? Also, compare with 2014 ASA 750X. Thanks.
Both the 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch and the 2014 Miken Ultra 750X Maxload ASA: SULTMA Slow Pitch use upgraded materials compared to the 2008 Miken Recoil. The Miken Ultra 750X Maxload ASA is a one-piece bat like the Miken Recoil, but will feature new technology for better performance and durability.
What is the difference between STRIMA and STRIMU?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch bat is approved for ASA league play, and the 2014 Miken Triad Maxload USSSA: STRIMU Slow Pitch bat is approved for USSSA league play.
Does this bat have the 1.20 Certified stamp on it?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch bat will only feature the new ASA Certified stamp and markings.
How would this bat compare to the 2012 Miken Freak Maxload FX 700? I use the 28oz Maxload version of that, and have loved it. What could I look forward to in this bat, compared to the Freak?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch will be a end-loaded bat and more for a power hitter as the 2013 Miken Freak Plus: SPFKPU Slow Pitch will be more balanced and for more of a line drive hitter. I have heard great things about the pop in the 2013 Miken Freak, they say it out performs most slow pitch bats.
Does it matter which softball I use when batting with the Traid?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch features the 2013 ASA stamp and is designed to be used with the lower compression softballs (ie. 50 COR or 52 COR). If bats with the new ASA stamp are used with higher compression softballs, they will be more susceptible to cracks or dents.
What core/compression balls are suppose to be used with this bat? I hear that a harder ball will cause the bat to telescope quickly.
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch should be used with the low compression balls. If they are used with the harder balls they can crack or dent more easily.
Which bat is equal to the Miken NRG?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch bat is going to be a similar bat to the old Miken NRG Maxload if you are looking for an ASA bat. If you are looking for an USSSA bat, the 2014 Miken REV-EX Maxload USSSA: SREVMU Slow Pitch bat will work well.
Does the end load add to the bats weight? For example, if I buy a 27 oz. Triad, will it actually weigh in at 28-28.5 oz.? Or is the end load included in the total weight? Miken has been known to not include the end load weight in some bats.
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA has a 1/2 oz end load that is included in the weight of the bat.
I regularly swing a balanced 30 oz. but I really like the end loaded feel. So would I benefit more from buying a 30 oz. with a 1 oz. end load or would I benefit more from a 28 oz.?
The 28 oz. 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA will feel more like a balanced 30 oz. bat. If you prefer the end loaded feel we recommend the 30 oz. with a 1 oz. end load.
Are we allowd to use this in league play or tournaments without the USSSA stamp?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload ASA: STRIMA Slow Pitch is only approved for ASA league play. You could use it in any unsanctioned league/tournament as well.
Can i order the bat with black tape instead of the white tape?
Unfortunately, we are unable to customize the grip tape on bats.
Is the triad rated at 100 or 98 and will this bat's performance be similar to miken's famed recoil which ASA banned miken's production
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload: STRIMA is only approved for ASA play. Unfortunately, ASA no longer uses the 98 mph and 100 mph ratings or tests on their bats. It will be a little higher performing than more ASA bats of the past, and will have similar performance to the Recoil.
Is this bat "hotter" than the new Miken Ultra for ASA play.
Both the 2013 Miken Triad Maxload: STRIMA Slow Pitch bat and the 2013 Miken Ultra ASA: SOULTA Slow Pitch bat feature the new ASA stamp and have to meet the new ASA certification.
Does this bat have an .05oz or a full oz end load?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload will have a 1 to 1.5oz. end load.
When you say the end load is .5 to 1oz does that mean you can order the end weight to what you want? and is there a balanced version of this bat?
The endload can not be customized unfortunately. The Triad is only available in a maxload design.
On previous question they asked if it will have the usssa stamp and you guys answered yes , now the bat features it says ASA only . Will it be legal for usssa or is there a usssa version ? If so will it be a difference between them ? They say new ASA bats are hoter...
The new 2013 Miken Triad Maxload features the new 2013 ASA stamp, but not the new USSSA stamp. It has never carried the new USSSA stamp and there is not a USSSA version of the Triad.
Does the max load add .5 or 1 full oz. extra weighting on the TRIAD?
The 2013 Miken Triad Maxload: STRIMA will have a 1 to 1.5 oz. endload.
Aside from being a two-piece, how is this bat different than the Freak NXT Maxload?
The other main difference is the Triad Technology used in this bat. Triad Technology revolutionizes bat construction by using triple pressure application to harness the thermal expansion of Mken's high grade aerospace carbon. The result is unparalleled durability and jaw-dropping performance! Also, the handle of the Triad is made with Vortex Technology that uses the power of a braided reinforcement to increase the strength of the handle and optimize performance.
Does this bat have the 2013 usssa stamp?
The new 2013 Miken Triad Maxload, does feature the new 2013 ASA stamp, but not the new USSSA stamp.
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