How do I select a Fastpitch softball bat?
This chart is nothing more than an approximation of what size bat a player may need. When selecting a bat, you should take into consideration your comfort level with the size you are currently swinging. Also take in to account that much of the process of picking the perfect bat is personal preference. Many players like a heavier bat for more power, while others like to swing a lighter bat to gain more control and bat speed. If you have absolutely no idea what size to select, try some of your teammates' bats. Experimenting with swinging different sizes allows players to compare and contrast what they like and what sizes they can properly handle.
How long of a softball bat do you need? How heavy should it be? The key to finding a good fastpitch softball bat is getting the perfect size and weight that fits you. BatWarehouse is here to help! Fastpitch softball bats range from 26-34 inches long and have a drop weight ranging from -8 to -13. The drop weight indicates the length to weight ratio. It is a really simple concept so don't let it confuse you. Basically, you are taking the weight minus the length to come up with a negative number that is called the drop. For instance, a 34 inch bat that weighs 24 ounces is a -10 drop weight. There are many different sanctioned leagues, such as: ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. Leagues may require a certification stamp so be sure to check your league's listings to see what specifications are necessary. For more information, please give our friendly customer coaches a call at 866-380-BATS (2287). They are always happy to help and will be there for you from click to hit!