Summertime is a time when we are in full swing of the slow pitch softball season. This is the reason that we are looking for a great slow pitch softball bat before the season kicks off. We need to be educated about the pros and cons of the softball bats we are looking forward to buying. We are also looking for that one bat that is sure to light up every softball field in the nation.
This is why I bring to you my top five slow pitch softball bats for the 2012 season:
2013 Miken NXT Freak SuperMax ASA: SNXTMA Slow Pitch: This bat is retailing for $299.99. There are many pros to this bat, which include the pop and the ability to break it in quickly. This bat has the type of pop to it that every softball player is looking for from his bat. This bat is deadweight at the tip, which is where the serious pop this bat possesses comes from.
The only real con to this bat that I have noticed is its price. With a price of $299.99, not every softball player can afford this bat. This is not a cheap bat, but it is well worth the price, because of the home runs you will be hitting with this bat.
Easton Salvo: SRV Slow Pitch: This bat is selling for $179.99, which is an unbelievable price for this bat. The pros to this bat are the power that it possesses to hit the big home runs you are looking for. This bat definitely has the pop to provide you with an outstanding slow pitch softball season. Another major pro for this bat is the price. When compared to other bats of its caliber, it's on the cheaper side.
The only con to this bat is its durability, which means that you need to make sure you have a warranty on this bat, so that you can return it and get back to those home runs. This bat will crack after a few big home runs.
2013 Worth 454 Legit ASA: SB4LA Slow Pitch: This bat is selling at the price of $299.99. The pros to this bat are the fact that it has a lot of pop for a balanced bat, which is kind of unusual in my experience. The bat also is one of the coolest looking bats on the market for 2012, which is awesome to me since I'm all about the looks of the bat, as much as I am about hitting home runs.
The only con that I can see is that this bat is a balanced weight bat. This is something that I do not like most of the time, but the pop from this bat all but make up for balanced weight.
2012 Louisville Slugger TPS Genesis: SB12G Slow Pitch: This bat is being sold for $34.99. There are some serious pros to this bat. The first one is that it is only $34.99, and you cannot forget the name Louisville Slugger is branded onto this bat. This is always a huge deal for me when I'm looking at wooden bats for my slow pitch softball league. Then you have the fact that it is wood, and wooden bats don't have that same type of sting that metal bats have.
The only con to this bat is that it is wood, and wooden bats that keep getting used for power hits are not as likely to withstand the beating as long. This means you have to keep replacing the bat, but at a price of $34.99, I'm OK with that.
Anderson K TechZilla SP: KTSP Slow Pitch: This bat is retailed at $199.99. There are a couple of pros to this bat, which include the fact that it is durable. The longer a bat can last the more of your money you are able to get out of the bat. The other major pro for this bat is that it has a one-year warranty on it. This means if it gets ruined outside of league play then it is still covered under the warranty.
The biggest con this bat has is that it takes a long time to actually break it in, which means less excitement at the ballpark with this bat. One of the most exciting parts of playing slow pitch softball to me is pumping up the crowd with excitement.
I've been playing slow pitch softball since I was sixteen years old. Even through multiple sclerosis I still have a huge desire to continue to play slow pitch softball.