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Aluminum fastpitch softball bats are built from an aluminum or aluminum alloy with either a single or double-walled construction. These bats are exceptionally durable, making them a great option if you're rough on your equipment.
Composite fastpitch bats are made from a variety of innovative materials, like graphite, carbon fiber or an aluminum core with a graphite lining. These bats often include layers of material for greater flex and trampoline effect at impact.
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Your fastpitch softball bat should match your strength and hitting style.
Stronger players tend to use a heavier bat that delivers maximum hitting power. Smaller players should consider a lighter bat that will help them increase swing speed while maintaining control.
Most fastpitch bats are between 26 and 34 inches in length, with a 2 and ¼-inch diameter and -8 through -12 drop. The drop figure denotes the bat's length to width ratio. General guidelines for bat length is:
Keep in mind: Aluminum bats are known for their balanced weight and consistent performance. Composite bats tend to be "softer" with better flex when struck by the ball. This trampoline effect can result in better distance. Composite bats also dampen vibration and sting, but do require a break-in period before use in a game setting.
Whether you play in ASA, USSSA, NSA or another softball organization, consult your league requirements before selecting your bat.
Keep in mind these factors when selecting your fastpitch softball bat: