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Re: Re: Re: Re: Bat Selection

Posted by: Major Dan (markj89@charter.net) on Wed Feb 6 05:34:06 2002

My 13yrs old daughter use a Miken 32/22oz. fastpitch bat. I'm planning to get her a Easton Connection 32/22oz. or a TPS c555 33/21.5 oz. Can you help me decide which bat is better?
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> > Why do you want to get an ultra-lite bat? If your daughter learns a rotational swing, she will be able to swing a heavier bat. The very light bats also encourage linear type swings and let the hitter get away with mechanics that won't help them later.
> > Just a thought.
> Why/How do lighter bats encourage linear swing mechanics?
With a very light bat, the hitter can use their wrists, arms or anything to whip the bat around. A heavier bat requires that the body be used to swing the bat.
In HS and college, with the -3 rule, some kids have to completely relearn their swing after swinging -11's at 14 in 8th grade.
The lite bat lets you get a certain level of batspeed with poor mechancis but those mechanics will prevent you from getting farther.


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