How many ounces should my softball bat be?
Bigger players looking to swing for the fence should look for a bat in the 28 oz to 30 oz range. Smaller or average sized players or those looking for more bat speed should use a bat in the 25 to 27 oz. range. Slow Pitch bats are 34 inches long and weigh from 26 – 30 ounces.
How heavy is a softball bat?
The most popular weight of a softball slow pitch bat is around 28 ounces. These 28 ounces can sometimes feel heavier or lighter depending on the weight distribution within the bat.
How many ounces is a fastpitch softball bat?
Measured in ounces, you will see fastpitch softball bats listed on our website from as light as 15 ounces to as heavy as 26 ounces, and there is a wide gulf between these two weights and how they will handle. The length goes into the balance and handling of a bat, which we will discuss below.
How heavy is a 33 inch softball bat?
This simply means a 33-inch bat with a -10 ratio or drop weight weighs 23 ounces. For girls in the U14 and younger age categories, bats are typically -11 to -13 and for U16 girls, bats are -10 to -11.
What size bat should I use for softball?
Softball Bat Size Chart
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What bat size should I use?
Position the bottom of the bat in the center of your chest, facing outward. If your arm can reach out and grab the barrel of the bat, then it is the correct length. Stand the bat up against the side of your leg. If the end of the bat reaches the center of your palm when you reach down, it’s the appropriate length.
Is a softball bat heavier than a baseball bat?
Despite being slightly shorter in the length, baseball bats tend to weigh a little more than softball bats. If you want to hit a faster ball with more power in your swing, a baseball bat is for you. Wood bats have a slightly heavier weight than aluminum bats, and the handles are slightly thicker than aluminum bats.
What is the weight of a softball?
The official softball is a smooth-seam ball 12 inches (30.5 cm) in circumference, weighing between 6.25 and 7 ounces (177 and 198 grams). In softball the ball is delivered by an underhand motion, whereas in baseball the pitch is overhand or sidearm.
Is a heavier bat better for softball?
1) Softball Bat Weight
As a general rule, bigger, stronger players usually prefer a heavier bat for maximum power. Smaller players usually benefit from a lighter bat that allows greater bat speed.
How many Oz is a drop 10 bat?
Drop weight is the difference between the length and weight of the bat, so a bat that is 30 inches long and has a drop weight of -10 will weigh 20 ounces.
How many ounces is a drop 5 bat?
For example, if you have a -5 length-to-weight ratio (or, drop) and a 30 inch bat, you subtract 5 from the 30 inches and that will give you the weight in ounces (25 ounces). Still have questions?
How many ounces is a drop 12 bat?
Bat drop is printed weight, in ounces, minus printed length, in inches. For example, a bat labeled 13.5 ounces and 26 inches has a bat drop of minus 12.5 (13.5-26 = -12.5). To get the right bat, you just need to match the right drop, weight, and length printed on the bat to the age, height, and weight of the player.
What is a drop 10 bat?
• The drop is the difference between the length of the bat and the weight of the bat. For. example if a bat is 30 in. long and weighs 20 oz. then the drop is 10.
Do heavier bats hit farther?
A heavier bat will hit a ball farther than a lighter bat, when the speed of the bat swing, the pitch speed and the ball mass are kept constant. Increasing the mass of the bat gives the ball more momentum.
What drop bat should a 13 year old use?
Weight drops vary in Senior League baseball, but players 10 years old and under often use -10 weight drop bat. Players 12 years old and under often use a -8 weight drop, and 13 year old players often use a -5 weight drop. These are recommendations.