We would be lying if we said that bats don’t affect even the best of players’ performances.
Slowpitch softball bats are most commonly made 34” in length while some cases can be about an inch shorter or longer. They usually have 2.5” barrel diameters and weigh between 26 to 30 ounces, but there are exceptions to this as well.
Slowpitch softball bats can be made of materials like Aluminum, wood, or composite etc. A soft pitch bat can either consist of one solid piece or two pieces joined together. The best slow pitch softball bats propel softballs at great distances.
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DeMarini 2015 Flipper Aftermath OG Slow pitch bat
This ASA certified bat has a 13” barrel and a ridiculously stylish design that almost looks old-school.
However, the features on this bat are anything but old-school. The handle is Aluminum type while the barrel is composite. It features DeMarini’s divergence technology that provides an amazing sweet spot. Customers have mostly been happy with this bat saying it is worth the $$$.
This bat is great for both line-shot and power/distance hitters which is a rare feature indeed. It swings effortlessly through the zone. It is very easy to generate power with this bat. Not to mention, the amazing sweet spot on the barrel. Many people have called it a game-changer!
Only con: Some customers have said that after some while, a crack starts to develop along the barrel. However, it does not tend to affect the bat’s performance.
DeMarini 2015 the ONE Slow pitch bat:
This one is USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF and ASA approved.
This customer-requested bat has an aluminum handle (SC4 Alloy). It feels like the bat is one-piece constructed and that is supposed to give “a crazy pop”. The barrel is a good 13” and composite material.
The end cap is the usual dish shaped. Customers have rated it four and a half stars out of five. Almost every player who has bought and used this bat has commented on its durability. This one is definitely going to stick with you for a long time.
The sweet spot on this bat is also pretty good. It is not as distinctly good as the Flipper Aftermath OG bat but it still is first-rate and better than many other bats.
Only con: The ONE Slow pitch bat takes a little long to break in. Reviewers have said that it takes about three to four hundred hits to break into this bat. However, this is probably not be something that you can’t work with.
All in all, if you are a player who loves a balanced swing, this bat really is the ONE for you!
DeMarini Stadium 12 Slow Pitch Bat:
The DeMarini Stadium 12 slow pitch bat is for you if you are one of those hitters who are crazy for power. This bat is 34” and weighs 27 ounces. It is a two-piece bat that is composite at the barrel. This bat is extremely end-loaded, designed to “absolutely crush everything thrown your way”.
Indeed, this bat provides you with all the power you could need. The best part is that in spite of giving such big hits, Stadium 12 is surprisingly light. It has a great pop and is also very controllable to hit whenever you want even though it is end-loaded.
Customers have been very happy with this bat giving it an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. This bat is hot straight out of the wrapper. Players have noticed an immediate increase in the distance and speed of their hits.
Moreover, the performance of the bat becomes even better after about two hundred hits or so. Your game will keep improving the more you use this bat! It even has numbers on the top so you can rotate the bat evenly during breaking. DeMarini claim that their leading edge technology provides with optimum power which is perfect for when it comes to the long ball.
The DeMarini Stadium slow pitch bat has a beautiful and sleek design in addition to its remarkable features. The bat is a nice grayish silver color with just a hint of hot pink in it. A design that is sure to turn eyes your way and cause envy among your teammates.
Only con: This bat is only approved for play by USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. It is not ASA certified.
DeMarini 2015 SF7 slow pitch bat:
This bat is also 34” and 30 ounces. It is ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF approved and meets 1.20 BPF bat standard.
What’s different about the DeMarini SF7 is X10 double wall alloy barrel, C6 composite handle and N2M end cap. The alloy barrel maximizes the sweet spot with the strongest and thinnest aluminum walls.
The wide composite weave maximizes performance with optimum flex. And the end cap is turned to absorb vibration and increase power. This bat has a low profile grip without being end loaded, it is balanced.
Players have loved this bat because it also features DeMarini’s signature qualities. The bat is great to use fresh out of packaging and gets better when broken into. The DeMarini SF7 provides incredible speed and distance.
Cons: This bat has a slight problem of durability. Customers have complained that the end cap dislocates after some time. However, all DeMarini bats one year warranty and they do send new ones in exchange of faulty ones.