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					Softball Bat:   What Is The Right Bat For You?

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You can see them all around the Softball park, swinging their bats,
hitting at imaginary targets and sometimes practicing at objects,
improving their strength all the time. The force behind the swing of the
batters can be tremendous. The truth is, it is not the strength behind
the swing that only matters. It is also the kind of bat one uses.

How to pick the right bat?

The Length

To pick the correct bat length, the bat should be long enough to reach
your wrist when yo...


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You can see them all around the Softball park, swinging their bats,
hitting at imaginary targets and sometimes practicing at objects,
improving their strength all the time. The force behind the swing of the
batters can be tremendous. The truth is, it is not the strength behind
the swing that only matters. It is also the kind of bat one uses.

How to pick the right bat?

The Length

To pick the correct bat length, the bat should be long enough to reach
your wrist when you are standing straight with arms on your size. With
the tip of the bat touching the ground to your wrist will very most
likely the most comfortable bat length that you can pick.

The Weight

Every softball player has his own individual requirement especially when
it comes to carrying out weights. The rule of the thumb when picking the
correct bat weight is to try out the bat first. See if the player can
swing the bat comfortably and control the swing with both hands without
strain. The bat has to be the heaviest that the player can swing without
loss of speed. If the bat does not fall into these categories, look for
another one. It does not matter if the bat chosen is the most expensive
and the most beautifully crafted with the most advanced material. If the
player will be sacrificing these, the player will only be having a good
top of the line, technically crafted bat. You can not say that for his
swings.
Whatever the case, always take a bat that is light. Lighter bats can be
swung faster and the resulting distance could be farther.

Having said that, here are ways to pick legal bats.

Advancement in technology has created bats where the softball bats can
fit and be comfortably swung by players of all ages and built. Even the
less technically proficient can today, swing the softball bat and hit the
ball at speeds that can pose a serious problem with the pitcher and the
infielders. Technically advanced bats can also ruin the game, as players
would rely more and more on the more expensive multiple alloys instead of
having fun and developing the skill. For these reasons, many softball
organizations started banning specific bats and having guidelines for
softball bat specifications. Some of these standards are:

The BTF or the Bat Performance Factor has to be 1.20 certified.
The Ball to Exit Ratio has to have a 97-MPH BESR on a normally thrown
pitch.
The bats must have a smooth safety grip not just tapes.

The ideal softball bat in the hands of a good player translates to the
game Americans love. To prepare for a good batting positions here are a
few suggestions:

Loosen up. Twist back and forth, bend up and down, do a stationary jog,
do anything to loosen up the muscles. If you have a good bat speed,
fluidity in movement will give you the power.

Use a carbon based softball bat. Carbons perform better than aluminum.

When you are batting, distribute your weight on both feet. When the ball
is in the level between your shoulders and your chest, hit it. Hitting
the ball in that position is just giving it another direction. The power
that you smash it with will give it the distance.

				
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