How do you determine the right length and weight of a softball bat? The simple answer to that would be it is based on your height and weight. You want to make sure that you are selecting the right weight for your bat as to ensure that you are able to get the most out of every swing. To determine the weight that you need for your bat really depends on you. A lighter bat is better for control but a heavier bat is better for power hitting. If you use a bat that is too light you are not able to get a good strong hit. If you find that the bat you are using is too heavy then you are not going to be able to get the hit that you want. Here are some examples of the way that your weight and height will factor into the bat length that you use.
|4 foot 8 inches||5 foot 5 inches||6 foot and up|
|115 lbs.||30 inches||32 inches||n/a|
|125 lbs.||30 inches||32 inches||n/a|
|155lbs||31 inches||33 inches||34 inches|
|175lbs||31 inches||33 inches||34 inches|
There are a number of charts out there that will be able to let you find the perfect length for your height and weight. To find the perfect weight you will need to practice with a number of different bats to find the one that will best improve your game. This is one of the reasons why a number of bats come in different lengths and weights. There are some bats that are designated for bigger players such as the 2019 Miken Freak Black Maxload. Basically you will want to make sure that you are looking at all of the features of a bat before you determine if it will be the right bat for you.
After selecting the right length of your bat you will want to make sure that you get a feel for the bat to ensure that you are able to get the right feel of the bat. There are a number of different features that each bat has to offer. When you are comparing two bats you really want to make sure that they are side by side so that you are able to see the differences. For example, if you want to compare the 2019 Miken Freak Black Maxload and the 2014 Rip it Air Slow Pitch Softball Bat S14US
There are only a few slight differences with these bats. You really need to get some research done to determine which bat you would best like. As you can see the 2019 Miken Freak Black Maxload does come in more weights for better variation for you. Some of the features that are not listed would include items such as:
- Flex 2 Power (F2P)
- Certified as 1.20 BPF
You will find that the the 2019 Miken Freak Black Maxload comes loaded with features. Understanding why each of these features makes a difference can be hard. Like many things out there it is well worth the effort. Take your time and really look at everything that will help benefit your game.