The easton synergy has been a hot bat for a long time now. I didn’t like the model as much as I like the model of this softball bat.
Another bat to consider is the Rip it reaper. The old model was hot as fire, but this model is a beyond composite technology bat. It is a double wall non composite fastpitch softball bat. I must say it does not have the distance that other bats have but it is has a huge forgiving sweet spot.
The other bat I would recommend is the Miken freak. The freak has been long know as the best softball bat in the game, but they have to keep making adjustments each year to comply with ASA standards. However, this years model is pretty hot even keeping with those standards. Fastpitch softball is fun, but its always more fun when you are swinging the best bat.
Selecting the Right Bat
When your player begins playing fastpitch softball, she might ask you to buy her a youth fastpitch bat, but in her first season she’s probably better off using the team’s bats so parent and coach, with input from the player, can figure out which ones is best for her. At that point, you may want to get her one of her own, as long as you know she’ll quickly outgrow it.
The question then becomes: which one do you buy? If you Google “Softball bat,” no end of sites will splatter onto your screen within a split second – online retailers and manufacturers pitching their products. Before handing over your cash at a store or clicking your credit card number into an online account, give a quick read to this article from Livestrong.com about things you’ll want to consider when making your choice.
The article doesn’t offer any particularly important insight, but it nicely rounds up the basic points you’ll need to think about. The key point: let her swing the bat a few times. Which is why I advise parents to buy a bat in person rather than online. As the article mentions, weight distribution can vary, so simply knowing the weight you want won’t guarantee that a different bat of the same weight will be the same.
Unfortunately, the article also is right about getting what you pay for. Really good bats aren’t cheap, and if you don’t have younger kids in the family who can use the hand-me-down, after a year or so the expensive bat mostly will sit in a corner in your garage. Of course, you can sell it to parents of younger kids, which is a good idea. Parents can save money by buying and selling used equipment from each other. If you plunk for a good bat for your daughter, chances are good that it will be in great shape after she’s outgrown it.