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Seven Best ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bats

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With all the slow pitch softball bats on the market, how do you choose the right one for you? Here is a list of the top seven slow pitch softball bats, in no particular order, from lead manufacturers such as Miken, Worth, DeMarini, and Easton. All of these bats can be found at's newest 2011 ASA approved slow pitch softball bat is the Freak. The Freak has two different models, the "Freak Maxload" and the "Freak Balanced". Both bats are exactly the same except the "Maxload" is end loaded for maximum distance, where as the "Balanced" has been precision balanced to achieve maximum speed. Features shared by these bats are 100% premium aerospace grade fiber and Durashell technology, which acts as a composite "shield" on the outer shell the barrel. User reviews give both bats 5 stars for a good grip, great pop, and a large sweet spot. Both bats retail at around $300.Another great bat is the ASA approved 2011 Worth "Toxic Titan" slow pitch softball bat. This bat also retails at around $300. The "Toxic Titan" has a sweet spot that has been extended 2" towards the barrel end cap. The multi wall design of this bat gives the barrel flexibility. Combine the flexible barrel with the stiff handle for maximum batted ball speed. The "Toxic Titan" has balanced weight for batting control and consistency.DeMarini has checked into the 2011 line up of ASA approved slow pitch softball bats with their "J2 Fly Swatter" and "The One". The "J2 Fly Swatter" is designed for the hard core tournament player. The composite barrel maximizes the sweet spot with the strongest and thinnest wall made of the tightest composite weave. The optimum flex of the composite handle maximizes performance.DeMarini's "The One" slow pitch softball bat has been described as truly being the bat that is "the one". It is a great bat right out of the wrapper. This bat has a half and half design of alloy and composite with a one piece feel. The composite handle and barrel use less flex for a stiffer bat feel giving more feedback and response from the barrel. "The One" is well balanced, has a good grip, a great pop, a large sweet spot and is amazing for homeruns. Both "The One" and the "J2 Fly Swatter" retail at the $300 mark.Easton's contribution to the 2011 ASA approved slow pitch softball bats is the "Salvo" and "Synergy Speed". The "Salvo" is one of the few bats with a smaller price tag checking in at around $200. The Easton "Salvo" has aerospace grade fibers and single system technology which increases bat control and balance. The 12" barrel has an extended flex design that lengthens the hitting area and sweet spot as well as a slightly end loaded barrel to give it more power.The "Synergy Speed" is very similar to the "Salvo" with aerospace grade fibers and single system technology design as well as the extended flex design and slight end loading in the barrel. However, the barrel on the "Synergy Speed" measures in at 13 " compared to the 12" of the "Salvo". The "Synergy Speed" retails at $300.So there are the top 2011 ASA approved slow pitch softball bats from four of the leading manufacturers. Now, "take me out to the ball game"