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6 Best 2017 Slow Pitch Softball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 3, 2017 10:15:35 AM

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There's nothing better than slow pitch softball in the summertime.  

Softball allows athletes to get outside, compete against others on the diamond, and hit home runs with their favorite bat like nobody's business. The team at JustBats.com has had the opportunity to hear player feedback and read customer reviews on the 2017 models, and from what we've gathered, these are the six best slow pitch softball bats. Have you had the chance to swing one?

The six best slow pitch bats from the 2017 season are chosen based on real feedback and customer submitted bat reviews seen on JustBats.com. Keep in mind that these softball bats are in no particular order and that every player has their personal preference when it comes to characteristics such as material, balance, and brand.

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2017 Miken DC-41 SuperMax USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (MDC41U)

Recently voted as one of the top two best slow pitch softball bats by our friend over at JustBatReviews.com, the DC-41 from Miken has blown people away, and here's why. This model is hot out of the wrapper, end loaded, and has one of the biggest sweet spots in the business. As one of the highest reviewed, two-piece, fully composite softball bats, Denny Crine's signature model is approved for play in USSSA, NSA, and of course, ISA. Other key features of the Miken DC-41 include: 

 

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  • 14" barrel length for maximum plate coverage
  • 100 COMP material utilizes 100% aerospace grade fibers for long lasting durability
  • Flex 2 Power (F2P) technology optimizes flex for maximum speed through the hitting zone
  • Manufactured with pride right here in the USA!
  • SuperMax full one-ounce end load geared towards power hitters
  • Triple Matrix Core + technology eliminates seams to guarantee no dead spots

What's the difference between single wall barrel and double wall barrel softball bats?

2017 DeMarini Ultimate Weapon Single Wall Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTDXUWE)

It's the same great single wall softball bat that we've all come to love and enjoy but with a little extra oomph this year. If you're in a more restrictive league that doesn't allow composite barrels, the DeMarini Ultimate Weapon should be your weapon of choice. With a new end cap (the N2M) and the proven SC4 aluminum alloy construction, you're guaranteed a slow pitch softball bat that provides maximum power, insane durability, and premier pop right out of the wrapper. Other key features of the 2017 Ultimate Weapon include: 

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  • Approved for play in USSSA, ASA, NSA, and ISA
  • End-loaded swing weight
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty
  • RCK Knob that fits perfectly into any players' bottom hand
  • Ultra thin 0.6mm premium synthetic bat grip
2017 Worth Legit Watermelon XL Reload USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WMLNXL)

You'll feel like Gallagher smashing watermelons once you experience hitting with the Worth Legit Watermelon. Recommended for both contact hitters and power hitters, this model is offered with what's called an XL Reload. What this means is that it comes with half ounce weights for alternate options in comparison to other slow pitch softball bats. With catchy cosmetics, a popular two-piece construction, and an extended sweet spot, the 2017 Worth Legit Watermelon is a home run choice for any player. Other key features on this model include:  

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  • 13.5" barrel length
  • CF100 technology utilizes 100% carbon fiber barrel for improved strength
  • Flex 50 technology delivers unbeatable whip through the zone
  • Manufactured with pride right here in the USA
  • TRUE1 technology provides a seamless design with ZERO dead spots.

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2017 Worth Legit Balanced USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WLGGCU)

As the only balanced design to make our best of 2017 list, this Worth Legit is perfect for contact hitters who have mastered the art of getting on base. As Greg Connell's signature softball bat, this model has proven itself at the highest level of play. You'll soon fall in love once you see how this slow pitch softball bat performs at the plate without having to worry about a break in period. It all starts with Worth's 220+ Advantage that maximizes performance over the entire barrel while by extending the sweet spot for an increase in plate coverage. Other key features on the 2017 Worth Legit Balanced include:

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  • 13.5" barrel length
  • Approved for play in USSSA, NSA, and ISA
  • CF100 technology utilizes 100% carbon fiber barrel for long lasting durability
  • Flex 50 technology delivers unreal whip through the hitting zone
  • Multi-wall barrel construction
  • Two-piece, fully composite design
2017 Miken Freak Patriot Maxload USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (MPTRMU)

Both Miken and Worth truly stepped up their game for the 2017 slow pitch season. With this particular model, Miken decided to go above and beyond and release a great bat with an even greater cause. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the Miken Freak Patriot will be donated to the Heroes Mission Fund. This is Miken's way of continuing their ongoing effort to provide support for Veterans and honor those who have dedicated their lives to serve and protect the freedom of others. As with all other Miken softball bats, the 2017 Miken Freak Patriot is manufactured with pride right here in the USA! Other key features include:2017 Miken Freak Patriot.jpg

  • 14" barrel length
  • Approved for play in USSSA, NSA, and ISA
  • Flex 2 Power (F2P) technology enhances swing speed 
  • Maxload half ounce end load
  • S3R composite grit creates more backspin for further ball flight
  • Two-piece, fully composite construction
Brett Bros Thunder Bamboo / Maple Wood Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SST500 Black)

While the Brett Bros Thunder did not debut in 2017, they did make their epic comeback during this season. If you need a wood slow pitch softball bat approved for ASA play that won't break on you, look no further. With a bamboo core combined with a maple wood barrel, the Thunder provides long lasting performance season after season, and it is excellent in both cold and warm weather. Other key features of the Brett Bros Thunder include: 

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  • Approximate -6 length to weight ratio
  • Black, white, and red colorway
  • Patented BOA fiberglass reinforced handle provides additional strength
  • Pro cupped end improves overall balance
  • Standard 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter

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What do you think? Have you had the chance to take any of these up to the plate with you? How was your experience? Please leave a comment below or a review on the respective product page.

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