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8 Best 2017 Fastpitch Softball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 15, 2017 8:30:15 PM

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The best 2017 Fastpitch softball bats? Simply, the one that makes you feel the most comfortable at the plate. Rest easy, JustBats.com can help find you the perfect softball bat.

Since the start of 2017, there are eight 2017 fastpitch bats that have been widely praised. Here's everything you need to know about the eight bats for 2017 that will be a homer for you on and off the ball diamond. 

2017 COMBAT Madison Shipman (FP7TC110)

Want to swing what the pros are swinging? Then the COMBAT Madison Shipman, named after the USSSA Pride softball legend, is up your alley. COMBAT is known for their light swing weights, but the Madison Shipman also delivers an extended sweet spot and longer barrel that enables more hits. Other key features of the 2017 COMBAT Madison Shipman:

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  • Approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF.
  • Lowest swing weight ever offered in the Team COMBAT Fastpitch lineup.
  • One-piece, fully composite design.
  • Precision modling technology that provides consistent performance throughout the barrel and no dead spots.
  • Used and approved by NPF standout Madison Shipman.
2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper (FPLX170)

Louisville Slugger wasn't satisified with the cutting edge technologies associated with previous models, so they enhanced it. This Fastpitch softball bat may have a new name and new features, but it is still the same in regard to its ultimate feel and unparalleled performance. But, the improved TRU3 three-piece connection reduces vibration and increases durability. Other key features of the 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper:

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  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty.
  • New improved TRU3 three-piece connection for better feel and increased durability.
  • PBF barrel technology - performance barrel-flex system creates a larger sweet spot and maximizes power.
  • Performance PLUS composite with zero friction double wall design.
2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP)

The leader in the clubhouse for Fastpitch bats? DeMarini. The CF9 enhances the previous CF8 model and offers the most balanced swing on the market. The brand new Paraflex Composite Barrel offers 22% stronger carbon fibers compared to the Paradox+ Composite on last year's model. Other key features of the 2017 DeMarini CF9:

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  • D-Fusion 2.0 handle technology that eliminates vibrations and redirects energy to the barrel.
  • Approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF.
  • Hot out of the wrapper performance.
  • Lightest swinging DeMarini bat ever. Stronger materials mean less composite needs to be used.
  • Massive sweet spot because composite is laid more consistently along barrel to create more responsive barrel.
2017 COMBAT MAXUM (FP7MS113)

JustBats.com is the exclusive seller of COMBAT bats, including the MAXUM Fastpitch lineup; known as the bats with the longest barrels. Additionally, the MAXUM delivers ultra fast swing speeds with the lowest swing weight ever offered in this model. Each MAXUM Fastpitch softball bat is superbly crafted with a seamless construction. Other key features of the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM:

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  • *30 Day performance guarantee*
  • Lowest swing weight ever offered in the MAXUM Fastpitch lineup.
  • Up to 40% more hitting surface versus other COMBAT Fastpitch models.
  • One-piece, fully composite design.
  • Precision modeling technology that provides consistent performance throughout the barrel and no dead spots.
2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus (FPXN170)

The highly anticipated XENO Plus provides the exclusive Performance PLUS composite material, the utmost power, and supreme durability that one has come to expect from previous Louisville Slugger models. This bat is armed with advanced features that result in maximum energy transfer, reduced vibration, and optimal performance. Other key features of the 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus:

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  • iST Xs technology that results in extra stiff connection and max energy transfer.
  • Performance PLUS composite with zero friction double wall design.
  • S1iD barrel technology with multi-wall barrel that offers maximum performance from your first swing.
  • Two-piece, 100% composite construction.
  • Balanced swing weight.
2017 Easton Stealth Flex (FP17SF10)

The state-of-the-art Flex barrel design on the Easton Stealth produces a softer, more flexible barrel that delivers an improved overall feel. The bat is elegantly crafted into a two-piece, fully composite design that combines the CXN ZERO with the Flex technology for power and feel that are perfectly aligned. Even more can be learned about the Stealth Flex in this in-depth bat review. Other key features of the 2017 Easton Stealth Flex:

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  • 15% more barrel compression for hot out of the wrapper performance.
  • Approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, SSUSA, and ISF.
  • CXN Zero technology engineered for zero vibration.
  • The FLEX technology produces more pop, an improved feel, and maximum performance.
  • Two-piece, fuly composite construction.
2017 DeMarini CF9 (WTDXCFS)

Another colorful version of the popular CF9 series, this version is deal for younger players who take their game seriously and know that dominance has no age. The D-Fusion 2.0 handle technology eliminates vibration on off-center hits while redirecting more energy into the barrel. Other key features of the 2017 DeMarini CF9:

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  • 22% stronger carbon fibers compared to Paradox+ composite.
  • Two-piece composite design.
  • Massive sweet spot because composite is laid more consistently along barrel to create more responsive barrel.
  • Hot out of the wrapper performance.
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty.
2017 Rawlings Quatro (FP7Q10)

Featuring a -10 length to weight ratio, a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter, and a one-year warranty, the Quatro took 25,000 hours of drawing, prototyping, and testing to create. It paid off. Performance, flex, balance, and distance are the four parts that make up the innovative Quatro. Other key features of the 2017 Rawlings Quatro:

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  • Ultra high performance and pop thanks to a carbon fiber composite barrel.
  • The Quatro Collar absorbs and deflects any sting.
  • Ultimate flex that accelerates speed through contact.
  • Vibration Dampening Technology (VDT) that creates a smothe feel at impact.
  • Balanced swing weight.

Do you have a favorite Fastpitch softball bat? Which 2017 bat would you like to swing?

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