For younger athletes, it's important to find a bat that provides immense confidence at the plate and helps increase both your bat speed and control through an entire swing.
Luckily, Mizuno covers all the bases. In this bat review, the team at JustBats.com breaks down one of Mizuno's best youth softball bats - the Silhouette. Mizuno Fastpitch bats fly under the radar and typically play second fiddle to other big brands. But, there's a reason softball legend Jennie Finch has chosen to partner with Mizuno and it's because of their dedication to delivering innovative designs intended for players of all ages. But, what makes the Silhouette stand apart from the pack?
The Mizuno Silhouette makes any batter an immediate threat. With what's called the Black Onyx Carbon construction, this one-piece design delivers a more stiff feel on contact to provide ball flight unlike any other bat in the business. Other key features of the 2018 Mizuno Silhouette fastpitch softball bat include:
- Balanced swing weight
- Double wall barrel design
- Hot out of the wrapper performance
- Optimized end cap offers a larger sweet spot with better durability
- USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA, and ISF certification stamps
If the features alone can't convince you, read what coaches and parents have been saying about the Silhouette.
Pros: "Bought this bat again! My daughter used the 28 inch and just moved up to 29. She is 8 years old playing in a 10u travel league. First day at practice it was the bat all the girls wanted to use. The drop 13 helps the smaller girls get through the zone much faster and has the pop to compete with the heavier bats."
Cons: "After being used for 2 seasons the 28-inch bat literally broke in half. It took a lot of hits but I have never seen a bat truly crack in half. "
Pros: "Lightweight balanced swing and great pop! My daughter loves this bat! She was hooked on the Xeno but this is her new favorite! Her hitting coach loves it!"
For a better overall view of the Mizuno Silhouette and to learn the ins and outs of each feature, watch this video.