The Miken Freak Patriot has been praised as a great slowpitch softball bat, but it has an even greater cause. Miken created the Freak Patriot softball bat in an effort to honor, support, and bring awareness to the servicemen and servicewomen who have sacrificed so much for our country. To show their support, Miken partnered with K9s For Warriors and The Heroes Mission. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of the Miken Patriot (including those sold on JustBats) will be donated to each of these two altruistic foundations.
As Miken's values align with JustBats, we wanted to highlight the two foundations the Freak Patriot helps.
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service dogs to veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries, and sexual trauma as a result of their military service. It is their goal to empower veterans and provide companions that will help with the difficult process of returning to civilian life with dignity and independence.
The Heroes Mission was established to support those who have dedicated their lives to protecting the freedom of others. Through volunteer fundraising efforts and partnerships with organizations who support the cause (such as Miken), they are able to provide direct assistance to those in need.
The slowpitch softball bat that is helping raise awareness and funds for these two causes, the Miken Freak Patriot. For the 2016 season, the Patriot was a very highly reviewed USSSA slowpitch softball bat that was offered in a balanced version and a maxload version. Here is what players had to say about them:
“Great pop out of the wrapper. Consistently hit 300 feet with soft toss. Great feel through the zone and during contact on ball. S3R Tech is great. Cannot go wrong with this bat.”
“First swing I hit a bomb over the fence. Good grip. Very light. Great sweet spot. Hot out of the wrapper.”
As you can see, the 2016 Freak Patriot was extremely well liked. For 2017, Miken has decided that there’s a new ASA game in town! The 2017 Miken Freak Patriot ASA slow pitch softball bat (FPATMA) is a limited edition, two-piece design that is for the player wanting an end loaded feel with a huge sweet spot and extreme barrel flex. When we say limited edition, we mean it. Only 1,000 of the 2017 Patriot were made. But, Miken made those 1,000 count, as they have created a masterpiece with fantastic features. These features include:
- 14 Inch Barrel Length
- 2 ¼ Inch Barrel Diameter
- Approved For Play In ASA ONLY
- Certified 100 COMP - 100% Premium Aerospace Grade Composite Fibers
- Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer’s Warranty
- Legendary Performance & Durability
- Proudly Made In the USA
- Maxload Swing Weight (0.5 Ounce End Load)
- Sensi-Flex Maximizes Energy Transfer
- Tetra-Core Technology Increases Compression
New to this year’s model are the Sensi-Flex and Tetra-Core technologies. The revolutionary tetra-core technology optimizes performance by utilizing an inner core tube, increasing compression for unparalleled responsiveness. The outer core layering contributes to increased flex allowing the inner core tube to maximize sweetspot and durability. On the other hand, sensi-flex maximizes energy transfer from handle to barrel increasing bat speed through the zone while eliminating sting in the hands. Basically, you can’t go wrong with this softball bat!
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