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• The drop is the difference between the length of the bat and the weight of the bat. For. example if a bat is 30 in. long and weighs 20 oz. then the drop is 10.

## What drop softball bat should I get?

Softball Bat Drop Weight

To determine a softball bat’s drop weight, you take the length minus the weight. For example, a 30-inch softball bat that weighs 20-ounces would have a drop of 10.

## What is a good weight for a softball bat?

Bigger players looking to swing for the fence should look for a bat in the 28 oz to 30 oz range. Smaller or average sized players or those looking for more bat speed should use a bat in the 25 to 27 oz. range. Slow Pitch bats are 34 inches long and weigh from 26 – 30 ounces.

## What is drop weight on a bat?

A bat’s drop is the measurement determined by subtracting the weight of the bat from its length. For example, a bat that weighs 20 ounces and is 30 inches long will have a drop of -10. The greater the drop weight, the lighter the bat. … Smaller players can benefit from greater drop weight, which can help with bat speed.

## Is a drop 11 bat good?

Weight Distribution: The ‘drop’ a bat has is all about giving hitters a lighter bat while still getting proper length. … -8, -9 and endloaded bats give you more power with each swing due to extra weight. -10 and -11 are for hitters with quicker bat speeds and looking to get on base everytime.

## How heavy is a drop 5 bat?

The greater the drop is, the lighter the bat will weigh. For example, if you have a -5 length-to-weight ratio (or, drop) and a 30 inch bat, you subtract 5 from the 30 inches and that will give you the weight in ounces (25 ounces).

## How heavy is a drop 3 bat?

A 33” bat that weighs 30 ounces is known as a drop 3.

## How do you know if a bat is too heavy?

Another very simple test that anyone can do is to hold the bat out straight. If right-handed, use right hand to hold the bat straight out, parallel to the ground. If he can’t easily hold it in this position for 20 seconds, it’s too heavy.

## Does a heavier softball bat hit farther?

A heavier bat will hit a ball farther than a lighter bat, when the speed of the bat swing, the pitch speed and the ball mass are kept constant. Increasing the mass of the bat gives the ball more momentum.

## How many ounces is a drop 2 bat?

Why? Because, little known to you or your coach, it weighs 20.0oz, which is 17.6%% heavier than what you were expecting. You should be losing faith in the bat maker, not the coach.

## How many Oz is a drop 10 bat?

Drop weight is the difference between the length and weight of the bat, so a bat that is 30 inches long and has a drop weight of -10 will weigh 20 ounces.

## What is a drop 3 bat?

Drop 3 baseball bats are the required bats for high school and college play. … To start, the term drop 3 refers to the weight to length ratio of the bat. To explain, if a bat is 31 inches in length then it will weigh 28 ounces.

## What drop bat should a 13 year old use?

Weight drops vary in Senior League baseball, but players 10 years old and under often use -10 weight drop bat. Players 12 years old and under often use a -8 weight drop, and 13 year old players often use a -5 weight drop. These are recommendations.

## What fastpitch softball bat has the most pop?

Louisville Slugger LXT X20

The LXT is the most popular bat in the Louisville Slugger fastpitch lineup. The full-composite barrel provides a massive sweet spot, maximum pop and incredible sound right out of the wrapper.

## How tall should you be to use a 33 inch bat?

A 5’10” player at 151 should swing a 33-inch bat.