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Rawlings TBRR12 Raptor T-Ball, 24"/12 oz, Green


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Pros: i have played ball my entire life and was sponsored by some major label softball teams and when i heard their was a composite tball bat i had to check it out. after reading all the great reviews i purchased it from just bats with no shipping cost and received it within 2 days. i had my son swing with it before practice and while he wasnt hitting line shots to the outfield at the age of 4...the ball did seem to have more steam behind it when hit. i know you have to break in a composite bat to get its full potential so i had all the kids swing it at practice but so far havent seen any major difference. obviously the more stout hitters continued to launch the ball but the other guys kept hitting grounders albeit hard charging grounders. maybe i can do another review at the end of the season

1.10 - The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2-1/4) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20. Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. Colored bats are acceptable. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

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    This is a Tee Ball bat used for young players. The ASA is for slow pitch softball bats. All of the Worth Toxic slow pitch bats are approved by ASA except 2012 Worth Toxic XXX 5.4 Reload Senior Softball: SBXXXR.

    The drop of the bat is the difference between the length and weight of the bat. A lower drop usually indicates a heavier bat. The higher the drop, the lighter the bat. You should always check your league rules, as there are some leagues that limit the amount of drop a softball bat can have. If you purchase a bat with low drop, you may want to balance that with a shorter bat so that you can retain a quick swing.