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Discussion: ASA & USSSA BATS

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April 5, 2016
superfonzie
Men's 50
18 posts
ASA & USSSA BATS
I may be wrong in saying this but last year I was using ASA and USSSA bats in SSUSA and never had any issues or problems ...this year and specifically this last weekend I was told by the director after my third game I could not use these bats unless they were on the approved bat list provided by SSUSA ... I ended up using a teammates senior bat and put my others away, Can I get some input and help or clarification on the bat rules please ...

Thanks
Superfonzie
April 5, 2016
jc11
Men's 50
15 posts
3.4(3) • APPROVED BATS
All bats marked "1.21 BPF" (Bat Performance Factor) or less, SSUSA approved
bats, or bats having an ASA 2000 or 2004 stamp are approved for use. Any bat
displaying the label "Exceeds 1.21 BPF" is not approved. The rating must be
clearly visible on the bat, or it must be obvious to the inspector that the bat is
of an age to make it not high-tech. Effective with the 2014 playing Season, any
new bats introduced by bat manufacturers after 2013 must be clearly and
permanently marked “Approved for SSUSA Use”, or similar, by permanent
sticker, etching or imprint.
April 5, 2016
superfonzie
Men's 50
18 posts
So no USSSA bats allowed anymore .. Even w the 2012 USSSA thumbprint which is clearly marked 1.20 BPF ..?? ... Not trying to be dumb or thick headed but it seems these should be within SSUSA guidelines ..??

Superfonzie
April 5, 2016
superfonzie
Men's 50
18 posts
Wouldn't this cover any and all stamped USSSA bats ..

3.4(3) • APPROVED BATS
All bats marked "1.21 BPF" (Bat Performance Factor) or less,...

Thanks for your help
Superfonzie
April 5, 2016
mad dog
Men's 65
4183 posts
basically...if the bat can be used in any of the young guys assoc...it will be good to use for senior ball....not sure what your director was thinking when he told you that.....senior assoc(ssusa) has only a couple of bats we can't use and really they should even be taken them off the banned list......there is one assoc in senior ball that won't allow fast-pitch bats.....don't have a clue as to why..as fast-pitch bats are no better than their slow-pitch counterparts....actually they both have to pass the same exact test....
April 5, 2016
superfonzie
Men's 50
18 posts
Exactly what I thought ... Thanks for ur help ... Please keep posting information here so I may call or contact SSUSA so I can find out whether i can use my USSSA bats ...

Thanks
Superfonzie
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