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Discussion: Question for you hitting gurus

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Aug. 9

200 posts
If you are using a very flight restrictive softball, do you go with a soft barrel bat like the Melee or a hard barrel bat like a HyperZ ?
My thought:
hard ball = soft barrel
soft ball = hard barrel
Curious to read your thoughts...thank you....
Aug. 11

15 posts
I can't wait to hear from you guys on this one.
Aug. 12

25 posts
I don't necessarily qualify as a guru but can share my experience with restricted flight balls. 2 things stand out to me....1- Bat speed is king when it comes to those types of balls and if you can spin them, even better 2- Much like the 52/275 or 52/300 balls that have been used in ASA/USA and NSA in the past, in my experience a stiffer bat works better because the ball does a lot of the work and not so much the bat. So agree with what you are saying. At least my personal experiences show that anyway....I've gotten more performance out of a newer bat that wasn't fully broken in than one that was close to the end of its life although those balls will save your bats. Again all subjective and personal opinion but I believe you are correct in your thinking for what its worth.
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