Published On: Thu, Jan 25th, 2018

Breaking in a Fast-Pitch Softball Bat

In order to break in a fast-pitch bat, we’re trying to increase the performance of the bat. Or what that means is increase the trampoline effect of the ball off the bat. Most manufacturers will tell you that it’s not necessary to break in a bat. Simply by using the bat is going to break it in or create a little more flexibility in the wall of the bat to help increase the trampoline effect. There are several different ways that you can do this. The simplest form is just go out and use your bat. Using it right away in a game is fine, but if you want to take the extra time to break it in, you can simply hit the ball off of a T or off of live pitching. It’s important to try to break in the bat what we call evenly. So, when we have the opportunity we want to try to turn the bat in our grip with each hit. That way we can make sure to hit the ball off of all sides of the bat.

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