A Quick Guide to Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Softball Bats
Louisville Slugger has been putting bats in the hands of baseball and fastpitch softball players for more than a century. Not only has Louisville Slugger been making bats longer than any other bat maker in the world, but they also continue to improve their bat technology, which keeps them at the forefront of the industry. Browse eBay for new and pre-owned Louisville Slugger fastpitch softball bats.What makes Louisville Slugger fastpitch softball bats different?
Four models of Louisville Slugger bats use Louisville Sluggers VCX technology. This feature is unique to Louisville Slugger bats. The barrel and the handle shift independently from one another, which reduces the transfer of vibration to your hands when making contact with a ball.
A Louisville Slugger fastpitch softball bat offers a balanced swing weight with a lightweight end cap for enhanced control over the bat that you can feel. Each fastpitch softball bat made by Louisville Slugger also uses their PBF barrel technology to increase the power transfer of the bat hitting the ball.What kinds of Louisville Slugger fastpitch softball bats are available?
You can find 16 different affordable Louisville Slugger fastpitch softball bat models that can be sorted as seven types of bats. The LXT-X19, PXT-X19, and Xeno X19 have four models that are distinguished by four different drop weights. All eight LXT and PXT models offer options to customize your bat.
- LXT X19 - Four models: -9, -10, -11, and -12 drop weight ratio with custom options
- PXT X19 – Four models: -8, -9, -10, and -11 drop weight ratio with custom options
- Xeno X19 – Four models: -8, -9 -10, and -11 drop weight ratio
- X12 (-12), Proven (-13), Quest (-12), and the Diva (-11.5)
To get the most out of your new Louisville Slugger fastpitch softball bat, consider a few things when you're making your selection:
- Model – Selecting the right Louisville Slugger fastpitch softball bats begins with the specific model. The Proven, Quest, Diva, and X12 are primarily for beginners and intermediate players. The Xeno-X-19 is suitable for intermediate competition, and both the LXT-X19 and PXT-X19 are world-class fastpitch softball bats that are suitable for all skill levels.
- Drop weight – The difference between the length and the weight of a bat is its drop weight. The higher the drop weight number, the lighter the bat. Heavier bats sacrifice control but provide an increase in power. Power hitters should lean toward a bat with a low drop rate. If you're a slap hitter, consider models with a higher drop weight.