Friday, September 25, 2009

Composite Bats Not Allowed in NCAA

If you happen to be on a rec. softball league such as I am, you will know that the best bats are made from composite materials. Our team's best composite bat claims "carbon nanotubes." These bats have incredible pop, and balls bouce off them extremly hot.

Such composite bats are banned by the NCAA and have recently been outlawed by the National Junior College Athletic Association. So what type of composite bat is outlawed?
"Stronger and lighter than high-grade aluminum, non-wood composite baseball bats are either made of a graphite-fiber composite material or have an aluminum core with graphite lining."
Looks like the fiberglass bats are still ok...

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