We will start where our attorneys tell us we should. That is, by pointing out that "wiffle" ball bats are actually WIFFLE® ball bats. WIFFLE® (all capitals) is the brand name of a product that is, mainly, plastic baseball bats and plastic balls. So, like Kleenex, WIFFLE® balls have become synonymous with a miniature game of baseball that includes less dangerous objects.
It therefore follows that there is only one 'Best WIFFLE® ball bat'. It wins, technically, because it is the only WIFFLE® ball bat you can buy. But, like any great summer activity, there are serious modifications. So we make this list of best wiffle ball bats that fits squarely in our best bats section.
Where to Plastic Baseball Bats?
WIFFLE® ball bats are ubiquitous. Check Wal-Mart, Check your local grocery store and it is likey they carry that product, or something close to it, in their toy isle. In terms of pure price savings then Wal-Mart is likely the best place. You can also go the Amazon route if you do not want to leave your house.
Best WIFFLE® Ball Bat Rankings
Easton PRO Stix
Palisades WBL 36"
Junk Ball Bat
Cal Ripken Quickball Bat
What you likely intended to gather from an article titled like this one was the best plastic bat for hitting dinger with a plastic baseball. And, that said baseball also has some holes in it. (Note, too, that a WIFFLE® ball only has holes on one side. That ball is also a patented design which can only be a WIFFLE®). The below is our list of best WIFFLE® ball bats in order of how much we, and others, liked them.
MLB Powerhouse Bat
The MLB Powerhouse Grey Bat is made up of a rubber grip, plastic knob, medium plastic and a barrel made from injection molded plastic. The length is a comfortably manageable 33" and delivers an impressive amount of pop. The bat could be improved with a tighter rubber grip, but it still has a good feel as you swing. The most notable issue with this bat is the knob at the end of it. Given that the knob is a separate piece, it can easily break from the bat causing the entire unit to become useless. The plastic could also be stronger as a measure of removing its wobble.
Louisville C271 (The Ken Griffey, Jr. Bat)
This replica of the infamous bat used by the iconic Ken Griffey, Jr. is comprised of injection molded plastic. Due to its construction, it is a very durable piece of equipment that is void of compromising mass. It measures in at a length of 33 inches providing an adequate reach across any strike zone. Unfortunately, the bat does possess a slight bend, but it does not appear to affect its performance in any way. Also, do note that there is a slight wobble if it is swung hard.
The Blitzball bat is the same as the Louisville C271. The only difference is the color; this bat is blue. This is a bat that provides excellent feel and balance as well as impressive pop. Just as will the Griffey bat, there is a slight curvature, but performance is not hindered.
Easton Pro Stix 1000
This single piece medium hard plastic and injection molded plastic bat is attractive while delivering a good pop and distance. This is a bat that does not compromise mass while being impressively rigid.
Moonshot KSCX Revolution
This is a bat that is widely contended to be one of the greatest on the planet. With a straight face, it really costs $200. It is lost on us who would spend $200 on a WIFFLE® ball bat. But, then again, the person reading this has now spent considerable time finding this page and reading this article. So, maybe its you?
The Moonshot is comprised of an inner core made of thin rigid carbon fiber and an outer shell that is flexible carbon, keylar and spectra. The neck of the bat is wrapped in carbon to create a whip that is both flexible and firm. The large barrel makes hitting the ball a breeze. Current owners state that the entire barrel is nothing more than a sweet spot.
It does need to be noted that the Moonshot Revolution KSCX Revolution is slightly heavier than most other bats. This can create a reduced swing speed.
This is a bat that is two pieces, meaning a Screwball plastic barrel and a cingula piece wood handle. Several players enjoy the screwball barrel, which the LocoBat can make great use of. The way it is made guarantees a highly solid feel as well as an impeccable feel. Transversely, the sticker of the bat is less than favorable.
Palisades Wiffle Ball League GTSOH 36”
This is a three-piece bat that is constructed of an injection molded plastic, a wooden handle and knob as well as medium hard plastic. This is an impeccably constructed WIFFLE® ball bat that is quite sturdy. It measures in at a length of 36 inches. The length is ideal for capturing curve balls trying hard to allude you. The only noted issue with the bat is the fact that the barrel is soft. This could cause it to flatten [slightly] after a handful of hits.
Junk Ball Bat
The Junk Ball is made up of a plastic sleeve (referred to as the sweet spot sleeve) and injection molded plastic. The solid singular construction incorporates thicker plastic walls for durability and stability. The bat’s unique shape delivers users with a great feel during a swing. Within the middle of the barrel there is a band that provides an enhanced boost while hitting a ball. A con for this bat is the fact that the handle tends to be a bit skinny. This causes a slight wobble while swinging. Additionally, the bats measures in at a short 32 inches and the barrel measures in at 2 inches.
Cal Ripken Quickball Bat
The Quickball Bat comes with a total of six quickballs which are harder and smaller than the “all holes balls”. Additionally, the bat gives users great distance and pop. The only true flaw of this bat is its length that is 30 inches total.
Legal WIFFLE® Ball Bats
If a particular bat is legal in your WIFFLE® ball league then you will need to check with them. And before you guffaw, we are not kidding about the fact that there really are big time WIFFLE® ball leagues. Each has it's own set of standards as to the diameter, length and material that can make up a WIFFLE® ball bat. Some are very lax, others not so much.
Modified WIFFLE® Ball Bats
Modified WIFFLE® ball bats are quite the thing. In fact, a quick search on YouTube shows a number of fun summer projects for the kids. Here was one of our favorites:
Items Needed to Modify a WIFFLE® Ball Bat
- WIFFLE® Ball Bat
- Garden Rake Handle (or wooden dowel)
- Electircal Tape
- 1/4 Screws
- Screw driver
- Optional: Lizard Skin Grip
- Optional: Packing Peanuts
Custom WIFFLE® Ball Bats
Of course the idea of modifying your WIFFLE® ball bat is as much to do with your creation as it is anything else. As a summertime project for a kid looking to impress the girls, we say go big or go home. Take, for example, this modified WIFFLE® ball bat built after the Easton MAKO.