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The 3 Best USSSA Slowpitch Bats We Hit The Farthest

We’ve hit with every performance bat from 2015 through 2020. These are the The 3 Best USSSA Slowpitch Bats We Hit The Farthest readily available that we’ve tested and measured.

The 3 Best USSSA Slowpitch Bats We Hit The Farthest
The 3 Best USSSA Slowpitch Bats We Hit The Farthest
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By Brian September 10, 2019 9:11 am

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2019 Miken Izzy Psycho SuperMax

This is a 2019 remake of a 2015 Miken SuperMax Psycho. There's a reason they brought it back as is. It's a monster, one of the best single piece slowpitch USSSA bats ever and, at least for now, you can find it reasonably priced and in stock.

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2019 Easton Fire Flext

It's rare that any bat but a Miken makes our Best USSSA fastpitch list, but Easton's Fire Flex for 2019 is a top end balanced bat with enough love from us and in the industry to give it a top spot. If you don't want endload, than this is a real winner.

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2019 Miken DC-41

Long in our top spot, the DC-41 is still a fantastic bat from Miken and likely their most popular. Its an endloaded bat with a massive sweet spot and great user reviews. But, the price point point and some user fatigue give it a reasonable 3rd place.

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Update September 19: After discussing the best slowpitch bat with several big hitters and major vendors we put the Psycho on top over the DC-41 Denny Crine which was our number one choice for quite a while. The user reviews as well as the resurrection of the 2015 Izzy forced our hand and we think it the right choice.

What’s The Right Bat Size?

The right slowpitch USSSA bat size is really a test of trial and error. We’ve met big dudes who like small bats and small guys that like big bats. There does not to be much rhyme or reason between the bloke with guns and some chap with bean arms likes one bat size over another aside from simple preference. The good news is the Miken Phscyo comes in a 34/26 only (at least widely available) so we say go for it.

You will notice that our top three bats in the Slowpitch softball space are all Miken bats. We do not know the folks at Miken, nor do we work for them, obviously.

We are an independent review site that takes information from players and major vendors to determine which bat does the best. As well, we also have experience using the bats, studying bat technology. In the end, no matter how we slice the feedback, we can’t help but find our top three bats as Miken.

While some bats are both USSSA and ASA certified, the following list only contains USSSA certified bats. NSA and ISA certifications almost always allow for USSSA bats, too. As such, the vast majority of slowpitch USSSA bats also have NSA and ISA stamps.

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Comparison Chart

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Brand 1. Miken 2. Easton 3. Miken 4. Miken
Model Izzy Psycho SuperMax Fire Flext DC-41 Freak
League Slowpitch Slowpitch Slowpitch Slowpitch
Rating 4.9/5 4.8/5 4.8/5 4.7/5
Price $$$ $$$ $$$$ $$$
Year 2019 2019 2019 2019
Type Single Piece Composite Two Piece Composite Two Piece Composite Two Piece Composite
Weight End Loaded Balanced End Loaded Balance
Barrel Composite Composite Composite Composite

Bat Rumors…

January is around the time the 2020 slowpitch USSSA bats arrive. If, in the meantime, any bat unseats the Miken Izzy Pshyco SuperMax we will update this page. But we are not holding our breath.

The 3 Best USSSA Slowpitch Bats We Hit The Farthest

We spent considerable time dissecting every USSSA slowpitch bat on the market. We’ve hit with them, spoke with serious players who have used all of them and read reviews on the highly rated ones. After that, we think the best USSSA softball bat, that is mostly widely available, is Miken’s Izzy Psycho SuperMax USSSA bat. Measuring flight distance with our rapsodo machine put a lot of bats in the top class, but the Izzy Psycho gave us the better user feedback and flight data.

You will notice that our top three bats in the Slowpitch softball space are all Miken bats. We do not know the folks at Miken, nor do we work for them, obviously.

We are an independent review site that takes information from players and major vendors to determine which bat does the best. As well, we also have experience using the bats, studying bat technology. In the end, no matter how we slice the feedback, we can’t help but find our top three bats as Miken.

Best USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat - 2019

Best USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat - 2019

1. Miken Izzy Psycho SuperMax

Best USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat - 2019

Slowpitch SPECIFICATIONS | Drop: 8 | Bat Type: Single Piece Composite | Barrel Type: Composite | Price: $$$ | Swing Weight: End Loaded | Rating: 4.9/5 | Models: SPSYMU | Features: One Ounce End Load

Reasons to Buy
  • Perfect Amount End Loaded Power
  • Reasonably Expensive
  • The Best User Reviews in the Game
  • Durable
  • Proven
  • Will Make a Home Run Hitter out of Anyone
Reasons to Avoid
  • Hyped
  • Still Not Cheap

In a list of best USSSA Slowpitch softball bats, it would be a sin to leave out a single piece option. Real men, the Ron Swanson of softball players, prefer the direct feedback of a single piece bat with its accompanying and terrifying power. With that person in mind, we think the Miken Pshyco is their best USSSA slowpitch softball bat.

MORE: Miken Izzy Psycho SuperMax USSSA Review

Top USSSA Slowpitch Bat - 2019

Top USSSA Slowpitch Bat - 2019

2. Easton Fire Flext

Top USSSA Slowpitch Bat - 2019

Slowpitch SPECIFICATIONS | Drop: 7 | Bat Type: Two Piece Composite | Barrel Type: Composite | Price: $$$ | Swing Weight: Balanced | Rating: 4.8/5 | Models: SP19FFGD | Features: Balanced

Reasons to Buy
  • Perfect feel on every hit
  • Great Power with a Long Sweet Spot
  • Great User Reviews
  • Likely the Best Slowpitch Bat on the Market not Named Miken
Reasons to Avoid
  • Lacks stiffness to be a huge hitter
  • Still not cheap and harder to find these days

For years we’ve only had Miken bats on this top USSSA slowpitch bats. They have dominated the USSSA slowpitch space for several years. While that has yet to really change, we do like Easton’s Fire Flex. So do a lot of others. The bat is a balanced feel and a good reprieve from the very endloaded feel of the other bats on the list.

Players who don’t like an end loaded USSSA, prefer a smoother smash of a two piece or would like to do something other than feed the Miken Beast should really like the Easton Fire Flex. Throw in the fact we could find it for a reasonable discount at the time of this writing and its a super smart choice for some variety in the dugout.

MORE: 2019 Easton Fire Flex Gold Balanced Review

Best USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat 2018

Best USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat 2018

3. Miken DC-41

Best USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat 2018

Slowpitch SPECIFICATIONS | Drop: 8 | Bat Type: Two Piece Composite | Barrel Type: Composite | Price: $$$$ | Swing Weight: End Loaded | Rating: 4.8/5 | Models: MDC18U | Features: Great User Reviews

Reasons to Buy
Reasons to Avoid

For several years, especially including a 2018 Miken DC-41 , the DC-41 is a player favorite and ranks with the top of several best USSSA softball bat lists. It stands as amarquee bat in the USSSA space and few bats have ever eclipsed it. The SuperMax version of the DC-41 uses an extra ounce of end load in the cap. This moves the balance point outward and significantly increases the MOI. If you can maintain the same bat speed, then expect to add 40 to 60 feet on every hit.

We cover this bat in detail in our Best Slowpitch Softball Bat article, as well.

We recommend the DC-41 in any year for any hitter dead serious about purchasing a legit slowpitch bat, and who, of course, plays in a USSSA league. There is a balanced version of the bat that also gets good reviews but doesn’t quite get the response of the SuperMax version.

MORE: Miken DC 41 Review

Best USSSA Slowpitch Bat

Best USSSA Slowpitch Bat

4. Miken Freak

Best USSSA Slowpitch Bat

Slowpitch SPECIFICATIONS | Drop: 8 | Bat Type: Two Piece Composite | Barrel Type: Composite | Price: $$$ | Swing Weight: Balance | Rating: 4.7/5 | Models: MPRIBU | Features:

Reasons to Buy
  • Great User Reviews
  • Long Barrel
  • Perfect Feel on Barreled up Balls
  • Huge Performance
Reasons to Avoid
  • Not Cheap
  • At this price point there are several very good options (many from Miken)

We like the Miken Freak 30 for many of the same reasons we pee our pants a tiny bit when we pick up the DC-41. That is, this 2018 Freak is the end result of years of research and player feedback on what is considered the most highly rated slowpitch bat ever.

This 2018 version is also the 20th anniversary of the bat.

When compared to the DC-41, the Freak uses only a 1/2 ounce end load instead of the full ounce. Meaning, the balance point is moved toward the hands ever so slightly to produce that less top heavy swing. The Freak 30 may be the perfect option for those that want to fool around with an end load, but aren’t quite ready to start taking steroids, too.

Why is the Freak #2 on a list of best USSSA softball bats? Fair question, and one we do not have the best answer for. By all measurements, the Freak 30 holds its own when compared to the DC-41. In large measure the two bats come with much the same technology. We personally think the loaded DC-41 appeals to more players. It also tends to get better user reviews. In the end, that was our reasoning.

MORE: Miken Freak Slowpitch Primo Review

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Anonymous says:

Nothing makes the OF backup like Freak 30. Maybe its because its easy to see?

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