We hit the 2019 Mizuno Carbon 1 over 300 times with 3 different hitters. (This was the drop 10, not the drop 13).
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A single piece composite bat in the fastpitch space? Uh, almost never heard of it. Most companies stick to the two piece design. In terms of swing weight and stiffness at impact we think Louisville Slugger’s XENO is a reasonable comparison.
We are HUGE fans of the Mizuno Power Carbon. It graces the tops of our best fastpitch bats.
The Carbon 1 feels much different than the Carbon 2 or the Power Carbon. It also swings much different than the Carbon 1.
Much of that change in feel at impact is blamed on the two piece design. The Power Carbon and Carbon 2 two piece connections gives them a smoother feel on both hits and mishits. While the Carbon 1 gives some hand ring on mishits. Most younger players prefer a smoother smash. But, those looking for maximum power will be right at home with the Carbon 1.
Also, of note, our measurements of the drop 10 32/22 showed the Power Carbon to swing 5% heavier than the Carbon 1. In other words, if you want want the lighter swinging of the three bats—regardless of feel—then the Carbon 1 is your answer. And, turns out, it will have about $100 as well as the Carbon 1 is markedly cheaper.
The Carbon 1 comes in a drop 10 and drop 13. Of course the drop 13 will swing exceptionally light.
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