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The 3 Best USSSA Slowpitch Bats We Hit The Farthest – 2022 Updates

Updated August 4, 2022

By Bat Digest

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.

Updated August 4, 2022

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.

1. 2022 Miken DC41 Supermax Load 14

Player Feedback
Performance
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Tech Specs
Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - USSSA

Sizes: 26, 27, 28

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Drop: 8

Swing Weight: Mid+

Serial Number: MDC22A-26

Original Price: $299

Release Month: January 2022

1. Best USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat

2022 Miken DC41 Supermax Load 14 Slowpitch - USSSA Drop 8
2022 Miken DC41 Supermax Load 14

$299

Original Price

Amazon

Look, you can’t go wrong here. The USSSA bat standard is pretty good at limiting the performance of bats, and while a few have reached the max performance, the DC 41 is a no brainer in terms of its expected maximum pop. The bat swings heavy, so do note that (this is the MaxLoad version), but we think most reasonable-sized individuals can swing this bat hard enough to do some serious damage.

2. 2023 DeMarini Juggy

Player Feedback
Performance
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Demand
Tech Specs
Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - USSSA

Sizes: 25, 26, 27, 28

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Drop: 8

Swing Weight: Mid

Serial Number: WBD2337010

Original Price: $300

Release Month: May 2022

2. Best End Loaded USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat (2023)

2023 DeMarini Juggy Slowpitch - USSSA Drop 8
2023 DeMarini Juggy

$300

Original Price

Amazon

Most who like the Juggy (a DeMarini USSSA slowpitch bat that’s been around for a bit) like the stiff feel and heavy swing weight. We like the DC41 Maxload plenty too, but if you want something that has a real stiff feel then the Juggy is your ticket to ride.

3. 2023 Miken Freak MaxLoad

Player Feedback
Performance
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Demand
Tech Specs
Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - USSSA

Sizes: 25, 26, 27, 28

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Drop: 8

Swing Weight: Mid+

Serial Number: MKP21U

Original Price: $300

Release Month: January 2021

3. Best Balanced USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat

2023 Miken Freak MaxLoad Slowpitch - USSSA Drop 8
2023 Miken Freak MaxLoad

$300

Original Price

Amazon

The Freak has been around for a long time, so don’t be ashamed to go to a different year or version of the bat if you can’t find this specific one in stock. The bat hits the ball great and, although it claims to have a bit of an endload, isn’t something we can feel. The bat feels balanced, has a tremendous two-piece composite build, and we thought of flex in the connection, which is good if it’s what you’re looking for. Great bat, reasonable price, you can’t go wrong if you want a balanced slowpitch USSSA bat.

4. 2021 Easton Fire Flex 240 Loaded

Player Feedback
Performance
Relevance
Demand
Tech Specs
Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - USSSA

Sizes: 27, 28

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Drop: 8

Swing Weight: Mid

Serial Number: SP21FF240X

Original Price: $300

Release Month: January 2021

4. Best Easton USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat

2021 Easton Fire Flex 240 Loaded Slowpitch - USSSA Drop 8
2021 Easton Fire Flex 240 Loaded

$300

Original Price

Amazon

Easton’s Fire Flex USSSA slowpitch bat hasn’t changed much over the years. So, don’t be sad if you can’t find the exact one pictured. Feel free to go to the 2022 or 2020 versions. We found most of the Fire Flex for 2021 in stock at the time of this writing. The bat uses a triple wall design to help get a longer sweet spot but that also adds to the swing weight. Expect a heavy swing in this bat but we do think it is the best USSSA slowpitch bat that Easton makes.

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The 3 Best USSSA Slowpitch Bats We Hit The Farthest – 2022 Updates

1

2022 Miken DC41 Supermax Load 14

1. Best USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat

Amazon

DC41 Supermax Load 14 Ratings
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter

Why We Love the 2022 DC41 Supermax Load 14

Look, you can’t go wrong here. The USSSA bat standard is pretty good at limiting the performance of bats, and while a few have reached the max performance, the DC 41 is a no brainer in terms of its expected maximum pop. The bat swings heavy, so do note that (this is the MaxLoad version), but we think most reasonable-sized individuals can swing this bat hard enough to do some serious damage.

Amazon

Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - USSSA

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Sizes: 26, 27, 28

Drop: 8

Serial Number: MDC22A-26

Release Month: January 2022

Our Review:

2

2023 DeMarini Juggy

2. Best End Loaded USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat (2023)

Amazon

Juggy Ratings
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter

Why We Love the 2023 Juggy

Most who like the Juggy (a DeMarini USSSA slowpitch bat that’s been around for a bit) like the stiff feel and heavy swing weight. We like the DC41 Maxload plenty too, but if you want something that has a real stiff feel then the Juggy is your ticket to ride.

Amazon

Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - USSSA

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Sizes: 25, 26, 27, 28

Drop: 8

Serial Number: WBD2337010

Release Month: May 2022

Our Review:

3

2023 Miken Freak MaxLoad

3. Best Balanced USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat

Amazon

Freak MaxLoad Ratings
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter

Why We Love the 2023 Freak MaxLoad

The Freak has been around for a long time, so don’t be ashamed to go to a different year or version of the bat if you can’t find this specific one in stock. The bat hits the ball great and, although it claims to have a bit of an endload, isn’t something we can feel. The bat feels balanced, has a tremendous two-piece composite build, and we thought of flex in the connection, which is good if it’s what you’re looking for. Great bat, reasonable price, you can’t go wrong if you want a balanced slowpitch USSSA bat.

Amazon

Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - USSSA

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Sizes: 25, 26, 27, 28

Drop: 8

Serial Number: MKP21U

Release Month: January 2021

Our Review:

4

2021 Easton Fire Flex 240 Loaded

4. Best Easton USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bat

Amazon

Fire Flex 240 Loaded Ratings
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter

Why We Love the 2021 Fire Flex 240 Loaded

Easton’s Fire Flex USSSA slowpitch bat hasn’t changed much over the years. So, don’t be sad if you can’t find the exact one pictured. Feel free to go to the 2022 or 2020 versions. We found most of the Fire Flex for 2021 in stock at the time of this writing. The bat uses a triple wall design to help get a longer sweet spot but that also adds to the swing weight. Expect a heavy swing in this bat but we do think it is the best USSSA slowpitch bat that Easton makes.

Amazon

Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - USSSA

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Sizes: 27, 28

Drop: 8

Serial Number: SP21FF240X

Release Month: January 2021

Our Review:

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What is 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.

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.

Comments

Anonymous says:

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

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