Cage/Practice Bats

Discussion in 'Softball Hitting Discussions' started by Gabe Williams, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. Gabe Williams

    Gabe Williams New Member

    What do you look for in a cage bat (IE brand, material, length/weight vs game bat)
  2. finfan365

    finfan365 Active Member

    I look for the name rocketech.

    my daughter uses for cage practice and cold weather. Virtually indestructible. End loaded and a drop 9 vs the LXT drop 10 she uses during summer.
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  3. Gabe Williams

    Gabe Williams New Member

    Thank you. I assumed that I was overthinking it. But I was just curious what other people preferred, and if there was a method to the madness. I'll keep my eyes open for a Rocketech. I picked up a Demarini 34in drop 10 compared to her Mizuno 33in drop 10.
  4. DanMaz

    DanMaz Super Moderator Staff Member

    look for a 2005 or if your lucky a 2004 rocketech. good for cold weather too
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  5. Gabe Williams

    Gabe Williams New Member

    I did manage to get a 2004 Rocketech btw. I'm almost as anxious for her to use that as a new bat.
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  6. Xrayaries

    Xrayaries Active Member

    My daughter now a senior in HS young will graduate at 17 uses two bats for cage practice. She uses and older either LXT or or the Combat Portent. Both -8. She also has worked her way up to a 33/30 wood bat for her heavy. She switches machines. 75mph baseballs and 55 mph softballs. Off a tee she uses both bats two buckets with 33/25 and 2 buckets 33/30 baseball wood bat. Total of 10 buckets or about 120 swings.

    Here is vid with the 33/30 in a cage 75mph baseballs. Video is slowed down

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  7. Gabe Williams

    Gabe Williams New Member

    Thanks for the detailed response and video! I appreciate seeing other people's regimen. Is the main reason for the baseball bat to force their swing to be more precise because of the smaller sweet spot?

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