Miken Psycho Supermax Slowpitch Softball Bat Review
The ASA, USSSA, ISA and NSA are the various organizations and associations governing their respective role in the little leagues and other amateur tournaments across the continental United States. This group unanimously set the standards for the softball bat (soft-pitch) to be used in their tournaments, and we enumerate them here:
- Maximum length: 34 inches
- Maximum barrel diameter: 2.25 inches
- Maximum weight: 38 ounces
- Maximum Drop: -13
- Maximum handle diameter: 7/8”
The Miken Psycho Supermax Slowpitch Softball Bat fortunately met all these requirements. Slow-pitch soft ball bats are primarily used for slow-pitching type of play in softball and it is the most popular type of play frequently used in youth tournaments and leagues in the primary, secondary and even in the tertiary school levels across the globe.
The Psycho Supermax can virtually deliver the needed boosts for every player wanting the greatest performance of their lives and the team as a whole. You may judge for yourself the different features and ergonomic design this bat could offer and if it could really serve you better. Find out more of its great traits, read on!
1. HPI Injection Technology
This technology is a proprietary technique adopted by Miken for use on its top-of-the-line products like this slow-pitch softball bat. This bat is made via a HPI Injection technology wherein an ultra-tough epoxy is injected into the carbon fiber (usually polymer) under 750 psi pressure, high enough to produce one of the toughest composite compound unique to Supermax Softball bat. This toughness benefits the hitters in upgrading their performance throughout the season.
The composite construction made the bat looks shiny but durable and sure to last longer while its one-piece construction is 100 COMP Certified that is why this bat is not only popular among young players but also to the veteran coaches in any league.
Unlike balanced bats, the Psycho Supermax is end-loaded with 1.50 oz. of added weight near the barrel’s end-cap giving hitters the much needed power in striking the ball. The powerful force this bat could create will send the ball to eternity. Furthermore, the energy created by the powerful collision could be barely felt by the hitter’s hands because of the diminishing effect of sting and vibration.
3. 5 Weights One Model, One Length, One Color
This model comes in 5 different weights with a fixed length of 34” and variable drops. Let the chart below be your guide in selecting the best for your built, capacity and the will to succeed.
- 34-inch/ 25-ounce : -9 Drop
- 34-inch/ 26-ounce : -8 Drop
- 34-inch/ 27-ounce : -7 Drop
- 34-inch/ 28-ounce : -6 Drop
- 34-inch/ 30-ounce : -4 Drop
The “built” we are talking about refers to your height, weight and the determination to win at all cost. By determining your capability to swing the best weight of the bat with convenience, you can possibly arrive at a better conclusion. The bat comes also in a single color: Black.
4. USSSA Certified for Play (Plus ISA and NSA)
The USSSA (United States Specialty Sports Association) has approved this softball bat for play. It is also sanctioned by the NSA and ISA for their respective sponsored games. These certifications and approvals to play are proof of the resilience, toughness and the safety of the Miken Supermax.
5. Comfortable No-slip Grip
The grip of this bat is smartly wrapped with leather strap that is not stiff but soft to touch and relatively non-slip. The leather is a synthetic material cut into strips so that it fits snugly to the grip and handle when wrap around them. The strips are also perforated to give the users’ palm the room to breathe.
This bat is proven non-corrosive even if played under mild rain or left soaking in rain-water in the middle of the field. But precautions should also be taken to avoid excessive water contamination. Overall, rust is not a problem with this product.
Pros & Cons
Barely months after its introduction to the market, has the Miken Psycho Supermax Slowpitch Softball Bat received warm welcome from softball enthusiasts, including coaches and the young players’ parents which are more than excited to use this bat for their daughters and sons. The high-technology that Miken used to manufacture this awesome bat is truly impressive.