What does 1.20 BPF mean?

What does 1.20 BPF mean?

Bat Performance Factor
NSA (1.20 BPF): Bat Performance Factor for Slowpitch softball governed leagues. Bat Performance Factor (BPF) is simply the increase in the liveliness of a ball hitting a bat compared to throwing a ball against a solid wall. For example a 20% faster rebound = a BPF of 1.20.

What is the difference between 1.20 BPF and 1.21 BPF?

BPF 1.20: This is the Standard for Slow Pitch and Fast Pitch Leagues and Tournaments. BPF 1.21: This is the Standard for Slow Pitch Senior Softball Leagues and Tournaments. SSUSA is the most popular Senior League.

What does BPF 1.15 mean on a bat?

bat performance factor
BPF stands for bat performance factor. This is simply a measure of how much faster a ball rebounds off a specific bat as compared to a reference solid surface (e.g. if a bat demonstrates a 20% faster ball rebound speed than the reference solid surface, that bat is said to have a BPF of 1.20).

What weight bat should a 13 year old use?

Weight drops vary in Senior League baseball, but players 10 years old and under often use -10 weight drop bat. Players 11-12 years old will often use a -8 weight drop, and 13 year old players often use a -5 weight drop. These are recommendations.

What is the highest BPF?

The three main BPF ratings are 1.15 BPF, 1.20 BPF and 1.21 BPF. BPF 1.15 is generally used for youth and big barrel baseball bats. BPF 1.20 is usually used for Fastpitch and Slowpitch softball bats.

What bat weight should I use?

Those measuring between 3’9″ and 4′ in height are encouraged to buy a 28-inch bat if they weigh 60 pounds or less. A 28-inch bat is also ideal for those in this height range who weigh between 61 pounds and 80 pounds. A 29-inch bat is recommended for players in this height range that weigh between 91 and 120 pounds.

What BPF is a USA bat?

1.15 Bat Performance Factor
Q: What does this mean? A: The USABat standard replaced the 1.15 Bat Performance Factor (BPF) standard. Both standards establish limits for barrel performance, but the USABat standard mandates a more wood-like performance than 1.15 BPF.

What bat does 13U use?

drop 8
New 13U/14U Rule for USSSA Effective January 1, 2020 all 13U events and all Teams in 13U events must use a maximum of drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF mark permanently stamped.

Will a heavier bat hit farther?

So, using a heavier bat should result in faster hit balls, which means the hit ball will travel farther. If a player can maintain the same bat swing speed with a heavier bat, the heavier bat will produce higher batted ball velocity and an increase in distance.

How do you know if a bat is too heavy?

Another very simple test that anyone can do is to hold the bat out straight. If right-handed, use right hand to hold the bat straight out, parallel to the ground. If he can’t easily hold it in this position for 20 seconds, it’s too heavy.