The KP41 is modeled after our high school age and up woman's softball bat, the FP41. Like it's big sister, the KP41 is very evenly weighted. When used for practice, the KP41 helps develop better plate discipline, leveling out the swing and forcing the young player to use her legs and muscles to follow through on a swing. From soft toss to easy BP pitching, the lessons from wood will produce quick results when metal bat play is started.
The KP41 replicates the handle & knob of Phoenix Bats most popular baseball bat, the R141. It has a very slightly flared handle transitioning in to a knob that has enough to catch your bottom hand without pressing against it.
All Phoenix Bats wood softball bats meet ASA standards for wood softball bats (see Rule 3), with a max 2-1/4” barrel diameter. To keep the umpire happy, we mark them with “Official Softball” and "ASA Compliant".
KP41 Wood Softball Bat Specs:
Handle: 31/32" modern design
Weight: -8 drop (length - 8 = weight in ounces)
11 year old & younger player who practices with wood to improve her metal bat game play.
Will your child be able to handle a wood bat that has a -8 drop weight (length minus drop weight = bat weight in ounces)?
Definitely! Remember, metal bats have become so light that they do not accurately represent what weight is appropriate to learn how to hit effectively. Too light: a golf-like low to high, improper swing appears. Too heavy: shoulders drop, wrists turn and the barrel head gets dragged through the zone.A properly weighted youth bat levels the hitter's swing, enabling the youth to drive the ball. Goodbye golf-like low-to-high metal bat pop-fly swing, hello baseballs headed to the outfield and beyond.
Which wood type is right for your player?
Phoenix offers the KP41 Youth Wood Softball Bat in the choice of birch or a maple species. These two woods support the highest balance between proper weight (absolutely critical to developing the right swing) and durability (especially when not hitting on the proper side of the bat, which is why we do not offer youth bats in ash). Of the two woods, birch is recommended. For undisciplined hitters, birch is more forgiving, especially when not having the logo facing the sky when striking the ball or when miss-hitting further up or down the barrel.
Concerned your youth can handle the KP41 even with us being confident she can?
No worries! With the Phoenix Bats Risk-Free Guarantee, try a softball bat for 10 days and if you don’t like it send it back! More details here