The Louisville Slugger Z-4000 and DeMarini bats are some of the best slow-pitch softball bats, reports Busted Wallet. The 2016 Louisville Z-4000 End Load bat is the website's 2015 Editor's Choice award winner. The 2015 DeMarini SF7 has a full 5-star rating with Amazon.com customers, as of May 2015.
The Louisville Slugger Z-4000 is available in End Load and Balanced models. The Z-4000 End Load bat provides great power and balance through an entire swing. Busted Wallet gives this bat a rating of 9.8 out of 10 for power and a 9.4 for feel. This 100 percent composite bat features a three-piece construction based on Louisville's patented TRU3 design, which strengthens the link between the barrel and handle. For a more balanced swing weight, the Z-4000 Balanced features the same TRU3 design with an evenly distributed load. The Z-4000 Balanced has a 5-star rating with Amazon.com customers. Both models meet ASA and USSSA regulations.
The 2015 DeMarini SF7 slow-pitch bat has a two-piece construction and features an X10 double-wall barrel composed of aluminum-alloy. This balanced bat has an N2M end cap to absorb vibration and a C6 composite handle for optimum flex.
Busted Wallet also highlights the DeMarini Flipper Aftermath 1.20 for 2015. The bat's exclusive design features an air gap between two layers of composite material. Busted Wallet gives this bat a rating of 9.7 out of 10 for power and a 9.5 for feel. DeMarini's TheOne is a 2014 top-choice bat, according to Busted Wallet. TheOne features an end-load swing weight, a stiff SC4 alloy handle and a dish end cap. The design of this two-piece constructed bat gives it the feel of a one-piece.