Christmas 2015 Fastpitch Bat Buyers Guide

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Christmas fastpitch bat buyers guide

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice. He has no clue which fastpitch bats he should buy…

The holiday season is here and for many softball fans around the world, that means it’s time to buy a new fastpitch bat to place under the Christmas tree. While buying a new bat is always exciting, it can be a bit nerve-wracking because there are a ton of options out there and you don’t want to make an expensive mistake!

If you’re looking to buy a new fastpitch bat, but have been left scratching your head over all the choices, this is the Christmas shopping guide you’ve been waiting for!

Hottest Bat – Louisville Slugger Xeno


Louisville Slugger 2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat (-10) FPXN150 – $299.99

Retail Price: $314.99
You Save: $15.00

A few years back, Louisville Slugger bats played second fiddle to top brands like Easton and DeMarini. That’s no longer true, as anyone who watched the NCAA tournaments this year undoubtedly saw hitters who were swinging the Xeno line of bats absolutely dominate opposing team pitchers. Favored by college and tournament players alike, Xeno bats are the fastest-selling bats on the market today.

Thousands of hours of research and development time went into crafting these bats and perennial powerhouse teams like Arizona State and LSU are swinging them for good reason.

Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bats are hot right out of the wrapper, thanks to new S1iD barrel technology. Thin, high-strength composite material is wrapped around aluminum inner discs to create a huge sweet spot and a forgiving barrel that provides pop on balls even if they aren’t hit dead center.

Where to Buy the 2015 Xeno

As far as the price goes, there are manufacturer-imposed restrictions placed on new model bats, so you’ll end up paying the same price no matter where you do your shopping.

The best deal going right now is offered by SoftballRampage.com. You won’t get a huge discount on the bats, but they are offering $15.00 in rewards that can be used toward a future purchase and free shipping. As of press time, they only had the -10 Xeno bats in stock.

Click the link below to take advantage of this deal:

Louisville Slugger 2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat (-10) FPXN150

If you want the -8, -9 or -11 bats, they’re in stock at Softball.com. Buy one of these bats from them and you’ll get free 2nd day air shipping. Click the link below to go to their home page where you can search for the model of Xeno bat you want:

Go to Softball.com

These bats are hot sellers and there’s no guarantee supplies will last through the holiday season, so get your orders in early.

Best New Technology – 2015 Easton Mako Torq


Easton 2015 Easton Mako Torq Fastpitch Bat (-10) FP15MKT – $449.95

Retail Price: $464.95
You Save: $15.00

While there’s plenty of exciting technology to hit the market in 2015, the Easton Mako Torq Fastpitch Bat leads the pack with its innovative new Torq handle technology. When I first saw this handle, I was shocked that noone else had thought of it because it makes perfect sense.

The Torq handle is designed to rotate as the batter swings in order to get to the zone faster and keep the batter’s hands in the zone for a longer period of time. We’ve noticed that it also helps prevent batters from rolling their hands over the top as they power through the zone.

In addition to the Torq handle, these bats have been designed to have a huge sweet spot and they feature Easton’s 2-piece ConneXion™ technology that completely eliminates bat vibration. Numb hands from mishit balls are a thing of the past!

Where to Buy the 2015 Easton Mako Torq

This bat is by far the most expensive softball bat to ever hit the market and you probably aren’t going to find it discounted this holiday season thanks to manufacturer restrictions.

What you can do is take advantage of the Rewards program at SoftballRampage.com and get a cool $22.50 back in rewards that can be used toward future purchases plus free shipping. Click the link below to take advantage of this deal:

2015 Easton Mako Torq Fastpitch Bat (-10) at SoftballRampage.com

If you want the 2015 Mako Torq bat and you want it now, Softball.com is offering free 2nd day air when you buy the Mako Torq.

Best New Technology Runner Up – 2015 Easton Mako


2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch Bat (-10)  – $349.95

Retail Price: $364.95
You Save: $15.00

If you’re looking for a bat that’s packed full of the latest and greatest in composite bat technology, but don’t want to pay the steep price required to buy the 2015 Mako Torq, the standard 2015 Easton Mako bats are a great choice, too.

The key difference between these bats and the Torq bats is the standard bats don’t have the Torq handle. What they do have is the same extra-long barrel and the same 2-piece ConneXion™ technology designed to completely eliminate vibration in the handle.

Top Rated by Consumers – 2015 DeMarini CF7


DeMarini 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (-10) DXCFP – $299.99

Retail Price: $314.99
You Save: $15.00

In the end, all that really matters when it comes to a bat is how well the people swinging it actually like it. While the previous bats are generally well-reviewed, one bat stands head-and-shoulders above the rest when it comes to customer reviews.

The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat has gotten great reviews, both online and in-person when I’ve spoken to owners of the bat. The ladies swinging this bat absolutely love it.

And what isn’t to love? Demarini has been a trusted fastpitch bat brand for years and they’ve always brought a great group of bats to the table. This year they’re offering a -8 bat,  a -9 bat,  a -10 bat, and  a lightweight -11 bat for the younger hitters.

In addition to the normal bats in their line-up, they’ve got two special bats also for sale.


DeMarini 2015 DeMarini CF7 INSANE Fastpitch Softball Bat (-10) DXCFI – $299.95

Retail Price: $314.95
You Save: $15.00

The CF7 insane bat is back by popular demand. It’s a -10 bat like the normal CF7 -10, but it’s end-loaded to provide more power and extra pop at the plate.


DeMarini 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope Fastpitch Softball Bat DXCFH (-10) – $299.95

Retail Price: $314.95
You Save: $15.00

This bat contains the same technology inside as the 2105 Demarini CF7 -10, but it’s covered in a cool purple, white and pink design. DeMarini donates a portion of the sales of each Hope bat that’s purchased to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You don’t just get an awesome bat. You get to help out a great cause.

Best Value – Last Year’s Bats

If you’re looking for great prices on fastpitch bats, your best bet is to shop the clearance section where you’ll find amazing deals on 2014 model year bats. While there’s something to be said about getting the latest and greatest in fastpitch technology, 2014 bats are deeply discounted now that the 2015 models are in stock.

2014 bats are in limited supply at most of the online retailers, but Softball.com still has a good supply of 2014 model bats.

Here are just a handful of the great deals they’re offering on 2014 bats:

Easton 2014 FS2 -10 Fastpitch Bat – $119.88

from: Softball.com


Louisville Slugger 2014 LXT -10 Fastpitch Bat – $229.88

from: Softball.com


Louisville Slugger 2014 Xeno -10 Fastpitch Bat – $199.88

from: Softball.com


DeMarini 2014 CF6 Insane -10 Fastpitch Bat – $169.88

from: Softball.com

Disclosure: The links in this post are affiliate links and SoftballSteals.com makes a commission when items are purchased via the links. The commissions paid on products sold through this blog helps offset the time and money required to hunt down the best deals.

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