Non-Approved Bats List

BSF Technical Officer Chris Moon has issued the statement below to clarify the policy that the Federation now follows with regard to which bats are legal for BSF play:

"In 2013 the ASA introduced a new certification mark for slowpitch bats.  However, this does not mean that the previous marks from 2000 or 2004 are obsolete (all three marks are shown on the right). 

"So all bats that have an ASA mark, or the current ISF certification mark are legal as long as they do not appear on the current ASA non-approved bat list.  As of 2019, WBSC and USA Softball stamps will also begin to appear on legal bats, but bats with the older ASA and ISF stamps will still be recognised as legal.

"All of these marks are also recognised as the ESF standard. 

"Please note that the ASA/USA Softball non-approved bat list is liable to change at any time.  USA Softball has a rolling programme of bat testing and bats may be added to the list during the season.  This is out of the BSF's control, and can be checked on the USA Softball website".

The ASA non-approved bat list for 2019 can be downloaded here.


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