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    I need help in choosing the proper bat size and weight for my daughter.

    14U travel ball team. She is 5'4" and 115 pounds. She is average in strength.

    She was using an Easton Synergy 31 21 synergy last year and I have purchased a 32 22 Easton Synergy this year.

    Her coach says the 32 22 is too heavy for her and he favors a lighter quicker bat for most of his players. Most are using a -12....32 20.

    Please let me know your thoughts regarding this and what bat might be recommended.

    Thanks in advance.

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    The 2 bats that she has are as good as it gets. They are fine.

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    What are your thoughts on a -11 or -12?

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    Personally, I prefer the -10s or an end loaded bat. Most girls don't need a feather weight bat, anyway.

    My everyday bat is 32,22. I am 5'9". (But, my days of swinging a 34 inch bat are over.) I am betting that her 31,21 is fine. My average to taller 14U students are swinging 32,22 or 32,23.

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    I agree with Amy, 31/21 is likely light enough. I would be really surprised if the 32/22 is too heavy. But her coach has seen her, we haven't.

    A video would be great. Since you've taken the time to ask questions on here, why not seek more hitting help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyt View Post
    What are your thoughts on a -11 or -12?
    That's usually to light. You want enough mass to move the ball. There are two extremes--too light and too heavy. Neither are good.

    If she can't swing the ones she already has with some good pop then something else is wrong.

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    -12 is too light, especially at 14U and above....go down an inch in length if she has trouble handling the bat....a balanced 31/21 will perform much better than a 32-20 in my opinion.....that's been my experience anyway....

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