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    When will they have a USSSA stamp? In FL we play to much USSSA, to not be able to use it.

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    I have heard 2 different ideas so I am not really sure. Heard that the next big run in Sept would have
    one, then I heard 2018 will. So not really sure.

    I can hit my "in" with Easton up to see if he has any definite answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASAHawks View Post
    When will they have a USSSA stamp? In FL we play to much USSSA, to not be able to use it.
    Check out this link from Easton's site

    Ghost FAQ's | EastonEaston

    This quote was taken directly from Easton's web site

    Will there be a Ghost bat approved for USSSA play?
    Easton will pursue a Ghost model that is approved for USSSA play in 2018, but that certification requires a different testing protocol, so separate ASA and USSSA models may be required to optimize the performance for each.

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    Just curious, what is the difference in the ASA and Usssa standards? I know both are limited to the 98 mph exit, but pretty sure Usssa standard is that is max exit for lifetime of the bat..meaning even if it gets hotter, it will never exceed 98 exit. Does ASA still go with 98mph exit from factory, but able to get hotter as it ages?
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    At least 3 players on Team USA are using the Ghost



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    Quote Originally Posted by grounded View Post
    Just curious, what is the difference in the ASA and Usssa standards? I know both are limited to the 98 mph exit, but pretty sure Usssa standard is that is max exit for lifetime of the bat..meaning even if it gets hotter, it will never exceed 98 exit. Does ASA still go with 98mph exit from factory, but able to get hotter as it ages?
    USSSA uses the 1.20 bpf factor and bats are not to exceed that in its lifespan. ASA uses the 98mph exit speed and again, not to exceed that.

    There are a couple other things different. The main thing ASA allows certain bats not made the usual way (non-linear) a different compression
    standard than the usual bats (linear). Non linear bats will always read much softer compression wise, which is why they are allowed to read
    lower compression. This is what makes ASA harder to test, all kinds of diff non-linear bats are allowed diff numbers. The ghost is allowed
    at 1050 because the outer barrel is so soft/flexible.

    So make sure people doing the testing know to preload to 500psi or they should have a list of what bats are allowed to be what.
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    Hearing a lot of rumors that these bats are breaking very quickly. Also heard that Easton is being good about replacing them. One player has had hers replaced twice already in the first 6 weeks of ownership. Add to that the lack of USSSA approval and possible failure with the new compression testing that PGF is doing...not sure I want to jump just yet.

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    My DW says my DD hit two beautiful shots with the Ghost in practice yesterday. She is playing a tournament in Lake Tahoe this weekend, so looking forward to see how far she'll hit it with the Ghost at 6300ft.

    I recall last year there being issues at PGF with the CF9, that got resolved after a couple days.

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    I have told people this bat isn't passing usssa standards which is why it didn't have the stamp on it
    in the first place. Nothing new with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabears17 View Post
    My DW says my DD hit two beautiful shots with the Ghost in practice yesterday. She is playing a tournament in Lake Tahoe this weekend, so looking forward to see how far she'll hit it with the Ghost at 6300ft.

    I recall last year there being issues at PGF with the CF9, that got resolved after a couple days.
    Exactly, there is no compression failure. People need to use the correct testing numbers. People either need to preload to 500
    or remember its 1050 passing.
    Already been thru this with another person, people were testing incorrectly

    PGF has already tackled the Ghost compression and its fine
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