The Black Widow line of fastpitch softball bats from Mizuno is an excellent option for the player looking for a high performance bat at a great value.
The Black Widow is composed of Mizuno’s Black Array Carbon with 5Z technology throughout the barrel. This 5Z technology spreads out the composite material by weaving it in a specific manner to increase the size of the sweet spot. Within the taper from the barrel to the handle, you can find a special Anti-Shock construction to help disperse the vibration from the barrel due to miss-hits – adding to the already enlarged sweet spot. By reducing the vibration, miss-hits are less painful and the hitter can have more confidence at contact, regardless of where the ball meets the barrel.
The Black Widow fastpitch softball bat is a one-piece design with a balanced weight distribution. This design gives the Black Widow an extremely lightweight swing with a stiff feel at contact. For the player that is transitioning from youth ball to highschool or travel ball, the (-10) drop weight is light, while the one-piece construction provides a traditional, stiff feel. Since the composite is high performance, this bat is also suitable for the collegiate contact or slap-hitter that prefers the stiffness of a one-piece design and needs that light-swinging weight distribution.
To round each end of the bat, the Black Widow features a cupped-style endcap and a synthetic leather grip. The endcap helps maintain the balanced weight and optimizes the enlarged sweet spot, while the synthetic leather grip provides a traditional feel and tack.
The Mizuno Black Widow (-10) Fastpitch Softball bat is approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF and carries a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty.