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Mizuno 2016 Black Widow Fastpitch -10
This brand new design, made from Black Array Carbon Composite, is ideal for contact hitters with its balanced swing weight and -10 length to weight ratio but can definitely send a player over the threshold to becoming a power threat with its advanced barrel technology.
The Black Widow features Mizuno's 5Z Technology which segments the barrel into five zones that are specially engineered to widen the sweet spot and push performance to the max within each zone. Unlike typical composite models, each zone has a different composite layup with specific fiber orientations. Fine-tuning the barrel by zone ensures that weak spots are eliminated to increase durability within the center of the sweet spot (where performance is already high) while trampoline effect is increased in areas where it is usually well-below the performance limits (near the handle and end cap).
The end result is a huge, responsive sweet spot that rivals any bat on the market. This single wall, one-piece design also features a reinforced taper with anti-shock construction to eliminate vibration and a flexible end cap to allow for greater barrel flex.