CATALYST™, NEW X-1 HI-TECH COMPOSITE BAT FROM LOUISVILLE SLUGGER® IS CHANGING THE FACE OF FASTPITCH!
LOUISVILLE , KY - By definition, a catalyst is something that creates change. Now a composite bat called Catalyst™ is changing the face of fastpitch.
The University of Michigan swung Louisville Slugger ® TPS ® Catalyst bats exclusively in 2005 and became the first school east of the Mississippi River to win the Women’s College World Series.
Louisville Slugger has long been the standard-setter for performance for softball bat technology. Today, Louisville Slugger is raising that standard even higher with the most advanced bat technology it has introduced to date.
That X-1 composite technology has produced the Louisville Slugger TPS Catalyst. It is made from multiple layers of 100 percent aerospace grade graphite which are embedded in a specially designed toughened epoxy resin. Each layer is precisely positioned at an angle determined by Louisville Slugger’s exclusive computer-designed pattern. That’s what makes Catalyst perform so well and also gives it great durability.
Catalyst is Louisville Slugger TPS’s first internally designed and manufactured composite fastpitch bat. Everything from the bat design to the equipment used to manufacture the bat was developed by the Louisville Slugger Composites Research & Development Lab. Controlling every aspect of design and manufacturing ensures that every bat is consistently produced to Louisville Slugger’s high-quality standards.
The X-1 Catalyst (FP71C) is available in minus-ten (-10) weight from 30 to 34 inches. The Catalyst 2 (FP72C) is a minus-eight (-8) bat available in 32-inch, 33-inch, and 34-inch lengths. Both the FP71C and PC72C Catalyst bats are ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISF, and ISA approved.
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