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Old Thu May 19, 2011, 05:04pm
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Originally Posted by Big Slick View Post
The Original Freak, while bearing the 2000 stamp, is on the non approved list. The Freak '98 is still approved.

In ASA play, while the bat does not need to bear either certification seal, if it doesn't, it must be manufactured prior to 2000. Any composite bat would not be allowed, as the first composite bat (The Miken Ultra) was introduced into the market in 2002 (thus creating the first certification mark).

I am unaware of USSSA's rule involving certification.

See about what Dakota says about the Fed and certification seals. PIAA (the governing body for PA scholastic sports) is even more stringent, as we only allow bats with 2004 certification (and not be on the non approved list).
For the sake of newbies and anals, " it must be manufactured prior to 2000" ITUJ who also judges it to pass testing, as all we know about before 2000 would.
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