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Synthetic-Leather, Composite, or Leather Cover
Optimal for League Play
Practice and play at a high level thanks to the design of these slow pitch softballs. A high COR rating gives the balls more liveliness and bounce during hits. Unique, specially-formulated HyCon core ensures the ball plays the same in cold weather as it does in hot weather. Bright yellow cover with flat red seams lends to better flight tracking. Sold in a dozen.
Synthetic-Leather: Less expensive than leather, this is an economical choice with a good choice for a secure grip and feel.
Composite: Designed to be an “in-between” ball between synthetic leather and leather. It provides a tackier feel than synthetic and is still more affordable than leather.
Leather: Used for official play, leather provides the best grip and feel for optimal playability.
Which type of baseball or softball is right for me?
Soft Practice Softballs and Baseballs
Ball Covers: Synthetic-leather provides the most realistic feel, nylon is friendlier and water-resistant, and rubber provides the most lively action and superior durability.
Core: Polyurethane is the most lively and realistic, sponge rubber and cloth provide slightly less bounce and are more forgiving, fiber and kapok are the least lively for hitting drills, and foam is the lightest and most friendly.
Hardness: Level 1 is soft and suitable for ages 5-8. Level 5 is distinctively harder and appropriate for ages 9-12.
Full-Hardness/Game Softballs and Baseballs
Ball Covers: Leather offers the best grip, durability, and shape-retention. Synthetic-leather absorbs less water and is more stain-resistant.
Core: High-density cork has the best performance for baseballs, polyurethane is more lively and optimal for softballs, and cork/rubber is softer and friendlier for youth.
COR (Coefficient of Restitution): Refers to the percentage of energy a ball retains. The higher the COR rating the more lively action and bounce.
Compression: Represents the amount of pounds-per-square-inch required to compress the core 1/4". The higher the rating the harder the ball and farther it will travel.