If you are looking for a wood softball bat that will outperform every ASA legal wood and composite bat- you have found it. The X BAT ASA Spec Model 59 softball bat is a long barreled maple wood softball bat with a long handle transitioning straight to the knob. The handle is a thin 7/8" thickness, with a conventional knob for a light swing feel, and a barrel that is the regulation 2 1/4". All X Bat softball bats are made from the same hard maple that over 300 Major Leaguers say is the hardest wood bat made anywhere today. You won't find a better performing, strong and more resistant bat anywhere.