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Fix Bats or Balls?
It has been said many times. First, the players are the customers. Second, players do not like hitting bad balls (the reason for change to the Pro M is because they found it performs more consistently regardless of weather, as opposed the Classic M that was a pillow in the heat and humidity and a Stadium at 55-60*). So USSSA decided to give a more consistent ball and raise the compression threshold from 220 to 240. The issue with the "220" bats were that most started 250+, but quickly dropped to 220 or lower. The 240 bats are engineered to drop to 240 and stay there for a period of time. At the end of the day, you can say it isn't about safety, but the end result is that it will be safer than a 220 bat.