I have some questions regarding the new USSSA bat rules (i.e. the old/new stamps). Specifically, regarding what bats will be legal in 2013.
As I understand it, the image displayed on usssaofcolorado.com is the NEW certfication, and ONLY bats with this stamp will be approved for USSSA play in 2013 (both stamps are fine for 2012).
I have given this information to parents, as they are buying bats now, and would like them to last more than one season.
Many of the websites selling 2012 model bats are showing some bats with the NEW USSSA stamp, and some with the OLD stamps.
2012 Anderson Rocket Tech: with the NEW stamp
(look at the "taper" image, below the "main" image):
2012 Easton Stealth with the NEW logo on it:
Look at the "taper" image. Also, in the Q/A tab, someone asks about the new USSSA logo on it.
However, looking at the Demarini's (2012 CF5s, etc) on the same site:
Looking at the "taper" image, it shows what appears to be the "OLD" stamp.
I have seen this on other websites as well (for the 2012 bats).
It would appear the Demarinis (specifically the CF4/CF5) will NOT be approved for play in 2013, as they (currently) do NOT have the NEW stamp.
Can someone help clarify/confirm? I personally like the Demarini bats. But some parents are specifically asking if they will be approved for play in 2013 under the new USSSA rule. If they buy one right now (with the OLD stamp), I think the answer will be "No".
Thanks in advance.