The Easton Hammer Slow Pitch Softball bat is a low cost all alloy bat. This bat is ideal for use in leagues that do not allow composite softball bats. Many leagues have restrictions on the construction of the bats they allow for use. So, make sure to check the restrictions with your league. Even if your bat allows composite bats, you still might want to purchase the Easton Hammer. This is to protect your more expensive game bat while in the batting cage. So, you can take hours upon hours of batting practice with no risk to your game bat. Since, the bat is so affordable, it is a minimal expense to prolong the life of you much more expensive composite game bat. Even though it is so inexpensive, this bat is still a quality Easton product. The Easton name signifies quality in the slowpitch softball industry. They have been making quality baseball and softball products for decades.