2014 Anderson RockeTech Fastpitch Softball Bat -9oz 017022

    Price: $69.99
Item#: 017022  |  Manufacturer: Anderson
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2014 Anderson RockeTech Fastpitch Softball Bat -9oz 017022

The new RockeTech bat includes the PowerArch – exterior sleeve – multi-wall design that features two matched aluminum walls, an inner shell that wields the patented PowerArch contour and an exterior sleeve that wraps the inner shell with added elastic performance, durability and provides a feel that uniquely end-loaded.  Together they create a highly responsive hitting surface that includes a generous effective hitting area and superior feel. The TaperFlex contour is designed to optimize the flexural and vibration response of the bat by distributing the mass of the taper in such a way that a harmonic flexural response is achieved.  When combined, the result is a bat that has superior feel, superior performance and a truly unique hitting experience. The Ultra-Thin Handle is designed to maximize bat speed by allowing the handle to fit nicely into the batter’s fingers rather than in the palms of their hands.  It is designed thin to make it easily customizable for each hitter. The patented Weldless-Ergonomic Knob adds weight where it is transparent to the swing.  It improves the balance of the bat and maximizes the MOI while adding the additional distance that only mass in the right place can give you.  The construction is patented and the shape of the ergonomic knob was designed in cooperation with a team of orthopedic surgeons to provide a safer, more comfortable feel. The TruFlex Toughened-Lightweight Cap adds to the performance and feel of the bat by providing the support in the end of the bat necessary to maximize the energy transfer of the barrel to the ball while maintaining just enough flex to control the amount of vibration created at contact.  The reduced weight in the cap improves the bat’s MOI. A reduced Moment of Inertia (the effort necessary to swing the bat) is the object of all of the weight manipulation included in the overall design and the design of every component used in an Anderson bat.  This attention to the structural details makes it possible to swing a heavier bat with less effort.  A quicker, more powerful swing makes it possible to provide each and every player with Game Improvement by Design.

RockeTech Fastpitch Specifications:

  • Multi-Wall, All-Metal
  • Fastpitch Softball Bat
  • New, Upgraded Alloy

Anderson Rocketech Softball Bat Features:

  • Ultra Thin Whip Handle for better bat speed
  • -9oz Length to Weight Ratio
  • Padded Sport Bat Grip (deters stinging)
  • End Loaded
  • Light weight  End Cap
  • Double Wall All Metal Barrel
  • Approved By All Major Softball Associations Including: ASA and USSSA
  • 12 month  Warranty Against Defects



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  • Pros: I have never purchased and Anderson bat before, but I took a chance and I am very pleased.
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  • 7 of 8 found this review helpful.
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  • Pros: Great bat, this is my daughters 3rd Rocketech and she loves it. Great pop as usual, durable, great in all weather, affordable, and no break in period.
  • Cons: None
  • 4 of 4 found this review helpful.
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  • Pros: I just bought this bat last week for my daughter and we took it out to Hemet and she did amazing! It is a little top heavy but gave her the power to hit the gaps this last weekend. There was no break in of the bat and it still performed better than we thought for being so cheap in price!
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  • Pros: This is a great softball bat for my daughter. Her batting average has gone up since getting it. She said her hands do not sting. We are very happy with our purchase and Anderson.
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  • 8 of 14 found this review helpful.
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  • Pros: This bat has pop! If your daughter is strong enough to swing it the ball will carry. I bought a 33 and a 34 for my daughter and she can swing the 33 right now and hopefully the 34 next year.
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  • Pros: Solid bat with great pop! My DD loved her TechZilla and now she loves her RockeTech... Power hitters bat and hits BOMBS! Def worth the money...
  • Cons: End loaded so it's not for everyone...
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  • Pros: This thing is built like a tank, and beautifully designed,excellent cold weather bat.
  • Cons: none as of yet
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  • Pros: I was hesitant on buying my 10u daughter this bat. I heard a lot of "it's heavy" or "it's a powers hitters bat". Well after my wife ordering the bat behind my back (not typical, lol) I found out really quick that she truly, hits for power. She's 5'6" 145lbs. First week, struggled with weight, (last bat was a cf-6 -10 32/22) facing faster pitchers. Within 2 weeks, she was getting that bat around just as fast as the demarini. We stayed same length, so it's a 32/23. As of now, all is good with this bat, as I would suggest it to stronger kids.
  • Cons: That my wife was smarter than me by making this purchase!
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  • Pros: This is a high quality bat at a fantastic price. It was great right out of the box.
  • Cons: I've used Rockettech bats in the past and have not had any complaints . They need regripped eventually but that is common among most bats.
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  • Pros: AWESOME BAT!!! ball flies off this bat!! have never seen a bat this HOT out of wrapper it is unreal!! great price too
  • Cons: if i could only find 1 for my 9yo
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  • Pros: Very nice bat, has really got some pop, an eye turner.
  • Cons: absolutely nothing bad to say about this bat.
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  • Pros: This is an awesome bat not only does it look good but it's wings good and has a good po to it. It is weighted so it does take some getting used to but it's awesome bat
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  • Pros: Great pop with a solid mass behind the ball makes it leave the yard quickly. The break in period is minimal but there actually is one. It takes several hit to separate the double walls from each other so make sure to roll the bat about an 1/8 turn per hit when you initially get it. About 8 solid hits and it's broken in. This is DD's 9th one and she absolutely loves them.
  • Cons: Although the bat swings true to it's swing weight, the bat weight itself is actually several ounces heavier which can take some people by surprise.
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  • Pros: Great price for the exact bat I wanted. Shipped exactly on schedule as promised. MY daughter is delighted she could get the same bat she has grown accustomed to.
  • Cons: No cons. Great price for the exact item I wanted.
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  • Pros: Older model but still gets the job done. Awesome value at this price point. Using the minus 9 for a men's fastpitch league and really enjoying it.
  • Cons: Usually prefer composite bats over aluminum. Again, at this price point I won't get too bent out of shape over that detail.
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  • Pros: bought this bat for a cold weather alternative instead of swinging a composite bat. This bat pops as good as a composite bat. I am very pleased with my purchase
  • Cons: a little end heavy
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  • Pros: Seems to have pop right out of the wrapper. Haven't been able to hit outside of in a larger cage so can't determine distance. Nice bat end loaded as advertised
  • Cons: Small knob, but once you see the pop you forget about that..Everyone says buy a knob to put on it but none that I saw fits correctly
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  • Pros: This is an excellent bat and compares favorably to the composite bats. The end load is excellent to get the extra pop for more distance. My daughter love it and has worked very hard to get the timing down to take advantage of this bat. A good by, and this is a good company to buy from and we have done so several times.
  • Cons: None
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  • Pros: THE BEST big girl bat there ever was. End loaded. Not for the faint of heart! Value is unbelievable. Cannot believe there are any left at this clearance price. The world is really missing out on the best end loaded bat of all time, just because it's not the most popular name out there.
  • Cons: 2014 was the last year for this design. Such a shame. Also not the bat for a weak or slap hitter.
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  • Pros: Rocketech did not let us down on the purchase of this bat. Hot out of the box.
  • Cons: A little heavier than her current bat of the same weight.
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  • Pros: This is hot out of the gate. It's an end loaded bomb hitter. You don't have to muscle this bat to drive it hard because it has tremendous pop. So put your composite aside to gather dust while using this bat as your go to.
  • Cons: That not every girl on the team has one.
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  • Pros: Bat definitely has a pop! My daughter took a few games to adjust to the weight.
  • Cons: Our league had never seen an Anderson. They questioned it being barrel heavy, but my daughter showed them all the approval seals...Ha loved it...Keep them on their toes.
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  • Pros: This is an unbelievable deal on a bat. The price and good reviews made us buy this bat. They sent it the same day we ordered it and we got it the next day. The bat has so much pop.
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  • Pros: Awesome bat at a great price! My daughter was on fire all weekend. Triple and two doubles. 5 for 7. This bat is GREAT for the heat.
  • Cons: A little heavy and not composite but overall a great bat for the heat when the composite bat doesn't help.
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  • Pros: My daughter has used the 2012 model the past two seasons and played over 140 games and hit 589 and 607 but it was time to bump up a size. She has hit several hundred balls with new31/22 and this bat is a beast! Best bat ever made for all weather conditions and will last forever, Thanks Anderson for a quality product that is welll worth the money!
  • Cons: None
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  • Pros: The bat feels great and swings well. Construction is very nice with a nice finish. It appears that the bat is fairly hot right out of the wrapper.
  • Cons: I purchased and weighed the 32, 33, 34 bats all of which are supposed to be a -9 drop. Instead of weighing 23, 24 and 25oz. they weighed 26.5, 27 and 27.5 oz. So, in reality these are more like a -6 drop. Couple that with being end loaded and these swing VERY heavy. My daughter who swings a balanced -9 LS LXT has problems swinging the "-9" 32in/26.5oz RockeTech. We'll probably put it away for at least one season. CheapBats.com Staff: Please note that most, if not all baseball and softball bats, can easily weigh 1-2 ounces more than the stated size due to the grip. We appreciate your review and thank you for your detailed input!
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  • How balanced is this bat? Is it similar to the DeMarini CF8 -9?
  • Asked by Jonny
  • The 2014 Anderson RockeTech Fastpitch Softball Bat -9oz. is not a balanced bat. Due to the alloy used and it being a drop 9 weight bat, it will feel more top heavy or end loaded than many bats. The DeMarni CF8 -9oz. will still feel a little better balanced than the RockeTech due to the difference in materials used.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Is there any composite in the 2014 Rocketech?
  • Asked by Jessie
  • There is no composite in the RockeTech fastpitch softball bat. The handle and the barrel are two separate pieces, and both parts are made from a high end aluminum alloy blend.
  • Answered by Mike P. - Bat Expert
  • Other FP bat sites show this bat coming with a 12 month manufacture warranty. You site shows only a six month warranty. why the difference?
  • Asked by Melissa
  • According to the Anderson manufacturer's information as well as the warranty cards on the new bats, it states only 6 months.
  • Answered by Kevin Bat Expert
  • Do you know when the 2014 Rocketech will be available?
  • Asked by chris
  • This bat will not be available until the end of December.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Hello I would like to know when this bat is expected for release. Thanks
  • Asked by Melanie Miller
  • This bat is expected to arrive in stock at the end of December.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • When is the date to order the new Rocketec!
  • Asked by Jason
  • At this time we do not have an exact date of the release of this bat. We just have confirmation from Anderson that it will be out in December.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)

Product SpecsProduct Info
Deals:Closeout
Material:Aluminum
Length To Weight:Minus 9 Ounce
Barrel Diameter:2 1/4" Diameter Barrel
Model Year:2014