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Soft Touch Bases: A 20 year track history in quality
Topic: Soft Touch News   Type: Testimonials
 
Teamsportsblog.com
March 28, 2011


Baseball and softball bases come in all sorts of designs these days. New rulings at the little league level have given birth to even more designs for “safety” style bases that release from their anchors on contact. You name it and someone has probably thought of it.

The Soft Touch Progressive Release Base design however has been in use for over 20 years and has always met the Little League “disengage-able” base rule that was implemented in 2008.

Soft Touch Bases have always been a safe design and adding that to their 20 year track history in quality should make them an obvious choice.

The design is unique but still relatively simple. Most bases utilize a simple male to female design meaning that there is an anchor hole in the ground that the bases post style anchor slips into. Not only are the materials and overall design different in the Soft Touch bases but so is the general anchor “principal”. Instead of using standard square tube anchors the Soft Touch bases utilize a 7 inch square in ground “sleeve. Once the “sleeve” is installed a center “post” is inserted into it. The post leaves a border open between the “sleeve” wall and itself. The border is designed to allow the female style receptacle on the bottom of the actual base to slide over the top of the center post but still be inside of the “sleeve”. So I guess you could say that the base itself has both a male and female design. It is this unique design that creates both the friction that keeps the base together and the friction that allows the base to progressively release upon impact.

Besides the design described above the Soft Touch bases are also unique in that there are no metal parts on them. They are completely molded and designed to be flexible to absorb the impact when a player slides into the base...

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