Anderson Bats: “Proof is at the Plate” Risk-Free Demo Program

Anderson Bat Company has come out with a new program called, “Proof is at the Plate“. This is going to be a big benefit for players as they get to demo a bat for 30 days risk-free. If you don’t like the bat’s performance 30 days (or less) in, then you follow the proper procedure to get a refund or trade the bat in for another new Anderson model. Here’s their statement:

All the hype in the world cannot make a bat perform. The only true way to find out if a bat is right for you is to hit it. Anderson Bat Company was one of the first bat companies to offer a risk free demo program on our bats. We are confident that once you step up to the plate with an Anderson Bat you’ll never want to put it down. We’re SO confident that we’ll allow you to return your bat if you’re not completely satisfied. HOW IT WORKS: So, purchase a new Anderson bat from a participating authorized sporting goods dealer and take it out for a 30 day test drive. Make sure you take plenty of batting practice to insure peak performance and feel. If at any time during this 30 day period (from original date of purchase on receipt) you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase you can follow the necessary steps to get a refund or trade it out for another model. Just give the dealer you bought the bat from a call for instructions on how to handle the situation. Remember, all dealers handle the 30 day demo program differently, so make sure you talk to them about it BEFORE you make your purchase. This is what makes purchasing an Anderson Bat such a wise decision. Not only are our bats the highest in performance, durability and value… now owning one is risk free!

2015 Anderson Flex Youth Baseball Bat -12oz 015031

2015 Anderson Flex Youth Baseball Bat -12oz 015031

This is a bold statement from Anderson, as they display total confidence in their bats and want people to give them a shot. So, why not? If you’re looking for a new bat and are open to using a brand you haven’t used before, give it a shot! Anderson bats have always had great reviews and the cosmetic styles they are coming out with are getting better and better each year. They have Youth Baseball, Senior League Baseball, BBCOR Baseball, Fastpitch Softball & Slowpitch Softball Bats. The example bat image to your right is one of their top 2015 models, but it doesn’t stop there. Check out all of the NEW 2015 Anderson Bats so you can see for yourself!

 

Note: The Proof is at the Plate program applies ONLY to new Anderson bats that are at full retail price, not clearance, discounted or discontinued Anderson bats.

Comparing Softball Bats: 2014 Z3000 & NEW 2016 Z4000

What are the differences between the Z3000 & Z4000 Slowpitch Softball Bats from Louisville Slugger?

We have been getting that question a lot lately, so I’m going to break it down for you. The 2016 Z4000 is basically the newer, updated model of the 2014 Z3000. Let’s start with the similarities…

2016 Z4000 Softball Bat - ASA End Loaded Edition

2016 Z4000 Softball Bat – ASA End Loaded Edition

They are both 3-piece bats, constructed with a 100% Composite design. The 3-pieces are put together using Louisville Slugger’s TRU3 piece, which connects the barrel to the top and the handle to the bottom without them touching. So, without the barrel touching the handle, the contact energy is not going to be able to reach the handle and cause that unwanted vibration/sting that you would normally feel in your hands with 1 or 2-piece bats. Also, the TRU3 piece is going to take that contact energy and redirect it back to the barrel. This redirection of energy will cause a trampoline effect at the point of impact on the sweet spot that will increase the distances of your hits and allow the softball to travel at a faster speed. These bats also have 12″ Barrel Lengths, 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameters & come with a One Year Warranty.

Now, let’s go over the differences . . .

2014 Z3000 Slowpitch Softball Bat - ASA End Loaded Edition

2014 Z3000 Slowpitch Softball Bat – ASA End Loaded Edition

Editions – The Z3000 is available in ASA/Balanced, ASA/End Loaded, USSSA/Balanced & USSSA/End Loaded editions. The Z4000 comes in Dual Stamp/Balanced, Dual Stamp/End Loaded, USSSA/Balanced & USSSA/End Loaded editions. So, as you can see, the Z3000 does NOT have a Dual Stamp model, coming with ASA or USSSA only editions in both balanced & end loaded models to choose from. The Z4000 DOES have the Dual Stamp edition (which takes the place of the ASA only edition), while still having the USSSA only edition as well. Both the Dual Stamp and USSSA Z4000 bats have balanced and end loaded models to choose from. This is a benefit with the Z4000’s because it gives you more flexibility with the Dual Stamp bats, but if you want a USSSA only bat that DOES NOT HAVE the S1iD discs inside the barrel then you can still get those as well.

7/8″ Handle – Both the Z3000 & Z4000 slowpitch bats have 7/8″ handles, but the Z4000 handles come tapered. Tapered handles are usually seen in BBCOR baseball bats, but Louisville Slugger features them on these Z4000 softball bats. It’s a preference thing, but most people like the tapered feel on the bottom hand as it seems to give you more bat control.

Barrel Finish – The Z3000 bats have just a regular smooth finish along the barrel (as most composite bats do), but Louisville Slugger features the Grit Blast Finish on the barrels of the Z4000 series. The Grit Blast has a rough sandpaper-like feel that is supposed to create more backspin on the softball at the point of impact. This backspin increases the distances of your hits, which could be the difference between a deep fly-out & a clutch home run.

Check out the NEW 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4000 Slowpitch Softball Bats.

Check out what’s left of the 2014 Louisville Slugger Z3000 Slowpitch Softball Bats.

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2015 Rip-It Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat

Helium? Is that right?

2015 Rip It Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz B1503H

2015 Rip It Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz B1503H

Yes, it sure is. Rip-it features inflatable chambers throughout the entire barrel, taper & handle of this 2015 Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat that they filled with compressed helium. This technique maximizes pop and enhances trampoline effect in the barrel at the point of impact. That pop and trampoline will increase the hitting distances consistently when you hit off the sweet spot. In other words, this bat is HOT!

R3 Rifle Alloy – The rifle aluminum alloy that Rip-It has been using is proven & durable, but the ping sound when a ball was just ripped into the atmosphere is probably the best part.

Balanced – Made for contact hitters who prefer increased swing speed and improved bat control.

Sizes – 32″/29oz, 33″/30oz

BBCOR Certified – Made as a -3oz with a 2 5/8″ barrel diameter, the Helium bat from Rip-It is legal for High School & NCAA play with the BBCOR Certified stamp.

Price$399.95 Now $299.95!

Warranty – One year manufacturer’s warranty along with the 30 day “Love It or Return It” policy.

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2015 DeMarini Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, not because Rudolph’s footprints are still on your roof, but because DeMarini’s new slow-pitch bats have finally been revealed and are available for pre-order online at CheapBats.com! Below is some informative details on each bat, giving you a good idea as to which one would be best for you.

 

2015 Flipper Series

The Flippers are made as hybrid bats, combining composite in the barrel and alloy in the handle. The composite barrels are made with Divergence Composite, which maximizes the extended sweet spot on the long barrel designs. These bats are still easy to control thanks to the stiff SC4 Alloy Handle, preventing them from being to whippy while they’re being ripped through the hitting zone. DeMarini also incorporates the Dish End Cap, which specializes in taking that contact energy that tries to escape and redirects it right back into the sweet spot, which creates a trampoline effect that significantly increases the distances of hits.

2015 DeMarini FLIPPER AFTERMATH 1.20 Slowpitch Softball Bat

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FLIPPER AFTERMATH 1.20

Assocation Approval: USSSA

Barrel Length: 13″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXFLU-15

 

2015 DeMarini FLIPPER AFTERMATH USA Slowpitch Softball Bat

FLIPPER AFTERMATH USA

FLIPPER AFTERMATH USA

Assocation Approval: ASA

Barrel Length: 12″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXFLA-15

 

2015 DeMarini FLIPPER AFTERMATH OG Slowpitch Softball Bat

FLIPPER AFTERMATH OG

FLIPPER AFTERMATH OG

Assocation Approval: ASA

Barrel Length: 13″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXFLS-15

 

The Stadium

Chris Larsen’s signature model for 2015, this Stadium is made for the hitters in the 3-5 spots, ready to stuff the stat sheet with RBI’s. The barrel is 12″ long, constructed with S. One Composite material to play soft and strong with great power and durability in the sweet spot. Just like the Flippers, the Stadium is a hybrid bat with the SC4 Alloy Handle, which will eliminate vibration and optimize the overall feel of the bat. The Big D End Cap is made to handle a ton of contact energy and redirect it back to the sweet spot during the moment of impact for insane trampoline. Certified by 1.20 BPF, the CL22 Stadium is approved for USSSA, NSA & ISA.

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STADIUM

2015 DeMarini STADIUM CL22 Slowpitch Softball Bat

Assocation Approval: USSSA

Barrel Length: 12″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXST2-15

 

The Juggy

It’s back! The Juggy, returning after a dominant 2014 campaign, is made better than ever for 2015! No hybrid build here as the Juggy is made as a 100% composite bat with the Stacked Composite Barrel & the TRS F.L.O. Composite Handle. It’s tough to beat the quality of a composite on composite bat as it is, but DeMarini uses some of the best quality composites in the game and this Juggy is a great example of that. Once you break it in, this should be one of your all-time favorites. Capped off (literally) with the Big D End Cap and a 12″ barrel length, the Juggy is ASA approved.

JUGGY

JUGGY

2015 DeMarini JUGGY Slowpitch Softball Bat

Assocation Approval: ASA

Barrel Length: 12″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXNT3-15

 

The Mercy

There’s nothing merciful about this nasty stick. Designed to crush, this bat is hot out of the wrapper. The stiff 1-Piece feel & 4.ONE Composite Barrel offers the perfect combination for blazing bat speed, the Mercy brings some serious, unapologetic firepower to the diamond. Take heed outfielders, the Mercy doesn’t take prisoners. The Clutch 2 End Cap should help add a few feet to contact made in the sweet spot, as it redirects impact energy right back into the sweet spot of the barrel.

MERCY

MERCY

2015 DeMarini Mercy Slowpitch Softball Bat

Assocation Approval: ASA

Barrel Length: 13″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXMSP-15

 

The One Series

The One’s are monsters, made with meaty 4.One Composite Barrels that are ready to dominate – day in and day out. After being so popular last year, DeMarini came through and brought these back for another crack. Enjoy!

ONE ASA/USSSA

ONE ASA/USSSA

2015 DeMarini One Slowpitch Softball Bat

Assocation Approval: Dual ASA/USSSA

Barrel Length: 13″

End Cap: Dish

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXONE-15

 

2015 DeMarini One Balanced Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat

ONE SENIOR BALANCED

ONE SENIOR BALANCED

Assocation Approval: SSUSA

Barrel Length: 13″

End Cap: Clutch 2

Price: $199.95

Product Code: WTDXSNB-15

 

2015 DeMarini One End Loaded Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat

ONE SENIOR END LOADED

ONE SENIOR END LOADED

Assocation Approval: SSUSA

Barrel Length: 12″

End Cap: Clutch 2

Price: $199.95

Product Code: WTDXSNE-15

 

 

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2015 Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup

Another year, another release of sick slowpitch bats from Easton. We’re going to dive into each bats construction, design, strengths & everything in between so you can be as informed as possible.

A lot of the talk will be about the Mako Torq making its way into the world of slowpitch softball, so let’s start there…

 

2015 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball BatSP15MBA-main $399.95

Models: Balanced/USSSA, Balanced/ASA, Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz

Already introduced to baseball and fastpitch softball, this is the Mako Torq’s 1st crack at slowpitch softball. The Torq is made as a 2-piece, constructed with Easton’s top of the line 100% TCT Composite. The CXN piece, returning from last year, centers the barrel-to-handle connection and is going to reduce vibration and redirect contact energy back to the sweet spot upon impact. What separates the Torq TORQ-ROTATIONfrom the rest of the pack is the 360 Technology located along the gauze grip at the bottom of the handle, which is placed specifically where your bottom hand grips the bat (see 2nd image on the right). So, as you swing the Torq, your bottom hand will easily rotate along with the bottom of the handle, allowing you to have the most comfortable & complete swing into and out of the hitting zone. In short, your squaring up more pitches – more often. The rotation can go either way, making it good for both right & left-handed hitters. Also, the Mako Torq is Brett Helmer’s 2015 Pro Model bat.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 5/5

 

2015 Easton Mako Realtree Slowpitch Softball Bat $349.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30ozEaston-Mako-Realtree-Softball-Bat-SP15MKU

The Mako Realtree from Easton, making its debut in the slowpitch world as well, comes in as the #2 bat in the Mako series. The Mako Realtree is basically a Mako Torq with a different paint job, but has 2 main structural differences. 1 – The Mako Realtree does NOT come with the 360 Torq rotation AND 2 – The Mako Realtree is end loaded and still has a long barrel design (the Mako Torq only has a long barrel design with its balanced models, not its end loaded models). So, if you’re a power hitter and you want a long barrel, then this is going to be your bat! And by the way, isn’t that Realtree look on the barrel awesome?!

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 5/5

 

Next up is the Raw Power series!

 

2015 Easton Raw Power Bryson Baker Balanced Slowpitch Softball Bat $299.95

Models: Balanced/USSSA, Balanced/ASA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28ozEaston-Bryson-Baker-Softball-Bat-SP15BBA

If you’re a contact hitter looking for swing speed and bat control, then the Bryson Baker is the Raw Power you’re going to want. Made balanced, Easton constructs the Bryson Baker Raw Power as a 2-piece that’s crafted out of 100% IMX Composite material. IMX is an advanced composite type (just a notch below the TCT Composite used with the Makos above) that’s going to optimize the barrel and increase overall performance throughout the bat. The CXN piece is used here as well, connecting the barrel to the SIC Black Carbon Handle. The SIC handle is patented by Easton and used to eliminate vibration for a better feel upon impact with the softball. This is a very impressive bat without all the extra bells and whistles of the Mako lineup, with the added benefit of not being as expensive.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 4.5/5

 

2015 Easton Raw Power Scott Kirby End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $299.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASAEaston-Scott-Kirby-Softball-Bat-SP15SKA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30oz

Made end loaded, the Scott Kirby Raw Power is for power hitters. The extra weight is precisely placed at the end of the barrel allowing hitters that can get this baby through the zone to mash with increased distances. This Scott Kirby (just like the Bryson Baker) has a 2-piece design using the CXN piece, is made out of 100% IMX Composite material & has the SIC Black Carbon Handle. This is the best end loaded bat in the Raw Power series, hands down.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 4.5/5

 

2015 Easton Raw Power Brian Wegman End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $249.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASAEaston-Brian-Wegman-Softball-Bat-SP15BWA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30oz

The Brian Wegman is the solo 1-piece bat in the Raw Power series, while still being made out of 100% IMX Composite material with a SIC Black Carbon Handle just like its counterparts (the Bryson Baker & Scott Kirby). Made end loaded, the Brian Wegman is designed for power hitters that want more mass at the end of the barrel, but don’t mind a single piece bat that gives them a little feedback upon contact with the softball.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 4/5

 

Lastly, Easton’s Salvo series for 2015…

 

2015 Easton Salvo End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $199.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASA, Loaded/USSSA+ASAEaston-Salvo-Softball-Bat-SP15SVA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz

The Salvo series of bats are all made with Single Piece designs constructed with 100% IMX Composite material. No special handle comes on these bats, just the IMX from the end of the barrel to the bottom of the handle. The Salvo is going to be your basic slow-pitch composite bat, giving you good material at a good cost. These 3 Salvos are also made for power hitters with their end loaded weight distribution.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 3.5/5

 

2015 Salvo Scandium End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $179.95

Model: Loaded/USSSA+ASAEaston-Salvo-Scandium-Softball-Bat-SP15SVS

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz

The Salvo Scandium is your price-point Single Piece bat, made out of THT100 Alloy material. THT100 is one of the better aluminum materials on the market, giving you decent durability and a sweet ping sound when you make contact with the softball. If you don’t want to break the bank, but want a producing bat, the Scandium is a great option for you. Also, the dual stamp approval is a plus, giving you flexibility with what softball association your league uses.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 3/5

 

2015 Easton Salvo SSUSA Balanced Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat $199.95

Model: Balanced/SSUSAEaston-Salvo-Senior-Softball-Bat-SP15SVSR

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30oz

This is Easton’s lone 2015 Senior slow-pitch bat, certified by 1.21 BPF and approved for SSUSA play. Just like the Salvos above (besides the Scandium), this Senior edition is made with a 1-piece design and constructed out of 100% IMX Composite material. However, this is the only evenly balanced Salvo model, made for SSUSA contact hitters who prefer improved bat control and increased swing speed as perks.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 3.5/5

 

 

 

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2016 Louisville Slugger Z4000 SlowPitch Softball Bat Line-Up

 

Z4000 USSSA BALANCED

Z4000 USSSA BALANCED

The 2016 Louisville Z4000 slow pitch bats come in six different flavors to cater to each individual’s tastes.  Starting with the balanced model Z4000 USSSA Balanced, which is a 100% composite bat made from the Pure 360 carbon fiber, that also incorporates the TRU3 – 3-piece Technology. Mixing these high end composites with the TRU3 will help direct any potentially lost energy of the swing back into the softball. This model has a balanced swing weight to make it more of a line drive/contact hitters softball bat. It has a tapered handle with a 12″ barrel length and a 2 1/4″ barrel diameter. This balanced model is approved for USSSA, NSA and ISA. The Z4000 Balanced USSSA is not allowed in ASA or ISF.

 

Z4000 BALANCED ASA

Z4000 ASA/USSSA BALANCED

The next softball bat in the group is the 2016 Z4000 ASA/USSSA Balanced . This bat is very similar to the previous slow-pitch bat save a few little differences. They both have the same composite & offer the TRU3 connecting piece that eliminates vibration and improves overall stiffness and feel. Where they differ, however, is that the ASA/USSSA Balanced is approved for all major softball associations. Louisville slugger was able to do this by using their Swing 1 inner Disc Technology, or ‘S1iD’. The S1iD is composed of two inner discs inserted into the sweet spot of the barrel to allow for maximum pop right out of the wrapper without having to wait for it to break in at all. This softball bat is approved for USSSA, ASA, NSA,ISA and ISF associations.

Z4000 USSSA END LOADED

Z4000 USSSA END LOADED

Now we have the Louisville Slugger Z4000 End Loaded USSSA . This is the exact same slow pitch bat as the first model mentioned but with an End Loaded weighting. This bat will be ideal for players who love to crush the ball over the fence & have the power+strength to use it. You get all the other great bells and whistles, just a little more inertia behind the ball. This Z4000 SBZ416U-E is approved for USSSA, NSA, and ISA. It is not approved for ASA or ISF.

 

 

Z4000 ASA END LOADED

Z4000 ASA/USSSA END LOADED

Next is the Louisville Slugger Z4000 ASA/USSSA End Loaded bat. This is exactly like the second softball bat talked about but it features an end load as well. Again great for the players who have enough strength to utilize the end loaded softball bat to help put some extra distance on the ball. This bat is approved for all major softball associations: USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA and ISF.

 

 

 

Z4000 USSSA POWER LOADED (SHOPPE BACKMAN EDITION)

Z4000 USSSA POWER LOADED (SHOPPE BACKMAN EDITION)

Finally we get to the heaviest end loaded bat Louisville makes in the Z4000 line up. With an extra half ounce end load, this Shoppe Backman model made for Louisville Sluggers own pro-sponsored team is ready to put some heavy damage on the ball. The Z4000 SBZ416U-PL is the hottest & heaviest Z4000 softball bat Louisville Slugger makes. Made with the same great features and aero space carbon fiber as the other Z4000’s, this USSSA slow pitch bat is a beast! Also approved for NSA and ISA softball associations.

 

 

HYPER-Z SSUSA SENIOR END LOADED

HYPER-Z SSUSA SENIOR END LOADED

The last Louisville softball bat to talk about here is the SSUSA Senior Z4000. This bat is also made with the Pure 360 composite material and the TRU3 connection technology. It has an end load like some of the other Z4000’s, but this SSUSA model is not restricted in the way other associations are. The gates have been opened wide in terms of performance for the manufacturers, so you will be getting a slow-pitch bat that tries to walk as close to the edge of maximum power without sacrificing the durability of the product. This Softball Bat is approved for SSUSA play only.

 

2016 Louisville Slugger Slowpitch Softball Bats Infographic

2016 Louisville Slugger Slowpitch Softball Bats Infographic

 

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Rotation Index & How to Break-In A Bat

We here at CheapBats.com have had a lot of questions recently like…

“How much should I rotate my bat between hits?”

“How do I properly break-in my composite bat?”

“What is DeMarini’s Rotation Index?”

These are all great questions that I am going to answer for you!

 

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An example of the 4 hitting surfaces of the DeMarini CF6. Each turn would be referred to as a “quarter turn”.

First off, let’s talk about rotating your bat properly. The ideal thing to do is, after each time you swing and make contact with the ball, rotate your bat by doing a “quarter turn”. This allows you to have 4 solid hits on 4 different spots on the face of the barrel before returning to the original hitting spot you started with. So, if you are at batting practice and hit 100 balls, each quarter part of the barrel is only absorbing 25 hits and ensures the bat lasts as long as it should. It can be tough to remember to do that, especially when you’re at batting practice, but just do the best that you can.

Now, let’s go over how to properly break-in a composite bat. Unlike aluminum/alloy bats, composite isn’t always so “hot right out of the wrapper”. Composite bats are hotter 1,000 swings in, so it’s understandable that the new standards force bat manufacturers to leave a little breathing room to be fair. So, in order to get your bat ready for game time, you should go through a break-in process to make sure you maximize your bats potential when it counts. Here is a suggested procedure to follow…

  • Hit 100 balls off of a tee

THEN

  • Hit 50 balls from a soft toss (get a coach or teammate to help you out)

THEN

  • Hit 50 balls at batting practice (live pitcher or batting cage)

Also, remember, while doing this break-in process make sure you still do the “quarter turn” between each hit. Once this process is completed your bat will be GAME READY!

Lastly, what is DeMarini’s Rotation Index? Well, it’s pretty much the same thing as the “quarter turn”, as it serves as an easy guide to follow so that you rotate your bat the amount that you are supposed to after each hit. It’s definitely a nice feature that should be taken advantage of.

If anybody has any further questions please feel free to comment on this blog or give one of our bat pros a call at 1 (800) 589-4487.

Rawlings BBCOR Baseball Bats for 2015

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2015 RX4 BBCOR

We here at Cheapbats.com are carrying four of Rawlings BBCOR models for any player ranging from the casual Sunday league player to the highly competitive college player. We start things off with their base model, the Rawlings RX4 BBCOR bat. At nearly a quarter of the price, the RX4 gives you a one piece alloy bat with the RX4 aluminum. This bat is very durable, and ideal for the player who is looking to have good time, and get a quality bat without having to break the bank.

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2015 5150 BBCOR Wood Composite

Next up is the 2015 Rawlings 5150 Wood Composite BBCOR Baseball Bat. This bat is for all the high school and college players looking to have a wood bat that won’t break on a bad pitch but still gives them the performance, and feel, of a classic wood bat. Really if you just enjoy hitting with a wood bat you will probably be pleased with this purchase.

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2015 5150 BBCOR Alloy

2015 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat  is Rawlings’ midlevel BBCOR bat. It features an radically engineered technologically larger sweet spot, and employs the Comp-lite end cap for wider swing speeds. Rawlings stuck with the 5150 BBCOR Alloy because of that bat’s wide reputation for power and durability. The 5150 commands respect across any diamond or field.

 

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2015 Velo BBCOR (Available in a Balanced & End Loaded Edition)

Now we get to the Rawlings Velo BBCOR, one of Rawlings’ high end high school and college bats.  Rawlings made some changes to the design of the barrel as well as the end cap. Using their “Precision Optimized Performance” or pOp™ they were able to thin the walls of the barrel to increase the sweet spot of the bat by 25%.  Top that off with Rawlings’ new Comp-lite End Cap, and you have a bat that has one of the fastest swing speeds in baseball. Rawlings made two versions of this model, one with an end load, and one with a balanced swing weight. Both are the same bat, yet the end loads are for the power hitters, while the balanced version is for your contact hitters.

 

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2015 Trio BBCOR – Rawlings’ #1 Bat for this season!

Now for Rawlings Flagship! Being one of the few three piece bats in the market, the Rawlings Trio BBCOR Baseball Bat is hot out of the wrapper and has all the bells and whistles featured on any of the best BBCOR bats in the market today. Coming in both an end loaded and balanced version.  The special three piece design actually absorbs vibration, taking away the unpleasant feedback from the hands, and directing it back into the sweet spot of the new “Precision Optimized Performance” barrel. It even has the same Comp-lite end cap of the Velo to make sure you get every little goody Rawlings had in its grab bag. If you have the disposable income to play with, this is a high end performance car all the way, and in the right hands, you might just find yourself leaving the yard with it.

 

 

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Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat

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2015 Velo BBCOR. Available at CheapBats.com!

We here at Cheapbats.com have recently had a chance to swing one of Rawlings’ best BBCOR bats of 2015. This all alloy BBCOR bat is made from Rawlings tried and true, aerospace aluminum that they have used in years past, but is now highly tuned with what Rawlings calls “Precision Optimized Performance” or “POP” for short. This is a process where they’ve taken alloy in the bat, and moved to other places in the handle and barrel, to increase bat speed, and create a larger more responsive sweet spot. Rawlings also added the “Comp-Lite” End Cap for better M.O.I which is just another fancy way to say faster swing speed. Rawlings has made two models for the 2015 BBCOR Velo. One with and End Load, for all you power hitters, and one with a balanced swing weight for all the contact hitters. I swung and liked both bats, and have almost nothing but good things to say about the Rawlings Velo. I really enjoyed the pop of the Velo, its comparable to any of the other top of the line BBCORs for 2015. I liked the weight distribution, looks, and overall feel of the Velo BBCOR and was impressed with the size of its sweet spot. I felt a little feedback in my hands on balls that weren’t hit properly but I can hardly complain about it. All the best BBCORs now more or less have some vibration reduction system in place, and the Velo’s were adequate. I’m really splitting hairs here trying to find something to say that wasn’t good on the Velo. All in all Rawlings has made in my opinion a strong performing bat for $100 dollars less than their top of the line BBCOR bat, the TRIO. The Rawlings BBCOR Velo is approved for college and high school play. Purchase the Balanced Velo BBCOR, or the End Loaded Velo BBCOR, from your friendly baseball retailer at Cheapbats.com today.

Mizuno Generation BBCOR Baseball Bat

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Mizuno Generation BBCOR Baseball Bat – Available at CheapBats.com!

The all new Mizuno Generation BBCOR bat is here and ready for action. Mizuno is excited to jump into the mix with their hot 2015 BBCOR this year, and their looking for the competition. Utilizing the most advance alloy Mizuno’s baseball department has, they made a BBCOR bat with electric pop.  To achieve a BBCOR barrel with the largest sweet spot possible, Mizuno came up with a patented wall thickness system that delivers one of the best BBCORs for 2015. The black and white Mizuno Generation bat offers a balanced swing weight that feels great, and makes it easy to get through the swing zone quickly. I was very impressed with the feedback, and response of the Generation. It had almost no vibration, which goes to show the lengths of how far Mizuno has taken this aerospace alloy BBCOR bat. The performance of this bat in the cages for me was impressive. I’ve swung several BBCOR models this year, and the only other BBCOR that had this big of a sweet spot was the Demarini CF7. I still think the CF7 is better, but only because of other features that make that bat a nearly endless joy to swing. The CF7 also costs more than twice as much as the Mizuno Generation BBCOR, so there’s that. Overall I really liked the Generation, and would have no disappointment if this was my BBCOR bat for the 2015 season. I know she’s not the most expensive girl to bring to the dance, but she sure knows how to have a good time.
Get your brand new 2015 BBCOR Mizuno Generation today from CheapBats.com!