The 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 is going to be a new 12 ounce fastpitch softball bat. This light weight fastpitch bat will be ideal for the athlete who is a line drive, or slap hitter. The 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 has a terrific balanced feel and is made from 100% Pure 360 Composite material. The Pure 360 is made up of advanced LS-2X aerospace grade composite fibers, thinner than other composite fibers that have been used in times past.
This high end LS-2X carbon fiber material allows for the thinnest composite walls possible without sacrificing any of the classic rugged durability that Louisville Slugger loves to offer. Because Louisville used the LS-2X Pure 360 composite design, you can feel confident, that this two-piece bat, will not only drive the ball hard and far, to any part of the field you hit it to, but it’ll feel great in the process of doing so.
The two piece Louisville Slugger construction gives any fastpitch player an advantage over the competition. Not only will you notice a drastic reduction in vibration, but you will also be gaining the benefits of having more whip, with precise flex engineering to give you the greatest amount of pop, and trampoline effect possible. Louisville Slugger has always been a fastpitch industry leader, and their looking to bring more to every player. If you want an all composite fastpitch bat, that performs with the same kind of determination, and drive, that you do, consider the Louisville Slugger X12 as a great option in an already stacked fastpitch softball bat line up.
You can purchase your new 2015 -12 Louisville Slugger FPXL152 X12 Fastpitch Softball Bat from Cheapbats.com and any of their other great fastpitch softball bats.
How would you choose between the 2015 xeno and 2015 x12 for an 11 yr. old? She is 5’2″ and weighs 120 lbs. Very strong-but not quite a power hitter yet.
the Xeno’s -11oz and the X12 -12oz are both great options for her. The Xeno is built with better materials and will completely eliminate vibration in your daughter’s hands, but the X12 is a little lighter (-12oz is lighter than a -11oz, obviously).
Nonetheless, either one of those options should work well for her.
I’m looking at this x12 and the Easton fs3 for my daughter she’s moving into 8u this year. She’s 4’7″ 74# she’s stocky and uses her older sisters cf5 in the 31 19oz now but is a touch heavy. I want to get her the 30″ 18oz I’m one of these she has a powerful swing as far as torq in the hips and mid section but never really hit off the machine yet.
It’s going to come down to name brand preference honestly. They are both the same price at $199, have -12oz length to weight ratios & are made balanced for increased swing speed/improved bat control. I will say that Easton has the new CXN Zero piece that’s pretty great at eliminating vibration as they put a lot of their focus on that while making the 2015 fast-pitch lineup. You can’t go wrong either way though.
My 12 year old daughter is looking at the x12 and the Worth 2Legit. She is a pretty decent and consistent hitter. She really likes the feel of both bats and they both have good reviews. Has anybody used both bats and prefers one over the other and why?
They are both great bats with great reviews as you mentioned.. It’s going to come down to how heavy of a bat she wants/needs.
The 2 Legit comes in -9oz and -10oz models, while the X12 comes in a -12oz model. Typically Fastpitch Softball Bats are between -8oz and -13oz, with the -8oz being the heaviest and the -13oz being the lightest. So, that being said, if she wants the lighter side bat then the X12 -12oz is going to be perfect for her. If she wants a bat that’s middle of the road then the 2 Legit -10oz would be great. If she wants a bat on the heavier side then the -9oz 2 Legit would be a great option.
You can check out more info on these bats below:
X12 -12oz Fastpitch Bat http://www.cheapbats.com/shop/2015-louisville-slugger-x12-fastpitch-softball-bat-12oz-fpxl152-p-6551.html
2 Legit -10oz Fastpitch Bat http://www.cheapbats.com/shop/2015-worth-legit-fastpitch-softball-bat-10oz-fplgc-p-6361.html
2 Legit -9oz Fastpitch Bat http://www.cheapbats.com/shop/2015-worth-legit-fastpitch-softball-bat-9oz-fplgc9-p-6746.html
Also, it’s not always how old the player is… it’s more about what size they are & how strong they are in terms of creating bat speed during their swing. IF she can handle a heavier bat it benefits her in the fact that she will hit the ball further, but if she’s not strong enough to swing them yet then she will be slow through the zone and miss too often. When I say heavy, though, I don’t mean the -9oz, for example, is like a ton of bricks. But it is a noticeable difference.
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I have heard mixed reviews on the impact of bat weight on hitting performance; actually that the weight of the bat has much less impact on how far the ball travels than previously thought. In fact, I read one article that said girls should opt to swing the lightest bat possible rather than the heaviest they can handle. It’s velocity of the ball (pitch speed) coming into contact with the velocity (speed) of the swing, the latter being influenced by movement not by weight. Thoughts? I’m totally not sure what to believe anymore.
Obviously, pitch speed does play a factor in the distance of hits… However, it’s a fact that when swinging a bat you want the right amount of mass weight in the barrel, along with the right amount of bat speed to meet the ball to maximize your performance. However, you never want to have too much mass weight in the barrel if you cannot provide the proper amount of swing speed to meet the ball. You also don’t want to be losing distance if you’re strong enough to produce swing speed with a bat that has more mass weight in the barrel. It’s all about your strength and the type of hitter you are. Power hitters are usually stronger and can handle more mass weight in the barrel to their benefit, while contact hitters usually like a little less mass weight in the barrel and prefer more of a balanced weighting for increased swing speed and improved bat control.
The blog you’re commenting on is an X12 Fastpitch Softball Bat with a drop 12 length to weight ratio. This is a bat that doesn’t have a lot of mass in the barrel and has a balanced weighting, giving younger girls a bat that they can whip through the zone quickly.