The softballs have flown out of the park, and the verdict is in here at Cheapbats.com! The 2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat is cut from a different cloth than all the competitors, but supplies the same quality craftsmanship and performance you have come to love and expect from Louisville Slugger. Relentlessly tested in the lab and on the field, Louisville Slugger has defied expectations and made the 2015 Xeno fastpitch bat even better than it was before.
The 2015 Xeno is crafted from Louisville Slugger’s Pure 360 Composite material. This blend of high-strength graphite fibers allows for the placement of many thin layers of composite in the barrel without increasing the thickness of the walls. The end result is a well balanced, highly durable and responsive softball bat. Using their S1iD technology, an aluminum disc is inserted in the barrel to give this fastpitch softball bat the flexibility and pop needed to make solid contact every time.
The barrel and handle are joined together with Louisville Slugger’s iST technology. This solid connection allows for maximum response and an extra added feeling of control at the plate. The 2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno is truly one of the best two-piece fastpitch bats available today. No matter what type or size player you are, there is a 2015 Xeno that is right for you.
2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat:
- 100% Pure 360 Composite
- S1iD aluminum disc insert in the barrel
- iST Technology connects the handle to the barrel
- Two-piece design
- Available in a -11, -10, -9 and -8 length to weight ratio
- Backed by a One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
Still can’t decide if the Xeno is the right fastpitch softball bat for you? Contact one of our Bat Experts and let them answer any and all questions you might have. It is our goal to provide you with confidence in both your purchase and in your performance on the field.
I know the demarini cf6 is end loaded for powerhitter but how does it compare to the xeno when it comes to power… Will it meet my expectations of the balls going far?
The DeMarini Insane is end loaded, while the other CF6 fastpitch bats are more balanced. That being said, the Xeno and the CF6/CF7 all have amazing pop and performance, and you will absolutely not be disappointed with such high end bats.
The xeno as I know has amazing pop. I have the 2014 xeno and it is amazing. I am about to get the 2015 addition. Im so ready to see how it does. Im a 14 year old hitting balls over the fence left and right. We will see what I cam do with a 2015 xeno.
Here is my take. My daughter plays A Level 10U and is a big power hitter for a smaller girl. Her CF5 exploded a few weeks ago so I decided to order her the new Xeno -11 30/19 the same size and weight of her CF5. She also has a CF7 31/20 that is a bit too heavy for her but I got that on a golf Driver swap with a friend. I could tell right away that the new Xeno does not have that trampoline effect that the Demarini’s does when she was at batting practice. So I did my own test. I tossed to myself and hit with her Xeno and her CF7. The CF7 was easily going over 10-15 yds further than the new Xeno 2015 -11. It was just my test and my review but the CF7 has more trampoline effect. You have to swing out of your shoes to get the Xeno to go as far as the CF7. Just my 2cents.
I just bought the 2015 xeno, is it eligible to use right now in 2014?
That’s a great question! Thank you for asking.
Yes, the 2015 Xeno is eligible for use during the 2014 season and is approved for play in all major fastpitch softball associations. So go ahead and rip that wrapper off and start enjoying that brand new bat of yours!
If you have any other questions or concerns, please leave another comment or contact a Cheapbats specialist at 1 (800) 589-HITS.
I have the 2013 Xeno and I fell in love with it immediately. The pop of it is out of this world! I was just wondering of the pop of the 2015 is the same and if not better. Thank you
Each year Louisville Slugger improves the Xeno, so the 2015 should have more pop, less vibration and be an overall better performing bat in comparison to the 2013 model. You’re welcome!
I just purchased the new 2015 Xeno for my 11 year old daughter and could tell immediately a difference in her hitting. Her batting has improved, luv the bat.
Glad your daughter loves the bat, Renee! That’s great news.
I just bought the 2015 model xeno and I have heard several comments about the bat breaking in real easy is it true?
Robert, the Xeno is a 100% Composite bat, so it’s not fully broken-in until you put 200+ hits on it. You can accomplish the 200+ hits with a combination of live batting practice and/or soft toss. However, for a composite bat, the Xeno does perform well out of the wrapper.
My daughter’s team had a unique event just prior to their high school softball game last night. The umpires performed an equipment check and disqualified 6 of their 8 bats just prior to game time. Four of the six bats were 2015 Xeno bats, two of which were within 2 weeks of purchase. Their reason given was excessive “wobble”. While I have seen bats disqualified for dings and flat spots, I have never heard of the disqualification for wobble unless it is dangerous such as the two part construction coming apart. This instance seems absurd to me. Please educate me on what they may have felt and misinterpreted so that I may be able to intelligently ask questions should this happen again. Mike
Mike, it is standard for the umpire to do an equipment check before a game, but disqualifying 6 of 8 bats is very odd. If the bats do in fact have a wobble (as if the 2-piece construction is coming loose or something) then I would contact Louisville Slugger and take advantage of the One Year Warranty that comes with it, assuming you have a warranty on them. As far as asking questions to the umpire next time, I would go above the umpire and speak with the league association and get to the bottom of it. These bats have been made to play in High School Fastpitch Softball, among other Fastpitch Softball leagues.
Hello! I am interested in purchasing the Xeno
2015 model and have heard wonderful things. I currently swing a 34/24 -10 end loaded DeMarini and I love it. Is the Xeno end loaded as well??
All Xeno Fastpitch softball bats are made with balanced swing weights to give you fast swing speed and improved bat control. If you prefer end-loaded bats, then the Xeno probably isn’t the best fit for you.
Daughter’s 2014 bought Jan 2015 lasted less than 9 months broke a joint, great bat but the Xeno has a history of breaking. Expensive to begin with very if I wont last a year.
The Xeno does come with a full one year manufacturer warranty, so you should be able to enjoy a brand new Xeno with just 3 months left on the warranty (since you had it for 9 months). Bats in general do tend to break down sometimes, but the warranty gives you the peace of mind you need. We actually have not had many complaints about the durability of the Xeno or the new Xeno Plus.
I have researched bat reviews, forums, blogs, talked to players and would like to ask you for your opinion. Which Xeno and Demarini fastpitch bat do you think is the hottest? I know Cheapbats.com is a retailer of both and indeed sales more of the newest model but, it’s hard for me to believe that the latest is always the best. I have purchased several demarini, Easton, Xeno, Anderson and to me none of the newer models exceed the 2011 – 2013 bats. And if so why are the older bats so sought-after by players?
Xeno 2012 & 2013
Easton Stealth 2011 (most other have been added to the ban list)
I would love to hear your thoughts. My Team wants to know who and which models are truly the best!
The 2013 Xeno was one of the most popular fastpitch softball bats of all-time, no question about it. The Stealth & CF5 are both memorable, too. As far as the bats made for 2016 – they’re all great as well. They are made with mostly the same designs as the older models, with a new paint scheme & slight improvements here and there based on consumer feedback that’s implemented each and every year. Each bat is made to max out the performance standard while still staying at the legal limit in terms of exit speed during bat performance testing.
For 2016 – Louisville Slugger LXT Plus, Louisville Slugger Xeno Plus, DeMarini CF8, and Easton Mako have had some great customer reviews that you can view on our website CheapBats.com.
If you have any further questions please feel free to comment back OR give us a call at 1 (800) 589-4487.
I am considering purchasing 2015 Xeno model. I also have some concerns, such as the possible breaking of it. My friend had the exact same bat, unfortunatly it broke. I have a CF5 from DeMarini and a CF7 but we are selling the CF7 because of the size. I have a question about sand balls and wether I should keep my CF5 so I can hit the sand balls on that so I dont damage my Xeno. Thank you!