2018 Louisville Slugger PXT, LXT, Xeno Fastpitch Bats Breakdown – What you need to know!

It’s new fastpitch softball bat season!

For 2018, Louisville Slugger looks to maintain their hold as the best selling fastpitch bat maker. We see minor tweaks on the LXT and Xeno, as well as an entirely new PXT at the never before seen price point of $399.99!

In 2018 the Xeno softball bat remains unchanged except for new graphics and and new ultra light weight X-Cap end cap. On the 2018 Xeno, the “low profile” design is said to give the batter an improved swing speed and better control of the bat at the plate. Xeno bats will be made in all of the same sizes and weights as previous years.

Available in: -8 ounce (extreme power hitters), -9 ounce (power hitters), -10 ounce (best seller), -11 ounce (contact hitters)

MAP Retail Price $299.95


2018 Louisville Slugger LXT

2018 Louisville Slugger LXTMuch like the Xeno, the 2018 LXT softball bat remains essentially the same as 2017. There is a new, updated look for 2018, and gets the new ultra light weight X-Cap low profile end cap to “improve swing speed and lengthen the barrel for a larger sweet spot”. Key features of the LXT that are not new but still worth pointing out are the PBF barrel technology that gives you a hot bat right out of the wrapper. Ultra balanced swing weight. TRU3 technology that helps kill felt vibration. The LXT was becoming a better seller than the Xeno in 2017. We are curious to see how the LXT compares to the new PXT and new, extremely popular 2018 Double Barreled Easton Ghost fastpitch bat at the same $349.95 price.

Available in: -8 ounce (extreme power hitters), -9 ounce (power hitters), -10 ounce (best seller), -11 ounce (contact hitters)

MAP Retail Price $349.95


2018 Louisville Slugger PXT2018 Louisville Slugger PXT

The PXT Softball Bat is now the top dog in the Louisville Slugger fastpitch lineup. The PXT is like an LXT with some added options for elite softball players.

  • New – PWR STAX barrel “evenly distributes the load on impact across the entire barrel” for “ultimate results”
  • “Power balanced” – Which means balanced more for a power hitter. Which means there is a slight mid/end load on the PXT.

Other than that, they PXT is pretty much the same as the LXT in all other regards… X-Cap, TRU 3 technology. We have not had the chance to swing the PXT yet, so we can’t give our expert opinion yet. Another note is the PXT will not come in a minus 11 ounce length to weight ratio, which makes sense as the PXT is not as balanced as the Xeno and LXT.

Available in: -8 ounce (extreme power hitters), -9 ounce (power hitters), -10 ounce (generally the best seller)

MAP Retail Price $399.95

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2018 DeMarini CFX Fastpitch Softball Bat Lineup

2018 DeMarini CFX Fastpitch Softball Bat is made with a 2-piece bat construction, while being crafted with 100% Paraflex composite material. Paraflex gives you 22% stronger composite when being compared to the Paradox composite that DeMarini used in previous years, which allows the bats to be built with a more precise weight distribution. The 3Fusion Technology is what makes the CF bats top notch, year in and year out, as the barrel-to-handle connection gives the bat an overall great feel, while also elimination unwanted sting/vibration energy from reaching the hands.
The CFX has six different models this year, compared to 7 last year. The model that was eliminated was the Hope -10, which was a mimic model of the regular Balanced -10, but with a purple color scheme that had a percentage of the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. However, they have scrapped that model this year, and are just going with the 6 models. They are all listed below, with specs and images, so you can figure out which CFX is the one for you!

 
 

2018 DeMarini CFX -8oz WTDXCF8-18
2018 DeMarini CFX -8oz WTDXCF8-18
The CFX -8 is perfect for elite power hitters that can handle a heavier bat. With the smallest length to weight ratio in the CFX class, this monster gives extra power to the pro and college players that can generate a ton of bat speed.

  • End-Loaded Swing Weight
  • 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameter
  • -8oz Length to Weight Ratio
  • MAP Retail Price $349.95

 
 

2018 DeMarini CFX -9oz WTDXCFF-18
2018 DeMarini CFX -9oz WTDXCFF-18
Ideal for the heavy hitting high school and college fastpitch softball athletes, this CFX -9 brings more mass, power, and durability to the box than ever before! This bat was made game ready from day one with a sweet spot that extends all the way down the barrel, giving big time performance to big time players.

  • End-Loaded Swing Weight
  • 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameter
  • -9oz Length to Weight Ratio
  • MAP Retail Price $349.95

 
 

2018 DeMarini CFX -10oz WTDXCFP-18
2018 DeMarini CFX -10oz WTDXCFP-18
DeMarini’s CFX -10 balanced bat is the most popular in the lineup, and now are built with the full complement of the 3Fusion Technology System, from knob to end cap. Bringing a balanced swing weight together with the ultimate performance, this stick has the power to let you crush with confidence.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameter
  • -10oz Length to Weight Ratio
  • MAP Retail Price $349.95

 
 

2018 DeMarini CFX Slapper -10oz WTDXCFA-18
2018 DeMarini CFX Slapper -10oz WTDXCFA-18
For those left-handed speedy slappers, this CFX -10 Slapper is the perfect bat. The long 14″ barrel length provides maximum plate coverage and is weighted more towards the hands, ultimately providing optimal barrel control and incredibly fast swing speed. But here’s the kicker – when you don’t want to slap, this bat can fill the role of a lighter swinging -10 with enough mass and pop to drive the ball to the wall for the ultimate element of surprise.

  • 14″ Barrel Length
  • Light & Balanced Swing Weight
  • 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameter
  • -10oz Length to Weight Ratio
  • MAP Retail Price $349.95

 

2018 DeMarini CFX Insane -10oz WTDXCFI-18
2018 DeMarini CFX Insane -10oz WTDXCFI-18
This CFX Insane is an end-loaded version of the balanced -10, as it brings crazy pop to the plate for those fastpitch softball players ready to take their power to another level.

  • End-Loaded Swing Weight
  • 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameter
  • -10oz Length to Weight Ratio
  • MAP Retail Price $349.95

 
 

2018 DeMarini CFX -11oz WTDXCFS-18
2018 DeMarini CFX -11oz WTDXCFS-18
The CFX -11 bat from DeMarini is the lightest offering in the 2018 lineup, and the perfect bat for younger players who want to take their game to the next level. Built with a strong, responsive Paraflex Composite barrel, that combines extremely well with the 3Fusion Technology System in the handle, giving you the perfect bat for the developing player.

  • Light & Balanced Swing Weight
  • 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameter
  • -11oz Length to Weight Ratio
  • MAP Retail Price $349.95

 
 
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