The Louisville Slugger brand has been synonymous with the game of baseball since they introduced their first wood bat 129 years ago. From Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, the Louisville Slugger logo has left its mark on the great game of baseball. This season, tradition meets innovation as Louisville Slugger unveils an updated version of their classic logo.
The new Louisville Slugger logo is first being rolled out on their newest M9 and MLB Prime models which will feature harder wood for top of the line performance. The new wood drying and processing methods result in a harder wood that will not only be higher performing, but also more durable. Here are a few of the MLB’s best players who will continue to make their own mark with the new Louisville Slugger logo.
Louisville Slugger is recalling the following models of the oneX: FP136, FP1369 and FP1368. The reason for the recall is because Louisville Slugger has become aware of a manufacturing issue that has compromised the durability of the oneX which can potentially result in cracking between the handle and barrel. In order to protect the players and maintain their reputation as one of the worlds best bat manufacturer’s, Louisville Slugger has taken the proactive step of recalling the 2013 oneX.
Louisville Slugger is requesting that customers contact them directly through their Customer Service Department at 1-800-282-2287 to discuss the issue further and so they can explain the replacement options. Louisville Slugger has put in place a number of great options for replacements, one of which being the 2013 Xeno. They are also requesting that customer check www.slugger.com/fastpitch for continual updates.
At JustBats.com we pride ourselves in standing behind our manufacturer’s and their great products. We also take pride in providing the best customer service experience possible and making unfortunate situations such as this as painless as possible for our great customers. With that being said, our staff has put in place a number of great options for the oneX recall as well. For more details please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department at 1-866-321-2287, via Live Chat, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They’ve been waiting all year. Early morning weights before class and late night sessions in the cage have led up to this moment. College baseball and softball players across the nation are lacing up their cleats and stepping into the batter’s box to begin the 2013 season and reap the benefits of their off-season work. The top baseball and softball programs in the nation will battle to stay at the top, while other programs fight to etch their name in the record books.
Check out the top 5 ranked teams in Division 1 baseball and softball and the bats they will be using this season. Also, be sure to submit your photos and videos for a chance to win a $25 or $300 gift card in our JustBats.com Gift Card Give Away!
The agony. We’ve all been there and felt it. Standing in front of a wall, staring at hundreds of bats, head spinning, wondering which bat is the best. Hoping you don’t make a bad decision. Don’t you wish you could take batting practice with every bat to make sure you choose the one that’s best for you? Well Louisville Slugger is going to give you that chance with its National Demo Day.
This Saturday, February 9th at locations all over the United States, Louisville Slugger is allowing you to take batting practice with every baseball and softball bat in their arsenal. We’re not talking dry cuts or swings off a tee, actual batting practice against live pitching in a cage. Can you imagine how awesome it’ll be to hit a bat and know it has good pop before you have to buy it?
After you’ve hit your favorite Louisville Slugger, you can be sure to find it at JustBats.com! We offer free shipping, no sales tax when shipping outside the state of Missouri and expert customer service if you have questions or are looking for recommendations.
Do you want your swing to be featured on JustBats.com so you can show your friends? Submit a picture or video of you hitting at the Demo Day and we’ll put it on our site and enter you for a chance to win a $25 or $300 JustBats.com gif card! Even better, write us a review of the Louisville Slugger that you hit and submit it to email@example.com. If it’s good enough for us to use on our blog, we’ll send you a $300 JustBats.com gift card!
One of the most common questions we receive at JustBats.com is, “what is the difference between Junior Big Barrel and Youth Big Barrel?” This is a great question and can be confusing to players or parents shopping for a new bat. Don’t worry, we’re here to help!
Junior Big Barrel bats most commonly have a 2 ¾” barrel diameter with length to weight ratios between -10 and -12. They are designed for use by players between the ages of 4-8. Junior Big Barrel bats are designed for use in Coach Pitch leagues only. The reason for this is that the barrel walls are extremely thin. If they are used in Kid Pitch or Machine Pitch leagues, they have a much higher likelihood of becoming defective (dents/cracks). The 2 ¾” barrel, combined with the light weight, make them perfect bats for kids just starting to develop their swing. Take a look at some of our most popular Junior Big Barrel bats.
Youth Big Barrel bats most commonly have a 2 ⅝” barrel diameter with length to weight ratios between -5 and -10. They are designed for use by players between the ages of 8-13. Youth Big Barrel bats are often referred to as “Senior League” bats. These bats are used as a stepping stone to the Adult BBCOR bats used in high school and college that have a -3 length to weight ratio. There are more options in manufacturers, bat construction and bat types in the Youth Big Barrel category because they can be used in more leagues. Here are some of our hottest Youth Big Barrel bats.
For more information, be sure to check out our Bat Resource Guide where you’ll find useful Bat Care tips as well as a Sizing Chart to see what size will best fit you. Also, be sure to click HERE for details on how to take advantage of our Free Shipping!
Are you looking for a bat to take your game to the next level but don’t want to break the bank? If so, check out our selection of Demo Bats for some HUGE savings!
You are most likely asking yourself, “What is a Demo Bat?” The answer is simple; a Demo Bat is a bat that has been gently used and sold at a discounted price. Many of the bats in the Demo Bats section of our website have been used for our in-house product videos and research. The discounted price is determined by the condition of the bat. Most of the Demo Bats we offer are like new. There are no structural flaws (dents/cracks) or performance issues unless otherwise noted, rather the flaws are usually cosmetic.
Because the Demo Bats have been used, there is no manufacturer’s warranty like there is with new bats. However, a Demo Bat purchased through JustBats.com has a two-week trial period from the date of purchase. If you receive your Demo Bat and decide you don’t like the look or performance, you can return it, no questions asked, for a full refund.
The selection of our Demo Bats changes daily, so be sure to check them out regularly along with other can’t miss deals on our Closeout Bats and Bat Packs! Here are some of our most popular Demo Bats currently available at JustBats.com!
Hailing from the birthplace of the modern day baseball bat, Louisville, Kentucky, and featured in Adult BBCOR and -9 & -5 Senior League models, the 2013 Louisville Slugger EXOGRID 3.
Keys to Victory: The EXOGRID 3 is a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight. By incorporating AC21 Scandium Alloy into the design, Louisville Slugger can outfit the EXOGRID 3 with a thinner barrel wall without sacrificing durability. With 1” Flex-Band technology inserts, the EXOGRID 3 has one of the lowest swing weights on the market. The LS-2X composite inserts in the handle create a stiff feel for enhanced control.
Hitting out of Orlando, FL and featured in Adult BBCOR and -10 & -8.5 Senior League models, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype.
Keys to Victory: The new Prototype from RIP-IT comes ready to hit with its one-piece alloy design and balanced swing weight. The Prototype features a larger sweet spot than its predecessor, the Prototype II, and has been acoustically tuned to feel better and go farther than ever before. RIP-IT’s R1 Alloy creates a thinner wall design while still offering performance and durability. The Contact grip is designed to provide excellent grip with incredible vibration control and extreme durability.
The Prototype features RIP-IT’s 400-day manufacturer’s warranty as well as the unique 30-Day Love It or Return It policy. That means you have 30 days to use the Prototype and make sure its perfect for you. If you don’t absolutely love it, you can return for for a full refund.
There you have it, the specs for two of the baddest one-piece bats currently on the market. So which one do you think is the best? Submit your own written review to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a $25 JustBats.Com gift card. Are you a budding ESPN announcer in the making? If so, submit a video review and you could win a $300 JustBats.com gift card if we use it on our blog.
Generating power and feel are important aspects to consider when creating an incredible fastpitch bat. Louisville Slugger has done this, and more, with the creation of the oneX and the latest edition of the Xeno.
The oneX is a new addition to Louisville Slugger’s 2013 fastpitch lineup and the early reviews are hot! The oneX is a two-piece design and uses S1iD composite technology which allows for a flexible, more forgiving barrel with an incredibly large sweet spot and balanced feel. The oneX also features the new T2 Technology. This straighter, thicker rubber ring strengthens the link between the barrel and handle and produces a trampoline-like spring and dramatically reduces vibration. Check out what Ruff Ryder had to say about the oneX:
The Xeno is back for another year of plate domination. The S1iD technology allows the barrel to flex to its maximum performance level without any break-in period. Its two-piece design uses thinner, high-strength LS-2X composite fibers which reduce the wall thickness, creating better performance while maintaining durability. The Xeno has cool new graphics, a balanced swing weight and will change your game, but don’t take our word for it:
Louisville Slugger has made the 2013 Omaha one of the most balanced bats on the market. The weight is evenly distributed throughout the bat which results in an increase in bat speed. An increase in bat speed equals an increase in power. In addition to the balanced feel, the ultra-stiff handle allows for more flex in the barrel to create an improved trampoline effect.
Louisville Slugger didn’t limit its new technology to the handle and the barrel. The 2013 Omaha is “capped” off with a new, two-color endcap designed to prevent the loss of energy when contact is made with the ball. The two-color endcap traps the energy created at contact in the barrel to give you an even bigger advantage at the plate.
In a baseball and softball bat market of ever increasing technology the recurring questions always come back to one-piece bats vs. two-piece bats. Which is better for a power hitter? Which is better for a contact hitter? What are the benefits to one over the other? Unfortunately there are no black and white answers to these questions because every hitter has their own preferences, but there is a clear difference in constructions and technology between one-piece bats and two-piece bats. We at JustBats.com are here to provide you with the facts to allow you to make the most informed decision possible. Here are the facts.
First we should lay the groundwork starting with the basic difference in construction of the two bats. A one-piece bat is developed as one continuous piece of metal. A two-piece bat is created in two sections, the barrel and the handle, which are bonded together. Now that we know how they are constructed we can move onto the science behind the two construction methods.
One-piece bats provide little or no give and have a stiff feel when contact is made with the ball. Due to the fact that one-piece bats have a very minimal amount of flex at contact, little or no energy is lost which results in more power. For this reason, one-piece bats are preferred by stronger players with above average bat speed such as a power hitter.
Two-piece bats provide more flex at contact with the ball. The two-piece construction creates a “whip” effect that results in an increase in bat speed. An increase in bat speed results in an increase in power. For this reason players with average or below average bat speed such as a contact hitter, prefer two-piece bats .