Pros: Very balanced bat, flex like ash but pop like maple. Swing a 34" and has better pop than my BBCOR. Gave it 5 stars all the way around, will find out about the durability, only had it for a week but have hit with it everyday in mid 40 to 50's temp and ball still jumps with no sting.
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What is the spot on the black part of the bat for?
Asked by JLJ
The spot you're referring to is the Pro Ink Dot Test. The ink dot is placed on the bat taper to measure the slope of the grain. The lower the degree of slope will result in higher performance and durability of the bat, and MLB requires that all Ink Dot Certified bats have a slope that is no greater than 3 degrees.
Why choose Birch over Maple or Ash? Would this swing like a Marucci VW10?
Asked by Jk
The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Birch Wood Baseball Bat (WBVB14-71CBE Adult) will feature a very hard wood being part of the Prime series. The Marucci VW10 will also feature a very hard bone rubbed wood. The durability will be great on both.
Is there a big difference? I like the birch I13 but will it be a lot more heavy than this?
Asked by K
The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Birch Wood Bat: WBVB14-71CBE Adult is more balanced than the I13 model. You will be able to tell a difference in the weight.
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I was a little hesitant to buy online but my son convinced me to try it. I have to admit, everything went perfectly and the price was fantastic.
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