Pros: Came out of the box as expected. Had great pop, great feel, great looks. There is no way for me to grade durability but without question the rest of the grading criteria = 5 stars. We are replacing a 2012 Xeno with a 34" bat. We were a little unsure of what to do, buy 2014 or buy the 2012. It's hard to tell about how others may judge a bat which only adds to the confusion so I really tried to be an open book for this review since there are no other reviews. We are very happy with the 2014 Xeno. In addition to the Xeno, we also bought the LXT since it has a 30 day promise. I hit outfield fungo so I could personally get a feel for how the ball jumped off the '12 Xeno, '14 Xeno and LXT. Without a doubt, hands down, the '14 Xeno had more pop than the LXT. As a matter of fact the '12 Xeno had just as much, if not more, and there is no telling how many 1,000's of balls the '12 has had hit. Sorry LXT but you will be going back to where you came from.
Pros: We have been waiting for this bat debut since early summer. My daughter loved her 2012 Xeno, but had issues with the 2013.
When LS said they were going to make the 2014 more durable, my thinking was this is not going to have the same pop - WRONG!
1) Hot out of the wrapper
2) Totally agree that 2014 has the pop as the 2012
3) Daughter loves the graphic and color
4) Large sweetspot with no vibration.
5) Very well balance.
As a Dad and ex baseball player, I also had to see for myself. I also hit outfield practice rotating several bats that the girls had and happy to report this finished very high!
Keeping my fingers crossed on the durability. That the reason I gave it a 3.
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My daughter is 5 foot 2 inches, 145 lbs and is 17 yrs old. What size would you recommend?
Asked by Jeff
Based on her height and weight we would recommend getting the Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN14-RR) in a 32 inch.
We just purchased a new 2015 Xeno -11 for our daughter and it rattles when she makes contact. is this normal?
Asked by Jared
It is possible for both the Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN14-RR) and the 2015 Louisville Slugger XENO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN151) you had purchased that the glue used in constructing the composite barrel will bead up, dry and break off on the interior of the bat. It does create an alarming rattling sound, however the performance of the bat should not be affected.
My daughter is 5'2", 110 lbs., and is 11 yrs old. Is the Xeno, -10, 31" good for her?
Asked by Travie
Based on her height and weight, our Bat Coach recommends a 32" Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN14-RR). Sizing is definitely preferential, so if she would feel more comfortable using a 31" bat, that is definitely something to take into consideration.
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Description for Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN14-RR
Many of the best teams in college and high school softball were swinging the Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno this past year! That's because they learned the old fashioned way which bat was the hottest: through thousands of hours of practice and play. The dedication that Louisville Slugger put in to create the Xeno design really shines through in this year's model, and it all starts with S1iD Technology. This technology actually allows the barrel to be tuned to exceed the legal ball exit speed ratio. The catch is that a governor is placed inside that allows the barrel to flex to its MAXIMUM allowable performance from SWING 1. The Xeno is made from Louisville Slugger's innovative new Pure 360 Composite, yet due to the S1iD technology, it needs ABSOLUTELY ZERO BREAK-IN! The Xeno features an iST design that gives this bat a solid connection between the barrel and handle. iST provides players a bat with a solid feel and HUGE sweetspot, while absorbing vibrations from mis-hit balls before they reach the hands. With a tacky synthetic grip a 7/8 inch handle, the Xeno will give players absolute control at the plate. If you are a fastpitch player looking for THE top-of-the-line bat this season, look no further than the TPS Xeno! Louisville Slugger: In a Class Above Any Other! The Xeno is approved by ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA and ISF. This bat comes with a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
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