Pros: Looks good & nice grip.
Cons: I was surprised to see this bat had a couple good reviews. Bought it three months ago and my 8 yr old has now had plenty of time to break it in. I pitch to our 8U team, so I get a good feel when the ball comes off hot or a flat from the various bats on the team. This bat is a big thud. A few boys have used it, and in comparison to the balls they hit with their Eastons & Louisville Sluggers, the ball just doesn't jump off this Miken. I can't return it because it has held up. I just have to bite the bullet this year on the money lost, and not go back to it.