Pros: Miken does not get nearly as much hype as a few of the other brands when it comes to fastpitch bats. As a result, you end-up with a better bat for the money as you are not paying for hype. These are great bats for developing, competitive players and for rock-stars with parents not quite ready to drop $300+. What you get is a quality bat, single piece, done right. No bells and whistles. They are pretty hot right out of the box. I have a 12U daughter who has selected this bat as a replacement of a previous Rain that they loved
Cons: I have not seen this, but talking to a few college coaches that I know, this bat tends to be hot from the box and gets hotter. They tend to fail compression testing. This won't be an issue for any player at the non collegiate level or where compression testing is not performed. Great bat for 10 to 14U players IMO.