Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat: FP13X
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Is the 2013 TPS Xeno approved for the new 2014 USSSA rule? No one seems to be able to tell me.
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno (FP13X) is approved in USSSA for 2014.
Why can't I find a 2013 30/20 blue Xeno bat?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch is a discontinued model and is no longer in production because the 2014 models are available. It will most likely be tough finding the 30" 20 oz. model of the 2013. Most retailers will have sold most of their stock of 2013 models, and we unfortunately only have the 33" left.
What is the difference between a composite bat and an aluminum bat if their the same ounces?
Composite bats will require a break in period while alloy bats are hot right out of the wrapper. We recommend around 150 swings off the tee or soft toss and make sure you rotate the barrel a quarter of an inch every 15 swings. Composite bats once broken in will generally out perform the alloy barrel bats.
Is this bat legal for Misshsaa slow pitch?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat is made for women's fastpitch softball. I would check with your league official or coach to see if you can use fastpitch bats in your slow pitch league.
How does the M2 Pride bat compare to the Xeno as far as break-in and pop on the bat?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch uses the same LS-2X composite as the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS M2 Pride: FP13M2 Fastpitch, but features S1iD Technology for a shortened break-in and iST Connection Technology for a smooth feel on contact and extended sweet spot. The Xeno is also a -10 length to weight ratio, whereas the M2 Pride is lighter at a -12.
Is it legal in Mississippi high school softball?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat is approved for play in USSSA and ASA. It should be fine for your high school league.
Is this bat legal in the NCAA?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch is legal in NCAA.
I'm looking for a 2013 TPS Xeno. Do you have any 32" 22 oz.? Any idea when the 2014 Xeno bat will be released?
We are currently out of stock in the 2013 TPX Xeno in the 32" 22 oz. size. We will not be getting any more until the expected release date of the 2014 models on 11-1-2013.
Will there be a 33" 24 oz. -9 in the 2014 Xeno? If so, why can I not find it when trying to pre order one?
There will be a -9 2014 Xeno. We don't have an exact release date on the bats yet, so we will not start prebooking them at this time.
My daughter is 15, 5' 4", and weighs 130 lbs. What size do you recommend? Will this bat have a good strong result even on a bad hit?
Based off of your daughters size she should be using a 32" bat, but we only have the 33" Xeno in stock. The bat is top of the line, so you will not find a bat that performs higher.
If I am a contact hitter, would you recommend the Xeno or the LXT? When will you get the 2014 Xeno and LXT in stock?
We don't have the specifications for the new LXT or Xeno yet, but the bats will be in stock in August.
Is there any difference in the 2013 xeno and the 2011 other than paint scheme?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch uses new LS-2X composite compared to the 2011 Xeno.
Will there be a 2014 Xeno?
The 2014 Xeno bats will be released in the fall of 2013.
Was wondering if you had an idea when the smaller ones would be available, 29"? We played against a team this weekend that had one and they pounded the ball! Thank you.
We will not be receiving more inventory of the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch. It has been discontinued.
I just bought the 2013 Xeno bat for my daughter and it doesn't seem to have any pop to it.
If you feel the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch has a defect you can contact Louisville Slugger for a warranty replacement at 800-282-2287.
Don't you carry a 34" in a -10 or -9?
Our website is "real-time" and reflects our current inventory. We did carry the 34" model of the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat, but we do not expect to receive any other size options.
Do you have this bat in stock: Xeno 34/26?
This bat, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat, is a -10 model. We do currently have the -8 TPS Xeno: FP13X8 available in the 34" 26 oz. model: http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-louisville-slugger-tps-xeno--fp13x8-fastpitch/16485/
I have the 2012 Louisville Slugger Xeno, 33" 23 oz. and when I shake it, it makes a rattle sound inside. The Endcap seems tight. Should I start looking for a new bat?
It seems like it has been damaged in some way. If it is still covered under the 12 month manufacture warranty I would call Louisville Slugger at 800-282-2287. If it has been longer then that then I would look into the new 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch.
Do you have this bat in stock, XENO 33/23?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch is available in a 33" 23 oz.
My daughter has one of these 2013 Xeno bats. It's a demo and was given to her by a college team that uses it for batting practice. It has a bad rattle to it like a can of spray paint. It is a hot bat right now but is there anything I can do to it to stop the rattle in it? Like pop the end cap off and remove the rattling. Someone told me to stuff it with cotton balls and glue it back on. What do you think?
I would not mess with any part of the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat. If you take the end cap off it will damage the bat. Just because there is a rattle does not mean the bat's performance will suffer. The manufacturer reps. have mentioned that to us many times here. I would leave it be.
I got my Xeno two years ago. I love the bat, but a lot of people have been telling me that it is broken. It has a distinct sound but that's how all the Xeno bats sound. How can I tell whether or not my bat is dead?
There's no sure-fire way, but if you noticed the sound is not right or different from what it used to be, then it may be dead. You'll also see a significant drop in performance as a dead bat will not have the original pop. Also, I would look closely for hairline cracks and look and feel for small dents as well as the end cap to see if it is loose or cracked.
My granddaughter is 12 years old and has been using her friends Xeno 34/24. She's about 150 lbs. so she has some power. If she makes contact, the ball flies, if not strikes out. I'm trying to buy her a Xeno bat and would like your suggestion if the 34/24 is too heavy for her.
If she is stronger than average and has good swing speed with her friend's 34" 24 oz. Xeno, then she would be just fine sticking with a 34" 24 oz. 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X.
I am confused here. The 2013 is now discontinued?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch is discontinued. However, we will be receiving a limited supply in the next two weeks.
Umpires would not allow daughter to use her 2013 XENO because it is cracked. She thought it had lost it's pop and was broken but loves it and still wanted to use it until it totally died. So, it is still under warranty for another month. I looked at your site and several others as well as Louisville site and it looks like they are out of stock and not being made. How will they honor this warranty and I wonder how long it will take to replace the broken bat? Daughter is disappointed because season is just gearing up.
The time it takes to replace a bat under warranty varies week by week and even day by day. I recommend contacting our Customer Support Team at 1-866-321-2287.
Why can we not get the 33" 23 oz. Xeno? The Louisville website even says it is discontinued.
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat is a discontinued model and is no longer being produced. The next model bat in that line will be the 2014 oneX which is scheduled to be released this fall.
Is the 2013 Xeno NSA and USSSA approved for 2013 year?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat does possess the new NSA and USSSA approval stamps for the 2013 year.
Is this the model that was banned or is it the new model?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno is what Louisville has been replacing the Louisville One X with.
When will the 2014 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno come out? We have a 2012, but are waiting for the new ones to come out.
Look for the 2014 Louisville Slugger TPX Xeno's to be out in September of 2013
Hi. I'm looking for a 2012 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno fastpitch bat. Do you guys have this in stock? The size is 34" 24 oz. -10. Thanks.
We currently are all out of the 2012 Xeno model and will not be getting any back in. It is a discontinued product. But we are getting more of the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch in a 34" -10. We will have more in on 4/15. Please check back with us then.
Can you get a 29" 18oz in the Xeno?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno only comes in a -10, -9, or a -8.
Is the 2013 Xeno a good bat for a power hitter?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch is a great bat for a power hitter. The composite material in the Xeno is very high performing.
The materials and construction of the Xeno look very similar to the TPS M2 Pride. Besides the drop, are there any significant differences between the two bats?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X and 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS M2 Pride: FP13M2 will both be two-piece, fully composite bats which feature the LS-2X composite. The Xeno features iST two-piece technology and the S1iD technology which eliminates a break in period.
Can you buy this in 33" or 34" -10? Also can it be made as an end weighted bat? I would purchase this now if it was a 34" -10 end weighted bat. Let me know.
We are currently out of stock of the 33" and 34" 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X. We expect more inventory in the next two weeks. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X can't be customized to be end loaded.
Are other color options of the Xeno available other than blue? Can the white grip be changed out to a different color?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch only comes in the blue color. We do not alter the bat in any way. If you would like a different grip color, you would have to do that yourself.
Are the XENO's only made -10 (drop 10) or do you make them -11 or -12 also?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch is manufactured in a -8, -9, and a -10. We are currently out of stock of the -9 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X.
What steps do I need to follow to return a defective Xeno bat that I purchased for Christmas 2012
You will need to have either the emailed receipt, or the one that came with the bat. If neither is available, just contact us at 1-866-321-2287 to email another copy. Then you would need to contact Louisville at 1-800-282-2287 for the return and replacement of your Xeno.
Can you hit softies and weighted balls with the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch?
We recommend limiting the use of weighted training balls with any bat. They are much more dense than game softballs and could shorten the life of the bat.
My daughter is swinging a 33" drop -9 RockeTech (she likes it and moved up from a 31" drop -9 RT), but she needs an alternate, more balanced swing point. She hit the OneX and loved it, is the Xeno same balance point? Or is there another bat you would recommend?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch will have a very similar feel to the OneX and the balance is nearly identical. If your daughter loved the OneX, she should feel the same about the Xeno.
Do you have this bat in stock? I am looking for a 34 inch and 24 oz weight. Having a hard time finding this bat.
Yes, we have the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat in stock in the 34" 24 oz. model. We run a live inventory, so what is listed on the website is what we have in stock.
I bought the FP136-33 ONEX for my daughter in High School. She heard the bat may be banned since it cracks too easy and may be defective. Have you heard this? She understands Louisville Slugger may replace the bat.
Yes we are aware of the issue with the 2013 Louisville Slugger OneX. What you can do is send it back to Louisville and they will replace it with the Xeno and your choice of: 1. A glove or bag with an $80 retail value. 2. A $50 stored value gift card that works just like cash. 3. A 2014 OneX or equivalent bat that will ship in August. You could also ship the bat back to us and we will send you a Xeno as well and credit the differences back, but we will not send you a 2014 OneX when it arrives.
Is this bat legal for high school sports?
Yes, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch is legal for high school as well as ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA and ISF.
Can this bat be used in USSSA and ASA tournaments?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch is legal for play in ASA, USSSA, ISA, NSA, and ISF.
How is it in colder temperatures?
We recommend using the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch above fifty degrees.
What is the difference between the 2013 Xeno and the oneX? Which bat has more pop?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X features the iST Technology two-piece design while the 2013 TPS oneX features the upgraded T2 two-piece design. Performance for both bats will be very similar.
What temperature can this bat be used at?
Typically you wouldn't want to play in weather any colder than 50 degrees. Anything colder than that, then the risk is much higher of cracking the bat.
My daughter has this bat and it has cracked. She has only had it for 3 months, can it be replaced? What is the process, what is needed?
For all warranty inquiries, please contact our Customer Support Team at 1-866-321-2287.
How does the 2013 model compare to the 2012? Thanks.
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat uses the same LS-2X composite as the 2012 model. The only difference is the color and graphics on the bat.
My daughter is 10 years old and is 4'8" tall and weighs 136 lbs. What size bat do you recommend? She currently swings a 31" 22 oz. Anderson RockeTech. The Anderson is end loaded so it is a little heavy feeling for her.
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 32" 22 oz. model. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat features a balanced swing weight. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My daughter is 11 years old , 5' and about 90 lbs. She swings the 2011 Xeno 31/21 right now. We bought her the 2012 Xeno 32/22 for Christmas. Is that size really too large for her? And should we wait until next year? What do you recommend?
Based on her height and weight we recommend a 31" 21 oz. 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X . A great way to determine the correct size for your daughter every year is our bat coach; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
My daughter is 10.5 about 80 pounds, 4'5". She currently uses a DeMarini Vendetta C6. Sometimes she swings late, and I've been told it might be due to the size, however she gets great hits when she doesn't. What length & weight Xeno would be best?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 30" 20 oz. 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X.
My girl is 12 years old, 5'2", 128 lbs. What size Xeno will she need?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 32" 22 oz. model in the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
I am 18 5' 10'' and 145 pounds, what size bat should I use for high school softball?
You would be best going with a 34" - 10 or a -9 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch.
I know both the Xeno and oneX say balanced weighted, but I have the Xeno 2011 and it is a little top heavy. I was thinking about getting the oneX for my younger daughter is the oneX more balanced weighted like the CF5?
Most will say the oneX feels a little lighter with a more balanced swing weight compared to the Xeno. The CF5 is also a balanced bat similar to the oneX.
My is daughter is 14 and is 5'10" and weighs 140. She is a slapper and currently uses a Xeno 32,-10. I think she needs to move up to a 34. What would you recommend?
Based on her size, a 34" model of the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X is recommended.
My daughter is 15 years old and currently swings the Demarini CF5 33" 22oz. She is between 5'6 and 5'7 in height and has very quick hands. She hits very well playing ASA 14U. Would it be better to upgrade to a bat with an additional inch of length or just raise the weight slightly going into high school?
We recommend the 33" 23 oz 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch.
My daughter is 16 years old, 5' 2" tall and about 120 lbs. What would be a good size bat for her?
If you are looking at the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat, I would go with the 32" size. This bat would be -10 in sizing. So at 32" the weight would be 22 oz.
I am wanting a bat for high school students that are in range from 5'1'' to 5'4'' and weigh in range of 120-140. Theses kids are young players with little experience what do you recommend?
Based on the general sizes of the players, a 32" model of the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X would be the best option that all players should be able to use with success.
My daughter is 11 years old 4'11 and about 110,would a 31-19 oz or 21 oz work better?
We recommend a 31" 21 oz 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch.
I have seen a red and blue colored version on the cover of a magazine. Can i get one of those colored Xeno's?
Unfortunately, all the Xeno bats we have come as pictured on the website and we do not have any color variations.
My daughter is 14, 5'3 and weighs 115. What size bat would you recommend?
Our bat coach recommends a 32 inch bat.
How is this bat perform at a collegiate level? My daughter is 5' 6" and typically bats in the 3,4,5 spot in the lineup. What size bat would help her the most?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X is a high performing bat that is very popular at the collegiate level. Our Bat Coach is a great tool to help determine what size is best: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My daughter is 12, 4'9 and weighs 80, what size Xeno do you recommend?
A lot comes down to the length and weight of her current bat. However, based on her size, a 31" or 32" model is recommended.
My daughter is 15 and 5'6", weighs 114. What size Xeno do you recommend?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 32" 22 oz. model in the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch.
My daughter is 11, 5' tall, and 112 pounds. What size do you recommend?
Using Bat Coach on our website it is recommended that you use a 32" 22 oz. 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno Fastpitch bat.
will the 2012 Black Xeno be legal in High School softball next season? Does this bat have the pop of the 2012?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch is legal for play in High School in 2013. It will have similar pop to the the 2012 model.
My 12-year-old used a team-mates bat this weekend during her tournament and laced a line drive into right center on just her second pitch... We wanna buy her one for Christmas. But first, can you please help us understand the differences between what weight-drops are ? Our daughter is 12 years old, 5 ft 3 inches, 110 LBS.... Can you help ?
The drop, or length to weight ratio, is the numerical difference between the length and weight of the bat. For instance, a 32" -12 bat weighs 20 oz. A 32" -11 bat weighs 21 oz. A 32" -10 bat weighs 22 oz. etc...
Many people have said this bat is ready to go right out of the wrapper. Is there still a break in time or is it truly ready to go?
Composite bats do require a break-in period in order to ensure maximum performance and durability. A good break-in consists of approximately 150-200 hits off a tee or soft-toss rotating the barrel a quarter inch between each hit to ensure an even break-in.
I have read that the -10 is balanced, but the -9 and -8 are end loaded. Can you confirm this?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch -10, -9, and -8 are all going to have a balanced swing weight.
I am looking to order my 12 year old daughter this bat. She is 5'6" and weighs about 125 pounds. She is currently swinging a 32" 22 oz. 2012 Xeno and I am thinking I should go up to the 33" 23 oz. What would you suggest?
Based on her height and weight, the recommended size in the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X is a 33" 23 oz. bat. For more information on sizing, please visit our bat coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
What is the difference between the Xeno and the oneX?
The main difference between the Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno and Louisville Slugger TPS oneX is the transition. The oneX uses the new T squared transition. Many players have said the new transition is more firm and feels stronger in the swing. They also felt like it gave them a little more power. If you can imagine the Xeno transition is more like a "ball-and-socket" connection, while the T squared transition is more of a straight "T" connection that makes it stiffer.
On August 27th a question was asked and answered regarding the differences between the FP12x and the FP13x in which only the paint job was different between the two. What about differences between the FP11x and the FP12x/FP13x? Is the technology the same but only the color scheme different? Daughter loves her FP11x and grew, so she needs to size up. Are these bats designed and perform the same with just the color schemes changing?
The technology of the Xeno has not changed. The color scheme is the only change over the last two years.
My daughter is 10 and plays select fast pitch, what size bat would she use? She is currently using a 32 inch length.
In a 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch she should be swinging a 30"-31" model.
My daughter is 5'6" and 135 pounds. I am not sure what bat to go with or what size. The 2013 Xeno, RIP-IT Prototype, or DeMarini CF5? What bat is going to get the best distance?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno, 2013 RIP-IT Prototype, and the DeMarini CF5 are all great bats that have a lot of pop and have very good durability. Their performance is going to be the same since they are all top of the line bats that are very high performing. The DeMarini CF5 and the TPS Xeno are both composite bats and the RIP-IT is an aluminum bat.
When will the -9 be released. My 2012 -9 is dead and I am holding out for the 2013 but I am in the thick of high school season and do not know how much longer I can wait!
We will be getting more -9 Xeno bats in stock in the next 2-3 weeks.
Does this bat pass all of the new rules and regulations? Can it be used past 2013 season?
That all depends on what association or league you play in as not everybody abides by the same set of bat rules. I recommend contacting our customer support team at 1-866-321-2287.
What is the differance between the FP12X and the FP13X?
The 2012 Louisville FP12X and 2013 Louisville FP13X are made from the same composite material and feature the same construction and technology. Really they're the same, just different paint jobs.
Will the 2013 be offered in a 34" 25 oz.?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno will be offered in a 34" 25 oz. However, we are currently out of stock. We receive inventory on a regular basis and we will update our website once we receive the new stock in our warehouse.
Is this bat considered endloaded? is it very comparable to the cf5 weight balance? which would be a better bat between the 2, for a smaller hitter, looking for the advantage of the technological "pop!"
Both the Xeno and CF5 (the Insane model not included) are balanced bats and comparable in swing weight. Both are great bats that offer tremendous pop. The biggest difference is the flex in the bats. The Xeno is stiffer, while the CF5 has just a little more flex. It comes down to the personal preference of player.
I have the 2012 model. Did the bat actaully change any from last years model and if so what were the major changes?
Both the 2012 and 2013 models of the Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno are two-piece designs and feature the S1 iD technology, so the pop off the bat will be very similar.
Is the 32" going to be available in any other weights than a drop 10?
Unfortunately, the 32" 2013 Xeno will only be available in a -10.
Are the 2012 going to have the official stamps that are required on all bats for the upcoming year?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno that was just released has all the stamps required to make it legal for play and the newest USSSA stamp.
Does this bat have the new approval that is needed for 2013?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno has the new USSSA stamp for 2013.
My daughter is looking for 33" drop 8. Will you be offering the FP13X in that size?
The -8 version of the Xeno will be model number FP13X8. It will be available within the next few weeks.
Other than color/graphics, what is the difference between the 2012 Xeno and 2013 fastpitch bats?
The only difference between the 2012 XENO and the 2013 XENO is the graphics and the color.