Pros: I think most would agree that the best bat you can swing in restricted leagues is the Ultimate Weapon. This year's bat is no exception. Same great velocity and distance that you expect, maybe even a tad more than years past! It has quickly become the team bat, so much so that we bought 2 more. The slight end load is something I am happy Demarini offered, as in the past they have been more balanced. The rounded knob is nice and sits in your hand well and is a good alternative to a knobcuff. I know some of you are looking at the price and think that's high for a single wall. Trust me, this bat will deliver beyond the advertising campaign *cough* Anderson Flex *cough*
Cons: I like the fact that DeMarini realized consumers want a premium grip (think lizardskin) right out of the wrapper and added this to the features. My only concern is it is starting to show signs of wear and we aren't even halfway through the season yet. It should last one season if being used just by you, but be prepared to replace it soon if it will be shared with the team (it will be). Durability is much better this year as the Achilles heel of recent UW's has been just that. That being said, still be aware of the weather and the compression of the balls used in your league as this bat is still prone to denting under certain conditions.