2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5 (2)

2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5
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Best Bat of 2018 USA IMHO by Smith
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  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration

Pros: We have tried all of the top USA 2018 bats and this bat by far is the best choice for power hitters. If your child can not handle the largest and heaviest bats this may not be the best choice for him, but for those that can it is the closest thing to the old bats and a great step in transition to drop 3 BBCOR bats for high school.

Cons: We have none

unsure about weight by 12u baseball dude
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  • Vibration
  • Durability
  • General Feel
  • Pop

Pros: Was unsure of going from $350. brand "E" 32 inch drop 10 To a shorter 30" drop 5. The swing speed has decreased from 74 to 69 but the control, inertia, and pop of this bat more then make up for the speed. The pop is much closer to last year's bat then anything we've tried. Of course going to shorter bat a few balls have been hit off the end with very little vibration. A great bat for stronger kids or 12 and up. Or a great step on the way to bbcor. It does swing very smooth, and can feel the barrel all the way thru finish.

Cons: Not sure about durability but it's a slugger!

  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony
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  • -5 Length To Weight Ratio
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Colorway: Black | Silver | Blue | Green
  • Custom Lizard Skins Baseball Bat Grip Provides Premium Comfort
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance
  • Three-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat
  • ST 7U1+ Alloy Barrel Provides Maximum Pop & Durability
  • 100% Composite Handle Helps Reduce Vibration In Hands
  • Lightweight Speed Ballistic Composite (SBC) End Cap Enhances Swing Speed
  • Slightly End Loaded Swing Weight
  • TRU3 Technology Decreases Vibration & Guarantees A Smooth Feel On Contact
Is it okay to use this bat in cages with pitching machines throwing yellow dimpled balls? Asked by Nilesh

We don't recommend using any bat you intend to use in a game, like the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5, in cages throwing rubber dimple balls. These type of balls are more dense than regular baseballs, therefore making them more damaging to bats. Logan Expert

My 13 year old son is pretty small for his age and is swinging a 2018 32"/29 oz Maxum BBCOR, and has no problem hitting line drives over the four and six holes but can't quite reach the outfield gaps. Do the new USA bats have the same pop as their BBCOR counterparts? Would this -5 USA bat give him a little more distance than his -3 BBCOR? Asked by Terry

The new USA standard was designed to try and bring bats more to the performance of a wood bat, just like BBCOR was intended to do. The pop should be very similar between the two certifications, yes. A -5 bat would provide a little better bat speed due to the lighter weight, but obviously you have less weight at the point of contact. You may see better power if the added bat speed can overcome the loss in weight. Kyle J. Expert

Which bat would have more pop? The 718 select -5 or the Prime 917 BBCOR? My son's travel league requires USSSA stamp -5 or BBCOR and middle school requires BBCOR. He seems to swing BBCOR well but not sure if there will be an advantage with -5 select. Asked by pc

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5 is approved for leagues like AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony. This bat will feature a BPF similar to the BBCOR BPF of .50. I would consider swinging the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLO518B5 for travel ball since the BPF on this bat will be much higher resulting in a hotter bat. To summarize; USA Bats are for League Play, Senior League Bats are for Travel Play, and BBCOR Bats are for High School and Collegiate Play. Dan Expert

Louisville Slugger baseball bats are now available for USA Baseball! For the 2018 season, the Select 718 series is set to deliver unmatched power through a two-piece, hybrid design with a slightly end loaded swing weight. An indestructible ST 7U1+ alloy barrel combines with a 100% composite handle and the new Speed Ballistic end cap to provide premium power, faster swing speeds, and less sting in the hands than ever before. Between the barrel and the handle, Louisville Slugger has brought back the redesigned TRU3 technology that allows for independent movement which eliminates negative vibration and provides an elite feel during every at-bat. If you're looking for reliable power, championship level performance, and an increase in your batting average, the Select 718 baseball bat is exactly what you need. As an added bonus, a custom Lizard Skins grip comes equipped for superior comfort and an increase in control through the zone. Louisville Slugger: Make every swing count and find your bat from the most trusted lineup in the game!

This 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS718B5) features a drop 5 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the new USA Baseball (USABat) certification. With that stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony baseball. Ready to up your game? Then pick up one of these Select 718 baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5
2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5
2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5
2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5
2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5
2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5
2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5

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