Pros: As our local little league requires wooden bats and after using various Oak and Maple bats over the past few seasons, our 10-yr old son has been using this Viper bat (Birch) for weekly hitting sessions over the past several months and now for the start of little league practice and is thrilled with it. The Viper Birch bat has high gloss finish and seems to be very well balanced (medium flared handle with 2.25" barrel â€“ Little League approved model) and a nice combination of the light weight of the oak and a solid feel closer to Maple. Unlike the previous reviewer, we have found that this bat has taken a beating, as several other players have tried it and are now using it as well. Twelve year old pitchers are throwing pretty hard, so it has been tested. I usually would not write a product review, but we were looking for something that felt right and had some pop â€“ at least so far, this bat does seem to deliver.
Cons: Not inexpensive, but still great value.