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2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163

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Reviews for the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163
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  • This bat has great POP

    Los Dog
  • grip feels good

    babbotheleadoff

“Great Bat ”

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Was this review helpful ? 14 14

Pros:  Great POP, better than any $400 bat I have tried. Can't go wrong

Cons:  none so far

“amazing”

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Pros:  Everything is amazing on this bat to me its the best bat on the market i love the way it feels.

Cons:  there is none

“great!”

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Pros:  No pros

Cons:  no cons

“omaha 516”

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Pros:  good grip amazing pop feels great in ur hands better and better then a 400$ bat

Cons:  none

“Nice Bat”

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Pros:  Nice Pop and good feel

Cons:  n/a

“great bat for the price”

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Pros:  This bat has great pop. I was swinging a mako before this bat and honestly this bat beats out the mako. The feel and look of the bat is amazing. You won't find a better bat for the price.

Cons:  There is some vibration when hit off of the end of the ba, but that can be expected from any 1 peice alloy bat.

“Awsome ”

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Pros:  Thisbat is one of the best bats I have ever owned, can hit dingers all day long with it.

Cons:  no cons

“Great -3”

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Pros:  Good pop, no vibration, excellent bat, love the lizard skins

Cons:  None yet

“great BBCOR”

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Pros:  feels great great pop

Cons:  nothing

“terrible bat”

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Pros:  balanced

Cons:  our team bought four of these bats for the season and we have had them for about a month or two now and we are down to one. the caps completly broke off all three of the bats in the middle of our game.

“Amazing”

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Pros:  Looks Great Feels Great Comes with the best grip possible Has a lot of pop (Same as the other versions of this) Best bat for the price

Cons:  little vibration when hit off end of bat, but expected from a one piece

“terrible”

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Pros:  great durability

Cons:  every thing else

“2016 Louisville slugger Omaha 516”

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Pros:  Very dense feel like its solid. This is an end loaded bat for players who need that weight at the end of their bat. This typically causes a power hitter to use their larger muscles to swing the bat. if you are able to get the barrel around and square up on the baseball especially a drop -3 bat....Forgetta bout it. Aluminium bats are typically more stiffer and don't have any flex or wip like hybrids or one piece composits. This ideally is what you want to drive the ball.

Cons:  The price of $200 is up their but certainly not like those $400 over priced bats.

“Disappointed ”

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Pros:  grip feels good. i got the bat because i read good reviews. once i used in a game the "pop" was never there. used in BP for a while ...still no "pop".

Cons:  grip comes off quick

“Great bat”

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Pros:  great bat! Took it out of the wrapper and played a game with the bat and my first at bat i hit a home run 365 and I'm 14 swinging a drop 3. If you are thinking about buying this bat i say do it. It's a great bat

Cons:  none

“excellent bat”

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Pros:  this bat is very balanced and has great pop.

Cons:  nothing

“it broke ”

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Pros:  it has good pop and its balanced

Cons:  The bat broke the first time hit with it.

“Dingahs fer dayzzzz”

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Pros:  Hitting dingers all day with this bat. Great pop, nice design.

Cons:  Nothin homie.

“Major dents in Sweet Spot way too easily!!”

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Pros:  -Slugger history -Used slugger in past

Cons:  -Replaced bat twice after multiple dents in sweet spot from soft toss with real leather ball. Don't know whats going on with Slugger...

“Best of the Alloys - As hot as any BBCOR”

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Pros:  Hot, Cheap, Grip

Cons:  None

“bat”

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Pros:  dosent feel right when you practice with it but in a game.the sweet spot is huge on this bat

Cons:  none

“omaha 516”

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Pros:  good balance, pop,

Cons:  none

“Best in the Game”

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Pros:  This bat has great POP!!! And it also has a great balanced feel to it when you swing!! This bat is simply the best bat in 2016!! Im 14 yrs old and I have had 10 homeruns this season with it!

Cons:  NO NEED FOR THIS OPTION!!!

“Great Bad”

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Pros:  Lot's of pop in this bat, great feel, good weight distribution, cool design.

Cons:  Grip is a lightly bit different with the thin lizard skin but you get used to it quickly.

“great pop”

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Pros:  this bat has amazing pop

Cons:  none yet

“Excellent Bat”

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Pros:  I bought this bat (32/29) for my grandson. He is a sophomore on the high school varsity team. This summer he is playing summer ball with the JV and varsity teams. He loves the bat and it has become the favorite bat to borrow for players on both teams. See the video James LS Omaha 516.

Cons:  After one month the paint on knob started coming off and the lizard skin grip started to loosen. It could be thicker and maybe hold longer.

“516”

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Pros:  Great bat for the price

Cons:  None

“great bat”

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Pros:  Bought this bat for my Grandson as he is advancing to Jr. High. He loves it. Great bat for the money, heck of a deal.

Cons:  none

“BAT IS DOOPE”

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Pros:  POP!

Cons:  NOne

“Nice bat”

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Pros:  All good, the 12U team loves the bat. Ball sounds good off the bat

Cons:  The paint is chipping, only had the bat for 2 months.

“516”

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Pros:  Has tons of pop and it lasts too. Great bat for price.

Cons:  End cap comes off after a while but not a big issue.

Questions and Answers for the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163

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I am 5'8" and 195 lbs. How long should I get the bat?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) in the 33" length.

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My son is a 6' and 168 lb junior. What bat length would you recommend for his size?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 in a 33 inch model.

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I'm 6'3" and 210 lbs. I have quick hands. Should I swing a 33" or 34" bat?

Based upon your height and weight, our JustBats Bat Coach would make a general recommendation of getting a 34" model of this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) as long as you can handle the 31 oz weight.

Ben Expert
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How does this compare to the Rawlings Velo? Also, I read reviews about the bats breaking, will there be a warranty or insurance if it happens legitimately (not by abuse)?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 are both one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. The VELO has a very distinct sound on contact and will be slightly more balanced. Both of these bats feature a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty which would allow a customer to send a defective bat back to either Louisville Slugger or Rawlings for a one-time replacement.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 5'8" and 170 pounds. What size should he use?

The recommended size for the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 based on your son's height and weight is 32 inches.

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My son is 5'4" and 105 lbs. This is his first year with-3. What size bat should he get? He used 31/21 for travel ball!

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163.

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My son loves the 516. Is the 517 more end loaded than the 516? I'm just trying to make sure if the balance is the same then I will go with the new 517.

The balanced between the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the new 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO517 should be very similar. The main difference between the two bats is the new 7U1+ alloy that will be featured in LS's 2017 model - this will create a larger sweet spot which should translate into a more balanced bat (how much so would be the sole discretion of the player that has used both).

Cameron Expert
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How much more end-loaded is the 716 compared to the 516?

This 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) will be a one-piece, all-alloy bat with a swing feel that is supposed to be balanced. The Select 716 is a hybrid bat, which means that the bat has an alloy barrel and composite handle. Due to that construction, the 716 will have a slightly end-loaded feel. Overall, the Select 716 will just be slightly end-loaded when compared to this 516.

Ben Expert
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When will the 517 be released?

The Omaha 517 (2017 version of the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163) is tentatively set to release on 9/2/2016.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat balanced?

Yes, the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 has a balanced swing weight.

Jason Expert
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I'm 5'4" and 145 lbs. How many inches should I get this bat in?

Based upon your player's height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) in a 31" length as long as you feel that you can handle the resulting 28 oz weight.

Ben Expert
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I'm 5'8", 13 years old and 145 lbs. I hit for contact and power. I typically like balanced bats. Should get the Select 716 or the Omaha 516?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a BBCOR .50 bat in the 32" length as long as you feel that you can handle the resulting 29 oz weight. If you were looking to get the most balanced model between this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) and the Select 716, I would recommend going for this Omaha 516. The single-piece, all-alloy design of this bat makes it slightly more balanced in its swing weight when compared to the Select 716 with a two-piece, hybrid design (alloy barrel and composite handle).

Ben Expert
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I am a 5'7" 130 pound kid going into high school. I was wondering which length would recommend for use in freshman and club baseball?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163.

Jason Expert
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Is this bat approved for Babe Ruth baseball in New York?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter and the BBCOR certification. It is legal for the 13-15 and 16-18 year old division of Babe Ruth.

Jason Expert
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Is this bat better or worse then the 2016 Z-CORE HMX model? What are the differences?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the Easton Z-CORE HMX are both great bats to consider. These bats will feature similar designs as they are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. Although there are differences with respect to alloy used, end cap design and grip tape, both of these bats have shown good durability as well as similar pop reviews.

Cameron Expert
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Does the Omaha 516 automatically come with the black and white lizard skin bat grip on it?

Yes, the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 will feature the black and white Lizard Skins Grip as illustrated in the photo.

Cameron Expert
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Does the Omaha 516 need to be broken in before use?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 features an alloy barrel and will be hot out of the wrapper thus no break-in is required.

Cameron Expert
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I'm a relatively stronger kid with extremely quick hands. I'm debating if I want to stick with a composite bat or switch over to aluminum when I need a new bat. Which type would I get better performance out of? I like the feel of both bats

It is more a personal preference. Aluminum or composite is not going to have an inherited advantage over the other.

Carter Expert
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Is this -3 bat balanced or end-loaded compared to the CF8?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is going to be a very balanced bat.

Carter Expert
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What size thickness Lizard Skin grip is on this bat? My grip is getting worn out and I want to buy the same size.

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 will feature a Lizard Skin Grip with 0.5 MM.

Cameron Expert
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Which bat is more balanced and has a bigger sweet-spot or more pop, the 516 or the Easton Z-CORE Speed?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the Easton Z-CORE Speed are both one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. The difference in the sweet spot and balance are going to be very similar and any differences would be minimal; it really would come down to personal preference.

Cameron Expert
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Who determines the condition of the used bats?

If we were to sell a "used" option of this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163), the rating of the condition of the bat would be determined as "excellent" or "good". As well, we have a returns team that is able to make the rating for whether or not the bat can be sold and if it is in "excellent" or "good" used condition.

Ben Expert
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What is the difference between an all alloy bat and an all composite bat? Also, which type of bat would you prefer?

An aluminum bat is hollow, has the traditional "ping" noise, and is generally cheaper than composite material. A composite bat has a similar feel and sound to a wood bat and is typically the most expensive type of bat. They have about the same level of performance and durability. One is not necessarily better than the other so the decision is primarily based off of personal preference.

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Are there any major differences between this bat and the Cat 6?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the Marucci Cat 6 are both one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. These bats will feature different alloy materials and slightly different balance points (Cat 6 may be slightly more end-loaded) but both have shown excellent performance and durability.

Cameron Expert
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Is the Omaha 516 or Select 716 a better bat for a power hitter?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 has a balanced swing weight and it is typically a better option for a contact hitter. The Select 716 has a slightly end loaded swing weight and it is typically a better option for a power hitter.

Jason Expert
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I am 5'10" 150 pounds and I am a power hitter looking for a bat for high school. I am more of a power bat. What are the differences between this bat, the 916 and VELO?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the Rawlings VELO are both one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. The LS Prime 916 on the other hand is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. All three bats would be good options to consider for a power type hitter. Typically, the one-piece bats will be stiffer on impact and can possibly offer a little more power while the two-piece bats will flex more and do a better job of reducing vibration from off-centered hits. In warmer weather, the composite bats have a tendency to be a little hotter.

Cameron Expert
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What's the diference between this bat and the Easton Z-CORE?

Both bats are going to feature a one-piece fully alloy construction with the balanced swing weight. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is produced by Louisville Slugger and will feature the 7U1 Alloy, in addition to the red, black, and neon yellow cosmetics. The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA will feature the HMX alloy with the black and neon green cosmetics. Both bats will also feature minor differences, such as grips and technology used in constructing the bat.

Nick Expert
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Is this bat composite or aluminum?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is fully aluminum.

Jason Expert
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What is the difference between this bat and the 916? I'm looking for a new bat for high school.

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the LS Prime 916 are very different in design. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 will be a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. It will not require a break-in period (will be hot out of the wrapper), will be more prone to denting, holds up better in colder weather, will sting the hands more when a ball is hit off the end or towards the hands, will flex less on impact and will make a distinctive "ping" sound on contact. The LS Prime 916 is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. This bat will be more prone to cracking, requires a break-in period of roughly 50 pitches, doesn't hold up as well in weather under 70 degress, will flex some on impact, will reduce vibration from off-centered hits and sound more like a wood bat on contact. Both are great bats and will offer similar pop capabilities.

Cameron Expert
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Which is a more balanced bat? This one or the Rawlings 5150?

Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the Rawlings 5150 will feature a well balanced swing weight. This Omaha 516 features the new 7U1 alloy which creates the lightest Omaha bat ever.

John P. Expert
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Is there a comparable MLB Prime wood bat (i.e. similar balanced weighting)?

I believe that the balanced weighting featured on this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) would compare similarly to any MLB Prime bat that features a 271 or 110 turning model.

Ben Expert
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Is there a warranty for the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR baseball bat?

Yes, the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat BBO5163 features a 12 month manufacturers warranty.

John Expert
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I am looking for a -3 bat for my 13 year old son. He is 5'4" and weighs 100 lbs. Which bat would be the best for his size?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 29" bat. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 would be the best option for him.

Jason Expert
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There has to be some differences that makes the 516 better than the 2016 VELO. Can you state these?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 features the new 7U1 Alloy which is said to create the lightest Omaha bat ever. Plus, it features a 30 day performance guarantee where you are able to actually use the bat for up to 30 days from the purchase date and if for any reason you are not satisfied you may return it for a full refund or exchange.

John P. Expert
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Would the VELO or the 516 be more balanced? Also which one would have a longer sweet spot?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 are both going to be extremely balanced. The sweet spot is going to be very similar on both bats. I wouldn't say that one bat is going to have a larger sweet spot than the other honestly.

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I am a very balanced and lead off type hitter. I'm looking for a evenly balanced bat with good pop. I'm trying to decide whether the Rawlings Velo or the Louisville Slugger 516 would be better for me. Which do you think?

Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the Rawlings VELO are one-piece alloy designed bats with balanced swing weights. With this said, both bats would be great options for someone that is more of a contact type hitter; would give a slight edge to the VELO in terms of overall balance.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 5'6" and around 160 lbs. What bat size would you recommend?

Based upon your height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting a 32" option of this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) . As long as you feel you can handle the 29 oz weight of the 32" option of bat, I would recommend that size.

Ben Expert
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I'm having trouble picking a bat. It's between the 2016 Louisville slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR and the Easton Z-CORE HMX TORQ BBCOR. What should I get?

I would recommend getting this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163). The reviews have been very solid so far on the bat and the Omaha series has a very good reputation year-in and year-out. I would only recommend looking at the Z-CORE HMX TORQ if you are specifically interested in swinging a bat that features the 360 degree rotating handle technology.

Ben Expert
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Is this a good bat for my first year of high school?

This 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) has BBCOR .50 certification which will make it legal for use in High School. As long as we have the size that you are needing, I would say that it is a great model for you to get as you begin your high school career.

Ben Expert
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Does this bat have fast bat speed, a large sweet spot and good trampoline effect?

This 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) will be outfitted with a balanced swing weight (which results in a fast swing speed), a decent barrel length (allows a bigger sweet spot) and it is rated well at JustBats in regard to performance (customer's feel the ball jumps off the bat well). Overall, I think all the features you need in a bat will be featured in this BBO5163.

Ben Expert
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I am 5'2" and weigh 100 pounds. What size is best for me?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 29" 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163.

John P. Expert
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Is this bat for a kid that is in middle school that wants to get some nice solid hits?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 features the BBCOR certification which is what is required at the high school and collegiate level.

John P. Expert
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I'm 5'9" and about 170 lbs. Would you recommend a 33" or a 32" bat?

For your height and weight we recommend a 32" length bat.

Angelique Expert
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What does 516 mean?

The 516 stands for the 5 generation of the Omaha BBCOR and the model year (16).

Cameron Expert
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I'm in 7th grade, 13 years old, and 110 lbs. I'm looking for a BBCOR bat and I have narrowed it down to the Easton Z-CORE HMX and the Omaha 516. Which one would you recommend?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA are extremely similar. They both have a one-piece aluminum construction and have almost the same features. Since they are priced the same, the deciding factors are going to be your personal preference of manufacturer and cosmetics.

Angelique Expert
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Which is better, the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR or the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516?

Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA are great bats to consider. Both are one-piece alloy bats that will feature a balanced swing weight. As for which one is better, both of these bats will feature similar performance and durability grades so it really comes down to personal preference.

Cameron Expert
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Do you get a full refund if you don't like it after a couple of times hitting with it?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 can be sent back within 30 days of purchase date in used condition for an exchange or refund of your purchase price as it features a 30 day guarantee from the manufacturer.

Cameron Expert
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How long do I have to send it back if I don't like it after I use it?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 features a 30 day trial period. You have 30 days from the date of purchase to determine if the bat is not for you.

Jason Expert
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How long does it take to "break in?"

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is a one-piece aluminum design and will not require a break-in period.

John P. Expert
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Which one is better in your opinion: the 515 or the 516 BBCOR Omaha?

This 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) will feature new 7U1 Alloy. Louisville Slugger is saying that the new alloy makes this Omaha 516 the lightest swinging Omaha bat that has been released. Because of that alloy update, I am saying that this Omaha 516 will be the better option in my opinion.

Ben Expert
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I am a 5'10", 135 lbs, 15 year old balanced hitter. Would you recommend this bat or the Rawlings VELO?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting a balanced bat, like the Rawlings VELO or the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163, in a 32 inch 29 ounce model. Both of these bats are one-piece alloy designs and as for which one is better that is really more of personal preference. Both bats have received positive reviews from customers but the VELO is typically considered more balanced.

Cameron Expert
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I'm a 17 year old beast who's 6'0 and 220 and I'm looking for a bat to provide me more power. I would consider myself an almost exclusive pull hitter with a vigorous swing like Juan Uribe. Would you recommend this bat or a camouflage Cat 6?

The camouflage Marucci bat that we sell is actually the Marucci Black OPS BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBRTBK. Both the Marucci Black OPS BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBRTBK and 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 feature balanced swing weight, which is not typically preferred by power hitters. However, the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 features a one piece design, which is typically preferred by power hitters due to the stiffness in the bat during the swing.

Nick Expert
124491 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat is overall better: Omaha 516 or Prime 916?

This 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) will come with a single-piece, all-alloy design and balanced swing weight. The Prime 916 will be a two-piece, all-composite bat with a balanced swing weight. Both bats are pretty highly rated. I would make a decision based upon the design you prefer the most.

Ben Expert
124415 Click to show/hide answer

My son is a 12-year-old; not too strong. What bat do you recommend?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is meant for high school and college baseball players. Based on the age of your son, we would recommend either a Youth Barrel bat (if needing a barrel with a 2 1/4" barrel diameter) or a Youth Big Barrel/Senior League Baseball Bat (common length to weight ratio would be -10). For a player that is not too strong it would be beneficial to get a bat with a balanced swing weight. For the correct options to consider would recommend chatting in or giving us a call at 866.321.2287

Cameron Expert
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My son is 14 years old, about to turn 15. He is 5'6" and weighs about 156 pounds. He plays high school and travel ball. What size bat should he use?

For your son's height and weight we recommend a 32" length. For his age and level of play we recommend a 29 oz. weight.

Angelique Expert
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Need a bat for my son entering high school in the fall. He's 6'2" and 210. What size would you recommend? We were thinking 34".

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 in a 33 inch or 34 inch model; it really comes down to what he feels most comfortable with.

Cameron Expert
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My 13 year old son is 5' 7" and 130 lbs. Which bat size would you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 in a 31 inch 28 ounce bat.

Cameron Expert
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I'm going into high school this year and I'm 5'5" and weigh about 130 pounds. I want to know what bat would fit me and which bat has the pop for a power hitter.

A 31" 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) would be an excellent bat for you as you get into high school ball.

Jake Expert
124068 Click to show/hide answer

I am 14 years old, 6'0", and 155 lbs. What size Omaha would you recommend?

Based upon your height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting a BBCOR bat in the 33" length. As long as you feel you can handle the 30 oz weight of the 33" option of this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163), I would recommend that size option of this bat.

Ben Expert
124015 Click to show/hide answer

Can you tell me the difference between this bat and the 2016 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat BBRV3 which I also like. In your opinion is the Rawlings worth paying $100 more for?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) and the 2016 Rawlings Velo are both going to be one-piece alloy bats. Both are going to be balanced and designed with the contact hitter in mind. Both bats are excellent options, but the Velo might be a little more comfortable to use and might provide a little better pop.

Jake Expert
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Which option from Louisville Slugger might be better for a deep line drive hitter: the Omaha 516 or the 2014 Assault?

When comparing this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) and the 2014 Assault, I would not say that one option will absolutely be the go-to option for a hitter of your description. Both bats get reviewed well and come with a single-piece, all-alloy build. I think I would recommend getting the model that can be purchased at the best value and in the size you need for use.

Ben Expert
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I'm a 5'7", 120 lbs and a contact hitter. I'm trying to decide between the Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) or 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA). What would you recommend?

Based upon your height and weight, we would recommend going with a BBCOR .50 bat in the 31" length. Both of the bats being considered are single-piece, all-alloy bats and they are balanced in their swing weight. My suggestion would be to get this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) as it will have a 30 day trial period on it honored by JustBats.

Ben Expert
123813 Click to show/hide answer

Trying to decide between this LS Omaha 516 and the 2016 Rawlings 5150. I'm 6'5 and more of a power hitter so I'll be using 34''. I've been a Louisville Slugger guy forever.

Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBR53 are great one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. With that said, the LS 516 seems to be more balanced than the 5150. The LS 516 also comes with a 30 day guarantee, so if you were not happy with the way it was performing you could always return it for another bat.

Cameron Expert
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What bat would you recommend? This or the Marucci CAT 6? I'm 5'5", 130 lbs and a contact hitter.

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the Marucci CAT 6 are both excellent options for a contact hitter. They are both one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. One will not necessarily be better than the other for your style of hitting. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model.

Jason Expert
123651 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'6" and 130 pounds switching from a 32" Rawlings VELO. I hit gap to gap and line drives & usually bat in the 1 or 3 spot. Would this bat be a good fit?

This would absolutely be a good fit. Based upon your height and weight, I would actually recommend using a 31" 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163.

John P. Expert
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I'm a line drive, gap to gap hitter but like a little power behind the bat itself. Would you suggest the 516, 716, or 916?

If you're looking for a little power then I would probably lean towards the 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBS7163 as that bat will feature a slight end loaded swing weight. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 will both feature a balanced swing weight.

John P. Expert
123546 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat swing like the ExoGrid 3?

The bat that will compare most similarly to the ExoGrid 3 from the 2016 release from Louisville Slugger is the Select 716. The reason I say the Select 716 over this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) is because the ExoGrid 3 had composite inserts on the handle (and all-alloy barrel) and the 716 has a fully composite handle and alloy barrel. That being said, some players find the 716 to be slightly end-loaded while ExoGrid 3 was pretty balanced (balanced feel of the ExoGrid 3 would match closest with this Omaha 516). Overall, I would compare the Select 716 and ExoGrid 3 most closely.

Ben Expert
123543 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat do you prefer between the Marucci Elite, Marucci CAT 6, and the Louisville Slugger 516? Which bat is the most balanced and has the most pop?

All three models are going to feature a balanced swing weight and are highly reviewed in the pop category. I would not say that one is going to offer a competitive advantage over the other as they are all excellent, high-quality baseball bats. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 features the new 7U1 Alloy which is said to create the lightest Omaha ever.

John P. Expert
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Would this bat or the VELO be a better choice for a contact hitter that can hit with power?

This 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) and the VELO will both be excellent options of bats for contact hitters who display power on occasion (both are very balanced). I might recommend going with this Omaha 516 as it will carry a full 30 day trial period that would allow you purchase the bat and decide if you like it or not. If you decided that you wanted to send this bat back within 30 days of the purchase date, you could do so for a full refund or exchange.

bEN Expert
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I'm 5'4" and 195 pounds. I swing a 31/28 EXOGRID and I'm looking for a new bat. Would you prefer the Marucci CAT 6 or the Omaha 516?

Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 are excellent, high-quality, one-piece alloy bats. There really is no bad choice between these two options. This particular Omaha 516 features a 30-Day Performance Promise which means you are actually able to use the bat for up to 30 days from the purchase date and if for any reason you are not satisfied you may return it for a full refund or exchange.

John P. Expert
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My son is 5'11" and 150 pounds. What size bat should he use?

Based upon your son's height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163.

John P. Expert
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I have been swinging a 33" 30 oz DeMarini Vexxum and I was wondering if that bat was similar to this one?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is a one-piece fully alloy design while the DeMarini Vexxum is a two-piece hybrid design that will feature an alloy barrel and a composite handle. Both models will feature a balanced swing weight so they will be similar in that sense.

John P. Expert
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My son is 5'2" & weighs around 115 lbs. - 30" or 31"?

Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend that he swing a 31" bat. That would be a 31" 28 oz. size in this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat" BBO5163 model.

Nick Expert
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I'm 5'11 and 180 lbs. What length of bat should I get?

For a player of your size, I would recommend going with a 33" model of the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163.

Marcus Expert
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My son is 5' tall and weighs 85 lbs. He is 12 years old and will be trying out for B-Team next year. B-Team is the first level of high school ball. We are trying to get him prepared for the heavier bats. What bat size would you select for him and would any of these bats be allowed in USSSA play this year?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 29" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163. It is best to check with league officials or a coach to make sure that this BBCOR bat would be legal for play in USSSA. Typically, BBCOR bats are going to be allowed, because BBCOR standards are stricter than USSSA standards.

Jason Expert
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I want a bat that is light and can carry the ball far. Which bat should I get? I am 5'9" and 135 pounds.

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163.

John P. Expert
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Is this bat balanced?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight.

Cameron Expert
122876 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat balanced?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 will feature a balanced swing weight.

John P. Expert
122744 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat a -3 model?

Yes, this 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) has a -3 length-to-weight ratio.

Ben Expert
122730 Click to show/hide answer

Is the one-piece 516 better than the three-piece 716?

This 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) and the Select 716 have both received pretty comparable, positive reviews so far from customers at JustBats. When deciding between these bats, you'll want to decide if you prefer the single-piece, balanced feel of the Omaha 516 or the hybrid build (alloy barrel and composite handle) of the Select 716.

Ben Expert
122614 Click to show/hide answer

I have the Louisville Slugger Raid and it's the best bat I have ever swung. Which bat do you think is most comparable to it?

If you preferred the Louisville Slugger Raid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRD14-RR then the bat you will want to get today is the 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBS7163. Both of these bats will be a three-piece bat construction with AC21 alloy.

Cameron Expert
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What's the difference between the BB05163 and the Louisville Slugger Assault BBAS14-RR?

The Assault was the 2014 version of the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163. Louisville Slugger changed the name of the Omaha to the Assult for one year (2014) and then went back to it starting in 2015.

Marcus Expert
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I am 5'10" and 135 lbs. What size should I get? Is this be a good bat for a power hitter?

We would recommend a 32" for a player with your height and weight. If you prefer a balanced design the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat BBO5163 would be a great option for you.

John Expert
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What is the coldest temperature the bat can be used? We are in the mountain district and deal with cold temps up to and during the start of the season. I currently have my son use his wood bat if temp is below 60 degrees.

Here at JustBats, we do not recommend using the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 in temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

John P. Expert
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What is the difference between this bat, the 716 and 916? Does it have less pop because it is alloy and not composite? Pros/Cons?

This 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) will be a single-piece, all-alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. The Select 716 will be a hybrid bat (alloy barrel and composite handle) with a slightly-end-loaded swing weight. Lastly, the Prime 916 is a two-piece, all-composite bat with a balanced swing weight. Neither bat is inherently better than the other bat, the biggest thing for deciding on an option will be getting the bat that fits your preferences as a player.

Ben Expert
122051 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'11" and 162 lbs. He has a 31 and 32 inch bat but wants a new one. He swings both well, but I am wondering if I should get him the 31 inch or the 32 inch? Does the longer and heavier bat give an advantage if he can swing it? Does the lighter bat potentially give him more bat speed?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163. The more mass you can put behind the ball the further it should travel. Bat speed is the most important thing though, so if you feel that the 32" slows his bat speed down then the 31" model would be the best option.

Jason Expert
122011 Click to show/hide answer

Is it USSSA certified?

Since the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is a BBCOR bat, it will not be USSSA certified.

Marcus Expert
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Can I use it in school ball?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is BBCOR certified, therefore it is approved for high school and collegiate play.

Angelique Expert
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My son is 13 yrs. old, 5'11" and weighs 179-185 lbs. What length and weight do you suggest?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 in a 33 inch 30 ounce model. Based on his age though, a 32 inch 29 ounce model may be a better fit. Would suggest speaking a coach or someone who has seen him swing to get a better idea.

Cameron Expert
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I am looking for the best BBCOR bat that is not to expensive. I am 175 pounds and 5'7". I saw a very good baseball player using this bat and it got me interested. What would the best bat be for me?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163. This particular Louisville Slugger model is by far one of our most popular, one-piece alloy designs.

John P. Expert
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My son is 5'4" 130 lbs. Would you recommend the LS Omaha 516 or the 2016 Easton Mako? And what size?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 30 inch 27 ounce model or a 31 inch 28 ounce model (depending on how you would rate his current bat speed). With that said, both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK are both great bats to consider. The LS Omaha will feature a one-piece balanced swing weight that will feature an alloy barrel. The MAKO on the other hand will be a two-piece, fully composite design that will also feature a balanced swing weight. The price points on these two bats will be on different ends of the spectrum but both perform similarly for you.

Cameron Expert
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I am a contact hitter and prefer a balanced bat. Would you recommend the Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 or the DeMarini Vexxum NVS?

Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOr Baseball Bat (BBO5163) and the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC) are well balanced bats. The biggest difference will be that the Omaha 516 is a one-piece alloy model and the Vexxum NVS is a two-piece model with a composite handle and alloy barrel which will help cut down on vibration.

Damon Expert
120867 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'10", 145 lbs and in 8th grade. Down to LS 516 vs CAT 6. Likes a balanced bat. Which one do you recommend and what size?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 in a 32 inch 29 ounce model. As for the 516 versus the Cat 6, both bats will be a one-piece alloy designs with the balanced swing weight. With that said, both will feature similar performance capabilities so it boils down to personal preference on which one to go with.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 12 years old in 6th grade and is trying out for his middle school team. He is 5'7" and 145 lbs. He swings a Combat 31" drop 8 oz bat now. What -3 oz bat size does he need that is not too big of a jump?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would typically recommend going with a 32 inch 29 ounce 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163. Based on the current bat he is using though going with a 31 inch 29 ounce model will be an easier transition for him. A balanced weighted bat like the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 would also be beneficial as he adjusts to the new BBCOR bats.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 6'1" and weigh 157. What bat length and weight should I get? Also, If I'm looking to swing for more power this season would you recommend the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 or the DeMarini CF7?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 in a 33 inch 30 ounce model. If you are looking to add more power to your game, the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 would be a better option than the DeMarini CF7 as the one-piece design will allow for a stiffer feel than the two-piece design of the CF7.

Cameron Expert
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What's better the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha or the Marucci Cat 6?

Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) and the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) are great options. They are very similar by design so the preference would ultimately come down to brand or style preference rather than one bat simply being better than the other.

Patrick Expert
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I'm more of a lead off/contact hitter, would you recommend this bat or the 2016 Easton HMX ZCORE one-piece bat?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA are both great bats to consider in the one-piece alloy market. Which bat would be better is going to be more of a personal preference choice as both are balanced bats.

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference between this year and last year's model?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 uses Louisville Slugger's new alloy called the 7U1 Alloy which makes the bat more balanced. That is the only major difference between the two years.

Cooper Expert
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How is the swing weight (MOI) of this bat compared to the Rip-It Air or Marucci Cat 6?

Unfortunately, companies do not typically publish the actual specific MOI metrics of bats like the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163), 2015 RIP-IT AIR BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1503A) or the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) so we do not have those readily available. In general, the Omaha would compare well in terms of balance and swing weight to those two models. They all three are well balanced for a light feel.

Patrick Expert
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I'm 5'2" & 116 pounds. What size would you suggest? What is the difference between the 515 and 516?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 30" 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 features Lizard Skin Grip and the new 7U1 Alloy which creates the lightest Omaha bat ever while the 515 will not.

John P. Expert
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I am 5'6" and 128 pounds, what length would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would suggest getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) in a 32 inch 29 oz model.

Cameron Expert
119660 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5 foot 5 and 120 pounds. What size would you recommend?

Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 30 inch size of the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163).

Patrick Expert
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Would you recommend this bat for a contact hitter?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) features a balanced swing weight making this bat a good option for a contact hitter. Typical recommendations for a contact hitter would be a balanced, two-piece bat.

Cameron Expert
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How many years do you think this bat will last?

The life of the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is going to vary from player to player and case to case. It all depends upon how well taken care of the bat actually is, if the use is being limited to only one player, and if it is used for both games and practice or just games.

John Expert
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I am a contact hitter and I am playing for a high school team in the spring and looking for a bat with some pop. I have had a 2015 Louisville Slugger 515 and i really liked it. Should I stick with Louisville or switch to something else?

If you loved the 2015 Louisville Slugger 515 then I would be quick to recommend the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 as it is an excellent, high-quality aluminum bat that is very similar to the 515.

John Expert
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Is the now Omaha end weighted like the older versions?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is not going to have an end-loaded swing weight. This Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 is going to offer ultimate balance with maximum control. Louisville Slugger also claims that this is the lightest Omaha bat ever created.

John Expert
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I'm 6'1-6'2 ish and weigh 165-170. What size bat should I use?

We would recommend a 33" for a player with your height and weight.

John Expert
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I am traditionally a singles and doubles hitter but am looking to add some power to my swing as well. Would you recommend the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 or the 2016 Rawlings 5150?

Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the 2016 Rawlings 5150 are well balanced alloy bats, so both could work very well for you. Traditionally, one-piece bats are more preferred by power hitters due to their stiff feel.

Marcus Expert
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Can you use this bat for high school?

Yes! The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is BBCOR certified with a -3 length to weight ratio and approved for high school and collegiate play.

John Expert
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I'm 5'9" 220 pounds. What bat size do you recommend? Not just this bat but any bat.

For someone with your height and weight, I would recommend a 33" 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 or a 33" model in any bat.

John Expert
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I'm 5'8" 165 lbs, which bat size would you recommend? And is this bat for power or contact?

For someone with your height and weight, I would recommend a 32" 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163. This Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 is going to have a balanced swing weight so it may be used by either a power or a contact hitter.

John Expert
117877 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat dent easily?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 does not dent more easily than any other particular one-piece alloy bat. All alloy bats have the possibility of denting. The great thing about this particular Omaha 516 is that it comes with a 30 day performance promise as well as a full twelve month manufacturer's warranty.

John Expert
117595 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'10" and 175 lb. What bat size do you recommend?

We would recommend a 33" for a player with your height and weight.

John Expert
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Is the Omaha 516 BBCOR Bat an end loaded bat or is the weight evenly distributed?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR (BBO5163) is balanced, so its weight will be evenly distributed.

Marcus Expert
115901 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat come in a 31 inch 28 ounce?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) is made in that size. It should be available for purchase early next month.

Patrick Expert
115678 Click to show/hide answer

How long will this bat last before losing its pop?

There is no way to tell how long a bat like the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) will last given the countless ways and conditions it can be used in. The bat comes with a 12 month warranty that covers any damage so it should last at least that long.

Patrick Expert
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Is this bat going to be durable even though its a one-piece design? I am worried about denting and the pop running out fast. Is the CF7 more durable than the Omaha?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) has good durability. While composite barrel bats like the 2015 DeMarini CF7 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC) tend to perform a bit longer than alloy barrel bats, the Omaha is still a very nice and durable option.

Patrick Expert
114214 Click to show/hide answer

Which Louisville Slugger model will be most similar to hitting with a wood bat? Which Easton is most similar to wood?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: (BBO5163) or any one-piece BBCOR bat is going to have the closest swinging characteristics to a wood bat. The wood bats will swing a little heavier than an alloy.

Jake Expert
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How does it compare to the Easton S3Z?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) will be very similar to the 2015 Easton S3Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S3Z) because it is a well balanced one-piece alloy model.

Damon Expert
113282 Click to show/hide answer

How does this compare to the Marucci Cat 6?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) is actually very comparable to the Marucci CAT 6, since they both feature a one-piece alloy construction. Both bats are very balanced as well, so they are great choices for a contact hitter looking to work on bat speed and bat control.

Tessa Expert
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Will this bat be available in 29 inch 26 ounce?

Yes, the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) will be available in a 29 inch 26 ounce

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Which bat performs better, the 515 or the 516?

The 2015 and 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) are going to be of the same design and be very similar in performance.

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Is this approved for Pony Baseball?

This 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) will be specifically legal for play in the Colt and Palomino divisions of Pony League baseball.

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What is the difference between this and the Omaha 515?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) features a new 7U1 Alloy that helps create the lightest Omaha bat ever. It also features Flex Band Technology that allows for thinner walls and a bigger sweet spot.

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Would you recommend this bat for a power hitter? If not what would you recommend?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) would be a good choice for a power hitter. Generally power hitters are either looking for end-loaded bats or one-piece alloys like this Omaha 516.

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I am 5'8" and 160 lbs. What size would be good for me?

I would suggest a 32" 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163).

Jake Expert
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What type of bat is better for a contact hitter, alloy or composite?

It's not so much the material that matters, but the construction of the bat. A contact hitter would probably prefer a balanced bat, like the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163), over an end-loaded bat.

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How does this compare to the Rawlings Velo?

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 and the Rawlings VELO are going to be very similar with their one piece full alloy design. The Rawlings Velo however, is going to be slightly more balanced than the Omaha 516.

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2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163
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Bat Features
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • * 30-Day Performance Promise *
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for H.S. and Collegiate Play
  • Free Shipping!
  • Lizard Skins Grip - Enhanced Softness and Tackiness
  • NEW 7U1 Alloy - Creates the Lightest Omaha Bats Ever!
  • One-Piece, Alloy Construction
  • 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle
  • Flex Band Technology - Graphite Band Inside the Barrel that Allows for Thinner Walls / Huge Sweet Spot
  • 200 MOI Point Reduction - Creates the Lightest Omaha BBCOR EVER!
  • * Not satisfied with the performance of the Omaha 516 within 30 days? Send it back for refund or exchange!*
Description for 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat
Ultimate BALANCE - Maximum CONTROL : The Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is here! With the introduction of their 2016 bat line, players around the nation are finding out why more Top 25 teams in NCAA baseball step into the box with Louisville Slugger. The Omaha line has been one of the most trusted one-piece bats in the game, and the new Omaha 516 delivers that same consistent performance and feel that players demand. Featuring Slugger's new exclusive 7U1 Alloy, the Omaha 516 will provide hitters with the largest sweet spot and lightest swing weight found in any Omaha to-date! This BBCOR certified model features the Flex Band Technology in its barrel. By inserting a 1" composite disc right below the sweet spot, the team in Louisville is able to meet BBCOR standards while keeping the barrel walls as thin as possible. Thinner barrel walls results in a lighter feel, larger sweet spot, and maximum trampoline effect on contact. Doesn't sound too bad, right? Louisville Slugger is more than confident that they've created the best bat in baseball and they're backing it up with the 30-Day Performance Promise. If you're not more confident in your swing in 30 days, send it back! Rounded out by a slick new graphic design and premium Lizard Skins grip tape, the Omaha 516 combines comfort and style and is sure to help each hitter "Own The Plate"! The Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!

***If within 30 days of the purchase the consumer is not completely satisfied with the performance of their Omaha 516 bat, they are able to return it to the retailer from which the purchase was made or directly to Louisville Slugger for a full refund of the documented retail price paid.***
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