Cons: has no pop at all
2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163
i am a 6'0 180 lbs
I hit 17 home runs with this during fall ball
Cons: has no pop at all
Pros: Has great pop, minimal vibration and comes off the bat great! Love it!
Pros: Has great pop, very balenced. The design look amazing. This bat will work for contact and power hitters.
Cons: Has a break in time.
Pros: Very balanced bat with large sweet spot and ton of pop. Truly a great deal even at $400. Minimal vibration in handle and pop of neon makes it the best looking bat on the field.
Cons: All my teammates want to use it.
Pros: The Bat has a lot of pop, I haven't even broken mine in yet, and the ball still jumps off the bat. There isn't any vibration, and for being a bit end loaded, it still gets around quickly.
Pros: great bat
Cons: none at this point
Pros: I bought a 32/29 version of the Prime. This bat has MAD pop!! My first at bat with the Prime 916 I hit a ball of the end of the barrel and it still went 290 feet(It left a mark at the end so I knew it hit the end of the bat). I've had zero vibration and so has my teammates. This bat feels way better than the CF7 and new Mako. It's the best of both worlds having a huge barrel and a light swing weight! The barrel is the same size as the Mako but swings lighter (32/29). The sweet spot is also large. The bat sounds amazing (sounds more solid) compared to the the CF7 and Mako as those bats have a metal ting to it when you square the ball up. The sick color way and Lizard Skins grip just tops it off!!!!
Cons: There is nothing bad about this bat!
Pros: i feel more confident than ever swinging this bat
Cons: everyone on the team borrows it
Cons: bat broke instally fist 50 swings
Pros: swings light for bbcor; balanced, not handle weighted has great look, colors and graphics are eye-catching sounds exactly like a wood bat very little sting on mis-hits has just enough feedback through the handle to still provide some feel for the contact large sweet spot
Cons: expensive don't know durability yet, so holding my breath
Pros: great pop and no vibration...looks sweet too.
Cons: i cant decide if this bat is endloaded or balanced. it feels weird to me and i keep grounding out with it but not with other bats. i dont like it but could be just me.
Pros: lots of pop very little vibration feels good and very balenced out weight distribution
Cons: takes a little bit to break in
Pros: the bat is very balanced
Pros: very durable with tons of pop, I would recommend this for contact hitters, lizard skin is sick, feels good when the ball jumps off the bat
Cons: none yet, besides it takes about 200 hits to break in
Pros: The new Louisville Slugger is as solid of a product as I have seen. A well balanced weapon
Pros: The bat has great pop! It has no vibration what so ever. It is a great bat and best bat that I will probably use in my lifetime. I highly suggest this bat to people just getting into BBCOR or high school.
Cons: None other than if you are left handed like me the grip is twisted for a right handed person, but you just have to twist it back no big deal.
Pros: great pop off the bat, great speed through the hitting zone, feels great in the hands and very well balanced helping the batter maintain posture through the zone.??????
Cons: none . The only con would be you not buying it.
Pros: Great bat,lots of pop,almost no vibration. Graphics are awesome and good feel.
Cons: After about 3 weeks of using this bat the barrel had a wiggle when I shook it. I sent it bat to louisville and I'm getting another one. Hope it doesn't happen again.
Pros: the bat a tons of pop but ends up breaking within a few weeks
Cons: ends up breaking within a few weeks
Pros: No vibration and is very balanced.
Cons: Has very little pop.
Pros: Good pop. Little to no vibration. Very balanced. And just an overall good bat.
Cons: Haven't used it in a game but in the cage I haven't found any cons
Pros: I loved it for the first two days I had it, I hit it far and there was a lot of pop
Cons: After two days of use the bat died and there was a rattle inside of it. I was extremely discouraged and returned it for a full refund. If it breaks that easily I have no desire to spend $399 and try it again. It has put a bad fast in my mouth for the product
Pros: Like the style and the sound the ball makes when contact with the bat.
Cons: No cons.
Pros: this bat is amazing, the look is so appealing, the ball soars off the bat, no vibration at all & the sound is just beautiful.
Cons: none at all.
Pros: Huge Sweet spot! Slightly more end-loaded than a Demarini CF6/7/8, which results in a little more "pop" and further fly-balls. However, this is not a end-loaded bat..it is balanced. Young players used to a BBCOR Mako may find this heavy. The contact feels good with minimal sting, and the sound is solid. Distinctive coloring means I can find it easy.
Cons: The Lizard skin grip is cool, but it started unraveling quickiy (maybe because I'm a lefty). I replaced it with ordinary Easton grip and wrapped in the opposite direction. I am keeping my eye on the barrel as I've heard that it may get loose from the other pieces in the bat.
Pros: Good pop, balanced swing weight.
Cons: After 10-15 swings, the lizard skin grip came off. Appears that it was wrapped with minimal overlap. Had to buy another one.
Pros: The bat is very balanced and has amazing pop . I hit a ball 345 ft with this bat and hit extremely consistent.Dont know about durability only had this bat one month.This is a top of the line Bbcor bat.
Cons: No cons at all so far
Pros: I hit 17 home runs with this during fall ball
Cons: This bat has no pop. If I wasn't so yoked I wouldn't of hit those home runs handle broke as well. very disappointed
Pros: great pop and balance. can be used for contact and power hitters. more pop than cf8 and mako. soft material creates good backspin.
Cons: The first one i received arrived broken. This bat is prone to a disconnect in the handle and barrel making the barrel spin from the handle. If used in the cold the glue connecting the rubber tru three piece in the center of the bat will start to break off from the bat. If you are a left handed hitter the rubber piece made to taper off the handle located underneath the lizard skin will start to unravel the lizard skin in which reveals the rubber taper object. You will need to redo the handle if you are a left handed batter and need to continue to return the bat once the barrel of the bat begins to spin.
Pros: We have recently purchased the 916 as our team bat, and I will say. It's probably the hottest bat I have swung. As a 5'10, 150 pound baseball player I'm swinging the 33 inch bat. I was hitting the ball further than most of the kids on my team. I suggest getting this bat.
Pros: Great performance....when it is not broke.
Cons: First the grip came undone. I am a lefty and the grip is designed for a righty. Then about two weeks later the handle came loose.
Pros: Great balance and swing control. My 14yr old loves the balance of this bat. He's say's it swings better then his 5150. Great pop, second at bat put it over the field wall. Very happy with the purchase.
Cons: None yet
Pros: Design, Feel and Pop
Pros: bat feels very balenced and has tons of pop
Pros: lots of pop right out of the wrappertried the mako cf8 and combats this is by far the best
Cons: I have broken this bat 3 times. It is not worth the money you are going to pay for it. Trust Me
Pros: Little Vibration, lots of pop
Cons: Just purchased this bat on Monday evening and the bat broke today (Friday) just after 4 practices. After spending $400 on a bat, you would think it would last longer than 4 days. We are returning it for a Mako.
Pros: can't find any
Cons: had the bat 10 days cracked in the middle now my son's varsity season starts and no bat!!!
Pros: Great feel! Love the grip! No vibration! Tons of POP! My very first hit with this bat was a 425 ft. bomb. Since I started using this bat a couple of weeks ago, I am hitting over .500 with 1 Homer, 2 Triples, and 5 Doubles. I LOVE THIS BAT!!!
Pros: I borrowed this bat from my friend for an at bat. I hit a home run with it the first time I used it. I'm in love.
Cons: Absolutely nothing
Pros: Good Feel Great Pop Last forever
Cons: It kinda vibrates
Pros: bats has good pop for BBCOR and nice balance
Cons: we bought 3 Prime 916 bats for 3 different players. the big issue with all 3 bats is the barrel is starting to rotate. you can actually hold the bat in your hands and rotate the barrel. we call Louisville and the rep told us the barrel will rotate 1/8 inch that was acceptable. i told the rep i looked at the bat features and description and not once did they mention the barrel would rotate or spin on this bat. I don't think it has affected performance. the players are saying it feels funny when they swing the bat. we also have a 915 from last year and that barrel does not rotate or spin. if you read the bat features from just bats it does not mention rotation or spinning barrel. just wondering if anybody else is having this issue.
Pros: It felt level but the bat has a small sweet spot.
Cons: small sweet spot, no pop
Pros: Great pop, super balanced, light weight!
Cons: At the point where the barrel and handle meet. The bat swivels or twists. Me and 2 other teammates have had these problems with our bat. Is the bat supposed to do this?
Pros: great grip lots of pop game ready out of wrapper
Cons: everyone wants to use it
Pros: Great pop and feel
Cons: Bat broke after 3 games. Paid for shipping to return to manufacturer for replacement. It broke during BP. 3 more bats later(and yes, 3 more shipping charges) LS just gave me my original purchase money back. I ended up paying 65 dollars to rent a broken bat. Great while it lasts then worthless!!!
Pros: Great bat, hits the ball a long way.
Cons: At first i thought it was broken because the barrel felt kind of lose. i called louisssvile slugger and found out it is actually supposed to do that. The Barrel feels lose due to the 3 piece technology. According to louisville slugger the barrel should not move more then 1/8 of an inch.
Pros: Good balanced swing weight, has good pop. got a $15 credit for the grip.
Cons: Less then 30 days the grip is falling apart, and already signs of the barrel starting to turn. This could be a great bat, but they have some design flaws they need to work out. Does not appear the bat will make it through the spring season.
Pros: it has good pop. i like it a lot
Cons: it feels like the end if the barrel will come off
Pros: NONE - our bat is a complete dud.
Cons: We compared our bat to others on the team and it clear ours was not made correctly. Need to ship back to company and that is a pain
Pros: Great Pop and Nice Power
Pros: This bat has good pop and the ball really flies off.
Cons: As mentioned in other reviews, the adhesive holding the handle thru piece has come loose from the barrel after only 45 days of use. Pretty disappointed considering the 915 prime we bought last year is still in good shape. We are submitting a warranty claim but would purchase a Rawlings Velo if I had to purchase a new bat again
Pros: There is no vibration what so ever and the feeling you get hitting the ball is amazing i love this bat.
Cons: there isn't any
Pros: Hard to say. My high school sophomore who we purchased this bat for has not been able to use it long enough to formulate any kind of positive opinion. Since we have not had a chance to evaluate the pros, I won't give Louisville Slugger credit for anything.
Cons: Bat was purchased in mid March 2016. It is now end of March 2016 and bat is broken. Bat broke in handle, where it now rattles when you swing it. We now get to find out how quickly Louisville Slugger will honor their warranty and replace the bat. I'll also mention that a teammate of my son's purchased this same bat, and his broke as well.
Pros: The pop on this bat is amazing, as the composite feel of this bat is to the equivalent of a -5 bat. Definetly the best -3 (BBCOR) bat out there and is definetly worth the price.
Cons: The lizard skin grip that comes with the bat is cheaper than the typical lizard skin grip you can buy in stores, and it is slowly coming of the bat. Also, the barrel tends to feel a but loose as if the barrel may fly of the bat, but according to Loiusville Slugger, it is supposed to do that because of the 3 piece technology. Not a big problem, but is overall a great quality bat.
Pros: has pop when its not broke
Cons: the hand and barrel seperarte...this is our third one..not fun sending bats back every couple months.
Cons: We bought this bat Feb/2016 returned to Just Bats because handle came loose on March/2016 , April 1st my son had the same problem with the bat, Now we have to go thru 2016 Louisville Slugger to get our money back. Horrible...
Pros: this bat hit BOMBS. I would buy this bat if you want to improve your game and hit bombs. I tried all the bat from the axe to the mako. If your bat twists an eighth of an inch (the barrel) its fine say slugger. Get this bat NOW!
Cons: slight rotation in barrel but does not cause defects.
Pros: None that I can speak of. Bat broke before a full evaluation could be made.
Cons: Two piece connection came loose after two days of BP and tee work. Price is ridiculous for such a poorly made bat.
Pros: Good pop.
Cons: Knob is starting to come loose.
Pros: Great pop, balance and feel
Cons: Cracked before season finished
Pros: insane pop and even weight distribution. I love this bat and if you're looking for a bat get this.
Cons: Within 1 game the barrel came loose from the handle. Currently sending in for new one.
Pros: bat has tons of pop and great balance with no vibration
Cons: handle twists and feels wierd after a while of use but still great bat and i suggest considering the 30 day warrantee if u dont like the feel
Pros: Tons of pop! Large sweet spot! Looks and feels great! Worth what it is paid for! Recommend this bat!
Pros: great bat and pop. extremely balanced.
Cons: handle came loose and had to send it in to louisville. horrible customer service. supposed to take 7-10 days once they get the bat to see if i even get a new one. and to add on, they are on back order so i wont get a new bat until the middle of my season.
Pros: Good initial pop
Cons: Grip: Need to spend $11 on new grip as it tears for a left handed hitting player after 1 round of BP. Barrel and Handle has slight rotation or looseness after a few weeks. When swinging the bat would have a rotation or looseness feel on the handle. Heard from multiple sources and college teams that they have given up on the 916 and only use the 716 or 516. Sent back to LS and had to wait 3 weeks for replacement due to back orders. Assume due to similar issues I had.
Pros: great feel. great pop
Cons: barrel came loose from handle. (a jiggle)got a replacement and the same thing happened.
Cons: Did not last two weeks and have to send back for replacement! Not happy at all, after speding $400.
Pros: i am a 6'0 180 lbs. 14 year old so i have always went to the end loaded power bats. i bought a 33/30 bbcor version of this bat and love it. it is a great mix of power hitting and contact. i have an xl1, cf8 and mako and have had previous bbcor bats but none have compared. this bat has just as much, if not more pop then the xl1, a lighter and more even swing than the mako with great barrel size. it has an amazing sound to it (kind of wood like) and i have hit it on the handle and end of barrel and it has never hurt. And this bat is definitely the best looking bat right now. Also i love the lizard skin tape the bat comes with. it has a great look on the bat and even better feel. the only bat i have truly felt is worth the price.
Pros: Great bat at first.....
Cons: Will not last a year poor quality
Pros: Seems to hit the ball well, has a large sweet spot, and is well balanced.
Cons: Louisville Slugger obviously has a design or manufacturing flaw with this bat. The first time in the cage with the bat my Son noticed that after about 50 hits, the barrel and handle twisted. If you call Louisville Slugger, they will tell you that this is how it is designed. However, if you read other bat review sights, they say nothing about it, and even some have "experts" who say that if the bat twists there is something wrong with it. As you can read from other reviews, the twisting may be a sign of things to come. If your a gambler, purchase this bat, otherwise avoid it. How do you know if or when the 1/8" twist is going to become a full twist or a break?
Pros: good pop
Cons: broke 2 in 2 weeks wont get another ! didnt buy them from justbats . com wish i did ! there costumer service rocks!!!
Pros: most pop ive ever felt in a bat before , no vibration , the sound is so natural and clean , it sounds like wood. also no vibration even if you get jammed
Cons: nothin dude
Pros: Great bat while it lasted. 33/30 I bought it on 3/24/16. Loved the feel. Great swing balance. You know right away when you launch one from the sweet spot.
Cons: Barrel cracked on 5/2/16. Warranty is 12 months one time replacement. If it breaks again I'm out of luck.
Pros: has a lot of pop until it breaks
Cons: It broke 3 times for me I'm on my fourth bat and I'm just trying to get a refund because the one i have now is broken too
Pros: great bat till 2 of them broke
Cons: broke 2 of them in 2 weeks first one had stress cracks on handle second one was a perfect barrell shot and handle exploded!! did not buy them threw justbats!!
Pros: i am a sophomore I play at the variety level and my opinions on the bat are that this bat has amazing feel so much pop in this bat it feels light in my hands and has a light swing I've owned a mako and a cf5 and between all of these bats the prime 916 is the overall best bat I've played with it has amazing sound off the bat just like wood i would recommend this bat to all players big small well worth the price
Pros: Bat has really nice pop and doesn't hurt your hands.
Cons: 3 other kids have the bat on my team but only my handle moves I don't know if it is broke or anything still works the same as before.
Pros: Great sound and balance. Wish it was more durable.
Cons: Purchased for 400 in Jan broke in April sent back for broken cap, chipped on the knob, wrap came off. Two weeks after receiving the replacement the handle came loose and the bat is dead. Probably a new design that went to market too fast. Hope the new model is better.
Pros: Awesome Pop, great feel, balanced well. Son was batting .695 for his HS Freshman team and loved the bat until it started to twist. CS was exceptional. Took the bat back for a full refund due to bat being on backorder.
Cons: The whole twisting issue. They state that 1/8" is normal but we got it up to 1/4in. Feels like it was going to fall apart. Bought a new one because he loved it so much and two games into it, it is clicking and twisting again. They say it is normal, but feels weird to swing. Returning this one for a refund and looking for something else for him.
Cons: breaks every other game...if you want to replace a bat evey2 games this is the bat for you...$25 to ship eveytime it breaks should get partial refund or full refund for putting product out like this...would have more respect to own up to flaw in bat and refund move forward...
Pros: Best bat that i have ever used. Great pop lets a little guy hit for big power. All my teammates use it. Great balance on it. Feels light compared to other BBCOR bats. This bat just feels great overall.
Cons: Lizard skin came of after 200 swings. Don let your entire team use it because it will loose itÂ´s pop in about a year. Also try to find another bat for long bp sesses.
Pros: This bat has good pop and a great sound and the ball absolutely flies off this bat.
Cons: My bats barrel became loose or wobbly from the handle which caused me to return it. I would've thought that a 400$ bat would be more durable...
Pros: Had good pop
Cons: Handle starts moving and barrel starts rattling after 3 weeks no pop left in it .
Pros: This bat has unbelievable pop. I switched to this from a Cat 6 and could not have been happier, due to the fact it is a three piece you feel almost nothing when you hit the ball whether that is good or bad, I know I had mixed emotion with it, overall it is a very solid bat
Cons: The lizard skin grip on the bat is very low quality, when I first got the bat within the first coupe rounds of BP I took the knob under the grip that makes the handle fat began to come out of the lizard skin, it is a very easy fix however, just go to a local sporting goods store and buy another grip and tape it on yourself
Pros: Most pop of any bat while it lasts.
Cons: Breaks constantly not worth returning every two weeks. These bats do not last the barrel twists from handle.
Pros: so much pop right out of the box no vibration at all light weight
Cons: grip tape collor
Pros: Amazing pool! If youâ€™re not getting a good pop. You might want to try another sport
Cons: The I only thing I hate that it was discontinued
Pros: Amazing pop!
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Is the bat head suppose to move or wiggle when you move it? The barrel feels like it slides when I hit with it.
The Louisville Slugger Prime bat is designed to have a bit of play in it due to its unique three-piece design. Once fully broken in there does seem to be a slight amount of movement to the pieces. As long as you are not seeing any major performance issues, then there is no defect or issue with the bat.
Is this the bat most similar to the 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 and the 917 are the most similar to the LS Attack as these are two-piece composite bats with balanced swing weights.
Are these going to go back to $99.99 again?
Here at JustBats we have a 30 day price guarantee. If you were seeing this bat priced at $99.99 within the last 30 days please call at 866.321.2287 to get this price.
Are there any more 33" 30's left in the 916?
Unfortunately, we only have the 34" 31 oz size available still for the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
Just received a brand new LS Prime 916 youth -12. Everything looks great in wrapper no marks of use but tapping on the end of the bats it has a slight rattle. Is that normal?
Tough to say whether or not this would be normal. Some bats will experience a rattle (grains of sand or small pebble like sounds) due to the excessive adhesive that is applied to the end cap to seal it to the barrel. Although this does not cause performance issues it can draw the attention of an umpire.
Do you have any Prime 916 bats in either a 31" or 32" length?
At the time of your question, we are all out of the this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) in any size, but the 34"/31 oz size (we will not have any 31" or 32" bats available).
Are there anymore of these bats in a 33" 30 oz?
Unfortunately, the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is discontinued and we no longer have any of the 33" models available.
I'm 5 foot 4 in.and weigh about 110 pounds as a freshman in high school. What size bat should I use?
Based on your height and weight we advise going with a 31" 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
My son is about 6' tall and 200 pounds. What size bat would you recommend?
Based on his height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 in a 33''.
Based on his height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 in a 33''.
whats the difference bettween the 916 and the 716?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) is a a two piece bat where both pieces are going to be composite material while the 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBS7163) is a two piece bat where the handle is composite and the barrel is going to be aluminum.
im 6,2 145lbs what size bat should i use?
Based on your height and weight we would recommend using a 32"/29oz 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163).
I'm 5'7" and 220 lbs. I am playing my 1st year of middle school baseball. What size do you recommend?
Based upon your height and weight, my general recommendation would be to get a BBCOR bat in the 33" length. Unfortunately, for this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163), we only have the 34" size in stock any longer. However, if you feel you can handle the 31 oz weight of the 34" length of this bat, that size might be worth considering.
When will you get a 32 inch of this bat in? I really like the bat, but you do not have my size.
Unfortunately, we will not be receiving any more of the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163. This model has been discontinued by the manufacturer, so Louisville Slugger is no longer producing and distributing this bat to retailers. The bat that replaces this model is the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.
I'm 6'3" and I've been using 32" bats. I've gained some weight this year and I weigh around 200-215. What length do you recommend for the prime 916?
Based on your height and weight we recommend going with a 34" 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
I am 6'2" and 14 years old. Should I use a 34 in. or 33 in.?
The best way to determine the correct size of bat for a player is by their height and weight. However, a 6'2" player is typically better off with a 33". For more sizing information check out our Bat Coach though: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am 6 ft and weigh about 170 pounds would a 34" bat be to long?
Based on our bat coach, we would recommend going with a 33" bat but a 34" bat would not be too long for you to use. If you are using a balanced bat such as the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163, the 34" size should be a good fit for you.
I am a 15 year old, sophomore in high school. I am 5'10" and 240 lbs. Would a 34" be too big for me?
For your height and weight, we recommend a 33" bat length. If you are wanting a slightly longer bat with a heavier feel, a 34" would be suitable, but it will be harder to swing.
My son is 5'11, 210 lbs and 14 years old. Would a 34" bat be good for him?
Based upon your player's height and weight, my general recommendation would be for a 33" bat in the BBCOR style. However, if your player has already used a 33" BBCOR bat and you are feeling that he can handle the 31 oz weight of the 34" option of this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163), I think he could go ahead and use that size of this Prime 916.
Will these bats be in stock in a couple months?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is a discontinued bat. We will not be getting anymore of these bats back in stock, unfortunately.
How many more bats do you have left of the 916?
We only have the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 left in a 34 inch 31 ounce model and there are plenty of these left in stock as of 8/21/16.
Could I get this bat for $119.99 in the 31" or 32" sizes?
Unfortunately, we are not stocking the 31" or 32" option of this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) any longer at JustBats (due to availability of those sizes from the manufacturer). However, if we did have those sizes in stock, I would not be able to guarantee the price would be at $119.99.
What is the difference between the Louisville Slugger 916 and Louisville Slugger 516 bats?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) is going to be a Three-Piece Composite bat. This is going to offer a little bit more flex when making contact with the ball. This will eliminate some vibrations and help with stinging. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Senior League Baseball Bat (SLO5160) is going to be a one piece aluminum bat. Being a one piece design you are going to get a different feeling when making contact with the ball. It will be a little bit more stiff, more similar to the feeling you would get while hitting with a wood bat.
How long do you think this bat will stay in stock?
We will have the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 until it sells out. Inventory numbers can never be guaranteed or even estimated, so we could not venture a guess to how much longer this bat will be available.
if i wanted to buy this bat in at 33 inch would i be able to?
Unfortunately we no longer have the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 available in 33". That is because the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 will be released here within the next few weeks or so.
Why has it been discontinued?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 has been discontinued on our site as we have sold out of this bat. Also, LS has ceased production of this bat as they are getting set to release the Prime 917.
What will be the starting price of the 917 when you release it?
The price for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 is going to be listed at $399.95 when it comes out.
What will be the starting price of the Prime 917 when you put it up for sale?
The price for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 is going to be listed at $399.95 when it comes out.
Will you be receiving the Prime 917?
We will be receiving the Prime 917 at JustBats, but we do not know the exact date that we will have it available for sale at JustBats. The official release date from Slugger is 6/15/2016 and we are hoping to have it that day or shortly thereafter.
Why has the 2017 models taken longer to come out then the 2016 models?
Bats are usually released around the same time each year but it is all dependent on the manufacturer.
What time last year did this bat come out?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 was released 6/10/2015.
Would you be able to send me pictures of the prime 917 when it comes out?
When Louisville Slugger releases their new models of bats we will begin the process of getting these items on the website for our customers.
What's the difference between this and the Select 716?
The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC) is a two-piece bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel and is a bit end loaded. 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) is a two-piece full composite model and is more balanced.
Do you know what the 917 will look like?
Unfortunately, we have not received the pictures from Louisville Slugger that display the design for the 2017 version of the Prime 916. I would not be able to give a description at this time.
Will y'all be receiving anymore 33" models of this bat?
At this current time, we are not planning on receiving any more options of this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) in the 33"/30 oz size.
My son is 5'8" and 170 lbs. What would be the appropriate bat size?
Based upon your son's height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
My son is 5'4" and about 120 lbs. He is 14 years old. What size bat would fit him best?
Based on his height and weight I would suggest a 30" or 31" bat. Unfortunately at this time we do not have the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) in stock in that size right now.
I'm 5'10 and 180 lbs. What size should I get?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of the 33" option of this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163). As long as he can handle the 30 oz weight of the 33" option of this bat, I would recommend that size.
My son is 5'1" and weighs about 130 lbs. What bat size do you suggest?
For a player of his height and weight, I would suggest getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 in the 31/28 size.
My son is 5'1" about 130 lbs. He swings a 30" (-5), but we are trying to get him ready for high school. What bat size do you suggest?
Based upon your son's height and weight, my general recommendation would be to get a 31" model of this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163). As long as your player can handle the 28 oz weight of the 31" model, I would recommend this bat in that size.
some of the reviews have said that the barrel and handle will turn and in some cases break? What is the likliehood of this and is this something to be worried about. Is it a design flaw?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 features the TRU3 piece which features the dynamic socket connection allowing for a slight movement between the barrel and the handle. This is not a design flaw and it is not something you should be worried about.
I am 5'10" and 130 pounds. What size of this bat do you think I should swing?
Based on your height and weight, we would suggest a 32" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
IS this bat durable and will it last me a few seasons?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 currently has a three out of five star rating in the durability category. Unfortunately, I can not speak to the life of a particular bat as that will vary from case to case. Please refer to our bat care page below for tips that will help you keep your bat in the best condition possible for the longest time possible. http://www.justbats.com/bat-resource-guide/bat-care/
I am 7'5" 350 lbs. What size bat should I get in this model?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 34" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
Is this bat game-ready right out of the wrapper?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 has a fully composite construction that requires a break-in period. We recommend about 50-100 swings off of a tee or soft-toss and turning the bat about a quarter of an inch between each swing.
Is this bat considered more for a contact hitter or power hitter?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is a three-piece, composite design which is typically preferred by contact hitters.
What if the handle of my prime feels loose?
If your handle is becoming loose then you would need to contact Louisville Slugger directly at 1-800-282-2287 and they will walk you through the steps of getting your bat replaced. They will require a copy of your receipt. If you need us to email you a copy please let us know.
Which is better for a 6'1" 190 pound player who hits with power but also for contact: composite (ex: Prime 916) or alloy (ex: VELO or 5150)? I have used a MAKO in past seasons and I really liked it, but I was wondering if switching to an alloy bat would provide more pop/distance?
There is not a competitive advantage between using a composite or alloy bat. Neither material is going to perform better than the other material. Typically, we recommend choosing the material that you are more comfortable with and with which you have experience. Typically, power hitters like the one piece structure due to the stiffness of the bat during the swing. All the while, contact hitters prefer two piece designs because they allow for a lot of flex throughout the swing.
Is this bat very balanced or is it end loaded?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 has a balanced swing weight.
Does it make you hit dingers?
I think that the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) has plenty of dinger hitting capability in it. If you were to get this bat the possibility for dingers would be imminent.
My son is 6' tall and is about 150 lbs. What size bat would you recommend? He is just starting his freshman year and I am looking to buy a bat for the next 4 years.
Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
Which bat is more balanced: the VELO, the Select 716 or this Prime 916?
Of all the bats being considered, I would say that the VELO is the most balanced, this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) is the second most balanced and the Select 716 will be third in regard to balance (some will even say it has a slight end-load).
I'm 5'8 what size should I get?
Based on your height, I would recommend a 32" if you weigh above 90-120 lbs. If you weigh more than 120 lbs, I would recommend a 33" length.
What would you recommend? This bat or the Rawlings VELO?
Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 and the Rawlings VELO are excellent, highly reviewed baseball bats. As to which one I would recommend, that is going to depend upon what you're looking for. The Prime 916 is a three-piece composite design while the VELO is a one-piece aluminum design if that helps your decision at all.
I am 6'0" and 150 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
Is it normal for a twisting sensation in the handle and barrel while swinging?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 should not twist between the handle and the barrel.
I'm a 5'10"/185 lb collegiate player who hits with gap power. I've been swinging a 33/30 DeMarini Voodo Overlord for the past year, and I have not been all that satisfied with performance. Is this a more reasonable bat for my skillset? And also, should I consider a drop to a 32/29? Thanks for your help!
Based on your height and weight, I do not think it would be necessary to drop to the 32" 29 oz. size. The DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD FT BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVDC features an end loaded swing weight, so that might explain some of the performance issues. Typically, a player with your skill set would benefit from using a balanced swing weight bat. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 would be a great option, as the three-piece design is going to give the bat a lot of flex during your swing. This bat will also feature the balanced swing weight, which I believe would benefit your skill set and swing type.
Is this Prime 916 going to have more pop than Marucci CAT 6?
Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 and the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat are very highly reviewed in the pop category. I would not say that one offers more than the other as that is going to vary from player to player.
hi i am freshem 5/10 165 and i am gonna buy the prime ans was wondering was size i should get
Based on your height and weight, I would recommend swinging a 33" length. This would be a 33" 30 oz. size in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
I am 5'11" and 185 lbs. I hit with a lot of power and contact. Would this be a decent fit?
Based upon your height and weight, we would make a general suggestion of this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) in the 32" length. As long as you can handle the balanced 29 oz weight of this bat, I think the 32" model would be a great fit!
I am 5'3" and a contact hitter/gap to gap hitter. I am looking for a balanced bat with some pop. Would you recommend the Prime 916, Select 716, or Omaha 516?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is the best option for you. The balanced swing weight and two-piece design are ideal for your style of hitting.
What drops do they come in?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is only available in a -3. All BBCOR bats feature a -3 drop. Louisville Slugger makes Senior League models of the Prime 916 available in a -5, -8, and -10. They also make the youth 2 1/4" barrel version of the Prime 916 in a -10, and -12.
Does the 916 come built in left handed version?
All bats by default, including 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163, will have their grip wrapped for a right handed hitter. If you run into any issues with the grip, that can always be replaced inexpensively and wrapped the opposite way.
After about a month of using this bat, the barrel started to spin and there was a rattle. What is wrong with the bat?
I am not completely certain as to the exact reason for the looseness at the connection point on your bat or exactly why the rattle started. However, you will have a full 12 month manufacturer's warranty period on this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163). If you purchased through us at JustBats, please reach out to us through phone at 866-321-2287 and we will help you begin the warranty replacement process on this bat through Louisville Slugger.
When used in cold weather does the handle come loose?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 handle should not come loose in cold or warm weather; if this is happening then the bat is more than likely defective.
Is there a warranty on this bat?
This 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) will come with a 30 day trial period on the bat and also a full 12 month manufacturer's warranty period.
I currently swing a 33.5 voodoo overlord and have had a ton of success with it in the past. I like to consider myself a power hitter, how do you think this bat compares to the voodoo in terms of putting balls over the fence?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is a more balanced bat, while the Voodoo OVERLORD is an end loaded bat. If you've been having success with the Voodoo OVERLORD, I'd consider staying with an end heavy model.
How many hits does it take to break this bat in?
Here at JustBats, to break in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163, we recommend about 100 - 200 swings either off of a tee or by hand toss with about a 1/4" rotation of the barrel after each swing.
What size should I get if I'm 5'3, but am going to use this bat for freshman and sophomore year?
I would recommend considering a purchase for this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) in the 31" length. As long as you can handle the 28 oz weight, that size should be just fine for use.
Whats the break-in period for this bat? Is a 31' 28 oz fine for someone that is 5'7" and 137 lbs?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is pretty hot out of the wrapper, but it will still benefit from about 50-100 swings off a tee. It is always best to rotate the barrel a quarter turn each swing. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model. However, the 31" 28 oz will work as well if you are more comfortable with that size.
I'm 7'0 tall and weigh 230 pounds. What size should I get?
Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 34" 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
If I grip the handle and the barrel and rotate them in different directions they both rotate which is felt slightly. Although it is a very slight rotation, the movement is really noticeable on some swings. Is this a normal movement for this bat or should I contact customer service for a new bat?
This is not a normal movement on the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163. The good news is, this bat does come with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty and will be covered for a free warranty replacement through Louisville Slugger.
are they made in the usa?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is made outside of the USA (believe China). To find out exactly we would recommend giving LS a call at 800-282-2287.
How thick is the grip on the bat? I think that it is .5mm but not sure. Can you please help me ASAP?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 will feature a 0.5 mm LizardSkin grip tape.
I'm 5'11" 125 lbs. Which model do you suggest?
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 in a 32 inch 29 ounce model. Based on your weight, a 31 inch 28 ounce model would be a better selection but this may hinder your plate coverage.
I just bought a Prime 916 BBCOR bat. I have heard that these bats should not be used in the cold. Can it be used in temperature below 55 degrees?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163, as well as other bats that feature a composite barrel, will perform better and be more durable when used in warmer weather conditions (over 70 degrees Fahrenheit). As it gets colder, the baseball becomes denser making the bats more susceptible to cracking (composite) or denting (alloy). With that said, when needing to use any metal bat in less than ideal weather conditions, it is advised to try and keep the barrel as warm as possible.
Would you recommend the LS prime 916 or the Omaha 516 for a contact hitter?
Both this 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) and the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) will come with a balanced swing weight and either model will work for contact hitters. You'll just have to decide if you like the two-piece design of this Prime 916 or the single-piece design of the Omaha 516.
I am 5'10" and 140 pounds. What size would you recommend for me?
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 in a 32 inch 29 ounce model. You are on the borderline of this model and the 33 inch 30 ounce model.
Hello, I am 5' 10" 140 lbs and am more of a contact hitter and I am wondering if the 916 or 716 is better for me? Both seem like great options
Both the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 and the 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBS7163 would be great options to consider for someone who is a contact hitter. Both bats will feature three-piece designs with balanced swing weights which are preferred by contact hitters due to the ability to control this type of bat easier. As for which one to purchase, the 916 will be composite while the 716 will have a composite handle and an alloy barrel so it comes down to personal preference as both bats will have similar performance abilities.
Does this bat come in 32.5 inches??
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 does not come in a 32.5 inch model. If you are looking for a 32.5 inch model, we would suggest looking into the following bats: 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3, 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 or the 2016 DeMarini Voodoo RAW BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVDC.
Does the 30 days for the 30 day promise start when you buy the bat or when the bat arrive at your house?
The 30-Day Performance Promise on the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 starts on the purchase date.
Is this bat really worth the extra $100 compared to the 716 or should I just buy the 716?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 will be listed higher than the 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBS7163 as it is a fully composite bat while the 716 will be a hybrid (composite handle and alloy barrel). Which bat to purchase really comes down to your personal preference (alloy versus composite) as both bats are great options and will perform similarly.
what is the 30 day promise about? Is it like a warranty?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 will feature a 30 day guarantee meaning that if you are not satisfied with this bat within the 30 days of the purchase date then you can send the bat back for a full refund of the purchase price or exchange. This bat can be used when sent back within that 30 day window.
My son is 13 and is about 5 foot 2, and weighs about 100 pounds. He is a contact hitter and is entering high school next year, which means he will need a BBCOR bat. Would you recommend this bat? If so, what size?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend a 29" 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163. Unfortunately, this particular model is not offered in a 29" length. If it was, I would absolutely recommend this particular 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 as it is an excellent, high-quality composite baseball bat.
my son is 14 and weighes 110 pounds. What size bat do you recommend. heading to 9th grade so -3 is required im looking at 916 slugger.
Do you know your sons height? This will allow us to make a better suggestion on size for you.
What kind of warranty do you or Louisville Slugger offer?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 comes with a 30-Day Performance Promise as well as a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty.
Does the Prime 916 BBCOR come in a 30 inch?
No, the smallest size the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) is produced in is a 31".
What is the difference between the 916 and the 716?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is a two-piece composite bat with a balanced swing weight. The Louisville Slugger Select 716 is a two-piece hybrid and it has an alloy barrel and composite handle. The Select 716 also features a slightly end loaded swing weight.
How does the Prime compare to the 5150?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is going to be a three-piece composite design while the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBR53 will be a one-piece alloy construction. Each bat is going to come with their respective technologies but that is going to be the main difference between the two. One thing that I like to point out is that the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 comes with a 30-Day Performance Promise as well.
I am 5'9" and weigh 170 lbs. What size bat would be good for me?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163).
Hi I am a 5'10 205 sophomore and I hit for power and contact. I am looking for a balanced composite bbcor bat. I used the 2015 Rawlings velo last year and loved it and loved the weight. I have been looking at the 916 and mako for a composite bat. What bat do you think is better for me and what size should I get?
Based on your height/weight I would suggest getting a 33 inch 30 oz bat in either the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) or 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK). Which bat would be better is all personal preference as both bats would be great selections.
Is this bat a better pick than the Louisville Prime 915?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) and the 2015 Louisville Slugger Prime 915 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9153) are extremely similar by design. Both are great choices.
What size would you recommend for a 5'9" 170 lb power hitter?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163.
I am 5'9 160 pounds, what bat size do you recommend? I am in 8th grade and am 13 years old.
Based on your height and weight I would recommend the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) in a 33/30 or a 32/29 (based on the fact you are younger).
Is this bat available in a 31/28?
It will be, but as of now we have yet to receive the 31/28 models of the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR (BBP9163).
I am going into 10th grade and I am 6'4" and weigh 240 lbs. What size would you recommend?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 34" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163).
Can I use this bat in the cold? Because I know first hand that composite bats crack in the cold?
We do not recommend using the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) in weather below 55 degrees because the ball can condense in those temperatures and cause damage to the bat.
What is the difference between this and the Prime 915? Which bat is better for a 5'9 155 lb prospect
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 has the newly created FCS (Fused Carbon Structure) Composite and Flex Band Technology, which give it a lighter swing weight and larger sweet spot than the 2015 Louisville Slugger Prime 915 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9153. It also has new lizard skin grip!
How does this compare to the Mako?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) is going to be a three piece composite, balanced bat. The Easton Mako will be a two piece composite, balanced bat, with an extended barrel.
Does this bat come with a 1 year warranty in case it breaks?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) features a 12 month manufacturers warranty.
I owned the the Prime 915 last year. I noticed that the bat was pretty end loaded even though it was advertised as a balanced bat. I was a wondering if this bat is end-loaded also?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) is going to be even more balanced than the 2015 version. The Prime 916 features and extended barrel which can cause a slight end-load feel, but it will still feel pretty balanced.
How does this bat compare to the BBCOR Marucci Cat 6? I prefer a balanced bat and am currently very happy with the Senior League version of the Cat 6.
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) shares the same balanced swing weight as the Marucci CAT 6. From there, there are a lot of structural differences that make each bat unique from one another. The Prime 916 features a two-piece fully composite design, so unlike the CAT 6, it will require a break in before it will reach peak performance. The Prime 916 also features a two-piece design, which allows for more flex on contact. A contact hitter will usually prefer a two-piece design because of the flex that it allows. Two-piece bats flex during your swing, causing a whip-like action that helps the head of the bat whip forward at the moment of contact, generating more inertia and power. A power hitter will tend to prefer a one-piece bat because the one-piece design isn't as forgiving as a two-piece. Two-piece bats with a lot of flex can be a bad thing for a power hitter because it can cause loss of bat head control and a late whipping action. Ultimately, it will come down to a matter of preference on a composite vs. alloy barrel as well as comparing a one-piece vs. a two-piece design.
I am 5 foot 8 and weigh 150 pounds. What size bat do you think would fit me best?
Based on height and weight, I would suggest a 32 inch size of a BBCOR bat like the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163).
I'm 5'5" and weigh 116 lbs. Is this bat for me? If so how much pop does it have?
Yes. If you need a balanced BBCOR bat the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) would be a great bat. It is a top of the line model with great pop. We would recommend a 32" model for your height and weight.
Will an end-loaded bat make the ball go farther than a balanced bat?
If you are able to swing them with the same bat speed and form, an end-loaded bat can put more mass behind the ball and possibly lead to more power than a balanced model like the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163). The trade off is that the end-loaded models are more difficult to swing due to the heavier feel.
I'm 6'2" and 170 lbs. What size bat should I be swinging?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163).
What is the thickness of the Lizard Skin?
Louisville Slugger does not list the thickness of the Lizard Skin grip they used on the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163). In general, it is a fairly thin grip.
Which bat has a faster swing the CF7, MAKO, or the 916? Also which bat has a longer barrel with a larger sweet spot?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC) will have the lightest swing weight of the three. The 2015 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15MK) features an extended barrel which gives it the largest sweet spot. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) falls right in between the two other bats.
Which bat would be better for a 5'8" 190 lbs. power hitter, the CF7, Mako, or the 916? Also what bat would you recommend me that's light swinging end-loaded composite bat that's BBCOR certified?
The 2015 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15MK) would be your best bet if you are more of a power hitter. With the extended barrel the MAKO swings heavier than the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) and the 2015 DeMarini CF7 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC).
I'm going into 8th grade and I'm 5'9" 140 lbs. What size do you recommend?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163).
Will the 916 and 915 have similar performances? Also,could this bat be used for a power hitter since this bat has the most homeruns in the 2014 world series?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) could be used by either a power hitter or contact hitter and should perform similarly to the 2015 model.
Do you recommend the Prime 916 to power hitters?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) is a more balanced bat that would probably be preferred by contact hitters.
Would you reccomend this or the 2015 model for a contact hitter?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) and the 2015 models are both balanced bats designed for contact hitters.
Does the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) feel like a drop 3 or does it feel lighter due to the balanced swing?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) will feel like other balanced BBCOR models with a lighter swing weight.
Will this bat be more or less balanced than the MAKO and the CF7?
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163), MAKO, and CF7 will all have similar balanced swing weights.
When will this be available to the public for purchase?
We are hoping to get some of the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) for a limited early release but we will not be getting many. The full release of this line is not expected until later in the summer.
What is the difference between this and the 2015 Prime 915?
The 2015 Louisville Slugger Prime 915 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9153) will used different materials. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR is going to feature FCS (Fused Carbon Structure) Composite Design, Flex Band Technology - Graphite Band Inside the Barrel that Allows for Thinner Walls / Huge Sweet Spot, Lizard Skins Grip.
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