Pros: The bat is hot out the wrapper, no issues with sting unless ball was hit on the very end.
Cons: The CF Zen Junior Big Barrel was a replacement for my sons CF 8 JBB. The bats were both very similar with the difference being durability. First bat lasted about 9 months (league and several tourneys) while the replacement cracked within 3 months of use. If you buy, save your receipt! Getting bat replaced was not a hassle but you only get a one-time replacement, so you may get 8 months out of 2 bats!