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2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171

$249.99
$349.95 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171
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  • This bat is truly HOT out of the wrapper

    Coach Ryan
  • Received this bat as a replacement bat for another LXT that was broken

    Makena B

“This bat has more pop and huge sweet spot.”

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Pros:  Could they improve the 2016 LXT Plus? Yep, this bat has the most pop and it is balanced so well. Let's not forget it's hott right out of the wrapper with a larger sweet spot. My dauthers game has improved with the Lxt Plus and the new Hyper made it even better.

Cons:  Would like to see a better grip tape but that's an easy change.

“2017 LXT”

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Pros:  -Balanced well so the swing speed unbelievable -The new 3 piece connection piece adds comfort for those inside pitches -HUGE SWEET SPOT!!! -The ball bonces off of this bat

Cons:  The GRIP!!!!

“Lxt”

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Pros:  i got this bat for my 9 year old halfway through all star season she loves it hiting line drives past the out field like nothing, everyone on the team using this bat hits bombs past the out field

Cons:  nothing

“Softball Player ”

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Pros:  Received this bat as a replacement bat for another LXT that was broken.

Cons:  I do not like the color of the bat. Has less pop then the ones made in years past.

“This bat is the real deal”

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Pros:  Got this bat for my daughter who plays 12U two weeks ago. This last weekend she was hitting bombs with it. She loves it.

Cons:  None

“Awesome Bat”

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Pros:  A friend of mine bought this bat for his daughter a few months ago and I am buying one for my daughter now. I couldn't believe the difference it made in her power and my daughter used a few times and the same thing happened. Highly recommend this bat!!!!!

Cons:  None

“Buy this bat”

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Pros:  This bat is truly HOT out of the wrapper. After about the 5th pitch of bp the balls were leaving the bat with authority. Both of my daughters were driving pitch after pitch to the fence. We have eastons, and demarinis, and are great bats, but there is somthing different about this lxt. The feel, the sound, and the evidence of a well hit ball. This bat has added about 10-15 ft to both my daughters swings. And its only had about 200 balls off it. We have found our new favorite. I also like how the barrel is rough.

Cons:  Price. But you get what you pay for. The grip could be way better, 1st thing we do is put a lizzard skin on. Were hoping it lasts as long as our easton mako, thats had probably 4,000 hacks and still pops. That would make us happy. If your going to spend the money then do yourself a favor and get this

“DONT BELEAVE THE HYPE ”

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Pros:  Don't have any

Cons:  not impressed by this bat was expecting a bat hot out of the wrapper and still waiting a year later. My daughter uses a Easton FS200 for BP and gets more distance and says the bat has a way better feel . Not something you expect to hear from your ten year old.

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Even though it says no break in required, i understand it is still suggested. Would your recommend a normal break in of 100 half speed hits off a tee then 50 full speed off a tee, all with 1/4 turns between hits?

Yes, the suggested break in is very similar to the normal break in. To get the fibers to be at their best, take 100 slow swings and 50 full swings off a tee.

Mick Expert
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I see that this bat says "zero break in," is that true?

It is true that the 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 is hot out of the wrapper without being broken in. However, we still fill it is best to start out hitting off a tee, then soft toss before facing live pitching.

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My daughter is 12 and I bought the LXT hyper and it feels like the bat flexes when she hits the ball, is it suppose to do that?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 is going to have some flex between the handle and the barrel when you make contact. With the three piece construction of the bat, that is the way the bat was designed.

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My daughter is playing 12U. I bought LXT Hyper and it feels like the bat flexes when she hits the ball. Is it suppose to do that?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 is designed to flex on impact. The TRU3 Three-Piece Technology allows the bat to flex and improve the feel on the hands by reducing vibration and sting.

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Our daughter is playing U10 softball and U10 All Stars. We are considering this bat for her. She is small for her age and we are wondering if the 28/17 would be a good fit for her? She is about 4'2" and only about 51 lbs. She is currently using a DeMarini Bustos 29/16

The Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 in a 28'' 17 oz. could be good fit for her. Based on the height and weight you provided says a 27'' or 28'' depend on the player with a drop -11 would be a good fit.

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What is the differences in the FPLX170 and FPLX171?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX170 features a -10 length to weight ratio. The 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 features a lighter -11 length to weight ratio.

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How will the Louisville Slugger Proven differ from the LXT bats?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPLX171) is different from the Louisville Slugger Proven as the LXT is a two-piece, all-composite bat while the Proven is a one-piece, all-composite bat. The Proven is made in the light -13 length-to-weight ratio while the LXT is made in heavier length-to-weight ratios. As well, the material that goes into the LXT bats will be of higher quality than what goes into the Proven.

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We are changing from a CF9 to something different because we have shattered 2 in a year. How does LXT compare?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 would be similar in performance, and provide less vibration on the hands due to the TRU connection technology.

Logan Expert
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My daughter has 2016 Xeno LXT 32 -10 drop, end loaded. Now she has paint chips all over. Time for a new one, can't decide what size bat to move up to. Thinking 33 -11 0r -10, she is a power hitter and strong athlete at 5'3" tall and at 150#'s.

I would recommend a 33"/22 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPLX171).

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Looking at either the LXT Hyper or Xeno Plus (32" -11) for 12 year old daughter. She is great at making contact but lacks power (hope improving bat speed will help). Is the LXT worth the extra investment? Many comments about durability in 2016 LXT. See improvement in 2017?

Either bat would work great for your player. The 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 has improved feel and durability from the 2016 model, and offers more flex and less sting in the hands than the much stiffer Xeno Plus.

Logan Expert
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l bought a 2017 LXT Hyper Softball Bat. Why does it say made in China? I had the 2015 LXT and it didn't say that.

Almost all composite and aluminum bats are made overseas. There a select few manufacturers who produce their products in the United States, but they are typically wood bats.

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What's the difference between the 2017 LXT Hyper and the 2017 Xeno?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPLX171) is a three piece bat with its TRU3 connection piece while the 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN170) is a two piece bat. Other than that they are pretty much the same.

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What is the return policy for damaged bats

If the 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPLX171) was damaged and it was within 12 months of the purchase date you would be able to return it back to the manufacturer for a replacement bat. Before you send it back to Louisville Slugger through you should reach out to us so we can provide you with a shipping label that is pre addressed back to their returns department and paid for to make shipping easier and free.

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Cost? When will it be available for order? How is it supposed to be different from the 2016 LXT and Xeno? And of course what color is it?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 should be released on 6/1/2016 and will cost $349.95. The only difference between the 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 and the 2016 model is the barrel technology. The 2017 model will feature PBF barrel technology; this will create a larger sweet spot and offer more trampoline effect.

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  • -11 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Approved for Play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • New Improved TRU3 Three-Piece Connection - Better Feel & Increased Durability
  • PBF Barrel Technology - Performance Barrel-Flex System Creates A Larger Sweet Spot & Maximizes Power
  • Three-Piece, 100% Composite Construction
  • Ideal for Younger Players Seeking Increased Barrel Control and Consistency at the Plate
  • Performance PLUS Composite with Zero Friction Double Wall Design

Description for 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat
New for 2017! The bat that everyone has been looking forward to was well worth the wait. The 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 may have a new name and new features, but it is still the same in regard to its ultimate feel and unparalleled performance. There is a reason why this model is preferred by the best players at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Louisville Slugger was not satisfied with the cutting edge technologies associated with previous models and has continued to excel and improve on the design from year to year. The improved TRU3 Three-Piece Connection allows for independent movement between the barrel and the handle which controls vibration and provides unmatched feel on contact. By controlling vibration, you are able to maintain acceleration through the impact with less worry of major hand sting. All while the brand-new PBF Barrel Technology and Performance Barrel-Flex System creates a larger sweet spot and maximizes the trampoline effect. In addition, the TRU3 on the 2017 LXT HYPER will provide an even lighter swing weight and balanced feel in comparison to the 2017 XENO. The tried-and-true Performance PLUS composite material makes up the three-piece, 100% composite construction that has ZERO break-in required and hot out of the wrapper performance. With a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter, a standard 7/8 inch handle, and a -11 length to weight ratio, the 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTLFPLX171 will be approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. Furthermore, the 2017 XENO Plus will perform at the highest level and promote extreme confidence at the plate. Last, but certainly not least, this bat is covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Louisville Slugger: The most trusted name in Fastpitch! Get yours today with Free Shipping!
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Bat Properties
Approved For:ASA
Approved For:ISA
Approved For:NSA
Approved For:USSSA
Barrel Diameter:2 1/4"
Bat Type:Softball
Color:Blue
Color:White
Deals:Closeout Bats
Length to Weight Ratio:-11
Material:Composite
Price:$200 - $299.99
Series:LXT
Vendor:Louisville Slugger
Year:2017