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2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171

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“its great”

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Pros:  you dont have to be strong to swing the bat. that ball just bounces off of the bat with little effort

Cons:  i cant complain because t have gotton me 4 over the fence home runs

“Daughter loves it”

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Pros:  My daughter is 12 and loves this bat. Easy swing, perfect weight.

Cons:  she has no complaints

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143413 Click to show/hide answer

Why is barrel on this bat kind of rough and not smooth like others?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 features a grit blast finish. It won't alter the performance of the bat and will be approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF.

Dan Expert
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Do the 2017 bats have the same manufacturer warranty as the 2018 bats? 1 year?

Yes, the 2018 and 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 feature a one year manufacturer's warranty.

Logan Expert
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My daughter is 10 years old and is on the smaller size with her weight around 71 lbs. She has been using a -13 weight bat as it creates better contact hitting but lacks the pop she shows the ability to have. Do you think the 29/18 might be too much change in weight for her? Doing my research it seems like the XENO are nice bats.

The 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 is an excellent option to review in the -11 length to weight ratio. This bat will certainly offer more power to a player's game when comparing it to a -13 type bat. The power your 10 year old player will generate with any bat will ultimately come down to her bat speed. As long as going up two ounces in weight does not significantly impact her bat speed then it would certainly be a good move to get the 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171. This bat will offer a balanced swing in a two-piece composite design making it a great fit for both contact and power hitters.

Cameron Expert
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My daughter is 15, 5'2" and 110 lbs. She's currently using a 32" bat. She feels it's too short now. What size, weight and drop do you recommend? Do you think the 33" would be too big for her?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a fastpitch softball bat in the 32" length. However, if the 32" bat she currently uses feels small, a 33" bat should be fine for use. My general suggestion for a 15 year old would probably be to get a -10 size, but if you wanted a -11 that will be just fine. This 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN171) can be purchased in the 33"/22 oz size.

Ben Expert
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My daughter is 14 years old, 5' 4", 129 lbs and is a power hitter. She has been out of softball for three years, but wants to try out for high school. Currently swinging her younger sister's CF8 (31-20) and nearly hitting the fence. What size and drop do you recommend?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend this 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN171) in the 32" length as long as you feel she can handle the subsequent 21 oz weight. If getting a 21 oz bat is best for her to allow for most control of the bat, then this XENO should work well!

Ben Expert
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My daughter is 15 yrs old, 5'4 and 126 lb. She is a balance hitter. What weight should we buy?

Based on your players height and weight it is suggested that she uses a 32" bat drop 10. The 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN171) is a great bat. It is a drop 11 but should still be fine for your player.

Mick Expert
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What is the difference between the Xeno FPXN171 and FPXN170?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 is a -11, and the FPXN170 is a -10. The only difference is that the -10 is one ounce heavier than the -11.

Logan Expert
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My daughter is 11 years old and weighs about 65 lbs. She is a slap hitter. I'm looking for a new bat for her. I know this is a great bat, but was also looking at the 2018 Louisville Slugger X12 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTLFPX218A12) because it is a -12. Which bat would you recommend, or is there another bat that you would recommend before these two?

If your 11 year old is better off handling a lighter feeling -12 bat, then my suggestion would be to look to the X12. However, if she is ready for a -11 size of bat, then this 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN171) would certainly be a great option as well. I might recommend having her try out some teammates' bats to see the size (-12 or -11) with which she has the most control and then go after that size.

Ben Expert
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My daughter is 10 years old, 4'7" tall, weighs 85 pounds. We are looking for a new bat. She struggles some with swing speed but has a lot of power on connection. Any recommendations?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 30" bat. The 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 would be a great option, but if you are looking for a little more bat speed, the lighter swinging 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 would be one to look at as well.

Logan Expert
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My daughter is 5'4" and 100 lbs. What size would you recommend?

Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 in a 32''.

Tori Expert
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My daughter is a JR in high school. She's 5'3" and 190 lbs. What is the best effective weight and length of the 2017 and 2018 XENO bat that would be best for her?

We would recommend a 33" model. Weight really depends on the player. If she is a stronger player I would go with a 33/23. If she needs some help with bat speed I would go with a 33/22.

Damon Expert
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What's the possibility of the end cap raising? I have seen a lot of end caps raised. If I buy the bat from a seller online that is not you and say something happens to the bat can I return it to be fixed because it has a one year warranty on it?

I'm not sure what you mean by the end cap raising, but if something should happen to the 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 that would affect the performance of the bat, it would be covered under the 12 month manufacturer's warranty.

Logan Expert
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What is the difference with these numbers: FPXN171? I notice that there is FPXN170, FPXN171, etc. Is there a difference?

The numbers that you are seeing at the end of the product heading will signify the drop of the bat. For example, the 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 shows that this is a 2017 model (17) with a drop of 11 (1). The FPXN170 shows that this is a 2017 model with a drop of 10. Thus the only difference in the two bats will be the weight of bat at the same length.

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference between a balanced swing weight and end-loaded? Is one type of bat better for a specific type of batter?

An end-loaded bat will have more of the weight towards the end rather than distributed throughout the bat. The 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 is going to be balanced, and preferred by contact hitters because it feels lighter. End-loaded bats are preferred by power-hitters.

Linsey Expert
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Is this bat end loaded?

No, the 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 is going to have a balanced swing weight.

Cooper Expert
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What is the BPF on this model?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 has a 1.20 BPF.

Jason Expert
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Do you have an expected shipping date?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 is supposed to be released on June 1st. If that holds true, the bats will ship out on June 1st.

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Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • -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
  • iST Xs Technology - Extra Stiff Connection = Max Energy Transfer
  • S1iD Barrel Technology - Multi-Wall Barrel Offers MAXIMUM Performance from SWING 1
  • Two-Piece, 100% Composite Construction
  • Ideal for Younger Players Seeking Increased Barrel Control and Consistency at the Plate
  • 7/8 Inch Standard Handle
  • Performance PLUS Composite with Zero Friction Double Wall Design
Description for 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat
New for 2017! The suspenseful wait is finally over and Louisville Slugger has done it yet again. The new, improved, and proven #1 bat in Fastpitch softball continues to impress year after year and this model is no exception. The highly anticipated 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN171 provides the exclusive Performance PLUS composite material, the utmost power, and supreme durability that one has come to expect from previous models. The two-piece, 100% composite construction provides exceptional balance, a lighter swing weight, and an enormous sweet spot. On top of that, and upgraded from last year, the 2017 XENO Plus features the brand-new iST Xs Technology that implements an extra stiff connection resulting in maximum energy transfer, reduced vibration, and optimal performance. Tried-and-tested over the years, the S1iD Barrel Technology is back and offers MAXIMUM Performance from SWING 1 meaning that there is ZERO break-in required, hot out of the wrapper performance, and maximum pop on contact. 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 XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTLFPXN171 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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