Pros: Solid feel and balance. Very good value. Can trust Omaha brand.
2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10
My 9yr old loved the look as did I
I bought this bat for both of my son's
Pros: Solid feel and balance. Very good value. Can trust Omaha brand.
Pros: My son is very small for his age, 40lbs, 42inchs in hieght, plays in CP. I was kinda hesitant about the 27/17 because on the question section of this bat, a Justbat rep said the ture weight was 27/19. Not in my case, ohmaha has good balance and my son has no problem getting it through the strike zone, very good pop, has a bbcor sound on contact. My son has probably taken more than 500 hacks at the cages and has felt no sting. I am very happy with this bat, especially becuase I almost forked over 280.00 for easton ghost hyperlight.
Pros: looks nice
Cons: HEAVY, not a -10 bat. weighs closer to a -7 or -8. pop is ok just a really heavy bat
Pros: My boys haven't had a chance to hit this yet as it was an X-Mas gift. -Balanced -Looks Great -Nice Grip
Cons: -None so far.
Pros: Solid bat. My son hit about all of the USA bats that were at the cage. We even hit the full composite Easton but my son complained about vibration the entire time. He hits this bat really well. The bat has a solid sound and comes at a great price point. I recommend for the first series of bats using the USA standard.
Cons: We cannot tell, but some have complained that it is heavier than advertised. My son is 10 and we got him the 30/ -10.
Pros: Has surprisingly good pop compared to other USA bats. Slightly heavier than a -10 gives a bit of an end loaded feel.
Cons: Definitely not the same pop as USSSA bats. Same hand stinger, bat tape didn't feel like Lizardskin if it was and ended up replacing it with another Lizardskin.
Pros: My 9yr old loved the look as did I. Purchased the 30/20 for him and straight out the box he was smashing the ball. Had a little vibration which he said was from miss hits, said he could tell but vibration wasnt that bad (this is from a 9yr olds mouth). overall he's happy and so am I. Louisville Slugger all the way for us.
Cons: none yet
Pros: good color
Cons: this bat is very heavy, supoosed to be a 18 oz and it actually is 19,7oz.
Pros: This bat performs. Can't believe what a steal it is at $99! Swings very balanced and is the favorite of all the kids on our team
Cons: none so far! we love it.
Pros: Specs: 31lenth 21oz Son says it: -Feels good -balanced -length of the wider barrel towards handle is nice vs tapered -looks nice -Great price for a 4 star bat
Cons: -Not the pop as expected -wish it were composite
Pros: Bought a 20:30. It weighs 21.5 oz (drop 8.5). My son is 5'1" 105 lbs. and is 11 years old. The bat is similar to the 20:30 Rawlings 5150 without the high-pitched aluminum "ping." Feels, acts and sounds much more like a wood bat, so the USA standard appears to be working. The handle is tapered at the knob for a good feel. No need for a knob cuff on this bat.
Cons: Heavier than advertised (8.5 drop), but a good fit considering the USA bat standard changes. Many of the -10 USA bats are heavier than advertised.
Pros: This bat has a good feel. There is no sting or vibration on the hands. Has different wood like crack to it.
Cons: pop but great for a USA bat
Cons: alittle heavier then the listing
Pros: my son has used the bat for a few weeks. decent pop off the bat. very good balance. would definitely buy it again.
Cons: nothing yet
Pros: This is as good of a USA bat I would buy. They're all bad now that they have change them. Exit velocity is the same as wood bat the only pro is it aluminum and wont break like wood.
Cons: USA standard.
Pros: Demo'ed this bat 28/18 and it swung lighter than both Demarini 28/18's we tried. My boy was able to maintain great swing path and was hitting line drives. The Demarini's of same spec were too end loaded and you could see it in his swing. One of the most balanced USA Bats we demo'ed. Can not beat it for the $$.
Cons: None to report.
Pros: the pop off of the bat. The ball comes off of the bat great. My son loves it. Did a lot of rsearch about the new bats. All the easton bats seem dead sounding. know somekids that have them and overpaid. I honestly believe that after a year of feedback these companies will make these bats better next year. no need to spend an arm and a leg on first year bats.
Cons: none yet
Pros: Value and a solid bat for this age of Playing...with a good swing this bat does the job. Like the free shipping and service from Just Bats.
Cons: The grip was described as Lizard Skin when purchasing, but it had a similar grip but wasn't Lizard Skin.
Pros: Good balance, my boy likes the way it swings. Compared to other USA bats, this one is the best, I think in the price range. Ball comes off the bat well but not like the USSSA bats last year. Like the bigger barrel and increased hitting area. Did a lot of research and went to demos, this bat appeared very hard to beat for the money.
Cons: Drop 10 is slightly on the heavy side but all USA bats appear to be that way.
Pros: Seems solid, price, ball can jump off the barrel when hitting sweet spot
Cons: Vibration when hitting anywhere but the sweet spot
Pros: My son loves that its end loaded. Makes it easier to swing a heavier bat. Not as much pop as before but still makes great contact and has solid hits.
Cons: 2 oz heavier than it should be
Pros: The bat has a lot more pop than all of the more popular USA bats in this price range. Iâ€™m not sure why Dick's doesn't carry LS because they are much better quality than most of the other stuff they do carry. This bat looks much different from all of the others on my sons team, which he prefers. Iâ€™ve thrown BP to him a few times with this new bat and haven't heard him complain about vibration at all, which is amazing. He isn't the greatest hitter, not bad just not great, but this bat has a much larger sweet spot which he appreciates.
Cons: I actually wanted to get my son the Solo but they were on backorder at the time. iâ€™m glad i didnt though, because this bat is great...and it was less expensive.
Pros: My 10 yo son uses the 30 in (drop 10). He likes it so far. Surprisingly, it has decent pop for the new USA standard. Itâ€™s a good, inexpensive bat vs. the more expensive Easton Ghost or Beast.
Cons: None so far. He hasnâ€™t had the bat long enough to test the durability.
Pros: One trip to the cage and the kid is in love with it. Started hitting with his 30" 2017 model to get the back in the swing of things and then switch over to the 2018, 31". There was a noticeable difference in the sound of the bat and it seemed like it hit harder than the previous model. Anyway, kid loves it so we are happy. He is 5'4" and 140 pounds, no slouch by any means for those that want reference.
Cons: Non at this time. Time will tell.
Pros: reasonable price for first year of USA bats, look, feel, LS is a good company. My son's USSSA bat is a -10 31/21. I read the reviews of the new USA bats weighing more, so I bought the 30/20 of this bat. Actual weight is about 21.6 oz., so I gave up length to compensate for the weight.
Cons: what you would expect going from USSSA to USA
Pros: great look and feel hits just as good as the high dollar usa bats
Cons: all usa bats stink from the $99 to the $400.
Pros: great bat solid hits
Cons: My 12 year old son used this bat one time. During that short time he might have contacted 10 baseballs. The bat bent severely and there were also 3 dents in the barrel. We are sending it back for a replacement, though I would rather have a refund as I no longer trust this bat to perform.
Pros: got this bat in 29/19 for my 8 yr old son he really likes the bat it is a little end loaded but overall it is a good bat
Cons: end loaded
Pros: feels good
Cons: not half the pop that rawlings has
Pros: I bought this bat for both of my son's. They both say the bat has good pop and feel. They are making solid contact.
Cons: nothing at this point
Pros: Ball has great pop off the bat, good balance, great feel.
Cons: Have not found any yet!
Pros: For $100, probably the best bat out there. Feels like a true -10 as opposed to others that rate as a -10 but feel like a -8. Good pop, but not as great as the more expensive $200 - $250 bats which could be expected. Overall, for the USA stamped bats for 2018, one of the better bats for little leaguers.
Cons: None really... Not quite as hot as more expensive bats.
Pros: Great pop Great over all feel Great price I coach all my sons baseball teams and I'm a stickler to get them the best gear. I was going to get the 618 solo, but they were not in stock. Im glad I didnt buy the solo.This bat has just as much pop as the $250 bats. Best value!!
Pros: My 7U son has had this bat for two weeks now and it seems to have more pop than any of the USABats my son has used. He's used the Easton Ghost-X, Rawlings 5150, AxeBat Element and the Omaha definitely topped each one of these bats in terms of the trampoline effect off the bat.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: My 10 year old son was recently named the Hitting Champion in the 11-12 yr old bracket of a Pitch, Hit & Run Competition in SW Minnesota with this bat. He said no vibration & it feels good on contact. He uses the 29/19.
Pros: this is a very nice bat has a really nice sweet spot
Cons: none great bat
Pros: Since the new usa bat standard started this year i have purchased 2 bats from usabats. I dont have complaints about either of them. First I purchased the Demarini voodoo 2 piece for 250.00. It is a great bat but the problem was that i bought it to heavy bc this new usa bats are weighting more than the listed weight. So then i decided to buy a cheaper bat just to last until my son could comfortably use the other one. Well let me tell you this Omaha Louisville slugger 518 did not disappoint, and btw it was only 99.00! For the price this bat could not be any better. We bought it just 1oz lighter than the other bat and you wont believe the diff. First day on the field my son hit the ball farther than he every has. Great feel no vibration or sting. Has great pop and sound! My son and this bat def go hand in hand. btw my son just turned 9 and weights 70lbs and is 4'5. we got the drop 10 28in 18oz and it couldnt be a better fit. oh yea did i mention he hit his 1st homer the 2nd game of season
Pros: Bought my son a 28" Ghost X. He was getting hits but no pop. Bought the 27" LS 518. A better size for him and seems to have more pop than the Ghost X. With the new rule changes, composite bats don't give much of an advantage. Should have saved the money and bought the 518.
Cons: Some epoxy got loose inside the bat. Now there is a slight rattling sound in the bat. Doesn't effect performance but annoying. Didn't have this issue with any other bats we've owned.
Pros: Bat was great. My son was using Rawlings Velo and when he bought this bat, saw immediate change. He hit two triples in his last game after using it for two weeks. Great bat, great price.
Pros: I have a 28â€ Omaha 518 -10 and I love it. It feels better than my 28â€ Mako Beast -11 and with the bigger barrel extra base hits are the norm now. Great choice by my dad! Thank you JustBats!
Cons: None, all good!
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Can you tell me the actual weight of the 27"/17 oz? I know it will be 18 oz as most bats are a little heavy but just curious if you could tell me how close it is to 17 oz. Thanks
A 29"/19 oz Omaha 518 USA weighed in at exactly 21 oz for us. Keep in mind that bat will weigh in a range of .5-2 oz heavier than the listed weight, and if you lined up 10 models of the 27"/17 oz size they would probably all be slightly different weights, so unfortunately we would not be able to provide the exact weight of the bat that you are ordering. It will most likely be 1-2 oz heavier than the listed amount.
Is there anyway I can get this bat custom made to a certain length and weight? Ex. (30 inch 18 oz.) or (30 inch 19 oz.)?
Unfortunately you would not be able to get a custom sized 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10.
My son is 10 years old and 75 lbs. I do not exactly how tall he is but I would say he is average for a 10 year old. What size would you recommend?
Unfortunately I don't really know what the "average" height is for a 10 year old, but if he was 5' tall and that weight we would recommend a 30" length.
My son is 4 feet 4 inches and 58 lbs. What size would you recommend? I was thinking 28 inch because I was afraid the 29 may be too heavy for him. Thoughts?
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 28"/18 ounce 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10.
Is this a good contact bat for a 10 year old?
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 has been one of the more popular USA models to hit the market. This bat is an ideal fit for both contact and power hitters alike thanks to its balanced swing weight.
Looking at getting the Omaha 518 for my 10 year old. He is 4â€™8â€ and 88 pounds. What size would you recommend?
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 29" 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10.
Is this a USA stamped bat?
Yes, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 features a USA baseball stamp and is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony.
My son has just turned 7, he is 53" tall and weighs 75 lbs. Measuring from mid chest to finger tips it looks like the ideal bat length would be a 27". Would you recommend the 27/17 or 28/18 for his size or go up to the 29/19? I'm leaning towards the 28/18 as he was in Tee Ball last year and will be starting a Machine pitch 9U Cal Ripken league this season and potentially a travel coach pitch leagues as well.
Based on your son's height, weight and age we would recommend getting a 29 inch model. As for the weight, you may want to get something in the -11 length to weight category. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 is a great bat but may be heavy for a 7 year old at 29/19. You could always drop down in size to a 28/18 or get the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 as this is a -11 length to weight ratio.
My 9 year old is 4'9 and weighs 98 pounds. What size bat would you recommend?
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend the 30" 20oz. size of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10.
Does this bat need broken in before used against live pitching?
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 features an alloy barrel and thus does not require a break-in before using it against live pitching.
I recently inquired about the Louisville Omaha 518 27" or 28", which are both out of stock. I was also interested in the Rawlings 5150 and the DeMarini Voodoo One, which are both out of stock in those sizes as well. Can you please help guide me as to where I should look for these bats or with a new recommendation that is available. I need a USA Bat for my 7 year old son.
I would advise going to the individual web page for each bat by selecting it our website, and there is an option to sign up to receive and email when we have them in stock. This option is located just below the available sizes. As for where else to look, unfortunately we have no idea of what the available inventory of other vendors might be. Manufacturers seem to be having a difficult time keeping up with the demand for USA bats, since it's about 2-5 more models per manufacturer that they are having to make than in the past.
My 10 year old son is 5 ft tall and 112 lbs, what bat size should I get him?
We would probably recommend a 30-31" length for his height and weight. As for weight, -10 is probably the most common drop for his age, although -8 could also be used.
My 8-year-old son is 4'6" tall and weighs 60 pounds. What length and weight would you recommend?
Would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 in a 29 inch model which would be a weight of 19 ounces.
What is the exact weight of the Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 in a 29"/19 oz size? My son is 8 yrs old and is 54" tall and 87 lbs. Would that be a good size for him?
Yes, we would suggest a 29" length for his height and weight. When we weighed this bat ourselves, it weighed +1 oz over the listed weight, so it would weigh 20 oz.
My son is 5'9" and 125 pounds. He is playing in a 50/70 league and needs a new USA approved bat. We are between the Louisville 518 & 618. Your advice would really be appreciated.
Both bats should perform very similarly, as they are both one-piece alloy designs. The main difference is the Louisville Slugger Solo 618 has an improved endcap design to try and improve the balance of the bat. Other than that, they are both very similar in construction.
My boys are almost 8, and weigh about 60 lbs and 49" tall. We used a -10 last year that was a 27". Do you think the 28" would be ok to get this year?
Yes, we would recommend a 28" length of bat for his size.
Is it ok to use this bat in colder weather? We currently have temps at 30 to 40 degrees. Will it hurt the bat to use in this weather?
We would not recommend using any bat, including the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10, in temperatures below 55 degrees as it can damage the bat.
Can you play travel ball with usa stamp bats? I just want to know before I buy my son a new bat.
You certainly can use a USA bat, like the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10. We do, however recommend using a USSSA certified bat for tournaments as they will have noticeably higher levels of performance than the USA certified bats.
My son is 5'1" and weighs 75lbs. Looking for a solid bat without breaking the bank.
Based on your player's height and weight, I would recommend either the 29" or 30" 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10. The Omaha 518 is going to offer you ST 7U1+ alloy to provide a large sweet spot with consistent, long lasting performance. This is a great bat, especially considering the price point.
My 6 yr old is 41" tall and weighs 63 lbs. He plays up in the 7U coach pitch league. Do you think this bat would work for him or be too heavy? Do you have any other recommendation? We have to be USA baseball compliant.
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 would work well for your player. At his height and weight, I would suggest signing up to be alerted when we have the 27/17 size available.
Can we get an exact weight (real world) for the 29/18 model?
The exact weight of the 29/18 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 is 18.9 oz.
My husband just bought the LS Omaha 518. Does this bat meet the new USA standard? It doesnâ€™t say USABats on it, it says USSSA.
This bat has the USA Baseball stamp on it so it would be legal for the new 2018 Little League rules. If the bat you purchased was the USSSA version, then it will not be legal.
I bought my son the SR OMAHA 516 last year and we couldn't be happier, but now with the league changes on USA bats we need to purchase another one. Since my son's bat is red, silver and black I'm confused if this is the same bat. We do not want to purchase any other bat. Please help.
Yes, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 is just going to be the 2018 version of the Omaha 516 that your son is currently swinging.
My son is playing 9 U. He is about 65 lbs and is the tallest kid on his team. Any idea on the correct bat size for him?
If your player is 4'5" or taller, I would recommend this 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBO518B10) in the 29"/19 oz size. If he is under 4'5", he might be more comfortable with the 28"/18 oz bat.
I'm looking at purchasing the Omaha 518 (-10) for our 12 year old son. Looking at the 31" but I need to know the barrel width. We are looking for a 2 5/8" diameter with the USA stamp.
This 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBO518B10) has a barrel diameter of 2 5/8" and will come with the new USA Baseball stamp.
My son is 12 years old, 5â€™2" weighs 125. What bat size would he be?
For someone of your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 in a 31 inch model.
My son is 12 years old and is small kid, 4'10" and 80 lbs. What size would you recommend?
We would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 in a 30 inch model based on your player's height and weight.
My son is 11. He's 5'5" and weighs 150 lbs. What bat would you recommend?
Would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 in a 32 inch model.
My son is 4 ft 9 and weighs 90 pounds. What size bat would you recommend, the 28/18 or the 28/19? He plays both Little League and travel ball and the Omaha series worked well for him during Little League.
For someone of your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 in a 30 inch model. If you feel that he would benefit more from a smaller size then you could certainly do so; unfortunately though the Omaha is not made in a -9 (28/19).
My son is 12 and is 5'2" and weighs 100 lbs! He has a Louisville 31/21 now. What size would you recommend?
Based on your sons height and weight we would reocmmend sticking with that 31"/21 ounce size in the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10.
My son is 11 years old. He stands 5'2 and weighs 140 lbs. He is the prototypical lefty power hitter. Currently he uses a 31"-12 drop bat. Do you recommend him going up to a 32" and with a -10 drop?
We would recommend a 32" length for someone his size, but a 31" would also work as well. You always want to swing the heaviest bat that you can handle with good bat speed, as the more mass you can put to the ball the more power you will have. If you think he can handle a -10 drop, I would certainly recommend it.
My son is 8 years old and he is 4'6 and weighs 115. Currently uses a 29" -10 bat; does not have long arms and not sure if he should stay at the current bat size or move up to 30" -10 with the Omaha 518 -10.
Based on your son's height and weight we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 in a 30 inch model. If you feel he struggles some with his current 29/19 bat then you may want to consider a smaller size.
My son is 10 1/2 years old and weighs 93 lbs. He is 4'11" and is playing in travel baseball and Little League. What length and bat weight might you recommend? He currently has a 30in 18oz bat (-12).
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 is a great option for Little League play. I would recommend keeping the length at 30 inches and the drop weight at -10 or -11.
Torn between this bat and the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -10 for Little League. My son will be 9, is a skinny 54 lbs, great contact hitter who doesn't hit with a much power. What is the difference between the two bats and which do you recommend?
Most players feel as though the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 is more balanced with a lighter swing weight than the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8510. In your player's case, the Omaha may be the better option.
My son is 7 years old and is going into his first year of coach pitch. He used a Marucci 24 inch 2 3/4" CAT 7 right now but needs a 2 5/8 bat. Is this bat a good weight and length for him?
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 might be too heavy for your player. We typically see players swinging a Junior Big Barrel Bat at the coach pitch level or when the competition is pitching at velocities less than 40 mph. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: WTLSLO518J10 would be a good option for your player. That being said, if you are playing in a league that has adopted the new USA baseball standard then you might have to stick with the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10.
If the only difference between the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 and the LS Solo 618 is that the 518 features a plastic end cap while the LS Solo 618 features a composite end cap why is there such a big price discrepancy? Is the 518 still considered a balanced bat?
Yes, a big difference between the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 and the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is the fact that the Solo features a composite end cap to make it a more balanced option, however, both the Solo 618 and the Omaha 518 are balanced bats. Some other differences are the Solo 618 USA bat features a -11 design rather than a -10 design and the Solo 618 uses a high quality SL Hyper Alloy material.
What is the actual weight of the Omaha vs. the Demarini Voodoo One 28" -10?
Each bat's weight fluctuates a bit, but both the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 and the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 weigh about 1 ounce heavier than the listed weight.
Why are the new USA Bats coming in heavier than advertised? The 518 is listed at -10, but true drop is -8. Why is the model & brand weighing heavier than what's advertised. Were bat makers given an acceptable weight tolerance? Otherwise, seems like false advertisement to me.
Typically, these bats are weighed before they are manufactured. So, each piece that makes up the bat is weighed individually. Once the bat has completed the entire manufacturing process, we have found that some bats will weigh an ounce or two heavier. For example, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 with a 30 inch bat length will weight right around 20-22 ounces.
I would like to get a 20 oz Omaha bat for my 10 year old. Would you recommend the 19 oz since these bats weigh in a little heavier?
Getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 in a 19 ounce model would get you a bat with more of a 20 ounce swing weight. If you are wanting a bat to be 20 ounces then going for the 29 inch 19 ounce model would be a great fit.
How does this bat compare to the Mako my son used for the past couple of years? Also would a 32" bat be long enough for him now? He is 12 and stands 5'9".
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10, like all of the new USA bats, will perform lower than the Mako, and all 1.15 BPF bats because of the new regulations in place. The Omaha 518 is a one-piece alloy bat that will provide your player with a more traditionally "stiff" feel than the two-piece composite makeup of the Mako's. Both of these bats are very balanced bats which will allow for your player to adequately control the barrel through the strike zone. Unfortunately, with that being said, there isn't a USA certified bat that will compare to the Mako's of the past. As for the size of the bat, either a 32" or 33" will suit your player's specifications quite well.
My son has a 28/20 Black Magic Marruci. Bat has phenomenal balance. Which USA bat has best balance? It looked like this one might.
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 will be a very balanced bat. If your player is use to swinging a -8 and in need of a USA Bat, the most balanced option will be the 2018 Easton Ghost X -8 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX8.
Do you know what the real weight of this is in a 30" bat?
Typically, bats are weighed prior to the manufacturing process. We tend to see bats weighing roughly one to two ounces heavier than the listed price. The 30" 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 will weigh around 21 ounces.
We have to go to the USA label for my son's Cal Ripken League and it's hard to make a choice on sticks. Wish we could just use wood. Any indication on which has the most pop of all the new models? Leaning towards the LS one piece aluminum model, but hard to tell because I haven't seen it in use. I have seen the Rawlings, Easton's, and LS 2 piece and aren't overly impressed with any of them. Any advice?
It's hard for me to say that one USA bat has more pop than another. All of the new USA bats will perform similar to how a wood bat would perform. The goal is to keep the younger players more safe. That being said, I think the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 would be a good option if you typically handle a one-piece alloy bat. If you prefer a two-piece bat, I would recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B10. The feedback on this bat is that it might have more pop than some of the other USA bats but we can't be certain.
My son has the Combat Vigor -12 (VG2SL112) in the 29" length. Looking for a comparable bat that's USA approved. How does this one compare or can you suggest one that is more comparable?
This 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBO518B10) will feature a -10 length-to-weight ratio and an all-alloy build. That will differ from the -12 length-to-weight ratio and all-composite build on the Vigor. Unfortunately, there will not be a 2 5/8" barrel bat with a -12 length-to-weight ratio and composite material that has the USA stamp on it. The closest model would be the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL).
My son hits a Combat 27/17 -10 2 3/4. We have to go to USA and I was looking at this bat. He is 6 yo 42" tall. Will this bat be too heavy? I am reading that this bat at 27/17 is really 19 oz.
Based off the information you've provided, I would recommend a -11 or -12 bat for your player. The size of the bat will depend on what type of baseball your player is playing. If your player is playing tee ball, I recommend a -10.5 to -14 length-to-weight ratio with a 2 Â¼â€ barrel diameter. Meant for youth players who are hitting baseballs or softballs placed on a tee. If your player is playing Coach Pitch, I would recommend a -9 to -12 length-to-weight ratio with a 2 Â¾â€ barrel diameter. Meant for players who are in coach pitch leagues and for velocities less than 40 mph. If your player is playing kid pitch, I would recommend staying with a -11 which will make the bat 27 inches and 16 ounces. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 might be too heavy for your player. If you use our filter system on the left side of our website you will be able to navigate yourself to find all of our -11 USA options.
My son uses a Combat 28'' 18 oz 2 5/8 for travel ball. He loves it. I'm looking for the USA equivalent for Pony. He an undersized 2nd year, 10 year old.
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 would be a great fit for your son, because of the bat being balanced just as the Combats. I would suggest going with a 28'' 18oz as well.
Besides the difference in drop, -10 vs -11, can you tell me any differences between the Louisville Solo 618?
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 features a plastic end cap while the LS Solo 618 will feature a composite end cap. This allows the Solo 618 to be more balanced; similar in regards to the end cupping of a wood bat - it removes some of the weight towards the end.
I've bought Louisville Slugger bats for the past 4 years and the price for a 2 3/4 and 2 5/8 have always been the same, now they aren't, why is that?
The main difference between these two bats this year is that the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 is USA certified (lower performing bats) for 2018 play while the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 Senior League will only be allowed in USSSA play (higher performing bats) this year. There will not be a 2 3/4" barrel made this year that will be allowed for USA leagues.
Are you sure this bat is USSSA legal?
The USA stamp on this 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBO518B10) means this bat is more restricted in its performance than a USSSA stamped bat. Because of that, this bat would be allowed under USSSA rules.
Is this bat legal for USSSA?
Yes, USA bats are legal for USSSA which includes the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10.
What is the handle diameter?
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 will feature a handle diameter of 29/32 inches.
Can we get an exact weight (real world) for the 27/17 model?
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 in a 27" bat length weighs in at 19 ounces.
Is this bat a 2 5/8?
Yes, this 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBO518B10) will feature a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
With the change to the new USA Bat standard, it's tough to get an idea of what bat to pick up. Any idea how this compares to something like the Rawlings 5150 in terms of swing weight, balance, weight, etc.? How about a comparison to the Louisville Slugger 618, DeMarini Voodoo One, and/or the Easton 750? Thanks for any info you can provide
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 is a balanced, one-piece aluminum bat. It is very similar is to those aforementioned bats in both the swing weight and the -10 sizes. Unfortunately, with all of these new USA bats we don't have a whole lot of feedback on their performance yet, as they haven't been able to go through a full baseball season.
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