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2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3

$199.95
2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3
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  • Durability (4 reviews)
  • Vibration (4 reviews)
  • great feel, feels lighter then a drop 3

    marty aka Lil Chipper

“Great 1 piece bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 4 14

Pros:  My son is 13. He says bat is very well balance and has great feel and pop right out of wrapper.. I can say must be true.. We purchased the bat for 13u travel next year to push him toward -5 from -10 weighted bat, as he prepares for High School in another year. It arrived 1 day before he left for Coopertown, New York 12U dreams park tournament. He decided to hit it once in cage there before game. He decided to swing it next game. First pitch and first swing with new bat in hand he hits a 3 run bomb way out.. Followed later by 2 more HR's and several solid base hits later in tournament..Proof enough for me.

Cons:  Stated slight vibration if hit off end but not much...

“2018 Louisvill Slugger Omaha 518-BBCOR”

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Pros:  I recently purchased this bat for my son age 11. Whom will be starting Middle School Ball. He weight of bat is an adjustment from the drop 10 he was use to. Bat is good for the money. Has a sweet spot which gives a nice bell sound. Only used approx. 1 month during fall league and doing batting practice about 3 times a week. Overall good bat.

Cons:  When hit on handle and on very end no bounce for sure.

“of course a bat stings of the handle and ened ”

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Pros:  grest pop and feel i see a lot of people complain about sting SUCK IT UP its a one piece bat thats amazing if it hurts to hit it off the handle or end its more motivation to hit it off the barrel awesome bat sting shouldnt even be a reviewable thing

Cons:  dents on the spot right where barrel meets handle but the team swears it gives it more pop

“great bat for the price”

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Pros:  great feel, feels lighter then a drop 3. had it heat rolled and it gave it a lot more pop. not bad for the price

Cons:  stings hands a little, get what you pay for

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I looked up drop 3 bats and this came up. Is that what this is?

Yes, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 is going to be a -3.

Carter Expert
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My son is 5’9 110lbs. What size would you recommend?

Based on your player's specifications, I would recommend the 30" 27oz. size of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3.

Tyler Expert
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I am 5’5” and 135 lbs. What length of the Omaha should I get?

We would suggest a 31" length for your size.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is 5’5” 140 lbs. He's 13 playing up and needs a -3 bat. What bat would you recommend? He's swinging this model bat but aluminum -5.

Based on your player's specifications, I would recommend a 31" 28oz. size bat. If he likes the Omaha series already, I would certainly recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3. It now offers a 6-star premium performance end cap to further improve the balanced swing weight. If you were wanting a hybrid construction bat to negate vibrations while providing a similar feel on contact, then check out the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3.

Tyler Expert
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My son is 6'4" and 170 lb high school sophomore. What size bat should he be using in the 518 Omaha?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 in a 34 inch model; you could also go with a 33 inch if he feels more comfortable with the lighter weight.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 5’2” and 133 lbs. Which size bat should we be looking at?

Would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 in a 31 inch model based on his height and weight.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 5'11" and 152 lbs. What length do you think I should purchase?

Based on your height and weight, I would recommend getting this 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBO518B3) in the 32" length as long as you can handle the 29 oz weight.

Ben Expert
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I'm 5'10" and 150 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, I would recommend getting this 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBO518B3) in the 32" length.

Ben Expert
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I was wondering if I can use a 33" in this model of bat? I am 6 foot, 177 pounds (in college).

Yes, based on your height and weight, I would recommend the 33" 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBO518B3).

Taylor Expert
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My son needs a -3 33” bat that is USSSA approved. He prefers Louisville Slugger, what do you recommend?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 will only be BBCOR certified and will not feature any other stamps (USSSA or USA). There are only a handful of USSSA models made in a 33 inch length and these bats will all weigh 28 ounces. There are no LS models available in a 33 inch 28 ounce but there is the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTDXVB5.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat USSSA approved?

No, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 is approved for BBCOR.

Tori Expert
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My boy is 5'10" 185lbs and a freshman in high school. Is a 33 inch bat okay?

I would recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 in a 33 inch bat length for your player.

Dan Expert
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What does it mean when it says it has a balanced swing weight score of 2.3? I am looking for a balanced swing bat for my son. Most bats either say balance swing or weighted swing. I am not sure what the 2.3 score represents.

Louisville Slugger assigns their own swing weight score to their bats to compare to other Slugger bats within the BBCOR line. The most balanced Louisville Slugger bat is the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS618B3 (1.1), followed by the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBP918B3 (1.7), the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 (2.3), with the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 (3.0) being slightly end loaded.

Logan Expert
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How well is this bat balanced compared to the Voodoo One and Rawling Velo?

All the bats mentioned will be very similar in balance. They all have an advanced end cap that improves balance and are all one piece alloy.

Mick Expert
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My son is 13, has an early birthday will be going into high school next fall...He used the Marrucci CAT 7, 30 inch -5 last fall and spring/summer. Looking for a well balance -3 for him to start using since he will be required to use a -3 next year. Right now he is about 5'3" 100lbs and growing..Looking at either the Marrucci CAT 6 or the Omaha. Which bat would you suggest is best going to the -3 and what length?

It's difficult to say that one bat is better when comparing these two but I will say that the Marucci Cat 6 has an improved anti-vibration knob on the bat to eliminate sting if that's an issue. From a balance standpoint, both the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 and the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 will be very balanced bats.

Dan Expert
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My son Tre is 13 and 5'7" and 105 lbs. What should he swing?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 in a 29 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat a drop 3?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 is a BBCOR model and thus a drop 3 length to weight ratio bat.

Cameron Expert
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Will balls from the batting cages mess this bat up?

I would recommend against using this 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBO518B3) with the rubber, yellow balls that are sometimes used at batting cages. That type of ball is denser than a regular baseball and can damage the barrel walls of any type of baseball bat.

Ben Expert
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How do I customize this bat?

If seeking to get the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 customized one would need to use the LS custom bat builder.

Cameron Expert
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Do you have to break this bat in?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 is an alloy bat, so it will not require any break in.

Logan Expert
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My son is 12 years old, 5'7", 145 lbs, has swung BBCOR before but now using it permanently. What length should he swing with the 2018 Omaha?

Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 32" model of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3.

Jason Expert
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Does this bat meet the 2018 USA Bat standards?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 does not meet the 2018 USA Bat standards, and does not feature the USA marking.

Logan Expert
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Is there a major difference on the balance between the 518 and 618?

There will be a slight difference with regards to the balance on the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 in comparison to the 618. How much so it really up to personal opinion.

Cameron Expert
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Is there a major difference in pop between this 518 and the 517?

Any difference in performance between the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 and the 2017 would be minimal.

Cameron Expert
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I like the 2017 bat, but the 2018 looks very promising. Is there a difference that makes the 2018 an easy option to get over a $400 bat?

This 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBO518B3) features a one-piece, all-alloy design to it. The alloy used on the bat is ST 7U1+ and that material is very high performing. Many college baseball players chose to go with the 2017 version of this Omaha 518 this past season over competing $400 bats.

Ben Expert
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What's the difference in the pop in this bat and the $400 one?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 will compare favorably in terms of performance capabilities to the LS Prime 918. The main difference between these two bats is the lack of vibration reduction a player will get with the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 since it is a one-piece bat. With the Prime 918 being a two-piece bat it will be better equipped to reduce vibration from an off-centered hit due to the flex the bat will feature.

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Is the 518 with the new end-cap going to be as balanced as the 517 and 516?

Due to the new end-cap, this 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBO518B3) should feature a slightly more balanced swing feel when compared to the Omaha 516 and Omaha 517.

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  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length To Weight Ratio
  • Balanced Swing Weight Score (2.3)
  • BBCOR Certified For High School & Collegiate Approval
  • One-Piece, Aluminum Alloy Baseball Bat
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Description for 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3
Louisville Slugger has done it yet again! One of the most widely known and best baseball bats is back and better than ever. For the 2018 season, the Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 is set to deliver top notch performance and a traditional feel all at an unbelievable value. There is a reason that the Omaha continues to be a bat of choice at the highest levels of amateur play year after year and season after season. With a durable, one-piece construction, this model is guaranteed to provide long-lasting, consistent performance so that you can bring it during every at bat. It is masterfully constructed out of the proven ST 7U1+ alloy that delivers a stiff, traditional feel on contact and an enormous sweet spot. The latest addition to the Louisville Slugger Omaha is their 6-Star premium performance end cap that extends the barrel length while maintaining weight distribution for a balanced weight score of 2.3. If you're looking for reliable power, championship level performance, and an increase in your batting average, the Omaha 518 baseball bat is exactly what you need. As an added bonus, a custom Lizard Skins grip comes equipped for superior comfort and less sting in the hands on mishits. Louisville Slugger: Leave Your Mark!

This 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 Baseball Bat (WTLBBO518B3) features a standard 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, a drop 3 length to weight ratio, and the BBCOR certified stamp for high school and collegiate approval. You can also swing with confidence knowing that these Louisville Slugger BBCOR bats are covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Make every swing count and get your Omaha 518 today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. Remember, we'll be here for you from click to hit!
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Bat Properties
Barrel Diameter:2 5/8"
Bat Type:Baseball
Color:Black
Color:Grey
Length to Weight Ratio:- 3
Material:Aluminum
Price:$100 - $199.99
Series:Omaha
Vendor:Louisville Slugger
Year:2018