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2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLP918X8

2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLP918X8
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Reviews for the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLP918X8
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“Best bat yet”

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Pros:  Good balance and feel. Excellent pop!. No durability issues thus far after a fall season and several trips to the cages and weekly hitting lessons. My 12 year old son LOVES this bat. He's hitting farther, and more often, and seldom complains of sting on mis-hits. He was an unfortunate owner of the banned Zen and we opted to replace it with this bat rather than have his Zen re-tooled. Best decision ever. My only, very minor, complaint is that it does not come in 2-5/8", only available in 2-3/4". L.S. got it right with this one. I would put this above anything DeMarini or Easton has out there right now in this class.

Cons:  Only comes in 2-3/4". I wanted to get him into the smaller diameter as we grow to a lower drop weight. No big deal.

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Pros:  Great pop took very little break in time. No complaints on vibration, the grip is better than other bats we have owned.

Cons:  For a contact or line drive hitter this bat has been great, our power hitters prefer the a one piece bat over this one.

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My son is 5'1" and 105 pounds. Can you tell me what length and drop would be good for him?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLP918X8 in a 31 inch model. A -8 model like this bat is best designed for a middle school player (ages 12-14).

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My son just turned 10 and is 5' 2" 116lbs, he has being swinging a Mako Beast 2 5/8" 31" -10 with lots of success and balls going yard. He wants to try a 2 3/4 Louisville 918 -8, is that too heavy? I want to be safe in case he has another growing spurt.

Based on his height and weight we would recommend that he use the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLP918X8 in the 31"/23 ounce size.

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I know the 29" bat is supposed to weigh 21oz, but how much does it actually weigh?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLP918X8, like most every other bat on the market will weigh about 0.5oz to 1.5oz heavier than the listed weight. This is usually because of the some of the adhesives and the grip tape that are added after the weigh-in process.

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Our son is 9 yrs old and is 5’2” and weighs 135 lbs. He has used the 30” (-8) in batting practice a few times and liked it. Should he go to a 31” (-8) to try to get an extra year or two out of it, or go with the demo size he has been using in the cage?

At your player's current height and weight, I would suggest moving to a 31" 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLP918X8.

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My son is 5 ft 109lbs we had the Easton Beast last yr. We are thinking about the Prime 918. We don't know what size to go with? Also, is it a good bat?

I would recommend a 30" 22oz. 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLP918X8 for your player. These Prime 918 bats are great options. The new RTX end cap creates an even longer barrel shape and further improves the overall durability.

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My son is considering either a 29 (-8) or 30 (-10). He'll be 12 yrs old soon. He is almost 4'8" and about 87 lbs. Which of these 3 bats would have a stiffer feel: (LS Prime 918, Easton Ghost X or Demarini CF Zen)?

Based upon your player's height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of a 29" length of bat. At 12 years old, it is good to start to make the transition to a heavier bat (a -8 or -5 size). All 3 of the bats being considered will be two-piece bats. Because of that, there will be a considerable amount of flex in each bat at contact with a baseball. Unfortunately, I could not say one will feel stiffer than any of the others. However, this 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (WTLSLP918X8) has a pretty solid initial review at JustBats and I would recommend it highly. I think the 29"/21 oz would work for now, but if you want something into which he could grow with time, the 30"/22 oz size would be best.

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My son is 11 years old 5'3" and 115 lbs. His drop 10 (31"/21 oz) is too light for him. How does this bat compare to the 2017 model? What are the technological differences?

Based upon your player's height and weight, my general suggestion would be to get a 31"/23 oz size of a -8 bat. This 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (WTLSLP918X8) will differ from the 2017 Prime 917 (-8) as this 2018 bat features a 2 3/4" barrel on it (the 2017 was 2 5/8"). As well, this 2018 bat features a new RTX End Cap to create a longer barrel shape with improved durability. However, besides those two differences, the bats will essentially be the same.

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How does this bat compare with the new 2018 DeMarini CF Zen? Specifically in pop and durability?

Unfortunately, we do not have any reviews on this 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (WTLSLP918X8) or the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -8 (WTDXCBR). At this time, I would not be able to make a comparison in regard to performance or durability. However, the general build of the two bats will be similar as both bats are two-piece, all-composite bats. The biggest difference is that the CF Zen -8 (WTDXCBR) has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter while this Prime 918 -8 bat will have a 2 3/4" barrel on it.

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  • -8 Length To Weight Ratio
  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • 100% Composite Microform Barrel Design Offers Maximum Pop With A Light Swing Weight
  • Approved For Play In USSSA
  • Balanced Swing Weight Score (1.7)
  • Colorway: Black / Red
  • Custom Lizard Skins Baseball Bat Grip Provides Premium Comfort
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • New RTX End Cap Creates A Longer Barrel Shape With Improved Durability
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  • TRU3 Connection Helps Reduce Vibration & Provides An Unreal Feeling On Contact
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certified Stamp

Description for 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLP918X8
One of the highest rated baseball bats is back for the 2018 season! Introducing the most complete bat in the game: the Prime 918. Louisville Slugger has engineered this model to perfection so that you can be at the top of your game day in and day out. This three-piece, 100% composite design is magnificently manufactured of the Microform barrel that is created to offer maximum pop with a lighter swing weight than ever before. Combine that with the proven TRU3 technology and you've got yourself a baseball bat that practically eliminates sting in the hands for an unbelievably smooth feel on contact. The latest innovation is called the RTX end cap. This end cap not only helps evenly distribute the overall weight for an extremely well-balanced bat but it also extends the barrel shape for a longer sweet spot. Add in the custom Lizard Skins bat grip that helps reduce negative feedback and you're guaranteed to make this model your gamer. Louisville Slugger: The Most Trusted Lineup In The Game!

This Louisville Slugger Prime 918 Senior League Baseball Bat (WTLSLP918X8) features a massive 2 3/4-inch barrel diameter, a drop 8 length to weight ratio, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification stamp just below the sweet spot. Make every swing count and buy one of the Prime 918 baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, we'll be here for you from click to hit!
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Approved For:USSSA
Barrel Diameter:2 3/4"
Bat Type:Baseball
Length to Weight Ratio:- 8
Price:$300 - $399.99
Vendor:Louisville Slugger

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