Pros: Blown away by the quality of the cut, finish, grip, and performance. Bought 28" for my 9 year old. We have two dozen wood bats now but this one. This one is special. The one we received was as light as a metal bat, sweet spot on par or better than other $50-100 maple and ash bats he owns, but the lack of vibration from the cut and grip are superior. Best bat in my opinion for younger players due to quality, price, and performance.
Pros: light balanced feel. my 9yo loves the classic wood sound. good quility and pop. great for tee work, soft toss, and Bp. i would recommend tgis bat to all youth players working on getting stronger and improving bat speed.
Pros: The bat is well made and the ball jumps off of it. Itâ€™s my sonâ€™s first wood bat and was worried about the heavier weight than the metal one he uses. No issues at all and it actually helps that it is a little heavier. He actually received compliments about the bat from others in the cage.
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We would like to purchase the y271 maple louisville slugger for our son for the rest of this year and next year. He is 10 now and weighs 100 lbs and is 60" tall. He currently is using an USA 30" 22 oz. bat. What size would you recommend that he would be able to use into next year?
Asked by Garlene
We would suggest going up to a 31" bat. He would need to choke up on the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G for the rest of this year, but with steady growth he should be set for next season as well.
My son has a Louisville Slugger Select 718 -10 USA baseball bat WTLUBS718B10, length 29 inches and 19 ounces. He is 54 inches tall and weighs 70 pounds. I want to get him a wood bat - what size do you recommend in this bat? Asking as with only a -5 drop on this wood bat I expect it may be heavy for him since it will be 24 ounces vs the 19 ounces he is use to.
Asked by JJ
Based on the player's height and weight, a 29 inch model of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G would be our general recommendation. Since this bat weighs more than what the player has been using from a metal bat standpoint it may be wiser to drop down in length or go with the Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1 as the length to weight ratio on this bat is more favorable for a youth player.
I am not positive how to choose bat size. Boy will be 9 end of Feb. and wants his first wood bat for spring Cal Ripken league. Always used Aluminum, last year used 28/29. Thin build but athletic. 4'-3" and 61 pounds now.
Asked by Patrick's 1st wooden bat
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend trying out the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G in the 28" size for his first wood bat.
What is the weight to length ratio for a 30 inch Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood youth bat?
Asked by baseball mom
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G features a -5 length to weight ratio. Thus a 30 inch model will weigh roughly 25 ounces.
Are any youth wood bats made with a 2 5/8 barrel?
Asked by J
Unfortunately, there are no youth wood bats made with the 2 5/8" barrel size. The weight of the wood does not allow for this construction type. This 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G is a high quality youth bat, though.
What is the barrel diameter, 2 1/4 or 2 1/2?
Asked by Mark
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat (WTLWYM271B17G) has a 2 1/4" barrel diameter.
Is this bat USA stamp certified?
Asked by Kaua'i, Hawai'i
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G does not feature the USA certification stamp, but as an all maple wood bat you should not be required to have that on the bat. It is always best to check with your local league though to make sure the bat meets their requirements.
Can we use this bat in Little League? Or does it have to have a USA baseball stamp? We'd rather use this than the get a new composite bat.
Asked by Jeannette
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G can be used in Little League since it is made completely of solid maple wood.
Does this bat come with a warranty?
Asked by Mark
No, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G does not come with a warranty.
Is the lizard skin grip the same grip solid retail or a lower grade per say? Would rather buy the same bat with no grip and add one etc. if it isn't as nice.
Asked by Tyler
The Lizard Skin grip featured on the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G would be the same grip you see in stores. The grip comes on the bat from Louisville Slugger, and is how we sell it, but you could certainly re-grip the bat if you wanted to.
Does this bat have the USABat stamp on it?
Asked by crusader
No, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G does not have the USABat stamp.
Is this bat Little League approved, 9-12 age group?
Asked by sbc7
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G features a 2 1/4" barrel and is a solid maple wood bat. These features make it legal for play in the Majors division of Little League for 2017. You might want to check with a league official or coach first though, as rules can vary from area to area.
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Recommended For Younger Players Making The Transition To A Heavier Bat
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Description for 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM271B17G
New youth wood bats for the 2018 season from Louisville Slugger! The Prime series allows younger players the chance to step up to the plate with confidence and poise knowing that they're swinging the same quality wood as the professionals. This youth Prime maple wood is exceptionally crafted into durable, high-performing youth baseball bats. With a target drop of -5 length to weight ratio, these wood bats are ideal for players looking to make the transition to a heavier bat. Each model features a cupped barrel end to create the best balance while guaranteeing a more solid piece of wood during construction. The result? More control, quicker swing speeds, and amazing durability. Louisville Slugger: It's In Your Hands!
This Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat (WTLWYM271B17G) features a youth 271 turn model, a balanced swing weight, and a neon yellow Lizard Skin grip that comes pre-wrapped for additional comfort and reduced vibration. Similar to all other Louisville Slugger wood bats, this model is manufactured with pride right here in the USA. Make sure your player has every advantage and order one of these youth wood baseball bats today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. Don't forget, we're here from click to hit!
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