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2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3

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  • Great swing feel

    Matthew
  • Very light feel

    stoney

“BEAST”

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Pros:  Pop Endloaded Lizard Skin Zero break in

Cons:  None. This will be my gamer.

“always love the 718s”

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Was this review helpful ? 5 12

Pros:  i love the looks of this bat and also it swings like butter. feels good but is balanced for the fences.

Cons:  i dont really like the wild design of the lizard skin its a litle too wild for my liking but i always love the feel of LS so ill switch it to something simpler once it wears out

“718 Select ”

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Pros:  I just bought this bat for my son who is a sophomore on varsity and his very first at bat with the 718 Select he smoked a ball to center field farther than he has all season! The pop was better than expected! So far he loves this bat! In his words "This bat Rakes"!

Cons:  None

“better bats out there”

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Was this review helpful ? 0 1

Pros:  looks good

Cons:  maybe we got a bad one but the ball does not jump off this bat very well. Cat 7 has tons more pop. Hit 4 late last year as soon as the Cats came out, struggle to hit to the fence with this one. Its just not worth it. We usually go demarini or Marucci, thought we would take a chance. dissapointed

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Very light feel. Easy to get around quickly. Has great sound too.

Cons:  wear gloves because of lizard skin wrap

“Great High School Bat”

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Pros:  Purchased for my son this year. A month into the season it is still a workhorse. About a 1/3 of the team uses the bat now at games. They are leaving some nice brand new bats in their bag (i am sure the parents are not happy). It says slightly end loaded, which is correct. It is a nice balance though ... my son is a contact hittet (mostly singles). He has been anle to drive the ball deeper into gaps so far this year and getting more doubles. Some of it is him getting better, but some is this bat. I honestly believe that. Even when he does not hit the ball squarely, their is enough of a sweet spot to still get pop off the bat.

Cons:  Definitely cost, but i do not regret the purchase. We typically spend $200 or so for new bats and the extra $150-ish serms to be worth it so far.

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Pros:  good pop

Cons:  Very poor durability and Very poor Customer Service from L.S. for a defective bat. Buyer Beware, my son's bat lasted about half of his high school season before developing a rattle.

“It's a beast”

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Pros:  I'm usually just a contact hitter but the first time i used this i hit a triple to the fence. It says end loaded but actually has a balanced, smooth swing. No vibration on mishits and great pop.

Cons:  The lizard skin grip should be thicker. for a little better control and comfort.

“Lookin sharp”

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Pros:  Great bat

Cons:  0

“Good pop; questionable durability ”

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Pros:  Great swing feel. Bat has a great sound to it and little to no vibration on miss hits. For an aluminum bat it swings like composite.

Cons:  The end cap cracked before the end of my high school season

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147996 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat is more end loaded: the Select 718, or Demarini Voodoo Insane?

The DeMarini Voodoo Insane will be more end loaded than the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 because the Select 718 only utilizes a slight end loaded swing weight.

Tyler Expert
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I tend to like stiffer bats, would this be a good option for me?

With the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 being a three piece bat, it would not be a very stiff option. From Louisville Slugger, stiff options would be the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBO518B3 or the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS618B3.

Logan Expert
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I am 5 ft 2 inch, which size bat should I get?

Based on your specifications, I would recommend a 30" option. Unfortunately, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 is not available in that size.

Tyler Expert
147513 Click to show/hide answer

I used the 716 for the last 18 months and want a similar bat. Is the 718 balanced similar to the 716, or is there another Louisville Slugger model I should consider?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 will have similar feel to the 716 and would be the newer option for the 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBS7163.

Max Expert
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I'm 5’8 and 135 pounds and I was thinking about swinging a 32” but with more reviews I found it was recommended for older highschoolers. Should I not get this bat?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 is indeed certified for high school (freshman through seniors) and collegiate play. All BBCOR bats will be -3. If that is the certification you need, then with your specifications we would recommend either a 31 or 32" bat.

Daveron Expert
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I bought this bat in December and towards the end of my high school season the end cap has cracked through the middle on the grey plastic over the cap and the black part beneath it. Is this cause for concern? I still have the warranty if needed but for the price of this bat I'm extremely disappointed.

If you feel the performance of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 has declined as a result of the end cap issues then we would recommend using your warranty to get the bat replaced by LS.

Cameron Expert
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Is the Select 718 comparable to the Prime 917 because they both are composite?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 will not be the same as the LS Prime 917 as the Select 718 is a hybrid bat with an alloy barrel and composite handle; this bat will also feature more of an end-loaded swing weight. The LS Prime 917 is a two-piece composite model with a balanced swing weight.

Cameron Expert
147045 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5’10, 145 lbs. Would a 32 be the best size for me?

With those specifications, we would recommend a 32" bat. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 is currently available in 32" / 29 oz.

Daveron Expert
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I am 5'10 and 215lbs. What size do you recommend?

Given your specifications, I would recommend a 33" option of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3.

Tyler Expert
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Can you use it in Babe Ruth baseball?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 can be used in Babe Ruth baseball.

Cameron Expert
146871 Click to show/hide answer

I am trying to decide which bat to pick. The Louisville 718 or the Ghost X from Easton, both BBCOR. Which bat would you recommend for a fast hand/contact hitter going into JV ball?

Both the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 and the Easton Ghost X models are excellent choices for a contact hitter. Generally speaking, contact hitters prefer more of a balanced bat which would be the Easton Ghost X. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 will feature more of a slightly end-loaded swing weight feel. Thus whether or not to get the Select 718 from LS is more up to your personal preference as to what type of swing weight you prefer.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5'7" and 140 lbs, what size bat would you recommend?

Per your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 in a 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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My son wants this bat and our league allows BBCOR bats. Is this bat legal for my son's league? If not, any suggestions?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 is a BBCOR bat and will be allowed for all BBCOR certified baseball leagues.

Tyler Expert
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I'm a 5’10, 180 pounds. When buying this bat, what size would you think I should get, 32" or 33"?

Based on your size, I would recommend a 33" size of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3. Keep in mind that it is slightly end loaded so it will swing a little bit heavier than a balanced 33" bat would.

Tyler Expert
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I am 6 foot and 165 lbs. Would this be a good bat for me? If so, what length and weight would you recommend?

This is considered an end loaded model, meaning it has some of the weight shifted to the barrel to give it a top heavy feel. Generally this is preferred by power hitters over contact hitters. Regardless of bat, we would probably recommend a 32" or 33" length for a BBCOR model at your height and weight.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is 5'10" and weighs about 145 lbs. He's 15 and looking at the Louisville Slugger Select 718. He's been swinging the Quatro and broke 2 of them. Would you recommend the 32 or 33"?

Based on his height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 in a 32''.

Tori Expert
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Is it a 2 piece composite?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 is classified as a three-piece, hybrid baseball bat. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 features an alloy barrel and a composite handle. I would recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBP918B3 if you want a fully composite bat.

Dan Expert
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Is this bat for power hitters? My son is 170lbs, 5"5 what size do you think he should get?

Yes, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 is a good option for power hitters. Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 32"/29 ounce.

Carter Expert
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Slugger Select 718 or Slugger Solo 618? Which has more pop?

Both the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 and the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS618B3 are held to the same BBCOR performance standards, therefore the pop will be extremely similar. One thing to note, the Select 718 is slightly end loaded which may allow for a slight bump in power over the Solo 618.

Tyler Expert
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Does Louisville have any plans on bring this bat out in a -10 USSSA model?

We aren't aware of any plans to make this model in a USSSA model by Louisville at this time. You could try contacting them directly for more information.

Kyle J. Expert
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I had the 715 and loved it. What are some of the differences between the 715 and 718?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 features improved TRU3 technology that helps practically eliminate sting in the hands on mishits while providing an unreal feeling during each at bat. Another new feature is the Speed Ballistic End Cap for an increase in barrel length, better overall weight distribution, and more control through the hitting zone.

Dan Expert
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Which bat has more pop the DeMarini CF Insane 2018 BBCOR or the Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR bat?

Both bats should perform very similarly to be honest. The BBCOR regulation is fairly strict on the performance standards and pop of bats, and with both of these being higher end models they will both perform well.

Kyle J. Expert
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What are the differences between the Select 718 and the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo Insane?

Both bats are very similar in that they are multi-piece, hybrid designs and have alloy barrels. The Select 718 will offer a little more flex during the swing than the Voodoo Insane due to it being a three-piece model instead of a two-piece, but other than that the bats will perform very similarly.

Kyle J. Expert
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Would you say the 718 Select or the Prime 918 would be better for a power hitting college player? I am stuck on which one I should get.

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 features a bit of an end loaded swing weight, which tends to benefit power hitters over balanced bats like the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBP918B3.

Logan Expert
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I am going into my senior season of baseball and I am looking for a new bat. I previously used the 2015 DeMarini Voodoo. I am looking for a bat with more pop but the end loaded type feel.

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 utilizes ST 7U1+ alloy to provide you with a massive sweet spot. Furthermore, the Select 718 is a nice option for a player looking to swing an end loaded bat for the first time as it has a slightly end loaded swing weight.

Tyler Expert
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What is the moment of inertia on this bat?(MOI) I currently use a 2016 Easton hybrid XL with a swing weight index of 10.9. Does the end load of the Louisville Slugger compare with the Easton bat or is it lighter feel?

Louisville Slugger and Easton are not going to use the same scales to measure their bats. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 has a Slightly End Loaded Swing Weight Score of (3.0). It is going to be more balanced than the Easton Hybrid XL BBCOR Baseball Bat that you were previously swinging.

Carter Expert
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Does the end load really make that big of a difference to the weight? I am a sophomore in high school and I am afraid it might be too heavy or is it just something I am not used to?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 features a Slightly End Loaded Swing Weight Score (3.0) and should not be too heavy if you get the correct size for your height and weight. However, everybody is going to be different and prefer a different style of bat.

Carter Expert
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What is the difference between the 718 Select BBCOR and the Prime 918 BBCOR bat?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 is a hybrid model (alloy barrel and composite handle) with an end-loaded swing weight design while the Prime 918 is a full composite model with a balanced swing weight design.

Cameron Expert
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Are there any differences between the Select 718 and the 2017 DeMarini CF Insane End Load BBCOR Baseball Bat?

Yes, there will be some differences between this 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) and the 2017 DeMarini CF Insane End Load BBCOR bat. This Select 718 will be a hybrid bat (alloy barrel and composite handle) with a little bit of an end-load to it. The 2017 CF Zen will have a two-piece, all-composite design to it and it will display a very extreme end-load. Overall, the big differences will be the barrel materials and that the CF Zen Insane will have a little more of an end-load than this Select 718.

Ben Expert
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Is there any difference this model and 717 or 716?

This 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) is a hybrid bat (alloy barrel and composite handle) that features a slightly end-loaded swing weight. Unfortunately, there was no Select 717 made by Slugger. Therefore, we could not do a comparison to that bat. However, this 718 and the Select 716 were essentially the same bat. The only big differences are the cosmetics and the differing alloy material used on the barrel of the two bats.

Ben Expert
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My son is 11 yr and 80 lbs liked the 917 bat last year. What would be your recommendation for a replacement bat that meets the new bat standards?

For an 11 year old who has been swinging a Louisville Slugger bat, I would recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat in a 30 inch length. This bat will meet the new bat standards you are looking for.

Dan Expert
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If a player has a slower swing speed do you recommend the Select 718 end-loaded bat or the 618 Solo?

A player with slower bat speed will typically benefit more from a balanced model such as the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS618B3. Getting a bat that features an end-load, like the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3, is certainly not out of the equation but for most would not be ideal.

Cameron Expert
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My grandson is 12 and will be 13 in March 2018. He weighs 92 pounds and 5'2 tall. He is a good hitter and most always makes contact. What size bat do you recommend for him? He will be on his 1st year Pony League and must use the USA bat.

We would recommend a 31" length of bat for someone of his height and weight.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son’s a 15 year old freshman at 5’11” and 145 lbs. I’m debating between the 718 and 918. My concern is the composite and its durability, especially in the mixed weather/temperatures of Pittsburgh. We had bad memories of the Easton Makos cracking. My son went through 6 bats in two years, therefore my concerns with composite bats. Any thoughts on size and bat model?

For a player with his height and weight, we suggest a 32" bat. Also, if you are concerned with the weather breaking a bat, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) would be a good choice. The barrel is alloy allowing for better durability in the winter and colder months of the year.

Mick Expert
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What is the barrel size?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 has a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.

Dan Expert
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Which bat would you recommend, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 or the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo Insane End Loaded?

Both are great options. If you do not want a fully end loaded option I would recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3.

Carter Expert
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I am almost 14 years old, stand 5’8 and weigh 145 lbs. I have previously been using a 32" bat, do you recommend getting a 32" or a 33" bat?

Based upon your height and weight, my general recommendation would be to get another 32" length BBCOR bat. However, if you felt ready to move up to the 33" length, you could certainly consider a 33" length version of this 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3). However, I would note that this Select 718 will feature a slight end-load to it.

Ben Expert
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My son is 13 years old, 82 lbs and 4'7" tall. He plays EBL and Babe Ruth. What size bat should he get?

For your player (if BBCOR bats are required and being encouraged for use), I would recommend a smaller 30"/27 oz BBCOR bat. Sadly, this 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) is not made in the 30"/27 oz size. If you wanted a Louisville Slugger model that can be bought in the 30"/27 oz size, I would recommend looking to the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBO518B3).

Ben Expert
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I am 6'1" 160, what length of the 718 would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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I am a sophomore (15 1/2 years old). I am 5'11" and 180 lbs. What size bat should I buy?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) in the 33" length as long as you feel you can handle the subsequent 30 oz weight.

Ben Expert
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I'm 6 ft and 175 lbs. What size should I get?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a recommendation of getting this 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) in the 33" length as long as you can handle the 30 oz weight on the bat.

Ben Expert
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I am 5'6, age 17 and weight 170 pounds. Which size bat should I get?

It is suggested that you use a 32" bat. But if you prefer 33", that would be fine as well. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) would be a good fit.

Mick Expert
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I am 5'6" and 138 lbs. What size bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 32"/29 ounce 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3).

Carter Expert
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What's the difference between the 718 and the 918?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 is a three piece hybrid bat, meaning it has a composite handle and alloy barrel, and is also slightly end loaded. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBP918B3 is well balanced, and features a three piece fully composite design.

Logan Expert
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I am 14, 130 lbs and 5'7". What size if bat would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3.

Jason Expert
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My son is in his senior year then moving on to D1 college ball and I am unsure of going with this or the 918 prime. He has swung the prime for the last 3 seasons but we need to move to a 34. Any insight on durability or college use for either?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 is going to be around as durable as the 918. I would base your decision on the players preferred material and hitting style.

Trevor Expert
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Which bat would you recommend in the new Louisville Slugger line for a 14 year old power hitter going into his freshman year in high school that weighs 135 pounds and is 5'4? Also what size should he get?

Based on what you said about your son and his height and weight I would recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) in the 31"/28 ounce size.

Carter Expert
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What's the difference between this and the DeMarini Voodoo Insane in terms of balance?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 will be more balanced than the DeMarini Voodoo Insane. One will get slightly more flex with the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 as well. Other than that, both of these bats will have the hybrid design (alloy barrel and composite handle).

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference of the Louisville Slugger 718 and the 918?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 is a hybrid which means it has an alloy barrel, where as the 918 is fully composite.

Tori Expert
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Will you ever make this bat in a 30/27?

The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 does not come in a 30'' 27 oz. I would not expect Louisville to make one either.

Max Expert
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I am 16, am 5'7" and 160 pounds and I am looking for a new bat. Do you recommend the 2017 MAKO Beast or the 718? I have power for my size but don't know which one would be best for me? Also what size do you recommend?

I would recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 in a 32'' 29 oz.

Max Expert
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Is this bat full composite or just the handle?

This 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) is a hybrid bat and will feature composite material on the handle and end-cap. However, the barrel of the bat will be alloy.

Ben Expert
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How does this bat's performance compare to the old LS Select 716? I know the 716 was not a 3-piece and that the new Select 718 bat is a 3-piece. We want to replace our Select 716 with a new bat of nearly the same performance in 2018, and we do not want to "swing and miss" on our decision!

The 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat featured the same three-piece hybrid design with the TRU3 Connection that is featured on the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3, so they are very similar bats to one another. With the same design and feel, as well as performance, I think you will like the Select 718!

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JustBats.com Batter's Box

JustBats.com Batter's Box

There are a lot of different baseball bat and softball bat accessories on the market, but everything you need to maximize your performance on the field is in this Batter's Box. The JustBats.com Batter's Box features a bat weight, thumb pad, knob pad, pine tar, and a premium Vulcan bat grip all in one small box and an affordable price. It's built to give you the most comfortable possible swing and add some swag to your game. Get yours today and step up your confidence when you step up to the plate!

This exclusive Batter's Box includes a bat weight, thumb pad, knob pad, pine tar, and a Vulcan bat grip. Buying all of these game pieces separately could cost twice as much. For one low price in one fun-to-open box, you'll be prepared for your next trip to the batter's box. Every order comes with free shipping. Don't forget, we're here from click to hit!

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  • Bat Weight fits over the end of a bat and helps improve bat speed.
  • Thumb Pad to minimize potential bat sting to the hands.
  • Knob Pad to comfortably choke up on the bat.
  • Pine Tar to help enhance your grip on the bat.
  • Vulcan Bat Grip to maximize the player's grip.
  • All the bat accessories you need to take your game to the next level!
  • As useful for bats as this Glove Care Kit is for gloves!
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JustBats.com MIZU Stainless Steel Water Bottle

JustBats.com MIZU Stainless Steel Water Bottle

The M8 model from MIZU is their most popular water bottle because of how convenient and reliable it is. Whether you're in the dugout, at the batting cages, or on the go, this stainless steel water bottle is exactly what you need. With a single wall construction, it's not only lightweight, but it helps keep your cold beverages colder than ever before. The loop cap ensures a spill-free seal with easy attachment to most clips while the mouth offers a smooth flow. The best part? You can rep JustBats.com since our logo is on the front side of each water bottle. Don't forget, we're here from click to hit!

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  • Holds Up To 27 Ounces
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  • Helps Keep Drinks Cool
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JustBats.com Batting Gloves

JustBats.com Batting Gloves

The JustBats.com Batting gloves are perfect to use for games or practice. Having a comfortable, perfect fit for you is something we at JustBats.com want you to have with your batting gloves. If when you receive the batting gloves, tried them out and they do not fit or work perfectly for you, you may return them within two weeks for an exchange or full refund whether you have used them or not. They are extremely comfortable and durable. Our batting gloves feature an adjustable wrist strap so they can be adjusted to fit nice and snug on your hand for a comfortable fit. Our batting gloves are made from Cabretta Sheepskin leather for optimal flexibility and comfort. The mesh backing around the knuckles allows you to move and flex your fingers freely without adding stress to the leather. This not only allows for a better grip on the bat, but it also makes the gloves more durable as it eliminates much of the stress on the leather that can cause tears. The mesh is also vented to allow moisture and heat to be directed away from the fingers, never compromising your grip on the bat. The palm of the batting glove is constructed of premium grade sheepskin leather. This leather gives a great grip while maintaining it's flexibility. The JustBats.com Batting Glove was designed with you, the player, in mind. Free Shipping!

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  • Velcro Strap for a Snug, Flexible Fit
  • Vented to Allow Moisture and Heat to Escape
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2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3
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  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length To Weight Ratio
  • Slightly End Loaded Swing Weight Score (3.0)
  • TRU3 Connection Helps Reduce Vibration & Provide An Unreal Feeling On Contact
  • Speed Ballistic Composite End Cap Increases Barrel Length & Improves Balance
  • BBCOR Certified For High School & Collegiate Approval
  • Colorway: Gray / Black / Blue
  • Custom Lizard Skins Baseball Bat Grip Provides Premium Comfort
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Three-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat
  • ST 7U1+ Alloy Barrel Offers Huge Sweet Spot
  • 100% Composite Handle Offers Maximum Durability & Power
  • Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance
  • Recommended For Power Hitters With More Strength
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description for 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3
After a brief one-year hiatus, the Louisville Slugger Select is back! New for the 2018 season, the Select 718 baseball bat is built for power. With the highest swing weight score in the 2018 lineup (at 3.0), this model features a slightly end loaded feel that is recommended for heavy hitters swinging for the fences. A 100% composite handle combines with an aluminum barrel made up of the proven ST 7U1+ alloy for maximum power, long lasting durability, and superior pop on contact. These two features are combined with the improved TRU3 technology that helps practically eliminate sting in the hands on mishits while providing an unreal feeling during each at bat. Right out of the wrapper, you'll notice the championship level performance without having to administer any type of break in. Louisville Slugger has also applied their new Speed Ballistic End Cap for an increase in barrel length, better overall weight distribution, and more control through the hitting zone. As the cherry on top, a custom Lizard Skins baseball bat grip comes pre-wrapped to offer a sleek look and reduce negative vibration. Louisville Slugger: The Most Trusted Lineup In The Game!

This 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) features a drop 3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certified stamp for high school and collegiate approval. Swing with certainty knowing that these Louisville Slugger BBCOR bats are covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Make every swing count and purchase your Select 718 today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. Never forget, 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
Deals:Personalization Eligible
Deals:Closeout Bats
Deals:Deal Of The Day
Knob Color:Black
Length to Weight Ratio:- 3
Material:Half and Half
Price:$200 - $299.99
Series:Select
Vendor:Louisville Slugger
Year:2018

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