Pros: Yo, the quatro is insane. Crazy pop. No sting. Looks fresh to death.
Cons: Kinda end loaded. Everybody wants to steal my bat.
2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3
It has insane pop and feels great defiantly recommend
Bat is hot out of the wrapper
Pros: Yo, the quatro is insane. Crazy pop. No sting. Looks fresh to death.
Cons: Kinda end loaded. Everybody wants to steal my bat.
Pros: My son loves this bat. It has plenty of pop and feels great.
Cons: Pricey but in the price range of any good NEW bat. Don't be stingy supply your kid with the best equipment possible.
Pros: This bat has good balance and pop. Good quality no problems after 100+ swings at batting practice. Rawlings has an excellent bat when they started making the Quatro. I'm not a fan of the VELO but the Quatro is a totally different feel, sound, etc.
Cons: Little pricey but it was worth it.
Pros: Bat is hot out of the wrapper. My son is a sophomore in high school and hit several over the fence and sprayed hard line drives in the gaps.
Cons: We have had this bat for 3 weeks and my son came home from practice with a crack in the sweet spot of the barrel. Kind of sad to pay $399 for a bat and it cracks within a month. Gonna send it off for a replacement bat but should not have to since we have had the bat for less than a month. Hopefully the replacement will last a bit longer but not very hopeful it will. I definitely would not buy this model again.
Pros: great pop good fell perfect bat for a power hitter
Cons: everyone uses it
Pros: I got this bat in July to prepare fir high school ball, and it absolutely popped off the bat from my first hit to my last. Quatro is the way to go it has the most than any other bat
Cons: nothing the bat is compeltely balanced
Pros: excellent pop and a great feel
Pros: great bat in general rediculous amount of pop and balanced end weight this is the best baseball bat i've ever swung hands down!!
Cons: i bought like 2 of these but the reason why i did was because it doesn't break very easily and when it breaks it stinks my bat exploded on contact. The price is a little too high for a bat that is very brittle.
Pros: It has insane pop and feels great defiantly recommend
Pros: Ball bounces off the bat with crazy speed and feels great.
Cons: Cracked 3 months later
Pros: The bat does have pop
Cons: I bought the bat August 1, 2017. I had to send it back to Rawlings on October 28, 2017 because the knob pin came out and cut my son during BP. (Which I had to pay the shipping) They fixed the knob pin and shipped it back to me. Today is February 21, 2018 and the bat broke during BP. Which means that I will have to pay to ship it back to Rawlings again to have the bat replaced. For this kind of money they should deliver a higher quality product.
Pros: Very Good pop Very Good balance
Cons: There is design flaw in the collar, it fell off the first week my son stated using it, the adhesive they used was not durable. Waiting 3 weeks to get the bat back from Rawlings. High school season will be over by the time I get it back.
Pros: has a really good feel no sting has a huge barrel for boms play select bal I hit one over on a 400 foot field I recommend u get this bat.l
Cons: the grip at first hurt my hands but when u put lizard skin on that baby it feels so good
Pros: Major pop for an end-loaded bat!
Cons: Busted 2 of these this year! Original lasted 3 months until the end cap flew off and replacement shattered after a week. If you've got crazy money then have at it! if you expect a $400 bat to last for a full season, be cautious. A teammate had his shatter the same week as mine did (both 2018 Quatro 32/29 BBCOR) and neither of ours were even broken in yet (both less than a couple of weeks old). Something is wrong with that!
Pros: Excellent pop!
Cons: Pin that holds the ring in place which connects the knob to the bat comes out too easily. Doesn't last long. Poorly designed.
Pros: Bought this bat for my son, he loves it and is very happy with it. On base % has went up
Cons: The bat has became the teams community bat??
Pros: Great pop and feels great. Very balanced.
Cons: first the knob pin came out and I had to pay for shipping to send it back to them. Then the bat cracked and I am having to pay for shipping again to send it back the them.
Pros: My son, 13, 8th grade, loves the bat. I think the price is very high. Iâ€™m concerned about how long it will last based on other reviews. Heâ€™s very picky about athletic gear and he loves it.
Cons: Price Questionable durability
Pros: good bat for about two months
Cons: If you dont live in florida and play baseball in 70 degree weather then the bat will crack, saw it happen six times with teammates bat.
Pros: has great pop good feel
Cons: bat is not durable. bought one for my son who is 6ft tall 245pound. cracked it in a game,sent it back rawling sent me a new one. which was nice. three months later it cracked again!so i again sent it back,rawlings again sent me a new one.but this time on the bat they sent me it was etched no warranty. mind you my son only used this bat in games as he uses a wood bat for all his cage work. if your going to spend 400 dollars on a bat it should be durable
Pros: My son just played his first tournament of the season using his Quatro drop 3. He loves this bat. Tremendous pop. A lot of his teammates use it now. Canâ€™t rate the durability because he hasnâ€™t had it long enough. Gave it a 5, cuz everything else bout the bat is great
Pros: My son who plays high school baseball likes the bat. Good pop and balance.
Cons: We have gone through three of these bats and they keep breaking. We are using it properly and not hitting in cold temperatures. But the bat seems to have a short lifespan when it is used regularly.
Pros: When in working order, it was the preferred bat of choice between if and the Voodoo.
Cons: After less than a month of use during the high school season, (5-7 games) the bat snapped at the handle on a swing - no contact. The bat broke before the inner alloy began to taper up from the handle through the barrel. There seems to be a serious design defect considering the number of people who have reported similar durability issues. I have contacted Rawlings to initiate a return request. I hope that Rawlings follows through with their warranty program and replaces the bat.
Pros: Good Feel Great Pop
Cons: Two different bats broke in a span of 3 months
Cons: The warranty is from Miken. 23 days and still no bat!! Dont buy! Now its coming and they require a signature.We work and Fed Ex delivers at 10am. Dont buy this BAT!!!
Pros: Good pop.
Cons: Went through three 2017 Rawlings Quatro bats in less than a year and a half. Got a Rawlings 2018 as one of the replacements and it broke in the second at bat of use. I will never buy Rawlings again! I got 4 months of use out of a $350 investement.
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My son is 5' 5" and weighs 135 lbs. Which Quatro BBCOR size bat length would you recommend? Were there any flaws in the 2017 Quatro and have those flaws been corrected in the 2018 model?
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 in a 31''. There were not any major flaws in the 2017 Quatro.
Is the Rawlings Quatro a balanced or end-loaded bat?
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8Q3) will feature a balanced swing feel to it.
What wood bat turn model is this bat closest to?
It is hard to compare the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3, or any other metal bat for that matter, to a wood bat as the barrel on a BBCOR bat will be 2 5/8" and most wood bats will be 2 1/2". There are a few wood bats that will be 2 5/8" in barrel diameter but these bats are usually 243 turn models are are end-loaded, this Rawlings Quatro bat would be balanced. A good balanced wood bat to consider would be either a 271 or 110 turn model such as the Rawlings VELO Birch Wood Baseball Bat: R110BV.
I am 5'10'' and 160 pounds. What size should I get?
Based on your height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 in a 32''.
My son is 15 and is 5'7" and 150 pounds. He swings a 31 COMBAT BBCOR now, I am just unsure if he will be ok with the 32 inch Quatro. I have been researching the Quatro and would like to get him one. What are your thoughts about him moving up to a 32 in?
Based on your son's height and weight, he should have no issue moving to a 32'' 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3.
Does this bat have durability issues?
We have not seen anything out of the ordinary with regards to durability on the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3. With any bat, it is hard to say how long it may last before becoming defective. To gain an idea towards the durability of a bat, reading through the reviews can be beneficial.
I am 13 years old and am a 5'11" 155 pound 7th grader. Would you recommend this bat for me and if so what size would you recommend?
I would certainly recommend the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3, and based on your size I would say either a 31" or 32" option, but unfortunately this particular model is only available in the 32" size.
Do they make it in 32â€ 28 oz?
All BBCOR bats, like the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3, will feature a -3 length to weight ratio. Thus you cannot find the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 in a 32/28 as all 32 inch models will be 29 ounces.
I bought a Quatro and now when you swing it or turn it upside down it sounds like there is sand in the barrel. Is this cosmetic or should I worry about this affecting the function?
When you hear "sand" or "pebbles" rattling around in the barrel, it is typically adhesive that has come loose after making contact with baseballs. If you haven't noticed a decline in the performance of your 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8Q3), I would recommend that you keep using it as normal. If you have noticed a decline in the bat's performance, let us know and we would be happy to help facilitate a warranty replacement with the manufacturer!
I am 6 ft and 170 lbs. What size bat should I get?
We would suggest a 32" or 33" length for your height and weight.
What is the difference between the Rawlings Quatro 2017 and 2018?
Not much has changed from the 2017 model to the 2018 model. If you can find the 2017 model in your size, I would look at getting one since it would be much cheaper and is basically the same bat.
How would this compare to the 2017 voodoo insane bbcor? Like the feel and swing.
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 will swing lighter as it is a balanced bat, and it will feel more comfortable on contact as the composite material of the barrel should lessen the vibrations.
Which bat would have a faster swing speed between this and the DeMarini CF Zen?
Both the CF Zen and the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 will provide a balanced swing weight. However, the newly designed lightweight end cap on the Quatro with reduce the swing weight even further to optimize bat control through the zone.
Is this bat end-loaded or balanced?
This 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8Q3) will feature a balanced swing feel.
I have this bat in 32" and it feels almost too light. Iâ€™m 14, 6â€™1 and 160 pounds. Do you suggest I exchange it for a larger version or go with a completely different bat?
Based on your height and weight, I would suggest swinging a 33" BBCOR bat such as the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3.
Recommended 100-200 swings off tee first but does bat need to be rotated 1/4 turn during break in? What about when batting after it is broken in?
When breaking in a bat with a composite barrel, like this 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8Q3), we recommend taking 100-200 swings and rotating the barrel a 1/4" every 20 swings. You can either do this by hitting off a tee or by hitting soft tosses. This helps ensure that the entire barrel is broken in. With any metal bat (aluminum or composite), you want to avoid hitting the ball in the same spot every time you make contact.
How much better is this bat from the last year's version?
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 features a newly designed lightweight end cap that creates a more balanced feel and enhanced bat control over the 2017 Rawlings Quatro.
Is this bat anything like the 918 Prime or as balanced? I am looking for a balanced bat with some good pop.
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 is similar to the LS Prime 918. It will offer a fully composite design with a balanced swing weight.
Is this a USA bat?
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 is a BBCOR bat, not a USA bat.
Does the 2018 Quatro need to be "worked in" before swinging at full strength?
Yes, we would recommend a break-in period for the Quatro just like any other composite bat. Generally 100-200 swings off a tee or soft toss is what we recommend.
Will this bat ever be made in a 31 inch?
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 is not made in a 31" 28 oz. size.
How does this bat compare to the Orange 2015 Easton XL1. My son is a freshman in HS and has played travel ball since he was nine. Is currently using the 2015 Easton XL1 and hits bombs with it. He is 5'9" 160lbs and is using a 32/29.
The 2015 Easton XL1 was a USSSA bat while the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 is a BBCOR certified bat, thus the XL1 is naturally going to be a higher performing bat because of the regulations on each. However, the Quatro is a balanced bat which should provide an increase in bat control through the zone compared to the end-loaded XL1.
I'm 5'8" and 170 lbs. What size would you recommend?
Based on your player's height and weight, I would recommend getting this 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8Q3) in the 32" length.
My son is a 5'6" 180 lb 13 year old. What size makes the most sense for him?
Based on your player's height and weight, a 33 inch BBCOR would be his ideal size in regards to the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3. When one factors in his age it may be wiser to go smaller with either a 32 or possibly a 31 inch model. This all depends on the player's strength and the weight of his current bat and how well he can handle this bat.
Since this bat is composite, can this bat be used in 75 degrees or below.
We do not recommend using the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Bat (BB8Q3) in temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Check out our list of bat care tips that will help you keep your baseball bat in the best condition possible: https://www.justbats.com/bat-resource-guide/bat-care/
I am 5'10" and weigh 190 lbs. What size would you recommend?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" version of the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3.
My son is 5'10" and 160 lbs. What length you recommend? What is real difference between 2017 model & 2018?
Based on your player's height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting a BBCOR bat in the 32" length as long as the 29 oz weight can be handled effectively. This 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8Q3) is very similar to the 2017 Quatro as both bats feature the Carbon Fiber Composite Barrel and the Quatro Collar that absorbs & eliminates any negative vibration. The biggest difference will be the slight cosmetic difference between the 2 bats.
Is this bat approved for collegiate play by the NCAA? Same question for 2017 model.
Yes, both the 2017 and 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 are legal for play in college. They both have the BBCOR certification which make them legal for play in the NCAA.
I am 5'9" and 140 lbs. Would you say this is a heavier bat or a well balanced bat?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend getting this 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8Q3) in the 32" size. This 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8Q3) will be more of a well balanced bat in its feel.
How does this bat compare to the LS Prime 918 as far as balance?
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR baseball bat (BB8Q3) and the 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBP918B3) are both well balanced.
If you were buying a new composite bat for a high school player, if you were between the 2018 Rawlings Quatro or the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen. Your personal opinion as well as your colleagues opinions are also appreciated.
They're both great bats, they both have a light weight end cap allowing for better weight distribution and a more balanced feeling. The Quatro is a four piece composite allowing it to have better sting reduction than the CF Zen. But what the Zen offers is better durability with the paraflex composite. However, both bats have a 12 month warranty. Performance will be very similar due to the composite material, the decision would really be decided on what bat you like and what each bat offers over the other.
What is the warranty policy on this bat? I've read many reviews of the 2017 model that talks about it breaking. If the bat breaks will it be replaced? What if the replacement breaks?
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 comes with a 12 month manufacturer's warranty.
Is this bat eligible for high school baseball regulations?
This 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8Q3) features BBCOR .50 certification and will be allowed for use in high school baseball.
Which Rawlings bat do you recommend for a 10 year old little league player?
I would recommend the 2018 Rawlings Quatro -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8Q10 for a 10 year old Little League Baseball Player.
What's the difference between this model and last years?
The main difference in the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 and the 2017 model is a newly designed end cap that reduces the swing weight, giving the hitter more control of the bat.
I'm 6'2", 190 and hit for power. Would you recommend this bat, the Rawlings VELO, or the Louisville Slugger Prime 918?
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 and the LS Prime 918 are similar in that they are both fully composite bats with balanced swing weights while the Rawlings VELO is a one-piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. All three bats would make great choices for someone who is a power hitter. Based on your height and weight we would recommend getting one of these bats in either a 33 or 34 inch model.
Is this BBCOR made in a 30/27?
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 is not made in a 30" 27 oz. size.
What kind of hitter is this bat meant for? In the Rawlings video it says middle of the line up hitters. What exactly do they mean by this?
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 features a balanced swing weight, and its design works well for any type of hitter. If you prefer a balanced bat, then the Quatro is a great option for you.
Out of all the new rawlings bats which would be the best bat for a power hitter? I am a freshmen in college and I am 6'0", 255 pounds.
I would recommend the Rawlings VELO for a power hitter due to its one-piece design providing a stiffer feeling swing that is normally preferred by power hitters.
Will a 31/28 size be available?
The 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3 is currently not available in a 31 inch model. To learn if Rawlings will make this size we would recommend reaching out to Rawlings directly.
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