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2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11

2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11
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“Bat I received is heavier than the listed weight”

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Pros:  A -11 USA Baseball Bat with 2 5/8 barrel. Exactly what I was looking for.

Cons:  The bat I received was 1.5 ounces heavier than it's listed weight. It isn't really a -11 bat. I bought a 30 inch bat -11 ("19 ounce"). It felt heavy. When I weighed the bat on a precision scale, it weighed 20.5 ounces - making it a "drop 9.5" This "19 oz" bat is actually heavier than another "20 oz" bat that I weighed on the same scale. Wish I could upload photos of the bats on the scale so people know I am not a crank. Hey Rawlings, how about some truth in advertising????

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  My son demoed the 30" drop 10 and really liked it, but said wish it was slightly lighter, so it was awesome to see the drop 11 on JustBats. My son has been using it at practice and has been hitting the ball well. He says it feels lighter and more balanced than his previous bat, a Mako. He's only been using it a few days, but says he likes it.

Cons:  My son says he knows if he hits it bad as there is a good amount of vibration. However, he knows when he hit it well as he says he feels no vibration whatsoever.

“Nice light USA Bat”

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Pros:  We purchased the LS Omaha and the DeMarini Voodoo One to compare together with the Velo for our 9 year old (all in a 28). I was interested also in the LS Solo but could not find anywhere. The Velo was clearly the lightest of the 3, followed by the Omaha and then the Voodoo One. The grip was thin which my son liked -- he is very happy with the bat. He says that when he hits in the wrong place he feels the vibration but when he hits in the right place it feels great.

Cons:  This is a pricey bat for a kid -- this was WAY more than I meant to spend. We very strongly considered the Omaha due to the difference in price -- if we hadn't ever seen the Velo we probably would have gotten the Omaha and been perfectly happy -- in my opinion the Omaha is the right intersection between price, quality and weight.

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I am trying to decide between the rawlings velo -11 and the easton beast x -10. My son is 8 years old, 4'8" and 70 lbs. He currently uses the Rawlings Prodigy. Which bat would you suggest?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 compares rather favorably to the Easton Beast X. The Velo offers precision laser pOp 2.0 to provide an increase in pop. It also has a comp-lite end cap, unlike the Beast X, to enhance the balance and overall swing speed of the bat.

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I saw a question posted here about differences in barrel size for the Velo -11 and -10. I think the question was trying to ask about the possible difference in the amount of max barrel size between the two bats. In other words, does the -11 have less max barrel size than the -10 due to it being a lighter bat?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 will feature a slightly smaller sweet spot than the 2018 Rawlings VELO -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8V10 due to less materials to work with on the lighter bat.

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I'm torn what to buy my son for his bat. He plays travel ball, is a bit smaller than most kids, and just turned 12. He is 4'5" and about 80 lbs. He has a 29-17 Easton MAKO thin barrel and I think he needs to move up a bit, plus we have to get a new USA bat. I was thinking 30/19 but big barrel will be new to him. The Louisville Slugger 618 seemed well rated (but is on back order), and now I see the VELO rated fairly highly. What would you recommend? Am I looking at right length for him? Need a bat fairly quickly.

The 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 and the LS Solo 618 are similar bats in that they are both -11 length to weight ratio models, feature a balance swing weight and are constructed from one-piece all alloy with a composite end cap. Based on his current height and weight, a 29 inch model would be best. Since he is 12 you may want to consider moving up to a -10 model bat. Both bats are excellent models in my opinion and if you are needing something today then I would highly recommend the 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 or 2018 Rawlings VELO -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8V10 if you go to a -10 bat.

Cameron Expert
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Are the barrel sizes the same on the -10 and -11 or do they shave barrel size to trim the ounce?

The barrel size on both the 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 and the 2018 Rawlings VELO -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8V10 will be 2 and 5/8 inch diameter.

Dan Expert
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I read a review about the weight being off on the bat delivered to another customer's home. What is the policy for this? I will not purchase one if there is a no return policy.

The 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 will feature a static weight of roughly 1.5 ounce heavier than the listed weight. With the USA models, when looking at the alloy bats on the market, it is common to see these bats weighing 1.5-2.0 ounces more than listed weight. Any unused bat is capable of being sent back for an exchange or refund but there would be little difference from one bat to the next (most of these bats will be within +/- 0.1 ounces of each other). A used bat, if it became defective, could be sent back to Rawlings within 12 months of the purchase date for replacement.

Cameron Expert
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What are the main differences between the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 and the 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11?

These two bats are very similar in that they are aluminum barrels, balanced swing weights, and USA certified. The Solo is going to be more traditionally stiff when compared to the barrel flex of the Rawlings Velo though.

Tyler Expert
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Does the 5150 and Velo both have the same barrel size/length? Which one will have a bigger hitting area, or sweet spot?

The barrel size and length between the two are the same. The sweet spot and hitting area is the same as well due to the barrel length and diameter being the same.

Mick Expert
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Which USA bats are actually minus 10?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 will weigh in about 1.5 ounces heavier than the listed weight. This is about average for the vast majority of the USA Bats on the market. As such, we would not anticipate any of the -10 models coming in at -10 (2.3 ounces heavier for the -10 VELO).

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What's the value of the composite end cap?

The composite end cap on the 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 helps trim weight off the end of the bat to provide a more balanced swing weight.

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Why do I not see the 30" -11 listed on Rawlings actual site?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 is an exclusive bat for You should not see it listed on any other sites including the Rawlings site.

Jason Expert
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How can this be a hybrid one-piece bat? I thought hybrids had a composite handle and an aluminum barrel?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 features a composite end cap, so the top roughly half inch of the bat is made out of composite. This is why Rawlings refers to the bat as a hybrid.

Jason Expert
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Is this going be available in 27 inch?

Unfortunately the 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 will not be available in a 27" size.

Carter Expert
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I am looking at buying either the 2018 Rawlings Velo US8V11 or US8V10. I am leaning towards lighter bat. what are proa and cons of each?

The only difference between the 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 and the 2018 Rawlings VELO -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8V10 is going to be that one ounce difference. Whatever size the player is more comfortable with is going to be the better option.

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What is the actual weight of this bat? I just returned a 5150 because it was 2 ounces over the stated weight. What 2 5/8 USA bat with the lightest/balanced feel do you recommend?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 will weigh about 1.5 ounces heavier than the listed weight. What we have seen that the composite models are more balanced and more true to weight. For example the 2018 Rawlings Quatro -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8Q10 comes in slightly better at 1.3 ounces heavier than listed weight.

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I'm looking at the Rawlings VELO and the Rawlings -11 that is $99. Can you tell me the difference between the two bats?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11 and the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 are both one-piece alloy models featuring balanced swing weights. The VELO incorporates a composite end as well as acoustic alloy. These two differences, when compared to the plastic end cap and 5150 alloy, will give the VELO a more balanced swing weight as well as a more distinct sound on impact.

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  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony
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  • -11 Length To Weight Ratio
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Acoustic Alloy Delivers The Loudest Ping In The Game
  • Balanced Swing Weight
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  • Comp-Lite End Cap Enhances Balance & Increases Swing Speeds
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Description for 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8V11
This model is exclusive to so you won't find it anywhere else!

New for the 2018 season! Rawlings baseball bats have been pushing the limits of perfection for many years and it doesn't look like they are going to stop anytime soon. No matter what league you're in, you can always count on the fact that Rawlings bats are above the standard. With the VELO, you can step into the batter's box knowing that you have one of the loudest and most balanced bats in the business. It all starts with the Acoustic alloy where the proof is in the ping! This model is intended for your top of the lineup hitter. If you've mastered the art of hitting to the gaps and getting on base, there is no better option than the Rawlings VELO. Thanks in large part to the Comp-Lite end cap, this baseball bat offers insane balance while generating faster swing speeds than ever before. With the Precision pOp 2.0 technology, Rawlings utilizes a lasered groove through the sweet spot that helps increase barrel flexibility for superior pop. This one-piece, hybrid design is bound to be a favorite in the dugout for those who want to catch up to faster pitch speeds. Rawlings: Above The Standard!

This Rawlings VELO USA Baseball Bat (US8V11) features a lightweight drop 11 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the new USA Bat stamp. With that new stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony. Step up to the plate with one of the most balanced sticks in baseball and buy one of these VELO baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Remember, with our 24/7 customer service, we're here for you from click to hit!
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Approved For:USA Bat
Barrel Diameter:2 5/8"
Bat Type:Baseball
Length to Weight Ratio:-11
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