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Bat Pack 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS and 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bats: DXVXC and BBRV3

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DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC

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Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3

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Reviews for the DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC
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“Best Bat I Ever Used”

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Was this review helpful ? 25 10

Pros:  This bat is the best bbcor I have ever used. The ball flies off the barrel like crazy. Its also extremely balanced and easy to swing hard with. It can definitely be for a power hitter or a contact hitter. The sound is also awesome. Really everything about this bat is freaken awesome. I recommend this bat to anyone and everyone.

Cons:  none

“great bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 7 7

Pros:  everything this bat has great pop!! i hit everthing hard

Cons:  none

“Blue Monster ”

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Pros:  Great pop. Ball just flies on contact. Light feel. Just grip and rip baby!

Cons:  i only have one.

“Great All Around Bat”

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Pros:  Being a Contact Hitter, the bat has a bigger sweet spot than my past bats. I don't have tons of power but the pop in this bat is great once you have it broken in. It's a 32/29 and it feels way lighter and is easier to swing than any other 32/29 that I have used. I'd highly recommend this bat.

Cons:  None that I can see after using the bat for a little over a month really. Besides, anything off the end of the bat does really shock your hands.

“Awesome Bat”

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Pros:  This is the lightest swinging BBCOR bat I have ever swung. It allows me to have good swing control, nice pop, and little to no vibration. Color scheme looks a lot better in person...

Cons:  Paint on barrel chips and I had to replace bat grip, but other than that no real problems...

“bat”

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Pros:  good bat

Cons:  nothing

“vexxum ”

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Pros:  awesome. Hit 16 home runs with it

Cons:  None

“Good Bat Big Sweet Spot”

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Pros:  Very balance bat, allows for quicker swing. Big sweet spot, the ball jumps off this bat. Great Bat for the money!

Cons:  none

“Great bat”

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Pros:  Good pop. not much vibration. Second AB hit line drive HR.

Cons:  None yet.

“Great Bat!!!”

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Pros:  this bat is an INCREDIBLE bat for contact hitters and power hitters who want a lighter swing weight. I can really get around on faster pitching. Great ding off the bat too! Looks so much better than it did in pictures.

Cons:  Bat shows a lot of dirt for minimal use thus far but performance is more important to me!

“Great bat, great price and great service!”

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Pros:  This bat was bought for our grandson. He hasn't had it very long and so hasn't had the opportunity to use it very much, but he said it seems like a very sturdy bat. He said he likes it a lot!

Cons:  None

“awesome bat”

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Pros:  great pop, weighted extremely extremely well. i'm able to get through the zone very quickly. not end weighted at all.

Cons:  not many cons at all, except when it's cold, the vibration is more than i'd like.

“Great bat!!”

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Pros:  Used this bat for a tryout, didn't even break it in much and was hitting bombs. Incredible pop, great feel, great durability, and most of all no vibration.

Cons:  None so far.

“Best Bat on the Market ”

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Pros:  I have swung this bat for two years now and it's the best bat I have ever used. I tried switching bats this year but it didn't work. This bat has such a great feel to it and no other bat is even comparable to it. This is the best bat to ever be made. It is light and has insane pop with a great feel to the swing. Demarini needs to continue making the NVS series.

Cons:  Absolutely none

“DONG”

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Pros:  Great overall bat seems lighter than most 32/29 bats TONS of pop. You can hit dingers without even trying. Easily the best bat I have ever used. I am 14 and I hit a homer about 320 to left center a couple days ago and I feel like I barely swung.

Cons:  It stings a little but that's probably because I get jammed a lot.

“its a good budget bat”

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Pros:  its not that bad especially if you need a bat as a replacment

Cons:  it died after one season. But you get what you pay for

“disappointment ”

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Pros:  good grip... barrell any vibrations

Cons:  lost all pop after 2-3months

“DeMarini Nails it...AGAIN!”

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Pros:  Well balanced...great feel & pop according to my 17 year old In a time of $400-$500 bats, DeMarini gets it right with a high quality reasonably priced bat

Cons:  None

“Not for College”

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Pros:  -affordable -durable

Cons:  -no pop -none of my college guys liked it

“very good bat”

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Pros:  pop, great feel,dingers for days

Cons:  the grip is a little iffy but other than that its really good

Reviews for the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3
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“Great bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 6 1

Pros:  light weight amazing pop great sound I had the mako and so far this bat seems to have way more pop off the barrel

Cons:  vibration when hit off the end

“Best New Bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 17 15

Pros:  Very well balanced. Weight is distributed very evenly. Ball flies off of the barrel and travels for great distance. The grip is awesome and best bat on the market.

Cons:  none

“Mr. RB”

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Was this review helpful ? 7 4

Pros:  As usual the new 2015 does not disappoint, great pop!

Cons:  Just takes a minute to get use to the lighter feel

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Just got my 2016 Velo, and i can already tell that im gonna love it. When you put this bat in your hands you feel like with every swing you'll be able to hit one over. Feels great in your hand, extremely light feeling, and amazing pop off the bat. Overall my favorite bat and i will get the 2017 Version.

Cons:  none

“velo bbcor 32-29”

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Was this review helpful ? 17 10

Pros:  Great pop out if the box . Well balanced bat . HR hitting as well as hard line drive pop. My son has always swung a velo . Says he will contuine to swing one as he transtions to BBCOR

Cons:  no cons ....

“AHHHHHHHMAZZZZINGGGGGG”

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Pros:  EVERYTHING

Cons:  NONE

“Greatness ”

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Pros:  Well balanced with lots of pop! The best on the market by far

Cons:  No improvements needed

“Great bat!”

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Pros:  My son had immediate success with this bat. Very nice pop and the ball does travel further than his other bats he has used. His bat speed is also quicker.

Cons:  none yet, except the price.

“Awesome bat!!!!!”

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Pros:  This bat feels like it is 5oz lighter then it is. Has great pop and I would well refer to it for first year bbcor bat users. Overall this bat is $300, but is worth every single penny!!!

Cons:  Everyone wants to use it!!

“More than happy.”

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Was this review helpful ? 22 6

Pros:  The pop and feel this bat has when hit in the sweet spot (very big sweet spot) is like no other and is better than the MAKO.

Cons:  A little sting off the end but it just encoraged me to hut the sweet spot even more.

“the velo is a boss”

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Pros:  this bat is amazing i used it for 3 games and i was just dropping bombs. it has a super loud ping g that does hurt your ears when hitting but i like it. a little bit of sting when hitting it to close down the barrel, just wear batting gloves. lay down some pine tar on the barrel and watch it fly, dont use in cages with those yeloow rubber fake balls. overall great bat. also has a grip similar to lizard skin works the same.

Cons:  a little sting

“best bat i've swung ”

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Was this review helpful ? 4 2

Pros:  crazy pop, cool graphics, super light, and i used for my first game and got 2 dingers this bat is amazing

Cons:  i used to have the 2015 voodoo, and it had a very thin handle that i like but this bat has a thicker handle but it doesnt matter

“Great Buy”

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Pros:  Handle and grip are excellent, sweet spot is big, pop is phenomenal, weight is very evenly distributed, very loud ping sound at point of contact.

Cons:  None

“Great Bat! ”

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Pros:  I made the switch from swinging two-piece Easton bats to swinging a Velo. The ball Flys off of the bat and the loud "ping" is extremely intimidating

Cons:  None

“rawlings velo 2017”

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Pros:  My son loved the bat right out of the box. he said it had great feel, balance and pop. he had the demarini voodoo and his exit speed is higher with the velo. its a good bat. love the loud ping noise it makes coming off the bat.

Cons:  none yet

“Rawlings bats are taking over!!!”

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Pros:   Pulled it out of the shipping box and started hitting some batting practice....had a great feel to the bat, and even better POP!!!

Cons:  Once the team saw the Velo in action and how the ball jumped off the bat, EVERYONE now wants to use it.

“This bat is the best bat i have ever swung ”

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Pros:  It is awesome

Cons:  nothing

“distance ”

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Pros:  This bat launches balls miles and I know a lot about bats. I have played in the SEC and have to say this bat destroys pitches. Half size is good but 34 is the size you want for extreme mass to ball flight

Cons:  color is off this year

“2016 VELO”

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Pros:  - very nice feel - light weight (you can get your hands fast through the zone) - great pop - you get feedback from sound - takes 1 or 2 swings to get used to

Cons:  - everyone wants to use it

“Massive Pop”

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Pros:  -Bigger sweet spot compared to last year -Lightest bat on market(my 34" feels like a 32" it's amazing) -No break in time -Comfortable, thin grip -Tons of pop, ball flies(feels like old BESR bats)

Cons:  -Vibration(not a big deal though) -Loses pop faster than composite bats in my opinion

“solid but feelings incomplete”

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Pros:  solid

Cons:  just doesnt have wow factor for $250-$300 bucks,, easton xl1/mako is better.

“2k16 Velo”

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Pros:  Great Balance Feels Solid at contact and you feel something behind the ball when you make contact

Cons:  Nothing Yet, all feels great

“Great bat”

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Pros:  Best bat I have ever had. Sweet spot is huge and not much vibration off the handle or end. Ball flies off barrell. Great bat!

Cons:  None

“VELO ”

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Pros:  Usually very pleased with Rawings products. EXCELLENT Balance solid pop.

Cons:  It's too early to determine durability for this bat. We had a Raleigh Trio last season. A few months after the warranty expired, the bat went kurplunk and was worthless. HENCE, we shall see.

“love this bat!!!”

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Pros:  Nicely balanced , lets u get through the zone quicker and everyone will stop when they hear the awesome PING!!!

Cons:  No cons

“Bat Review ”

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Pros:  Solid feel and decent pop, so far

Cons:  Will hold of on the durability issue until I have a full season out of it. Had a Rawlings Trio and it died a quick death just after warrantee expired. A great bat otherwise. Any bat should last a full high school season, post season, summer and then Fall before going flat

“Best bat I've had”

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Pros:  Balance is amazing. So much pop

Cons:  cant find any cons

“Bat from heaven”

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Pros:  Amazing pop, so balanced, flies off the bat

Cons:  When you hit off the composite end it rings a little bit

“Awesome bat!!”

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Pros:  This bat has great pop from the first swing! Feels great in my hands and required little- no break in time. Best velo on the market

Cons:  The paint chipps easily if you spike your bat, but that is just a cosmetic issue

“BEST BAT!”

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Pros:  This bat is an awesome bat. It well exceeded my expectations. It comes hot right of the box and is game ready. So far it has been the "Team Bat" and it wuld be a great purchase!! Great bat!!

Cons:  noting

“3 weeks for replacement”

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Was this review helpful ? 4 1

Pros:  son likes it

Cons:  bat cracked after about 10 practices and into 5th game. sending it back, Rawlings told me to be ready to wait around 3 weeks. will post back later and give update on replacement . i would not buy again if this is the case.

“Great, Balanced Aluminum Bat”

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Pros:  After using the Velo for three weeks, my 15U player likes it a lot. He prefers a balanced bat, and the balance of this Velo is as good as advertised. The bat has exceptional pop -- the extended barrel seems to make a positive difference. The grip is also outstanding.

Cons:  The only con is the amount of feedback when he hits off the end of the barrel. The vibration can be painful. It's hard to avoid this with an aluminum bat, so I can't say this flaw is particular to the Velo.

“The real deal!”

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Pros:  Great weight balance. Great pop.

Cons:  Rawlings "ping" is very loud indoors

“Best bat ever!!!”

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Pros:  Balanced and Good pop, Love this bat!!

Cons:  None

“Great”

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Pros:  Has great pop and is really balanced. You can hit the ball hard almost anywhere on the bat. I have always swung a VELO and I will continue to use this for awhile.

Cons:  Stings your hands

“Great bat!”

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Pros:  This bat is well balanced & has great pop. My son is a singles & doubles hitter. This bat is perfect for a kid trying to bat for average. The ball gets through the infield in a hurry. My son is a sophomore & is not a power hitter yet. This bat is perfect for him, because it fits his body style. The bat has a huge sweet spot & therefore he hits the ball hard 95% of the time. This is our first Rawlings & we love the bat.

Cons:  It has a thicker handle than most bats. It takes a while to get used too. I think that's why the bat is very balanced & not top heavy at all.

“3 WEEKS FOR REPLACEMENT”

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Pros:  SON LIKES IT

Cons:  CRACKED BAT, GOT REPLACEMENT 3-10-16, SENT BACK ON 2-29-16. DID NOT TAKE 3 WEEKS AS THEY SAID, HOPE REPLACEMENT LASTS LONGER THAT THE ORIGINAL, WILL POST LATER IN SEASON, IM A ? ON VALUE OF BAT

“College Player”

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Pros:  Decent pop, well balanced, very little vibration.

Cons:  Used in the batting cage, after two rounds of hitting the grip completely came off. If you buy this bat be ready to buy another grip soon. This also happened to two other players on my team. Expected better quality from Rawlings.

“Velo 2016”

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Pros:  Balanced bat

Cons:  The ping can get loud and annoying indoors. This bat is not as good as i thought it would be. I wouldn't suggest it. Don't really feel the pop.

“AMAZING!”

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Pros:  This bat has great pop and a big sweetspot! If you hit it right it will go far! My first game I used had used it i went 3-4 with a double single and a walkoff homerun! But the overall feel is great and it feels nice right out of the box

Cons:  none so far

“Amazing bat...”

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Pros:  Amazing pops. Doubles and triples are regular occurrences now. My son didn't like the sound it makes at first but now he loves the big sound because it's usually a deep shot. A couple of his teammates are using the Marucci Cat 6 and the Easton Z-Core but this Velo outshines both those bats easily.

Cons:  Extremely loud noise with contacts. Be prepared because it's a lot louder than other aluminum bats!!! Much louder than the Cat 6 and the Z-Core.

“Rawling Velo”

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Pros:  This bat is by far the best alloy bat on the market. Great pop, great grip, and the weight is balanced the best with any bat i have swung....very well recommend this bat. If you want a alloy bat i highly recommend this one, if not get the MAKO.

Cons:  Not really a con, but if you hit it off the cap or handle it stings a little, just as all the other bats.

“Metro Boomin”

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Pros:  It has pop if you hit it on the sweet spot

Cons:  not a large sweet spot and the barrel seems smaller than the MAKO

“Great Bat!!!”

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Pros:  The bat is very light and balanced. Just bought the bat. I am a high school baseball player and am 6'1 and weigh 165. The bats pop is insane. Love the bat recommend to anyone

Cons:  If you hit the ball on the inside the vibration hurts a little. Also, indoor bp its very loud. The bat js great recommened to anyone in high school baseball

“Rawlings Velo ”

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Pros:  very very balanced i love this bat it hot right out the rapper and has a amazing feel and sound the sound almost reminds me of the 2009 plasma i love it...??????

Cons:  i had really had any bad things happen so far maybe a little sting after a jam shot off the handle

“Velo Review”

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Pros:  I bought this for the HS baseball team this year as the high end bat for the team. The boys have really taken to this bat, they like the balance and pop, but they all like the ping when the ball is hit well. We played our 8th game of the season on Friday and the first really warm day up here in NH for the season, I had my 4 hitter a SR hit a 2 run HR what I would estimate to be around 410' over our right field bleachers and football press tower.

Cons:  The finish has some nicks in it and the boys have handled it pretty well so far I think. The ball marks are hard to come off and when they do the paint is definitely affected.

“Player”

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Pros:  Good pop, well balanced, some vibration.

Cons:  Tape came off after about 3 weeks, end cap broke 1 week later. For a Rawlings product and price, very disappointed .

“best bet ive ever owned ”

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Pros:  amazing feel, pop is INSANE. you take one good swing and yoir in love , grip is thick and user friendly. undoubtedly the best bat i've ever owned . sweet spot just has amazing feel to it . rawlings did an amazing jon on this bat. will stidk woth rawlings from now on. if you are on edge about this bat, get it. you will not regret it .

Cons:  if you have white batting gloves and you sweat it will tirn the hands blue, and the noise is REALLY loud. but after a few swings its totally manageable. obly real problem is that everyone loves useing it!

“Scary Pop”

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Pros:   Crazy pop. Nice loud ping

Cons:  not sure if i hit my cleat on the after-swing, but paint chips fairly easy

“dont get this bat”

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Pros:  it has alright amount of pop, nice grip tape

Cons:  i have bought three of these bats for my high school team and already two dented, it has an alright amount of pop but an annoying sound to it, dont buy this

“Another Great Rawlings Bat”

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Pros:  Balanced feel Kid loves holding it, team mates want to use it Quality built product Love the .5" length & weight values as he grows Distinctive sound on contact

Cons:  As a spectator, if sitting close, a well hit ball can 'ring' your ears

“Decent bat”

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Pros:  has good pop large sweet spot

Cons:  inside pitches are extremely hard to hit solidly and the bat has very bad vibrations

“pretty good bruh”

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Pros:  lots of pop and balenced

Cons:  Much more sting than other bbcor bats. very loud

“Great Bat & great service at justbats”

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Pros:  balanced weight excellent report of the ball off the bat durable so far My Son loves this bat

Cons:  none, other than a lot of use by other team members

“Favorite Feel”

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Pros:  Best feel Good Pop

Cons:  I hit the end of the bat, and my hand could not stop stinging, it hurt alot

“cp3p0”

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Pros:  so far so good, this bat is very balanced a lot of pop

Cons:  none

“Great Purchase”

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Pros:  As a junior in college this is so far the best bat that I've used (previously used an Easton Mako and Louisville Prime). I normally use a 32" but 33" is the way to go for this bat. It's extremely balanced and easy to drive through the zone.

Cons:  Grip will wear out easily... highly suggest a lizard skin.

“SOOO LIGHT!”

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Pros:  Super balanced and actually has a huge sweet spot. So loud and you can feel the ball fly off the barrel. It is extremely satisfying.

Cons:  Wish it had better grip

“velo”

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Pros:  great bat! especially for the price

Cons:  nothing wrong with it!

“velo”

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Pros:  My son hit with someones 2015 and was in top 3 on team with batting average. Decided to get him the 2016 model. He is a bit smaller than other kids but with this bat he is smashing ropes. I hit with it a couple times and you do feel little vibration if not on sweet spot but when you do hit sweet spot feels like swinging at air, and will send ball screaming. Personally like the bat cause all size players can swing it and has good pop. very well balanced bat. And priced well compared to others that ain't as good. Highly recommended

Cons:  a little vibration if not on sweet spot

“Great Pop”

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Pros:  Great Pop, Ball explodes off the barrel, very well balanced, like the grip a lot better than the 2017 Velo, Good overall bat

Cons:  Grip comes off pretty easily so you might need to invest in some lizardskin, paint chips easily

“2016 Rawlings Velo”

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Pros:  great balance

Cons:  would love more pop. comparing it to the S1. I understand the difference between the two bats. Balanced and end loaded. But still if it had more pop, wow.

“Awesome Bat”

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Pros:  Everything - especially love the sound when you hit the ball solid

Cons:  Nothing

“Amazing Bat”

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Pros:  I'm 4'10 and weigh 98, first time I used this bat I shockingly hit 330 when I usually hit about 270, if you hit the ball with the sweet spot, expect a shot out of the gates because this bat does it all!

Cons:  No cons at all, just very little vibration.

“son”

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Pros:  great pop and feel. get thru the zone fast

Cons:  none

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Pros:  great pop and feel

Cons:  none

“It's litty.”

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Pros:  The bat is great. Awesome pop, feels great in the batters' hands, and barely vibrates (Unless you hit it on the cap).

Cons:  none

“Grandfather”

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Pros:  Frist at bat grand slam

Cons:  none

“loved it so much in 2016 bought exact same again”

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Pros:  great pop

Cons:  none

Questions and Answers for the DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC

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My 14 yo son is 5'7", 105 lbs, and mostly a contact hitter. Last year he was quite a bit smaller, and had a lot of success with the Vexxum NVS 31/21, but he has grown about 10" since then. What size/weight bat do you recommend? Is there a specific bat you'd recommend? He plays Babe Ruth 13-15.

Given your player's specifications, I would recommend a 31" bat. In Babe Ruth 13-15 I believe you are allowed to use either a USA or BBCOR bat with the drop weight of your choice. However, with your son being 14 now and getting close to having to use a BBCOR bat, I think this DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC would be a great choice.

Tyler Expert
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Would this be a good bat for a 15 year old that is 6’1”, over 200 lbs, and has power?

The DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC is a great option for both contact and power hitters alike. This model features a balanced swing weight with a hybrid design (alloy barrel and composite handle).

Cameron Expert
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(1) What is the difference between the alloy on the Vexxum (x12) versus the alloy on the Voodoo (x14)? (2) Is the barrel longer in the Voodoo than the Vexxum?

(1) DeMarini does not really differentiate much between the X12 alloy on the Vexxum and the X14 alloy on the Voodoo. (2) Yes, the Voodoo Barrel Length should be longer than the barrel length on the Vexxum.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat allowed in Babe Ruth 15U?

The DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC can be used in Babe Ruth 15U.

Cameron Expert
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Which bat is better the DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC or the Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Bat 2017 (-3)?

Both the DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC and the LS Prime 917 BBCOR bats are great options to consider. The DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC is a two-piece hybrid design while the Prime 917 is a fully composite model. The swing weight and vibration reduction capabilities of the Prime 917 will have a slight edge. The Vexxum meanwhile will be more game ready out of the wrapper due to its alloy barrel. This bat will also have better durability in colder weather. With the strict performance regulations that are placed on all BBCOR models it would be tough to say whether either of these bats will have a better ability to outperform the other.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 5 ft 11 in and 190 lbs. I bat 3 or 4 hole. Would you recommend this bat or the MAKO BEAST?

Both the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC and the Easton MAKO BEAST are balanced models featuring a two-piece design. The main difference would be the MAKO BEAST being fully composite while the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC is a hybrid design featuring an alloy barrel and composite handle. We would recommend getting the bat that suits your preference with regards to barrel material construction and the size to get would be a 33 inch 30 ounce.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 14 yrs old and going to be a freshman in the fall. He's 5'10" 180 lbs and is mostly a contact hitter with occasional power. He has used the Easton MAKO the past 2 yrs, but was looking for maybe something new. What would you guys recommend?

Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 33 inch model. If you feel the player would benefit more from a 32 inch bat based on his age then that is certainly a viable option as well. As for the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC, this a great option to consider. This bat has a hybrid construction with an alloy barrel and composite handle.

Cameron Expert
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I'm trying to decide on either the Vexxum or Areo Burner, which one is a better choice for a 6'2 160 pound kid?

Both of those are going to be great options but I would lean towards the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC) in the 32"/29 ounce for you.

Carter Expert
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Can I get the DXVXC in 30" and the BBRV3 in 29"

It looks like we only have the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC available in a 33" size, and we only have the BBRV3 in 32" or 33" options.

Logan Expert
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Is this more of a power hitter bat?

The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC is an extremely balanced bat, and it is typically considered more of a contact hitters bat as a result.

Jason Expert
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Is this a composite bat and if it is, will I need to break it in?

The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat DXVXC is a two-piece hybrid design. It will feature an alloy barrel and a composite handle. The Vexxum will be game-ready right out of the wrapper.

John Expert
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My son is 14 and weighs 103 lbs and is 49 inches; will be a freshmen starting in August. What bat and bat size do you recommend (he's a left-handed hitter)?

Based on your son's height and weight, as well as his age, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC in a 30 inch 27 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 5'11", 163 pounds, 14 years old, will be 15 in September and going to be a freshman in August. What size bat do I need to get him for high school ball?

Based on his size, we would suggest the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC in the 33" 30oz. size.

Logan Expert
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My grandson is 5'8", 120 pounds, 14 years old, will be 15 in July and going to be a freshman at the end of May. What size bat do I need to get him for high school ball?

When factoring in the player's height and weight as well as the age of the player, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC in a 31 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Can this bat be used in Pony league?

The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC can be used in Pony League

Cameron Expert
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I am 6'2" and 230 lbs. I hit 3-hole as well. Is this a good bat for me and what size should I swing?

If you like a balanced feeling bat with a hybrid build, then yes, I would recommend this 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC). Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend a 34"/31 oz bat for you.

Ben Expert
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I am 5'8" and swing for contact. Is this a good bat? How is the pop?

The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC has an extremely balanced swing weight and it is an excellent option for a contact hitter. It is a very good performing bat and has just as much pop as any other BBCOR bat on the market.

Jason Expert
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I am 5'9" and 174 lbs and am a contact hitter. Will this bat be Ok for me? Which length should I choose?

The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC has a two-piece balanced design and it is a great option for a contact hitter. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model.

Jason Expert
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I am 5'7" and 130 lbs. What length and weight should I swing?

Based on your height and weight, the best length to get the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC in is a 31''. All BBCOR bats are going to a -3, so you would be best suited for a 31'' and 28 oz.

Tori Expert
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I am 5'10" and 220 lbs. I typically hit for power (mostly for extra base hits). (1) What type of bat would you recommend if I wanted more power or (2) if I wanted to hit for contact?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend looking to a 33"/30 oz BBCOR bat. (1) If you were wanting to get a DeMarini BBCOR bat with a bit of an end-load that may help increase your power, I would recommend looking to a bat like the 2017 DeMarini CF Insane End Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCIC). That bat has more mass in the barrel and if the extra mass can be swung effectively, then you would be able to hit the ball further. (2) If you want a bat with more of a balanced swing weight, then I would recommend this 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC) as it is balanced swinging and can be controlled easily through the strike zone by any type of hitter.

Ben Expert
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If we bought this bat and didn't like it, could we return it and get our money back?

As long as the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC remains unused and in brand-new condition, we can accept it back at any time for either a full refund or exchange.

Marcus Expert
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Is this bat balanced?

Yes, the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC is going to be a balanced bat. The NVS alloy used in the barrel creates the lightest swing weight possible.

Cooper Expert
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How many seasons can I get out of this bat?

While the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC has proven to be a durable bat, the durability of a bat can never be guaranteed or estimated. It does come with a 12-month manufacturer's warranty in the event that your bat becomes defective in that time frame.

Marcus Expert
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Is this bat geared more towards power hitters or contact hitters?

The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC has a two-piece balanced design and it is best suited for contact hitters.

Jason Expert
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I am looking for a new bat and this upcoming season we need to use BBCOR. I am stuck between 3 bats. Either this NVS Vexxum or Voodoo or Louisville 716. I used the same Voodoo Overlord the last two years as a power hitter. I still want something quick and solid that is aluminum or hybrid. Which bat would you recommend me? I'm 13, 5'6'' and 135 lbs power hitter.

All of the bats would be great options if you are looking for a hybrid design. They all are a little different, which may help your decision. The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC will feature the two-piece hybrid design, with the balanced swing weight. The 2016 DeMarini Voodoo RAW BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVDC will a two-piece hybrid design as well, but with a full end loaded swing weight. Lastly, the 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBS7163 will also feature the two-piece hybrid design, but with a slightly end loaded swing weight. If you are looking for an end loaded bat, I would recommend the Voodoo Raw. If you are looking for a balanced swing weight, then I would recommend the Vexxum. Whereas, the Select 716 offers you a bat that is in the middle of the two other options.

Nick Expert
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I am deciding between this and the Louisville Slugger 716. I am in BBCOR and I am about 5'4"/5'3" 110 lbs and a contact type hitter. Which of these bats should I chose? I play spring and fall travel so I would like my bat to last.

Both the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC and the LS 716 BBCOR would be good bats to consider. The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC and the LS 716 are two-piece hybrid bats featuring a composite handle with an alloy barrel. Generally, contact-type hitters will prefer a two-piece bat with a balanced swing weight. The LS 716 will feature more of an end-loaded swing weight and so it may be better for you to go with the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC in a 30 inch 27 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
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What are the colors on this bat?

This 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC) has colors of blue, white and gold.

Ben Expert
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I'm deciding between this 2016 Vexxum and the 2016 Rawlings VELO. Which offers more durability and pop?

Based upon customer reviews, you'll see that both bats being considered will have excellent ratings in regard to durability and performance. However, the number of reviews we have on the VELO greatly outnumbers the reviews left on this 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC). In regard to the volume of reviews received, I would have to give the VELO the slight nod for both categories over the Vexxum at this point.

Ben Expert
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What's the difference between this and last years Vexxum?

The biggest noticeable difference between the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC and the DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC (2015 model) is going to be cosmetics. That is typically the first noticeable difference in bats from year to year. However, the biggest difference in performance and structure is going to be the sweet spot. The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC is going to feature a bigger sweet spot, in comparison to the 2015 model.

Nick Expert
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My son is about 5'6" or 5'7" and weighs about 160 lbs. He is not a power hitter, but can hit ball. Is this a good bat for him?

The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC is an excellent option for the type of hitter that your player is. Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 32" model.

Jason Expert
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Is this a good bat for power hitters?

The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC is a two-piece, balanced bat which is generally preferred by contact hitters. Power hitters tend to gravitate towards using one-piece or end-loaded bats.

Angelique Expert
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What is the difference between the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR and the 2015 model?

The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC features DeMarini's new X12 Alloy that allows for optimal strength and flex. It also has their Big D End Cap that helps both absorb vibration and keep the swing weight low.

Marcus Expert
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I have swung the CF5 31 inch 28 ounce and it feels reasonably light and I like swinging it. Would you recommend that bat or a Vexxum? I am a smaller guy who doesn't produce a lot of power and I am looking for a light fast bat. Is this bat a little more tricky to hit the ball with a smaller barrel than the CF series?

The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC) is well balanced like the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC) but it does feature a slightly smaller barrel for a bit smaller sweet spot. Which one would be better would depend on your preference. Both are great bats.

Patrick Expert
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Why doesn't DeMarini make a 28" or 29" BBCOR Vexxum? Junior high school baseball rules dictate that if a player wants to use a 2 5/8" barrel bat, it has to be a drop -3, otherwise they have to use a 2 1/4" barrel bat with no drop restriction. However, the smaller players who can't swing a 27 oz or heavier bat are at a disadvantage by having to swing a small barrel bat. For smaller players who could swing a 25 or 26 oz bat, there are no choices, other than the Louisville Slugger Omaha which comes in a 29" drop -3. I would buy a 28" or 29" drop -3 Vexxum immediately if it was available.

Getting BBCOR bats like the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC) certified with BBCOR approval is a lengthy, difficult, and costly process and getting a bat that size certified as a -3 is very difficult to achieve while still maintaining the same performance characteristics of the larger bats. BBCOR certification was originally intended for high school and collegiate play as players get bigger and stronger and face faster pitching. Since that time, some middle school play has instituted this rule as well but it is not universal across the board. It has been a process for bat companies to try to react to this trend and account for these unforeseen players starting to use the bats. Because BBCOR bats weren't originally intended for that style of use, they are not widely produced smaller than 31 inches. However, they are starting to produce more smaller sizes. It just may take time for it to become more common.

Patrick Expert
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I am thinking about getting the 2016 Vexxum NVS BBCOR, bat but the shorter barrel worries me. As a power hitter, should I think about something else like the Voodoo Raw, CF7, CF8?

While the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR (DXVXC) can and has worked well for power hitters, some of them do prefer their bat to have a more end loaded feel to them like the DeMarini Voodoo RAW has.

Marcus Expert
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What is so much better about the 2016 DeMarini CF8 BBCOR baseball bat that makes it $250 more than the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat?

The composite material in the barrel of the 2016 DeMarini CF8 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC) explains the price difference compared 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC). Composite material is more expensive to work with and requires more manufacturing steps so they are always higher priced than alloy barrel bats like the Vexxum. Alloy barrel bats are hot out of the wrapper and do not require any break-in to perform. Composite barrel bats will need a short break-in period (usually 100-150 swings of soft toss or tee work while rotating the barrel) to reach the performance potential you would want. The trade off is that while alloy bats tend to dull or dent over time and lose performance, composite bats will get hotter and hotter over time until they eventually fail. The way they age differently allows composite bats to usually last in their peak performance longer than alloy barrel bats do.

Patrick Expert
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I am looking at bats and I am going to choose either the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat, or the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat. Which bat would you recommend for me? I am more of a contact hitter, not a power hitter.

Either the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC) or the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) should work well for a contact hitter. If you like the flex and sting protection of a two=piece design, I would go with the Vexxum. If you like a stiffer feel for more control, I would recommend the Omaha.

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Questions and Answers for the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3

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Am I able to see images of the used version of this bat?

Unfortunately no, we do not have images of the used model. It is listed as "Good" condition, which means it is still in very good shape, but it will show some signs of use such as small scuff marks, etc.

Kyle J. Expert
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Why is the 2016 Velo more expensive than the 2017 model?

Our prices are mostly set by supply and demand, and 2016 models are difficult to find new.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is 125 5'6". What size should I buy for him for high school?

Based on your player's specifications, I would recommend the 31" size of the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

tyler Expert
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If I was to buy a used bat would it still be as good as buying a new one?

If you were to buy a used option of the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 it would be slightly used but nothing would be wrong with the bat itself. Performance wise, they would be like new but used options do not come with a warranty through the manufacturer.

Cooper Expert
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Would you recommend this or Rawlings 5150?

Both the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and 5150 are equally good performance wise. It just depends on what you are looking for. The Velo features a composite end cap which helps provide the bat with an overall more balanced swing weight compared to the 5150.

Jason Expert
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Compared to the 2018 model which one is the preferred?

Both the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 will be pretty similar. However, the 2018 model will feature a one-piece hybrid design as opposed to the previous one-piece aluminum design.

Dan Expert
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Should I get this bat in a 33" I am 5'10 160 pounds?

It is suggested that you get a 32", but the size is largely based on player preference. If you feel comfortable swinging a 33", that is perfectly acceptable.

Mick Expert
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Will this bat hit me home runs?

The Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is a great bat to consider if seeking a one-piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. As far as it allowing a person to hit home runs, that is more the result of swinging at good pitches with ample bat speed to go with it.

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference between the 2017 Velo and the 2016 Velo?

The Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and 2017 model are very similar. However, the 2017 model features a newer Silver Comp Lite End Cap to improve the balance of the bat even more.

Jason Expert
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What size bat for a 5' 80 pound player? Will be trying out for freshman team this year.

Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 30" bat, but a 31" model of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 should work as well since it is so balanced.

Jason Expert
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Do you have a 31in -3 in stock? Only seeing 32's.

It looks like we will only have the 32'' and 33'' in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3

Max Expert
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I am 5 foot 11 and 136 pounds. Would you recommend a 32" bat or a 33" bat?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 in a 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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I am 6 foot 140 pounds. What inch would you recommend a 32 or 33?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
136439 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat would you recommend more this bat or the Cat 7? I'm more of a contact hitter.

Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the Cat 7 would be great choices. They wold feature similar performance, but the Velo would be slightly more balanced.

Logan Expert
136193 Click to show/hide answer

Can you take the original grip off and put on a thinner one on?

Yes, a grip for this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) can be replaced and the warranty from the manufacturer will not be voided.

Ben Expert
136027 Click to show/hide answer

My son is about 5'8"-5'9" and weights about 185 lbs. What size do you recommend for him? He is the 4th batter on the lineup and would want one with good pop.

Based on the players height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
134763 Click to show/hide answer

I'm about 5'7" and 147 lbs. I hesitate between 32" and 33". Would 32.5" be a good compromise?

If you are between a 32" and 33" BBCOR bat, I think splitting the difference and going with a 32.5" model of this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) would be a fine decision based upon your height and weight.

Ben Expert
134620 Click to show/hide answer

Does the Rawlings TRIO end loaded bat have more pop than this Velo?

They are both BBCOR regulated, ensuring they will have nearly identical "pop". End loaded bats are generally preferred by power hitters, while balanced models such as the VELO are preferred by contact hitters.

Kyle J. Expert
134370 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat have a bigger sweet spot than the the Louisville Slugger 517?

Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 will feature a similar sweet spot since they are both one-piece alloy designs.

Logan Expert
134285 Click to show/hide answer

Which size would you recommend for my son? He is currently 5'11" and weighs about 145 lbs. He currently had an older model Velo 32 inch and feels he may be hitting off the end.

Based on your sons height and weight we advise going with a 33" size in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3

Sean Expert
134115 Click to show/hide answer

What size for a high school freshman who is 5'11" and 125-130 pounds?

We would recommend a 31"-32" length of bat for that size.

Kyle J. Expert
133955 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between the 2016 VELO and 2017 VELO?

The main differences between the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V will be the colorway and the grip tape on the 2017 model is thicker to help with vibration reduction. Other than those two things these two bats would be the same as they feature the same alloy.

Cameron Expert
133874 Click to show/hide answer

I am debating getting my 9th grade son this bat. How does it compare to the Louisville Slugger 517? Is one better than the other?

This 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and the Omaha 517 have the same general design as both bats are one-piece, all-alloy bats for the most part. The big difference is that this VELO has a composite end-cap that makes it slightly more balanced. However, both bats are very highly rated and I think your player would be happy with either option.

Ben Expert
133209 Click to show/hide answer

Would you recommend this bat over the CAT 6?

I think both the VELO and the Cat 6 will be very good performing bats. It's hard to say one will really outperform the other.

Kyle J. Expert
133100 Click to show/hide answer

What are the technical differences between the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR bat and the 2017 Rawlings VELO BBCOR bat?

Overall, when comparing these VELO bats, the differences between the 2 bats are going to be very minimal. From this 2016 VELO to the 2017 VELO (BB7V) they upgraded the composite material used for the end-cap and also improved the pOp technology on the 2017 bat (flex and performance should be improved on the 2017 bat).

Carter Expert
133093 Click to show/hide answer

I am trying to decide between the 2017 Z-Core Whiteout or this bat. What is the difference?

Both this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) are going to be very comparable. They both feature one piece aluminum designs. The biggest difference is going to be the kind of alloy each uses. The Z-CORE uses a more traditional aluminum while the Rawlings Velo uses an acoustic alloy with gives it a very loud "ping" sound.

Carter Expert
133073 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a good choice as a sophomore in high school? I'm 5'4" and 174 lbs. What size do you recommend? Is it home run capable?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) in the 32"/29 ounce version for you. It is a very capable bat and it definitely has home run ability.

Carter Expert
132896 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 13 and about 130 lbs and 5'5". What should I swing?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend either a 30"/27 ounce or a 31"/28 ounce 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3).

Carter Expert
132853 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 6'4" and 175 lbs. What size bat should I be swinging?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) in the 33" or 34" length based upon your preference for weight.

Ben Expert
132788 Click to show/hide answer

My 14 yr. old son swings a 31/28 COMBAT MAXUM. What is the difference between the COMBAT and VELO?

The main difference between the COMBAT MAXUM and the Rawlings VELO BBCOR will be that the MAXUM is a one-piece fully composite bat while the VELO will be a one-piece fully alloy bat. The MAXUM and VELO are both well balanced bats with the MAXUM having the edge in overall balance swing weight feel.

Cameron Expert
132660 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a freshman in high school. I'm 6 foot and 186 pounds. What size bat for me?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend a 33' 30 oz. 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Linsey Expert
132401 Click to show/hide answer

I am currently a true freshmen at the collegiate level and I am currently 5'9" and 146 lbs. What would be the best length of this bat? I like a level bat feel to get through the zone fast. Would this bat get the job done?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is a very evenly balanced bat constructed in the form of a one-piece fully alloy. For a player of your height and weight, the charts will recommend a 32 inch bat but a 33 inch bat would serve you better in the long run. With some added strength gained in the weight room the weight of a 33 inch bat should not pose any issues.

Cameron Expert
132383 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'9" and weigh 165 lbs. Would you recommend this bat for me? What size?

Based uponyour height and weight, I would recommend a 32" size of this VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) as long as you feel that you can handle the 29 oz weight of the bat.

Ben Expert
132299 Click to show/hide answer

What's the best BBCOR bat ever made?

There are a lot of great BBCOR bats that have been made through the years with the Rawlings VELO models being some of the more sought after bats on the market. Really comes down to the personal preference of the player with regards to one-piece/two-piece and/or alloy versus composite barrel.

Cameron Expert
131714 Click to show/hide answer

What's the difference in the VELO bats: (BBRVB, BBRV3 and the BB7V)?

Overall, when comparing these VELO bats, the differences between all 3 bats are going to be very minimal. From the 2015 VELO (BBRVB) to this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3), the biggest change besides the cosmetics was the Acoustic Performance feature on this 2016 bat that strengthened the alloy and increased the ping noise on the 2016 bat. From this 2016 VELO to the 2017 VELO (BB7V) they upgraded the composite material used for the end-cap and also improved the pOp technology on the 2017 bat (flex and performance should be improved on the 2017 bat).

Ben Expert
131542 Click to show/hide answer

How is this bat in cold weather?

This 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is not specifically designed for use in cold weather. However, you could still use it in a game if the temperature is near 55 degrees. You would just need to limit the use to one player. However, if you were in a practice, I would recommend ceasing use of this bat completely if the temperature is at or near 55 degrees..

Ben Expert
131060 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'6", 145 lbs. What size and weight should I get?

Based on our Bat Coach, we advise going with a 32" 29 oz. 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Sean Expert
130572 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'6", 181 lbs and 15 years old. What length/weight should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" 30 oz model of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
129828 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'8" and 185 lbs. Do you recommend this bat and what size should I get?

I would highly recommend the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and based on your height and weight we would recommend getting a 33"/30oz.

Carter Expert
129579 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 14, 6'1", and weigh 210. What should I get this bat in?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 33"/30oz 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3).

Carter Expert
129568 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'9" and weigh 120 lbs. What size do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
129164 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat suppose to crack?

All bats are susceptible to breaking and eventually every bat will either lose it performance or break down (crack or dent). However, this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) has a barrel made of alloy material and typically bats with alloy barrels will dent when they break down (usually, an alloy barrel bat doesn't crack). However, if you bat has broken within 12 months from the purchase date, I would recommend reaching out to Rawlings to begin the warranty replacement process. You can reach out to Rawlings at the following phone number: (877-225-1041).

Ben Expert
129018 Click to show/hide answer

What about the balance of the weight? Barrel weighted, balanced or hand weighted?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is a very balanced bat. Its Comp-Lite Composite End Cap is going to help keep the bat even more balanced and help remove unnecessary weight that some bats have by having heavier end caps.

Carter Expert
129003 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'10" 175 lbs. What size VELO should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
128989 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between this bat and the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 has a more extended barrel length and sweet spot than the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR.

Marcus Expert
128455 Click to show/hide answer

I am looking at getting a drop 5 VELO for my son. What is the main difference between the 2016 and 2017 model?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo is going to be very similar to the 2016 Rawlings Velo but the 2017 handle will have a newer grip, the grip is also going to be quite a bit thicker.

Carter Expert
128439 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between the Rawlings VELO BBRVB and the Rawlings VELO BBRV3?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 features pOp 2.0 technology which gives the bat a 25% larger sweet spot compared to the BBRV3.

Jason Expert
128394 Click to show/hide answer

I currently swing a 33" bat. Is there a noticeable difference between a 33" and 33.5" bat?

Some player's will be able to pick up any type of bat and be able to swing it regardless of the length and weight. However, some other players will be very sensitive to the size of bat that they will be swinging. Technically, a 33.5" model of this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) will be a .5" longer and a .5 oz heavier than the 33" model of the same bat. You'll need to decide if you can handle that extra length and weight before moving to the 33.5" size.

Ben Expert
128299 Click to show/hide answer

I am a contact hitter. As well, I am looking for a fast swinging bat with a big sweet spot and a ton of pop? What bat should I get?

This 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) will meet all the requirements that you have listed for a bat. The balanced swing weight will make it very easy to swing quickly. The barrel length is extended and allows for a long sweet spot. And lastly, the performance reviews have been excellent from JustBats customers. I would recommend going with this VELO!

Ben Expert
128224 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'8" and 130 lbs. I like a balanced bat, but can hit for some power. What bat do you recommend? (I like the CAT 7, VELO, and MAKO)?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a BBCOR baseball bat in the 31" or 32" length (as long as you can handle the subsequent weights of those lengths). All of the models that you are considering come with balanced swing weights. However, I believe that this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) might have the slight advantage in regard to being the most balanced. If you are wanting an extremely balanced swinging bat with a one-piece, all-alloy design; I would suggest this VELO for you.

Ben Expert
128015 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'10" and 160 lbs. What size should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 in a 33 inch 30 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
127931 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 14 years old, 5'6" and 140 lbs. What size bat should I get?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of going with this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) in the 32" length. If you feel that you can handle the 29 oz weight of the 32" bat, I would recommend that size option of this bat.

Ben Expert
127894 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'7" 170 lbs. What size do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 in a 33 inch 30 ounce.

Cameron Expert
127857 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'9" and about 150 lbs (age 14). What size do you recommend?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) in the 32" length as long as you feel he can handle the 29 oz weight.

Ben Expert
127834 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'9" and 120 lbs. What size do you suggest?

For your height and weight, we recommend a 30" 27 oz. BBCOR bat. You are right on the cusp of a 31" 28 oz. size. If you feel that you can handle the extra inch in length and ounce in weight, you can certainly move up a 31".

Angelique Expert
127808 Click to show/hide answer

I am 6'0" and 175 lbs. What size do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
127766 Click to show/hide answer

Is there any difference from this bat to the new 2016 VELO?

This is the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3. If you are referring to the new 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V than they are going to be very similar but that 2017 model has a little bit bigger of a handle.

Carter Expert
127548 Click to show/hide answer

What size would I need if I am 5'5" and 125 pounds?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
127522 Click to show/hide answer

Compare the Rawlings VELO vs the Easton MAKO. Looking for bat for next season. My son will be 17 next yr, about 5'10" 155 lbs. Which bat and what size do you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 33 inch model. The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the Easton MAKO are both great bats to consider. The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is a one-piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight while the Easton MAKO is a two-piece fully composite bat with balanced swing weight. The VELO will be hot out of the wrapper while the MAKO will require roughly a 50 pitch break-in.

Cameron Expert
127137 Click to show/hide answer

Are you supposed to take the orange warning sticker off of the bat before you use it?

The orange warning sticker that is on the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 can be removed if player prefers to.

Cameron Expert
127129 Click to show/hide answer

I am considering this bat and a Marucci CAT 6. Which bat is more balanced? Also, my son is a contact hitter who is 5'4" and 110 lbs. Which bat would be a better fit for him?

Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend that he swing a 31" length. As for the two bats, I would lean to the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3. Both bats are great options and will perform well with good durability, but the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is one of the most balanced bats on the market. I think both bats would be great options for your son.

Nick Expert
127079 Click to show/hide answer

Do you know when the 2017 Rawlings VELO will come out?

We have not received word just yet from Rawlings on the 2017 VELO; would anticipate a release date of this bat in the next 3-4 weeks.

Cameron Expert
126892 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat have a larger sweet spot then the 2016 Easton Mako?

The sweet spot on the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is going to be a little smaller compared the the 2016 Easton MAKO.

Cooper Expert
126041 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 13, almost 14. His school wants him to play varsity next year and I'm trying to find the best BBCOR for him. He has mainly been a contact hitter. He is 5'9" and 125 lbs.

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is a one-piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. This would be a great bat to consider for someone of your son's height and weight as well as his current hitting abilities (great bat for contact hitters). Based on his height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 in a 31 inch 28 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
125991 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'7", 135 lbs. I hit for consistent base hits to extra base hits, but I can bring some power. Is the 2016 VELO or 2016 Select 716 a better fit for me?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a BBCOR .50 baseball bat in the 31" length. I think that length option will be sufficient as long as you can effectively use the 28 oz weight. This VELO is an excellent bat as it has a single-piece, all-alloy design (topped with a composite end-cap) and a very balanced swing weight. Due to its design, the bat allows for a very stiff feel at connection. The Select 716 will be different as it has the hybrid build (alloy barrel and composite handle). The 716 has a slight end-load (in some hitters' opinions) and allows for more flex at contact. When deciding between this VELO and the Select 716, you will need to determine the weighting you prefer in a bat (balanced or end-loaded) and if you like the stiffness or flex at contact.

Ben Expert
125885 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a power hitter bat?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 has a balanced swing weight, so it is typically considered a good option for a contact hitter. The one-piece design provides a stiff feel though and that can work well for a power hitter.

Jason Expert
125787 Click to show/hide answer

Should I get the VELO or 5150 if I am a contact hitter who is 5 foot 7 100 pounds?

Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBR53) are great for contact hitters. The Velo will have a longer barrel and sweetspot than the 5150 and be slightly more balanced.

Damon Expert
125743 Click to show/hide answer

I am a line drive hitter. What size would you prefer for a player at 5'6", 130 lbs?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) in the 31" length. As long as you can handle the 28 oz weight of the 31" option of this bat, I would recommend that size option for you. This VELO will be evenly weighted and easy to control. That should assist your style of hitting as a line drive hitter.

Ben Expert
125672 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a 6' and 170 pound power hitter and I'm wondering if the 2016 Rawlings Velo or 2016 Easton Z-core Hybrid would be a better bat for me?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is a one-piece aluminum design which would be ideal for a power hitter of your size.

John P. Expert
125648 Click to show/hide answer

What length and weight VELO should I get if I am 5'9" 155 lbs?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

John P. Expert
125482 Click to show/hide answer

I am a contact hitter, do you think i should get the 2016 VELO or the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916? Which bat will give you more pop?

For a contact hitter, one is going to be served better with a bat that features a balanced swing weight. Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the LS Prime 916 will be balanced and the Prime 916 will also have a two-piece design which can make the barrel head slightly easier to control. Both bats bats have shown the ability to produce well in the pop category with the VELO having better durability scores.

Cameron Expert
125467 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat balanced like the 2014 XL1?

This 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) will be more balanced in its swing weight than the 2014 XL1 BBCOR bat (XL1 models are actually built to feel end-loaded).

Ben Expert
125178 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'4" and 105 lbs. He is only a contact hitter. Would this bat be good for him?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 30 or 31 inch 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3. The VELO is extremely well balanced and would be an excellent option for a contact hitter.

John P. Expert
125137 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat has a longer extended barrel: the VELO or the Easton Z-CORE HMX?

Overall, neither this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) or the Z-CORE HMX will have a true advantage in regard to barrel length. However, in regard to number and average rating of customer reviews at JustBats, I would recommend this VELO to you over the Z-CORE HMX.

Ben Expert
125119 Click to show/hide answer

Is the VELO game ready or does it need to be broken in?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is fully aluminum and it does not require a break-in period. It will be hot out of the wrapper.

Jason Expert
125083 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'2" 120 pounds, and a contact hitter. Which length should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 in a 31 inch 28 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
124979 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'11", 150 lbs and I don't feel any weight difference between the 32" and 33" bat. Which size do you think i should get?

If you can handle the 30 oz weight of the larger 33" bat, then I would recommend getting that size option of this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3). If you can handle it effectively, the longer and heavier bat will allow you to put more force into the ball and hit it harder and further.

Ben Expert
124949 Click to show/hide answer

I can't decide between a BBCOR Rawlings VELO 2016 or a Voodoo Raw 2016. Which one should I get?

Both bats are excellent choices and it really depends on what type of hitter you are to determine which option is best for you. The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 features a balanced swing weight and it is typically a better option for a contact hitter. The Voodoo Raw has an end loaded swing weight and it is typically a better option for a power hitter.

Jason Expert
124739 Click to show/hide answer

Which one is better the 2016 Rawlings VELO or the Adidas RBZ?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the 2016 Adidas EQT X3 RBZ RocketBallz BBCOR Baseball Bat: X3 RBZ are both great bats to consider. These two bats will differ in design and construction and so it will come down to your personal preference. The 2016 Adidas EQT X3 RBZ RocketBallz BBCOR Baseball Bat: X3 RBZ will be a two-piece fully composite design with a balanced swing weight. This bat will have the advantage of reduced vibration from off-centered hits (due to connection point this bat will flex), perform better in warmer weather (above 70 degrees) and will have a lighter swing weight feel. This bat will require a break-in period before being at optimal condition (roughly 50-100 pitches) and is more prone to cracking in colder weather. The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is a one-piece fully alloy design with a balanced swing weight. This bat is hot out-of-the-wrapper and will not flex on impact (can help generate more power but will sting more on off-centered hits). In colder weather this bat will hold up better from a durability standpoint (this bat is more likely to dent).

Cameron Expert
124636 Click to show/hide answer

I am semi power hitter. What size should I get? I am 5'7" and 138 lbs.

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
124634 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'6" and 170 lbs. What size model should I get?

Based upon your height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting an option of this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) in the 32" length. As long as you feel that you can handle 29" weight of the 32" model, I would recommend this bat in that size.

Ben Expert
124451 Click to show/hide answer

My son will be playing 14U USSSA ball this year. I've seen conflicting information, some say it's legal others illegal. Without the USSSA stamp can he use it or not?

Based on the USSSA website 14U and below leagues are allowed to use 2 3/4" or 2 5/8" barrels. The bat must either have the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp or the BBCOR certification stamp. If you chose to use a BBCOR bat it must 29". With that being said the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) would be legal based on the posted league rules.

Jake Expert
124237 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between this bat and the 2015 Rawlings TRIO (balanced)?

This 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) will differ from the 2015 TRIO (balanced model) as this VELO has a single-piece, all-alloy design (topped off with a composite-lite end cap). The TRIO was outfitted with a composite handle and alloy barrel (the handle and barrel are seamlessly connected and the bat is also topped with a composite-lite end cap). In regard to balance, I would give the edge to the VELO, but both bats are very well reviewed. I would make a decision based upon which design is most attractive to you.

Ben Expert
124226 Click to show/hide answer

I can't decide between the Marucci CAT 6 or this bat. Please help.

Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 are excellent, high-quality, one-piece aluminum bats. If these are the two models that you're deciding between there really is no bad option.

John P. Expert
124091 Click to show/hide answer

I got a 2015 VELO for my birthday. Mine has been rattling and I had to send it back to Rawlings and I'm getting this model. Do the VELOs tend to break or not have good durability?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is very highly reviewed in the durability category. I would recommend checking out our bat care tips page that I have provided below for optimal bat life. http://www.justbats.com/bat-resource-guide/bat-care/

John P. Expert
124032 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between this bat and the 2016 5150?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 are similar bats overall. They both have one-piece alloy designs and balanced swing weights. The VELO is made out of VELO alloy provides the bat with a longer barrel and bigger sweet spot. It also features a more balanced swing weight for a lighter feeling bat.

Jason Expert
123970 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a contact hitter. I'm trying to decide between the Rawlings VELO, Rawlings 5150, and the Combat Vigor. What should I get?

All bats being considered will be built with more of a single-piece design (this VELO and the 5150 will technically have a composite end-cap as well). As well, all options will be balanced in their swing weight. The Vigor will differ from this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and the 5150 since the Vigor is a composite bat. In regard to the number and quality of reviews, I would recommend this VELO as the best option to purchase from the bats being considered.

Ben Expert
123907 Click to show/hide answer

(1) What separates the 2016 VELO from the 2015 version? (2) Can you explain the pOp 2.0 technology to me a little further?

(1) This 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) will be extremely similar to the 2015 VELO (BBRVB). The biggest thing that will separate the 2 bats is the cosmetics and the Acoustic Performance (AP) Technology on this 2016 model (AP technology strengthens the alloy to create a louder "ping" noise. (2) The pOp 2.0 technology is applied to both versions of the VELO to isolate extra weight into smaller regions on the barrel to further increase bat speed and eliminate the need for those cumbersome rings found inside some BBCOR bats. As well, for the 2016 version, Rawlings has noted that it creates additional barrel flex and a larger sweet spot.

Ben Expert
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I am 5'9" and 140 lbs. I hit for power and I'm trying to find a bat that will quicken my bat swing, so I can hit balls farther. I don't know which bat to choose. The 2016 Rawlings VELO, or the Louisville Slugger Omaha 516. What will suit me better?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 are both excellent options for what you are looking to do. However, the VELO has arguably the most balanced swing weight of any BBCOR bat and is going to be the best option for increasing your bat speed.

Jason Expert
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I am 5'7" and 125 pounds. What size should I get this bat in?

Based on your height and weight, you would be right at the cutoff of using a 32" and 33" length. I recommend looking at well you swing your current size and if you have room to increase the length/weight. If your bat speed is fast, then I would recommend going up in size.

Nick Expert
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I am trying to decide between the new 2016 VELO BBCOR or the 2015 black VELO BBCOR. What is the difference? Which one would you recommend?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 features the Precision-Optimized-Performance (pOp 2.0) Technology, which is said to help create additional barrel flex and a larger sweet spot. The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 also features the AP - Acoustic-Performance, which helps maximize the alloy strength. Other than cosmetics, these upgrades are going to be the biggest differences between the two models.

Nick Expert
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Is it ok to use the sand filled total control balls to practice hitting with this bat? Will hitting with these sand filled training balls make the bat lose pop?

We would not recommend using your game bat, the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3, to continually practice with the sand filled total control balls. These balls are not the same weight consistency as a normal baseball and could cause durability issues sooner than you might wish.

Cameron Expert
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Would this bat be good for a hitter that is both a contact and a power hitter?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is a one-piece alloy design which is typically preferred by power hitters but it is also extremely balanced which is a feature preferred by contact hitters. This bat will absolutely be a good choice for someone who is both a contact and a power hitter.

John P. Expert
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Can't afford the BBRV3. Is the 2015 BBRVB just as good for the price?

The only real updates that were made for this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) from the 2015 BBRVB model were the Acoustic Performance Technology and the new cosmetics. Besides those differences, the bats should be pretty much the same. I would recommend getting the 2015 edition to get the best value for a bat.

Ben Expert
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What would you recommend the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) or the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163)?

Both are great bats. If you are looking for a balanced one-piece alloy model with great pop the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is a very popular model.

Damon Expert
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I am trying to decide what bat i want for my last 3 years of HS baseball. Which VELO should I get (2014, 2015 or 2016)? Or should I get a PRIME 916?

If you like a single-piece bat with a balanced feel then I would recommend a VELO model. To be honest, all VELOs are built pretty similarly and all have great performance reviews. However, this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) has received excellent reviews since its release and could be considered the best BBCOR bat available right now. However, if you want a two-piece, all-composite bat with a balanced swing weight, then be sure and consider the Prime 916.

Ben Expert
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I am looking for a balanced bat that will help me produce consistent line drives. I am a contact hitter. Would you recommend the LS Prime 916 or the VELO?

Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 would be great options to consider for a contact hitter as both bats will feature a balanced swing weight. With that said, these bats will feature different constructions. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is a three-piece, fully composite design while the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is a one-piece alloy design.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 5'11" and 130 pounds. What size would you recommend?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

John P. Expert
122860 Click to show/hide answer

I am looking for a balanced bat with a lot of pop. I am a contact hitter/gap to gap hitter. Would you recommend the Rawlings Velo or 5150?

Both of these bats would be great options for a player of your skill set. With that said, would lean towards the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 over the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBR53 due to the larger sweet spot and the more balanced swing weight of the VELO.

Cameron Expert
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Could this bat be used in colder temperatures, such as low 30's outside?

Ideally, you do not want to use the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 in temperatures below 55 degrees. Temperatures below 55 degrees can cause the ball to become more dense and that can affect the performance of the bat and durability.

Jason Expert
122796 Click to show/hide answer

Would you recommend this bat or the Anderson Flex?

In regard to the quality of reviews received on both bats here at JustBats, I would recommend this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) over the Anderson Flex BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15FLEX).

Ben Expert
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(1) Is this bat durable enough to use 3-4 years? (2) How does it match up to its previous models in 2015 and 2014?

(1) Unfortunately, I would not be able to guarantee that this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) will be able to to last 4 seasons of high school and summer baseball. It is pretty rare that an alloy bat or composite is able to withstand that much use over that many years and not lose performance with time. (2) This BBRV3 will built in a very similar style to the 2015 and 2014 editions of the VELOs. However, this 2016 model is getting as good of reviews as any of them.

Ben Expert
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My son is 6'1" and 170 lbs. He swings a 33" MAKO now. I am looking for a new bat, what size VELO should he swing?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
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Does the 2016 VELO or 2015 MAKO have more pop? Also, what's the difference between the 2016 VELO and the 2016 TRIO?

Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the 2015 MAKO are very highly reviewed in the pop category. I would not say that one has more pop than the other as that is going to be very subjective depending upon who you ask. The 2016 VELO is a one-piece aluminum design while the 2016 TRIO is a three-piece hybrid design that features an aluminum barrel and a composite handle which is said to help reduce vibration.

John P. Expert
122671 Click to show/hide answer

What has better pop? The 2016 VELO or the 5150?

Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBR53 will have similar amounts of pop. Being that the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is slightly more balanced, one should be able to generate slightly higher bat speed rates which would make this bat potentially hotter than the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBR53.

Cameron Expert
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How would you compare this bat to the Rip-It Element TWO?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is a one-piece aluminum construction while the Rip-It Element TWO is a two-piece hybrid design that features an aluminum barrel and a composite handle. That is going to be the main difference between those two models.

John P. Expert
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I am 5'11" 200 pound varsity player. What size should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 in a 33 inch 30 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
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I am a 5'8" 160 pound junior in high school and my first question is what length I should be swinging? For a lead off type hitter that is hitting gap to gap, would the VELO or the Louisville 716 be a better bat to swing?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

John P. Expert
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I am 5'10" about 140 lbs. Should I get the 32.5" bat length?

Based upon your height and weight, I would say that as long as you can handle the 29.5 oz weight of the 32.5" option of this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3), then you could certainly go with that size option of this bat.

Ben Expert
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I am 5'1" and 165 pounds, what size bat should I get?

For your height and weight, we recommend a 31" 28 oz. bat.

Angelique Expert
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My son is 14, 5'10" 165 lbs and has quickly outgrown his 32" Easton XL1 -8 from last year. How does this compare to the XL1 -3? I cannot find that bat anymore but this one was recommended.

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 will be a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight. Compared to the the Easton XL1 (which has a two-piece, composite design with an end-loaded swing weight) you will notice some differences. Both would be great options to consider but finding the XL1 will be tough as that bat has been discontinued and not produced in Easton's 2016 line.

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference between last year's VELO and this year's model?

The only real update to this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) from the 2015 VELO model (besides the cosmetics) is that this 2016 model features new Acoustic Performance technology that strengthens the alloy and allows for a full "ping" noise at contact.

Ben Expert
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My son is 5'5", 150 lbs, and pretty strong for a 15 year old. What size bat would you recommend?

Based upon your son's height and weight, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

John P. Expert
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How does it compare in terms of pop and bat speed to the DeMarini CF7?

Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and the DeMarini CF7 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC) are well balanced bats with great pop. The biggest difference will be that the Velo is a one piece alloy, whereas the CF7 is a two-piece composite.

Damon Expert
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What is the smallest -3 bat made?

The smallest size of this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is the 31"/28 oz size. However, the smallest BBCOR size of bat that we carry from a different manufacturer is the 29"/26 oz size.

Ben Expert
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How does this bat compare - pop, feel, weight distribution - to the DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR DXVDC from a couple years ago?

This 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) will have the same level of performance as the Voodoo model, but this VELO will be more balanced than the Voodoo.

Ben Expert
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What is the difference between the VELO -3 and the 5150 -3?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is made out of a different alloy. This alloy give the VELO a longer barrel, bigger sweet spot, and a more balanced swing weight.

Jason Expert
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What is the difference and which is better between the Velo and the Vexxum?

The difference between this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and a Vexxum will be that this VELO has an all-alloy handle and barrel, but is topped off with a composite end-cap (to bring down the swing weight of the bat). The Vexxum actually has a composite handle and alloy barrel. I would make a decision based upon which model's build suits you better.

Ben Expert
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I am a 5'4" freshman and I am trying to decide which bat is better for me, the 5150 or the VELO. What bat would you recommend I should get?

Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 and the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBR53 would be great bats to consider. The advantage of the VELO would be the extended barrel and sweet spot - compared to Rawlings 5150.

Cameron Expert
121011 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a one-piece construction?

Yes, the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is a one-piece all alloy design.

John Expert
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This bat is listed for sale with the BBRV3. However, some are listed cheaper without the BBRV3. Are there two different bats? If so, what is the difference?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 is going to be a BBCOR certified baseball bat that features a -3 length to weight ratio and is legal for play at the high school and collegiate level. The other 2016 Rawlings VELO bats that you see listed at a cheaper price are senior league baseball bats that will feature anywhere from a -5 to a -12 length to weight ratio.

John P. Expert
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I have been told that the bat needs to be -3 and BESR certified. Does the 2016 Rawlings VELO measure up to this?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 does feature a -3 length to weight ratio but it is not BESR certified. The 2016 Rawlings VELO is BBCOR certified and approved for high school and collegiate play.

John Expert
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My son is 5'9" and 130 lbs. What size do you recommend?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
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I am 5'6" and 128 lbs. What length do you suggest?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Jason Expert
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What size Rawlings VELO baseball bat would be best for my 16 year old son who is 5'10'' and weighs 153 lbs?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

John Expert
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What size would be good for my son who is 15 years old? He is 6 foot 2 and weighs 150 pounds.

Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 33 inch size of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3).

Patrick Expert
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Is this one of the top BBCOR bats in the game?

There are many BBCOR bats on the market that would work well. With that said, the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is one of the more popular BBCOR bats on the market due to price point, pop, durability and balanced feel.

Cameron Expert
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Which bat would you recommend to a power hitter? The Rawlings VELO or the Rawlings 5150?

Both the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBR53) would be great options for a power hitter. With that being said, the extended barrel and sweet spot of the VELO - compared to Rawlings 5150, would be the better route if price is not a factor.

Cameron Expert
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Would you recommend a balanced bat to a power hitter who hits more to the pull side?

Power hitters typically would prefer a one-piece, end-loaded bat but it is all personal preference. A two-piece and/or balanced bat can be just as effective.

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference between the Cat 6 and the Velo? I hit for power and to all fields, which bat would be best?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) are extremely similar by design. The only real difference would be that the VELO is a bit more balanced. Either bat would be a great option for your style of hitting. The preference would come down to which brand or style you like more.

Patrick Expert
118658 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between this model, and the 2016 Trio?

The difference between the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) compared to the 2016 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRT3) is the VELO being a one-piece alloy construction versus a three-piece hybrid design for the TRIO.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 6'2" and weigh 185 lbs. What size should I use?

For a player of your height and weight, I would recommend going with a 34" 31 oz. model of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

Marcus Expert
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I am a 5 foot 6 and weigh 125 pounds. I am going into my first year of freshman ball and I am a contact hitter. Do you think this bat is a better selection then a two-piece?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is a great bat for a contact hitter. A two-piece design could work well also. The preference would vary by player. Typically one-piece bats are stiffer and preferred by power hitters. Two-piece bats have more flex and are usually preferred by contact hitters, but this is not always the case.

Patrick Expert
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What size bat would you recommend for someone that is 5'8" 150 lbs?

For someone with that height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3.

John Expert
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What is the difference between this bat and the 2016 5150?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) has a lighter swing weight and a bit more elongated barrel than the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBR53).

Patrick Expert
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My son is 5 foot 6 and weighs 145 pounds. He has to use BBCOR this year in middle school. He has been hitting a drop 5 Exogrid. He likes the Velo but I think a two-piece is a better choice. He is a semi power hitter. We need suggestions on type and size.

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is well balanced and would be a nice choice for a player new to BBCOR bats. Preference between one and two-piece bats is up to the individual player rather than one being better for everybody. I would say based on height and weight, he should use a 32 inch size.

Patrick Expert
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Can this bat be used for power?

Yes, if a player considers themselves a power hitter and they prefer a bat with a balanced swing weight, then this 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) would be an excellent model for use!

Ben Expert
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What size and weight do you recommend for a sophomore who is 5 foot 8 and weighs 180 pounds?

Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 32 inch and 29 ounce size of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3).

Patrick Expert
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Would you recommend a 31 or 32 inch length for a 5 foot 9, 145 pound freshman with a muscular build?

Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 32 inch size of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3).

Patrick Expert
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The Rawlings VELO BBCOR has a balanced feel. Does the MAKO have a similar feel?

Yes, the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 has a well balanced feel like the Easton MAKO does.

Marcus Expert
117078 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'11", 14 years old and weigh 138 pounds. What size should I get?

We would recommend a 32" for a player with your height and weight.

John Expert
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My son is 14 years old, 5 foot 9 and weighs 120 pounds. He is a gap to gap hitter so balanced is perfect. Should I go with a 31 inch or a 32 inch?

Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 31 inch size of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) but you may be able to get away with a 32 if he is stronger for his size and you feel that he may be growing quickly.

Patrick Expert
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I am a power hitter and I prefer a bat that is top heavy. I really don't like balanced bats. So my question is, is this bat balanced or a little top heavy?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is very well balanced. If you like an end-loaded or barrel heavy feel, I would not recommend this bat.

Patrick Expert
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Does this bat need to go through a break in?

Since the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR (BBRV3) is an alloy bat, it does not require a break-in period. Only bats with a composite barrel need to be broken in.

Marcus Expert
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I am about 5'10" and 160 pounds. I was wondering what bat size is ideal for me?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3).

Jason Expert
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My son is 6 feet tall and weighs 140 lbs. What size bat should I get him?

Given his height and weight, I would recommend going with the 32" 29 oz. version of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR (BBRV3).

Marcus Expert
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My son is 6'2" 210 lbs. Going to get him the 2016 VELO, but I'm really struggling between getting him either the 33.5" or the 34". What do you suggest?

Given his size, I would recommend going with the 34" model of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR (BBRV3).

Marcus Expert
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I'm 5'5" and 100 pounds. What size should I get?

We would recommend the 31" in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) for a player with your height and weight.

John Expert
115948 Click to show/hide answer

Which has a larger sweet spot, this or the Omaha 516?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) will have slightly bigger sweet spot than the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5163) but it would be very close. They are both great options.

Patrick Expert
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In comparison between the Rawlings TRIO and the Rawlings VELO, is there a difference in the length of the barrel?

When it comes to comparing the barrel sizes of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR (BBRV3) and the Rawlings TRIO BBCOR, both will be fairly similar in length.

Marcus Expert
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Which BBCOR bat has a bigger sweet spot: VELO or CAT 6?

The sweet spot between the the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR (BBRV3) and the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 will be very similar.

Marcus Expert
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If you hit the ball off the end of the bat, will there be a lot of vibration? Also, will the ball not go as far because of the composite end?

Most bats, not just the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3), will not hit as well if the ball is hit off the end of the bat. Hitting in that area will also cause sting or vibration to the player's hands.

Patrick Expert
115399 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5 foot 3 and weighs 120 pounds. He is a power hitter despite his size. What size bat do you recommend?

Based on height and weight, we would think that a 31 inch size of the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) would be a good fit.

Patrick Expert
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What is the difference between the 2015 VELO and 2016 version?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and the 2015 model are the same bat. The only difference is the cosmetic appearance.

Jason Expert
114832 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'2" and 100 lbs. What size do you think I should use?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3).

Jason Expert
114632 Click to show/hide answer

Is there a significant difference between this model and the 2015 model other than cosmetics?

No, the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) and the 2015 model are the same bat other than the cosmetics.

Jason Expert
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Is it more balanced or top heavy?

The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is a very balanced bat.

Jason Expert
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Would this be more for a power hitter or contact hitter?

Given its balance and single-piece design, the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) could be used by both styles of players with success.

Patrick Expert
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I'm am currently using the Mako BBCOR but I need something new to swing. I am looking for something with balance and a large sweet spot. Do you think I should go with the Velo, S1, or the Louisville 916? Also, are there any differences between this new Velo and the old model?

I would say that the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3), the 2015 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S1), or the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) would be great bats for what you are looking for. However, the MAKO would have a bit bigger sweet spot than all three of those.

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Bat Features
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
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  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • NVS Barrel Design - Creates the Lightest Swing Weight Possible
  • Hybrid, Two-Piece Design
  • C6 Composite Handle - Provides Handle Stability and Responsiveness
  • X12 Alloy Barrel - Optimal Strength and Flex
  • Big D End Cap - Absorbs Vibration / Keeps Swing Weight Low
  • Lowest BBCOR MOI in DeMarini Lineup
  • Expanded Sweet Spot (vs. Original NVS)
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
Description for DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC
BALANCE + CONTROL + SPEED - The 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS.

The Vexxum NVS, the lightest-swinging aluminum bat in DeMarini's lineup, is all about generating bat speed and gaining complete control over the barrel. With a hybrid, two-piece construction, the X12 Alloy barrel and C6 Composite handle work together to create the perfect amount of flex, forgiveness, and an ultra-responsive hitting surface. The NVS Vexxum has more pop than ever as DeMarini was able to expand the sweet spot within the same barrel length - which can be the difference between getting a base knock or finding the pocket of a fielder's outstretched glove. With the Vexxum NVS, the only thing faster than the swing speeds you will generate will be how fast the ball leaves the park.

The DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTDXVXC features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, -3 length to weight ratio, BBCOR Certification for High School and Collegiate Play, and is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Pick yours up today at JustBats.com - where the shipping is always free, and we're here for you from Click To Hit! DeMarini: Power To The Players!
Bat Features
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Comp-Lite Composite End Cap - Removes Unnecessary Weight and Improves Balance
  • Precision-Optimized-Performance (pOp 2.0) Technology - Creates Additional Barrel Flex and 25% Larger Sweet Spot
  • One-Piece Alloy Construction
  • Extended Barrel and Sweet Spot - Compared to Rawlings 5150
  • AP - Acoustic-Performance - Maximizes Alloy Strength and "Ping"
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • Stiff, Alloy Handle - Provides Consistent Feel at the Plate
  • Free Shipping!
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description for Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3
Brand new for 2016: the next generation of Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3! The VELO has earned a reputation for being one of the lightest swinging BBCOR bats on the market, and the new version completely backs it up. Thanks to the VELO's Comp-Lite Composite End Cap, unnecessary weight is removed from the barrel of the bat, shifting the MOI towards the players hands. If the swing speed you generate with this bat doesn't turn heads at the park, the maximum pop and resonating "ping" created by the bat's stiff flex, fully alloy construction, and AP (Acoustic Performance) Technology surely will. Like many of you already know, some bats that focus on maximizing swing speed fall short in other performance categories. But not the VELO. Not only is this an extremely well-balanced design, but its barrel offers Precision-Optimized Performance (pOp 2.0) Technology for an extended barrel and sweet spot. Explosive swing speed and a massive barrel: a game-winning combination! This bat is BBCOR Certified for High School and Collegiate play, and it is backed by a full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Pick up the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 today at JustBats.com. The shipping is always free, and we're always here for you - from ClickToHit!
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