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Bat Pack 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL and 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bats: BB17ZX and BB8V3

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2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX

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2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3

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Reviews for the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX
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“Amazing Bat - Just like the old XL3”

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Was this review helpful ? 11 2

Pros:  This bat has excellent pop! The ball jumps off the bat. Great end loaded feel. Very similar to Easton's old XL3, I've been waiting for something similar to the XL3 to come out. Sweet bat.

Cons:  None Yet

“sweet spot as wide as my palm”

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Pros:  the bad is an absolute log. awesome for power hitters

Cons:  My bat went dead eveywhere except from the z to the o which is about 4 inches. would be better to use a wood bat

“A good bat”

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Pros:  Bat has a very small sweet spot and its hard to find to it on the bat.

Cons:  Doesn't have much pop on the inside lart of the barell

“Zcore XL”

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Pros:  Nice pop out of the wrapper

Cons:  grip wore out after a few months

“zcor xl”

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Pros:  this bat is hot out of the wrapper. I play on a summer leauge team and almost everyone uses the bat and it works great for us.

Cons:  none

“Great Bat for power hitters”

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Pros:  big barrel end loaded great pop I am a power hitter myself and love the one piece bat gives a feel of full control of the barrel

Cons:  grip wore out very fast I would recommend investing in some lizard skins (fyi- if your like me you like the stock grip and the feel it is 1.2mm thickness out of the box.

“the pop”

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Pros:  im 11 i have played baseball all .y life and i have never ran in to a bat like this befor it has amazing pop and the feel is just great love this bat

Cons:  in my opinion there is noting wrong

“good bat minor details”

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Pros:  the bat has a nice sound when the ball is hit, handle feels good

Cons:  the bat has a really small sweet spot and will vibrate bad if hit in the wrong spot. paint tends to scratch up really bad

“pleased”

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Pros:  end weighted good price

Cons:  not quite as much pop as i hoped, maybe will be better as it breaks in

“great bat”

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Pros:  lots of pop

Cons:  none

“great for the price”

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Pros:  feels great straight out of the box great pop and grip.

Cons:  no cons

“Great Bat ready right away”

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Pros:  lots POP

Cons:  none yet

Reviews for the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3
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“WOWZA”

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Was this review helpful ? 10 1

Pros:  SOOO LIGHTWEIGHT. MY SWING SPEED IS DRAMATICALLY FASTER WITH THE VELO OVER ANY OTHER BAT IVE USED. THE PING ON A HIT IN THE SWEET SPOT IS SO LOUD IT WILL HURT YOUR EARS SOMETIMES. THIS BBCOR VELO IS A 10/10

Cons:  WHITE GRAPHICS NEVER ENDS WELL

“Great bat, but don't buy it if you fall in love it”

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Pros:  Outstanding bat, feels great, durable but.........

Cons:  I bought this bat because I loved the grip that came on it. Unfortunately my grip got a tear in it from falling on a sharp piece of metal in the dugout and when I called Rawlings the very rude representative said they are not allowed to say if they manufacture it and the grip isn't included in the warranty. They did say that the exact grip on the bat is not for sale as a replacement, so I guess what Rawlings is trying to get you to do is buy a new bat to keep the same grip.

“This bat is insane!!!”

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Pros:  My son swings 33/30 and was using the 2017 Mako Beast, a teammate brought this bat in and they did a bat to bat comparison, Well the Velo won! I did not want to buy him a new bat, but the pop and distance out of the wrapper was undeniable! Don't get me wrong, the Mako is a great bat also, but this bat out performs. 3 kids (18U) tested it and and the same thought process!

Cons:  Better get some ear plugs!

“let me tell you something ”

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Pros:  this bat is the beez knees, oooo...myyyy.gosssshhh. I couldn't believe how perfectly crafted this specimen was. after first use I fell in love. one of the best bats on the market today

Cons:  who ever has this bat in there hands back up maybe 100 feet behind a fence

“Lots of POP”

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Pros:  13 yr old son. 5 ft 9 and 150 lbs. does work out there times a week. first time out said the ball came off the bat really good. felt great. No sting in hands. actually thought the bat felt HOT because if how well it felt. he has warmed up with a wood bat for the last two years to the weight was familiar.

Cons:  None.

“yeah”

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Pros:  yo this bat and no janky bat this is the most legit bat out there

Cons:  they aint no cons cuz

“Awesome bat!”

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Pros:  Balanced. Great pop! Not as loud as I thought it would be. best of all is the 32.5” length it comes in!

Cons:  All the other kids on the team want to use it!

“Bengal Dad”

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Pros:  My son wanted to replace his 2016 Velo because he had hit it for the last 2 years. He is 6' and 193lbs so we moved up to the 34/31. Out of the packaging he is hitting absolute bombs! The weather has been kind of cold and he's hitting 350'-380' consistently. The bat has crazy pop and has met all of his expectations. His coach told me that he thinks the bat is illegal. That is how much pop this bat has.

Cons:  This really isn't a con but a white bat isn't my favorite.

“#24 Power Hitter”

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Pros:  This 2017 Velo has so much Pop. My 2018 Senior son has hit so many more HR and to the fence since he starting using the Velo again!

Cons:  Sometimes if the ball is hit on the end if the bat there is vibration to the hands

“Awsome Bat”

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Pros:  Best in class pop, duribility, and swing weight!

Cons:  Need to add vibration dampaning technology for 2019

“its too good”

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Pros:  everything is good about the bat. but the best thing is i dont have to bunt ill just hit a dinger every time

Cons:  nothing is bad

“good bat”

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Pros:  good feel balanced nice sweet spot

Cons:  less pop than i expected but havent used it in a live game yet

Questions and Answers for the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX

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How come the end cap on this bat is different from college teams? It's the same bat but (Florida & UCLA) have plastic end caps but on here they are not?

College programs like Florida or UCLA will have their 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX custom made. It is not uncommon for players at these programs to use bats in different colorways, etc. than what are sold retail wise. As for the end cap material, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a plastic end cap.

Cameron Expert
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What's the difference between this & last year's model because the sound on the 2016 vs the 2017 sounds totally different.

The alloy material changed in 2018 Easton Beast X models compared to what was used in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX. This change in material can certainly create a different sound on contact.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat end loaded or balanced?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX will feature an end-loaded weight distribution.

Cameron Expert
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Is this any different than the Beast X Loaded?

This bat is very similar to the Beast X Loaded in that it is also a one-piece alloy design and has an end loaded swing weight. The Beast X Loaded does use Easton's new ATAC Alloy compared to the HMX Alloy used in the Z-Core.

Kyle J. Expert
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How balanced is the bat? I am thinking about getting it for my high school season.

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is an end loaded bat. If you are looking for a balanced bat, check out the Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Tyler Expert
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Will this bat be legal for 2018 high school baseball season?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is legal for high school play in 2018.

Cameron Expert
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I know they have contracts with the teams. My question was why are they all using the full aluminum bats instead of the composite bats?

The bat manufacturers use both composite and alloy because of the different feels for the hitters. Some prefer the alloy, such as in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX.

Max Expert
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What is the difference between the 2016 MAKO XL and this bat?

The 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKL features a two piece composite design while the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a one piece aluminum design. Both bats will feature and end loaded swing weight.

Carter Expert
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Is the Z-CORE XL BBCOR bat top heavy or balanced?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) features an end loaded swing weight.

JP Expert
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Is this bat ok to use in cold weather?

Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and really any bat on the market should not be used in temperatures below 55 degrees. The ball becomes more dense in the colder temperatures and that is what can damage a bat and weaken the bats performance.

Jason Expert
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My grandson is a bigger 11-year-old. He will be going to middle school next year which requires a BBCOR bat. He loves the Z-Core but the "smallest" one I can find is 31-28. I'm hoping he can swing something that long. Do you ever get returns on the 30-27? I just want to make sure he can get around on the ball quick enough.

We typically don't get a lot of returns on aluminum bats since after they have been used we are no longer able to return them. Additionally, for the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX we will not be receiving any more in.

Trevor Expert
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I am 6'4 190 lbs. I have been swinging a 33" for the last 2 seasons now and I was wondering if I should move to a 34"?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest moving up to the 34" model of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX.

Jason Expert
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Which bat is better for a power hitter, the Z-Core speed or the Z-Core XL?

Power hitters tend to prefer a more end loaded. With that being said, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX would be a better bat for a power hitter.

Cooper Expert
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How does the swing weight of this bat compare to the voodoo insane?

The swing weights of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVIC are very comparable, since both feature similarly weighted end loads.

Logan Expert
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My son used the 2015 Easton XL1 (-8) at 13u and the 2016 Mako XL (-5) at 14u. Just wondering what current bat would be similar to this type of bat? He's 6' 3" and 165 lbs. He's a power hitter but also bats for average.

The closest current model to the 2016 Mako would be the 2017 Easton Mako Beast BBCOR. The only difference is the 2017 model is a balanced version, while the 2016 Mako XL was an end-loaded model.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat allowed Cal Ripken Babe Ruth 13-15 year olds?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is legal for 13-15 division of Babe Ruth.

Cameron Expert
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How does this bat compare to the 2017 Velo?

Both bats will perform pretty well, however this Easton Z-Core is an end loaded bat, while the 2017 Velo is a balanced model.

Kyle J. Expert
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How does the end-load of this bat compare to the end-load of the BBCOR EXOGRID 2?

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will feature the end-loaded feel that will be heavier than what would have been felt on an EXOGRID 2.

Ben Expert
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What's the difference between the XL and Speed versions of these bats?

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will differ from a SPEED version of this bat as the XL version has more mass added to the barrel of the bat and will feel end-loaded while being swung. A Z-CORE SPEED bat will have an even weight distribution and the SPEED type of bat will be the easiest for a player to swing with the fastest speed.

Ben Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Marucci CAT 7 and the Voodoo One?

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will be similar to the CAT 7 and the Voodoo One as all bats are one-piece, all-alloy. However, where the CAT 7 and Voodoo One are balanced feeling, this Z-CORE XL will be end-loaded.

Ben Expert
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My player is 15 year-old that bats 4th in line-up. Comparing the Louisville Slugger (BBP9173), Easton (BB17ZH) and the Easton (BB17ZX). What is your recommendation?

If you prefer a two-piece, all-composite bat with a balanced swing weight; then my suggestion would be the Prime 917 from Louisville Slugger. However, if it is an alloy barrel bat you would like, then this 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) or the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) would be the bats to consider. To make a decision between those two bats, you'll need to decide if you want the one-piece, end-loaded design of the Z-CORE XL or the two-piece, end-loaded build of the Z-CORE Hybrid.

Ben Expert
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Is there any difference (other than paint scheme) between the 2016 and 2017 versions of this bat?

No, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and the 2016 model are the same bat other than the cosmetics. Both bats feature an end loaded swing weight and are made out of HMX alloy.

Jason Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Louisville Slugger 716?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX will have a one-piece design with an end-loaded swing weight design. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBS7163 will have a hybrid design, featuring a two-piece design with a composite handle and alloy barrel. This bat too will feature an end-loaded design. Both are great bats although the 716 from LS will reduce vibration more from off-centered hits due to the two-piece construction. The Z-CORE XL will be stiffer since it is a one-piece design and could potentially help generate more power because of this.

Cameron Expert
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What Easton bat would compare to the XL3? I loved that bat.

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is the most similar bat to the XL3 from the past. The Z-CORE XL features a one-piece alloy design and an end loaded swing weight just like the XL3.

Jason Expert
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Are there any other end-loaded one piece aluminum bats on the market, or this the only one?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) is currently the only end loaded one-piece bat on the market.

Damon Expert
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Will this bat's grip just be the grey color or will it be the blue and grey color like the Z-CORE Speed?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX has an all grey grip color.

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Questions and Answers for the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3

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Does Rawlings plan on releasing a 2019 version of this bat ?

Although we do not know what models Rawlings will be releasing we would anticipate that something similar will be replacing the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3.

Cameron Expert
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The "true" composite bats require break in, and it seems they lose pop over an extended period of time. My son claims his old Mako is dead. Assuming that's true, would a one-piece material like the Velo have a longer life?

It is tough to say that the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 would have a longer performance life than a composite bat. With that said, we do not hear many complaints with regards to the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3.

Cameron Expert
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What’s the difference between the 2018 VELO and the 2016 5150 (with the composite end cap)?

The differences between the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 and any Rawlings 5150 BBCOR bat would be the alloy used and the end cap design. The VELO models will always feature the acoustic alloy with a composite end cap. This creates a more balanced swing weight feel compared to the 5150 alloy and plastic end cap that is utilized on the 5150 models.

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference between this and the 2017 version?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is the same as far as technology and performance to the 2017 model. The only difference is the color scheme.

Carter Expert
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What is different with this model and the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V other than graphics?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is the same as far as technology and performance to the 2017 model. The only difference is the color scheme.

Tori Expert
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I need a new bbcor bat for this season. I am looking at either the velo or the combat maxum. I am 5'7 125 lbs. What length do you recommend? What are the differences in the velo and maxum?

Given your specifications, I would recommend that you swing a 31" 28oz bat. The main difference between this 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 and the Combat Maxum will be the material used in construction. The Velo utilizes a one-piece alloy construction to provide a stiffer and louder result on contact. The Maxum is a one-piece composite bat that will need a slight break-in period but should reduce vibrations felt on contact. Any recommendation will be determined by preference in material.

Tyler Expert
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Need to buy a BBCOR -3 for my 13 year old. How does the 2018 Velo compare to the 2018 Easton Beast X Speed? Does either have a larger sweet spot or more pop? Also are the materials used in the 2017 and 2018 Velo the same? Same alloy used in the handle/barrel and same composite on the end cap? Is the only difference the color and artwork design? Is the weight distribution the same in the BB7V and BB8V3?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO compares very similarly to the 2018 Easton Beast X Speed in that they are both very well balanced, one-piece alloy bats designed to emphasize bat speed. I don't think either one have a significant advantage other the other in terms of pop or sweet spot size. As for the 2017 Rawlings Velo vs the 2018 Rawlings VELO, they are very similar in construction, yes, and are still made of the same alloy. If you can find the 2017 model in the size you want, I would probably recommend that over the 2018 just to save some extra money.

Kyle J. Expert
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Going into my third year JV and need a new bat. I am debating between a LS Solo 618, the 2018 Velo, or Easton Beast X Speed. Which bat would be best for me. I bat in the middle of the lineup and am mainly a contact hitter.

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3, 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS618B3, and the 2018 Easton Beast X Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB18BXS are all very similar bats. All of these bats feature one-piece, all alloy construction with balanced swing weights. If you've had success with one of these brands in the past, I recommend staying with that brand.

Dan Expert
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Can you tell me when 2019 Velo will be released to buy?

The 2019 edition of this 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) will not be available for purchase until summer or fall of 2018.

Ben Expert
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If the color of the bat is the only difference between the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR bat and the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR bat then should I just get 2016 bat?

Assuming you can find the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 in-stock in the length you are seeking then we would certainly recommend considering that route and saving funds over the price point on the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3. These bats are very comparable and should some similar performance capabilities.

Cameron Expert
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I am in the market to purchase a new Rawlings. I wanted to know which bat is more balanced, the Velo or Quatro?

Both bats will be considered a balanced bat, but I might lean ever so slightly towards the Rawlings VELO, as it had a good track record of being one of the most balanced, light swinging bats the last few years.

Kyle J. Expert
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What's the difference between the VELO and the newest Quatro?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is a one-piece alloy model with a balanced swing weight while the Quatro is a two-piece all composite bat with a balanced swing weight. The Quatro will offer better vibration reduction from off-centered hits and have slightly better performance in warmer weather while the VELO holds up better in colder weather and will be stiffer on impact.

Cameron Expert
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Is this model different than the 2017 Velo?

The 2018 Velo will be very similar to the 2017 Velo. The only differences are cosmetic and the 2018 Velo has Rawlings's Tru-View technology to reveal the 100% aluminum alloy composition.

Kyle J. Expert
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Would you recommend this VELO over the Marucci Cat 7 for a contact hitter?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is going to provide you with a composite end cap, built to enhance the swing control of the bat. This feature will certainly help benefit contact hitters. Now to say it is or is not better than the Cat7, this really does come down to preference in what it is you are looking for in a bat.

Tyler Expert
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What makes this bat a hybrid? Is it just the composite endcap? Is the bat 100% one piece alloy barrel and handle?

Yes, the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is a one piece aluminum bat, the reason it is listed as a hybrid is due to the composite end cap.

Carter Expert
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Which bat feels lighter the BBCOR Quatro or the BBCOR VELO? Same size/weight.

Most players feel as though the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is the lightest swinging BBCOR bat out there, so I would say it feels lighter than the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3.

Logan Expert
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Is there a break in period since it's a hybrid and is more delicate than the 2017 model?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 will not require a break-in period as the barrel of the bat is alloy, therefore it will be game ready out of the box. We do recommend that bats with composite barrels hit between 100-150 balls before they are "game ready."

Tyler Expert
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Can you tell me the difference other than the cosmetics between the Velo BBRV3, BB7V, and the BB8V3

The biggest difference would be the tacky grip between the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 and the BB7V.

Max Expert
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How does the VELO compare to the Prime?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is a one-piece all alloy model with a balanced swing weight while the LS Prime 917 is a two-piece composite model with a balanced swing weight. The Prime 917 will be better able to reduce vibration from an off-centered hit while the VELO will be stiffer on impact. Both are great bats and we would not say that either will offer significantly more performance capabilities over the other.

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference between hybrid and alloy as you mentioned?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 will be a alloy, a hybrid bat is half alloy and half composite.

Max Expert
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My son has the 2016 VELO and the 2014 VELO. The 2016 is 33-30. He is now 6'4" and weighs 175. Would you recommend a different length or stay with the 33"?

It's suggested that a 6'4" 175lb player uses a 34" bat. However, if he does not feel comfortable using that length and weight, he could stay with a 33" bat and be perfectly fine. The size of the bat is largely based on player preference.

Mick Expert
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Is there a reason why the 2018 Velo isn’t as loud as the previous models?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 should still have a fairly loud ping sound as it consists of acoustic alloy.

Dan Expert
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What is the difference between the 2018 Rawlings and the 2016 Rawlings? I'm looking for a new bat.

Really the only difference in the 2016 Rawlings Velo and the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is the color of the bat. Both feature the same design and construction.

Logan Expert
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I'm a senior in high school, 5'11 240 pounds. I have very quick hands and I need a new bat. I am debating between the 918 Prime, or the new VELO. I have the blue 2016 VELO and love it, but not sure which you guys think would be best for me.

I would recommend going with the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 in a 34''. The light weight feel and the even balanced will help you as a power hitter.

Max Expert
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What are the differences between the 2017 Velo and the 2018 Velo?

Besides the cosmetics, the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) is a hybrid whereas the 2017 model is a one piece alloy.

Mick Expert
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Does the 2018 Velo have a lighter swing weight than the Louisville Slugger Solo 618?

Although the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 and the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS618B3 are very similar in terms of swing weight, most players feel as though the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is the lightest swinging BBCOR bat.

Logan Expert
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Can I use this in 2018 BBCOR? In other words, can I use this bat even with the new 2018 Rule in place?

Yes, you can still use this bat for 2018 BBCOR leagues. BBCOR rules and regulations are not being changed or altered in anyway with the new 2018 USA Bat standards. Those are for Little League only. Any BBCOR bats available now will still be legal.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat good for power hitters?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 would be a great option for power hitters. The stick alloy will benefit a power hitter and maximize bat speed.

Max Expert
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Is this bat good for power hitters?

Although the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is well balanced, the one piece design offers stiffness that power hitters seek.

Logan Expert
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Does the composite end cap reduce vibration compared to a regular aluminum bat?

The composite end cap on the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 doesn't really affect the vibration reduction for the bat, but it does help with reducing excess weight making the bat more balanced.

Logan Expert
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Will the Velo have more pop or better performance than the Cat 7? Which one will have a larger sweet spot?

It would be hard to say one of the bats you mentioned would have more pop than the other since they are very similar in terms of construction. The Cat 7 has a slightly larger sweet spot, but the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is a bit more balanced for a lighter swing weight.

Logan Expert
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A purchase would be a surprise birthday present for my son. If he doesn't like the bat, is it returnable for a full refund?

As long as you keep the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) in the original, unused condition then you may return it for a full refund or exchange.

JP Expert
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Is this the same bat as last year's model or does this one have more pop or a larger sweet spot?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) has the same features as the last years model. The difference is in the overall look of the bat.

Mick Expert
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Will the bat grip be the same from last year's VELO model?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 offers the same bat grip as the previous model.

Trevor Expert
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I'm a D-1, power hitter. I currently use the 2017 VELO and was looking for a 34" bat that is end-heavy. Since I'm in the NE and it's cold most of the season. I guess I need to stay away from a composite bat. Do you have one that fits the criteria I need?

If you wanted an aluminum bat with an end-loaded feel when compared to this 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) [this VELO will be very balanced], I would recommend checking out the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX).

Ben Expert
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How is the pop compared to the black VELO that was available a couple years ago?

The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat is going to be very similar to the 2015 black model of the same bat. There will be no noticeable pop difference but the bat might feel a little different in the hitters hands.

Cade Expert
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Thinking about this bat or the 2018 LS 718. I am a contact hitter that has some pop. Currently using a Cat 7 but looking at an upgrade. I have used the VELO in the past.

Being that the Cat 7 is a one-piece all alloy bat, the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat will feel very similar to the Cat 7. Both the Cat 7 and the Rawlings VELO both have a balanced feeling for the hitter as well. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat is a 3-piece bat with an end loaded feel and is more geared towards the power hitters. I would recommend going with the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat because I feel that you will be more comfortable with this bat.

Cade Expert
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What is different from this model when compared to last year's model?

The biggest update on this 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) from the 2017 version of the VELO BBCOR bat will be the new cosmetics. Besides the new look, the bats will be pretty similar to be honest.

Ben Expert
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  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • Thin 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle
  • End Loaded Swing Weight
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • One-Piece, Alloy Construction
  • Highest Swing Weight Index In 2017 Power Brigade Lineup
  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • High MOI Equals More Mass Behind Ball At Impact
  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) Alloy Creates Expanded Sweet Spot & Greater Durability
  • Z-CORE Internal Core Technology Creates Longest Aluminum Barrel In Baseball
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description for 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX
New from Easton for 2017! The latest and greatest members of the BBCOR Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL is a traditional one-piece, alloy construction with a massive end loaded swing weight geared towards power hitters nationwide. The extended barrel design creates more mass behind the ball at contact guaranteeing you further ball flight on each hit. Also known as the King of Ping, the Z-CORE has the biggest aluminum BBCOR barrel in baseball. Nothing else compares. More barrel means more sweet spot which turns into more power. With the Z-CORE internal core technology combined with the HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) alloy, the sweet spot has expanded for more hitting surface while the durability has improved tremendously. Furthermore, the thin 31/32 inch tapered handle comes wrapped with Easton's 1.2mm HYPERSKIN grip for an enriched grip and unmatched comfort. There is a reason the BBCOR Power Brigade had more at-bats, more hits, and more home runs than any other baseball bat used at the College World Series. Easton: More Ping In Every Swing!

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certification making it legal for play at the high school and collegiate level. Furthermore, Easton is backing this design with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. If you're an elite hitter, purchase the Z-CORE XL today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!
Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length To Weight Ratio
  • Available In 1/2 Inch & 1/2 Ounce Options
  • BBCOR Certified For High School & Collegiate Approval
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • One-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat
  • Precision Laser pOp 2.0 Increases Barrel Flex For More Pop
  • Comp-Lite End Cap Enhances Balance & Increases Swing Speeds
  • Acoustic Alloy Delivers The Loudest Ping In The Game
  • Colorway: White / Gray / Blue
  • Tackified, Synthetic Bat Grip Delivers More Control
  • Tru-View Technology Reveals 100% Aluminum Alloy Composition
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
  • One of the 10 Best 2018 BBCOR Bats!

Description for 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3
New for the 2018 season! Rawlings baseball bats have been pushing the limits of perfection for many years and it doesn't look like they are going to stop anytime soon. No matter what league you're in, you can always count on the fact that Rawlings bats are above the standard. With the VELO, you can step into the batter's box knowing that you have one of the loudest and most balanced bats in the business. It all starts with the Acoustic alloy where the proof is in the ping! This model is intended for your top of the lineup hitter. If you've mastered the art of hitting to the gaps and getting on base, there is no better option than the Rawlings VELO. Thanks in large part to the Comp-Lite end cap, this baseball bat offers insane balance while generating faster swing speeds than ever before. With the Precision pOp 2.0 technology, Rawlings utilizes a lasered groove through the sweet spot that helps increase barrel flexibility for superior pop. This one-piece, hybrid design is bound to be a favorite in the dugout for those who want to catch up to faster pitch speeds. Rawlings: Above The Standard!

This Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) features a drop 3 length to weight ratio, a standard 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certified stamp for high school and collegiate approval. If you're looking for a stiff handle and a traditional feel at the plate then you need to order one of these VELO baseball bats today with free shipping and a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Remember, we'll be here for you from click to hit!
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Bat Properties
Barrel Diameter:2 5/8"
Bat Type:Baseball
Color:Black
Color:Grey
Color:Blue
Color:White
Deals:Closeout Bats
Deals:Personalization Eligible
Deals:Bat Pack
Knob Color:White
Length to Weight Ratio:- 3
Material:Aluminum
Material:Half and Half
Price:$200 - $299.99
Series:Velo
Vendor:Easton
Vendor:Rawlings
Year:2017
Year:2018

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