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Bat #1: DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2

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Bat Pack DeMarini Voodoo -10 and Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bats: WTDXUD2 and WTLUBS618B11
Bat Pack DeMarini Voodoo -10 and Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bats: WTDXUD2 and WTLUBS618B11
Bat Pack DeMarini Voodoo -10 and Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bats: WTDXUD2 and WTLUBS618B11
Bat Pack DeMarini Voodoo -10 and Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bats: WTDXUD2 and WTLUBS618B11
Bat Pack DeMarini Voodoo -10 and Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bats: WTDXUD2 and WTLUBS618B11
Bat Pack DeMarini Voodoo -10 and Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bats: WTDXUD2 and WTLUBS618B11
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Bat #1: DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2

Bat #2: Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11

Features

  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony

  • Free Shipping!

  • -10 Length To Weight Ratio

  • 100% Composite Handle Helps Reduce Shock In The Hands

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • 3Fusion End Cap Optimizes Weight, Control, & Overall Durability

  • 3Fusion Handle Technology Reduces Sting & Transfers Energy Back Into Barrel

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Colorway: White / Red / Black

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • New USA Baseball (USABat) Certified Stamp

  • Two-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat

  • X14 Alloy Barrel Delivers Precision Performance With Resilient Strength

  • One of the 7 Best 2018 USA Baseball Bats!

Description

DeMarini baseball bats are the top choice for many players across the nation because of their dedication to high-level performance. The DeMarini Voodoo bats are back and better than ever! With a two-piece, hybrid construction, the Voodoo delivers the traditional sound of alloy bats with the lightweight, smooth feel of composite bats. As the most versatile option in DeMarini's lineup, there's a reason it has become one of the all-time most popular baseball bats in the game. It all starts with the X14 Alloy barrel that utilizes enhanced variable wall thickness throughout for a more powerful performance at the plate. The feature and technology that sets this year's model apart from previous designs is the 3Fusion System. This one-of-a-kind design includes the streamlined 3Fusion handle along with the lightweight 3Fusion end cap that optimizes weight for better overall control and faster swing speeds. With a sleek design, the 3Fusion handle provides a serious reduction of vibration in the hands and a noticeable difference in flex on contact that helps transfer negative energy into the barrel for premier pop and incredible ball flight. DeMarini: Choose Innovation. Choose Power. Choose Speed!

This DeMarini Voodoo USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUO2) features a drop 10 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the new USA Bat stamp. With that new stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony. Scare every pitcher you face and pick up one of these Voodoo baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

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Very good Jason coach

Pros: Good pop Doesn't sting hands Unique knob feels great for bottom of lead hand Not a "heavy" drop 10

Cons: None so far

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Good Pop for USA Bat Dillon player

Pros: Good pop for USA bat, especially in sweet spot

Cons: A lot of vibration despite 3fusion handle technology

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Great bat Peter Chang player

Pros: Good pop; Nice grip; grip starts to fade

Cons: Too end loaded

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Might Be The New Specs..... Brian Iten parent

Pros: Good feel, son says it is similar to his previous years Voodo Bats and he has been a loyal DeMarini player for 5 years now. Nice balance.

Cons: These bats are really dumbed down. Barely clearing the 200ft fence with it, yet, put a maple Marucci in his hands, which is legal for little league this year, and the ball is flying 240ft at a much higher rate. At the DeMarini price, I could have purchased 3.5 wood bats compared to this one.

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good have not used in game yet liam catcher player

Pros: Good pop, no sting, only used in cage no game yet.

Cons: It seemed a little heavy, I went from mako beast to new bigger barrel usa bat.

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Maintain Exit Velocity from 2017! Drew parent

Pros: *Only lost 2-3 mph from 2017 Mako - great results from the USA bat space. *No sting - hybrid connection works great *Terrific balance

Cons: None so far

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awesome bat Kris parent

Pros: could not tell a difference in the new usa bats to the old bats with this bat. my son is 10 4'8" 85lbs and is swinging a 30" like they never changed the rules. He is a contact hitter and usually uses a wood bat for BP so swinging this bat was nothing for him. great bat!

Cons: none

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best USA bat we tried Retro Clemson parent

Pros: Bat is as close to the old bats as any we tried. Very similar to the old -13 Voodoos, just obviously heavier. A shame they didn't make at the least a -12 for the 2 piece USA Youth version. Love the bat, its just slightly heavier than ideal for my 7 year old son. But thats only con, and not really a con i suppose. The ball sounds like the old bats when coming off this bat, cannot tell a difference off the hoof. typical Demarini Voodoo POP! Whereas the other USA bats we tried were obviously less than their predessor. This includes the Ghosts and Slugger 618. I am guessing the USA Composite bats have a longer break in period than the previous composites although that remains a guess at this point. Do not get caught up in the Composite vs Alloy debate with this bat, If you were a Voodoo fan before, this is your bat! Top USA bats of 2018 IMO are Demarini Voodoo and the Slugger 718. But Slugger 718 does not come in a 28"

Cons: bat only comes in a -10, but no cons on the bat itself as far as performance or feel.

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typical Demarini Voodoo RetroClemson coach

Pros: Bat exceeded expectations of a USA bat. has similar pop to previous Voodoo bats. bat feels great, nice Alloy sound. Best USA bat my son tried. Pop was greater than that of the composite Easton Ghost X -10 or -11 and alloy Slugger 618.

Cons: -10, nothing against this bat, just wish Demarini released a -11 or even -12 for USA 2 piece bats. We previously had a 28" -13 Voodoo. -10 is too heavy for most 8u players on machine pitch.

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Great Bat and highly recommended BaseballDad parent

Pros: My 10 year old was swinging the USSSA Easton Mako Comp 2-3/4" (-10) Baseball Bat - 27"/17 oz last year and the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat is the best comparison to a composite that I've seen. I compared it to other USA bats, Easton S650, Easton Ghost X, Easton Beast X, Easton S750C, 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10, and the 2018 Rawlings 5150. The Voodoo the best balance, pop, and contact sound than the other USA bats I listed. Most importantly it is roughly a -9 to where the other USA bats I listed are barrel heavy and range between 2 an 4 ounces over the listed weight.

Cons: none

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Great Bat Coach parent

Pros: My son like the bat, and getting more comfortable with the weight and sweet spot. Hits the ball harder each day.

Cons: Took 250 swings to get the timing down on the bat, but I dont really consider this a negative thing

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Awesome Bat when it comes to the new Bat Standards Jesse Gaytan parent

Pros: Bought this Bat around 3 weeks back and I got to say that it has a really nice POP for being a USA Bat. The 31 drop 10 Bat purchased did come at nearly 1 lb. 5 oz. heavier but this is something very common with the New USA Bats from what I have previously read. The Bat is well balanced and feels really good when being hold. the Homerun rate did drop by about 60 percent since not as Hot as the Bats from the previous years but on the Bright side, there is NO STINGING on my kiddo's hands what so ever on the bad hits. DeMarini did not disappoint us, the Voodoo comes at really good price and I would definitely would recommend it!

Cons: USA Bats are not at Hot as previous bats, good thing there is always the line drives to the fence though!

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Better than I expected from a USA stamp... Brad coach

Pros: strong sweet spot no vibration very slight end load feel, but not end loaded tapered knob, very comfortable weighs what it says, some USA bats are much heavier

Cons: smaller sweet spot reduced trampoline action due to new USA stamp price

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Awesome Bat Coach coach

Pros: My son swung a few different USA bats and this bat defnitely had the most pop and had a very balanced feel to it. He is able to control the added mass of thr big barrel bat during his swing. No sting due to the two-piece construction, but slight vibration.

Cons: Slight vibration $250 price tag but worth it

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Coach Coach Michael coach

Pros: Great pop compared to the other USA bats we've tried. Vibration is not an issue...my son and other players have been using it and not one complaint of stinging hands. Compared to other more expensive USA bats this is a great bat.

Cons: Non so far

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DeMarini Voodoo -10 Down South coach

Pros: This bat performs like the 1.15 bat. Great pop and zero hand sting. Changed from the Ghost X because of poor performance and stings on miss hits. Buy this one and you will not be dissapointed.

Cons: Wish i would have bought it first

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2018 voodoo balanced adrian parent

Pros: better pop than other bats being used, has good balance for my son and grip feels good. he likes it overall and ive seen better ball travel compared to the Easton and other bat line ups

Cons: still feels a vibration

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Not Impressed coles dad parent

Pros: Little to no vibration. My son is 9 weighs 80lb and is using 28/18.

Cons: Not much pop. Was really hoping this would be a good top end USSSA bat and compare to non USSSA. Bat sounds like a piece of dead wood with ball strike.

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My son likes it EC parent

Pros: Great pop. My son is ten and he likes the weight and the length.

Cons: none yet

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great us bat jake the snake player

Pros: no vibration. decent pop for new bat standards. big barrel

Cons: cost is a little steep

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Meh... Stacy G parent

Pros: It's hard to come up with any pros, especially since the USA bats seem flat and have less pop. It looks good--does that count? And it might hit better if it was ACTUALLY BALANCED, but it is NOT! A kid that swings an end-weighted bat may get better results.

Cons: NOT balanced! Feels very end weighted. My son went from hitting triples and doubles to barely and rarely getting on base with this bat. He still uses a Marucci Hex Alloy for travel ball and hits fine with it, so I have a hard time finding pros for this bat. We do love Marucci bats, just not this USA version.

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Disappointed Mitchell Davis parent

Pros: Can't think of any, other than looks good in the dug out.

Cons: Has the POP of a pool noodle. definitely over rated and over priced.

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Great Bat ToddH parent

Pros: Great pop. My son has never hit a home run. Never expected it with these USA bats. Has 4 so far in practice. Sound is great.

Cons: It's heavy.

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the best j.R. parent

Pros: light weight. great grip/feel. kid hits well.

Cons: none

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first choice lp player

Pros: great bat

Cons: 0

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Hot bat! Baseball mom parent

Pros: Nice pop compared to other bats with new standards! Bought for my 9 year old because his Easton Ghost X has a horrible sting with a solid hit. The Voodoo has much less sting! Several of the other players are now using his bat and hitting great with it!

Cons: The finish on the bat didn't hold up like I expected...lots of scratches and scuffs after a few uses.

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voodoo Jake Batoui player

Pros: great bat excellent pop almost no stingers i highly recommend it to club ball players in AA or AAA

Cons: none so far

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COULDN'T BELIEVE THIS BAT Mark Zachiel player

Pros: Great bat hit hard with it. Has a lot of pop. Hit doubles and triples every time

Cons: none

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Great Bat Kason Kesler player

Pros: I hit a homer first at bat with it the second at bat i tried my other bat and popped out.

Cons: none

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Buy it! Parks99 coach

Pros: Great pop off from the bat. Very little vibration on mishits and none on the sweet spot. My 8 year old son is 54 inches tall and 73 pounds and swings the 29 drop 10 with no problem. He consistintly hits hard line drives into the outfield and hard ground balls through the infield. I was a Easton fan until now. Demarini does not dissapoint, do not hesitate to buy this bat.

Cons: Should have switched to Demarini sooner.

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Good Bat so far CJ coach

Pros: About a dozen practices and three games into the season. So far this has been a good bat. Decent hits off of it by a handful of different players. Pop is better than expected.

Cons: A few complaints of vibration in cooler weather. $250 price tag.

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Way better that we expected matt parent

Pros: my 7 year old hit 4 (in the park) home runs with it this weekend! He hasn't complained about any sting. Impressive for an all metal bat.

Cons: none

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"GREAT BAT" Patrick Panner player

Pros: Excellent pop for a USA bat not heavy at all. Almost no vibration at all.

Cons: None so far.

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PA littleleager jim Carberry coach

Pros: great "POP" I really impressed with this. I have only purchased Eastons for years. With the Rule change I decided to try the VOODOO and I am impressed with everything except the paint, and or sticker.

Cons: Paint doesn't stay nice. 7 games into season and it looks 2 years old. Marked up bad!

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Coach Jesse coach

Pros: This is a good bat, good pop off the barrel

Cons: we changed to this bat in mid season, it took some time to readjust to the weight of this bat , but worth the change

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Coach Rich J parent

Pros: A much better pop then other USA bats we've seen this season .....

Cons: none Yet

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Larry Kerbok player

Pros: Amazing bat looks great and feels great I love having it as a bat

Cons: My season ended before I used it in a game

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Very Great Bat Zachary Trohon player

Pros: Great durability lots of pop for a USA bat no vibration when hitting the ball generally great feel and overall great bat.

Cons: none

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Gucci Johno player

Pros: Amazing

Cons: None

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2018 VooDoo two piece the Legandary Deuce coach

Pros: this bat is as good as it gets in the USA hybrid space. swings more balanced than the Louisville 718 & lighter then the easton beast X. swings smooth with minimal sting on mishits. alloy barrel is hot out of the wrapper..

Cons: none. another great stick from demarini..

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bat end cap broke jim w. parent

Pros: my kid says it has a balanced swing weight

Cons: bat end cap broke off in three mknths of use right in the middle of cal ripken districts sent bat back to demarini and they replaced ot with a LS 917 select cause they didnt have amymore 32" available so at least they back their warranty which is a good thing

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cool bat max other

Pros: it is awesome

Cons: no con

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USA VooDoo The legendary Deuce coach

Pros: of all the USA hybrids we used this season, this swings the lightest, although does have an end-loaded feel like the others. Has legit pop for a USA bat.. minimal sting on mis-hits..

Cons: like all other usa bats, this weighs in above the stated weight, & def has an end-loaded feel which might not be for every hitter..

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good bat baseball player

Pros: Has nice pop for USA bat. If you hit it in the sweet spot has a very nice spund and will launch off the bat really nice.

Cons: the barrel isnt the biggest. to hit the ball far you have to hit it perfectly

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Great Pop for USA Bat Michael coach

Pros: My 11 YO swings the 32/22 and it swings more like a 24oz. relatively no vibration and the pop is better than any of the other bats (including the Zen, Ghost that we own). May be the best bat on the USA market. We have players on our team with the 30/20 and although it doesnt drive the ball as well, it still has excellent rebound. We love this bat.

Cons: None right now

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Vodoo drop 10 Charlie D Coach

Pros: Decent pop for a usa bat.

Cons: Swings heavier than a 21 ounce bat should. We need some good quality 31 inch 20 ounce bats.

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Good bat. Justin Cummings Coach

Pros: Has good pop for a USA. No much sting. Good barrel control and balance. Was using a Easton ghost and switched to this. Instant results and huge difference.

Cons: Not any complaints

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Is this an approved bat for the 2018 Little League season?
Ken
Yes, this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) is permitted in all divisions of Little League Baseball besides the Senior Division.
Ben
What is the actual weight of the 29/19 and is this bat end loaded at all?
DAD
The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 features a balanced swing weight. As for the actual weight of the bat, this is not something we are able to determine at this time. Please check back in a month.
Cameron
Will USSSA allow this bat since it does not have their stamp?
baseball dad
Yes, USA Bats are going to be legal for play in USSSA. You would have no problems using the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a USSSA tournament.
Carter
Is this bat comparable to the CF8 that my son currently uses?
Tim
The big difference here will be the USA stamp on the new 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2. The level of output will be more similar to that of a wood bat with the new USA stamp.
Dan
Does this bat need to be broken in or is it hot out of the box?
SGR
The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 features an alloy barrel and thus will be hot out of the box. Only composite barrel bats will need the break-in period.
Cameron
For two years my son has used Voodoo RAW 32-19. I know this bat is legal for 2018 but worried about weight. Looking for DeMarini that is similar. He is 13.
mark
I would recommend the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2. If you're concerned with the weight I would recommend the 2018 Rawlings VELO -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8V10 as it's one of our most balanced bats.
Dan
What is the actual weight of the DeMarini Voodoo Balanced USA bat?
Gus
This bat is a -10 drop. However, almost all bats will probably be about 1 oz heavier than the listed weight, due to things like the glue for the end cap and grip tape not always included in the listed weight.
Kyle J.
Is this bat balanced or end loaded?
bubba
The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 features a balanced swing weight.
Jason
(1) Would this bat be approved for 13U since it has the USA logo, or do all 13U players need to swing BBCOR bats? My son is smaller [currently using a DXVBR -9]. (2) What bat would you recommend? (3) Also, if he does have to go to BBCOR bats, does the bat need to have the USA logo?
confused
[1] The legality of this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) will be dependent upon the governing body of your league. You will need to check with a coach or league official on what the bat ruling is for the 13U division of your league. [2] For a 13U player, I would typically recommend a -5 size baseball bat if a BBCOR is not being required ( a -5 bat will best prepare the player for moving up to -3 BBCOR bats when they get to high school). [3] If your player is required to swing BBCOR bats, the USA logo will not be required on the bat (no bats will have a BBCOR stamp and USA stamp present).
Ben
My son uses the CF5 (-11) bat and likes it, but we have to get the new USA stamped bats. How does the 2018 Voodoo -10 compare?
mike
This 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) will be different than the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) as it has a -10 length-to-weight ratio (and the CF5 had a -11 length-to-weight ratio). As well, this 2018 Voodoo will feature a larger 2 5/8" barrel diameter (while the CF5 would have been a 2 1/4" barrel bat). Lastly, the USA stamp on the Voodoo will restrict the performance on the bat too a much lower level than what would have been allowed off the CF5 used in the past.
Ben
I purchased the Demarini VooDoo 28" -10 for my 9 yr old and the 29" -10 for my 10 year old. I am aware that actual weight will be a little more then listed weight but both the 28" and 29" weighed exactly same on a scale, 20.7 oz. The 28" was too heavy for my 9yr old. How can same exact bat different lengths be same weight?
Michael
It is hard for the manufactures to be precise on every bat. Every bat is slightly a different weight depending on multiple variables such as grip tape, paint job, and other factors.
Mick
My son is about 4'5" and weighs about 75 lbs. He had a weak swing last year but has grown and gotten stronger. He will be in the batting cages at least 1/week this off season. I was leaning towards the 29/19 for him but I don't want him to outgrow the bat. Do you think a 30/20 is a better way to go?
Pete
Given your son's size, weight, and expected use-rate, I would suggest the 29/19. If you were planning to use it more sparingly then I could understand buying a bat for him to grow into, but in the scenario of using it in the cages a couple times a week I would just go with the bat that is currently the best fit given the expected lifespan of aluminum bats.
Tyler
Will there be a USA Baseball CF5? Debating on whether to buy a Voodoo or wait. Also, my son is 5' and 90-95lbs. He has been using a 30" -10 bat for over a year. Should I go up to 31" -10? He has one of the fastest if not fastest hands on his team and at times I think he could use a heavier bat.
doug
I would recommend the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a 30" length but if he's confident with the weight, you could go up to a 31" length.
Dan
What size bat would you recommend for a 12 year old that is 5'6" 145 lbs? Last year he was using a 32 in 21 oz would the 32 in 22 oz be a good fit for him?
zach
I would recommend the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 with a 32 inch bat length and a 22 ounce bat weight for a player with the specs you have described.
Dan
What size would you recommend for a 4'8" 10 year old? Was thinking 29" -10 but not sure.
bb59
I would recommend the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a 29 inch bat length and a -10 drop weight.
Dan
My son is 54" tall and weighs 65 lbs. He recently swung a 29"/16 oz bat and it was light. What size bat for my son?
dadof#10
Based upon your player's height and weight, I think he can stay at the 29" length. However, you might look to swing a heavier bat with n 19 oz weight (as long as he can handle the 19 oz weight). I would recommend considering this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) in the 29"/19 oz size.
Ben
What is the difference between this bat and the Voodoo One?
j
The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 is a two-piece hybrid bat, with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The Voodoo One is a one-piece fully alloy bat.
Tori
My son is 9 years old. He's 4'8" and 115 pounds. Would you recommend the 30/20?
Jeremy
Yes, based on your sons height and weight we would recommend the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in the 30"/20 ounce size.
Carter
We ordered a 28/18 for our 10 year old who is 4 foot 11 inches and weighs 107 pounds. Is that a proper size or should we return it for another size?
coop
Based on your player's height and weight, I would actually suggest a 30" 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2.
Logan
My son is 13, and is 5'6 102 pounds. Would you recommend the 31/21?
Dad
Given your player's specifications, I would definitely recommend a 31 inch bat. The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 could certainly fit that billing. However, considering his age I may suggest also looking into some drop 8 bats in order to start preparing him for the standard drop 3 that he'll have to swing in high school.
Tyler
Is this bat approved for play in Dizzy Dean?
DP409
Yes, this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) has the USA Bat stamp and will be sanctioned for play in Dizzy Dean leagues in 2018.
Ben
My son is 12 and will be 13 in May. He is 5'7" and 120 lbs. Should I get him a 31"/21 oz -or- a 32"/22 oz?
keaton
For a player that is 12 or 13 years old, I would recommend forgoing this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) as the -10 length-to-weight ratio will be too light for a player of that age. I would recommend looking to a USA rated bat that has a -8 or -5 sizing to it. A -8 or -5 sized bat will help prepare your player for the -3 BBCOR bats that will be required in high school.
Ben
My 9 year old is about 4"7 and 85 pounds, what size do you recommend?
Josh
Based off the information you've provided, I would recommend the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a 29 inch and 19 ounce. This bat is also classified as a balanced bat which will help your player get the bat through the zone.
Dan
My 11 year-old son is 4"8' and weighs 100 lbs. I was thinking about buying him the Voodoo 31' drop 10. Do you think this is too big for him? Also, I heard the Voodoo runs heavy and isn"t really a true drop 10. If this is true, how much heavier are they?
Mike
Based on your player's specifications, either the 30" or 31" 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2, would be a great fit for him. As for the Voodoo, I just weighed the one we have on display and it came in 0.2oz heavier than the listed weight. Typically bats range from 0-1.5oz heavier than their listed weight because of the additions (ie. grip tape, etc) that are added after the weighing process.
Tyler
My son is on the smaller size for his age (11 years old). He's been using a 28"/16 oz. He's about 65 lbs and 4 ft tall. Should he go up to a 29?
binaural
Based upon your player's height and weight, our general recommendation would be to stick at the same 28" length. However, if you wanted to get something longer, you could certainly go with a 29" length bat. If you got this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) in the 29" length, it would be 19 oz in weight. The 28" size, would be 18 oz in weight. At the time of your question, the 28" and 29" sizes are available for purchase.
Ben
My grandson is a loyal DeMarini user and must obtain the new bat. He is 11 years old, 78 lbs and 58" tall. He has been using a 30" (drop 11). Is a 30" (drop 10) Voodoo the right bat.
Ron
Based upon your player's height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) in the 30" length. That size would be 20 oz in weight. However, if you wanted to be able to have multiple length options of bats, it may be worth considering this bat in the 31"/21 oz size as well. That size would be a little long and heavy at the outset, but would give your player something into which he could grow with time.
Ben
What are the main differences between this Voodoo and the Voodoo WTDXUO2 currently on sale for $149.00?
Henry
The main difference between these bats is that the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) is a two-piece hybrid bat while the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo One -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUO2) is a one-piece alloy bat. Two-piece bats typically have less vibration and more flex than one-piece bats, but choosing between the two comes down to player preference.
Taylor
My son is 12 years old, 5"4" tall and 125 lbs. What size do you recommend for him and which DeMarini bat?
momof3
We would recommend a 31" or a 32" length for someone his size. Any of the DeMarini bats that we have including this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo would be great options.
Kyle J.
Is this bat USSSA approved?
mike
The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) is approved for USA leagues but is not approved for USSSA leagues.
Taylor
What length and weight do you recommend for my son who is 4"6' and 70lbs?
Eric
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 29"/19 ounce 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2.
Carter
What size DeMarini Voodoo would you recommend for my 10 year old son? He's 4'9" & 95 pounds.
kevin
We would suggest a 30" length for someone around his size.
Kyle J.
This bat is not on the approved list at (USABAT.COM). Does this mean it can not be used?
Dustin
This 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXU) is actually on the list of approved bats by USA Baseball. Because of that, it will be permitted for use in leagues that are requiring the new USA rated bats.
Ben
Are half and half bats intended for or made to help kids with weaker wrist action get the extra whip or snap?
Browner
Two-piece bats in general can typically result in more whip or snap in each swing. The hybrid design in the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 features an alloy barrel and composite handle for players who like both materials.
Dan
I have been comparing 2-piece composite and hybrid models and am unsure which way to go. Which would be better for an 8 year old that is roughly 50" tall and weighs 70 lbs in the 29"/-10 size? He has a good swing but is not super strong and has a lighter swing (slower hands). It seems that all composites are heavier bats. I'm also looking for something that will have little to no sting. This is for Cal Ripkin pitching machine league.
Jake Young
Inherently, there is not going to be a performance difference between aluminum, hybrid and fully composite bats. Choosing between a hybrid or composite bat will come down to player preference. If you hope to limit sting, I think a two-piece design, like this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2), would be a good fit.
Taylor
My son is 5"2' and 104lbs. I was thinking 30' 20oz. Thoughts?
Keith
A 30" bat could certainly work, but I would actually recommend the 31" 21oz. size of the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2.
Tyler
My son is 11 years old 55 inches and 85 pounds. What size would you recommend?
Todd Kaiser
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend the 29" 19oz. 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2.
Tyler
My son is 10 years old (league age 11), 76 pounds, and 60 inches tall. What size bat would you recommend?
Tina
Would recommend getting the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a 30 inch model based on the player's height and weight.
Cameron
My son is 14 years old, 5'6" and 165 lbs. What is the -10? Coaches said we should get a -3 to -5. What do you recommend?
pete
-10 is what is commonly referred to as the "drop", or the length to weight ratio. If a bat is 33" long, and is a -10, then it weighs 23 oz. 33 (length) -10 (drop) = 23 (weight/oz). For his age and size we would certainly recommend a -3 or a -5 bat. BBCOR bats are what I would probably recommend, just look for that term in the title. BBCOR bats are all -3 and intended for high school and college play.
Kyle J.
My 13 year old plays middle school that is now adopting the USA bat standard. He hit a 30/25 CAT 7 last year, but he can't use that this year. I feel like we are back in rec ball with a 31/21 but is that the appropriate size with this new bat standard?
bert
I would recommend your player to continue swinging a -5 if that is what he's comfortable with. Unfortunately, the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 is not available in a -5 but I would recommend something similar like the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BX5. The Beast X features a one-piece, alloy construction with the X-Tended barrel design for a massive sweet spot.
Dan
My son is 9 yrs old, 4"10' an 105 lbs. What size would you think I should get?
locho
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a 30 inch model.
Cameron
Son turns 11 years old in March. He is 4'11". He weighs 110 lbs. He is an above average bat handler. What size would be best for him?
T
Based on your player's height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) in the 30" length as long as the 20 oz weight can be handled effectively.
Ben
I would like to purchase one of these in size 29. What's the closest to advertised weight you have?
Poophead
A 29 inch model of the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 will weigh roughly 20.6 ounces.
Cameron
Since this bat has a 2-piece construction, should it not to be used in a batting cages, like a full composite?
Greg
We do not recommend that you ever use your primary bat in batting cages. The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 is no different and its' X14 alloy would be highly susceptible to denting.
Tyler
What is the safe outdoor temperature to use this bat in?
Darren
While there is no temperature specifically listed by the manufacturers, we generally recommend 55 degrees or higher if you can avoid it. Obviously sometimes that is not possible. Be sure to try to store your bat indoors if possible.
Kyle J.
Is there a "break in" period for this bat or is it hot out of the wrapper?
Rock
This bat will not require a break-in period because it has an alloy barrel.
Kyle J.
My son is 9 years old, 76 lbs and about 4'8". He was using an older 2013 DeMarini Dark 29/17 last season. What size bat would you recommend? What is the true weight of this bat?
eddie
Based on your player's specifications, I would recommend the 29" 19oz model of the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2. This bat, like most every other bat, is going to be about 1-1.5oz heavier than the listed weight.
Tyler
My son is about to turn 10 years old in early March. He's 4'7" and 69 lbs. He's a contact hitter who's been using a 29" bat. Would you recommend sticking to a 29" or could we move up to a 30"?
Ed
Based upon your player's height and weight, our general recommendation would be to stick at the 29" length. However, if he feels ready to get something a little longer (or you feel he will be growing), you should be fine to get the longer 30" length of this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) as long as the 20 oz weight can be handled.
Ben
My son is 4'2" and 58 lbs. What size would you recommend? Can't decide between a 28 or 29.
N.
We would recommend getting the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a 28 inch model based on your player's height and weight.
Cameron
My kid is 5'2" and 95 lbs. What size of bat should I get him?
JOSE
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a 31 inch model.
Cameron
My son is 5"8' and 135 lbs what size bat should he use?
big D
I would recommend the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a 32 inch length based off the information you've provided.
Dan
My son is 10 and is 4'11" tall and weighs 110 lbs. What size do you recommend? Thanks
je
We would recommend a 30" or 31" length for his size and weight.
Kyle J.
My son is 12 4"7 70 lbs. What size bat should he use?
david
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend your player swings either a 29" or 30" size of the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2.
Tyler
I'm looking at this and the new 2018 CF Zen. My son is smaller, he's 13, is 5 ft tall and weighs probably 79 pounds. We used composite bats every year and this last he used a 29"17 oz -12. We need to move him up for middle school so should we look at -10 or -5 and if so which since we have always used one piece composites with the exception of one alum/com combo. Any advice? I'll be darned we just bought a $300 bat from you guys that he played 4 games with, now we get this USA rule change switching back to rec.
bballmom
Based on your sons height and weight and what he was using previous I would probably recommend trying out the 30"/20 ounce size. Both the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 which is a hybrid option and the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUFX which he had been using previously are both great options to take a look at.
Carter
My son is 11, 4'10", and 95 lbs and has been playing with a DeMarini 29 inch 18 oz CF7. Great bat, but him growing 2 inches and now with new bat rules for LL, we need to find a new bat. He assessed using an Easton Beast X -12 30" 18 oz (from a friend) did great with it. Just wondering if we should look at more bats? Most 30" are 20 oz. I was hoping to buy DeMarini again, but only see 30" 20 oz bats. Any advise would be appreciated.
JC
Based on your son's height, weight and age, we would recommend looking into a 30 inch model in either a 19 or 20 ounce weight; depending on what you feel your player can handle. The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 is a great option as is the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUFX. The 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUFX will be better balanced than the hybrid design of the Voodoo with a weight of about 1/2 ounce heavier than listed weight. If you wanted to get something in a drop 11, then the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 would be a great option to consider.
Cameron
What's the difference between the DeMarini WTDXUD2 and WTDXUO2?
jerry p
The difference between the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 and the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo One -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUO2 is the bat construction. The Voodoo One will offer you a one-piece alloy construction for a stiffer feel and potential for more vibrations on contact. The Voodoo will offer a two-piece hybrid construction with an alloy barrel and composite handle (in place to reduce vibrations.)
Tyler
What size bat should I buy for my 11 year old son? He is 56 inches tall and 84 lbs. Also, he loved the Mako beast but due to new bat rules, we need a new bat. Would this be a good comparison?
Marianne
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend a 29" bat. This 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 is a two-piece hybrid bat with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. This will feel stiffer and provide a more audible noise on contact when compared to the two-piece fully composite construction of the Mako. However, the 3-Fusion technology should minimize negative feedback much like the Mako's of the past.
Tyler
Is this the right bat for my son who is 11, 5ft 6in and weighs 120? His previous bat was an Easton XL3 32' -11. He has tried the Beast -10 and did not like it.
marley
Based on what you have said about your son and his height and weight we would recommend the 32"/22 ounce 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2.
Carter
My son is 12 years old, 5'1" and 113 lbs. He is really strong. Would this bat work for him as far as size/swing?
Marni
Based on his height and weight, we would recommend a bat in the 31" length. He would probably be fine using this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) in the 31"/21 oz size. However, if he is especially strong, I might recommend looking to some -8 bats in the 31"/23 oz size as well.
Ben
My son's previous Voodoo weighed about 2.5 oz heavier than listed. Can this be expected with this Voodoo?
chris
This 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) will come with a weight over what is listed (unfortunately, all the USA Bats are weighing a decent amount over what is listed). It appears that these Voodoo -10 USA bats are weighing about 1.5 oz over the listed amount.
Ben
My son is 11 years old, 5'1" tall, 90 lbs, average strength, and a switch hitter but prefers to hit from non-dominant side. What size bat would you recommend?
Byron
We would probably recommend a 30" or 31" length for his height and weight.
Kyle J.
My son is 4"4' and weighs 65 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
Baseball Mom
We would recommend a 28" length as probably the most common for his height and weight.
Kyle J.
My son is starting out in Cal Ripken, is 8 years old, 51" tall, and weighs 52 lbs. What bat do you recommend for minimal sting and good balance?
Tomm
We would recommend a 28" length for his height and weight. The best bat we have for sting vibration in this size would be the 2018 Rawlings Quatro -10 USA (US8Q10). If you think a 29" would work, then this 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA (WTDXUD2) would also be an excellent option as we currently don't have it in stock in a 28" length.
Kyle J.
My son is 53" tall and about 65 pounds. What would you recommend for bat length and weight?
BaseballMom2
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a 28''. The correct weight will depend on his strength, but based on his size a -10 would most likely be the best size.
Tori
The cap on the knob end of this bat fell off. Will that affect the bat's pop?
Ryan
It will not affect the pop of the bat, no.
Kyle J.
My son is 10 years old and 4 ft 7 inches (56 inches) tall but only 62 pounds. He is a contact hitter. Which length and drop do you recommend and which bat? I think a balanced bat may be better for him thinking end weighted might make it seem to heavy? We also would like to reduce sting vibration. Please advise on which bat you might recommend.
J
I would recommend the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 in a 29 inch length. The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 features a balanced swing weight and two-piece construction. The two-piece technology will help reduce the vibration on your players hands.
Dan
My son is 54 inches tall and 73 pounds. What do you recommend for a bat length and weight?
Parks99
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 29" 19 oz. 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2.
Logan
Can"t decide between the voodoo or cf zen, which do you recommend?
jason
The main difference between these two bats in the material used for the barrels. This 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 will have X14 Alloy whereas the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUFX will provide a paraflex composite barrel. Your preference in bat will primarily be decided between whether you prefer alloy or composite barrel material.
Tyler
Is this bat a one-piece or two-piece?
payton
This bat is a two-piece, hybrid design with an alloy barrel and composite handle.
Kyle J.
What bat would be better 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 or the Louisville Slugger 618? Beside the price, and the 1 to 2 piece?
Dan
The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 features new 3Fusion technology which has improved the durability and sting reduction of the bat. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 will be one ounce lighter and will feature a new speed ballistic end cap which increases barrel length and improves balance.
Dan
Can you use the Voodoo in cold weather?
G
There is no set temperature where it gets too cold to use a bat, but we here at JustBats generally recommend 45 degrees as the rough cutoff where you want to use a cheaper, older bat if you can. The Voodoo does have an alloy barrel which is generally a bit better in the cold also.
Kyle J.
Is this bat a 2 5/8 barrel?
JP
Yes, the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 is a 2 5/8" barrel.
Carter
Is this bat a composite model?
bart
The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo is a two-piece, hybrid design with an aluminum barrel and a composite handle.
Kyle J.
With the composite handle, does this bat need to be broken in like a total composite bat?
DB
The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUD2) features an alloy barrel so it does not need to be broken in.
JP
How far above the stated weight does this bat actually weigh, specifically in the 29 in?
the legendary Deuce
The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 will come in about 1.6 ounces heavier than the listed weight.
Cameron
My son has been swinging a 30 inch -5 USSSA bat with success. He is doing a USA event and needs a USA bat. Would you suggest going to a drop 8 to create more bat speed to compensate for less pop of the USA bat?
Doug
Would not recommend dropping down in weight to compensate for the thicker barrel walls on the USA models. The lighter weight may increase bat speed slightly but with less weight to throw into the ball you may not see any difference in distance. Instead of looking into the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 you would want to consider the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5.
Cameron
Is this bat good to use in USSSA because your review questions below one says yes and the other says no. Can you please clarify?
Drew
It depends on the interpretation of "good to use." In the sense of legality, the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 will be allowed for use in all USSSA play. However, in the sense of performance level, it would not be wise to use this bat as it will be noticeably lower performing than a USSSA model.
Tyler
Would this bat be good for my 10 yr old son? He's 5’ tall, 115 lbs. and he plays 12u.
macho
The 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 is one of the highest rated USA bats, so it would certainly be a great option for your player. If he's 12, this would be the last year I would suggest a -10 bat. At 13 and 14 you would want him to start swinging a -8 or -5 to transition to a -3 that is required in high school baseball.
Logan
What is the difference between this bat and the voodoo balanced?
Rawlin richardson
The DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 is a balanced bat as well. The reason this doesn't say Voodoo Balanced is because there isn't and end loaded, or "Insane," model to differentiate it from at the -10 USA level. The only bat we have listed as Voodoo Balanced on our site is the DeMarini Voodoo Balanced BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTDXVBC19, which is to differentiate it from the DeMarini Voodoo Insane BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTDXVIC19.
Logan
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About the Brand

In 1992, DeMarini Sports had something to celebrate. The three-year-old company had climbed a rung on the proverbial ladder of success, moving its world headquarters from a dirt-floored barn to a slightly larger metal shack. "It was a big move for us," recalled Ray DeMarini from the batting cage of DeMarini Sport’s present-day Bat Industrial Complex. "The new shop was larger, more storm resistant, and -best of all- it had a heater."

In the early days, DeMarini Sports hardly made a blip on the radar screen of softball. With no retailers and virtually no advertising budget, DeMarini grew steadily by selling high-performance bats directly to customers. While established companies made "juiced" bats for the pros and ordinary bats for the public, DeMarini focused on making one line of high-performance bats for pros and amateurs alike. This approach, combined with a passion for the sport, led to the greatest innovation in softball history - the world’s first multi-wall bat: the DeMarini Doublewall.

Released in 1993, the DeMarini Doublewall was the world’s first multi-wall bat. Like a modern golf driver or oversized tennis racket, the Doublewall had a giant "sweetspot," which allowed average players to hit like pros. DeMarini’s sales exploded, and before long opposing bat manufacturers to notice. DeMarini - a homegrown company led by a softball fanatic - had shaken the establishment silly.

To understand the rise of the DeMarini Dynasty, you need to know Ray DeMarini. A cult hero among avid players, Ray DeMarini emerged on the professional softball scene at the age of 40, a veritable geriatric among younger players. With a scientific approach to training, a batting speed of 96 miles-per-hour and a bombastic attitude, DeMarini fast earned a reputation as a savage competitor.

In June of 1987, ESPN launched a nationwide search for a hardcore player to advise on a series of instructional softball videos. When approached by producer Erich Lytle, the biggest boys in softball repeatedly spoke of a five-foot-seven softball giant—Ray DeMarini. DeMarini had mastered reflex hitting, a technique that drops the ball squarely between the infield and outfield. Impressed with DeMarini's knowledge and scientific approach to training, Lytle not only hired Ray as an advisor—he hired him as the host. Together, they produced Ray DeMarini's Reflex Hitting System, ESPN's most successful home video to date.

Having garnered national recognition through ESPN, Ray turned his efforts toward designing a high-performance bat for the masses. To accomplish this, he needed an engineer. "Not just an engineer," he said, "but a boot-strapping rocket scientist who could build an empire with pocket change." Ray's call was answered by Mike Eggiman. Having grown up on a farm, Eggiman was adept at making the most of a situation. Case in point: the company's first piece of automated bat-making equipment had the heart of an abandoned washing machine.

With Eggiman as Chief Engineer, DeMarini Sports delivered a series of industry firsts: the first multi-wall bat (Doublewall Distance), the first high-performance bat for massive players (Fatboy) and the first high-performance youth bat (Black Coyote).

In 2000, DeMarini joined forces with Wilson Sporting Goods to develop the next generation of hitting technology. Ray believed it was a perfect fit, as both companies shared a vision of developing game-enhancing equipment for avid players. What’s more, the companies had complimentary products: Wilson was the leader in gloves, balls and protective gear, while DeMarini made the world’s finest bats. According to Chris Considine, Vice President/General Manager of Wilson Sporting Goods: "The thing that struck me most about DeMarini was their passion for sports and their true competitiveness.

Within a year, DeMarini unveiled the industry’s first concept bat, the $35,000 F1. Secured under lock and key at the DeMarini Bat Industrial Complex in Hillsboro, Oregon, the F1 served as a technological storehouse for future products, including DeMarini’s landmark Half & Half system.

In December 2001, 12 years after the genesis of DeMarini Sports, Ray DeMarini died of cancer in his Northwest Portland home. He was 55. The next summer, the Portland Metro Softball Association paid homage to the “King of Softball” with the dedication of Ray DeMarini Field. Formerly known as Delta #1, the field was DeMarini’s favorite place to test bats during the early days of business. Ray DeMarini—bat maker and player extraordinaire—was remembered for his high-performance softball bats and unwavering encouragement of everyday players. Today, a 40-foot sign announcing RAY DEMARINI FIELD graces the outfield, and an interpretive display chronicling Ray’s life greets players as they register for games.

More "Insane Dedication to Performance" is in store for tomorrow.

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Bat Properties

DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Big Barrel Youth
Bat Construction Two-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color White
Deals Closeout Bats Bundle and Save Used
Length to Weight Ratio -10
Material Half and Half
Price $100 - $199.99
Series Voodoo
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor DeMarini

Features

  • -11 Length To Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony

  • Free Shipping!

  • New USA Baseball (USABat) Certified Stamp

  • Anti-Vibration Handle Construction Helps Reduce Sting On Mishits

  • Balanced Swing Weight Score (1.1)

  • Colorway: White / Blue / Red / Black / Gray

  • Custom Lizard Skins Baseball Bat Grip Provides Premium Comfort

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance

  • Lowest Swing Weight Profile & Fastest Swing Speed In Louisville Slugger Lineup

  • One-Piece, Aluminum Baseball Bat

  • SL Hyper Alloy Material Delivers Maximum Energy Transfer

  • Speed Ballistic Composite End Cap Increases Barrel Length & Improves Balance

  • Stiff, Traditional Feel For Immediate Impact Feedback

  • One of the 7 Best 2018 USA Baseball Bats!

Description

New baseball bats for the season! For the second year running, Louisville Slugger has created a one-piece, all alloy, hybrid bat: the Solo. This season's model, the Solo 618, may be known as a single-piece construction, but due to the new and improved Speed Ballistic Composite End Cap, Louisville Slugger has deemed it a hybrid design. The enhanced end cap, combined with Slugger's SL Hyper aluminum material, delivers increased swing speed, better overall control through the zone, and the most balanced swing weight score (1.1) in the Lineup. As the fastest swinging baseball bat Louisville Slugger has ever manufactured, this model is an excellent choice for players looking to ensure fastballs no longer phase them. Not only does the SL Hyper Alloy provide an increase in swing speed, but it ensures a stiff, traditional feel on contact with maximum energy transfer for further ball flight and more base hits. Not to mention, Louisville Slugger has applied a brand new vibration dampening handle design that helps reduce sting in the hands on mishits so that negative vibration is a thing of the past. The best part? A custom Lizard Skins baseball bat grip comes pre-wrapped around the standard handle for premium comfort and a better overall feel. Louisville Slugger: Hit For Power, Average, & Pride!

This Louisville Slugger Solo 618 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) features a lightweight drop 11 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the USA Baseball (USABat) certification. With that stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony baseball. Make every swing count and pick up one of these Solo 618 USA baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

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My 8 year old loves it JPalmer parent

Pros: Light balanced swing weight, my 8 year old is swinging faster through the zone, hitting the ball well. Sweat spot seems to be rather large giving the bat good pop. My 8 year old loves the look of this bat, says it's his favorite over his other two bats which are the Rawlings Quatro-10 usa bat & the Easton-10 Beast X Hybrid usa bat

Cons: None

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Decent Bat MNava parent

Pros: Bat handles well and seems to be very durable. Most of his fall little league team has been using this bat due to availability of usa stamped bats. Most of them seem to be very comfortable with it. Seems to be very balanced. He has gotten some pretty good shots with it in game play.

Cons: Cons is the pop. After using 2 3/4" barrel bats standardized for select ball play for the past 4 years. Going to this usa stamped bat has been quite a significant change. Ball definately does not jump off the bat like the ones he has used for select ball. Still a great bat, will just have to adjust to the change.

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Best USA bat Doug parent

Pros: Good pop for a USA bat, but the main thing is the feel---very smooth and balanced swing weight compared to others...why spend $250 or $300 plus when this bat provides what my kid needs

Cons: USA bats are not like USSSA bats

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Best Value! Frank parent

Pros: Great light swinging bat for youth players. The pop is decent for the price and I don't think paying an extra $100 for a bat is warranted. Get this bat!!!

Cons: The sting on a not squarely hit ball hurts, but that is with any USA bat.. Even my friends Ghost X which was $350..

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Slugger has a winner Here CoachPete63 coach

Pros: This -11 swings nice and light and relative to the competition still seems to have a good bit of pop. Weight is a big issue for everyone this year and going with anything heavier than a -10 will likely be a mistake. This is the best performing -11 we have played with so far.

Cons: none yet. well, the new usa standard is a con for everyone.

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FINALLY! TinaG77 parent

Pros: It's light, it has pop, it's the bat for my kid and yours.

Cons: none so far!

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Good “wood”. Umpire other

Pros: Affordable, looks good, balanced. Thanks to USA baseball for levelling the playing field with the usa bats. It was needed. Dont take my high ratings too literally cuz its all relative with these usa bats - its now personal preference for the "wood" you choose. I fondly bid farewell to the days of the calculating dads using an outlaw easton or combat b2 da bomb to create an illusion/distortion of the game with young players (unlike mlb's new baseball which doesnt put kids at risk). Gone are the days of the 50 pounder generating crazy back spin to loft a ball far in the air with his orange mako and/or softball swing. Now... with usa bats it will be more if not completely obvious to everyone if a bat has been tinkered with, and levels the playing field for the safety and betterment of the players. Maybe the spoiled usa kids that play baseball should use what kids iin other countries use. Having said all that, this bat seems good.

Cons: none so far.

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Best USA bat Under $200 Donnie Batman parent

Pros: This bat has great pop compared to other USA bats. My son tested out the beastX, GhostX, and Velo. The 618 not only had better pop and sound but had the best feel, not to mention it was the lightest. Tapered grip/handle is also a great feature.

Cons: none.

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Great Bat gina parent

Pros: Got this bat for my 10 yo for Christmas and he used it at baseball camp and absolutely loves it!

Cons: na

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Best USA Bat Don coach

Pros: I bought several bats for my youth players. The best performing by far was the Louisville Slugger. Most of the kids hated the Easton Ghost as it didn't seem to have much pop. All of the kids swung this bat faster through the zone. I will be ordering a few more in different lengths to satisfy the various sizes and abilities of the kids. Strongly recommend the bat and the price can't be beat.

Cons: None

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Good USA bat Players play parent

Pros: Very balanced. Nice barrel/sweet spot. not too big/small. Ball jumps off the barrel on solid contact. The line drive contact hitter is finally rewarded. No longer is the high pop up a HR...

Cons: Haven't had the bat long enough to gauge durability but that's always a concern. Otherwise there are none to speak of at this time.

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This is a good bat for kids with new USA ratings Jason parent

Pros: Good grip with wide bottom handle making it easier to choke up if needed. If you don't like a wider bottom handle, then this may not be one for you. It widens out towards the very bottom. May want to go with a Rawlings that has a skinny grip all the way down. Good pop when hit on the sweet spot. There will be learning curve with kids who are used to just hitting anywhere on bat. This bat also great weight distribution making it feel lighter than it really is. Barrel seems a bit wider throughout the barrel too.

Cons: If you don't hit the sweet spot, will sting. The wider bottom handle may not be good for kids will small hands. Not a true drop -11, but that is consistent with all new USA bats. I just wish they would all just give them a true Length/Weight rating.

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great bat and great price Dave parent

Pros: very balanced feel! my eight year old is on the smaller side, so i got him the 29" 18oz. he has no problem swinging it. This bat also has great Pop for a USA bat. very comparable to the ghost x. I definitley recommend this bat!

Cons: only negative, but not a big deal. stings the hands at times. but wouldnt let that keep me from buying it.

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28-17 Louisville solo 618 Jeff D parent

Pros: More pop than expected, my 9 yo loves it, moved on from his Dimarini 28-16. No vibrations so far, sounds nice. Only cages so far, well see when we take the field. Overall, great bat at a great price.

Cons: none as of yet

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Believe me, this bat is the Bell of the Ballpark. Jeff Harper parent

Pros: I have purchased no less than 4 USA bats for my 8 year old son. But this is the bat he that went to try outs. We got a lucky break when Little League and a local retailer made nearly every new USA bat available to test drive.After being sized Each kid got to go into tunnel and hit 10 balls with several new bats. Seems the brand we had gone with before was nothing close to the Solo. It just swings faster and hits further. The balance just seems to work, This was the best hitting youth bat of the whole bunch. There is a composite big barrel by a big named brand,-11. We both thought it was great when he first got it. He needed thicker batting gloves and we changed the grip to lizard skin to ease the hand sting.We thought after a 1000 balls it would break in, like his last composite bat ,it never did. This bat out hit the big barrel composite and everything else we have seen and it served him well in try outs. He hit hard everything they threw at him, it's the best for 2018.

Cons: It's still a 2018 bat, what are you gonna do?

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Great USA Bat Daddy and Coach parent

Pros: Feel, comfort, ball comes off the bat real nice.Was looking for -11 for my 10 yr old. Contact, gap speed type hitter about 70lbs. He tried out Ghost x hyperlite and LS Solo 618 over about 5 hitting sessions(including break in period prior for Ghost x hyperlite composite). Loves the solo. Don't be misguided by fact ghost hyperlite has a bigger barrel and slightly lighter. He squares up more baseballs with the LS 618 and the mishits spin far better than the ghost hyperlite off the bat. The ghost x hyperlite so far- unless struck in (small sweet spot on a huge barrel) the ball knuckles, floats, and dies. It's like the oversized barrel absorbs the energy. They would be much easier for fielders to make outs. Meaning more hits with the LS 618 ( because ball spins and darts). It is a great bat (as far as USA) if your son likes a light swinging, balanced, fast bat with a bit of pop. He loves it. Hope this helps

Cons: Not many but if you are really picky like me- A bit of sting which is the reason for the 4 in vibration. However, the ghost x hyperlite stings his hands so bad it drops him to his knees every 3 or 4 mihits he has to take a break. He says the sting from the LS 618 is a "normal sting", and he is able to shake his hands out, get back in box and continue. Keep in mind my son primarily plays catcher at this point, so has a bit of toughness, and same results other hitters. The 4 for durability is because the bat has developed a barely noticeable "tiny rattle", I believe in the end cap. it has not affected performance, and i'm sure LS will replace. But my son loves the bat so much with all his (hit marks) he doesn't want me to send it back. It weighs about 1.3 ounces heavier than advertised (almost all bats USA 2018 are heavier) so it is actually a -9.5/10, but swings very light, fast and easy. Also, I'm not knocking easton. They are replacing our Ghost x hyperlite with easton

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Hype is real Batting_Coach coach

Pros: My 8yr old son plays Travel ball and AAU for a local club. We have Owned the Ghost X 2 piece, Ghost HL, Beast HL and been to a few Demos for the Demarini, Mizuno and Rawlings. A lot of dads on the team have been waiting to see this bat in action and it doesn't disappoint. The ball screams off the bat and the mishit ground balls are so spinny that it was eating up our infielders. First few hits in the cages during BP all the heads turned due to the unmistakable sound of the Solo. My son moved up from a 28/16 Mako beast to a 29/18 Solo and has way more pull power with the Solo. My son is hitting the Solo harder and ball velocity is up over his Mako. Most of us baseball dads have been fumbling around checking reviews and buying the normal Eastons and have been bashing the USA bats due to performance. The Solo 618 or the Demarini VooDoo one piece bat are the hot bats that we have seen so far at our baseball school. Ordering the -10 Big Barrel for AAU play!

Cons: Hard to find in stock.

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Light swinging and feels good AZ dad coach

Pros: My son tried several bats including: Easton Hyperlite, Demarini Voodoo Balanced & 1 piece, Easton Hyperlite, Beast X, Ghost X, and Ghost-X Hybrid, and LS Omaha before figuring out the 618 Solo was the one. He's small for a 9 year old...only 50 pounds. Previously, he had a Combat Maxum -12 so he's accustomed to a light swinging, balanced stick. He gets decent pop but I'm most happy that he's been able to adjust to a 1 inch length and 2 oz. weight uptick with no problem. I attribute this to the bat's balance point. Great bat...cool grip too and he likes the tapered handle. Also, to top it off, the price is right on this compared to the others I listed.

Cons: Barrel isn't as big as the Easton and Rawlings line.

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Pros: my nine year old loves its. Spent an hour in the cage today, no stinging, great pop and great sound.

Cons: none so far

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So far so good. My son is 9 yrs old, 4'11", 95lbs Jeff Owens parent

Pros: very balanced feel, swings well, good median price point / I bought this for my son due to the new USA baseball guidelines. He has probably about 100 plus swings in it already and he seems to be adjusting to the feel. He swings a combat Maxum 30/19 with the 2 3/4" barrel and this bat hasn't seemed to affect his swing at all. The sound is very dead unless you strike a ball perfectly but he seems to have the same power in the cage so far. I will revise this after the season to see how it works against live pitching.

Cons: lots of vibration with the 1 piece design when a ball is hit anywhere besides the sweet spot, handle is pretty thick compared to his combat which has a larger diameter barrel

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Great bat Mark coach

Pros: So my son had the Rawlings Prodigy -11 2 5/8 USABaseball bat in fall. It was good. He hit mostly solid line drives into the outfield. Saw a kid I had previously coached at a lesson with the Solo. He was crushing the baseball pitch after pitch. Okay, it's a lesson right. At spring tryouts, he was launching the ball again. This bat has POP for a USA bat. So I bought one for my son and those line drives are now deep in the outfield. The bat is balanced and feels lighter. It does not clank the the Rawlings did. it's a solid and sounds that way. The only thing left is the games. This bat is the real deal.

Cons: The other boys want to use it.

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BY FAR best USA bat Drewb23 coach

Pros: Has the pop and feel of a composite bar with a nice barrel and sweet spot. Sound is pretty good too. Great grip. Price is lower than many others. I have hit bslls to my players with just about every USA bat, including the expensive Easton bats. This one is much better. My 10 year old is using the 30-19 and he loves it.

Cons: None so far.

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Great Bat Lucas Larson player

Pros: It has really good pop.Its super balence

Cons: It does sting a little.

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worth it! RA parent

Pros: My 8 year old loves this bat. It is light and more importantly balanced as described in other reviews. Went from a 27in 14 oz composite last year to this 28in 17oz. this year. Researched the heck out of USA bats. i think its a great bat for the price.

Cons: no complaints.

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Great for the little guys Doug parent

Pros: -I have a younger boy just starting out and this Solo 618 lets him get the bat through the zone. It has a very light swing. The new so called -10 & -9 bats are just too heavy. Not to mention they are really closer to -9 & -8 when you put them on the scale. -It still has the new bigger barrel and just as much pop as any other USA bat for a much better price. -The Lizardskin grip is a great perk.

Cons: -USA standard is weak. -There is still quite a bit of vibration, but expected because it's still just a one piece barrel. A two piece bat will help reduce some of the shock, but you're paying quite a bit more for that. -The hitting area / sweet spot is small.

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Best USA BAT Lucas Larson player

Pros: Has good pop for a usa bat

Cons: None

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Enjoying this bat! Jim V parent

Pros: Balance and feel of this bat are great according to my 11-year old son. Having the -11 drop with this bat makes a difference. No noticeable issue with vibration and sting upon contact.

Cons: Still adjusting to the decrease in pop of the USA bats.

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Solo 618 30" 19 review John parent

Pros: Very balanced bat, fast through the zone , better pop than I thought. The lizard skin is nice and taper at end of bat. We are indoors at winter training so all hitting is done in cages or stations. I coach and see all the bats cycling through, ball appears to come off the bat hotter on the Solo. Looking forward to going outside to see how it performs but I do not anticipate things to change. There is always the 'one" bat and I think this may be it for now.

Cons: none

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BEST BAT ON THE MARKET!!!! Andrew Estrad parent

Pros: Lightweight for bat speed, Huge POP, NO Vibration or stings, Great size sweet spot, Lizard grip is awesome, great durability, can't believe it out performs the $300+ bats no questions. My son is going to out bat every kid on our team because of this bat and the fact no one else has it and it's sold out until May-June per LS.

Cons: SOLD out coast to coast, every kid on the team wants to use it and haggles to buy it since there is non avail.

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Great Bat! Pete parent

Pros: My son loves the bat. Seems to have good pop for a USA bat. He hit a wood Phoenix all winter so he was very happy to starting hitting this bat. He said there is no vibration and great balance.

Cons: Only complaint we have is the bats all weigh in heavy compared to their advertised weight.

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No sting and feels great Marc Geissel coach

Pros: I've returned 2 top of the line Easton bats this year because of the sting to the hands. I purchased this bat based on reviews that I've read. I'm happy to report that after 3 cage sessions, my 10 year old son hasn't felt any sting to his hands at all.

Cons: No pop. It will be interesting to see how many balls go over outfielders heads this year in 8-10 year old age group.

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Great bat Greg Carter parent

Pros: Great pop compared to other USA bats he has tried, including the Easton ghost hyperlight. Very light feeling bat due to its even balance makes it a very fast swinging bat. My son is getting more hits with this bat.

Cons: none yet, after two weeks

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Solo -11 Great Bat william H coach

Pros: -11 with great pop

Cons: Tough bat to get at 30 drop 11

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Good Bat. SDSC805 other

Pros: first of all, this company has fast shipping. This bat is highly recommended for its price! it has a nice pop and super light!

Cons: Don't be negative and give it a try, it'll be worth it...

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Excellent pop for USA bat Baseball Dad parent

Pros: My son hit two deep Fly balls with this bat. 1 for a double and was a fly out. but in the game they were the two deepest hit balls between either team. I like to think his hard work in the tee and taking endless BP has made his approach consistent and powerful bit I truly believed based on the reviews that he was going to struggle to hit the put of the infield. Even with the new bat he is hitting the ball further than just this past fall with a USSSA bat. I highly recommend this bat. it is as close to or better than the pperformance of a USSSA bat. I should say that by the time he used it in live game he probably had over a 1000 swings on it and rotated it between every swing. It was well broken in by the time he used it in league. I think that is the most common mistake parents make. They do not take the time to properly break in a bat before using it in a game situation. There is a right and a wrong way to do it.

Cons: Its the sweet spot or nothing so barrel control and the ability to square the ball is a must. A miss hit is a weak grouundball and an automatic out.

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My 10 year old loves it Marc Geissel coach

Pros: No sting. We had to return the Easton Hyperlite because the sting was so bad. My son has tested a few friends bats and he prefers the Solo 618 over them all.

Cons: USA stamp = No pop.

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the solo Brent Holyfield parent

Pros: v

Cons: this bat almost broke my sons hand the vibration was so bad during weather below 55 degrees, wouldnt suggest biying this bat!!!

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Hottest bat on our Travel Team Travel Parent parent

Pros: Got a 29" bat for my son for Christmas and have been using it for winter workouts and have a few months to give good feedback. Our travel team has a mix of all the top USA bats hanging on the rack and the 3 top hitters on the team are all using Solo's. It almost looks like an unfair advantage over the Teams we play with the other big brand bats. Our middle infielders are just feasting on their weak ground balls coming off the other USA bats. My sons 29/18 weighs 19.2oz and took a few weeks to adjust coming from a 28/16 Mako but is now hitting with some pull power and the Solo just sends it every time with coach pitch. 7 out of 10 hits with the Solo are equal to his MOAB but the MOAB still has 3 balls that are 35-40' longer. Solo is the best that I have seen so far and is very balanced and great acoustics. You can tell how well they hit the pitch just off the sound.

Cons: The 28" Solo's look a lot different then the 29" Solos. The 28"s have a similar profile to the 518 Omaha's and seem to ring your hands a bit. The 29" sweet spot is a lot bigger then the 28's. The 28" Solo's sweetspot is right on the 6 of the 618 and anything higher up will ring hands. The 29" sweet spot covers the whole word SOLO. Seems 3 times bigger for the extra inch. The acoustics are clearly different from a sweetspot hit vs an off center hit. Last 2" of the 29" will produce a weak ground ball and some hand sting. Had to move my son closer to the plate as an adjustment. Our Solo's get a lot window shoppers sitting on the fence due to the lack of availability in any retailers anywhere. 2 of our 3 removed the foam padding under the grip with just a normal LizardSkin grip. Taper seems ok for a bigger kid but not an 8 yr old.

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Pros: First, remember it's the kid swinging the bat and the work he or she puts into it. The bat itself is super balanced. We tried other bats that are end loaded and were toughter to get around. My son is 9 and playing up a level against quicker pitching, so this bat was necessary. A great alternative is LS Omaha 518. Same bat balance, just different metal compostion.

Cons: non yet.

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Best USA bat we found geoff parent

Pros: We tried many of the new USA bats for my 7 & 8 year old boys. This was the best combo of balance, feel, pop, and TRUE weight. Our 28/17 weighs 17.6oz. All others were close to 3oz above published weight.

Cons: It's a USA bat.

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Pros: This is a nice bat. Has good balacen.

Cons: My son has used this bat for three months now. For a 28" 17oz bat the Vibratons are not nice for young kids. My son plays 7/8 year old. Baseballes around 30 to 40 mph. On averge temp around 55 to 80

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Good for new standards but not great BC parent

Pros: Pretty close to stated drop, my son has the 28/17 and it weighed in at 17.8 which is good for USA standards. Looks good and grip is nice. Seems to provide a good swing speed.

Cons: sweet spot seems small only top 2 inches are the max diameter. Seems to produce a lit of ground balls for kids. Personally i think it seems to need a breaknin period despite manufacturer. not sure there are any better options under $200.

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Great Youth USABat Steve parent

Pros: After many tries, I was finally able to get my hands on a 29"/18oz Solo 618 for my 9yo son. After a couple years of swinging a 14oz. 2 1/4" barrel bat in his house league, I was a bit concerned an 18oz. bat would feel heavy, but the weight distribution on this bat feels excellent. It is really well balanced, and does not feel barrel heavy...as most of the USABat Easton's we tried, making them feel heavier than 18-19oz. I could tell right away after the first few test swings he took, the 29"/18oz. was the perfect size, and he was happy with how the bat felt. Taking his first live swings, the pop was surprising for a USABat, and my son was incredibly happy with it. If you can find it, I'd highly recommend this bat.

Cons: None yet. My son is very happy with the pop, feel, and lack of vibration so far.

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Solid POP for a USA bat. Brian coach

Pros: - Solid POP for a USA bat. My son was swinging the Easton Hyperlite before this. Every hit on the Easton stung his hands to the point that he was swinging and missing on purpose. Obviously I had to get him something else. Compared to the Hyperlite the ball jumps of the bat. My son does not complain of any sting/vibration. Says its very balanced and light.

Cons: Cant find the bat in stock anywhere.

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Best USA bat Boomer Big Daddy parent

Pros: Ideal swing weight. Ball travels farther that other usa bats. Nice looks. Only 1 ounce heavier than advertised so a 29/18 is a 29/19 and exactly what we were looking for.

Cons: Sting on mis hits A teammate's solo bat had end cap come loose. Had to send in for replacement.

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Hot bat Angel Vill parent

Pros: has good pop to the bat considering the new USA standards my 11 yr old loves the grip and is easy to swing with. 2nd game of the year and already a straight shot to outfield for a homerun after that it went from one other player on the team using it to three other players.

Cons: there has not been any cons as of yet its a solid bat

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Good bat Peter parent

Pros: First weekend with bat my son went 7-10 with 4 balls have to over the outfields heads. Good pop for USA bats. Easy to handle, good size, very pleases. Used a 31/20 for my 10 year old son who is big.

Cons: Hard to find bat

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Best USA BAT!!!! Luis Torres player

Pros: very good pop for a USA bat

Cons: its a USA bat

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Bat is amazing Spencer player

Pros: Last year i was using an Easton XL3 31"/20oz and the Easton Mako 31"/20oz.My dad got me this bat and i wasn't sure about it but, i was wrong, the bat is great.This bat is the closest iv'e found to that bat.Has amazing pop and very little sting.this bat weighs 20oz unlike the other USA bats.

Cons: If you don't hit it in the sweet spot it will sting where bating gloves.

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Best of the USA bats MAD parent

Pros: Seems to be one of the better USA bats available at a "decent" price. Sone, started with a Easton Hyperlight. Broke that within a week. Save your money and buy this. No reason to spend any more. Decent "pop" for a USA Bat, Pre-Gripped with Lizard Skin

Cons: USA bat - (enough said) Has some hand sting if not hit right. Suck it up, there is no crying in baseball.

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Great Bat!!!! S. Cardwell parent

Pros: My son , who is 14 loves the bat. Last season his batting was not so good. If he did hit the ball, it went straight to first and he went straight to dug out!!!!! This year , with his new bat, he is hitting so much better. They are even going outfield instead of to first where he always got out. The kids on his team are asking to use the bat!!!

Cons: some vibration

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Great bat!!! John Moore parent

Pros: My 7 yo son switched to this bat a week ago and since is 7 - 8 with some of his most impressive hits to show for it. Entire team and coaches noticed immediate difference. Has been quite literally a game changer. - Excellent balance. - Great pop off the bat. - Bat speed notably better.

Cons: None to speak of so far.

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stings hands Mike M coach

Pros: My son says it has pop. I don't see it in his hitting.

Cons: I have to try to convince my son to use this bat. He is constantly saying it stings his hands and he is always switching to someone else's bat or using an old bat. I read that in other reviews, but he is almost to the point that he won't use the bat because it hurts his hands.

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So far so good! scott walker parent

Pros: Good weight and ball comes off the bat pretty fast for a new USA bat.

Cons: Nothing yet....

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Perhaps the best bat for 7-8 year olds Chris parent

Pros: This bat is popular because it's well-balanced, light, and moderately priced. At the younger ages 6-9, it should be all about making contact at the plate and learning "how" and not necessarily "how far" to hit. The 618 is made to support this view. I think depending on the player, power may be a focus from as early as age 9. My son's (age 7.5) first bat was a -12. This one is a -11. So around age 10, I predict a slighlty end-loaded bat will be best for him at-10. I hope LS makes a slightly end-loaded aluminum bat without the extra $100 price tag by then or I will strongly consider other options.

Cons: The pop issue is universal with the new standards. I've seen research out there that many composite bats underperform compared to the 618.

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As good as the Composites Brimark parent

Pros: My 9 year old son has been playing with the Easton Ghost X (29) and lack of power moved me to look into other options. To note, several kids on the team have been using Ghost bat with similar results. With positive reviews, we purchased the Solo and with hopes of deeper hits but so far, we are seeing similar results from both him and teammates that have wanted to try out the Solo. Around the league we are seeing kids consistently hit the same regardless if they are using Composite or Aluminum. Bottom line, I am confident to say that younger hitters with the new USA bat standards are hitting relatively the same whether they are using a $50 bat or a $350 bat. For the money, the Solo is a great bat and definitely one to consider if you are looking for a mid priced/good performing bat.

Cons: USA bat regulations are having a strong effect on the game. I suspect that bat manufacturers will figure out how to sweeten the bats in 2019 once the manufacturers have a little more time to study the bats and responses to hits. Just as a reference to power with these new regulations, in the 2017 season, our league had 19+ kids hit at least one ball out of the park-for 2018 a total of 5 have done it.

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Coach/parent Curtis coach

Pros: Bat is great! My 8yr old son is pounding the ball with it. My son is 4' 41/2" 71 pounds has a 29" -11 bat and loves it.

Cons: Only the price, but a good makes a huge difference

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great bat Rodney coach

Pros: bat is light, quick thru zone with great pop. the whole team wants to use!

Cons: has scuffed quite abit in short time

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The Insider That Travel Ball Family coach

Pros: Like many others have said, this bat is good. Everything except the vibration kills it. The technology at the end of the bat has proven to work, my son throws this bat through the strike zone so fast, because of this technology. But everything else for this bat is perfect.

Cons: My son states that every time he uses the bat it vibrates. He is a pretty good hitter, and we've tried everything. He squeezes the bat tight, and he definitely hits the ball in the middle of the barrel. I am actually quite disappointed, because I've seen all of these good ratings for the vibration. For example, one time my son hits a blast to RF. He told me down at first base that his hands were stinging so bad, that he couldn't pitch. This is one of the many accounts were this bat has proven not to be good when it comes to vibration.

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Nice USA bat JW coach

Pros: Good price for a high performing bat. We have this and the ghost. The ghost is no longer used. The balance is better and thus my sons swing is better. I measures the exit velocity between this and his ghost. The solo had higher average exit velocity and conistently 5 mph higher on his best hits. A better bat for 1/2 the price.

Cons: The vibration on this bat can be pretty bad if you don't hit the ball correctly. Vibration is a little worse than the ghost.

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Best bat out there. Kevin parent

Pros: Excellent pop no sting extremely balanced feel LS made a slugger out of my son Great job keep up the good work and great quality bats.

Cons: none

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Best bat out there for young players shawn parent

Pros: very balanced. easy to get through the zone quick and has very good pop! son is 7 swinging a 28/17 and has hit the fence 4 times with it on a 145 ft fence. better sweet spot than other high $$ bats on the team. well worth the money

Cons: wish all usa bats had better barrel design

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Solo 618 - One of the better USA bats Jason coach

Pros: It has good pop for a USA bat, but nothing like the bats from last year. My son has several USA bats from an Easton Ghost to a Voodoo one piece, but this one is by far his favorite. It has a much better sound than the "dead" sounds from other brands.

Cons: I could not accurately rate the durability of this bat because this is only the first month we have had it. Also, I wish the Solo 618 was available sooner, but we are adjusting to the bat as we play games/practices.

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Favorite Bat. Heather Wezensky parent

Pros: 9 year old loves this bat. Gettung lits of great hits.

Cons: none as of yet.

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great USA Baseball option baseball coach and dad coach

Pros: well balanced, lowest vibration of the bats we've tried so far, better pop than the Ghost X hyperlite for my son

Cons: still less pop than the old bats

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Lemon Kyle Hosek coach

Pros: For the 6 days my son used it, it seemed to have great POP to it. My son LOVED the feel of the bat and the balance when he swang the bat.

Cons: 6 days after receiving (maybe the 4th practice, less than 100 hits) the bat gave a horrible corky, spring type noise on one area of the barrel. Tapping around the barrel of the bat gives some unorthdox noise that was not indicative of a properly functioning bat and it did not make this noise when new. Bat went bad somehow. My son is by no means a "slugger", but he makes contact very often and has good and bad hits.

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Nice bat! baseball dad parent

Pros: Balanced bat. Smooth swing and decent pop.

Cons: None yet

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9U player really likes it.. Drew parent

Pros: Good pop and good swing speed

Cons: A fair amount of vibration

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Worth the Wait Baseball Mom parent

Pros: Waited all season to buy a bat for my 10U. Wanted to watch the dust settle on the new USA bat standards and see which bats came out on top. We tried out 6 bats during the season and this one was by far the best. Better pop than other brands with the same specs. Bat shipped the same day. Using it in All Stars now and loving the bat.

Cons: Haven't had it long enough to accurately review durability.

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Great Bat Chad parent

Pros: Very balanced, bigger knob, 28' bat weighed in at 17.7 oz on my scale.

Cons: none yet.

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Not worth the money! Bill Mihalko parent

Pros: None

Cons: May 10 yo son is not picky about bats and he is a power type of hitter. He hated everything about this bat. He said there is no pop and the vibration is awful even when hitting the sweet spot! We do not recommend this bat!

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Multiple HRs 13UAAA Steve parent

Pros: Best USA bat available. Bat speed the name of the game. This Bat delivers. Son has hit multiple HRs with this bat. in Practice and Games. The last being a legitimate 330' HR. Best pop for USA Bat Ive seen.

Cons: vibration if not hit in sweet spot.

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Fantastic Chris S parent

Pros: Out of the box this bat out performed the Easton Ghost X. It is superlightweight and great pop for a USA bat. I bought the Ghost and it cracked aftet 17 hits. A month later still waiting for my replacement bat. Louisville hit a home run with this bat. It is better than any composite for 2018. We tried them all.

Cons: Nothing so far.

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My son loves it!!! would recommend this product Paul parent

Pros: Excellent pop, no vibration, increased my sons swing with USA bat. Went from a -10 to this bat and wow what a difference an once MADE - and the bat is all that!!!! wow wish we could of got this bat earlier in the year but it wasn't available....worth every penny

Cons: Excellent all around my 11 year old LOVES this bat!!!!

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solo review D Skelton parent

Pros: M 11 year old loves his new bat. Feels and sounds good. We had the Easton Ghost X and thr louisville solo is a much better quality bat. It has better sound to it is a lighter weight. This bat seems like its better quality that the ghoast X and for my son seems to be similar to the his mako.

Cons: his only complaint is the bat is thicker on the bottom of the handle and tapers up.

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Very good USA bat!! Frank B parent

Pros: startng the year out my son was using the Easton Beast. He was making contact but the balls never seemed to jump off the bat and had very little distance with line drives. Purchased the Solo and he's making the same contact but the balls are exploding off the bat. its been a while since I was moved to write a review on a bat but for the money spent its well worth the investment.

Cons: need to advertise this bat more!

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Should have bought this first! C Roman parent

Pros: My son loves it! He is hitting very well with it. He previously owned another, more expensive bat and he never wanted to use it. I wish I would've bought this bat sooner

Cons: Nothing yet...

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We got a Winner PopPop coach

Pros: Better than the cheap bats and just as good as the most expensive! AllStar team seems to like this bat in the 29/18 and 28/17 sizes. Have not seen any other bat outperform this one.

Cons: It's a USA Bat. Swing hard boys!

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7 year old Loves it Coach Shawn parent

Pros: well balanced seems to have good pop great grip

Cons: nothing yet

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best bat jesus torres parent

Pros: my son love it . he got 6 over the fence already in the last month

Cons: none

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7 year old Loves it coach shawn coach

Pros: good pop, he doesn't complain about vibration, well balanced

Cons: nothing yet

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Great Bat Bob M parent

Pros: My 11 year old was permitted to use USSSA this spring. His bat is Mako Beast and why wouldn't he? We work constantly so he is getting better each month or season. To put this into perspective his fields at 9-10 wete 205 and 185. I knew at 10 he could clear 185 which he did. He and I were stunned when he ckeared 205. Fall ball we play big fields. Past fall we played 11-12 and 70 foot bases on huge field. This spring same rules but fence 220. Again I did not think he could do it. He did once in game mid season and then a couple times at practice. Then in mid June he won a home run derby at a camp. The issue about his bat came up. I ordered the 2019 Axe Avenge which was shipping end of July. I don't take him out for tourneys yet. I am weird that way. But the 12B toutney team called. We agreed. i needed a USA bat. This bat was cheap and light and i knew with less pop speed was key. We ordered the 31 inch and it arrived just in time. We broke it in at field with 20 foot wood fence

Cons: pros continued. He was hitting them out there. We compared it to Mako. It is not the Mako. This weeks tourney though - fence probably 210, he hit 2 out. We have compared it with 718. We like this one better. Did experiment on big field with fence about 235 on Saturday night. He one hooped the fence a couple times and hit one out with this bat. He hit 3 of 20 out at same place with his Mako. It is not the Mako but it is a darn good USA bat. The Axe we ordered before we got recruited for this tourney team better be real good.

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Excellent bat - 9U JD coach

Pros: We purchased this based on reveiws and looking for bat with good balance and pop. my son likes the look and feel of this one with little vibration and excellent pop. This helped him with confidence with a improved performing bat.

Cons: overall USA bats are secondary to the ussaa perfomances, however this one may be the best of the new requirements.

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OK a person player

Pros: If you start swinging right sometimes you'll get a good hit.

Cons: Bad vibration and pop .

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5 star bat...till Fall Matt G Coach

Pros: Totally balanced Good pop

Cons: Exteme stinging in cooler weather Makes weird ringing sound in cooler weather

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5 star bat... Matt Coach

Pros: Totally balanced Close to a true -11 Good pop

Cons: Never once stung my sons hands until it got cooler out. Now every hit does, even solid perfect ones. Also makes a weird ringing sound in the cooler weather.

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Great bat! Matt Parent

Pros: Good pop. Well balanced. My 7 year old son loves it and hits it well.

Cons: None

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Solid Bat Richard Frank Mendez Coach

Pros: Good general feel and has a good amount of pop for a USA bat. Shipping was quick and easy.

Cons: None at this point.

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Does it have a USA stamp? I have been looking for a Louisville Slugger USA bat.
catcher
Yes, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is USA certified.
Dan
Are the aluminum bats warrantied for dents? I've always bought composite but thinking about getting this aluminum bat instead.
Anthony
Yes, aluminum bats are warrantied for dents.
Mick
Does this bat or the Rawlings Velo have a more balance swing weight?
steven
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 and the Rawlings Velo are both extremely balanced. It is tough to say one is really more balanced than the other, as that can vary for each player. However, the Solo 618 and the Velo are typically considered the most balanced bats on the market.
Jason
Please compare the Solo 618 -11 to the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11. Which would be best for an 8 year old contact hitter as opposed to a power hitter?
LT
This 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) is a mostly all-alloy bat (handle to barrel) and topped with a composite end-cap to create a balanced swing feel. The Ghost X Hyperlite is a one-piece, all-composite bat. Either bat would work well for an 8 year old contact hitter. However, I would give the edge to the Solo 618 in regard to being more balanced. Because of that, I would recommend the Solo 618.
Ben
I've noticed a significant variance in the listed weight vs actual on several of the USA bats. I am considering the VELO -11 or the Solo 618. How close are either to listed weight?
Donnie Batman
All bats will be around 1 to 1.5 ounces over the listed weight due to the process in making the bat. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) is about 1 ounce heavier where the velo is 1.5 ounces.
Mick
My son tried out the Easton Ghost X Hyperlight -11, 29" and did not like it at all. Right now he is swinging an Easton Aluminum bat and I am looking for feedback around this bat. Does it have pop, do you have to hit the sweet spot for response (on the Ghost) this was the case.
Lori
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is a great quality bat with lots of pop.
Max
Will this bat be available in 27 in?
Mike
We currently do not have the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) in the 27" length. However, there is a possibility that we may stock this Solo 618 in the 27" length in the future (this is not guaranteed though).
Ben
My son is 11 and weighs 85-90 pounds and is 4'9". Is this a good bat for him?
Lo
The average 11 year old will use a drop 10 to a drop 8. The goal is a steady progression to a heavier bat to till they get to the BBCOR leagues. This is a great bat, but by 11 you should be swinging a drop 10 unless the player is on the smaller side.
Mick
What are the differences between the Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 and the Easton Ghost X -10. Which one is more balanced? Which one is better?
Anonymous
Both the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 and the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 will be balanced bats. However, the Ghost X will be a two piece fully composite bat compared to the Solo and its one-piece aluminum design.
Dan
Looking for a USA Baseball bat for a coach pitch league (preferably alloy and a drop of -11 or -12). How would you compare the Solo 618 to the Easton Beast X Hyperlite (-12) and Rawlings 5150 (-11)?
JP
This 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) will feature an all-alloy build (with a composite end-cap) and a -11 length to weight ratio. The initial reviews on this Solo 618 have been pretty solid. I would suggest this Solo 618 over the Rawlings 5150 -11 (US8511) as we do not have any reviews on the 5150 at this time. As well, I would bypass the Easton Beast X Hyperlite (-12) as it has the smaller 2 1/4" barrel diameter (unless the -12 length-to-weight ratio is a must-have).
Ben
Is there a real noticeable performance difference between the Louisville Solo -11 and the Easton Beast X hybrid -10?
mac co
With the new USA Baseball stamp, there won't be too much of a difference in performance between these two bats.
Dan
Does the Louisville Solo 618 (-11) come in other colors beside the blue/grey?
mac co
The colorway pictured on this 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) will be the only available colorway for this bat.
Ben
What's the real difference between Solo and 5150? Can we try the bats first?
Terence
Unfortunately LS and Rawlings do not offer a trial period on their bats. Thus, if one purchased either the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 or 5150 and used it then it would not be eligible for return. As for the difference between the two bats, the bats are both one-piece alloy models with balanced swing weights. The main difference is the composite end cap that the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 features; this bat would stack up more with the Rawlings VELO.
Cameron
Do you have this in a drop 10 or lower? Any other good USA Louisville bats?
bsbsbs
Unfortunately the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is going to be the only Louisville Slugger USA bat that is out currently.
Carter
Besides price, what's the difference between the LS Solo and the Omaha?
jack
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 has the USA Baseball Stamp so this bat is approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLO518X10 is legal for USSSA play which typically is considered to be legal for travel ball tournaments.
Dan
Do you prefer the Solo 618 or the DeMarini Voodoo One?
mike
At the time of your question, neither this 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) nor the Voodoo ONE USA Bat have received many reviews. However, this Solo 618 comes with an alloy design that is topped off with a composite end-cap. This design makes the Solo 618 very balanced feeling. Due to the balanced feel on the Solo 618, I would recommend the Solo for use.
Ben
Are the barrels all the same length on the Solo line? If you look at the Easton Ghost line, they all have the same barrel length, so a 29 inch has the same one as the 31 inch (added length is in the handle). On some bats, the length is taken out of the barrel, so a 29 inch has a smaller barrel than a 30 inch and so on. I am trying to find out what the case is with this Solo 618.
The Hillbilly Hammer
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 will feature a 2 5/8 barrel diameter. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS618B3 will also feature a 2 5/8 barrel diameter. The only Solo bat that differs is the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTLSLS618X10 which features a 2 3/4 barrel diameter.
Dan
Which bat do you recommend for 10U Baseball, the Louisville Slugger Solo 618 or the Easton Beast X Hyperlite? Why?
Ken
I personally prefer the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 as it is the first year of these USA bats and I'd rather not spend the high-end amount of money on a bat like the hyperlite without knowing that how these USA bats are going to perform yet.
Tyler
Is this a better bat than the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11?
chris
Considering both the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) and the Easton Ghost are part of the first USA approved bats, it's really hard to say which is better than the other. At this point, since we haven't seen these bats go through an entire season, it comes down to your preference in brand/bat makeup. The Solo 618 is a one-piece aluminum alloy while the Easton Ghost X is a one-piece composite bat.
Tyler
Normally the barrel is the same width where as the solo's barrel gradually gets bigger. The last 2-3 inches of the bat are the same width. Why is that? Does this make it even tougher to hit the sweet spot?
Tom
Yes, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 has a gradually increasing barrel but that does not effect the sweet spot or production. Overall, this bat is built with the intent to increase the players swing speed and improve control through the swing zone.
Dan
My son is 4'6" and only 55 pounds. What size and type of new USA Bat would you recommend?
Eric
Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 29 inch model. This model from LS features a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight making it an ideal bat for players ages 9-11.
Cameron
Does this bat have a thick or thin grip?
Dustin
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 features a thin grip in our opinion.
Cameron
My son has always liked LS bats, and I intend to get the Solo 618 -11. He is 4'7" and 76 lbs. What bat length is should I buy? I also like a lighter bat for bat speed. Is this the best bat for bat speed?
Coco
Yes, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is a great option for bat speed. Based on his height and weight we would recommend a 29"/18 ounce bat for him.
Carter
I would like to buy my 10 year old a LS bat as he has always had LS bats. What is the basic difference between the Omaha 518, the Solo 618, and the new 718, besides the fact that the 718 is a hybrid?
Coco
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 is a one-piece aluminum bat with ST 7U1+ alloy construction to provide a traditionally stiff feel on contact. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 will also be one-piece aluminum, but it also utilizes a speed ballistic composite end cap to help balance the swing weight to feel lighter. The USA Solo 618 is also only available in the -11 size. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B10 is a hybrid bat with the same ST 7U1+ alloy construction as the 518 but it also takes advantage of the TRU3 technology to create a substantially smoother feel on contact than either of the other two options. All in all, any of these three (3) bats will offer your player a high quality performance.
Tyler
Is this truly a Drop -11? I"ve heard that the USA bats are heavier than the listed weight. Is that the case with this bat? Thanks!
JackAsh
Typically bats range about 0.5-1.5oz. heavier than their listed weight. This is because of the additions to the bat following the weigh-in process (ie. grip, paint, etc.) The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is no exception. This is not just for USA bats though, as this has been the case for all bats for some time now.
Tyler
Is it USA tested and approved for use in the Pony league? If so, why doesn't it have the USA logo?
Dan Firestone
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) is a USA bat and approved for use in the Pony League. This bat will come with the new USA baseball certified stamp.
Taylor
My son will be 13 years old, he's 4'7" and only 90 lbs. Which bat would be better for him; the Solo 618 or the Omaha?
nascarjimbob
Both the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 and the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 are quality USA bats. The big difference here will be the additional ounce in the Omaha 518. I would recommend swinging a 30 inch bat which would make the Solo a 30/19 while the Omaha 518 would be a 30/20.
Dan
My son is almost 9 years old. On the smaller side - 4'2" and 60 lbs. He used a 28/15 last year. Debating between 28/17 or 29/18 with a choke ring (or 2). Any thoughts?
WilliamVanLandingham
Based off the information you have provided, I would recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 28 inch length with a -11 drop weight.
Dan
My son is 12 years old and is 4'4" and 72 lbs. He plays AAU travel and this spring is playing AAU 13U. Would the Solo 618 -11 be good for him? What size, 28/17 or 29/18? Drop -10 is too heavy for him.
Louis A
For someone of your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 28 inch model.
Cameron
My son is 12, 4'10" and weighs 75 lbs. Thinking the 31", but is 31" too much?
Pops
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a 30" length of bat. However, that is not a rule that he has to go with the 30" length. If he feels ready for a 31" length, it is fine to get a bat of that length. However, for a 12 year old player, I would not recommend a bat like this 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) with a -11 length-to-weight ratio. At the minimum, I would recommend a -10 sized bat and my suggestion would be to consider a -8 sized bat so your player can prep for using the -3 BBCOR bats when he gets to high school in a couple years.
Ben
My son is almost 9. He's 4'7" and just over 70lbs. What size should he get? Thinking 30 inch, but he was using a 28 inch drop 11 last year.
Jp
At your player's current height and weight, I would suggest a 29" bat. However, if you expect just a couple inches of growth by your player, a 30" 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 would be the suggested length.
Logan
My son is 10 years old. He is 5'3'' and 93 lbs. He likes a quicker swinging bat. What size would you recommend?
Nicole
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend a bat in the 31" length. This 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) in the 31"/20 oz size should function well for your player.
Ben
How does the LS 618 -11 match up to the 2018 Rawlings Prodigy -11? Sweet spot length, balance, and pop.
Swamp Donkey
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 and the Rawlings Prodigy USA Youth Bat 2018 (-11) are both going to feature similar one piece aluminum designs. Both of the bats are balanced but the Solo 618 will be more balanced and feature a lighter swing weight.
Carter
My grandson just turned 12 and is 5 ft and between 85 to 90 lbs. Can we use the Slugger Solo size 31 drop 11? Or what size do you recommend?
Ed
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is better suited for players 11 and under (9-11 years of age ideally). For a player that is 12 the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 in a 30 inch model would be more ideal.
Cameron
When will the 29"/18 oz version of this bat be available?
Chez
We are expecting more shipments of these bats over the next month. Unfortunately we are not able to give exact dates, as it is dependent on how quickly Louisville Slugger can fulfill the orders.
Kyle J.
Just purchased the solo 618 in a 29/18. My son stats are 4'7 95 lbs. Would this be a perfect fit for his size, or should I have gone with a 30/19?
Sauce
Based on your player's height and weight, a 29/18 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 would work for your player. However, a 30/19 would be a bit better suited for his size.
Logan
My son is 9 years old, 4"7' and about 70 pounds. I"m going back and forth on the 29'/18 oz and the 30'/19 oz. Which one would you recommend?
Lando Baseball
Based on your son's height and weight, I think he would be able to manage either the 29"/18 oz or the 30"/19 oz 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11). He would likely be more comfortable with the 29" this season but he could always choke up on the 30" while he grows into the larger size.
Taylor
My son is 5', 110 lbs and is 10 years old. Hit with a 31" -10 VELO very well. Will the Solo 618 be similar or will the -11 be too light?
Tj
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is a very balanced one-piece alloy bat that features a composite end cap. This design is very similar to that of the VELO. With that said, if the player was having success with a -10 model then it does not make sense to decrease the weight and use a -11. A good -10 USA bat to consider is the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10. Another one-piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight but it does not feature the composite end cap.
Cameron
I'm a torn between the Louisville Slugger Solo 618, the Easton Beast X Hyperlite and the Louisville Slugger Omaha 518. What would you recommend? He's 4 foot 2 inches tall and weighs about 50 to 55 pounds give or take, and is a contact hitter.
just trying to figure out which bat to order
All of these bats should perform relatively similar, and all will be one-piece alloy designs. The Solo 618 has been a great seller so far for USA bats, but because of that they are hard to find right now as Louisville Slugger is having trouble keeping up with the demand. The Easton Beast X Hyperlite and the Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 should also perform very well. I don't think you could go wrong with either choice.
Kyle J.
How does this compare to the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo One -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUO? I have a 10 Y/O who is under 5 ft, what do suggest?
Popsof5
Both the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 and the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo One -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUO2 feature similar one piece aluminum designs. The main difference is the Solo 618 is a -11 and it features a composite end cap to improve the balance of the bat. I would recommend the Solo 618.
Carter
Does this bat come in a 27"?
Michael
The smallest size that the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 comes in is a 28"/17 ounce.
Carter
When will these be back in stock?
Gordon Payne
We aren't anticipating receiving another shipment of these until late March-early April. Louisville Slugger seems to be struggling to keep up with demand at this time.
Kyle J.
I am curious if the taper at the handle is actual bat or extra grip wrap?
GR
The taper at the bottom of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 consists of extra grip tape to help with vibration reduction.
Dan
My son is 13 yrs old and is 5'9" and 129 lbs. What bat length should I buy? He also likes a lighter bat for bat speed. Is this the best bat for bat speed?
Rudedog
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 32 inch model. Unfortunately this bat would not be a good option for a 13 year old player; this bat is better served for a player 11 and under. A better option would be the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS718B5.
Cameron
I hear USA bats weigh heavy. Can you give me the actual weight for a 28"/17 oz before I buy?
Pop Pop
Almost all bats (USA or not) will weight about .5-1.5 oz heavier than the listed weight as manufacturers do not include things like the adhesive glue for the endcap and grip tape into the final weight. This variance also varies from model to model. We did weigh a 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 ourselves, and it was a 32"/21oz that weighed in at 22 oz, so +1 oz.
Kyle J.
Which USA bat would you recommend for a power hitting 9U player with an already fast swing? This 618?
Dwight
I would recommend taking a look at the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -10 USA (WTLUBS718B10). It has a slight end-loaded swing weight designed to appeal to power hitters.
Kyle J.
My son is 10 years old and is 4'8" tall and weighs 78 pounds. What size would you recommend for this bat? Also, what is the true weight of this bat? For example, is the 18 oz bat really an 18.5 oz bat or 19 oz bat or even heavier?
chad
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 29 inch model. As for the true weight of this bat, these models tend to run 1 ounce heavier than listed weight.
Cameron
My son is 11yrs old, 5'2" tall and 155lbs. Do you recommend the 32"/21oz bat?
Jamie
Yes, based on his height and weight we would recommend the 32"/21 ounce 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11.
Carter
Is this bat approved for 13-15 year old Babe Ruth?
Thomas Lee
Yes, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is legal in all divisions of Babe Ruth.
Carter
When will the 29"/18 oz be in stock?
jj
We are hoping Louisville Slugger will deliver the next shipment of those to us by the end of March or early August.
Kyle J.
My grandson is 8 years old, he weighs 90 lbs and is 4"2". Which length bat would you recommend? I bought the Solo 618 in a 30' but I"m afraid it will be too big. Will it be too big?
Luke"s Nanny
By our sizing chart, a 29" would be the recommended/most popular size for his height and weight. However these guidelines are only meant to put people in the right ballpark, and come with a +/- of 1" typically, so a 30" might work for him.
Kyle J.
Do you know when more of these will be available. Specifically the 29 inch model.
Parks99
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in the 29" model has a backorder date set for roughly 4/15/2018. I recommend signing up for an email alert so you can be notified when a restock occurs.
Dan
When will you be getting the 31" back in?
Justin
We are hoping to receive another shipment of these from Louisville Slugger some time in early April.
Kyle J.
When will the 28"17 ounce be available?
Nate
We are hoping to receive another shipment from Louisville Slugger sometime in early April.
Kyle J.
Does this bat come in a 27" -11?
RIQ
Yes, Louisville Slugger makes it in that size but we are currently out of stock in that bat.
Kyle J.
Will this bat be available in a 28"/17 oz anytime soon?
nick
We are hoping to receive another shipment from Louisville Slugger in early April.
Kyle J.
Do you have any idea when more 28 inch bats will be in?
jeff
We are expecting more 28 inch 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 around the middle of April. I recommend signing up for an email alert so you get notified as soon as the bat becomes available.
Dan
I see the 28 inch is out of stock- do you know when more will be available? Or can you recommend a bat that is similar? I am looking for a 28"/17 oz for my son- he's 8 and 58 lbs.
DSZ
We are hoping to receive more of these in 2-3 weeks, but we have not been given a date by Louisville Slugger, than is just an optimistic estimation. I would look at the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo One -10 USA as the closest thing to this model that we have right now.
Kyle J.
Hi, my son is 11, weighs 80 lbs & is about 4"9". We are deciding between the Omaha -10 & the Solo 618 -11. I"ve read the previous responses & it seems the Solo has been recommended more for younger players 10 & under because the Solo will be too light of a bat to make the transition up to -3. I know based on his height/weight a 30" is probably what he should swing but if he likes the feel of the Solo in a 31" vs the Omaha in a 30", would that be suitable since they"d actually weigh the same?
KT
That would work fine, yes. In the end personal preference and comfort with a bat will always mean more than what the charts tell you, so if he likes the 31" Louisville Slugger Solo -11 and it works for his swing then you can certainly go with that model and size.
Kyle J.
Does this bat come in a 29in 18 oz? I don't see it listed as an option.
RWZ
Yes, the did make the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 29'', but it is not listed on our site because we are out of stock in them.
Tori
What is the difference in the alloy between the 618 solo and the 518 Omaha and what alloy is better?
JoeVinnie
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 features SL Hyper Alloy and a composite end cap to improve the balance of the bat while the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 features ST 7U1+ Alloy. The 618 alloy is be of a higher quality than the 518 option.
Carter
Hello. My son is 8yrs old 4 foot 7 and 70lbs. Would the solo 618 Drop 11 30 inch be good for him? I'm patiently waiting for the bat to be in and making sure its worth the wait. Thank you!
Eric's mom
Yes, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in the 30"/19 ounce size would be a great option for an 8 year old.
Carter
My nephew is 11 years old, and about 70 lbs. Will the 32" 21 oz. Solo be too heavy for him, or just right?
JAIME
Typically at your player's age, I would suggest a size of about 30" and 20 ounces, so a 32" 21 ounce 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 may be a bit heavy.
Logan
How is this bat different from the Omaha? Other than one is a drop 10 and this one a drop 11.
Rusty
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 will feature a different alloy but the main difference, besides the weight, is the composite end cap that is being used. This gives the Solo 618 a more balanced swing weight throughout the entire barrel; think of it like the cupping of a wood bat, this takes a little weight out of the end.
Cameron
I just purchased a DeMarini Voodoo ONE 28-18 and weighed it after my son said it was heavy. It weighed 21 oz. So my question is has anyone weighed the LS Solo 618 bats and is there a difference?
Rick D
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 will weigh roughly 1 ounce more than the listed weight. With the vast majority of the -11 and -10 USA bats, we have seen an average weight of 1.5 ounces above that which is listed on the bat.
Cameron
The max barrel diameter is 2 5/8". I know there is a significant difference in how many inches of maximum diameter you get between the 28" and 29" version of this bat. Can you tell me how much of a difference there is between the 29" and 30"? Do you get an extra inch of max barrel diameter?
TonyMarkoo
As far as we know, there is roughly a one inch difference in the barrel of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 if comparing a 29" to a 30" model.
Cameron
Do you have an estimate of when these will become available?
boy mom
At this time, 4/16/18, we do not have an ETA on when we would get more of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in stock.
Cameron
I received email stating bats were in but still shows no inventory on website. How can I order?
Jason
An email was inadvertently sent today in regards to the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11. We apologize but we only have the 32/21 models as of 4/19/18.
Cameron
My son is 12 and 5'6" tall and 130 lbs. He has good bat speed. He currently uses a 31". We are looking to get a new bat. Is this a good option or would the 7 series be better for him?
Wes
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is a well balanced bat and would be a good choice. However, based on his age and size I would recommend getting a -10 or a -8 bat.
Tori
I have a 7.5 year old finishing up spring ball and I want to go ahead and get him a bat for spring of next year. He is 50" tall and roughly 60lbs. Would you recommend the 29"?
Richard
Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 28 inch model. Getting a 29 inch bat is certainly not out of the question if you feel it would be more beneficial for your son.
Cameron
What size is the handle?
josh
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 will feature a handle diameter of roughly 29/32".
Cameron
Will this bat be available in a 26 or 27 inch eventually?
KRL515
Given how late we are into the bat production timeline, I would highly doubt that the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 will be manufactured in any other size. If you were needing a 27" bat, I recommend checking out the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10.
Tyler
My son is 9 years old, 4'11" and 85 pounds. Last year he swung a 30/19 Easton. I have not bought a bat yet and he is currently swing his teammates Solo 29/18. Should I get him that or the 30''?
SS99
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 30''.
Tori
I am looking for a bat for my 10 year old. He is about 4"8" and 70 lbs. What size bat do you think would be best for him?
Ballin"
Based on his height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 29''.
Tori
I have a 10 year old that is at 75-80 lbs. He is moving from Pony to Midgets. We were using a 28" HyperLite. He hates the sting and performance. Should I choose a 29", Solo 618. I saw you said we should go to a -10 bat. I love the Omaha, but it isn't available in the size we want. Thoughts?
tanner
For most 10 year old players, we usually recommend a 29" bat. Since the Solo 618 in the 29" will weigh 18 oz, I think that that your player should be able to handle this bat. I think you guys would be just fine going with the Solo 618 and I think you guys will enjoy the Solo 618 as it is one of the best USA bats out there right now.
Ben
My son is 6 and about 45 lbs. Right now, we are using a Rawlings 5150 in a 27/16, but I've heard great reviews on the 618. Would a 28/17 be too big for him? Currently he is 24/19 in his machine pitch 8U league.
urbanaman
Based on your son's age, a 27'' is the recommended size. However, he could move up to the 28'' in the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 if he is handling the 27'' bat you currently have now well. His height and weight, can also be used to give us a better idea of if a 28'' will be too big. You can find the correct size based on his height and weight here: https://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
Tori
My son is 6 years old and beginning his first year in coach pitch. He is 52 inches tall and 57 pounds. He's tall and thin. Do you feel the 28 inch 17 oz is too heavy for a child his age and size?
Baseball Mom
No, I think getting a 28'' in the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 would be a good choice based on his height and weight. He made have to adjust to the weight a bit, but the Solo 618 is well balanced and should help with this process.
Tori
My son has the Axe Elite and I am looking for a little lighter drop for a 31 inch bat with good pop that he can use against faster pitchers. I was also looking at the Beast X -8.
Frank
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 would be a great option for a player up to 11 years of age. If you are also looking into a -8 Easton Beast X, we would recommend this bat for a stronger 12 year old or someone in middle school.
Cameron
I play in Pony League and I was wondering if USA bats are required for the 2019 season?
alex
Yes, if you are in Pony League you would be required to swing a USA bat in 2019. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is one such option that could be used.
Cameron
Does this bat have a break in period?
prez
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 will be hot out of the wrapper and will not require a break in period.
Max
My 10 year old son is 5'1" and 92 lbs. Would you recommend a 30" or 31"?
nell
Based on your player's height and weight, I would recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11) in a 31"/20 oz size. Although the 30" bat might be more comfortable initially, the 31" bat would provide room for him to keep growing.
Taylor
Is this bat approved for little league?
Nick sapio
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 will have the New USA Baseball (USABat) Certified Stamp, which will approve the bat for little league.
Max
My son just turned 6. Just starting coach pitch. He"s 51' 63 lbs. Is this a good bat or would you prefer something else? And what size would be for him?
keith
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 is a highly rated bat and would work great for your son. Based upon your son's height and weight I would take a look at the 28'' 17 oz in the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11.
Max
I got this bat and didn't like it. Can I send it back for a refund?
charles
Unfortunately only unused models of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 are eligible to be sent back for either an exchange or refund.
Cameron
My son is 56lb and is 4'3". Based on everything I read he should use 29" inch bat. However, based on responses here, it seems that people would say 28"? Can you help?
arturchik
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 28''.
Tori
My son is 10, 63 inches tall and weighs 123 pounds. Would you recommend this bat for him in a 32" or do you have any other recommendations?
Jaimie Brush
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 in a 31''.
Tori
What is the grip thickness to re-wrap a 619 Solo?
Greg
If you were going to re-wrap this Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS618B11), I would recommend finding the thickness your player prefers: (0.5 mm, 1.1 mm or 1.8 mm). Once you know the thickness preference, you can place the order for a grip. Any thickness of grip can be used to re-grip this bat.
Ben
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About the Brand

In 1842, J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to the United States. Eight years before, the 1834 Book of Sports had made its debut as the nation's first publication covering baseball. But when he arrived in Baltimore, J. Frederick Hillerich would never have dreamed of the future impact his family would have on America's favorite pastime.

After a short while, the Hillerichs moved to Louisville, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop in 1856. Two of his sons, Adam and John Andrew "Bud" were born in the United States and would later join their father in his business. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in operation and filled orders for businesses by custom-turning everything from balusters to bedposts.

The firm thrived, and by 1875 the little woodworking shop employed about 20 people. In 1880 Bud Hillerich, who was an amateur baseball player, became an apprentice in his father's shop. Young Bud made his own baseball bats along with bats for several of his teammates.

The debate over the origins of the first bat continues to generate controversy among baseball enthusiasts, but the younger Hillerich was most certainly involved in getting his father's business involved with what would become the company's signature item. According to company legend, the first bat was turned by Bud for Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team - the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero, and Browning accepted. After the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash, according to the story, Browning got three hits with it in the next game.

Louisville Slugger gloves are worn by more pitchers in Major League Baseball than any other glove.

Bat Properties

Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Big Barrel Youth
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Blue Grey
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Length to Weight Ratio -11
Material Aluminum
Price $100 - $199.99
Series Solo
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
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