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Bat #1: Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red

Bat Pack Adidas Aero Burner and Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bats: AEROBB-Red and BBO5173
Bat Pack Adidas Aero Burner and Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bats: AEROBB-Red and BBO5173
Bat Pack Adidas Aero Burner and Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bats: AEROBB-Red and BBO5173
Bat Pack Adidas Aero Burner and Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bats: AEROBB-Red and BBO5173
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Bat Pack Adidas Aero Burner and Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bats: AEROBB-Red and BBO5173
Bat Pack Adidas Aero Burner and Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bats: AEROBB-Red and BBO5173
Bat Pack Adidas Aero Burner and Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bats: AEROBB-Red and BBO5173
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Bat #2: Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173

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Bat #1: Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red

Bat #2: Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173

Features

  • * 30-Day Money Back Guarantee *

  • * Not satisfied with the performance of the Aero Burner within 30 days? Send it back for a refund or exchange!*

  • Free Shipping!

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -3 Length To Weight Ratio

  • AeroBurner Technology Provides Ideal Weight Distribution & Increases Control

  • Balanced Swing Weight Helps Increase Swing Speed & Power On Contact

  • BBCOR Certified For High School & Collegiate Approval

  • BURNER Alloy Produces Explosive Power With Long Lasting Durability

  • EQT Grip Tape Is Tackified For Complete Control

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • One-Piece, Aluminum Alloy Baseball Bat

  • Streamlined Barrel Construction Allows For Maximum Bat Speed

  • Textin End Cap Extends The Sweet Spot & Enhances Weight Distribution

  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description

There is a reason that some of the top collegiate programs in the nation are using the Aero Burner. This one-piece, aluminum alloy baseball bat was made with an elite level player in mind and will provide you with nothing but the best in terms of performance and durability. Adidas is making a name for themselves in the baseball bat industry and this Aero Burner is the next big thing! It all starts with the fact that the Adidas bat engineers have adapted TaylorMade's game changing technology for America's pastime. The Aero Burner technology combined with a streamlined barrel provide ideal weight distribution, help lower MOI, and increase overall swing speed. This provides ultimate control at the plate which results in extreme confidence and more power! The layered and compressed BURNER alloy makes up this balanced design for a traditional feel during each swing. Additionally, the proven EQT grip tape comes pre-wrapped and it is designed to provide extreme comfort and enhance control. Adidas: Impossible is Nothing!

This Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat (AEROBB-Red) features a standard 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, a drop 3 length to weight ratio, and an orange end cap. Order one of these Adidas baseball bats today with free shipping! Never forget, we're here from click to hit!

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Scary Pop Max Crawford, II player

Pros: Have not used this bat in a game yet, but have used in practice and 2 tryouts. This bat has way more pop than anything I have used, and I usually use a Mako. Extremely balanced, feels good.

Cons: None yet

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Dinger Machine Player13 player

Pros: This bat is incredible. I started out buying a two piece voodoo and I had a rawlings velo. This bat beat both of them by far. much more evenly distributed and the ball seemed to jump of it with much more velocity.

Cons: None

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Don't sleep on Adidas bats! Aaron parent

Pros: Good pop Well balanced Zero vibration

Cons: Non yet

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Is this bat better than the CF Zen though? Dylan Bryan player

Pros: I just want to know if its better than the -5 CF Zen

Cons: I don't know yet

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Adidas bat. Viper48 coach

Pros: We bought an Adidas ln 2017 and used it as a secondary bat. We bought this bat for the colder Tournements. Its a great bat in everyway!

Cons: None

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Great Bat! Kevin parent

Pros: For $90 & a 30 day guarantee, my 13 year old son wanted to give it a try. We have only had it for two weeks, but this bat has replaced his LS Prime. Unreal pop right out of the wrapper. It is still early, but so far so good.

Cons: None so far

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Awesome Adam player

Pros: This bat is awesome on my secound at bat with it hit one out it has amazing pop would recomd. This bat is well worth the money.

Cons: none

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Amazing Bat Christopher player

Pros: Amazing feel. I hope this bat gets more popularity. This bats pop is scary

Cons: I haven't found any yet

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Mako Beast To Aero Burner FELLOW BUSH LEAGUER player

Pros: Bat is way better than a 400 dollar mako beast great investment :)

Cons: Little sting but is expected with a one piece

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excellent bat especially for $ 17U College prospect parent

Pros: my son has used the Vexxum from 12-14 then switched to the CAT 7 which is great , kinda lost its pop due to use and was waiting for rhe CAT 8, so bought the Aero Alloy and its been just as good as either of the above bats. excellent pop, and the price is flat out great. he did try the Adidas composite as well, liked that too, but for the money and we live in Northern NY so cold isnt conducive to composite. exit velo at PBR event was 90 vs 85 3 months ago with CAT 7

Cons: none

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Great bat! Jim other

Pros: Bought this bat for my grandson who is in Babe Ruth-age 14. He really likes the bat. It's well balanced for a fast swing. Getting good results.

Cons: None

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Team Loves This Bat John Waters parent

Pros: Bought this as a second bat for my son to use in Jr. High ball. I think that it has replaced his Easton 250 as the go to bat. Most of the team seems to prefer this bat to theirs.

Cons: None that we have found so far.

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dingers and stingers giants2801 player

Pros: This has great and amazing pop. The ball comes off the bat with great speed.

Cons: This bat vibrates like no other bat I've ever owned. It'll vibrate like crazy if you don't square it up perfectly. It has bruised my hands, and my made the area between my thumb and pointer finger swell.

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Best Bat Ever..... Period Big Sexy. Thats right. player

Pros: pop is one of a kind. durability is amazing. speed is scary. I am 14, 6'0 , and weigh 175 and first batting practice on high school field hit 8 dingers. The best bat ever made for 70 bucks. What are you waiting for??!!!

Cons: None

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Bat for this season Steven Player

Pros: For a B-B core bat it has good pop.

Cons: Could improve the grip.

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GREAT MICHAEL LEE TESSINA Coach

Pros: 15 YR OLD LUVS IT FIRST ATTEMPTS WITH -3

Cons: NONE YET

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Burner Bktrsh Parent

Pros: Good pop ,for the price

Cons: Nothing so far, only had for 2 months

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Solid Bat Aero Burner Buyer Player

Pros: • Most pop in BBCOR bat i’ve had • Better than my 500$ Prime 917

Cons: • Can sting at times if not squared up (especially in cold weather) but your going to get that more in a one piece

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Totally Surprised Derek Parent

Pros: It has crazy pop, especially for a kid who knows how to hit. The pitcher needs to be very alert, because the ball can rocket back up the middle at crazy speeds. It’s a good bat definitely.

Cons: Ideal for a kid who can generate good bat speed, because it has a slight heavy feel to it.

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DON'T USE THIS BAT!!!!!! Ty Wilkerson Player

Pros: Nothing about this bat is good

Cons: The pop on this bat is crazy but it makes me pop up. The bat is so light for me im too big in the weight room. Needs a bigger barrel and a bigger sweet spot.

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Homerun Hitter Shawn Parent

Pros: This bat feels great. Great sweet spot. This was a great buy. Not disappointed at all. My son has hit 3 homers in 2 games. Now his other teammates want to hit with it.

Cons: None

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All good Jim smith Coach

Pros: Everything is good

Cons: Heavy .

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Best BBCOR Bat out there Kevin Parent

Pros: Well balanced, a lot of pop right out of the wrapper. My son had the first one on his HS team now there are 3 and most of the kids are using them.

Cons: None

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Great Bat for the Money DE Baseball Dad Parent

Pros: Excellent pop. Very balanced. Amazing sound on contact.

Cons: Quite a bit of feedback on mis-hits, but no worse than most aluminum bats.

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Sleeper Bat Brian M Coach

Pros: Great price for the power this bat has. Bat has great pop. A lot of kids on the team use my son’s bat.

Cons: None so far. Bought a second bat 3 months later since everyone loved it.

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MAD POP Daniel Player

Pros: Very good swing weight, nice design, outstanding pop. I use this bat over my meta prime.. DONT SLEEP ON THESE BATS

Cons: Zero

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UNDERRATED BAT Daniel Player

Pros: Good pop, nice feel, good looks

Cons: Zero

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Best Bang for your $$$ Dan Hilliard Parent

Pros: all around GREAT bat !!! Pop and durability !!

Cons: None

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Questions and Answers (16)

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When will you get more 33 inch models?
Matt
Unfortunately, we do not expect to get anymore of the 2017 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red back in stock in the 33" size.
Jason
What is the difference between the Aero Burner Red and Blue?
louis
There is no difference in the construction or manufacturing process of the 2017 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red and the 2017 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB. The only difference is the cosmetics of each bat as one is red and one is blue.
Dan
My grandson plays in Babe Ruth league and they changed bat requirements. I understand they can use a .50, 2 5/8, BBCOR bat. Does this meet the requirements to be used?
Cheryl Lynn Matthews
Yes, the 2017 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red is a BBCOR bat. It would be allowed as long as he is playing in 13-15 or above in Babe Ruth.
Tori
Is this bat USA approved?
sluggerdad
The 2017 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red will come with BBCOR certification (-3 length to weight ratio) rather than USA certification. Some leagues that require USA certified bats are allowing the use of BBCOR bats for certain age groups. Because of this, I would recommend speaking with a coach or league official to confirm whether BBCOR bats are permitted in your USA league.
Taylor
Is this a USSSA approved bat?
mac
The 2017 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red is BBCOR certified for high school and college play, not USSSA certified.
Logan
Will this bat perform and hold up in a 50 mph batting cage?
jr
The bat should hold up fine against velocities that slow, since this is a bat intended for high school play. However, we would always recommend using a back up bat when hitting the dimpled batting cage balls, as they are harder on bats than standard baseballs.
Kyle J.
What is the difference between this one and the blue one?
cbcbfbassball
The 2017 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red will be the same exact bat as the 2017 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Blue besides the accent color
Max
What size is the barrel?
Baseball is fun
This bat has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
Kyle J.
Is this stamped with the BPF 1.15 stamp?
James
The 2017 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat (AEROBB-RED) will feature the BBCOR .50 stamp. It will not feature the USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp. USSSA does allow BBCOR .50 stamped bats under their regulations.
John
Do you know if they are coming out with a new model of this bat?
Player13
Adidas did release a 2018 model, the AERO18CBB. We are sold out of that model unfortunately. As for a 2019 model, we have not received any information from Adidas about that. I would advise contacting them directly for more information.
Kyle J.
Is there much of a difference between the 2017 Aero Burner and the 2019 model?
Johnny
Between this 2017 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat (AEROBB-Red) and the 2019 edition of the bat, you will essentially be getting the same bat with different cosmetics. The materials and technologies are nearly the exact same.
Ben
What is the difference between this bat and the white AeroBurner? Is it mainly composite vs alloy?
Kevin Fillingim
The Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red is a one-piece alloy model while the Adidas Aero Burner Comp BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROCBB is a two-piece all composite bat. The main advantage of a two-piece bat is the additional flex on contact which will help prevent vibration from miss hits.
Cameron
Can you use this bat in travel ball?
Franklin
Travel ball is typically governed by USSSA rules. BBCOR rated bats, like this Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat (AEROBB-Red), are allowed under USSSA rules. You should be fine to use this under USSSA bat rules.
Ben
How balanced is the Aero Burner BBCOR compared to the Rawlings Velo?
John
The balance of the Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red will compare very closely to the balance of the Rawlings Velo. I would say the Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red and the Rawlings Velo are two of the most balanced bats on the market currently.
Max
Is the grip any good?
matt
The Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red will have an EQT tackified grip that is a very suitable grip for a high school player.
Max
How does the Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR baseball bat compare to the Mizuno Hot Metal BBCOR baseball bat? Which do you think is the better bat for a player that has a lot of bat speed and likes a responsive bat.
Braxton Shelton
Both the Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red and the Mizuno Hot Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB19HM are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. Would not say one will significantly out perform the other but both bats would work well for a contact or power type hitter. With the 30 day money back guarantee on the Adidas bat, you can use the bat and generate your own opinion within the first 30 days and still be able to return it.
Cameron
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Bat Properties

Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR Baseball Bat: AEROBB-Red
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats BBCOR
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Grey Red
Deals Closeout Bats Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Aluminum
Price $0 - $99.99
Series Aero Burner
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Adidas

Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio

  • 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle

  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School & Collegiate Play

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • One-Piece, Alloy Construction

  • Custom Lizard Skin Grip - Enhanced Comfort With Decreased Vibration

  • NEW ST 7U1+ Alloy - Delivers Huge Sweet Spot & Stiff Feel On Contact

  • Exceptional Durability

  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description

The Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 has baseball bat lovers drooling at the mouth. Ball players get the best of nearly 130-plus years of innovation all rolled into this one-piece alloy construction. Louisville Slugger, a name associated with only the best bats in baseball, has elegantly designed and carefully crafted the newest Omaha model into a masterpiece that helps players step up to the plate with confidence. Constructed of Louisville Slugger's brand new ST 7U1+ alloy, the Omaha 517 delivers a huge sweet spot, a much more stiff feel on contact, and exceptional durability. This also results in reliable power, championship performance, and consistency throughout the season. Furthermore, with a balanced swing weight, a noticeable increase in bat speed and control will take place. As a bonus, slick new graphics and a custom Lizard Skin premium performance bat grip add comfort and style while decreasing vibration and sting. Last, but not least, Louisville Slugger is backing the Omaha 517 with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Louisville Slugger: Power In Numbers!

This Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO517 features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and a 31/32 inch tapered handle for an unbeatable feel. Additionally, this model has the BBCOR Certification making it legal for play at the high school and collegiate level. Pick up yours today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!

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Great Bat Proud Mother parent

Pros: My son says it's dingerz as it's an amazing bat. It has a great sweet spot. His first hit with it on his 14th birthday it flew over left field with bases loaded. Now I understand why he wanted it so much

Cons: None

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Best bat ever Scott player

Pros: Great pop great sweet spot .first swing with it I hit the ball 320 and it was deep

Cons: None

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Amazing Bat!!!! Phillie Baseball player

Pros: This bat has amazing pop,everything about this bat is great. The first day i used it i went 4 for 4. This bat is just wow!!!!!

Cons: None

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Excellent BBCOR Bat !!!!! Bucky24 parent

Pros: Great pop. My son is 13 years old and he loves this bat. Ball flies off the barrel. Nice sounds with solid contact. Lighter feel than most BBCOR bats. Felt good when dad took a swing with it. Looking for excellent bat at a great price, get this bat.

Cons: Nothing at this time.

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Not Impressed Not a Rawlings fan now parent

Pros: Looks sweet

Cons: Sounded dead, no pop at all out of the wrapper. Literally sounded like a wood bat. My son had the same model but not a BBCOR and was a great bat. Very disappointing in the bat. But i do have to commend Justbats for their customer service. They told me to ship it back and pick another bat and credited my account back in full.

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Great Bat Eddie Mattocks player

Pros: It was very light and I felt like I had more control in the box. It is a one piece alloy design but when I made solid compact it felt and sounded like a composite bat. I love it

Cons: none

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Great Bat Butler player

Pros: Stiff. Powerful. Great looking. I can't say enough good things about this bbcor bat. It is exactly what most players who are looking for balance need.

Cons: slight sting on mishits

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Great Bat CodyD22 player

Pros: This is my fav. one piece alloy. Great sound, great pop. Better distance than 5150 (not a fan of that bat as it was dead from the start).

Cons: none so far

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517 Omaha LS 2017 Jake other

Pros: Pros -Not too expensive -Good quality Cons -Gets marked up easily The 517 Slugger was made for players who don't want a top shelf super expensive bat but still with good value for legit performance.The 517 isn't for everyone though.And the company doesn't suggest that as well.There are a handful of bats and categories for players who don't think the bat is a good fit. I personally received the bat for my birthday.The bat I got is a 33 -5 despite me having the same bat just an inch shorter.I've only been using the bat for 4 months now and I really like the fit of the bat and how it feels.?The major upgrade from the 2016 516 are an improved alloy for a lighter swing speed.The bat does come at a price of $200-$250 which is a pretty good price for a high quality bat that'll last you around 2 seasons instead of purchasing a $400 bat that'll last 1 season.Even though I just recently got this bat I've had good experience and can say it has quite a bit of pop to it from practices every Saturda

Cons: Gets Marked up

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Great Bat Tanner Greer player

Pros: Great bat overall, good pop and great sound

Cons: None

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great bat jordan player

Pros: i use this bat for highschool baseball games and it is the best bat ive ever had. great feel in your hands and lots of pop. i would recomenf this bat to anybody who is looking for a nice balenced bat

Cons: slight sting on balls on the hands

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Amazing Bat Darrell Hastings parent

Pros: Has amazing pop. Well balanced and my son loves it. He is a lil fellow and he can clear a 250 fence with it.

Cons: Didn;t get it sooner.

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great bat, nice quality baseball mom parent

Pros: Bought bat for my 14 year old son and he loves it. You could tell a difference between the pop and sound of the bat. his hits have a greater distance also!

Cons: nothing yet

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great bat Tyler player

Pros: great pop and very loud ping sounds great. also looks amazing

Cons: if you make bad contact it can hurt but otherwise its great

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good/bad Player23 player

Pros: Got this bat shortly after Christmas. I hit around 2000 balls or more with it, and the feel and pop on the bat were great at that pont and time! It was evenly distributed weight wise.

Cons: About a 3 weeks ago (3-03-17), I noticed the end cap starting to slowly come off and dent. Soon after that the cap came off hitting BP. Through the process of this the bat slowly started to loose its pop. Waiting now (3-26-17) to hear back from Louisville, just sent the bat back in

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Great bat! Gavin M player

Pros: This bat is amazing! Hot bat straight out the package. I just hit a home run recently with this bat, it was my 3rd plate appearance.

Cons: Little vibration on mishits

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High School Baseball Bowling Boss coach

Pros: This -3 bat was perfect for my son. He creates great speed through the zone. It's been fun to watch.

Cons: Not yet...

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Best Bat I've Ever Had Mike Trout LOL player

Pros: Best bat out there in my opinion not only is it cheaper than most but it also hits just as well one of my teamates who has a new mako that cost more. People say it has vibration when it gets to the inside of the bat but name another bat that doesn't. In my opinon Louisville Slugger is the way to go bot only with the 517 but the 617 and the 916 as well. Ball comes off the bat very, very well also

Cons: Not a single thing

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SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME RC parent

Pros: None

Cons: Bat broke at knob. Turned in to LS. On April 11th told new bat to arrive by April 26th-27th. Really? Over two weeks? Bat was okay LS customer service horrible. Bought kid 5150 loves it and performs better with the 5150.

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Awesome Bat Jason Chiotti player

Pros: Amazing bat. Hit my first home run with this bat. I've used this bat all high school season dropping bombs. I batted .444 and most of my hits went over the outfielders head.

Cons: Cap is starting to come off.

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quality for price bat johnny bsbl player

Pros: feels amazing off sweet spot. lizard skin is great feel. most balanced bat on the market. stiff strong player feel

Cons: vibration when not sweet spot isnt the best. when hit off the end of the bat it wont go far

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2017 Season Ryan Wardwell player

Pros: great bat, ball flies off of it. the grip when you get the bat is very good, on the smaller side. stiff feel for the bat. love the design and the look of the bat.

Cons: not much.

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WOW Lance player

Pros: I have never been a fan of Louisville bats until I used my buddies. Wow is all I had to say, in practice I was hitting absolute bombs and was so excited I had to buy my own. This bat has great pop, and won't destroy your hands when you hit off the end of the bat. 10/10 excellent bat.

Cons: None that I am aware of.

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Great Bat n/a parent

Pros: my sons swing has really improved tremendously!!!!

Cons: n/a

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amazing bat! No name king player

Pros: Every hit felt like I used the most expensive bat ever! Amazing pop and great feel overall. The grip is great taking that it is from Lizard Skin. I have been using Louisville Slugger bats for awhile and this bat did not let me down.

Cons: Just normal scratches and marks on the bat. Very little sting, nothing to worry about. You can barley feel the sting.

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the bat johnny baseball player

Pros: light wieght

Cons: the pop doesnt last long and the sweet spot is very small

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Great bat Juan C player

Pros: This bat has great feel and amazing pop. Also it looks very nice.

Cons: Nothing

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great bat connor eickhoff player

Pros: i could tell, from the first ball i hit with it, that it had pop. the feel of the bat reminds me of a wood bat.

Cons: it is too pretty. i dont want to throw it on the ground after i hit the ball.

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13u killing it with this bat! Coach Chris coach

Pros: really nice bat for mid - above average hitters

Cons: none I can see yet

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best bat for the money Happy Dad parent

Pros: Bought this at the end of the summer for my kid who is going into his senior year. He has been using a 5150 which he was happy with- and prefers a 1 piece bat even though i was willing to buy him any bat he wanted. 1st day of fall tryouts with the 517, he hits a bomb in a scrimmage for a HR. Next day, same thing. He hasn't hit a HR since he was on fields <300 ft. Now in BP he is hitting them regularly. I have no doubt that this 517 is a huge reason for the sudden flurry of HR bombs.

Cons: none so far

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pleased kyle p player

Pros: overall youncant beatvthis bat for the price. good quality plenty of pop

Cons: stings a little when its cool

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Solid Bat Poo Bear player

Pros: Overall solid bat and good value. lasted be about a season and a half with constant use. Doesn't have a crazy amount of pop, as it has a much stiffer feel, and doesn't create the same "trampoline" effect as a composite or hybrid. good durability as well, lasted about a year with nearly constant use. Also very affordable for a high end bat. Very little vibration, even when jammed, considering it's a one piece bat.

Cons: Coming off of using composite bats, doesn't have the same kind of pop as eastons or demarinis, but more than the solo 916 or prime 917. Also has a very stiff feel, and gets stiffer and stiffer with more use. After about a year or so of very heavy use, it's now virtually unresponsive, even when you get jammed, so it's hard to tell when you really squared it up. Doesn't have much pop now either, but it was still a great buy for a more advanced/stronger player.

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Great 13U Starter Bat JAX Dad parent

Pros: Balanced Good Price Point Great 13U Starter Bat for new BBCOR user

Cons: None

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Omaha Ronald coach

Pros: -Good pop, comes off the bat quick. Nice old school "ping" sound. Excellent feel. No Vibration at all

Cons: NONE

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an ok bat bat has a small sweetspot player

Pros: not too expensive. comes with lizrd skin.

Cons: not much pop/small sweet spot

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great mikey player

Pros: all around awesome bat if you cant handle a little sting you shouldnt be playing baseball anyway this thing is juiced!

Cons: people complaning about mis hitting balls amd it stinging if you want to go pro and hit one off a wood bat now thats stinging bone rattling sting suck it up this bats great

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best bat roberto player

Pros: super light for small and not so strong players

Cons: gets marked but what bat doesnt

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great bat coach jason coach

Pros: great balance, feel, pop

Cons: none

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best BBCOR out there Luke P 44 parent

Pros: pop

Cons: none

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amazing bat daniel player

Pros: Amazing pop. First day 3 for 3 with homers its just amazing!!!!!!

Cons: It can give you a couple stingers on mishits, but that is it.

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Not the same as the demo we tried Scott parent

Pros: Grips are great and the bat looks good in warm ups. Also haven't noticed any scratches or dents, even with many mishits.

Cons: WE demoed one a couple of different times and thoughts this must be the next bat for my son. But the new one we got just doesn't have the same pop. A lot of mishits off the end, nothing like what he was hitting with the demo bat. Can't figure out why, other than did we just get a poor bat. he has even borrowed the same bat from other boys and hits their bat similar to demo bat, can't figure this one out, we must have gotten a lemon.

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Amazing M player

Pros: This thing is pretty solid, all BBCOR bats to me seem around the same pop but the weighting if this is unreal, feels as light as a 31, went 17/38 this season with it and highly recommend if you cannot afford the $450 bats.

Cons: Lizard skin is great but gets ripped way too easily, get some replacement lizard skin ready on standby.

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Light Swing weight NCCY parent

Pros: My son is smaller and needed a light swinging BBCOR bat. Orig bought the Easton beast X Speed. The Louisville slugger has a lighter swing weight than the Easton.

Cons: None so far.

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JCole John Cole parent

Pros: Surprised by how much pop the bat has. Great price. First BBCOR bat for my 13 year old.

Cons: Non yet

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Omaha 517 Richard Coach

Pros: Good all around bat. The more we use it the more we like it. May adjust rating after a few more games.

Cons: Have not used it enough.

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Nice bat Bill Dalton Coach

Pros: Way more pop than USA bat of similar price. Looks great Sounds great

Cons: None

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Nice Bat Everett Coach

Pros: Easy to swing with great pop!

Cons: Got a ding in it pretty early. How it stays durable!

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Great bat Tim Coach

Pros: Good pop! Son loves it. 12 year old using it for junior high. This size 29/26 fits him well.

Cons: Nothing yet.

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I have the 2016 and love it. What is the 2017 tech detail, feel and swing weight difference?
G
The new 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) and the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Senior League Baseball Bat (SLO5160) are going to be extremely similar with only minor differences. The most noticeable difference is going to be on the 2017 version it has the New ST 7U1+ Aluminum. This is going to make it a little bit more durable than the 2016 model, and offer a little bit larger sweet spot. Another minor difference will be the 2017 version has a 31/32 Inch Standard Handle while the 2016 has a 7/8 Inch Tapered Handle.
Carter
This bat can be used in high school, correct?
bilybob
Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is BBCOR certified and it is approved for play in high school.
Jason
What is the difference in this and the 2016 Rawlings Velo?
your mom
Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the 2016 Rawlings VELO are well-balanced alloy bats. The biggest difference between the two is that the VELO features a composite end cap, giving it a slightly lower M.O.I. and swing weight.
Marcus
Is this bat balanced or end loaded?
yebaseball
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a balanced bat.
Marcus
How many balls does the Omaha 517 need to break in?
Armando
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is an aluminum baseball bat and will be hot right out of the wrapper. It does not need any break in.
Carter
My son is 14 yrs old and in 8th grade. He currently using the 30 in, 21oz.-9, 2 5/8 barrel Louisville Slugger Vapor SLVA159. He is transitioning to the next level. He is 5' and 90 lbs. Is the 30 in, -3 the right size for this change? Is there other options?
Rob
Based off of his current height and weight we recommend either a 29" or a 30". I think if he is currently using a 30" then I would stick with that but I would not recommend going up since he is already making a big jump in size from a -9 to a -3.
Cooper
Does this bat have good durability?
Moose
Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a ST 7U1+ Alloy which is very durable.
Sean
Is the Omaha or the MAKO BEAST better?
Scott
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) are going to be very different bats. The Omaha is a one piece aluminum bat while the Mako Beast is a two piece composite bat. Power hitters typically tend to prefer the one piece bats while contact hitters tend to prefer two piece bats. Both bats have been highly rated throughout the years and you really cannot go wrong either way.
Carter
What is difference between the 516 and 517?
Michael
This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) will be different from the Omaha 516 because of the new ST 7U1+ alloy material that allows for a big sweet spot and a stiffer feel at contact. As well, for this 2017 Omaha 517, Slugger will cease using the Flexband technology that helped keep older models of the bat within the requirements set forth by BBCOR certification.
Ben
Is the Omaha 517 better than the Solo 617?
Jack
It is really going to be personal preference. The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) is going to have the Lowest MOI & Fastest Swing Speed In Louisville Slugger BBCOR Line. But both are very good bats and whether someone preferred one over the other would be up to personal preference.
Carter
Does this bat have to be broken in, or is it ready for game play?
Jamie
No, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 does not need to be broken in before game use. Then only bats that will have to be broken in are fully composite bats.
Cooper
Would this bat be for a contact hitter or a power hitter?
Phillie Baseball
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) would be a great option for both contact and power hitters. But it is a one pice design and typically power hitters prefer one piece designs.
Carter
How does this bat compare to the DeMarini Voodoo One?
Phillie Baseball
These bats both compare very similar to each other. Both are one-piece, alloy models and both will have very good performance. The main difference is that the Louisville Slugger comes with a custom Lizard Skin grip while the DeMarini Voodoo One will come with a more standard DeMarini grip.
Kyle J.
Does this bat have the same 30 day return policy as the 2016 version if unsatisfied?
JERRY
Unfortunately, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 does not come with the 30 day trial period like the 2016 model does.
Cooper
Is this going to a be a stiff flex or a regular flex bat?
Ryan
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece all alloy construction, so the swing would be more stiff than a two-piece design.
Linsey
Would this bat be relatable to a 271 turn?
easton
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 will be different than a 271 turn model in the respect to barrel size ( 2 5/8" compared to 2 1/2" for 271 turn model). The handle diameter and weight distribution will be similar though.
Cameron
My son is 5'4" and approx 110 lbs. Do you think that a size 32 drop 3 would work well knowing that he is hitting his growth spurt?
Rich
Based on his size right now, we would suggest the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in the 29" 26oz size if he needs the BBCOR certification. However, if you believe he could grow a couple inches and 15-20 lbs rather quickly, the 30" or 31" options wouldn't be too far away for him.
Logan
Which bat would be better for a home run type of guy? This or the 917?
johnny baseballlll1
Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the 917 could be used by a power hitter and really comes down to personal preference based on balanced feel of the two bats, whether one likes the sound and feel of composite or alloy and the one-piece or two-piece construction. A one-piece bat will not flex as much and could offer slightly more pop.
Cameron
Having trouble deciding between the 517 and 617? What's your opinion?
Jake
Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the LS Solo 617 are good bats to consider for a power hitter. The Solo 617 has a different balanced swing weight feel compared to the Omaha 517 and might be a better fit for some.
Cameron
I am interested in purchasing this bat. I am 5'10" and 130 lbs (10th grade). I currently swing a 32". Would you recommend the 32.5" or 33"?
Cole
Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend a 32.5" option of this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) over a 33" option.
Ben
My son is 13 yrs old and weighs 102 lbs, height is 5'4". What size bat does he need?
John
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 29 inch model.
Cameron
I am considering this bat, but am interested in how it compares to the LS 916 bat?
Lane
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece alloy construction, whereas the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is a three-piece composite design. The 916 will have more flex in the swing than the 517 because of the three-piece construction.
Linsey
How is the 517 Louisville Slugger Omaha on your hands? My son hates to use a bat that stings his hands when he hits. Also, I have noticed some of the players on our high school team using a smaller bat than what they would normally use because they feel with a smaller/lighter bat they can achieve a faster swing, which in turn helps them a little bit since they are having to use these BBCOR bats. What is your opinion?
William Redd
Since the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece bat, there is a high possibility of sting or vibration. As far as the size of the bat, we suggest using the largest bat that you can control. The more mass you can put behind the ball, the more power you can transfer through the ball.
Logan
My son is 13, 5'6" and weighs 154 pounds. What size bat should we be looking at?
Big A
Based on his height and weight, we would suggest the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 32" 29oz. size.
Logan
How would this bat compare to last years 516 model? Is there any difference between the two bats?
kylejlav
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a newer alloy and a bigger sweet spot than that of the 2016 model.
Logan
Does this bat outperform the Louisville Slugger Assault?
Steve D
The Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat BBO5173 is the model that replaced the Louisville Slugger Assault. They both are a one-piece all alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The Omaha 517 features Louisville Slugger's newest ST 7U1+ Alloy which will provide a larger sweet spot compared to the Assault model.
John
My son is 15 years old and is 5'9" & weighs 200 pounds. What bat size do you recommend for him?
Coronado
Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 33 inch model.
Cameron
Is this bat's weight balanced or end loaded? I am looking at getting my son the 31 inch 28 oz drop 3 size bat and want to know if this bat would fit his body size. He is about 5'5" and 105 pounds.
Steve
The Omaha 517 is a very well balanced bat.
Kyle J.
My son is a freshman in high school. He is 5'7" tall and weighs 160 lbs. What model would you recommend for the 517?
Brian S
We would recommend a 32" bat for someone about his size, give or take 1".
Kyle J.
My son is 15 years old and is 5'7" & weighs 190 pounds. What bat size do you recommend for him?
E - Ponce
Based on his height and weight, I would suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.
Jason
Is this bat good for power hitters? How much pop does it have?
cole sells
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight making it a good option for both contact and power hitter alike. As for the amount of pop, this is not something that is quantifiable but consumers rate this bat highly from a performance and durability standpoint.
Cameron
Is it a big barrel?
Ben
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter as it is a BBCOR model. A BBCOR bat is what all high school and college players have to use and the standard barrel diameter is 2 5/8".
Cameron
My son is 6'2" and weighs 205. What bat size is good for him?
boydo
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 34" 31oz size.
Logan
Is this bat balanced like the Omaha 516?
miggy
Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a balanced swing weight similar to the Omaha 516.
Jason
Is this bat end heavy? And is it good for a power hitter? I have the Easton MAKO and its too balanced for me that I'm starting to not like it. I'm 230 pounds and 6'0" senior so I'm trying to find something that will make my last year in high school a blast.
paul recardo jr
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a balanced bat, but would offer more stiffness than the MAKO due to it's one piece design. We do have the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 End Loaded BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163H in a 34" size if that interests you.
Logan
My son is 14 and has been swinging a 32" -11 composite bat. He's getting ready to turn 15 and starting his freshman year of baseball. With him having to go to a BBCOR bat what size would you recommend if he's 130 lbs and 5'7"?
Chad
Based on your sons height and weight I would recommend a 31"/28 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) for him.
Carter
My son is 11, weighs 88 lbs. and is 4 foot 9. He wants a 30 inch Louisville Slugger. What do you recommend?
Trey
Based on your son's height and weight I would advise going with the 30" size for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.
Sean
I am a 13 year old baseball player who uses a 2016 Rawlings VELO. Kids have told me about Louisville Slugger and said I should get one. I told my dad I either want a 517 or a 617 but I was wondering which one was actually better.
Bigbiy17
The 617 would be a bit more balanced than the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173, but performance would be comparable between the two. If you were looking for something balanced like the Velo, I would go with the 617.
Logan
What bat would have better performance between the 617 and the 517?
Hatqka
You're really going to get the same performance out of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the 617, but the 617 will feel more balanced with a lighter swing weight.
Logan
Which bat has a bigger sweet spot, the 2017 VELO or the Louisville Slugger 517?
max
Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the Rawlings VELO are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. Although the sweet spots are not the same on these two bats there is not going to be a significant difference between the two and, as such, both would be great options to consider.
Cameron
I am 5'8" and 160 lbs (junior). I tend to be more of a gap hitter than a power hitter. Would this bat be the best fit for me out of the Louisville 2017 lineup?
johnnie
If you are wanting a balanced swinging bat as a gap hitter, then yes, I would recommend this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173). It has a pretty balanced swing feel and one-piece, all-alloy design that has been very popular.
Ben
What is the difference between this year's model and last year's model?
max
There isn't much difference between the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163. It's mostly the same bat, with a slightly different cosmetic scheme on the exterior of the bat, and a slightly larger sweet spot on the 517.
Logan
How does the Omaha 517 BBCOR compare to the Exogrid 3 BBCOR?
Ryan Car
This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) and the Exogrid 3 are pretty similar bats. Both are essentially one-piece bats with an alloy construction. However, the Exogrid differs as it has composite inserts in the handle to bring the swing weight down a little. However, at contact with a ball, both bats will feature the same stiff feel and great performance.
Ben
I'm 6'2" and I'm 140 and 15 years old. Do you recommend a 33-30 or 32.5-29.5? I have a 32 and a 34 inch bat but the 34 is too big. What do you recommend?
brennen
Based on your height and weight I would recommend the 32.5"/29.5 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173).
Carter
Does this bat say on it that it is approved for Little League? My son is 13 and plays on a youth team but they have that requirement for bats.
Ron
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a BBCOR certified bat featuring a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, so it would not say that it is approved for Little League on the bat. You would be looking for a 2 1/4" barrel diameter.
Logan
My son is a high school senior. He is 6'0" tall and weighs around 185 lbs. What size do you recommend for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR bat (BBO5173)?
Lisa
Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.
Jason
Weight?
Alex
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 has a length to weight ratio of -3. For example, a 33 inch bat will weigh 30 ounces. Putting this bat on a scale, the 32 inch bat will weight roughly 30 ounces.
Cameron
What bat is recommended for a 13 year old? He's 5'3" and weighs approximately 110 lbs.
Jen
Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 30 inch model. Since the player is only 13, we would recommend looking into a -8 model (Senior League Baseball Bat) unless his league requires the use of BBCOR bats.
Cameron
Does this bat feature an end-loaded swing or balanced?
danny
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight design.
Cameron
I need to have a -3 bat for my senior league but I need a 32 inch 22 or 23 oz and I can't find one that low of a weight in a -3.
braydensneed
Unfortunately all BBCOR bats like the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 will feature a length to weight ratio of -3. Youth big barrel bats/Senior League Bats will offer the lighter drop weights of -12, -10, -8, and -5 (these are the common ones) with -11 and -9 offered by some companies as well.
Cameron
What is the difference between a 517 and 617 model?
baseball fan
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and 617 are very similar. However, the 617 uses a different alloy which offers a stiffer feel and makes the bat lighter weight.
Tori
I am 6 foot and 133 pounds and am 13 years old. Would you recommend a 32.5 or 33?
clay
Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 32.5" 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.
Logan
I am a 14 year old who is 5'8" and needs a great BBCOR bat for high school. Do you have any recommendations?
Luke
For a player of your height and age, we would strongly recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 32 inch model. The Omaha is always a high performing and durable model featuring a one-piece, alloy design with a balanced swing weight.
Cameron
I'm 5'8" and weigh 115 and play for our school modified team and intermediate (50-70) and want to know which one of these bats would be the best for me.
Jonathan
Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 30" 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 if you are required to swing a BBCOR bat.
Logan
I am 14 years old, 5'10" and 125 lbs. and was wondering if the Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR baseball bat would be a good bat and what size would be good?
Austin
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a great bat, one of our most popular and highest rated BBCOR bats. Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 31" size.
Logan
My son is 14 and entering high school. He's 6'2" and 145 lbs. Looking for a BBCOR bat recommendation and size.
TM
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 would be a great bat to go with. It is one of our most popular and highest rated BBCOR bats. Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 33" size.
Logan
I am 6 foot 4 and 180 lbs, what size should I get?
michael
I would swing a 34 inch in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR model. If you have a slower swing speed I would look at dropping down to a 33 inch 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR model.
Max
I am 17 years old 5'6 1/4" and 180 lbs, what size bat would be best for me?
TC
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.
Jason
Is this good for a 13 year old and for high school?
Allan
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is a great option for a 13 year old and a high school player.
Carter
My son is 5'8" and 180 lbs and 14 yrs old. Which bat would be best, 32 or 33"?
warren hatton
Based of your son's height and weight the best size option would be a 32'' in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.
Max
I have a 16 yr old son who weighs 165 pounds and is 5'10", what size bat do you recommend?
ty
I would recommend a 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 32'' but if he feels comfortable could go up an inch to the 33''.
Max
I'm 14, 6 feet 220 lbs. I was wondering if this would be a good bat or is there something better?
Andrew 5
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 would be a great option for you with the one piece design offering more stiffness that would benefit you at your size.
Logan
Does the Omaha 517 or the Rawlings 5150 have a lower swing weight?
alex
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 would feature a slightly lighter swing weight than the 2017 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB75.
Logan
I am 5'2'' 120 lbs and 13 as a freshman in high school. What length and weight would you recommend?
JJ
I would suggest a 31'' for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173
Max
Is this bat more for a power hitter or a contact hitter?
JJ SASSO
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 could be used by either style of hitter. The one piece design would offer stiffness that would benefit a power hitter, and the well balanced design would benefit a contact hitter.
Logan
I'm a 13 year old who is 5'8" and weighs 145 pounds. Which size bat do you think I should have, a 32" or 33"?
Ethan
Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend viewing this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) in the 32"/29 oz size.
Ben
Is this bat weighted similarly to Old Hickory's Trout model?
DaddyHacks
The swing weight feel on the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 should be very similar to that of the Old Hickory Trout model.
Cameron
Is the bat end loaded?
hem
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a balanced swing weight. It is not end loaded.
Jason
Is this bat end-loaded or balanced?
napes
This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) will have a balanced swing feel to it.
Ben
I purchased this bat for my son and it has a rattle inside the bat, is that normal? Sounds like there are pieces of metal inside the bat that are loose.
fromthestands
Sometimes the end cap glue from the inside of the bat can become loose and cause a rattling noise in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173
Max
I am 5'8" and weigh 110 lbs. I'm used to swinging a -10, but I'm going into high school. What size should I swing and am I going to feel my swing speed drop by the weight difference?
Sam
Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend going with a 30" or 31" BBCOR bat. Since you are used to swinging a bat with a -10 length-to-weight ratio, the move to a -3 BBCOR bat will be a significant change and could slow down the swing speed initially. However, with time, I think your bat speed will catch up.
Ben
I'm 5'5, 115 lbs and 13. In my league we either have to have an aluminum bat or a BBCOR. I would prefer a bat with just a little sting. So what would be a good bat for me?
jet
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 would be a great option with what you are looking for. This bat could be a little big at first for a 13 year old but you will adjust to the -3 weight ratio over time.
Max
Which bat is the lightest feeling -3 BBCOR bat today?
bigpapi
If you were looking for the lightest feeling BBCOR bat from Louisville Slugger, I would suggest the Solo 617 over this Omaha 517. The composite end-cap on the Solo 617 gives the bat a very balanced feel (even a more balanced feel than this Omaha 517).
Ben
Is this bat a good choice for a power hitter who likes to feel some weight in the barrel?
swrhoads
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a great bat to use for both contact and power hitters alike. The one-piece alloy design gives the bat a stiff feel on impact and the balanced design allows for easy barrel head control.
Cameron
Is it aluminum?
batguy 5
Yes, this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is made of aluminum material.
Ben
Where is it manufactured?
jim
This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is manufactured in China.
Ben
How does this bat compare to the Prime 917 in terms of pop and performance?
checking
This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is a one-piece, all-alloy bat. The Prime 917 is a two-piece, all-composite bat. Despite the differing constructions, both this Omaha 517 and the Prime 917 will have the same potential for performance. Deciding on a model will be dependent upon the style of bat you prefer to use (one-piece, all-alloy *or* two-piece, all-composite?).
Ben
(1) Which is more balanced: the 2017 or 2018 model? (2) Does one have a bigger sweet spot?
kball
(1) The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBO518B3) features the new 6-Star end-cap that is designed to improve the balance of the Omaha 518. Because of that, I would recommend the the Omaha 518 as the more balanced bat. (2) Overall, the barrel material and barrel length between the two bats is pretty similar and I think the corresponding sweet spots should be similar too.
Ben
Will this bat be legal for Junior League baseball in 2018 with the new USA bat standards?
JB
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) will not be legal by USA Bat standards as it does not have the USA stamp on it.
Carter
When will the price drop a little bit more?
y not
Unfortunately we will not be able to say precisely when this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) will drop in price. However, the 2018 Slugger bats have been released. There is always a possibility that the price could drop a little more. But we cannot make any guarantees.
Mick
Will this bat be legal in high school next year based on the new rules for bats?
Bomber
The bat rules for high school baseball are not changing, so the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 will still be legal.
Logan
Will this bat feel more like the Rawlings VELO or 5150?
Sam
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 may feel more in line with the Rawlings VELO to some. The sound off the bat will not be the same as that of the VELO and balanced swing weight may or may not feel more balanced; it all comes down to personal opinion. With that said, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a great bat to consider and compare to the VELO.
Cameron
Could I use this bat in high school?
oDarlyn
Yes, you can use the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in high school baseball.
Carter
My son is a small 7th grader trying out for middle school team and needs to move up to a BBCOR bat. He is a pure contact hitter who could use a bit of power on the bigger field. Was looking at either BBCOR Easton Z Core Speed or LS Omaha 517. Can you recommend one over the other? Is there a better bat suited for him (30"/27) ($200 budget)?
Drucks
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is an excellent bat to consider for someone that is a contact hitter. This bat features a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight. When comparing this bat to the Easton Z Core Speed, one will find a lot of similarities in that this is another one-piece all alloy design with a balanced swing weight. Either one would make a great choice especially is wanting to stay within the budget mentioned.
Cameron
I'm 14, 5'8" and 135 lbs. Winter training for my high school tryouts and open gym are coming up soon and I'd like to purchase my first BBCOR. I've been wondering if I should use a 32/29 or 31/28. I've been going to the gym for about a year now to prep for this and I've been using a 31 inch bat for a while now and I can for sure handle the weight of the bat but wondering if I should go with a 32/29 as if I feel that's what I need to do.
Highschool player
Based on your height and weight, as well as factoring in your age, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 31 inch model. If you feel you are strong enough and can generate enough bat speed with a 32 inch model then there is certainly nothing wrong with getting that size of bat.
Cameron
How does it compare to the CAT 7?
Robert
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7 will be very similar bats. Both bats will feature one-piece all alloy construction and both bats will have exceptional durability.
Dan
How does it compare to the Marucci F5?
rob
Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the Marucci F5 are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. They will compare favorably to one another in terms of feel, performance and durability.
Cameron
I am 5"9" and 148 lbs. Is it good if I use a 33 inch of this bat?
bombs
Based on your current height and weight, we suggest a 32" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173. I am not sure I would suggest going up to a 33" model just yet.
Jason
My son is 13 and he is 5'7 and 190 pounds. Should he be hitting the 32" or 33" in the Omaha BBCOR? This is his first BBCOR and is moving from hitting an Easton Mako last season
Ryan
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 33:/30 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 for him. That is just a general recommendation through, and he could definitely do a 32" if he was more comfortable with that.
Carter
Is it legal for senior league, junior high ball and travel tournament baseball in 2018?
Erick
This bat contains the BBCOR stamp that is required for high school and college play. It does not have the USSSA stamp. Some middle school leagues require BBCOR, and some only require USSSA stamps. We would recommend checking with your coach or league commissioner to see exactly what you would require. Senior League typically requires USSSA 1.15 BPF stamps on the bat.
Kyle J.
My son is a 5'3" and 105 lbs freshman in high school. What weight bat is recommended for his size?
Tim
Based on your specifications, I would recommend that your son swings a 30" 27oz. BBCOR bat. Fortunately, this one-piece alloy 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is available in that size.
Tyler
I just bought this for my son. He is 13 and will be in high school next year. Does this bat meet the guidelines? Also for Babe Ruth 13 to 15 year?
stelly7823
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is BBCOR certified and thus can be used in both Babe Ruth 13-15 division and high school; high school requires BBCOR models.
Cameron
Do you know if this bat is okay for 14U Sandy Koufax League?
stelly
For the 14's Division of Sandy Koufax Baseball in 2018, you will want to use a BBCOR rated bat like this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173). However, for the 13's Division, the league notes that a USA Rated bat must be used in 2018. I would recommend reaching out to a coach to confirm your division of play and the bat you will need for use.
Ben
I'm having trouble deciding which model of the Louisville Slugger lineup to choose from. I'm 6"1 210 lbs and typically hit for power. Money isn't an issue, which model would you recommend?
noah
The one piece construction of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 would benefit a power hitter, but if you're looking for something with a bit of an end load, I would take a look at the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 in a 33" size.
Logan
How does the Omaha 517 BBCOR bat compare to the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7?
J
Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the Marucci CAT 7 are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. With the AV2 knob on the Marucci CAT 7 one may see slightly better vibration reduction capabilities compared to the LS Omaha 517.
Cameron
My son is 12 and weighs about 120. He is 5 ft tall. Is the 29/26 Omaha 517 BBCOR a good bat for him for middle school?
G-Man
If your middle school requires BBCOR bats then the 29"/26 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a great option for him.
Carter
Is this bat aluminum? Does it have good pop?
Kolton
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a one-piece alloy barrel and will have good pop.
Cameron
Does a 33"/30 oz sound like too much for a 4'11" 7th grader?
anonymous
Yes, that does sound a bit large. I would look at a 31" length BBCOR model for someone of that height.
Kyle J.
Is this bat legal for leagues that require the USA stamp?
Dan
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a BBCOR bat, which is the certification that regulates high school and NCAA baseball. Some of the USA leagues are allowing BBCOR bats as the performance off the barrel will be very similar. To get an exact answer to your question though, I would recommend reaching out to a coach or league official to see if your league will be allowing BBCOR bats.
Tyler
Which Rawlings bat has the same feel for a left handed hitter comparing to the Louisville Omaha 517? The Velo or 5150?
Christian Coipel
If you are wanting a Rawlings bat specifically, then in my opinion both models will provide a very similar feel to the Omaha offered by Louisville Slugger, as they are all one-piece, alloy designs to alloy a stiffer swing along with a balanced swing weight.
Kyle J.
Do you have an Omaha 517 in a 34” drop 2?
Elia Ceniceros
No, the Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is not made in a 34'' -2. All BBCOR bats will be a -3.
Tori
Is it USSSA approved?
Brent adams
The Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR is not USSSA approved. It has the BBCOR certification that is required for high school and college play.
Kyle
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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 Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats BBCOR
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Red
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Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Aluminum
Price $100 - $199.99
Series Omaha
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
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