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Bat Pack Easton S2Z SZCORE and 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bats: BB15S2Z and BBSO6173

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Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z

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2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173

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Reviews for the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z
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“got new bat- got better stats ”

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Was this review helpful ? 13 3

Pros:  got this bat and kids say they love the sound of it, there is no vibration when you hit it on the handle or off the end, trampoline pop, you know when you hit it good,

Cons:  Easton made tooooooo good of a bat

“ZCORE”

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Pros:  Insane pop the ball is jumping off the bat, it has a good smooth swing with little vibration.

Cons:  The grip wears down fast

“get's the job done”

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Pros:  I needed a bbcor bat for high school and picked this bat. It has great pop and is for a contact hitter best alloy bat I ever had. Made a good choice on this bat

Cons:  Does not have good pop on rawlings recreational balls their too soft other than that excellent bat

“Not to be overlooked”

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Pros:  Like the 31/32" composite handle and the sound of the metal barrel. Fast bat; although advertised as a balanced bat there is a slight end load making it a good choice to make the transition to BBCOR. Hitting farther then ever before. Extended barrel compares to the more expensive composites thanks to the internal core technology. The bat has POP....but at a competitive price.

Cons:  White tap handle will show

“Solid Bat by best in the game”

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Pros:  Got this bat for playing in High School, best perchase Ive made. Large sweetspot, absolutely no vibration, and pop is fantastic.

Cons:  Grip wears down after a few uses. (I replaced it with LizardSkin after noticing this), and if not hit in barrel, ball will not go more than a foot due to 100% of the material is located in the barrel

“getting hits again”

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Pros:  at batting practice i hit one that bounced off the fence,zero vibration when i hit, midway through the season i started striking out alot and then when i used this bat i hit one over the shortstop's head

Cons:  it's too awesome of a bat

“Nice Bat ”

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Pros:  Overall a very good bat , very satisfied ,great choice

Cons:  None

“Wow! ”

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Pros:  Very light evenly weighted bat. Great Pop. Good grip. Seems durable. You can NOT beat this bat for the money. I bought this as a team bat and a lot of the kids are using this instead of their bats. It has very good pop.

Cons:  None so far

“baseball”

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Pros:  first time i batted with it the swimg felt so smooth the ball launched off the bat

Cons:  grip wears down too fasf

“Good pop, great deal”

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Pros:  Great pop off this bat. The first twenty hits of the season were remarkably better distance. Good line drives too. It's heavier by an ounce, and my son (14 yo) is also bigger, taller stronger, etc., but I still feel that this bat is an all around good pick. For 89.00 this bat is a steal over other bats of similar quality.

Cons:  Your son has to fit into the lengths available, which are only 33 & 34. I have no idea about the durability, as I just bought it, but it seems nicely constructed.

“good bat”

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Pros:  good

Cons:  nine

“worst bat i ever bought”

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Pros:  its cheap

Cons:  tons of vibration no pop and annoying ping and dead within two weeks

“stuff”

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Pros:  great pop well balanced

Cons:  if you hit the ball on the carbon composite handle it does not go any where.

“Nice Bat”

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Pros:  Good Pop,large sweetspot. very well made. Great price!

Cons:  a little heavy in the 34in size.

“This bat is beast”

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Pros:  Can't feel anything when you bath no vibration which is good feels really good just the best at I tried

Cons:  Nothing wrong with it

“ZCore ”

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Pros:  No Vibration and very durable.

Cons:  Doesn't seem to come off the bat particularly quick, but when a bigger guy gets a hold of one with this bat, it's gone.

“this bat is awesome !!!!”

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Pros:  great pop

Cons:  no cons

“big jo”

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Pros:  son used for 2 years with good results . handed down to daughter playing 13 u 60 90. she hitting in the 5 spot . 12 hits and 9 rbi"s for the fall ,,]first time using bbcor. Great bat. Good solid bat.

Cons:  none

Reviews for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173
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“Love this Bat”

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Pros:  This bat has a great ping sound and a lot of pop. I had a velo last year and decided to give this bat a try after it outperformed the new velo on a hittrax machine. It's a similar bat but outperforms and out shines the velo cosmetically on every front. I mean look at this gorgeous bat...it's sweeeet!

Cons:  None so far.

“Louisville Slugger Solo 617”

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Pros:  This bat reminds me of the Rawlings VELO. Super balanced. Very loud. A ton of pop! I love the custom lizard skin grip too. It is super comfy.

Cons:  I'm not usually a fan of white baseball bats because they tend to get dirty but I'll get over it. This bat is awesome! No cons.

“2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR ”

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Pros:  Balanced Swing Weight, Solid Pop

Cons:  I too have had a Rawlings VELO for the past few seasons but disagree with previous people that have left reviews. I hit the 617 and VELO at a demo and yes, the 617 is balanced, but when it came to 'pop' the VELO was clearly hotter. The ping of the VELO is much more distinct. I ended up purchasing the VELO.

“Great bat”

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Pros:  Amazing bat. Great pop, great feel, very balanced. Best bat on the market.

Cons:  no cons

“Great Balanced Bat”

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Pros:  This bat is the most balanced bat that I have found for a Drop 3. My Son uses a Drop 5 Omaha and his hands where fast and loved the way he got used to the feel of the bat as he transitioned from the Drop 10. Last Spring he had to use a drop 3 for his middle school and it was hard for him. I searched and the only bat that worked was the Easton S2 Half and Half. Till I saw the SOLO at a Sporting goods Store. I placed the Omaha -3 in the palm of my hand and the bat would fall off barral side. Placed the SOLO the same way and it just stayed put. You can see the difference in the 1st swing when Soft Tossing and He felt the balance with no End Load through his swing. Took him for some live Pitching and he was not Late and hitting to all fields. Some even hit the warning track. Great Bat for Smaller Kids that are not as Strong as others. Great Pop, Great Grip, Must Get Bat.

Cons:  Bats are not ment to be White.

“TERRIBLE”

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Pros:  FEELS GOOD

Cons:  MY SON HAD THIS BAT FOR FOUR DAYS, USED IN IN TWO PRACTICES AND KNOB BROKE HIS FIRST AT BAT IN HIS FIRST GAME

“solo 617”

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Pros:  I gave this to my son for the 2017 16U college show case season to replace his OMAHA 516 and he loves it . His quick hands got even quicker. and he said he has never swung a more balanced bat . See you in LOUISVILLE.

Cons:  none so far

“Louisville 617”

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Pros:  Great bat if you're looking to have your bat for a week or less. Overall great pop and it feels really light for a 33 oz

Cons:  I am now the fourth player in my high school program to have the knob break off of this bat. I kind of expected it to happen but not after a week of use.

“Great Bat!”

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Pros:  Great through the zone. Very balanced and swings well. More of a contact bat than a power bat.

Cons:  None

“amazing bat”

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Pros:  Great pop, feels good in the hands, very balanced, and just looks good overall

Cons:  like most bats it stings your hands when it is hit off the end. But of you hit it in the sweat spot the ball flies

“Great bat”

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Pros:  Great balanced bat, keeps you through the zone, and has a ton of pop.

Cons:  No cons, one of the best bats ever made!!

“solo 617”

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Pros:  Good bat with great pop. Got this bat from the return of my broken select 716. I really liked this bat and would defently buy it again if it was more durable

Cons:  I got the bat on april 9th. On may 11th, the knob just randomly popped off when i swung in the middle of a game at bat. i was confused and angry about the fault especially since im not able to return it because of the one time one year warranty.

“louisville solo 617”

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Pros:  great feel, nice pop. Out of all the bbcor bats we've tried this one has the lightest swing weight. great bat.

Cons:  none

“Solo ”

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Pros:  Balanced bat, but the knob came off after three weeks. I do agree with another review, the Velo will last a lot longer. They both are extremely balanced bats. The Velo is much more durable.

Cons:  Knob came off on two bats after two months of use.

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  balanced, has held up well. This is the 2nd bat of this model we bought. MOved up a size after using for 6 months. AFter tons of swings in batting cage(no machine) and use in games and practices there were no dents or defects noticed.

Cons:  none

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This bat comes as a 32" drop 3 correct?

The Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z is a drop 3 bat, but unfortunately is only still available on our site in a 34" option.

Tyler Expert
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Does this bat have the same barrel length as the Z-Core Hybrid XL?

That is correct. Both the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z and the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH will feature Z-CORE Internal Core Technology Creating One Of The Longest Barrels In Baseball.

Dan Expert
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Does this bat bear the new 2018 USA Baseball Bat stamp certification?

This Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) features a BBCOR stamp. It will not feature the new USA Baseball Bat stamp certification on it. I would recommend getting a bat with that USA Stamp on it.

Ben Expert
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What is the difference between this bat and BB16ZH?

This Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) and the Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) are essentially the same bat with different cosmetics. Both bats feature the same HMX alloy barrel and the Sic Black composite on the handle.

Ben Expert
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What is the difference from this and the S3Z? And are they both balanced?

The Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z is a two piece hybrid design, with an alloy barrel and a composite handle, whereas the Easton S3Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S3Z is a one piece alloy design. Both feature balanced swing weights, but the S3Z would be slightly more balanced than the S2Z.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat legal for the 2018 season?

The Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z is allowed for use in any leagues allowing BBCOR bats. High school and college players are not affected by the rule changes at the youth level. If playing at a level below high school it would be best to check with league rules to see if they are allowing BBCOR bats or only those stamped with the USA stamp.

Cameron Expert
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At this time, there is only a 34"/31 oz size of this bat. How much of a difference is there between the 34"/31 oz size and the 32"/29 oz size?

If your player us used to swinging a 32"/29 oz size of baseball bat, then this Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) will feel extra heavy and extra long at 34"/31 oz. Your player will definitely notice the difference.

Ben Expert
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Is this a good bat for a 14 year old? He is currently using a 32/29 drop 3.

Yes, the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z would be a good choice for a 14 year old. It is BBCOR certified which will be allowed in high school. It is also a balanced, hybrid bat with an alloy barrel and composite handle.

Tori Expert
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Would it be possible to choose another size?

Unfortunately, we only have the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) in a 34" at this time (7/7/2017).

John Expert
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What is the difference between the S2Z and the Z-Core Hybrid?

This Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) and the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) are actually the same bat with different cosmetics. Both bats feature the same HMX alloy on the barrel and the SIC Carbon Composite handle.

Ben Expert
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Is it a drop 3?

Yes. All BBCOR bats have a -3 length to weight ratio.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is it a fully composite bat?

The Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z features a two-piece hybrid design, meaning it has an alloy barrel with a composite handle.

Logan Expert
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I'm 190 pounds and 5'7". What would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z in a 33" 30 ounce size.

Logan Expert
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What stamp is on this bat?

This Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) features a BBCOR .50 certification stamp on it.

Ben Expert
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I'm 6'0" and 140 lbs. What size bat should I get?

We would recommend a 33" model.

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My son needs a high school bat. He's 6 ft and 210 lbs. What size would be good?

Based on your son's height and weight we would recommend a 33"/30 ounce Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z).

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I'm 6'5" and 185 lbs. Should I go with the 34-31 or the 33-30? I swing a 33-30 right now but I've had it for 2 years.

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z in the 34" 31oz size.

Logan Expert
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I'm 6'1" and 170. What size should I use?

Based on your height and weight we advise going with the 33" 30 oz. Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z.

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My son uses a 2 1/4 Easton S2 composite bat that is 29/16oz. It looks like this one. He will be trying out for his middle school team and needs to use a BBCOR bat. He also is playing travel and can use a BBCOR bat there as well. So, we are looking for a BBCOR bat. He is concerned that the BBCOR drop 3 bat will be too heavy and slow his bat speed. He is 12 and is 5 foot 135 pounds. What size bat do you recommend for him?

Going from a 29"/16 ounce to a BBCOR bat is going to be a big jump. I would recommend a 29"/26 ounce 2017 Easton Z-CORE Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZS) for your son.

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My son is 14 years old, 6'1", 225 lbs. Would you recommend the 34 inch BBCOR bat for him? If not, why?

Based on his current height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z. If he was just a couple inches taller though, the 34" would be the suggested size, so if you wanted to bump it should not be a problem.

Jason Expert
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Do they make it in 32/29?

The Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z was made in a 32/29 but unfortunately we no longer have this size in stock.

Cameron Expert
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Would this bat be a good choice as a sophomore in high school? Is it home run capable?

Yes, the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) is a great option for a sophomore in high school. It is very capable of being able to hit a home run.

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How does this bat compare to the 2014 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR in terms of balance?

The Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z and the 2014 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR will be similar in terms of balance as most hybrid bats will be slightly end-loaded (according to consumer reviews).

Cameron Expert
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Looking for a bat that compares to the Easton S2S hybrid bat from a couple years ago.

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) is going to be comparable to the Easton hybrid bat from a couple years ago.

Carter Expert
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I'm 5'8" and weigh 170 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z in a 33 inch 30 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 4'6" and 85 lbs. What size do you recommend?

Based upon your height and weight (and if you're required to swing BBCOR baseball bats), I would recommend swinging a BBCOR bat in the 29"/26 oz or 30"/27 oz size. Unfortunately, we do not have this Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) in those sizes.

Ben Expert
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I'm 6'2" and 215 pounds. What size would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend getting a 33"/30oz Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z).

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I'm 6'3" and 180 pounds. What size do you recommend?

We would recommend a 33"/30 ounce Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z).

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What is the BPF of the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat? I am 13 years old, 5'9", and 125 pounds. I am looking for a bat that will last me into high school. What size do you recommend?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 31" Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z. This particular bat features the BBCOR certification so the BPF will be .50.

John P. Expert
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Is this a drop 3 bat?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) is BBCOR certified and features a drop 3 length to weight ratio.

Jason Expert
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What is the barrel size?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) will feature a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.

Tessa Expert
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Will a composite bat perform better than an alloy bat?

Under the BBCOR .50 certification, composite and alloy bats will be required to meet the same performance requirements and you'll see that those requirements are pretty true across the alloy and composite materials. This alloy barreled 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) will have the potential to perform as highly as a composite barreled baseball bat. The decision between the two materials will come down to the preference of the player.

Ben Expert
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I am 5 foot 6 and weigh 145 pounds. What size do you recommend?

Based on height and weight, I would recommend a 32 inch size of the 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z).

Patrick Expert
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How does this compare to the MAKO? Which of these is better for power hitters?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) and the Easton MAKO are going to have the same balanced feel. The difference is the Z Core technology featured in the S3 and the Easton MAKO will have an extended barrel. Both of these bats are going to be designed for contact hitters.

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I am looking at this bat for me son who is 5'9" and 135 lbs. What length bat would you recommend for him?

Our bat coach recommends the 31" 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z), which we are unfortunately out of stock of.

Liz Expert
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I am a sophomore in high school and I am looking for a bat that will last for a while, hopefully to my senior year. Would this bat do the job or should I look for a different Easton model?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) would be a great choice. We always get good feedback on the performance and durability of these bats. There is no guarantee on how long the bat would last, but it is covered under a 12 month manufacturer warranty with Easton. So if it were to become damaged or defective within a year of purchase, you can send it off to them for the replacement.

Tessa Expert
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Is this bat top heavy or is it more balanced?

Any model in Easton's Speed Brigade or (S) series such as the 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) will feature a balanced swing weight.

Joe Expert
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Is this bat more end-loaded or balanced? And is it good for a power hitter?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) has a balanced swing weight. The S2Z is ideal for contact/gap hitters that prefer a balanced swing weight. Generally, power hitters prefer an end loaded design like the XL1.

John Expert
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What is the barrel length of the S2Z compared with the XL models?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) is going to have the same extended barrel the XL models feature.

Allison Expert
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Which bat has more pop: the S2Z or the S3Z?

Since both the 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) and the S3Z are BBCOR certified, they both must meet the same performance standards, which will limit the top performance for each bat. Because of this, they will have the same amount of "pop". Ultimately, it will come down to if you prefer a one-piece design, like the S3Z, or if you like the two-piece flex of the S2Z.

Tessa Expert
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Is the S2Z different from previous S2 models?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) will feature a two piece hybrid design with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The S2Z does feature an updated alloy barrel, however the performance of the bat will be very similar to previous S2 BBCOR models.

Joe Expert
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Is the barrel length comparable to the Easton Mako?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) is not going to have an extended barrel like the Easton Mako.

Frankie Expert
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What kind of barrel is the S2Z? Besides good sweet spot, is the barrel alloy or is the barrel like the XL1 with the same type of core?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) features a hybrid design, which means that it features an alloy barrel and composite handle. It will feature a barrel comprised of Easton's all new Hyperlite Matrix Alloy material. It will not feature a composite barrel, like the one featured on the XL1. The S2Z also features a balanced swing weight, whereas the XL1 will feature an end loaded swing weight.

Tessa Expert
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Does this bat have good pop?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z is a very high performing bat and is a great option for just about any player. It has an overall balanced design, but is not the most balanced option on the market because of the ZCORE technology that provides the bat with an extended barrel and bigger sweet spot.

Jason Expert
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What is the difference between the S2Z and the S1Z?

It would not be called the S1Z, that model is simply the 2015 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S1). The difference between that S1 model and the 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) is the design. The S1 is a fully composite, two-piece design while the S2Z is a two-piece hybrid design with an alloy barrel and composite handle.

Patrick Expert
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I am 5'7" and 120 lbs with good bat speed. How drastic or how little is the end load on this bat?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) features an extremely well-balanced design. It will not have any sort of an end-load. Typically, we would recommend this model for a contact to gap hitter.

Joe Expert
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What is the break-in process for this bat? My son is 15 years old, 5'11" and weighs approximately 180-190 lbs. I was thinking a 33" bat. What do you all suggest?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) has a one-piece alloy design and does not require a break-in period. It will be hot right out of the wrapper. Based on your sons height and weight, we suggest a 33" model.

Jason Expert
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Is the barrel size the same on the S2Z and the XL1?

The barrel on the 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) will be slightly shorter than on the 2015 Easton XL1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15X1) but it will feature a much more balanced feel giving it a lighter swing weight.

Patrick Expert
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I am 15 years old 5'10" and 210 lbs. What length bat is recommended? Also, how does this bat compare to the Easton XL series?

I would recommend using the 33" 30 oz. model in the 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z). The S2Z ZCORE is a two piece hybrid with an extended barrel, giving it a slightly end loaded swing weight. The Easton XL series bats all feature an end loaded swing weight and are available in the 2015 XL1 (two piece composite) and 2015 XL3 (one piece alloy).

Tom Expert
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It says this bat is a hybrid. What does that mean?

Hybrid means that the 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) is going to have a composite handle and an alloy barrel.

Frankie Expert
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Does the S2Z ZCORE come in a 30" 27 oz.?

No, the 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) does not come in a 30" 27 oz., the smallest size made was a 31" 28 oz.

Liz Expert
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Is there a difference between the S2Z and the S3Z?

Yes. The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) is a hybrid design that has an alloy barrel and a composite handle. The 2015 Easton S3Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S3Z) is a single-piece, all alloy design.

Patrick Expert
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The Easton S2Z seems to have a little more mass towards the handle of the bat compared to the Marucci MCBB14, is this positive and will this affect the balance of the bat?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) has an extended barrel which will give it a slightly end loaded swing weight. The 2014 Marucci Black BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBB14) has an evenly balanced swing weight.

Tom Expert
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What is the barrel size?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) is a BBCOR certified bat and it will have a 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

Frankie Expert
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Is this or the Marucci Cat 6 a better bat for a high school baseball player?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) or the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) will be excellent options for a high school baseball player. Both bats will be BBCOR certified and have a single piece alloy construction.

Ben Expert
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Is Z-CORE the same as BBCOR?

The 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z) is a BBCOR certified bat with the proper stamp. The ZCORE designation is an indication of the upgraded technology from previous S2 models.

Patrick Expert
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How much more balanced is the 2015 S1 BBCOR compared to the S2Z?

The 2015 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S1) is a two-piece composite with a very balanced swing. As for the 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z), it is a two-piece hybrid with an extended barrel that will give it a slight end load compared to the S1.

Allison Expert
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I am 5'5" and weigh 115 pounds and need a drop 3 bat. What do you recommend?

Using our Bat Coach, I would recommend a 30" 27 oz bat based on your size.

Tom Expert
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I'm 5'7" and 160 pounds. What size do I need?

I would recommend a 32" 2015 Easton S2Z ZCORE Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z).

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What is the difference between the 2017 model and the 2018 model?

The biggest difference between the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 and the 2018 is the anti-vibration handle construction featured on the 2018 model. Otherwise, the only difference is the cosmetics.

Tori Expert
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Does this bat have the USA stamp and/or the USSSA stamp?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 will only feature the BBCOR stamp.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat USSSA approved?

No, this 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) will not be USSSA approved.

Ben Expert
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I'm 5'2" and about 100 pounds, should I use the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is a one-piece all alloy model with a balanced swing weight. This bat is a great option to use for any hitter required to swing a BBCOR model. Based on your height and weight, a 29 or 30 inch model would work best.

Cameron Expert
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I am 14 years old, 5'5" and 120 lbs. I am looking for a one piece bat that will have a ton of pop and give me power and confidence at the plate. Should I get the Solo 617 or the Marucci Cat 7?

Both bats are excellent choices that will perform very well. For 2017 models, both have sold and done well, but I believe the Marucci Cat 7 was one of our top models this year.

Kyle J. Expert
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I am 6’ and 170 lbs. What length would you recommend for my size?

Based on your height and weight, we would suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173.

Jason Expert
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I see several reviews where the knob on the end has broken off. Has this flaw been addressed in this model for bats being shipped out now?

Unfortunately, we have not heard if Slugger has done anything about this issue. However, we have heard less complaints about knobs falling off so they may have addressed this.

Dan Expert
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What size would you recommend? Player is currently 12 years old and 5'5"/105 lbs. He wants to break it in during fall ball and use it in the spring. Then, he will be 13 and likely 5'6"/5'7" and 110-115 lbs. He used a 31" -10 Mako for Little League this past season.

Based on his height and weight, it is suggested that he uses a 31" bat. He can certainly go to a 32" bat if he wants too. Thinking about the future, the weight for a 13 year old is typically a drop 5. Getting adjusted to the drop 5 now will help him jump to the drop 3 in the future when he plays in high school.

Mick Expert
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I am 5 feet and about 95 pounds. Would this bat be good for me or would you recommend another bat?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is a one-piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. This bat, in a 29 or 30 inch model, would be a great option to consider for someone of your height and weight.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5/3 120 pounds and growing should I get a Rawlings VELO or the Solo? Also, what size 31"/28 or a 32"/29?

The ideal size for you based on your height and weight would be a 31"/ 28 oz. The bats are very similar. The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) has a lizard skin grip whereas the Velo has the standard. both are on piece alloy. The main difference is brand. Whatever brand you swing currently, if you like it i'd stick with it.

Mick Expert
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I'm 5'10" tall and 150 lbs. Should I get a 32 or 33 inch bat?

We would recommend a 32" length for your size.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is 4'8" & 85 lbs. Would you suggest the 30"/27 oz size -or- the 29"/26 oz size?

Based upon your player's height and weight, my general recommendation would be to get this 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) in the 29"/26 oz size.

Ben Expert
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How does this bat match up against the Rawlings Velo?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is slightly more balanced than the Rawlings VELO. Other than that, they are very comparable one piece aluminum bats.

Carter Expert
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Is this bat made in China or the United States?

It appears the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is made in China.

Tori Expert
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Would a power hitter prefer this, the Prime, or the Omaha?

All of the bats listed are going to feature balanced swing weights. The preference depends on what the player wants. The Omaha is a one peace, all aluminum bat. The Prime is a two piece composite bat. The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) is a one piece, aluminum bat with a composite end-cap. The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) may feel a bit more balanced than the other bats due to the end-cap being composite. ultimately, the decision comes down to the individual preference of the player.

Mick Expert
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My son is 5'1", 117 lbs and is required to use a BBCOR now. He used a -5, 31" bat last season. What size and bat would you recommend for him?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of a 30" BBCOR bat. However, if your player was fine using the 31"/26 oz size in the past, I think a 31"/28 oz size of a BBCOR should work well too (may require a little bit of an adjustment period). Sadly, we no longer have this 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) in the 30" or 31" length option.

Ben Expert
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I'm 5'6 120 pound going into freshman year. What size bat should I be swinging?

I would recommend swinging the 32'' 29 oz for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173.

Max Expert
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I am 5'3" and 105 pounds, what size bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 in a 29 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Which bat is more balanced? The Rawlings VELO or the 617?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is slightly more balanced than the Rawlings VELO.

Cameron Expert
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What are the main differences between this bat and the Omaha besides the cosmetics, the end cap, and the knob?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 features new SL Hyper Alloy which offers a stiffer feel, and a composite end cap to help create the lightest swinging Louisville Slugger bat in their lineup. The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features ST 7U1+ Alloy for a larger sweet spot.

Logan Expert
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If I'm 6' about 240 lbs. Would you recommend a 33" or a 34"?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend going with a 33" bat of this 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173). However, at your size, if you felt ready to use the 34"/31 oz size, I think that would be just fine.

Ben Expert
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I am 6 foot and 230 pounds, should I get the 34 inch or 33 inch?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 33" 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173.

Logan Expert
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I am trying to decide whether I want a hybrid bat or a fully alloy. I am 5'7", 15, and 140 lbs and going to be a sophomore. If an alloy, which would you recommend the 617 or 517? And if hybrid, would you recommend the Voodoo Insane or the balanced?

If seeking an alloy bat I would go with the Omaha 517 over the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173. This is due to the durability being better with the 517. As for a bat featuring a hybrid design, the Voodoo balanced model would be the best option for someone of your height, weight and age.

Cameron Expert
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Why would such a great website continue to sell a bat which has a defect? After getting a warranty replacement, the knob broke off on both bats after 2 weeks of use.

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 does feature a 12 month manufacturer's warranty. If having issues with the knob of this bat we would recommend reaching out to LS through their online warranty process to initiate a claim.

Cameron Expert
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I don't know what size I should get. I am 5'7" and 170 pounds; about to be 15 in August and going to be a sophomore in August.

I would suggest the 32'' in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173.

Max Expert
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Which bat would be best for a two hole contact hitter, the Solo 617 or the Omaha 517? I am 5'11" tall and 140 pounds, and I am currently using the Omaha 517, 32"/-3 with my school.

Both of these bats are excellent choices for contact hitters. The Solo 617 is claimed to having the fastest swing speed in the 2017 Louisville Slugger lineup, so that is something to consider if you are looking for bat speed.

Kyle J. Expert
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Have you taken care of the issue of the knob popping off of this bat?

Louisville slugger has not changed the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 since the release.

Max Expert
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Will it have lots of pop when broken in?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) has an aluminum barrel and should not require a break-in period to display top performance. The bat should be ready for game-use right out of the wrapper.

Ben Expert
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I am 14, 5'4" and weigh around 115. I was wondering if it would be best for me to get the 32" or the 31. I'll be playing in high school next year.

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 31"/28 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173).

Carter Expert
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Which bat has more pop, the Louisville Slugger 917 or 617?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 and the Prime 917 are equally good performing bats and it is tough to say one has more pop than the other. The Solo 617 tends to feel more balanced to most players because of the composite end cap though. While the Prime 917 is better at preventing sting and vibration because of the two-piece design.

Jason Expert
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Is there a compatible drop version of this bat? 13 yr old in 14 u division with no drop regulation. Only 1.15 stamp. Need a great suggestion for something as quick and balanced as this 617.

While the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 is only available in the BBCOR version the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 Senior League Baseball Bat (SLO5175) would be a great option for a 13 year old.

Carter Expert
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Where is the 35 inch?

We do not have this bat in a 35" length.

Kyle J. Expert
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I am 6'4 and 253.3 lbs. What size should I get? Where is the 35 inch?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 in the 34" 31 oz. size. The reason there isn't a 35" is due to the fact that 34" is the largest Louisville Slugger makes.

Logan Expert
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What is better for a contact hitter the VELO, the Prime 917 or the Solo 617?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173, Prime 917 and Rawlings VELO are all excellent bats that will feature balanced swing weights. Since all bats are balanced they each are great selections for a contact hitter.

Cameron Expert
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I am a contact/average hitter, what would be better the Solo 617 or the Prime 917?

Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 and the Prime 917 have balanced swing weights and are great options for a contact hitter. The Solo 617 tends to feel more balanced and lighter swinging overall, but the Prime 917 is better at preventing sting or vibration because of the two-piece design.

Jason Expert
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I am 6'1" 130 lbs. What size should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173.

Jason Expert
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I am 13, 5"7 and 105, should I go with the 31 or 32?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 31"/28 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173).

Carter Expert
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I am 5'7" and weigh 143. Would you recommend a 32" or 33" for me?

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

John Expert
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I'm 5'2 and I am a freshman in high school. Should I get a 31" or 32" inch model on this bat?

Based upon your height, I would recommend going with a 31" version of this 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) to get the best fit for now. However, if you wanted something with which he could grow, I would suggest the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) in the 32" length.

Ben Expert
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My son is 16 years old, 6' tall and about 140 lbs. Should I get him the 32" or 33" 617 BBCOR bat?

For his height and weight, we would recommend the 33" length.

Kyle J. Expert
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I was absolutely in love with the 2013 LS Exogrid 3 BBCOR. I was wondering which best compares to the Exogrid (517,617,917)?

It is hard to say whether the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 or any other bat from LS will match closely with the former EXOGRID model they were manufacturing. Based on the specs of the EXOGRID, would say the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is going to be more similar in terms of swing weight design and performance.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 6 ft and 175 lbs. What size and weight is recommended for my size?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend this 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) in the 33"/30 oz size.

Ben Expert
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Will the 617 be the bat to replace the 716 from last year all in all? Or will they be making a new 717?

Louisville Slugger essentially ceased production of the 716 which was their hybrid model featuring an alloy barrel and composite handle. The bat that replaced this model was the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 but this bat is more in line with the Omaha as it is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. Unfortunately LS did not manufacturer a hybrid design in 2017.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 6'5" 130 pounds and 15 years old. I'm more of a double and triples kid rather than hit for power. Would you recommend this or the 917?

I would recommend the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) if you prefer aluminum bats and the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) if you prefer composite and multi piece bats.

Carter Expert
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I am 5'11" and weigh 165 lbs. What size and weight bat should I get?

We would recommend a 32-33" length of bat for your size. For a BBCOR bat, that means either a 32"/29oz or a 33"/30oz.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is 13 years old and this is the first year that he is required to use a drop 3 bat. He is 5 foot 2 inches and 80- 90 pounds. Which bat do you recommend for him?

Based on his height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 in a 29" 26 oz size.

Logan Expert
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My one son is 4'10" 90 lb freshman and my other one is 5'7" and 140 lb junior. What sizes would you recommend for them both?

Based on the freshman's height and weight, we suggest a 29" model. Based on the Juniors height and weight, we suggest a 32" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173.

Jason Expert
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I'm 6 feet tall, a power hitter with a lot of line drives. Is this a good bat for me?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is a one-piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight making it a good fit for both power and line drive type hitters. Early reviews have shown that the pop has been good.

Cameron Expert
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My son is a high school junior, is 5'7" and weighs 155 lbs. Would a 32" in this bat be right for him?

Based on your son's height and weight, getting a 32" or 33" in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 would be the best lengths to consider; all depend on what the hitter feels more comfortable with.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 5'8" and 120 lbs. I hit for average. Mainly line drives. What is a good BBCOR bat for me?

For someone who is 5'8" and 120 lbs we would recommend getting a 32 inch bat that is balanced since you are more of a contact hitter. The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is a great option to consider with its balanced swing weight and one-piece alloy design.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 5'0" and 100 lbs. I'm playing middle school baseball. What's a good bat for me?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a recommendation of getting a smaller BBCOR model of bat (if that is what is required for the middle school league). This 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) would be an excellent option of bat to consider since it is very balanced. I would look at the 29"/26 oz or 30"/27 oz size.

Ben Expert
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My son is a freshman, is 6'1" tall and weighs 150 lbs. Would a 33" in this bat be right for him?

Yes, a 33" bat length is what we would recommend for someone his height and weight.

Kyle J. Expert
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I'm 5'11" and 230 lbs. I hit for average with some power. What would be a good bat for me (need a BBCOR)?

Based your height and weight, I would recommend a 33" version of a BBCOR bat. if you prefer a one-piece design with a very balanced swing weight to it, I would recommend getting this 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) very highly. It would work for a power or contact hitter.

Ben Expert
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My son is 5'5" and weighs 140 lbs. What bat size should I get him? He needs a balanced bat.

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 in a 31 inch 28 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
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I am interested in purchasing this bat. I am in 10th grade, 130 lbs and 5'10". I currently swing a 32" but I am wondering if I should purchase a 33" and start getting used to it. Is there a big difference between the 32" and 33"?

Based on your height and weight, a 32 inch bat would be a better option. As you get stronger then a 33 inch bat would be better since you are 5'10". If you wanted to get the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 in a 33 inch then it would be wise to choke up some on the handle.

Cameron Expert
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Which bat is better, this bat or the Rawlings 5150?

It would be tough to say one will perform significantly better than the other, but the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 has a slightly lighter swing weight so you could generate more bat speed with it over the 5150.

Logan Expert
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Which bat has better exit speed velocity 517 or 617?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 and the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 have pretty similar exit velocity, but the Solo 617 has the lowest MOI and the fastest swing speed in the Louisville Slugger BBCOR line.

Logan Expert
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My grandson is about 6 ft. and 180 lbs junior. What do you recommend?

Based on his height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 in a 33 inch 30 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 5'11" 170 lbs freshman. What size should I buy for him?

Your son is right at the top end, in terms of size, for a 32" 29oz 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173. He is just a few pounds from us recommending a 33" 30oz. I would suggest the 33" if you think he may grow some in the next few months before the season starts.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat for a power hitter?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) will be extremely balanced in its swing feel, but if that is the feel you prefer and you are a power hitter, then I would recommend it very highly for you.

Ben Expert
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What's better, the Prime 917 or the Solo 617?

Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 and the Prime 917 are great bats to consider. These two bats are considerably different in the respect that the Solo is a one-piece all alloy bat with a balanced swing weight while the Prime 917 is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. The main advantage of the Prime 917 is the vibration reduction that the two-piece bat offers.

Cameron Expert
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Does it have the ping like a metal bat or the nice crack of the other Louisville Slugger bats that almost sound like wood?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) is going to have more of the "ping" sound like a metal bat due to its aluminum construction.

Carter Expert
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Which bat will be stiffer, the Solo 617, Omaha 517, or DeMarini Voodoo One?

All three of these bats, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173, 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173, and the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo One BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVOC are one piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. Since all of these bats are of one piece construction and will not flex on impact we would rate the stiffness of these bats as similar; if there were any differences between the three it would be too small to quantify a difference.

Cameron Expert
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I just got this bat and I hit with it today, why do I here a little rattle in the barrel? It sounds like a little piece of something is just rattling around in the barrel. What could this be?

The ratting that you hear in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 (grains of sand or small pebble like sounds typically) is the result of the excess adhesive that is used to seal the end cap to the barrel of the bat. This is an issue that all bat manufacturers experience but it will not affect the performance of the bat (does give the bat a different sound though). When the excess adhesive dries it breaks off after first using the bat and lodges within the barrel.

Cameron Expert
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My son is a contact hitter, not a power hitter. How does the LS 617 compare to the Combat Maxum BBCOR bat and how do they differ other than materials?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) will be an all-alloy bat with a composite end-cap. That design makes the bat very balanced. I would say that it is more balanced than the MAXUM. However, the MAXUM will have a longer barrel length to it, which is attractive to a lot of players (and the MAXUM is still decently balanced).

Ben Expert
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Most of the top-of-the-line bats have many reviews. Why cant I find many reviews of the 617 online?

The reason that not many reviews of this 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) can be found online is because the bat was just released this fall of 2016. Once more players get it in their hands to swing this upcoming Winter and Spring of 2017, I think you will be able to find more reviews online.

Ben Expert
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(1) What exactly does the composite end-cap do? (2) And does the composite end-cap change the sound of the bat hitting a ball?

(1) Since composite material is able to be made a little lighter feeling than alloy material, the composite end-cap will make the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) feel more balanced overall. (2) I am not sure that the composite end-cap makes the ping noise louder in every bat, but I do know that the VELO features a composite end-cap and the ping noise on that bat is very loud.

Ben Expert
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If I am a contact hitter which would be better the LS Solo 617 or the 2017 Voodoo?

Both the 2017 Solo 617 (BBSO6173) and the 2017 Voodoo (DXVBC) would be good models for a contact hitter, as both models have balanced swing weights.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat the closest thing to the 2013 Louisville Slugger EXO grid 3?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is a one-piece alloy design similar to the Louisville Slugger Exogrid.

Sean Expert
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What bat would have a stiffer feel, the 617 or the 517? Which would have a lighter more balanced weight? My son has loved the Omaha series, but will be playing with a BBCOR for the first time.

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) will offer a stiffer feel and is more balanced than the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173). But they are both quality bats and if he has already loved the Omaha series I would not hesitate to recommend it.

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My son is 4'11" and weighs 90 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 29" model in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173.

Jason Expert
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I'm 5'5" and 136 lbs. What size bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend getting a 31"/28oz 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173).

Carter Expert
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I'm 5'9", 140 pounds, and playing high school ball. Would this bat be right for me? If so, what size?

If you prefer a one-piece aluminum bat, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 would be a good choice. It has a very light swing weight that helps to create quicker bat speed. For your height and weight, we recommend a 31" 28 oz. size.

Angelique Expert
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I'm 14 years old and a 6'1 170 pound freshman. Is this bat right for me? If so, what size?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is a great option for any player. It is a very balanced bat and helps provide quick bat speed. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model.

Jason Expert
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Does the Solo have the same alloy as the 716?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 is made out of a new SL Hyper alloy. The Select 716's barrel is made out of AC21 alloy.

Jason Expert
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What will be the performance difference between this bat and the BBCOR 517? Not the model and material difference.

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 has a slightly lighter swing weight that helps generate a faster swing speed. However, the performance will be about the same as the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Angelique Expert
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Does this or the MAKO BEAST swing lighter? Which will be the better bat?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) will be the lighter feeling bat due to the composite end-cap on the end of the barrel. That design will make it easier to swing by a player. Both bats being considered are going to be high performing. However, when deciding between one bat or the other, you'll need to decide if you want a light feeling bat and also what design you would prefer to have on the bat (alloy bat w/composite end-cap like this Solo or two-piece, all-composite like the MAKO BEAST).

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The Easton S27 Z-CORE is brand and features material and technology that the bat market has never been seen before. The extended barrel design, and internal core technology, helps player's internalize and utilize their full playing potential. The Hyperlite Matrix Alloy provides player's with insane distance and power, while the SIC Black Carbon Composite Handle eliminates vibration, and improves the overall feel. This hybrid design incorporates a massive sweet spot, and will perform instantaneously right out of the wrapper. The 31/32" composite handle and performance diamond grip provides players with the comfort and durability needed to generate a fast bat swing. One of the secrets behind the success of the new Easton S2Z Z-CORE lies heavily in its CXN two-piece ConneXion technology. This technology helps to maximize the the energy transfer, improve control, and optimize feel. This model provides player's with the perfect amount of flex, and has been engineered to guarantee a high level of performance. The Easton S27 Z-CORE will also come with a full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty, and is certified for high school and collegiate play (.50 BBCOR stamp).
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  • Free Shipping!
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
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Description for 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173
Never before seen and new for 2017! The Solo 617 is Louisville Slugger's newest edition to the BBCOR lineup. If this bat doesn't get you excited, we don't know what will. Constructed with the brand new SL Hyper alloy, this one-piece construction delivers a stiff feel for maximum energy transfer on contact with a ball. Where this design differs from the Omaha 517 is at the end. Slugger has invented the Speed Ballistic Composite (SBC) end cap for the absolute lowest MOI and quickest swing speed in their BBCOR line. This end cap reduces excess weight towards the end of the barrel to produce the most balanced baseball bat Louisville Slugger has ever created. More control, more accuracy, and more power are all as a result of the exceptional balance the Solo 617 has to offer. To top it all off, Louisville Slugger has created a customized Lizard Skin premium performance grip that comes attached to the 31/32 inch tapered handle for extreme comfort and diminished vibration. Louisville Slugger: Own The Plate!

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