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Bat Pack Easton S2Z ZCORE and 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bats: BB15S2Z and BBO5173

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Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z

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2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173

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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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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 Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173
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“Great Bat ”

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Was this review helpful ? 8 25

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

“Best bat ever”

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

Cons:  None

“Amazing Bat!!!!”

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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

“Excellent BBCOR Bat !!!!!”

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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.

“Not Impressed”

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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.

“Great Bat ”

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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

“Great Bat”

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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

“Great Bat”

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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

“517 Omaha LS 2017 ”

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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

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Great bat overall, good pop and great sound

Cons:  None

“great bat”

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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

“Amazing Bat”

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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.

“great bat, nice quality”

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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

“great bat”

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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

“good/bad”

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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

“Great bat!”

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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

“High School Baseball”

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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...

“Best Bat I've Ever Had”

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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

“SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME”

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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.

“Awesome Bat”

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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.

“quality for price bat”

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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

“2017 Season”

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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.

“WOW”

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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.

“Great Bat”

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

Cons:  n/a

“amazing bat!”

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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.

“the bat”

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Pros:  light wieght

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

“Great bat”

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

Cons:  Nothing

“great bat”

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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.

“13u killing it with this bat!”

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Pros:  really nice bat for mid - above average hitters

Cons:  none I can see yet

“best bat for the money”

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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

“pleased”

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

Cons:  stings a little when its cool

“Solid Bat”

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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.

“Great 13U Starter Bat”

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

Cons:  None

“Omaha”

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

Cons:  NONE

“an ok bat”

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Pros:  not too expensive. comes with lizrd skin.

Cons:  not much pop/small sweet spot

“great”

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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

“best bat”

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Pros:  super light for small and not so strong players

Cons:  gets marked but what bat doesnt

“great bat”

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Pros:  great balance, feel, pop

Cons:  none

“best BBCOR out there”

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Pros:  pop

Cons:  none

“amazing bat”

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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.

“Not the same as the demo we tried”

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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.

“Amazing”

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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.

“Light Swing weight”

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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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145445 Click to show/hide answer

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Damon Expert
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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).

Carter Expert
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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.

Sean Expert
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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.

Carter Expert
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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.

Carter Expert
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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).

Carter Expert
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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).

Carter Expert
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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.

Frankie Expert
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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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Is this bat legal for leagues that require the USA stamp?

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 Expert
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Does a 33"/30 oz sound like too much for a 4'11" 7th grader?

Yes, that does sound a bit large. I would look at a 31" length BBCOR model for someone of that height.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat aluminum? Does it have good pop?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a one-piece alloy barrel and will have good pop.

Cameron Expert
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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?

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 Expert
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How does the Omaha 517 BBCOR bat compare to the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7?

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 Expert
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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?

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 Expert
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Do you know if this bat is okay for 14U Sandy Koufax League?

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 Expert
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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?

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 Expert
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My son is a 5'3" and 105 lbs freshman in high school. What weight bat is recommended for his size?

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 Expert
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Is it legal for senior league, junior high ball and travel tournament baseball in 2018?

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. Expert
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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

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 Expert
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I am 5’9" and 148 lbs. Is it good if I use a 33 inch of this bat?

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 Expert
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How does it compare to the Marucci F5?

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 Expert
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How does it compare to the CAT 7?

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 Expert
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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.

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 Expert
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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)?

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 Expert
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Could I use this bat in high school?

Yes, you can use the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in high school baseball.

Carter Expert
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Will this bat feel more like the Rawlings VELO or 5150?

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 Expert
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Will this bat be legal in high school next year based on the new rules for bats?

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 Expert
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When will the price drop a little bit more?

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 Expert
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Will this bat be legal for Junior League baseball in 2018 with the new USA bat standards?

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 Expert
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(1) Which is more balanced: the 2017 or 2018 model? (2) Does one have a bigger sweet spot?

(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 Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Prime 917 in terms of pop and performance?

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 Expert
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Where is it manufactured?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is manufactured in China.

Ben Expert
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Is it aluminum?

Yes, this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is made of aluminum material.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat a good choice for a power hitter who likes to feel some weight in the barrel?

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 Expert
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Which bat is the lightest feeling -3 BBCOR bat today?

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 Expert
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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?

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 Expert
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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?

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 Expert
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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.

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 Expert
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Is this bat end-loaded or balanced?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) will have a balanced swing feel to it.

Ben Expert
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Is the bat end loaded?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a balanced swing weight. It is not end loaded.

Jason Expert
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Is this bat weighted similarly to Old Hickory's Trout model?

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 Expert
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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"?

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 Expert
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Is this bat more for a power hitter or a contact hitter?

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 Expert
138379 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'2'' 120 lbs and 13 as a freshman in high school. What length and weight would you recommend?

I would suggest a 31'' for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173

Max Expert
138362 Click to show/hide answer

Does the Omaha 517 or the Rawlings 5150 have a lower swing weight?

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 Expert
138352 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 14, 6 feet 220 lbs. I was wondering if this would be a good bat or is there something better?

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 Expert
138281 Click to show/hide answer

I have a 16 yr old son who weighs 165 pounds and is 5'10", what size bat do you recommend?

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 Expert
138280 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'8" and 180 lbs and 14 yrs old. Which bat would be best, 32 or 33"?

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 Expert
137908 Click to show/hide answer

Is this good for a 13 year old and for high school?

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 Expert
137891 Click to show/hide answer

I am 17 years old 5'6 1/4" and 180 lbs, what size bat would be best for me?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Jason Expert
137817 Click to show/hide answer

I am 6 foot 4 and 180 lbs, what size should I get?

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 Expert
137747 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 14 and entering high school. He's 6'2" and 145 lbs. Looking for a BBCOR bat recommendation and size.

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 Expert
137728 Click to show/hide answer

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?

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 Expert
137676 Click to show/hide answer

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.

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 Expert
137624 Click to show/hide answer

I am a 14 year old who is 5'8" and needs a great BBCOR bat for high school. Do you have any recommendations?

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 Expert
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I am 6 foot and 133 pounds and am 13 years old. Would you recommend a 32.5 or 33?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 32.5" 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Logan Expert
136561 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between a 517 and 617 model?

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 Expert
136304 Click to show/hide answer

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.

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 Expert
136300 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat feature an end-loaded swing or balanced?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight design.

Cameron Expert
136277 Click to show/hide answer

What bat is recommended for a 13 year old? He's 5'3" and weighs approximately 110 lbs.

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 Expert
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Weight?

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 Expert
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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)?

Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Jason Expert
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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.

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 Expert
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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?

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 Expert
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How does the Omaha 517 BBCOR compare to the Exogrid 3 BBCOR?

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 Expert
134379 Click to show/hide answer

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

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 Expert
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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?

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 Expert
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Which bat has a bigger sweet spot, the 2017 VELO or the Louisville Slugger 517?

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 Expert
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What bat would have better performance between the 617 and the 517?

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 Expert
134218 Click to show/hide answer

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.

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 Expert
134037 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 11, weighs 88 lbs. and is 4 foot 9. He wants a 30 inch Louisville Slugger. What do you recommend?

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 Expert
134031 Click to show/hide answer

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"?

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 Expert
133804 Click to show/hide answer

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.

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 Expert
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Is this bat balanced like the Omaha 516?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a balanced swing weight similar to the Omaha 516.

Jason Expert
133746 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 6'2" and weighs 205. What bat size is good for him?

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 Expert
133707 Click to show/hide answer

Is it a big barrel?

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 Expert
133678 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat good for power hitters? How much pop does it have?

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 Expert
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My son is 15 years old and is 5'7" & weighs 190 pounds. What bat size do you recommend for him?

Based on his height and weight, I would suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Jason Expert
133498 Click to show/hide answer

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?

We would recommend a 32" bat for someone about his size, give or take 1".

Kyle J. Expert
133489 Click to show/hide answer

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.

The Omaha 517 is a very well balanced bat.

Kyle J. Expert
133398 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 15 years old and is 5'9" & weighs 200 pounds. What bat size do you recommend for him?

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 Expert
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Does this bat outperform the Louisville Slugger Assault?

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 Expert
132961 Click to show/hide answer

How would this bat compare to last years 516 model? Is there any difference between the two bats?

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 Expert
132777 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 13, 5'6" and weighs 154 pounds. What size bat should we be looking at?

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 Expert
132728 Click to show/hide answer

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?

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 Expert
132715 Click to show/hide answer

I am considering this bat, but am interested in how it compares to the LS 916 bat?

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 Expert
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My son is 13 yrs old and weighs 102 lbs, height is 5'4". What size bat does he need?

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 Expert
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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"?

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 Expert
132594 Click to show/hide answer

Having trouble deciding between the 517 and 617? What's your opinion?

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 Expert
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Which bat would be better for a home run type of guy? This or the 917?

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 Expert
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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?

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 Expert
131958 Click to show/hide answer

Would this bat be relatable to a 271 turn?

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 Expert
131786 Click to show/hide answer

Is this going to a be a stiff flex or a regular flex bat?

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 Expert
131562 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat have the same 30 day return policy as the 2016 version if unsatisfied?

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 Expert
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How does this bat compare to the DeMarini Voodoo One?

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. Expert
130998 Click to show/hide answer

Would this bat be for a contact hitter or a power hitter?

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 Expert
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Does this bat have to be broken in, or is it ready for game play?

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 Expert
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Is the Omaha 517 better than the Solo 617?

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 Expert
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What is difference between the 516 and 517?

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 Expert
130083 Click to show/hide answer

Is the Omaha or the MAKO BEAST better?

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 Expert
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Does this bat have good durability?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a ST 7U1+ Alloy which is very durable.

Sean Expert
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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?

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 Expert
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How many balls does the Omaha 517 need to break in?

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 Expert
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Is this bat balanced or end loaded?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a balanced bat.

Marcus Expert
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What is the difference in this and the 2016 Rawlings Velo?

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 Expert
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This bat can be used in high school, correct?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is BBCOR certified and it is approved for play in high school.

Jason Expert
129663 Click to show/hide answer

I have the 2016 and love it. What is the 2017 tech detail, feel and swing weight difference?

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.

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Bat Features
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix Alloy) Barrel / SIC Black Carbon Composite Handle
  • ConneXion Technology - Maximizes Energy Transfer and Eliminates Vibration
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  • Hybrid, Two-Piece Construction
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  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • ZCORE Internal Core Technology - Creates Huge, Expanded Sweet Spot
  • Extended Barrel Design with Balanced Weight Distribution
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
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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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  • 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 for 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173
New from Louisville Slugger for 2017! 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 2017 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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