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Bat Pack Easton Z-CORE Hybrid and Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bats: BB16ZH and BB7V

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Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH

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2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V

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Reviews for the Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH
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“Basebal27”

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Was this review helpful ? 12 10

Pros:  Hot out of wrapper Great feel to it, lots of pop, son 13 5'3 105, went to a 300 foot fence hit 5 out

Cons:  Gets dirty cause the barrel is white, but other then that it's just a great bat

“hottest bbcor bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 18 3

Pros:  really great bat got it a week ago and it has been great. son loves the bat. it is a good balanced bat and has tons if pop.

Cons:  NONE BESIDE IT BEING WHITE

“Awesome bat ”

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Pros:  It is a great bat I can hit like a champ

Cons:  It gets dirty quick but it's great

“Great Bat! ”

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Pros:  Very well balanced bat. It's not hand weighted or end weighted, it's very well balanced. It has a great feel to it and it's very easy to get through the zone. The pop is fantastic, better than the 916 and Maxum and Voodoo. Little to no vibration. The bat looks amazing too. The white looks great when it's dirty.

Cons:  None, except maybe the grip, but that's an easy fix with tape.

“Terrific Bat”

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Pros:  Best pop i have ever seen on a bbcor bat Feels weightless when i hit the sweetspot "5 tool" bat

Cons:  i can not think of any, i have tried bats at bat trials and demos, this is the best all around bat

“Z-Core Hybrid”

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Pros:  Amazing pop. Ball seems to fly off the bat even on a bad swing. Very easy to square up a ball.

Cons:  I used it in one tournament and the dugouts had concrete floors, you would have thought i had had the bat for years. Scratches easily, marks up easy as well.

“Good bat, one issue”

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Pros:  feels good, great pop off the barrel, slightly top heavy

Cons:  hit a ball off the handle and a small piece on the endcap came off. still works

“lwill”

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Pros:  I just got this bat a couple weeks ago and I already love it. It has great pop and a good clean sound. I like the bigger barrell and i have the 34 in bat and i would recommend it to anybody strong enough to swing it.

Cons:  The only con about this bat is that it is white and gets dirty easy.

“Very HOT Bat !”

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Pros:  Got this bat for my HS freshman son. A hard hitter. He switched from a Mako torq. He`s getting fantastic pop right out of the box. Just bats are the king. I will never buy from anyone else.

Cons:  Nothing

“34in Zcore”

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Pros:  Balanced, ball flies off the bat, huge barrel.

Cons:  None so far

“good bat ”

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Pros:  nice bat good pop hot out the gate

Cons:  color is white

“SOLID BBCOR BAT”

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Pros:  â€¢ Good Bat, swings well • Pop at start was OK, but after a month it is great • Paint looks sexy as heck when dirty • Sounds nice when hit • I am a 5' 7" 175 lbs 14 year old (just turned 14 about a month ago when wroting this) and i play with 10th graders in 8th grade and I can compete with them with this bat • Would Buy again 33"30 oz version is the one i got and it was nice

Cons:  â€¢ This may just be my thing, but i hit a lot of ground balls with this bat, if you are fast this maybnot be an issue to you but i am not, so this would be an issue for me BUT this may just be my thing so this can be overlooked • Another issue I had was tape, but thisnid typical of any Easton bat, just retape it with Lizard Skin

“Bat is great!!!”

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Pros:  Bat is great, has pop better than any other bat out there such as, my other bat the voodoo raw and the bat is beautiful when dirty.

Cons:  Nothing but I wish that the black part of the tape was white not being racist I just think it would look cool....btw mixed

“easton mako z-core hybrid ”

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Pros:  great feel and is a good size to grow into

Cons:  scuffs really easily

“Good Bat”

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Pros:  Amazing pop, good tape

Cons:  Annoying sound, more end loaded than I expected

“this bat is lit”

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Pros:  everything about this bat is amazing,the price,the weight distrubution,the pop,and the durability. I definately recomend this bat to everyone.

Cons:  none

“great bat”

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Pros:  My son got this bat 2 weeks ago, and has great pop.

Cons:  None

“Bat review”

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Pros:  The bat feels great swinging through the ball... the end load doesnt really seem to effect the bat at all the bat still seems very balanced and nice in the hands... im 15 years old standing at 6'2 250lb and the pop of the bat helps crush balls

Cons:  none

“AWESOME BAT FOR THE COST”

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Pros:  Great pop from the first swing on. weighted well. nice large bat grip for my sons large hands. my son is loving this bat

Cons:  none that i can see

“dad”

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Pros:  good right away

Cons:  none

Reviews for the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V
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“2017 Velo”

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Was this review helpful ? 12 9

Pros:  Bat is extremely hot and also well balanced.

Cons:  Nothing as of yet. Have had the bat for a little over a month now.

“worth your money”

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Was this review helpful ? 26 19

Pros:  has a great sound with great pop. the grip tape is amazing. no need to buy lizard skin.

Cons:  not yet

“Great Bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 8 4

Pros:  Great pop. Feels fantastic.

Cons:  none yet.

“Well balanced bat with great pop”

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Pros:  This bat is extremely well balanced and has great pop. I've had this bat for about a month now and it still feels brand new, the only issue I have is the grip, it's rough on the hands/batting gloves (at least in my experience) and it tore on me after a couple weeks of use. A lizard skin would be a good quick fix to this nearly perfect bat.

Cons:  The grip wore out and tore on my model.

“New to BBCOR”

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Pros:  My son had to jump to a BBCOR for next spring. Did some research and asked some other coaches. The Velo was highly recommended. Nice surprise; Well balanced, swing and hitting power! Not as traditionally dead for most BBCOR bats.

Cons:  Very loud when hitting a baseball

“baller bat”

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Pros:  amazing pop. amazing feel. amazing weight.

Cons:  none

“OUT OF THIS WORLD POP”

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Pros:  EVERYTHING ABOUT IT

Cons:  NOTHING THIS BAT IS FLAWLESS

“2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR ”

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Pros:  I hit the Rawlings VELO and the Slugger 617 at a demo since both are composite end cap models. Both felt similar when swinging, but the two main differences I noticed was the great pop of the VELO and a much louder ping.

Cons:  NONE

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Great right out of the wrapper, padded handle is comfortable

Cons:  none found

“Woah what?”

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Pros:  This bat has a great feel/pop to it. Ive put this bat to work in for many weeks of games/batting practice and i haven't had to put any lizard skin on it. The pop should probably be illegal for games. and I've only seen minor scratches on mine.

Cons:  None

“As Advertised - "Add to Cart" you won't be sorry”

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Pros:  Moved from Mako to Velo. Researched a long time Balanced. More so than Mako. Great pop out of the wrapper, no break-in Launch bombs or rip hard line drives (Triple 1st ever @ bat) Sound of bat instill confidence. Best ping in the business Instant impact on son's hitting...should have bought earlier

Cons:  Grip came unravelled after 1st net session. Lefty hitter Question durability of composite end cap with normal use 2017 graphics/color...meh

“rad bat”

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Pros:  great bat! great pop, no vibration and great sound! this bat does not feel like a -3 it is super light!

Cons:  none

“Flawless”

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Pros:  Great grip, low shock, amazing pop, a stunning look, evenly weighted, durable, and great bat speed.

Cons:  Nothing is wrong with this bat.

“Worth the money”

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Pros:  The ball jumps off the bat when squared up and sounds very nice; I just switched to my first one piece bat and i'm very satisfied

Cons:  scratches easily

“Best bat i've ever owned.”

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Pros:  In my opinion, Rawlings bats in general are amazing. I have swung countless 5150's and Velo's and frm i understand the Trio's are great as well. This bat is a step above the others though. The ball flies off the bat and the carry is unrivaled. Whole team uses it, 5 bombs in 2 games and absolube missles in bp. The feel is the best of any bat I have ever felt too. Its not extremely top heavy as to where smaller guys cant control it and get it around but its not so balanced that the ball dosent carry. There is also great feedback when you strike the ball. When you square it up, the feel is unmatched. As with most alloy bats, when the ball is mis-hit, its not pleasent but that also teaches you to hit. Lastly, the burability is rediculous. My 5150 had been taking 150-200 cuts everyday for the better part of a year now and it just keeps getting hotter. Never had it break or chil. Simply put, YOU CAN NOT GO WRONG WITH THIS BAT BECAUSE IT IS WORTH EVERY DIME.

Cons:  Not a thing.

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  This bat has successfully lived up to its older brother (the 2016 velo). Third day of hitting, I hit a 412 foot homerun with a 103 exit velo. Light enough to swimg fast, but heavy enough to have power behind your swing. Very balanced.

Cons:  None.

“Can't get better”

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Pros:  See those 450 dollar composites?They should be ashamed selling those bats 150 dollars more than the velo. You can't get better than this. Great sweet spot size, amazing sound and pop, best balance, and this acoustic alloy really takes away all vibration. I've hit 70 mph pitches of the composite endcap with no sting. Trust me, I've done it tons cuz I suck. JK. This bat has top notch balance put up with the CF8(450 bucks) and I've swung both. Beats the Mako beast(450 bucks) in balance any day. The composite endcap does wonders for the balance. Overview: LOUD, light swinging bat with tons of pop with no vibration. If you can't take an end load and appreciate a balanced aluminum, this is for you! GET IT!!!!!

Cons:  Nothing!!!!!!!!

“amazing pop ”

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Pros:  out of the world pop no sting i went from a mako to this and this is so mich betwr thst the mako so mich more pop

Cons:  none found

“LIT”

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Pros:  Loud and explosive pop. One of the best bats I've used up to date

Cons:  Scratches easily.

“The 2017 Rawlings Velo”

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Pros:  This bat has a very light swing weight, and can be used for contact as well as power hitters. The grip is on the thicker side but it is very comfortable. I love the sound and feel of the sweet spot, and the pop is great. Never did I think the sweet spot was small.

Cons:  -Scratches easily (cosmetic) that's about it. If you're looking for faster swing speeds and want an aluminum stick, consider this bad boy. -Typical vibration like any other one piece bat, but I don't mind it because it helps me adjust for the next at bat.

“pretty good!”

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Pros:  very balenced it has an amazing feel to it and good pop im happy with my results with this bat

Cons:  it doesnt has as much pop as other bats the grip tape came off bad vibration and very small sweet spot

“best bat on the market”

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Pros:  the bat feels very good and when you square it up it has major pop first at bat hit a triple with it. would totally reccomend

Cons:  the grip falls off after a couple of games

“great bat”

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Pros:  got this bat in aberdeen ma for cheap. fantastic pop and very light. perfect for people who dont like top heavy bats like myself.

Cons:  nothing really but it does scratch and it makes a weird ding when you hit it

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Bat was hot right out the box. Great Feel, balanced swing. I came across this bat by chance. The end cap came off of my old reliable and no one had a bat like mine so I used a teammates Velo. I wasn't sure how I would like a balanced bat being a power hitter but I quickly feel in love with the feel and pop of the Velo. After a few tournaments I bought my own.

Cons:  None that I have found so far

“2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR BB7V”

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Pros:  Bought this bat for my son for the new baseball season. He is 6'3" 240lb junior in high school with interests from several D1 schools. He loves this bat. Extremely light with a stiff handle allows him to hit 90mph pitches with speed and power while also allowing that quick swing when waiting on that curve. A+++ on this bat

Cons:  None

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Awesome bat great pop and sound, very well balanced! Large sweet spot.

Cons:  None to report of so far

“Great bat”

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Pros:  Lots of pop off the bat, the balanced bat allows my 14 year old to get the bat through the zone quicker.

Cons:  None yet

“Rawlings Velo -3”

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Pros:  Awesome bat!! Alot of pop, sounds great, my son is 14 and swings a 32/29 for his high school team. we have mostly used Demarni composite bats which dont do well in cooler temps. we made the switch to this bat and as long as they keep producing this one we will never go back! love everything about this bat. we have not Experienced any issues with the wrap coming off yet like some other post have mentioned. Good balanced swing weight!

Cons:  none unless you dont like hitting doubles in the gap!

“rawlings velo ”

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Pros:  Hot out if wrapper

Cons:  no e

“rawlings velo”

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Pros:  So far so good. I bought it for my son and with the weather weve only been indoors, but he likes the bat very well so far.

Cons:  n/a

“WINNER!!!!!”

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Pros:  Great bat!!!!! quick bat swing....great pop...2 over the fence first time used in practice. Can't evaluate durability as well as just got bat 2 weeks ago. Gave it all 4s as just got bat and still evaluating it.

Cons:  to early to tell if there are any

“Jeff H.”

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Pros:  great pop super power

Cons:  none

“Very balanced and feels greats in yours hands”

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Pros:  Big and long barrell with a very loud and vibrant pop, feels greats

Cons:  No bad stuff all postive

“velo review”

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Pros:  pop amazing

Cons:  dont like the knob i had to put a ruber thing on it

“Very good bat”

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Pros:  Its a solid bat for every level. I bought this bat for a freshman team, not sure how it would be used. It wasn't long before half the team was using and hitting very well. Its a good bat for the money.

Cons:  None

“Best bat ever”

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Pros:  very balanced. good sound (small), lots of pop

Cons:  no cons as of now

“2017 BBCOR RAWLINGS VELO”

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Pros:  Bat is LITERALLY a walking homerun! I got this for my junior year of high school, and I am batting .800 because of this bat, the POP is crazy good. This bat feels nicer than the bottom of a baby. MAKE SURE you pick up this bat, it is that good.

Cons:  ABSOLUTELY ZERO CONS

“Fall and Spring”

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Pros:  ball jumps off the sweet spot! nicely weighted! great bat! will see about durability. son used one from another player in the Fall and bought one for him in the Spring.

Cons:  none so far!

“Mr. ”

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Pros:  Bat is very well balanced. Comfortable grip. Great bat for transitioning from a -5 to -3. Zero vibration.

Cons:  To help with the balancing, the handle is a little thicker than most bats.

“Best Bat I have Used Thus Far”

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Pros:  The bat has been so reliable, every time I pick it up, I know it is going to be a bad day for the pitcher. Great pop, amazing grip, had this for 2 years now and it still feels amazing to swing. Very balanced and the sound off the bat scares everyone who is not paying attention.

Cons:  NOTHING, if we are getting picky, do not hit off the end because it will sting.

“DJF”

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Pros:  I thought all BBCOR bats were the same. My son is about 5"2' and used to use a CAT 6. It was a great bat but felt it was slightly end loaded for him. He hit the ball well and it had good pop. We purchased the Velo 2017 after he tried one in a tournament.He said the bat "felt" balanced and he was also able to adjust his mechanics so he was hitting liners not big "pop ups" that kept getting caught in the outfield. This bat delivers what it says it does.

Cons:  None

“not too bad ”

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Pros:  sounds great. decent pop.

Cons:  not a good grip for people wihtout batting gloves. the handle is a little thick. hard to tell where the sweetspot is

“junk”

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Pros:  looks good

Cons:  lost it's seal within 2 weeks. Thanks to justbats.com for trading it in on a new marucci.

“Hammer of the Gods”

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Pros:  Fantastic balance. Large sweet spot. Consistently great pop. Amazing durability. My 17U player has swung nothing but the Velo for several years. He hits home runs with the Velo no problem. It takes a beating and performs like a champion. No need to spend hundreds more on a fancy multi-piece bat.

Cons:  Feedback when hitting off the end of the bat. That's the price of using a good, stiff one-piece bat.

“Great Bat Great Cost”

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Pros:  The bat breaks in fast and has shown good pop. It is very balance and has a great feel. Highly recommend.

Cons:  None at this time

“Great bat.”

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Pros:  I'm in high school and i just got my second Velo bat because i outgrew the first one. Very well balanced bat. Great feel.

Cons:  None

“Great bat!”

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Pros:  Really pleased with this purchase! Great balance and pop! My 12yr old son was using a 32" Rawlings 5150 -5 bat earlier this year and really liked it. The 5150 was just about as much bat as he could get around properly with so when I bought the Velo at 32.5" -3, I was worried the extra weight might be a problem for him initially. Not so! This bat has such great balance and feel that he swings it better than the -5 bat. So far he is loving it and the ball really comes off this bat crisply! I preferred the one piece alloy over a two piece or a composite... just a personal preference and this bat certainly has delivered in all aspects. This bat can go toe to toe with any other bat on the market.

Cons:  NONE

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This bat is a 39, drop 3 correct?

The Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH is a drop 3, high school and NCAA certified bat. I am not familiar with the 39 you have referred to though.

Tyler Expert
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Is this specific bat a Torq model?

This bat does not have the Easton Torq handle design.

Kyle J. Expert
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What year is this bat? And is this approved for the new USA 2018 standard?

The Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH is a 2016 bat and will not be approved for USA play this year. However, this bat will be approved for USSSA play.

Tyler Expert
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How thick is the handle on this bat?

The handle on the Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH is a 31/32 Inch tapered handle, which will be a thick handle.

Max Expert
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Is the warranty on this bat still valid?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH has a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty.

Carter Expert
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I'm 14 bout to be 15 in October 18 I'm 5'1.5 or 5'2 I weigh 100-106 pounds I'm freshman in high school (9th grade) I have been using a 30 inch 27 oz for a full year but i need a new bat should i get a 34 inch 31 oz?

I would recommend going to a 31'' 28 oz or a 32'' 29 oz in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH.

Max Expert
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How long would this bat last if I play for 1 team and play 30 games each year?

I can't say exactly how each bat will last in a specific timeline. I will say the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH is a very durable bat that with that play time that you are saying I would say last you multiple seasons.

Max Expert
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What length bat should a 5'8" 160 pound sophomore swing that is a strong hitter?

Based on your height and weight, we would suggest a 32" bat. However, we no longer have that size available for the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH. The 33" model could work for you if you are comfortable with your bat speed and strength though.

Jason Expert
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My son is 6'1" and 180 lbs. I ordered a 34/31 for him. Should that be about right?

Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH. However, the 34" model will work if your player has good strength and bat speed.

Jason Expert
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How long should I expect this bat to last if I treat it well and do not hit batting cage dimple balls with it?

That would depend if you play year 'round or only play during the spring. A rough estimate is probably 1-2 years depending on use.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this two-piece half and half version of this bat or the one-piece alloy version better for a power hitter? Which one of these bats has a more balanced swing weight?

Both bats will have nearly identical swing weight in terms of balance. Generally speaking, power hitters tend to prefer a one-piece design for the stiffer feel, while contact hitters like more flex that the two-piece design offers.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat end-loaded, handle-heavy, or balanced? How would the swing weight of this bat compare to that of the Omaha 515? Also, what size bat should a 6'2", 200 lb sophomore get? How long should I expect this bat to last if I treat it well and do not hit the dimple batting cage balls with it?

This bat is a balanced model, and should have a swing weight comparable to the Omaha 516. We would suggest a 33-34" length of bat for someone that size. Life expectancy is impossible to predict as we don't know how often each person players each year, but a rough estimate is 1-2 years for most bats with good care.

Kyle J. Expert
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We just bought this bat. Do we need to break it in?

No, the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH features a HMX (Hyperlite Matrix Alloy) Barrel which does not need to be broken in.

Sean Expert
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I have a 11 year old son. He is 5'6" tall and 170 lbs, what would be a good bat for him?

We would suggest a 32" length of bat for his height and weight. For his age, he probably would use Senior League or Youth Big Barrel bats. These are terms that mean the same thing, which are a category of bats for kids below high school level. If his league requires BBCOR, then you want to look at those bats instead.

Kyle J. Expert
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I am 14 years old and currently have this model (Z-CORE Hybrid) in a 32 inch size. I'm 5'1" but have a lot of arm strength. Is this the right size for me?

Based on your age and height we would typically recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH in a 31 inch model. Since this bat is going to be slightly end-loaded one could swing a 32 inch if they do not feel it causes any issues with their bat speed or bat plane. Ultimately it comes down to what each player feels like is the best fit for them.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 5'10" and weigh about 125-130 pounds. What size of this bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH in a 31 inch model. If you want to get a 32 inch bat (this would better suit your height) it might be wise to shorten up on the handle to better control the barrel head of the bat.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 5'7" and weigh 160. I'm a junior in high school and I lift weights everyday. I have a lot of upper body strength. What would be the length and weight recommended that I use?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 14, 5'10" and 130 pounds. Which size, 32/29?

Based on your son's height and weight, as well as age, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH in a 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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How does this bat compare to the 2014 Easton S1? Is this the bat they replaced it with? What other bats are similar to the S1?

The Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S1) is going to feature a fully composite two piece design while the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) features a one piece aluminum design. The bat that is going to be more comparable to that Easton S1 is going to be the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) as it also features a two piece fully composite design.

Carter Expert
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I am 5'1" and 14 years of age. What size of bat should I use?

For someone that is 14 and 5'1" seeking a BBCOR bat, it would be best to get a balanced bat like the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH in a 31 inch, possibly even a 30 inch depending on strength and weight of the current bat being used, model.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 6'3, 185 lbs and will be 15 in a few months. Would a 34"/31 oz be the right size for me?

Yes. If you are comfortable with the 31 oz weight of the 34" size of a BBCOR bat, I think that you would be just fine using this 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) in the 34"/31 oz size.

Ben Expert
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What size bat should I get? I am 15 years old 5'10 and 185 lbs.

Based on your size, I would suggest the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH in the 33" 30oz size.

Logan Expert
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What size bat should my son get if he is 6'0" and 145 lbs and is a freshman?

Based on your son's height, weight and age, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH in a 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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What size bat should a freshman who is 5'7" about 150 lbs get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH in a 32 inch 29 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
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My son is a 13 year old. He weighs 135 and is 5'0". What length bat would you recommend?

Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH.

Jason Expert
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Is this bat USSSA certified?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH is only BBCOR certified. It technically does not feature the USSSA certification, but typically leagues that allow big barrel bats and require USSSA certified bats will allow BBCOR bats. That is something to best check with your league officials first though.

Jason Expert
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My son is 15, a sophomore in high school, and he is 5'10" tall and 230 lbs. What size would be best?

We would recommend either a 33" or 34" bat size.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is 5'10" and 145 lbs. What size bat would he need? And does this bat have a pop/crack or a ping sound at contact?

Based upon your player's height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) in the 32" length as long as he can handle the 29 oz weight. This hybrid bat will have a ping noise at contact due to the alloy barrel, but the ping won't be as distinct off this hybrid bat as it would be off an all-alloy bat.

Ben Expert
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Does this bat have a stiff feel or does it have flex?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH has a two-piece construction that allows for additional barrel flex.

Angelique Expert
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How does the Z-CORE Hybrid compare to the Marucci CAT 7 Connect 2017? Have a 5'6" and 135 lbs 14U player. Is there a big difference in sweet spot with these bats?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 Connect BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBCC7) are going to be pretty similar. They are both going to be hybrid bats with a composite handle and an aluminum barrel. Where the difference lies is the fact that the Marucci Cat 7 Connect is going to feature a slight end load while the Z-CORE is going to be a completely balanced bat.

Carter Expert
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What is the difference between this Z-CORE Hybrid and the Z-CORE Hybrid XL?

The difference between this 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) and the Z-CORE Hybrid XL is that this regular Z-CORE Hybrid is balanced in its swing feel while the Z-CORE Hybrid XL is end-loaded in its swing feel.

Ben Expert
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Does the Z-CORE have more pop than the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR?

Whether you would want the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) or the Easton Mako BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) is going to be a personal preference. Both are going to be very quality bats. The Easton Z-CORE is a one piece aluminum bat and the Easton Mako is a two piece composite bat. Different players are going to prefer different styles of bats. Typically contact hitters prefer two piece designs while power hitters like the one piece design. But that is just a generalization and it really is up to the specific player.

Carter Expert
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I am a 6' and 170 pound power hitter. Would the Z-core Hybrid or Z-core Hybrid XL be a better bat for me?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH features a balanced swing weight while the Z-CORE XL will feature an end loaded swing weight. If you consider yourself to be a power hitter then you may benefit more from the end loaded Z-CORE XL.

John P. Expert
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Is this a good bat for a non-power hitter?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH features a two-piece balanced design and it is a great option for a non-power hitter.

Jason Expert
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Is there a break-in period for this bat?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH is a two-piece hybrid design that features an aluminum barrel so it will not require a break-in period.

John P. Expert
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I'm 5'6 and weigh 128 lbs. Is this a good bat for my first year of high school?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH. This particular model would be an excellent choice for someone entering their first year of high school.

John P. Expert
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A kid on our team has the Z-CORE Hybrid XL and my son really liked it. He tried his bat and went 4-4 with two stand-up doubles; they were line drives to the fence. Now he wants one. However, the bat already has a rattle to it. Not sure why it would do that. Any ideas? When do the 2017 models normally come out?

Most rattles that occur with bats are the result of the adhesive glue that is applied to the end cap of the bats. When excess adhesive is applied it will dry up inside and form a solid structure (picture an icicle hanging from the gutter of a house). When a player begins to use the bat this excess glue will start to chip away/break and will lodge itself in the barrel causing a pebble like or grains of sand sound. This does not affect the performance of the bat whatsoever. AS for the 2017 models, these are typically released around the middle of June.

Cameron Expert
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Since the 2016 Z-CORE Hybrid is almost identical to the 2015 S2Z, is it safe to say there is no break-in period for either bat? It's my son's first year using BBCOR bats and he is 5'4" and 110 lbs. Is a 31" / 28 oz the correct size for my 12 year old?

Based upon your son's height and weight, I would recommend using a 30" 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH. This particular model is a two-piece hybrid design that will feature an alloy barrel so you are correct in stating that this will not require a break-in period.

John P. Expert
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What would be the advantage of the Hybrid BB16ZH over the BB16ZA one-piece aluminum model? Does the composite handle make that much of a difference for the hitter? My son is in 8th grade and plays travel ball as well so we are considering which one would be better for him.

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH is a two-piece hybrid design with an alloy barrel and a composite handle which is said to help eliminate vibration and sting in comparison to a one-piece alloy model.

John P. Expert
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What is the difference between the Easton 2016 Z-core Hybrid and the 2015 S2?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) and the 2015 Easton S2Z BBCOR bat are nearly identical. Both feature Hyperlite Matrix Allow, SIC Black Carbon Composite handle, ConneXion technology, and Z- Core internal technology. The biggest differences are going to be the paint scheme and handle grip.

Jake Expert
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Is this bat comparable to the 2015 Easton MAKO?

This 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) will be a two-piece, hybrid bat (alloy barrel and composite handle) with a balanced swing weight. It will differ from the MAKO models that have a two-piece design, but an all-composite build. Neither model will necessarily have an inherent advantage over the other in regard to performance, but you would need to decide which model you prefer most based upon the builds of the 2 bats (some players prefer composite barrels while other prefer alloy barrels).

Ben Expert
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Does this bat have a small barrel? Or will it be big enough for both power and contact hitters?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH features a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter like all other BBCOR bats. This barrel will be no larger or smaller when referring to sweet spot size than any other bat on the market. As for what type of hitter would benefit from this bat, it is a bat for both power and contact hitters alike.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 14 years old. He is 6'1" and 150 lbs. He is a power hitter. Is an end loaded two-piece bat good for him?

Typically, power hitters prefer an end loaded bat. The extra mass you get behind the ball and the heavier swinging bat tend to be great features for power hitters. The swing weight and design ultimately comes down to player preference though. The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH features a two-piece balanced design, but it can still be used by power hitters and provide great results.

Jason Expert
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I was wondering what is the difference between the -3 XL and the Hybrid XL -3 version of the Z-CORE?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH features a two-piece balanced design with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The Z-CORE XL features a one-piece alloy design with an end loaded swing weight. The Z-CORE Hybrid XL features a two-piece end loaded design with an alloy barrel and composite handle

Jason Expert
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What 2016 Easton bat is comparable to last year's Easton S2Z model?

This 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) will be the most similar to the S2Z model released by Easton for the 2015 season. Both bats are hybrid bats (alloy barrel and composite handle) with balanced swing weights.

Ben Expert
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In BBCOR, which Easton 2016 model compare to the 2015 Easton XL1 -5 model?

The 2015 Easton XL1 was replaced by the 2016 Easton MAKO XL. I have provided a link to that particular model below for you if you'd like to check it out. http://www.justbats.com/product/2016-easton-mako-xl-bbcor-baseball-bat--bb16mkl/22898/

John P. Expert
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Is it a bad idea to use this bat in cold weather? How does that negatively effect the performance of the bat? How cold does it have to be before you can no longer use a 2 piece bat? Some early high school games it's in the high 30s low 40s. Is it okay to use then?

Here at JustBats, we do not recommend using or storing bats in temperatures colder than 60 degrees. However, we know this is unavoidable in certain parts of the country, so we just recommend limiting your use of the bat in these temperatures. The colder temperatures can reduce the life of the bat and make the bat more prone to damage.

Nick Expert
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I'm 15 years old, 135 pounds and 5'6. I want something to last for a while. I am more of a contact hitter. What bat and bat size would you recommend for me?

Based upon your height and weight, our general recommendation would be to go with a 31" model of a BBCOR .50 bat. If you are wanting to get a bat that you can use for a longer period of time and are planning on growing in the next few years, I would say that you would be safe to get a 32" option of this 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH).

Ben Expert
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My son is a freshman in high school. He is 5' 3" and weighs 100 lbs. What is a solid bat with a balanced swing weight and sizing for my player?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend going with a 30"/27 oz option of a BBCOR bat. Since your player is smaller and using BBCOR bats for the first time, I would recommend the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) over this 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH). The BB16ZA will be well balanced and available in the smaller 30"/27 oz size that will be excellent for your player.

Ben Expert
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I am 5' 8" and a half and weigh 135. What size bat do you recommend?

For a player with your height and weight we would recommend a 31".

John Expert
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How long does it take to break in?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH will not have a break in period. It should come hot out of the wrapper.

Nick Expert
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Does cold weather effect a hybrid bat like the cold effects a composite bat? What type of bat construction do you recommend for weather around 50- 55 degrees? My son is a contact hitter.

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH is a two-piece hybrid bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel. Neither alloy or composite are great performance or durability wise in cold weather (under 70 degrees Fahrenheit) but alloy barrels, like the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH, would be better suited for the colder weather. In review, if playing in colder weather on a consistent basis an alloy barrel is going to be the better option.

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference between the 2016 Z-CORE Hybrid and the 2015 Easton S3Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S3Z?

The differences between the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH and the Easton S3Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S3Z are going to be the following: two piece hybrid construction (composite handle and alloy barrel/Easton S3Z is going to have a one-piece all alloy design). HYPERSKIN performance grip for the Z-CORE Hybrid, and this bat will also feature a lighter swing weight than the S3Z.

Cameron Expert
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How does this bat compare to the 2014 MAKO as far as swing goes? Is this bat end loaded? How much does that differ from the MAKO?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH is a two-piece hybrid construction with an alloy barrel and a composite handle. The Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB14MK is also a two-piece construction, but a fully composite bat. Both bats are balanced bats and would work well for a contact type hitter, since the weight of the bat is evenly distributed along the entire length.

Nick Expert
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Is this like the Rawlings VELO BBCOR?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) is a hybrid design with a composite handle and an alloy barrel while the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) is a single-piece alloy design. They are two different categories of bats.

Patrick Expert
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My son's middle school team requires a drop 3. Does this bat meet that requirement? Is this considered a big barrel bat?

Yes, the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) is a -3 length to weight ratio and has a big barrel diameter of 2 5/8 inches.

Patrick Expert
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What bat does the XL version compare too?

The XL version of the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is replacing the XL3 from the past. The other model on the market that is the most similar is the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR Baseball Bat: B1403.

Jason Expert
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How does this bat's swing weight compare to other balanced bats like the VELO and Prime 915?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH is a well balanced bat. In terms of balance, it will be similar to that of the Rawlings VELO and Prime 915, although the alloy barrel may make it feel just a tad heavier.

Marcus Expert
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I'm 5'10 and 175 lb. What do you think is the best bat size for me?

We would recommend a 33" for a player with your height and weight.

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Son is moving to a BBCOR bat for middle school ball. He is 5'5" and weighs about 190. Powerful kid and currently swinging a Easton XL3 - 31" drop 5 end loaded bat. Looking for a recommendation on a good BBCOR bat for him and size. Hitting instructor believes staying with the 31" length would be good. He is 12 and will be facing 14 year old pitchers so he will be seeing much faster pitching then he has this past summer season in a 12u league. Since he will be able to go back to a drop 5 next summer if he wants, and at the rate he is growing a 31" will be too short we are looking for a good bat to get through the fall middle school season without breaking the bank.

Given all of your information, this 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V would be an excellent option for your player in either 31" or 32". It is a very balanced bat and should provide a seamless transition for him going to a heavier option.

Tyler Expert
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What size would you recommend for a 4"8'' and 90 lbs 11 year old?

Based on their height and weight, I would recommend a 30'' bat. He may still be a bit young for the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and I wouldn't recommend using a BBCOR bat yet unless it was required. You may want to look at -8 or -10 bats.

Tori Expert
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Would you suggest the 2017 Velo BBCOR or the 2018 Easton Beast X speed to a 6' 180lb. player who swings a little bit more for power? Is there a difference in barrel size?

The Beast X Speed is designed for contact hitters so I would recommend this 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V to your player looking to swing for more power. Overall, both will have a similar barrel length and 2 5/8" barrel size as well.

Tyler Expert
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What size and weight would be the best for a 5 foot 7 inch, 112 pound, 14 year old you use?

For a player with those specifications, we would recommend a 30 or 31 inch bat. If he is playing high school baseball, he will be required to use a BBCOR certified bat like the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V. All BBCOR bats are -3.

Daveron Expert
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What size would you recommend for a 5"7', 115 pound 14 year old to use?

Per the player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 30 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Would this bat or the 2017 Easton Z Core Hybrid be more balanced to have a faster swing?

Both the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and the 2017 Easton Z Core Hybrid are balanced bats. However, the Velo will be slightly more balanced.

Tori Expert
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If this bat was left in the garage for the winter does it hurt it at all especially since it was a brutal winter for cold? The ball doesn't seem to be popping off of it like it did last summer but then again the weather has been extremely cold here in Iowa this spring.

Although leaving the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in the garage over the winter is not ideal, we would recommend leaving in a closet, this will not affect the bat assuming that when the bat is finally used the weather has warmed up. If leaving this bat in a cold garage and then taking it outside to use in cold weather then there will most likely be issues with both performance and durability. Before using in colder temperatures after leaving it in the garage all winter we would recommend warming the bat up.

Cameron Expert
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What's the difference between the Solo 617 and the Rawlings Velo?

There isn't much difference between the two bats, as both are one-piece, all alloy designs and both have a composite end cap to help with balance. The only main difference is the ping of the Rawlings VELO might be a bit louder than the Solo 617.

Kyle J. Expert
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I purchased this bat for my son and we live in upstate New York. So far we haven't had a spring, been very cold temps with the weather around 40 degrees. If he uses this bat in those cold temps will it damage it?

There are no studies or recommendations that state bats cannot be used in specific temperatures, although we here at JustBats generally recommend 45-50 degrees as the cutoff to where you would want to use a practice bat if you could. Colder temperatures make the ball itself more dense, and that can be what puts more stress on the bat.

Kyle J. Expert
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What is the most beneficial way to break in this bat? Live pitching, tee, soft toss?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is a one-piece alloy bat and will not require any break-in period.

Tyler Expert
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I'm 5'7" tall and about 140 pounds. What size bat should I get?

We would probably recommend a 31" or 32" length for your height and weight in a BBCOR model.

Kyle J. Expert
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What bat do you recommend the 5150 or this bat for a 6 foot 185 pound person?

Both the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and the Rawlings 5150 would work well for a player needing a BBCOR bat. For someone of your height and weight, a 33 inch model would work best. With the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V one will typically find a more balanced bat thanks in part to the composite end cap.

Cameron Expert
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Just purchased this bat however above it states that it's legal for 50/70 little league and high school ball. My son is playing both. But if you check the approved bats list on the little league site, this Velo is not listed for 2018. Need to confirm that this bat is definitely approved for both levels. Thanks

Yes, the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V would be legal in 50/70 Little League and high school baseball.

Carter Expert
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I have a son in 8th grade, thinking of getting him a high school bat and getting away from the big barrel. He is 6"2" and 240, what size do you recommend?

We would recommend a 33" or 34" for his height and weight, depending on how close or far he stands from the plate.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is in his first year Pony League. He just turned 13 years old. We live in North Central IL. He is 5 ft 5 in tall and weighs 124.5 pounds. What size bat do you recommend?

Your player can swing either a BBCOR or USA certified bat in Pony League. I would recommend the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 31/28 or the 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 in a 32/27 based off your players strength.

Dan Expert
145719 Click to show/hide answer

Are there any temperature limits on this bat?

There are no temperature restrictions on the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V. With that being said, this bat will hold up and perform better in warmer weather.

Cameron Expert
145532 Click to show/hide answer

I need a BBCOR bat for next season. I"m a 5"9" and 269 pound teenager. What size bat should I get?

Based on your height, weight and age, we would recommend getting a 32 inch 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Cameron Expert
145379 Click to show/hide answer

What's the difference between this bat and the 2018 Rawlings (BBRV3)?

This 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) and the 2016 VELO (BBRV3) will be the same bat except for the paint used for each bat. Both bats feature the same materials and technology.

Ben Expert
145200 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'11", 195 lbs, have average bat speed and struggle with the outside strike. Suggestions about bat size?

We would probably recommend a 33" length of bat for your size and weight.

Kyle J. Expert
145191 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5"9 and 170 pounds. Should I get the 32" or 32.5"?

Given your specifications, I would recommend that you swing the 32" 29oz option of the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V. However if you were looking to add a little more to the bat than that, then naturally the 32.5" option would be the route to go.

Tyler Expert
145147 Click to show/hide answer

How does the 2017 Velo compare to the 2018 Velo? My son is a HS senior who is 6' tall and weighs 155. I'm assuming a 33" would be fine. Thank you

A 33" length should be fine for his height and weight. To be honest, not much has changed from the 2017 Rawlings VELO to the 2018 Rawlings VELO other than cosmetics.

Kyle J. Expert
145082 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 130 lbs and 5'10". He measures a 33" bat. Is this correct? What is the recommendation? He is just 14.

Based on your son's height, weight and age a 32 inch model of the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V would work the best.

Cameron Expert
144989 Click to show/hide answer

My son is a freshman and is 5'4" and weighs 130 lbs. He is a contact hitter. Would you recommend the '17 Velo or the '17 Cat 7? What length and weight do you recommend?

Both the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7 are well balanced options, so either would work well for your player. Based on his height and weight, I would suggest a 31" 28 oz. size.

Logan Expert
144341 Click to show/hide answer

One of my teammates has this bat and I really like the grip and am wanting to buy a similar grip for my bat. What is the grip called?

Unfortunately we do not have the specific name for the grip. I would advise you to contact Rawlings directly for that information.

Kyle J. Expert
143832 Click to show/hide answer

Okay, does not have a tapered handle. Just to make sure I am asking the right question, does the bat handle flare at the knob. My player prefers a bat that flares bigger/wider when the handle meets the knob. Thanks!

In general, most BBCOR bats will feature a flare at the knob. The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V has an overall thicker handle and will also feature a flare right by the knob.

Dan Expert
143810 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat have a tapered handle?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V does not feature a tapered handle.

Cameron Expert
143756 Click to show/hide answer

Are these bats approved for pony league?

Pony league does allow the use of BBCOR baseball bats. The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V would be approved for play in that league if you decide to swing it.

Dan Expert
143654 Click to show/hide answer

I think I narrowed down the choices to this Rawlings Velo and a 2016 Easton Mako (due to cost and extensive reviews). My player is an 8th grader, about 5'5" and 130 lbs. He was using a -8 and -5 last year. He said he's okay with a 32"/29 oz bat and has used MAKOs in the past. Any thoughts between the two?

Based upon your player's height, weight and what he has swung in the past; I would recommend going with a BBCOR bat in in the 32"/29 oz size. Both bats are excellent options, however, this 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) will probably be the most balanced bat available on the market. For a player that is moving into BBCOR bats, a VELO would be highly recommended.

Ben Expert
143398 Click to show/hide answer

Does the Velo feel significantly more balanced than the 5150 or are they around the same?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is going to be a more balanced bat than the Rawlings 5150 due to the Silver Comp Lite End Cap.

Carter Expert
143377 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'10" 130 pounds. What size bat should I use? Also, what is a better overall bat (not including price) this or the CAT 7?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 32 inch model. This bat is similar to the Marucci CAT 7 as both bats are one-piece alloy models featuring balanced swing weights. The VELO will feature a composite end cap which tends to give this bat more balance overall. If you compare the reviews of both bats you will see that consumers hold both in high regard and thus selecting either one would give both excellent performance as well as durability.

Cameron Expert
143164 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat USSSA baseball approved?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is typically used at the High School and Collegiate level. I would recommend looking for the Rawlings Velo under our 'Youth Big Barre'l category online.

Dan Expert
142747 Click to show/hide answer

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

There is not going to be much difference between the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3. The main difference will be the cosmetic design of the bat.

Cameron Expert
142586 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5 foot 8, 135 pounds, should I get a 32 inch or 32.5 inch? I'm a freshman and might or might not be done growing.

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 32" 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Logan Expert
142485 Click to show/hide answer

I am in between a power and contact hitter. Would you recommend the 2017 Rawlings Velo or the 2017 Demarini Voodoo Insane?

If you are in between, we recommend the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V), it will be slightly end loaded but not as much as the Voodoo Insane. If you want to try and become a power hitter, we recommend the Voodoo Insane as it is more end loaded.

Mick Expert
142056 Click to show/hide answer

Besides the price tag, what are the differences between the Rawlings Velo and the Rawlings 5150? I'm very torn between the two, and I am wondering which one you think is the better bat.

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is a more well balanced bat than the 5150, and features a more durable, more responsive alloy than that of the 5150. With the 2017 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB75 being slightly more end loaded, some stronger, more powerful hitters like the weight distribution of that bat over the Velo.

Logan Expert
142042 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'9" and 150 lbs. What size bat would you recommend? Also, would you recommend this over the CAT 7?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a BBCOR bat in the 32" length as long as you can handle the 29 oz weight. As well, there are certainly players that will prefer to get this 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) over the CAT 7. Both bats are great, but a lot of people like to get this VELO due to it feeling extra balanced.

Ben Expert
140592 Click to show/hide answer

With all the rule changes, can my son use this in high school?

High school bat rules are not changing, they will still require BBCOR bats, so the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V will still be legal.

Logan Expert
140468 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between this bat and the 2016 model?

The main difference between the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and the 2016 model, besides the cosmetics, is the grip tape. The 2017 model has a thicker grip tape to help reduce vibration from off-centered hits.

Carter Expert
140077 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'11" and 140, what size bat do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend that you use a 32"/29 oz. The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) would be a good bat based on this information.

Mick Expert
139806 Click to show/hide answer

My son is a soon to be 13 year old moving to BBCOR, 5'7" and 175 lbs - strong kid. What size would you recommend and is the VELO a good fit? Should I go more with end loaded? He's coming from a Techzilla 2.0 31".

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. This bat is a great bat for all types of hitters of all ages as the composite end cap leads to a very balanced swing weight feel. Typically, for a player who is of your player's height and weight a 33 inch BBCOR would be recommended but one will want to take into consideration age as well as weight of their current bat. With that being said, a 31 inch BBCOR would be a better fit. Of course one can always go to a 32 or 33 inch bat if the player can handle the increased weight without slowing down their bat speed.

Cameron Expert
139769 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat require a break-in period and can it be used in cold weather?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V features an alloy design and does not require a break-in. It will be hot out of the wrapper. Ideally you do not want to use this bat or any bat in temperatures below about 55 degrees. The ball itself can become more dense in the colder weather and could possibly damage any composite or alloy bat.

Jason Expert
139755 Click to show/hide answer

I will he playing high school ball as a junior and looking for a balanced bat with good pop, good grip, large barrel size and good durability. Which bat fits that description better hen prime 918 or the Velo. Or do you have a better suggestion?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V will fit those needs very well.

Max Expert
139623 Click to show/hide answer

I am 13, 5'5" and 120 lbs. Which size bat bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model of the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Jason Expert
139588 Click to show/hide answer

Is there a difference between the hybrid Velo BBCOR and regular Velo? See some advertised as Hybrid.

Some of the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V have been advertised as a hybrid, that is because of the composite end cap. The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V will be an all alloy bat besides that end cap.

Max Expert
139559 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a college freshman that's a contact hitter. I need a bat that goes through the zone quickly. Should I purchase the Rawlings VELO or the Louisville Slugger 517 Omaha?

Both of these bats will perform well for a contact hitter. They are both very well balanced aluminum models and will be very equal in terms of performance. Can't really go wrong with either one.

Kyle J. Expert
139540 Click to show/hide answer

What size bat would you recomend for a player 6'1, 205 lbs?

Based on that height and weight we would recommend a 33"/30 ounce 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V).

Carter Expert
139452 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 6'2" and I weigh about 170 pounds. What size bat should I use?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Jason Expert
139437 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 6'8 and I weigh about 170 pounds. What size bat should I use?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 34" model of the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Jason Expert
139426 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'8 and 210 what size bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
139281 Click to show/hide answer

Is there a big sweet spot or not and and does this bat have great pop? Also is there bad vibration and do the scratches affect the pop?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V has received good reviews from our customers regarding the sweet spot, pop, and vibration. Scratches on the barrel will not affect the pop of the bat, but dents will affect the performance.

Trevor Expert
139257 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a high school player with moderate power. I usually hit for base hits, but tend to hit the ball out of the yard a quite bit too. So which is a better bat for me, the new VELO or the new 5150?

With what you have given us I would recommend the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V it is going to be the most balanced BBCOR bat which will play to your strengths more.

Max Expert
139221 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat end loaded for power hitters?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is going to be one of the most balanced swing weights on the market.

Max Expert
139218 Click to show/hide answer

I am a 15 year old going into my sophmore year of high school later this year. I am 6 ft and 140 pounds and looking into buying this bat. What size would you recommend? I now swing a 2017 combat maxum 32/29.

I would take a look at the 33'' 30 oz for the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V because of the potential for growth in the near future.

Max Expert
139094 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 4'10, 85 pounds, contact hitter. What size should I use?

Based on your height and weight, if you are required to swing a BBCOR bat, such as the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V, I would suggest a 31" 28 ounce size.

Logan Expert
139083 Click to show/hide answer

Better bat between this and cat 7 limited edition. Either one better than the other? Also size recommendation for 5'6" 135 lbs. Will start high school ball next year.

The BBCOR bats are very similar to one another in performance because of the restrictions on the bat. As for recommendations for the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V I would suggest a 32'' 29 oz.

Max Expert
138658 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'8" age 13 and weight is 180. 31" or 32"?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 32" 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Logan Expert
138392 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 14, 5'10" and 126 lbs. Slap hitter. What size model would be good for him?

Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 31" model of the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Jason Expert
138250 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 6' and 153 lbs as a 14 year old, what do you recommend for his bat size?

For the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V I would recommend the 33 inch model.

Trevor Expert
138248 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 17 yo and is 5'6" and 135 lbs. He usually uses a 32" wood bat since he plays in a wood league. This year the team has a few tournaments using BBCOR bats. What size and model would you recommend?

Based on your player's height and weight, as well as him already using a 32" wood bat, I would suggest sticking with that 32" length. The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is going to be very balanced, and will offer similar stiffness to a wood bat do to its one piece design.

Logan Expert
138244 Click to show/hide answer

Which is the best bat for a 13 year old, the Prime 917, the Rawlings Velo, or the Marruci Cat 7?

All of these bats are excellent performing options. If you prefer a composite bat, then the Prime 917 is the way to go. If you are looking for a well balanced aluminum/alloy model, then the 2017 Rawlings VELO and the 2017 Marucci Cat 7 would be what you want to look at.

Kyle J. Expert
138222 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'9" and 205 lbs. What size would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 33''.

Tori Expert
138199 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'8" and 165 lbs. What size do you recommend for me?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 32" 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Logan Expert
138155 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'11" and 140 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

I would recommend a 32'' 29 oz for the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V

Max Expert
138150 Click to show/hide answer

What is the length of the sweet spot?

2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V does not have an exact length for the sweet spot.

Max Expert
138027 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 6'0" and 158 lbs. What size VELO do you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 33/30.

Cameron Expert
137951 Click to show/hide answer

How does the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR bat compare to the Cat 7 in terms of balance weight and performance?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and the CAT 7 are both high performing bats with balanced swing weights. One is not going to be better performing than the other, but the Velo tends to be considered slightly more balanced than the CAT 7 because of the composite end cap.

Jason Expert
137789 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'6" and 110 pounds. What size VELO is right for me?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 30 inch model.

Cameron Expert
137485 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'6" and 145 pounds, what bat size do you recommend? I usually swing a 31 but I think I am capable of swinging a 32.

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 32 inch 29 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
137447 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'1 and 95 pounds. What length would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend da 31"/28 ounce 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V).

Carter Expert
137261 Click to show/hide answer

What is the name or brand of grip on this bat, and is it possible to buy. Looking for a replacement on my Velo.

Unfortunately the grip on the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) is made by Rawlings and I do not know of them selling replacement grips individually from the bat.

Carter Expert
137096 Click to show/hide answer

What wood bat profile would be close to this bat?

Unfortunately, it is tough to compare a wood bat and an alloy or composite bat. However, a bat with a 271 turn model would be the most similar. I would suggest looking at 2016 Rawlings VELO -3 Guaranteed Ash Wood Baseball Bat: R271VG.

Jason Expert
137019 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'7" and 130 lbs. What bat size should I get?

Based upon your height and weight, I would suggest getting this 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) in the 31" length as long as you can handle the 28 oz weight.

Ben Expert
136752 Click to show/hide answer

Stuck between getting the new Velo and the Quatro. I am currently using a CAT 6 and before that used a CF5. I loved both bats so the alloy vs composite argument does not matter much to me. Which one should I get?

Both bats are very high quality and will perform well. This VELO is arguably our best alloy bat on the market right now for BBCOR.

Kyle J. Expert
136373 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between the 2016 model and this?

There haven't been many changes between the two other than cosmetics. The biggest difference is a slight improvement in balance due to some end cap tweaks.

Kyle J. Expert
136374 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between the 2016 model and this one?

The main difference between the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and the 2016 model, besides the cosmetics, is the grip tape. The 2017 model has a thicker grip tape to help reduce vibration from off-centered hits.

Cameron Expert
136246 Click to show/hide answer

What size bat if I am 5'7 and 180 pounds?

Based on your height and weight I would recommend a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V).

Carter Expert
136244 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 6'1" and weighs 220. What size bat should he use?

Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 33.5"/30.5 ounce 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V).

Carter Expert
135904 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat balanced?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight.

Cameron Expert
134727 Click to show/hide answer

I am 6' and 150 pounds. What size should I get?

Based on your height and weight, We suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Jason Expert
134681 Click to show/hide answer

If my son is 175 lbs and 5'8", what size should he be swinging?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would suggest getting the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
134666 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat for a power hitter?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is a great option for any type of hitter. The balanced swing weight is great for a power hitter and the stiff one-piece design is good for a power hitter.

Jason Expert
134665 Click to show/hide answer

Where is this bat made?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is made in China.

Cameron Expert
134647 Click to show/hide answer

I hit fourth in the line-up with quite a few homers with an end-loaded bat. However, I would like a lighter feel to have a quicker swing speed. Would there be a difference in the possibility of homeruns because the bat isn't end loaded?

Theoretically, the more mass you can put behind the ball the further it could travel, so an end loaded bat could have more of an advantage in that regard. However, it really depends on what the player is most comfortable with. If you are more comfortable with a lighter swinging bat like the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V, then the bat speed generated from the bat could help create the most power for you as a player.

Jason Expert
134559 Click to show/hide answer

What bat would you recommend for my son who is 5'5" 125 lbs?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest the 31" 28 ounce 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Logan Expert
134500 Click to show/hide answer

Break-in time?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) is an aluminum bat and does not require any break in time.

Carter Expert
134456 Click to show/hide answer

What's the difference between the 2016 & 2017 model?

There have been a few updates between the 2 differing year bats. This 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) features an updated Silver Comp Lite End Cap that will make the bat more balanced feeling. As well, the pOp technology has been updated to provide a little bigger sweet spot.

Ben Expert
134365 Click to show/hide answer

What size and length would I need to get for my son who is 5'10", 190 lbs?

Based on your son's height and weight we would recommend a 33"/30 ounce 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V).

Carter Expert
134284 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between the last year's model (2016) and this year's (2017) Rawlings VELO?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V has a new Silver Comp Lite End Cap that helps improve the balance over the 2016 model. Otherwise the two bats are very similar.

Sean Expert
134179 Click to show/hide answer

What is the best bat on market?

It's impossible to claim one bat as the all-around best bat, especially with BBCOR models where they are all regulated to have the same amount of pop and comply to the same exact standards. That said, some models do offer better handling, larger sweet spots, and other things to separate themselves, and this Rawlings VELO (BB7V) is an excellent bat that I'd rate very highly.

Kyle J. Expert
133947 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 15 and I have noticed that his swing is much better with his ash wood Rawlings VELO than with any of the composite bats he owns. He has much more control and his batting avg. is better with the wood bat as well. His swing seems to deteriorate over time when swinging a composite bat. My thought is that maybe he needs the continuous feel and feedback the wood provides. I want to find him a bat that he can use in high school that is going to swing like wood. I've heard that the 2017 Rawlings VELO and LS Solo 617 could possibly be the answer. I would love your opinion on the matter. Also, if you have any other suggestions for a non-wood bat that swings like wood.

There are many great BBCOR bats on the market that will offer a one-piece design with a balanced swing weight. There are some bats on the market that actually weigh more than what the bat is listed at and this could be what is causing the issue as wood bats are typically within 2 to 3 ounces of the length of the bat. With that being said, both the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and the LS Solo 617 are excellent one-piece, fully alloy bats with balanced swing weights. What most customers tend to like about the VELO is how well balanced the bat is. If you are seeking a bat that will feel similar to his current wood bat then the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V would be a very good option to consider.

Cameron Expert
133897 Click to show/hide answer

How does the VELO compare to the Louisville Slugger 617 weight and pop wise?

Both the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) and the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) are going to be extremely balanced bats and pretty comparable performance. The main difference between the two is going to be the Acoustic Alloy that the Velo features. It is a very loud aluminum.

Carter Expert
133760 Click to show/hide answer

Are there any bats in the market that have a lighter/equal swing weight?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is arguably the lightest feeling most balanced BBCOR bat on the market. Balance can feel different to everybody, but the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7 are extremely balanced bats as well.

Jason Expert
133526 Click to show/hide answer

I have a freshman that is 5'8" and 140 lbs. What size bat do I order?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
133442 Click to show/hide answer

Do you have any thoughts about a how a 32' end-loaded bat might feel compared to a 32.5' balanced VELO? Would it be worth adding the extra half inch or would that negate any gains in bat speed?

An end-loaded bat will certainly have a different swing weight feel to it when compared to a one-piece alloy bat featuring a balanced swing weight like the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V. Whether or not to swing and end-loaded bat or a balanced bat comes down to ones personal preference and what feels better. When considering whether or not to go with a half inch size, from example 33.5"/30.5 ounces, would consider how well your current plate coverage is and how much bat speed you can generate with a 33/30. The half ounce should not considerable affect bat speed and the additional weight will have a marginal affect on power. If anything, a half inch size allows a player to slightly choke up on the bat; that is where the advantage can be.

Cameron Expert
133101 Click to show/hide answer

I am a freshman looking for a good bat to use my sophomore and junior year too. What bat do you suggest? I'm 5'9" 160 lbs.

Based on your height and weight I would recommend a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V).

Carter Expert
132928 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 6'4" and 175 lbs. What size should I get this bat in?

Based on your height and weight, you could get the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in either a 33 or 34 inch model. It would really come down to what you feel most comfortable using.

Cameron Expert
132561 Click to show/hide answer

We play baseball in the Northeast were it is cold and the temperature get as cold as 40 degrees. What bats would you suggest?

We would recommend one-piece alloy bats similar to this 2017 Rawlings Velo (BB7V). When playing in the cold, do your best to store the bat in a warm environment.

Kyle J. Expert
132550 Click to show/hide answer

Does the grip tape vary? The pic on the website looks black and green. Mine arrived today and it looks grey and green.

The grip tape will not vary on the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V. Sometimes it can be tough to distinguish the color on merchandise due to the lighting, etc.

Cameron Expert
132245 Click to show/hide answer

Would you prefer the 2017 Rawlings VELO over the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617?

When comparing the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBSO6173 there are only subtle differences as both bats are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. Personal preference would ultimately determine which bat a player would pick as both are great options to consider. The new VELO does have a thicker grip tape then previously to help reduce vibration more so then in previous models.

Cameron Expert
132016 Click to show/hide answer

I ordered the bat without using it beforehand. I have no idea what to expect. What can I expect when using the 2017 Rawlings VELO?

This 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) will feature a very balanced swing weight (due to its composite end-cap) that will allow any type of hitter (power or contact) to be able to achieve extremely fast swing speeds. That quick swing speed combined with excellent acoustic alloy material will allow for great performance off the bat.

Ben Expert
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I am 6'0 ft and 140 lbs. What size bat should I order? Also what is the difference in the 2017 VELO and the Rawlings Quatro?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 32"/29oz bat for you. The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) is going to feature a one piece aluminium design while the 2017 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7Q4) This 2017 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7Q4) will feature an all-composite design. As well, the composite barrel and composite handle will be fused together at a connection point. You could refer to the bat as a a two-piece bat. The two are going to offer a very different feel. Whether you would want one or the other is going to come down to your personal preference.

Carter Expert
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What's the difference between the 2017 model and 2016 model? Also, my son is a freshman in high school. What size BBCOR bat will be good for him? He's 5'8" and 130 pounds.

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V in a 31 or 32 inch model depending on current strength of the player. As for the difference(s) between the 2016 and 2017 models of the VELO, the grip tape is much thicker on the 2017 model to help reduce vibration from off centered hits and the colorway has been changed.

Cameron Expert
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Which Rawlings model would feel most similar to the Trio model?

There aren't any Rawlings models currently out that are quite like the 2016 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRT3. That bat is extremely balanced, as is the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V. The Velo is a one-piece alloy composite, so the 2017 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7Q4 may be a bit more comparable to the Trio.

Linsey Expert
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I am 5'10" and weigh 150 lbs. What size bat would you recommend for me? Also, what is the main difference between the Rawlings Velo and the 5150?

For your height and weight, we recommend a 32" 29 oz. BBCOR bat. The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V features an acoustic alloy that will have a slightly louder "ping" noise than the 2017 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB75. The Velo also has a fiber reinforced composite end cap to help improve balance.

Angelique Expert
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I would like to know the actual weight of the bat in the 31/28 version. I know what the label says but I would like the actual weight.

The weight of the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is about 1.5 ounces heavier than the listed weight after accounting for grip tape, etc.

Cameron Expert
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Does the 2017 Velo have an extended barrel/sweet spot like the 2015 and 2016?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V features an extended barrel and sweet spot compared to the Rawlings 5150, just like the 2015 and 2016 Velos.

Angelique Expert
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Does Rawlings have any end loaded models?

Unfortunately, Rawlings does not have any end loaded models. There are some of their bats that are more balanced than others but they are all balanced models.

Cooper Expert
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I am 6'4" and 205 lbs. Would you recommend the 2017 Velo or the 2017 Mako Beast?

For your height and weight, we recommend using a 34" 31 oz. bat. The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK are both high performing bats with a balanced swing weight. Deciding between the two will be dependent on your personal preference of material and construction. The Velo has a one-piece, fully alloy design and the MAKO BEAST is a two-piece, fully composite model.

Angelique Expert
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What's the difference between the normal Velo and the Velo Hybrid?

This 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) will be the same as the "Velo Hybrid" that is advertised on some websites. The reason that another website would call the bat a "hybrid" is probably due to the bat featuring multiple types of materials. This bat has an alloy handle and barrel, but the end-cap of the bat is made of composite material.

Ben Expert
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I am a 6'4" 195 pound power hitter. What size do you suggest?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 34" model in the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Jason Expert
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Is this bat better for a contact hitter or a power hitter?

The 2017 Rawlings VELO BBCOR (BB7V) is a model that would be well suited to either style hitter. The well balanced style is a favorite of contact hitters, while it also sports a one-piece alloy construction which is favored typically by power hitters. This combination lets the VELO work well with all types of hitters.

Kyle J. Expert
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I am 6'1" and 130 pound sophomore. What size would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Jason Expert
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I made my high school team for baseball and I need a very reliable bat. I was looking into the Easton Z-CORE White Out the 2017 or 2015 Rawlings VELO or the Louisville Slugger Prime. Which one is the best rated?

All three of those bat are very good bats and have been well received. Whether someone liked one over the other would be a lot of personal preference. The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) has been one of the most popular bats for years now.

Carter Expert
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What size bat do you recommend for my son? He is 5'1" and 110 pounds.

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Jason Expert
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How would you compare and contrast the VELO and the CAT 7?

Both the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC7) are going to be very similar bats. Both are going to be one piece aluminum bats. The main difference that a lot of players notice is that the Rawlings Velo is going to be much louder due to the Acoustic Alloy. Other than that the two bats are going to be extremely comparable.

Carter Expert
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Is this bat for contact hitters or power hitters?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V works for any type of hitter, but the balanced swing weight is typically preferred by contact hitters.

Jason Expert
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What is the difference between the 2016 Velo and the new one?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V has a new Silver Comp Lite End Cap that helps improve the balance over the 2016 model. Otherwise the two bats are very similar.

Jason Expert
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I'm 5'5" and 130 lbs. I am looking to see what size of bat I should get to improve my hitting. What size should I get?

Based upon your height and weight, my general recommendation would be to get this 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) in the 31" length. As long as you feel that you can handle the 28 oz weight of the 31" option of this Velo, I would recommend that size option of this bat.

Ben Expert
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I am 5'5" 130 lbs. What size should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Jason Expert
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Is this bat for power hitters or contact hitters?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V has a balanced swing weight and is generally considered a contact hitters bat.

Jason Expert
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I am a 5'11" 164 lbs freshman. What size should I buy?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V.

Jason Expert
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My son has the 2015 VELO and loves it. He tried the 2016 VELO and still prefers the 2015. He said it felt lighter and better balanced. How does this 2017 compare to the 2015 model?

The pOp 2.0 technology of the 2017 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V allows for an increase in flex and pop compared to the 2015 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRVB. Both models have a low MOI and an extremely well balanced swing weight. The 2016 model also features pOp 2.0 technology so the 2017 model is more similar to the 2016 model than the 2015 model.

Angelique Expert
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I've had Rawlings' bats since I've moved to BBCOR and I love them. But what would you recommend: the 2017 VELO or the 2016 VELO?

I would recommend this 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) over the 2016 VELO as this 2017 bat has received a couple of upgrades when compared to the 2016 model. This 2017 VELO has a Silver Comp Lite End Cap that helps make the bat even more balanced in its feel. As well, this bat features Precision Laser pOp 2.0 technology that increases the flex and performance off the bat. Because of those upgrades, I would recommend this 2017 VELO over the 2016 VELO.

Ben Expert
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When will this bat be available to ship?

August 1st is the release date for the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V and it will ship out that same day.

Jason Expert
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What is the difference between the 2017 and 2016 Velo BBCOR bats?

The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) and the 2016 are going to be very similar bats. The biggest difference is going to be a bit an updated composite end cap.

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Bat Features
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 31/32 Inch Tapered Composite Handle
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • ConneXion Technology - Maximizes Energy Transfer and Eliminates Vibration
  • Free Shipping!
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix Alloy) Barrel / SIC Black Carbon Composite Handle
  • Hybrid, Two-Piece Construction
  • Lower Swing Weight Index for Balanced Feel
  • ZCORE Internal Core Technology - Creates Huge, Expanded Sweet Spot
  • HYPERSKIN Performance Grip
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
Description for Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH
For 2016, Easton has brought the most expansive line of power and performance to the market with the all-new Power Brigade Series!

Here's the breakdown for the newest Hybrid design from Easton: the Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH. The Barrel - Forged from high-grade Hyperlite Matrix (HMX) Alloy that features the Z-CORE Internal Core Technology. With that combination you can expect a massive sweet spot, huge performance, and More Ping, From Every Swing! The Handle: Easton's proprietary SIC Black Carbon Composite strengthens the handle and creates more flex, trampoline, and forgiveness. And with a finely tuned Swing Weight Index for an ultra-balanced feel, this one is exactly what every hitter who wants max bat speed (without sacrificing pop) is searching for.

The Z-CORE Hybrid features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, -3 length to weight ratio, new HYPERSKIN Performance Grip, and is BBCOR Certified for High School and Collegiate Play. Amplify Your Power, and pick up your own Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZH today at JustBats.com. The shipping is always free, and we're always here for you - from ClickToHit!
Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • One-Piece Alloy Construction
  • Precision Laser pOp 2.0 - Lasered Groove Through Sweet Spot Increases Flex & Pop
  • Silver Comp Lite End Cap - Fiber Reinforced Composite to Improve Balance
  • Acoustic Alloy - Enhanced Durability / Explosive Swing Speed / Loudest Alloy on the Market
  • Extremely Well Balanced
  • Available In 1/2 Inch Sizes
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description for 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V
New for 2017! The Rawlings VELO has earned a reputation for being one of the lightest and fastest swinging baseball bats on the market from year to year and the newest version completely backs it up. Never in the history of baseball have more pitchers touched 90+ mph so hitters have less time to react at the dish, and there's no time for error. If the game is evolving to become this fast, then shouldn't your bat be? Thanks to the VELO's Silver Comp Lite composite end cap that is fiber reinforced, unnecessary weight is removed from the end of the barrel, shifting the MOI towards the player's hands. If your increased swing speed or the awesome cosmetics don't turn heads at the ball field, the enhanced pop and resonating ping from the acoustic alloy surely will. Rawlings' acoustic alloy enhances the durability and is the loudest alloy on the market - the proof is in the ping! Not only does this VELO offer the loudest ping in the industry, but the precision laser pOp 2.0 creates a lasered groove through the sweet spot that increases flexibility and the trampoline effect. Extreme balance, an explosive swing speed, and massive pop are the three things that make up the winning combination the VELO offers. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro!

This 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and is BBCOR Certified for high school and collegiate play. The one-piece alloy construction is offered in 1/2 inch sizes and is backed by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Purchase your VELO today with fast, free shipping!
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