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Bat Pack Easton Z-CORE SPEED Whiteout and Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bats: BB17ZSW and BB7V

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2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW

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2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V

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Reviews for the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW
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“nice”

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Pros:  this bat is great for players. it gives them a huge sweet spot

Cons:  just a little heavy

“Perfect Bat!”

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Was this review helpful ? 26 7

Pros:  This Bat Has An Amazing Sweet Spot. Nice Loud Pop When You Rip Baseballs.

Cons:  Every Once Ina While You Will Catch A Vibrate But Overall Best Bat Ive Had.

“easton 2017 zcore whiteout”

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Pros:  this bat hits bombs. my first at bat with it I hit it over the center fielders head. Usually i hit it to shallow infield. So far i feel no vibration with this bat. overall 5 star bat.

Cons:  none at all

“great bat”

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Pros:  lots of pop and huge barrel

Cons:  kinda bad vibration if you get jammed

“Amazing”

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Pros:  The ball flies off this bat and the sound when you hit it just right is amazing. Honestly I'm going to purchase another one as a back up and ready to use for next year....hands down best bat on the market and value is unbelievable.

Cons:  

“new zcore”

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Pros:  has the best feel great pop really balenced all around great bat

Cons:  nothing

“Best bat I have ever had”

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Pros:  Great pop Lightweight Very powerful Great look

Cons:  If you don't buy the bat

“awesome bat”

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Pros:  big barrel, great pop, huge sweet spot, great bat for high school athletes

Cons:  if you hit a ball lower to the handle you will feel it

“Great bat for pop”

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Pros:  really good pop, solid sweet spot on bat, great vibration when hitting

Cons:  sorta top heavy but thats it

“Love it”

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Pros:  Absolutely love it! it feels great and has great pop! and to top it, it has that "ping" everybody loves

Cons:  Vibrates some...

“It's bad but I haven't bought it ”

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Pros:  It is a good bat but it doesn't fellow good.

Cons:  Bad pop and it feels really bad in your hands.

“best bat ive ever owned”

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Pros:  huge barell best sweet spot to help u knock the ball farther nice weight good grip just the best bat ive ever had best color but gets dirty easy but hey it white and its the game baseball if your stuff isnt dirts u aint playing right

Cons:  if u hit it wrong place u get a sting that hurts a while

“Amazing ”

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Pros:  Amazing pop and love the sound

Cons:  None

“not as great as youd think”

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Pros:  pretty good pop on the bat

Cons:  so much vibration that i cant hit with it in bp

“Great bat”

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Pros:  My son loves it. Went 3-4 in his first high school game. Bat has a lot of pop, makes a nice loud sound on contact and allows for base hits even off of handle shots, unlike a lot of the other large barrel bats

Cons:  None

“awesome bat”

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Pros:  good pop great feel over all a great bat

Cons:  dobt like the original bat tape i put lizard skin on and was way better

“great bat”

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Pros:  The bat has a nice sweet spot and mashes the ball such a sweet good feeling bat!

Cons:  vibrates your hands when you dont hot the ball solid especially on cold days

“Beautiful bat with some pop”

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Pros:  This bat really got some pop. I can be hitting dingers with it.

Cons:  Depends on where you hit the ball for a vibration. Overall this bat is the bomb.

“ca sa”

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Pros:  Very good pop on the bat when you hit the ball. Youll hit it better and farther when up to bat with it.

Cons:  none

“Best BBCOR bat ever”

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Pros:  lots of pop balanced just my style

Cons:  none at all

“z-core speed”

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Pros:  Great pop,big sweet spot. Balls are leaving yard all the time during BP.

Cons:  none

“Good value bat”

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Pros:  Bought this for my 17 yo son. This is his 2nd straight Easton bat. Its more balanced than the S3 he had before and really liked. The sweet spot on this is good sized. We're only 13 games in to summer showcases but he's hitting well and ouside of general wear and markings it looks to be holding up well. He did specifically mention liking the grip and not wanting to re-wrap it with a Lizard.

Cons:  can't report anything back yet. I saw some comments about vibration issues but he hasnt said anything about that.

“Bats”

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Pros:  good feel. very light feel and great bat speed. good pop to of the barrel

Cons:  grip wears out. its cool white look goes away once u play for about a month because of the dirt and baseball prints on it

“Easton is the Best”

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Pros:  My son has had a LOT of Easton bats over the years and this is his absolute favorite. My son is 5' 1" and about 85 lbs in the 13U age group. The bat has great balance and has had great success with it. He's left handed and has pulled balls up the line and sprayed them over the 3rd baseman and short stop. He tried other bats this season but never had the success as he does with this bat. Its the feel and he loves it. Best part is he'll swing it all through his 14U season!

Cons:  Never gonna complain about success.

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Ball flies of the bat, very balanced.. Huge sweetspot.

Cons:  None yet.

“awesome bat”

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Pros:  this thing had terrific pop right out of the box.

Cons:  none that i am aware of.

“Good bat for the price”

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Pros:  great price and great look. low swing weight.

Cons:  although sweet spot is big seems like only certain areas have good pop though.

“Easton Z-Core”

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Pros:  The bat is good for outside pitches and down the middle pitches.

Cons:  Don't hit inside

“whiteout review”

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Pros:  great out of the box great pop very balanced ready for cool weather early season same bat as the beast, but cheaper

Cons:  grip comes off easily lizard skin it immediately

“Awesome BBCOR Bat”

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Pros:  My son is 16 who plays in the JV team for his High School. He typically swings a "balanced" bat and some of the reviews say this bat is a bit "end-loaded". According to my son, it is. However, after one session with his batting coach, he was able to swing the bat with precision and Most Definitely - POWER!!! The balls come flying off the barrel and my son never complained about any "vibrations". My son says he will definitely be using this bat for the rest of the season.

Cons:  Because the bat is white, after one session, it looks like it has been used all year long! Otherwise, Nothing to Complain About....

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

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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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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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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

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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

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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.

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145813 Click to show/hide answer

How long will this bat be on sale?

The product managers get to determine the price of a bat. However, with the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW being an older model it is quite possible this will remain on sale until we are out of stock. As always, we offer a 30-day price guarantee in the case of this price increasing at some point.

Tyler Expert
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Which bat would you suggest the Z Core or the Mako Beast?

Both are going to perform similarly. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two-piece composite bat and will provide flex and whip in the swing. 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is a one-piece alloy bat that will offer stiffness which benefits power hitters.Both of these bats feature balanced swing weights.

Dan Expert
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Do you have this bat in any different length? I was hoping to find a 31 or 32 inch.

Unfortunately, we only have the 34" 31 oz. size of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW and will not be restocking any of the sizes due to it being a closeout model.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat available in 30/27? There are 3 mentions the reviews by support that the bat was not made below 31”.

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW was made in a 30/27 and we currently have a limited supply of this size still in stock (2/13/18).

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat legal for the 2018 Pony season?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW will be allowed for the 2018 Pony season, however keep in mind that this bat is a -3. If you were looking for a similar bat in a lighter option, I would recommend looking at the 2018 Easton Beast X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BX10.

Tyler Expert
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What is the difference between this bat and Easton's Z-Core Hybrid (BB16ZH)?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) is a one-piece, all alloy bat and the Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) has a two-piece design with a composite handle and alloy barrel.

Taylor Expert
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Is the 30-27 a drop 3?

The “drop” as some may call it, the number with the minus in front of it as others call it, or the length-to-weight ratio. What this term defines is the difference between the length of the bat in inches and the weight of the bat in ounces. For example, if you got the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW in a 30" -3, the weight would be 27 ounces.

Dan Expert
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I'm 13 years old, 5'7" and 136 pounds. What size would you recommend for me? I'm in the 7th grade. Will I be able to use this bat for high school baseball?

Based on your height and weight, I would recommend getting this 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) in the 32"/29 oz. size. I think you would also be comfortable swinging a 31"/28 oz. size but I would recommend going with the larger size to give you room to grow. This bat comes with the BBCOR certification so you will be able to use it in high school and college.

Taylor Expert
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How long does the sweet spot last? So, in other words how many games and practices can I get out of it before I have to buy another bat?

Typically, a bat like the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW should be able to last around 4 seasons depending on the use. For example, if you bought the bat for the spring season it should last spring, summer, fall and winter. If you don't play or practice during some of these seasons then it will last longer.

Dan Expert
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Will this bat be allowed under the new bat rules?

If your rules require you to use a BBCOR bat, then the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is legal for play. If your league requires you to use a new USA certified bat, then unfortunately this bat is not legal.

Jason Expert
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The Easton ZCORE or Rawlings 5150 with the Velo in a back pack?

We have two (2) bat packs with the ZCORE and VELO. I have included those links below: Bat Pack Easton S2Z ZCORE and Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bats: BB15S2Z and BB7V https://www.justbats.com/product/bat-pack-easton-s2z-zcore-and-rawlings-velo-bbcor-baseball-bats--bb15s2z-and-bb7v/29157/ Bat Pack Easton S2Z ZCORE and 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bats: BB15S2Z and BBRV3 https://www.justbats.com/product/bat-pack-easton-s2z-zcore-and-2016-rawlings-velo-bbcor-baseball-bats--bb15s2z-and-bbrv3/25805/ Also, we offer two (2) Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings VELO bat packs, which I will include those links below: Bat Pack Rawlings VELO and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: BBRV3 and BB75 https://www.justbats.com/product/bat-pack-rawlings-velo-and-rawlings-5150-bbcor-baseball-bats--bbrv3-and-bb75/29366/ Bat Pack Rawlings VELO and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: BB7V and BB75 https://www.justbats.com/product/bat-pack-rawlings-velo-and-rawlings-5150-bbcor-baseball-bats--bb7v-and-bb75/29368/ If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Tyler Expert
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I'm 5'3" and weigh about 120 lbs. I am 13 years old, what size do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 30" 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW.

Logan Expert
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I'm 5’-9” 175 pounds 13 years old, what size bat should I get?

I would suggest a 32" baseball bat for this player.

Dan Expert
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I am 5" and 100 lbs, would you suggest this bat? If so what size? Or do you suggest a different bat?

Based off your height and weight I would suggest a 29" bat with the option to go up to the 30" in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW.

Dan Expert
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I am 5 feet and about 90 pounds. Would this be a good bat for me?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW has a balanced swing weight, and is available in the suggested 30" length based off your height and weight. This would be a good bat for you.

Jason Expert
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Do you ship to Australia?

Unfortunately we are only able to ship the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW within the 50 US States.

Cameron Expert
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I'm a high school freshman. I am 5 foot 6 and 160. I don't think I have a great bat speed. What bat can be the best for me? Also, is 32/29 too heavy for me?

I would recommend an aluminum model as most of those have the best swing weights. Something like the Marucci Cat 7 (MCBC7) or the Rawlings Velo (BB7V) would be good options. Both are very good performers and sold well for us. For your height and weight, a 32" model should be ok.

Kyle J. Expert
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Are these bats CIF approved?

BBCOR is the standard for all high school and college baseball. The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is BBCOR certified and is legal for play in CIF.

Jason Expert
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My son is in the 8th grade and trying out this year for the high school team. He is 5 ft 2 inches tall and almost 95 pounds. He is in need of a bat to swing for high school. He has a 31 inch, 28 oz bat and it is to much bat. What do you think I can do to help him? Is there a smaller bat for him?

Some bats are available in a 30"/27oz size. This 2017 Easton Z-Core Speed Limite Whiteout model is one of them. This would be a good option.

Kyle J. Expert
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Will you be getting any more 31" anytime soon?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW has been discontinued since production has began on the 2018 models being released soon, so we will not be getting any more of these bats in stock.

Logan Expert
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My son is coming from a 31" drop 5. He is going to be a freshman and is 6' 160 lbs. What is the recommended size? We were thinking 32 -3.

Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW. If you are worried about the jump up to a -3 though, the 32" size would work as well.

Jason Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Marucci Cat 7?

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) and the Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR bat are very similar bats as both are one-piece, all-alloy bats with balanced swing feels to them.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat one of the best bats on the market for a light swinging bat?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW features a very balanced swing weight and it is one of the better options on the market.

Jason Expert
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Swing weights: I know this one has a rating on it. Balanced and pretty fast. I think Easton is the only one who does this. Are there any other comparable bats from other companies? I need a very balanced low swing weight bat.

The Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW does have a very balanced and quick swing weight. The 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V is one of our most balanced bats that we have and does have a low swing weight.

Max Expert
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I'm 5'8'' tall, 115 lbs. What weight and length do you recommend for this bat?

We would recommend a 30"-31" length for someone your size. For BBCOR bats, this means it will weigh either 27 or 28 oz.

Kyle J. Expert
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I'm 17 and 5'9" 150 lbs, what size bat would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW in either a 32 or 33 inch model; this will all depend on your personal preference as well as strength.

Cameron Expert
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What size would you recommend to a collegiate player who stands at about 5'8" and around 200 LBS.?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 33" 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW.

Logan Expert
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Is this a BBCOR drop 3? What bat would you recommend for a kid 5'1" and weighs 110 pounds?

Yes, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is a -3 BBCOR bat. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" bat, and the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is an excellent option to consider.

Jason Expert
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I'm around 5'4-5'5 and I weigh about 120 lbs, what size would be recommended?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW.

Jason Expert
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How does this compare to the new Solo 617?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) and the 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) are very comparable designs. Both feature one piece aluminum designs and are comparable in performance. The 617 is probably a little more balanced than the Z-CORE option.

Carter Expert
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My son is 13, turning 14 this summer. He's 5'6" and 131 lbs. He has been using a 2 1/4" barrel, 31" Easton S500 (-13). He can now use a 2 5/8" barrel, what bat would you recommend?

Since he is close to high school age, I would recommend moving to a -8 or -5 bat to prepare for the -3 BBCOR bats that will be required for high school. However, if you guys wanted to make the direct jump to the BBCOR style bats, that would be fine, just be prepared for a bit of an adjustment period. If you wanted a size of this 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW), I would recommend the the 31" or 32" size.

Ben Expert
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Does this bat have a tapered handle?

Yes, the handle is slightly tapered.

Damon Expert
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I have a son who is 12 yrs old. He is 6'1" and 165 lbs. What size bat do you recommend? 33 or 34?

Based on your son's height and weight, as well as his age, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW in a 32 inch. If he was an older player then a 33 inch bat would certainly be a great option.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 18 years old and I weigh from 178-182 lbs and I'm 5'11". I'm more of a power hitter than anything else. Would this bat be good for me?

The one piece design of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW would work well for a power hitter. Based on your size, I would suggest a 33" length.

Logan Expert
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My son is 5'9" and 130 lbs. Should he go with 31" or 32"?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 31" 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW.

Logan Expert
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How similar in swing weight is this bat to the black and orange Z-CORE S2Z?

The swing weight of the two should be very similar, although the SPEED might feel slightly lighter.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is 5'6" and 125 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW.

Jason Expert
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I'm 5'8" and 155 pounds and I'm trying to figure out if I need a 32" or a 33"?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW).

Carter Expert
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My son is only 5'2" and 107 lbs. He has been using -3 since last year. Is this bat balanced (does it feel different than the non-Whiteout bat)? If he held it straight out would one feel lighter than the other?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend a shorter BBCOR bat in the 30" or 31" sizes. This 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) will be the same exact bat as the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZS) with the only difference being the paint on each bat. As long as the same length is being compared, the bats would feel the same if held out straight.

Ben Expert
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Is there any warranty on this bat?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW features a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty through Easton.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 6'3" and 200 pounds. What size bat should I use and what is the difference between the Whiteout version and the regular Easton Z-Core SPEED?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW in a 33 inch model or 34 if you prefer a slightly heavier bat. As for the difference between the two models of Z-CORE bats, it would just be the colorway as both bats feature the same technology.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5'7" and I weigh 210 pounds. I am a full on power hitter. Would this bat be recommended for me?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is a great bat to consider for both contact and power hitters alike. For a player of your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Is this composite?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. It does not feature any composite materials.

Cameron Expert
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How does this bat compare to the MAKO BEAST XL? Are the barrel sizes the same? Is the pop the same?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is a one-piece alloy bat, and the MAKO BEAST is a two-piece composite. The pop is going to be pretty similar, but the Z-CORE will feel stiffer since it is a one-piece. The MAKO BEAST will feature a longer barrel, larger sweet spot than the Z-CORE.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat okay for a power hitter?

With the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW being a one-piece design, it offers the stiffness that power hitters look for. Should perform well for you!

Logan Expert
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I am about 5'10" and 220 lbs. What size in the Whiteout would be a great feel for me?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW.

Jason Expert
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Does this bat come in 30"?

Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW was never produced in a 30" size.

Jason Expert
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I have last year's Louisville 716, I choose it because I liked the feel better than the 916. Would the Z-Core differ? Would it be worth it to buy this bat or just use my old Louisville?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) is going to differ from your Louisville Slugger 716 because your 716 features a hybrid design with a composite handle and an aluminum barrel while the Z-CORE Limited Whiteout is an one piece aluminum bat. I would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH). It is going to offer a similar feel to that Select 716 you have and is a very good bat.

Carter Expert
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Which bat is better the Z-Core Speed Whiteout or the Cat 7? The white out was very light, does this limit power?

Both bats are going to be high quality products. The Cat 7 should have a larger sweet spot, while the Whiteout should have a lighter feeling swing weight. Power would not be limited.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat end loaded or balanced?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is a balanced bat.

Tori Expert
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What size bat do you recommend for someone 5'8" and 110 lbs (I play HS varsity)?

Based on your current height and weight, we would suggest a 29" or 30" but the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW does not come in those sizes. If you really like this bat, I would suggest the 31" 28oz.

Logan Expert
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I am 6 feet tall and 210 pounds. I am a sophomore, what bat should I get?

Based off of your height and weight we recommend using a 33" in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW.

Cooper Expert
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What is the difference in this whiteout bat and the Easton S3Z Z-CORE in swing speed and pop?

The differences between the Easton S3Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S3Z) and the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) are mainly going to be cosmetic. The differences in swing speed and "pop" are going to be extremely minimal, if at all.

Carter Expert
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I'm 5'8" and 162 lbs (athletic build and play H.S varsity). What size bat do you recommend?

Based upon your player's height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting this 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) in the 32" length. As long as you feel that your player can handle the resulting 29 oz weight, I would recommend the 32" length of this bat.

Ben Expert
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What is the difference between the 2016 and 2017 version?

There was not a 2016 version of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW.

Marcus Expert
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How does this bat compare to pop and feel of the ball off the bat compared to the 2015 Rawlings VELO?

Both the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) and the 2015 Rawlings Velo are going to be one piece aluminum bats. They are both also going to be balanced bats. The main difference between the two is that the Rawlings Velo was a much louder bat than this Easton Z-CORE will be. Performance wise through both are going to be extremely similar.

Carter Expert
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My son is going into his HS sophomore year and has been using a Easton BB13X3 33/30 for 2 years. The bat is not making its normal ping anymore. It's more of a thud now. I cannot find any cracks but I know something is not right. He is 6'1" and 180 and a power hitter batting in the 4 spot as a freshman. He liked the big barrel of this current bat and I was wondering if this bat was similar or if you could recommend something else.

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight design. This bat will be slightly different then the XL3 is was using prior as the XL3 is a one-piece fully alloy design with an end-loaded swing weight. Both bats are good fits for a power hitter but one might find more power with an end-loaded bat. One to possibly consider would be the 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKL (if you are open to a composite bat) or the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX (if you want something that will be very comparable to the previous model of bat being used).

Cameron Expert
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Which bat will perform the best between this bat, the 2017 Marucci Cat 7, and the 2017 Rawlings 5150?

All three bats are going to be very similar to each other. All are going to feature a one piece aluminum design. The 2017 Rawlings 5150 came out very recently and we have not heard back from our customers if they have liked it as much as they have enjoyed past years Rawlings 5150's. I really do not think either of these will have an inherited advantage over the other and you cannot go wrong with any of the three. A plus of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) is that this Whiteout design is a limited edition design and there will be fewer of these out there.

Carter Expert
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Does this bat have the same grip as the 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR?

Yes, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW features the same HYPERSKIN Grip tape as the MAKO XL.

Jason Expert
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What's the difference with having a one piece alloy design compared to a 2 piece design?

The main difference between a one-piece bat versus a two-piece bat is the vibration reduction. A two-piece bat will flex more on impact and offer better vibration reduction when the ball is hit off-centered of the barrel.

Cameron Expert
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Does the Z-CORE have a similar feel to a RIP-IT Element?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is a one-piece alloy designed bat with a balanced swing weight. This bat, when compared to the 2016 RIP-IT Element ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BA, would feel more balanced as the 2016 RIP-IT Element ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BA features an end-loaded swing weight design with a one-piece alloy construction. The 2016 RIP-IT Element TWO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BAC will be a two-piece hybrid design with a balanced swing weight but will not feel exactly the same due to the difference in design; this bat will be more similar but how much so would be at the sole discretion of the one using the bats.

Cameron Expert
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What's the difference between the 2017 Z-CORE SPEED and the 2016 Eaton MAKO?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight design. As for the 2016 Easton MAKO, this bat is a two-piece fully composite design with a balanced swing weight. An alloy bat like the Z-CORE will make a "ping" sound on impact, be hot out of the wrapper, more durable in colder weather and more prone to denting. The Easton MAKO will sound more like a wood bat on impact, requires a slight break-in period and can possibly get hotter with continued use, is better suited for warmer weather (70 degree Fahrenheit or above) and more prone to cracking. Composite barrel bats, in general, will usually offer a slightly larger sweet spot and more balanced swing weight feel.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5'1" and 100 pounds. What kind of BBCOR bat should I get? I want a balanced bat with a lot of pop.

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting a 29, possibly 30, inch model. Currently there is only one 29 inch 26 ounce BBCOR model on the market. Would recommend getting a bat, like the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW, featuring a balanced swing weight design.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5'9" and 145 lbs. What size bat would I need?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW in a 32 inch, possibly 33 inch, model.

Cameron Expert
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How does the ball feel coming off of this bat?

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) will come with a one-piece design. Because of that design, it will allow for a stiff feel when making connection with a ball.

Ben Expert
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Does this bat need to be broken in before use?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW does not require a break-in period as it features an alloy barrel.

Cameron Expert
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If you order this bat when will it get here? I noticed it said 2017 release. Is the bat not out yet?

If you were to order the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW today before 8 PM, it would ship out today. We have the 31", 32", and the 33" in stock currently.

Carter Expert
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How long does it usually take to get a different size back in stock in this model (32 inch)?

At this time we do not have an expected date on when the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW will have more 32 inch models. You can enter your email address on the website and this will send you an alert when more of these bats are in stock.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat top heavy?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW features a balanced swing weight.

Jason Expert
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Other then that the Easton MAKO is composite, what else is different between the MAKO and the Z-CORE?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW will be a one-piece designed bat constructed from alloy. This means that this bat will be stiffer on impact since it is a one-piece (will sting hands more on off-centered hits since there is no connection point), will be ready to go out-of-the-wrapper, more prone to denting and holds up better in colder weather. The Easton MAKO will flex more on impact since it has the two-piece connection (this will help reduce vibration), requires roughly a 50 pitch break-in and is better suited for warmer weather; the MAKO will more than likely feel lighter in swing weight to most as well.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 14, 5'5", and 120 pounds. 31" or 32"?

Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend the 32" length.

Nick Expert
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Which bat is better, the 2017 Z-Core or the Marucci Cat 6?

Both the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW and the Marucci CAT 6 are good bats that will feature one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights. Neither of these bats will offer significantly more pop or durability so it really comes down to your personal preference; the CAT 6 may feel slightly more end-loaded when compared to the Z-CORE.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5'7" 115 lbs, would you recommend me to get this bat?

Based on your height and weight, I would recommend a 32" length. As for the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW, this bat would be a great option for a contact hitter due to the balanced swing weight.

Nick Expert
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I am 5'8" and 120 lbs. What length should I get? I am planning on using this bat for as long as possible. I am debating over a 31 or 32 inch.

If you are wanting to get the most use out of it I would suggest going with a 32" 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW).

Jake Expert
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What bat would you recommend: this Z-Core Speed or the 2016 Easton MAKO?

There will be some differences between this 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) and the Easton MAKO. This SPEED model is a single-piece, all-alloy bat while the MAKO is a two-piece, all-composite bat. Because of those differing builds, the bats will have different feels at contact. The SPEED will be stiff at contact while the MAKO will have a considerable amount of flex. I would recommend making a decision based upon the feel you prefer the most.

Ben Expert
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What is a better bat to use in BBCOR: the 2017 Z-CORE or the DeMarini CF8?

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) will come with a single-piece, all-alloy build while the CF8 has a two-piece, all-composite design. However, both bats are designed with a balanced swing weight. In regard to performance, the CF8 has been rated extremely well in 2016 and the initial reviews on this Whiteout have been positive. I think a decision will come down to the build that you prefer the most in a bat.

Ben Expert
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Do you have it in 28 and 29 inch?

Unfortunately, the smallest size the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is made in is a 31". It was not made in a 28" or 29" option.

Jason Expert
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Is the 2017 Z-CORE Speed as evenly weighted as the Rawlings VELO?

Both the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW and the Rawlings VELO will have similar weight distribution.

Cameron Expert
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Is this a bat for contact hitters or power hitters? Is it end loaded or balanced?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW features a balanced swing weight and may be used by both contact and power hitters alike.

John P. Expert
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What's the differences between one piece bats and two piece bats and which type of hitter are they for?

One-piece bats provide little or no give and have a stiff feel when contact is made with the ball. Due to the fact that one-piece bats have a very minimal amount of flex at contact, little or no energy is lost which results in more power. One-piece bats are preferred by stronger players with above average bat speed such as a power hitter. Two-piece bats provide more flex at contact with the ball. The two-piece construction creates a “whip” effect that results in an increase in bat speed. An increase in bat speed results in an increase in power. For this reason players with average or below average bat speed such as a contact hitter, prefer two-piece bats .

Carter Expert
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Does this bat or the Easton S500 have a lower swing weight? Also, which bat would you recommend for a contact hitter with not a lot of strength?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW and the 2016 Easton S500 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16S500 both have a one-piece, alloy construction with a balanced swing weight. One does not necessarily have a lighter swing weight than the other. For a contact hitter, we recommend a two-piece bat as that will help increase power. If you prefer a one-piece bat, either one of these would be a suitable choice as one is not better for a contact hitter than the other.

Angelique Expert
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For a gap-to-gap hitter with spots of power, would you recommend this or the Louisville Slugger Omaha 516?

For that style of hitter, both the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW and Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 could work very well. Both are very well-balanced one-piece alloy bats that will have a stiff feel to them.

Marcus Expert
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Does the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) have a lower swing weight than the green 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA)?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) has the same specs as the green 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA), it is just a Limited Edition color.

Damon Expert
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Is this just a white version of the green 2016 Z-Core HMX? If not, what has been improved?

You are correct. This 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) is the exact same as the 2016 Z-CORE HMX (BB16ZA) with the only exception being the cosmetics.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Does this bat have a tapered handle?

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

Cameron Expert
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Where is this bat made?

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

Cameron Expert
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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  • * Limited Edition WHITEOUT Design *
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix Alloy) Construction
  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)
  • Z-CORE Internal Core Technology - Creates Huge, Expanded Sweet Spot
  • One-Piece, Alloy Construction
  • Lower Swing Weight for Balanced Feel and Faster Swing Speed
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
Description for 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW
New for 2017! Easton continues to bring the most expansive line of power and performance to the market with the Power Brigade Series!

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW is constructed with the aforementioned materials of last years Z-CORE HMX with an all new limited edition design. Also known as The King of Ping, this Z-CORE SPEED is wonderfully created into a one-piece fully alloy design that offers a lower swing weight, extremely fast swing speeds, and one of the largest aluminum barrels out there. Within that barrel, Easton's trademarked Z-CORE internal core technology combines with the HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) alloy to deliver the biggest sweet spot and the most pop of any BBCOR barrel in the game. Furthermore, the 2017 Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat also comes wrapped with Easton's HYPERSKIN Grip that provides ultimate comfort while reducing vibration and sting. Overall, the BB17ZSW was created for the players who are looking for an evenly balanced bat without sacrificing power. Easton: More Ping From Every Swing!

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW features a 2 5/8 inch barrel, a -3 length to weight ratio, and is BBCOR Certified for High School and Collegiate Play. Additionally, it is covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Intensify your power and pick up your own today with Free Shipping!
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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