2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
Drop 9 Length-To-Weight Ratio
Balanced Swing Feel
Two-Piece, All-Composite Fastpitch Bat
Features USSSA (New NTS Tested Stamp), USA Softball (ASA), NSA, WBSC & ISA Stamps
Colorway: Navy | Red Graphics
Single-Disc HVR-1 Technology - Insert In The Barrel Helps To Elongate The Sweet Spot (Top Performance Near The Connection Point & At The End Cap) & Deliver A Nice Balance Point On The Bat
Springload Connection System - Creates A Stiff Feel At Contact. This Feel Allows More Of The Power From The Swing To Be Transferred Into The Softball. Connection System Should Reduce Vibration Too!
COPA End Cap - Assists The HVR-1 Technology In Lengthening The Sweet Spot On The Bat
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Louisville Slugger RXT -9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WBL2449010
With this RXT Fastpitch bat, you can harness the power of the 2 most famous Louisville Slugger Fastpitch bats of all time!
Fastpitch players have long admired the stiff feel of Louisville Slugger's XENO bat. As well, they have celebrated the comfortability (i.e. ability to limit vibration) of the LXT. The bat engineers at Louisville took to their lab and created this RXT that will be stiff like the XENO (a positive for the power hitters out there), but also comfortable like the LXT (a positive for any type of hitter).
Along with incorporating qualities of the XENO and LXT, the engineers over at Louisville Slugger also built the bat to be well balanced in its swing feel. If there is a player out there that finds an excessive barrel load to be a hinderance, then this bat should certainly be considered as it can be whipped through the zone extremely fast!
The drop 9 size of this bat will be very attractive for older players (high school and college level) as it will allow for a little extra mass to be present. However, some younger girls that have a little extra power might even be interested in jump up to this bat sooner!
This bat will indeed be covered with a twelve (12) month warranty extended by Louisville Slugger. If you get the bat and notice something wrong with it before 12 months have passed from the purchase date, please let the Bat Experts at JustBats know about the situation. The Bat Experts are knowledgeable about the warranty replacement process for Louisville Slugger and they will get you the information needed to begin organizing the bat replacement process!
Have a question about the Louisville Slugger RXT -9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WBL2449010? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.
About the Brand
In 1842, J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to the United States. Eight years before, the 1834 Book of Sports had made its debut as the nation's first publication covering baseball. But when he arrived in Baltimore, J. Frederick Hillerich would never have dreamed of the future impact his family would have on America's favorite pastime.
After a short while, the Hillerichs moved to Louisville, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop in 1856. Two of his sons, Adam and John Andrew "Bud" were born in the United States and would later join their father in his business. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in operation and filled orders for businesses by custom-turning everything from balusters to bedposts.
The firm thrived, and by 1875 the little woodworking shop employed about 20 people. In 1880 Bud Hillerich, who was an amateur baseball player, became an apprentice in his father's shop. Young Bud made his own baseball bats along with bats for several of his teammates.
The debate over the origins of the first bat continues to generate controversy among baseball enthusiasts, but the younger Hillerich was most certainly involved in getting his father's business involved with what would become the company's signature item. According to company legend, the first bat was turned by Bud for Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team - the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero, and Browning accepted. After the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash, according to the story, Browning got three hits with it in the next game.
Louisville Slugger gloves are worn by more pitchers in Major League Baseball than any other glove.
|Approved For||ASA ISA NSA USA Softball USSSA WBSC|
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/4|
|Hitting Style||Contact Hitter Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 9|
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