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Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9
Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9
Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9
Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9
Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9
Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9
Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9
Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9
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Features

  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony

  • Free Shipping!

  • -9 Length To Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Colorway: Black | Silver | Green

  • One-Piece, Alloy Baseball Bat

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance

  • 100% Premium 7-Series Alloy Provides Unbeatable Durability

  • Large Sweet Spot Offers Extra Plate Coverage

  • USA Baseball (USABat) Certification Stamp

  • 7/8 Inch Standard Handle

  • Durable Synthetic Leather Fade Grip

Description

Louisville Slugger baseball bats are now available for USA Baseball! The Vapor series is set to deliver unmatched authenticity through a one-piece, alloy design with a balanced swing weight. An insanely durable 7-series alloy construction combines with a lightweight end cap to provide premium power, faster swing speeds, and a traditional-style feel. If you're looking for reliable power, championship level performance, and an increase in your batting average, the Vapor baseball bat is exactly what you need. As an added bonus, a durable synthetic leather fade grip comes equipped for superior comfort and an increase in control through the zone. Louisville Slugger: Make every swing count and find your bat from the most trusted lineup in the game!

This Louisville Slugger Vapor USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBVA18B9) features a drop 9 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the new USA Baseball (USABat) certification. With that stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony baseball. Ready to up your game? Then pick up one of these Louisville Slugger Vapor baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

Reviews (4)

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best keld other

Pros: pop bro

Cons: none!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LS Vapor is very balanced for USA bat Brian Massey parent

Pros: Very good balance at this weight with the new USA standard. We got this as a replacement for the Easton 650 (also a 28" -9) that the end cap broke off (2nd Easton this has happened to) so we tried moving to LS. The Easton was more end-loaded than the Vapor. The Vapor is definitely more balanced. Very good pop on this bat. He is hitting more balls to the outfield than with his Easton - maybe due to balance? No vibration issues so far. Great price for this bat of this quality. We went with this over the Omaha because he doesn't like the tapered handle on the other LS bats.

Cons: Barrel length is shorter than what we would have liked, but most of the 28" bats have shorter barrels with the USA standard. This is the only reason we gave 4 stars for Overall rating.

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Bad Joe Parent

Pros: My son had a good swing with this bat did not miss a swing.

Cons: The bat vibrates a lot when it makes contact

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Great bat! Coach Hamilton Coach

Pros: Very good pop

Cons: Doesn’t have any

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Questions and Answers (10)

Have a question about the Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

What is the difference between this bat, the Omaha, and the 618?
Chris
This 2018 Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBVA18B9) and the Omaha 518 USA (WTLUBVA18B9) will be really similar as they both are one-piece, all-alloy bats. The biggest difference is that this bat has a -9 length-to-weight ratio while the Omaha is a -10. As well, the Omaha features a little higher quality aluminum material to it. The Solo 618 (WTLSLS618X10) will be different from both the Omaha and the Vapor due to the addition of a composite end-cap on top of the all-alloy build. The composite end-cap on the 618 makes it a little easier to swing (feels more balanced) than the Vapor and the Omaha.
Ben
What is the difference between the Louisville Slugger Series 7 aluminum and the Easton ALX50?
Michael
It is hard to say what performance and durability differences one would see between the alloy used in the 2018 Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9 to that of an Easton model.
Cameron
This will have the new USA Approved Sticker on it? Any other bats - similarly priced - that you would recommend? Or maybe a bit more expensive?
Brad
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9 does feature the USA Baseball stamp and at this time would be the best option (only option actually) in the -9 category.
Cameron
Got a 30 inch but too big for son. Went and got 29 inch. I noticed the barrel size seems smaller. Why is that? Both are 2 5/8.
E
The barrel size on the 2018 Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9 is 2 5/8 inch diameter. It may just appear to be smaller due to the long taper but everything will still be regulation size.
Dan
Does this came in a drop 11 or 12?
zack
The 2018 Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9 will not come in a -11 or a -12.
Max
Does this bat come in 28 inch 17 oz size?
Paul
Yes, the 2018 Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9 is available in 28" / 17 oz.
Daveron
Can you use the bat for batting cage practice?
dcku
While any bat can be used for the batting cages, we do recommend using a backup bat if possible if you are hitting the dimpled baseball/softballs that are commonly used in the cages. Those balls have a different density than standard leather balls that the bats are designed for, so can put more wear and tear on the product.
Kyle J.
Would this bat be good for 9U/10U division? Also considering the Voodoo One.
Rafael Sandoval
Both this model and the Voodoo One from DeMarini will be good, one-piece aluminum models for those looking for a solid bat at a good, cheaper price point.
Kyle J.
Is this a 2 5/8" big barrel and also wondering if it comes in 30 inch drop 8 or 10?
David Mueller
The Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9 does offer a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, but is only offered in this -9 length to weight ratio, not -8 or -10.
Logan
Why is this bat so much more inexpensive?
Scott
The price point on the Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9 is lower than some others as it is a -9 bat (not much of a demand for the -9 models) and it features a one-piece alloy design (alloy bats are always cheaper to manufacturer).
Cameron
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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.

Bat Properties

Louisville Slugger Vapor -9 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBVA18B9
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Big Barrel
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Green Grey
Deals Personalization Eligible Closeout Bats Bundle and Save
Length to Weight Ratio - 9
Material Aluminum
Price $0 - $99.99
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
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