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2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
Drop 8 Length-To-Weight Ratio
Balanced Swing Feel
Two-Piece, All-Composite Fastpitch Bat
Displays USSSA (New 'Fastpitch Only'), USA Softball (ASA), NSA, ISA & WBSC (ISF) Certifications
Colorway: Black | Purple
Dual-Disc S1ID Barrel Technology - Outer Barrel Flexes At Contact Until It Contacts 2 Disks Within The Bat. The Disk Allows The Bat To Perform Right To The Allowable Level Without Eclipsing It. It Helps Allow For To Performance At Swing #1.
IST Connection Technology - Allows For A 2-Piece Build, But With A Stiffer Bond Between The Handle & Barrel. This Usually Allows The Bat To Provide More Power.
X-Cap End Cap - Creates An End Cap That Should Improve Both Bat Speed & Bat Control
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Louisville Slugger Xeno -8 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WBL2458010
Make your approach at the plate more dynamic when you arrive in the batter's box with the renowned Xeno fastpitch bat!
When it comes to fastpitch bats, there is nothing more legendary than the Xeno. These bats have always been crafted in the 2-piece and all-composite design and every single season they deliver the “pop” that nearly every kind of hitter is seeking.
Xenos feature a balanced swing feel overall. However, we feel that power hitters might be a little more attracted to this bat due to the drop 8 length-to-weight ratio. On top of that, the IST Tech (which bonds the barrel and handle together) creates a stiff feel when the bat hits a softball and because of that, nearly all the power a lady puts into her swing will get put into the softball (i.e. very little power will be lost in a flex between the barrel and handle). So if you are a hitter that can slug the softball a little bit and wants a balanced feeling bat...take a shot on a XENO!
You can buy this Louisville Slugger with some confidence! There is no way that a company as storied as Louisville Slugger made it to its current position without understanding the need to help customers. They will extend a twelve (12) month warranty on this bat that extends from the date of purchase. If you buy this bat from JustBats and notice that a warranty issue has arisen on it within 1 year of the purchase, please contact the JustBats Bat Experts. They are trained in warranty knowledge and will get you the directions to begin the warranty process with Louisville Slugger.
Have a question about the Louisville Slugger Xeno -8 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WBL2458010? 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|
|Deals||Bundle and Save Closeout Bats Personalization Eligible|
|Hitting Style||Contact Hitter Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 8|
|Price||$300 - $399.99 $300 - $349.99|
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