Louisville Slugger MLB Hybrid Maple BBCOR (-3) Comp Wood Baseball Bats
Great So Far!
I purchased this because I play in a wood bat league, and got tired of breaking ash and maple bats. The feel of the bat is great, and the balance is superb. It feels heavy, but swings like a light bat. They advertise a reduced vibration effect. I have yet to feel even a buzz when using it. It seems to me that the sweet spot is broader than a traditional wood bat as well, but that may just be some wishful thinking. I'm squaring up more balls, though.
One oddity is that the bat is essentially two halves glued together. What is really odd is that the grain of the two halves do not coincide with one another, and the trademark is not relevant to the grain either. I suppose the reinforcement rod must be strong enough to allow LS to ignore the grain of the bat, but I would still feel better if the grain was conistent, and allowed me to hit with the grain.
It is a beautiful bat, though, and really gets a lot of attention in the dugout.
April 20, 2014