Bought this bat for my 7 yr old. Wasn't sure about a composite bat, heard a lot about them cracking. This is a mean little bat! We got the 28 inch because we figured he'd grow into it. Hes about 45 inches tall and wasnt going to buy a bat hed grow out of in a season. He is able to swing it really fast and easily gets the ball to the deep outfield with it. I have used this bat myself and have had no issues with cracking. You do need to break it in. About 250 hits should do it. All in all a great bat that he really enjoys using
WOW get this bat!
LOTS of POP Light weight Price for composite My son plays travel and PONY, the USA bats as everyone knows are bad. For PONY, my 9 year old son has the LS 618 Solo, LS 619 Solo Speed, Easton Ghost X, Easton Beast X, and the Rawlings Threat. The threat is by far the best bat with the most pop out there for USA. He hasn't complained at all from the "sting" that many people having been bringing up. No frills, cheap looking end cap, meh grip. Have not compared this with the USA CF Zen yet, but they are worlds apart pricewise.
Best USA BAT of 2018!
This bat is the lightest big barrel USA bat of 2018 and since all the new bats have no trampoline effect bat speed is critical. The price is a no brainier being the cheapest one piece composite bat ever offered, less than 50% of what you would expect to pay, actually cheaper than the better alloy bats! Our 29 came in at 17.70 oz. after being re-griped with 1.1 Lizard skin. Just .70 more than the stated weight all U.S.A. bats are on the heavy side but this one is the closest to the stated weight I have seen. My 8 year old hits deeper into the out field with this bat than any other and can adjust his swing easier to accommodate those 60 mile per hour pitches. If your kid is 60 to 70 pounds this is your bat! We have gone through 6 USA bats all ready ,not to mention several wood bats so believe me he has hit all the lighter bats. Like all one piece bats a mis hit ball will sting your hands. This will teach kids to hit better, miss the sweet spot pay the price, better swing training than a shock collar! If your kid miss hits a lot at first ,thick batting gloves will help. My son says lizard skin also helps it is thinner 1.1mm but dose better at reducing vibrations. Over all you won't be disappointed, believe me this bat hits bombs!
Super Lite and Lot of Pop
My Son plays Travel ball and Select AAU and his bat has been the 618 Solo. I have been mixing in Threat when he starts to feel a little tired in tournaments after 2 or 3 games. My son is a line drive hitter and the Rawlings has produced some shots that Rival the Mako Beast that he plays in AAU in terms of exit velocity. The bat is quiet and in our last tournament the other team didn't react when the ball was scorched through the infield about head high. Couple of the dads were talking about how quiet the bat is and it catches you off guard. Great balance and his 29/17 weighs 17.7oz on a scale. End cap really cheapens the bat and the grip is slippery. Replaced ours with a black Lizard Skin and it feels a lot better. Bat has some vibration but on a scale of 1-10, Rawlings a 4, Solo a 3 and Ghost X HL a 8 for comparison. I think once the bat breaks in it may overtake the Solo as the USA bat of choice. Smaller kids will love it and make the game easier and more enjoyable to play. Cons: Cheap endcap and grip. Seeing some reviews about the barrel cracking but so far so good with my 8yr old using it. If you like the Ping of the Rawlings 5050, Voodoo or Solo, you will scratch your head because the exit velocity doesn't match the sound of the bat. Its a very muted thwack noise like the barrel is full of cotton balls.
ball jumps off the bat with no ping feels great in my hands hitting infield hit the sweet spot and you'll see. miss the sweet spot feel vibration like any other bat