Excellent bat. Great feel. Minimal vibration. Very good pop. Well finished. Not perfect but much better than most other 2018 BBCOR bats. My son has tried.
This is the second SOLO we have purchased. We only purchased the 618 33in. to replace the 617 32in as my son has grown bigger, stronger and taller within the last year. Highly recommend this bat to any parent looking for a premium BBCOR that is balanced, easy to swing.
More balanced than the VELO. Loud on contact. Great pop. Big sweet spot. Get this bat, you won't regret it.
My son Took BP with the new bat and right away we saw an exit velocity increase. First we started with soft toss and we already noticed a difference. After we went to a front toss, that’s where we experience a serious pop off the bat. We also saw an increase with exit velocity which actually sent the ball traveling further than before. Line drives are a lot more crisp and sharp. Ball did travel off the bat with ease. My son did say the weight of bat is evenly distributed and swing does feel smooth and a bit lighter than his marucci bat which has an end load feel.
My son is 13u who will be playing some 14U 60/90 where BBCOR is required. He's 5'5" 120 lbs and swings this bat as well as a -5 or -8 with better exit velocity off a tee (not sure how that is possible but it's true) than the lighter bats. Grip is a bit thick and he doesn't love the look of the bat but that's not really very important