Louisville Slugger Omaha 518(-10) 2019 USA 2 5/8 Barrel Bat (WTLUBO518B10) review
Louisville Slugger youth baseball bats have such a magic that stands out from the rest & everytime proves to be a great performer. This Louisville Slugger Omaha 518(-10) 2018 USA 2 5/8 Barrel Bat is a unique youth bat with a lot of shining qualities. We spent a lot of time, researching the constructional & technological side of this bat. This bat is surely one of the best among the bats that we reviewed. We will describe the features of this big barrel baseball bat & review performance based on extensive research.
This bat is one piece & made with 7 series alloy construction. Bat lengths available from 27’’ to 32’’ with drop ratio -10. The powerful barrel is 2 5/8’’ diameter & 7/8’’ standard handle. This fantastic youth bat is USA Baseball certified under 2018 new rules.
Player age limit:
This 2018 youth bat is most suitable for the players of age limit 10-12 of normal growth. Variety of sizes are available from 29’’-32’’. Undoubtedly, players physical structure is a big deciding factor for choosing bat size. If player’s height is between 51’’ to 68’’, then this bat has a size for this height. You need to click on below ‘Check price’ button if you want to know more about this bat sizes.
In terms of swing speed, this bat is almost similar to Louisville Slugger 2018 Select 718 Baseball Bat (-10) 2 5/8" USA. Very lightweight speed ballistic composite end cap helps to increase swing speed at any situation. When the bat is very well balanced then it’s swing speed becomes better than heavier bats. Also, there is a 6-star premium performance end cap which improves the overall balance of the bat. So understandably, this drop 10 baseball bat has more technological combinations for better swing speed.
This 2 5/8’’ barrel bat has a huge sweet spot with stiff & there is a confident feel also while hitting. Power hitters love to play with bats having a big sweet spot. Actually, in terms of the sweet spot this bat is like wood bats.
Custom baseball bat grip ensures smooth feel in hand. This bat can be a long time performer because of the way it’s built.7 series alloy ensures durability & also one-piece bat has a reputation to last long time. Still, we haven’t got any serious issue on this bat quality. So you can get longer service out of this drop 10 baseball bat, just don’t try to break it.
Hard Hitting Capacity:
When you know it has a huge sweet spot, you can understand this bat can take big hits. We believe, this bat very suitable for both power hitters & contact hitters because of it’s hard-hitting capability. Actually, there is wood like feeling in this bat if the player can hit the ball well. As a metal bat, it’s really a great feature for this bat. People love to play with this bat because in this price range it’s rare to get a bat with such hitting capacity. Such great power.
After hitting the ball there is less vibration & it doesn’t sting in hand. If the ball is hit at the sweet spot then no vibration at all but if the ball hits the bat away from sweet spot then some vibration you may feel in hand. But it’s not much enough to create sting in hand. Nothing to really worry about it.
Nice pop as a new season bat. There is nice ping sound after hitting the ball & sounds great if the ball hit well. You might feel motivated to hit a big shot, to hear a louder sound off the bat.
This youth baseball bat meets required standards to play under youth baseball bat rules of 2018. Little League, AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Pony Baseball tournaments are well suitable for use of this bat. You should know approval requirements from the relevant league.
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Mostly asked questions:
1. Is it a Little League Bat?
Answer: Yes but you need to check with your relevant league.
2. Does this bat has USA stamp on it?
Answer: Yes, it has official USA stamp on it but no USSA stamp.
3. Does this bat feel heavy?
Answer: This is 2 5/8’’ barrel bat but it is very well balanced.
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