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Questions and Answers for 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack: SL13A Senior League
When is the 2014 Attack -8 available? Is it designed for a contact or power hitter? How long before it is available through JustBats?
We are scheduled to get the BBCOR 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack in the middle of January. The Senior League models should be due out shortly after that. The Louisville Slugger TPX Attack: SL13A Senior League is designed for a contact hitter since it is a two-piece design.
Is this bat legal for Babe Ruth?
No. Babe Ruth requires that bats be marked BBCOR if they are composite.
I'm about to go into 12U baseball and I'm looking for a -8 bat for this spring season. I'm not sure what length I should get (31" or 32")? I'm 5'6 and I weigh 115.
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 31" 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack: SL13A Senior League.
I am 5'1 1/2 and I swing a 30 inch bat. Should I swing a 31"?
The size of the bat is also determined by your weight. For correct sizing of the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack: SL13A Senior League check out our bat coach. Here is the link; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am about to turn 13, about 5'3" and weigh about 115 lbs. I'm a lead off hitter and I get a lot of base hit singles and doubles and I'm looking to start swinging a -8. I am stuck between the 2013 TPX Attack -8 and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 -8. Which bat would you recommend for me?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" model. Both the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack: SL13A Senior League bat and the DeMarini CF5 are two-piece fully composite designs with very balanced swing weights. They would be good options for a contact hitter.
Can this bat be used right out of the box or does it need a break-in period? What is the proper way to break-in a composite bat?
Yes, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack: SL13A Senior League bat will need a period of break-in. For bats with composite hitting surfaces, we recommend 150-200 hits off a batting tee or soft toss. Itâ€™s best to start off at about 40% power, and gradually increase. Also, be sure to rotate the bat a quarter of turn in your hands after every hit.
Do composite bats lose their "pop" over time? If so, about how long will it keep its integrity? Or is this just a myth?
Composite bats do no generally lose their pop over time. They maintain their performance until the bat loses its integrity.
Is this bat legal for Pony League? It says it's composite.
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack: SL13A features the new USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp and is approved for play in most leagues. Because particular league rules may differ, it is best to check with a league administrator.
Is this bat manufactured in the USA ?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack: SL13A Senior League is manufactured in China.
My son is 11 and plays on a travel team. He only weighs 69 lbs. and he is a great hitter. He loves his TPX. I am looking at the Attack, DeMarini Voodoo, Combat B4, and the Marucci Elite, what would you recommend ??
I would recommend sticking with the brand you have had success with in the past. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack would be a great choice.
About how many hits you think it will take to break this bat in? Also is this a balanced bat or is it end loaded? Thanks
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack will require 150-200 hits off of soft toss or a tee. Rotate the bat 1/4" every swing for full barrel coverage. Start at 50% power and work your way up from there.
My grandson used a 30" 20oz. TPX Omaha last year at age 12. Would the Attack 31" -8 be a good upgrade for him this year at age 13?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack 31" 23oz. would be perfect for him. It is always recommended to start going heavier for high school -3 BBCOR bats and the Attack is an outstanding bat.
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