Questions and Answers for 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel
Can you break in this bat off the tee or soft toss because it is a Junior Big Barrel bat, or do the balls need to be pitched?
Because the 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel is designed for Coach Pitch, you could work up to pitched balls toward the end of the break-in process. We recommend starting will tee-work or soft toss. For more detailed instructions on breaking-in your composite bat, check out our JustBats.com Blog: http://www.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3789/breaking-in-your-composite-baseball-bat
Does this bat need to be broken-in? If so, what is the fastest way?
The 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel requires a break-in period of 150-200 swings, working up from about 40% to full power at the 150 swing mark. Be sure to use real baseballs and rotate the bat a quarter inch every swing.
Does this bat have a 2 5/8" barrel?
No. The 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel features a 2 3/4" barrel.
Does this bat absorb vibration from hitting?
The 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel is a composite bat which will help with sting absorption. A bad hit or off the tip will still cause some sting.
I was curious how the REV-EX compares to COMbat B4? How is the sweet spot on this Miken compared to the B4?
The 2013 Miken REV-EX is a coach or machine pitch bat. The COMbat B4 is a kid pitch bat. Generally, coach pitch bats are higher performing and have a larger sweet spot. However, these bats are not as durable as kid pitch bats.
My son plays in a 8U Pitching Machine League. He is small and needs help with bat speed. Will the Junior Big Barrel bats hold up to a pitching machine using baseballs? What would you recommend?
The 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel is intended for use in Coach Pitch only, and will dent in machine or kid pitch leagues. I recommend a Youth Big Barrel bat in a -12, such as the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League, for a player his size.
What is the difference in the "demo" bat with no warranty for $119 and the new bat for $149? I would like to order the demo, but want to make sure I don't buy a bat that has been over used.
The 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel DEMO No Warranty bat is a bat sent from the manufacturer to replace a previous unsatisfactory product. There is nothing wrong with the bat, it has not been used. It just comes with no warranty. That is why the bat is at a lower price.
My son is 7 and playing machine pitch, where the speed is set at 40 mph. I have noticed that most of the bats for this say for 40 mph or less. Will this bat hold to these speeds?
The 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel and other Junior Big Barrel bats are not constructed for ball players older than 10 years old or pitching faster than 40 MPH. Using these bats in machine or kid pitch leagues is not recommended because these thin-walled bats will crack or dent.
Does the bat have a balance or end load feel?
The 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel bat has a lower M.O.I. for faster swing speeds. Meaning it's a well balanced bat.
Can this bat be used for 9u kid pitch?
No. The 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel bat is designed for the slower pitching velocities of Coach Pitch baseball. You will want to look at Senior League bats.
Need a coach pitch bat for my 6 year old. The league uses the smaller 8.5" hard balls. Will thi composite bat be a good choice for him. Also, how long is the break-in period.
As long as it's a coach pitch league where pitching speeds don't exceed 45 mph, the 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 would be an excellent choice. It will take about 100 hits to break-in.
I am thinking about purchasing this bat for my son, however with all the bat rules and changes, I was wondering if it would be legal for Dizzy Dean play in 2013.
Yes, the 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel will have the new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on it making it legal for play in Dizzy Dean baseball.
I'm a huge miken fan. My son has a psycho and a mv-3. But, with the new usssa rules, he needs something new. I would like to purchase this bat, but I'm concerned about buying a bat with no reviews. Can you give me any additional information on this bat, or direct me to where I can find some reviews? Or any suggestions on composite, one piece big barrel bats? Thank you.
The 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel uses new composite materials and technology for a more durable and high performing bat. It will be similar to the Miken NXT Freak.
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