Questions and Answers for 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL5 Senior League
What is the closest match to the old Easton Rival in a -5? I've heard that the answer is the Rawlings VELO. Is this true?
The 2013 Easton XL3: SL13X35 Senior League replaced the Easton Rival and is an end loaded model. The VELO would be a comparable option in a balanced model.
My son uses the DeMarini Vexxum -5, 31" and is 13 yrs old, 5' 2",105 lbs. Teammates use the Rawlings Machine -3 and they crush the ball, but bat is too heavy for him. Will the VELO provide more bat speed than the Vexxum and give the pop and distance he is looking for? He has fast hands but lacks power. What bat would you recommend?
The 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL5 Senior League is more balanced than the DeMarini Vexxum. The 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL5 Senior League will help increase his bat speed.
Is this bat end loaded?
The 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL5 Senior League is a balanced bat with a low M.O.I.
Which 2013 bat is better for a contact/line drive hitter the Rawlings VELO or the Marucci Black 2 or would you recommend a different bat?
Both the Rawlings 2013 Velo and the 2013 Marucci Black 2 use high grade aluminum alloys in the barrels of the bats. The difference is the Marucci Black 2 will come with a composite handle which will allow for a little more flex in the swing. We recommend these bats more for contact hitters because of the added flex.
Which of the Rawlings Velo bats are legal for Highschool play this year?
All the Adult BBCOR -3 models of the Velo are legal for High School play.
My son is transitioning from a -8 to a -5. He is more of a power hitter but has been swinging a balanced bat. Looking at the Velo and the EXO3. Any recommendations or points to consider? Appreciate it.
The 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL5 Senior League will be the most balanced bat on the market. If a balanced bat worked for him in the past, it will work for him again.
Who would benefit best from this bat, Contact hitter or power hitter?
The 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL5 is a well balanced bat that is great for hitters with average or below average swing speed.
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