Questions and Answers for 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO: SLV5 Senior League
I have some smaller kids on my 14U team. I am trying to find a bat that they can swing. We can only use -5 or -3. I am looking at the Rawlings Velo and the Easton XL3 because of the price. Which one would better suite my needs?
The 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO (SLV5) Senior League bat would be the better option of those two if you are looking for a light swing weight. The Velo is more balanced whereas the Easton XL3 (SL13X35) Senior League bat is more end-loaded which will make the bat feel heavier in the barrel.
Is this bat approved for USSSA, and is it aluminum or composite?
The 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO (SLV5) is a one-piece aluminum design and is approved for USSSA play.
Is this bat approved for Dixie Youth baseball?
According to the most recent rules, the only age division in Dixie baseball that would allow the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO (SLV5) Senior League bat would be the "Junior Dixie" division for 13-14 year old boys.
What is the difference between this bat and the normal 5150 -5 bat? I know this one is more balanced with the M.O.I. stuff, but is the normal 5150 end loaded or is it fairly balanced?
The 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO: SLV5 Senior League features the Comp-Lite Composite end cap which takes some dead weight out of the bat. This improvement over the 5150's design is the reason the VELO has a lower M.O.I. than the 5150. But the 5150 is not end loaded by any means. It's still a solid choice for a player looking for increased bat speed.
Will you be getting more bats in 31" 26 oz.?
We will be receiving additional inventory of the 31" 26 oz. 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO: SLV5 Senior League. Once the items are received in our warehouse we will update the website. You can also sign up on our website to receive an e-mail notification when the item arrives. Here is the link: http://www.justbats.com/product/2014-rawlings-5150-velo--slv5-senior-league/18664/
What is the difference between the 2013 and 2014 Rawlings VELO -5?
The only big difference between the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO: SLV5 Senior League and the 2013 model is the end cap. The 2014 features a Speedcap end cap, where as, the 2013 had a Comp-Lite end cap. Other than that the only other differences will be cosmetic.
Should I get this bat, the new Rip-It Air -5, or the new Demarini VooDoo -5?
The 2014 Rawlings 5150 is a one-piece alloy design, with a balanced swing weight. The Rip-It Air is also a balanced one-piece alloy bat. The DeMarini VooDoo will have an end load feel and is a two-piece hybrid design.
Will the 2014 VELO have the same sound as the 2013 version?
Both the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO: SLV5 Senior League and the 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL5 Senior League have 5150 Alloy which will give it a similar sound.
Is it going to come in a drop 3? Is this for a power or a contact hitter?
The 2014 Rawlings VELO BBCOR: BBV3 Adult should be released within the next few weeks. The VELO is one of the lightest swinging bats on the market and is best suited for contact hitters.
Does the 2014 Velo come in -8?
No, Rawlings will not have the 5150 Velo available in a -8 drop.
When will you receive a 30" 25 oz. model in this bat? How much lighter does this bat feel compared to the Easton XL3?
The 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO: SLV5 Senior League will be available in a 30" 25 oz. in about 2-4 weeks as we receive more in from Rawlings. It will feel much more evenly balanced compared to the Easton XL3's barrel heavy, end loaded feel.
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