Questions and Answers for 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO
What size bat should I be using? I am 5'9" and I weigh 140 lbs?
We would suggest you use a 32" in the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO).
Would you recommend: the TRIO or the Paradox? I am a 5' 6", 130 lbs, a freshman, and a contact hitter. (Price doesn't matter.)
Unless you like using end loaded bats, the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) Adult bat is much more balanced and is generally the kind of design contact hitters use best. The Voodoo "Paradox" has a slight end load that isn't always the best option for a player who is looking for higher swing speed and control.
Does the Trio BBCOR or the Velo BBCOR have a larger sweetspot and a faster swing speed?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO Adult) bat will most likely have the larger sweet spot because of the higher priced materials used in the design. The VELO will feel very balanced for a one-piece fully alloy design.
Will the Trio provide a larger barrel and sweet spot than the VELO?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) and the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO BBCOR (BBV3) will have a similar sweet spot and barrel.
Would the 32" inch TRIO be good for a 5'5" and 120 lbs. contact hitter? Is it very balanced?
While the 2014 Rawlings TRIO (BBTRIO) is very well balanced, I think a 32" bat might be slightly too large for a player of that size. I would suggest going with either a 30" or 31" bat at this point in time. The Rawlings 5150 (BB513) would be a great choice if you're looking to stick with the same brand.
I live in Colorado, and my season starts during the 2nd week of March. It's about 40-70 degrees most of the time. Will the TRIO be alright to use in these temperatures?
We do not recommend using any bat under 55 degrees, and the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR is no exception. However, we understand that sometimes this is unavoidable due to your location. The TRIO is an awesome bat, with a nice, balanced swing and large sweet spot. Durability will always be a concern when using bats in colder weather. The TRIO does come with a full 12 month warranty to cover any dents or cracks that occur during this time frame.
I had a line that went all the way around the bat right in between the bbcor stamp And the -3 sign. It looks like a crack and you can feel it all the ay around. Its right where the chrome color starts and the black ends? Is it made like that or is it cracked? Has anyone else had this problem?
The Rawlings Trio (BBTRIO) is a three-piece hybrid design. This means that the bat has a Comp Lite end cap, an alloy 5150 barrel, and a composite handle. The "line" that wraps around the barrel of the bat is where the 5150 alloy is welded into the the composite handle. All TRIO's will have the defined line on it since that is where the composite meets the alloy material.
If swing speed was on a scale from 1-10, what would the Trio be rated? What would the Velo be rated?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) has a great swing speed. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate both bats a nine.
What are the differences, besides feel, between the TRIO BBCOR and the TRIO End Load BBCOR? Is there a difference in pop or power?
Both versions of the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR feature the same BBCOR performance certification, so one will only offer more power if you feel more comfortable with that design. If you're a power hitter with higher swing speeds, you might see better results with the (BBTRI3). But most players should use the balanced version (BBTRI) to the best of their abilities.
Looking at new bats for my son he is 5'7" 135 lbs. What size bat does he need?
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 32" 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO).
Which is better? The Rawlings Trio or Marucci Elite for both contact and power hitters?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult and the 2014 Marucci Elite would both be great for power or contact guys. Both will provide excellent pop and a great feel to the swing weight.
How will this compare to the DeMarini Voodoo?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult will be more balanced and light weight than the DeMarini Voodoo. The Rawlings TRIO End Load will be more similar to the Voodoo because it will have a comparable end loaded feel.
Is it a power hitters bat?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult bat would be great for a power hitter or a contact hitter. It will have a very balanced feel to go along with the three-piece design.
Is this bat as balanced as the VELO?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult has the same composite end cap as the VELO for an equally balanced swing weight.
What is the difference between MAKO and TRIO? TRIO and Velo?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult is a three-piece hybrid design with a composite handle, alloy barrel, and composite end cap. The 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR: BB14MK Adult is a two-piece fully composite bat. The 2014 Rawlings 5150 Velo BBCOR: BBV3 Adult is a one-piece all alloy bat. The TRIO, MAKO, and Velo have comparable balance. The MAKO uses Thermo Composite for a bigger sweet spot.
I'm stuck between the CF6 and the Rawlings TRIO. Which has a longer barrel and which is better for power, launch, and swing speed?
Both the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult and the 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR would be a great selection. Both will have very light swing weights and promote very quick bat speeds. The CF6 will have a D-Fusion Handle that will not allow vibration to reach the hitter's hands and project them back through the barrel for added pop. The TRIO will have increased barrel flex while the CF6 will feel more stiff.
Easton S1 2014 or the Rawlings Trio 2014? I want a balanced feel and want to drive the ball to all parts of the field. Should I get the 2014Easton S? 5'10 and weigh 145.
Both the 2014 Easton S1 and 2014 Rawlings Trio are going to be very comparable in balance. The main difference between these two bats is that the Rawlings Trio is a three-piece hybrid.
Will this bat be better than the Demarini CF6? I have no preference in bats and just want to know which bat is better for a contact hitter.
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult is a three-piece hybrid meaning that it has a composite handle, alloy barrel, and a few inches of composite at the end of the bat to even out the swing weight. The DeMarini CF6 will be a two-piece composite, but will have a stiffer feel because of the D-Fusion handle. The Rawlings Trio will offer more flex often preferred by contact hitters.
How does this bat compare to the Rawlings Machine?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult is a three-piece hybrid design meaning that it has a composite handle, alloy barrel, and a small portion of composite at the end of the barrel. This allows for the bat to be more balanced. The Rawlings Machine is a two-piece bat, with a composite handle and an alloy barrel.
How is the TRIO 3 pieces?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult bat features a composite handle, alloy barrel and composite endcap.
Is the bat balanced or end loaded? When will the BBCOR VELO come out?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult is a three-piece hybrid, blending a Comp Lite Endcap, 5150 Alloy, and a composite handle for ultra low MOI and increased barrel flex. It will be very balanced in swing feel. The 2014 Rawlings VELO BBCOR will be releasing soon.
Is this composite, one piece, or a hybrid?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult is a three-piece hybrid bat, blending a Comp Lite Endcap, 5150 Alloy, and a composite handle for ultra low MOI and increased barrel flex.
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