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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger Assault Senior League Baseball Bat: SLAS14-RX
My son has the 2014 27 inch 17 ounce Assault and the 2014 28 inch 17.5 ounce Demarini Vexxum. He has good bat speed and control with his S3 which is a 28 inch 18 ounce bat, but the Vexxum is too heavy for him even though it is a lighter weight and he never hits well with it. Would the 28 inch 18 ounce Assault be as balanced or heavy as the S3 or Vexxum? Or should he stay with the 27 inch 17 ounce Assault which has not produced yet?
The 28 inch 18 ounce version of the Louisville Slugger Assault Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAS14-RX) is, over all, a balanced model but the S3 does tend to have a bit lighter swing weight. It should be something that the player could get used to and hopefully see success but it is tough to predict what would ultimately come down to how the player feels with the bat. I would order the bat, have the player swing it a few times without hitting anything and see how it feels to him. As long as it hasn't been used to hit, you could return it for a refund or exchange.
Is this bat legal for Little League Intermediate Division (50/70)?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAS14-RX) will not be approved for Little League Intermediate Division due to the fact that the barrel is 2 3/4". The Louisville Slugger Assault (SLAS14-RR) will be approved because it features the 2 5/8" barrel.
Is the alloy the only difference between this bat and the 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: YBAS14-RX? Is the alloy used in the Assault Senior league more durable (harder) then the Junior Big Barrel resulting in less of a trampoline effect (Pop) vs. the Junior Big Barrel?
The barrel wall thickness and the alloy material are the biggest differences between the 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAS14-RX) and the 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (YBAS14-RX). The Junior Big Barrel model is intended to be used for coach pitch style play and the Senior League model would be better for kid pitch.
Is there a material difference between the RX model with the 2 3/4 in barrel and the RS with the 2 5/8 barrel? Does one have more pop or more durable than the other?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAS14-RX) and the 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBAS14-RR) will both be made of the same ST+20 Alloy. Both bats feature a one-piece design with synthetic handles, however the taper on the handles will vary. The BBAS14-RR is a high-school and college certified BBCOR bat and thus will not perform as well as the SLAS14-RX which is designed for youth and senior league baseball, and is not approved for play in high-school and college.
Is this bat a good choice for batting practice hitting off a machine with dimpled baseballs?
Most baseball bats made now are not good to hit yellow dimpled cage balls with. They have a different physical makeup than an actual baseball and react differently when hit and can cause problems with breakage. The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAS14-RX) is designed to hit actual baseballs and can see durability issues if it is used with another product.
Is this bat made for kid pitch? How does this bat compare to the Rawlings 5150 XL Alloy Senior League Baseball bat.
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAS14-RX) is made for kid pitch and will have a big barrel. It will have a lighter swing weight compared to the Rawlings 5150 Alloy bat. Both will have great pop and performance.
Is this a composite bat?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault (SLAS14-RX) is a one piece all aluminum bat.
Does this bat have a break-in period?
No, the 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault (SLAS14-RX) is an all alloy bat so it does not require a break-in period.
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being no vibration at all and 10 being don't buy this bat, how is the vibration?
In my experience the 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault (SLAS14-RX) has very little vibration when the ball is squared up. I would rank a 1 or a 2.
Is this bat end loaded or balanced?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault: SLAS14-RX Senior League bat will be very balanced.
What does the Assault offer that Omaha doesn't?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault: SLAS14-RX Senior League uses the same alloy as the Louisville Slugger Omaha. They did not make any changes to the models.
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