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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SLAT14-RX
I'm looking for a good 28" -10 or -11 big barrel bat for my 8 yr old son. He is playing machine pitch this season.
I would not recommend using the Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAT14-RX). For players who are in machine pitch we recommend using "Junior Big Barrel" bats because the walls of the Junior Big Barrel bats are designed specifically for machine pitch leagues; whereas; "Senior League/Youth Big Barrel" bats are not. I would recommend either using the Louisville Slugger Assault Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (YBAS14-RX) or the 2015 Louisville Slugger Omaha 515 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat (YBO515X). Both of these bats are available in a -10.
Which bat would be better for a singles hitter: the Attack or the RIP-IT AIR?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAT14-RX) is a great model for a contact hitter. The two-piece design helps the bat to flex and have a whipping motion that can lead to better bat speed and more power. The 2015 RIP-IT AIR Senior League Baseball Bat (B1510B) is also a nice option because it is balanced so it has a light swing weight but it would have less flex.
Would this be a good bat for an almost 13 year old line drive hitter? I'm looking for a 31" 21 oz bat.
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAT14-RX) has a two-piece design with a balanced swing weight and is a terrific bat for a line drive hitter.
is the attack a better bat then the easton mako senior league ????which one has more pop to it also which will perform and last in other terms which one will be a bang for your buck ????
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAT14-RX) will have the same basic construction as the Easton Mako. They will both have a composite handle and composite barrel. That being said, the Attack uses a new Tru3 technology that introduces a third piece (a stronger socket) that connects the barrel and handle with a stronger socket to give the two piece bat a more consistent feel throughout. Overall, both bats will be held to the same performance standards and ultimately, the final decision for which bat to buy always comes down to player preference.
I have read that the Assault has really great pop, but have not been able to find anything about the Attack. Does the Assault have more pop, but less balance than the Attack?
The Louisville Slugger Attack and Assault will both be very balanced and have great performance. The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAT14-RX) will be fully composite, while the Assault will be fully alloy. The Attack should hold its performance for 2-3 seasons. While the Assault should have great performance for 1-2.
Is this bat Little League approved?
No, the 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAT14-RX) is not approved for Little League due to the barrel size. Little League requires the bat to have a 2 1/4" barrel diameter.
My son is 5 foot 2 inches, around 85 pounds. What length would you recommend?
Thank you for your question. My recommendation for a child that is 5 foot 2 inches and 85 pounds would be 30 inch model in the 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAT14-RX).
My son is 12 going on 13 playing travel ball. He needs a big barrel bat. He is a really good contact hitter and wants a bat that can provide a little more pop. He is 5 ' tall and weighs about 90 pounds. Currently has a 31'' bat ,drop 10. What would you recommend?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAT14-RX) would be a fantastic choice for your son. The three-piece design means that it will provide more flex on contact, which can provide a whipping action that helps the head of the bat whip forward at the moment of contact, generating more inertia and power. The composite barrel (once broken in properly) will also continue to get more responsive over time, which can also help with the overall pop as well. Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model.
How does this bat compare to the CF7(-10)?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SLAT14-RX) and the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCFZ) will be very similar in terms of overall design and performance. They are both top of the line models that will perform at maximum levels allowed within the rules.
Is this bat end loaded?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL (SLAT14-RX) has a balanced swing weight.
Should I get this bat in 31/26 or the Easton XL1?
If you are more of a contact hitter, I would probably suggest the 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat: (SLAT14-RX), because it will be more balanced. The 2014 Easton XL1 Senior League Baseball Bat: (SL14X15) will incorporate a slight end-load, and generally this type of weight distribution is preferred by power hitters.
Would you say this bat is as good or better than the Prime 915?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL (SLAT14-RX Senior League) is going to be the older model of the 2015 Louisville Slugger Prime 915. It still uses the same composite and has the same two-piece design.
How long or how many hits does it take to break the bat in?
We recommend around 150 swings off the tee or soft toss to fully break-in the 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL (SLAT14-RX) Senior League model. Make sure you rotate the barrel a quarter of an inch every 15-20 swings to break-in the fibers throughout the barrel.
My son plays on a 9U travel team. He is a big kid for his age. He is a contact hitter that can hit with power. Is this a good choice for him or would he be better with the Easton Mako?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL (SLAT14-RX) will be a good choice for your son. The two-piece balanced design is ideal for a contact hitter with occasional power.
Is there a break-in period for the Louisville Slugger Attack or is it like the Easton MAKO and ready right out of the wrapper?
Both the Easton MAKO and the 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL (SLAT14-RX) will require a break in period in order to optimize performance.
Is there a major performance difference between this model and last year's Attack?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack (SLAT14-RX) uses flex bend technology for a low swing weight and a huge sweet spot. The new three-piece Tru-3 technology helps reduce the vibration to the handle. The 2014 Attack is a top of the line bat which used the new 360 Composite for increased durability and performance than last years model.
Can you use rubber dimple balls with this bat?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL (SLAT14-RX) is a composite bat, we do not recommend the rubber dimple balls with composite bats.
It's decision time and I can't decide between the COMBAT Portent and new LS Attack for my 10U travel ball player. HELP!
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL (SLAT14-RX ) is a two-piece composite bat and is designed for a contact hitter. If he is a power hitter, the one-piece design of the COMBAT Portent is the better option. Both bats are very high performing.
I would get the Attack.
What is the lightest weight this bat come in a 32"?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack XL (SLAT14-RX Senior League) only comes in a -10 length to weight ratio. The -10 length to weight ratio on this model means the 32" will only be available in the 22 oz. There are other Attack models available in a -5 and -8 length to weight ratio, but this one is the lightest.
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