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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger TPX Armor Youth Baseball Bat: YB12A
Is this bat double walled?
The Louisville Slugger TPX Armor: YB12A Youth bat features a single wall barrel design. Typically, double wall designs are not typically offered in the Youth baseball market. But if a bat has a Multi/Double Wall design, it will appear in the Product Features section.
Is this bat BBCOR certified? Or is that something I even need to worry about in the world of 10U baseball?
The Louisville Slugger TPX Armor: YB12A Youth is not BBCOR certified. All BBCOR bats have a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8" barrel, and are certified for use in high school and collegiate play. Some middle school and younger leagues are moving towards using the certification, but no major associations currently require the certification before age 11.
Is the TPX 29" 21 oz. little league approved?
Yes, the Louisville Slugger TPX Armor: YB12A Youth is approved for play in Little League.
Is it okay for a 12 year old?
Based on your age, generally you should use a bat that is -8 to -10. The Louisville Slugger TPX Armor: YB12A Youth bat is a little light at a -12. For more information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach tool at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Will this bat sting when you hit with it?
Vibration, or stinging hands, is a common problem with all bats when the ball is not hit on the sweet spot of the barrel. The 2012 Louisville Slugger TPX Armor is a quality, one-piece alloy bat that will not sting your hands when hit on the sweet spot.
is it 1.15 bph
Yes, this bat will feature the new USSSA "thumbprint" stamp on the barrel stating it is USSSA BPF 1.15 approved. You can view the stamp to our additional photos to the right of our main image.
Is this bat an approved BBCOR bat?
This bat is not BBCOR certified. Only adult -3 bats will have this certification.
is it a big barrel?
No. This is a youth bat with a 2 1/4 inch barrel.
Is this bat stamped with the new or old stamp for USSSA?
This bat has the new USSSA stamp (see the small product image next to the big image)
What bat would you suggest for someone who wants an end loaded baseball bat
The Armor is going to be a balanced bat. I would suggest the Louisville Triton or Catalyst.
Does this bat have big,small,or moderate sweet spot thanks
Compared to other youth alloy bats, this bat will have an average size sweet spot.
what type of metal? 7050?
Yes, the Armor's are constructed with 7050 alloy.
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