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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult
When comparing this bat (BB13A) to the EXOGRID3 and NVS Vexxum, which bat is the best?
All three options are nice BBCOR certified bats. The difference is in their construction so a preference for one over the other would be based on what design you like. The Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR (BB13A) is a two-piece fully composite design. The Louisville Slugger EXOGRID 3 BBCOR (BB13EX) is a modified hybrid design the fuses an alloy barrel with composite inserts and bands that create a stiffer feeling, high performance hybrid. The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR (DXVXC) is a more traditional style hybrid that offers a bit more flex. It has a composite handle and an alloy barrel.
Is this bat more like the Easton XL1 or the Easton S1? Is this a contact hitter or power hitter bat. And is this a balanced and light swinging bat?
The Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR (BB13A) is a balanced bat similar to the Easton S1. It is designed for a contact hitter. The Easton XL1 is end loaded and better for a power hitter.
Is there a difference between the 2013 and the 2014 model?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR (BBAT14-RR) and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack (BB13A) have several differences. The composite material changed from the LS-2X construction on the 2013 model to the Pure 360 Composite on the 2014. Also, Louisville Slugger introduced its new Tru-3 technology on the 2014 model. This modified connection piece offers enhanced protection against sting and vibration. With this new technology, Louisville is offering a 30 day money back guarantee that the customer will be happy with the three piece design. That option is not featured with the 2013 model.
Would this bat be more end loaded or balanced?
The Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR (BB13A) features a balanced swing weight.
Does this bat have the same grip as the 2013 EXOGRID 3 ?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A has a similar grip to the EXOGRID 3.
My son is 5'5" and is one of the strongest players on the team and currently swings a 32/27 2014 xl1 and he is looking for a bbcor bat to get him ready for highschool . Would this bat be a good choice and if so should we get a 31/28 or 32/29?
Yes, the 2013 Louisville Slugger Attack (BB13A) would be a great option for a player just moving into BBCOR. The Attack will be a very balanced two-piece full composite design. We would recommend sticking with a 32" model for this Attack.
A lot of people say this bat has durability issues on your site. Is this true or false?
The product reviews of the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult bat come directly from our customers and the end users. These reviews are often your best insight into many characteristics of a bat including durability. However, it's tough to estimate the life of any bat. Each 2013 Attack BBCOR bat is backed by a 12 month warranty against defects through Louisville Slugger.
Is the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult better than the 2013 Rawlings VELO BBCOR: BBVELO Adult?
Both are good bats. The 2013 Rawlings VELO BBCOR: BBVELO Adult will be more balanced than the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult. However, the Attack is a two-piece composite bat so it will have more flex and cut down on vibration better than the Velo.
When will the new Attack and Raid be available?
The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack will be released mid January. The BBCOR Raid model will be released early to mid December.
Is this bat good for power hitters?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult can definitely be used by power hitters who prefer a balanced bat. Typically, power hitters use end loaded bats more efficiently. The extra mass in the barrel provided by the end load creates more momentum during the swing. This extra weight could slow down the swing of a contact hitter.
Is this bat good for a contact hitter (balanced, full composite, etc.)? How does this compare to the S1 and CF5?
Yes, the Louisville Slugger TPX Attack model is a very well balanced two-piece full composite design. The Attack is going to be very comparable to the S1 and CF5 in terms of balance and design.
Will this bat pass the USSSA stamp requirements for use in travel ball?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult is a BBCOR bat, so it does not feature the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
Which easton bat is this comparable to?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult bat will be very similar to Easton's S1 BBCOR bat.
My son is moving up to BBCOR requirements for first time. He had major success hitting with a TPX Catalyst 31" 19 oz. Now needs BBCOR. Is the Attack the most similar bat to the Catalyst? Are there lower priced options than this Attack that you would recommend?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult bat would be one of the lightest BBCOR options from Louisville Slugger. I would also checkout the 2013 Louisville Slugger Omaha Balanced BBCOR. Neither of these will feel like a -12 youth bat though.
How many hits does it take to break this bat in?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR will take 100-200 hits to break it in. If you need advice on how to break it in try watching the video in the link below. http://www.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3789/breaking-in-your-composite-baseball-bat/
Is the Louisville Slugger Attack better then the Easton S1?
Both the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult bat and the Easton S1 are two-piece fully composite models with balanced swing weights. The following is a link for further comparison http://www.justbats.com/compare/
What's the difference between the Attack and Z1000 BBCOR?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult and the Z-1000 are going to be the same construction. The only difference is the new color scheme.
Which bat will launch the ball the furthest the BBCOR XL1 or Attack?
The Louisville Slugger Attack and the Easton XL1 are very nice two-piece composite designs that are very high performing. It would come down to personal preference of swing weight. The Louisville Slugger Attack is going to be a balanced design while the XL1 is going to have an end loaded design.
Is the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult end loaded?
No. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult is a balanced two-piece bat.
Is there a way I can get this bat in other colors?
No, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack (BB13A) is only available in the gray camo, white and blue color scheme.
What is the difference in the XL1 and the Attack?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult is a balanced two-piece composite bat and the Easton Xl1 is an end loaded bat.
Does this bat come with the same carbon fiber that is at its peak performance right out or the wrapper or does it get better with age like other composites? Also, with the new two-piece technology will the Attack BBCOR have a larger barrel/sweet spot than the previous Z1000 BBCOR?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult uses the same composite material as the Z-1000. It will perform better the more it is used. The sweet spot will be similar in both bats.
If im a boy that is still in Pony League, but in High School, should I get this bat?
Yes, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult would be perfect for a high school Pony League player.
Is this bat worth buying? Everyone's saying the TPX Attack cracks/breaks in less than a month or so.
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult uses top of the line composite materials for outstanding performance and durability. Keep in mind it does come with a one year manufacturer's warranty if the bat should become defective.
Would this bat be good for a power hitter?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult is a balanced bat, so it is a little better for a contact hitter. You might want to go with something like the Easton XL series.
My son loves this bat but just started playing for a travel team. Is this bat legal for Pony and USSSA 13U? Thanks!
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult is legal in Pony and USSSA 13U.
Does this bat require a break in?
Yes, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult will require a break in period of 100-200 soft toss swings rotating the barrel a quarter of an inch every ten swings.
Is the TPX Attack BBCOR balanced?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult is a balanced bat.
Which bat do you personally think is better? The 2013 TPX Attack BBCOR or the 2013 TPX EXOGRID BBCOR?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult bat would be my pick. It is a two-piece fully composite model. It will be very balanced and light in swing weight. Also, the composite handle will not allow much vibration at all.
Is there a warranty on this bat?
Yes, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult has a 12 month manufacturer's warranty.
When will this bat be available in bat packs?
If we still have some 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult bats in stock, they will probably be available in bat packs sometime this fall (September or October more than likely).
what is the difference between this bat and the 2013 omaha
The TPX Attack is a 2 piece composite constructed bat, where the Omaha is a 1 piece alloy construction. Therefore, the Attack will have more flex than the Omaha.
Can you compare the feel and the construction of the bat to the old Louisville Slugger Catalyst?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult bat is a two-piece, fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. The Louisville Slugger Catalyst is a balanced, one-piece composite bat that would have a stiffer flex than the Attack.
What bat would you recommend for cold weather use?
We recommend that the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult and all bats be used in temperatures above 55 degrees. Alloy bats will perform better in cold weather than composites, but we recommend you stay out of the cold as much as possible.
I'm stuck between the 2013 DeMarini CF5 or the Louisville Slugger TPX Attack. I'm a big power hitter so I'm wondering which is the better of the two.
Both the DeMarini CF5 and the Louisville Slugger Attack BBCOR's will preform very similar. Both bats are recommended for line drive hitters but depending on the batter will still hit for power.
My son is a freshman 5'5",130 pounds. I see charts that give recommendations for a certain size bat. Is there something else besides the charts to go by in deciding a 33" vs 32" drop 3? Don't want it too heavy
I always recommend bat size charts as a last resort, or as a tool to confirm the bat size you have in mind is correct. You will want to look at the length and weight of his current bat, and his strength and swing speed with said bat. For instance, if he's been using a lighter bat with a weight of less than 22 ounces or so, then I would recommend the lighter of the two sizes (32"). If he's been using a heavier bat with success, like a 23 to 27 oz. bat, then I would recommend the heavier size (33"). His coach should also be a good resource (if he's a good coach, or has evaluated the player with his previous bat). It's also helpful to take him to a store, or have him swing the bats of teammates in a variety of sizes to see what size he is most comfortable with.
If I use this in the cold, and sometimes in the rain, will the TPX Attack get cracked or have any damage due to the bad weather conditions? I know old fully composite bats didn't do so well in the cold.
We recommend that you avoid using composite bats in weather 55 degrees Fahrenheit or below. In temperatures under 55, the ball can get harder and that is what can do damage to composite bats.
Which composite bat has more trampoline effect the TPX Attack or the Easton S1?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Attack and the Easton S1 will have equally high performing composite materials.
How do you think the TPX Attack baseball bat stacks up against the Easton S1 baseball bat? Which do you think has more pop?
Both are great bats. The Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR and the Easton S1 BBCOR will perform the same.
My son has last years Z-1000, why is this bat better? I spent $370 last year and it is now only $99. Why such a big drop off? Others didn't seem to depreciate as much. Which bat is best currently. Our high school season starts February 31. With the temperature not being above 60 degrees. Would alloy be best to maximize pop and durability?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult is a two-piece bat. The Z-1000 was a one-piece. The Attack has new technology to it's design. It has a lower MOI which will help achieve the quickest bat speed possible. The Z-1000 did not have that. The Attack BBCOR is one of the top performing BBCOR bats on the market. All bats will suffer in colder temperatures because the baseball become more dense and heavy.
My son is 5'10", 175. He has a quick bat and is more of a contact hitter, but can also hit with power. Attack or EXOGRID 3 and why?
For a contact hitter, I would recommend going with the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult. it is a two-piece bat, which is preferred by many contact hitters given its flexibility.
Is this bat more for a power or contact hitter?
The Marucci Black: MYB11 Youth is a two-piece composite bat which is ideal for contact hitting.
How does the 2013 Attack compare to the 2013 Combat Portent? I am 5'5", 115 lbs. and a contact hitter. I'm trying to decide between these two models.
The Attack BBCOR debuts Louisville Slugger's new two-piece T2 Technology. This revolutionary new transition technology strengthens the link between the barrel and handle to give the Attack a trampoline spring and virtually eliminates vibration on contact. This straighter, thicker rubber ring results in a bat that is not only sturdier, but gives players an unparalleled feel of the ball jumping off the bat. The Attack BBCOR is going to be a very high performing bat and has been getting great reviews.
What is a typical break-in period for this bat before it is game ready?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult bat will require 100-200 swings off of a batting tee or soft toss. Make sure and rotate the entire barrel during the process. Then it should be game ready.
My son is about 5'5" and 125 lbs. Not a power hitter but a solid contact/gap hitter. He has been using the Demarini's through the years and most recently has been swinging a CF5 32/29. Through a lot of use, it is pretty beat up and we are looking to replace it. How does the pop in this bat compare to the CF5? Any other bat you would recommend?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR is very comparable to the DeMarini CF5. Both are two-piece fully composite bats. Both use top of the line materials which translates to top of the line performance. Another great choice would be the Easton S1. It too has a two-piece full composite design.
What is the difference from this bat and the marucci 2?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult bat is a two-piece all composite design. It will be very balanced in swing weight. The amount in vibration felt will be very limited. This bat will require a period of break-in before it will be ready for game use. The 2013 Marucci Black 2 BBCOR: MCBB20 Adult bat will be a seamless two-piece hybrid design. It will have a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The barrel on this bat will be extended for a larger sweet spot. It will feature a patented unequal Kevlar-Reinforced grip to eliminate sting. Both bats would be a great choice for the hitter needing a BBCOR Certified bat.
What is the biggest difference between the Louisville Slugger TPX Attack and Easton S1?
Main difference between these two bats is going to be found in the taper of the bat. The S1 features Easton's ConneXion Technology which helps reduce vibration and provide the hitter more flex. The Attack features T^2 Technology which strengthens the link between the barrel and handle, giving players more control while also reducing vibrations.
Is this bat prone to cracking? My friends that have louisville sluggers have had there bats crack very easily.
We have not heard of any durability issues with the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult.
I am a power hitter will this bat be good for me? Also, when will you guys be getting a 34"?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult bat is great for a power hitter. This bat will be a two-piece composite design with a very balanced swing weight. The 34" is currently on its way to us. Unfortunately, I am unaware of the actual date of arrival. I would check back in a couple of weeks. Also, we have an out of stock list we could add your information to. We could then call you or email you when the 34" BBCOR Attack comes in.
How is it balanced?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR is a very well balanced bat.
Which bat is more balanced and which bat has a larger sweet spot, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack or the 2013 Easton S1?
Both the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult and the Easton S1 are very balanced. The Attack has a slightly larger sweet spot.
Is this bat 100% composite?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A Adult is a two-piece fully composite design.
Would you expect this bat to get better with use or go flat with use? I always thought that composite bats got better with use, but after reading some reviews on some composite bats, I not sure that is the case.
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack BBCOR: BB13A is a composite bat that will improve the more it's used. It will require 150-200 hits before it gets close to reaching it's peak.
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