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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL13AXL
My son is playing U9 kid pitch travel. He has an aggressive swing; he is currently using a 27" 17 oz. Easton V12. Do you think a 29" 19 oz. is too much jump for him or should he stick with the 28" 18 oz. in this bat? Will there be a big performance difference between this and the 2014 attack XL?
There are some key differences between the Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL13AXL) and the 2014 model. 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 also helps reduce the vibration to the handle. With regard to sizing, that will be a matter of preference. Generally, you want to swing the longest and heaviest bat that you can comfortably and consistently control. If he did well with the 27" model, there is nothing to say that he couldn't make the jump to a 29" comfortably. Ultimately, it will come down to his overall strength as well as bat speed.
Does this bat need rolled?
Composite bats such as the Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL (SL13AXL) should never bee rolled. This is illegal and will also void the warranty. The best way to break-in a bat is to take 100-200 swings off a tee or soft toss. Rotate the barrel 1/4" each swing.
Can this bat be used in Pony League, Mustang division?
The Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL (SL13AXL) would not be legal in the Pony League, Mustang Division because it has a 2 3/4" barrel. In the Mustang Division, only bats with 2 1/4"-2 5/8" barrel diameter are allowed.
Is the 27" 17 oz. legal for 7U travel USSSA travel play?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL (SL13AXL) is legal in USSSA.
Is this bat a full composite bat? Also, would you recommend it for a 10 year old boy, who plays on a 10U team?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL (SL13AXL) is a two-piece fully composite. It would be a good choice for a 10 year old.
Is it legal in a 10U USSSA softball league?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL: SL13AXL Senior League would not be approved for a fastpitch softball league. For fastpitch softball, you would need a bat that was stamped with the USSSA BPF 1.20 stamp instead of the 1.15 stamp on this bat. Also, the barrel diameter is too large. For softball, you maximum barrel diameter would be 2 1/4". For our most popular fastpitch softball options, check out this link: http://goo.gl/u8ldVO
If your Youth Attack that you bought when it was $200 broke, could you trade it in for this bat while adding in $50 more since it was $200?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL: SL13AXL Senior League bat is a different model. If your previous Youth Attack bat broke while under warranty, Louisville Slugger should replace it for you with your receipt. They may be able to help exchange to the Senior League model as well. Give them a call at 1-800-282-2287.
Is this bat legal to use for 13U in USSSA league?
Yes, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL: SL13AXL Senior League is legal in USSSA 13U.
My son is going to play travel ball and is allowed to use a 2 3/4" bat, but I have heard that the Easton S1 Senior League is better but is only 2 5/8". Is there a big difference?
Both the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL: Senior League and the 2013 Easton S1: Senior League are great bats. I would check in to how long he can use the 2 3/4" barrel. If it is longer than a year I would go with the 2 3/4". You wouldn't want to purchase the smaller diameter after just a short while.
Does the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL: SL13AXL Senior League have the same S1 iD Technology as the TPX Z-1000?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL: SL13AXL Senior League does not feature S1 iD Technology.
What is the temperature limits on these bats? Are there bat warmers that make these bats usable in the lower temps?
You should use caution when temperatures are below 55 degrees. This does not mean you can't use the bat, you just need to limit the number of overall hits on it. Lower temperatures actually effect the hardness of the core of the baseball, not that bat. There is no hard evidence that says bat sleeves and warmers protect the bat from cracking in colder weather.
Is this bat made in a -9 model?
Unfortunately, the Louisville Slugger Attack is not produced in a -9 model.
How is the balance of the Attack XL SL13AXL (-10) compared to the Exogrid SL13EX (-9)? Which is more balanced for a contact hitter? Thanks.
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL: SL13AXL Senior League bat is a two-piece full composite design. Full composite bats are typically lighter in weight and more balanced. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID 3: SL13EX Senior League bat is a two-piece hybrid with a composite handle and alloy barrel. This bat is designed to be balanced and have a lighter swing weight than a full alloy bat. Contact hitters typically gravitate towards the composite bats as opposed to the alloy.
Do you have to break in this bat for the performance?
Yes, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL: SL13AXL Senior League bat will require a period of break-in. It will be a two-piece composite designed bat. 100-200 swings off of a hitting tee or soft toss while rotating the barrel should work fine.
How does the 2013 Louisville Slugger Attack (Senior League) compare to the 2013 DeMarini CF5 (Senior League)?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL: SL13AXL has a 2 3/4" barrel. The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFX has a 2 5/8" barrel. Both bats are 100% composite and be one of the best Senior League models this year.
What is the difference between the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex and the Louisville Slugger TPX Attack?
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex is a two-piece bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel, whereas the Louisville Slugger TPX Attack is a two-piece full composite bat. The TPX Attack is also available in a -10 and -8 drop.
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