Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: YB13C Youth
Do You have this bat in 28 inch
Unfortunately, the Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: YB13C Youth is a discontinued model. Therefore, we only have limited sizes available.
what is the break in period for this bat?
We would recommend a break in period of about 150 to 200 hits of soft toss or tee work with the Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst (YB13C). During those hits, we recommend rotating the bat head a quarter turn between each hit. This allows the barrel to be broken in evenly around the entire surface area.
As I was getting ready to order this bat today, I see the price has increased by $20.00. Is this $69.00 price going to be the price with only one size left?
The Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: YB13C Youth 29 inch 17 oz will be $69.99. It was previously $99.99 but is now at a reduced price.
My 9 year old son has this bat and will not use it due to stinging his hands. Is this a common problem with this bat? Would changing the grip on the belt help?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: YB13C Youth is a one-piece composite design and hand stinging occurs more in a one-piece bat compared to a two-piece bat. Changing the grip on the bat might help reduce some of the stinging slightly, but it will not make a drastic change. All bats are susceptible to stinging regardless of the design.
Is this a 100% composite bat or mixed with alloy?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: YB13C Youth is a one-piece composite bat.
Can a swing trainer be used for part of the break in or does it need to be with leather?
I would not recommend using a swing trainer on the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: YB13C Youth as the denser balls will damage the composite.
Is this bat a big barrel bat, does it have a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: YB13C Youth bat is a youth model bat. It features a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter.
How much break-in will this bat require? Thanks.
We recommend taking 100-200 swings off a tee or soft toss. Rotate the barrel about 1/4 of an inch each swing. We also recommend not to use the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: YB13C Youth in batting cages that use yellow dimpled balls.
Is this end loaded at all? My son is 8/9 yrs old 65 lbs. Do you recommend 28 or 29 inches?
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: YB13C is a balanced bat. Our Bat Coach is a great tool to help determine what size is best.
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