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Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League

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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League

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Would you compare this bat to the Easton MAKO?

The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL (SL13VXL) and the 2014 Easton MAKO (SL14MKB) are both very high performing bats. The MAKO will have a slightly longer barrel, but will require a break-in. The Vertex will be game ready. The two-piece design of both bats is ideal for a contact hitter.

Kara Expert ·Apr 11, 2014

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Can you use the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex in Babe Ruth?

The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex model that is approved for Babe Ruth league play would be the Youth model (YB13V). Here is a link to that bat: http://www.justbats.com/product/louisville-slugger-tpx-vertex--yb13v-youth/16495/?pa_source=justbats&pa_campaign=was&pa_medium=badges&pa_content=louisville-slugger-tpx-vertex--yb13v-youth

Patrick Expert ·Feb 16, 2014

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My son is a typical No. 2 hitter (good contact hitter with speed, but no real HR power). He struggled with bat drag using the Easton XL3. I am trying to find a good balanced bat that would suit the type of hitter he tends to be. Would he be better off with the TPX Vertex XL or the COMbat B4 Portent XL? Thanks.

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League is a great option for a contact hitter. The balanced, two-piece design is best for a contact hitter. One-piece bats like the Easton XL3 and the COMBAT B4 Portent are better for a power hitter.

Kara Expert ·Oct 04, 2013

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Will the TPX Vertex 2013 restock in a 32/27 -5?

No, the 2013 Louisville Slugger Vertex was only produced in a -10 length to weight ratio. Louisville Sluggers offers the Exogrid 3 (SL13EX5) and the Omaha (SL1365) models only in the -5 drop.

John G. Expert ·Jun 26, 2013

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My 10 year old has been using a Triton for the past two years and I believe it is time for a new bat. His bat speed has been an issue so we have been using a 29" 17 oz. on the Triton, but I feel like it is time to move up. Will this bat in a 29" 19 oz. be similar in feel and weight distribution to the Triton?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League will feel similar in weight distribution to the 29" 17 oz. Triton. As long as his bat speed has increased, the two ounce increase should work for him.

Kara Expert ·Jun 26, 2013

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Is this bat BBCOR certified?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League bat is not BBCOR certified. It is a Youth Big Barrel bat that features the BPF 1.15 performance certification which is separate from the BBCOR certification.

Mac Expert ·May 23, 2013

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Do you have it in 2 5/8" barrel?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League bat is not available in the 2 5/8" barrel.

Robert Expert ·May 23, 2013

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Is the paint on the bat supposed to come off on the 2013 Vertex? Because the paint on mine is coming off like I hit it with rocks.

Any bat including the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League will eventually have paint that chips off. The chipped paint will not affect the performance of the bat.

Kara Expert ·May 23, 2013

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What is the difference in this years model vs last years -9.5 drop model (SL12VXL)? Last years model felt end loaded which son really liked because he is a strong kid. Unfortunately after a season and half last years model has broken and we are looking for a new one.

The only difference between the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League and the 2012 Vertex is the drop.

Kara Expert ·May 21, 2013

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How does this bat compare to the Easton 2012 S3?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League is going to have a much stiffer swing than the Easton S3.

Kevin Expert ·May 13, 2013

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What are the major differences between the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL and the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo DXVDR Senior League bats?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League is a balanced bat with a -10 length to weight ratio and a 2 3/4" barrel diamter, while the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDR Senior League is an end loaded bat in a -9 with a 2 5/8" barrel. Both are two-piece hybrid designs, with an alloy barrel and composite handle.

Katie Expert ·May 09, 2013

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How does the Louisville Slugger Vertex compare to the Marucci Elite? Which is more balanced? Which has a lighter swing weight? Which has a larger sweet spot?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League bat would be a great selection. Out of all customer reviews it has an 85% 5-Star rating. The Marucci Elite Senior League bat actually has better reviews from more customers. It has a 94% 5-Star rating. It will be slightly more balanced. The sweet spots will be similar.

Brandon Expert ·May 06, 2013

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My son hit with the -10 31-21 Omaha last season. This year his hitting coach has him swinging a -5 32-27. In games with faster pitching he is hitting everything to the right side. He is about 5' 115#. Would this be a good bat for him?

Generally, it is not recommended a player move down in bat weight. This is because as the player gets older (Middle School and High School age), he'll have to start using a much heavier bat than a -10. However, if he had below average swing speed and below average bat control with a -5, then it may be a good idea to move down in bat weight. Based on his size and previous bats, a 32" 22 oz. model of the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL would be the best choice.

Tyler Expert ·Apr 22, 2013

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What is the minimum temperature the bat should be used in. Should this bat not be used in 60 and below temps?

We suggest that you don't use the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League in temperatures under 60 degrees. The ball will become dense and heavier and that is what can break it the bat.

Chad M. Expert ·Apr 21, 2013

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Is there a difference between the balance of the Vertex and the Rawlings 5150?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League and the 2013 Rawlings 5150 Alloy: SLR234 are both balanced.

Kara Expert ·Mar 25, 2013

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I am looking for a great bat that my son can use in little league and travel ball. He is a strong hitter and I have concerns buying a composite bat since I have never bought one before. He had used the Omaha Balanced last year and we were pleased, but we're looking for something with more pop. Thanks.

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League bat is a great choice. This bat will feel very balanced. This bat is two-piece in design and will limit the amount of vibration that will reach the hitter's hands. It will also add to the hitter's swing velocity. This bat will have a lot of serious pop.

Brandon Expert ·Mar 23, 2013

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My son is a AAA player who has good bat speed. He is getting hitting lessons and the coach has him using a 30" / 20.5 oz. Youth Big Barrel 2 3/4". I want a very good bat for him. What do you recommend? He has excellent bat speed and the coach says he has "great hands". I'm not a coach so I need some help.

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League is a great option. It is a very high performing bat. I would also recommend the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack XL Senior League.

Frank Expert ·Mar 11, 2013

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Does the 2012 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex have the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on it making it legal to use in USSSA?

The 2012 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL have new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.

Kara Expert ·Mar 11, 2013

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My 9 year old son, is mostly a contact hitter with occasional gap power. He hit a 27" 17 oz. Worth Prodigy last year. Got an Easton S1 29" 19 oz. this year based on Bat Coach size recommendation, but it seems too big for him. So we may try it next year. Would a 28" 18 oz. Louisville Slugger Vertex be a good choice to try now, or would you recommend something different?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex: Senior League would be a great fit for you son. This bat has a stiff handle which is for maximum barrel flex which will add bat speed and power.

Chad M. Expert ·Mar 09, 2013

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Will they make this bat in a -3?

They have yet to make the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: Senior League in the BBCOR model. We do have the 2012 model, and it is the same bat. The only difference is the graphics.

Chad M. Expert ·Mar 09, 2013

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In general, what is a better bat? Full composites, half/half or alloy?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League is going to perform very similar to other allow and composite bats. Player preference is going to be a big factor in choosing between these bats.

Frank Expert ·Jan 28, 2013

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Will my son's 2012 Vertex lose it's pop? He played 11U travel last spring and summer. Then he played in a fallball league and practices indoors twice a week all winter. Will his Vertex lose it's pop for the 2013 (12U) season? He used a 31" length, which should be a good length for this season too. Does he need to get the new 2013 Vertex? Thank you.

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League is a solid bat with good pop. All bats will perform at a high level initially, but as they are used more their performance will eventually decline. There is no set amount of hits or swings that determine when a bats performance will taper off. You will need to evaluate how the bat is performing to make the decision on when to replace it.

Robert Expert ·Jan 28, 2013

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My son used the white Worth Prodigy from you guys last year. Trying to decide this year between the black & green Worth, which gets bad reviews & the Vertex which gets great reviews. Performance difference ?

It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate. Neither is proven to outperform the other.

John Expert ·Jan 22, 2013

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Difference between 2012 and 2013?

The material used in the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League and the 2012 Vertex is the same.

Kara Expert ·Dec 21, 2012

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My 10 year old wants this bat. Is it too heavy for him?

In general, the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League bat would be a good choice for a ten year old.

Aubrey Expert ·Dec 11, 2012

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Play baseball in Michigan. Is there a minimum temperature this bat can be used at? How much of it is composite?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL has an alloy barrel and composite handle. It's recommended you limit how much it is used when it's below 55 degrees.

Tyler Expert ·Dec 05, 2012

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does this have a bigger barrel than the exogrid 3?

Yes. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL has a 2 3/4" barrel, and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID 3: SL13EX has a 2 5/8" barrel. So, the Vertex has a slightly larger barrel.

Tyler Expert ·Dec 02, 2012

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Would this bat be good for a 12 year old with power?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League bat would be a good bat for a 12 year old hitter with power. This bat has a stiff composite handle and an alloy barrel. It will be hot right out of the wrapper.

Doug F. Expert ·Nov 28, 2012

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What is barrel flex?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League bat will be a Two-Piece design. It will feature an LS-2X Composite Handle and an AC21 Scandium Alloy Barrel. With this bat being Two-Pieces as the player swings through the zone the bat will actually flex. This will help with improving the players bat speed. The handle of the Vertex is actually stiffer than the EXOGRID which allows more barrel flex, resulting in maximum trampoline effect and, ultimately, greater performance.

Brandon Expert ·Nov 07, 2012

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what is the difference between 2013 vertex and 2013 omaha? would this bat require a break in period? and would it be good for a contact hitter?

The Vertex has a composite handle with an alloy barrel. The Omaha is all allooy. Neither will require a break-in period since they have alloy hitting surfaces. Both are good bats for any type of hitter, not just contact hitters.

Tyler Expert ·Nov 06, 2012

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How does this compare to the new exo?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL is a hybrid bat with an alloy barrel and composite handle that has a -10 length to weight ratio. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID 3: SL13EX is a one-piece alloy bat with composite inserts in the handle that has a -9 length to weight ratio.

Tyler Expert ·Nov 04, 2012

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Is the 2013 Vertex the same as the previous Slugger H2?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League replaced the Louisville Slugger H2.

Kara Expert ·Oct 31, 2012

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Kyle said in the video that this bat is a 9 drop but you have it listed as a 10. Which is it?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL is a -10. We will correct the video.

Kara Expert ·Oct 31, 2012

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Is this bat legal for play in Wausau, WI?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senor League bat will have all appropriate stamps and markings on it. It is approved for Little League play. I would suggest checking with a Coach or League Official in your area before purchasing.

Brandon Expert ·Oct 26, 2012

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We play a number of games in 40 and 50 degree weather...is there any concern of breakage or less pop that occurs with composites bats as compared to the alloys?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL has an alloy barrel so there won't be issues with the cold weather. The composite barrel bats should not be used in 40 degree weather.

Kara Expert ·Oct 25, 2012

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Would you recommend this bat, or the Omaha Balanced XL for a line drive hitter?

Both the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha XL are going to be balanced bats which is important for a line drive hitter, although the two-piece design of the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL is going to work for a line drive hitter a little better.

Noah Expert ·Oct 20, 2012

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How does this bat compare to last years model?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex, and the 2012 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex are almost identical. Aside from the cosmetic change and the new USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp they both are manufactured with the same materials.

Noah Expert ·Oct 17, 2012

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Is this bat balanced or end-loaded?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex XL: SL13VXL Senior League bat will be a Two-Piece Hybrid design. It will feature the LS-2X Composite Handle and the AC21 Scandium Alloy Barrel. This Big Barrel bat will have a Balanced Feel.

Brandon Expert ·Oct 15, 2012

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