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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB12W
What are the differences between this bat and the Rawlings Plasma in terms of balance or end loaded feel?
Both the Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB12W) and the 2014 Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBPLMA) will be similarly well balanced. There would not be much difference between the balance of the two bats.
Is this model a -3? That's the only size I can use in my league.
Yes, the Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR: (BB12W) will have a -3 length to weight ratio.
Can I use this bat with the yellow dimpled balls?
We do not recommend using a bat with the yellow dimpled baseball you typically find in batting cages, as these balls are more dense than a standard baseball and can cause durability issues. We recommend having a second bat specifically for practice that is comparable to the one you plan to use in a game for the times when you would like to hit the yellow dimpled balls.
Can I use this bat with the yellow dimpled balls?
We would not recommend using the Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR (BB12W), or any other composite or aluminum bat, with the yellow dimple balls.
Which is better, the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR: BBCPL3 Adult or the Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR: BB12W Adult?
Both will feature the same one-piece fully alloy design. Also, they will both have a very balanced swing weight. The Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR (BB12W Adult) won't feel quite as stiff as the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR.
Im 135 pounds as a junior in high school. I'm not sure what weight and length for the bat
The length you should use is difficult to estimate based on your weight alone. Height plays a factor in how long or short of a bat you should be using. Generally, based on your age, a 32 inch bat is a common choice.
I'm a 15 year old guy I'm looking to buy this bat. I weigh about 180 pounds. Should i get the 32" or the 33"?
Based on your age and weight, we recommend a 33" Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR: BB12W Adult. For more information on sizing, check out our awesome tool, Bat Coach http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
I am looking at the TPX Warrior, Easton Hammer, and Easton Typhoon for my 13 year old in a 32/29. Which bat would you recommend and why?
The Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR: BB12W Adult is going to have the highest quality materials out of those three bats.
Is this bat the 2013 or 2012 model?
The Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR: BB12W is a 2012 model.
I have the BESR version of this bat and I love the weight and feel of it. It's slightly end loaded. Is this bat weight distribution the same as the BESR version?
The Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR: BB12W Adult will be slightly more balanced than the BESR model.
I'm 13 and I use a -3 and I hit well with it but i think its a little heavy. Would this bat help?
If the current bat you are using seems a bit to heavy, I would drop the weight and length down one size. Once that is done then Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR: BB12W Adult would be a great fit.
My son 14 years of age is 5'8.5", and 149 lbs. Lifts weights 3 times a week. What would be the recommended bat size for him? I was thinking 33", but do not want to add too much weight even though I think his physical strength will equal out the added inch.
Given his size, I suggest going with the 32" 29 oz. Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR: BB12W Adult. You could go up to the 33" 30 oz. model if you feel he's ready.
Hi. I'm 13 years old. Is this bat not heavy for me?
If you are required to use a BBCOR the Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR: BB12W Adult is an excellent choice. It is very balanced, perfect for a younger player.
What would think is a better bat this or a 5150 Velo BBCOR?
Based off of customer reviews, the Rawlings 5150 Velo is a better performing bat than the Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior BBCOR.
I am about 5'7" or 5'8" and 130 lbs. Would you recommend the 31" or 32"?
Based on your size, a 31" model is recommended.
Does the drop 9 model have the USSSA stamp that says 1.15?
The 2012 Louisville TPX Warrior BBCOR does not come in a drop 9. This is a BBCOR bat which is a drop 3.
Is this bat approved for Little League Junior League?
It sure is. This is a BBCOR bat and any BBCOR bat is approved for the Junior Division within Little League.
Do you have any comparison between this bat and the Easton Reflex?
There really aren't a ton of differences besides the weight distribution. The Warrior will be just a little more balanced than the Reflex.
Is this bat approved for USSSA? Does it have the new U Trip stamp?
Adult bats don't have the USSSA stamp. They are only BBCOR certified. However, it is legal for play in USSSA.
Is this bat made in the USA or China?
Louisville Slugger bats are not made in the United States.
How is the pop on this bat.
This bat has a very good amount of pop for a BBCOR model
This bat is an all alloy bat for an immediate, good pop.
could u use this bat in high shool
Yes. This is approved for high school.
WILL THIS BAT BE TOO HEAVY FOR A 12 YEAR OLD BASEBALL PLAYER?
Yes. BBCOR bats are used in high school and college level play. I suggest looking at the Senior League models.
does this bat have a lot of pop in it? and are all BBCORE bats going to be so much money?
Yes, it does. It's a 1 piece all alloy bat that has the pop right out of the wrapper.
Is this bat top heavy or well balanced, and will this bat be durable.
It is a balanced bat. It doesn't have an endloaded feel. Because of its 7050 alloy it will be a durable bat over the longer term.
is this approved for high school baseball 2012 season & could the standard change before then & it would not be approved?
Yes, this bat has the BBCOR stamp and will be approved for 2012 as of Jan 1 2012.
is this bat leagal for next years senior league
This bat will be legal for High School and College play only.
Is this bat composite or not?
No, this bat is 100% alloy.
It is alloy, made from Louisville's 7050 alloy.
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