Questions and Answers for Rawlings 5150 Alloy: SL51A5 Senior League
Is this balanced exactly like the 2013 Rawlings VELO SLVEL5.
Actually, the 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL5 Senior League will be the faster swing more balanced bat out of the two.
Is it BBCOR and if so how much?
No, the Rawlings 5150 Alloy: SL51A5 Senior League is not BBCOR certified. The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult will be the bat you need and it is $99.99.
What's the difference between this bat and the SLR55?
The major difference between the two is the Rawlings 5150 Alloy: SL51A5 Senior League bat is a 2012 model and will not possess the new USSSA approved stamp on the handle of the bat. You can view a picture of the stamp on the JustBats website at: http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-rawlings-5150-alloy--slr55-senior-league/16334/.
I'm looking for a -5 bat that is balanced and I'm trying to decide between this or the Marucci Black.
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy Senior League bat will be a one-piece alloy bat. It will typically feel more stiff and a little heavier than the Marucci Black. The Marucci Black is a two-piece hybrid bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel. It will have a more balanced swing weight. Plus, it will have the longer barrel with the bigger sweet spot.
Is the Marucci CAT 5 more balanced than this bat or less balanced?
The difference in balance would be extremely minimal but the Marucci Cat 5 is one of the most balanced bats on the market.
Is this bat end-loaded?
The 2012 Rawlings 5150 SL51A5 is well balanced and does not feature an end-loaded feel. The SL51A5 is a one-piece bat and a great bat for players who want to increase their power.
Other than this particular 5150 bat pictured, what other -5 Rawlings bats are available for 2012 season?
Currently Rawlings has the Plasma available in a -5. The Plasma is an all alloy bat with an extended barrel and balanced feel. The Plasma also features the USSSA 1.15BPF stamp making it legal.
can this be used in little league
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy SL51A5 can be used as long as your league allows the big barrel. It does feature the USSSA Stamp to make it legal for play in 2012. Here is the link to find out more details on the Rawlings. http://www.justbats.com/product/2012-rawlings-5150-alloy--sl51a5-senior-league/14821/
Is this bat BBCOR approved?
This particular model is not BBCOR certified. Only adult -3 bats will have that certification. The Rawlings 5150 Alloy model that is BBCOR certified can be found here: http://www.justbats.com/product/rawlings-5150-alloy-bbcor--bbca-adult/12852/
how fast can it ship
If the bat is ordered before 8 p.m. central time we will get the bat shipped out that day. We guarantee you will have your order within 5 business days with our free shipping.
How similar is this bat to last year's model?
These models have generally the same design.
Is there any differences to this bat than the 2010 moddel
This bat will be more durable and will have more pop than the older models.
My son is 11yrs and is playing middle school and we dont know what bat to get because they changed the rules. do you know any that meet the requirements
If your middle school doesn't require bats to be BBCOR certified, then the 5150 would be legal.
Does the bat have the USSSA stamp?
Yes, it does have the USSSA stamp
which bats do you think has the most pop? the 2 piece marucci black(-5) or the 1 piece rawlings 5150 (-5)?
Both are going to have a similar amount of pop, the main difference between the two is that the marucci black has more flex than the 5150
Would this be a good transition bat from Pony league to High School?
Yes, it would be a very good bat to transition with
What does SENIOR LEAGUE mean? I'm looking at this for my 13 yr old that plays travel ball. Will it work? And if it's a drop (-5) do you subtract the 5 from the length?
Senior League is another term for Youth Big Barrel bats. They are used in youth leagues that allow bats over 2 1/4 inch barrel. They are normally used by players ages 7-13.
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