Questions and Answers for Rawlings 5150 VELO: YBVELO Youth
My son is 10 and a half years old going into Spring ball. He's a little small. He is around 4 foot 10 and weighs around 60 pounds. I'm thinking of going with a 29 inch bat. Is it better to err short or long? This bat seems light.
The 29 inch size of the Rawlings 5150 VELO (YBVELO) Youth bat sounds like a good option for your son. Based on his height and weight we would suggest a range between 29 and 31 inches. It is important not to go too long to where the bat would feel too heavy to the player. However, you also want to go long enough that they are able to have good plate coverage. The 29 or 30 inch sizes would probably be best given the VELO's balanced swing weight.
What size bat for my 6 year old who is 54" tall and 63 lbs.
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 29" model in the 2013 Rawlings 5150 VELO: YBVELO Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My son is 8.5 years old and he is having difficulty getting the bat through the zone quickly. He currently uses an Easton S2 2012, 29" 16 oz bat. What is the difference between the 2013 Rawlings 5150 VELO and the Easton S3 2013 that uses the one-piece THT Scandium Alloy?
The 2013 Rawlings 5150 VELO: YBVELO Youth and te eatson S3 are both going to be very similar bats. They are both one-piece full aluminum bats and they will be identical in performance.
My son used for two years the Plasma Rawlings 30" -13 bat and was really satisfied with it. It is a nice and durable bat and we are happy we chose it out. He's 60 inches high and weighs 82 lbs. Now he gradually needs a 31" bat and we are thinking of sticking to Rawlings alloy bats, but taking the Velo instead. What are the major differences between the two bats, except for the price?
The 2013 Rawlings 5150 VELO: YBVELO Youth uses a higher grade of alloy than the Rawlings Plasma. This provides more durability and a higher performing bat.
Is there a difference between a drop 13 and a drop 10 besides just the weight? Are they made different?
The -13 and -10 Rawlings 5150 VELO both use the same high-performing 5150 alloy. The main difference will be the weight like you mentioned and the barrel diameter as well. The -13 will be a 2 1/4" barrel, the -10 will be a 2 5/8" barrel.
My 9 yr old son has 29/16 Voodoo that he seems to swing slowly through the zone. Would this bat,being the same weight and length, be quicker through the zone for him or not?
The Voodoo is an end loaded bat, which will slow down a players swing.The 2013 Rawlings 5150 VELO: YBVELO is more balanced, and would be a better choice to increase a players bat speed.
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