Questions and Answers for Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBTRIO
How will this bat compare to the black 5150 in balance and pop?
The Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) is an extremely balanced bat. It will feel more balanced than the 5150. The performance of the two bats is very similar though and one will not outperform the other. It really comes down to preference in design as the TRIO is a three-piece bat with a composite handle, alloy barrel, and composite end cap.
Is this the balanced or end-loaded version of the TRIO?
The Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) is going to be the balanced version.
What is the difference between this and the 2015 Velo?
The composite material in the handle and a slight difference in the amount of composite in the end of the bat make the design of the Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) much different from the design of the 2015 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRVB). The VELO will have a bit lighter swing weight while the TRIO will have a bit better feel with less sting and vibration on hits of the end of the bat or in toward the hands.
What are the main differences between the Rawlings Trio End-loaded to the Rawlings Trio Balanced. Which one do you recommend? I'm in high school and I don't try to hit home runs but if I get the right pitch, I could. What do you recommend?
Most players are going to prefer the balanced version like the Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) because it has an easier swing for better bat speed. Power hitter type players may prefer the end-loaded version of the bat which would feel heavier because the weight is more focused to the barrel of the bat on the Rawlings TRIO End-Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRI3).
I have a raised line that goes all the way around the barrel of the bat right in between the BBCOR stamp And the -3 sign. It looks like the bat is cracked and you can feel it all the way around the barrel. It's right where the chrome color starts and the black ends? Is this really a crack or is this cosmetic? Does anyone else see this issue?
The Rawlings Trio (BBTRIO) is a three-piece hybrid design. This means that the bat has a Comp Lite end cap, an alloy 5150 barrel, and a composite handle. The line that wraps around the barrel of the bat is where the 5150 alloy is welded into the the composite handle. All TRIO's will have the defined line on it since that is where the composite meets the alloy material. This is strictly a cosmetic look and the bat is not cracked.
I am 13 years old and I am 5 foot tall and weigh 95 pounds. I am a contact hitter but like pop. What bat would you recommend?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) would be good for a player like you. It has a stiff flex which allows for good control of the bat but is balanced enough to allow for a light swing weight which can lead to more power.
Is this TRIO balanced or end-loaded?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) will be a balanced bat.
Should I get the Rawlings Velo or TRIO?
If you prefer a stiffer feel, I would probably suggest the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: (BBV3). This model will incorporate a one-piece alloy design, in comparison to the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat: (BBTRIO). This particular model will incorporate a hybrid design, and will provide a little bit more flex because it consists of a two-piece design. It will also provide an extra connecting piece to help eliminate vibration, and improve comfort. Ultimately, both models have been very popular and highly reviewed. In the end, it will come down to your overall preference in structure and feel.
What other bat will the TRIO feel most similar to?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) will have a swing feel like the Rawlings 5150, Easton MAKO, Louisville Slugger Prime 915, Select 715, and Marucci Elite. The TRIO is a very high performing bat with great balance.
What is going to be the difference between the 2014 and the 2015 Trio?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) and the 2015 TRIO will be the same bat. The only difference will be the cosmetic look.
Which bat has a lower MOI (swing speed)? This bat or the Louisville Slugger Attack?
Both the Louisville Slugger Attack and the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) will have nearly the same MOI's. One bat is not drastically better than the other.
Does this bat have a lighter swing weight than the 2014 Rawlings VELO? Will it soon be available in youth sizes?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) and the VELO both have extremely light swing weights. However, the addition of the composite handle on the Trio provides the bat with a slightly lighter swing weight. At this time Rawlings does not have any plans to release youth models of the TRIO.
Is this bat good for base hit hitters?
Yes, the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat: (BBTRIO) will be an excellent model for base hitters, as well as contact, and power hitters. The hybrid design will provide great power, and the light weight design will make it easy to swing through the zone.
Is the Rawlings Trio bat end-loaded or a balanced light bat that is easy to get around?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) is a more balanced design with a lighter swing weight than the end-loaded version of the bat which was the 2014 Rawlings TRIO End-Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRI3).
Does the three piece design give more pop?
The three piece design on the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) is going to have more flex which is designed to help generate more whip through the hitting zone and will increase pop.
Does the trio need to be broken in?
Yes. The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) is a composite bat and will require some break-in time. Every composite bat differs a little bit, but we typically recommend 100-150 swings.
Will the Rawlings Trio have a lighter swing weight and generate more power than the Rawlings Velo?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO) will not be as balanced as the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBV3) so it would not have a lighter feeling to it. Both the TRIO and the VELO will be BBCOR certified so the maximum performance or power that they can achieve would be similar.
I am 14 years old and I am 5 foot 4 and I weigh 130 pounds. What bat would best fit me that is a BBCOR?
What type of bat you should get would be based less on your size and more on the style of bat you prefer. There are many different options that would work for you. Based on your height and weight we would suggest a 31 inch BBCOR bat like the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBTRIO).
Which bat is this most similar to in the Easton series?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: (BBTRIO) will be the most similar to the hybrid design featured in the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: (BB14S2). Both models will also have a very similar balanced weight distribution.
Is it worth to get a 34 for half the price when I am 6 foot 220 pounds?
Sizing is preferential, so if you would feel most comfortable with a 34" 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO), that will be up to you. Generally, you want to swing the heaviest bat that you can comfortably and consistently control. For more information on sizing, check out our sizing chart: http://www.justbats.com/bat-resource-guide/selecting-a-baseballbat/
I'm 5'10" 115 lbs and I am still growing. What size and which bat out of the Rawling's line would be best for me?
Based on your approximate height and weight, I would suggest 31". The Rawlings Plasma BBCOR: (BBCPLA) or the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: (BBTRIO) would definitely be great options to take a look at. Both models have been very popular and highly reviewed. If you are looking to generate extra power, these bats will definitely be able to compensate.
What is the difference between the 2014 Trio and the 2014 5150 Velo?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) is a hybrid design with a composite handle and extended end cap area whereas the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO BBCOR (BBV3) is a one piece alloy design.
What would be the differences in the TRIO and the new CAT 6?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) is a hybrid design with an alloy barrel but a composite handle and end cap area. The CAT 6 will be a single piece alloy design.
I am 6' 9" and weigh 165 pounds. What size bat should I use if I am a contact hitter?
Based on your height and weight, we would suggest the 34 inch length of both the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) and the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO BBCOR (BBV3) to ensure good plate coverage. However, you may be able to get away with using a 33 inch if you need the bat to be lighter.
What is the difference between the TRIO and the VELO?
This 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) features the three-piece hybrid design (composite end cap, alloy barrel, composite handle) while the VELO is a one-piece alloy design with the composite end cap. The TRIO would eliminate vibration a bit better with that composite handle.
I'm 5'10" 190 lbs, and I am about to play collegiate ball. I hit a lot of home runs and doubles. What bat do you recommend, the TRIO or the VELO? I use a 5150 as of right now, and I love the pop. However, I feel it is a little top heavy for me.
I would probably suggest the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: (BBTRIO). The three-piece hybrid design will provide you with a little bit of extra flex, and the material will be very hot. This model will be very balanced and light weight. Therefore, you should have no problem swinging through and generating extra bat speed. I think that this model will fit your game, and the materials and technology used will also make it high performing.
I am a contact hitter that is 5'1"0 and 135 lbs. I can't decide between the TRIO or VELO. What bat would you recommend for me?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) and the VELO are both excellent bats for contact hitters because of their extremely balanced design. However, the three-piece design on the TRIO provides for a little more flex than the VELO. The extra flex and balanced swing weight are two ideal bat features for a contact hitter.
I am a 5 foot 7 inch 16 year old and weigh 140 pounds. I am a leadoff hitter that swings for contact most of the time but i love some pop. Which model of the trio would be better for me? What size?
I would recommend the 2014 Rawlings TRIO (BBTRIO) for you in a 31"/30 oz size. This model will fit your hitting style well as it features a balanced swing weight.
So is that bat like the VELO just with a composite handle?
Yes, the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) has a similar design to the VELO, but features the 3 piece hybrid design with the composite handle.
I have the Rawlings 5150 and I love the feel of a stiff handle! I want something more balanced, does the trio have a stiff handle or does the handle flex like DeMarini?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) has a fairly stiff handle, but it does have more flex than the 5150 because of the three-piece design. The hybrid design does feature some flex, but it is not as drastic as Demarini. The Rawlings VELO is more balanced than the 5150 and provides the stiff one-piece design you are looking for.
I am a power hitter who loves the feel of a lighter bat. Should I get the 2014 VELO or the 2014 TRIO?
That will be a matter of preference. The Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) and the VELO are both very balanced bats, so they will be great to work on bat speed and control. The main difference between the two is that the VELO is a one-piece, whereas the TRIO is considered a three-piece. The decision is completely yours (whether you prefer a one-piece or three-piece) however, power hitters tend to prefer a one-piece bat since it can provide a stiffer feel on contact.
I'm on the border between the '14 Velo and the Trio for my bat this summer. The previous two years I have gotten the Rawlings top of the line Velo for my seasons but now that the Trio came out I don't know which one to get. Which bat would you say is better and for the price?
The performance will be about the same between the 2014 Rawlings TRIO (BBTRIO) and the Rawlings Velo (BBV3). The price will be higher on the Rawlings TRIO (BBTRIO) since it is a three-piece and have more flex, The Rawlings Velo (BBV3) will have a stiffer feel since it is a one-piece alloy.
I'm 15, 5'7", and weigh 130 lbs. Should I get the Easton MAKO or the Rawlings Trio?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) would be a great choice for a hitter at your size. The Easton MAKO will provide a longer more extended barrel length. Both will be very balanced also. Either would be a very appropriate choice.
What size bat should I be using? I am 5'9" and I weigh 140 lbs?
We would suggest you use a 32" in the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO).
Would you recommend: the TRIO or the Paradox? I am a 5' 6", 130 lbs, a freshman, and a contact hitter. (Price doesn't matter.)
Unless you like using end loaded bats, the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) Adult bat is much more balanced and is generally the kind of design contact hitters use best. The Voodoo "Paradox" has a slight end load that isn't always the best option for a player who is looking for higher swing speed and control.
Does the Trio BBCOR or the Velo BBCOR have a larger sweetspot and a faster swing speed?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO Adult) bat will most likely have the larger sweet spot because of the higher priced materials used in the design. The VELO will feel very balanced for a one-piece fully alloy design.
Will the Trio provide a larger barrel and sweet spot than the VELO?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) and the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO BBCOR (BBV3) will have a similar sweet spot and barrel.
Would the 32" inch TRIO be good for a 5'5" and 120 lbs. contact hitter? Is it very balanced?
While the 2014 Rawlings TRIO (BBTRIO) is very well balanced, I think a 32" bat might be slightly too large for a player of that size. I would suggest going with either a 30" or 31" bat at this point in time. The Rawlings 5150 (BB513) would be a great choice if you're looking to stick with the same brand.
I live in Colorado, and my season starts during the 2nd week of March. It's about 40-70 degrees most of the time. Will the TRIO be alright to use in these temperatures?
We do not recommend using any bat under 55 degrees, and the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR is no exception. However, we understand that sometimes this is unavoidable due to your location. The TRIO is an awesome bat, with a nice, balanced swing and large sweet spot. Durability will always be a concern when using bats in colder weather. The TRIO does come with a full 12 month warranty to cover any dents or cracks that occur during this time frame.
I had a line that went all the way around the bat right in between the bbcor stamp And the -3 sign. It looks like a crack and you can feel it all the ay around. Its right where the chrome color starts and the black ends? Is it made like that or is it cracked? Has anyone else had this problem?
The Rawlings Trio (BBTRIO) is a three-piece hybrid design. This means that the bat has a Comp Lite end cap, an alloy 5150 barrel, and a composite handle. The "line" that wraps around the barrel of the bat is where the 5150 alloy is welded into the the composite handle. All TRIO's will have the defined line on it since that is where the composite meets the alloy material.
If swing speed was on a scale from 1-10, what would the Trio be rated? What would the Velo be rated?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) has a great swing speed. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate both bats a nine.
What are the differences, besides feel, between the TRIO BBCOR and the TRIO End Load BBCOR? Is there a difference in pop or power?
Both versions of the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR feature the same BBCOR performance certification, so one will only offer more power if you feel more comfortable with that design. If you're a power hitter with higher swing speeds, you might see better results with the (BBTRI3). But most players should use the balanced version (BBTRI) to the best of their abilities.
Looking at new bats for my son he is 5'7" 135 lbs. What size bat does he need?
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 32" 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO).
Which is better? The Rawlings Trio or Marucci Elite for both contact and power hitters?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult and the 2014 Marucci Elite would both be great for power or contact guys. Both will provide excellent pop and a great feel to the swing weight.
How will this compare to the DeMarini Voodoo?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult will be more balanced and light weight than the DeMarini Voodoo. The Rawlings TRIO End Load will be more similar to the Voodoo because it will have a comparable end loaded feel.
Is it a power hitters bat?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult bat would be great for a power hitter or a contact hitter. It will have a very balanced feel to go along with the three-piece design.
Is this bat as balanced as the VELO?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult has the same composite end cap as the VELO for an equally balanced swing weight.
What is the difference between MAKO and TRIO? TRIO and Velo?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult is a three-piece hybrid design with a composite handle, alloy barrel, and composite end cap. The 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR: BB14MK Adult is a two-piece fully composite bat. The 2014 Rawlings 5150 Velo BBCOR: BBV3 Adult is a one-piece all alloy bat. The TRIO, MAKO, and Velo have comparable balance. The MAKO uses Thermo Composite for a bigger sweet spot.
I'm stuck between the CF6 and the Rawlings TRIO. Which has a longer barrel and which is better for power, launch, and swing speed?
Both the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult and the 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR would be a great selection. Both will have very light swing weights and promote very quick bat speeds. The CF6 will have a D-Fusion Handle that will not allow vibration to reach the hitter's hands and project them back through the barrel for added pop. The TRIO will have increased barrel flex while the CF6 will feel more stiff.
Easton S1 2014 or the Rawlings Trio 2014? I want a balanced feel and want to drive the ball to all parts of the field. Should I get the 2014Easton S? 5'10 and weigh 145.
Both the 2014 Easton S1 and 2014 Rawlings Trio are going to be very comparable in balance. The main difference between these two bats is that the Rawlings Trio is a three-piece hybrid.
Will this bat be better than the Demarini CF6? I have no preference in bats and just want to know which bat is better for a contact hitter.
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult is a three-piece hybrid meaning that it has a composite handle, alloy barrel, and a few inches of composite at the end of the bat to even out the swing weight. The DeMarini CF6 will be a two-piece composite, but will have a stiffer feel because of the D-Fusion handle. The Rawlings Trio will offer more flex often preferred by contact hitters.
How does this bat compare to the Rawlings Machine?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult is a three-piece hybrid design meaning that it has a composite handle, alloy barrel, and a small portion of composite at the end of the barrel. This allows for the bat to be more balanced. The Rawlings Machine is a two-piece bat, with a composite handle and an alloy barrel.
How is the TRIO 3 pieces?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult bat features a composite handle, alloy barrel and composite endcap.
Is the bat balanced or end loaded? When will the BBCOR VELO come out?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult is a three-piece hybrid, blending a Comp Lite Endcap, 5150 Alloy, and a composite handle for ultra low MOI and increased barrel flex. It will be very balanced in swing feel. The 2014 Rawlings VELO BBCOR will be releasing soon.
Is this composite, one piece, or a hybrid?
The 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR: BBTRIO Adult is a three-piece hybrid bat, blending a Comp Lite Endcap, 5150 Alloy, and a composite handle for ultra low MOI and increased barrel flex.
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