Questions and Answers for Rawlings VELO: SLVEL9 Senior League
Is there a break-in for this bat? If so, about how many hits?
Nope, the Rawlings VELO (SLVEL9) Senior League should not require any break-in. You should only see break-ins required with composite bats.
Would it be possible to get the Rawlings VELO 32" 23 oz. with a different grip?
Unfortunately, the 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL9 Senior League only comes with the grip displayed on the website. We do not have the option to customize the grip.
My 13 yr old really wants a Rawlings Velo this yr. Problem is he really needs to be swinging a-8 this yr which Rawlings does not make. Ideally he would use a 31/23. He has been swinging a 26.5 oz wood bat in the cage and handling it pretty well. My question is do we jump up to a -5 31/26 Velo or maybe go with a -9 32/23 and use a choke up ring to get it to a 31". Does adding the ring make it like swinging a -8 or not. He plays on a major level travel team and I want to do what is best for him Thanks
For a 13 year old who has been swinging a 26.5 oz. wood bat with relative ease, I would definitely recommend a -5 bat over a -9 bat. Reason being, before too long he'll be at the High School level where he will have to use a -3 bat. By using a -5 bat now, the transition to a -3 will be much easier. Since the choke-up ring is on the handle of the bat, it won't add any to the swing weight of the bat, and it will still swing and feel like a -9.
Is this bat as balanced as the -10, -5, or BBCOR series?
Yes, the 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL9 Senior League bat features a very balanced swing weight.
Why doesn't this bat come in other sizes?
The 2013 Rawlings VELO: SLVEL9 will be available in other sizes. We will be receiving the shipments of those other sizes any day now.
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