Rated 3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dopey Great Bat
This is an excellent bat. I'm not sure what the other reviewer was saying when he said the bat was 28" and weighed 16oz. He obviously doesn't understand how it works. 28" with a drop -7.5 means at 28" the bat is going to weigh 21.5oz. The higher the drop the less the bat weighs in relationship to the length. As another example if you were buying a 32" bat with a -5 drop the weight of the bat would be 27oz.
My 7 year old son has used this bat for 4 seasons of baseball. The park he plays in requires wood bats for 7 and 8 year olds. This bat is one of the most widely used bats because they are not allowed to use any bats with a drop greater than 7.5 and they are quality bats. If you want go buy a Louisville Slugger wood bay and see how long they last. My son excitedly cracked 4 of those.
November 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rich64 Not so good!
Bought this bat for my 10.5 year old son because he needed a wood bat for his level in baseball league. This bat was nice and light, however, during the first scrimmage and first at bat, he shattered the bat in half! The size was 29 inches and it weighed about 16 ounces.
Would not recommend this bat!
September 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BaseballDad_1 -7.5 may not work for 10-11 yr. old hitters
THe Rawlings Velo Ash Wood Bat -7.5 is fine for Little League. I'd recommend it for 8-9 yr. olds. I'd go with more of a drop for older children. Such as -5. (In fact, bat manufacturers should do a better job of marking and labeling wood bats.) It's not substantial enough for the training/usage I was seeking for my 11 yr. old son.
March 20, 2013