Mizuno MZB331 Classic Bamboo Chestnut Bat
I have only used this bat in batting practice a couple of times at this point and so far it has performed well. It is very well made and balanced. I primarily bought it for bp, based on the reviews and fact it is a rugged and more durable bat than your typical maple or ash bats. I plan on trying it out in some games this year to see how it compares. The only negative I have, is that if you don't hit the sweet spot on the bat, which is good size, it tends to vibrate a lot and sting your hand every time.
April 22, 2013
Mizuno Bamboo Bat
I love the bat, I feel much more confident that it will not break as easily as a maple or ash bat. It is definitely worth the extra money because it comes with a 90 day warranty if it breaks.
April 16, 2013
Sweet spot sweetness
I play in a 25 and older wood bat league. I am a former collegiate player with moderate experience using wood bats. They have definitely come a long way. I have tried the ash, maple, and recently this bamboo. This bat is worth every penny. The ball carries off this bat very similar to the old connection metal bats. Has good pop to it, and the buttery feel when you catch the sweet spot. I am mostly impressed with the durability of this bat. Numerous cage sessions, some live pitching, and even a jam shot off the handle from a high 80s fastball, which would have broken 90% of other wood bats. If it broke tomorrow, I would still be satisfied with the usage I got out of it...then go purchase another one, exactly like it!
April 14, 2013
Not the best, but very good
I'm a power hitter in a semi pro league. I've hit my fair share of long balls but this bat just simply adds to that total. It's got a large sweet spot and sound you make when you hit that sweet spot is amazing! This bat swings a little longer than it is. I normally swing a 34, but when I swung one I felt like I wa swinging a 44. I had to go down on the length but it was worth it I think. A lot of people complain about the handle and I agree it's very slick. But guess what... You're swinging a wood bat, tape and tar it like an adult. It fixes the problem completely.The bat is fairly end loaded which I like, some don't. It's just personal opinion. It's very durable and feels great at the plate. Check one out!
April 4, 2013
My son bought this bat for a wood tournament in his 12U travel league. He loves so much he wants to give up using his composite bat and use this wood bat for all leagues.
April 4, 2013
Used this bat in the cages for 2 months and it worked fine. Good pop great weight distribution. On the 4th day of tryouts it broke at the handle the first time I hit a real baseball. Good for cages with Anyang but real baseballs. Don't go with this one, get a traditional maple or ash bat, much better and more durable
March 23, 2013
What type of Bat?
I need to know if this bat is -3 or not so I can get it for my league. Please help!
March 4, 2013
Ive only had it for about 3 weeks but i am nothing but pleased. It has a great sound and the ball comes off the bat hard, even ground balls are solid hits. It's BBCOR too which means i can use it in games and compared to my other wood bats, bloopers that landed in front of the RF are now line drives in gap. I would recommend this to any player not wanting to spend $300 on a metal bat. As good as a dimarini but 1/4 the cost.
February 24, 2013
This Bat has great pop, but kinda heavy... On the other hand, i used this bat for a good month, once a week. it cracked off of batting practice in a batting cage. I do not recommend this bat. i thought bamboo was strong, But i guess not. Dont recommend this bat.
February 17, 2013
This bat lasted me for a year of about 2000 plus hits on it before it ended up breaking in half, great bat and a lot of pop when you hit it in the sweet spot , will buy another one for sure.
December 18, 2012