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    Default 2014 What's the hottest bat out there 16U Travel

    Well my daughters 2012 33/23 Xeno died this summer. My daughter absolutely loved that bat up until it's untimely demise. Bought her a Mizuno Whiteout 33/23 to replace it on a recommendation from a dealer and her trial swings, she also swung the CF6 and preferred to feel of the Whiteout.

    Not real pleased with the results thus far. Swings lighter which is a good thing when facing some of the elite pitchers out there however just does not seem to have the same pop as the Xeno. Not sure if it's a break-in thing or what, just not real happy with the results so far. Bought her a 2012 Rocketech in the spring to use during cold weather and against some of the slower pitchers. She absolutely refuses to give it a fair shot, just doesn't seem to like the feel, must be a balanced vs end load issue. I would consider her a power hitter. With all the recalls on the Xeno's not sure about going with another Xeno although she loves the feel and results up until breaking it, or do I wait it out and hope the Mizuno gets hotter. Any other bats out there worth consideration?

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    Eastons new Mako bat is getting a lot of good press. But Ive never seen it in person. Surprisingly, the Rip It bats are crazy hot, and are all on clearance! Demarini CF's are always good. For the power hitter you can't go wrong with Worth 454's. And I'm excited to see LS's new LXT... the new ONEX. Last year it was a ticking time bomb, never knowing from hit to hit when it was going to shatter into a thousand pieces of shrapnel. And a big surprise for me was the lime green and black easton stealth. I got it on clearance for under $100, that bat was a pleasant surprise. Very hot, over half my team uses it regularly. See what closeoutbats.com has this week.

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    Not sure what stamps she needs on it, but our current gtg bat is a srv4b. Hotter (and heavier) then any xeno. We are selling our cf6 for an ounce heavier insane. The cf6 is as hot as md's coffee, but dd dosen't like the feel of it. Swinging the insane is more similiar to a xeno.
    Bottom line is if she doesn't need a new utrip stamp srv4b (or 5b) is the way to go....just beat the bejesus out of balls when you get it, they take some break in.
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    I think the new 2014 Xeno starts shipping Sept 30th. Some websites are taking pre-orders.

    Louisville Slugger XENO Fastpitch Bat 2014 -10oz FPXN14-RR

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    I'm continually amazed by the Easton Synergy Speed SRV4B!

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    According to a FB post, the 2014 Xeno's are in stock and ready to ship at softballjunk.com. Use promo code "FPTV" for a $30 discount at checkout!

    Louisville Slugger 2014 Xeno -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat - SoftballJunk.com

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    Got the replacement oneX LXT two weeks ago. Ball is super fast off this bat. Got the Xeno sound, but has more pop in my opinion. Also have the CF6 Really quiet bat but the ball jumps off that as well. I would say either is a great bat. My DD is playing 16U loves them both.

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    I wound up getting her the Mako because she demo'd it at a college exposure in St. Louis and really like it. I really like the length of the barrel it's 13.5 in. which will help on the inside pitches and it also should have a very large sweetspot given the length of the barrel. The bat swings really lite too. We have started breaking it in in the heated garage a little bit here and there.
    Also after hearing so many good things about the Easton Synergy Speed SRV4B I found one on Ebay NIW with receipt for $189. which I thought was good price considering the scarcity of this bat. I have heard they are super hot and banned by the NCAA but good to go for ASA. From my understanding it is the predecessor to the Mako and the barrel is big too at 13 in. and may swing a little heavier than the Mako. I thought it would be a good bat to use in colder weather during the spring and fall seasons as well as for high school and possibly for slower pitchers. Always looking to put the best equipment possible in my daughters hands.

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    I just bought a new stamp white and blue SRV4b for my 11 year old. There are not many out there with the new stamp.

    I don't know if it will replace her beloved Rocketech's but we will see. I am a little afraid it will swing too differently for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westwind View Post
    I just bought a new stamp white and blue SRV4b for my 11 year old. There are not many out there with the new stamp.

    I don't know if it will replace her beloved Rocketech's but we will see. I am a little afraid it will swing too differently for her.
    The srv4b swings pretty heavy, IMO nothing feels real close to a rt, but this comes as close as any.
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