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    My daughter is 9 playing 8u due to her b day being in January. I have a 30/ 18 vendetta that she uses for bp and a 30/19 xeno for games. She is 4'7 87lbs and strong as a ox. She swings the 30 inch bats like tooth picks and does one handed line drills with them. Im thinking of going up to a 31/20 but dont think its gonna be any difference. I bought a brand new cf9 in a 30/20 and she has never used it thinking it was a waste. But anyhow i also have 32/22 in a cf5 and xeno she swings them good but they just look so long.
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    We went to a drop 10 before we moved to a 31. We had a 30/19. She actually cracked it and when they replaced it I requested a 30/20. This year we got her a 31/21 (she's 11, first year 12U - late bday). She's tall for her age but not stocky, more athletic build. I think she's 5'5" and maybe 105-110 pounds now. This reminds me I need to weigh her, it's been awhile. We got the 30/20 in the spring of first year 10U.
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    Hang on to the 30” bats for a year, even if she goes up a size now. Pitching will rapidly improve in 10U and she may need that extra bat speed.

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    Go to a -10 before you start increasing length. When my DD was growing like a weed I used to buy one size larger (31/21 instead of a 30/20) and I would put a choke up end cap on it until DD got used to the extra weight (@ 2-3 weeks) then I would take it off. Buying a $300 bat my DD would only use for 6 months because she outgrew it was not my idea of a good investment. Finding good deals on smaller bats when the players are outgrowing them before they wear them out is also pretty easy - check with teammates, Ebay, Play-It-Again-Sports, ect.
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    32/22 sounds to big too me unless she is playing slow pitch which she might be in 8U.

    If she can swing that bat at her size I might be looking for better competition.

    I agree with other posters about drop, I like -10 or less once they get to 30' bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quincy View Post
    32/22 sounds to big too me unless she is playing slow pitch which she might be in 8U.
    I agree. My DD is 9 years old, 5' tall, 105 lbs., and just started using a 31/21 this spring.

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