Update: Took advantage of the LS One Day Sale yesterday and ordered up a 30/19 LXT. Santa will be bringing it, so won't have an update until sometime in 2019. Thank you all for your advice and feedback.
There is so much good equipment floating around the internet. And it’s local- in fact I think the best deals are local because it’s someone that doesn’t want the hassle of shipping and getting paid by someone six states away. Cruise fb swap sites. Go meet up with another parent in the local Walmart lot and save yourself some money.
Last edited by Westwind; 10-11-2018 at 02:39 PM.Some ol’ slicks tryin’ to give me friction.
2) The Ghost is not an end-loaded bat. Until you get into SlowPitch bats, there are no truly end-loaded composites. There are some bats which have their weighting further down the barrel but still are not truly end-loaded. Either way, the Ghost is not one of them.
3) For LS, the LXT is their "balanced bat" where as the Xeno is promoted as the end-load; at least when they first introduced the LXT that's the way they explained it.
Last edited by YOCOACH; 10-12-2018 at 05:58 AM."Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't."~ Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Rick M (10-15-2018)
Couple of additional thoughts:
If you've ever been a coach and hit outfield with bats you randomly pick up from the player pile, you know bats can vary widely in terms of performance.
I kept my DD away from expensive bats until she went to 12U (now it would be 11U) and still could always find a deal online, never paid $300-plus for any bat.
Back in my old days, there was a Mendoza composite that was a good entry bat. It gave them the feel of no more ping but was under $100. When I coached at 10U we bought a few for the team to save parents money.
As an aside, the boys have a much different journey in terms of how bats impact their path to high level swing, IMO. At some point, the fields get huge, the bats go dead (Bbbcor or wood), the pitching gets wicked (not to say fastpitch pitching isn't a challenge) and you either sink or swim. I think that reality is what leads boy hitters to finding a high-level swing -- they search for it and find it or they simply fall out of the game. In fastpitch a wider variety of swings, including less-than-perfect, can still be very effective though there's a sink-swim element in fastpitch too -- probably high-level club or D1...