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    DD switched to left side of the plate over the winter and has been slapping. We've had good success on our own and she recently started lessons from a young lady that played D1 and was a slapper. She uses a 28/17 cf8 because she is so small and that's the size she needed from the right side. She tends to slide her hands up the bat really far so she is losing a lot of bat length. At practice the other night I compared her bat to a 29/18 and 30/19, both Demarini's. The 29 had the exact same barrel length but the 30 was a little longer. She used the 30 that night and really liked it. She actually swung away with the bigger bat and didn't do terrible so now she wants a longer bat, which doesn't bother me btw. I would really like to try a power carbon based on the feedback from this forum but I'm afraid she won't like it as much as the light swinging Demarini's. Looking at the data base the power carbon isn't much over sticker weight plus when she slaps or bunts I don't think it will matter anyway. No one has them locally so we cant' just go pick one up and swing it. Several parents on our team are talking about getting new bats and I keep steering them to the Mizuno's but they all have Demarini's and like them. I thought if we were to go first and then let the girls try ours maybe they would change their minds and at a minimum my dd would have one. Anyone have a dd convert from Demarini to PC? Thoughts on a smaller girl swinging one in 30/19? She is learning to hit from the left side as well and that's the part that concerns me with the heavier bat.


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    4 girls on my team switched from DiMarini to Mizuno. My dd was a hardcore LS fan. Had to be a LXT or Xeno... she now swings a PC
    3 girls already had Mizuno's... 2 were carbon 1's and the other had a 2018 Mizuno Ghost (whitch is crap btw) and she now has a PC
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    Quote Originally Posted by coach james View Post
    4 girls on my team switched from DiMarini to Mizuno. My dd was a hardcore LS fan. Had to be a LXT or Xeno... she now swings a PC
    3 girls already had Mizuno's... 2 were carbon 1's and the other had a 2018 Mizuno Ghost (whitch is crap btw) and she now has a PC
    Coach James, I honestly haven’t been keeping up with the new Mizuno bat threads, is the (-10) Power Carbon the closest equivalent to a LXT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASDAD View Post
    Coach James, I honestly havenít been keeping up with the new Mizuno bat threads, is the (-10) Power Carbon the closest equivalent to a LXT?
    Yes. My DD just switched from her LXT to one. The Titanium is like the Xeno (end loaded, smaller sweet spot) PC is balanced and has a huge SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASDAD View Post
    Coach James, I honestly haven’t been keeping up with the new Mizuno bat threads, is the (-10) Power Carbon the closest equivalent to a LXT?
    My dd loved the 2016 LXT... They changed mechanical design of it in 2017 and she didn't card for it as much, thats when went to the Xeno.
    Her max exit speed was 66 with the Xeno... shes hit 71 several times with the PC
    Its balanced, and like Drakemir said... sweet spot is massive
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASDAD View Post
    Coach James, I honestly haven’t been keeping up with the new Mizuno bat threads, is the (-10) Power Carbon the closest equivalent to a LXT?
    Imagine an Easton Ghost ASA.... that was durable and legal.... same pop. You've just imagined the PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach james View Post
    My dd loved the 2016 LXT... The mechanical design in 2017 and she didn't card for it as much, thats when went to the Xeno.
    Her max exit speed was 66 with the Xeno... shes hit 71 several times with the PC
    Its balanced, and like Drakemir said... sweet spot is massive
    We haven’t seen one around here yet, odd question, what do they sound like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASDAD View Post
    We havenít seen one around here yet, odd question, what do they sound like?
    Doesn't surprise me, Mizuno had a bad track record and they don't allow 3rd party sellers. Its very hard to get back into a market once
    you have steered it wrong. Just like Easton did...they just recovered a year ago. They also don't do huge runs on the products, so availablilty
    is less. im sure once people learn about their bats, the runs will be more and more.

    The new lines may not be a huge run either and im told they look awesome, but I will have more than my share and more demos. Mizuno likes us
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    Also, the barrels aren't real small on the PC like some others. The reason the Sprites are so popular for people, is because they kept the barrels bigger than
    most other bats. So I was pleased when I saw the PC barrel
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    I keep getting more and more anxious for DD's new PC to arrive! Can't wait to see her hit with it.


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