Unless she weighs 58lbs. talk him out of it, it's not doing her any favors!I have a dad looking for a 32-12 bat. He’d prefer a quality bat but is looking for anything. I have never seen one but hoping maybe someone else has. Tried to talk him into a -11 but ....
Sometimes I think the sticker means more to them than the actual weight. I agree though I'd rather see her get a "heavier" drop 11, quality bat. It doesn't take long to get accustomed to the heavier bat.Unless it is a demarini , most -12 (like that easton above), will actually be a -11. Last couople of years the lxt came in a drop 12 as well, but again, it is probably closer to a drop 11 or drop 10.
The current demarini Sprite, previously Vandetta should fit the bill here if want one that is actually a drop 12. Previous models often found on sale. Outside of the lxt , all the drop 12 bats are a step down in performance. As you recommended, if she can swing a demarini CF -11, that'd be my recommendation if looking for a light 32 inch bat
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