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Bat recommendation for 11 year old

Nov 22, 2019
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My DD is probably about average for an 11 year old, she is slim but very athletic. We just bumped her up to a 30/19 LXT, she ended the 2019 fall ball season with a 29/17 Demarini Vendetta which was crap. Most of the summer season last year she swung a teammates 29/17 LXT and loved it.
 
Apr 28, 2019
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You need to work to sell Mizunos the past couple years due to previous business decisions, so lots don't do it. Same thing
years back in slowpitch, nobody stocked any because they lost their butt on them. That's what they are trying to cure...gonna take
a little bit. And honestly, local stores don't work to sell bats, they depend on walk in traffic. That's also why Mizuno reps (the good ones)
work their tail off nowadays and they are the best company to give demos out and even set up hitting demos.
They are getting there, tough market to break back into
Walk in trafg
You need to work to sell Mizunos the past couple years due to previous business decisions, so lots don't do it. Same thing
years back in slowpitch, nobody stocked any because they lost their butt on them. That's what they are trying to cure...gonna take
a little bit. And honestly, local stores don't work to sell bats, they depend on walk in traffic. That's also why Mizuno reps (the good ones)
work their tail off nowadays and they are the best company to give demos out and even set up hitting demos.
They are getting there, tough market to break back into
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Walk in traffic is right. He wasn’t picking on Mizuno he also mentioned Anderson was the same way.
Core can you PM me with a $ on Ghost Advanced 32” 22 if you have one close to stated weight.
I had two weighed and they came in at 1.6 oz over weight. I’m looking for a drop 10 not drop 8.5.
Not interested in drop 11’s due to smaller barrel size.
 

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Wilson = Evil Empire
Dec 27, 2012
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Kunkletown, PA
My DD is probably about average for an 11 year old, she is slim but very athletic. We just bumped her up to a 30/19 LXT, she ended the 2019 fall ball season with a 29/17 Demarini Vendetta which was crap. Most of the summer season last year she swung a teammates 29/17 LXT and loved it.
Much diff price level though, the Vendetta def is not made to keep up with a top line.
 
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I was just at a local Pro Shop to check out some bats. I wanted to see the Ghost Advanced in person and look at the Demarini’s which I really haven’t liked in the past.
I was checking out the Mizuno’s but they had very little. Only had a Carbon 1 drop 13 which was very light and felt nice. He only had the Finch entry level/beginner bats other than the C-1. I asked where the PC’s were and he responded he doesn’t stock the high-end Mizuno’s because they just don’t sell and he has to deep discount them just to get rid of them.
He mentioned he only stocks what sells well Easton, Slugger, & Demarini.
Yeah but Core has them (y) I bought one from him last year and even though it ended up being a little bit too big for dd she still really liked the feel of that bat when she hit with it. She's started using it some at practice and smiles every time she hits a ball. She has always been sensitive to mishits but says she never really feels it even when she hits low on the barrel.
 

CoreSoftball20

Wilson = Evil Empire
Dec 27, 2012
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Kunkletown, PA
Walk in trafg
In the first batch, I think the closest was .9...that was a rarity. I don't think you are gonna find a "close" one

And no worries, I didn't take your comment as a slam at Mizuno, the guy is absolutely right. You need to be very active,
know the product and take the time to sell them. Its not easy with the big 3 running the FP market.
Local stores don't do that kind of work, they put on their shelf and the product needs to sell itself.
 
Apr 28, 2019
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In the first batch, I think the closest was .9...that was a rarity. I don't think you are gonna find a "close" one

And no worries, I didn't take your comment as a slam at Mizuno, the guy is absolutely right. You need to be very active,
know the product and take the time to sell them. Its not easy with the big 3 running the FP market.
Local stores don't do that kind of work, they put on their shelf and the product needs to sell itself.
Core- Can you PM me a price on a “lighter” 32” 22 Advanced when you get a chance. .9 will have to do I guess. Thanks
 

CoreSoftball20

Wilson = Evil Empire
Dec 27, 2012
4,133
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Kunkletown, PA
Let me see what I have Saturday when I get there size wise as a bunch are due in this week. I have to do some more weights for Eric on the database before I send a ton more out as I promised so that way I will see what the lightest one there is. There may not be anything under an ounce. But lets see first. I will let you know what my lightest one is and put it aside and hit you a price. If you take, fine,
if not, fine...it will sell fast either way.
 
Oct 22, 2019
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My DD is probably about average for an 11 year old, she is slim but very athletic. We just bumped her up to a 30/19 LXT, she ended the 2019 fall ball season with a 29/17 Demarini Vendetta which was crap. Most of the summer season last year she swung a teammates 29/17 LXT and loved it.
She is liking the CF?
 
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