In baseball fields all over the country, ears were treated to some sweet and crisp home-run music by the Xeno 2015. This year, Louisville Slugger has released the bat again, even, more improved. The Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Xeno 2016 is a bat with a gigantic barrel and an equally large sweet spot. It is the bat of choice for professional fast-pitch hitters. The bat comes with some revolutionary technology and state of the art engineering. Its innovative features make it a choice bat and ensure it delivers a good performance at the plate. The Fastpitch Xeno was one of the most used models of 2015, and this year the bat has had an upgrade in its balancing and structural build. Having meticulously analyzed the bat, we found only a few reasons to disrepute its epithet as the ‘number #1 bat for fastpitch’.
The Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Xeno is a bat for fastpitch softball. It is suitable for leagues such as the ASA, NSA, ISF, ISA, and USSSA amidst others.
The Fastpitch Xeno has a 100% composite structure and is a two-piece bat. The two-piece structure is made from the revolutionary IST technology which joins the barrel and handle together. This gives the bat an overall stiffer feel and a solid connection. The IST technology also makes the handle more rigid and gives the barrel a new dimension. This gives the bat a large sweet spot.
The Fastpitch Xeno is made from the all new Performance PlusATM composite. This makes the bat stronger and more powerful. The composite has zero friction, so generates minimum vibrations on impact. The Performance PlusATM is also highly elastic. This feature makes the bat very durable and flexible, and a good choice for power hitters.
The Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Xeno 2016 comes with a revolution in bat design with its double-walled structure. This design allows the composite to flex to the maximum, and the elastic composite allows the ball to fly off the bat, and sail far into the distance. As a result, the bat gets a lot of pop in the hands of pros. Another Slugger bat, the YBAR152, is a bat with lots of pop and a great choice for youth players.
The Fastpitch Xeno contains an inner aluminum disc. This is Louisville Slugger’s latest innovation added to the Xeno and has been coined as the S1iD technology. The flexible disc gives the bat improved elasticity and recoil. The player can manufacture more forward momentum with each swing as a result. It also increases the sweet spot of the barrel and gives the bat hitting prowess that’s as clean as a wisp.
The Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Xeno is equipped with a 7/8” handle which comes with the extraordinary TRU3 handle technology, trademarked by the company. The TRU3 attaches the bat and barrel together seamlessly, giving players a solid, rigid feel. The strong connection gives the bat a longer lifespan and also makes it easier to swing hard, without any hesitations.
Feature Benefits of Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Xeno
- 100% Performance Plus Composite makes bat strong and durable
- IST technology gives barrel and handle a rigid connection and large sweet spot
- Double-walled structure enables hits to go farther than ever before
- S1iD disc increases bat elasticity and forward momentum
- TRU3 handle makes bat durable and reduces risk of 2-piece design splitting
Pros & Cons
- Ball can be hit insane distances
- Bat is extremely elastic and flexible
- Large forward momentum can be generated
- Bat is long-lasting with minimal risk of splitting
- Large sweet spot and easy to swing hard
- Stiff barrel-handle connections and zero friction provide good performance
- Bat design is not too aesthetic
- Bat is fairly heavy and harder for smaller players to swing
- Impact vibrations may reach the player
- Needs to be broken in
The TRU3 connection between the barrel and handle can be adjusted. This helps to maximize the IST’s potential and very slightly alter bat length. The S1iD disc can also be manipulated to alter the sweet spot of the bat, with practice.
1. Does the bat have a warranty?
A. Yes. The bat comes with a one year warranty
2. Is the bat stamped with ASA?
A. Yes. The bat is ASA approved
3. Is the bat a one-piece bat?
A. No. The bat is a two-piece composite but joined with a TRU3 handle
4. Does the bat need to be broken in?
A. Yes. The bat has a considerable breaking in process
The Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Xeno is a fantastic bat for fastpitch, with some revolutionizing technology, and unsurpassable features. Its powerful make, great barrel design and S1iD disc help it stand out amongst other fastpitch bats. This is surely one additive any serious player should try out if they want to hit the ball farther than ever before.