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Bat Lab — Bat Reviews


Introducing Marucci CAT 8 Baseball Bats

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Introducing Marucci CAT 8 Baseball Bats
The NEW Marucci CAT 8 Baseball Bats have been released into the wild! Here's everything you want to know about one of the most anticipated bat releases in a long time.

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2019 Fastpitch Compression Test

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2019 Fastpitch Compression Test

We compression tested the most popular fastpitch softball bats of 2019. Below are result summaries and videos. All bats were tested brand new in wrapper with no hits on them.

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2018 Fastpitch Compression Test

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2018 Fastpitch Compression Test
We compression tested the most popular fastpitch softball bats of 2018. Below are the results. All bats were tested brand new in wrapper with no hits on them.

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2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR - The most bang for your buck?

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2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR - The most bang for your buck?

   While testing all of the BBCOR bats for 2018, I came across a new bat this year that really impressed us. The Marucci F5 is a one-piece alloy BBCOR bat priced at a very low $149.99. I didn't expect too much out of this bat because of the low price...

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BBCOR Ball Exit Speed & Bat Reviews (2018)

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BBCOR Ball Exit Speed & Bat Reviews (2018)
We tested and reviewed the 2018 BBCOR bat lineup. Recording metrics like ball exit speed, balance, actual scale weight, and more. Find out which bat performed the best. Which bat is the lightest? Which bat has the biggest sweet spot? See results from DeMarini, Easton, Marucci, AXE, Rawlings and more.

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BBCOR Ball Exit Speed (2017)

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BBCOR Ball Exit Speed (2017)

Ball Exit Speed measures the speed of the ball as it comes off the bat. This is often confused with Bat Speed, which is the speed of the bat as it's swung. In order to achieve the highest possible Ball Exit Speed, perfect contact on the sweet spot of the...

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2017 Softball Bat Compression Testing

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2017 Softball Bat Compression Testing

Compression testing measures the amount of pressure it takes to compress the barrel of a bat 1/4". The less pressure it takes to compress the bat, the easier it is to achieve maximum trampoline effect when the ball makes contact with the bat. Composite barreled bats will get easier to compress...

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The Sweet Spot

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The Sweet Spot

This year at 99BATS, we decided to take all of the most popular models that we carry and compare them side by side. Today we're going to take a look at the size of the sweet spot on the barrels. As you can see from the picture above, we lined...

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