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 Post subject: youth wood bat
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:44 pm 
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Ok so i want to get my oldest(he's 9)a wood bat to practice with and perhaps to use in winter ball.
He's not a big dude and uses a 28" 15.5oz demarini. Im thinking getting a 30" or will the weight just be too much for him?
Or am i way off? Appreciate any and all suggestions!

http://cgi.ebay.com/WORTH-YOUTH-BAMBOO- ... 43a2b999c0

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 Post subject: Re: youth wood bat
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: youth wood bat
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E-Five wrote:
http://www.b45online.com/cart/product_info.php?cPath=9&products_id=11

Can't go wrong with a B45! :mrgreen:


$90 for a youth wood bat. :o I understand you think highly of B45 but he's just 9 years old.

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Ok so i want to get my oldest(he's 9)a wood bat to practice with and perhaps to use in winter ball.
He's not a big dude and uses a 28" 15.5oz demarini. Im thinking getting a 30" or will the weight just be too much for him?
Or am i way off? Appreciate any and all suggestions!

http://cgi.ebay.com/WORTH-YOUTH-BAMBOO- ... 43a2b999c0


I bought my son a maple Rawlings from BBX for around $30 and it's been going strong for 2 years now. Here's the link. http://www.baseballexp.com/Baseball-Bat ... /index.pro

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 Post subject: Re: youth wood bat
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:24 pm 
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Almost forgot. My opinion on the size is that a 30" would be too big for a small 9 year old. I would think the wood bat and going to be used specifically during practice, while working on swing mechanics. The weighting on a wood bat is significantly different that on a metal bat. You may want to get him a 27" wood bat in order to help his mechanics. Make sure he can handle the bat or else he will suffer in the long wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: youth wood bat
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Almost forgot. My opinion on the size is that a 30" would be too big for a small 9 year old. I would think the wood bat and going to be used specifically during practice, while working on swing mechanics. The weighting on a wood bat is significantly different that on a metal bat. You may want to get him a 27" wood bat in order to help his mechanics. Make sure he can handle the bat or else he will suffer in the long wrong.


Didn't see the age! :o I digress, that is a bit expensive for a nine year old; Just trying to plug the brand I know :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: youth wood bat
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Thanks for all suggestions.

The reason i said maybe 30" is, he could choke up some and he wouldnt out grow it for a few years.

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 Post subject: Re: youth wood bat
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battle wrote:
Thanks for all suggestions.

The reason i said maybe 30" is, he could choke up some and he wouldnt out grow it for a few years.

E-Five.........Yeah GO BIG BLUE! :D


Choking up makes the bat shorter, but it doesn't make it lighter. I'd be more concerned with the weight at 30" than the length. If you got a smaller bat and in two years buy a bigger bat, just pass the smaller bat on to another younger player. A lot of kids are starting to hit more with wood bats during BP pr practices. Someone will take it off your hands. That's just my .02 though. It's obviously your choice and preference.

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 Post subject: Re: youth wood bat
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I think ill go with a 28. The youngest can use it he is 6.
Now ash, maple, bambo or????

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 Post subject: Re: youth wood bat
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battle wrote:
I think ill go with a 28. The youngest can use it he is 6.
Now ash, maple, bambo or????


I went with maple only because of the smoking deal offered at BBX at the time. Discount and free shipping on my order. A 9 year old is not going to notice a difference between the types of wood and definitely not going to shatter it by hitting a baseball. Their bat speed just isn't at the level that would be a concern.

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 Post subject: Re: youth wood bat
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Thx for the help on the youth bat!

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