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Discussion: Louisville Senior bat

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Oct. 17, 2013
778 posts
Louisville Senior bat
Had the opportunity to both observe and hit several different Louisville senior bats in recent weeks. So far the end loaded models have not been able to stay together for more than 75 hits or so. Some have been comparable in performance to other senior bats and some have not. The new balanced version is supposedly done and will be released soon. I am not a fan of the "u joint" used in the bat as it allows too much flex. The sweet spot on the bat is quite small although a well struck ball in just the right place reacts well. The rest of the barrel delivers so so results. Durability on even the balanced version is still questionable opinion....Louisville is close but this bat just wont stack up at all to the current top 3 or 4 seniors bats right now. Let's wait for phase II.
Team 1 Sports
Oct. 18, 2013
Men's 50
169 posts

Just wondering how the Testing of the SSUSA Approved GSC P413 is going ? ? ?
Oct. 18, 2013
Men's 60
405 posts
I had the opportunity to hit the TPS Hyper Z in Nevada and put about 70 hits on it. I thought it had terrific "pop" as good or better then anything I have ever swung but it broke in about 70 hits. I am a fan of the U-TRIP Z2000 and think TPS is on to something if they can find a little more durability.

Also had the opportunity to Hit Ed Andrews new Barrage and GSC he was showing around. The Barrage for me was to light at 26oz so I could not give a good opinion but the GSC at 27oz felt pretty good and had good pop.
Oct. 18, 2013
mad dog
Men's 65
3983 posts
yep jimmy the Z was not that bad, for the 60-70 swings we put on it before it broke.....

ed/dave,the GSC bat was good also(i hit with cal50)but it just didn't feel right for me..but others were pounding the ball with it,i just swing the reebok better....

ed the barrage you let us swing was by far the best 2-piece bat i have swung,stiff handle,no bending.....but still stuck on the senior melee for me so far....even tho i have a couple of combats in the bag also that i do like......
Oct. 18, 2013
778 posts
I have not tested or swung the GSC bat as they haven't made any other than some prototypes. I wait until I see production models as anyone can make a few good bats. The question is can you make 5000 with all of them being similar in performance and durability?
Oct. 21, 2013
Men's 55
160 posts
For me Louisvile bats have been great performers but lack durabilty. The SB34 Genesis, Nexus (black), and Z- 2000 were all great bats but none of them lasted very long. Catalyst (which the Hyper Z resembles) was an exception, but took forever to break-in, and had a small sweetspot. Looking forward to the new Easton, which for me have the best durabilty and performance (not including first batch synergy) of any composite bats on the market. Alan, thanks for the reviews, they are vey helpful in my decision making process, when it comes to choosing a new product. In my experience, prototypes have always been hotter than production models.
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