The LA43 professional player wood baseball bat is a Phoenix Bats design. Last year, the powers-that-be in the Commissioner's Office banned the largest diameter maple and birch power hitter wood bats for Big League players with 2 years or less Big League time. Enter our modified V243 Popular Game Bat -- an instant hit with players who craved the power but didn't want to give up the feel of their big-barreled pro wood bat.
With a big diameter barrel (albeit slightly smaller than our V243 barrel), as well as a long barrel, the LA43 wooden bat is very much end-weighted. This allows the LA43 to satisfy the need of the power hitter with a design that lends it to be more durable than a typical 243 wood bat model.
LA43 wood bat stats:
2-9/16" diameter barrel
-2 drop (length - drop = weight in ounces)
Gap hitter who likes a thin handle and a long barrel for more contact area
Due to the more limited availability of the wood billets (the tubes of wood we make bats from) to make this bat, we are unable to offer the Phoenix Money Back Guarantee on the LA43 wooden bat.
No matter which Phoenix wood baseball bat you go with, our belief is simple: every player, at every level...not just our pros...deserves a quality wood bat.