About the K240 Youth Wood Baseball Bat:
The K240 is a well balanced, properly weighted, wood youth bat that is great for teaching a young player how to hit with wood. Plus it meets specs for game use!
Unlike the K455, the K240 features a slow transition from the barrel in to the handle. This provides additional thickness for those younger players who tend to get jammed, taking the ball on the lower part of the barrel towards the decal. This makes it perfect for the baseball player who is still trying to master hitting the sweet spot or is new to wood bats. It's also Phoenix's recommendation for the 10-11 year old playing in his first wood bat tournament.
K240 Wood Bat Stats:
Barrel: 2-1/4" very balanced
Handle: 15/16" slightly tapered
Weight: -7 drop (length - 7 = weight in ounces)
Wood: birch to properly balance durability and swingability, insuring great swing form
Any 5-11 year old youth new to swinging a wood bat or who needs more miss-hit forgiveness
Player who tends to mishit further down the barrel towards the handle
10-11 year old who needs more durability in wood bat tourneys and games
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Will your child be able to handle a wood bat that has a -7 drop weight (length minus drop weight = bat weight in ounces)?
Definitely! Remember, metal bats have become so light that they do not accurately represent what weight is appropriate to learn how to hit effectively. Too light: a golf-like low to high, improper swing appears. Too heavy: shoulders drop, wrists turn and the barrel head gets dragged through the zone.A properly weighted youth bat levels the hitter's swing, enabling the youth to drive the ball. Goodbye golf-like low-to-high metal bat pop-fly swing, hello baseballs headed to the gaps and beyond.
Which wood type is right for your player?
Phoenix offers the K455 Youth Wood Bat in birch species. Birch supports the highest balance between proper weight (absolutely critical to developing the right swing) and durability (especially when not hitting on the proper side of the bat, which is why we do not offer youth bats in ash). For undisciplined hitters, birch is more forgiving, especially when not having the logo facing the sky when striking the ball or when miss-hitting further up or down the barrel.
Little League & USA Youth Bat (USABat) Compliance:
Per Little League rule 1.10, bats for Little League (majors) and below, shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. It shall not be more than 33 inches in length, not be more than two and one-quarter inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part.
In regard to the new USA Baseball bat standard: solid, one-piece wood bats that adhere to Little League’s regulations will be allowed for play with or without the USA Baseball mark (see Rule 27). So, if you have a Phoenix wood youth bat and play in Little League, AABC, Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken, Dixie or PONY league, you are all set!
All Phoenix Bats youth wood bats meet or exceed USABat and Little League standards.
Not sure which youth bat to go with or concerned your youth can handle the K240 even with us being confident he or she can?
Don't worry we understand! So with the Phoenix Bats Risk-Free Guarantee, you can Try a bat for 10 days and if you don’t like it send it back for exchange or a refund, even if it's personalized. More details here