Full Product Overview
The LA43 professional player wood baseball bat is a Phoenix Bats design. A couple of year's ago, 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 LA43 Pro Series 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 long barrel but average diameter handle, the LA43 wooden bat ends up 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, including the Phoenix V243.
LA43 Wood Bat Stats:
Barrel: 2-1/2" average diameter but long and end-weighted
Handle: 15/16" average diameter handle
Knob: moderate flare from handle in to knob to rest hand on
Weight: -2 drop (length - 2 = weight in ounces)
Comparable competitor model: C243 for pro player in Minors
Power hitter who likes an average sized handle and a long barrel for more contact area.
Player that likes the feel of an end weighted bat, but without the massive barrel size.
Physically strong player who can handle the end-weight and has plate discipline.
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.