Are you a power hitter craving to generate more bat speed? Try the R318 wood baseball bat. It is not top heavy and has a more manageable sized barrel (having a diameter in between that of a R141 and V243) versus a traditional power hitter’s bat. Rip it through the strike zone and still watch it fly when you make contact!
While similar to the NP13, in barrel diameter and that it is a smaller barreled power hitter’s bat, the weight distribution is slightly different. With the R318, the weight is slightly more in the barrel, although not dramatic as it would be versus a big barreled power hitter's wood bat.
In addition, there is one other slight difference between the R318 and NP13, which really is what causes a player to choose one bat over the other—it’s in the transition from handle in to knob. The R318 wood baseball bat has a fairly straight transition. Many of our pros comment on how they like the feel of the bottom of their hand when gripping it. The NP13, by comparison, has a slight flare at the end of the handle going in to the knob.
R318 Professional Series Wood Bat Stats:
Barrel: 2-9/16” slightly larger/slightly end-weighted: more than gap hitter's bat but not as barrel heavy as true power hitter bat
Handle: 15/16” average diameter, pretty straight handle
Knob: enough to catch your hand
Weight: -2.5 drop (length – drop = weight in ounces)
Comparable competitor model: S318
Gap/extra-bases hitter who wants a little bit of barrel weight to do a little more damage.
Power hitter who wants to generate more bat speed. He gives up big barrel for an easier swing, but is still able to crush it.
High school player who is a true power hitter: he has the muscle and physique to handle the barrel weight.
R318 Fast Ship Available!
Want a R318 really fast without any rush fees, but still with free text enrgaving? Check out 3 options that ship in 2 business days or less:
The R318 Fast Ship
(specs as above R318).
The 3 Pack Fast Ship Baseball Combo Pack
: a R318 Fast Ship
, a AP5HD
and a Pro 2 model
for same hitter type.
The 3 Pack Fast Ship Baseball Bats Pack
: choose 3 bats from 6 of our most popular fast ship models, which includes the R318.
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