Model Drop Weight* Handle Handle-To-Knob Barrel Barrel Notes & Weight Distribution Typical User
K240 -7 15/16" Handle slowly tapers to small flare into knob to put hand on 2 1/4" Stays thicker, but balanced, as slowly transitions from barrel to handle for extra protection against inside pitch 5-11 YEAR OLD & UNDER new to swinging wood 9-11 YEAR OLD for extra inside pitch protection
K455 -8 15/16" Fairly straight handle slightly flares into knob to catch enough of hand 2 1/4" Weighted slightly toward the barrel with faster slope from barrel to handle, like a modern bat 5-8 YEAR OLD swinging wood for the 1st time
9-11 YEAR OLD who knows how to hit with wood
K271 -8 15/16" Handle tapers slightly in to flared knob, just enough to catch hand 2 1/4" With a longer barrel than K240 or K455, you get more weight out towards barrel end, offset some by knob BIG 5-11 YEAR OLD who can handle a youth bat that's top heavy, typically biggest kid for his age
DR100 -5 15/16" Fairly straight handle slightly flares into knob that catches hand 2 1/2" Same barrel size as recommended 1st high school bat (BB71 or JK5), but well balanced & lighter. 12-13 YEAR OLD getting ready for high school. Wants wood handle/knob feel & weight to keep good swing
DR5S -5 15/16" Metal bat style: straight handle goes in to full knob to rest hand on 2 1/2" Same barrel size as pro series BB71 & JK5, but well balanced and lighter. 12-13 YEAR OLD moving to full size barrel but at the right weight for age; likes metal bat design vs DR100
DR271 -5 15/16" Fairly straight handle flares out in to knob to catch hand 2 1/2" Longer barrel but same diameter as 1st high school bat. More hitting length makes top heavy BIG 12-13 YEAR OLD can handle end-weight but needs better weight for age before high school
* Length of bat less drop weight equals approximate weight, in ounces. Ex: a 30", -8 drop weight bat = 22 ounces.
Heavier bats can be made when requested.