With nice pop to slap it in to the gaps, the JK5 wood baseball bat is a great fit for the contact hitter whose job it is to get on base and run. The only difference between it and the BB71 is the transition from the handle in to the knob. The JK5 has a straighter, more traditional transition. Both the BB71 and JK5 are our lightest wood baseball bats. They make a great first choice for the transition up to a high-school age bat.
Like all of our baseball bats, it’s available in Rock Maple or Northern White Ash. Maple is the better choice for the player who tends to get jammed when they mis-hit, taking the ball lower on the barrel. Ash is the better choice for the player who chases those outside pitches, fouling the ball off the barrel end when they mis-hit.
JK5 wood bat stats:
Barrel: 2-1/2" slightly weighted for fast swing
Handle: 15/16" fairly straight, average diameter
Knob: Pretty straight in to, with enough to catch bottom hand
Weight: -3 drop (length - 3 = weight in ounces)
Comparable competitor model: a C271, but with straighter handle
1, 2, 9-hole hitter in the line-up; typically a singles/doubles hitter
Youth moving to adult bat who, because of average size, should start with a -3 drop weight bat
Player wants a solid wood bat, but who is concerned about weight and wants to maximize bat speed
Not a fan of a tradtional handle?
Try our BB71 pro series wood bat—it’s the same barrel as the JK5, with a more flared transition from the handle in to the knob.
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