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DR5S Wood Bat

Starting at $70. Wood options: Maple, Ash, Birch

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The DR5S is another wood baseball bat that is the perfect transition bat for the young player moving from a youth bat to a bat with a full size barrel. It's the sister to the DR100, having the same barrel but a handle and knob much more like a metal bat.

At age 12-13, a hitter outgrows his/her K455, K240, or K271 wood youth bat. This is a result of physical size, league requirements and/or the speed of pitching the hitter now faces. Stick with a youth bat and the chance of breaking the bat increases greatly. Go to a full-size barrel too soon and your young hitter starts picking up bad habits (like dropping his/her shoulder and dragging the bat through the strike zone).

Enter the DR5S to save the day! It features a full-size barrel, of same diameter as our pro series BB71 and JK5 wood bats. This gets the hitter used to swinging a bigger barrel wood bat like they will have to swing no later than high school age. It's designed specifically as a transition bat, but still from the same quality wood we use for all our pro series bats. The DR5S wood bat comes in at only 2-3 ounces heavier than our youth bats, but still at least 2 ounces lighter than a pro series bat.

DR5S wood bat specs:
2-1/2" barrel
15/16" handle
-5 drop (length minus drop = weight in ounces)

Typical user:
12-13 year old who likes a metal bat feel as he sets his site on high school baseball

Little League Wood Bat Compliance:
Per Little League Rule 1.10, Junior League wood bats shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part.
All Phoenix Bats youth wood bats meet or exceed Little League standards.

Give your young hitter the chance to keep improving his/her game with the right bat at the right age. Try the DR5S. And remember, if your youngster is not satisfied with his or her selection, that wood bat can be returned for a full refund within 10 days of purchase. The Phoenix Bats Risk-Free Guarantee is just one more reason that it’s time for every ballplayer to switch to the safety and affordability of a Phoenix youth wood bat. More details here

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