About the K455 Fast Ship Youth Bat:
The lightest of our youth bats, the K455 is designed like an adult bat in terms of shape, with the weight of a youth bat. It meets the specs required for youth bat play.
The K455 youth bat is perfect for those 10-11 year old players who have developed a little better control in order to avoid the inside pitches. It also gives them the opportunity to feel more like they are swinging a pro's bat.
For the younger youth (6-9 years old), the K455's modern design (faster transition from barrel to handle) makes for a great tool for establishing a big league swing.
K455 Youth Wood bat Specs:
Barrel: 2-1/4" slightly weighted
Handle: 15/16" fairly straight
Weight: -8 drop (length - 8 = weight in ounces)
Wood: choice of birch or maple species to properly balance durability and swingability, insuring great swing form
10-11 year old youth with some wood bat experience, understanding how to hit on the sweet spot.
5-9 year old youth looking for his first wood bat close to the artificial light weight of most metal bats.
Youth practicing with wood to learn proper swing form.
K455 Fast Ship Available!
Want a K455 really fast without any rush fees, but still with free text engraving? Check out the K455 Fast Ship
(same specs as above K455).
Will your child be able to handle a wood bat that has a -8 drop weight (length minus drop weight = bat weight in ounces)?
Definitely! Remember, metal bats have become so light that they do not accurately represent what weight is appropriate to learn how to hit effectively. Too light: a golf-like low to high, improper swing appears. Too heavy: shoulders drop, wrists turn and the barrel head gets dragged through the zone.A properly weighted youth bat levels the hitter's swing, enabling the youth to drive the ball. Goodbye golf-like low-to-high metal bat pop-fly swing, hello baseballs headed to the gaps and beyond.
Which wood type is right for your player?
Phoenix offers the K455 Youth Wood Bat in the choice of birch or a maple species. These two woods support the highest balance between proper weight (absolutely critical to developing the right swing) and durability (especially when not hitting on the proper side of the bat, which is why we do not offer youth bats in ash). Of the two woods, birch is recommended. For undisciplined hitters, birch is more forgiving, especially when not having the logo facing the sky when striking the ball or when miss-hitting further up or down the barrel.
Little League Wood Bat Compliance:
Per Little League rule 1.10, bats for Little League (majors) and below, shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. It shall not be more than 33 inches in length, not be more than two and one-quarter inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part.
In regard to the new USA Baseball bat standard: solid, one-piece wood bats that adhere to Little League’s regulations will be allowed for play with or without the USA Baseball mark. So, if you have a Phoenix wood youth bat, you are all set!
All Phoenix Bats youth wood bats meet or exceed Little League standards.
Not sure which youth bat to go with or concerned your youth can handle the K455 even with us being confident he or she can?
Don't worry we understand! So with the Phoenix Bats Risk-Free Guarantee, you can Try a bat for 10 days and if you don’t like it send it back for exchange or a refund, even if it's personalized. More details here