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    My 6 year old, has decided he is done with tball and wants to play coach pitch with his older brother this year. Thank god. Of those 2 kids heís way more skilled naturally just a lot smaller. That said I gotta find him a bat. He has been using the older sons but it has been giving him problems. What bats are yalls coach pitch kids swinging. We play dixie and as most of yíall know the USA bats suck. Thatís the nicest way I can put it. Iíve discovered you definitely get what you pay for. Iím looking at the Easton adv 360 but wasnít sure if thereís anything else I should look at?

    Also if anyone has any USA bats theyíd like to part with let me know. Iíve got a bunch of kids in our league that canít afford bats and at that age they start noticing the fact that other kids have their own bats and they donít.

    Thanks in advance
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    My 6 year old, has decided he is done with tball and wants to play coach pitch with his older brother this year. Thank god. Of those 2 kids heís way more skilled naturally just a lot smaller. That said I gotta find him a bat. He has been using the older sons but it has been giving him problems. What bats are yalls coach pitch kids swinging. We play dixie and as most of yíall know the USA bats suck. Thatís the nicest way I can put it. Iíve discovered you definitely get what you pay for. Iím looking at the Easton adv 360 but wasnít sure if thereís anything else I should look at?

    Also if anyone has any USA bats theyíd like to part with let me know. Iíve got a bunch of kids in our league that canít afford bats and at that age they start noticing the fact that other kids have their own bats and they donít.

    Thanks in advance
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    At that age they’re all the same other than weight and length. Kids can’t swing hard enough to make a difference or make the bat do what it’s designed to do. When you see a kid hitting it hard it’s because they made good contact. Not the bat at that age. Just let him use one of his team/teammates bats. It’ll also help with the ones that are less fortunate seeing other kids without bats.

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    What he said.

    Just go buy some bats from Walmart, no negligible difference for coach’s pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinghagen#12 View Post
    What he said.

    Just go buy some bats from Walmart, no negligible difference for coach’s pitch.
    Agreed. And you'll probably catch him out in the yard hitting gravel with it anyway...

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    Black magic man. That was the best bat ever made in the early 90s.

    Sorry can’t help with this but it made me think about that

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    Dude, a $350 bat is not a good investment for a 6yo regardless of how big your bank account is...just say'n.

    That being said, ADV is a good bat but they break...a lot. I'd stear away from it.

    We are fans of Marucci CAT. Demarini The Goods is also a good stick. But if you were going all out you'd spend $400 on the Lousivlle Slugger Meta.

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    What happened to the Easton Ultralights and the white TPX's? Dang, I'm old.
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    Dis is all ya need right here. Can be found in your latest eastbay or baseball express catalogue.

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    Find you one of those banned CF Zen bats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by We Jeep Inn View Post
    Agreed. And you'll probably catch him out in the yard hitting gravel with it anyway...
    yep. Or hitting it on the concrete or asphalt. Or even better he and his brother will be swinging both bats at each other with helmets optional.
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    For coaches pitch and a USA bat, there is definitely no need to drop $350. Buy a Rawlings 5150. The red 2019 version was hotter than the ADV. the newer ones are good, just not quite as hot. The difference in the ADV and the 5150 is definitely not worth the extra $$.

    Every ADV Iíve seen has broken within a season.
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    i saw the price of bats while at the academy’s the other week.

    Must be the Travel ball parents who weren’t athletic trying to make up for their shortcomings.
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    I’m curious to hear what 2th has to say about this

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    its not the arrow, its the indian

    is he throwing 100 pitches a day? Does he chew Big League Chew like a freaking legend?
    Does he like spending nights in hotels with his buddies?

    If so, he has a future. I'd go ahead and get him an agent.
    Either way, I hope he has fun trying to show up his big brother. I was the younger of two and know his options!
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    oh and go to sleep, dude. seriously. drunk bat posting at 1am is a sign of a serious issue....

    its called travel ball syndrome.
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil 2 sleepy View Post
    For coaches pitch and a USA bat, there is definitely no need to drop $350. Buy a Rawlings 5150. The red 2019 version was hotter than the ADV. the newer ones are good, just not quite as hot. The difference in the ADV and the 5150 is definitely not worth the extra $$.

    Every ADV I’ve seen has broken within a season.
    If you are going to get in the way back machine you might as well get a 2018 Quattro pro…to this day this bats in good condition fetch more money than any new bat in the market. New old stock (if you were able to find it) would bring $1000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie1976 View Post
    Black magic man. That was the best bat ever made in the early 90s.

    Sorry can’t help with this but it made me think about that
    I still have mine in my closet at my mom’s house.

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    In a USA bat there is a ton of difference between $300 and $100. And yes I’m willing to spend money. They hit out of a cage at my shop 3 days a week so I don’t mind getting something good. I’ve looked at the marrucis
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