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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-21-2010, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Youth baseball bat question

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Iím about to acquire a baseball bat for my 7 year old son. He gets allot of contact but not really a power hitter (a bit skinny). The point is I donít know which bat to choose (Demarini Vendetta, vexxum or voodoo). Which of these bats would best suite him?

Any help to ease my decision would be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 10:02 AM
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I have personally used the vexxum for about three years now and I like the pop in that bat, so that's what I got my seven year old. The Demarini Vexxum. What also recommend is to get him a wood bat and use it in batting practice. That will help him out with his batting mechanics specially to use his lower body instead of just his arms.
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I think at that age, buying a fancy expensive bat is not all that important. Far more important is buying a bat of the correct length and weight. A seven year old, depending on his size, should be swinging a 28 or 29 inch bat. I would recommend a 29. The next thing to consider is the "drop." That is the difference between the length and weight of the bat. In other words, a 29 inch bat that weighs 17 ounces has a drop of 12. That is what my skinny nine year old swings. When shopping for a bat, have your child hold it at the end of the bat, at the knob, and see if he/she can extend it parallel to the ground and hold it in that position for about five seconds without his arm trembling, or his back arching. If that happens, try a bat with a bigger drop.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 12:29 AM
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Don't worry about the make and model

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I think at that age, buying a fancy expensive bat is not all that important. Far more important is buying a bat of the correct length and weight.
This is a great piece of advice. You are looking for comfort and control with a swing. Your son's hitting mechanics have a lot to do with how well he handles a bat as well. In short, the brand and model doesn't mean jack at this age. Have some fun and learn some technique and worry about the model and make later.
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