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BASEBALL BAT COMPARISON CHART

 
 
Model Drop weight Handle Handle-to-Knob Barrel Barrel Notes & Weight Distribution Compares to Typical User

-3

15/16"
(Standard)

Moderate length flare in to knob
Just enough knob to catch hand

2-1/2"
(Standard)

Shorter barrel for fast swing.
Slight barrel weight yet lightest full-size bat

C271

CONTACT HITTER for singles & doubles mostly or as 1st high school bat. A solid bat if concerned about weight.

JK5

-3

15/16"
(Standard)

Pretty straight in to knob with enough to catch hand.

2-1/2"
(Standard)

Identical to barrel on the BB71

C271 but straighter handle

CONTACT HITTER for same reasons as BB71 but wants straighter handle into knob as doesn't like BB71 flare.

-3

15/16"
(Standard)

Very similar to BB71 with slightly shorter length of flare in to knob

2-1/2"
(Standard)

Similar balance & shape of BB71, tad thinner from logo to barrel end

C271 / BB71

CONTACT HITTER likes BB71 but trades a little barrel size & customization for extra durability and max swing speed.

-3

15/16"
(Standard)

Very similar to JK5 but R318 knob (straighter handle in to wider knob)

2-1/2"
(Standard)

Same as 271HD, being tad thinner from logo to barrel end vs BB71/JK5

JK5 / B72

CONTACT HITTER likes B72 design but trades a little barrel length & customization for extra durability & lighter weight.

-2.5

1" (Thicker)

Thicker handle in to a medium flare knob to catch hand

2-1/2" (Standard)

Moderate barrel length allows nice balance & extra durability

M110

CONTACT-TO-EXTRA BASES HITTER wanting little longer barrel. Great for big hands or heavy tape users. Extra durable.

B72

-2.5

<15/16" (Thinner)

Thinner handle very slightly flares into defined knob to rest hand on

2-1/2" (Standard)

A longer barrel yields more contact area, but still balanced

P72

CONTACT-TO-EXTRA BASES HITTER for more contact area in longer barrel + thinner handle. Nice for spraying ball backside plus getting inside faster.

-2.45

15/16" (Standard)

Very slight flare in to just enough knob to rest hand on

2.45" (Standard)

Nice barrel length (little > F110). Evenly weighted, swings so easy

T141

EXTRA BASES HITTER wants best balance & enough barrel to still do damage. Men's leagues & high school power favorite.

-2.45

15/16" (Standard)

Very slight flare in to just enough knob to rest hand on

2.45" (Standard)

Slightly thinner than R141 from logo to barrel. Still very balanced

R141 / T141

EXTRA BASES HITTER likes R141 but trades a little barrel size & customization for extra durability from higher density wood.

-2.5

15/16" (Standard)

Big flare for those who like a more cone shaped knob

2-1/2" (Standard)

Same barrel as R141 Very balanced yields easy swing

280

EXTRA BASES HITTER who doesn't want to feel the knob. Like the R141, hitter most values balance but still wants nice pop.

-2.5

31/32" (Thicker)

Thick handle fairly straight in to knob to rest hand on (like P161)

2-1/2" (Standard)

Slimmed P161 barrel: long but then tapers quickly to handle for balance

110 /
smaller 161

EXTRA BASES HITTER who likes thicker handle. Trades barrel size & customization for extra durability + balance.

P2

-2.5

<31/32" (Thicker)

Slightly thicker handle with just enough flare in to knob to catch hand

2-1/2" (Standard)

Fairly balanced but with a slight bit of barrel weight for extra pop

110 with tad thinner handle

EXTRA BASES HITTER who likes F110 handle size, R141 balance and BB71 flared knob.

-2.5

15/16" (Standard)

Average handle quickly flares at end into enough knob to catch hand

2-17/32"(Larger)

Similar to R318 except barrel stays thicker longer for more balance

I13 Amateur (smaller barrel)

EXTRA BASES & POWER HITTER for more power but wants more balanced feel & amp; decent bat speed. Like knob to just catch hand.

-2.5

15/16" (Standard)

Pretty straight handle goes in to a knob that catches the hand

2-9/16" (Larger)

More barrel than gap hitter bat, not as barrel heavy as power hitter bat

S318

EXTRA BASES HITTER wants power bat w/out barrel weight. POWER HITTER trades barrel size for fast swing. Like NP13 except for knob.

-2

29/32" (Smallest)

Sharp taper in to thin handle, pretty straight in to knob with enough lip to rest hand on

2-1/2" (Standard)

Smallest diameter but long for more sweet spot & whip. End weighted

MT27 Pro version

POWER HITTER for more pop/whip, plus increased durability (unusual for end-weighted bats), but gives up the most barrel & handle size.

-2

15/16" (Standard)

Medium flared knob with enough lip to catch hand

2-1/2" (Standard)

Long, slightly weighted barrel yields more sweet spot, gradual taper to handle

AM22 Pro version

POWER HITTER trades barrel size for swing speed + longer sweet spot. OK for big EXTRA BASES HITTER if can handle weight.

-2

15/16" (Standard)

Identical to NP13: avg size handle flares right at end in to knob

2-17/32" (Larger)

Same diameter as NP13 but longer barrel for more sweet spot

I13 Pro version

POWER HITTER likes top heavy feel but wants longer hitting area & durability vs typical big barreled power bat.

-2

15/16" (Standard)

Average size handle slopes quick from barrel into flared knob to catch hand

2-3/8" (Larger)

Longer cupped barrel that has moderate barrel weight to gain extra durability

TP13

POWER HITTER willing to trade a little barrel diameter for more hitting area and increased durability + pop from high density wood.

AP5

-2

1" (Thicker)

Slightly thicker handle in to flared knob with small lip to just grab hand

2-1/2" (Standard)

Longer barrel offset in barrel weight by handle & knob for more balance

AP5

POWER HITTER wants it all: big sweet spot, balance, bat speed & +durability but has bigger hands for knob/handle.

-2

1" (Thicker)

Same as AP5HD: slightly thicker handle into small lip on flared knob. Just enough knob to catch your hand

2-1/2" (Standard)

Slightly smaller diameter but same long barrel and balance of AP5

AP5

POWER HITTER likes AP5 design but wants even more bat speed and some extra durability.

-2

15/16" (Standard)

Avg diameter handle moderately flares in to knob to catch hand (knobless NK43 version available)

2-9/16" (Larger)

Large barrel & average handle size makes this power bat end-weighted

C243

POWER HITTER desiring a traditional end-loaded 243. Trades off some durability for feel of smaller (avg) handle.

-2

15/16" (Standard)

Avg diameter handle moderately flares in to knob to rest hand on

2-1/2" (Standard)

Longer, but smaller diameter barrel vs typical 243. Still end loaded

C243 Pro Minors version

POWER HITTER wants more contact area, average size handle and more durability than typical 243.

-2

15/16" (Standard)

Falls in between R141 and R318 knob

2-1/2" (Standard)

Long end-loaded barrel but not as large diameter as original Cano bat

RC22

POWER HITTER wants long barrel/avg size handle but + in durability. Swaps customization for high density bat to get.

-2

31/32" (Thicker)

Thick handle transitions in to a fairly pronounced knob

2-17/32" (Larger)

Long barrel stays thick throughout, giving it decent balance for it's size

MC24

POWER HITTER with big hands who wants a big, long barrel but doesn't want a lot of end-loaded weight.

-2

1" (Thicker)

Thick handle, slight flares in to a knob to catch you hand on

2-5/8" (Larger)

Oversize, long barrel but more balance than typical power bat

Unique

POWER HITTER & wants a big bat all-over but not end-weighted. No-frills, 1st run ash @great price.

-2

1" (Thicker)

Thick handle goes fairly straight in to knob to rest hand on

2-17/32" (Larger)

Bigger diameter, longer barrel with slower taper for more durability

R161

POWER HITTER with bigger hands gives up large barrel diameter for a more durable bat as he gets jammed a lot.

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