I picked up this bat used from a local sporting goods store. It was obviously used with lots of scratches from throwing the bat in the dirt and sand. Typical wear and tear.
My son (13 year old) absolutely loves it! This bat has a lot of pop and sounds really good when you hit the sweet spot. It's a lighter bat too and just feels better balanced than other bats we've tried.
The other boys on the team have taken to using this bat too. It's gone through a lot of practice and games and it's holding up very nicely. I haven't noticed any degredation in performance.
I'd recommend this bat to any kid not wanting do spend a lot on Composite and yet still wanting something light with pop.
Best on market 2012. Still holding up for son. As well the high schoolers is still poppin