"All of our wood comes from an Amish run mill in Pennsylvania. Without that wood we wouldn't be here today." -Kurt Ainsworth
This bats has lasted me for over a year. Great pop with a balanced feel.
I own a few Marucci bats, but as written, this is by far the hardest bat- I'm assuming because of the smaller barrel. One advantage of a tapered barrel bat in my experience is that the sweet spot seems to extend a little further towards the end of the bat. That results in two things. One, less breakage due to the end of the bat being the widest part, and two, the ability to get some extra distance on those pitches hit just an inch beyond the sweet spot. Very strong bat that makes an amazing sound.
This bat is perfectly balanced and it has a good sweet spot. I absolutely love hitting with this bat! I would swing this over metal any day! It has a comfortable flared knob with balance almost perfectly in the middle and it swings absolutely great!