In the search for a model to use this summer this bat caught my attention. Few things i look for in a wood bat are modeled perfectly by this bat. The knob, a quick large taper keeps my bottom hand firmly in place, but also thins out around the top of that hand, making the handle feel extremely good. There is a slow taper to the barrel and black paint on the bat, making the bat feel very strong in the handle section, something extremely useful to overcome the fear of breaking the bat, finally the shallow cup at the barrels end is something ive been looking for, giving the bat a heavier, harder hitting feel that ive been looking for. This bat is genuinely exactly what i was looking for, and i highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice bat. Worth the money.