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Louisville Slugger FP12X9 Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat - New for 2012

Louisville Slugger FP12X9 Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat

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Louisville Slugger Xeno - FP12X9 - Fastpitch Softball Bat (-9) - New for 2012

The Swing1 inner Disc (S1iD)
Barrel Technology allows the barrel to flex to its maximum allowable performance level from SWING 1. This bat is “Game Ready” from the time you take off the wrapper.

The two inner discs are positioned inside the barrel at the sweet spot to stop the barrel from flexing past the performance limit, giving players maximum allowable performance. Precise positioning of iD within the barrel also allows us to bring up the performance around the sweet spot – which means you get a larger performing sweet spot, not just a better feeling one.

Louisville Slugger has upgraded their composite with the new LS2X composite material. This new grade of composite has more strength in a thinner design and the lightweight graphite fibers allow for  increased performance while maintaining durability. These thinner fibers allow use of more layers for even more added strength.

While maintaining handle stiffness, iST joins the barrel and handle together, providing players with a great solid feel and larger sweet spot. Vibration from a miss hit is absorbed before it reaches a players hands. Without the worry of sting or vibration from “off sweet spot hits,” a player can maintain acceleration through impact for increased and more consistent performance.

iST Technology
Unlike our competitors, iST features a solid connection between the handle and barrel, giving players maximum performance – even on inside hits.

  • iST Technology
  • S1iD Barrel Technology
  • LS2X composite design
  • Full composite design
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Louisville Slugger end cap
  • Synthetic grip, 7/8" handle
  • 2 1/4" barrel
  • -9 length to weight ratio
  • Approved for play in all associations
  • FP12X9
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Louisville Slugger FP12X9 Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat - New for 2012
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Fit Guide

Bat Size Guide-Help Selecting Baseball and Fastpitch Bat Size
  • The bat size that best fits you will be one that is comfortable, easy to swing and allows you to produce the greatest bat speed and power.
  • To obtain your optimum bat  select a bat that is not too long/heavy or too short/light.
  • A bat too short won't provide maximum power or barrel length, while a bat too long will be too difficult to handle and will also slow bat speed reducing power.
  • First begin with selecting a length. If possible use the previous bat you swung to help establish a length. For example if you used a 30 in bat and now feel that you are ready to move on to a larger bat a 31 in could be the next step.
  • You can also use the chart below for the average bat lengths based on your height, weight and age.
  • The chart below is just a guide as each player's strength and bat speed differ.
  • While the chart below was primariy designed for baseball, we have found it works fairly well for fastpitch bat sizing too. For fasptitch, however, refer to only the player height and discregard the player weight. Also, see notes at the bottom for additional notes on fastpitch bat sizing.
  • Need help selecting the proper bat size? Give us a call @ 888-854-2287.
Bat Sizing Chart

Selecting The Appropriate Bat Weight
  • The bat weight is equally as important as the length in selecting  the optimum bat size.
  • Bat weight differs greatly depending on the age range and is usually referred to as the "drop" when associated with the length and weight.
  • The drop is the difference between the length of the bat and the weight of the bat. For example if a bat is 30 in. long and weighs 20 oz. then the drop is 10. The larger the drop, the lighter the bat.
  • The average bat drop can best be broken down by age range.
Youth Bats (21/4 Inch barrel diameter)
  • Average - drop 12
  • Power Hitter - drop 10
Senior League "Big Barrel" Bats (25/8 to 23/4 Inch barrel Diameter)
  • For ages 12 and under, drop 10 is the average
  • Over age 12  range from -10oz to -5oz depending on the players strength and bat speed. 
  • *Check with your local league or organization to find out if there are any restrictions on barrel diameter or bat weight.
High School/College Bats
  • All high school or college bats are drop 3
  • Freshmen/Sophmore High School players: 31 and 32 ich are the most popular
  • Junior/Senior in High School players: 32 and 33 inch are the most popular
  • College Players:  33 is the most popular size.
Fastpitch Softball Bats
  • Age 13 and under, average drop - 11oz or 12oz.
  • Age 14 to 16, drop 10
  • Age 16 and up, Drop 8oz to 10oz. Drop 10 is still the most popular drop, but some  power hitters prefer a drop 9.
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Louisville Slugger FP12X9 Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat - New for 2012