This bat is under rated it has good pop my son loves it and he is only 13 years old getting ready for high school swinging a 32in-29oz. he likes how the ball just jumps off the bat, its all about the swing and approach. The xl-3 seems about the same weight without the rings inside. I you can hit this bat will work.
ProsGood power hitters bat, but in all the bat performs well for the price. I was even amazed. Thats why college guys like it for its good and consistent performance.
Conskids have to keep the ball in the barrel area around the sweet spot, the con in this is that it forces kids to learn to square the ball up consistently.