The Louisville Slugger has been working on for several years to bring out a new technology. All their effort paid off after they introduced the new Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR which is a drop three bats that contain all of the new technology that the Louisville has been working on.
If you need to make solid contact and retain control over where the ball goes, then this three-piece bat has all of the features. It has the lightweight design which means that you can use it to hit for accuracy, power, or even both.
Since this is a 5 star rating bat, the Louisville Slugger sets the standard for BBCOR bats, as usual. You won’t find the Prime 916 bat cheap. But if you can spend around $400 then you definitely won’t be disappointed with the performance that this bat is going to show you.
Constructed for Power
The Prime 916 BBCOR connects its lightweight barrel to its composite handle using theTRU3 Explosive Power Transfer Technology. This technology is achieved by a heating process which helps the bat to retain is durability, but also transfers energy as well.
If a bad contact is made with the Prime 916, then the TRU3 technology will deliver the power back into the barrel to decrease the kind of sensation which is like stinging in the hands, and it will give an extra bounce to the barrel.
The design of the bat is created using the Fuse Carbon Structure design concept which uses layers in the barrel and provides an increase in the responsiveness of the bat. The spaces between each layer will create a trampoline effect which will send the ball further after making a contact. If you hit the sweet spot, then you are surely to get the very best result that you are looking for.
Sizes and More Details on the Prime 916
The Prime 916 is a bat, which lengths ranging from 31 to 34 inches, it is a -3 bat. You can truly choose a bat that fits your game perfectly because this bat ranges in lengths and weights. Control hitters can get the lighter bat that puts complete control in their hands and Power hitters can get a heavier bat with a greater length.
Louisville Slugger has upgraded to the Lizard SkinsATM grip for the Prime 916 bats retaining from the Lizard Skins grip. This new skin has a softer cushion which adds comfort to your swing and has a more tactile feel to keep the bat in your hands. Only after you swing with the Prime 916 BBCOR bat you will surely feel the ball leaving your bat will your full power going with the hit.
The balance of this bat is achieved by a precision mix of handling the weight and barrel weight. When these two are matched together they form the perfect balance to give you the best control. A louder sound is heard at its impact because of the multiple constructions of this bat. It can even help you intimidate the opposing team each time you come to bat.
How Does the Prime 916 Stack up Against Easton and DeMarini’s Best Bats?
The Louisville Slugger 916 bats are now being compared with the premium bats on the market, such as the 2016 Demarini CF8 and the 2016 Easton Mako. Both of these bats are known as one of the top two baseball bats in the baseball world. The MAKO and the CF8 both have a two-piece design and have energy transfer technology where the barrel meets the handle. The MAKO and the CF8 also have an effective tactile feel with a supremely soft grip.
The MAKO and the CF8 both have composite design and have an extended sweet spot which comes in handy when your swing is not perfect. The three bats almost come with the same features, but the only place where they differ is the price of the bats.
You do not pay the DeMarini or Easton prices when it comes to the Louisville Slugger version of the tech that makes a great BBCOR bat. If you compare the three bats side by side, then you can see that these bats are extremely similar. The only difference is the Louisville bat saves you a great amount of money and helps you get this prime technology.
Another big difference between the Louisville bat and the other bats is the TRU3 technology that this bat has. It makes the bat deliver a smoother performance, lighter and better balanced. If you are a good hitter or if you are still developing your swing, this new tech design which the Louisville brings will help you bring your better results with every swing.
The Louisville Slugger Prime 916 is prepared to be the BBCOR bat of choice for hitters all over the country in 2017. This bat is certified for college and high school use. In many major youth leagues in the country, this bat also meets the guidelines. The weighted end cap and the soft grip give you comfort and control at both ends of the bat. The TRU3 process also makes sure that none of the energy in any swing of the bat goes unused.
You can definitely develop with the Prime 916 because it’s precise and forgiving at the same time. Whether you go for accuracy or power you will definitely find everything that you need in the Louisville Slugger Prime 916 bats.