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2022 Victus Vandal Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated August 2, 2022


The 2022 Victus Vanal is a single piece alloy bat that comesin a BBCOR and USSSA drop 10, 8 and 5.

2022 Vandal Models


Our hitters liked the stiffer feel and lighter swing of the 2022 Victus Vandal. Eyes closed, it felt a lot like the Slugger Solo in USSSA (drop 10), the Voodoo One (BBCOR) and the Alpha ALX (Drop 8 and 5). The barrel size is decent, but the bat lack some of the high end two piece feel our younger hitters like. However, those looking for a good value bat as well as those in the BBCOR space that want a light swinging single piece alloy can look here too.

BBCOR
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –8
/10
USSSA –5
/10

Model Recommendations

VCBV2

BBCOR Review

Vandal BBCOR Ratings (key)
2 3 5 4 3 4 5 5 5 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: VCBV2
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
VSBV2X10

USSSA Drop 10 Review

Vandal 2.0 USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
2 3 4 4 3 4 5 5 4 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: VSBV2X10
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
VSBV2X8

USSSA Drop 8 Review

Vandal 2.0 USSSA Drop 8 Ratings (key)
3 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 5 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: VSBV2X8
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
Similar Drop 8 USSSA Bats
VSBV2X5

USSSA Drop 5 Review

Vandal 2.0 USSSA Drop 5 Ratings (key)
4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: VSBV2X5
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Previous Models

Victus has released the Vandal for a couple of years now, this is their first ‘update.’

Overall Ratings

The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).

*: When a bat is denoted by a star (*) it is a preliminary rating. Expect it to be updated as we learn more about the bat and gather more data.

(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.

(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.

(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.

(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.

(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.

(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.

(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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