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2017 Adidas Aero Burner Comp Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated August 3, 2020


We found, on the whole, this bat is an upgrade to last year’s EQT RBZ X3, a sweet-swinging two-piece composite, and a fitting complement to the single-piece Aero Burner Adidas also makes. The big barrel and light swinging two-piece composite space is chuck full of legit options. Adidas produces the bat in limited sizes, but if this is the type of bat you should be looking for and they make it in your size, we recommend the AeroBurner Comp go on your shortlist.


2017 Aero Burner Comp Video

2017 Aero Burner Comp Video

2017 Aero Burner Comp Models


After some good time in the cage with the Adidas Aero Burner Composite, as well as conversations with vendors and emails with the manufacturers about the bat, we have gathered enough information to present this review.

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General Recomendations

As a new iteration on the 2016 EQT RBZ X3, the Aero Burner Comp is made for players looking for an ultra-light swing and a composite barrel that needs some working-in. The two-piece design gives a real smooth feel even when it isn’t that great at contact. As such, we would recommend the bat for players who:

  • Want an oversized composite barrel with a buttery smash
  • Need or prefer a light swing
  • Play in BBCOR or Big Barrel (there is no youth)
  • Have or want to afford the budget

Players who should keep looking include those who:

  • Need or prefer a heavier swing weight
  • Need a short BBCOR (it only comes in a 32, 33 and 34)
  • Are looking for a “value” buy

 

Model Recommendations

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BBCOR Review

Aero Burner Comp BBCOR Ratings (key)
1 4 3 2 4 4 4 4 3 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date:
Serial: AEROCBB
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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Comparable Bats

The two piece composite bat with a large barrel and balanced swing is a very crowded space. That is nearly an understatement. It would seem every serious bat company looking for elite dollars from elite players makes a two piece composite with a balanced swing. Easton and their MAKO and DeMarini and their CF series have led the space for years. Sluggers’ 917 Prime is in the mix and so is Rawlings’ new 2017 Quatro. Axe’s version is called the Avenge. Marucci, the last hold out, came out with a two-piece composite in the big barrel space. Even Mizuno’s MaxCor, it could be argued, is a two-piece bat with a composite type barrel.

In other words, there are a lot of comparable bats to the Adidas Aero Burner. Clearly, the big barrel, light swing, and buttery smash of a two-piece composite is where companies think there are big dollars to be captured.

 

Previous Models

2017 Adidas Aero Burner Composite Review

Much like the 2016 Adidas RBZ EQT X3, the 2017 Aero Burner Composite is a two piece composite bat with a large barrel and a light swing. Expect a similar feel to other “balanced” two piece composite bats on the market.

Don’t confuse this Aero Burner Comp with the Aero Burner. The Aero Burner is a single piece aluminum bat with a slight end load.

Compared to the 2016 RBZ version, the Aero Burner Composite comes with a lighter swing weight. Adidas accomplished this by upgrading the end cap on the previous version. As well, as we mention above, they added a 2 3/4 drop 10 to the sizing option.

 

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%).

(UR) Un Rated: An overall rating of UR means the bat has yet to be fully rated. When it is, this score will update.

(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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Jim B says:

We took a chance on the 2017 adidas AeroBurner Comp USSSA version and were astounded by it’s performance. While it had good pop out of the wrapper, It took a lot longer than any other 2 piece composite to break-in. (Roughly 2-3 times longer to breakin compared to other 2 piece bats in it’s class) We believe it’s a testament to the extremely durable carbon composite materials used to construct it. Once fully broken-in it was/is my son’s favorite composite bat and truly “white hot” and super durable. Also the sound made when hitting the ball was awesome and thunderously loud! It is what composite bats should sound like. Highly recommend if your player loves hitting enough to properly break it in.

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