Louisville Slugger
Prime 918

2018 Lousiville Slugger 918 Prime Review

We hit with the 918 Prime for an entire season. One of our BBCOR players used the 32/29 during his high school play.

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He loved the smooth feel on hits and mishits, as well as the occasional bursts of power. The balance was right in line for this two-hole base hitting type player. We would recommend the bat for the same. That insight, and others, are found in this 2019 Louisville Slugger 918 Review.

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Comparable Bats

Not many years ago, the two-piece composite space only had a few legitimate options. Now, several two-piece composite bats grace the plate. In addition to the 917 Prime, another very similar bat is the Easton MAKO Beast.

At the time of this writing, the MAKO Beast is the most recent BBCOR bat on the market for Easton. It is a 2017 model. Soon, for 2018, Easton will release an Easton Ghost bat in BBCOR. At this point, how comparable that bat will be to the 917 Prime is anyone’s guess.

See the Beast and other BBCOR bat reviews here.

Previous Bats

The most exciting thing for the 2018 Slugger 918 Prime is the opportunity to create a custom bat. Slugger has taken, almost verbatim, the site from their sister company DeMarini and built the opportunity to produce a custom-made bat.

We were given a chance to take the process for a spin pre-release and can say it was as smooth as we could hope. Dozens of great color options, the opportunity to personalize the barrel, and the lizard skin options were all great touches. You can expect an update to this page when we get our hands on our Custom 918. Here is an image of the bat we produced.