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By Bat Digest
Updated November 17, 2022
For the 2nd year, Anderson brings on a Techzilla bat into the USA space. After a few hours hitting with a couple different hitters here is our 2019 Anderson Techzilla Review.
The feel is good. We don't know that it is as good as some two piece composites out there. But, Anderson's two piece connection does a decent job of dampening sting. Our hitters liked the end load feel and real power when you found the sweet spot.
The bat was advertised as an end load. Although it is advertised as a heavier load, our swing weight measurements showed it right in line with other drop 8 USA bats (like the Beast Pro from Easton).
We'd recommend the bat for bigger hitters looking for a straight forward hybrid bat in the USA space. Those who aren't looking for a massive barrel but, instead, a well balanced bat with a good feel in the drop 8 USA space then this fits right in your wheelhouse.
Last year's bat was considered a drop 9. This year's is a drop 8. We did the swing weight for both bats and found them to be very similar in swing weight--although our 2019 version did come in all of 2% more. (Our actual scale weight showed the 2018 a tiny bit heavier, actually. But, swing weight is a different animal altogether). But, we chalk that up to manufacturer tolerance.
What we think might have happened, and this is just a guess, is the 2018 and 2019 bats are mostly identical but the 2018 version made more sense a drop 8 bat---there is a bigger more concentrated market there. Who wants a drop 9 anyways?
In any event, expect the same bat when comparing the 2018 or 2019 version of the bat. Both solid.
Anderson's 2019 USA Techzilla is a two piece hybrid bat. Meaning, the handle is made of composite while the barrel is made of aluminum. The connective ability of the bat helps dampen sting on mishits and improves the general feel of hits.