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By Bat Digest
Updated August 27, 2023
Our hitters like the stiff feel and reasonably balanced bat. They also had plenty of comments on the graphics, or the lack thereof. They generally liked the grip, the feel off the good hits, and the barrel size.
We recommend the StringKing Metal for single-piece bat lovers who want a fantastic value buy. We didn't find much feel or performance difference between the Metal and Pro Metal. But, we'd guess, there was likely some long term durability differences between the two--although we noticed none over our several hundred hits.
The StringKing Metal and Metal Pro are the first iterations of their model line. Meaning, there is no previous version of the bat.
StringKing uses a higher grade alloy for their Metal Pro bats and a slight downgrade for their Metal bats. Both are single-piece aluminum with balanced swing weights. The knobs, endcaps and grips are all pretty straight forward. StringKing's claim to fame is that they meet the BBCOR standard as well as anyone else and are 1/4 the costs.