The drop 5 HZRDUS is a hybrid bat with a bit of flex and a serious endload. The bat is built for big hitters in the USSSA space. Those looking for more balance should look at the HZRDUS Rake. The bat has a bit of flex in the handle---made possible by the unique two-piece design that looks like a one-piece. Overall, good to great bat for the right hitter in the USSSA space. If you want a big hitter, don't want a two-piece composite like the CF, then this drop 5 HZRDUS is as good as you'll find.