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2 3/4
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WTLSLS6X0822
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 Louisville Slugger Solo USSSA Drop 8
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The drop 8 Solo for 2022 is where it's at. If we had to choose a drop 8 but wanted to stay away from the two piece composite space in USSSA (not sure we'd ever want to, but go with us for a second) then we'd look for a bat with a lot of good historical feedback in a drop 8. The SOLO would fit that bill early and often. It's real competitors, if this is the space you're in, are the Vandal and the ALX. We'd give the edge to the Vandal, but the ALX and Solo are right there. We'd guess most cant tell a difference.

The drop 8 Solo for 2022 is where it's at. If we had to choose a drop 8 but wanted to stay away from the two piece composite space in USSSA (not sure we'd ever want to, but go with us for a second) then we'd look for a bat with a lot of good historical feedback in a drop 8. The SOLO would fit that bill early and often. It's real competitors, if this is the space you're in, are the Vandal and the ALX. We'd give the edge to the Vandal, but the ALX and Solo are right there. We'd guess most cant tell a difference. Full Review

7.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 3/4
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WBL2485010
09/15/20
Drop 8

2021 Louisville Slugger Solo USSSA Drop 8
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Louisville Slugger's Solo in a USSSA Drop 8 swings lighter than the drop 8 USSSA average, but not by much. This is a single-piece bat with a stiff feel and good-sized barrel. Hitters swinging a 31 or 32-inch drop 10 might find a lot of value in dropping an inch and going for the drop 8 instead. That added weight takes away some of the hand-sting and the heavier drop only adds power. Overall, the bat is a fantastic bat for the right type of hitter.

Louisville Slugger's Solo in a USSSA Drop 8 swings lighter than the drop 8 USSSA average, but not by much. This is a single-piece bat with a stiff feel and good-sized barrel. Hitters swinging a 31 or 32-inch drop 10 might find a lot of value in dropping an inch and going for the drop 8 instead. That added weight takes away some of the hand-sting and the heavier drop only adds power. Overall, the bat is a fantastic bat for the right type of hitter. Full Review

7.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: September 15, 2020
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2 5/8
Axe
USA
L139G
08/01/18
Drop 8

2019 Axe Elite One USA Drop 8
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The Axe Elite One drop 8 USA bat is a single-piece alloy with a lighter swing (for its class) and a decent sized barrel. The ax handle is what makes it unique. Those looking for a stiff bat with the ax shaped handle with a moderately weighted drop 8 USA certification could really like this bat. It isn't terribly exciting, but hitters who can square it up will have success.

The Axe Elite One drop 8 USA bat is a single-piece alloy with a lighter swing (for its class) and a decent sized barrel. The ax handle is what makes it unique. Those looking for a stiff bat with the ax shaped handle with a moderately weighted drop 8 USA certification could really like this bat. It isn't terribly exciting, but hitters who can square it up will have success. Full Review

7.8
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
2/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2018
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