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By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 17, 2022
Victus V Cut bats are wood bats made for the pros but, for a few reasons, didn’t pass the final cut. This may include problems like a miscut size or cosmetic blemish. The performance is the same and there are no structural imperfections in the Victus V Cut bats. Our experience with the bat is documented in the following Victus V Cut review.
As the 2nd largest MLB wood bat producer, Victus has clearly figured something out in terms of high quality maple bats. Our hitters liked the pro type feel of the Victus V Cut bats as well as the price point compared to a Pro Reserve bat. In terms of quality and use we’d recommend the V Cut bats over the Pro Model—unless you are particularly concerned about specific sizing requirements or perfect cosmetics (although, frankly, we couldn’t find the cosmetic blemish in our V Cut).
If you play in an wood bat league and need a high quality wood bat–that something like 1 out of 5 MLB players prefer—then the Victus V Cut is a great bet. It isn’t ‘cheap’ for a bat that might break. But, in terms of quality and an outside veneer the pros like you can not do better.
A lot of other wood bat companies have a blemish pile that gets sold. You can check places like Marucci for their pro model bats.
Victus V-Cut bats are pro model bats built with the highest quality of maple wood and the same veneer the pros get. However, they do lack in some sort of cosmetic (non functional) blemish. Sometimes, too, they are cut to the wrong specifications.
You don’t get many custom type options with the V Cuts. They don’t come in a variety of sizes and their availability is never guaranteed. But, they usually have a good offering in a decent looking color.
The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).
*: When a bat is denoted by a star (*) it is a preliminary rating. Expect it to be updated as we learn more about the bat and gather more data.
(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.
(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.
(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.
(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.
(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.
(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.
(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
The estimated date the bat began distribution.