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Stinger Nuke Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated June 9, 2022


Our hitters liked the stiff feel and end-load of the bat. The price point for a bat that can get to top-end BBCOR speeds is good too. Average and smaller sized hitters didn’t like the endload and struggle to catch up to high speeds. But, when they did make contact the ball absolutley flew.


2021 Nuke Video

2021 Nuke Video

2021 Nuke Models


The Stinger Nuke is a very endloaded bat in the BBCOR space. The bat comes in a 31 through 34-inch and has a stiff feel with a lot of good feedback in the hands. Elite level hitters who prefer a bat with the swing weight an inch or two above its class should like the Nuke. In a 32-inch, as an example, the swing weight of the Nuke is heavier than 50% of the 33-inch BBCOR bats on the market.

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General Recomendations

The Stinger Nuke can be a good bat for the big hitter who likes a stiff feel and a focused barrel. Elite level hitters appear to be having good success with the bat. Smaller hitters that need as much bat speed as possible tend towards other directions.

Model Recommendations

NUKE

BBCOR Review

Nuke BBCOR Ratings (key)
5 1 5 5 4 2 5 5 3 2
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
The Stinger Nuke is a single-piece alloy BBCOR bat with an extreme end load. We measured the 32-inch and it swings 50% heavier than the 33-inch BBCOR bats. That's not a bad thing, it's just a thing. The bat works well for elite hitters that can swing hard. Improving to Good hitters will likely find it too much of an end-load for their liking.
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date:
Serial: NUKE
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other BBCOR Bats

Comparable Bats

There are plenty of single-piece aluminum bats in BBCOR space. Not any with as heavy a swing weight as the Stinger Nuke although bats like the 33 and 34-inch Omaha get close. We think the most comparable bat is probably the Easton B5.

Previous Models

This is the first year of the Stinger Nuke.

Construction

The 2021 Stinger Nuke is a single-piece bat with an extreme endload. There are not many frills to the bat, but meeting the BBCOR standard has been commonplace since 2013.

Overall Ratings

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%).

(UR) Un Rated: An overall rating of UR means the bat has yet to be fully rated. When it is, this score will update.

(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
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.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
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.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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