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By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 17, 2022
The Warstic Bonesaber is a BBCOR and USSSA single piece aluminum bat with a unique and much loved tapered handle.
We used three different hitters on the BBCOR Warstic Bonesaber. All think it is one of the best feeling single piece aluminum bats on the market. The tapered handle makes a real difference, and the barrel performance felt as good as any aluminum BBCOR bat on the market. Warstic’s distribution isn’t like other companies, and the price point on the Bonesaber is pushing it. But, if you’re looking for a top-end single piece aluminum bat with a fantastic design and feel, then the Warstic Bonesaber for 2020 deserves all your attention.
Our hitters loved the tapered handle and the big barrel. The feel was as good as any single piece bat they’ve swung to date, and the textured grip felt big league.
Although not inexpensive, the Warstic Bonesaber is a standout bat in a field of ‘meh.’ The single-piece aluminum BBCOR field is as stale as rocks. Although bats like the Omaha, 5150, Solo, and Alpha have very little to contrast, the Bonesaber is a bat that makes you pay attention. The bat is for the serious player that likes the stiff feel of a single piece aluminum and wants a wood-like feeling in the handle. Big and elite hitters will love the Warstic Bonesaber.
Our only major complaint is the price point. At $329 for a single piece of aluminum, it is asking a lot. Of course, the tapered knob is unique and proprietary. But, when comparing a $199 bat in its class (like the Omaha), it will be difficult to convince most the $100+ extra is worth it. If it is for you is a question we just can’t answer.
In terms of the handle, Axe bats also has a unique shaped handle. In some ways, they feel similar. Both give more girth in the bottom hand for more contact area. The Warstic Bonesaber, however, is not asymmetric like the Axe handles. Instead, it uses a more traditional flare, as you might find on wood bats. In other words, if we had to choose the most similar bat compared to the Bonesaber, we’d go with the Axe Elite. It, too, is a single-piece aluminum bat with a unique knob, not unlike the Warstic Bonesaber.
The 2020 version of the Bonesaber is the first iteration of the bat. Warstic did release the BBCOR version before the USSSA versions, but they are mostly the same bat with the same colorway and tapered knob design.
As we stated above, the 2020 Warstic Bonesaber is a single-piece aluminum bat with a balanced swing weight. The bat’s most unique feature is the tapered grip.
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.