2024
Victus
Pencil Hybrid
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2024 Victus Pencil Hybrid BBCOR Review

The 2024 Victus Pencil Hybrid, exclusive to BBCOR, mirrors the Nox’s design but with a lighter swing— a refreshing change from the Nox’s heavier feel. Given BBCOR bats’ usual similarities, its striking design should make it stand out.


2024 Pencil Hybrid Models

Models Overview

Victus’ 2024 Pencil Hybrid only comes in a BBCOR. If you want a USSSA or USA version of the bat look for our review on that here. The Pencil Hybrid is built for stronger hitters in the BBCOR space and those who like bats like DeMarini’s The Goods, Warstics Bonesaber Hybrid and Sluggers’ Select can put the Hybrid on its shortlist.


General Recommendations

If you’re in the market for a hybrid bat and believe that most BBCOR bats are quite similar, the Pencil Hybrid stands out as a solid choice. It offers a heavier swing but benefits from a comfortable two-piece design and immediate performance. Modeled after the well-received Victus Nox, this bat’s adjusted swing weight aims to appeal to a broader spectrum of hitters, promising to be an excellent option.

Reviews By Model

Comparable Bats

The mid to heavy BBCOR hybrid bat market is well-stocked, featuring options like Louisville Slugger’s Select, Marucci’s CAT X Connect, DeMarini’s The Goods, and Warstic’s Bonesaber Hybrid, among others. While each has its unique advantages and disadvantages, their performance in terms of exit speeds and pop remains relatively consistent, thanks to BBCOR’s effective standardization.

Previous Bats

This is the first year of the Pencil version of the bat although the Victus Nox might be considered its ‘previous year’s version.’ In any case, the bat is all but new to the Victus lineup.

Construction

This hybrid BBCOR bat combines a carbon composite handle with a military-grade aluminum barrel, designed for an end-loaded feel but with a lighter swing than its predecessor, the NOX. It features a pro-tapered handle for improved control, a micro-perforated soft-touch grip for better hold, and an updated ringless barrel for thinner walls and a broader performance area. The bat also incorporates a vibration-reducing knob and a dual-band technology in the connection point to minimize vibration and maximize energy transfer. It has a 2 5/8″ barrel diameter, is BBCOR certified, and comes with a one-year warranty.

Our Parting Pitch

The 2024 Victus Pencil Hybrid, a BBCOR-exclusive bat, offers a lighter swing compared to the heavier Nox, with a distinctive design intended to stand out. It’s engineered for power hitters within the BBCOR category, featuring a carbon composite handle and a military-grade aluminum barrel for an end-loaded feel, improved control, and minimized vibration. This bat, with its two-piece design and immediate performance capabilities, is positioned as a top choice among similar BBCOR bats, aiming to attract a wider range of hitters with its unique construction and aesthetic appeal.