In June of 2019, Slugger released the Louisville Slugger LXT 2020. It comes with many of the same great features (even all of them) as the 2019 version. The Louisville Slugger LXT for 2020 review, ratings and places to buy are below.
The 2020 LXT is built with a light swing and a long barrel. It’s made for that top of the lineup hitter or the girl working her way up from the bottom who needs as much bat speed as possible. It’s a world-class bat that’s proven time and time again it produces ball exit speeds w… Jump to the full review.
The 2020 LXT is built with a light swing and a long barrel. It’s made for that top of the lineup hitter or the girl working her way up from the bottom who needs as much bat speed as possible. It’s a world-class bat that’s proven time and time again it produces ball exit speeds with the best of them.
We surveyed over 2,000 players on their 2019 bat usage. We asked what bat they used, how they liked it and what bat they think is the best. We parsed that data into each individual bat and report those on our review pages. As well, we aggregated data on the bat brands overall ranking.
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The 2020 Slugger LXT has so many sizing options that it is recommendable for every age group and every level except for the only slightly serious rec type player. Those in the market and are willing to afford it, no matter their level of play, should take a close look at the 2020 LXT. If you like a light to balanced swing, a smooth smash on impact, and a big sweet spot, then the LXT is a legitimate option.
Compared to the bat’s 2019 version, Slugger changed the inner ring design from two to one. In theory, this expands the sweet spot of the bat and helps lower the swing weight a bit. They refer to this single ring technology as PBF.
Other than that change, expect the same VCX connection piece found on just about all of Slugger’s top end bats. The end cap is the same as last year’s.
We have a hard time believing anything can be that much better than the 2018 or 2019 versions of the LXT. So far, the 2020 version has proven worthy of the LXT name. We expect it to be with the others. But, if we were forced to buy one or the other (and the older model was cheaper), we’d go for 2019 as long as it saved us a few bucks.
We hit with the 2019 LXT from Slugger nearly 800 times before writing this review. During that time, we documented exit speeds, barrel sizes and the swing weight of the bat.
We've now had several batting practice sessions with several hitters using the 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper fastpitch bat.
Light swinging two-piece composite fastpitch bats are plentiful. You can find one in an Easton Ghost, Mizuno F19 Carbon, DeMarini CF Zen, and a Slugger XENO. As such, the odds of getting a similar bat with a different brand or within the same brand are good.
If you really wanted a similar feeling bat, then we’d suggest the XENO. If you want to avoid Slugger for whatever reason, then go for the Mizuno F20 Carbon.
We hit the 2019 CF Zen Fastpitch bat in a drop 10 several hundred times with a few different types of hitters. Exit speed, ball distance and the general feedback from hitters was recorded. As well, we spent considerable time discussing the bat with major vendors and reading any early report online reviews we could find. That data is put together in this 2019 CF Zen Fastpitch Review.
As we stated above, the only difference between this bat and the 2019 version is the single disk tech in the 2020 version versus a two-disk tech in 2019. Otherwise, same same.
The 2020 LXT Slugger comes in a huge range of sizes:
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