The two-piece composite bat is made with lightweight graphite layers in the barrel, which are designed to provide a trampoline-like effect. The bat is also stamped with the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) logo, so it’s legal for high school play. Available lengths range from 31 to 34 inches with corresponding minus-3 weight drops.
The bat’s powerful design includes technology that isolates added weight to a smaller portion of the barrel, resulting in lower swing weight and a greater swing velocity at the plate. The bat’s longer barrel allows for a bigger sweet spot for improved ball contact.
The low-cut cleat — which Miguel Cabrera and CJ Wilson will wear this season — is designed with REVlite in the midsole, technology that New Balance claims is 30 percent lighter than other foams and contributes to a responsive feel.
Dropping at 9 ounces, this lightweight cleat keeps you light on your feet. The shoe includes Protrax metal cleats strategically placed on the outsole to aid in better linear and rotational traction. This essentially allows your foot to get a better dig into the ground.
The front portion of the cleat is flexible in multiple directions so you can get off the plate quickly. The spike is built with foam from toe to heel allowing for great shock absorption when you stop and start.
The high-cut cleat purposely wraps around your ankle tightly, eliminating the need for athletic tape. The brand says the cleat provides a responsive feel and is built with form-fitting foam that conforms to your foot’s shape for ultimate support and comfort.
Built to withstand all weather conditions, the glove features Cutters’ exclusive C-TACK material on the fingers and palm. The technology is supposed to improve grip on the bat. The glove is made with premium synthetic leather and is also machine washable.
The glove is part of Louisville Slugger’s American Crafted series, which features custom-made items using 100 percent materials sourced in the U.S., including steer hides from Wisconsin and high-quality laces from Texas and Pennsylvania. You can fully customize the size, web and colors for the shell, thumb, pinkie, wrist, stitch and binding.
The design features Heat Exchange vents that quickly circulate air to keep the head cool. The ABS plastic shell is built with material that manages moisture. The helmet meets National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) standards and is pre-drilled for Rawlings' NOCSAE-approved face guards.
These shorts are built with flexible floating-foam technology that protects your body while sliding and fielding. Strategically placed mesh allows your skin to breathe, while sweat-wicking fabric keeps you dry.
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