Louisville Slugger Z-1000 SB11ZB The new 2011 Z-1000 Slowpitch bat features the Inner Socket Technology (iST) that is designed to maintain handle stiffness while joining the barrel and handle together, providing players with a great solid feel and larger sweet spot. Vibration from a miss hit is absorbed before it reaches a player’s hands. Without the worry of sting or vibration from “off sweetspot hits” a player can maintain acceleration through impact for increased and more consistent performance. This bat is “Game Ready” from the time you take off the wrapper. The two inner discs are positioned inside the barrel at the sweet spot to stop the barrel from flexing past the performance limit, giving players maximum allowable performance. Precise positioning of iD within the barrel also allows us to bring up the performance around the sweet spot – which means you get a larger performing sweet spot, not just a better feeling one. Features
Length/Weight34" / 26 oz.34" / 27 oz.34" / 28 oz.34" / 30 oz.
Review:Our group, which consisted of C and D division tournament hitters, had heard about Louisville Sluggers Z-1000, however no one in our group had the pleasure of swinging this bat before. The first feature we noticed was the clean pro look of the bat.
The Z-1000 did not get smothered inside a colorful overwhelming graphic.
Once the hitting began, our entire group focused on the distinct sound the bat makes. We thought that we had cracked or damaged the bat in our first few hits. But we quickly realized this bat has a unique sound which was distinct from any other bat we had swung this year.
"I loved everything about this bat," said Tony Vargas. "The bat has a unique look and a 'crack-like' sound to it. The liners explode off this bat and the additional distance it delivers makes this the best all-around bat I've swung this year."
"I can sum this bat up in one word: 'crazy,' as in a crazy sounding bat with a crazy all around performance." said Lance Perkins. "My liners were sizzling through the infield and when I got a good pitch to pull, the ball jumped off this bat."
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