5 Stars By D. Jenkins on 2018-04-17
Decent alloy bat!!
Decent alloy softball bat. Definitely doesn't have the same pop as a LXT. Daughter is on a 12u fastpitch select team and this is her cold weather game bat and artificial softball (dimpled) batting practice bat.
This review is for the 31" -13 bat.
I don't think there is a better alloy based fastpitch softball bat, if there is I would like to know.
FYI composite bats should not be used in weather below 60F or hitting artificial pitching machine BP balls.
Grip is very nice, 2 piece construction helps reduce barrel buzz.
This is our second Bustos bat, the first was a 29" and she outgrew it.
2 Stars By Trey on 2017-06-09
Catastrophic Malfunction less than one week after arrival
Pretty disappointed, we were in the break in period with my daughter, (Less than a week from receiving it, )when the joint between the barrel and handle gave out. The handle collapsed completely into the barrel. My daughter loved the bat, it was her first bat geared towards high end competition, and the weight and length were perfect for her. She's nine, and honestly impressed me with the way she maintained it. Another girl on her tournament team plays with the exact same bat, and her parents said she hasn't had any issues from it all season. So, I'm not sure if this is a problem with the overall design or if we ended up with a bad apple. The performance of the bat before it collapsed was impressive for the cost, so I won't give it one star, but it's in the process of being returned. We won't be taking a gamble on these again though, and will go with a higher quality DeMarini or another brand. 2DayDeliver customer service and the return process was simple, quick, and geared towards customer satisfaction as always.
5 Stars By Hayley Isaacson on 2017-03-10
Enjoying this bat!
This bat is very impressive. My daughter plays for a 10U travel team. She has a 31" 21oz Xeno that she does amazing with when she's up against a slower pitcher. I found this bat by searching for 31" 18oz. I didn't want her to lose the length of her reach but I wanted her to be able to get the bat around better with the faster pitchers. She has been able to do just that! It's built her confidence and she knows she has the two options to bat with.
5 Stars By Juan Guerrero on 2017-03-22
Well balanced bat..! My 10 year old ...
Well balanced bat ..!
My 10 year old loves hitting and she has hit 8 doubles and 1 home run since the season started with here DeMarini..!!
5 Stars By Nikki on 2018-03-19
My daughter had this is 29”/19 oz and was out growing it but loved it dearly. Bought a “like new” 30”/20oz for $80 that came brand new still plastic sealed. Home run off her first game and 2 other nice hits. She has another Demarini but only uses her Bustos.
4 Stars By Jerron Myers on 2017-05-25
Nice bat was under the impression it was a full ...
Nice bat was under the impression it was a full composite not a half composite. My daughter likes it though
5 Stars By jillyyin on 2018-03-14
No more sting!
Feels great, nice pop. Perfect for 9U/10U player. This is actually a two-piece bat.
5 Stars By Tmcpheron on 2017-07-12
Amazing bat for our 11yr old great hits with it and no more stinging hands :) Would highly recomend!
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2018-06-22
This is a perfect bat for a youth player
This is a perfect bat for a youth player. Very light but also long enough to cover the plate. The perfect bat for the next step after tball, whether it be coach pitch or machine pitch. Price is right too. You don't want to spend that much money on a bat at this age. Expensive bats come at a later age!!
4 Stars By lisa c on 2017-10-09
Great bat, but seemed to take a little longer than most to break in.