2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Junior Big Barrel Bat Review
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Junior Big Barrel Baseball bat is gaining rave reviews from the aged 8’s and under. Its lightweight construction means it is easy to use and offers excellent balance and control for the hitter. It delivers consistent performance and in addition to the incredibly light swing weight, it also has a large sweet spot.
The Slugger Omaha 516 Junior also offers excellent durability, especially when hitting lower speed baseballs. View the latest deals on this bat here.
- 7/8 Inch Tapered Handle
- Full 12 month’s Manufacturer’s Warranty
- It has a new Lizard Skin Grip
- Their New 7U1 Alloy ensures this is one of Omaha’s Lightest bats ever
- This bat has a one-piece alloy construction
- Recommended for players under the age of 8
- 2 ¾ Inch Barrel Diameter
- -10 Length to Weight Ratio
2016 Omaha 516 Junior Big Barrel Bat Review: What’s new?
The Omaha 516 Junior Bat could become your favorite one-piece alloy baseball bat of 2016. With the new and exclusive 7U1 Alloy offering the lightest swing weight and largest sweet spot in the Omaha of any to date, Louisville is confident in their junior big barrel bat. So much so that they are backing it up with a 30-day guarantee, if you don’t feel your skills have improved within the first 30 days of using your bat you can send it back.
Every baseball bat has its pro’s and con’s so what are they for the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516? The advantages include the pop of course, which is an important factor for all hitters in baseball, the ball is quick off the bat, and the new grip is also going down well with the under 8’s, it’s got light swing weight and great balance and a decent price tag. You can’t ask for much more than that.
The reviews are out and there doesn’t seem to be many cons to this bat at the moment, most players said that the balance and grip have improved this year and don’t have any negative things to say which is great for Louisville.
The Bottom Line
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Junior Big Barrel Baseball bat has received some great reviews early this year, overall rating from our readers scores a 10/10, vibration also received top scores. Plus it has received high marks for durability, general feel, and the pop!
What needs to consider
- Turn your bat ¼ inch each time you use it, and this prevents wear and tear on just one side of the bat.
- Wash with cloth and mild soap and water to keep your baseball bat in tip top shape.
- When used clean off dirt or other imperfections
- Always use a regulation leather baseball
In A Nutshell
To sum it up, this is a great junior barrel baseball bat which offers everything you need with a light swing weight. It is also durable and the ball flies off the bat and the new lizard skins grip is helping to keep more balance and control. All in all, this is a bat worth considering for young baseball players.