Top 3 Best Bats for 9 Year Old 2016 – Buyer’s Guide
When picking the best bat for 9 year old, there are a huge range of qualities to take into consideration before deciding which model and brand to go with. Swing weight, durability and materials to name just a few factors. However, some models really stand out from the crowd, and have earned their place on the top shelf.
Best of the Best: 2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum
The 2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum is a real competitor when choosing a bat, and can be considered one of the best and most affordable bats on the market. Its C6 composite handle offers more durability and responsiveness to the user, while the X12ATM alloy barrel provides optimum strength allowing for that perfect hit. Like others in the DeMarini range, the bat is two piece, comprising of an alloy barrel and C6 composite handle, which complement each other perfectly.
Overall the bat is light weight, helped by the Big DATM End Cap which has the additional benefit of absorbing the majority of vibrations from a hit, making it a pleasure to play with. The extra-long barrel gives the player an oversized hitting surface, therefore a stronger likelihood of impact, and an excellent choice for a young player and can inspire confidence and deliver a powerful hit.
2015 Marucci Hex Alloy
A close competitor is the 2015 Marucci Hex Alloy, both in price and quality. The biggest difference is the design, made with a full alloy construction compared to the two piece that makes up the Vexxum, perfect for players that like the feel of a composite bat. However, this bat contains ground breaking technology which makes it one of the best in the market, forged from new AZ4X Alloy in varying sizes. Similar to the Vexxum is the vibration reducing technology, with a micro-perforated comfort grip, complete with a sting free ergonomic knob, which allows for comfortable and enjoyable handling.
A Brand New Look
A differentiating point is the look of the bat. The Marucci Hex really knows how to stand out from the crowd with a striking neon green and sparkling silver paintwork, which to many is very appealing and certainly something a little bit different.
2016 Combat MAXUM
Slightly on the higher end of the pricing scale, especially in contrast to the Marucci Hex Alloy, is the 2016 Combat MAXUM. However, it could be argued that its striking features make up for this price increase. The Combat Youth Maxum offers up to 20-40% more hitting surface when compared to other models in the same league, which it sure to inspire confidence due to its higher hit rate. In addition to this the 2 5/8-inch composite barrel’s longer length is sure to connect with even some of the hardest balls.
Comfort in Play
The bat is strong and lightweight, and like the Marucci Hex has a focus on comfort for the user. The handle is built with a premium lizard skin grip and precision moulding technology to create the ultimate hold, with an average reduction of 17-38% swing weight. All these features make it one of the best bats on the market, and definitely one to consider.