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Bat Review: Louisville Slugger PXT Fastpitch Softball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 19, 2017 2:57:12 PM

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Finding the right softball bat is an immensely important part of your game.

For years, Louisville Slugger has created two of the most trusted names in fastpitch, the XENO and the LXT. If you were lucky enough to swing one of these two models, then you know the difference it can have on one's ability to swing with confidence and deliver bone-crushing hits like never before. But, the future is here; Introducing Louisville Slugger's PXT, the most advanced fastpitch softball bat to date.

Right off the bat (pun intended), the technology that separates the latest addition to one of the most solidified lineups in softball is called the PWR STAX. The PWR STAX composite barrel technology is the leading innovation that delivers more consistent, evenly distributed loading for maximum pop and performance during every hit. While the LXT and the XENO are extremely hot out of the wrapper, due to this unique feature, the PXT will need to be broken in. Plus, you will experience a true composite type sound on contact that is much different than what most have come to expect from the LXT and XENO, which has been said to sound like glass breaking. 

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For a better overall view of the PXT and to learn more on the features, watch this product video.


The 'power balanced swing weight' that was mentioned has caused some confusion. The JustBats.com team is here to explain. To simplify, it means that the bat does feature an overall slightly balanced swing weight, but it is more end loaded than both the XENO and the LXT. This makes it a top-notch choice for power hitters or players who want an increase in momentum and swing speed through the hitting zone. To further explain, read what CoachP53 had to say about the PXT. He nailed it.

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Pros: "The new PXT from slugger is not only a beautiful product, but it has the performance to back it up. This bat, as stated, is designed for elite players that can generate enough bat speed to get the most out of this new barrel design. Players on my daughter's team range from speedy slappers, to on base liners, to power hitters. The players who hit for power, my daughter included, are seeing greater distance out of this product compared with their LXT and Xeno models. Average bat speed hitters are seeing equal performance during tee work, but at game speeds are really seeing this bat open up. The design of this bat isn't going to yield amazing results when hitting off a tee or doing front toss drills...this bat shows its true glory when the ball starts coming in hot, just like in a game. I have no doubt this product will be a winner this year!

Cons: "Softer swinging players on our team are not getting as much performance as our stronger hitters." 

Here is another five-star review from a proud dad on the Louisville Slugger PXT.

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Pros: "Awesome power. Crazy pop. Absolutely zero sting (according to my daughter). The PXT is super expensive, but it was well worth the money. I've noticed a significant increase in both confidence and performance."

Cons: "Definitely takes some time to break in before it performs at a high level."

Cutting edge technology, catchy cosmetics, and ground-breaking features all combine to create the future of fastpitch. Along with the PWR STAX barrel technology and the newly developed power balanced swing weight, the Louisville Slugger PXT will also feature the following:

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  • 100%, fully composite design
  • 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter
  • 7/8 inch standard fastpitch handle diameter
  • ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF approval
  • Available in -8, -9, and -10 length to weight ratios
  • Colorway: Gray / White / Teal
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty if purchased through JustBats.com!
  • New lightweight X-Cap helps increase swing speed while maximizing barrel length
  • TRU3 technology eliminates vibration for a smooth feel on contact
  • Premium X-grip offers a tacky, comfortable feel
  • Three-piece construction

Are you ready for a softball bat that can match your strength, skill, and passion? You deserve a bat that leaves nothing to fate. So, up your game with the Louisville Slugger PXT as it is beautifully built from knob to end cap for unbelievable execution. Turn your player-created energy into more singles, doubles, triples, and of course, home runs. 

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Topics: Bat Reviews, Fastpitch Bats, Softball Bats