This bat has received tons of hype, which is the main reason for picking it up. The barrel out of the wrapper is very stiff feels like my easton L6. This bat in the first 100 hits has great pop and distance but feels like a log. After some advice from here I went and hit another 80 or so off a tee with my left over gold dots and green dots. Now the feel of the barrel is very forgiving and still smokes the ball. My girl is hitting some of the longest shots she has ever hit. I dont swing this in the games, way to balanced and light but in bp its a fun ball launcher.