BBCOR vs USSSA Baseball Bats - Which is Better? Comparing the 2020 Easton Maxum 360 Models
The Baseball Bat Bros test out the difference in performance of BBCOR (high school) baseball bat vs. a USSSA (youth travel ball) baseball bat.
Warning: We lost a lot of baseballs in this video!
We will also be doing a more in-depth review of the 2020 Combat Maxum 360 - so stay tuned for that!
This video was simply meant to demonstrate the performance difference in a BBCOR Baseball Bat vs. a USSSA Baseball Bat.
This test had VERY conclusive results - as expected, the USSSA -5 bat blew the -3 BBCOR out of the water - as it should have. The BBCOR standard put on high school baseball bats in 2012 really dampened down the pop of -3 high school bats. Most BBCOR bats actually have something called a 'restrictor ring' in the barrel to prevent trampoline effect and springiness in the barrel. In other cases companies are forced to just use much thicker barrel walls. This has resulted in bats with smaller sweet spots and bats that hit the ball similar to the way a wood bat does. The BBCOR .50 stamp means that a stationary BBCOR bat will only rebound 50% of a baseball's velocity coming towards it.
On the other hand, a USSSA 1.5 BPF bat has a lot more freedom. These bats are known for their thin, unrestricted barrel walls which results in a big time springy trampoline effect and a loud, hollow sound when hitting. The difference on well-struck balls with a BBCOR and USSSA bat was about 25-40 feet.
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