22 SWAG has evolved to improving both the swing-weight and static-weight for sizes 30/22 and lighter vs last years 21 Swag. We are always trying to maximize the trampoline of our bat without creating a durability issue. Based on the very-low returns of our 21 Swag we have continued to push the envelope to decrease the compression it takes to make the ball jump. While our drop 12s and smaller length bats have always run a little heavy, we have taken out about .4-.8 ounces of static weight from these sizes. We are still not perfect and our bat will always run higher than stated weight due to the grip, but the avg size is running about .7 over and a little more in the drop 12 to where it is swinging more like a drop 11. This decrease does help to shift the swing-weight to improving the balance of the bat. Everyone will ask what is different on this bat? Simple answer is 1) lower compression (higher trampoline) and 2) reduced weight.
Drop 5 22 SWAG continues with the speed barrel design. Weight is added to the handle to make it a true drop 5 static-weight giving the drop 5 the most balanced bat on the market. Better balance should mean faster swing speed.
Drop 8 22 SWAG in 31/23 and 32/24 have seen the least improvements on the line. These sizes are tanks and provide massive barrel with great balance. As in last years model, the 30/22 drop 8 is a softer compression which is ideal for contact hitters who need more pop when moving to a drop 8. If your son needs the man-child drop 8 then look at DNGR and KAMO.
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