We're never satisfied, always hungry for more power and will stop at nothing until we deliver the most dominant bat yet. We've gone from the lab to the cage, over and over, until we did just that. The bat of choice for elite players now has a bigger sweet spot than ever. More powerful than any other bat in our lineup, the Voodoo's monster X10 Alloy barrel is now fine-tuned with thinner walls for a hotter, more responsive sweet spot. And with a new Paradox Composite handle, this bad boy is stiffer than ever. The Voodoo power is in your hands, what you do with it is all up to you. Paradox Handle New Paradox Composite makes for stiffer handle than years past. Combined with Voodoo's X10 Alloy thickness-tuned barrel, the bat becomes more responsive. Taper Ring Technology Placing the ring deeper than ever to keep barrel walls thin and swing weight low, we can be at the limit of BBCOR standards without adding extra weight like other bats. Ion V End Cap Multi-density, lightweight end cap specifically designed for Voodoo Paradox. Eliminates vibration while transferring energy back to the barrel's sweet spot for max power. Half + Half Construction that put DeMarini on the map. Gives the weight and fine-tuning advantage over competitors. Made us the leader in bat making and it's keeping us there for good. RCK Knob A little addition with a big impact, lets the bat rest comfortably in your hand. Revolutionary shape, you won't feel a thing so you can crush in confidence.
- X10 Alloy Barrel - Fine tuning and shaping the thinnest possible barrel walls we keep the weight down and open up the sweet spot bigger than ever
- Paradox Handle- Paradox Composite makes for stiffer handle and combined with VooDoo's X10 Alloy thickness tuned barrel, making a more responsive bat
- Taper Ring Technology - Placing ring deeper even to keep barrel walls thin and swing weight low, at the limit of BBCOR standards without extra weight
- Ion V End Cap -Multi-density, lightweight design specifically VooDoo Paradox; Eliminates vibration and transfers energy to the barrels sweet spot
- RCK Knob -An addition that lets the bat rest comfortably in your hands; Revolutionary shape, you won't feel a thing so you can crush in confidence
Because they're precision injection molded out of heavy-grade polypropylene, these bats just can't be broken. There's no need to worry about shards of wood flying in your face. No matter what you hit or how hard you swing them, they just won't break. And they're durable too, they won't rot, crack, or splinter, or even fade. You can treat them as roughly as you choose. You needn't worry about dirt or the weather affecting them either since they're impervious to the elements and clean up with soap and water. Try that with a wood bat and you might damage it.They're versatile too. Like any other baseball bat, croquet mallet, golf club or hockey stick, they can be used in an emergency, as an extremely effective self-defense tool. You can keep one behind the front door, under the bed, or in a car trunk and forget about it until you need it. They can be used as game bats, practice bats, warm-up bats, loaner bats, inclement weather bats, school or league bats or kid's bats. They can also serve as a cross over trainers to develop strength, agility and eye hand coordination for those studying Western Saber Fencing, Kendo, Kenjitsu, Filipino Stick and Sword Fighting and Chinese martial arts.
After reading an article about how often baseball bats break during competitive play -- costing money, and sometime leading to injury -- Cold Steel President Lynn Thompson asked his team to create an indestructible bat. The result was the Brooklyn Crusher, a synthetic polypropylene bat that will never break, rot, crack, splinter, or fade. Smasher can be used as a competition bat, for batting practice, and even at-home self defense.
- 29-inch length
- Two-pound, one-ounce weight
- Durable polypropylene material
All Cold Steel products are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.
About Cold Steel
Cold Steel, Incorporated was founded in 1980, with the goal of making the strongest, sharpest cutlery in the world for knife enthusiasts. Over the last three-plus decades, the company has been at the forefront of many design innovations that have helped innovate the knife industry, including introduction of checked Kraton handles, and the tanto point blade styles which have become industry hallmarks of quality and sophistication.
- Nearly indestructible baseball bat, made of durable polypropylene
- Will never break, rot, crack, splinter, or fade
- Can be used as competition bat, for batting practice, and even at-home self defense
- 29-inch length and two-pound, one-ounce weight; durable polypropylene material
- Includes limited manufacturer's warranty; details included with purchase
The MLB 180 Baseball Bat from Louisville Slugger® will improve your batting skills with its durable wood design that will last after many games. Note: This bat comes in assorted autographs; autographs will vary.
Don't make the mistake of thinking all wood bats are the same. They may look similar, but the quality of the wood is very different from one wood bat company to another. Louisville Slugger, however, sets itself apart from other bat makers with more than 120 years of bat-making experience, outstanding turning models, and access to the best-quality wood on the market. The MLB180 bat, for instance, is made of professional-grade ash, pound for pound the strongest timber available. Ash offers a flexibility that isn't found in other timbers, including maple, resulting in a barrel that tends to flex rather than break. This gives you a larger, more forgiving sweet spot in terms of breakage. In addition, ash is lighter than maple, so players can choose from among several large-barrel sizes. It all adds up to a terrific choice for casual players who love the look and feel of a genuine wood bat, or professionals who value a high-quality bat performance.
The MLB180 also boasts a randomly selected turning model, with such possibilities as C271, P72, C243, R161, T141, and K55.
- Wood: Ash
- Finish: Natural
- Length: 32, 33, or 34 inches
- Turning model: C271, P72, C243, R161, T141, or K55
Note: The biggest factors that influence the life of a wood bat are the quality of wood and where the ball hits your bat. Until you gain experience hitting with wood bats, however, don't be surprised if you break a lot of bats. Unlike with aluminum bats, when you hit a ball along the handle or at the end of a wood bat, you may break the bat rather than get a hit. It takes a lot of practice, but with work, you will find that you break fewer bats and become a much better hitter.
About Louisville Slugger
In many ways, the rich 120-year history of the Louisville Slugger baseball bat began in the talented hands of 17-year-old John A. "Bud" Hillerich. Bud's father, J.F. Hillerich, owned a woodworking shop in Louisville in the 1880s when Bud began working for him. Legend has it that Bud slipped away from work one afternoon in 1884 to watch the Louisville Eclipse, the town's major league team. After Pete Browning--the Eclipse's star who was mired in a hitting slump--broke his bat, Bud invited him to his father's shop to make a new one. With Browning at his side giving advice, Bud handcrafted a new bat from a long slab of wood. Browning got three hits using the bat the next day. Browning told his teammates, which began a surge of professional ballplayers visiting the Hillerich shop.
Although J.F. Hillerich had little interest in making bats, Bud persisted, eventually registering the name Louisville Slugger with the U.S. patent office in 1894. In the early 1900s, the company was one of the first to use a sports endorsement as a marketing strategy, paying Hall of Famer Honus Wagner to use his name on a bat. By 1923, Louisville Slugger was the selling more bats than any other bat maker in the country, with such famed clients as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Lou Gehrig. In the ensuing years, the company has sold more than 100 million bats, and 60 percent of all Major League players currently use Louisville Sluggers. The company now sells far more than bats, including fielding and batting gloves, helmets, catchers' gear, equipment bags, training aids, and accessories.
- Durable ash wood bat with natural finish
- Pro-grade ash is pound for pound the strongest timber available
- Barrel tends to flex rather than break, creating larger sweet spot
- Randomly selected turning model from C271, P72, C243, R161, T141, and K55
- Available in 32-, 33-, and 34-inch lengths