The Louisville Slugger Xeno X18 softball bats are new for the 2018 season! One of the most popular and highly regarded names in fastpitch is back with a vengeance and better than ever. Being the best softball bat in the business did not satisfy Louisville Slugger because they went to work and improved on an already masterful design in the XENO. The newest feature that sets this year apart from previous models is the insanely lightweight X-Cap that is guaranteed to improve swing speed, increase barrel length, and maximize an already massive sweet spot. These two-piece, 100% composite softball bats are forged together by the patented IST technology that provides exceptional energy transfer with virtually zero negative feedback in the hands. On one end, the S1ID barrel technology is back and will continue to provide superior performance right out of the wrapper. On the other end, a standard 7/8 inch fastpitch handle comes pre-wrapped with a synthetic comfort bat grip to help reduce vibration and enhance the overall feel. Louisville Slugger: The Most Trusted Name In Fastpitch!