Louisville Slugger 2020 Meta (-3) BBCOR baseball bat. This voucher can be redeemed for any inline stock or custom products on Slugger.com or the Wilson Family of Brands websites including DeMarini.com, Wilson.com, ATECsports.com or EvoShield.com. In an effort to convince me to layout the cash, my son told me the Meta is "the best bat in the world"; apparently  the rules committee thinks it is unfairly good. That will be your quickest remedy and the best. We rate champions as Optimal (S-tier), Great (A-tier), or Good (B-tier) based on their ability to perform in the current meta. The hottest BBCOR bat in a long time is back for an encore. They supposedly send an email when it's been processed shortly before they return a new one to you. It also has the 3FX technology that connects the barrel and the handle. price: call: (800) 929-0959 email: [email protected] 2020 prime (-3) 2 5/8" bbcor baseball bat ... 2020 prime 9 (-10) … If the bat failed the BBCOR test it should be banned for HS play as well. YOU’RE JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE There is a reason the 2020 Louisville Slugger META … You should also get to keep the difference to apply to another product. Most of those kids were well over 6feet. Maybe. By Mike on July 30, 2019. Shame on Dick's for abandoning their in-store service value proposition. Just like the Meta Prime BBCOR from last year. Some may say you can use it and send it back or exchange it but I doubt you would get the benefit of such a policy twice. 2020 Louisville Slugger Meta (No Longer Prime) BBCOR Bat. This is, … The LS site explained the voucher exactly as you did. Should I be digging for the receipt? ... My HS son has the 33” Meta PWR which was not banned. You must be signed in to continue. Seems DeMarini's philosophy of flirting with edge of the standard has spread to the other Wilson brands. The Prime has been sitting in the garage and has now moved to the bag. The bat you are thinking of is the Meta PWR BBCOR bat. Lefty’s been in a bit of a slump lately. Effective 9/1/2019 the NCAA governing body for College Baseball will be adopting a new rule which will ban the use of any primarily white BBCOR Baseball Bats. June 11, 2020 The NCAA recently conducted additional testing of the previously-certified 33 in./30 oz. My HS son has the 33” Meta PWR which was not banned. Personalization available on the barrel, end cap and knob. I'm not concerned about the pop but more the swing weight. Finally, you'll never receive email notifications about content they create or likes they designate for your content. Think they’ll trade me a red for the blue? Get to know the best heroes to use and rank up to Mythic division. Here are our top 5 USSSA bats for 2020. Any more info on this? A subreddit dedicated for those who play baseball. Note: if you proceed, you will no longer be following. At this point, I have not found anything written anywhere giving a definitive answer for the declassification. What’s interesting kid that only the 33” is banned. The Patented 3FX Connection System provides a perfectly tuned "stiff" feel on contact, while dramatically reducing any vibration or sting that would be felt in your hands on miss hits. Press J to jump to the feed. SUBSCRIBE NOW $39 for one year. Current Visitors: 237 (16 members, 221 guests). Customize your 2021 Meta (-3) BBCOR baseball bat. The NCAA sent an email to coaches and athletic directors to tell them the 33-inch model of the 2020 Louisville Slugger Meta Prime bat is banned. Should we try another Select PWR ... could this just be an unlucky defect? It will allow you to purchase any inline stock or custom product(s). Yes. Of course, we will get a refund, but what bat should we get? The Louisville Slugger Meta is a BBCOR certified bat which means that most if not all leagues will allow you to play with it. When a new bat is designed each size and drop has to be tested to pass so while the line might look the same each bat is it's own thing. They may have tweaked the program since then. Since most of the boys are over 6’ I’m guessing a lot of blue 33s in there. BBCOR BASEBALL BAT, RECEIVE A VOUCHER: Submit a claim using the form below to receive a voucher for the full value of your bat (Meta (-3) - $499.95 / custom Meta (-3) - $549.95 / Meta GLD (-3) - $599.95). If you seal it with epoxy (properly) you can bet that the bat compression (pop) when hitting will be better than it was when you received the bat. The NCAA recently conducted additional testing of the previously-certified 33 in./30 oz. See Pics! My son is using a friends 33. It has the new EKO Composite which is fused with carbon. Warranty. The 2020 Louisville Slugger Meta BBCOR bat is a $499, two-piece, fully composite baseball bat for High School and College play. The Meta is on the light side of the balanced feel category. This is Meta PWR.Available exclusively on Slugger.com, the 2020 Meta PWR BBCOR baseball bat from Louisville Slugger harnesses the performance and feel that made the 2019 Meta the most popular BBCOR bat on the market -- and adds a power element for the game's strongest hitters. Aside from this, obviously, the removal of the word Prime from the name as well as the colorway to a blue base. If you already own a 33" of this bat, There is nothing to worry because you can return it to the company and get your money back. Maybe get a 2021. If more of a contact hitter you probably want to stay out of the end loaded section. Once the sanctioning body is onto the design they will keep testing in all lengths and likely find enough that are out of spec to ban the whole model year in every length. Meta-level performance. For the Zen,  they did not go back and ban the CF8 which was the same bat from the previous model year. The same materials might be used but the tolerances and design for each are slightly different. Choose your favorite colors on the barrel, grip, knob, end cap and more. More details can be found in the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section. Vouchers are typically issued within two business days of receiving and processing your bat. Same materials, same bat, just end loaded instead of balanced. In the barrel, we have a composite structure which they deemed the name EKO. Last updated: November 30, 2020. This bat ban will not go into effect until the 2020 Fall NCAA Season and will only effect NCAA Baseball Play NOT High School or … Before purchasing a bat, check the USSSA banned bat list to make sure it is a legal bat. I feel like I just found a $500 bill on the sidewalk. What experience do you have with the LS Select PWR? And you are correct, it was just announced that it is banned in NFHS (High School) Play. The RTX end cap (again I have no idea what that stands for) gives this bat a more balanced feel to it. Pieced together with Louisville Slugger®’s elite performance technologies and innovation for the absolute best, the 2020 Meta BBCOR Bat is the pinnacle of speed and power at the plate this season. He said the swing/feel is almost identical between the two but (apparently so) the Meta had more pop. what the heck? Based on everyone's experience with previous bat banning, is it likely they will be banning the other lengths as well. All I know is that the barrel is a nice size and feels pretty light through the zone. When you block a person, they can no longer invite you to a private message or post to your profile wall. Stock is flying off the shelf. I wish I was being sarcastic about that, but I'm not. Seriously, we owned this bat for six hours before it was broken into pieces. Most recent and updated meta tier list for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Only the 33" 2020 Meta (-3) BBCOR bat has been decertified. Until it is it's the hottest bat on the market. Now to decide what to do with our $500 Wilson credit.... Okayed a team over the weekend, of the 10 or so batters we saw, 8 had blue Metas. They will send him a 2020 Prime. The 2020 Louisville Slugger Meta PWR BBCOR baseball bat is the HOTTEST BBCOR bat on the market today. If you own the bat, you can fill out a form on the website, send the bat back and receive a voucher for $500. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. You could then purchase a Wilson A2000 glove that cost $250. You have no choice other than to work with the manufacturer. RETURN YOUR 2020 Louisville Slugger Meta (-3) 33 in./30 oz. HELP WANTED: Players / Teams / Coaches / Tourneys, first college student athlete to monetize personal brand, Advice for Incoming Freshman (High School Version), Impact of Free Tuition for Public Schools. The 2020 Meta BBCOR is made with 100% Eko Composite material, which is engineered to the pinnacle of performance to provide the lightest swing, biggest barrel and the truest impact sound in the game. https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.c...rDecertification.pdf. Ask us about our Donation program. Attention: Recently NCAA and NFHS has banned the 33 inch model of LS meta 2020. If 33-inch is your size, then see if a 32 or 34-inch will do the trick. Glue (epoxy) the cap back on. That is why they are tested individually as well. It's Monster destruction counterpart "Raigeki" has been unbanned, and it's high time "Harpie's Feather Duster" joins it as it's officially past its prime. If you know anything about me then you’re probably more than familiar with the fact that I value the warranty on all bats I buy. Currently Still Legal for NFHS. Anyone else using that bat? At this point I’d hold onto the voucher until there is word baseball will start again. Insane! Built for power players. My player has both the 2020 Prime and Meta in 33inch models. 2023 parents are your expectations/strategies changing? 2020 BBCOR White Bat Ban (College Only) Effective September 1st, 2019, NCAA, the governing body for college baseball, adopted a rule that effectively bans the use of any primarily white BBCOR bat. This reduces vibration. https://cifstate.org/sports/ba...rtification_List.pdf. Close. i guess DSG wants me to do all my shopping online and stop going to their brick and mortar locations. We’ll let you know what the best 2020 baseball bats are based on our hands on testing, and on field bat reviews from actual baseball players. Thanks! $500 voucher, you select a $250 Demarini. FL. So, I'd say chances are very good, probably just a question of right away or slight delay. Lots of bat breaking in to be done by those kids. Hopefully umpires know how to check... Its definitely going to be interesting as they have to check for that, the new NOCSAE catchers chest protectors and NOCSAE baseballs... New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The price on the 2019 33’s just went up exponentially. Do you have a link so I can forward this information to his coach? 36 Reasons Why 33% of College Athletes Quit, Cut or Get Asked To Leave! Upon receipt of your bat at our facility, we will process it and issue you a voucher via e-mail for your personal use for the retail value of your bat. Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2020 Style Name: 33"/30 oz Verified Purchase Several weeks after purchasing the bat, it was ruled illegal for high school play and the manufacturer, Louisville Slugger, will not provide a refund. Any advice for us? This gives both power hitters and more all-around utility men the tool wreak havoc on the opponent's defense. My son decided on the Louisville Select PWR 33" as the alternative to a Meta. The Select PWR is a step down from the Meta. I guess the only pain is the 5 days it will take to get the new bat in his hands. Here is the complete detail about it. Please retain the voucher number and pin for the use of the balance. Son said he has no qualms about transitioning between the two. This baseball bat is constructed out of 3 pieces which gives you the flexibility to conform to your natural swinging motion along with the rigidity of a one-piece bat. It will be interesting to see how this goes down. All the kids are using my sons 32 tonight. My son uses a 32, If it is too hot for college, your son should swing the 33. Or, maybe better yet, try the Meta PWR version, which is not banned, in a 33-inch. Nice deal. There are no changes between the 2019 Meta Prime and the 2020 Meta. NCAA Bans 2020 Louisville Slugger Meta 33"/30 oz BBCOR Bat. I was in the thick of this when the Demarini CF Zen youth bats were known to be the hottest bats around. Not sure if they're swinging 33's or not. He said the swing/feel is almost identical between the two but (apparently so) the Meta had more pop. If past bans on Wilson family bats are a guide, the voucher should be good for any Wilson brand. Just purchased this bat for son a month ago. I would keep following up. Replies and comments they make will be collapsed/hidden by default. So, we would recommend you not to buy the 33" model instead you can buy the 32" or 34". There is a reason the 2020 Louisville Slugger META was so popular! For those of you who've seen things like this go down. The Washington State University Sports Science Laboratory has advised the NFHS that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Blue (color) 33” model Louisville Slugger Meta Composite bat. Basically this is the same bat as the Meta Prime only with a slight end load and stiffer handle. Print. A bat that cannot be used in games will likely lose its market value quickly. Also, just learned that Dick's Sporting Goods refuses to accept it as a return even though we had just purchased it yesterday. Will out hit any other BBCOR model by around 20ft. My own fallibility becomes more obvious every day... Louisville Slugger has the most up to date info on their website. Thinks he’ll go back to his Solo if his Meta can’t be used for HS. Unless things have changed in recent years, each size has it's own unique mold and separate production runs. NCAA has decertified the bat for college play (high school has since followed suit), and the META is no longer on the list of approved bats for NFHS which also governs the high school game. 8 Stay Banned: Graceful Charity . All other sizes of the 2020 model, as well as the Meta PWR, and the 2019 Meta Prime (-3) BBCOR bats, remain legal for play. Pictures may show multiple bat and multiple sizes. If your kid is more of a power hitter you should be fine looking at bats even further to the right of the Meta on this chart. The only difference between the best selling 2019 Meta Prime and the 2020 Meta is the paint job has turned from red to blue, and … I was under the impression that it's construction is similar to the Meta, but with some end loaded balance. Connecting the pieces of the bat is the 3F… Every size bat is built slightly different. 2020 Louisville Slugger Meta Prime BBCOR (-3) Baseball Bat Size 32/29 Listing is for 1 bat shown in the title. They said that they would be taking care of their customers. #6: Louisville Slugger 2020 Meta (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat. Small Crack on the Connection Piece. With a light swing weight and huge barrel, the Louisville Slugger Meta is designed for high school power hitters. I've spoken with them several times: Two week back log. Even though the 33-inch is now banned, we still think the 2020 Slugger Meta Prime is the best BBCOR bat for 2020. The bat meets the BBCOR standard for how it is tested. There have been multiple fastpitch softball bats banned by NCAA that were never banned in high school. Get some different juju going. You may think that the cap coming off is a sign of inferior quality but you have to realize all bats are manufactured in a similar way. 6 batters in the lineup of my son’s HS team use a 33 Meta. Tier list methodology. May wait for a bit, as many of the bats we're looking at are currently out of stock, so might wait until towards the end of the window so the voucher will last a little longer. Archived. If so, does anyone have a bat they'd recommend that will have a similar feel as the Meta? So, what is the most comparable bat to a Meta if they get banned in HS? It is just the 33 inch model and they think it is because the bat is out performing. I’m sure this will be interesting this season. Would they let you return it and have the full voucher again? If this is same as in the past, the manufacturer will substitute with one of their other bats. It is ok for hs, I saw the article. They were selling on eBay for hundreds above retail. Bah. This is nothing new with regard to their bat return policy. Information on how to submit your bat and claim credit. price: only a few left and prices will be going up soon 2020 meta pwr (-3) 2 5/8" bbcor baseball bat. https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-2...&redirect=mobile. They send you the bat and a new voucher for $250. Son has one, I’d sell it for 1k! Louisville Slugger 2020 Meta (-3) BBCOR baseball bat. What do you think think the chances NFHS will do the same? The bat lab that tests these bats is constantly testing new and old bats, so if any more … It is also a 2 piece bat that will have similar feel at contact. So only the 33" isnt passing the tests it needs to the other sizes still pass. As for a warranty item, none of them are going to take back a broken bat. This is great. The Prime has been sitting in the garage and has now moved to the bag. The didn't give any explanation in their press release. 2. The Louisville Slugger Prime would be very close in feel and could be acquired with the voucher. If it's broken, it's a warranty issue between you and the manufacturer. (Not exactly sure what EKO stands for.) You may end up being able to get the new model when they come out at the end of summer. I don't think the memo specifies why the bat was decertified, but my reading comprehension has been getting worse as I get older. There is, we should note here, a Meta PWR version of the bat. We haven't turned ours in yet. We're sorry. 2020 meta (-3) 2 5/8" bbcor baseball bat. You are not likely to find an online retailer with a much different policy. They said they were just made aware and they have contacted Louisville Slugger and are waiting to hear back. If you used your voucher for the Select, I would contact LS. Son cracked the 2019 Prime after 60 days of use. NFHS (High School) Has Now Also Banned the 2020 META 33 in/30 oz BBCOR Bat from Play Immediately. The sophisticated three-piece design gives the bat the feel of a rigid one-piece, with the comfort and stability of a hybrid. 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