Louisville Slugger is a household name in the world of manufacturing baseball bats, and they have just come out with the new Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Youth bat. The company has been in the business for over a century, and their name is now well associated with quality and reliability. The Omaha 516 follows suit and is one such bat which evokes all their benevolent attributes and highlights all qualities which have made the brand a success. Equipped with state of the art technology and a revolutionary design, the bat easily shoots it to the top of our list of recommended baseball bats for youngsters. This bat can be trusted to deliver high performances consistently, and is a benchmark for other bats in a lot of aspects of bat design.
The Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Youth is certified for use in the Little League, USSSA, AABC, Babe Ruth, Pony and Dixie leagues.
The Omaha 516 is made of brand new 7U1 alloy, making it the lightest bat out there. It’s one-piece and is extremely easy to hold and swing. You can swing the bat freely, and generate immense speed. The high-performance alloy is also highly flexible and has maximum momentum interchange, reducing energy loss on impact.
The Omaha 516 also comes with a 2 ¼” barrel diameter and a massive sweet spot, refined especially for plundering home runs. The barrel is 25% longer than any other Omaha bat, a structural innovation which increases balance and power, without increasing the weight too much. The bat gives plenty of pop and engenders more power with faster and smoother swings.
This bat comes equipped with a 7/8” tapered handle with a Lizard Skin grip. Another Slugger bat, the YBAR152 has a similar handle but with a leather, ergonomic grip. The grip on the Omaha 516 is its only probable downfall, as it doesn’t feel as comfortable in the hands as grips from other bats. The lightweight bat has a high chance of slipping off even shaking during swings.
The bat is 1.15 BPF certified and is exceptionally efficient at energy transfer from the swing into the barrel. The large barrel focuses the energy into the location of impact and drives a lot of force and momentum into the ball with each and every swing. The bat combines power, balance, and control to make you a serious threat at the plate.
The Omaha 516 comes with a 30-day performance guarantee. The Louisville Slugger is so confident in their bat that they have given buyers a 30-day performance guarantee. If you are not entirely content with the performance of the bat in the first 30 days, you will get a full money refund. But the bat is that good, that it will quite rare for you to take that course.
Feature Benefits of Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Youth
- Made of new 7U1 alloy and is the lightest Omaha bat made
- Bat has 25% extra barrel which is very advantageous for contact hitters
- 7/8” tapered handle gives control and free swings, and great power can be generated
- Bat has exceptional energy transfer and control
- 30-day money back guarantee if you are dissatisfied with the bat’s performance
Pros & Cons
- Lightest bat made so easy to swing
- Precision control and balance allows players to swing at full force
- 30-day money back performance guarantee
- Impossible to miss with 25% larger barrel
- Larger, refined sweet spot and more pop
- Consistently high performances
- Simple design
- Bat grip is not too firm
- Vibrations from inaccurate hits are not filtered out
- Durability of 7U1 alloy is questionable
The longer barrel may deter you from purchasing it as it may make the bat seem heavier, but because of the extremely light 7U1 alloy, the bat is still lighter even with the extra barrel.
1. Is the money back guarantee period authentic?
A. Yes. After showing "Proof of Purchase" you will be able to avail the 30-day money back guarantee
2. Is the bat one-piece?
A. Yes. It is a one-piece bat made of brand new 7U1 alloy
3. Does the bat have BBFCO certification?
A. Yes. The bat has 1.15 certification and BBFCO certification
4. What is the drop of the bat?
A. The bat has a unique -13 drop because of the longer barrel
The Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Youth is the perfect bat for powerful contact hitters. With its gargantuan sweet spots, refined for precision power hitting and its never-ending barrel, it can unleash enormous power with swings at break-neck speeds. Do not let the simple design of the bat belie its deadly qualities.