A bat’s “drop” is a general way to classify a series of bats, and is presented as the “negative number” found on the barrel. Drop helps define how a bat feels to swing: the larger the drop weight, the lighter the bat will feel. Conversely, the smaller the drop weight number, the heavier the bat will feels. For example a 32” bat in a (-5) weight will feel much heavier than a 32” bat with a (-10) drop weight.
NOTE: Many leagues have specific rules that identify which weight drops are permitted for play. Before choosing your bat, we recommend contacting your league or coach to verify if there are any weight drop restrictions for your league.
*The drop of the bat as drop is not intended to, and should not be relied upon to, calculate the actual weight of the bat. Variances in the actual weight of the bat versus the labeled approximate weight of the bat as the actual bat weight may vary for numerous reasons, including without limitation manufacturing tolerances, certification calculations and standards, the grip weight, the length of the bat, performance considerations, cosmetics, packaging, any post manufacturing modifications/additions (such as the grip, knob sticker, or consumer packaging), and/or other reasons.