Of course, as with any high-performance fastpitch bat, you would expect it to have a composite barrel, and that is the case with the new Slugger LXT. It features a 3-piece design, and the barrel has a new Speed Composite Design as the Louisville Slugger calls it. That, along with the PBF technology, which is the same as last year’s model, makes the bat have a big sweet spot.
The great Vibration Control Connection System – VCX for short from the previous model is now updated and is called the VCX2. This technology gives the LXT the “feel” that it is so famous for around the fastpitch world.
The end cap is the second updated feature of this new model, and it has a COPA performance end cap, unlike the old models’ ultra-lightweight X-Cap. Unitedly with the barrel, it makes the big sweet spot that the LXT is known for.
The Louisville Slugger wanted to make the LXT one of the more balanced bats out there and they have certainly done that.
Overall, there is not a huge amount of new features, but that shouldn’t worry you, because the old model is one of the best, and the new one has some minor tweaks that make it even better. As the saying goes “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.”