I bought this bat for my 9 year old son and he loves it. I took him to the cages the first night he got it and he was crushing the ball. He was hitting the back of the cage in the air with this bat. He even smacked one off my knee while in the cages.
Pros: Great pop on the bat in weather above 40 degrees. Really nice looking and feel to the bat. Makes the kids hold the bat the right way.
Cons: Anything 40-45 degrees the bat has NO POP at all it's like swinging a garden hose at the ball. The ball don't leave the infield.
Bottom Line: I would recommend to a friend