Finally Louisville Slugger Meta entered the Fastpitch softball lineup and I must say it was a remarkable entry.
From the past several years fastpitch players have been struggling to get performance and durability in a single pack.
And now the problem is solved with the release of Ghost killer.
It literally is my favorite Fastpitch softball bat this year.
Though it is expensive but if you want a great bat regardless of its price, Just don't think twice. Get it now.
2021 Louisville Slugger Meta FP
4.5 out of 5
The 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta fastpitch softball bat is the Best fastpitch softball bat that we recommend you to buy in 2021-2022.
Its barrel is made with all new Mash composite along with the gapped wall technology.
Slugger Meta Fastpitch is a two piece bat featuring VTX connection system provides the bat stiffer and smoother feel.
Louisville Slugger Meta Fastpitch full review
Does it feel good in hand or vibrates when mishit?
The Meta FP is featured with the innovative gapped wall design and unlike other gapped wall bats cantilevered inner barrel is not connected at the end cap, allowing it to translate on impact.
Premium LS Pro comfort grip provides the batter hand required tack and cushion while swinging and hitting.
VTX connection system does a pretty good job to reduce the vibrations and enhance the feel of of the bat. Overall it feels great in hand while swinging and hitting.
How does it Perform?
The bat comes somewhat hot out of the wrapper but still needs to be broken in to unlock the real beast.
Mash barrel is performs great and sounds great as well, F2X End Cap enhances the barrel profile, bat control and swing speed of this fastpitch softball bat.
How good is its Construction?
The Slugger Meta Fastpitch bat is a two piece construction featured with VTX connection system that is meant to allow independent movement between barrel and the handle.
Barrel is made with new Mash composite along with the gapped wall design, this leaves space between the 2 interworking barrel walls.
New F2X end cap which is made with a clear injection molded material that looks nice and allows the bat to swing with lightweight swing.
Its barrel is 2 1/4 inches in diameter and has a end-loaded weight that is usually preferred by the power hitters but the light swing feel make it suitable for both the contact hitters and the power hitters as well.
Is it Durable Enough?
When it comes to durability, you barely get complaints about a louisville slugger bat to be compromised.
Yes, some people might report the cracking and breaking of every bat out there but in this bat, I would say it is the manufacturing defect of that specific piece.
You can get that covered under the 1 year warranty period. Overall it is durable so far and that's the reason it is still considered as The Ghost Killer.
Is this bat a Value for the money?
It is the time when a bat has Meta in its name, it is obviously expensive. But Value for the money does not really mean that it is expensive or cheap.
Instead, value for money means that is that worth to spend that amount of money on a piece of bat or not.
In my opinion, Yes if you can afford to by Louisville Slugger Meta fastpitch softball bat then it is gonna deliver its purpose and it is Value for the money.
Bat Sizing options
Having flexible sizing option is also very important in order to target the larger number of buyers.
Following are some bat size options that will help you in finding the best one for you
- 30’’ / 27oz
- 31’’ / 28oz
- 32’’ / 29oz
- 33’’ / 30oz
- 34’’ / 31oz
So, the hitters have an option to choose a bat for themselves just as per their need.
Who is recommended to use this BBCOR bat?
The Louisville slugger Meta Fastpitch is best for the power hitters and for some contact hitters if they prefer.
It is a little more end loaded than the LXT model and yet when you swing you do not feel that much heavy weight.
This fastpitch bat is recommended for those who can afford an expensive bat and do not want any hassle in buying a bat.
The Meta FP is not for those who want a aluminum bat or a bat with aluminum handle, since it is an all composite construction.
If you prefer to buy the flagship bat that outperforms every fastpitch bat out there with cool and classy graphics regardless of its price then this fastpitch bat is your selection.
2021 Slugger Meta FP Vs The Ghost
Since, this is the debut of the Slugger Meta Fastpitch bat we cannot compare it with the previous year model but we have a perfect comparable here. Let's see if we compare both of these, who wins?
Starting with the construction: Both Meta and Ghost fastpitch bats are double barrel construction but Meta has gapped barrel design which definitely improves performance, sound and durability.
When it comes to performance both of the bats performs similar but I noticed Meta to perform slightly better.
And when it comes to durability it, it does not need an expert opinion. Anyone who knows a little about fastpitch bats and its history know how bad is Ghost and it seems like Easton has not much improved in the durability.
Here comes our final verdict about the Louisville slugger meta fastpitch review 2022, is it really the Ghost killer?
Yes, it is the Ghost Killer. Not only ghost but it defeats all of its competitors in fastpitch softball bats lineup this year.
We awarded it to be the best fastpitch softball bat for the year 2022 and 2021 as well. If you have no budget issues, then this is the one you must consider buying right away.