Gearing up for all star season usually means my 8 year old gets a new bat. This year was the Rawlings quatro -12. Sounds too good to be true. Folks in baseball around here say this is going to be the bat of 2020. Purchased it last Monday after school, straight to the field for a quick cage work. Alternated bats, probably took 12 pitches with the Rawlings, the other 15-20 with his Easton he still loves. The Easton is a 28-18, Rawlings 29-17. Bat looks great, feels great, but that's it. Put it in his bag and picked it up the next day to several rattles inside. Ok that's weird, swapped it back out Thursday, took the wrapper off Thursday night for all-star practice. Same thing, rotated between the 2 bats taking majority of cuts with the Easton. Haven't touched the Rawlings since. Just pulled it out of the bag (2 nights later) and what do you know, it's broken. There's no way something that costs that much is designed to sound like that. It won't pass little league inspections but there's obviously a design flaw as majority of comments coming in are saying the exact same thing. If you buy it, save the receipt. You'll need it. I will be returning the bat first thing tomorrow morning and will not be taking another replacement.
Angry in SC