I've been hitting with wood bats for over 10 years now. I have come to love old hickory bats over the years usually very sold bats with a lot of pop. I was very upset when this specific model broke on my first swing with it. I hit it on the sweet spot of the bat (I have a picture of the ball mark to prove it) and it cracked right down to the handle. Very disappointed... and no warrenty so nothing baseball express will do about it.