My daughter has played fastpitch softball since she was 4 years old and will be attending college on a full ride scholarship this fall. She's a very good player and absolutely loves this bat. She's swung a Xeno since the release of the fist model and wouldn't pick up any other bat. She says it is the most well balanced with the most pop and largest sweet spot. I can testify that she hits a lot of home runs with this bat! She's a hard core player between travel ball and high school ball so it's no surprise that we've had to take advantage of Louisville Slugger's warranty a few times. She's broken a few of these but LS is great about honoring their warranty. The last time we had only 2 weeks left on it and they didn't question it at all and shipped her a new bat within a week.