Pros: Material, Construction, Weight, Balance
The best high-tech plastic whacker out there.
Cold Steel claims it to be indestructible- Their claim is true. Its weight is perfectly distributed, though is heavier than a normal bat, making it slightly slower in a swing but that much more powerful with its crush. Its overall softer materials (it is one solid piece) makes it transfer shock energy noticeably less, and makes it have less boner-shattering crash through your hands and up your arms that a normal bat has, saving your joints. And it happily bends and contorts to the object you are punishing, always going back to its original shape after the strike. After a bit of testing, the only signs of use were minor scratches on the surface of the plastic, taking off its gleam, though that was only when powdering cinder blocks. The one thing that will damage it though not really hinder it in any way is hitting a concrete or metal sharp corner or edge, and cutting dents into its shaft. So try to tackle evenly surfaced things, like a car door or someone’s head. And oh yes, being a baseball bat and all, I only assume it would work for that, though I don’t play the sport. I write the review using it as a merciless smasher and bringer of bludgeon destruction, rather than swinging it at a ball and running in a circle. This bat reins supreme for it’s perfect size and proportions as well as supposedly a lifetime’s worth of abusive service, of which I intent to test. It’s also completely waterproof and washes off in the sink like it says, making it pitch black again one the dust is off. Most definitely worth 30 bucks.