2018 Branch legit

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  1. Steve lau

    Steve lau Member

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    How is this bat proformance wise and durability. I've heard the freak 23 is not that good in the durability department so looking at this bat.
    Thanks for your guys input.
     
  2. 4xtra

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    This bat is the real deal.
    Nice size SS for a 12.5
    not whippy at all.
    Felt true to weight (27oz)
    I used this bat this past weekend in a tournament in South GA and you actually had to be careful not to hit the ball over the fence when the HR limits have been reached..

    I do not know about the durability but the bat was tested at 100-150 swings and it passed.
    (I hit a middle shot that did not hit the pitcher so the bat was tested)

    I do not see how you could be disappointed.
    And this is coming from a hardcore Easton fan
     
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  3. Dan240

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    ^^^^ I agree. I haven’t gamed mine yet, just indoor tunnel use so far. All together about 250 swings, 200 put on before I got it. Swings smooth and the ball jumps off.
     
  4. Steve lau

    Steve lau Member

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    Thanks for the feed back and good to know it came from a easton fan ( Easton fan too)
     
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  5. Sloth91

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    better version of the freak 23. if you want a 2018 short barrel, buy it
     
  6. wizkid2016

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    Glad to see this thread. I’m pulling the trigger on this bat.
     
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  7. HunglowJoe909

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    Loving mine. Coming around at around 200-250 hits on it. We put it against a Fireflex otw and the Fireflex I felt was coming off harder. We were using a mixture of classic m’s, evil rocket BP’s, and some random 44/375’s......I really love the feel of this bat, coming from a person who likes big barrel’s..........it keeps opening up more and more every 50 swings. I think it will be right up there with all the other hot new releases.
     
  8. robertryder80

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    Hey bud, I was wondering how you like the branch so far? I'm really considering buying one.

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  9. wizkid2016

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    Man, I got a chance to hit one today.. All I can say is WOW....That thing was straight gas...I actually like it better than my freak 30 from last year...I can't believe there are not more hype on these bats...I will definetly be picking one of these up.
     
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  11. wizkid2016

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    Sell me the f30 highlighter . Haha
     
  12. robertryder80

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    Sold it 3 days ago - :)
     
  13. newram05

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    picked one of these up this weekend, with the hype starting on these do we think it will be the bat of the year? if so I might pick up a few more and keep them in the wrapper till next year!!:)
     
  14. d-wreck7

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    Lol dang it guys I already wanted one of these and after reading this I’m most def gonna have to get one of these for the bag.
     
  15. newram05

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    I'm going to be pulling the wrapper off this week and getting some T work in my garage. Tourney Saturday. Hope it lives up to the little hype its got!
     
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  16. wizkid2016

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    I had mine out for the second time on Saturday. Was hitting classic m’s for the first time. Bat opened up more and more with each bucket of balls. I’d put 100-150 swings on it before the tournament.
     
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    Any more updates on the Branch?
     
  18. exccsracer

    exccsracer Scrooge McBase

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    I love mine. 75 swings and it's fire but already has a rattle. If I had to guess it's a repainted Fulk(which I have as well). They feel identical to me. Pick your color....
     

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