I'm just going to throw this out here - the 2018 Worth EST Reload (Pinky) feels almost identical to my 2016 Triple Crown. Same weighting, same sound, same feel and I love it. I loved the OG Triple Crown and now have another gamer. The Melon doesn't feel like the Triple Crown, the Melon almost feels like it has more of a pronounced end load (2016, 2017, 2018). Either way, I love the Worth EST XL Reload now too. Great bat, and very different than the 2017 27oz XL.