So I did hit my 28oz and my buddy's 27oz (Lift) and swung my Melee Reloaded this past Sunday the very 1st thing I noticed with the (Lift) was the lighter version of the previous models, a different sound is coming off this bat and plenty of clanking sounds from the handle not sure why when we're hitting right off the barrel. The grip tech is much less which ends with the letter "D", it did form one clear coat web. Other than that, it was a really good bat, we used mix balls Evil BP's, X-Rocks and Sr. Stotes. Plenty of smoking line drives shot and good bombs at about 350' with less than 100 hits, before this session I did hit about (50) self-toss balls and the balls were traveling really well at about 300'. On the Melee 2, by far it did exceed my expectations with less than 125 hits both games and BP hits. In this last session, it hit a ton of bombs compared to the (Lift) out of my hits one was about 385' easily in an open field. We tend to hit at the community college ( Miramar College) in San Diego in the back open area. At the point and time, the Melee Reloaded hands down is the immeasurable and the better bat... This model opens up much quicker than any other Sr. Bats that I have tested. And at this stage, it will never see another BP session as IMHO it is fully broken-in. Looking to see and hear your take on these model bats.