2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat
Extreme Performance & Value
Gain the added performance at the same price as retail. Our bats are ready to dominate the plate today. Ordering 2 or more bats? Use code "TEAMBONUS" for additional savings.
New for 2017! One of the most popular baseball bats of the 2015-16 season is back and better than ever! Louisville Slugger was not satisfied with the performance and popularity of last year's Prime 916 and has expanded and upgraded their new 2017 lineup. This 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 is new, improved, and ready to prove. Maximum power, ultimate speed, and an industry leading balance are just a few characteristics to describe the Prime 917. This model provides you with the best of both worlds having a huge, extended barrel and a light swing weight which is ideal for both power and contact hitters alike. Get your bat through the zone fast with top of the line control. Slugger's innovative three-piece, 100% composite design features the new MicroForm composite material and the patented Fused Carbon Structure (FCS) to provide maximum pop right out of the wrapper and one of the largest sweet spots ever. Combine that with the new and improved TRU3 with dynamic socket connection for a superior feel on contact, decreased negative vibration, and increased durability. To top it off, each Prime 917 comes wrapped with a new, custom Lizard Skin premium performance bat grip for the ultimate comfort and enhanced tackiness. Louisville Slugger, a name associated with only the best bats in baseball, puts unparalleled performance in the hands of the nation's players. Power In Numbers!
We are currently averaging 3 business days from the time of order but some orders may experience as much as 7 business days. Our shaved bats for example may take additional time to process. All orders go out using 2-Day Priority shipping with tracking details sent to the customers email.
We honor manufacturer warranties on all heat rolled and stock bats that we sell. Any bat damaged and still within the manufacturers set time-frame can be sent back to us to file a replacement with the manufacturer. All shaved bats are not eligible for the warranty but we do offer a 30-day no-break guarantee.
Our bats are guaranteed to be free from defects caused by our altering service. If there are any visual markings, a customer can send it back in for replacement. The only way to detect our altered bats is with a compression testing system which are usually only used in major tournaments.
Bat Rolling Information
Let's unleash a bat's full potential. Our normal heat rolling treatment simulates around 350-400 hits. Our other choice is a basic heat rolling (200-300 hits). Heating the bat allows us to create a much more uniformed break-in and is overall less aggressive on the bats durability. Our professional-grade machines and unique process treat each bat between 45 minutes to 90 minutes at very slow incremental speeds. Our heat rolling process is one-of-a-kind with three different machines designs for different bat models, it has been perfected over the years and assures quality you can see & feel instantly.
- Basic Heat Rolling - (Increases performance 10% with ball exit speed ratio, expect a minimal durability loss)
- Normal Heat Rolling - (Increases performance up to 25% on composites with increases ball exit speed ratio)
Bat Shaving Information
If you are looking for ultimate performance, you have just found it. We have customized methods for each bat model to alter barrel thickness and maximize the ball exit speed ratio. Our shaved bats are designed and played with by the very best home run derby players in the world. We have worked with players for over a decade, and they come to us for unmatched quality and consistency. We have narrowed down to 4 shaving options:
- Shaved & Rolled (Shave 1oz - Balanced) - Will retain the manufacturer weight with good durability
- Shaved & Rolled (Shave 1oz - Endloaded) - Will retain manufacturer weight with an added endload
- Shaved & Rolled (Shave 2oz - Balanced) - Will retain or lower the manufacturer weight of .5oz
- Shaved & Rolled (Shave 2oz - Endloaded) - Will retain manufacturer weight with maximum endload
Our 1oz shaved bats are designed to get a major performance upgrade while retaining excellent durability. We designed this package for those to get the best of both worlds: performance & durability. Our 2oz bat options are specifically designed for home run derby hitters, if you want the very best performance this option is for you.