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2015 Anderson Bat Review

2015 Anderson Bat Review: The Techzilla is Back

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In 2006 and 2007 the hottest baseball bat on the planet was the double walled aluminum Techzilla from a small company named Anderson.

It was their first foray into the metal bat space and it was a smashing (both literally and figuratively) success. The ’06 and ’07 Techzilla hit more baseballs into the Mariana Trench than any other bat.

That is a made up ‘fact’, but our point stands: the 2006/2007 … Jump to the full review.


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It was their first foray into the metal bat space and it was a smashing (both literally and figuratively) success. The ’06 and ’07 Techzilla hit more baseballs into the Mariana Trench than any other bat.

That is a made up ‘fact’, but our point stands: the 2006/2007 Anderson Techzilla was (and is) the daddy of bomb dropping double walled baseball bats. If you can pick up one of these relics on ebay (and they usually run at quite a premium for an 8 year old bat) then it’s worth putting a bid or two–actually don’t because we want to buy them.

Recommendations

The 2015 Techzilla, also in true fashion, does not yet come in a big barrel or BBCOR size. We hope that will change one day soon as we think an endloaded one piece aluminum BBCOR bat (or dual walled) bat would fill a serious gap in the current little league and highschool offering. But until then, those who want to swing the namesake of one of the original gangster bomb droppers need to be in a 2 1/4 league.

Overall we are excited to see Anderson Bat company producing legitimate bats for every level of baseball and we think and hope in the years to come the offering will be broader. We think the 2015 line does fill a serious need in the highschool range of those looking and needing the lightest swing possible. The one piece aluminum bats in the Senior League are also great price points for a well made stick.

You can buy the 2015 Anderson models are here.

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2015 Anderson Techzilla Review

We recommend the Anderson FLEX line for hitters who: Need and/or want the lightest swinging bat in that size; are price conscious; prefer one piece aluminum bats (with the exception of the 2 1/4 size which is composite); like the immediate feedback of single piece aluminum bats.

We do not recommend the Anderson Flex Line for hitters who: Can effectively swing bats with heavier MOIs; are not on a budget; prefer composite barrels; prefer two piece bats.

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USSSA Techzilla Recommendations
2015 Anderson Techzilla Review

We recommend the Andreson Techzilla 2.0 for hitters who: Need a 2 1/4 barrel bat; can/want to swing an endloaded bat; like the feel of a single piece (dual layered) aluminum bat.

We do not recommend the Anderson Techzilla 2.0 for hitters who: Are allowed to swing 2 3/4 or 2 5/8 barrels; need a BBCOR bat; prefer or need a light swing or balanced bat.

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In 2006 and 2007 the hottest baseball bat on the planet was the double walled aluminum Techzilla from a small company named Anderson.

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2015 Anderson Bat Review: The Techzilla is Back

2015 Techzilla Construction

The Flex is a single walled aluminum bat with a fantastically low swing weight. In fact, in the BBCOR version, we can’t find any bat with a lighter swing weight. Even the much hyped BBCOR CF7 from DeMarini measures out a 5% heavier swing weight (at least according to our calculations). We think this strategy plays well into the highschool hitter who prefers the lightest swing possible (for the fastest bat speed possible). The fact Anderson has done this in a full aluminum bat is remarkable.

In addition to the BBCOR, the flex also comes in a drop 10 in a senior league (both 2 5/8 and 2 3/4). These bats also grade out the lightest swing weight in their class with the Marucci Hex not far behind.  These bats are also one piece aluminum bats. The barrels, for aluminum bats, are well formed and large.

The 2 3/4 Senior League Flex bat is probably our favorite of the entire line: Huge Barrel, great aluminum ping; great price point for a legit bat. Little leaguers who can swing a 2 3/4 and want the most plate coverage per bat speed should have the Anderson Flex 2 3/4 at the top of their Christmas list.

The Flex name is also on one youth version (2 1/4) bat but it is a full composite single piece bat.

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The Techzilla 2.0 is a dual walled aluminum single piece bat. (Do we call it single piece if it is dual walled? JBR’s going to need to think about that for a bit). The bat, in true Techzilla fashion is an endloaded bat made for power hitters who like honest feel at contact.

The TZ 2.0 has, what we at JBR think, the best looking paint job for 2015. The picture above (or below) doesn’t do it justice and you should go check one of these bats out. It’s Americana at its finest and a great fit for a little league 2 1/4 baseball bat.

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