After considerable cage time, measuring the bat’s exit speed, barrel size and true swing weight, we put together this 2018 Adidas Aero Burner Comp Review. The felt good on hits and mishits, runs right in the range of a low to moderate swing weight and showed promise on its exit speeds. The bat’s very limited release in a BBCOR 33 or 34 inch length will severely limit its public uptake. The 2018 Adidas Aero Burner Comp is clearly meant for collegiate players and top shelf high school kids that want to move outside the beaten path of BBCOR bats.
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The 2018 Adidas Aero Burner, in this design, is a JustBats.com exclusive bat.
Adidas’ 2018 Aero has all the features that justify the price point. That is, the price of the Aero Burner prices out like other two piece composite bats in the market. The idea is for a light swinging big barreled two piece bat that is easy on the hands. Our general experience was it did a good job of dampening sting, but not as good as a few of the other BBCOR bats we really like.
There is nothing remarkable about the connective piece of the bat. Most other companies have some technology they like to discuss when it comes to the connective piece of their high end composite designs but Adidas simply calls it an Energy connective piece and moves on. In some regard we can appreciate the acceptance that the bats features are about the barrel, handle and grip instead of some nuanced connective piece.
The most technically impressive feature of the 2018 Aero Burner is the end cap. This new piece to the 2018 version allowed for a slightly lighter design and longer barrel size.
Aesthetically the bat is brilliant, we think. Never underestimate Adidas’ ability to create stunning sports equipment.
The 2018 Adidas Aero Burner BBCOR bat is available only in a 33 and a 34 inch bat. We are not sure why Adidas left out the 32 inch as it is the most popular of the bunch. We suspect, possibly, it has something to do with this bats focus on high end players in High School and College who would only need a big swinging bat.
Most major brands (in fact, all of them but Marucci) produce a high end two piece composite baseball bat. DeMarini has the CF Zen, Easton has the Ghost X, Rawlings has the Quatro, Axe has the Avenge. These bats each produce good sized barrels, light swing weights and are priced at the top of the food chain. It is, on a good day, difficult to separate these from one another. If you were looking for supposed top performance we suggest the Quatro. If you want the perfect feel then, maybe, the 918 Prime from Slugger or the CF Zen from DeMarini. If you want a combination of all of that then maybe the Easton Ghost. The Adidas Aero Burner wins in the best looking category and competes, well enough, across the board to be worth your consideration.
There are several 2018 bats which fall in the following categories:
Assuming you find yourself in the two piece composite 33 or 34 inch BBCOR space the Aero Burner is an option. Everyone else is out of luck as that is the only size this bat is made in. If that is one of you, and you are an elite High School or Collegiate hitter, we suggest you also consider aluminum barrels and/or a stiffer bats.
Big time players tend to prefer these features in the BBCOR space as they act and feel more like wood. However, if you are in the market for a 33 and 34 inch BBCOR bat, and want to stick with a two piece composite as well as want the best looking one on the market the 2018 Adidas Aero Burner Comp might be the bat for you.
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