Excellent introduction to wood
Purchased a 31" -5 for my overgrown 11 year old's birthday in May. I feel that bat performs well and he swings it really well (again, he is a 145 lb, 5' 6" 5th grader). He hasn't used it against live pitching and has pretty much just used it in the cage for tee work, soft toss, and bp, but it has held up really well. He uses it exclusively i.l.o. his USSSA bat in practice. Great barrel size and comfortable, balanced feel.