Details: The Rawlings Quarto Softball Bat is a great fit for the middle of the order hitter who can handle a longer barrel. This bat offers everything: performance, flex, balance and distance. Rawlings patented hinge system provides focused flex, helping hitters stay through the ball to generate incredible pop. One: the handle is a composite material made with a decent amount of flex. Two: the barrel is a composite material made with maximum size and is as long of a barrel as anyone else's on the market. Three: The Quarto collar around the connection point of the barrel and handle helps dampen string and keep the vibration of the barrel out of the handle. Four: the inner end barrel keeps the integrity and durability of the bat while creating a hot out of the wrapper experience of the outer shell.