Crafted excellence. Designed with a thermally treated AZR alloy for a more responsive and forgiving feel, the balanced one-piece CAT9 features a massive sweet spot that is ready to do damage right out of the wrapper. Utilizing a three-stage thermal treatment process, our new AZR alloy offers a more responsive microstructure for better feel, more forgiveness and more performance while maintaining the same strength as its predecessor. Multi-variable wall design creates an expanded sweet spot and thinner barrel walls that are more forgiving after off-centered contact. 2nd generation AV2 Anti-Vibration Knob features an upgraded, finely tuned harmonic dampening system for better feel and less negative vibrational feedback. Ring-free barrel construction allows for more barrel flex and increases performance with no ""dead"" spots. Precision-balanced barrel results in a lower M.O.I. and balanced feel for precision and control. One-piece alloy construction provides a clean, consistent, traditional swing. Micro-perforated soft-touch grip with extra tack improves feel and control. The CAT9 comes standard with a black 1.75mm grip. Grip weight and manufacturing tolerances may cause slight deviation from the listed weight. 2 3/4"" barrel USSSA 1.15 BPF certified.