We bought this bat and our 7 year old swung it at the store. When we got it home the bat was cracked. Took it back, got another one, got it home, took the wrapper off and the bat was cracked (had not been hit with).The bat is really hot and an easy swing, but not durable at all. Worth was supposed to fix the problem last year with their bats, but obviously not. We buy a lot of worth bats for softball as well and have never had this problem. I wish it would have been more durable...like I said before...HOT bat.