I've been using this bat for 3 years now. I take BP with it in the cage and at practice. I hit grounders to our infielders with it. I use it in games. This bat has been abused and it still hasn't broken. It has amazing pop. When you hit the sweet spot you don't feel a thing. The handle may be thick for some but it doesn't bother me. As far as durability is concerned I play in 2 rec leagues here in VA that are 20-25 games per league not including playoffs. I've seen guys on my teams buy Louisville, Rawlings, even Marucci. They go through 6-10 bats per season and I've been using the same bat for 3 seasons. If anyone is skeptical, don't be. This is the best composite bat on the market. PERIOD. Nothing else compares. Not even those DeMarini bats.