The MERC PRO 243 model features a large, long barrel (larger sweet spot) and a medium-to-thin handle (increased bat whip) which causes this bat to be top loaded. This bat is for the experienced player looking to drive the ball with a greater launch angle and increased distance. This bat is cupped.
The MERC PRO 243 model features a 2 5/8" barrel size, 7" parallel wall, and a pronounced negative taper to a medium-to-thin handle which causes this bat to be top loaded. This will increase launch angle and maximize power. Younger players may have a hard time controlling this bat through the hitting zone. This bat is for the experienced player that is strong enough to control the barrel before and through contact.