Platinum XI is considered the traditionalist of the Platinum X Series. It is the second largest barrel behind Platinum XX, and incorporates a moderate taper with a medium handle. This extra-large barreled bat is balanced with a slight feel of barrel heaviness, good for dropping the barrel to the ball. While incorporating a slight flare in the bottom hand, this knob is still considered traditional. This a great bat for those looking for the old school feel in a bat combined with a modern design.