34 inches may be too long. I got one of Jason Kendall's at spring training 2 years ago and he uses a 32 1/2 inch bat. Ryan Doumit uses a 33 inch and Ryan is a big boy so, in my opinion, 34 inches would be too long. I use a 32/24 and I choke way down, one finger off the bottom of the knob, I like turning on the ball as fast a possible. Why would you wanna slow you bat-speed down? After all that's why you do that 10-10 20-20 drill, to increase you bat-speed, getting a bat that is too heavy kind of defeats the purpose don't you think?