FWIW since they usually carry a BBCOR seal, I guess strictly speaking some organizations don't even regard bamboo bats as wood bats.
Am I correct here, don't composite wood bats carry the same BBCOR seal?
Then, and I'm not being facetious here, a bamboo or composite wood bat would be superior to ordinary wood, but probably less then BBCOR metal in it's performance?
EDIT: thanks Edgar, we were typing at the same time.
I don't know. The wood-composite bat is certainly marketed as if it's superior to wood, and it's priced as if it's superior to wood. The fact that the handle is lighter, more durable, and has more whip than wood probably means that the bat does perform better than an all-wood bat.
As for the bamboo, it's priced at about half the cost of a good wood bat. It's defnitely more durable. I don't think it performs as well as wood, but that's my subjective opinion, mostly based in hitting flies with one. I can hit a lot further with an all wood bat.