- -12 Length to Weight Ratio
- 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
- Approved for Play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA
- Balanced Swing Weight
- Features New USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp
- Free Shipping!
- Full 400 Day Manufacturer's Warranty
- IMX Composite Barrel / SIC Black Carbon Composite Handle
- Performance Diamond Grip
- Power Brigade Speed Series - Lightweight With Low M.O.I. for Faster Swing Speeds and Added Power
- Two-Piece Fully Composite Design With ConneXion Technology
- Ultra-Thin 29/32 Inch Handle
based on 60 ratings. 60 user reviews.
New for 2013! The next generation of Power Brigade has arrived. Now in its second season, this groundbreaking line of bats is unlike anything else on the field today. The concept is simple: Help players hit for power. However, Easton realizes that different players achieve a powerful swing in different ways. That's why the Power Brigade is divided into two distinct series - the XL Series (XL1, XL2, and XL3) and the Speed Series (S1, S2, and S3). The XL Series is designed for bigger, stronger hitters who derive their power from a bat with more mass. Smaller length to weight ratios, and an extra-long barrel with a massive sweet spot and a slight end load characterize the XL Series. The Speed Series, on the other hand, helps players increase their swing speed in order to generate more power. These bats feature lighter length to weight ratios, a lower M.O.I., and a balanced feel. Further trying to equip players with their perfect bat, Easton offers all of its Power Brigade bats in a two-piece IMX Composite/SIC Black Carbon design (XL1, S1), a two-piece IMX Composite/THT100 Scandium Alloy hybrid design (XL2, S2), and a one-piece THT Scandium Alloy design (XL3, S3). Two of the highest performing materials ever used on a bat, Easton's patented IMX Composite optimizes the sweet spot for maximum performance, while their THT Scandium Alloy provides solid durability and allows for a larger alloy sweet spot than is seen anywhere else on the field. Throw in an array of additional world-class Easton technology, and you've got a line of bats that can't be topped. Easton: Personalize Your Power! The S1 is approved for play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and features the new USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp. It is backed by Easton's Exclusive 400 Day Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
60 Product ReviewsReview This Bat
by MrBaseball - Dec 30, 2012
Pros: Great 2 1/4" barrel bat, has a lot of pop, good for getting on base. Two piece design eliminates sting.
by South Florida Baller - Jan 10, 2013
Pros: Great bat, has alot of pop in it. Can't wait till the season starts.
Cons: none so far
by jerseyjet - Jan 21, 2013
Pros: My son is 12 years old and there is so much pop in his bat,it feels light thru the swing zone and his swing speed has increased
by Ko - Jan 21, 2013
Pros: Amazing bat, way better then the XL1. Very balanced, and has a pretty long barrel. Even though it's not in XL. I am only 9 and I was dropping bombs to the fence. Way better then last years model. I can't wait until the spring so I can use it in my games!
by #6 - Feb 05, 2013
Pros: My son loves it. Lots of pop in this bat.
by 1bigkid - Mar 20, 2013
Pros: I got this bat for my 9 and 10 yr olds I coach and half the team uses this bat. The ball comes off this bat hot for the light ping sound. Increases bat speed.
Cons: If your kid already has a good strong swing don't bother with this bat and go with the XL series or CF5 for the price.
by Chuck - Feb 04, 2013
Pros: Comes off the bat nice when you hit the sweet spot. Very pleased!
by super hero - Feb 08, 2013
Pros: I love every thing about it!
by diamondking - May 23, 2013
Pros: this bat has a ton of pop and you will be hitting bombs if you get this awesome hot bat
Cons: none whatsoever
by nash - May 09, 2013
Pros: my son who is 12 has hit 3 home runs with this bat this year only 6 games into the season
by Mr. Rocket Arm - Jun 17, 2013
Pros: Awesome sweet spot, really sends a lot of big flies. 5 out of our teams 6 home runs have come with this bat. And if you hit grounders, they are rocket grounders!
Cons: the only bad thing is if you don't really hit it on the sweet spot, the hits will be sort of weak. But i think you should get this bat, its well worth the price. The first time i used it i got a double. Buy it!
by BaseballBaller - Feb 16, 2013
Pros: Great bat! Love the full composite and has lots pop. I play on a 12 year old all-star team and this is the best bat I have ever had.
by Ben - Apr 11, 2013
Pros: Great feel! Very little sting. Great pop and solid sound when hit. Love this bat and would highly recommend it. Very popular where I play. Everyone either has the XL or the S series depending on their strengths.
by baseball - May 08, 2013
Pros: This bat is amazing! Been hitting good line drives with it right out of the wrapper. It is amazing. I love it.
by Anonymous - Feb 13, 2013
Pros: Great bat, my 8 year old is hitting better with this bat, he likes the "no stinging" with this bat.
by baseballlll - May 19, 2013
Pros: Amazing bat! I've hit 7 home runs already! So much pop in this baby! I recommend this bat to everyone.
by baseballbomber21 - Jun 03, 2013
Pros: great bat great pop good for contact hitters
by Lefty Louis - Jan 25, 2013
Pros: Great Pop! The light weight and balance make it easy for me (a lefty) to crank it out to right field!
by baseball man - Feb 23, 2013
Pros: I just got this bat yesterday and it is awesome. It's not even broken-in and it doesn't leave a mark when u hit it.
by Dave - May 19, 2013
Pros: Light, fast, great pop. So it's worth the money.
Cons: No cons.
by jr.bballer - May 20, 2013
Pros: Fast swing speed, great for good contact hitters.
Cons: Very light, not for power hitters. If you are someone looking for homers, and you can swing a heavy bat, go with the XL1.
by Slugger - Jun 03, 2013
Pros: Looks great feels great is great
Cons: Nothing bad about this beautiful bat:)
by baseball beast - Jun 08, 2013
Pros: I have hit 3 home runs since using the S1. Also, I never have had any stinging while using this bat!
Cons: Not many.
by speedy - Jun 13, 2013
Pros: the s1 is a amazing bat I have had it for 5 days and I was breaking it in and it has a lot of pop when it is not broke in so when it is broke in it will be awsome
by Shooter - Jan 22, 2014
Pros: I bought this for my son after his 2013 S2 broke. My son is a stocky 8 year old and was around 65 lbs when we bought this bat last summer. We went with the 29 inch model and he is able to get around quickly with it. The S1 broke in nicely and has help up well during little league and travel ball play. It's got over 2500 reps on it at this point and still delivers great pop. It's proved to be very durable, little to no sting when he gets one in around his hands or off the end.
Cons: Nothing after 6 months of heavy use. It held up to roughly 20 games last fall in addition to the weekly winter hitting instructions.
by Anonymous - Feb 25, 2013
Pros: Great bat lots of pop and great for any type of hitter
Cons: There is a break in period that doesn't last too long.
by Slammer - Apr 03, 2013
Pros: Best bat. nice pop
by hr masta - May 17, 2013
Pros: I bought this bat for my son and he hit three home runs in one game and he is in Little League. He then hit a triple, every one on the team dropped the Anderson TechZilla and started using the S1.
by TJ - Jun 07, 2013
Pros: Bat has a good feel
Cons: Does not have the pop of the XL1.
by Larry - Jun 28, 2013
Pros: My son is 10 years old and has been swinging a Easton S2 for the past two years. Wanted a new bat for All Stars and wanted the S1. This bat has a lot of pop. He hit several to the fence that when they left the bat I thought they where going to be Home Runs. Great Bat!
by That Baseball Guy - Jul 10, 2013
Pros: It has great pop. I hit the ball against a fence 260 feet out. Also sweet sound and graphics.
by beast mode - Jul 12, 2013
Pros: this bat has so much pop u really hit p-rods when the bat is broken in
by dmcbaseballer - Jul 20, 2013
Pros: great bat. awesome pop and quick to get thru the zone. got the 2012 model and easton definitely thrilled me again with this top of the line bat
Cons: end cap did fall off but didn't effect performance. I suggest not letting teammates use this bat as it may reduce life of bat
by Mr.EASTON - Jul 20, 2013
Pros: This bat is so good! First game and first pitch HOMERUN!!!!!!!
Cons: Of course not.
by sick bats - Jul 24, 2013
Pros: so sick nasty beast and boss
Cons: it made me sick because its so sick
by WOODY - Mar 26, 2013
Pros: GREAT BAT! 8 YR OLD SWINGING 30/19 AND DRIVING THE BALL. CANNOT WAIT TILL FIRST ONE GOES OVER FENCE. PRICELESS.
by tyler - Apr 23, 2013
Pros: The bat is amazing. I hit a home run my first hit with this bat!!! I'm also a power hitter but I like a light bat so this bat was perfect
by Hitter - Jun 04, 2013
Pros: Light, nice swing. Love it more after it broke-in
Cons: Did not realize I had to break it in.
by mikeDEZ - Mar 11, 2013
Pros: FEELS GOOD LOOKS GOOD. I BOUGHT THIS BAT FOR MY SON HES A SMALL 9YR.OLD. NOT ALOT OF POWER BUT A NICE SWING LINE DRIVE HITTER STILL WAITING TO SEE SOME REAL RESULTS.I HAVE NOTICED THE BALL COMES OFF THE BAT A LOT FASTER THAN WITH ANY OTHER BAT. HOPEFULLY WITH MORE PRACTICE AND AFTER THE BREAK IN PERIOD HE WILL START SEEING THE FULL EFFECT OF WHAT THIS BAT CAN DO
Cons: THE SOUND. I MISS THE SOUND OF ALUMINUM. THAT PING WHEN YOU KNOW YOU GOT A HOLD OF ONE. MY SON DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT THAT THOUGH. IF YOU DON'T HIT THE BALL ON SWEET SPOT NOT MUCH MORE THAN GROUNDERS WILL BE HIT
by T-Man - May 09, 2013
Pros: I started out with a S3. Then got an S2. Got my new S1 yesterday, Wow! Can't wait until game time. Only hit soft so far, what pop!!!
Cons: None. I've had good products.
by you - Jul 09, 2013
Cons: I Hate It The Bat Broke My Second At Bat So I Had To Get A New One.
by T-man - May 09, 2013
Pros: Been using a S3, then a S2. Got my new S1 yesterday, WOW! I have a game tonight, can't wait.
Cons: None, love 'em all.
by bcplays - Jun 12, 2013
Pros: Great pop.
Cons: Already broken. My son broke this bat within 3 months. Also broke an Easton Surge last year within a year. Hopefully Easton will cover this one.
by hoho - Jun 13, 2013
Pros: best bat ever I hi grand slam and in farm i
by gillis - Jun 02, 2013
Pros: This bat is nice and light and the is amazing, which is very important.
Cons: When I think of bats with pop this one does not come to mind. You have to have a quick swing to hit the ball far.
by Anonymous - Jun 14, 2013
Pros: Great Bat!
by The beast - Apr 26, 2013
Pros: This bat got me an out of the park homerun.
by Chris - Apr 29, 2013
Pros: i like it it has a lot of pop for a bat but a combat is simller and it was hafe of the price online
Cons: when it hits the end of the bat nothing at all ground ball to first me be i should swing throuh the ball me be ill get a hit
by Walshy - Mar 14, 2013
Pros: Good pop when you hit it well
Cons: Not very durable! This bat became dead in less than a year. I got a CF5 and it is WAY better!! Not pleased!
by Richs - Mar 16, 2013
Pros: Bat has good pop and my 9 year old is hitting line drives.
Cons: Only complaint from my son and his teammates is the stinging of this bat.
by thunderbaseball - Feb 10, 2013
Pros: good bat has a lot of pop
Cons: brought it to cage 1st day and the middle of 2 piece fell off and the bat cracked getting a XL1; it is very light
by hobbsey13 - Jun 19, 2013
Pros: Free shipping.
Cons: I used this bat once in the cages and it was great! But then I used it in a real games and I hit a weak grounder right back to the pitcher twice and then struck out. This bat died after one use in the cages. TERRIBLE.
by alex - Apr 21, 2013
Pros: It's a great feel off of the bat. I only struck out 2 times last game with a home run as the other hit.
Cons: Terrible grip, it slipped out of my hands and hit the ump in the face. It was very funny because he wouldn't get up.
by leftbench - Nov 24, 2012
Pros: soft grip yellow is my fav color
Cons: stings in cold. too heavy. slips out of my hands and hits catcher/ump/pitcher
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My son is 12 years old. He is 5'4" and weighs around 115 pounds. I like the Easton bats but do not know which one to get. The S1 looks good for him. What size and weight would be right for him?
Asked by tom on Feb 25, 2014
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 32" model in the Easton S1 (YB13S1) Youth.
· Feb 25, 2014
My son is 10 years old 5 feet tall and weighs about 75-80 pounds. What is the best bat size for him?
Asked by dscott on Dec 04, 2013
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth.
· Dec 04, 2013
My son is 115 lbs 56" tall, he will be 11 in the spring. He used the Easton Quantum 28" 16 oz last year and does not have a fast swing. I have been trying to decide what bat and what size to go with. I have been debating between the S1 or the S2. And I was thinking 30" bat. What do you recommend?
Asked by Lori on Dec 01, 2013
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model. The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth and the 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth will swing exactly the same however the Easton S1 is a two-piece composite design and will require a break-in period. The Easton S2 is a two-piece hybrid design with a composite handle and alloy barrel and will not require any break-in time.
· Dec 01, 2013
My son is in Little League and is 4'5" 80 lbs and a good contact hitter with some power. I am considering the Easton Models, S1 30/18, or the MAKO 29/18. Which one would you recommend?
Asked by jolo112 on Nov 25, 2013
Both the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat and the Easton MAKO youth will have very balanced swing weights. They both will also have the same two-piece fully composite design. The MAKO will feature an extended barrel design which the S1 will not have. Either would be a fantastic choice for a youth hitter.
· Nov 25, 2013
What are the barrel length differences of of the S1 and S2?
Asked by cam on Nov 22, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth typically runs slightly larger in the barrel, approximately a half inch, depending on which length you're looking at.
· Nov 22, 2013
I am 5' tall and 90 lbs. What size would be right for me?
Asked by baseballer on Oct 25, 2013
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Oct 25, 2013
My son is 11 years old, 5' 5", and weighs 108 pounds.
Asked by TurkMan on Sep 01, 2013
Based off of your sons size he should be using a 31" 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth.
· Sep 01, 2013
Is there going to be a youth XL1 Easton 2014 bat?
Asked by John on Jul 23, 2013
Yes, there will be a 2014 Easton XL1 youth.
· Jul 23, 2013
Will there be a 2014 Youth XL1 Easton bat?
Asked by joe on Jul 22, 2013
There will be a 2014 Easton XL Youth model.
· Jul 22, 2013
Is the 2014 S1 is going to be better than 2013 S1?
Asked by hi guy on Jul 22, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth and the 2014 Easton S1 use the same composite materials in the handle and barrel. The only difference are the graphics.
· Jul 22, 2013
Does it need braking in? Some people say no, others say yes.
Asked by gene on Jul 20, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth should require some break-in as it is a composite bat, however all bats are different. We recommend 150-200 swings off of a tee or soft toss to break in a composite bat.
· Jul 20, 2013
What month and day will the Easton 2014 XL1 bat available?
Asked by John on Jul 18, 2013
Easton's 2014 XL1 Youth will be available September 1st, 2013.
· Jul 18, 2013
Does the XL1 have a lot of pop for a 10 year old?
Asked by Alex on Jul 16, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a top of the line bat and will be one of the better performing models on the market.
· Jul 16, 2013
Is it a two piece?
Asked by Jake the snake on Jul 14, 2013
Yes, the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat features a two-piece fully composite design.
· Jul 14, 2013
I am 11 years old and weigh 70 lbs. I am 4'5" tall. I make contact all the time and I want to hit the ball further. What Bat size and type should I use?
Asked by T.J. on Jul 13, 2013
The Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a great bat for a contact hitter and will have great pop. We would recommend a 30" model for your height and weight.
· Jul 13, 2013
What is the difference between the S1 and S2?
Asked by mr baseball on Jul 11, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a two-piece composite bat. The Easton S2 is a two-piece bat with a composite handle and an alloy barrel.
· Jul 11, 2013
i am 11 years old 80 pounds and 4 foot9. Should i use the 29 19 Easton XL1 or the 30 18 Easton S1
Asked by Jacob on Jul 10, 2013
Both the Easton S1 and XL1 are top of the line bats. The XL1 will have an end loaded swing weight and is better suited for power hitters. The S1 will have a balanced swing weight and is better suited for contact hitters.
· Jul 10, 2013
I'm a power hitter, 4' 8", and 75 lbs. I use a DeMarini VX2 31" 19 oz. and I want something with more pop. I'm not sure if the S1 or S2 is better suited for me.
Asked by jesse on Jul 09, 2013
Since the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is all composite it is going to stay at its peak performance longer, so the Easton S1 will be the better choice for you.
· Jul 09, 2013
My son played In 10 to 12 yo majors. He's been using an Easton Reflex 29" 16 oz. He's is a contact hitter, lots of line drives up the middle. Would a YB13S1 30" 18 oz be okay for next year? He's 4'10" and 87 Lbs and will be 11 next season.
Asked by Rocket on Jul 09, 2013
Based on his height and weight we recommend the 30" 18 oz. 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth. It is a very balanced at and performs very well.
· Jul 09, 2013
When does the Easton Mako come out? Is there going to be a Youth version?
Asked by andrew alvarado on Jul 05, 2013
The Easton Mako will be available on 9/1/2013. It will feel balanced like the 2013 Easton S1. It will have the larger barrel size of the XL-Series. As for youth sizes, I am unsure as of now.
· Jul 06, 2013
What does the "CXN" stand for with regards to the performance of the bat?
Asked by KINGFISH on Jul 04, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat features ConneXion "CXN" technology. CXN is the connector that holds Easton's two-piece bats together and efficiently guides the transfer of energy from the handle to barrel to ball. This design also helps eliminate vibration.
· Jul 05, 2013
Which is a better bat for a contact hitter, this or the 2013 Demarini Cf5?
Asked by philliesguy on Jul 04, 2013
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S3 are great balanced two-piece composite bats.
· Jul 05, 2013
My brother is 12, next year he will be in the majors. Will he be able to use this bat at that level?
Asked by homerun champ on Jul 03, 2013
Yes, the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat is legal for Little League Major division.
· Jul 03, 2013
I'm 11 years old and 5' 4" and 76 lbs. Should I get the 31" 19 oz. or the 32" 20 oz.?
Asked by mr. sports on Jul 02, 2013
We recommend the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth in a 31" 19 oz.
· Jul 02, 2013
Which is better for a line drive hitter? The 2013 Easton S1 or the 2013 DeMarini CF5?
Asked by Wnsl stars on Jul 02, 2013
Both the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat and the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat are two-piece fully composite models with very balanced swing weights. They are both good options for a contact hitter.
· Jul 02, 2013
Which is the better bat to purchase? The Easton S1 or XL1?
Asked by s_wilson3450 on Jun 30, 2013
Both are great bats. The Easton S1 is a balanced bat that is designed more for a contact hitter, whereas the Easton XL1 is more end loaded for a power hitter.
· Jun 30, 2013
What is the difference between the 2013 Easton S1 and 2012 S1?
Asked by Frank on Jun 28, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth has upgraded composite in the handle, for added durability and performance, as compared to the Easton S1: YB11S1 Youth.
· Jun 28, 2013
I'm 5 ft. 1 in. and 95 pounds. I'm a strong hitter and am looking for longer sweet spot. Which would be best for me? The XL1 or the S1? And what size should I use?
Asked by All - Star on Jun 24, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat features a standard length barrel and very balanced swing weight. The XL1 would offer an extended barrel and sweet spot, but it features a slightly end loaded swing weight that a power hitter would utilize most-effectively. Based on results from our Bat Coach tool, we would recommend a 31" model.
· Jun 25, 2013
I am 10 years old, 5 feet, and 79 pounds. What length and weight bat should I use?
Asked by Basketball25 on Jun 24, 2013
We would recommend a 30" model of the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat for a player with your height and weight. The weight of that model will be 18 ounces. For more sizing information, feel free to check out Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Jun 25, 2013
Is there going to be a new Power Brigade and if there is, when?
Asked by slugger on Jun 23, 2013
Easton is expected to release their new line August 1st.
· Jun 24, 2013
I'm 11 4 foot 10. What do I need?
Asked by Meeeeeedegjfdkoivf on Jun 21, 2013
We recommend a 30" 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth.
· Jun 21, 2013
My son just turned 10. He's 5 foot tall and weighs 100 lbs. Which size bat do you recommend?
Asked by Vince on Jun 20, 2013
Try using our bat coach in the link provided, this is a great tool to size up any baseball or softball player perfectly. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Jun 20, 2013
I am 4'8" and 77 lbs., what size should I get?
Asked by Isaac on Jun 18, 2013
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 29" model in the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Jun 18, 2013
I swing a 2013 CF5, 30" 19 oz. model. I am 11 years old and 4'11", should I get the 30" 18 oz. or the 31" 19 oz. model?
Asked by t-bone on Jun 17, 2013
Based on your age, you can definitely go up to a 31" model in the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat. For further sizing information, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Jun 17, 2013
My son is an 8 years old. He is 4'4" and 64 lbs. I am looking at an S2 30" 17 oz. Is that bat appropriate for him?
Asked by Cole on Jun 11, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat would be more appropriate for his size in a 28" bat length.
· Jun 11, 2013
My son is 7 years old, 4' 4", and 73 lbs. Do u think the 29" 17 oz. is to big for him?
Asked by jr on Jun 06, 2013
A 28" 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth would be the correct size, but the 29" would alloy him to grow into it a little more.
· Jun 06, 2013
Can you tell me the difference between this bat and the Easton Quantum 29/17?
Asked by Killer B on May 30, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a two-piece fully composite, while the Easton Quantum is a two-piece with an alloy barrel and composite handle. Additionally, the S1 is going to have all of the most up-to-date certifications, including the newest USSSA stamp, while the Quantum has the older stamps.
· May 30, 2013
How much shorter is the barrel on the S2 than the barrel on the S1?
Asked by Ben on May 28, 2013
The barrel size on the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth and the entire Easton Speed Series should all be the same length.
· May 28, 2013
I'm a contact hitter and was recommended the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 youth bat, but I'm also interested in the Marucci Black series bats. Which way should I choose for the most contact possible?
Asked by Pit Pat Putter on May 27, 2013
the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth and Marucci Black are both great bats with outstanding balance. The choice will come down to personal preference of bat.
· May 27, 2013
Why is it bad to hit yellow, dimple balls with this bat?
Asked by b on May 26, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat will be a two-piece fully composite bat. The dimpled balls can be more dense and damage your bat. I would stick to hitting against real baseballs with the S1.
· May 26, 2013
What's better this bat or the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack: YB13A Youth?
Asked by Hop on May 22, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth and 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack: YB13A Youth are both two-piece composite bats that are very comparable in terms of performance and durability.
· May 22, 2013
My 12 year old son is a contact hitter who is looking to develop power. What bat should he look at in the Easton series?
Asked by Notscho on May 21, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is designed for a player who needs to generate bat speed. The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth would be a better option to help him generate more power.
· May 22, 2013
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a full composite bat like this over a half and half bat like the Easton S2?
Asked by Brian on May 21, 2013
The composite material acts as a trampoline. The more the bat is used the further the ball will travel. However the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth will require a break-in period. The Easton S2 will be game ready.
· May 21, 2013
I am 10 years old, 80 lbs, and 4'10". I have been using an Easton S1 29" 17 oz. I have an extremely fast swing speed, and it feels too light in my hands. I used my friends 30" 20 oz. XL1 in a game and ripped a double 160 ft. no more than 15 feet high. Which bat should I use?
Asked by jr. bballer on May 20, 2013
If you are able to comfortable swing the Easton XL1, then you should use that bat. The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat is a more balanced weight model between the two. The XL1 offers a little extra power because of the end-loaded weight.
· May 20, 2013
I want to order a new bat for my 10 year old grandson, but have a few questions. He has very quick hands but has been hitting a lot of grounders lately. Last year he was hitting far more doubles and triples. He is 72 lbs. and 56" tall. His current bat is a Combat B4 29" 19 oz. (-10 drop). He went to a store and was swinging an Easton XL1, but feels it might be a bit heavy. I know the XL1 is end loaded and for power hitters. I'm considering ordering him the Easton S1, 30" 18 oz. (-11 drop). The S1 is a lighter and more balanced bat than the XL1. I'm thinking about going with the 30" S1 it might make the weight seem a little more like his -10 Combat, yet give him a little more balanced bat. Feedback please.
Asked by John on May 18, 2013
Yes, the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat sounds like the better choice for him. It will be more balanced and help him achieve better bat speeds than the XL1. The 30" 18 oz. -12 drop would work well. At his size the 30" bat length is recommended.
· May 19, 2013
Just got my son an S1. Do you have a recommendation for a bat to use in the cages? Some around town have the "yellow" balls and i know we should not use this bat with them. Would any bat the same length and weight work? Looking for something less costly that may swing similar or have same balanced feel.
Asked by abatz on May 15, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth should not be used in a cage with yellow dimple balls. The 2013 Rawlings Plasma: YBPLA4 Youth is at a lower cost than the S1, but is the same size and has a similar balance to the S1.
· May 15, 2013
Are you going to make a new bat in the Power Brigade Series in 2013?
Asked by dubbondubbs on May 14, 2013
Easton is scheduled to release their 2014 bats August 30, 2013.
· May 14, 2013
My son is 54" tall & weighs 72 lbs. He is 8 years old. He makes solid contact but we are looking for something to give him more power. Would you recommend the Easton XL-Series or the S-Series. He is swinging a 29" 16 oz. Easton Rival now.
Asked by greg on May 12, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat would be a great bat and be very balanced in swing weight. Yet, I would recommend the XL-Series if you are trying to add some power to his contact. It will have a barrel heavy, end loaded feel to the swing weight. Both bats would be great for the youth hitter.
· May 13, 2013
I'm trying to see what would be the best bat for my son. He's a little guy but can hit it to the outfield almost everytime. He's swinging a 28" 16 oz. Louisville Slugger composite but doesnt like it. He's almost nine and is 50 inches and 58 pounds. What size bat is good for him? I'm looking for one he can use next year too. Also is the Easton XL or Speed Series better for him? Thanks
Asked by mom on May 07, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a very high performing bat. It is very balanced and is best for a smaller player. The 2013 Easton XL1 is an end loaded bat and is better suited for a power hitter. Based on his height and weight we recommend a 28" 16 oz. bat.
· May 07, 2013
My son is 10, and about 5' tall. He weighs around 86 lbs. He has a 2012 XL1 30" 20 oz. He finds it too heavy. He uses his friend's 2013 XL3 30" 19 oz. during games and likes it. He is more of contact hitter (line drives/hard ground balls). Would the S1 be a good option for him or would another bat?
Asked by Marley on May 05, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat would be a better selection for him than the XL-Series. The S1 will be very light in swing weight and have a very balanced feel compared to the XL-Series. The XL-Series will have a barrel heaviness to the swing weight.
· May 06, 2013
Would the Easton S1 or the Miken REV- EX be more suitable for a player that has a good swing and makes contact but doesn't have much power?
Asked by amy on May 01, 2013
Both the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat and the 2013 Miken REV-EX: YREV12 Youth bat will work well for a contact hitter. Both bats are balanced weight and have good bat speed, which will help with making solid contact.
· May 01, 2013
My son uses a 2012 Vexxum 29" 18 oz. achieving quick bat speed. He is a line drive contact hitter playing 12U. We are considering the Easton S1, but do not want to overlook the XL1. How does the 2012 Vexxum compare to the S1 and XL1 (balanced v. end loaded, etc)?
Asked by Neil on Apr 29, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a balanced bat. The 2013 Easton XL1 is an end loaded bat. The 2012 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVNL is also slightly end loaded. If he has good bat speed we recommend the 2013 Easton XL1: YB13X1.
· Apr 29, 2013
How does this compare to the new Voodoo? Which one would you recommend for a stronger 9 year old?
Asked by Dave on Apr 24, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a two-piece composite bat that is very balanced, while the Voodoo is a two-piece with a composite handle and alloy barrel that is more end loaded. For a strong, power hitter, the end loaded Voodoo would be a good fit.
· Apr 24, 2013
I cannot seem to get my son's 29/17 YB13S1 to break in, done every thing from soft toss to live pitching and hit of a tee, well over 200 balls. Even an opposing coach commented on how dead the bat sounds. Purchased in mid march, Any suggestions? He has resorted to using a teammates hybrid Voodoo and a composite TPX that both yield much better results.
Asked by Ed on Apr 22, 2013
I recommend contacting our Customer Service Team at 1-866-321-2287 regarding your 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat.
· Apr 22, 2013
My son tried a bat last which must be the same or close to the YB13S1 (very similar to this bat). It was an Easton except it was a YB11S1. He really liked it. Is it still available or is this the replacement and what might be the difference if the YB11S1 isn't available?
Asked by Sam on Apr 22, 2013
The Easton S1: YB11S1 is no longer in stock. The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 replaced last year's YB11S1. The new YB13S1 is basically the same bat, only it features a more durable composite in the handle.
· Apr 22, 2013
Which do you recommend, the Easton S1 or the Easton XL1? My son is 5 foot tall, 105 lbs and 9 years old. He is a very strong kid. He has been using a 31" 19 oz. Rival.
Asked by stever on Apr 14, 2013
The Easton Rival was replaced by the Easton S3 and the Easton XL3. Since it is a one-piece alloy bat. It would be different from the two-piece composite bats that the Easton S1 and the Easton XL1 are. If you son is a power hitter I would go with the 2013 Easton XL1 Youth. If his more of a line drive, contact hitter I would go with the 2013 Easton S1 Youth.
· Apr 14, 2013
My son is 10 and 5'1" about 105 lbs. He was using and Easton Stealth CNT 28" -12 bat. He had had that bat for a couple years and he was much smaller when I got it for him. I was thinking about getting the YB13S1 31"19 oz. Will that be too much of a jump in size and as far as the break in time goes, he's not a real consistent hitter at the moment but we are working on it. What happens if the bat isn't broken in properly?
Asked by Service Tech on Apr 14, 2013
With the height and weight given, we suggest a 31" 19 oz. bat. The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a very balanced, easy swinging bat. It should feel very light and easy to swing for him. We suggest a break in period of 150 to 200 hits of a soft toss or a tee. Rotate the bat a quarter of a inch, to ensure an even break in and always use real, leather baseballs.
· Apr 14, 2013
My son just turned 8 and is 53" and about 90 lbs. He currently uses an Easton Reflex (2.25 barrel 29/16). He plays machine pitch this spring and starts kid pitch this fall. I was wanting to buy him a better bat. He is the most consistent hitter on the team. I was looking at the S1 (both big and small barrel). Is the small barrel better (it costs more) so I don't understand the difference. If not the S1 which would you recommend? The S1 doesn't have a drop -13 so I was thinking of moving him to the 28/16 but some bat charts show that he should maybe be at a 30" however, I here coaches say that the bat seems to long (but it could be because their kids are so short).
Asked by captionmemo on Apr 08, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 youth small barrel bat is $239.99 and the 2013 Easton S1: SL13S110 youth big barrel bat is $299.99. The big barrel model is more expensive because more materials and more labor is required in the manufacturing process due to the larger barrel. The big barrel model will offer a larger sweetspot and more surface area for contact compared to the small barrel model. A 30" bat is generally recommended for a player of your son's size, but it's always best to listen to the player's coaches as they are able to see and analyze the players swing. Thus, I would stick with whatever size they recommend.
· Apr 08, 2013
How does the Easton S1 YB13S1 Youth compare to the 2012 Rawlings Machine YBMACH? Which one is faster swinging and which has more pop? One obvious difference is that the Easton S1 has a two-piece and the Rawlings Machine has an one-piece fully composite design, but what does that mean for the performance?
Asked by Rob on Apr 07, 2013
Since the Easton S1 is a two-piece it will have more of a flex to the swing. Which will make it feel lighter and easier swinging, and add pop to it's preformance. The two-piece feature will also cut down on the stinging that a one-piece can have.
· Apr 08, 2013
What is the difference between the CXN technology of the Easton S1 and Easton S2?
Asked by sfbball on Apr 07, 2013
The IMX composite will be the same in the handles on both bats. But the 2013 Easton S1 will have the composite in the barrel as the 2013 Easton S2 will have alloy in the barrel.
· Apr 08, 2013
My son is 11 and small for his age. Has a good eye and can connect with the ball, but the ball seems to die of his bat and he rarely gets it to the outfield. Also, this year pitches are coming in faster from the bigger kids. Is there a bat you'd recommend to get more power?
Asked by orange on Apr 05, 2013
Speed equals power with the Easton S1 Youth. I would have him stick it out with the Easton's, they are great bats and will help him along the way.
· Apr 06, 2013
Below what temperature should you not use the Easton S1?
Asked by Don on Mar 28, 2013
I would not recommend using the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth or any other bat in temperatures below 55 degrees.
· Mar 28, 2013
Does this bat take time to break in?
Asked by clb on Mar 27, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth will require a break-in period of 150-200 swings, working up from 40% to full power. Make sure to use real baseballs and rotate the bat a quarter inch every swing.
· Mar 27, 2013
My son is 6 years old and about 45 lbs. I'm wondering what bat to choose for him. He's a great hitter and needs the best bat.
Asked by woobie on Mar 26, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a very popular bat. For someone your son's age and size, we'd recommend a 28".
· Mar 26, 2013
My son weighs about 78 pounds, 4' 8", and is 11. He is short, but strong should he hit the S1 or the XL1.
Asked by tan on Mar 23, 2013
If he strong for his age the Easton XL1 will be the bat for him. The end load may seem a bit heavy at first, but he will get used to it.
· Mar 23, 2013
My son is 11, 5'0", and 77 lbs. He's currently swinging a 28" 18 oz. Omen and by tweaking his swing mechanics, he's sped up his swing. What Power Brigade bat would you recommend?
Asked by tarheelfan on Mar 20, 2013
Given his size, I would recommend going with the 30" 20 oz. model of the 2013 Easton XL1: YB13X1 Youth for your son.
· Mar 20, 2013
My son is 11, but is small for an 11 year old. He weighs 59 lbs and is a little over 4'. He uses bats that are 29" 18 oz. and 29" 19 oz. What size Easton bat would you recommend for him?
Asked by peace on Mar 14, 2013
Given his size, I would recommend either the 28" 16 oz. or the 29" 17 oz. model of the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat for your son.
· Mar 14, 2013
How does this bat differ from the 2012 S1 model?
Asked by BT on Mar 14, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is comprised of higher grade materials than the 2012 Easton S1.
· Mar 14, 2013
Is this bat the newer version/replacement for the Easton LSS6XL Stealth Speed XL-12?
Asked by Scott on Mar 13, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1 YB13S1 Youth has replaced the Easton Omen.
· Mar 13, 2013
What would the difference in performance be between the 2012 and 2013 models?
Asked by javi on Mar 13, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1 features a new composite in the handle for better vibration reduction and a little more durability.
· Mar 13, 2013
My son is 9 and is turning 10 in June. He is 57 inches and 115 lbs. What do you suggest? I am looking at the Easton S1.
Asked by jim on Mar 13, 2013
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 18 oz. 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth.
· Mar 13, 2013
My son is 9.5 years old, 56 inches tall and weighs 70 pounds. What size bat do you recommend?
Asked by Mike on Mar 07, 2013
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 29" model in the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth . For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Mar 07, 2013
I have the 2012 model of the Eaton S1. Are there any big differences between this one and the 2012 model?
Asked by sam on Mar 04, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth uses upgraded SIC black carbon in the handle for better durability.
· Mar 04, 2013
My son is ten years old and I am trying to find him a good 30" 18 oz. bat. He is a power hitter so would you recommend the Easton S1 youth, or the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo youth.
Asked by baseball maniac on Mar 03, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat is a great youth bat that will be very balanced. The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo bat will probably suit a power a little better. The Voodoo has an end loaded barrel heaviness that power hitter's tend to love.
· Mar 03, 2013
My son is 9 yrs old and 54" tall. He's using a 28" drop 12 Omen XL. We feel like he's outgrown it a bit. We're looking at the S1 or XL1. What size do you think? He has good swing speed also.
Asked by Nico on Mar 01, 2013
He should be fine swinging a 30" bat length in the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth.
· Mar 02, 2013
My twin sons are 12 years old and are 5' 9", approximately 130 lbs. Would you recommend the XL or S series?
Asked by Don on Feb 28, 2013
If your sons are contact hitters I would recommend the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bats. However, if your sons are power hitters I would recommend the 2013 Easton XL1: YB13X1 Youth bats.
· Mar 01, 2013
My son is 8 he is 48 lbs. and about 50 inches tall. He can use composite bats this year, what would be the best bat for his size?
Asked by Henry C on Feb 28, 2013
For your son's size I would recommend a 28" 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat.
· Feb 28, 2013
How does this compare to the Easton LGS1XL 32" 19 oz. Surge XXL?
Asked by baseball parent on Feb 26, 2013
The most notable difference between the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth and the Easton Surge XXL is the S1 is a two-piece composite bat while the Surge is a two-piece hybrid.
· Feb 26, 2013
My son is 6 1/2 and I'm considering getting him this bat (28/16) for coach pitch ball. Will he be able to drive the ball, or would a smaller bat be better? I'm concerned the S1 might be too much for him at coach pitch ball.
Asked by Baller on Feb 26, 2013
Based on his age, I recommend a 27" model. For coach pitch, I recommend either a coach pitch or Junior Big Barrel bat. Here is a link to the Easton S1 Junior Big Barrel bat http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-easton-s1--jbb13s1-junior-big-barrel/15942/
· Feb 26, 2013
Once broken in, is the peak performance of a composite barrel generally better than an alloy bat? In essence is the S1 a better bat than the S2? Is hit #201 off the composite barrel better than hit #1 or #50 of the alloy barrel?
Asked by Ed on Feb 25, 2013
With the new BPF 1.15 bat performance limitations, the difference between composite and alloy bats is largely personal preference. Once broken in, a composite bat will maintain its performance level until it dies. An alloy bat will gradually lose performance over its lifetime.
· Feb 25, 2013
Why would one choose Alloy barrel over a composite barrel or vice versa, which is the better choice assuming very similar bats in S1 & S2?
Asked by Ed on Feb 25, 2013
Composite materials require a break-in period, but are generally more durable, long-lasting, and will get hotter the more the bat is used. Alloy materials are game ready and will be at their peak performance day one.
· Feb 25, 2013
I know you are not supposed to use the yellow dimple balls with these bats. What about the new seamless leather pitching machine balls?
Asked by vance on Feb 23, 2013
The yellow dimple balls are very heavy and have caused a lot of damage to bats. The seamless leather ball are safe to make contact with. You shouldn't have any trouble with leather balls.
· Feb 23, 2013
What is the temperature the 2013 Easton S1 be used in?
Asked by baseball man on Feb 21, 2013
We recommend using the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth above fifty degrees.
· Feb 22, 2013
I'm 12 and 5'0" tall and 82 pounds. I'm strong but short. What bat do you recommend? Easton S1 or XL1?
Asked by aka stud on Feb 20, 2013
The Easton S1 is recommended if you have average to below average strength and swing speed. The Easton XL1 is recommended if you have above average strength and swing speed.
· Feb 20, 2013
I am trying to decide between XL1 and S1. I am 5'8", 170 lbs. I hit with DeMarini DX2 last year 31/20. I hit home runs during practice but not in the game. I need a bigger bat as I grew. Which would be better for me and what size?
Asked by V on Feb 20, 2013
I would recommend the 2013 Easton S1. The largest size available is the 32", which is what I would suggest you use.
· Feb 20, 2013
Hi, should i get a 30/18 or 31/19? I'm 4ft 2in.
Asked by baseball man on Feb 19, 2013
Our Bat Coach is a great tool to help determine bat size: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Feb 19, 2013
is this bat BBCORE approved
Asked by Mantis on Feb 17, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a youth bat, so it will not and does not have to meet BBCOR standards.
· Feb 17, 2013
We have an S1 and an S2. We have a pitching machine and usually use both regular and yellow rubber practice balls. What is the risk of using the practice balls with these bats?
Asked by DLight on Feb 15, 2013
We recommend avoiding yellow "dimple" balls as much as possible. They are much more dense than baseballs and could shorten the life of any non-wood bat like the 2013 Easton S1.
· Feb 15, 2013
My son is 11 and weighs 100 lbs. He is 4 ft. 10 inches. What bat size would you recommend, a 30" or 31"?
Asked by bobcat14 on Feb 15, 2013
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat. For further questions on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Feb 15, 2013
My son is 5' 2" and 170 pounds, and he's only 10. He will turn 11 in May. He is playing Cal Ripken Baseball in the Minor Division this year and I am interested in getting him this bat. Last year he swung a composite bat that was 31" and 19 oz. I noticed he was a little behind on his swing at times. He's grown about 2 ft. and 25 pounds since last season. I am wondering if should I get him the same size or what do you recommend?
Asked by heatherbegley on Feb 13, 2013
According to our Bat Coach tool, I would recommend a 32" 2013 Easton S1 Youth bat. Your son could also choose to continue using a 31" bat, depending on preference. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Feb 13, 2013
My son is 9.5 years old and weighs 70 pounds. What size bat do you recommend?
Asked by Mike W. on Feb 12, 2013
I recommend the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth in a 30" for someone your son's size and age.
· Feb 12, 2013
My 7 yr. old son is 4'2" and 60 pounds with very fast hands. He is a good line drive contact hitter with some power. He has been swinging a 27" 15 oz. Worth alloy that just died. Should we go with the S1 or the XL1? What size would you recommend? Really afraid to slow his hands even though his coaches think he has bat speed to burn.
Asked by Abstract on Feb 08, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat would be a great selection. I am more comfortable recommending this S1 than the XL1. The S1 will definitely feel more balanced and easy to swing for him. The XL1 will feel barrel heavy. Power hitters do love the XL1. Both the S1 and XL1 will be upgrades compared to his alloy bat.
· Feb 08, 2013
Trying to choose between the YB13S1 or the old school Synergy LZN1! I know both bats are composites but which do you recommend for my 8 year old?
Asked by d.king on Feb 06, 2013
That all depends. The Easton YB13S1 is going to be a little more evenly balanced than the LZN1. If a lighter swing weight is a key criteria, the S1 would be recommended.
· Feb 06, 2013
Will the 28/16 S1 be noticeably heavier than the 28/15 S2? Moving up from 27/1.5 Rampage.
Asked by East County on Feb 06, 2013
A 16 oz. S1 will feel 1 oz. heavier than a 15 oz. S2. 1 oz. is equal to about 28 paperclips or about 5 U.S. quarters.
· Feb 06, 2013
Does this bat compare to the older Easton Omen?
Asked by Bomber on Jan 31, 2013
The Easton Omen was a very similar model to the 2013 Easton S1. Both bats feature two-piece composite designs and have been very popular Youth bats.
· Jan 31, 2013
At what temperture is there a greater danger of cracking the s1 due to cold weather?
Asked by john on Jan 29, 2013
Any bat has a greater change of cracking or denting when temperatures fall below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
· Jan 29, 2013
My son is 52" tall and weighs 62 pounds. What size bat and drop should we consider?
Asked by James on Jan 28, 2013
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 28" 16 oz. model in the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Jan 28, 2013
What is the difference between the S1 and the S3? I like the price of the S3, of course, for my 10 year old but am wondering what the difference is between the two bats.
Asked by Jimbo on Jan 26, 2013
The difference between the 2013 Easton S1 and the 2013 Easton S3 is that the S1 is a two-piece full composite bat and the S3 is a one piece all alloy bat.
· Jan 26, 2013
I understand that the break-in period is fairly long on this bat. What's the time frame?
Asked by John on Jan 25, 2013
We recommend approximately 150-200 hits off a batting tee or soft toss. Itâ€™s best to start off at about 40% power, and gradually increase. Also, be sure to rotate the bat a quarter of turn in your hands after every hit. That will provide an even break-in.
· Jan 25, 2013
My son is 57" tall and 80 pounds. What size bat and drop should we consider?
Asked by Vance on Jan 23, 2013
I would suggest the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat in a 29" drop 10 or 11.
· Jan 23, 2013
My weight is 92 lbs and I am 5'2" and 11 years old. What size should I use for little league?
Asked by GIAN on Jan 22, 2013
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" model in the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Jan 22, 2013
Just beginning to shop for a new bat. Trust the Easton brand as my 9 year currently has a "used" Easton Stealth 28"/15 oz. 2 1/4" barrel CNT.
Asked by Slick on Jan 10, 2013
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth replaced the Easton Omen which replaced the Easton Stealth. They will be similar in quality and performance. The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth does have upgraded composite materials in the handle for better durability. The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is also a very balanced bat, great for a younger player.
· Jan 11, 2013
I'm looking for a bat for an 8 year old, 49"-50" and 50 lbs. In his second year of machine pitch. Also, a 6 yr old, 48"-50 lbs. In his first year of machine pitch.
Asked by g on Jan 08, 2013
I have a couple of bat packs I would recommend to get you two popular bats at a great price. Also, the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat would be a great choice. I would stick at the 28" length though. Check out the bat pack with the 2 Marucci CAT 5. You can pick one at a 27" and one at a 28". Or the Bat Pack COMBAT B2 Alloy and Easton Reflex: B2ALYB1 -12 and LX73 Youth. The COMBAT at 27" and the Easton at 28". These would be perfect for you.
· Jan 09, 2013
I'm 9 1/2 years old and I'm 58 inches tall and 80 lbs. I'm trying to decide between the 29 and 30 inch models. Do you have any advice?
Asked by Matt on Jan 07, 2013
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 30" 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth.
· Jan 07, 2013
I'm 12 years old I'm about 5'0" and 94 lbs I was just wondering for the new season what would be the best bat size and weight for me?
Asked by Chris on Jan 06, 2013
A 30" bat is recommended with a weight between 19 and 21 oz.
· Jan 06, 2013
Are there any easton omens out there in the US?
Asked by Mark on Jan 06, 2013
Unfortunately, we no longer have any Easton Omen bats in stock. I would recommend contacting Easton at 1-888-259-1297.
· Jan 06, 2013
I'm 12 years old I'm 5'2 and I weigh 140 what bat do you think would be best for me?
Asked by Big casino on Jan 03, 2013
Based on your size, a 31" model of the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat is recommended.
· Jan 03, 2013
I just bought the Easton S1 and want to break it in but it is going to be in the mid 40's for a while up here in Seattle, can I still break in the bat?
Asked by B5 on Dec 22, 2012
It is not recommended that you limit your bat's use when it's colder than 55 degrees. The temperature effects the ball, not the bat and there is a higher number of damaged bats reported when the temperature is under 55 degrees.
· Dec 22, 2012
Our granddaughter is 9 and has been playing little league for 3 years.She is VERY STRONG, tall and athletic. Outfield hitter and needs her own first bat. Recommendations?
Asked by Mrs. B on Dec 19, 2012
Two of the top bats on the market are the Easton S1 and DeMarini CF5. Both of which have great pop. I recommend our Bat Coach to help determine the best size: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Dec 19, 2012
What's the best way to break in the Easton S1,off the tee or soft toss? And do you swing at 100%?
Asked by B5 on Dec 19, 2012
100-200 hits off a tee is recommended, but soft toss is known work just as well. Start at about 40% power and gradually increase. Be sure to rotate the bat .25" to .5" between each hit to ensure an even break-in.
· Dec 19, 2012
My son is 12 and is a contact hitter that has shown some power, but not consistently. He currently has a Combat B4 and his power went down, but his average went up. I can't decide whether to go with the Easton S1 or Easton XL2? Any suggestions?
Asked by Zip on Dec 18, 2012
The Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth would be a good option for your son as it it a very balanced design. The Easton XL2: YB13X2 will have an end loaded swing weight with an extra long barrel, this is more suited for a power hitter. Also, the Easton S1 is a fully composite design and the Easton XL2 is a two-piece hybrid design. Here is a link for further comparison http://www.justbats.com/compare/
· Dec 18, 2012
Which bat has a lighter feel to it, 2013 Easton S1 YB13S1 31/19 -12 or the Demarini CF5 DXCF5 31/20 -11?
Asked by B5 on Dec 11, 2012
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 31" model weighs 19 oz. The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL 31" model weighs 20 oz. The S1 will be one ounce lighter than the CF5 of the same size.
· Dec 11, 2012
My son is 13 and is 5' 11". He is a power hitter who hit 37 home runs last year. Would a 32" S1 be good for him, or what do you recommend from Easton?
Asked by GOZ on Dec 10, 2012
The 2013 Easton XL3: SL13X35 Senior League, or the 2013 Easton XL1: SL13X15 Senior League would be the best models available for your son in the Easton line. At his age and height he should be swinging a -5 size. This is a good transition size for him to start adjusting to get ready for his -3 BBCOR high school bats. Both of these Easton XL bats will have a slight barrel heavy end loaded feel. Power hitters tend to prefer these XL Series bats.
· Dec 11, 2012
My son is 4'6 and 67lbs...and has a loong swing!..he has the voodoo 29/16... Do you think it's worth getting this bat...being that its more balanced and a little lighter to quicken up his swing?
Asked by Baseball Jay on Dec 10, 2012
If he currently has swing speed that is below average, a more balanced bat like the S1 would be a great option that should help him to improve in that area.
· Dec 10, 2012
My son will be playing little league 12 year old division - 5-2" and 130 lb. Contact hitter with a bit slow bat speed. What is the difference between the S1 and S2 and are they both little league approved?
Asked by Vic on Dec 08, 2012
The S1 is two-piece, full composite. The S2 is two-piece with an alloy barrel and composite handle. Both models are Little League approved.
· Dec 09, 2012
Is the S1 big barrel going to be produced in the 32, -8 for 2013?
Asked by Dr.RLB on Dec 05, 2012
The 2013 Easton S1 Youth Big Barrel bat is manufactured in a -10 length to weight ratio.
· Dec 05, 2012
My son turns 9 Dec 9th. He is on the smaller size at 4'1" 60 lbs. Currently he is hitting a 27" -13 Easton LX71 Reflex. I would like to get him a 28" S1 but I am a little worried that the 2 oz. jump may be too much. The other option would be an S2. Also I assume that he could use this bat for two seasons. What are your thoughts?
Asked by Dan on Dec 04, 2012
Using the Bat Coach feature on www.JustBats.com I was able to determine that your son should be swinging a bat length of 28". The Bat Coach also recommended the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat as an appropriate choice for him. It is currently available in a 28" 16 oz. size. This bat will be very balanced in swing weight and will not feel end loaded. The two oz. jump in weight may feel heavy at first but can be easily adjusted to. This 1" jump in bat length and weight would allow him to use it for multiple seasons.
· Dec 04, 2012
Is this bat composite?
Asked by Alex on Dec 02, 2012
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 is full composite (see Bat Features).
· Dec 02, 2012
Do you think I should get this bat?
Asked by brady on Dec 02, 2012
Yes. The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 is a great bat.
· Dec 02, 2012
What is a good size for a 9 year old?
Asked by jake on Nov 30, 2012Answer Question
Height and weight can plan a big roll in deciding what size of bat is the right fit. Here is a link to our Bat Resource Guide that can be a good tool to help you decide the right length and weight to use; http://www.justbats.com/bat-resource-guide/selecting-a-baseballbat/
· Nov 30, 2012
What's the difference in playability between the S1 and S2? My son is a small 9 year old, but fairly strong with very good technique and a fast swing speed. He has been hitting a 28"/17oz S2 for 10 months and it's time to move up a bit size-wise.
Asked by walker on Nov 29, 2012
That all comes down to the player and their preferences. It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate. Thus, the S2 would be recommend as that is what he has been using at the plate.
· Nov 29, 2012
My son (9 years old, 4' 5", 75 lbs) has been demoing a 2013 S1 (30" -12). The bat is a bit big for him as he struggles with faster pitches. His current bat is Easton Reflex (29" -13.) which he hits well but it has a ton of sting. He loves the feel and performance of the S1 so I am close to getting him the 29" -12 which he should be able to swing well. My fear is that he'll out grow it before the summer and I'll need to get him a size larger. What do you think about getting him a 30" -12 and added a choke up piece to the lower handle which may give him better control with it now and extend the usable lifespan of of the bat?
Asked by adman on Nov 26, 2012
Given his age and size, a 29" bat is most common with a weight around 16 or 17 oz. Kids grow fast though, and he should be ready for a 30" 18 oz. bat before you know it. If he has already been taking some swings with a bat of that size, then he should be just fine choking up a little until he gains some size and strength in the coming months.
· Nov 26, 2012
I am a leadoff hitter 4'11'' and 12 years old. what size of a bat would you recommend for me and which bat?
Asked by hobbsey13 on Nov 21, 2012
I recommend our Bat Coach. It's a great tool: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Nov 21, 2012
My 12 yr. old son is 5'6" and 115 lbs., he has a quick swing with some power. What bat and size and weight would you recommend?
Asked by mark h. on Nov 20, 2012
Based on his height and weight, we would recommend a 31" 19 oz. model in the Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth. For more information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Nov 20, 2012
Does this model have a longer sweet spot than the earlier model?
Asked by big hitter on Nov 17, 2012
The sweet spot on the 2013 Easton S1 Youth model will be similar to the 2012 model.
· Nov 17, 2012
For someone 4"9, bats leadoff and hits for contact, what size bat would you recommend?
Asked by henry on Nov 17, 2012
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth baseball bat would be an excellent choice for a lead off hitter as it is designed for a contact hitter. The recommended size would be 29" or 30".
· Nov 17, 2012
What is the difference in terms of performance between the 2012 and 2013 Easton S1?
Asked by kalawaya on Nov 15, 2012
The 2012 and the 2013 Easton S1 are very similar bats and there should not be a considerable performance difference between the two.
· Nov 15, 2012
I am 4' 6" 57.9 pounds. What would you rather get if you were me, a speed series or a XL series?
Asked by FLbaseball on Nov 15, 2012
If you are a power hitter we recommend the XL series. If you need to increase your bat speed we recommend the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1.
· Nov 15, 2012
My son is 9.5 years old, weighs 98 lbs and is 56 in tall ( 4'7"). which bat should we get him XL 1 or S 1 series ? he is strong but not very fast, it seems, perhaps the S 1 series would be better for him ? thank you !
Asked by meeshies on Nov 14, 2012
If he has average swing speed, the the S1 would be recommended as it will be more balanced and will help him generate better swing speed.
· Nov 14, 2012
I am 54 inches and 70 pounds what size should I use?
Asked by robbie on Nov 14, 2012
Based on your size, a 29" model of the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat is recommended.
· Nov 14, 2012
My son is using a DeMarini Voodoo 29" 16 oz. He is about 50 inches and about 90 lbs. What size do you recommend for him?
Asked by Sean on Nov 14, 2012
Based on his height and weight, we recommend the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth in a 29" 17 oz. model. For more information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
· Nov 14, 2012
Which has a bigger sweet spot/barrel S1 or XL1 or are they the same just different weight?
Asked by Blueclaw32 on Nov 13, 2012
The XL1 is an end-loaded bat that has a slightly longer barrel than the S1. Thus, it will have a slightly larger sweetspot as well.
· Nov 13, 2012
What is the difference between the 2012 model and the 2013?
Asked by Blueclaw32 on Nov 13, 2012
The **PRE-BOOK** 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth model will have a different color scheme and the technology in the handle will allow less vibration than the previous year. The warranty will also be longer on the 2013 model. It will be a Full 400 Day Warranty through Easton.
· Nov 13, 2012
My son is 10 and is 4'11 and weighs 90 lbs. He is a solid kid, but does not have a quick bat. Any recommendations? He is currently using a 29"17oz. Easton S1.
Asked by Turfguy57 on Nov 07, 2012
The **PRE-BOOK** 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat will be even more balanced than the previous years model. This bat will be a Two-Piece fully composite design. It will require a period of break-in of 100-200 swings from soft toss or a batting tee before I would recommend any game use. Be sure and rotate the barrel .25" after every swing to get the barrel fully broken-in. Also, here is another option for you to checkout. This bat will be another very balanced youth model. It will be a One-Piece all Alloy design, and require no break-in period. http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-louisville-slugger-tpx-omaha--yb136-youth/16493/
· Nov 07, 2012
I'm 116 lbs., 5' 2'', and I use the 2010 Stealth Speed 30" 19oz. I was thinking about getting a 31" 21oz. 2013 XL1 Youth. Which is better for me? I am a power hitter and used the 2012 XL1 Youth 30" 20oz.
Asked by AugDog on Nov 02, 2012
Yes, The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat does come in a 31" 19oz. The 2013 Easton XL1: YB13X1 comes in a 31" 21oz. Using our Bat Coach Feature on justbats.com I entered in your height and weight and the verdict is that you need to be swinging a 31" model. Since you are a power hitter and have experience with the previous year's XL1. The 2013 XL1 sounds like the bat for you. It will be a Two-Piece all Composite design with a slight End Load that power hitters typically like. Check it out: http://www.justbats.com/product/--pre-book---2013-easton-xl1--yb13x1-youth/15958/
· Nov 02, 2012
Is composite better and more durable then alloy?
Asked by Google on Nov 01, 2012
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat will be a Two-Piece design. With this bat featuring an all composite design, it will out perform an alloy bat in the long run. Right out of the wrapper an alloy bat will perform higher than composite. An alloy barrel bat requires no break-in period. If we are comparing performance rates over time the composite will out perform the alloy barrel bat. The composite barrel will require a period of break-in. 100-200 swings off of a tee or soft toss. Once these composite fibers are broken-in you will see long lasting high performance with this bat.
· Nov 01, 2012
My son is 12 years old, 4' -10" tall and weighs 78lbs. He is a line drive hitter with quick bat speed resulting in many pulled balls down the 3rd base line. Would you recomend the 2013 XL1 or 2013 S1 and what size?
Asked by Tanman on Oct 31, 2012
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 20 oz. 2013 Easton XL1. The XL1 is slightly end loaded, perfect for a line drive hitter with quick bat speed.
· Oct 31, 2012
Does the S2 have a smaller barrel then the S1?
Asked by Fimble on Oct 30, 2012
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat will have the same size as the 2013 Easton S2. The difference between the two is that the S1 is a Two-Piece fully composite designed model. While the S2 is a Hybrid Two-Piece half and half design. The barrel will be Alloy while the handle will be made from Composite materials. The S2 will require no break-in period like the S1 will.
· Oct 31, 2012
Hi, I'm 10 years old and am 56" tall. I am 72 pounds and have about an average swing speed. What size should I get?
Asked by Cheese on Oct 30, 2012
As a 10 year old using the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat I would suggest a bat length of 29". I put your height and weight into the Bat Coach feature on justbats.com and that was the length it registered. 30" is also a possible length to move up to if you wish.
· Oct 31, 2012
My son is 10 and 1/2. He is 92lbs & 61 inches tall. He has good power but slow swing speed, is this bat for him and which size?
Asked by kris10wa on Oct 29, 2012
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 has a light swing weight, making it a good option for a player with average or below average swing speed. Based on his size, a 31" model is recommended.
· Oct 29, 2012
My son is almost 10years old, 63lbs, 54" tall. Currently he uses a 29"-13 alloy bat. Small framed kid, good swing, and a contact hitter. Which is better for him the S-1 or S-2?
Asked by Bob on Oct 29, 2012
The 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth bat will be a Two-Piece all Composite made design. The S2 will be a Two-Piece design except the barrel will be made from Alloy while the handle will be made from Composite materials. The S1 will require a break-in period while the S2 will not. The S1 will out perform the S2 in the long run while the S2 will out perform the S1 from day one. Both bats being Two-Piece models will reduce the amount of vibrations that flow from barrel contact to the hands. Both bats will come with 400 day manufacturer warranties.
· Oct 29, 2012
Whats the diff between 2012 and 2013 S1?
Asked by jay on Oct 21, 2012
The 2013 S1 features a new composite in the handle designed to do a better job of reducing vibration and sting.
· Oct 21, 2012
What is the difference between this bat and the 2013 DeMarini CF5? Also, my son is a contact hitter and a power hitter but only 65 lbs. I'm afraid that the Easton XL1 would be too heavy at the end for him. What would you suggest? He wants to hit home runs. Can he do it with the S1?
Asked by derek on Oct 16, 2012
The 2013 Easton S1 and the DeMarini CF5 are both two-piece composite bats that are very balanced. Based on your son's size, the Easton XL1 will be too heavy. The Easton S1 would be an excellent choice for him.
· Oct 16, 2012
Is the Easton Xl1 or S1 better for a power hitter?
Asked by Cosimo on Oct 12, 2012
The Easton XL1 will be a better bat for power hitters.
· Oct 12, 2012
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