Easton Power Brigade – Which bat is right for me?

What’s going on baseball fans? Let me start off by introducing myself. My name is Kyle and I am the self proclaimed Bat Guru here at JustBats.com. I have played baseball my whole life, and when I got the option to make a living talking, buying, and breathing baseball I jumped at the opp and haven’t looked back.  This whole blogging thing is pretty new to me, but I am excited to share some knowledge, opinion, and hopefully help out all our beloved JustBats.com fans. Today I want to break down the new Easton lineup and explain what has changed, and how to pick the right bat for you.

Easton has always been on the leading edge when it comes to ground breaking technology in baseball bats.  This year they came out with a whole new lineup which they are calling the Power Brigade. Names like the Omen, Surge, and Rival are now a thing of the past. Easton has chosen to get away from the old school naming convention and put a larger emphasis on their brand name not bat name. This is why the new bats will feature names like the S1, S2, and S3, and feature a large Easton logo with little reference to the bat name. Here is a quick guide to help you match old school to new school.

As you can see above, the Omen has changed to the S1 and XL1, the Surge to S2 and XL2, and the Rival to S3 and XL3. The new school bats all have similar designs and makeup’s as the old school designs, with subtle differences.

So what is the Power Brigade? Well simply put, Easton now offers two models for each bat.  One model, which Easton has labeled as the Speed Series (all models start with “S” in the model number), is constructed to help players increase bat speed.  The other model, the XL Series (all models start with “XL” in the model number), is designed more for the power hitter. By creating different models for different types of players Easton hopes to have a bat to cater to each player’s specific style.

The Speed Series will feature slightly smaller barrels and more balanced swing weights.  By decreasing the barrel and putting more weight in the handle players will love the balanced feel of this bat.  For a player looking to put a smooth stroke on the ball and increase bat speed the Speed Series offers one of the most balanced bats in the industry. Taking weight out of the barrel will allow players to get the head of the bat through the zone more quickly, resulting in a higher swing speed. When they designed the Speed Series they had the line drive/contact hitter in mind.

The XL Series was constructed with the power hitter in mind.  The XL Series will feature an extra long barrel and expanded hitting zone. Because the barrel is extended, this series will swing slightly end loaded. On the surface most players probably think bigger is better and an expanded hitting area can only result in more hits.  That is not always true.  Most players are not prepared for the difference in weight distribution and the extended barrel will sometimes result in reduced swing speeds. This bat is truly made for the power hitter.

So why did Easton do this? As I mentioned before they wanted to give the player a bat option that best fits their game. When you look at MLB players and the wood bats they swing you will see similar preferences. For example, Evan Longoria swings a traditional I13 model. The I13 model features a large barrel, medium taper, with a thin handle.  With the large barrel and thin handle Longoria’s bat will act more like an Easton XL model. Longoria is one of the better power hitters in the league so he prefers more weight in the barrel.  Now let’s look at Derek Jeter.  Jeter swings a P72 turn. The P72 features a medium barrel, long taper, and thin handle. The extended taper and slightly smaller barrel on Jeter’s bat creates a much more balanced feel, similar to the Speed Series.  It is more important for Jeter to get the bat through the zone quickly, which is why he turns to a more balanced bat. Both players are great hitters, but each has their own preference.  It is these subtle differences in player preference that inspired Easton to create the Power Brigade.

So there you have it. You have been informed. Easton is taking it to a new level and helping give players an added advantage at the plate. Every player’s role on a team is different, and now they have a tool tailored to that role.

Be easy baseball!

  • big T

    thanks kyle, this article really helped me alot

  • Nick

    im 5 11 140 and I’m 13. which bat would you recommend for me?

    • JustBats

      The S1 is a great option because it is the replacement model for the Easton Omen. Both the S1 and the Omen use the same composite fibers. You should be very happy with the S1 if you love the Omen!

  • Mikr

    I am 5 10 and 185 pounds. Which bat would be a good choice?

  • Markrivers

    I’m a senior in high school I’m only five five and 135 pounds what bat would be the best choice for me?

    • JustBats

      Trying to decide on which Easton Brigade line all depends on what type of player you are.  The S series have a more balanced feel and designed to increase a players swing speed creating more power.  The XL series have an extended barrel and a more end loaded feel making them more for power hitters trying to gain more pop.  We suggest one of the S series bats for you as they will be easier to swing for a player of your size.

  • MikeW

    I’m 5’2 and about 120 14 going for high school ball. Which bat would you recommend?

    • Anonymous

      Based on your height and weight, a 30 inch 27 ounce bat would be recommended. The Easton S3 would be my top recommendation.

    • zman

      no, if your serious about baseball get an s1 32 29, trust me, if you don’t you will regret it

  • Augie Chavez

    I am 510 130 and 14 which bat would be best for me?

    • JustBats

      Choosing between the S series and XL series will all depend on what type of player you are.  The S series have a more balanced feel and designed to increase a players swing speed creating more power.  The XL series have an extended barrel and a more end loaded feel making them more for power hitters trying to gain more pop.  We suggest one of the S series bats for you as they will be easier to swing for a player of your size.

  • Zakery

    I can’t wait to get my Easton brigade s1 I cracked my omen and I loved the omen

  • Codyj2412

    Im 5’9 and 170… which bat would you recommend?

    • JustBats

      Choosing between the S series and the XL series will all depend on what type of player you are. The S series have a more balanced feel and designed to increase a players swing speed creating more power. The XL series have an extended barrel and a more end loaded feel making them more for powers hitters trying to gain more pop. We suggest one of the S series bats for you as they will be easier to swing for a player of your size.

  • Connordelvalle

    I’m 5″8 and 130 pounds. What bat is best for me?

    • JustBats

      Picking between the S series or the XL series will all depend on what kind of hitter you are.  The S series are designed to have a low M.O.I (moment of inertia) and a balanced feel which helps increase a players swing speed generating more power.  The S series is most preferred for players who like a balanced feel and wanting to increase their swing speed.  The XL series are designed with an extended barrel which gives the bat more of an end loaded feel making this mainly for the strong hitters looking to increase their power.  We suggest one of the S series bats for you as these are easier to swing and better suit a player of your size.

  • Fito527

    hey im a power hitter in senior league im 5’11 and 160 pounds i like thin handle bats and big and long barrels (xl series) what bat do u reccomend for me

    • JustBats

      A good choice for you is any of the XL series bats as these have extended barrels, more end loaded feel and designed more for power hitters.  The XL series comes in three different models.  The XL1, XL2 and XL3.  The XL1 has a composite barrel, composite handle making it the better bat of the three.  Composite barrel bats feel lighter and give the player a little more pop.  The XL1 will require some sort of break in before it will be game ready.  Breaking in the XL1 can be done simply by hitting 100-200 baseballs off a tee or participating in soft toss.  We suggest one of the XL series bats for you. 

  • Christian Baker1997

    I’m 5*6 14 a small skinny guy. About 105 pounds what bat is right for me? I’m a contact/line drive hitter

    • JustBats

      Choosing between the Speed and XL series Power Brigade bats all depends on what type of player you are.  The S series have a more balanced feel and designed to increase a players swing speed, creating more power and best for contact hitters.  The XL series have an extended barrel and a more end loaded feel making them more for power hitters who want to gain more pop.  We suggest the Easton S2 for you as they are easier to swing for a player of your size and perfect for contact hitters like yourself.

  • Cjj26boy

    I’m 5’3 120 what bat do you reccomend? I am still playin  little league.

  • Theking55523

    I’m 6’2 150 I’ve always been a 1,2 hitter but ive started to get stronger and drive the ball alittle more I’m not quite a power hitter yet but i think it might happen…what do you suggest?

    • JustBats

      A good choice for you is any of the S series bats as these a very balanced feel and designed to increase a players swing speed. The S series comes in three different models.  The S1, S2 and S3.  The S1 has a composite barrel, composite handle making it the better bat of the three.  Composite barrel bats feel lighter and give the player a little more pop.  The S1 will require some sort of break in before it will be game ready.  Breaking in the S1 can be done simply by hitting 100-200 baseballs off a tee or participating in soft toss.  We suggest one of the S series bats for you.

  • Mcohen0612

    I am 5’3 and about 105. What bbcore bat do you recomend

    • JustBats

      Trying to decide on which Easton Brigade line all depends on what type of player you are.  The S series bats have a more balanced feel and designed to increase a players swing speed which creates more power.  The XL series bats have an extended barrel and a more end loaded feel making them more for power hitters who want to gain that extra pop.

  • Tyamane

    What is the difference between the xl1, 2, and 3 bats?

    • JustBats

      The difference between these three bats is going to be the material used to manufacture them.  The XL1 is a two-piece bat with a composite handle, composite barrel. The XL2 is a two-piece bat as well but with an alloy barrel, composite handle.  The XL3 is a one-piece bat and is all alloy. 

  • JustBats

    Easton Power Brigade

  • DaniDJ

    Im trying to decide between al the XLs. Im more of a power hitter. What bat do you recomend?( Im playing little leage. im 11 )

    • JustBats

      Between all the XL’s the best bat for a power hitter is going to be the XL1.  The XL1 is manufactured with composite materials which gives the player maximum power and a lighter, quicker swing.  The XL1 is a great bat and a very good choice for power hitters.

  • JustBats

    Between all the XL’s the best bat for a power hitter is going to be the XL1.  The XL1 is manufactured with composite materials which gives the player maximum power and a lighter, quicker swing.  The XL1 is a great bat and a very good choice for power hitters.

  • bobby

    Where can I get tested in the Easton Hit Lab

    • JustBats

      Bobby, sorry wouldn’t be able to help you out there. You would probably have better luck contacting Easton directly. Sorry about that. 

  • hot dog

    How do you contact Easton?

    • JustBats

      You could try calling this number.
      1 (800) 632-7866 

  • Dbackss2018

    Hey I’m 15 5’10″ 145 pounds I am a contact hitter I have tried the xl3 and really like it. Which one would you recommend?

    • JustBats

      If you liked the Easton XL3 we suggest choosing that model.  The XL3 is an all alloy bat with extended barrel to give the player the most pop.

  • Vanzant_alex

    How would you compare the -5 XL1 to the -3 XL1? I currently use the -5 and was looking into the -3 , I love the -5 but it’s very end heavy , does the -3 have the same feel?

    • JustBats

       The difference between these two models is found in the drop.  The -3 is two ounces heavier than the -5 and will have a similar feel.  All the XL models are designed with a more end-loaded feel whereas the S series is more of a balanced design. 

  • Nickhill365

    im about 5,10 160 and a line drive/ground ball hitter what size and bat should i be using

    • JustBats

      A good bat for you is going to be any of the S series models.  The S series is designed to have a more balanced feel and increase a players swing speed.  The S1 in a 32″ will be the best bat for a player your size.

  • Donabediannick

    Hey man I play a little bit of club ball in college and am more of a contact guy, usually hit either 2 or 8 (everybody has those off days). Im 5’11 and am 170 pounds with some speed. What do you recommend is best for me? I have a little pop but like I said, mainly good contact and get on base guy

    • JustBats

      If you’re more of a contact hitter, I would recommend a bat in Easton’s Speed Series. The S1 is a two-piece full composite bat that will be one of the better performing bats in Easton’s entire line. I think it would be a great option for you as it has a light swing weight and great pop.

  • Mtreadway

    What is the difference between the S1 and the S2 besides $100?

  • Jdbanks1998

    can u tell me what bat is right for me if i told u i was 19 for 31 with no home runs and only 6 extra  base hits

    • JustBats

      A lot comes down to your personal preference and what type of bat you have used in the past with the most success.   It’s recommend that a player stick with the same type or brand of bat they have used in the past with the most success. A player is much, much more likely to have continued success if they stick with what they know and have used successfully in the past.

  • Jdbanks1998

    i have the easton surge and love it what power brigade is like the surge

    • JustBats

      The new S2 and XL2 models have replaced the Surge of last year.  These bats are manufactured with the same materials and have the same feel as the Surge did. 

      • Jdbanks1998

        how would i know to choose the s2 or xl2

        • JustBats

          Right now the best way would be to call in or check out the QA section on the bat you are interested in. That section contains questions that have been submitted by other customers. We have talked about building a “History of Bats” section on our site so people can see that Bat X replaced Bat Y this year or that Bat Q used to be call Bat W. Would that be something you would be interested in seeing on our site?

          • Jdbanks1998

            yes

  • rnz199

    which easton power brigade bat would be best for me. im around 5,6 and 5,7 and 140 pounds and im in high school

    • JustBats

      The best choice for you will be any of the S series models.  These bats are very well balanced, have great pop, and designed to give you a faster swing speed.  A faster swing speed will give you more power.

      • rnz199

        my mom says that i need the extra long barrel from the xl series but i dont really like top heavy bats. i like bats that are more balanced like the stealths were.

        • JustBats

          Most bats with an extended barrel will have a top heavy feel. I would trust your instinct more than anything, and if you feel you can’t generate the same swing speed or maintain good bat control with an slightly endloaded bat, I would still stick with the S Series. If possible, we recommend finding an XL Easton bat locally and taking a few dry swings with it.

  • Pbchainz

    I’m 4’6″ in 11yr 70lpounds what bat shoul i get

    • JustBats

      That all comes down to your strength, swing speed, and what type of bat you have used in the past with the most success. A stronger hitter with high swing speeds will probably prefer the endloaded feel of the XL Series. A player with average or below average swing speed will probably have more success with the S Series. 

  • Paulmccullough42

    Hey Kyle, Im looking for a new bat for high school but all the options are kind of overwhelming. I was really interested in the easton s4 2013 because of its low price. I am 5ft. 3in 110 lbs. I was looking at a 32/29 size, is this a good fit for me? if not what is?

    • JustBats

      Most of picking out a new bat in Easton’s Power Brigade Series comes down to the your strength and swing speed, as well as your personal preference and what type of bat you have used in the past with the most success. It is proven that a player is more likely to be successful at the plate when they use the same type of bat (one-piece composite, two-piece hybrid, one-piece alloy, etc…) they have previously used with positive results. At 2 1/2″, the S4 has a slightly smaller barrel than your average Adult BBCOR bat. This smaller barrel makes it one of the lightest swinging bats on the market, great for players with below average strength and swing speed. The S3 is comparable to the S4, but the S3 has a larger, standard size barrel of 2 5/8″, offer a larger hitting surface than the S4.

  • Rbelinskas

    would the omen be more balanced or end-loaded? and would you recommend not going for the old school bats?

    • JustBats

      The Easton Omen is going to be a balanced two-piece bat. The older models are great bats that have a lot of pop and excellent durability.

  • nflboy12

    Hey Kyle I’m looking for a new bat for 13u I’m 12 5’8 175 lbs I’m projected by my doctor when next season rolls around to be 5’10- 6-1 because I haven’t hit my growth spurt I need a new bat and ask of your opinion

    • JustBats

      Based on your projected height and weight, a 33″ bat bat is recommended. The Easton Brigade Series are very high performing bats. The S Series is the balanced line and the XL Series is the end loaded line. The balanced bats are typically good for contact type hitters and the end loaded bats are typically good for power type hitters. The S1 and XL1 are two-piece bats that are full composite. The S2 and XL2 are two-piece bats as well that have a composite handle and alloy barrel. The S3 and XL3 are one-piece bats that are full alloy.

  • Mldefilippis

    Hey Kyle, I am 14, 5′ 7″ and about 110 lbs. I am going into highshool and wondering if any of these bats would be a better choice for me than the TPX Z1000 or the Rawlings 5150 alloy. I am open to suggestions. Thank you

    • JustBats

      Based on your projected height and weight, a 33″ bat bat is recommended. The Easton Brigade Series are very high performing bats. The S Series is the balanced line and the XL Series is the end loaded line. The balanced bats are typically good for contact type hitters and the end loaded bats are typically good for power type hitters. The S1 and XL1 are two-piece bats that are full composite. The S2 and XL2 are two-piece bats as well that have a composite handle and alloy barrel. The S3 and XL3 are one-piece bats that are full alloy.

  • Jklightning

    Which has more pop s1 ir xl1?

    • JustBats

      The Easton S1 and XL1 will have the same pop. The difference between the two is the S1 has a balanced swing weight and the XL1 has an end loaded swing weight.

  • brr26

    im 6 foot and am batting either lead off in the order or hitting three spot. i weigh about 160 and am pretty strong, i bench 185. i currently use a nike but i want to switch to an easton… which bat should i use?

    • JustBats

      I would suggest the Easton S1. It has a lot of pop and would suit a contact and power hitter very well.

  • Momof2x2

    I am 11y 4,10 and 81 lbs my last was the cyclone and the demirini dx2 what do you reccomend

    • JustBats

      The Easton S3 is going to be very comparable in swing weight to the Cyclone and DX2. The S3 is a very high performing bat with a lot of pop.

  • DinoC

    Hey I’m 14 5’4 125 ILB I’m a power hitter but just cant get the barrel through the zone. What bat would you recommend?

    • JustBats

      The Easton S2 is going to be a very balanced bat with some flex that will help you get the bat through the zone quicker. Our Bat Coach feature on our website suggests a 31″ bat.

  • Goldybro3

    Im 5’7 130 What size do you reccomend?

    • JustBats

      Based on your height and weight, our Bat Coach program recommends a 31″-32″ bat.

  • Talon Abramowicz

    I’m 11 years old and I’m 4 foot 11 and weigh 105…. I’m an extreme power hitter and I hit in the 4 spot… I’m looking for a new bat so which power brigade bat will be good for me?

    • Talon Abramowicz

      I’m an all star for my little league, so I need a good bat…… And I was also wondering what size I should get

    • Talon Abramowicz

      And I’m actually 12 years old

    • Talon Abramowicz

      And I’m actually 12 years old and I’m also looking for bat size…. And I need a good bat because I’m all star for my little league so I’m a good player

  • Abomb3243

    I’m 12 years old, 5 feet tall, and weigh about 105-110 pounds. I’m an extreme power hitter, and I hit in the 4 spot, and I’m in little league. I’m looking for a good bat…. What bat would be right for me? And what size?

    • JustBats

      Any of the Easton XL Series bats. A 31″ bat is recommended. The XL1 is a two-piece bat that is fully composite. The XL2 is a two-piece bat that has an alloy barrel with a composite handle and the XL3 is a one-piece bat that is fully alloy. The XL Series would be a great choice for a power hitter that hits in the middle of the lineup. 

  • Abomb3243

    I’m 12 years old, 5 foot 2, and weigh 110. I’m an all star for my little league and I have extreme power, and I hit in the 4 spot. I’m looking for a good bat. What power brigade bat would be right for me? And what size?

  • VinnnyB

    im 5’9 165 i bat usually 3 or 4 which bat would you reccomend?

    • JustBats

      I would recommend the Easton S1 or XL1. A 32″ bat is recommended for your particular height and weight. The S1 is going to be the balanced model and the XL1 is going to be the end loaded model. If you are a power hitter, then I would go with the XL1 and if you are a contact hitter, I would go with the S1.

  • Abomb3243

    I’m 5 foot 1 and weigh 110 and I’m 12. I’m either hitting 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 in the lineup. I have tremendous power in me, but in games I’m that line drive hitter who hits for contact. What bat do you recommend? And what size?

  • Valdezmiguel93

    Im 14 5’11 And Weigh about 195 what bat length and weight do you recommend ? and which bat out of this series??

  • jackospratto

    Im 11 years old im 5’1 110 lbs i have lots of power what bat do you reccomend

    • Ecomm

      I would recommend a 33″ 30 oz. bat. If you are more of a contact type hitter, then I would recommend the S Series because they are more balanced. If you are more of a power type hitter, then I would recommend the XL Series since they are end loaded. The S1 and XL1 are two-piece bats that are full composite. The S2 and XL2 are two-piece as well that have a composite handle and alloy barrel and the S3 and XL3 are one-piece bats that are full alloy.

  • Drock

    I ‘m 15 and 5’10 150 what bad would you reccomend? i play highschool

  • Jonnathan Baquero

    I am 5’4 and weigh about 125 pounds. I am 14 years old and about to enter to play High School Baseball. Which do you recommend?

    • JustBats

      the 30″ 27 oz. Easton S3. It is a one-piece bat that is full alloy. It a very balanced bat that has a ton of pop and excellent durability.

  • Longhornluke

    im 12, 5’3 and 103 pounds.  im fast and a pretty powerfull hitter. if i could male contact with the ball all of the time i would have so many hits. i swing so hard with such a good swing but miss most of the time. im having trouble picking a bat in this series. i have an sv12 and a stealth and i like the stealth. but i need to make more contact with the ball

    • Longhornluke

      im also on a jv team which doesnt have any regulations for wieght but the next year i have to have a -5 at the lowest.

    • JustBats

      I would recommend a 31″ Easton S2. The S2 would work well for a contact type hitter that still has some power. It will also be very balanced.

  • SM19

    I’m 6′ 1″ 175lbs and 15 going on to varsity. I mostly hit line drives wit my current bat but my coaches believe that i am a power hitter. Which bat would you recommend for me?

    • JustBats

      The Easton S1. It is a two-piece bat that is full composite. It would work very well for a contact hitter and power hitter. The S1 is a very high performing bat with a ton of pop. Based on your height and weight, I would recommend the 33″ 30 oz. S1.

  • Drake Dutra

    I’m 6″2 and about 195 and just turned 15 a month ago and a sophomore. I already have a 33 white voodoo but it’s getting the paint chipped off. I don’t know which speed series to get and I don’t know what size I should get

    • JustBats

      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. That being said, I would strongly recommend the Easton S2 in a 34″ based on your height and weight.

      • Drake Dutra

        Im a clean up hitter. But I hit for average too.

  • awesomeadam226

    I am 5’4 and about 130lbs and im goin into my first year of pony league. I can’t decide whether the speed series or power brigade would be better. Can you help?

  • Jlricks

    5’0 110lbs. i am playin select

  • bricks99

    im 5’0 and 110 lbs. what do you reccomend? i play select

  • Jaymanbatting3rd@gmail.com

    I’m 11 and I bat 3rd I’m 4-8, 80 lbs I have never hit for power, I have bat speed im looking for a bat with pop I swing my teemates sv12. S1 Xl1 or S3?

    • JustBats

      I would suggest the 29″ Easton S1 or S3. They are both going to be very balanced and would work well for a contact hitter. The S1 is going to be a two-piece bat that is fully composite and the S3 is a one-piece bat that is fully alloy. They both have a ton of pop.

      • Jaymanbatting3rd

        Thanks

  • Willwinter1

    I am 5’1 and a half i am 105 a pure power hitter still in little league what bat do you recommend?

    • JustBats

      The Easton XL1 or the DeMarini CF5. Both are very high performing bats with a ton of pop. The XL1 is a two-piece bat that is fully composite and is end loaded. The CF5 is also a two-piece bat that is full composite. It will be more balanced and lighter swinging.

  • Momoandmilo

    im 11 years old 4’11 and 108 pounds what bat do you recommend

    • Momoandmil

       I also want to hit for power

  • Ethanscott

    Im 5’7″ 123 pounds 16 years old and I’m starting my first highschool league of baseball i didnt play freshman year. what bat should i get?

  • Nhcolvins

    I’m 5 feet 9.5 inches tall to 5 foot 10, and weigh 155 pounds, and I’m a contact/power hitter what type power brigade bat do you reconmend the Speed series or the XL series, and what size do also recconmend a 32″ or a 33″? 

    • JustBats

      Based on your height and weight, our Bat Coach feature recommends a 32″ bat. I would suggest the Easton S1. It is going to be one of the highest performing bats and one of the most balanced as well.

  • Youainthutch

    Im a 5’7 130 in highschool pure contact hitter what do you reccomend?

    • JustBats

      Based on your height and weight, I would recommend a 31″ 28 oz. bat. I would suggest the Easton S2 BBCOR. It is a two-piece bat that has a composite handle and alloy barrel and is very balanced. 

  • D’smom

    My son is 11, 140 lbs and 5’2. He is a power hitter and with light bats tends to swing early and chase the ball. What would be best for him?

    • JustBats

      Based on your son’s height and weight, we would suggest a 31″ bat. If you were looking for a 2 1/4″ barrel diameter, then I would suggest the COMbat Pure Gear: PUREYB1 in a -10. If you were looking for a 2 5/8″ barrel diameter, then I would suggest the 2013 DeMarini Vexxum in a -10. The Pure Gear is a one-piece bat that is fully composite and the Vexxum is a two-piece bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel. Both would be very good choices for a power hitter.

  • Dannyrox2000

    I am 5’0 and 92 lbs, and im still in little league, which spare bat do you recommend. I already have an easton surge.

    • JustBats

      Based on your height and weight, our Bat Coach feature recommends a 30″ bat. I would recommend the 2012 DeMarini Vexxum. It is a very high performing bat with a ton of pop. It would be comparable to the Easton Surge.  

  • 3 boys

    My son is 10 years old and plays on a select team and in house league.  last year he used the Easton Surge BGS10XL with a 2 5/8″ barrel -10  29″.  He is about 92 pounds and about 4foot 9ish.  He bat broke and we need to replace it.  He batted between 3rd and 7th hitter.  I think they considered him a power hitter, but I am not sure if he is or not.  he is a very strong kid.  he also had a lot of walks.  He had some good hits and some great hits (and some taht he swung under it and went way too high). Most of his hits go down the 3rd base line…some of the best ones foul.  I think his bat might be slow???  Instead of going for the power should he switch to the speed?  Would the smaller barrel throw him off?  Would you recommend either a S2 or XL2 since he had the surge or would the 1 or 3 line be better?  I was thinking maybe the 3 since it is 1 piece and his last one broke, but it that good reasoning?  Please help us pick out the right new bat for him:)

    • 3 boys

      One more request.  My 7 year old son is about 49inches and 52lbs.  He is fast and he swings the bat fast.  He is a contact hitter, his balls rarely make it to the outfield.  He uses a differnet bats that we had lying around or were given to us by neighbors.  We want to get him a nice new bat suited for him.  What do you recommend.

      • JustBats

        The Easton S3 and the Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha. Based on his height and weight, our Bat Coach feature recommends a 28″ bat. Both the Easton S3 and the Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha are one-piece bats with a ton of pop and very durable as well.

        • help

          i need to get a youth senior league bat for next season, i have an easton speed 31 19 and its starting to get worn out, i was thinking getting s1 or xl1 because they seem nice and i dont like demarini products. But both of these bats are very pricey, so I’m not sure what power brigade model i should get. please help!!!!
          5 feet 2 inches
          130 lb
          power hitter 3-7

          • JustBats

            If you’re a power hitter, you may like the XL1 over the S1. The XL1 has an extended barrel and a slight end load which is typically preferred by power hitters. S1′s are balanced and made more for contact hitters.

    • JustBats

      If he’s fouling the ball off due to his swing being late, then I would suggest going with the any of the Easton S Series. They are going to be more balanced and better for quicker swings. The barrel will be the same size as the XL Series. The difference is in the taper. The S Series has more of a gradual taper. Based on his height and weight, our Bat Coach program suggests a 29″-30″ bat. If he is needing a quicker swing, I would go with the 29″. All three of the bats in the S Series are very durable.  

    • nick p

      if he is a right handed hitter, and hitting on the 3rd base line, he would be swinging early and the xl series may be fit, but if he is a left-handed hitter and putting them on the 3rd base line, he is swinging slow most of the time and the s series may be right. I own the S1 BBCOR -3 adult bat but it is the same as the -10 size. I love it very much, and would definately recommend it, i have swung both S1 and XL1, S3 and XL3. I havent gotten a chance to use either the S2 or XL2 but i have heard that they are just as good. The 3 series (least expensive) is very good, but if you have the $ and are willing to shell it out, I would definately buy the 1 series (most expensive). Hope this helps

    • nat

      If he’s so early on the ball go with the XL

  • Danielfierro

    Out of all S1 or S2or S3 which one is the best out of all of them

    • JustBats

      All three are excellent bats. The Easton S1 has a composite barrel, which tend to have more “pop” because the composite material acts as a trampoline. The more the bat is used the farther the ball will travel. It is great for a contact hitter. However, it does require a break in period before it performs well. The Easton S2 and Easton S3 have an alloy barrel and do not require a break in period. However, they perform very well and are hot out of the wrapper.

  • Baseball126

    I’m 4 foot 10 inches 98 pounds and I hit for power, which bat do you recommend?

    • JustBats

      The Easton XL1. Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 30″ bat. The XL1 is a great choice for a power hitter. It is a two-piece bat that is fully composite. The XL1 is a very high performing bat with a lot of pop

  • Vacahombre

    I am 5’5 or 5’6 and weigh about 120. I’m mostly a contact hitter, but have pretty good power here and there. My swing is pretty quick, but my bat is a -5 and is getting too light. I’m about to turn 14 in two days and I’m in 8th grade. By the way, I have hit from 2nd hitter, all the way to 7th.

    • JustBats

      Based on your particular height and weight, we would suggest a 31″ 28 oz. BBCOR bat. For your hitting style, an Easton S2 would be the best option. The S2 is a two-piece bat that has a composite handle and alloy barrel. It will have some flex to them when swung, which will help with bat speed and bat whip.

  • Cosimo0222

    should I wait to buy the 2013 xl1? will the 2013 be better than the 2012

    • JustBats

      The 2013 Easton XL1 and the 2012 Easton XL1 are going to be very similar. Both bats use the IMX Composite in the barrel, so performance will be the same. The 2013 model uses an upgraded composite, called the SIC Black Carbon Composite, in the handle. This will increase durability in the handle of the 2013 model.

  • Baseballislife12938

    I’m 4’10 98 pounds. I hit as a power hitter. Which bat do you recommend 

    • JustBats

      Based on your height and weight, a 30″ bat is recommended. I would suggest the Easton XL Series. It is a great line for power hitters, since they are slightly end loaded. The XL1 is a two-piece bat that is fully composite. The XL2 is a two-piece bat as well and it is has a composite handle and alloy barrel. The XL3 is a one-piece bat that is full alloy. All three of the bats are very high performing and have a ton of pop.

  • Tyler S Tibbetts

    I think its awesome that you take the time and respond to all these comments.  I’ve spent way too much time researching what kind of bat I want for this upcoming season.  Last year, I swung a Demarini Voodoo, and was greatly dissapointed with the pop, especially as the season wore on.  I have heard good things about the Easton XL series, as well as the Louisville Exo and Z1000.  I am 6 feet and 190 pounds.  In the past,  Ive been mostly a contact hitter, with a little bit of power here and there.  However, I hit the gym hard this offseason and am looking to change that a little bit.  Only a fellow baseball player would know how hard of a decision this can be, especially coming from a smalll town where trying all the bats in person isnt an option.  Any help would be appreciated.

    • Tyler S Tibbetts

      Also, I’ve always like 2 piece bats but the consensus around my team is the 1 piece is the way to go with BBCOR.  I have a certain coach that’s very high on the z1000 but I find it odd that the bat got discontinued after just one year.  Feeling very conflicted right now.

    • JustBats

      Based on the information that you have given, the Easton XL1 would be an excellent choice. A 33″ 30 oz bat is recommended for your height and weight. The XL1 is a two-piece bat that is very high performing and very durable. It is slightly end loaded, which is better suited for a power type hitter. This bat will give you the ability to make the shift from a contact type hitter to a power type hitter. 

  • Quinn#14

    I’m in my junior year in high school, have been swinging a 33/30 for a couple years, and last year I had the Easton S2. I absolutely loved the bat and had a great batting average. I hit a few home runs too. I was thinking about trying out the XL2 this year, but I loved the S2 so much. I’m not sure which one I should go with.

    • JustBats

      The Easton XL2 is an end loaded bat. It is best suited for a contact hitter with some power. If ou need to increased your bat speed, the Easton S2 would be the better choice.

  • Fordmichael24

    Hi i’m an 8th grader. I’m about 5foot 5 inches and way around 120. What size bat should I get and what type.

    • JustBats

      If you are searching for an Easton BBCOR, a 30″ is the recommended size. However, if you are searching for a youth big barrel bat, a 32″ is the recommend size based on your height and weight. The Easton S1 will provide the most flex, better for a contact hitter. The Easton S3 is stiffer, better for a power hitter. The Easton S1 will require a break-in period. The Easton S3 will be hot out of the wrapper.

  • Chris

    Hi, my son is starting his first year at high school and he is 5ft 7in 130 lbs
    He swings 32-29 marucci cat 5
    He has a great swing and is a contact hitter. Before the marucci he swung a omen and loved it because he hit with more power than any other bat. My question is I’m trying to figure out if one of the Easton bats will be able to bring back the nice mix of power and base hits? Thanks

    • JustBats

      If he liked the Easton Omen, then I would suggest the Easton S1 or XL1. Both the S1 and XL1 replaced the Omen model. The S1 is balanced and the XL1 is end loaded. Both bats have a ton of pop and are very high performing. They are two-piece bats that are fully composite. 

  • Cathieglass

    Ok.. Need bat for my soon to be 10 yr old lefty son. He is about 105 lbs and 5ft 2… What should i get

  • Cathieglass

    My Son is soon to be 10 in Feb, 5’2 about 106 lbs.. Lefty hitter.Looking for a great bat !

    • JustBats

      Based on his particular height and weight, a 31″ bat is recommended. The Easton S Series is a balanced line designed more for contact type hitters and the Easton XL Series is an end loaded line that is designed for power type hitters. The S1 and XL1 are both two-piece bats that are fully composite. The S2 and XL2 are two-piece bats that have a composite handle and alloy barrel. The S3 and XL3 are one-piece bats that are fully alloy. 

  • T-Payne #16

    hi, im am a 5′ 7″ 14 years old and weigh about 135 pounds. I am a solid contact hitter with a lot of speed. when I was in little league i was in love with Demarini’s CF series, but they started to die and have less pop. i need a good bbcor with a light swing and some pop, any suggestions?

    • JustBats

      Contact hitters like yourself tend to prefer the Easton S1 because it is so balanced. With that being said the old DeMarini CF4′s were slightly end loaded and would be more like the Easton XL1, 

  • Punchbuggi6

    What has changed between the 2013 Easton XL3 and the 2011/2 Easton XL3 bats?

    • JustBats

      The 2012 and 2013 Easton XL3 will both still be one-piece and made of the same THT100 alloy with the massive sweet spot. The main differences will be seen in XL2 and XL1 models that feature a new SIC Black Carbon Composite Handle.

  • Sloneprano4537

    What is the difference between the 2013 S1 and the 2012 S1?

    • JustBats

      The 2012 Easton S1 had an IMX composite handle, whereas the 2013 model of the the Easton S1 will have an SIC Black Carbon composite handle to increase durability and performance.

  • Bill

    9year old travel player, contact hitter singles/doubles..53inches, 65 pounds – Looking at two bats.  Easton S series, or Louisville Attack XL SL13AXL. Which would you recommend, and if its one of the S series which would you go with.

    • JustBats

      All three bats in the Easton Speed series (S1,S2,S3) and the Louisville Slugger Attack are extremely balanced so will be a good fit for your son who is a contact hitter. Some younger players prefer two-piece bats like the S1, S2, and Attack due to the fact that they tend to reduce vibration more than a one-piece bats will. 

  • Bigasmitty

    Can someone tell me how much the S1 flexes compared to B3

    • JustBats

      The Easton S1 will have considerably more flex than the COMbat B3. In terms of a percentage, the Easton S1 would have at least 15% more flex.

  • PFischel

    Kyle, XL is made for a power hitter.  My son has good power as compared to the rest of his travel squad, but lets face it, he’s ten and hits an occasional HR. He is relatively much stronger than his peers, but I don’t really think he qualifies as a “Power hitter” such that he would get an edge from an XL series bat.  He currently uses a S3 30 inch with great success, and we are looking to get the 31 inch bat for when he needs the longer bat (maybe six months or more).  He also is inclined to go to an all composite.  So, is the S3 better for him than an S1? Or is an XL series bat a better choice?

    • JustBats

      First I will cover the differences between the S3 and the S1. Two crucial differences as you may already know is that the S3 is one-piece fully aluminum, so if he wants to go to an all composite bat the S1 or XL1 would be your only two options for fully composite Easton bats. The other main difference is that the S1 is a two-piece bat whereas the S3 he currently uses is a one-piece bat. 

      The Easton S1 and XL1 are both two-piece fully composite bats. The S1 is balanced, whereas the XL1 has a slight end load with a larger sweet spot. As far as your son is concerned if he is having success with the balanced S3 then it would be ideal to stay with the S series (S3 or S1). With that being said considering your son is very strong I do not think swinging the XL1 would effect his swing. Keep in mind that they will have different length to weight ratios. I know that is a lot of information so if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

  • PFischel

    Thanks for your help guys.  I still am torn on S1, S2 or S3.  As I said in prior email he currently uses the S3. You’d said to stick wit the S series and I agree. What factors should be use to decide S1 or S3?

  • PFischel

    Convinced S series is best for him.  So what factors should I consider in selecting S1 or S3?

    • JustBats

      Two-piece bats like the S1 help to reduce vibration at contact for a more comfortable feel. The S1 will also have a “whip” effect to further help with bat speed. The benefits to one-piece bats like the S3 are that they do not flex, therefore there is no loss of energy when contact is made with the ball resulting in more pop.  Here is a link to our post that goes into more detail. 

      http://www.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3166/one-piece-vs-two-piece-bats/

  • annonmous

    i just got the omen because it was a great price. the tag said 199 and was 399. i know some people that have the bat and say its good. ive been swinging the surge and the reflex do u think the omen is a good pat or should i have gotten a powe rbrigade seriers bat

    • JustBats

      The Omen is a great bat. You made a very good choice. The Omen was discontinued and replaced by the Easton S1 and XL1 of the power brigade series. The Omen, S1, and XL1 will all be two-piece fully IMX composite bats.

  • Sgargiulo4

    Hi there. My son is about 76 pounds and 10 and a half years old. What bat is the best for him? He likes the s series. 1 2 or 3? Thanks.

    • JustBats

      The S1, S2, and S3 are all very balanced and easy to swing. Some younger kids prefer the S1 and S2 because they are two-piece bats and help to reduce vibration which creates a more comfortable swing. Contact hitters tend to prefer two-piece bats.  The benefit to the S3 is because it is a one-piece bat, it does not lose any energy when contact is made with the ball. Power hitters tend to prefer one-piece bats like the S3.

  • Jgose123

    I need some help. What bat do you think is better the S1 or S3  My son is 10 and starting traving baseball  Money is no object but I want the best bat

    • JustBats

      Both bats are great but have some minor differences. The Easton S1 is a two-piece bat. Two-piece bats are very popular with younger kids because they help to reduce vibration when contact is made with the ball. The two-piece construction also creates a “whip” effect which helps to increase bat speed. The S3 is a one-piece bat. One-piece bats are popular because due to the fact that they are constructed from one piece of aluminum, no energy is lost when contact is made with the ball which gives them a lot of pop. Overall the Easton S1 is more popular with kids in that age range.

  • Jgose123

    What bat hits it farther the S1 or S3

    • JustBats

      Over time the S1 will out perform the S3, because composite material gets higher performing with use.

  • Donmon64

    I just bought the s2 for my 8 year old. I meant to buy the s1. I guess what I’m trying to ask is which is a better bat and what’s the difference.

    • JustBats

      The Easton S2 is a two-piece hybrid design with a composite handle and aluminum barrel. The Easton S1 is a two-piece bat as well but it is fully composite. The main benefit to the S2 is that because it has an aluminum barrel, there is no break-in period required. The S1 has a composite barrel which requires a break-in period of about 200 swings. Both bats are top of the line, but composite barrel bats do tend to outperform aluminum barrel bats over time.

  • Donut0319

    I am a power hitter I bat 4th in the lineup I am 14 yrs old 5ft 10in and weigh about 170 pounds.
    But what I would like to know is what is the difference between the S4 and the XL3 and which bat would be right for me? Thanks.

    • JustBats

      The Easton S4 and XL3 are both one-piece fully aluminum designs but there are some significant differences. The S4 is arguably the most balanced bat on the market and extremely easy to swing because it has a smaller 2 1/2″ barrel diameter. The S4 is designed to increase bat speed and bat control. The Easton XL3 has a regular 2 5/8″ barrel diameter and is longer than most barrels which gives you a huge sweetspot. The XL3 is designed more for power hitters like yourself. If you are looking for a more balanced bat that still has a normal 2 5/8″ barrel then take a look at the Easton S3. 

  • Maclutcher

    Wow. More info than i could take in. I think im getting an XL series

  • DhruvPatel6

    I have the XL3 but whenever I hit the ball inside with it, I always get a really bad sting from the bat. Anything that I can do? (I DO WEAR BATTING GLOVES)

    • JustBats

      Does this happen just on mishits or does it happen when you hit the ball on the barrel as well?

  • JustBats

    Does this happen just on mishits or does it happen when you hit the ball on the barrel as well?

  • Jim

    My son is a contact hitter with moderate power – I was thinking about the XL1 – versus the S1 how do I decide?

    • JustBats

      Contact hitters tend to prefer the S1 because it is very balanced and helps to further increase bat control and bat speed. The benefit to the XL1 is that it has a bigger sweet spot and the end load design of the XL1 helps to generate even more pop when contact is made with the ball. If you would categorize your son as having average bat speed then the S1 would be a better fit, but if you think he has above average bat speed then he would be able to effectively swing the XL1.

  • X2crush

    Hi I’m in little league and I’m about 4’8 and i don’t know what bat to get
    And I am more on the power hitting side.what would you recommend?

    • JustBats

      The first thing to take note of is that the Easton S series and XL series will have different length to weight ratios. For instance a Youth model Easton S1 would be 30″ 18oz., whereas a XL1 would be 30″ 20oz. The benefit to the S series is that they help to increase your bat speed and bat control. The benefit to the XL series is that they have larger sweet spots. Power hitters like yourself prefer the XL series so I think that would be the best option for you.

  • Lazorbeam

    I have no experience in baseball . I have no clue if I’m a contact or power hitter this being said I just want to buy a bat That Ill be using for friendly games among friends. I’m 5ft 7 in 180 lbs I’m very interested in the new easton bats especially the xl3, what would recommend for me to get?

    • JustBats

      Anything in the Easton S series will be easier to swing and give you the best bat control. I think that would be good for you since you are just starting out. On the flip side, although the XL series will feel a little heavier, it will have a longer barrel which will give you better chance to hit the ball on the sweet spot. In the end you’ll be fine with either bat, you’ll just need to decide whether you’d prefer more bat control or a larger sweet spot.

  • HeatherC

    I am looking for a bat for my soon to be 14 year old something he can use at the big ball park and in High school next year he loved his omen and would like another one but I can’t find one anywhere he is 5’4″ and weighs 125

    • JustBats

      Unfortunately the Easton Omen is a discontinued model, but the good news is that it was replaced by the Easton S1 and XL1. I would recommend the Easton S1 for a player his size because it will feel much lighter to swing and help to increase both his bat speed and bat control. The XL1 is a great bat but are designed more for power hitters and do feel heavier to swing.

  • tehbest2

    Hi I’m about 4’8 and I was planning on getting the xl2 what would you reccomend?

    • JustBats

      The XL2 is an excellent two-piece hybrid bat with a composite handle and aluminum barrel. The great thing about two-piece bats is that they reduce vibration when you hit the ball off the end of the bat or if you get jammed. Also the XL series bats have extended barrel which gives you a better chance to hit the ball on the sweet spot.

  • the hitster

    i am 5 9 12 years old and want a drop 5 from the power brigade series i hit mainly medium line drive gap hits and have a pretty fast swing what do you recomend

    • JustBats

      The XL series will be the only bats available in the Power Brigade with a -5 length to weight ratio. The pros to the two-piece bats like the XL1 and XL2 is that they reduce vibration more than the XL3. The pros to a one-piece bat like the XL3 is that there is no energy lost when contact is made with the ball is good for increasing pop.

  • the hitster

    i am 5 9 130 pounds and a strong 12 years old and every one thinks i should be a power hitter and im leaning towards a s3 or xl 3 i want to hit hard but im going to buy a 27 oz bat for this year and the next so i think i want the s3 so i can swing ity better suggestions?

    • JustBats

      One thing to consider is that the Easton XL3 is only available in a 2 3/4″ barrel for the 27″ length. Your decision will depend on a lot on your bat speed. If you have average bat speed I would recommend the S3 because it will help to improve your bat speed and bat control resulting in more power. If you have above average bat speed, you should go with the XL3 because it has a bigger sweetspot which gives you a better chance to make solid contact

  • the hitster

    i want a big barrel and the last 2 bats i had were the cf5 and the easton reflex thanks

    • JustBats

      The 2 5/8″ and 2 3/4″ barrel bats are both under the category of big barrel. Do you know which size of big barrel you need?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Masterfuldisaster Bret Unkel

    im 5’11 and 170 pounds. im a junior in high school in NC. what bats would you recommend for me? i usually hit for average and a lot of doubles. i hit either 2nd or 5th in the line up.

    • JustBats

      There are a lot of great BBCOR’s on the market for this season. Contact hitters like yourself tend to prefer balanced bats to help increase both bat speed and bat control. The most popular one-piece fully aluminum bat right now is the RIP-IT Prototype AIR. Another option will be the DeMarini Vexxum NVS. It is a two-piece hybrid design with incredible pop. DeMarini made this year’s Vexxum much more balanced compared to the end loaded models of old. We will have them available for purchase 4/1. A great two-piece fully composite will be the Louisville Slugger Attack. All 3 of these bats will have incredible balance and be very high performing as well.

  • the hitster

    What type of hitter would swing the xl3

    • JustBats

      The Easton XL3 is designed for power hitters.

  • Kyle

    I am 5.1 and what kind of bat should i get

    • JustBats

      The bat that fits you best won’t depend so much on your height, but rather the type of hitter you are and what your bat speed is like. Contact hitters prefer the Easton S series because they are very balanced and easy to swing. Power hitters prefer the Easton XL series because of their massive sweet spots.

  • mikeys

    im 5’4 125lb and im a gap hitter. i want a little extra pop and a longer barrel.

    • JustBats

      If you’re looking for a bat with a lot of pop and extended barrel with a huge sweet spot, any bat in the Easton XL series would an excellent fit for you. Other bats with longer barrels will be the DeMarini CF5 or DeMarini Vexxum.

  • Rod

    My son is playing 13U travel. Barrel has to be 2 5/8, but what is the rule on composite? I’m on the fence regarding whether to get S1 or S3.

    • JustBats

      That varies on the league he is playing in. Some 13U leagues require fully composite bats like the S1 to be BBCOR certified. If his travel team is just playing in USSSA tournaments 2 5/8″ barrel bats are legal as long as they have the BPF 1.15 stamp OR are BBCOR certified.

  • DaKid

    Which of the power brigade bats is most similar to the Easton reflex.(youth Easton reflex)

    • JustBats

      The Easton S3 or XL3 would be the two most comparable bats to the Easton Reflex. The Easton S3 probably a little more so, because the weight distribution of the Reflex is more comparable to the S3.

  • Hunter22

    I’m about 5’5″ or 5’6″ weighing in at about 170 lbs, I’m a 13 year old who is going into my first year of teener league, I could’ve moved up into teener league last year, but I chose to stay down. In little league I was a power hitter, I pulled the ball between 2nd and 3rd base quite often. I’ve been interested in the XL1. What bat do you recommend for me?

    • JustBats

      I think the XL1 would be a great bat for a hitter like yourself. The slight end load combined with the massive sweet spot is perfect for power hitters. What are the bat requirements for your league?

  • Jackson

    I’m 5’6″ and weigh 100 pounds in 8th grade (almost 14). I am not a power hitter but I would like to get more pop on the ball. My league allows a -8 if the bat is 31″ or shorter so I wanted to use that (otherwise it has to be -3). I would get the Easton s2 but is does not come in a -8. I was wondering of the xl2 would be a good fit or if there would be another -8 bat you would recommend instead. Thanks!

    • Jackson

      Or the xl1 if that is better. Last year I used the CF5 31″ 23 ounces. I liked that but that bat is no longer available for my use.

    • JustBats

      The XL2 is an excellent option for you because it has a huge sweet spot which will give you more pop. If you had success with the CF5 and wanted to stay with that we do have the new 2014 CF5 Limited Edition available in the 31″ 23 oz. size. It would also be more balanced and feel lighter to swing than the XL2. Another great option would be the Louisville Slugger Attack. It is one of the most balanced bats on the market and it a two-piece fully composite bat like the CF5. Here is a link to all of our -8 31″ bat where you can see all three of these.

      http://www.justbats.com/products/baseball%20bats~youth%20big%20barrel/length~31%20inch/length%20to%20weight%20ratio~-%208/

  • JackA

    I’m 5’8 140 on a freshman baseball team. I want a speed series bat but i don’t know which one to chose from S1,2,3,4

    • JustBats

      I would recommend the S1, 2, or 3 because they are still going to be very easy to swing and have a bigger 2 5/8″ barrel as opposed the the S4 which has a 2 1/2″ barrel. The benefit to a two-piece like the S1 or S2 is that they reduce vibration and provide for a more comfortable swing. A one-piece like the S3 is great because all the energy at contact goes straight into the ball due to the one-piece construction.

  • Boomer21

    I’m 5’7 200 pounds. I broke my Omen and am having it replaced by Easton. Wich would you recommend the S3 or xl3?

    • JustBats

      The Easton S3 will be more balanced than the Omen and give you an increase in bat speed and bat control. If you have above average bat speed, the XL3 would be an excellent option because it has a huge sweet spot and is slightly end loaded which is good for hitting with power.

  • okemo7777

    Hello i am a 13 years old 5 8 and 195 pounds i am considered both a contact hitter an a power hitter with great bat speed i am looking for a bat that might suit me (any brand) I am looking to get a greater edge over the rest of my team and really bomb a few on the bigger diamond. Which bat would you recommend (any brand)

    • JustBats

      For a player with great bat speed, I think it would be good for you benefit from using a bat with a slight end load like any of the Easton XL series or the DeMarini Voodoo. I would also take a look at the new DeMarini Vexxum NVS which is more balanced but has a lot of pop.

  • Eric N.

    I am 5’9 about 130lbs 13 years old going into high school what size bat would you recommend

    • JustBats

      The suggested size for you would be a 31″ 28oz. or a 32″ 29oz. I would recommend using a more balanced bat since the BBCOR bats will feel heavier if you haven’t been using one already. Some great balanced bats will be any bat in the Easton S series, the RIP-IT Prototype AIR, Marucci Elite, Rawlings VELO, and the Louisville Slugger Omaha Balanced.

  • http://www.facebook.com/spencer.notarianni Spencer Notarianni

    I’m trying to decide between the new Vexxum nvs -3, the new CF5 -3 and the XL1, my previous bat was an awesome 32in cf4 and I’m 5′ 9″. Which one should I get?

    • JustBats

      I would say if you really liked your CF4 then go with the CF5. It will be more balanced and have a huge sweet spot. The XL1 has a massive sweet spot as well but will be slightly end loaded which is great for power hitters. We had a chance to use the new Vexxum NVS and they are awesome as well. They are very balanced and easy to swing with a lot of pop.

  • Enzo

    i am 5’5 and about 125 pounds and 13. I have great contact and some good power too. which bat do you recommend?

    • JustBats

      Considering you already have great bat control, I would recommend one of the XL series bats. They are slightly end loaded with a huge sweet spot which would help you to hit with added power.

  • Taylor Reyes

    Im 5’6 120 , 13 years old and I am skinny but I hit well. I hit usally singles and doubles with some triples and homeruns mixed in. Which bat do you think is for me

    • JustBats

      Because you are more of a contact hitter, a bat in the Easton S Series would be a great fit because it would maximize the great bat control you already have. It would also help to increase your bat speed which is always good. If you already have great bat speed and want to hit for more power, then you could consider the XL Series. The XL series will be a little end loaded and have a huge sweet spot which will help you hit for more power.

  • mike c

    My 9 year old is looking to upgrade to easton s2 or s1 he’s 54″ 60lbs not a big hitter but a solid contact hitter… he seems to think their is a difference in weight of s2 and s1 thinking of 28/18 in big barrel which do you recomend

    • JustBats

      For the 2 5/8″ barrel S1 and S2, they would have a -10 length to weight ratio so they would be 28″ 18 oz. They will both have the same balanced weight distribution and feel very light. Only the Easton XL series will feel end loaded and a little heavier. The S1 will perform better over time than the S2, but also requires a break-in period because it has a composite barrel. The benefit to the S2 is it requires no break-in period and is hot out of the wrapper.

  • David Hendry

    I am a 25 year old college player and I am curious to which speed model you would recommend I am 5’8 and 150 lbs I have never been a power hitter more of a line drive and deep gap hitter thanks

    • JustBats

      For contact hitters like yourself, we would recommend a bat in the Easton S Series. The S1, S2, and S3 all have the same very balanced weight distribution designed for contact hitters. The benefit to the S1 and S2 is that they are two-piece designs which help to reduce vibration. You might consider getting the S3 because it’s one-piece design means that no energy is lost at contact which could help to give you a little additional power while still maintaining great bat control.

      • David Hendry

        what size would you recommend?

        • JustBats

          The suggested length and weight for a player your size would be a 32″ 29 oz. If you have above average bat speed you would be fine going with a 33″ 30oz. which is also the most commonly used size in college baseball.

  • zach s

    im 5’7 135 and playing freshman baseball what do u recommend?

    • JustBats

      If you are a contact hitter looking to increase your bat speed I would recommend with one of the Easton S Series bats. They will be very balanced and designed to increase bat speed to enable you to hit for more power. If you already have above average bat speed, a bat in the Easton XL Series would be an excellent fit because they will further increase your power by having a slight end load feel and a huge sweet spot.

  • kevin

    im 5-5 in 12 in under what size bat should i get

    • JustBats

      The ideal size for you will also depend on how much you weigh and what your bat speed is like. Most players your height and age would likely be using a 31″ or 32″. You’ll also need to consider what barrel diameter you are required to use because depending on what bat you’re looking at, the 2 5/8″ and 2 1/4″ barrel bats have different length to weight ratios.

  • DavidO

    Thank you for that review. I’ve now decided the speed series was built for me. Im going to get a -8. What bat do you recommend? (S1, S2, or S3) thank you for your time.

    • JustBats

      Unfortunately for the S1, S2, and S3, they are not available in the -8 length to weight ratio. The S1 and S2 are great options because the two-piece design helps to reduce vibration at contact and provides you with a very comfortable feel. The benefit to the S3 is that the one-piece design prevents a loss of energy at contact, so all the energy created from your swing goes straight into the ball resulting in a little more pop.

  • jacobH

    im 5`3 97lbs and im 13 which one is for me

    • JustBats

      I think a bat in the Easton S Series (S1, S2, S3) would be a great fit for you. They will all be extremely balanced and designed to help you increase your bat speed and bat control allowing you to hit for more power. The S1 and S2 are great options because the two-piece design helps to reduce vibration at contact and provides you with a very comfortable feel. The benefit to the S3 is that the one-piece design prevents a loss of energy at contact, so all the energy created from your swing goes straight into the ball resulting in a little more pop.

  • Anthony D’Elia

    I’m 5’4″ and 140lbs what bat would be best for me

    • JustBats

      If you are a contact hitter looking to increase your bat speed I would recommend with one of the Easton S Series bats. They will be very balanced and designed to increase bat speed to enable you to hit for more power. If you already have above average bat speed, a bat in the Easton XL Series would be an excellent fit because they will further increase your power by having a slight end load feel and a huge sweet spot.

  • Anthony D’Elia

    What s series is best for a power and speed

    • JustBats

      All the S series bats will have the same weight distribution and feel very light. I would go with the S1 or S3. The Easton S1 is fully composite and will be higher performing overtime. It is also a two-piece bat which reduces vibration and gives you a more comfortable swing. The benefit to the S3 is that because it is a one-piece bat, no energy is lost at contact. That means all the energy generated from your swing goes directly into the ball and gives you a little more pop.

  • Help

    I am a 16 year old on a high school team. Im 5’6″ 200 lbs. im looking for a new bat im not looking for anything special but i want a bat that will help somewhat. Any suggestions?

    • JustBats

      Do you have any preference between one-piece or two-piece bats?

      • Help

        I like 2 piece bats better but either or is fine.

        • JustBats

          I think one of the best options for you in terms of a bat that is both reasonably priced and high performing will be the DeMarini Vexxum NVS. We had the chance to swing them and they are incredibly balanced with a lot of pop. If you’re more of a power hitter, the DeMarini Voodoo would be a great fit as well. The Vexxum would be similar to the Easton S2 and the Voodoo would be comparable to the Easton XL2.

          • Help

            Thanks i’ll look forward on trying put these bats.

          • JustBats

            You’re very welcome. Let us know if you have any other questions.

          • joe

            i am 15 about 5,6 and 125 pounds. should i get a 33 or a 32 inch bat and should i get the xl1 or the xl2. i am looking for more power. i am going into high school ball. what do u think?

  • Gerbil123

    Hi, I am 8-11 group and a contact hitter but I have my swing fast and I just need a bigger barrel on my bat i use a “29″ inch bat what do you think is right for me

    • JustBats

      If you are looking for a bigger barrel, I would recommend a bat in the Easton XL Series. They have one of the biggest sweetspots on the market. They are also slightly end loaded, but because you have great bad speed it will not affect your swing and will likely allow you to hit for more power.

  • Jordan Powe

    im 5’0 about 110 – 120 and im 12 year old trying to get my batting average up. Which bat would you recommend?

    • JustBats

      I would recommend a bat in the Easton S Series. They are very balanced to help increase your bat speed and bat control. Those two things will help your average to go up because you will be making solid contact on a more consistent basis. Another great bat to take a look at would be the DeMarini Vexxum NVS.

  • Marcus

    hi im 14 5’1 and about 93 pounds. Ive recently been using a 31 inch 28 ounce school baseball bat so its a crappy bat but the weight is perfect. I’m thinking of getting an easton s2 but i dont know whether to get the exclusive or regular, which is better??

    • JustBats

      If you’re referring to the Easton S series and Easton XL series, both have different benefits. The Easton S2 would be good for you because it is very balanced and easy to swing. It is designed to help you increase your bat control and bat speed. The Easton XL2 is designed for players with above average bat speed. They are slightly end loaded and have a huge sweetspot. Overall based on your height and weight I think the Easton S2 would be a better fit for you.

  • Christian S

    Im trying to decide between the new yellow xl1 senior legue big barrel drop 8 or the old white xl1 senior league big barrel drop 8. which one would you say is better and dont answer the question money related like the new one is better and your just saying that because it cost more. which one has more pop? im 5’3 120 and a contact hitter.

    • JustBats

      The only difference between the 2012 (white) and 2013 (yellow) Easton XL1′s is the handle. The 2013 features a new SIC Black Carbon Composite handle. The benefits to the new handle are improved durability and a stiffer feel. The stiff feel results in less flex at contact which some hitters prefer.The barrels of both bats use the same IMX composite so the pop off the barrel will be similar.

  • Zcubed

    Trying to decide which bat would be best for my son. He is a contact hitter and bats lead off. He has very quick hands and hits a lot of drives down 3rd base line. He can drive the ball to the fence but hits a lot of line drives. He is average size for a 9 yr old and weighs about 65 pounds. His recent bats have been a catalyst but a friend had a S1 and he really liked it.

    • JustBats

      The Easton S1 is a great bat for a contact hitter. They are very balanced which gives your son even better bat control and improved bat speed. Comparable bats to the S1 would be the Louisville Slugger Attack and the DeMarini Vexxum NVS. The DeMarini Vexxum will be the only one of those three that has an aluminum barrel.

  • christian

    which bat is better non money related. The white version of the xl1 drop eight or the yellow version of the xl1 drop 8

  • hicow88

    i am 4’9 and i have quick swing what bat would you recomd for me

    • JustBats

      If you are a contact hitter looking to increase your bat speed I would recommend with one of the Easton S Series bats. They will be very balanced and designed to increase bat speed to enable you to hit for more power. If you already have above average bat speed, a bat in the Easton XL Series would be an excellent fit because they will further increase your power by having a slight end load feel and a huge sweet spot.

  • Hunter

    I’m 5’6 148 lbs and 14 I’m can power hit and be a contact hitter what bat is right for me

    • JustBats

      If you are looking to further increase your bat speed and bat control a bat in the Easton S Series would be an excellent fit because they are extremely balanced. If you have great bat speed and are looking to hit for even more power I would recommend a bat in the Easton XL Series. They are slightly end loaded and have a huge sweet spot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.hinkle.35 Josh Hinkle

    My son in 56lbs and 53″. He is a contact hitter. I have been trying to decide between S3 and S1. What do you suggest and why? Thanks

    • JustBats

      Two-piece bats like the S1 are a good fit for contact hitters because they generate a “whip” action to help generate more bat speed. They also reduce vibration at contact which makes for a comfortable feel. The benefit to the S3 is that because it is a one-piece bat, no energy is lost at contact. That means all the energy generated from his swing goes directly into the ball and gives a contact hitter like your son a little more pop.

  • MehHeh

    I am 14 and 6′ 200 pounds. I am strong and I hit equally well with pretty much every bat ive tried. I like hitting heavy and far. which bat would work best for me

    • MehHeh

      Also I would like to keep it on the cheaper side

    • JustBats

      Some good options for you that are a little less expensive would be the Easton XL3, 2012 DeMarini Voodoo, Louisville Slugger EXOGRID 2, and the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype. These bats will all be a little end loaded which is great for a stronger player like yourself. They have more mass towards the barrel of the bat which results in more power when you make contact with the ball.

  • Angel Rojas

    I’m 6’3 and 250 and usually swing a Marucci. But due to the new limitations and with a lot of bats being banned, I need to find a new bat. Which Easton is the best for me, a cleanup hitter?

  • carlg

    i am 4’9 70 pounds what bat do you reccomnd

  • http://www.facebook.com/epic.ninjaturtle Taylor James Freitag

    I am a person who recently excelled into hitting bombs this year.I would consider myself a power hitter,as I have hit more extra base hits than singles. Im 5’7″ and 180 going into my first year of high school. I prefer a two piece bat and composite is better but alloy is fine. What do you reccomend?

  • Greg K

    Im 6’4 200 lbs and 16 what Xl bat is best for me? i have no preference for one piece or 2 piece, but im coming from the demarini voodoo. also im liking the XL3 is this the right choice?

  • Spartan Pride

    I’m 5’2 about 100 pounds i bat 5 in travel and 3 in in-house. Should i use the s series or xl series as a right had hitter who pulls them up 3rd base line most of the time?

    • JustBats

      It depends on what type of hitter you are. If you are a power hitter, you may like the XL-series because it is end loaded and has an extended barrel. If you’re a contact hitter, you may like the S-series because it’s very well balanced.

  • Ryan

    I’m a 6’1″ 180 highschool Sophomore. I am usually a single or double hitter but occasionally hit triples and even Homeruns. I usually make contact regardless of the type of bat. I am looking for a bat that will help me get more power on the ball while not sacrificing contact. What i’m trying to say is, Is it better for me to get an S series bat thatll help me swing faster to generate the power or should I go for an XL . Also what number of the serie do you recommend

    • nat

      Go with the XL

    • Billy

      I would go with the s1 because with speed + the easton technology the ball will go far!

  • Izzy

    I am a 5’8 150 in 8th grade going into high school next year, I want to be able to hit for power in high school and I already do now, and I usually get big hits with the s1 so should I use that or a bat that gives me more power like the z1000 or an xl1

  • Nate

    I am 6 foot 260lbs and a strong guy, which bat is best for me?

  • brett

    hi im 5’3″ and 98 pounds. im a power hiter but prefer lighter bats. i would love to try the xl series but i thinks its might be too heavy at 31in 20oz thats the size i used last year but this year im using a 31 inch 18 oz. what weight should i use?

    • JustBats

      It depends on what feels good to you. The XL is slightly end loaded, so the swing weight will feel different to you than a balanced bat. I recommend swinging an XL before you buy it to ensure that it doesn’t slow you down too much.

  • Yankee2013

    I’m 14, 5’10, and I’m heading to high school which bat would you recommend?
    Ps I bat 5th

  • Help

    I’m a 5’1 and a half about 90 pounds I prefer s series what should I use??? Please help

  • Alec Erickson

    I have a 32 inch s3 (non BBCOR) and I really don’t like it at all, it feels like a metal pole when I hit it almost no pop, I have a BBCOR surge and I love it but its a 30 inch and its getting too short. I would prefer 2 piece but I’m not sure what to get. I’m 5’10 130. I would like help on finding the right bat please.

  • corymoore

    Im 5`8 180 pounds and a power hitter. I had the easton surge but it broke, so i dont know what the best bat for me is. I was offered to,get a brand new s2 but i need to make sure its the right one for me

    • JustBats

      Hi Cory. The S2 actually took the place of the Surge, so it should feel very familiar when you swing. If you’re a power hitter, you may want to consider a bat from the Easton XL line. They are end loaded with a slightly extended barrel.

  • Chris

    Hi, I’m 13 5′ and weighing in at about 85 lbs. I excel in batting for average but I want my balls to go further. I was using a Lithium aluminum bat sized at 30′ by 20oz when it was dented. I have summer ball coming up and I need to have a bat by then. Also in the league that im moving into there is a rule that your bat must be a drop 5. I’m looking for something that is light and can reach across the plate while I can still keep my good bat speed. Any suggestions?

    • JustBats

      Hi Chris. For your height and weight, the 30″ that you’re swinging is appropriate. We have several 30″ 25oz. bats for you to choose from. Check out the following link or give our customer service department a call at 866-321-2287. http://bit.ly/11kK9KD

  • Drew

    So what really is the main difference between the s1,s2, and s3, or the xl1, xl2, and xl3. Is it worth my money to but the s1 when the s3 performs just as well? Or does the xl1 really give more power than the xl3? Just trying to figure out if I should spend the extra money or not

    • JustBats

      Hey Drew. The main difference between the S1, S2 and S3 and the XL1, XL2 and XL3 is that design. In both the S-Series and XL-Series, the designs for the 1, 2 and 3 are the same.

      The S1 and XL1 are both two-piece composites. The S2 and XL2 are both two-piece hybrids with a composite handle and alloy barrel. The S3 and XL3 are both one-piece alloys.

      The difference between the S-Series and XL-Series is that the S-Series has a balanced swing weight and the XL-Series is slightly end loaded. The XL-Series also has an extended barrel.

      I hope this helps. Good luck with your season!

  • Sál

    Whats the diff between the speed series and the powerbridge series

    • JustBats

      Hi Sal. I think you’re talking about the Easton “Power Brigade.” Both the Easton XL-Series and S-Series fall under the Power Brigade name. the XL-Series has a slight end load and an extended barrel. The S-Series is balanced.

      If you have any other questions, give our customer service department a call at 866-321-2287.

  • Mantle7

    I know that the differance between the s1 and s2 is the barrel material,but is there any thing else like the barrel size.

    • JustBats

      No, there is nothing that differentiates the two models other than the S1 being a two-piece composite and the S2 being a two-piece hybrid. They are both available in BBCOR, Senior League, Youth and Junior Big Barrel with barrel sizes ranging from 2 1/4″ to 2 3/4″. I hope this helps.

  • Mantle7

    I am 5’2 90 pounds and a contact hitter .
    I know that the differance between the s1 and s2 is the barrel material,but is there any thing else like the barrel size or weight distribution . Also which bat do you think is a better fit.

  • Qtip124

    I’m 5’7 160, most of my hits usually are in the left center gap. I also play DB and RB in football so I’m pretty strong for my size what bat would you recommend for me?

    • JustBats

      Hi Qtip124. Your question is pretty broad, so I recommend you give us a call so we can discuss all of your options and pinpoint the right bat for you and your game. You can call us toll free at 866-321-2287.

  • Abby

    I’m 5’4″ and about 120 pounds.Turning 15 this July, played Highschool ball and playing traveling fastpitch this year. which bat should I get?

    • JustBats

      HI Abby. That’s a tough question to answer here so I recommend you call us directly and we can help find the right bat for you. You can call us toll free at 866-321-2287.

  • Nick127369

    hey im 14 years old and 5’10 probably 150 pounds what bat do u recommend i naturally have quick hands but i was just wondering which one i should pick.

    • JustBats

      That’s a good question Nick. For your size, we recommend a 32″ bat. If you’re a contact hitter, you may want to check out the S-Series because of its incredible balance. If you’re more of a power hitter, you may like the XL-Series because it has a slight end load and extended barrel.

  • baseballking#7

    Hey i’m 5’10 140lbs, which bat would you recommend? Which bat ressembles the Easton Stealth?

    • JustBats

      Are you asking about the Easton Stealth for Baseball, Fastpitch or Slow Pitch?

  • Brayden

    should I get a Xl1 or the xl2? Which one is better?

    • JustBats

      Hi Brayden. That depends on the type of bat you like to swing. The Easton XL-Series has a slight end load and an extended barrel, which is typically preferred by power hitters. Does that suit your game? Both the XL1 and XL2 are two-piece bats, but the XL1 is full composite and the XL2 has an alloy barrel and composite handle.

      It’s tough to say one is better than the other. Both are great bats with excellent performance and durability and have received positive reviews from our customers on our website.

  • Kevin Gray

    Kyle,
    I have an 11 yo who is 5’4 and has some pop. He used a Combat YB1 last year and in the league he is in now, it is illeagal. He loved the Combat but just hit the XL1 drop 10 and loved it. How do the Combat Pure and B4 stack up against the Easton XL series?

    • JustBats

      The XL1 is great, but if you’re looking for a -10, you have to go with a Youth bat, which is only available with a 2 1/4″ barrel. The 2013 COMbat B4 and 2013 COMbat Pure both have a -10 in Senior League and they have a 2 3/4″ and 2 5/8″ barrel.

      All three of these bats are full composite, but the XL1 is a two-piece and the COMbats are both one-piece.

      The performance of all three is going to be similar, they just use different types of composite materials. The B4 composite is developed so it doesn’t need to be broken in while the other two bats will need a break-in period.

  • JD

    Hey, I’m 15, 5’7” and 138. I take the ball all field and can hit out of 300ft. park (on a good day haha). I mostly hit doubles and singles. I’m not exactly the biggest sophomore in the world so I’m thinking a speed series bat, but I’m not sure if I should get a S1, S2, or S3. I don’t know what the difference is in the bats, so just looking for some info. and tips before i go out and make a purchase. Thanks!

    • JD Again!

      I heard that the s1 and s2 are liable to break at the connection of the barrel and handle, the s3 has less pop. I also heard the s1 has to break-in but out preforms the s2 and s3 after it has. Any confirmation on these rumors? Also, I swung a s1 and s2 in freshman ball and the s2 seemed to have a lot more pop. Thanks!

      • JustBats

        Hey JD, great questions! From the sounds of your hitting style, the S-Series would fit your game very well. The S1 is a two-piece composite, the S2 is a two-piece hybrid (composite handle, alloy barrel), and the S3 is a one-piece alloy.

        All of these bats are covered under Easton’s one-year defective warranty.

        The S1 does need to be broken in because it has a composite barrel, but I can’t confirm the rumors that it outperforms the S2 and S3.

  • Coyle42

    I am 13 and more of a single or double guy. I use a 29 or 30 inch bat and I’m about 4’9 and 75lbs. I like the XL1/XL2, S1/S2, and the Easton Surge. Any recommendations?

    • JustBats

      Hey Coyle42, good question. For your size and weight, you’re using the correct bat length. It sounds like you’re a contact hitter. If that is the case, I recommend a bat from the S-Series because they are very well balanced. The S1 and S2 are both two-piece bats. Tonly difference between is them is that the S1 is all composite and the S2 has a composite barrel and an alloy barrel.

  • Aguy

    What is the difference between the s1 and s3?

    • JustBats

      The S1 is a two-piece composite bat and the S3 is a one-piece alloy bat.

  • JOSE_RU12

    I am 5′ 7″ and 135 lbs. I’m trying to decide between the easton s1, s2, xl1 and xl3. I hit for power but I’m not too fond about the xl’s long barrel. I’m 12 years old and trying to decide on a bat for 13U. I previously swung an Omaha TPX and it had a lot of pop but I had 2 and they both became warped within 3 months. I’m looking for a 31″/ 21-23 oz. 2 5/8 in. barrel bat. Which bat do you recommend?

    • JustBats

      Hello Jose_Ru12. If you don’t like an extended barrel and end load than I don’t recommend the XL-Series. If you’re concerned about your bat denting or “warping,” the S has an alloy barrel just like the TPX and alloy can sometime dent after a lot of use. Maybe you’ll like S1 because it’s a two-piece composite and won’t dent.

      You might want to give our customer service department a call for details on all of the bats that we carry: 866-321-2287.

  • UCLA fan

    I’m 5’3 93 lbs I’m definitely a contact hitter I’m still in little league I currently use a 2013 easton reflex but I’m thinking about either s1 or s2 I’m concerned about prices , weight, and pop please help

  • JOSE_RU12

    thank you. i appreciate it.

    • JustBats

      Anytime. Good luck with your season!

  • USC

    which bat has more pop, the easton s1 or s2?

    • JustBats

      Hi USC. There are so many different variables that determine a bat’s effectiveness that it’s impossible for me to say one has more “pop” than the other.

      Both the Easton S1 and S2 are great bats for because of the balanced swing weight and durability. The only difference is that the S1 is a two-piece full composite and the S2 is a two-piece hybrid with a composite handle and alloy barrel.

      I hope this helps!

  • Jose_Ruiz

    Where is the best place to get an Easton S1? and which model has the stealth become?

    • JustBats

      The best place to get an Easton S1 is JustBats.com. We offer free shipping!

      Which Stealth are you referring to?

  • Cal

    I am 5’7 130 lb and in littlemleauge I used to hit many extra base hits with no k’s. I akways made contact. I alsomlike to pull the ball, but I’ve had success with the S1 but i dont know which bat I should get.

    • JustBats

      Hi Cal. It sounds like you’ve had a lot of success with the Easton S1 so I recommend that you stick with it! At your height and weight, I recommend you swing a 32″ bat.

  • zdawg34

    i am 5 foot 2 and 120 pounds. What bat do you recommend for me. And what size? I am still in little league though.

    • JustBats

      Hi ZDawg34. For your size and weight, I recommend you swing a 31″ bat. The S-Series is a great place to start because of its balance and durability.

      • zdawg34

        thanks. i have a s1 that is to short now. do you think is should get the s1,2, or 3?

        • JustBats

          That really depends on you. If you liked the way the S1 felt, than I recommend sticking with it in a longer size.

          • zdawg34

            i’m deciding between the s1 and s2 which bat do you think will give me a better chance of putting it over the fence?

          • JustBats

            I’m sorry ZDawg34, but it’s impossible for me to tell you which bat is going to give you the best chance to hit it over the fence. That depends on so many variables, the biggest being you and your hitting style. Good luck!

          • zdawg34

            thanks going with the s1

  • JR

    My son is 8 years old and has a real solid swing. Would the xl2 or the xl3 be better for him?

    • JustBats

      Hi JR. It’s tough to say which is better for your son without seeing him swing. I’ll try to break down the differences between the XL2 and XL3 and hopefully that will be enough to help you decide.

      The XL2 is a two-piece hybrid design with a composite handle and alloy barrel. The XL3 is a one-piece all alloy bat. Both have an extended barrel and a slight end load.

      The two-piece bat is generally preferred by contact hitters because the whip-like action helps generate power. The one-piece is generally preferred by power hitters because the design gives the hitter more bat control.

      I hope this helps.

  • Brian

    I’m 6′ 3″ 230lbs – definitely more of a power hitter than contact. I just bought the XL3 not really realizing that there was an XL2 or XL1. Previously I’ve had a Surge. Do you think that I’m going to notice a huge difference going from a 2 piece with a composite handle (Surge) to the all alloy XL3?

    Thanks

    • JustBats

      Hi Brian. You will probably notice the difference between the two-piece and one-piece. However, if you’re a power hitter, you may get better performance out of the one-piece XL3 because of the stiffer design and increased bat head control.

      I hope you enjoy your new bat!

  • Randy Feerick Jr.

    I’m a 5’2 150 pound 14 year old. I’m mostly a contact opposite field hitter.

    • JustBats

      For your height and weight, I suggest you swing a 31″ bat. If you’re a contact hitter, check out one of the bats in the Easton S-Series. All three a very balanced and perfect for contact hitters.

  • rich

    My grandson just turned 13 and is moving from LL to Select ball. He is 6’1″ and about 150. He typically bats 4 or 5. Tends to pull the ball but also hits well to the gaps. The hitting coach — his select coach also — want him to hit a 32 inch 24 oz bat — is he better off with the XL1 32/24 which is available or going with the S1 32/22 which is what seems to be available ? He currently hits a 32/22 The coach would like for him to hit a balanced bat but wants him to progress toward highschool weight bat over the next 2 years.

    • JustBats

      Hi Rich. For your grandson’s height, weight and age, we recommend having him swing the 32″ 24oz. model. He needs to start transitioning to a heavier bat so when he gets to High School he will not have to make a huge jump in weight.

  • Austin

    I am a 5’8″ 175 pound 13 year old I think I have decided on an xl2 but have jumped around when it comes to weight and length so do to my weight and height what do you think I should swing. I am kind of strong.

    • JustBats

      Hi Austin. By your age I’m assuming that you’ve already made the jump to BBCOR. So, per your height and weight, I recommend you swing a 32″ – 29 oz. bat.

  • RJ

    Kyle

    My son is 7 going turning 8 in October. He is around 4’5 and 85 pounds. Was looking at the S3 or the reflex for him. Any suggestions? Right now he is using 28/18 but looking to give him another inch (29) and a little drop is weight. He is NOT late on most swings but would like to increase his bat speed. Most hits go from short to second with the occasionally down either line.

    • JustBats

      Hi RJ. Before I dig to deep, do you know what size barrel your son can use? Does he have to a use a Youth 2 1/4″ barrel or can he use a Youth Big Barrel 2 5/8″ or 2 3/4″?

  • mountain

    Yet another request for advice … My son is 4’6 and about 70 lbs …9 and playing travel ball … hits the XL3 2 3/4 barrel 28-18 and is a power hitter. The problem is we keep denting the XL3 (on our 3rd) as I think is really a JR bat. I want to get him hitting a XL1 Big Barrel but the only option I can find is 29 drop 8 and that’s just a little too heavy for him now … any suggestions out there? Thanks in advance!

    • JustBats

      Hi Mountain. The Easton XL3 Junior Big Barrel is designed for coach pitch play and that is probably the reason you ran into durability issues. The XL1 model is only going to be available in a -8 and a -5 drop in Senior League. If you are wanting a two-piece full composite design then the Easton S1 would be the option for a -10 drop. It will use the same IMX composite fibers in the barrel as the XL1. The main difference is that the S1 is a well balanced model while the XL1 has a slight end loaded feel. I would recommend sticking with a -10 drop for another year or so.

      I hope this helps.

  • Brad

    My son is 12, almost 5 foot an weighs 110 pounds. He’s a good hitter and has some pop, (6 home runs in little league) We are looking for a good bat for travel and juniors. What do you recommend?

    • JustBats

      Hi Brad. Players that age need to start transitioning into a heavier model to help prepare them for High School play which will be a -3 drop. Our charts are showing a 30″ would be ideal with a -8 drop. I would take a look at the Marucci Black 2 or the Easton XL2. Both will be a two-piece hybrid design. The Marucci Black 2 will have a balanced swing weight while the Easton XL2 will have a slightly end loaded design. Both would work well for a power hitter it will just come down to personal preference of balanced vs. end load.

      I recommend you give us a call so we can get some more details and figure out exactly which bat is best for you. Give us a call toll free at 866-321-2287.

  • Gabriel

    I’m a 6′ 180 sophomore in highschool and I’m more of a contact hitter and get singles a lot. A couple of my teammates have a S1 and a XL1 but I’m not sure which of the Easton power brigade bats would be good for me. A bat that would give me better bat speed and power would be great

    • JustBats

      Hi Gabriel. As a contact hitter, I would recommend a bat from Easton’s S-Series because they are balanced whereas the XL-Series is end loaded with an extended barrel and more for power hitters.

      You can also check out Easton’s new Mako. It’s a combination of the two: a full composite bat with a balanced swing weight and extended barrel.

  • marcos509

    My son is 12yrs 5’3″ 105 he was swinging a 32-28 s1 series bat, he has been hitting home runs and triples, he is startkng middle school baseball and moving up to a bb core bat just don’t know what bat would be good for him he has tried the s1 32 – 28, xl 32, drop 3 seems he is havibg trouble get the bat accross he is getting grounders and singles. What bat do you recomend

    • JustBats

      Being that he is required to use BBCOR bats now, he will have to stay with a drop 3 bat. Given his size, I would recommend trying a 30″ or 31″ two-piece bat. A two-piece bat will help him increase his swing speed. Take a look at either the Easton S2, DeMarini Vexxum, Louisville Slugger EXOGRID 3, or the Marucci Elite.

  • Roderick Fentress

    I have a 8 year old that is 4’5″ and bout 130 lbs yes his a big boy lol he is a right handed batter most hits go over the infield between 2nd and 3rd and he just hits hard past the infield and every once in a while he might hit one between 1st and 2nd he was using a worth 28-18 bat during the past season I got him a Easton octane 31-19 bat a hits very well with it but I knw it’s not gone last long because it was cheap I want to know which series would be better for him.

    • JustBats

      I would definitely stay with either a 30″ or 31″ bat. If you’re looking to get significant life out of a bat, i would look at something with a composite barrel. Composite bats take time to break in, but typically have a longer life.

      On the other hand, since he is only 8 years old, I wouldn’t get too caught up on how long a certain bat is going to last since he is going to be needing a heavier bat every 1-2 years or so.

      I recommend taking a look at either the 2013 DeMarini CF5, 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Attack, 2014 Easton MAKO, or the 2013 Miken REV-EX.

  • David Drabeck

    I’m 5’9″ 140 going into my freshman year. I usually hit singles and doubles with the occasional triple. I batted leadoff hitter last year, but I bounced around the top 3 in the line up. I am looking to keep that contact, but also get a little more power and get more extra-base hits. Should I get the S series or the XL? Also, which model? Thank you.

    • JustBats

      It really depends on what type of bats you prefer, David. The Easton S Series bats have a balanced swing weight, while the XL Series bats have an end loaded swing weight.

      For a leadoff-type hitter who wants to keep his swing speed and add a little more pop, I would recommend going with one of the two-piece Easton S Series bats – either the S1 or S2.

      Two-piece bats will flex during your swing, helping to increase your swing speed. With increased swing speed comes more power.

  • AJ Overton

    Hi,
    My name is AJ I am turning 16 and I am 5′ 11″ and weigh 185 pounds I am a contact and power hitter! I have tried both the S1 and XL1 and love them both! What bat would you recommend for me?

    • JustBats

      It is really up to you, AJ! If you prefer more balanced and evenly weighted bats, then I’d lean toward the S1. If you’d rather have a more end loaded bat, then I’d go with the XL1.

  • Romy Susunaga

    I’m 20 years old, hoping to walk on at my university, I am 5’8″ weighing 145 lbs.
    very small and as you can guess not a power hitter.
    I rely on speed, any suggestions on bat size, weight, even type of bat?

    • JustBats

      Hi Romy! For a player of your size, i would recommend going with a 32″ 29 oz. bat. As far as a bat type, I’d suggest going with balanced a two-piece bat like the Easton MAKO, S1, or S2.

      • Eli

        I’m 4 foot 11 and weigh about 90 pounds I get a lot of base hits but I’m a smaller kid on the team what bat and size would u recomend

        • JustBats

          Hi Eli. I need some more information from you before I can give an answer. Are you playing in a Youth league where you can only swing a 2 1/4″ barrel or a Senior League where you can swing 2 5/8″ and 2 3/4″?

          Thanks

  • Joe

    My just turned nine year old boy is a great contact hitter. He is small, 60lbs but aggressive. He loves his Easton Reflex LX 70 27in 14oz 2-1/4″ barrel. I think he is ready for a new bat, What do you recommend? Thanks. Joe

    • JustBats

      Hi Joe. Based on your son’s age, he could move into a 28″ youth model. The Easton S3 would be a great option for a contact hitter as it features a balanced and light swing weight. It is also comparable to his Reflex so it should set him up for continued success at the plate.

      I hope this helps.

      • Joe

        Great thanks!

      • Joe

        Can you give me a link to this bat please. I am only coming up with a 32″ option. Thanks!

  • dad

    Kyle,
    Can you give me the comparison of the S3 2 3/4 barrel vs the new Mako 2 3/4. I understand that one is aluminum and the other composite. So my question would be on the difference in preformance.
    Thanks

    • JustBats

      Hey Dad. The Easton MAKO will be Easton’s top performing bat for the 2 3/4″. It is a two-piece full composite design while the Easton S3 will be a one-piece all alloy design. The MAKO uses Easton’s TCT Thermo Composite to give an extended sweet spot while still being well balanced. The Easton S3 is a very well balanced 2 3/4″ design but will not have the extended sweet spot like the MAKO. The Easton S3 will not require a break in period while the Easton MAKO will require a break in period which we recommend around 150 swings off the tee.

      I hope this helps.

  • TJ

    I’m a 5’8″ 135lbs senior and I’ve been a batter that always hits for average. Occasionally I hut the ball to the warning track or off the fence, but this year I wanna add power to my skill set. Which S-series or XL-series bat would you recommend for me?

  • kalen

    My son is playing jr high baseball this fall. He is 10 4’11 and about 105 he is strong and has a great swing. Which bat do you recommend?

    • JustBats

      Hello Kalen. If your son has a stronger swing, I would take a look at one of the XL series bats in a 31″ model. These bats feature an end loaded swing weight with extended barrel design, great for a power hitter. The following link outlines the differences in the bat designs: http://www.justbats.com/compare/

  • Al

    My son is turning 11 soon. He is a big kid many people think he is power hitter. So he’s always using the bigger longer bats. He hits a lot of doubles and triples occasionally home runs here and there but mostly in practice. I’m not sure if he is a power hitter or contact. He is about 5’2 , 113 whtg. In which direction should I go?

    • JustBats

      Hi Al. I would consider your son more of a power hitter if he has quite a few doubles, triples and a few home runs in the stat books. I would still recommend for a player that age to stick with a well balanced design. You don’t want an end-loaded bat that is going to drop the bat head through the zone. At that age the player’s swing is still developing and we would recommend sticking with a balanced design to help him have a level swing through the zone.

      • Al

        Ok. Thnks for taking the time to reply. What would u recommend? Right now he swinging an xl1 31-21. And what’s ur review on the Easton mako?

  • Hunter

    I am 15 years old, 5’8 1/2″ and 170 lbs. I am thinking of getting a 34″. Would you recommend a 33″ or 34″?

    • JustBats

      Hello Hunter. At your height and weight, we actually recommend you go with a 32″ bat. You could bump up to a 33″ if you like, but we do not recommend a 34″ bat for you. I hope that helps.

  • tiger5

    My son is 11 and plays on a select team. He is swinging a Omaha tpx 29,19. He seems to struggle catching up to pitching. What bat would you recommend for him?

  • Roderick Fentress

    My son is 4’5″ 130 lbs 8 years old solid weight he hits between 3rd and 5th in the line up he usually hits the ball between center and left field sometimes to right field which bat would u recommend for him

    • JustBats

      Hello Roderick. The Power Brigade is designed to focus more on what type of hitter you are and to fit your needs as a hitter. For your son it sounds like he will need more of a balanced design giving him a little more control of the bat. The XL series isn’t going to outperform the Speed series, it is just different construction. You want to find the median for both quick bat speed with weight to help drive the ball. For your son it sounds like the Speed series would be the best option for him.

  • Bc895715

    My son is 5’2 and weighs 100lbs. Not a power hitter,but I’m wanting to know if using the XL series would provide more power to get the ball outmofmthe infield easier.

    • JustBats

      Hi Bc895715. With an extended barrel and end load, the XL-Series can help your son generate more power. However, you’ll want to be sure he is strong enough to get around with that added weight on the end. I recommend taking some dry cuts with an XL bat to see how much it affects his swing before making a purchase.

      I hope this helps!

  • Brad

    My son is 8, on the smaller end of the spectrum (2nd base, lead off hiiter or bats 2nd) and is a great contact hitter. We’re joining a travel team that allows big barrel bats and wanted to get your recommendation, -10 is the lightest we can go. Thinking 28 in., do we go with 2 5/8 or 2 3/4? Is the S2 or S3 the best bat to increase power?

    Thanks.

    • JustBats

      Hi Brad. If the tournaments that you’ll be playing in allow 2 3/4″ barrels, than I’d go with that. It doesn’t hurt to swing the biggest barrel allowed. As for whether the S2 or S3 is going to increase power, that’s a tough one. The difference is in the handle material, not the barrel material. Both feature an allow barrel, so the performance will be similar. However, the S2 is a two-piece with a composite handle. Two-piece bats will flex when swung, so your son may experience some more distance with that added whip action.

      I hope this helps. Good luck!

  • Kim

    Hi Kyle, my son is 12 years old. He is 5’9″ tall and is a power hitter. He loves his Little League Easton XL1 bat, but it is too small for him. He is now doing Travel and needs a big barrell bat. Because he is so tall, coach says get a 33″ -8 2 5/8″ bat. Does Easton make this size bat?. I bought him a DeMarini VooDoo and it is awful – too heavy, no pop. thanks, Kim

  • Trey

    Im a 5’8 140 junior im a i swung a 5150 my first 2 years of highschool then switched over to a xl2 this summer and the bats already dead for some reason im a doubles and tripples hitter but im getting stronger and hitting balls to the track now im looking for a bat that will give me the extra couple feet to hit homers im swinging a 33 30 and i have since i started high school i swung a one piece for a long time and just switched to a 2 piece so im kind of in the middle of which one i like better what do u reccomend for me?

    • JustBats

      What’s up Trey. If you’re a doubles and triples hitter, you might want to stick with the two-piece bat like the XL1 or XL2. The whip-like action will give you a little more distance.

  • Cam

    Hi I’m an 8th grader and am looking to go to a -5. I’m 5-1 about 110lbs and I was thinking 31 inch 26 oz. I’m debating whether to get the xl1 or xl3. Which should I get?

    • JustBats

      Hey Cam. That depends on if you like swinging a two-piece all composite like the XL1 or a one-piece all aluminum like the XL3. They are going to feel quite different so I recommend taking some cuts with each before you make a purchase.

  • bresdon

    Ok,I’m a lil different, I’m 5,11 200 pounds and just became a freshman…im looking for a new bat, I need to know a size bat, and I’m usually fourth in the line up, my price range is around 200$, what should I get??

    • JustBats

      Hi Bresdon. Based on the size and weight you gave, I recommend a 33″ 30 oz. BBCOR bat.

  • katrina

    My son is in the 7th grade. This will be his first year old school ball. he is 5foot and weighs about 110-115 pounds. Which bat do you recommend for him? He has quick hands and hits for power. Im considering the exogrid3 or the Easton. What brand and size do you think would be best for him? Thanks Katrina

    • JustBats

      Hello Katrina. When you say “old school ball,” my first assumption is that you are talking about a league that requires a BBCOR bat. But as a 7th grader, that would be a little premature. So I don’t feel like I have enough information to give you accurate advice. Please let me know if you’re looking for a BBCOR or Senior League bat and I’ll be able to give you some suggestions. Thanks.

  • katrina

    sorry, I meant middle school ball. but he does have to swing a bbcor bat. Again he weighs 110 and is 5′.

    • JustBats

      OK, that makes more sense. At his size, I recommend that your son swing a 30″-27oz.BBCOR bat. Both the EXOGRID and a bat from the Easton S-Series would be good options as they are balanced and good options for a player just starting to hit a BBCOR bat. I hope this helps.

  • nevin

    im 5’8 155 pounds in 7th grade im looking for a bat that will help me put more power into my hits

    • JustBats

      Hi Nevin. I assume that you will not have to use a BBCOR bat as of yet. I would recommend using a -5 drop to help transition you into high school. Easton will release the 2014 XL1 in a -5 drop. It will be a two-piece full composite. The XL1 will be the highest performing bat that Easton has to offer. I would recommend double checking your league to see if they allow the full composite design. If they do not, then check out the Easton XL3 model. It is a one-piece all alloy design. It will use Easton’s top of the line THT100 alloy. If you are needing a BBCOR bat let us know.

  • michael

    I’m about 5,1 and I’m 105 pounds and 12 wat bat would u guys recommend I’m kind of a power hitter i hit 2 grand slams

    • JustBats

      Hello Michael. If you feel you’re a power hitter, you might like the Easton XL series. They are slightly end loaded and will help you generate even more power out of your swing. For your size, I’d recommend a 31″ length bat.

  • jacob

    I’m 5’4 100 and im moving to pony league base ball i liked the 31” model of the Xl1 what bat should i get

    • JustBats

      Hi Jacob. The Easton XL1 is Easton’s top of the line model for a -8 and -5 drop. If you are comfortable with the XL1 then I would recommend sticking with that. Another popular model has been the Easton XL3. It is a one-piece all alloy design with a -9 drop.

  • jake

    I am a 5’6 130lbs. eighth grader and I play in 14′s. I am a lefty that uses the whole field. I hit it hard and the occassional long ball but I would say I am more of a contact hitter and I bat second. Justbats, do you have any recommendations does not matter what brands. I have had a easton Rival, and two marucci Cat 5′s but I need a new bat.

    • JustBats

      Hi Jake. Are you looking for a BBCOR or Senior League bat?

  • chase meyer

    Hi. I am 13 years old and about 5’3 and 115 pounds. I am a line drive/contact hitter. I have to swing a -3 bat for my high school. What bat should I get? Both bat type and size.

    • JustBats

      Hi Chase. For your size, I recommend you swing a 30″ 27oz. BBCOR bat. If you’re looking for a balanced bat, the Easton S-Series or MAKO would be great options for you. Both have balanced swing weights, and the MAKO has an extended barrel much like the XL-Series. Good luck!

  • Rick

    im 5’9 155 highschool freshman what bat should I use and what size

    • JustBats

      Hi Rick. That’s a pretty broad question. Can you tell me a little about your hitting style? Are you a power hitter or contact? Do you prefer composite or alloy bats? Thanks.

  • Brent

    My son is 11 years old, 4’11″ tall and 95 lbs. He is average to slightly above average build/strength. He plays select baseball and is one of the top few batters on the team, with more power than most. He generally drives the ball to the center. Currently, he us using a 28″ Easton S1 big barrel bat. He would benefit from a longer bat. Would you recommend an S or XL and what length?

    • JustBats

      Hi Brent. At your son’s current height and weight, I’d recommend he step up to a 30″ bat. If he’s strong enough to generate his own power, you may want to consider one of the bats from the XL-Series because of it’s extended barrel and end load. If you want to keep him in a balanced bat, you’ll want to stick with the S-Series that he’s currently swinging. Good luck!

  • Bradley Hecker

    Hi I am 13 years old 5’3″ and about a hundred pounds. I am looking to go to a heavier bat due to the higher level of baseball I am playing. I was looking at the 2014 Easton XL3 but am not sure if it would be to heavy. I most definitely want to use nothing lighter than a drop 5 and am not sure if this bat is a drop 5. Is it? None of the bats say so. Does the speed series come in a drop 5?

  • denka

    my 9 yr old son 70lbs…needs a bat … debated between a 2 piece and a 1 piece .. im told it has to have the stamp on it and prefer easton.. so thinking xl3 s3 or maybe s2 . easton also has the 600c made of that 7050 alloy one piece..want a solid bat thats going to offer the most pop.. help??!!

  • Sray

    My son is 13 1/2 weighs 115 5’5. He moves up in barrel size this year and is in need of a new bat. Was checking for your recommendation.

    • JustBats

      Hello Sray. You may want to look at the Easton MAKO -9. It is a two-piece full composite design that is very balanced. If he prefers a more of an end loaded option, then the XL1 by Easton would be good. It is a two-piece full composite design with a massive sweet spot. It will be a -8 drop with more weight located at the end of the barrel.

  • Brandon

    I am a 15 year old 5` 9″ 125 pound freshman. I can occasionally have a powerful hit, but I am mostly a contact batter. I would like it to be 32-33″ bat. What bat would you recommend.

    • JustBats

      Hi Brandon. For your hitting style, you should check out the new Easton MAKO BBCOR. It is a two-piece full composite design that is very balanced. It also has an extended barrel. So it offers a contact hitter like yourself the best of both worlds: balance and power. I hope this helps.

  • Dalton

    Hi I’m about 5’9 225 and I am swinging the xl1 but haven’t been gettin balls over the fence like I should. I’m a doubles hitter hitting a lot of balls to the fence. Would there be a batter bat for me to help with getting some more power in my swing? I swing the bat fast and with power what would your suggestion be?

    • JustBats

      Hi Dalton. I’m sorry you’re not happy with the performance of your Easton XL1. It’s impossible to say that a new bat will help you hit the ball out of the park, but if you’re looking for some good BBCOR options you may want to consider the following.

      - Easton MAKO: combines the balance and swing speed of the S-Series with the extended barrel of the XL-Series. Two-piece composite.
      - DeMarnini CF6: balanced swing weight with great pop. Two-piece composite.
      - Rawlings VELO: one-piece alloy design with a very balanced swing weight.
      - RIP-IT AIR Elite: two-piece hybrid design with an extremely balanced swing weight
      - Louisville Slugger Attack: three-piece composite with balanced swing weight.

      I hope this helps. Feel free to give us a call anytime with questions.

  • Adam

    My son is 13. Going to play intermediate LL. 6’0″ 140ish. Power hitter. Tried to find a xl2 no luck. Any other ideas?

    • JustBats

      Hey, Adam. Thanks for the question. That XL2 would be a great option for a power hitter, but you will probably have a hard time finding it as Easton didn’t produce one for the 2014 line. But another very similar bat to it in DeMarini’s product line is the Voodoo. It’s a slightly end loaded two-piece hybrid just like the XL2, and one of the better bats out there for a power hitter. I’m assuming you’re looking for a -5, so the Voodoo (http://goo.gl/tFkmsd) or even Easton XL3 (http://goo.gl/W2xLcE) would be worth considering for a power hitter.

  • Uriel

    I’m a 5’7 170 high school junior. I’m usual a single hitter I want a bat with a lot of pop.

    • JustBats

      Hello, Uriel. Thank you for the comment. Based on your height and weight, a 32″ BBCOR model is the best choice. And I would recommend a balanced bat for a contact hitter, like yourself. We have a ton of great options, and we can definitely help you find the one that fits your style best. Feel free to give us a call at 866-321-2287. Thanks!

  • Dan

    I am 6-2 195 I am 14 and I am in 8th grade what bat should I use. I swing a 34/31 I hit the crap out of the ball in the last six games I have 5 home runs I need a new bat my last on broke

    • JustBats

      Hi, Dan. Thanks for the comment, but I’m sorry to hear about the bat. There really isn’t one bat that I think would be best, and I just don’t have a lot of information on what design you like to swing. There are a lot of great BBCOR models available in that size. But if you’d like to give us a call at 866-321-2287, or chat with one of our representatives online, we can find a good fit for your style. Thanks!

  • eric

    I am 5’3 110lbs which xl series bat should I get? xl1 xl2 or xl3

    • JustBats

      Hello, Eric. The biggest difference between the XL1, XL2, and XL3 models is going to be the materials they are made of. The difference in material is going to affect the longevity of the bat the most. All of these bats have huge sweet spots and slightly end loaded swing weights. For a stronger player, any of these models would be a great choice. Unfortunately, I’m not sure what category of bat you are looking at (BBCOR, Youth, Youth Big Barrel), but feel free to give us a call at 866-321-2287 if you have other questions.

  • Tyson

    What bat should I us and what size I am 6-2 195 I am 14 and I am in 8th grade I have the xl1 but it broke and then I used the s1 and did not like it but I love easton so I need something for this year. Thanks

    • JustBats

      Hi, Tyson. Based on your height and weight, a 34″ is going to be the recommended length. But a lot of guys will feel more comfortable using the 33″, so it’s totally up to what you feel good with. I’m not sure what features you didn’t like about the S1, but if you like the XL1, some other good slightly end loaded models would be the other XL Series bats, DeMarini Voodoo, and Rawlings TRIO End-Loaded. Give us a call or chat with us online for other recommendations. Thanks!

  • Jack

    If you had a choice between the 33/30 easton omen and the S1 both new which would you choose?

    • JustBats

      Hi Jack, that’s a good question. The Easton Omen has been discontinued for several seasons now and will be very tough to find. The Easton S1 is a two-piece, all composite bat, just like the Omen was. However, the S1 is made of newer composite technology and will be a better performing bat overall. Therefore, I think your best bet is to go with one of the newer Easton S1s. I hope that helps.

  • Nick2002

    I’m 5 foot 8 and weigh 125 pounds, and I’m 12 years old. What size bat should I use?

    • JustBats

      Hello, Nick. Thanks for the question. Based on your height and weight, we would recommend a 31″ bat, but the 32″ model wouldn’t be far off. If you could swing both sizes that maybe a friend or teammate has, that would give you the best insight into which length is best for you. I hope this helps you out a bit, but please give us a call at 866-321-2287 if you have any other questions. Thanks!

  • Nicholas Woodard

    Hi my name is Nick I’m 13 and I am 5’4” 100 lb I am on a travel ball team that requires us to use bbcor -3 and I am I am acquainted well with the weight I use Anderson bats but heard to step up to a higher quality brand like easton or demarini but I think easton might be better quality so I was just wondering based off of my size and weight what bat in the power brigade including the mako what should I get??? Plz respond soon

    • JustBats

      Hello, Nicholas. Thank you for the question. Based on your height and weight, we would recommend either a 29″ or 30″ BBCOR model. Those will be two of the smaller sizes those bats are produced in, so your options are limited. But if you’re looking for a solid pick in the Easton Power Brigade Series, the Easton S3 BBCOR bat would be a great choice that’s available in the 30″ length. It’s very balanced, and receives a lot of great feedback concerning its performance. Feel free to check it out through this link: http://goo.gl/TIkxpr. And please give us a call at 866-321-2287 if you want to discuss some other options. Thanks!

  • Luis

    I’m turning 14 in a couple months going to go to high school this year I’m 5’7 I weigh 170-80 lbs I have verly little contact but when I hit the ball it’s either a hard line drive or a shot in the outfield what bat would you recommend for me? Thanks

    • JustBats

      Hello Luis. For your height and weight, I recommend a 32″ – 29oz. BBCOR bat. I also recommend you stick with a balanced bat such as the Easton MAKO, Easton S-Series, DeMarini CF6, RIP-IT AIR Eiite, Rawlings VELO or 5150, Louisville Slugger Attack or Raid and the Marucci ONE or Elite.

      I hope this helps.

  • Jared

    I’m looking for a new bbcor bat for high school ball. I’m 5’5″ 120 and this is my first time looking at Easton’s power brigade for bbcor. My last homerun was with a 2 piece composite bat. What length and type of bat from power brigade do you recommend for me?

    • JustBats

      Hi Dustin, thanks for the question. For your size, I’d recommend a 30″-27oz BBCOR bat. In regards to an Easton Power Brigade, you may want to check out the Easton MAKO. It’s a two-piece full composite with excellent balance and an extended barrel. You should also check out the Easton S1, it’s another two-piece composite with a balanced weight, but it doesn’t have the extended barrel that the MAKO has.

      If you’re interested in other bats outside of the Easton family, you may want to check out the following:

      DeMarini CF6. It’s a two-piece hybrid with a composite handle and alloy barrel. It has a balanced swing weight.

      Rawlings 5150 Alloy. This is a one-piece alloy bat with great balanced swing.

      I hope this helps!

  • Jared

    Hi my brother is transitioning into bbcor bats for the first time. he’s 13 years old and 5’2″ 100 pounds. He has great fundamentals and avid bat speed with 20 ounce bats that he has grown out of. Which bat from the power brigade should you recommend for my brother Nick?

    • JustBats

      Hi, Dustin. Thanks for the question. If your brother is making the jump from a 20 ounce model to a BBCOR model in one year, I would recommend sticking with a bat that is more balanced than the XL Series. But either the S4 or S3 would be very balanced and make great Easton bats for a player’s first BBCOR model.

      Based on his height and weight, a 29″ or 30″ BBCOR model would be our recommendation. Feel free to check out the 30″ Easton BBCOR models we currently have by following this link: http://goo.gl/9d6MhW.

      And if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 866-321-2287. Thanks!

  • Jared

    Hey, I’m a senior league ball player looking for a nice new bat. I’m 100 pounds, 5’3″. I’ve hit 2 homers with a 2 piece composite bat and 2 homers with a one piece aluminum bat. All 4 in the same season. Don’t you think that power hitters like one piece bats? Well it’s funny because I’m a contact hitter but have the most success with a one piece bat! I haven’t tried a hybrid bat before. What length of bat and which type of bat do you recommend? Thanks!

    • Derek

      Hi Jared, thanks for the question. Before we get started though, I need some clarification about what you mean exactly by “senior league ball.” Are you talking about Senior Softball or is that a particular baseball league? Thanks

  • Jared

    Hey, I’m a senior league ball player looking for a nice new bat. I’m 100 pounds, 5’3″. I’ve hit 2 homers with a 2 piece composite bat and 2 homers with a one piece aluminum bat. All 4 in the same season. Don’t you think that power hitters like one piece bats? Well it’s funny because I’m a contact hitter but have the most success with a one piece bat! I haven’t tried a hybrid bat before. What length of bat and which type of bat do you recommend? Thanks!

  • ScoozerD

    My daughter is 4’10 75lbs and has quick wrists. What bat and length is ideal for her?

    • JustBats

      Hello! Thank you for the question. Based on your daughter’s height and weight, we would recommend a 31″ model. Check out our Bat Coach tool for other size recommendations (http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/), but please do not hesitate to give us a call with other questions. Thanks!

  • KMK

    My son is 10, about 5′ tall and 115 lbs. He plays rec baseball. I am trying to decide between the S and XL series. Any recommendations? I was thinking -10, 30/20 for size?

    • JustBats

      Hello, KMK. Thank you for the question. Unfortunately, it’s tough for us to say whether your player would use the XL Series well or not. The majority of players would benefit the most from using a balanced bat like any of the S Series models. Balanced bats are easier to swing and allow the player to reach higher swing speeds. But if you’re looking at the Youth category with the -10 length to weight ratio, the XL1 would be a great choice. In that particular design, the end load is not as pronounced as the other versions.

      But based on your son’s height and weight, the 30″ length would be our recommendation. I hope that helps a bit, but please give us a call at 866-321-2287 if you have other questions. Thanks!

  • Billy

    Im 11 and about 90 pounds a power hitter who is good at getting around the zone, i hit the 4 or 5 in the lineup. I’ve hit 1 home run and looking forward to crack some more, i also swing the easton mako, great bat, but im looking for a bat for school baseball next year. I do not like DeMarini. So what bat should i swing?

    • JustBats

      Hi, Billy. Thanks for the question. But the bat you should swing is really most dependent on what you’re comfortable using. I would say that a balanced bat is likely the best choice for you, as it is easier to control and allows you to reach higher swing speeds. That Easton MAKO would be one of the better balanced options on the market right now. There are a lot of balanced bats on the market, so feel free to give us a call at 866-321-2287 to discuss some of them in detail. Thanks!

  • Eddie

    I’m 5’5 and 140 and a freshman in highschool and I need help finding a baseball bat that’s right for me, should I use a speed bat or a XL?

    • JustBats

      Thanks for the question, Eddie. Ultimately, it depends on what you’re most comfortable using. For the majority of players, I would recommend the Speed Series. The Speed Series is much more balanced than the XL Series, and you’re able to reach higher swing speeds and control the bat better during your swing.

      Unless you’ve swung an end loaded bat recently with success, I wouldn’t be able to say you would use the XL Series well. I hope that helps, but definitely give us a call at: 866-321-2287 if you have any other questions. Thanks!

  • alex p.

    I am 5’1 and have quick wrists. I want the mako witch size bat should I get

    • JustBats

      Hello, Alex. Thank you for the question. Unfortunately, I’m not certain what your weight is. And that can absolutely factor into the length we would recommend. But you can definitely check out our Bat Coach tool to see what size we might recommend: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.

      I hope that helps, but let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!