Pros: Yesterday I went to a Easton bat demo at a near by facility to try the new Easton bat line for 2017. For a BBCOR bat I thought the Hybrid had decent pop, but the biggest difference I felt was that it had a nice smooth feel on contact. The Z-CORE Speed and the Z-CORE Speed XL were ok bats. The Speed just didn't have that nice smooth feel like the Hybrid. I also believe the Speed didn't have as good of pop compared to the Hybrid.