Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League
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My son normally swings an XL1. He is playing in some cold weather tournaments. Would this bat be a good cold weather alternative for him?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League would be a great alternative for him to use in colder weather.
My son is 11, 5' 5", weighs and 140 lbs. He is trying to decide between the Easton S1, S3, or the Rawlings VELO. He borrowed the VELO and hit the ball very hard with it. He currently uses the TPX 30" 20 oz. What would you recommend?
The Easton S1, S2, and Rawlings VELO are all very balanced bats. The S1 is Eastons top of the line bat and will perform just as high as the Rawlings VELO. The S1 is a two-piece bat and the VELO is a one-piece design, so it will come down to personal preference.
Could you please compare this bat to the Worth Lithium Edge Prodigy SLP102?
The Worth Lithium Edge Prodigy and the Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League will be very similar in performance, but the Easton S3 will be slightly more durable.
Can the S3 be used in a cage with dimple balls?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League bat is not recommended to use against the dimpled balls as they can cause damage. Try and stick with regular baseballs.
How does the 2013 model differ from last years model? What improvements have been made?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League and the 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League bats are nearly identical bats. There were no major improvements between these models. They use the same alloy material.
My son is 8 years old and in a kid pitch league. The league rules are age appropriate. I am wanting to get a big barrel bat for him. I was wondering if he should get a drop 12 or 10?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is a very balanced bat. A drop 10 would be appropriate for his age.
Do you have a Easton 26" long and 2 1/4 barrel?
The only Easton 2 1/4" bat available in a 26" is the 2013 Easton Magnum: YB13MG Youth. The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is currently unavailable in a 26" 16 oz.
My son is a good contact hitter but I am looking for him to get more pop from his bat. He is 48" and about 50 lbs. He currently has a 26" 16 oz. TPX Omaha now. Would he be better off going to an Easton XL3 or Easton S3 or something else? He will be playing coach pitch tournaments this summer but kid pitch in the fall. Do you recommend a Senior League bat or Junior Big Barrel bat?
The 2013 Easton XL3 is an end loaded bat, better suited for a power hitter. The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is a more balanced bat. We recommend using a Senior League bat that can be used in coach pitch and kid pitch.
Will it hit a ball over the fence every time I swing as hard as I can? Or will it be like a DeMarini and swing as hard as I can and barely get it to the outfield?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is a great one-piece bat. But it will not hit the ball over the fence every time. It will have a very balanced swing weight also.
Is this bat approved for Babe Ruth baseball?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. The 2 3/4" barrel diameter is not currently approved in any division of Babe Ruth baseball.
Is the 2 3/4" barrel larger than the 2 5/8" barrel?
Yes, the 2 3/4" barrel is slightly larger than the 2 5/8" barrel on the Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League.
Is this bat Little League approved?
Check with your league to see what barrel diameter is allowed. The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League has a 2 3/4" barrel, usually Little League will only allow 2 1/4". That would mean that you would have to go with the 2013 Easton S3: YB13S3 Youth.
My son is 9 years old, 53" and 72 lbs. He is starting kid pitch travel this year. Is this the right bat? Hoping for the bat to survive 3 practices/week + games. There are no bat restrictions. Is 29" 18 oz. correct?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B is a high performing bat with average durability. It should work well for a 9 year old ball player. The Easton S3: SL11S310B is not produced in a 29" 18 oz. model, but based on his size, he should be just fine with a 29" of the Easton S3.
My son is 5'4" and 100 lbs and more of a line drive hitter. Which would you say is a better bat for him, the Easton S1 or The Easton S3.
Both are good balanced bats. The Easton S1 will be higher performing as it is a two-piece composite bat, whereas the Easton S3 is a one-piece alloy.
My son is 8.5 years old, 52" tall, and weighs 57 pounds. What size do you recommend in a big barrel bat?
We recommend a 28" model of the Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League bat for your son. For future sizing information, check out our Bat Coach tool: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
I know the difference between the S1 and S3 but I was wondering if my 10 year old son will get the same swing speed and pop from the S3 as he would the S1? Also being 4'9" and 70lbs would the 29" be ok?
This bat (the Easton S3: SL11S310B) has a 2 3/4" barrel. The Easton S1 big barrel bat has a 2 5/8" barrel. Because of the slight difference in barrel size, the S1 will have a slightly lighter swing weight compared to the 2 3/4" S3. According to Easton, the S1 is the better performing bat as well. Based on his height and weight, a 30" model is actually recommended.
Is this a 2013 model?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is a previous year's model. It is not a 2013 bat.
What is the main difference between the Senior League and Junior Big Barrel models by Easton? Is a 27/17 Senior League going to perform the same as a 27/17 Junior Big Barrel? Is the weight distribution different?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is intended for Kid Pitch and Machine Pitch leagues, whereas the 2013 Easton S1: JBB13S1 Junior Big Barrel is designed for Coach Pitch only. The Junior Big Barrel bats will be higher performing, but they have thinner walls that will dent in higher velocity pitching. The S-Series from Easton are balanced models, whereas the XL-Series are end loaded.
Is it a big barrel bat?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B has a 2 3/4" barrel and is considered a Youth Big Barrel bat.
Is a 2 piece bat (S2 and XL2) have the same concerns about cracking in cold weather as the composite barrel bats do, or is the S3 and XL3 better for temps over 70?
The Easton S3, S2, XL2, and XL3 are fine in colder temperatures. It is only bats with a composite barrel that you cannot use in temperatures under 55 degrees.
I want the Easton S3 Senior League, I want to know if its made for power and what bat is the known as the greatest?
The Easton S3 Senior League is a great bat but it is more for a contact hitter. The Easton XL1 would be the greatest for a power hitter.
I'm really confused. Whats the difference between the S1, S2 and S3?
The Easton S1 is a two-piece full composite bat. The Easton S2 is a two-piece bat with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The Easton S3 is a one-piece full alloy bat. One is not proven to outperform the others and 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.
My son is 5'2'' and he wants to know what size bat he will need.
Our Bat Coach is a great tool to help determine what size of the Easton S3: SL11S310B would be best for your son: http://www.batwarehouse.com/bat-coach/
Is 2 3/4" bigger than 2 5/8"?
A 2 3/4" barrel is bigger than a 2 5/8" barrel.
My son is 4' 8" and 70 lbs. Would he need a 30" or 29" bat? He's not a power hitter and is a little weaker with his swing, but he has good mechanics.
We recommend the Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League in a 29" for a player your son's size.
My son will be 10 in July. He is 4' 6" and weighs 80 lbs. I want to get him the Easton S3 and I am not sure whether to get him a 30" or a 29". Can you recommend which one you feel is best for his size.
I would recommend a 29" Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League for your son.
I got this bat in September and just found out the barrel is to big for my league. I got the bat from wwwjustbat.com can I still get a refund?
I would call Easton to see if they will replace it. There number is 888-259-1297.
My son just moved to the intermediate 50-70 league. He was swinging an Easton Reflex 30" 19 oz. Looking at the Easton S3 vs the Marucci Black (last year's model). What's the difference?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is a one-piece, 100% alloy bat. The Marucci Black is a two-piece bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel.
Is it okay to use the S3 Model SL11S310B if it is below 40 degrees F?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League, or any alloy bat, can be used in temperatures under 40 degrees.
My son uses a Worth Prodigy 29" 19oz (1 year old), the bat is heavily dented and he is in need of new bat. He does like the balance of this bat, does not like sting. He likes the Easton S series bats, I am not sure which one is right for him (S1, S2, S3). He did try a RIP IT 30" 20oz big barrel and did not like it. He has an Omen, 30" 18oz, does not like because of 2 1/4 barrel. His coaches say he has great speed and explosion. He is 10 years old 4'10 1/2" tall weighing 89 pounds (absolutely no fat). I do not like how the Prodigy dented as he used it, but I do understand that might be normal wear for him. I am really torn between going with another aluminum or switching to the S1. I appreciate your help.
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. If he had success with the Prodigy, then I would absolutely recommend the Easton S3 over the S2 or S1. If he did not have success with the Prodigy, then it may be a good idea to switch it up and go with the S1 or S2.
What is a better bat a -10 or -12?
A -10 Easton S3 is not going to be any better than a -12 bat it will just be 2 ounces lighter.
What about all the bad reviews about the bat denting easily. Has Easton addressed this issue?
These are 2012 model bats so Easton has not done anything to fix these bats. These bats do have some problems denting, but they have still been great bats.
What's the difference between an Easton S3 with Model No. SL13S310 and another with Model Number YB13S3?
The Easton S3 SL13S310 Youth Big Barrel model has a barrel diameter of 2 5/8" and a -10 length-to-weight ratio. The S3 YB13S3 Youth model has a barrel diameter of 2 1/4" and a -13 length-to-weight ratio.
Considering this bat for my son, he will be in machine pitch for the Spring season (Pony League). He's about 51" tall and 57 lbs. He did great with his 28"15oz last Fall season, but he needs a new bat and everyone seems to have this type of bat. Also, can he still use this bat if he advances to kid pitch?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is a very popular bat for young players. It features a balanced lightweight swing to increase swing speed and add power. This bat is available in a drop ten (-10) and will be slightly heavier than your previous bat, but it can be used in the kid pitch leagues also.
I coach a 8 yr old coach pitch team. I'm looking for two new team bats. I was wondering what I should get. The Easton SL11S310B or 2013 Easton S1JBB13S1 or 2013 Miken Rev-Ex JREV11. Out these three bats which two would recommend for my team bats? I'm looking for durability and distance. Thanks.
The 2013 Easton S1: JBB13S1 Junior Big Barrel and the 2013 Miken REV-EX: JREV11 Junior Big Barrel are one piece composite bats that will require a slight break in period. They are both are specifically for coach pitch because of the thinner walls and they are best for younger players because of the drops. The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is a very high performing bat that will not require a break-in period. It is a great option for players who will only play one season of coach pitch so they may use this in machine or kid pitch the following season.The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League has a very balanced feel as well.
Can this be used for Pony League baseball? 12-15?
Yes, the Easton S3 is approved for Pony League baseball in the 12-15 year age group.
Would this bat be legal for USSSA 2013? Also would it be legal for 8 year old?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is legal in USSSA for 2013. It can be used by an 8 year old.
How does the Easton S3 compare to the Marucci Team: MSB210 Senior League? Any noticeable differences?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B and Marucci Team: MSB210 are both one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights. Here is a link for further comparison http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Is this bat good for U8 machine pitch? If not, what other bat would you recommend?
Yes, the Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League would be a great bat for 8U machine pitch
Can you let me know the differences between the Four SL models..thanks?
S1=Two-piece, full composite, 2 5/8" barrel. S2=Two-piece, alloy barrel/composite handle, 2 5/8" barrel.. S3=One-piece, full alloy, 2 5/8" barrel. S4=One-piece, full alloy, 2 1/2" barrel.
Are there any major differences between the 2012 S3 and the 2013 S3? Also, is it true that metal bats are better when the temperature is below 50 degrees?
The 2012 Easton S3: SL11S310B and the 2013 S3 are the same bat. Easton did not make any changes in technology. Alloy bats would be better to use under 50 degrees.
What is the difference between the Easton SL11S310B and the SL13S310B? Have there been any changes?
Both models will feature the THT100 Scandium Alloy and have very similar performance. The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B will feature a new performance diamond grip.
My son loved his Easton Rival, but they are discontinued. Is this the replacement for that bat?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League replaced the Easton Rival.
im in 7th grade and on my school team, will this bat be legal for me for this coming season?
This bat does have the USSSA stamp making it legal, as long as your allowed to use a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. Here is the link to view more details on this model. http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-s3--sl11s310b-senior-league/14523/?pa_source=justbats&pa_campaign=was&pa_medium=badges&pa_content=easton-s3--sl11s310b-senior-league
I looked this bat up and found it is not able to be used in high school, is this true?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League will not be legal for high school play. High school bats must be BBCOR certified and have a -3 length to weight ratio. However, the S3 does have a BBCOR version: http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-s3-bbcor--bb11s3-adult/14437/
Can someone tell me what the difference is between the SL11S310B vs SL13S310B?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is the 2012 model. The SL13S10B is the 2013 model. There is no difference in construction between the two models.
My son is 5'6", and 135 lbs. He is a power hitter. He is looking for a baseball bat, which bat would you recommend for him?
I used our Bat Coach Feature on JustBats.com. I was able to find out that with his size he should be using a 32" bat. The most popular bat in his size was the Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League bat. The Marucci CAT 5, and the Marucci Black were next in line.
Is this bat good for high school use?
No, the Easton S3: SL11S310B is a Senior League bat and not legal at the high school level. You want the S3 BBCOR: http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-s3-bbcor--bb11s3-adult/14437/. This bat will be a one-piece all alloy design. It will require no period of break-in. It will be as hot as it will ever be right out of the wrapper. This one-piece model may have a stiffer feel that power hitters tend to love.
What is the difference between the Easton S3: SL11S310B and the Easton S3: SL11S310?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and the Easton S3: SL11S310 has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
Is the Easton S3 Senior League top heavy?
No. The Easton S3 is a balanced bat.
What would you do to break-in this bat?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League bat is a one-piece alloy design. The alloy materials allows this bat to be hot right out of the wrapper and does not require a break-in period.
Is the S3 going to be legal for USSSA play in 2013? Don't want to purchase and have USSSA say can't use.
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League features the USSSA 1.15 stamp and is legal for play in 2012. We have not been made aware of any rule changes that would ban this bat in 2013.
I need a bat for my son. He is 11yrs old 88lbs and 4'9 tall. He hits the ball regularly however his bat speed is not there yet. He is left handed and hits most of his balls to short and left field. The bats he has used don't seem to have pop. They feel like toys. His league does not allow composite bats. What do you suggest?
The Easton S3 would be a great choice for your son. It is very balanced, perfect for a player who needs some bat speed.
Is this free shipping?
Yes, on the Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League bat we provide free guaranteed 5 day shipping on every order. We also provide guaranteed next day delivery, two day, or three day air as well.
Is this bat just like the Easton Omen?
No. The Easton S3 is not like the Omen. The Easton S3 is a one-piece alloy bat that replaced the Easton Rival.
Just want to know if this bat is USSSA approved for 2012-2013
This bat does feature the USSSA stamp making it legal for play in 2012. Here is the link to view more details on the S3. http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-s3--sl11s310b-senior-league/14523/
Interested in purchasing the new Easton S series. Is there problems with the end caps coming off? I have seen some of the cons in the blogs about end caps coming off. Has this been fixed?
There were issues with the end caps becoming defective but we have not heard too many reports of that recently. All of Easton's bats come with a full 12 month manufacturer's warranty in the event that this were to happen.
Just got the bat and when you twist it the inside rattled likes there is something in it? Haven't taken it out of the package. Should I return it?
Rattles like that really don't effect the performance of the bat, but you are more than welcome to return it for a full refund or exchange. All the information you need in regards to returning an item, including our free return label, can be found by following this link: http://www.justbats.com/customer-service/warranties-returns/
Can this be be used for USSSA and Dixie youth baseball?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is approved for USSSA play, but it is illegal in Dixie because it has a 2 3/4" barrel.
Can you use this in CYO ball ( christian youth organization)?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B is a 2 3/4" barrel bat, so if CYO allows 2 3/4" bats then this will be legal. If they do not then there is also an Easton S3 with a 2 5/8" barrel.
Is 2 3/8 legal in little league?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B has a 2 3/4" barrel. Little League requires 2 1/4" barrel that is stamped approved for Little League play, which this model of the S3 is not. Here is a link to the version that is approved for Little League. http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-s3--yb11s3-youth/14532/
Is this bat legal in babe ruth league for drop 3 bats?
If you need to use a -3 bat, the Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League bat will not be legal. The Easton S3 BBCOR: BB11S3 Adult bat is the -3 model of the S3.
What are the differences between the s1,s2,and s3?
S1 is two piece, full composite. S2 is two piece, alloy barrel/composite handle. S3 is one piece, full alloy.
You show 2 Easton S3's. What is the difference?
The Easton S3: SL11S310 is a 2 5/8" barrel and the Easton S3: SL11S310B is a 2 3/4" barrel.
My son is 4ft 2in and weighs 52 lbs. He has good bat speed. What size do you recommend?
Based on our bat coach tool, the suggested length for a player your son's size would be a 28" or 29" bat with a -10 length to weight ratio.
Can you use this in Pony League?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B is not legal in Pony League because it has a 2 3/4 inch barrel. The Easton S3: SL11S310 is legal in Pony League.
will Easton ever release a Speed Series bat in a drop 8 or drop 5??
Unfortunately, Easton will not be releasing a -5 or -8 bat in their Speed Series.
Have heard people saying that the end cap pops off, what if it happens?
The Easton S3 is covered by Easton's 12 month manufacturer's warranty.
Is this a big barrel bat?
Yes the Easton S3: SL11S310B is a big barrel bat with a barrel diameter of 2 3/4".
Is this bat composite? Does it have a lot of pop? What is the bat with the most amount of pop on the market?
The Easton S3 is a one-piece all alloy bat. It has a lot of pop and would be a great choice.
My son is 8. He is 4'7" and 80lbs he currently swings a small barreled Easton Omen and we are needing a big barrel bat for tournaments. I need some suggestions
If he liked the Omen, I recommend the Easton S1 as it was made to replace the Omen. Based on his height and weight, a 29" model is recommended.
Can this bat be used in a Babe Ruth League 13-15?
No. Babe Ruth does not allow bats with 2 3/4" barrels. The Easton SL11S310B would be illegal.
what is it? i mean like -9 - 10 I need to know that
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is a -10 bat.
What is better Easton XL3 or Easton S3?
The Easton S3 and the Easton XL3 are the same bat with the one exception. The Easton XL3 is an end loaded bat with an extended barel, better for a hitter with power.
Does this bat come in a 29 in, 17 or 18 oz?
No. The Easton S3 SL11S310B is a drop 10 bat. It does not come in those sizes.
I have 12 yr old. What is the difference between alloy and composite besides price comparing Easton S1 to the S3 travel ball player?
Composite materials tend to have more pop than alloy because the composite material acts as a trampoline. The more the composite is used the farther the ball bounces. However, composite does take longer to break in. The Easton S3 has excellent pop for an alloy bat and does not require a break in period. Alloy is less expensive to manufacture and therefore, costs less. The Easton S3 is a stiffer bat, better for a player with some power.
Is this bat available in 30 -11?
No, the Easton S3 SL11S310B comes in a 30" -10 size but not a -11 size.
Is this a composite bat?
The Easton S3 is a one-piece alloy design, and this model replaced the Easton Rival. Here is the link to view more details on this model. http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-s3--sl11s310b-senior-league/14523/
Do you have a 31 inch bat? Your list goes from 30 then 32.
We are currently out of stock in the 31" Easton S3. However, we do have the 2 5/8" barrel in stock in a 31".
My grandson has been using the Easton bat from a teammate. 30in 20 oz. Does it come in 18 or 19oz? 10 year-old.
If your looking for an Easton S3 that weighs less, his only other option would be the 30" 17oz. Other than that, he would have to swing the 30" 20oz S3. Here is the link to view the youth S3. http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-s3--yb11s3-youth/14532/
Will this bat dent up?
The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League is a very durable bat, so it shouldn't dent as long as it is used the way it was intended to be used. If you do have a problem with dents, you have a one-year manufacturers warranty with Easton.
When is the Easton S3, 2 3/4 barrel going to be available in a 29/19?
The Easton S3:Sl11S310B is currently on order. We receive shipments on a regular basis. As soon as we receive the item in our warehouse, we will update our website.
My son needs a 33" - 9 bat for USSSA league play. I cannot find one on your site. He'd prefer an Easton. Is there a bat available under this criteria? Thanks. ~Ann
Unfortunately, the only bats that come in that size are Fastpitch Softball bats. We have plenty of options for a 32" -9 bat though. Those can be found here: http://www.justbats.com/products/length~32%20inch/length%20to%20weight%20ratio~-%209/baseball%20bats~youth%20big%20barrel/
Easton makes S1, S2, S3 & XL1, XL2, XL3. "XL" or "S"? What goes into decision?
The "S" and "XL" lines are part of Easton's new Power Brigade series. The S-series is a balanced bat designed for line drive and gap hitters. The XL-series is end loaded and features an extended barrel and larger sweet spot. Here is the link to the Power Brigade series and everything we offer. http://www.justbats.com/products/?s=brigade+series
Is this bat Dizzy Dean approved?
Yes. The Easton S3 SL11S310B is legal for ages 5-12 in Dizzy Dean baseball. It meets the USSSA 1.15 BPF standard and possesses a clearly identifiable manufacturer's stamp.
Is this bat BBCOR approved?
The Easton S3 is not BBCOR approved. Only adult -3 bats will have the BBCOR certification. The S3 model that is BBCOR certified can be found here: http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-s3-bbcor--bb11s3-adult/14437/
My son is still 5 yo (6 in Jun) but playing up in coach pitch - big for his age, tall and 60 lbs, and strong. Been using a 15 oz but at last practice tried a 17 oz big barrell and was crushing drives into the OF. Trying to decide b/t this and the XL3 (only negatives of which I have read are the dents). Which of these 2 bats would you recommend for him, assuming he could grow into and use for couple seasons?
The main difference between the two bats is the weight distribution. The Easton S3 is a more balanced bat and the XL3 has more of an end loaded feel to it. If your son is pretty strong and has a strong swing, he could probably use the XL3 without a problem. However, if he doesn't have a strong swing I would probably suggest going with a balanced bat, like the S3.
Even after looking on Little League site I can't determine if this bat is legal for Little League Junior level ( 13 & 14) ?
This bat is not legal for use in the Junior Little League. This particular bat has a barrel diameter of 2 3/4 inches, which is not allowed in this league. The S3: SL11S310 has a barrel diameter of 2 5/8 and is legal for play in the Junior Little League division.
My son is 7, 4'5", & low 50's weight. Right now he swings a 28" 18.5 oz LS TPX. Does a 30" (-10) sound like too much bat for him? Also, would an S or XL series be better?
As a general rule of thumb, you want to move up an ounce or two in weight every time you purchase a new bat. A 30 inch -10 should be good for him. I would lean towards the S Series as they will be more evenly balanced.
Can this bat be used in Dixie Youth Ozone baseball?
With the information that we have here, this bat will not be legal for use in the Ozone division. Bats with a barrel diameter larger than 2 3/4 are not allowed to be used in this league. Since rules can change from league to league I would suggest checking with your league official to make sure though.
What is the biggest difference between the S2 and the S3?
The S2 is made of a two-piece hybrid design meaning it has a composite handle to decrease vibration and an alloy barrel. The S3 is a one-piece alloy design and has great pop right out of the box!
Which bat S series should I get. I am a contact hitter and need a light balanced bat with great pop, large sweet spot, absorbs sting, and needs no break in period.
Two piece bats like the S2, are usually better suited for contact hitters. The S3 is a one piece alloy. It is stiffer and usually preferred by power hitters.
Could I use this under USSSA and BBCOR rules?
This does have the new USSSA stamp and is legal in that regard. Only Adult baseball bats have to be BBCOR certified and this is not an Adult baseball bat.
My son can swing a 28in 19.5oz, will this Easton bat be to heavy if I get it 29in 19oz?
Nope. You'll actually be moving down a half ounce and it shouldn't be too heavy for him.
Which is the best bat out of this series?
The Easton S3 is a one piece all alloy, the Easton S2 is a two piece with a alloy barrel and composite handle, and the S1 is a two piece full composite. The S1 has more pop, lighter feel and a bigger sweet spot of the three.
My son is 11yrs old and is a solid double and triple hitter. He hit well with the orange/white Rival 2010. Due to rule changes for the second straight year we have to buy a new bat. As an expert would you recommend the Easton S3, S2, Louisville Exogrid2, Black, Vertex, or Worth Prodigy? He swings a 31" 21Oz. Thanks! I would suggest that bat companies give more demo bats out to let players hit like the golf companies do!!! Thanks Baseball Dad
If he hit well with the Rival, I would lean toward the S3 since it was made to replace the Rival. So much of hitting is psychological, especially for younger players and it's good to stick with what has been successful for him in the past. This is especially true for younger players. The next closest options in my opinion would be the Vertex and Worth Prodigy.
Can this bat be used in USSSA ball by my 11 year old son even though it's called a "Senior League" bat?
The words "Senior League" just mean bigger barrel. The Sl11S310B is approved for USSSA and is a great bat for your son.For more information on USSSA certified bats contact our customer service, 1-866-321-2287.
My son has a 2010 Rival -10. Was this bat end loaded or balanced? Which would be closest the S3 or XL3?
The Rival was a balanced bat. The S3 will have similar feel to the Rival. The XL series has a slightly end loaded feel.
I'm looking for a single walled bat that is not composite. Can you help me?
The Easton S3 is the right bat to look into because it is a single walled, one piece, and alloy bat.
Which bat replaces the old orange Rival BV14XL (-10)? Is it S3 or XL3?
The S3 replaced the Rival. The XL3 is simply an end loaded version of the old Rival.
My son has a 29" 20oz Voodoo big barrel. It is a little heavy for him. He likes the weight of his 18oz Omen (regular barrel) but I would like to get him a 2 3/4 but I do not want a bat that is going to dent up. What should I get him - I was thinking about this in a 29"??
The S3 is going to be one of the best 2 3/4 inch bats out there. This would be an excellent choice.
Is there any kind of weight difference from the 2 5/8 S3 and the 2 3/4 S3? Will both bats swing the same?
The SL11S310 and the SL11S310B will swing the same, other than the barrel size these bat are identical. For more additional information please contact us at 1-866-321-2287.
Which is the better bat between the Easton S3 Sl11S310B and the TPX Omaha SL126XL?
Both bats are great choices. They are both going to be a one piece alloy design, be pretty balanced and perform very similarly. You really you can't go wrong with either one.
MY son is an 11u 65lb, contact hitter. Should he get the S1 or S3?
The difference is the S1 is an all composite bat and the S3 is an all alloy bat. The S1 has a slightly lighter feel then the S3 all alloy bat. Choosing between the two will be more on what he likes and feels better swinging.
What is the difference between the 3 levels of this bat?
The difference between the S1, S2, and S3 will be a difference in materials used in each bat. The S1 is an all composite bat, the S2 has an alloy barrel, composite handle, and the S3 is all alloy.
What is the difference between THT100 and the Scandium 100?
The THT100 is going to be more durable alloy.
Be honest do you think its a good choice to by this bat or do you think there's a better option
The Easton S3 is going to be Easton's top of the line bat. The step up from this is going to be the S2 and the S1.
Is it top heavy, and is it a good bat like they say?
This will be weighted more towards the handle of the bat, giving a hitter more control than with a end loaded bat. This bat is awesome!
My son is swinging the SV12 29/19 now and swinging it well, however it is not USSSA stamped. I cant decided on a series...
Easton will have two different series, the Speed series and the XL series. The Speed series is more designed for contact hitters and players needing to increase their bat speed. The XL series is designed for more of the power hitters and will feature a little larger sweet spot. The S1 and XL1 is the replacement for the Omen, which is going to be a two piece composite. The S2 and XL2 is going to be the replacement for the Surge, this bat would have an alloy barrel and composite handle. The S3 and XL3 is going to be a one piece all alloy and this is the model that is replacing the Rival.
Can I get that bat with 30L 21oz?
The SL11S310B only comes in a -10. You would want to look at the Easton XL3 (SL11X39).
My son is a contact hitter moving out of wood bats. He's 14 and swings a 32. Should he stick with a -3 or move to -10 and two piece or one piece?
A -3 bat will be much heavier than a -10. If he does not have to swing a -3 yet there is no reason to get that size. Most contact hitters like a two piece feel but this will be more of a personal preference picking between one piece and two piece.
My son plays 11u select. He's always swung a -10 composite bat and I've been debating on giving this alloy bat a try. Any thoughts/concerns about moving from a composite to alloy? Are there any potential issues my son might have due to the material differences?
Alloy barrel bats will not require a break in period unlike composite barrel bats. Composite barrel bats require 150-200 swings off the tee or soft toss to help fully break in the composite fibers. A composite barrel bat will give him the most pop with more usage.
There are many alloy bats out there that are very high performing. The difference between alloy and composite is that alloy is going to be at its highest performance level out of the wrapper, compostie material is going to take a break-in period and get hotter with time and use. This SL11S310B is a great choice.
What do the S1, S2 and S3 compare to in last years model. My son used a surge last season and I see that is an S3. Is there a way to compare these? He is a 9u, 105lb travel player but looking for good balance. Recommend?
The Easton S1 replaced last years Omen, the S2 replaced the Surge, and the S3 replaced the Easton Rival. The Easton S2 is what you would want to be looking for.
I noticed that this bat comes in both 2-5/8" barrel and 2-3/4" barrel....what is the real world difference in these bats? Thanks
The only difference is the barrel size. The 2 3/4 will have a little better sweet spot.
Can I get this bat in a drop 8?
Easton only makes this model in a -10. Check out the SL11X28. http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-xl2--sl11x28-senior-league/14527/
My son has been using an Easton Stealth Composite 28/17 and is above average hitter at 7-yrs old. Would a 28/18 or 29/19 big barrel be more suitable?
A 28/18 would be better suited for his age. Moving up an ounce each year is recommended from year to year.
I'm more of a contact hitter, is this bat or the Surge better for me?
Does your league allow the 2 3/4" barrel? If not, the SL11S310 Senior League (without the B behind it) is the 2 5/8" barrel that is most commonly used. And yes, either would be perfect for a contact hitter.
Can the SL11S310B be used in cold temperatures?
Yes, you can use this bat in cold temperatures. This bat is an all alloy bat and does not have any weather restrictions.
Is there any difference between this bat in pop, bat speed or barrell surface area/length and the 2 5/8 dia S3? Which one would you recommend for a 10 yr old. He has been using another brand 2 3/4 for past yr. and thought the 2 5/8 S3 might be quicker to swing.
The difference is the SL11S310B will have a bigger barrel which will give you more surface area to make contact with the ball. Both bats are evenly balanced and have good pop.
Is this bat BPF 1.15 certified?
Yes this bat features the USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp on the bat.
What advantages/disadvantages does a 2 3/4 bat have over a 2 5/8 bat? The 2 3/4 is allowed in my sons league as long as it is a -10. Looking strongly at the S3 B.
If your son can use a 2 3/4" barrel then get that size. The probelm with a bigger barrel is that some leagues do not allow that size. The bigger barrel will give him more contact with the ball and better pop.
Please let me know which 2012 kid pitch Easton model bat is a the closest match to the 2011 Easton coach pitch V12?
The SL11S310B is the closest to the V12. The SL11S310B is a 2 3/4" all alloy bat similar to the V12.
Which bat has the lower MOI (or is more balanced v. end-loaded), the S1 or S3? Thanks
All of the bats in the Speed Series will have similar MOIs. If you want a more end-loaded bat, look at the XL Series.
Is this bat similar to the 2 3/4 Rival?
The S3 replaced the Rival. The S3 has a slightly bigger sweet spot than the Rival.
Is this bat usable for 9-10U USSSA travel or is it for older kids?
This bat is allowed in the USSSA youth baseball, it has the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on it.
What would you recommend for a 105lb 5/3" 12 year old with power and good bat speed XL or S series?
The Speed series will give you a faster swing speed as the XL series has a more end loaded feel and may slow your speed down. Both bats will have very good pop and a nice size sweet spot. Choosing between the two is based more on what he can swing comfortably.
My son is an 11u player and has hit the TPX EXO SL12EX2. The TPX has held up extremely well. My son likes the feel of this bat in the store but how does it compare?
The EXO is made differently. It is a one piece alloy with the composite inserts. The S3 is an all alloy bat and will have a little more balanced feel.
In a lot of questions, you respond that power hitters tend to prefer one piece bats and that contact hitters prefer the double wall style-- what's the reasoning?
Yes, it is true. The reasoning is with a one piece there is no flex when the ball makes contact, so they get more of their power hitting abilities behind the hit. With the 2 piece bats (not all but most) are designed to have a bit of flex, so when the ball hits the bat, the bat bends giving the batter an extra push.
Why do you say the S3 or the XL3 is better suited for power hitters and not contact hitters? What is the difference in the SL3 and XL3?
Generally, power hitters prefer one piece bats, and the S1 and S2 are two piece. The XL3 has an extended barrel and a more end loaded feel than the S3.
Is there a 2 5/8 version that is alloy?
Yes. The model number is SL11S310.
If the majority of the Senior League bats now have the 1.15 BPF rating, is there really that much difference in performance?
You will still be able to see the differences between the top quality composite and alloy bats compared to the lower end bats.
My 9U (75 lbs) has good bat speed, but tends to lag the bat head a little bit. He does better with a well balanced bat vs. an end loaded or barrel heavy bat. So which is the best option S1, S2, S3. Sounds like the new XL's wouldn't be the best option.
If you want a more blanced feel. The "S" series would definitely be the way to go.
My son is a contact hitter he has the black prodigy now. it has been a great bat its about wore out. what would you suggest,go back to the worth or this one
Both bats are great options and are going to be very similar in construction. If he is comfortable with the Worth then I wouldn't recommend changing it.
Just bought this bat and it's dented. Is the 2 5/8" barrel more durable?
They are going to use THT100 alloy, so one is not going to be more durable than the other. They are covered under a one year manufacturer's warranty. Here is Easton's number 1-888-259-1297.
What would you recommend for a 9U 70lb kid, S1,S2 or S3?
Picking between the three options will depend on the kind of batter he is, which one will be best for him. The S1 is an all composite bat which will have a lighter feel than the S2 or S3. You may also want to check out the JBB11S1.
Do you recommend the S1, S2, or S3 Easton for a small frame 65 pound youth player playing 10u kid pitch?
I would lean toward the S1. The S1 has a lighter feel, more pop, and a bigger sweet spot then the S2 or S3.
I may get this bat, but I'm kind of nervous because I got the Marucci Cat 5 squared and I didnt like the performance of the 1 piece all alloy design. Would this bat be better, and if not how would it compare?
If you don't like a one piece alloy like the Cat 5, you might look into the Easton S2: SL11S210. The SL11S210 has a little less vibration due to the two piece design.
How does this Easton compare with the Miken RZR?
They both are one piece all alloys. Both are 2 3/4" barrels, both have huge sweet spots. The biggest difference is the S3 has lower M.O.I. for faster bat speed, and the connexion for vibration reduction. The S2 has a bit more of the technology.
If the S3/XL3 are replacing the Rival and the S1/XL1 are replacing Omen, then what is the S2/XL2 replacing?
The S2 and XL2 are replacing the Surge of last year.
From the reviews the 2 3/4" Rival dented easily. Will this bat have the same problems?
This bat will not dent as easily as the Rival did. This bat is more durable but still has the great pop.
What is the difference between this bat and the new Easton XL3? They seem to be very similar.
The S3 is going to have a shorter barrel and more of a balanced feel, the XL3 has a slightly longer barrel but there is going to be more weight at the barrel of the bat.
What does the "B" stand for in the model # (SL11S310B) and what is the difference in this bat and the bats without the B?
The model number denotes that it is a bigger barrel size, the 2 3/4" barrel, the other is a 2 5/8" barrel.
How does this bat compare to Rival 28 /18 big barrel 2011 when will 2012 Rival come out with USSSA stamp?
The S3 is replacing the Rival. There will not be a 2012 Rival. The 2011 Rival does have the USSSA stamp.