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2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58

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Why is this bat (Easton Ghost X (-5) SL18GX58) no longer available on your website? It says "discontinued."

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58 is no longer being made by Easton. The reason why it says "discontinued" is due to the fact we have sold out and can no longer get more in from Easton.

Cameron Expert
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Do you recommend this bat over the new 2019 Demarini CF Zen?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58, like the CF Zen, will be a multi-piece fully composite bat. This means that both will reduce vibrations, flex on contact, and require a brief break-in period before reaching peak levels of performance. The main difference between these two top-end models will be that the Ghost is end loaded while the CF Zen is a balanced bat. Typically speaking, end loaded bats will better suit a power hitter while balanced options tend to be more beneficial for a contact hitter. Therefore, it would be tough for me to recommend one over the other without knowledge of your player's skill set.

Tyler Expert
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Does this bat have a usa stamp?

Unfortunately, the 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58 is only approved for USSSA play. Easton does make a USA certified Ghost X and you can view that on our site with the following code: YBB18GX5.

Tyler Expert
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Is this bat hot out of the wrapper or does it need to be broken in?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58 would benefit from a slight break in of roughly 50-125 swings off the tee or soft toss.

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference in this bat for $349 and the other bat, 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX58 for $199?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58 is a two-piece fully composite bat while the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX58 is a one-piece fully alloy model. Both bats are end-loaded in swing design. The advantage of the Ghost X is the vibration reduction capabilities from off-centered hits. As for the price difference, two-piece composite bats will always hold a higher price tag due to the cost of the raw materials as well as the additional process that must take place to get the bat manufactured.

Cameron Expert
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How do you compare this bat to the 2017 Demarni CF Zen -5?

This bat will compare very similarly to the DeMarini CF Zen as it is a two-piece, fully composite design just like the CF Zen. Both bats will offer high performance and good vibration dampening from the two-piece design.

Kyle J. Expert
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For a power hitter that is 13, 6’1 156lbs would you suggest this in a 32/27 or a 2017 Demarini Cf Zen 32/27?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58 will offer your player an end loaded swing weight, which is often beneficial for a power hitter. The CF Zen's are balanced bats, which typically tend to benefit contact hitters more as they can control the barrel a little bit better with a lighter swing weight.

Tyler Expert
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What is the difference between the black Easton Ghost -5 and white Easton Ghost -5?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58 will be USSSA certified, or legal for travel ball. The black Easton, 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX5, will be a a USA certified bat.

Max Expert
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Is this a BBCOR bat?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18GX58) is not a BBCOR bat. The BBCOR bats are -3.

Mick Expert
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I'm looking for a new bat and wondering what the difference is between this one and the BBCOR composite Ghost X (-3) I saw on Easton's website.

The biggest difference is in the weight. The BBCOR model will be a drop 3 length to weight ratio where the 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18GX58) is a drop 5 length weight ratio.

Mick Expert
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Is this bat end loaded? I am looking for a two-piece end loaded bat and this could be the one if it is end loaded.

Yes, the 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58 features a two-piece composite design with an end loaded swing weight.

Jason Expert
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I bought the drop 5 Ghost. My son is complaining there’s a lot sting to the hands at contact. Is this normal for a new bat? Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I want to make sure I do not have a defect.

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58 features a two piece design that should limit vibrations a substantial amount. The bat will have some more vibrations through until it is fully broken in due to the composite fibers being stiffer. To properly break in the Easton Ghost X, we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs. Begin swinging at 40% power and work our way up to full strength as you get closer to 200.

Carter Expert
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When will you be getting the 32" model?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58 will be coming out in a 32 inch model but at this time we are not sure when that will occur.

Cameron Expert
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Other than looks, what are the differences between this bat and the 2017 Easton XL1 Beast?

Both bats are very similar. However, what the 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18GX58) provides is a more advanced composite allowing for better vibration reduction.

Mick Expert
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What is the difference between the SL18GX5 and the SL18GX58?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58 has a 2 5/8'' barrel, where as the SL18GX5 has a 2 3/4'' barrel.

Tori Expert
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Will this bat also be approved for Little League play under the new USA Baseball guidelines? Easton, on their website talks about the new bats being available 09/01/17, is this one of those bats?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18GX58) does not follow the USA standards. This bat is USSSA certified. Easton is correct, the new bats will be released 09/01/2017.

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2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58
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Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Baseball/Softball Inc. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies drove its growth to the No. 1 position, including the introduction of the first true aluminum bat in 1972. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has a long-standing relationshi.... read more

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Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • 1.4mm HYPERSKIN Grip Comes Pre-Wrapped For Unmatched Comfort
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -5 Length To Weight Ratio
  • Colorway: White / Chrome
  • End Loaded Swing Weight
  • EXACT Carbon Composite Material Optimizes Barrel Performance & Enlarges The Sweet Spot
  • New Dynamic Feel System Delivers Best-In-Class Feel & Performance
  • New Engineering X Advanced Carbon Technology Uses EXACT Composite For Better Vibration Reduction
  • Recommended For Power Hitters
  • Re-Designed CONNEXION+ Technology Enhances Durability & Is The Standard Of Excellence For Two-Piece Bats
  • Two-Piece, Fully Composite Baseball Bat
  • Ultra-Thin 29/32 Inch EXACT Carbon Handle
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification Stamp
  • X-Tended Barrel Design Gives The Ghost X The Longest Composite Barrel In Baseball
  • Approved For Play In USSSA
Description for 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX58
Easton's mission is to deliver real performance advantages to baseball players through sports engineering and meaningful experiences.

The latest composite design in a long line of legendary Easton baseball bats is here for the 2018 season! Introducing the Ghost X, a technical, powerful, and beautiful baseball bat that is guaranteed to deliver a supernatural feel and speed unlike any other. Experience the exceptional feel combined with the expected performance that has become commonplace with Easton's desire to deliver players the best baseball bats through innovative sports engineering. It all starts with the exclusive Dynamic Feel System that brings together the EXACT carbon construction with the proven CONNEXION+ technology into an integrated design to offer best-in-class performance, unbeatable durability, and an unbelievably smooth feel on contact that is better than any other two-piece composite bat in the game. The EXACT carbon composite material is the result of the engineering X advanced carbon technology that provides insane vibration reduction while optimizing the sweet spot for a massive hitting surface. This huge barrel, also known as the X-tended barrel design, gives the Ghost X the longest composite barrel in baseball. Swing with certainty knowing that each model is backed by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Easton: Fueled By Passion, Designed To Win!

This model, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18GX58), features a standard 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, a drop 5 length to weight ratio, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification on the beginning of the barrel. On the other end, the ultra-thin 29/32-inch EXACT carbon handle is pre-wrapped with Easton's luxurious 1.4mm HYPERSKIN grip for reduced vibration in the hands. Plus, the loaded swing weight makes this model perfect for power hitters. Order one of these Easton Ghost X baseball bats today right here with free shipping every day. Don't forget, we're here from click to hit!
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