Pros: It will get the job done for $69.99 and will have as much pop as any of the 2018 bats. We have an Easton Ghost X 2 5/8 in a 30 inch drop-11 and the Beast X in a drop -12. 29 inch, Just know if you really want a drop -10 get a drop -12 because all the new bats are heavy this bat in a 28 was 18.60 oz. 2 oz. more than a drop -12 ,making it a real drop -10.His soon to be illegal 2015 Combat maxim 28 inch drop -12 was 16 oz on the money! Put some 1.1 Lizard skin on it and your done.
Cons: 2 .60 onces heavier than the stated drop weight, small sweet spot ,like his old Easton S50 he learned to hit with in Farm.
This bat screams for a 1.1 Lizard skin grip.
Pros: Lightweight & decent pop for a usa bat. My 9 year old son loves it, hits the ball just as well as he did with the Mako last year. It's the middle of winter here in upstate NY & we've only been able to take it out for BP a couple of times. Definitely see an increase in his bat speed with the -12, he pulls the ball alot more. Durability remains to be seen, but so far so good.
Pros: Looks and Feels great. Nice weight distribution.
Cons: Bat end cap came popped off bat 3rd hit? My son is 12 and first time playing baseball. Still learning how to swing, he does not have a lot of force behind his swing, and coach was throwing batting practice. Not a powerful impact. Either poorly manufactured, or quality control issues. When I tried to replace, I was referred to the manufacturer for warranty. Manufacture kept putting me on hold and never returned to the phone.
Pros: We bought and returned our share of bats due to this new standard. A couple we kept because we thought they would be ok, but they got marked up pretty well. In our stable now we have a 28/16 S450, a 29/17 S450 and a Beast X 28/16.
Initially, my son liked the feel of the Beast X 28/16 over the S450 28/16. Both of these bats actually weigh around 18.5 ounces with the Beast seemingly just a little more balanced.
As the season has progressed, my son just hasn't been able to get the bat around consistently. We weighed an S450 29/17 and it weighed 17.5 ounces - actually lighter than the 16 oz bats. Go figure.
Since we made the switch to the less expensive 29/17 he seems to be doing a little better. By now, I'm sure word is out we can't expect anywhere near the same performance as in years past, but this bat seems to be the best option for us - at least in the 29/17 size. Maybe it will be for you too.
Cons: It's a USA Bat - and we have to use it. Everyone is in the same boat.
My son has complained of some vibration. We bought him some padded gloves which have helped some. We intend to put a new grip on it to help him with that.
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Where is the weight in this bat? Or, more importantly, does it have a balanced swing? My 7 year old son used the Easton S500, 28â€, -13 last year, so looking for a similar experience. Many of the other bats are significantly heavier. Would you recommend this bat or a different one? Thanks!
Asked by Jona
This would be a good option if you are looking for a very light, balanced bat. -12 is about as light as they come.
Does this bat meet the new requirements for Dixie League baseball?
Asked by BaseballMom
Yes, this bat has the new USA Baseball certification stamp so it would be legal for Dixie.
Does this bat have an extended barrel configuration?
Asked by Glenn
The 2018 Easton S450 -12 USA Youth Baseball Bat: YSB18S450 features a 2 1/4" barrel diameter. Not aware of this bat featuring an extended barrel design though.
What is the difference between the S350 and S450?
Asked by Kenny
The 2018 Easton S450 -12 USA Youth Baseball Bat: YSB18S450 and the 2018 Easton S350 -11 USA Youth Baseball Bat: YSB18S350 are made from the same ALX50 alloy. The only difference is the length to weight ratio. The S450 is one ounce lighter than the S350 (-11 length to weight ratio).
Is this bat travel league certified for 12u?
Asked by scab
Most travel ball league will fall under the USSSA certification which the 2018 Easton S450 -12 USA Youth Baseball Bat: YSB18S450 would be legal for but a USSSA will be higher performing
I'm noticing a bunch of reviews across sites where this bat 2018 Easton S450 is ending up weighing 2-2.5oz's more than the stated weight. I'm looking for a bat that is a drop 12 with a true 15 oz weight. Does anything exist right now? Is Easton working on this issue?
Asked by Jim
Typically, most bats will weigh one or two ounces heavier than the listed weight. The manufacturer will weigh all the pieces before the bat is assembled so by the time everything is put together, it ends up weighing a little more.
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Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
-12 Length To Weight Ratio
ALX50 Military Grade Alloy Construction Increases Dependability
Colorway: Black / Gray / Green
Concave End Cap Enhances Durability
Cushioned & Tacky All Sports Grip
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
New USA Baseball Stamp
Balanced Swing Weight
Speed Brigade Series
Ultra-Thin 29/32 Inch Tapered Handle
One-Piece, Aluminum Baseball Bat
Description for 2018 Easton S450 -12 USA Youth Baseball Bat: YSB18S450
This model comes with the USA Baseball stamp and it is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony!
Easton youth bats are a result of the commitment and desire behind Easton's mission to deliver high-quality equipment to players of all ages across the globe. For the 2018 season, the S450 series is extremely powerful, yet lightweight. Crafted out of the military grade ALX50 alloy, these baseball bats deliver fast swing speeds, large sweet spots, and premium performance you have come to expect from Easton. Each model also comes pre-wrapped with a tacky, all-sports grip that helps benefit both comfort and control through the zone. Easton: Engineered For Glory!
This Easton Speed Brigade S450 USA Youth Baseball Bat (YSB18S450) features a lightweight drop 12 length to weight ratio, a skinny 2 1/4-inch barrel diameter, and the USA Baseball certified stamp. Easton has also utilized a concave end cap on one end to provide better overall durability and an ultra-thin 29/32-inch tapered handle with a balanced swing weight. Swing with speed and order one of these Easton USA bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, we'll be here from click to hit!
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