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2018 Easton S550 -8 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18S5508

2018 Easton S550 -8 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18S5508
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Pros:  None

Cons:  It is very uncomfortable in the hand and it starts to slope down the barrel at the 50 in 550. So you dont have a big sweet spot.


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Pros:  Good compromise in drop ratio for a younger player looking for a slightly heavier bat. My son is a tall lanky 9 year old and picked this model over a couple of more expensive models based on the feel of it.

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145525 Click to show/hide answer

My son has been practicing all winter with a wood bat 33", -6 per the tape measure and weight scale. I can't decide from the [s450 - 32" - 8] or the [S650 - 32" - 5 ] because I've been reading that the Easton bats are docking 2 to 3 oz. over weight. Can you guys please place the bat in a scale and confirm.

A player will always benefit from swinging the heaviest bat as possible. Typically, a -8 is what would be recommended by the time a player enters 7th grade and then move up to a -5 for 8th grade. This is to help ease the transition to high school and BBCOR bats which are all -3 length to weight ratio. As for the true weight of the 2018 Easton S550 -8 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18S5508, this bat will come in at 1.6 ounces heavier, the 2018 Easton S450 -8 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18S4508 at the same 1.6 ounces heavier and the 2018 Easton S650 -5 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18S6505 at roughly 0.3 ounces heavier.

Cameron Expert
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My grandson will be 14 in July, he is 5'9" and 145 lbs. I just bought him a 33"-30 oz bat which is good for slower pitchers but a little heavy for faster pitchers. Would you recommend a 32"-27 oz or a 32"-24 oz bat?

If he currently uses or is used to a -3 drop bat like the 33"/30 oz, then I would just go to a -5 drop bat like the 32"/27 oz to keep them somewhat similar in weight. It mostly comes down to personal preference however.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is almost 12 and has been practicing with a -3 (32" Combat). Middle school just started but he also has one year of rec ball left. I'm looking at a USA bat for rec, what would you recommend? He is 5'5" and weighs 120 lbs.

Considering your player's specifications, I would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX5. This composite bat is offered in the 32" size that your player is familiar with, and the end-loaded swing weight will actually make it feel even more like the -3 weight of the Combat he currently uses. If you were looking for a comparable bat in a cheaper option, the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BX5 would be another recommendation.

Tyler Expert
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Would you recommend this for 13 yr old intermediate player and will it have enough pop? Any other recommendations for this player in drop 8 or drop 5?

The 2018 Easton S550 -8 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18S5508 is a balanced one-piece alloy and would perform best for players who prefer a stiffer feeling bat. Since the player is 13, I would recommend moving to a -5 bat to help with the adjustment to BBCOR bats. The best bat will be determined by whether the player performs better with a one or two-piece bat. A one-piece bat will be a little stiffer. A two-piece bat will offer some flex and can help assist with swing speed.

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Would you say that the S550 is geared more for a contact hitter or a power hitter?

While the 2018 Easton S550 -8 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18S5508) can be used by contact or power hitters, some contact hitters prefer a balanced swing weight like the one provided by this bat.

Taylor Expert
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What is the difference between S550 -8 and the $20 cheaper S450 -8 bat? The specs seem identical. Can't charge $20 for a different color scheme :)

The main difference between the 2018 Easton S550 -8 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18S5508 and the 2018 Easton S450 -8 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18S4508 is that the S550 is a balanced swinging bat, as opposed to the S450 being an end-loaded bat. A balanced swing weight allows for a hitter to control the bat better through the zone while an end-loaded bat is less controllable, but should provide additional power on contact.

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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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  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • -8 Length To Weight Ratio
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Colorway: Red / Gray / Black
  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony
  • New USA Baseball Stamp
  • One-Piece, Alloy Baseball Bat
  • ALX50 Military Grade Alloy Extends Durability
  • Ultra-Thin 29/32 Inch Tapered Handle
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  • Concave End Cap Eliminates Negative Feedback
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Description for 2018 Easton S550 -8 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18S5508
Easton's mission is to deliver real performance advantages to baseball players through sports engineering and meaningful experiences.

The latest alloy construction design for the storied Easton baseball bats is here for the 2018 season! Introducing the S550, a powerful, technical and reliable big barrel baseball bat that is guaranteed to deliver a supernatural feel and give you unmatched performance 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 Easton's latest military grade aluminum material which provides extended durability, eliminates unnecessary vibration, and delivers an unmatched feel on contact that is better than any one-piece alloy bat in the game. An extended barrel design offers a massive sweet spot which results in powerful performance on contact during every at-bat. Easton: Fueled By Passion, Designed To Win!

This 2018 Easton S550 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18S5508) comes with a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, a drop 8 length to weight ratio, and the new USA Baseball stamp just below the barrel. With a balanced swing weight and a concave end cap, this model will help increase your swing speed through the zone. Easton's ultra-thin 29/32-inch tapered handle comes pre-wrapped with cushioned and tacky All-Sports grip to help enhance overall control. So, what are you waiting for? Step up to the plate with poise and order one of these Easton USA baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Remember, we'll be here from click to hit!
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Bat Properties
Approved For:USA Bat
Barrel Diameter:2 5/8"
Bat Type:Baseball
Length to Weight Ratio:- 8
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