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2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL

2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL
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Pros:  What this bat offers that's different is the slight end load you can add that makes it feel a lot different from the other end loaded bats. It feels like the zcore speed but with more weight and that adds to the pop. You wouldn't think there is that much of a difference between a drop 3 and drop 2.5 but when your generating the same bat speed the drop 2.5 will drive it farther. I got the bat because I have two boys one year apart and thought I can save on cost having them use the same bat. I haven't swapped out the balanced weight yet they both love it. It has that great thin easton handle along with that durable easton grip that my sons have grown up to love. Has a huge sweet spot.

Cons:  I heard the weights and blank plug are not legal in College. You don't want to lose the pouch that comes with the tool and weights. I have no idea how those weights are going to hold up. My sons have only used it for about 20 games now and it seems good but who knows i haven't touched the weights since I got the bat. A bit of brick dust, clay and moisture in the threads and it might cement that screw in there. Despite the cons this is a 5 star overall bat.

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Is this bat legal for PONY ball at the Bronco (11-12) level? According to PONY's web page the -3 BBCOR bat is legal. Just want to make sure.

This bat would be legal if your league allows BBCOR bats at that age. You may want to double check with your coach or league commissioner to be sure about the rules for your specific age range.

Kyle J. Expert
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Need this bat in a 34". Do you sell it?

Unfortunately, we do not currently offer the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL in a 34". At this time there does not appear to be any plans to offer this option in a 34" length.

Jason Expert
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Difference between this bat and the Ghost X 2018?

The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL is a one-piece alloy bat that you can adjust and make end loaded or balanced by adjusting the attachment in the end cap. While the Ghost X is a two-piece fully composite with a balanced swing weight. Performance wise the two bats are equally good.

Jason Expert
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Can this bat with the weights be used in college?

After doing some research, it appears that for NCAA play, this 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZLL) can only be used if the removable weights are NOT in the bat when it is being used in a NCAA sanctioned game.

Ben Expert
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Which bat is more balanced the Ghost X or the Z core lock and load?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB18GX is going to be more balanced than the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL on the speed setting.

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How is the bat different from the 2017 version of the same bat?

The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL is the first and only version of the Lock and Load at this time. There was not a 2017 version of the bat.

Jason Expert
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Does it have a warranty on it?

Yes the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat has a 12 month manufacturers warranty.

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How will the bat stay -3 and BBCOR legal after you change the swing weight?

Since it is heavier than a -3 when you add weight and features the BBCOR certified stamp the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZLL) will still be BBCOR certified no matter what piece you add on it.

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I weigh between 130-140 pounds. I'm about 5'8-5'9 and am looking to buy an Easton bat for my league that is BBCOR certified. I am 14 years old, turning 15 in November. The bats I am considering to buy are the MAKO Beast 2017 BB17MK, this 2018 Z-Core Lock & Load BB17ZLL, the Z-Core Speed BB17SZ - with the black and blue colorway specifically - and also the Z Core Hybrid Model of 2017 with the black and neon yellow colorway specifically. Can someone please describe each of those 4 models (how they compare, how they are different, what kind of hitter is best designed for each bat, which is most durable) and what bat you would recommend for me to buy. I'm planning to buy one of these bats in a 31 inch but whoever answers this feels that I should get a inch higher or so, please put that in your response.

Based on your height and weight, it would be best to get a 32 inch model. As for which bat to get, the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZS, or the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH, this will ultimately depend on whether you prefer composite, alloy, one-piece or two-piece and balanced or end loaded. All four bats are great options to consider with the only one being slightly end loaded (Z-CORE Hybrid). The MAKO and Z-CORE Hybrid are both two-piece constructed bats and are better equipped to reduce vibration from off centered hits than the other Z-CORE models. Ultimately comes down to personal preference but based on your age, as well as height and weight, it would be best to consider either the MAKO, Z-CORE Speed or the Z-CORE Lock & Load since these bats are all balanced. If you are concerned about your hands stinging from a missed hit then you will want to get the MAKO.

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Which bat is better the Mako beast or the Z-CORE Lock and Load? And which one is the most balanced?

Both bats are going to be top of the line performing BBCOR baseball bats.The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL will have a feature a LOCK & LOAD Adjustable Swing Weight Technology Offers Speed, Balanced, & XL Settings which gives you the feature of changing your swing weight.

Max Expert
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Is this an approved bat for Little League and Cal Ripken with new rule changes starting 2018?

Cal Ripken and Little League have not yet released their rules in regard to the use of BBCOR bats in divisions below high school. We will have to wait and get official set of 2018 rules before we make a statement. However, I do know that this 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZLL) would be legal for the high school divisions of those leagues.

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Does this bat have the USABat logo on it. This is the requirement for Babe Ruth in 2018.

The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL will not feature a USA bat certification. The USA bat certification bats will be released in September, those bats will be legal for 2018 Babe Ruth.

Max Expert
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Is it legal in USSSA baseball?

BBCOR bats are allowed in USSSA starting at 14U and above.

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Can this be used in high school baseball?

The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL is a bat designed for high school and college baseball as it is going to be BBCOR certified.

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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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  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -2 To -3 Length To Weight Ratio
  • BBCOR Certified For High School & Collegiate Approval
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) Alloy Construction Provides Unbeatable Durability
  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)
  • Longest Aluminum BBCOR Barrel In the Game
  • Z-CORE Internal Core Technology Creates A Huge Sweet Spot
  • Thin 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle
  • One-Piece, Alloy Baseball Bat
  • LOCK & LOAD Adjustable Swing Weight Technology Offers Speed, Balanced, & XL Settings
  • Lock & Load Carrying Case
  • Case Contents Include: Balanced Weight, XL Weight, Wrench, Screws, & Instruction Booklet
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description for 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL
Never before seen and new for the 2018 season! Easton continues to bring the most expansive line of power, performance, and innovation with the BBCOR Power Brigade Series!

The newest addition, the Z-CORE LOCK & LOAD, is something that has never been done before. It is, however, constructed with the aforementioned materials of last years Z-CORE HMX but with an all new design and a new technology. The Lock and Load technology allows you to adjust Easton's swing weight according to your personal preference. This model offers three on-the-fly swing weight settings, customizing the bat to each individual player's swing. Optimize your swing and maximize your power with the Speed, Balanced, or XL setting. If you want faster swing speeds, you've got. If you want a naturally balanced design, you've got it. If you want an end loaded swing weight with more mass, no problem. On top of this revolutionary technology, the Z-CORE LOCK & LOAD delivers one of the longest aluminum barrels in the game. Within that barrel, Easton's trademarked Z-CORE internal core technology combines with the HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) alloy to deliver the biggest sweet spot and the most pop of any BBCOR barrel. Additionally, the 2018 Z-CORE LOCK & LOAD has a thin 31/32 inch tapered handle that comes wrapped with Easton's HYPERSKIN Grip for ultimate comfort and reduced vibration. Easton: Dial Up Your Power!

This 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL features a 2 5/8 inch barrel, a drop 3 length to weight ratio, and the BBCOR certification making it approved for play at the High School and Collegiate level. Additionally, Easton is backing this design with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Maximize your power potential and buy a Z-CORE Lock & Load today with free shipping right here at We're here for you from Click to Hit!
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Bat Type:Baseball
Length to Weight Ratio:- 3
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