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Bat Pack 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL and 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bats: BB17ZX and BB16ZA

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2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX

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Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA

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Reviews for the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX
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“Amazing Bat - Just like the old XL3”

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Pros:  This bat has excellent pop! The ball jumps off the bat. Great end loaded feel. Very similar to Easton's old XL3, I've been waiting for something similar to the XL3 to come out. Sweet bat.

Cons:  None Yet

“sweet spot as wide as my palm”

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Pros:  the bad is an absolute log. awesome for power hitters

Cons:  My bat went dead eveywhere except from the z to the o which is about 4 inches. would be better to use a wood bat

“A good bat”

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Pros:  Bat has a very small sweet spot and its hard to find to it on the bat.

Cons:  Doesn't have much pop on the inside lart of the barell

“Zcore XL”

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Pros:  Nice pop out of the wrapper

Cons:  grip wore out after a few months

“zcor xl”

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Pros:  this bat is hot out of the wrapper. I play on a summer leauge team and almost everyone uses the bat and it works great for us.

Cons:  none

“Great Bat for power hitters”

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Pros:  big barrel end loaded great pop I am a power hitter myself and love the one piece bat gives a feel of full control of the barrel

Cons:  grip wore out very fast I would recommend investing in some lizard skins (fyi- if your like me you like the stock grip and the feel it is 1.2mm thickness out of the box.

“the pop”

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Pros:  im 11 i have played baseball all .y life and i have never ran in to a bat like this befor it has amazing pop and the feel is just great love this bat

Cons:  in my opinion there is noting wrong

“good bat minor details”

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Pros:  the bat has a nice sound when the ball is hit, handle feels good

Cons:  the bat has a really small sweet spot and will vibrate bad if hit in the wrong spot. paint tends to scratch up really bad

“pleased”

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Pros:  end weighted good price

Cons:  not quite as much pop as i hoped, maybe will be better as it breaks in

“great bat”

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Pros:  lots of pop

Cons:  none

“great for the price”

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Pros:  feels great straight out of the box great pop and grip.

Cons:  no cons

“Great Bat ready right away”

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Pros:  lots POP

Cons:  none yet

Reviews for the Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA
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“Great Pop!”

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Pros:  Just tried this bat. It had an incredible sound and ball flew off the barrel. This barrel and sweet spot is huge! Way bigger than other aluminum bats. Love it!

Cons:  none

“Awesome Bat”

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Pros:  This bat has amazing pop. The ball flys of the HUGE barrel. The sweet spot is ginourmous!

Cons:  Nothing this bat is perfect

“bat”

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Pros:  this bat has a gigantic sweet spot and really good pop....great bat

Cons:  nothing

“Really nice bat”

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Pros:  This is a really nice bat for the money. My main decision was price point. I probably would have gone for the Z-Core Hybrid if it weren't $100 more. I doubt anyone would be dissatisfied with this bat for the money.

Cons:  I am not a big fan of the "Ping" sound. After using composite bats and half and half bats, I like the subtle pop of those types of bats. Other than that, not much wrong with it.

“ Just doesn't like it ”

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Pros:   Good balance

Cons:  My son bought this bat a month ago just doesn't like it. doesn't feel like his composite S1 Hates the aluminum !!

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  The ball sails off of the bat

Cons:  None

“hmx”

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Pros:  all i have to say is WOW ... this bat is sick and is a little more balanced than my old bat (marucci one). this bat has so much pop, everyone on the team is getting one. also i love the loud ping. Kinda reminds me of the rawlings velo

Cons:  nothing at all .

“Great First BBCOR Bat!”

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Pros:  This bat was purchased to get a 12u player ready for next year (90' bases, 60' 6" mound and BBCOR bats). The thing that stands out most is the balance in this bat. The barrel length is also very good when compared against a 5150 or LS 516. Overall, this appears to be a great bat for a 7th grader moving up to the big field.

Cons:  None so far.

“Great”

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Pros:  Has good pop and great sound when hit

Cons:  None

“nice bat”

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Pros:  got great pop and sound when you hit it, the kids love to use it. paided half what the stores were charging. the boys 5 9 140 got him a 31" 28 oz bat, probably should've got a 30 inch like my buddy said to get.

Cons:  the paint could be a bit tougher, but they all could, by now all these bats should have a great ceramic coating on the ends to keep them from chipping. other than that its great.

“Better than my mako”

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Pros:  I switched midway through the season from my mako to my z-core, and i couldnt be more satisfied. balls leap off this bat and is great for contact hitters.

Cons:  scratches some.

“Great Value”

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Pros:  My son loves this bat. Great pop and feel. Great value. It has improved his confidence as well as he is striking out at a much reduced rate.

Cons:  None

“love this bat”

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Pros:  i love this bat. just used it in my state travel tournament. went 8-9 the whole weekend with 5 doubles. Great pop love the color.

Cons:  i didnt like the tape. im a lizzard skin guy. but the bat is great

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Pros:  Great bat for a great price big sweet spot with outstanding pop and feels like a lighter swing then the other -3 bats

Cons:  None

“This Bat Has No Pop!”

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Pros:  It looks good.

Cons:  It does not have pop. Does project off your bat. Disappointed in this bat.

“This bat is awesome!!!!!!!”

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Pros:  I got this bat a few weeks ago and its been amazing using it so far. It has a lot of pop, makes a great ping, and the sweet spot is huge. Definitely recommend this bat over the Rawlings 5150.

Cons:  None

“Awesome Bat”

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Pros:  Bat is AMAZING! Makes a great ping and has a lot of pop. Sweet spot is huge. Definitely recommend this bat over the Rawlings 5150.

Cons:  Nothing at all.

“this bat rakes”

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Pros:  ball flies off the bat. got this bat last year mid season before a tournament and went 9-10 that weekend

Cons:  this bat sounds like a t-ball rawlings bat but the sound doesnt matter when the pop is crazy

“Best Bat”

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Pros:  This bat has a huge sweet spot on it. With a slow bat speed the ball flies far. Had 5 homers last season and cracked the ball over the fence countless times at practice. Highly recommend this bat.

Cons:  None

“Great bat ”

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Pros:  light weight flies through the zone great pop

Cons:  none

“Great bat at an excellent price”

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Pros:  Great pop

Cons:  nothing yet

“Amazing bat”

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Pros:  This bat has amazing pop and great feel. Very balanced bat.

Cons:  Nothing

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Great Pop Balanced Feel Great Grip I purchased the 34 inch version of this bat on sale for 60 dollars and it was a steal of a deal

Cons:  no cons so far but I have only had this bat for 4 months

“Excellent 1-Piece ”

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Pros:  Hot out of the wrapper. Big pop for the price. My 16-year-old wore his first Z-Core until he one-hopped the wall even though it made that "broken" sound. He had more expensive options, but chose to stick with the same model. The result? First game out of the wrapper, three bomb doubles.

Cons:  Stronger players will get best benefit. You need serious batspeed to get the "flex and snap" out of a 1-piece aluminum bat. Younger, smaller hitters may be better sticking with composite and/or 2-piece bats. But for a power hitter, this bat really does the job.

“Save your money!”

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Pros:  Good bat out of the box. Good feel, good pop...etc..

Cons:  After a month of use the bat lost pop...It was dead!!! Just like most Easton bats. Called the Company... will not not warranty a dead bat...It took me almost a month to replace a Z that the head plate flew off after a few weeks.. I have 3 Easton bats in my bat trash. 2 Z`s and a Mako... All junk. I guess thats why that have to change them every year...

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How come the end cap on this bat is different from college teams? It's the same bat but (Florida & UCLA) have plastic end caps but on here they are not?

College programs like Florida or UCLA will have their 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX custom made. It is not uncommon for players at these programs to use bats in different colorways, etc. than what are sold retail wise. As for the end cap material, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a plastic end cap.

Cameron Expert
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What's the difference between this & last year's model because the sound on the 2016 vs the 2017 sounds totally different.

The alloy material changed in 2018 Easton Beast X models compared to what was used in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX. This change in material can certainly create a different sound on contact.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat end loaded or balanced?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX will feature an end-loaded weight distribution.

Cameron Expert
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Is this any different than the Beast X Loaded?

This bat is very similar to the Beast X Loaded in that it is also a one-piece alloy design and has an end loaded swing weight. The Beast X Loaded does use Easton's new ATAC Alloy compared to the HMX Alloy used in the Z-Core.

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How balanced is the bat? I am thinking about getting it for my high school season.

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is an end loaded bat. If you are looking for a balanced bat, check out the Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Tyler Expert
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Will this bat be legal for 2018 high school baseball season?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is legal for high school play in 2018.

Cameron Expert
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I know they have contracts with the teams. My question was why are they all using the full aluminum bats instead of the composite bats?

The bat manufacturers use both composite and alloy because of the different feels for the hitters. Some prefer the alloy, such as in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX.

Max Expert
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What is the difference between the 2016 MAKO XL and this bat?

The 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKL features a two piece composite design while the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a one piece aluminum design. Both bats will feature and end loaded swing weight.

Carter Expert
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Is the Z-CORE XL BBCOR bat top heavy or balanced?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) features an end loaded swing weight.

JP Expert
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Is this bat ok to use in cold weather?

Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and really any bat on the market should not be used in temperatures below 55 degrees. The ball becomes more dense in the colder temperatures and that is what can damage a bat and weaken the bats performance.

Jason Expert
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My grandson is a bigger 11-year-old. He will be going to middle school next year which requires a BBCOR bat. He loves the Z-Core but the "smallest" one I can find is 31-28. I'm hoping he can swing something that long. Do you ever get returns on the 30-27? I just want to make sure he can get around on the ball quick enough.

We typically don't get a lot of returns on aluminum bats since after they have been used we are no longer able to return them. Additionally, for the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX we will not be receiving any more in.

Trevor Expert
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I am 6'4 190 lbs. I have been swinging a 33" for the last 2 seasons now and I was wondering if I should move to a 34"?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest moving up to the 34" model of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX.

Jason Expert
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Which bat is better for a power hitter, the Z-Core speed or the Z-Core XL?

Power hitters tend to prefer a more end loaded. With that being said, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX would be a better bat for a power hitter.

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How does the swing weight of this bat compare to the voodoo insane?

The swing weights of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVIC are very comparable, since both feature similarly weighted end loads.

Logan Expert
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My son used the 2015 Easton XL1 (-8) at 13u and the 2016 Mako XL (-5) at 14u. Just wondering what current bat would be similar to this type of bat? He's 6' 3" and 165 lbs. He's a power hitter but also bats for average.

The closest current model to the 2016 Mako would be the 2017 Easton Mako Beast BBCOR. The only difference is the 2017 model is a balanced version, while the 2016 Mako XL was an end-loaded model.

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Is this bat allowed Cal Ripken Babe Ruth 13-15 year olds?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is legal for 13-15 division of Babe Ruth.

Cameron Expert
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How does this bat compare to the 2017 Velo?

Both bats will perform pretty well, however this Easton Z-Core is an end loaded bat, while the 2017 Velo is a balanced model.

Kyle J. Expert
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How does the end-load of this bat compare to the end-load of the BBCOR EXOGRID 2?

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will feature the end-loaded feel that will be heavier than what would have been felt on an EXOGRID 2.

Ben Expert
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What's the difference between the XL and Speed versions of these bats?

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will differ from a SPEED version of this bat as the XL version has more mass added to the barrel of the bat and will feel end-loaded while being swung. A Z-CORE SPEED bat will have an even weight distribution and the SPEED type of bat will be the easiest for a player to swing with the fastest speed.

Ben Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Marucci CAT 7 and the Voodoo One?

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will be similar to the CAT 7 and the Voodoo One as all bats are one-piece, all-alloy. However, where the CAT 7 and Voodoo One are balanced feeling, this Z-CORE XL will be end-loaded.

Ben Expert
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My player is 15 year-old that bats 4th in line-up. Comparing the Louisville Slugger (BBP9173), Easton (BB17ZH) and the Easton (BB17ZX). What is your recommendation?

If you prefer a two-piece, all-composite bat with a balanced swing weight; then my suggestion would be the Prime 917 from Louisville Slugger. However, if it is an alloy barrel bat you would like, then this 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) or the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) would be the bats to consider. To make a decision between those two bats, you'll need to decide if you want the one-piece, end-loaded design of the Z-CORE XL or the two-piece, end-loaded build of the Z-CORE Hybrid.

Ben Expert
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Is there any difference (other than paint scheme) between the 2016 and 2017 versions of this bat?

No, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and the 2016 model are the same bat other than the cosmetics. Both bats feature an end loaded swing weight and are made out of HMX alloy.

Jason Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Louisville Slugger 716?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX will have a one-piece design with an end-loaded swing weight design. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBS7163 will have a hybrid design, featuring a two-piece design with a composite handle and alloy barrel. This bat too will feature an end-loaded design. Both are great bats although the 716 from LS will reduce vibration more from off-centered hits due to the two-piece construction. The Z-CORE XL will be stiffer since it is a one-piece design and could potentially help generate more power because of this.

Cameron Expert
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What Easton bat would compare to the XL3? I loved that bat.

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is the most similar bat to the XL3 from the past. The Z-CORE XL features a one-piece alloy design and an end loaded swing weight just like the XL3.

Jason Expert
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Are there any other end-loaded one piece aluminum bats on the market, or this the only one?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) is currently the only end loaded one-piece bat on the market.

Damon Expert
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Will this bat's grip just be the grey color or will it be the blue and grey color like the Z-CORE Speed?

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX has an all grey grip color.

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Would this bat work for my son? He is 15 and it’s his first year of high school baseball.

The Easton Z-CORE HMX Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) features the BBCOR certification which makes it approved for play at the high school level. This model also comes with a balanced swing weight, making it an excellent option for a player entering his first year of high school baseball :)

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What is the difference between the Easton Z-core hmx bbcor baseball bat: BB16ZA and the 2018 Easton Beast X speed BBCOR Baseball bat: BB18BXS?

The Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA and the 2018 Easton Beast X Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB18BXS are very similar bats. The Beast X Speed is essentially the 2018 model of the Z-Core. However, you can expect upgraded alloy construction in The Beast X Speed which will result in a stronger and more powerful barrel.

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My son was known to be a power hitter but last season his power hitting seemed too transformer to a more consistent line-drive hitter. Went from a good 4th/5th batter to a good lead off. My son is 5’ 8” and 130lbs, and very strong for his height/weight ratio. He was interested in this bat pack. Do you feel this would be a good fit and can you recommend size for both bats?

Yes, the Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) would be a good fit. It is a one piece allow, which is more tuned for power hitters. Its also a balanced bat that is nice to have as a lead off hitter to get great bat speed and control through the zone. Based on his height and weight, a 32" bat would be a good fit for your player. you say both bats, what other bat are you referring to?

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Is this bat legal for the 2018 Little League baseball junior and senior divisions?

The Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA would only be legal for the Senior Division in Little League for 2018.

Cameron Expert
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My son's high school requires a -3 bat. Is this bat high school level approved?

This 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) features BBCOR .50 certification (-3 length-to-weight ratio). This bat would be high school (NFHS) approved due to the BBCOR .50 certification.

Ben Expert
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I am 5'6" and weigh 125 lbs. What size and weight should I use?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA).

Tessa Expert
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I am 5'5" 125. What weight should I use?

Based off of your height and weight we recommend a 30" 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Cooper Expert
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I'm 5'8" and 160 pounds, what size do you recommend in this model?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 32" 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Logan Expert
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I am 5'4" and 115 pounds. What size should I swing?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 30" model of the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA. Unfortunately, we no longer have that size available.

Jason Expert
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Instead of the Z-CORE bat pack, could I get the regular MAKO bat pack with this COMBAT?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA, as well as other closeout models of bats, can be featured in various bat packs but we do not have the ability to create a custom bat pack. Thus the bat packs that are currently offered on the website would be the ones we can sell.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 5'7" and 120 lbs. What size bat do you recommend? He wants to practice with a 33 to build bat speed and play with a 32. Do you agree?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 32 inch model. There is nothing wrong with training with a 33 inch bat to help build up strength and increase bat speed. Some players also like to train with wood bats to help improve swing mechanics as wood bats can be a great hitting coach; costly too though as all it takes is one bad swing to break a bat.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5'8" and 190 pounds. What size bat do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, I would recommend using a 33" Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA)

John Expert
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I am 6'3" and 170 pounds. What bat length would be best for me?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
136214 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 6 ft 1 and 210 pounds. Do you think a 33'' would be the right choice for him?

Yes, I think a 33"/30 ounce 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) would work well for him.

Carter Expert
135992 Click to show/hide answer

The last two seasons my son swung a Marucci One (32/27) and a Louisville Omaha (31/26). I want to buy him the CAT 6 but I was looking for another option. Would this Easton bat suffice? If not I want to purchase another bat similar to the CAT 6 under $200. Advice please.

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) is very similar to the Marucci Cat 6. They both feature similar one piece aluminum designs and have both been reviewed very well. This is definitely a great option.

Carter Expert
134629 Click to show/hide answer

Is this drop 3 BBCOR?

Yes, the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is a -3 BBCOR certified bat.

Logan Expert
134606 Click to show/hide answer

My son is a 5'11" 125 lbs senior in high school. What size bat should he swing?

Based on your sons height and weight I would look at going with the 32" 29 oz 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Sean Expert
134574 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat a composite bat?

No, the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is a one-piece alloy bat.

Tori Expert
134319 Click to show/hide answer

Will this bat pass the BBBOR and -3 drop regulations?

Yes, the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is a BBCOR certified and is a -3.

Tori Expert
134238 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 14 and this is his first year on the high school team. He is 5'10" 136 lb. He needs a drop 3 bat. Which bat would be best suited for him?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA should work well for your player, given its balanced design. Based on his height and weight, I would suggest the 32" 29 oz. size.

Logan Expert
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My son is 15 years old, freshman, 120 lbs, was a wrestler and now is a catcher. He may be put on the varsity high school team. What is a good bat for his first time in high school ball?

I would definitely recommend the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) for your son's first bat in high school.

Carter Expert
133871 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 13 and is 5'10" and 200 lbs. What size bat would be good for him?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 33 inch if you feel he can handle 30 ounces. Otherwise, based on his age a 32 inch bat would be a better fit.

Cameron Expert
133689 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'7", 125 lbs, 14 yrs old and very good shape and strong. What size bat should he use?

Based on your son's height and weight we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 31 inch model.

Cameron Expert
133323 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 16 years old, 5'10" and weighs about 235 (football player also). What size bat should I be looking for for him?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 33 inch 30 ounce bat.

Cameron Expert
132455 Click to show/hide answer

Looking for bat selection, we play in Chicago land area, tournaments start in April and go through August. My son Shawn is 54" tall and weighs 61 lbs. He used a 28"-13 last year. Looking to go 29".

You would not want this 2016 Z-Core HMX for our son, as this is a BBCOR bat and is intended for high school play and up. Start your search by looking at our Youth bats. Currently the lightest models we have available in 29" length start at 16oz. A good recommendation would be the 2017 Lousiville Slugger Omaha 517 (YBO5173) or the 2017 Easton S3 (YB17S313).

Kyle J. Expert
132341 Click to show/hide answer

My son is going to try out for middle school baseball in his 6th grade year. He currently bats with a -5 or an end-loaded -8 . Going BBCOR is pushing it a little, but he has to make the transition. Do you think this is a good bat for a kid just getting into BBCOR bats?

I think that this 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) will be an excellent bat with which to start out if your player is new to BBCOR bats. It has a one-piece, all-alloy design and has a balanced swing weight. As well, you can get it in smaller 30" or 31" sizes if needed.

Ben Expert
132280 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 15 years old, 5' and about 110 lbs. What size bat should he get?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) in the 30" or 31" length depending upon which weight you believe will work best for your player.

Ben Expert
132108 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a good bat for a college player?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is BBCOR certified and it is an excellent option for a high school or college player.

Jason Expert
131996 Click to show/hide answer

My son just turned 13 and he is 5'9" and weighs 196. What size bat should I get him?

Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 33"/30 ounce 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA).

Carter Expert
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My son is almost 13 yrs old and is 5'1" tall and weighs about 100 lbs. What bat size/oz should I purchase for him?

Based on your son's height and weight it would be best to get him the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 30 inch/27 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
131739 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'7" and weigh 135. What size would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 31"/28 ounce in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA).

Carter Expert
131716 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'2" and weigh about 140 pounds. What size would you recommend for me?

Based on your height and weight, we would suggest the 31" 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Logan Expert
131607 Click to show/hide answer

How would you compare this bat to the 2017 Easton Z-Core Speed Whiteout bat? Which would you recommend? I am a 4 or 5 hole line drive hitter. I previously had the Easton S500 2014 model which suited me pretty well.

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW) is going to be almost the same as the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA). Easton did maximize the 2017 version of the bat by creating a longer barrel and lowering the swing weight. You really cannot go wrong either way, they are almost the same bat.

Carter Expert
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Does the Z-Core HMX have a break-in time?

No, the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA does not require a break-in period. It is hot out of the wrapper.

Jason Expert
131420 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat more end loaded or balanced? Also, my son is 5'11" about 160. What size would you recommend?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is more balanced than end-loaded. As for the size of bat to get based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
130411 Click to show/hide answer

Can this bat be used in sub 50 degree weather? Which bats do you recommend for early season sub 50 degree days?

Aluminum bats, especially those higher performance models with thinner walls, such as the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) should not be used in temperatures below 50 degrees. The problem is not so much the bat as it is the ball. Cold temperatures make the composition of the ball denser, especially the new 'Compacted Core' Balls being offered. This puts unusual stress on the bat walls which will result in denting. There is not any bat that we would recommend using in colder weather. However, composite bats will break in colder weather while aluminum bats will dent. You are able to use a dented bat while you cannot use a broken bat. So if you had to use any bat in these temperatures I would recommend using an aluminum bat.

Carter Expert
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Can this bat be used in middle school? How about the Mizuno Nighthawk Hybrid? Can that be used in middle school?

Yes, both the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA and the 2016 Mizuno Nighthawk Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16NH are approved for middle school play

Sean Expert
129839 Click to show/hide answer

What's the difference between an alloy and composite bat and which should I get? I am 5'5" and 97 pounds and need a drop -3 bat.

Alloy and composite are just different materials. One is not better than the other it really is just personal preference. I would recommend the 30"/27oz 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA).

Carter Expert
129736 Click to show/hide answer

I need a new drop -3 bat for the season. I'm only 5' 5" and 95 pounds, so I need a bat that has pretty even weight distribution and is better for contact hitters than power hitters.

Based on our Bat Coach, we recommend going with a 31" 28 oz. 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA, it has a very balanced weight distribution which is ideal for a contact hitter.

Sean Expert
129602 Click to show/hide answer

What will have more natural end load, the Easton Z-Core HMX or the Easton Z-Core Hybrid?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) and the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) are both going to be extremely balanced bats. Neither are them are going to have any end load.

Carter Expert
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Is the sweet spot on the Z-CORE XL bigger than the one on the regular Z-CORE?

The size of the sweet spots will be pretty similar between this 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) and the Z-CORE XL. The biggest difference between the bats will be the end-load present on the Z-CORE XL that is designed to assist players looking to add some more power to their game.

Ben Expert
128675 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a big barrel bat?

This 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter on it which is referred to as big barrel (a 2 5/8" barrel diameter is standard for a bat that features BBCOR .50 certification).

Ben Expert
127636 Click to show/hide answer

I have tried the Louisville Slugger Prime, Omaha, Easton MAKO and this Z-CORE. Besides the two composite and two alloy what would you say are major differences between the Z-CORE vs the Omaha? And on the composite side, Prime vs MAKO? I am a 15 y/o sophomore playing for my school and I'm on the smaller side at 5'4" and 110 lbs. Which of these bat(s) would you say is best for me with the most balanced swing weight and longer barrel?

There will be slight difference between these 4 bats. The Omaha and Z-CORE will feel similar in balance and have not seen any major differences regarding pop or durability. As for the Prime and MAKO, this is also true. Composite bats in general typically have a slightly larger barrel/sweet spot and will be more balanced compared to their alloy counterparts.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat only allowed in high school? Or do you think that most Babe Ruth/middle school ball leagues would allow it?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) is would be allowed in Babe Ruth 13-15 and 16-18 divisions as well as high school ball.

Jake Expert
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What is the difference between this bat and the 2017 Z-Core Speed Limited Whiteout BBCOR?

Other than the cosmetics, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW has a slightly lighter swing weight and a more balanced feel that allows for a faster swing speed compared to the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Angelique Expert
127356 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 14 years old, 5'10" and 170 lbs. What size bat should I buy him? Is this model good for high school? He's going from a 31" -7 in rec ball.

For your son's height and weight we recommend a 32" length. The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is BBCOR certified which is what is required for high school play. If he thinks that a 29 oz. weight will be too heavy, he can certainly continue using a 31" that is 28 oz.

Angelique Expert
127320 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'9.5", 150 pounds. I am normally a contact hitter, and would love a bat with pop. I have the length in mind but I am just not sure what type of bat to get. Could you recommend anything to me?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 32 or 33 inch model. The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight and would make a great option for both contact and power hitters.

Cameron Expert
127184 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'4" and 130 pounds. What bat size should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Jason Expert
126975 Click to show/hide answer

Is this barrel bigger than normal? If so, is it legal for high school use?

The barrel diameter for the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is 2 5/8"; this is the standard and only size that a BBCOR can feature.

Cameron Expert
126468 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'8", 145 pounds. What size bat would you recommend?

Based off of your height and weight we recommend a 32" in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Cooper Expert
126389 Click to show/hide answer

What Easton bat is like the older XL1 models?

The old Easton XL1 models were two-piece, all-composite bats with end-loaded swing weights. This 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) is a single-piece, all-alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. Therefore, it will not be very similar to the XL1 of the past. The most similar model to the XL1 being produced by Easton currently is the new 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR model. That MAKO XL has a two-piece, all-composite design and end-loaded swing weight.

Ben Expert
126269 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'4", what size bat do I need? It has to be a drop 3.

The best way to determine the correct size of a bat for a player is by their height and weight. Check out our Bat Coach to get the best size for you in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA. Here is a link to the Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Jason Expert
126199 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'7" and weigh 120 pounds. What size would you recommend?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

John P. Expert
126132 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 13, 5'8" and weigh 155. What size bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 32 inch 29 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
126026 Click to show/hide answer

I am 15 years old, 5'8" and 150 pounds. What size would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Jason Expert
125974 Click to show/hide answer

I am 16 years old, 5'8", and 215 pounds. What size would be recommended?

Based on your height and weight I would recommend using a 33" 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA).

Jake Expert
125453 Click to show/hide answer

What would you recommend for a hitter that has gap power: (this Easton Z-Core, the Omaha 516 or the Rawlings 5150)?

All of the bats being considered are single-piece, all-alloy bats with balanced swing weights. To be honest, if that is the style of bat that you prefer, any of these options will work well for you. However, due to the solid initial reviews we have received on this bat and its great price, I would recommend this 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) bat for purchase.

Ben Expert
125442 Click to show/hide answer

I am 13, 5'10" and 120 lbs. What size bat do I need?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Jason Expert
125434 Click to show/hide answer

I am 13, 5'7" and 120 pounds. What size bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 31 inch 28 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
125426 Click to show/hide answer

I am 16 years old 5'10" and 200 pounds. What length bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 33 inch 30 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
125409 Click to show/hide answer

I am 6'2" and 150 pounds. What length bat should I purchase?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 33 inch 30 ounce bat.

Cameron Expert
125108 Click to show/hide answer

I am 17 years old, 6'2" and weigh 215. What size BBCOR bat should I use?

Our charts would recommend a 34" for a player with your height and weight.

John Expert
125086 Click to show/hide answer

How much vibration does this bat have?

Initial reviews left at JustBats.com regarding this 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) have not indicated any serious issues with vibration. Since it is a single-piece bat, you may sense some discomfort on connections not squared up on the barrel, but it should not be extra painful.

Ben Expert
124960 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 18 years old, almost 6 foot tall and 215 pounds. What is the best bat size?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Jason Expert
124860 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'10" and 146 lbs. What size should I get?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

John P. Expert
124854 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a power hitter going into high school next year. What bat would you recommend looking at a 33" BBCOR model?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is a one-piece, fully alloy construction which would be ideal for a power hitter and it is available in a 33" length.

John P. Expert
124234 Click to show/hide answer

Is this the same bat as the 2015 Easton S3Z ZCORE bat?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA and the S3Z are the same bat other than the cosmetic appearance and the grip tape.

Jason Expert
124227 Click to show/hide answer

I am 14, 5'4" and 145 pounds. What size Z-CORE would be best for me?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 31 inch 28 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
124135 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'6" and 150 pounds and play high school ball. What length do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 32 inch 29 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
123827 Click to show/hide answer

Is the extended barrel on this bat the same as last year's model? Are there other balanced BBCOR bats that have a similar extended barrel design?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA features the ZCORE Internal Core Technology which is said to create a huge, expanded sweet spot that is very similar to last years model. The 2016 COMBAT MAXUM BBCOR Baseball Bat: MAXAB103 will be extremely well balanced and features a 20-40% larger hitting surface in comparison to other models.

John P. Expert
123673 Click to show/hide answer

Does the Easton MAKO make a person a better hitter?

To my knowledge, there is no bat out there that will make someone a better hitter. There are some bats that may be better fits for one player compared to another (end-loaded versus balanced swing; one-piece/two-piece or alloy/composite). The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight. This bat would be great for both contact and power hitters alike.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat available with a composite instead of an alloy?

No. the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) is a one-piece alloy. The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) is a two-piece composite if you are looking for a well balanced composite bat.

Damon Expert
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What does Z-CORE mean? Is there any similarities to the MAKO?

Z-CORE stands for Easton's internal core technology which creates a huge, expanded sweet spot. The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is a one-piece, alloy construction while the 2016 MAKO is a two-piece, fully composite construction so they will be on the opposite ends of the spectrum as far as overall construction goes.

John P. Expert
123221 Click to show/hide answer

Which Easton bat is most like their 2013 S1 model?

This 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) is a single-piece, all-alloy bat with a balanced swing weight while the S1 model is a two-piece, all-composite bat with a balanced swing weight. The current model that Easton is making that compares most similarly to the S1 would be the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK).

Ben Expert
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Is the handle fat at the bottom or slim throughout the whole handle?

The handle of this 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) will taper into the knob of the bat (i.e. get fat right before it gets to the knob).

Ben Expert
122682 Click to show/hide answer

What is the break in period for this bat?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is a one-piece alloy design and will be hot out of the wrapper; as such it does not require a break-in period.

Cameron Expert
122280 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between this bat and the Easton Z-CORE HMX TORQ?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX TORQ BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZAT has a rotating handle where the bottom hand is placed. The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA has a standard handle.

Angelique Expert
122096 Click to show/hide answer

Can I use this bat for 13-15 Babe Ruth baseball?

Yes, this 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) will be allowed in the 13-15 year old division of Babe Ruth Baseball.

Ben Expert
122023 Click to show/hide answer

When is Easton going to come out with their next lineup of bats?

The next lineup of bats from Easton that will include the 2017 model of this Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) will probably be released during the end of the summer 2016.

Ben Expert
121891 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'9", 140 lbs and I play middle school ball. What length would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would suggest a 32" model of the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Jason Expert
121871 Click to show/hide answer

Does Easton make -5 BBCOR bat?

Easton, nor any other bat manufacturer, will make a BBCOR bat in a drop 5 model. All BBCOR bats will feature a drop 3 with a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.

Cameron Expert
121531 Click to show/hide answer

Does Easton make an end-loaded 30" BBCOR bat?

Unfortunately, this 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) is the only current 30"/27 oz bat we are featuring from Easton and it is a balanced bat. Currently, there will not be any 30"/27 oz Easton models available with an end-load.

Ben Expert
121505 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between this bat and the S3Z BBCOR 2015 Easton bat?

The biggest difference between this 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) and the 2015 S3Z will be the updated cosmetics and new grip on this 2016 model.

Ben Expert
121423 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'3" and 95 lbs. What size bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.

Jason Expert
121184 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a drop 3?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is BBCOR certified therefore it has a -3 length to weight ratio.

Angelique Expert
121128 Click to show/hide answer

What Easton bat compares to the 2015 Easton S3? How does it compare to the 2016 Rawlings VELO?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is the 2016 version of the Easton S3. It is very comparable to the 2016 Rawlings VELO in that they are both well balanced one-piece alloy bats.

Marcus Expert
121075 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 13 years old, 5', and 82 lbs. What size bat should he use?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA in a 29 inch 26 ounce model. The smallest size that the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA will feature is a 30 inch 27 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
120980 Click to show/hide answer

Honestly what's the difference between all the new Eastons and the old XL3? The XL3 was the best bat I ever owned. Which one of the new Eastons compare to the XL3 and is it much better?

The XL3 was a one-piece alloy design with an end-loaded swing weight. Looking at the 2016 line with regards to Easton, they only made a few models that will feature this end-loaded design: the 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKTL and the 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKL. If you prefer the one-piece alloy design then the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA would be the best bat for you but it would feature a balanced swing weight.

Cameron Expert
120262 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 13 years old, 4'10", and weighs 60-70 pounds. What size bat would be best for him? He needs a BBCOR bat.

Based upon your son's height and weight, I would recommend using a 29" BBCOR baseball bat. Unfortunately, the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA is not offered in a 29" length.

John P Expert
119560 Click to show/hide answer

I am a high school player, 5'11" and 129 lbs. What length and weight bat should I be using?

Based on your height/weight, we would suggest getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) in a 31 inch 28 oz model or 32 inch 29 oz model.

Cameron Expert
119538 Click to show/hide answer

I am 14 and I play baseball in middle school. I am 110 pounds and 5 foot 2. What size bat?

Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 30 inch size of the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA).

Patrick Expert
118913 Click to show/hide answer

I am 15, 5'10" and 170 lbs. I play Babe Ruth and high school baseball. What size bat do you recommend?

Based on your height/weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) in a 33 inch 30 oz model.

Cameron Expert
116869 Click to show/hide answer

I am 14, 6 foot 2 and 160 pounds but I do not have that much bat speed. What size should I get?

We would recommend the 33" in the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) for a player with your height and weight.

John Expert
116501 Click to show/hide answer

What do you think is better for BBCOR, aluminum or composite?

At their best, all BBCOR bats like the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) will perform around the same level regardless of material. Alloy barrel bats are hot out of the wrapper and do not require any break-in to perform. Composite barrel bats will need a short break-in period (usually 100-150 swings of soft toss or tee work while rotating the barrel) to reach the performance potential you would want. The trade off is that while alloy bats tend to dull or dent over time and lose performance, composite bats will get hotter and hotter over time until they eventually fail. The way they age differently allows composite bats to usually last in their peak performance longer than alloy barrel bats do.

Patrick Expert
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Will this be the same bat, besides the paint job, as the 2015 Easton S3Z Z-CORE?

The 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR (BB16ZA) is the direct replacement for the 2015 Easton S3Z Z-CORE.

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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

Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • Thin 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle
  • End Loaded Swing Weight
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • One-Piece, Alloy Construction
  • Highest Swing Weight Index In 2017 Power Brigade Lineup
  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • High MOI Equals More Mass Behind Ball At Impact
  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) Alloy Creates Expanded Sweet Spot & Greater Durability
  • Z-CORE Internal Core Technology Creates Longest Aluminum Barrel In Baseball
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description for 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX
New from Easton for 2017! The latest and greatest members of the BBCOR Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.

The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL is a traditional one-piece, alloy construction with a massive end loaded swing weight geared towards power hitters nationwide. The extended barrel design creates more mass behind the ball at contact guaranteeing you further ball flight on each hit. Also known as the King of Ping, the Z-CORE has the biggest aluminum BBCOR barrel in baseball. Nothing else compares. More barrel means more sweet spot which turns into more power. With the Z-CORE internal core technology combined with the HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) alloy, the sweet spot has expanded for more hitting surface while the durability has improved tremendously. Furthermore, the thin 31/32 inch tapered handle comes wrapped with Easton's 1.2mm HYPERSKIN grip for an enriched grip and unmatched comfort. There is a reason the BBCOR Power Brigade had more at-bats, more hits, and more home runs than any other baseball bat used at the College World Series. Easton: More Ping In Every Swing!

This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certification making it legal for play at the high school and collegiate level. Furthermore, Easton is backing this design with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. If you're an elite hitter, purchase the Z-CORE XL today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!
Bat Features
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • Free Shipping!
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix Alloy) Construction
  • One-Piece, Alloy Construction
  • ZCORE Internal Core Technology - Creates Huge, Expanded Sweet Spot
  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)
  • Lower Swing Weight Index for Balanced Feel
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
Description for Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA
For 2016, Easton has brought the most expansive line of power and performance to the market with the all-new Power Brigade Series!

The Z-CORE HMX BBCOR - Not your dad's one-piece alloy design. Even though it provides that traditional feel on contact with max energy transfer, the real innovation lies within the barrel. Easton's new Z-CORE Technology is combined with their HMX (Hyperlite Matrix Alloy) to create an advanced barrel-core that delivers one of the longest aluminum barrels in the game, and More Ping, From Every Swing! And with a finely tuned Swing Weight Index for an ultra-balanced feel, this one is exactly what every hitter who wants max bat speed (without sacrificing pop) is searching for.

The Z-CORE HMX BBCOR features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, -3 length to weight ratio, new HYPERSKIN Performance Grip, and is BBCOR Certified for High School and Collegiate Play. Amplify Your Power, and pick up your own Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA today at JustBats.com. The shipping is always free, and we're always here for you - from ClickToHit!
Customer Testimonial

Awesome!!! Arrived earlier than expected with standard shipping.

- Scott, Simi Valley, CA
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