Pros: Good bat, better than I thought it would be actually. Our team was initially confused by USA bat rule for sure, but thanks to Just Bats for keeping it simple and breaking it down
Cons: USA bat rule in general
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Pros: Good bat, better than I thought it would be actually. Our team was initially confused by USA bat rule for sure, but thanks to Just Bats for keeping it simple and breaking it down
Cons: USA bat rule in general
Pros: With the new standards forcing smaller kids to use heavier and longer bats than they need this bat surprised me. The balanced swing really showed true and my son had a good level swing and made great contact with this bat the first time we used it. The only thing I added was a knobcuff to make it feel natural to choke up on the bat.
Cons: Pop is about 10-15 feet shorter than an old 1.15 bat but I believe all USA bats will be this way.
Pros: The review on this as a coach pitch bat is inaccurate. Spoke directly with DeMarini and they assured me it is good for kid pitch.
Pros: Easier to swing for smaller kids with the smaller barrel, and the barrel is a decent length for these bats
Cons: No pop and sting on miss hits. Recently bought an axe as a second bat and either it has alot more pop or this demarini is dead, and I tested this with me hitting off of a tee not my son after I saw how much of a difference the origin had in pop off of his swings. There are better bats out there in this price range.
Pros: Itâ€™s good
Pros: Solid in Sweet Spots 2 1/2" barrel Good Balance
Cons: Miss-hits don't travel well
Pros: The pros are solid construction, the -11 is very evenly balanced and easy for him to grip. It has a great sweet spot, it swings and feels a lot like his Combat Maxim. The 2 5/8 Barrel dose seem huge, but you get use to it. With batting gloves my 8 year old dose not complain of any sting when hitting off the tip. He is hitting the ball as far with the Ghost X as he did with his Combat Maxim most of the time. I think the trampoline effect is over rated in youth bats and for me this bat proves that. This bat dose have a odd sound, a different tone than the Combat composite or wood but you can hear a foul ball tick off of it pretty well. No one has had this bat long enough to rate durability but Easton is a name you can depend on so for that I'll give it 5 stars.
Cons: My son changed the Hyper skin to Lizard Skin at purchase. It just feels better to him, he didn't like it on the Mako CXN either. I got him the 30 inch he is 4ft 4 and 65 pounds and chokes up about an inch so he can use it a couple years.
Pros: This bat was bought for my 9 year old son who plays travel ball. We were replacing a Mako Torq (which doesnt meet the 2018 specs). At first the barrel seems a little too big, but my son is hitting great with it. It had a huge sweet spot and has more pop than expected. He has had little sting as well, even without gloves. Although I was upset that I was forced to buy a new bat, i am definitely happy with the purchase.
Cons: The bat has good pop, but it makes a flat/dead sound.
Pros: My son is 10. He told me that he barely feels any vibration.
Cons: To new to have any yet.
Pros: Nice feel. Sounds similar to wood just a little duller. Like the new standard. Should be much safer and more realistic to wood. Nice balance. Vibration not an issue.
Cons: Changed the grip to Lizard Skin. Aprox. 10 yard shorter difference from last years Beast.
Cons: My Nine year old son said it has a lot of sting to it. nearly only took 5 swings with it and 4 out of the 5 hits the bat stung his hand. Thought if I change the grip, cause the one that come with is thin and use batting gloves would help, but no help at all. I thought he was making it up, so i tried it and first swing it stung. I hit the ball squar and it still stung.
Cons: bad vibration. my 9 yr old son hands stung everytime he hit the ball. small sweet spot. if you dont hit it in the sweet spot handa will sting.
Pros: He say's it has a great feel to it when he swing's it. Almost no sting on good and bad hit's. It's well balanced (he has 1 new S750 it's a little bit more end weighted tho). More hit's. Bigger sweet spot. Perfect fit for my son.
Cons: Break in, not sure what that will be at. Should have a better handle wrap and a bat cover for the price you pay. A bit expensive for a kid's bat. (Still the best bat I could get him tho) Don't forget to order the bat cover to protect your investment. Gave this bat 2 star for durability cause we just got it but Easton makes good bats so I imagine it could be a 5 star if it last 2 seasons (From what I've read composite bats don't last more than 2yrs. on avg. besides he's going to out grow it in less than that time anyway)
Pros: Great pop. Son chokes up an inch but loves the bat overall
Cons: None yet as we have only used it at pir practice facility
Cons: Terrible vibration with every hit even when dead center of the sweet spot.
Pros: Feels great in hands, off tee, soft toss, tennis balls. Looks nice. Is a true -11. No other positive feedback. Also, this is not a knock on easton. I have two boys and I coach. Purchased 4 different USA easton bats. Ghost X hyperlite for my 10 year old son who is about 70 lbs. Contact, gap, speed, type hitter who hits from the left side, but is right handed. Used Easton S500 -13 last season and loved it. But this is a 2018 USA bat comparison. There is also a chance it's a fluke defect. Also, easton has agreed to replace my Ghost Hyperlite with another Easton bat. Gonna go with the Beast X Hybrid. Tried it, good bat. Way too heavy right now- but could use mid season or next year. I compared the Ghost x hyperlite bat to the LS Solo 618 -11 over five hitting sessions. Two of the sessions had a hitter from each side of the plate. Also, the comparison took place after Easton Ghost X hyperlite was properly broken in.
Cons: "Holy Stingers Batman"- Please, keep in mind all single piece bats will sting a bit and my son plays primarily catcher so there's toughness there. The results were same with second hitter added. The sting was so bad it would drop him to his knees every 3-4 mishits. He would have to take a break. The LS 618 would sting sometimes, but much less. He referred to those stings as "normal stings" could shake his hands out and continue. "Fools Gold"-Don't be fooled by the big barrel. I found it to have a tiny sweet spot on a huge barrel. When squared up it traveled "maybe" slightly further than LS 618, but doen't square up as often. Also, Mishits go nowhere (after the sting). They knuckle, float, and quickly die out. This means fielders are making outs on those hits. (and batter in pain). It's like the oversized barrel absorbs the energy of the ball. In comparison, the ball really spins and darts with the LS 618 solo. More hits through infield. I would not recommend this bat.
Pros: My son hit it pretty well. He did complain about sting so, I left the factory wrap on and put a lizzard wrap over it and added a power pad...not a single sting after that, through several buckets of balls.
Cons: If youre looking for anything like the performance from bats of years past, temper your expectations because you will be dissappointed, regardless of what bat you choose.
Pros: Went to a demo and tried all bats from all brands. If you have a younger kid looking for a lighter bat, this is the one!
Cons: Performance is obviously lower on all the USA Bats from years past.
Pros: easy to swing
Cons: Made my son cry the bat rattled so bad and he is not a whiny baby
Pros: lots of contact, great feel, pop will inrease, vibration diminishes after long break in period. good line drive bat. the funny sound still there. sounds like hitting baseball with a guitar. but much better results now that its breaking in. Read below how to break in.
Cons: Price. Very long break in period. Not great in cool weather. I wrote a very critical review of this bat after after several sessions of what I thought was a good break in perod. I compared it to LS Solo 618. I was very dissapointed with the ghost x hyperlite. No pop and lots of stings. To be fair to easton and its product after several sessions with my ten year old I thought bat was broken in. I was wrong. I took it myself and hit over 100 baseballs off tee into net hard with 1/4 turn every time. it loosened bat up substantially. Son likes bat much more now. gets good contact with big barrel. Less stings but weather has been warmer. still has slightly less distance than LS Solo -11. But LS is a little heavier, and ghost x seems to be getting better. Slightly less misses and foul tips with ghost x bcz large barrel. changed my review and keeping bat in use for now.
Pros: Good feel, big barrel, lots of contact, lite. Good line drive bat. Be patient with break in period- read below how to quicken that process.
Cons: Very long break in period. After several sessions with my ten year old I thought bat was broken in. I was wrong. I than compared to LS Solo 618 and was very disappointed with ghost x. To be fair to Easton I wanted to make sure bat was broken in. I took it myself and hit over 100 baseballs hard off tee into net. It loosened bat substantially. He likes much more now wants to continue using it and has similar results to LS solo. Maybe slightly more distance at this time still with LS, but less misses and foul tips with larger barrel. Still a tough go in cooler weather, and $100 more than other -11 USA bats with similar results. Also, still sounds like hitting baseball with a guitar, but solid hits.
Cons: no pop ,lots of sting,my son is big and strong,thought we could work through it. no it hurts almost overtime.don,t buy this bat.
Pros: Great Balance and feel. Have a team of 7-8 year olds most have hit with the bat and all can swing and hit the ball good if hit in the sweet spot.
Cons: Kids who are not as far along in batting and miss more times than not will have the death vibrations in their hands. if your kid can make solid contact 80% of the time great bat for them. Expensive bat and at this price pay the extra and get the two piece.
Pros: He likes the bat a lot, heâ€™s getting use to the 29/18 I went a little bigger in weight so he can use it a few years(he just turned 9). Weâ€™ve had 4-5 hitting sessions with it indoors and heâ€™s had little to no sting at all. Obviously not the same pop as his Combat but I think the difference is minimal.
Cons: I think the true test of this bat will come much later.
Cons: Sting that you canâ€™t shake off.
Pros: if your kid can hit, this bat doesnt change that
Cons: if your kid cant hit, this bat doesnt change that
Pros: nice feel
Cons: stings kids hands. three different bat grips. then returned it.
Pros: My son was hitting really well with this bat first time in the cage. He was hitting harder than some kids twice his size. He said no vibration/ stinging and that this bat felt great overall.
Cons: My son still prefers his Easton Mako Beast.
Pros: if you hit it off the barrel it feels good.
Cons: it stings so incredibly much if you hit if off the end of the bat even with batting gloves that take away the sting.
Pros: My son hit great with this bat his first time in the cage. No complaints of sting or vibration. He was crushing the ball.
Cons: a little less pop than his mako.
Pros: My 11 year old was hitting great with this bat right out of the wrapper. No complaints of stinging or vibration. He likes the way it feels and is looking forward to breaking the bat in and hopefully getting a bit more pop.
Cons: Less pop then last years Mako.
Pros: lightweight nice feel
Cons: miss hits will kill your hand worst vibration ever also sounds dead my son strong hitter and had a lot of little chip shots with it my son won't use it after we bought it and went with 718 select slugger haven't used it yet hopefully it with not hurt his hand
Cons: Stings worse than any bat I have ever been around. Makes kids not even want to hit. Easton really missed the mark with this one.
Pros: Gone are the days of buying a hot bat and making your kid look like an all-star. On par with all other USA bats in terms of distance. My son is on the smaller side so I needed a bat he is comfortable swinging and this is it. Yeah it had some stingers on mishits but so did the other USA bats I've bought. I put a knobcuff on and it seems to have fixed the vibration issue when hitting off the end or handle.
Cons: $$$ for a made in china bat with a terrible grip, but if you need the lightest bat on the market without giving up barrel size this is your bat.
Pros: Good pop, Huge Sweet spot
Cons: Bat Sting. If you don't hit it on the sweet spot you will know.
Cons: No pop (compared to other USA bats), stings a lot (again a lot more than other USA bats), totally not worth the money. We sold ours and got the Demarini Voodoo One. Much better bat and much cheaper.
Pros: evenly balanced
Cons: not as much pop as other usa bats, sounds dead when hit, and if you do not hit in 4 in sweet spot will vibrate and sting kids hands.
Pros: None other than it looks nice and is lightweight
Cons: The sting it leaves is horrible, 2 kids one of which is mine both have the same bat, they both have been great hitters playing dicie ball and travel ball, both are 9. These bats have a sting to them neither can shake off. I am looking in to returning it now. I absolutely hate that we spent all of this money on a new bat that we thought was one of the best to be disappointed the way we were. Do Not Recommend
Pros: looks nice. light weight
Cons: kills my sons hands, every hit. It's got him to where he don't even want to swing hard because it just kills his hands. We've switched to lizard skin, bought better batting gloves and purchased the rubber that you put at end of bat to help absorb some of the shock. This bat was way to much money for him not to use it. I'm calling Easton to try find a resolution. He has been using his friends $89 Rawlings bat and it has great pop and there is little to no vibration. VERY disappointed in this bat. Three other kids on his team have all experienced the same thing.
Pros: No pop or anything
Cons: Ok do not recommend it
Pros: good feel in the hands. balanced
Cons: will vibrate your socks off if you dont hit the sweet spot. kids are scared to hit with it because lf the vibration. sounds terrible.
Pros: it looks good
Cons: out of 100 pitches i couldn't get a solid hit. My hands sting every time I hit the ball. Every time I did hit the ball it was a little blooper, and it didn't even leave the infield. Overall IT"S WASTE OF MONEY!
Pros: Good to swing and weâ€™ll balanced
Cons: Vibration is a killer. Small sweet spot. No worth the mone worst bat to buy. ****. Stay away
Pros: NONE - DO NOT BUY.
Cons: Bought this bat thinking it would be one of the best of the 2018 USA bats. We were wrong. Ball dies off of the barrel and goes no where. We switched to a LS 618 solo and the same lazy drive that easily falls into second basemen's glove is now reaching the outfield. I have also heard from coaches of several other teams who are very dissatisfied with this bat and all the Easton Ghost bats. The hand sting is so bad my son was intentionally striking out. He was swinging and missing on purpose this bat was so bad. That should tell you something.
Pros: light weight and durable
Cons: There is absolutely NO pop off this bat!!! We have three different baseball teams between city league and travel ball and this is by far the worst investment of all equipment we have ever purchased. There are numerous USA bats throughout all our teams and would hands down recommend the Beast (2pc) or even the simple, aluminum, Rawlings Prodigy. Do NOT waste your money!!!
Pros: Good feel and balanced.
Cons: Vibration has been a lot more than the Mako.
Pros: My son is only 7, so we needed the lightest bat we could find. This is the lightest weight USA composite this year, believe me we tried them all. All alloy USA bats are at least 2 oz over swing weight, some 2.5. (USA 5150 27/16 weighs 18.6, DEMARINI VOODOO 28/18=20.4). Most all of the USA composite bats are 1.5-2 oz over listed weight. However this bat is only 1.2 oz over listed weight. 28/17 weighed exactly 18.2 oz) compared to pre USA composite bats which had longer breakin period, this bat is more ready to go. I do recommend changing to a lizard skin on all 1 piece bats for kids 8u. *****Heard of a guy who had this bat rolled and Shaven, after shave bat weighed exactly 17 oz, and was HOT AS FIRE. If you are looking for that sort of action, this bat is HOT!
Cons: Balanced bat with minimal end weight results in heavier rattle when hit off end of the bat.
Pros: My son gets alot of pop with this bat over others he has tried.
Cons: Grip is VERY thin and was replaced immediately. Lots of vibration and stinging hands even with knob and good batting gloves.
Cons: Bat rattle, hand stingers, Easton costumer service. Buy this bat and miss 3 weeks of you kid swinging it while Easton try's to replace it with an equally bad bat. Get you replacement bat and then see if you sports store will take it in on some sort of trade.
Cons: Three different kids on my team bought it and each dislikes it. They complain of constant hand ringing. We tried adding lizard skin and buying padded batting gloves. I would avoid this one piece design. Time to look for a new bat.
Cons: No Pop and sounds dead
Pros: Initially, the name
Cons: Hand Sting, No pop - Coach both LL and travel baseball and purchased 2 of these bats for both kids. Not happy with the decision. Kids constantly shake hands from 'Bat Sting' and not much pop. I understand the USA bat standards, however this bat is inferior to others. They now sit in my son's bags while they use other bats. The worst part is when I attempted to contact Easton they were not much help and very unresponsive.
Pros: There is noting positive about this bat.
Cons: A wooden bat has more pot then this bat.Our video proved that. It ruined baseball.
Pros: The only good thing i can say about this bat. Is that looks good and thats about it.
Cons: Zero pop even for a USA bat. Zero feedback when hitting! Vibration and sting worse than swinging a wood bat. you littlery could go to Walmart and buy the cheapest USA bat you could find and it would out perform this bat. Easton you screwed the pooch on this one and in return are duping people into making people pay almost $300 for a garbage product.
Pros: My son liked this bat a lot when he swung it in the store and it was more affordable then the other Ghost 2 piece bat.
Cons: The sting is so bad. batting gloves do not help. No pop what so ever. The ball goes no where. When my son used another bat the ball goes 10x further. I have seen much cheaper bats out perform this bat 10 times over. Been breaking it in since winter clinics and it still stinks middle of the season. I want my money back.
Pros: Balanced swing, weight, huge sweet spot. Once broken in the hand sting is gone. You really need to get through the break in to appreciate this bat.
Cons: Break in time - took 150 good hits off a tee, rotating the bat 1/4 turn each time to break it in. Hand sting is gone and sweet spot is huge. Good pop for a USA Standard bat but nowhere close to last years models.
Pros: its a bat
Cons: its bad, crazy vibration, my kids are scared to swing now, zero pop, expensive, stock grip is way too thin, we have a thousand hits and same performance, there is no â€œbreak inâ€ period, just a bad bat. Learn from my expensive mistake
Pros: This is a great bat! The break in period is short, the vibration is decent, and the pop is decent as well. The big barell maximizies the sweet spot. Great job Easton!
Cons: Youâ€™ll probably wanna buy your own bar grip for this one, as Easton bat grips are not great
Cons: Vibrates so bad that it has bruised my sons hands. ZERO pop in it. My son has started to refuse to use it, because it hurts his hands so bad. I've had other kids try using it and get the same complaints from them. Do not buy. Save your money.
Cons: This bat is prone to bat vibration when striking the baseball. My son broke his thumb via bat vibration. I do not recommend this bat.
Cons: This bat is prone to severe bat vibration. My 10 year old son broke his thumb from the hyperlite bat vibration. I would not recommend this bat.
Pros: hasnt broken yet
Cons: worst bat ive ever bought. normally love easton but this is a bad product. gonna try for a refund
Pros: Since I'm feeling generous, maybe the sting wasn't bad for my son (though others seem to have different experience). Nothing and I mean nothing else, aside from maybe the looks of this bat when it is in the wrapper, is good.
Cons: - Swings slow => While lab tests may show the weight is near what is marked on the bat, something about it makes it feel heavy. - I can't prove it with science, but my eyes tell me that after 2000 hits (cage, games, practice, etc.) the composite is now absorbing energy at collision between the bat and ball further reducing the bats performance below USABat standards. Like its now actually deadening the ball. I swear rolled up cardboard would compare equally to this bat. Nearly the entire team has given up on the Ghost X and Hyperlite and switched to the Lousiville Slugger Solo 618. A bat half the price, but just flat out performs the Ghost in every way. I think to be first, Easton rushed the Ghost line to market and just beefed up the barrel to take away the trampoline effect, without fully considering the impact on "swing weight" (i.e., how it actually feels to swing) or how it will perform over time. Over hyped trash. Save your money.
Pros: It looks nice.
Cons: I have two boys. I have purchased at least 10 Easton bats over the past 7 years - all of them the top of the line. This bat without question has the least pop and the most vibration of any we have ever purchased. My 12 year old has the 31/21 and unless you hit it absolutely perfect the ball just dies. Other team members who have hit bombs in the past are getting the same result with this bat.
Pros: my 7 year old son loves the bat good sweet spot good pop
Cons: it does sting him but not to the point where he doesn't want to use it. Hes happy with the bat
Pros: Haven't strike out super loght
Pros: the bat is lightweight as advertised, thats kt
Cons: balls that my kids hit into the otfield barely dribble to the pitchers mound, sounds like a crappy solid wood bat.
Cons: has been vibrating his hands all season. other players borrow and same results. probably should have been recalled like the -10 USA bats!
Pros: has a lot of pop
Cons: Vibration hurts a little bit
Pros: My son likes the color
Cons: No pop at all. My son complains of stinging every time we're in the cage. Batting gloves and putting on a lizard skin grip had little effect. The 750C is a far superior for half the cost. I put the ghost x on eBay for $100 with no takers. I hope the word is getting around. Easton please recall the 30"-19oz also!
Pros: It has pop when it starts. Very lite.
Cons: Dies in a couple of monthes.
Pros: Looks good. Son likes the way it feels in swing.
Cons: No pop. None. The bat sounds like a wet tree limb when hitting. My son has quit using it due to severe lack of pop. The ball has no spin off of the bat, looks like knuckleball off of the bat.
Pros: Easy to swing.
Cons: This bat has ZERO pop. A lot of vibration in the hands. Tried it out on a couple of my son's teammates as well, none of them liked the bat. Do not recommend. Switching to the DeMarini Zen - best USA bat we've found so far.
Pros: Well balanced and probably durable
Cons: When compared to other USSSA baseball bats this bat under performs. During ball contact the bat sounds like you hit it against an aluminum pole. There is no bounce, again this is understanding that most of the new standard bats also the same way and comparing apples to apples. After investing in this bat, my son moved to a wood bat as it performed better.
Pros: None, zip, zilch.
Cons: No pop, ringing hands, NO POP AT ALL.
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Is this bat approved for the Cal Ripken League and is it good for 8U pitching machine?
Yes, the 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL is approved for Cal Ripken League and would work for machine pitch.
What is the actual weight?
The 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL will come in about 1/2 ounce heavier than the listed weight.
It says that this bat is approved for the Dixie Youth league. Does that mean it has a 2 5/8" barrel? I believe that is what our kids need to use.
Bats that meet the new USA certification will feature a USA stamp and will have a barrel diameter that is between 2 1/4" and 2 5/8". This 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUPL) has a 2 1/2" barrel diameter and will feature the USA stamp required by the Dixie Youth league.
My son is 6 and 3'9". What's a good size for him?
Per your son's height and age, we would recommend getting the 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL in a 27 inch model.
My son is 9 years old, 4'11" tall and weight is approx. 100 lbs. He is currently playing Pony league mustang division. What size bat would you recommend?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL in a 30 inch model.
My son is 10 years old. He weighs 115 pounds and he is 4'5". What size bat does he need?
We would recommend a 30" length for his height and weight.
My son is 9 years old. He weighs 78 pounds and is 55 inches tall, would you recommend this bat for him?
The 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL would be a great option for your player. Based on his height and weight, I would suggest the 29" 19 oz. size.
My boy is 12, is this a good bat for him to use? I purchased a Easton and he already put a dent in it.
While the 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL is a quality bat, the bat I would actually recommend for a 12 year would be the hybrid constructed 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2.
My son is 6yrs old, weighs 47 pounds and plays coach pitch. What size do you recommend? Has to be usa approved.
Based on your player's specifications, I would recommend either a 27" bat. Unfortunately, the smallest this 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL is manufactured in is a 28" model.
My son is entering his first year of kid pitch. He is 8, 51 inches, and around 60 lbs. I'm wanting to make sure we get the right size, but also wondering what the best budget friendly bat would be. Thanks.
Based on your sons height and weight the 28"/18 ounce 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL would be a great option for him.
My son is 9 and 1/2, he weighs 70 lbs and is 56 inches. What size bat should I purchase from your company? He plays kid-pitch with speeds up to 60 mph.
Based on your player's specifications, I would recommend the 29" 19oz version on either the 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL or the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo One -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUO2.
My son is 7 years old, 44 inches, 62 lbs and plays coach pitch. Which size DeMarini would you recommend?
At your player's age and size, I would suggest the smallest option of the 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL, which would be 28" 18 oz.
My son is 6, 4'4", and 50lbs. I can't decide between the 518 Omaha slugger or the DeMarini Uprising. What's your opinion? Thank you.
I would recommend the 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL if your player is in a league where velocities do not exceed 40 mph. I would recommend the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 if your player is in a league with velocities higher than 40 mph.
I'm confused by the video for this bat, being contradictory of what I have read elsewhere. Would this bat be ok for 10U kid pitch or is it really 8U and under?
The 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL was originally labelled as a Junior Big Barrel bat meaning it would have been better served for players between the ages of 6-8. The classification of this bat has since changed to "Youth Big Barrel" meaning this designation would be a bat best served for players between the ages of 6-12.
I have not seen many USA 2 1/2" barrel bats out yet. Are there more to come?
The 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Youth Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL is the only USA bat with a 2 1/2" barrel diameter (coach pitch bat). At this time we are not aware of any additional models being made in the 2 1/2" barrel diameter.
I noticed on the DeMarini website this bat comes in a 27 inch 17 oz version. Do you know if Just Bats will be carrying this size? Also do you have any information on the 27/17's static weight?
I'm not showing any indication that JustBats.com will be carrying that size, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we won't if they make that size. The 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Junior Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL has been weighing about half an ounce heavier than the listed weight, so a 27/17 would weigh right around 17.5 ounces.
Is this bat approved for PONY 2018 with the USABAT emblem?
The 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Junior Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUPL) bat is Pony League approved for 2018.
2 1/2" bats are not approved for PONY Baseball, only 2 1/4" and 2 5/8."
Under the USA standards, PONY will allow any barrel size up to 2 5/8" in diameter, so the 2 1/2" diameter of the 2018 DeMarini Uprising -10 Junior Big Barrel USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUPL would be legal.
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Is this bat still approved for play?
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Can this bat be used in drills with total control balls?
We would not recommend using your bat with any sort of weighted ball, as the bat was not designed with weighted balls in mind.
I am undecided on which size is best for my twin 8 year olds. They are both 4 feet even and 52 lbs. Should I go with the 27" or the 28"? I am concerned the 28" may be a little to big as they have been used to swinging bats with the 2 1/4 barrel. The 2 5/8 barrel would be new to them.
Based on your players' sizes, I would recommend that they each swing the 27" option of the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL.
I have twins that just turned 8. They each weigh about 52LBS. I had bought an Easton S450 27" with 2 1/4" barrel. However, there is absolutely no pop with that bat and it has a lot of vibration. I have noticed that the 2 5/8" barrel bats seem to have more pop. Would you recommend this bat in 27" length for my twins?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is a one piece composite bat. Composite bats do require a break in process before you see its true performance. This process can take about 150-200 swings off a tee rotating the bat every 10 swings. Alloy bats on the other hand, do come out of the box game ready which helps explain the difference you are seeing. A 27" bat would be a good choice for 7-8 year old players.
What impact does the cold weather have on sting from these bats? My son is swinging a 28" version and we went out in about 50 degrees and he has refused to swing the bat since because of how much it hurt. He seems to suffer most when hitting at the end of the barrel. It seems that this bat is not designed well for the price since my son has always hit well without sting in the past. Any thoughts? Should we wait out the cool weather?
We've heard that the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL does vibrate quite a bit due to the one piece construction. The cold weather and hitting off the end are also things that would amplify those vibrations. We've actually heard that after quite a bit of use, the composite fibers loosen up and the vibrations dampens over time.
What is the difference in this bat compared to the Easton Ghost-10 model ybb18gx10?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL features a one piece composite design while the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 is a two piece design. The Hyperlite is also one ounce lighter than the two piece Ghost X.
My son is 8 and he's about 3â€™9" and weighs about 60 pounds. Would this bat be good for him or what would you recommend?
Yes, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a great option for your son. We would recommend a 27"/16 ounce for him.
Would changing the grip to lizard skin help that much with the sting/vibration?
If you replaced the grip on the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL with any type of thicker grip it could definitely help with vibrations.
Does this bat come in 2 1/4" barrel?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is only offered with a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
What is the barrel size of the hyperlite? Am I correct in assuming it is a 2 5/8"?
The barrel size of this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is 2 5/8" and will be approved for USA sanctioned baseball.
My son is 11 (league age 12) and entering his last year of Little League. I just bought the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11, but now I'm hearing that there's quite a bit of vibration. He's had the Easton 2 piece bats in the past and liked them well enough, but I didn't find any at Dick's Sporting Goods. Should I be looking to spend more and get a two piece?
If you're concerned with vibration, the only way to alleviate that would be with a two piece bat, such as the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 or the slightly end loaded 2018 Easton Beast X Hybrid -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BXH10.
My son is 4 foot 9 inches 90lbs. Fairly strong, 9 years old. He used a 27 inch 15 oz last year. I don't want to buy a $300 bat every year. Any ideas?
I would recommend moving up to a 28" or 29" bat. A popular and more affordable option is the 2018 Easton Beast X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BX10. This is a one-piece, all alloy bat that features an X-Tended barrel design with Z-CORE technology for a massive sweet spot.
My son is about 4â€™ 5â€ and 65 pounds. He swings a Mako 30"/19 oz (-11) with a choke up grip. Would you recommend this bat in a 30" with a choke up grip as well? I don't want to buy an expensive bat for him to outgrow it. He just turned 11 if that helps.
Based on your son's height and weight, I think he would be comfortable with either a 29" or a 30" bat. I would recommend purchasing this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) in the 30"/19 oz size so that he has room to grow. As you mentioned, if it is too long this season, your son can choke up on the bat.
Is this the style bat that the Cal Ripken rules have went to? Are all the new style bats 2 5/8?
Cal Ripken requires the use of a USA model like the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL. As for USA bats, the vast majority will feature 2 5/8" barrel diameters. There are some models that will have the 2 1/4" barrel still in the USA standard.
Does this bat come in a 2 piece? I heard that cuts down on the vibration. Also what is the return policy on your bats? Could my son try it out for a few days to see if he likes it?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 is going to be the two piece version of this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL. And no, unfortunately this bat has no trial period on it and once it has been used we are not going to be able to take it back.
Was looking at this bat that my friend bought his kids, and he had the same bat that was YAA18GXHL. Is there a difference? Also, are you going to be getting in more of the 30/19?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is a one-piece bat. The other Ghost X that you are referring to is a two-piece bat. The one-piece bat will have a stiffer feel.
My son is an average hitter. Always had a 2-1/4 barrel but always ended up using a bigger barrel on the team. With the new bat requirements we are looking into getting him a 2-5/8 barrel however not sure what option would be the best. He is roughly 4'2" and probably 55-60 lbs.
Based on your son's height and weight we would recommend a 28"/17 ounce 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL for his first big barrel bat.
What is the actual weight of this bat?
These 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bats (YBB18GXHL) have consistently weighed 2 oz over the listed weight. If you were to purchase any size of this bat, I would expect the actual weight the registered on a scale to be at least 2 oz over the listed amount.
I need to purchase a USA compliant bat for my 6 year old. He is playing machine pitch. I would like a big barrel. What is you recommendation?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would offer the smallest option, which is what I would suggest for your player. The 27" 16 oz. 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL should work well for your player.
My son, who just turned 9, plays for a very competitive travel team. He is 4'10.5" tall and about 97 lbs. He currently uses an Easton S3 30" -13 2.25" barrel aluminum bat, with which he hits quite well. What is your recommendation for a USA compliant replacement?
Considering your player's specifications and previous bat, I would recommend a 30" 20oz. 2018 Easton Beast X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BX10. The Beast X will still provide the same alloy barrel with a balanced swing weight. This 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is another option for you. The Ghost X Hyperlite is a one-piece composite bat and should cut-down on some of the vibrations on contact.
What's the difference between the ghost x and the ghost x hyperlite ?
The main difference between the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL and the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 is that the Hyperlite is a one-piece composite bat while the Ghost X is a two-piece composite bat. Furthermore, The Hyperlite is only offered in -13, -12, and -11 sizes while the Ghost X is available in -10, -8, and -5 sizes.
Why do you have to warm up with the Easton Ghost X before you use it in a game?
Composite bats require a break-in period before game use in order to loosen up the carbon fiber materials that make up the bat. Taking a bat straight to the game has a very high risk of causing durability issues since the carbon fibers have not been loosened up at all, making the chance of cracking/breaking much higher.
How does this bat compare to the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11?
The main difference between the two is that the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite is a composite design while the Louisville Slugger Solo 618 is an aluminum design. This means the Easton model requires a break-in period before game use while the Louisville will not. Performance wise both bats should be fairly similar due to the strict nature of the USA bat regulations.
What do the arrows mean on the bat? Is it pointing towards where the ball should hit the bat?
We would not know the significance of the arrows on the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL. Based on where these arrows are at it would be ideal to square the ball up around this area for better performance capabilities.
My son plays USSSA but this only has a USA stamp. He also plays Cal Ripken. Will this bat be allowed in USSSA and Cal Ripken? Also, he's 56 to 57" and weighs just over 70 pounds. Is the the 30", -11 the right size for him (also looking at the Ghost X Hyperlite -12 (30", -12)? If he went with the Ghost X Hyperlite -12, how would the two bats compare? Any advice would be appreciated.
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL could be used in both USSSA and USA leagues such as Cal Ripken. USSSA will allow USA bats in their games but Cal Ripken will only allow USA stamped bats. Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend a 29 inch bat. Comparing this bat to the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GXHL12 one will see a few noticeable differences. Those would be weight (one ounce difference between the two), certification (the Ghost X Hyperlite -12 features USSSA certification and thus illegal for use in Cal Ripken) and barrel diameter (USA bats are maxed out at 2 5/8"). As well, due to the thinner barrel wall design of USSSA models one will get better performance from the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GXHL12.
Any way to get a 26/15 in this bat?
Unfortunately, the smallest option for the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is 27" 16 oz.
Some reviews are saying no sting and some are saying it has a lot of sting when hitting with this bat. Could you give some more clarification as to why this maybe an issue? Have there been any other issues with this bat?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL features new type of composite that is designed to help with vibration reduction. However, new USA certified bats have thicker barrel walls which is resulting in players needing to square up the baseball even more to reduce the sting.
Would you recommend a 26" or 27" for a 6 year old who weighs 50 lbs and plays coach pitch?
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend a 26"/17oz. 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL
My son is 8 years old, and weighs around 65 lbs. What size bat is recommended?
Based on your son's age, I would generally recommend getting this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) in the 28"/17 oz. size. If your player is 4'5" or taller though, I think you would be safe to move up to the 29"/18 oz. size.
Should the Hyperlite be used in cold whether? If not, what is the temperature that you should avoid using this bat?
It's really not ideal to use any bat in temperatures below 60 degrees, so I would just recommend limiting the use of the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in those temperatures as much as possible.
Is a 27/16 going to weigh 16 oz or will it weigh more?
Typically, baseball bats get weighed prior to the manufacturing process. I tend to see bats weighing one to two ounces heavier once that process is complete and the bat is ready for sale. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 27 inches and 16 ounces will most likely weigh closer to 17 ounces.
My son is 10 years old and is 5'4" 70 lbs. Last year he used the MAKO 29'-10, which size Ghost X Hyperlite do you recommend?
Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 31" bat. However, if you feel like that is a big jump, moving to a 30" would be perfectly acceptable as well. This is a suggestion based on his height and weight but the player should swing what he is most comfortable with.
My son is just turning 12 and is 4'10" weighing about 100 lbs. Last year he used the Mako 31" and 20 oz and struggled with his hitting. I am thinking he may be better off with a 30 inch/19 oz bat? Is this accurate?
Based off the information you have provided, I would recommend swinging a 30 inch bat. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 30/19 would be a good option. You could also take a look at the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 in a 30/20 if you would like the extra ounce.
I usually use a drop 10 bat and this bat is a drop 11. Could that have any affect on my swing or how far the ball will go?
If you are using a -10 bat and performing well, then going with a lighter -11 bat like this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) in the same length may decrease the distance in which you hit the ball. The -11 size of bat will have less mass to it and when you connect with the ball, you will be putting less force into the ball. The lower force being put into the ball will result in less distance on the ball.
How many swings does it take to break the bat in?
I would recommend around 75 hits on the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL to break in thoroughly.
My son is 11 year old. He is currently using a easton Typhoon 30 in 19 0z bat. If reading the Q&A correct the new bat standards are heavier. Do you recommend going down on oz?
I would recommend going with a 31'' 20 in the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL, the light weight feel of the Hyperlite will be a good fit for your 11 year old.
Does this meet the 2018 Little League rules? We bought a TORQ last year and were told we would have to change for 2018.
Yes, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will be approved for Little League play in 2018.
I have an 11 year old grandson who is 4'4" and 63 lbs. Good, hard swinger, been playing baseball all his young life. Out hits players taller and bigger than him. Looking at the Ghost X Hyperlite. What size should I buy him with the idea that he may hit a growth spurt?
I would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 28 inch bat length for a player that is 4'4" and 63 pounds.
My son is 9 years old and 95 lbs. However, he has slow hands. He was using a 29"/18 oz. What size do you recommend?
Based on your player's 9 year old age, I would recommend sticking with the 29" length or moving to a 30" length if you want something longer. To get another one-piece, all-composite bat like your Catalyst; I would recommend looking to this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) in the 29"/18 oz size -or- the 30"/19 oz size.
My son is 11 years old and will be 12 in June, 5 ft and 100 lbs. He is not a power hitter yet and is still working on proper mechanics and contact. Would the 31 inch be a good fit for him?
I would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 30 inch bat for a player 5 foot and 100 pounds.
Is this bat right for my 11 year old?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL could be a good choice for an 11 year old player needing to use a USA approved bat. The correct length to weight ratio will ultimately depend on his strength and how well he is handling his current bat.
What is the real advantage in buying a $280 bat over many other cheaper options of same size and weight? It seems even the cheapest bats are described as "balanced", "good pop", "low vibration", "durable". These seem like just buzz words for sales pitches, and don't have any real meaning or scale.
A more expensive bat like the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is due to the fact it is a composite bat. The "cheaper" options will always be the one-piece alloy bats as these are the easier bats to make that require less raw materials to construct. The advantage that the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL offers over the cheaper alloy models is the balanced feel and swing weight; this composite bat will offer a more true listed weight at roughly 0.5 ounces heavier. Two-piece bats will offer better vibration reduction from off-centered hits due to the flex they offered on impact. At this time we have not seen anything that suggests there is a higher performing USA bat on the market and we would anticipate better durability across all makes and models due to the thicker barrel wall design.
My son will be 11 in spring. He is 4â€™11â€ and 110 lbs. I saw something that said the Hyperlite was better if the player is a â€˜contact hitterâ€™ and the Beast X is better if the player is a â€˜power hitterâ€™. He usually hits a few homeruns during the season. How do I know if he is a contact or power hitter?
I would comment that if he typically hits a few homers each year, he is probably a power hitter and would be ready to use a bat with a -10 length-to-weight ratio over a bat like this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) with a -11 length-to-weight ratio. Based on his height and weight, I think you could consider a 30" length bat. My recommendation would be to consider the 2018 Easton Beast X -10 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18BX10) in the 30"/20 oz size.
I am looking to get a new 2018 compliant bat for my 10 yo. He's 4'11 90lbs. We looked at the 31/20 ghost x -11 for him. I thought the ghost x hyperlight seemed more balanced than the -10 2 piece version. Do you think there is a huge competitive difference between those two aside from vibration?
I always recommend that if your player is able to handle the weight, that they go ahead and swing the lowest drop weight possible (a heavier bat if the length remains consistent.) So aside from that the two-piece bat will certainly limit the vibrations felt on poorly struck balls. Overall the 31"/20oz. 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a quality bat for your son to use.
Last year was my son's first year playing kid pitch in Cal Ripken. He had a Rawlings Plasma 29" and struggled greatly with bat sting. The bat also felt a lot heavier than his friend's bats so he sometimes struggled getting it around. We want to invest in a bat that he can get around easily but also are concerned about bat sting. For these reasons we are torn between the Ghost X and the Hyperlite. Thoughts?
Both are good options. I would most likely recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 as it is still extremely light but the two piece design will greatly reduce vibrations.
I am looking at this bat for my 11 yr old. He is 100 lbs and I want as light a bat as possible as he is moving up to a league that the pitching is faster so I want him to have as much bat speed as possible. Is this a good bat and do I want a lighter bat as far as ounces or the -11 or -12, etc?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a good option to consider for an 11 year old who struggles with bat speed against faster pitching. The great thing about the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is the fact it will be one of the more balanced USA bats on the market.
My grandson is 5'5" and over 110 lbs. What size bat do you recommend for him?
I would recommend going with a 31'' 21 oz. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a oz lighter than suggested.
My grandson is 12. He is 5' tall about 100 pounds. What size bat would you recommend for him?
Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 30" model of the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL.
My son is 9 yrs old, 5â€™2, 110 lbs. What is best size for him?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 31 inch model.
My son is 11, weighs 82 lbs and plays Little League. He needs a USA stamped bat. He is use to swinging a lighter bat and had a -13 DeMarini Raw (30"/17 oz). I am hesitant to go with a heavier bat. Can you a recommend a bat that he can use for the next couple of years that he won't outgrow and that won't be too heavy?
For most 11 year old players, we are recommending a 30" bat. Since we will not have any 2 5/8", USA Bats that are lighter than -11; I would suggest getting a 30"/19 oz bat for him. I think this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) would be an excellent selection in the 30"/19 oz size. If you wanted something a little longer and heavier to help as he grows, you could look to the 31"/20 oz size.
Which Ghost X bat has a longer barrel in the 30 inch size, the Hyperlite drop 11 or the drop 10 model?
The Ghost X -10 has a longer barrel. Its not a major difference roughly 1/4 inch.
My son is looking for a composite USA stamped bat. He is 74 lbs, good bat speed, had a Mako 28 inch, wants a lightweight bat if possible. What do you recommend?
Based on what you have told us about your son we would recommend a 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 29"/18 ounce size.
My grandson is 4 feet 6 inches tall and 110 pounds and just turned 9. I bought him a 5150 at 30/19 but he always uses 2 bats. What size Ghost would be best for a slump breaking bat?
Based on your grandson's height and weight, as well as the other bat he currently has, we would recommend getting the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 30 inch 19 ounce model as well.
Comparing the Louisville Solo 618 to the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite. Which bat has a longer barrel? Which bat would have a lighter swing weight?
Both of these bats are quite similar. They each have a balanced weight which will feel lighter than the other market end-loaded bats. As for barrel size, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) implements the X-Tended barrel design to create a large sweet spot on the barrel.
Wondering what is the actual weight of the Ghost X (-11) bat in 28" length?
If you were to get a 28"/17 oz model of this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) and were to place it on a scale, the weight that will register will be approximately 0.5 oz to 1.5 oz over the listed amount.
For an 8 year old, 4'3" and 71 pounds, what length and drop would you recommend? Would this be a good bat for him?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) would be a great bat for your 8 year old. As for the recommended size, I would suggest a 28in. 17oz. bat.
My son is 7 years old. Swings a 28"/16 oz Combat. We need a USA bat now. The player is 4â€™3â€ and 56 lbs (tall and thin). Which would you recommend and what size?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be the most comparable option to the Combat he is use to. I would suggest the 28" 17 ounce size.
Is the USA stamp the same as a BPF 1.15?
The USA stamp is not the same as the BPF 1.15 USSSA stamp. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL will perform at lower capabilities when compared to a USSSA 1.15 BPF counterpart as the USA Baseball bats are designed with thicker barrel walls.
This says it is a "USA" bat but when I go to the littleleague.org website with the list of approved bats, it isn't on the list of approved bats.
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) contains the USA stamp on it. That is how others know that the bat is legal.
My son is 46" 43 lbs and we must use the new USA bats. In your opinion which bat, which brand of bat, and weight should we go with?
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 27"/16 ounce size.
My son is 8, 4â€™7â€ and is 86 lbs. He uses a 28 inch 16 oz bat now. We are looking at the Ghost X Hyperlite. He plays on a U10 travel ball team.
Yes so this would be a very good bat for your son because it is a very high performing bat. The only thing with this bat is that it doesn't come in the 28 inch 16 ounce size that you were looking for. It comes in a 28 inch 17 ounce which will just be one ounce heavier.
Other than the extra drop oz, how does this bat really compare to the regular Ghost version? Is there any disadvantage to the one piece rather than the two piece Ghost? Does one provide more power over the other?
The main difference between the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL and the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10, besides the 1 ounce difference, is the one-piece versus two-piece design. The inherent advantage of the two-piece bat is the vibration reduction from an off-centered hit. Assuming a player can swing both bats at the same bat speed then the -10 Ghost X would offer more power as there is more weight a player can throw into the ball.
My son is 10 and 5' tall and 112 pounds, which bat? He was using a 2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw 30/17. He likes that it was end loaded. I am worried about the weight of the 31".
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a great option to get for someone that is 10 years old. This bat features a balanced swing weight and is very true to the listed weight (about 0.5 ounce heavier). For someone of your player's height and weight, a 30 or 31 inch bat would work the best.
My son is 12 at about 5 ft 105 lbs. Would the ghost 31 drop 11 be best for him?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be better suited for a younger player. We would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 for a player that is 12.
Can you compare the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat to the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat.
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is a one piece fully composite bat, so it will offer a little longer barrel for a larger sweet spot. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 features a one piece alloy construction, and the lightweight composite end cap enables the Solo to be a little lighter swinging bat.
My son had success with a 28 in 15 oz 2 1/4 S500 speed brigade last season. I hesitate to go with heavy bats as he is right handed but bats from left side. He is about 4'5 and 65 lbs. Would you recommend the Ghost X hyperlite in a 28/18 or a 29/19?
I would recommend a 29 inch bat for this player. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a 29/18 and would be a good option.
My son just turned 9 years old. He is 4'5" and weighs about 70 lbs. With the new standards, we need to buy him a new bat. What bat would you recommend for him?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) in the 29"/18 oz size. As long as you think your player will enjoy the one-piece, all-composite build and can handle the 18 oz weight; I believe that this bat would suit him extremely well in the size suggested.
My son is going to be 11 in Jan. 2018. He is approximately 5' and 100 lbs. Would a 30-19 be the correct size?
Based on your player's height and weight, I would a 30" 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be the correct size, as long as the weight is right for your player. For that, you or a coach would be better to answer as far as which weight to go with.
My son 10 and is aging up to Pony Bronco instead of getting another year of Mustang. He is 55 inches tall and weighs 68 pounds. I think he needs bat speed next year to match the bigger kids. What do you recommend?
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 29" 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL.
My son is approaching his last year of Little League - league age 12. He is 105 lbs and 5'3". What size bat would you recommend him swinging next spring?
Based on his height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 31 inch model.
Are these bats legal for USSSA and GrandSlam Events?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is legal for USSSA and GrandSlam events.
My son has been using a 30" drop 12 bat with a 1" choke up spacer for the last two seasons, he is 5' tall and 98 lbs. Do you think the new bats at a 30" & 20 oz weight will be too heavy for him? He just turned 10 yrs. old.
Someone of his height and weight typically use a 30" bat. The added weight may cause him to have a slower swing in the beginning. But a 10 year old usually swings a drop 10. Its natural to have a slower swing when adjusting to a new weight. Your player should be fine after a couple visits to the cage as he will get more comfortable with the weight.
Does this bat need to be broken in last previous composites?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL will need a break in period, about 100 swings would do the trick.
Isn't one of the benefits of a composite bat to generate more pop and cause a "trampoline effect" once broken in? With the new USA Baseball specifications, has this effect been engineered out of composite bats making them more like alloy and/or wood bats?
Yes, composite bats once broken in will create some what of a trampoline effect. The USA Baseball stamp will make it perform closer to how a BBCOR bat would perform. Typically this is compared to the performance of wood bats.
My son is 9 and plays Dixie Youth and travel ball. He is currently swinging the 2016 green and black Mako 27/17 2 3/4. He swings it well. I was looking at getting the 2018 Hyperlite. Probably the 28/17. Would you recommend this bat? If so which size? I noticed that the Ghost X starts at 29/19 and I was thinking that would be a pretty big jump. Good feedback would be help.
I would recommend staying with a -10 if your player is currently swinging one now with the option of moving up in weight. I would also recommend a 28 or 29 inch bat for your player.
My 8 year old is 4' 7" about 75 pounds. I was wondering what size bat would be ideal for him. He has been swinging a 27in 16oz.
I would suggest a 29 inch bat for your player.
(1) What is the difference between this bat and the -11 Velo? (2) Which bat has the most balance swing weight?
(1) This 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will differ from the 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat (US8V11) as the HYperlite is made of composite material and the VELO is made mostly of alloy material [with the exception of a composite end-cap]. (2) The VELO (US8V1) will probably be the more balanced feeling bat. Typically, when you top off an alloy bat with a composite end-cap, it makes the bat feel very light and balanced.
I want my son to have a balanced bat that can be swung with speed (and the advantage of a big barrel). He is using the Easton S3 (28"/15 oz). Should I get this bat or the Rawlings Quatro?
This 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will come with a balanced feel and can be swung very quickly by a player. Overall, if your player is playing coach or kid pitch, I would recommend this Ghost X Hyperlite (-11) over the 2018 Rawlings Quatro -11 USA Tee Ball Bat (TB8Q11) as the Ghost X Hyperlite is meant to hit thrown balls. The Rawlings Quatro -11 is only meant to hit stationary balls off a tee.
My son is about 3â€™8â€-4â€™ and weighs about 42 lbs. Would this bat in 27â€ 16 oz be good for him?
It is suggested that he uses a 26" bat. However, if your player feels comfortable going to a 27", that would be perfectly fine. The weight is correct at the drop 12. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) is a great bat due to it being very well balanced.
Why does this bat not have the USSSA 1.15 BPF decal? Does it meet the same standards and if so how can I show this?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) has the USA decal on it. Due to this, it is legal for USSSA. A USA bat can be used in USSSA. If someone asks for proof, show them that decal on the bat.
My son is 6 years old, 46" tall and plays coach pitch. Is the 27"/16 oz size good for him or are they going to come out with smaller bats that don't say tee ball?
To get a USA Baseball bat that is not a teeball model, you will have to go with the 27" length (everything that has a 26" length and USA Baseball stamp will be a teeball bat). Because of that, I would recommend looking for a bat in the 27"/16 oz size for a smaller 6 year old that is playing coach pitch.
Is there much of a difference, performance wise, between the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA Baseball Bat and the Easton Beast X USA Baseball Bat? Also, which one of these bats has a more balanced feel?
The performance depends on what kind of player you are. The Beast X is end loaded and is designed for power hitters. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) is balanced. Due to this, the Beast X will perform better if you are a power hitter where the YBB18GXHL will perform better if you're a contact hitter.
Can the new USA bats be used in 2017 fall leagues? Especially concerned about the ones with a 2 5/8" barrel size.
To our knowledge the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL can be used in fall leagues. Always best to check with local coaches or league officials for confirmation though.
What's the benefit of two-piece verses one-piece bats?
One-piece bats, such as the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL, are stiffer in comparison to a two-piece bat and will offer less flex during a playerâ€™s swing which allows for more power transferred from the player. Two-piece bats will offer more flex during a playerâ€™s swing. This causes a whip-like action through the swing zone and results in more inertia and power. These bats tend to be geared more towards a contact hitter or a hitter that could use assistance in improving bat speed. Because the handle is separate from the barrel, two-piece bats tend to help mitigate felt vibration on mishit balls.
Will this bat come in a 29?"
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL will be available in 29" and will be live on the site once we have that size in stock.
Is this bat legal for USSSA tournaments?
Yes, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) is approved for play in both USSSA and USA divisions.
My son is 11 , 5'1" tall and weighs 125. He has always used the Mako XL -10, 30"/20 oz. What size Ghost bat would be best? He plays majors and travel all stars.
We would recommend a 31" length of bat for his height and weight. We can't really recommend a weight for the bat however because there are too many factors at play that we don't know. Things such as swing efficiency, strength, whether they choke up or not, and other factors all play into that. If he is comfortable with a -10, then you could stick with that drop.
Will this be similar to a COMBAT?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is a one-piece all composite model. Would not say this bat is similar to a COMBAT but it will be very balanced.
I am looking for a good bat for my son. He plays 10U baseball in CT, and the fall season will be getting cold. Will the Ghost hold up or would you recommend another bat?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will hold up as well as any other composite bat. However, typically aluminum bats perform better in cold weather (weather 55 degrees and below).
Which is the better bat, the Ghost X or Ghost X Hyperlite and why?
The bats differ in few areas. For instance, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) is a drop 11, one piece composite. The Ghost X is a drop 10, and two piece composite. The two piece allows the bat to flex more and reduces the sting from vibrations. Very similar bats but if you are looking for a lighter bat, the -11, the Ghost X Hyperlite would be a great bat.
Will this bat need broken in? How do you suggest doing so?
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is a one-piece composite bat and will benefit from a small break in before using. Hitting balls off a tee or soft toss would be the best way while rotating the bat to even the break-in across the entirety of the barrel. Amount of swings can vary but 100-150 would be a rough estimate.
What is the difference between the Ghost X (-10) and the Ghost X Hyperlite (-12)?
This 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will be a one-piece, all-composite bat with a -11 length-to-weight ratio. The 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GX10) will differ as it is a two-piece, all-composite bat with a -10 length-to-weight ratio.
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