Pros: Light weight, well balanced
Cons: the vibration is the only flaw
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Pros: This is a great bat. I purchased this bat for my son, 10U travel ball. This is the third S3 I have purchased, from 2 1/4 for Pony to 2 3/4 for travel. This bat has a lot of pop more so than the composite bats my son has used in the past. This is an overall great bat and I will continue to buy this bat for the future. My son rarely feels vibration.
Cons: Dents easily, probably from hitting the cages and dimple balls at fast speed.
Pros: Has lots of pop in this bat.
Cons: The durability of this this bat has been very disappointing. I've had 2 of this same bat in less than 3 months. The first one I sent back for warranty because the end cap came off after 6 weeks. The replacement bat I have had less than 1 month and it has dents all in it. I've always though Easton produced the best bats, but this one has been awful.
Pros: my son used this bat for league and loves it. he had recently been using one that someone had on our team and loved it so much he begged for his own. great bat, good pop.
Cons: none so far
Pros: Hit my first ever dinger this weekend with this bat great feel and I honestly love this bat. Great, well balanced swing.
Pros: I am 13 years old and I have slow hands at times often hitting the ball off of tne handle, however i didnt feel much vibrations from these handle its.
Cons: After about 500 hits in the cage with this bat it looked more like a square from the dents.
Pros: Great pop, good feel, nice and balanced
Cons: Dents very easily.
Pros: This Easton bat has noticeably more pop than my son's previous from Marucci. His confidence has elevated at the plate using this bat.
Cons: Bat has only been used in 5 games. None noticed yet.
Pros: no break in period
Pros: Both of my boys have used the Easton S3 line of bats for many years and have always hit well and never had an issue. My 11 year old needed a new bat so it made sense to continue on with this line of bat. He had the bat for two weeks and during a game the end cap broke. We sent it back to Easton and they sent us another one. Two weeks later that end cap broke as well. I should have paid attention to other reviews I read about end cap issues. It's a shame because otherwise the bat was good.
Cons: End cap broke on original and replacement after minimal use.
Pros: Feels great
Cons: bat is dented after 2 months of use was hoping for more durability. sweet spot is small
Pros: The bat has good pop to it, The bat seems to be very durable as I have not seen any dents. My son uses it a lot - games, coach practice and at batting cages, no issues. I talked with Bats.com as I was worried about the warranty because a couple people talked about dents, the representative indicated they would take care of it within the warranty period.
Cons: None that I can see so far. The bat has improved his hitting. We did get it a little heavier and longer and he hasn't had an issue with going up in length and weight just a little.
Pros: TONS of pop. Most that I've ever had. I was 244/557 with this bat. Extremely durable. Easton has great customer service.
Cons: The endcap cracked but easton replaced it
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Just confirming, the 2017 Anderson Flex - 10 is approved for 2018 little league standards?
Unfortunately, the 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL will not be allowed for USA sanctioned baseball in 2018 (which includes Little League.) It is however, approved for all USSSA baseball.
Will a 2016 flex meet dixie youth baseball guidelines?
As of January 1st, 2018, Dixie Youth Baseball adheres to the new USA bat standard. With that said, the 2016 Anderson Flex will not be approved for play. You can learn all about the USA Baseball rule change here: https://www.justbats.com/bat-resource-guide/usabat-standard/
Can't find many reviews of this bat if any online. Is this a decent bat and good pop out of wrapper? Is it more balanced or end loaded? Looking to use this for 9U travel team.
The 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL is a one piece alloy bat, so it will be hot out of the wrapper with no break in required. The 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL is well balanced, and features a 30 day trial period meaning that if your player isn't satisfied with the bat, you can return it within 30 days of the purchase date.
When hitting, will this bat have the sound of a CAT 7 alloy bat?
The 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL is a one-piece alloy bat much like the Marucci CAT 7. Both bats will make the traditional "ping" sound on impact but whether or not one feels they have similar sound would be one of personal opinion.
What is the difference between the 2017 SL17FLEXXL and the 2015 SL15FLEXXL other than the price and year?
The main difference between the 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL and the Anderson Flex Senior League Baseball Bat: SL15FLEXXL would be the paint scheme as the alloy (AB-9000 compared to P-9000) is not a noticeable difference.
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Is this a big barrel bat?
The Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. That is the largest barrel size allowed in USSSA play.
Is this bat a big barrel bat and can I put my Eric Hosmer lizard skin on it?
The Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and does qualify as a big barrel bat. You also could add your Lizard Skin grip to the bat, but it does come with a Hyperskin grip (1.2mm thickness) already on it.
Will my league let a 14u team use a -10 bat?
Senior league bats like the Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B are approved for travel ball style of tournaments and leagues. USA Certified Bats are approved for play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony.
Is this bat approved for the new 2018 bat rules?
This 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) will not be permitted for use under the new USABat certification that is being introduced to specific leagues in 2018.
So will Easton always replace your bat if you get a dent in it within the first 12 months?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B features a 12 month warranty through Easton. If this bat were to dent then one could send it back to Easton for replacement. The new bat that would be sent out would not feature another 12 month warranty though.
Does the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat needs to be broken in?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B is an aluminum bat, so there is no break in required.
Do you need to break-in the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat?
No, the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B is an alloy bat and does not need to be broken in.
Is there any difference between the 2016 Easton S3 and the 2017 S3 other than color/appearance?
The only change between the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) and the 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17S310B) is going to be the color/appearance.
Other than price, what is the biggest difference in the Easton S3 and Marucci Alloy?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) and the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) are going to be very comparable bats. Both offer one piece aluminum designs with a 2 3/4" barrel. The S3 is going to have a thinner handle than the Marucci Hex but other than that they are very comparable options to each other. The S3 also is going to feature the HMX Alloy which creates an expanded sweet spot and good durability.
My son is 9, playing 10u and is 4'6" tall and 75/80 lbs. I was thinking the 29 in 19 oz. Does that seem right?
Yes, we would recommend a 29" length for him.
Is this model 2 3/4 or 2 5/8? Also, my son is 12U, and 57" tall, 80 lbs. Is 30/20 good size for him?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter, and based on his height and weight, you are correct with that 30" 20oz. size. However, I would recommend a 2 5/8" barrel diameter at his age.
Do the 2016 bats still have a warranty, either manufacturer or through JustBats, since the 2017 bats are out?
Most bats will have a 12 month manufacturer's warranty from the date of purchase.
What is the difference between the 2016 S3 and the 2017 model?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B and the 2017 model are both made out of Hyperlite Matrix alloy. The two bats are the same other than the cosmetic appearance.
My son is 9 years old, 5' tall and 110 lbs. We've used the 31"/21 oz (2 3/4") Easton S3 that is silver, black and yellow (best bat we've had). Also used a CF7 and didn't enjoy it as much as the S3. What is the best bat for a 10 year old power hitter?
Based upon your player's height and weight, my general suggestion would be to look at a bat with 30" length. However, since you guys have swung 31"/21 oz bats in the past, I think it would be fine to stick with that size. If you wanted to have the best chance to replicate what was swung in the past with the S3, I would suggest looking into this 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) in the the 31"/21 oz size. Another solid option of bat for consideration would be the 2016 DeMarini Voodoo RAW Senior League Baseball Bat (DXVDZ). That bat can be bought in the 31"/21 oz size (2 3/4" barrel diameter) and features a hybrid design with a slight end-load that is usually preferred by power hitters.
Is this considered a big barrel bat?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) features a 2 3/4" barrel so it would be considered a big barrel bat.
Had to send this bat to Easton for a warranty replacement after a few months of use. Replacement seems to be going bad now. We only use it for games and live BP outside. Every time you get a replacement bat does it start the warranty over?
Typically, only the first model purchased will be covered under the 12 month manufacturer's warranty period (warranty models technically do not carry the 12 month warranty period). However, I have heard of manufacturers helping out customers on case-by-case situations. I cannot guarantee that Easton will warranty the replacement bat, but you can always reach out and ask. Easton's phone number is 888-259-1297.
Can it be used in the cold?
Here at Just Bats, we do not recommend using the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B in temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Any difference between this 2016 S3 and the 2015 model other than color?
The differences on the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) are primarily cosmetic. It does have a different grip for a slightly different feel.
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