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Bat #1: Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH

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Bat #1: Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH

Bat #2: Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX

Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio

  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School & Collegiate Play

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Second Highest Swing Weight Index In Power Brigade

  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) Alloy Creates Expanded Sweet Spot & Greater Durability

  • Slightly End Loaded Swing Weight

  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)

  • Two-Piece, Hybrid Construction

  • SIC Black Carbon Handle Eliminates Negative Vibration

  • 31/32 Inch Composite Handle

  • Z-CORE Internal Core Technology Creates Longest Aluminum Barrel In Baseball

  • Patented ConneXion Technology Maximizes Energy Transfer For Optimized Feel

  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description

The latest and greatest members of the BBCOR Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.

Let's break down the newest hybrid design from Easton: the Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH. The barrel is composed of Easton's high-grade Hyperlite Matrix (HMX) alloy combined with the Z-CORE internal core technology to deliver the biggest sweet spot and longest aluminum BBCOR barrel in baseball. With that combination, you can expect a massive hitting surface, unmatched performance, and more ping in every swing! On the other end, the handle is made up of SIC black carbon composite material. Easton's SIC material strengthens the handle while eliminating any negative vibration for an optimized feel during every at bat. These two halves are combined with the patented two-piece ConneXion technology to maximize energy transfer, create more flex, and add more trampoline effect. In addition, the Z-CORE Hybrid features the second highest swing weight index in the BBCOR Power Brigade lineup for a slightly end loaded swing weight and more mass behind the ball at impact. Easton: The King of Ping!

This Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH 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 model with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Amplify your power and pick up your Easton Z-Core baseball bat today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!

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Best Easton BBCOR bat this year NikoMaxim player

Pros: Yesterday I went to a Easton bat demo at a near by facility to try the new Easton bat line for 2017. For a BBCOR bat I thought the Hybrid had decent pop, but the biggest difference I felt was that it had a nice smooth feel on contact. The Z-CORE Speed and the Z-CORE Speed XL were ok bats. The Speed just didn't have that nice smooth feel like the Hybrid. I also believe the Speed didn't have as good of pop compared to the Hybrid.

Cons: None

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Won out over others Batman parent

Pros: Selected this bat for purchase after trying out the DeMarinini Zen and Easton Beast (and others) at a bat demo day. Went with the intention of purchasing the Zen. Performance of this bat simply stood out from the others. Very balanced for greater bat speed, excellent pop, and a noticeably large sweet spot.

Cons: Not sure on durability.

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beautiful alloy bat drew player

Pros: At first i didnt think it was gonna do good at all bc ive only used composite bats but this bat had amazin pop and a great smack sound every time you connected with the ball

Cons: none

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sm GM player

Pros: Feels good, good pop, nice price.

Cons: none yet, only used for 6 at bats so far

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Boom B parent

Pros: So far so good. My 16 y/o son has been using this bat for about a month and a half. All indoor training so far. Exit velo is consistently in the mid to upper 90's with a PR of 101. Can't wait for the games to start.

Cons: zero

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Great BBCOR starter Jeff Bowen Parent

Pros: Great pop and great feel

Cons: None

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Best Easton I've had! Connor Player

Pros: This Easton is really nice has a massive sweet spot big barrel. Has and awesome design very loud and crisp ping sound after you hit it good. Feels like nothing when you hit it hard and on the sweet spot. If you want a nice bat that will last I would recommend this bat 100% Im in high school and im consistently hitting 90's on the exit velocity.

Cons: Had to Change the grip because it will give you blisters.

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Great hybrid choice Scott Parent

Pros: Swings well out of the wrapper. Balanced swing weight. Price point

Cons: None

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Is this the same bat as the 2016 Z-Core Hybrid and the 2015 S2Z?
jewel942
This 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) will be extremely similar to the 2016 Z-CORE HYBRID and 2015 S2Z (all bats have HMX alloy barrels and SIC Black Carbon handles). The 2016 and 2015 bats mention a balanced swing weight (while this bat says it is "slightly end-loaded"). Besides that, I think the biggest difference between all the bats will be the cosmetics.
Ben
How does this compare to the Rawlings VELO?
jeff
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) and the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V) are both going to feature aluminum barrels. Where these two will differ is going to be the Z-CORE Hybrid has a two piece design which is going to offer some flex and a composite handle while the Rawlings Velo is going to be a one piece bat. It will have a much stiffer feel, similar to a wood bat.
Carter
How is this compared to the Easton Z-Core Speed Limited? I am a power hitter, which is better?
mike
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH is going to have more weight towards the end of the barrel and be more beneficial for a power hitter compared to the more balanced feeling 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW.
Sean
My son is 5'9" and 165. What size bat is best and he is a contact hitter that can hit with power. Should I get a 1 or 2 piece bat end loaded or not?
bbdad
Based on your sons height and weight and what you have said about him I would recommend the balanced 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) in the 32"/29 ounce version.
Carter
I am 5'8" 135 lbs. What size bat should I get?
Nate
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH.
Jason
I am about 5'7", weight about 175. I'm a power hitter. I either hit 3,4 or 5 hole. I have the Louisville Slugger 716 now but want to go back to Easton but I don't know if the Z-CORE Hybrid or the Z-CORE XL will be better.
Bales
If you liked the feel and had success with the 716, I would stick to that type of bat and go with the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH. If you are looking for something stiffer, with more mass in the barrel, I would go with the one piece, end loaded 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX.
Logan
I asked a question earlier and you said to go with the Z-CORE Hybrid instead of the Z-CORE XL since I have the Louisville Slugger 716. I was look at the Marucci CAT 7 Connect and wonder which one is more end loaded and more durable?
Bales
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH, as well as the other BBCOR models that have been mentioned, have all shown good marks with regards to durability. Of the three bats, the Z-CORE XL will have the greatest end-loaded swing weight feel (about 0.5 ounce difference). Both the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH and the Marucci CAT 7 Connect will have a similar swing weight feel to the LS 716.
Cameron
Are there any restrictions about using this in temperatures around 49-50? I've been told composite bats shouldn't be used in cold temps. Is the same true for alloy/this bat?
Lin
Any bat, regardless of material, can be damaged and under-perform in colder temperatures below 55 degrees. We understand games have to be played in this type of weather, just try to limit the use of your bat, such as the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH, as much as possible in those temperatures.
Logan
I am about 5'6 110 pounds and mostly a contact hitter usually bat 1 or 2. What do you recommend?
trey
I would recommend the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) in the 31"/28 ounce size for you.
Carter
I'm 6'3" 180 pounds, which bat would you recommend and what size? I hit for both contact and power and bat 2nd and 3rd.
Zach
Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 33" 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH.
Logan
I am 5'10" and 140 lbs. What size bat?
sant
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH in a 32 inch model.
Cameron
Is this bat better than the previous models like last year's Z-CORE Hybrids or the S2Z?
D'Marko
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH features a longer barrel for a larger sweet spot than previous models, as well as a slightly end loaded feel as opposed to the balanced feel of previous models.
Logan
Is this bat better than the Z-Core Speed?
black cat
This 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) is a different bat than the Z-Core Speed as this bat features a two-piece, hybrid design (alloy barrel and composite handle). The Z-Core Speed is a one-piece, all-alloy bat. JustBats customers have rated the bats pretty similarly (a little edge to the Speed). The decision on which bat a player prefers comes down to the preference they have for a build.
Ben
I'm looking for a BBCOR Easton bat. I only swing with 31" inch bats. I'm about 5'9" and weigh 135 lbs. Any recommendations/suggestions to what BBCOR Easton bat I should get?
TheFlyingEagle
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH would be a great option for a BBCOR baseball bat. I would look at the 31'' 28 oz option.
Max
Is this bat approved for the new 2018 standards?
Tanner Flahaven
Yes, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) bat is BBCOR certified and is legal in high school and college level.
Mick
I am 5'3" and weigh 140 lbs; contact hitter. What size bat should I get?
isaacalv
Based on your height and weight we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH in a 31 inch model.
Cameron
Does this bat meet the standards for the Cal Ripken league?
Josh
No, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) does not contain the USA stamp. The USA stamp is required for little league.
Mick
I'm 6'1'' and 140 lbs. What length do you recommend? Also is this the same as the z-core hybrid, except one has the TORQ handle?
big guy
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH in a 33''. This is the same as the other Z-Core Hybrid except for the TORQ handle.
Tori
My son is 10 yrs old, 4'10'' and 105 lbs. What size bat should he use?
kbul
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH is a bat designed for high school and college age players. We would not recommend this bat for a 10 year old. For a 10 year old, and based on his height and weight, we would recommend taking a look at the 2018 Easton Beast X Hybrid -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BXH10 or the 2017 Easton S2 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17S210 in a 30 inch 20 ounce model. You can always go to a lighter bat if that is more beneficial for the player and would certainly recommend taking note of whether the league the player is in requires a USA or USSSA approved bat.
Cameron
Why don't you carry 31" BBCOR bats?
CTC
We carry many different 31 inch BBCOR bats. The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH was made in a 31 inch model but we no longer have this size to sell. Since this bat is a closeout model from Easton we cannot restock in this size.
Cameron
I am 6'1" and 165 lbs. I hit mostly for contact. Looking for pop. What size bat do you recommend?
kt
Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) in the 33" size. This bat is reviewed extremely well, but I would make sure that you are ready for a bat with a bit of an end-loaded feel to it.
Ben
My grandson is a 6'3" 130 lb. 13 year old. He hits with power, but is moving up to Freshman baseball. Is a 32 inch or 33 inch BBCOR bat right for him? He was swinging a -10 MAKO last year.
Bert
Based on his height, weight and age, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH in a 32 inch model.
Cameron
I'm 6"1 155 pounds and 14 years old. Last season I used the -3 Mako Beast in the 32"/29 oz size. It was a good bat but my friend had this bat in the 33"/30 oz size. I felt that when I hit with this bat I generally generated more power and I could feel myself drive the ball with this bat. Is there a reason for that (is this bat end-loaded and the beast is not, or is it because of the weight, or is it just the bat.) Anyways, I was thinking about buying this bat for high school, but I was also looking at the Marucci Cat 8. What bat in which size would you recommend? Also does the weather have an effect on the bat. I live in Ohio so during the high school season the weather could be 40 one day and 75 the next during the spring.
Zack
The biggest reason you saw a performance difference is mostly likely just the heavier weight of the bat. If bat speed is equal, the heavier bat will always provide better power. Both this bat and the Marucci Cat 8 should be good performing models. Personally I might look at the Cat 8, simply because the Cat 7 was one of our best selling and best performing models. For cooler areas of the country, I would recommend getting an aluminum bat instead of a composite one, as they are generally more durable in cooler temperatures.
Kyle J.
Would you buy the cat 8 or this bat?
z
It will depend on what you are looking for in a bat. The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH will be a hybrid model with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The benefit of this will be a decrease in vibrations felt on contact. The Cat 8 will be a one-piece alloy bat that will be stiffer on contact for maybe a slight overall increase in power.
Tyler
Is this bat and other BBCOR bats also allowed for USSSA 14U?
Bill
Yes, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH and other BBCOR bats can be used at the 14U USSSA level.
Cameron
What current 2018 or 2019 bat would be comparable to the 2016 HMX Z-CORE?
Jarrad Ward
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH is a two-piece model while the 2016 Z-CORE was a one-piece alloy bat. Bats that are more comparable would be the 2019 Easton Project 3 Alpha BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB19AL and the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL.
Cameron
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About the Brand

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 Diamond Sports, LLC. 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 propelled Easton to the No. 1 bat position, including breakthrough technologies with aluminum and composite materials. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has long-standing relationships with Little League Baseball, USSSA Baseball & Softball, USA Baseball & Softball, hundreds of NCAA collegiate teams and numerous professional baseball and softball players.

For more information, please visit: https://www.easton.com/.

Bat Properties

Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats BBCOR
Bat Construction Two-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Grey Yellow
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Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Half and Half
Price $100 - $199.99
Swing Weight Slightly End-Loaded
Vendor Easton

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

  • 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

The latest and greatest members of the BBCOR Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.

The 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 swung at the College World Series. Easton: More Ping In Every Swing!

This 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!

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Amazing Bat - Just like the old XL3 Gilbert Madrid coach

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

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sweet spot as wide as my palm Cameron Wayt player

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

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A good bat Jeron Garver player

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

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Zcore XL Bobby player

Pros: Nice pop out of the wrapper

Cons: grip wore out after a few months

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zcor xl Jacob Hoffman player

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

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Great Bat for power hitters Jake player

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.

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the pop matthew player

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

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good bat minor details jt player

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

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pleased vdubs player

Pros: end weighted good price

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

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great bat mike player

Pros: lots of pop

Cons: none

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great for the price Brandon player

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

Cons: no cons

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Great Bat ready right away Big hitter parent

Pros: lots POP

Cons: none yet

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good bat Jon Patton parent

Pros: great bat, sounds awesome coming off the bat, good pop

Cons: horrible grip, thin and loose after few practices.

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2017 Easton z-core speed Ryan player

Pros: extremely big sweet spot, massive barrel, a ton of mass behind the head of the bat. If you are to use this bat go a sized lower

Cons: very unbalanced bat, extremely end-loaded for a "balanced bat". I dislocated my shoulder multiple times using this bat. I have just decided to make it a training bat at this point. was not worth the buy

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Amazing bat till it broke swingpretty player

Pros: Bat has crazy pop! Love the feel of the ball jumping off of the bat! Great deeper sound. no vibration unless you get super jammed. recommend over the newer models.

Cons: I broke the bat in 4 days. a big chunk on the inside broke loose and rattled around.

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Sons first bbcor James A Harris Parent

Pros: He loves the weight distribution during the swing. Feels light. Loves handle and grip.

Cons: None yet. Always happy with what we get from just bats.

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Decent bat, F.m. Parent

Pros: Great price, comparable to wood feel

Cons: End weighing makes it a little different to swing

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Disappointed Ronald Tipton Coach

Pros: Grip

Cons: This bat is new and I understand BBCOR bats need broken in but I was very disappointed with the shallow sweet spot and the lack of pop this bat displays. I've always been a big supporter of Easton but this was a let down for me.

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Great power Ray Sanderson Parent

Pros: Has great pop my son loves it

Cons: None

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Ok bat Jordan Player

Pros: Good pop if hit in sweet spot

Cons: Hot spot not big enough

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Great bat Eric Klutz Parent

Pros: No vibration, solid feel, launches the ball like a cannon

Cons: Takes getting used to how heavy the barrel is

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Decent bat for the price Gary W Blaylock Player

Pros: Feels nice in the hands. Surprisingly easy swing for an end loaded bat

Cons: Ping sound, pop isn't so impressive, can't really rate durability because I haven't owned it that long

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Ehhh Gary Blaylock Player

Pros: Nice feel

Cons: No pop Makes a loud ping sound

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Swings like wood Sean Parent

Pros: Wood bat feel. End weighted

Cons: Not for someone who likes a balanced bat. Vibrates more than balanced bats.

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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?
leeroyjenkins
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX has an all grey grip color.
Jason
Are there any other end-loaded one piece aluminum bats on the market, or this the only one?
swrhoads
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) is currently the only end loaded one-piece bat on the market.
Damon
What Easton bat would compare to the XL3? I loved that bat.
M5
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
How does this bat compare to the Louisville Slugger 716?
jdog
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
Is there any difference (other than paint scheme) between the 2016 and 2017 versions of this bat?
Jeff
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
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?
Frank
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
How does this bat compare to the Marucci CAT 7 and the Voodoo One?
GR
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
What's the difference between the XL and Speed versions of these bats?
Jake
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
How does the end-load of this bat compare to the end-load of the BBCOR EXOGRID 2?
Zach
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
How does this bat compare to the 2017 Velo?
Louie
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.
Is this bat allowed Cal Ripken Babe Ruth 13-15 year olds?
Tee
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is legal for 13-15 division of Babe Ruth.
Cameron
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.
Jeff Wells
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.
Kyle J.
How does the swing weight of this bat compare to the voodoo insane?
Mike
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
Which bat is better for a power hitter, the Z-Core speed or the Z-Core XL?
andrew
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.
Cooper
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"?
bumpinfuzzzzzzz
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
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.
Rusty
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
Is this bat ok to use in cold weather?
Kev
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
Is the Z-CORE XL BBCOR bat top heavy or balanced?
Aiden
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) features an end loaded swing weight.
JP
What is the difference between the 2016 MAKO XL and this bat?
Dinger Dan
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
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?
Bull
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
Will this bat be legal for 2018 high school baseball season?
benny
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is legal for high school play in 2018.
Cameron
How balanced is the bat? I am thinking about getting it for my high school season.
Austin pupek
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
Is this any different than the Beast X Loaded?
juan
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.
Kyle J.
Is this bat end loaded or balanced?
maleik12powell
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX will feature an end-loaded weight distribution.
Cameron
What's the difference between this & last year's model because the sound on the 2016 vs the 2017 sounds totally different.
cbaseball
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
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?
alloutbaseball
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
What is the difference between the BB17ZX and the BB17ZH?
keith
While both options will be BBCOR-certified and offer an end-loaded swing weight, their overall construction will differ. The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) features a one-piece, aluminum construction. The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) is a two-piece, hybrid bat. This means that the barrel will be aluminum and the handle is composite.
Taylor
Is this made in the USA?
John
No, Easton bats are mostly made in China.
Kyle J.
Does this bat come in both a 32"/29 and a 33"/30? And is this bat notorious for having a small sweet spot?
deb
Yes, we currently have the Easton Z-Core XL (BB17ZX) in a 32" and 33" model. The sweet spot for this bat is fairly standard size for an alloy bat in its price range.
Kyle
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Bat Properties

Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats BBCOR
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Grey Blue
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Hitting Style Power Hitter
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Aluminum
Price $0 - $99.99
Swing Weight End-Loaded
Vendor Easton

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