Questions and Answers for 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch
My daughter is 13 5' 6" 166 lbs. What size bat and type should she use?
Based on her height and weight we recommend a 33" to a 34" bat. The type of bat she uses is also based on the type of hitter she is. If she is a power hitter, the Easton FX2 would be a good option for her. The Easton FS3 is designed for a younger player who needs to increase their bat speed.
My daughter is 8 years old, 4' and 60 lbs. She has been swinging a Anderson KFP 28"/17 oz. She is a great contact hitter but struggles with bat speed. I think it's because her bat is a little end loaded. She has swung a FS3 that is a heavier weight and she says it seems lighter. What is your recommendation for a new bat?
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch is a great one-piece composite option that is well balanced. The 2013 DeMarini Vendetta C6: DXVCF Fastpitch is another well balanced option that is a two-piece composite in a -12 length to weight ratio.
Daughter is 9 and about 4' 4" 61 lbs. Her current bat is 28" 16 oz. -12 (COMbat), and I'm looking to transition her into the 29" 17.5 oz. FS3 for the next year or so in 10u. Is that the right choice for her? She is a contact line drive hitter.
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch is a great choice for a contact hitter, as it's very balanced. Increasing the length by 1-2" weight by 1-2 oz. in a year is a natural transition, so the 29" should be a good fit for her.
My daughter is 12 years old 62" tall and weight of 105 pounds. She has good power. Which Easton would you recommend to get the ball out of the infield or some power out of it?
With the height and weight given we suggest that you get the 2013 Easton FS3 Fastpitch in the 32" 20.5 oz. model. The Easton FS3 will add a lot of pop to your daughters game.
My daughter is 10, is 5 ft 90 lbs. I'm debating between a 32/20.5 and a 31/19.5. Any thoughts? She had a CV12 31/21 and loved it so I am trying to get close to that.
It would be wise to get a bat that is closest in weight to her current bat. A 32" 20.5 oz. model of the 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 would be recommended over the 31" 19.5 oz. model. The only way I would go with the 31" model is if she struggled with swing speed and bat control with her 31" 21 oz. CV12.
Daugter is 9 yrs old currently swings an Easton alloy bat 29" 17 oz. Looking to get her a composite, don't think she can handle a heavier bat but all indications it that this one swings lighter. Would you recommend a 29 17.5?
Yes, if you are going to move her up a half ounce, the 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch will be the right bat to do that in. It has a really low M.O.I which means that it will have a very light feel to it when she swings it.
I have seen several replies state that you should not use a composite bat in the batting cage with the yellow dippled balls. What are you to use?
We suggest to stay away for any use of yellow dimpled balls with an alloy or composite bat. They are too heavy and can break you bat.
My FS3 bat does not have a USSSA stamp on it. Will I have a problem having it approved by leagues and umpires for tournament games?
All the 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 bats we have in stock should have the new USSSA stamp. If you received on without the stamp, please call our Customer Support Team at 1-866-321-2287. If a bat does not have a USSSA stamp, it will run the risk of being deemed illegal in USSSA sanctioned leagues and tournaments.
Does the bat come with two barrels? And is it able to be used in Modified and Little League?
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch is a one-piece composite bat. It is approved in Little League. For exact rules in Modified, please contact your local league official.
Is there a 30 day return policy on all your bats?
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch can be returned in its original condition at any time. There is no time frame that unused items may be returned for an exchange or refund.
My daughter has quick hands and power. She is only 9 and took a ball out of the park at 220 with ease. She is currently using the 31" 21 oz. Syngery. What do you recommend for a new bat?
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch is the successor to the Synergy and would make a great follow up bat.
I bought the 2013 Easton FS3, but is there a break in period?
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch will require a break-in period. We recommend taking 100-200 swings off a tee or soft toss. We recommend swinging at 40% and gradually work up to 100% as you get closer to 150 swings. Rotate the barrel about 1/4 inch each swing. We do not recommend using a composite bat in a batting cage that uses yellow dimpled balls.
Besides the paint, what is the difference between the 2013 Easton FS3 and the 2012 Synge? As a one piece composite bat, should we expect the same vibration in the handle?
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch bat and the Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch bat use the same IMX composite and are the same one-piece design. They will perform very comparable.
I would like to know the best length bat for my daughter. Second year playing fast pitch softball has a very fast swing but she doesn't have a lot of power behind it. Currently using a 29" 18 oz. aluminium bat. We are looking at the Easton FS3 32" 20.5 oz. or 31" 19.5 oz. She is 11 and weighs about 95lbs. and height is 62". I am open to any suggestions that you may have.
I would recommend going with the 32" 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3.
What's the difference between this bat and the the fp11sg? I'm looking for the better bat, kinda team use bat.
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch bat is created the same as the Easton Synge. Both will be one-piece in design and 100% composite. But the FS3 will feature Easton's Single System Technology. It will help eliminate the vibrations that may travel to the hitter's hands. Also, it will have a full 400 Day warranty.
I purchased a bat at the end of last season for my 9 year old daughter who moved up to 10U play, it was a Miken 32" 20 oz. However, she has a hard time getting it around, not sure if it's the length or weight. I want to know if a 30" 20 oz. bat would swing lighter due to being 2" shorter, or should I drop to a 19 oz.?
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch is a drop -11.5 bat, so it will be 1/2 oz. heavier than the bat she was using. Given all the information you outlined, dropping down two inches and maintaining a similar length to weight ratio would probably help your daughter increase her swing speed.
My Daughter is playing 10U travel ball and I am needing a new bat for her. I'm wanting to get it in 30" but I am in question about the weight and whether to go with a 30/20 of the FS1 or the 30/18.5 of the FS3. she is 10 yrs old , weights 88 lbs and is 56" tall if that helps.
That all depends on the length and weight of her current bat, and her strength and swing speed. It's natural to move up 1-3 oz. with each new bat, especially if the player had good strength and good swing speed with their previous bat.
Can my daughter use the Easton FS3: FP13S3 in high school fastpitch. If she can what lenght and weight option would you recemmend. My Daughter is 14yrs and stand 5'2 and her weight is 116 and she is in the 9th grade.
Yes. The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 is legal in High School play. A 32" model of the FS3 is recommended based on her size.
Which bat would you recommend for a 5'3" 12-year old girl playing for tournament teams? Upgrading from an Easton Typhoon SK61B, 32" & usually 5th/6th in the batting order.
I would recommend going with the 32" 20.5 oz. 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch.
is there a temperature at which u should not hit with the bat
We recommend that, in temperatures of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, you do not use your game bat. In that situation, we suggest using an older bat or one dedicated to practice. Around this temperature, the ball becomes much more dense and could damage the bat.
My daughter is 12 and plays in two leagues with two sets of rules. She's a contact hitter and a bunter, she 5' tall and weighs 90 lbs. She wants to use one bat and be comfortable. One league uses ASA rules and the other is a recreation league that only allows 50/50 bats. Is there anything in the Brigade series that might be able to fit her needs?
Unfortunately, there are no bats in Easton's Power Brigade Series that feature an alloy barrel and composite handle (aka 50/50 or "hybrid"). All the bats in that series are full composite. Some of the top bats that meet your criteria are the 2013 Anderson FlexZilla FP: FZFP, Anderson NanoTek FP: NANOFP12 and Worth Quad PST: FPQPST.
My daughter currently has the 2012 stealth 2 pcs composite 32-22oz. She is in 8th grade playing 14u level. Looking to upgrade which FS series bat would be best for her?
The 2013 Easton FS1: FP13S1 replaced the Stealth and is the top recommendation. It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate.
can u use this bat in batting cage hitting dimple softballs
We do not recommend using dimple balls on the Easton FS3. The dimple balls tend to reduce the lifespan of the bat because they are more dense than regular softballs and put more stress on the bats.
What is the biggest difference between the Easton FS3 one piece or the Easton FS1 two piece technology other than weight. Which one would you recommend?
The Easton FS1 is a two piece composite bat and is designed for high school and college players. The composite material in the handle is higher quality than the Easton FS3 which is a one piece composite bat. The Easton FS3 is also designed more for middle school and younger players.
I have just purchased the easton FS3 -11.5 for my daughter.Does the bat requiring breaking in? Also she has complained of some jarring from the bat.
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 is a composite bat that will require 150-200 hits to break-in.
I am buying my daughter her first composite bat. She is a 16 year old power hitter. What is the difference (other than price) between the FS1 and the FS3? Which would be the better for her?
The Easton FS1: FP13S1 is a two-piece fully composite design with a very balanced swing weight. The Easton FS3: FP13S3 is a one-piece composite design with a very balanced swing weight. Here is a link for further comparison http://www.justbats.com/compare/. A power hitter generally prefers a one-piece design, therefore I would suggest the Easton FS3.
I notice the bats have ratings from -3 to -13. Could you explain this rating. Usually the lower the rating the higher the price.
This is called the length to weight ratio or drop, and represents the numerical difference between the length and the weight of the bat. For instance, a 30" -3 bat will weigh 27 oz. A 30" -10 bat will weigh 20 oz. etc... This number is not a rating system of any kind.
How is the vibration or sting control with the FS3?
For a one-piece bat, the 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 has above average sting and vibration reduction.
Does this have the new stamp that is required in Sep. 2013?
Yes, the 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch bat will have the updated USSSA stamp on the barrel of the bat.
My daughter finished the season with the 2012 Easton Synergy Speed and loved it. I want to get her one for Christmas and was wondering if there was a 2013 model out?
The 2013 Easton FS2: FP13S2 Fastpitch replaced the 2012 Easton Synergy Speed. The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch replaced the Easton Synge.
When will this bat be available?
All sizes listed are in stock and ready to ship.
Reviews on the Synge said their was webbing and paint chipping. Has the design of this bat been improved to prevent that?
There was actually no structural defect or anything wrong with the Synge. Webbing and paint chipping is common among all composite bats.
I was wondering the differences from the FS3 and FS1. I have hesitated ordering because of the price differences. My daughter is a slap hitter and we like the FS3 but I was wondering if the FS1 is significantly different?
The **PRE-BOOK** 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch bat will come in -11.5 sizing. It will be a One-Piece Fully Composite designed bat. The **PRE-BOOK** 2013 Easton FS1: FP13S1 Fastpitch bat will come in -10 sizing only. It will be a Two-Piece fully composite designed bat. Typically, Slap Hitters like a Two-Piece bat compared to a One-Piece design. You get more bat speed generated and more barrel flex when swinging through the zone. Both bats will be Balanced in Swing Weight. They both will come with Full 400 Day Warranties through Easton.
Is the same bat as the Synge or have they made something better?
The 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch replaced the Easton Synge. The Easton FS3 uses new technology for a more lightweight, balanced feel than the Synge.
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