Questions and Answers for 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch
Since the Easton FX2 is one-piece bat the Easton FX1 is two-piece what is the performance difference?
The Easton FX2 will have a stiffer feel. As the Easton FX1 will have a flex to it's swing making it feel a lot lighter.
My girl has a 31" 21 oz. Stealth now and hits in the 4 hole. She hit .401 last year but grew a lot. We need a 32" maybe a 33" bat. She likes the yellow bat but it's a -9, what would be best?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch bat would be a great selection. At -9, I would suggest a 32" 23 oz. It will give her an extra inch compared to her last bat, but add two oz. The extra weight will add some power to her contact with the ball.
I'm not sure what bat to buy my daughter. She has fast hands and hits the ball hard and makes contact almost all the time and she occasionally hits a home run. She wants a one-piece bat is not sure if we should stay with minus 10 or switch to minus 9?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch has a slight end load to the bat. Which will slow down her bat speed. So, please put that into consideration when choose the size. If you add a end load to the bat and then add more ounces it could be too heavy. If she is more of a line drive hitter, maybe you should go with the Easton FS2. It is more balanced and a easier swinging bat.
My 16 year old daughter has been using the Easton Cyclone 33" 24 oz. and loves it. What composite bat would most closely resemble the feel of the Cyclone?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch is the most similar to the Easton Cyclone. The only difference is it will be slightly end loaded. If she has power, it would be a perfect fit.
My Daughter is 16 and has been using the Schutt Bustos -10 bat for the last +2 years and really loves the bat. Would the Easton FX2 be similar to the Schutt Bustos?
The Schutt Bustos fastpitch bat was a one-piece full composite bat. The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 is also a one-piece composite bat that will be a very comparable option.
Do we need to break-in the FX2 with soft toss, or can my daughter just start swinging this bat right out of the box?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch will require a break-in period of 150-200 swings with real leather softballs, rotating the bat a quarter inch each swing. Start at about 40%, and work your way up gradually until you reach the 150 swing mark.
My Daughter is 16 and has been using the Miken Halo -9 endloaded for the last 2 years and really loves the bat. The bad part is it is getting too hard to find the bat any more. Would the Easton FX2 be similar to the Miken?
Yes. Like the Mike Halo, the Easton FX2 is a one-piece full composite bat with an endloaded swing weight for your stronger hitters. It will be very similar to the bat she has been using.
I am a power hitter batting fourth, but I don't know which one would be better for me. I have a pretty hard, fast swing, but which one would be best for my style, one-piece or two-piece?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch will be a one-piece fully composite design. This sounds like a bat you could really do some damage with. Power hitters tend to love the stiffer one-piece feel. It will also help you increase your power as well.
So the difference in price between FX1 and FX2 comes down to two-piece vs one-piece? Since both are end loaded, for more power and my daughter is a power hitter, go with the FX2? Is shock/stinging a difference also in these bats? Thanks
You are correct. The main difference between them is that the 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch bat is a one-piece bat with the Single System Technology. It will feel more stiff being a true one-piece, which power hitters typically like. Both bats will have the end loaded feel also. Vibration and sting should not be an issue.
What bat do you prefer more for a power hitter? The 2013 Demarini CF5 Hope or the 2013 FX2 Easton?
Both the 2013 Demarini CF5 Hope and the 2013 Easton FX2 would be great for a power hitter. It comes down to personal preference.
My daughter has been using a 2011 Synergy Speed -9 and. Loved it but I in the market for a new bats. How does the FX2 compare to the Synergy Speed? Is the pop going be as good?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch is a one-piece composite like the Synergy Speed. However, it has an end loaded swing weight. The 2013 Easton FS2: FP13S2 Fastpitch is the replacement for the Synergy Speed.
Is the FX2 more of a power hitting bat or a contact hitter bat?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch bat is endloaded for stronger hitters with more power.
What is your best bat of your new 2013 models for a power hitter?
That all depends on the hitter and their preferences as there are dozens of high-end bats on the market preferred by power hitters, and there is not one that stands above the rest.
Is this bat good in 40 degree weather?
Since the 2013 Easton FX2 is a fully composite bat, it can be damaged in temperatures under 50 degrees. Once it gets below 50 degrees, the ball gets harder and it can do damage to composite bats.
What is the difference between the FX1 and FX2 in a -9?
The difference between the 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch and the 2013 Easton FX1: FP13X1 Fastpitch, is the FX1 is a two-piece composite design with ConneXion Technology . The FX2 is a one-piece full composite design.
My daughter swings the purple 2012 Easton Stealth 34" 24oz -10. She did very well with it. She's now in 16u. Is this bat very similiar to the purple Stealth?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch bat will come in -9 sizing instead of the -10 her older bat had. This 2013 FX2 will have an End Loaded Swing Weight for added power and distance. The Barrel will be made from the same IMX Composite material as her older model. The 2013 FX2 bat will be a One-Piece fully Composite design compared to her older bat being a Two-Piece Composite model. They both will have the same Performance Grip and same Handle size. The 2013 FX2 is part of Easton's Power Brigade XL Series.
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