Questions and Answers for 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult
Is there much structural difference between the BB13S1 and the BB14S1 bat? I'd love to be able to afford the new 2014 model. It looks awesome and would definitely get the attention of the opposing pitchers, but can't afford it. But I also don't want to buy last years model if this years model made significant changes. Thanks!
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult and the 2014 Easton S1 use the same composite materials in the handle and barrel for outstanding performance and durability.
My son is going to playing Varsity as a freshman this year, primarily for his defense. He is 6 foot tall and about 135 pounds. He is lifting to gain muscle but his metabolism is so fast that he hasn't put on much. He currently is using a 32" bat, but I suspect that may not be enough for him. I'm sure he'll grow another inch before the season is over. Bat speed is going to be critical if he is going to be able to hit at varsity speed level pitching. Which bat and what length would you suggest I look at for him? A 33" S1 or maybe even 34"? Thanks!
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 33"2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult. We do not recommend a 34" 31 oz. if he will be facing faster pitching. The Easton S1 is a very balanced bat, great for assisting with bat speed.
What sound should this bat make? A crack sound or a ding sound?
The 2013 Easton S1 Baseball Bat is a two-piece fully composite bat. Alloy bats typically have more of a ding sound and composite bats, like this one, typically have more of a cracking sound or thud sound. If you are on the product page of our bats, you will notice under the photos and videos, there is an audio recording of what each bat sounds like. Please feel free to listen to the recordings for different bat sounds!
What size bat should I get if I am 5'6" 170 lbs, very broad and 15? Or would you recommend the XL1?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult. The S1 is a great bat for a contact hitter because of the balanced swing weight. The XL1 is a great option for a power hitter because of its end loaded swing weight.
Does this bat have more pop than the DeMarini CF5? Will it have a lighter feel?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR and the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR will be similar in that they are both two-piece composite balanced bats.
Is this more for power or contact hitters? What size should I get I am 6'6" 170 lbs, 15 years old.
2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is a very balanced bat, which is favored by contact hitters. At your height and weight, I would recommend getting a 34" bat.
On a scale from 1-10 (10 being extremely balanced and 1 being extremely top heavy), how balanced is this bat?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is very well balanced, about an 8 or a 9 in terms of balance on a scale of 10.
Does this bat have the trampoline effect where the ball jumps off the bat?
The trampoline effect on the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult will be the same as other BBCOR bats because they have to meet the same certifications. The S1 will be balanced and light weight.
I'm 15 and 5'11''. What size bat would you recommend for me?
The correct size is going to be dependent on your height and weight. An approximate size we would recommend getting the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult in is 32''. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am new to BBCOR and I am confused over all the options. It seems that alloy bats are rated higher than the composites. In little league composites are more popular than alloy. Why is this?
Composite bats, like the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult, are popular in BBCOR. They just tend to be more expensive because of the materials, that is why they don't show up as often on our popular page. Composite is typically going to be more durable than alloy.
How long will my S1 will last?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is a very high quality, durable model. The lifespan depends on how well you take care of the bat, how many games you play, etc. The 2013 Easton S1 comes with a 400 day manufacturer's warranty.
Does the S1 or CF5 have a larger sweet spot?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat will have a very similar sized sweet spot when compared to the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR.
Between this and the CF5, which one has more durability and the slight edge in balance?
2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult and the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR are two-piece fully composite bats. They are very comparable in terms of balance. Both of the bats feature their respective manufacturers top of the line composite materials, which are very durable.
I'm 13 and 5'8" and can get my hands though on an inside pitch pretty easily but cant hit an outside pitch. So do you think that I should us the S1 or the XL1. I am currently using the Rawlings Mach.
The 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB13X1 Adult has an extended barrel, great for hitting outside pitches. The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult does not have an extended barrel. However, it will be more balanced than the XL1.
What is the difference between the 2012 S1 and the 2013?
The 2012 S1 was made completely from the IMX Composite material while the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult features the upgraded SIC Black Carbon Composite in its handle. This material provides a stiffer flex and better energy transfer over the IMX Composite handle.
Does this bat have a stiff feel or does it have a large amount of flex?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult will have flex since it is a two-piece designed bat.
My son is 13 and is 5'6' 155 lbs. He is in 8th grade and I don't want to get a bat that is too heavy. He is a power hitter but the heavier bats he seems to have a little trouble with getting more power on his swing. Should we go with the S series for speed or the XL1 for more power?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is best for a hitter who needs help with their bat speed. It is also recommended for a younger player making the transition to a BBCOR bat. The Easton XL1 is end loaded and designed for a power hitter with quick bat speed.
Does the XL1 have more pop or just a bigger barrel than the S1?
Both the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat and Easton XL1 bat use IMX composite in the barrel and would perform comparable. The main difference is the extended barrel design and end loaded swing weight of the XL series, compared to the balanced design of the S series.
What temperature is to cold to under this bat?
We typically recommend not using a composite bat like the Easton S1 under 55 degrees.
I am a highschool student and I just got this bat in august. My team starts playing in November but the high school season does not start until late February- early March. Will this bat last through this fall, winter, and spring season?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult should last through spring with proper break-in and care. This includes not using the bat in temperatures below 55 degrees and avoid using it in batting cages that use yellow dimpled balls.
I'm 5'10, 140 lbs. I'm comfortable swinging a 33" 30 oz. and tend to stick to well balanced bats. Would you recommend this bat?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR is one of the most balanced bats we offer. I would highly recommend this bat for a player of your size and hitting preferences.
My son is 5' 5" 125 pounds, what size bat do you recommend for him?
I recommend getting him a 32" 29 oz. 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult.
Which bat is most similar to the weight distribution of a Marucci CAT 5 (-5), the Easton BBCOR S1 or XL1? Also, when will the MAKO be out?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is balanced like the Marucci CAT 5. The Easton XL1 is end loaded. The MAKO is available for sale now and will ship out on August 30th.
My son is 13yrs old and 5'9 145 lbs. Which bat size do you recommend 31-28oz or 32-29oz ?
Our charts recommend a 32" 29oz. for a player with that height and weight. Always check out our Bat Coach for your sizing needs. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I'm 5'10'' 160 lbs. Would you recommend the 32'' or 33'' for the Easton S1?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat would be recommended in a 32" at your size.
I am 6' 165 lbs. and in between a contact and power hitter. I have purchased the 2012 S1 and loved it. Should I stick with it or try out the MAKO?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 33" adult model. If you had success with the Easton S1, it is definitely a great choice. The main difference will be that the MAKO also features an extended barrel design like the XL series.
Why is the S1 more expensive than the S4?
The Easton S1 is Easton's top of the line bat that they have for BBCOR. It is a two-piece full composite while the Easton S4 is a one-piece all alloy. The composite material is more expensive to construct and that is why you see the price difference.
I get a lot of doubles and triples, but I did hit 4 home runs last year. Should I go with this bat?
It sounds like the Easton S1 would be a good fit for you.
I am 5'9" 120 lbs and a contact hitter. Should I get the 2014 Easton S1 or 2014 MAKO?
I would recommend getting the 2014 Easton S1 32".
Is the 2014 Easton Mako balanced like the Easton S1 but the barrel is extended like the Easton XL?
Yes, the Easton Mako will have the extended barrel like the Easton XL1 and have the balance of the Easton S1.
I am 5' 11" and 150 lbs. What size would you recommend?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" model of the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult. For additional sizing information, check out Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My son is 6'0" about 150 lbs. He uses the 32" drop 5- Marucci Black bat now but needs to get a BBCOR for high school. Trying to decide which Easton bat, the SL1 or XL1 would be the best fit for him?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is designed for a contact hitter who needs to increase their bat speed. The Easton XL1 is end loaded and designed for a player with power. Typically players who are making the transition to a BBCOR bat prefer a balanced bat like the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult.
My son is 12, 5 ft and 75 lbs. This fall he will need a -3 bat for one league. He is a contact hitter (struggled with bat speed). Bats he has done well with are CF5 (-10) and Marucci Black 2 (-5). What balanced BBCOR bats with a light weight feel can you suggest? He sees a lot of the H.S. boys using Easton.
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult would be a great choice. It is designed like the DeMarini CF5. It is very balanced and will be a good option for a young player making the transition to a BBCOR bat.
Can I use this bat even if I am a power hitter?
Yes, power hitters can also use the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult, but since it is so balanced you may get ahead of he ball on our swings.
What is going to be the differences between this bat and the new Easton Mako?
The new Easton Mako will be a sort of hybrid between the Easton S1 and XL1 using new TCT Thermo Composite technology to increase barrel length while reducing M.O.I. and increasing swing speed.
I'm going into high school and I hit for power and contact. Which would be better for me the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR or the 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR?
Typically, contact hitters with average swing speeds benefit the most from the balanced swing weight of the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult. Because you hit for both contact and power, you may use the end load of the XL1 efficiently. I would reflect on the bats you have used successfully in the past to help decide between these BBCOR models.
How long do composite BBCOR bats usually last? I know you must break them in, but how long do they typically last before the go "dead"? Would it last through a full fall and spring high school season? I'd be using it in both games and practice.
With proper break-in and care the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult should last through your spring high school season or longer.
Can I use this bat even though I am a power hitter?
You could use the Easton S1, however most power hitters prefer the XL1
Will the new MAKO be balanced like the S1 or barrel heavy like the XL1?
The new MAKO will be balanced like the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult.
Is the new Easton Mako composite or alloy?
The new Easton Mako will be a two-piece composite bat.
If I get an Easton S1 BBCOR will that mean I cant hit for power?
You can hit for power with any bat. The Easton S1 BBCOR however is designed more for a contact hitter as it is balanced, whereas the Easton XL1 BBCOR is an end loaded bat designed more for a power hitter.
I am a 5"9" and 13 years old with some strength. I have just used the Easton XL1 Senior League bat and dropped bombs. Now as I head into HS next year which BBCPR bat should I get? The XL1 or S1?
The Easton XL1 BBCOR is more end loaded and designed for power hitters, whereas the Easton S1 BBCOR is designed more for contact hitters.
Is the new MAKO line taking the place of the XL series?
No. The new Easton Mako will be it own series of bat.
Will there be an 2014 Easton S1? Is the MAKO going to be like the S1 or the XL1?
There will be a 2014 Easton S1. The new MAKO will be balanced like the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult.
I am deciding between the S1 and the CF5 LE. I am not looking to hit home runs. Which bat is better?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult and the DeMarini CF5 LE are both two-piece composite bats that will perform very similar to each other. They both use top of the line composite materials and have great pop.
I am a contact hitter who's looking for my first BBCOR bat. I am looking for a bat that can give me a fast swing, while also giving more power. Which bat is best for me, the Easton S1 or the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult and the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum will both be very balanced and durable bats. Either of these bats are going to help you get your bat speed up to its full potential.
Does this bat lose pop over a long period of time and a lot of use and if so, about how long?
Over time and after a lot of use the Easton S1 will die in performance. This will usually happen happen after about two seasons of playing if you are always using it.
When does Easton come out with their 2014 bats?
Easton will be coming out with their 2014 line of bats in the Fall. The scheduled release date as of now, is September 1st.
Which has a bigger sweet spot, S1 or XL1 ?
The 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB113X Adult has an extended barrel for a bigger sweet spot than the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult.
Is there a big difference between this bat and the 2013 Demarini CF5?
No. The 2013 Easton S1 and 2013 DeMarini CF5 are both two-piece composite balanced bats.
I am going into high school next year and would like to get comfortable with a -3 bat. I lead-off or bat sixth. Do you recommend an Easton S1 or the new Demarini Voodoo Paradox?
Both are great bats. The Easton S1 is balanced and designed more for a contact hitter, whereas the DeMarini Voodoo Paradox is more end loaded for a power hitter.
I am about 5'9 and 165 lbs. I am usually the clean up or 7 batter and I have a quick swing. Would you recommend the S1 or XL1 for me?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is a very balanced bat and is best suited for a player who needs to increase their bat speed. The Easton Xl1 is an end loaded bat and is best for a power hitter.
Does the Easton S1 have the trampoline affect?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is a composite bat and will have a trampoline affect.
What is lightest? The 2013 Easton S1 or the new RIP-IT BBCOR Air?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult and the RIP-IT BBCOR Air will be very similar balanced bats. The two-piece design of the Easton S1 will offer more flex though, so it will come down to whether you prefer a stiff bat or not.
Is this bat a good choice for me? I hit for power but not consistently. Would this bat pick up my average while still giving me power?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is one of the best bats on the market. It is extremely balanced and will help create a quicker swing speed.
Even though the two bats are totally different, should I buy this or the 2013 Rawlings 5150?
This really depends on the type of hitter you are. The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is a two-piece bat, better suited for a contact hitter. The 2013 Rawlings 5150 is stiffer and better suited for a power hitter.
Should I buy this bat or the new 2014 Demarini Vexxum?
Both are great two-piece balanced bats. The Easton S1 will be a two-piece with a composite barrel so it will be higher performing. The Vexxum is a two-piece with a composite handle and alloy barrel.
Is this bat really worth 400 dollars?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult uses top of the line composite materials and is a very high performing bat. We encourage you to read our reviews by players who have used the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult to assist in your decision.
I'm 5' 7" and 130 pounds. I'm the lead-off batter, and I also hit for a high average. Would you recommend the S1, and what size?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat is a great option for a contact hitters that hit for average. The two-piece design will provide more trampoline effect for players with average swing speeds. Based on your height and weight, Bat Coach (http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/) recommends a 31-32" bat.
How does the balance compare to the VELO? Which bat will have more pop?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult and the Rawlings VELO will be very similar bats. They will both be almost identical in performance and balance.
I'm going into high school next year and I am 5' 10", 190 lbs., above average hands, and above average strength. What is the recommended bat.
The 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR would be a great bat for you, because its end load will help you generate more power.
I was just using an Easton Omen 33 inch, -3 bat, and I was killing the ball. What new bat would you recommend that is like the Omen?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat would be the most current Easton model, similar to the Omen. Both bats are two-piece, fully-composite, and have balanced swing weights.
I'm looking for a new bat and i was wondering if the Easton S1 or the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo would be better for me as more of a contact hitter?
Two-piece bats like the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult are best suited for a contact hitter. The 2014 DeMarini Voodoo is also a two-piece bat, but it is end loaded and very stiff. It is recommended for a power hitter.
What will the difference be between the 2013 Easton S1 and the 2014 Easton S1?
The 2014 Easton S1 has an upgraded SIC black carbon composite handle that will be more durable and cut down on more vibration.
Is there a difference between the 2012 Easton S1 and the 2013 S1? Is the pop the same?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat features Easton's newest SIC Black Carbon Composite material in the handle. The new composite gives the 2013 model and stiffer flex which should translate to more power for the player. Both bats are BBCOR certified and can only perform so well.
Does this bat and the XL1 require break in time, or is it hot straight out of the wrapper?
Both the XL1 and S1 are full composite bats that require a break-in period of 150-200 hits off a tee or soft toss.
I am a power hitter and I'm 5' 8" 140 lbs would this bat be good for me?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR would bat for you for many seasons to come.
Is The Easton S1 or Easton S2 better for a contact hitter that hits line drives?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat is the better option because of its composite barrel. Both bats will give you the same balanced swing weight and provide the same opportunity for line drives.
Which is a better bat, the Easton S1, 2014 Demarini Voodoo, or the 2014 Vexxum?
All of the bats you mentioned are great bats. The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult would be the best balanced two-piece composite bat on the market. The 2014 DeMarini Voodoo would be the best end-loaded bat and the DeMarini Vexxum would be the best two-piece composite handle and alloy barrel bat available. Performance wise they will be very similar.
Can you use this in High School baseball?
Yes, the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is legal for High School play.
When will the 2014 S1 be coming out?
At this time we are unsure as to when Easton will release the new Speed Series for 2014. The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat will be one of the best BBCOR models on the market today.
What has more pop? This or the Easton XL1? Please don't say "Whatever the best fit is". What bat technically has the materials that make the ball go further?
Deciding between the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat and the 2013 XL1 BBCOR bat really does come down to the best fit for the player. Both bats have a two-piece design that features the same IMX Composite Barrel and SIC Black Carbon Composite handle. The only difference would be the balanced swing weight of the S1 versus the end loaded feel of the XL1.
Which bat is better? The 2013 DeMarini CF5 or 2013 Easton S1?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat and the 2013 CF5 BBCOR bat are both two-piece, fully composite models with balanced swing weights. They both contain high-quality materials, and one is not proven to outperform the other.
What is the typical life of the Easton S1 bat? I purchased a 2012 S1 model last year for my son. What is the best way to check the bat's usefulness? Thanks.
Most composite bats like the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult will last approximately two years. The amount of use and proper care of a composite bat will determine the lifetime of any type of bat.
Does this bat need to be broken-in?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat will require a break-in period prior to game-use. For detailed instructions on the composite break-in process, check out our JustBats.com Blog: http://www.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3789/breaking-in-your-composite-baseball-bat
I'm going into high school next year, I'm around 5'5" and 130 lbs. I'm not sure whether to go with a Speed or XL1. I can hit for power and for contact.
For a player of your size either the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat or the 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB13X1 Adult bat will work for you. It will only depend on which you are able to generate good bat speed with.
I am 5'7" 175lbs. I am a strong line drive hitter. Should i use the S1 or the XL1?
If you have above average strength and swing speed, the 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB13X1 would be recommended over the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 due to its end loaded design.
What is the difference, if any, between the 2012 S1 and the 2013 S1?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult uses upgraded composite material in the handle for better durability. The composite material in the barrel is the same.
I am 14, 6 ft. tall, and 140 lbs. I usually hit the ball in the gap or down the line. What is better for me? The 2013 S1 or 2013 XL1?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat would be a great choice for a gap and line drive hitter at your size. It will be very balanced and easy to swing through the zone. The XL1 will feel barrel heavy and have an end loaded swing weight.
When will the 2014 model of this bat be coming out?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR will not be released until fall of 2013. The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is available in all sizes.
I recently bought this bat. Will this bat require a break-in period?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult require a break-in period of 150-200 swings, working up from 40% to full power at the 150 swing mark. Make sure to use real leather baseballs and rotate the bat a quarter inch every swing.
Can you use it when hitting off a pitching machine?
You can use the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult in a batting cage. We suggest that you only hit real leather baseball with your bat. Please stay away from the yellow dimpled balls that are very well known in batting cages.
I am 14 years old, 5'10", and 120 lbs. I'm looking for a bat that will increase my bat speed. Should I go with the S1?
For a player your size, I would recommend going with the 33" 30 oz. 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult. The S1 should help increase your swing speed since it is a balanced two-piece model.
What size bat would you recommend for my son. He is 5'6" and weighs 120 lbs.?
I'd recommend a 31" 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat for your son.
What size would you recommend for a 5'9" 195 lbs 14 year old. I swung a 32 inch bat last season.
We actually suggest that you swing a 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR in the 33" 30 oz. bat.
Will there be any difference in pop or durability between the Easton S1 BBCOR and the Marucci Elite BBCOR?
No, the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR and the Marucci Elite are both high performing bats with outstanding pop and durability.
My daughter is 17. She is one of the smallest girls on the team, but she is the longest hitter on the team. She has tons of bat speed. She has an Easton Stealth that is 4 years old that has lost its pop. Any suggestions for a new bat?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is a baseball bat. The 2013 Easton FS1: FP13S1 Fastpitch replaced the Stealth Series, and would be a great option for your daughter.
My son (high school Frosh) went through the Easton hit lab and got his bat choices marked for him. They suggest the Speed Series opposed to XL. But what does the number mean? He got an "85" by S1? and an 84 by XL3. Thanks.
I would recommend contacting Easton directly at 1-800-632-7866. Unfortunately, we do not have any information regarding the scoring system for their hit lab.
What DeMarini bat could this be compared to?
The DeMarini bat that is most similar to the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult would be the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult.
Do you know when the 2014 Power Brigade will be coming out? Around July-August maybe?
The 2014 Power Brigade will be coming out later this year. Last year the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat was released in November.
Which bat would be better for contact hitters Easton S1 or S2?
Both the Easton S1 and the Easton S2 are both great bats for contact hitters. Being that the Easton S1 made up of composite materials it will be the better bat.
Which is the better bat for me? I do not like flex but I do like balanced bats. I am choosing between this (Easton S1 BBCOR), Marucci Black 2, and the RIP-IT Prototype 2?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult will have the most flex out of all three bats. If you do not like flex and want a balanced bat the 2013 Marucci Black 2 would be the best option. The RIP-IT Prototype II is stiffer, but it is end loaded.
I want a 2012 version of the S1, do you know where i can get one new?
We do not have any more 2012 Easton S1 BBCOR bats in stock. I recommend contacting Easton at 1-888-259-1297.
What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 S1 and what is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 XL1?
The difference between the 2012 and 2013 XL1 and S1 are the 2013 used a new SIC Carbon Fiber Handle to help reduce more vibration. That is the only difference between years.
My son is just under 4' 9" and 72 lbs. Tall skinny 9.5 year old and yet to show power. Most charts have him at a 29". I would like to get a few seasons out of this bat, so I am leaning towards a 30". As well as which bat would you choose, the Easton S1 or the Easton S2? I see one should not use your bat in the cage with the yellow balls, what should he use... cheap similar weight and length bat?
We suggest with the height and weight given, a 30" bat. I would start with the Easton S2, I think that would do just fine but make sure you don't get the BBCOR one. It would be way to heavy. He needs either a Youth Big Barrel bat or a Youth model.
Does the Easton S1 come in a -12? My son is 11 and small for his age, and definitely more of a contact hitter. Should he get the Easton S1 as opposed to the Easton XL1, however I cannot find it in a 30/18.
The 2013 Easton S1 Youth would be more for a contact hitter but will help generate some power. We do it in the 30" 18 oz. just make sure it's the youth model. The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult would be for a high school player and beyond.
I just bought the 2013 Easton S1. I understand 150-200 cuts off the tee and/or soft toss will help break it in with 1/4" rotation of the barrel after each cut. Is outside temperature a consideration?
For composite bats like the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1, we do not recommend using them in temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature, the ball becomes much more dense and could damage the bat.
I'm 16 and 5'9". There is a 100 dollar difference between the S1 and S2. I used a 32" Vexxum last year and I hit .318 as a freshman on varsity. Which bat would keep me hitting the ball low and line drives?
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. Thus, the Easton S2 would be recommended as it is more similar to the Vexxum.
I'm a 5'1" 100 pound middle infielder, I'm not a power hitter, more of a contact hitter. Would you suggest the Easton S1 or the Easton XL1?
The 2013 Easton XL1 is end loaded and for more of a power hitter. The Easton S1 is lighter swinging and more for a contact hitter.
I know you are not supposed to use your game bats in the batting cage, but if I use real baseball's will it affect the bat's pop or damage it in anyway?
If you use real leather baseballs you will be fine. It actually might warm the bat up faster for game play.
What would you recommend for a 250lb 6'1" 15 year old: S1 or XL1?
If you are more of a contact hitter, I would suggest the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR. If you are more of a power hitter, then I would suggest going with the 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR.
Just purchased an Easton S1, what is the recommended break in process, if any? Is it game ready out of the wrapper?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult will require a break-in period of 150-200 hits off of soft toss or a tee. Start at 50% power and work your way up from there. Make sure to rotate the bat 1/4" in between each hit to break-in the barrel evenly.
What bat would you recommend to a 18 year old high school kid who is 5'6" and 128 lbs. The Easton S1 or the Marucci Black 2?
Based on his height and weight, I would recommend a 31" 28 oz. model. Both the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat and the 2013 Marucci Black 2 BBCOR: MCBB20 Adult bat are great two-piece, balanced models. The Easton S1 has a composite barrel and will require a break-in period, whereas the Black 2 features an alloy barrel and does not require a break-in period.
Would you recommend the Easton S1 BBCOR or the Easton XL1 BBCOR for a 13 year old kid that is 5'7" and 150 lbs?
We would recommend the Easton S1 BBCOR for a contact hitter because it is a balanced model. The Easton XL1 BBCOR is more end loaded and would be better for a power hitter. Both are great bats.
Has Easton addressed the issue with the 2012 S1 breaking so often in the 2013 design?
According to our numbers (and Easton's numbers), the 2012 S1 BBCOR bat had average to slightly above average durability. There were no reported issues in manufacturing with the 2012 nor the 2013 models. However, the handle in the 2013 model was upgraded with a slightly stronger composite material.
Does the 2012 have a composite handle? I read from another question that the biggest difference is the composite handle. Does it make a big difference?
The 2012 Easton S1 BBCOR will have a composite handle and the only difference is the new 2013 SIC composite handle reduces a little more vibration in the handle than last years model.
Is this bat the same as the Easton S1 from last year?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat is very similar to the 2012 model. The only difference is the 2013 model has the SIC Black Carbon Composite handle.
I'm a 5'10'', 185lb senior in high school who about to replace his 2012 Easton Surge. I want a nice balanced bat, but don't want to spend the $400 for the 2013 S1. So which bat would be better: 2012 Easton S1, or Rip-It Prototype air? (I'm looking at purchasing a 33" since speed is not a problem)
The Easton S1 BBCOR is a two-piece, fully composite bat. The Rip-It Prototype Air is a one-piece, fully alloy bat. Both are balanced bats, so I would recommend going with the material you are most comfortable with.
I'm 5'3 100lbs and I am now about to move up to high school ball. I'm thinking about ordering this bat, but since i'm using a drop 5 XL3 right now I don't know if I should get the XL1 or this bat.
If you had really good bat speed with the -5 Easton XL1 I would stick with that, but if you're bat speed was lagging even just a little I would go ahead and get the Easton S1.
I bought this bat, and it seems to be split near the knob under the tape. Will this effect the bats pop, and if so what should i do?
It should not affect the pop of the bat, but it may cause the handle to vibrate more. If it is a problem you should contact Easton about a warranty replacement.
What is better, the 2013 S1 or the 2012 Voodoo? I like both but i don't know which to get. I am a line drive/ power hitter.
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat is a two-piece fully composite design. The 2012 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR: DXVDC Adult bat is a two-piece hybrid design with a composite handle and alloy barrel. The Easton S1 features a balanced swing weight and the DeMarini Voodoo has a slight end loaded feel.
Will Just Bats get any more of the 2012 S1's in stock?
The 2012 models are discontinued and we will not be receiving any more in stock.
Will a -10 29 inch s1 bat be too big for a 4'8" 85 lb boy?
The 29" is the smallest BBCOR that we offer. Since the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult is so balanced, I think it will work.
Undecided between the 2013 S1 and DeMarini CF5 and Demarini Voodoo. Son is 14, 5'3", moving up from small diamond 2 1/4 barrel, to the big diamond and 2 5/8 barrel with -3. Used a 31/21 Voodoo 1/2&1/2 last year. Single and double hitter. Strong body core, with quick hands. I have read the 2012 S1 had major breaking issues early in the bat life, and want to avoid any situation like that. Which would you recommend of the 3 bats?
Easton upgraded the composite materials in the handle of the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult for better durability. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 also changed their composite materials for a more balanced feel. The Voodoo will be the most end loaded, better for a player with quick bat speed and power.
What is the difference between the 2012 S1 and the 2013 S1?
The main difference between the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat and the 2012 Easton S1, is the composite material in the handle in the 2013 model is slightly more durable than the handle in the 2012 model.
My son is 13 but is 6'2" and weighs 250. He hits 4th and is a big power hitter. He has the Easton Surge that we got for him last year and to be honest that bat had no pop at all. He hit with a friends S1 from last year and hit a homerun with it every time he used it. Is the 2012 still avalible and if not is the 2013 the same?
Unfortunately, we are out of stock of the 2012 Easton S1. However, the 2013 Easton S1 is available. The only difference is an upgraded composite in the handle in the 2013 model.
Undecided on the Easton S1 or S2. I currently have the 2012 S2, but it broke at the connector. Looking for a little more "pop" on contact. I am 13 years old, 5'5" and 108 lbs. I'm a contact hitter. Also, can you recommended a length? 31" or 32"?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult and S2 will be very similar to last season's models. The difference between the two will be the material that the barrel is made out of. The S1 is a two-piece bat made of all composite materials. This bat will require a period of break-in but will perform at a higher level for a longer period of time. The S2 is also a two-piece bat but will have a composite handle and alloy barrel. This bat will not require a break-in period. It will be hottest right out of the wrapper. This bat will slowly lose it's pop over time. If you are comparing the 2012 models to 2013 you will see the same pop. Both bats being two-piece in designs will help reduce the amount of vibrations that can reach the players hands. The 2013 Easton's will come with a full 400 day warranty.
What's the major difference between the Easton S1, S2, S3 and S4?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat is a two-piece fully composite design. The 2013 Easton S2 is a two-piece hybrid design with an alloy barrel and composite handle, the 2013 Easton S3 is a one-piece alloy design, and the 2013 Easton S4 is a one-piece alloy design with a barrel diameter of 2 1/2" instead of the standard 2 5/8".
What bat is better for me if you hit 1st or second but still hit for power, and also still has good swing speed?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult would be a great option for what your are looking for.
i used my rip it prototype air in a batting cage with those yellow dimpled balls. I heard that they can reduce the pop of my bat. Should i be worried? Can rip it refund my bat because i used it within 30 days.
Yellow dimpled pitching machine balls are more dense than a regular baseball and can decrease the lifespan of any bat by causing it to crack or dent much quicker. You would have to speak with Rip-It regarding warranty or return inquiries. Their phone number is 1-407-649-4104.
Besides price, what is the difference between S1 BBCOR and S3 BBCOR. Asking for a 14 year old player. Recommendation?
The S1 is two-piece, full composite. The S3 is one-piece full alloy. 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.
What are the differences between the 2012 and the 2013 models of the S1.
The 2013 Easton S1 has a SIC black carbon composite handle to help reduce vibration, while the 2012 Easton S1 does not.
Will hitting with this bat in a batting cage that use synthetic balls affect the bat when used in game play with leather balls? Will the pop be reduced by the excessive hitting?
You should never use your game bat in a batting cage. Those yellow dimpled balls are much more dense than an actual baseball, and can crack your bat, or reduce the pop significantly.
Which bat is better, and offers more pop, the 2013 Easton S1 or the 2013 Easton XL1?
Both the 2013 Easton S1 and the XL1 use IMX composite for the barrel and SIC black carbon composite on the handle. The main difference is that the S1 has a balanced swing weight and the XL1 has an extended barrel and end loaded swing weight.
How do composite bats differ from the other bats and what is the break-in period?
The 2013 Easton S1 is a two-piece composite bats. Composite bats will get hotter out of the wrapper than an alloy bat. We recommend 150-200 swings off of a tee or soft toss, rotating the bat 1/4 turn with each swing to break it in. Composite handles will also cut down on vibration.
whats the difference between the 2013 model and the 2012 model? why is there a big price difference between the two?
The 2013 S1 features new composite in the handle to further reduce sting and vibration. The 2012 S1 is on closeout pricing because it's an older model.
Will this come in a -5?
The S1 will not be produced in a -5 model.
This is the new 2013 bat. What bat did it replace from 2012?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat replaced the 2012 Easton S1. These bats are both balanced, two-piece, and full composite designs.
Is this bat more balanced than last years?
The 2013 and 2012 models of the S1 will have similar balance.
My son is 13 years old and will be in hs next year. He is 5'8 and weighs 141. I want to buy him a hs bat for Christmas. What style and size bat should I purchase? He has been swinging a 31 drop 5 with his travel team. Thank you
It's difficult for us to make a recommendation without knowing what bat he's been using. 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. This is the main thing to look at when purchasing a new bat.
I'm 6`2 , 180 lbs , 14 years old a 8th grader getting ready for high school. What size do u recommend for me? Last year I was swinging a 33\30
Based on your current size, a 34" Easton S1 would be recommended.
I'm 5'10", 155 lbs, 14 yrs old a freshman in high school .What size do you recommend? Last year I swung a 32/29.
Based on your size, a 32" 29 oz. bat is recommended.
5'11", 185 lbs, 17 yrs old. What size do you recommend?
Based on your size, a 33" 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat is recommended.
What benefit does the composite offer vs the alloys now(s1 vsS2)? I assume they don't get as hot as before once broken in, so beside feel any differences?
The main difference between alloy and composite is that alloy does not require a break-in period and will be hot from day one. Composite bats will require 150-200 hits before they are fully broken-in.
What is the difference between the Easton S1, S2, and S3's?
The Easton S1 is a two piece, fully composite bat. The S2 is also a two piece, but comprised of an alloy barrel with a composite handle. The S3 is a one piece alloy construction. The S1 will have a break in period of about 200-300 hits, and the S2 and S3 will be ready to go out of the wrapper.
What bat length would you recommend for a 5'11" 145 pound 15 year old?
The recommended size for you would be a 32" bat, If you think you can handle some extra length you could try and move up to a 33".
What temperature can the Easton S1 be used in?
I recommend not to use any composite bats in temperatures under 60F, or your bat could break.
I'm looking into purchasing a bat and I am torn between this bat and the RIP-IT Prototype Air. Which one would you recommend more, and why?
This really depends on the type of hitter you are. The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 is a two-piece composite bat and will provide a lot of flex, good for a contact hitter. The RIP-IT Prototype Air will be stiffer, better for a power hitter. Both will be very balanced.
I have two questions: 1. Do you have any Easton Omen -3 32 inch bats held back in stock for sale? 2. I understand that the 2013 Easton Power Brigade is supposed to replace the Easton Omen. I also understand that the S1 is equally weighted for a smooth swing for medium to slow speed and the XL1 is end weighted for a faster swing speed. My question is this, does the S1 or the XL1 feel more like an Easton Omen swinging them? Thank-you Nathan Notter
We do not have any Easton Omen -3 bats in stock. The Omen will be somewhere between the XL1 and S1 in terms of balance. The S1 feels a little more balanced than the Omen, and the XL1 will feel more endloaded.
Does Easton use rings to dampen the barrel?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult does not use rings to dampen the barrel.
Is this bat more durable than the previous version?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat should definitely be more durable. Easton upped the warranty on the 2013 models. All of these Power Brigade bats come with a Full 400 Day Warranty through the manufacturer.
Does the 2013 S1 have the same amount of pop as the 2012 S1?
Yes. The 2013 Easton S1 will have as much pop as the 2012 model and will also have an upgraded handle.
Is the Eastern S1 BBCOR BB131S1, appropriate composite for JV high school baseball?
Yes. The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat is BBCOR certified and legal for play in High School.
Is this bat recommended over the Marucci Black 2?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR and the 2013 Marucci Black 2 are comparable. They both have very balanced swing weights, and are two-piece designs. The Easton S1 is a two-piece fully composite design. The Marucci Black 2 has an alloy barrel and composite handle.
Is the 2012 S1 going to be legal for high school play in the 2013 season?
Yes, the 2012 Easton S1 will be legal for play in the 2013 season.
My son used a 32 inch Easton Omen -5 last season. He is a line drive hitter. Which would you recommend for his 14U season a XL1 or an S1? Or do you recommend a different bat? As he has to move to a -3 bat for travel ball this next season.
That depends on his strength and swing speed. If he has above average strength and swing speed, the XL1 is recommended. If he has average or below average strength and swing speed, the S1 is recommended.
Easton releases these on 11-15-12. How soon are you expecting to get them?
The **PRE-BOOK** 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat can be ordered currently. We can ship it out on the 14th of November and it comes with Free 2Day Air. You will have it in your hands on the 16th of November.
Is the Speed Series more durable than last year?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR uses upgraded composite in the handle of the bat for added durability.
What is the break-in process for the 2013 BBCOR S1?
To break-in the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult, we recommend about 150-200 hits off a tee or soft toss. Also remember to rotate the barrel 1/4 inch between hits to ensure an even break-in around the entire barrel.
I have the 2012 S1 and have had it replaced four times. Cracked once after three weeks. Broke in half three times. Last time in only 5 games. Is the 2013 improved for the weakness of the 2012?
The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR uses a new SIC Black Carbon Composite handle for better durability.
I have an Easton S1. Should I get this bat?
If you are comfortable using your S1, the new 2013 S1 BBCOR is an excellent choice. There is improved technology in the handle for better durability.
My s3 has dented and is under warranty can i send it back and get the s1?
Your warranty is covered through Easton. You will have give them a call at 1-866-934-6437.
I have the Easton s3 can i return it and get a discount on this bat?
If your Easton S3 bat is new and unused, you can return it for a full refund or credit towards another bat. If it has been used, we are unable to take it back for a credit or refund.
What size would you recommend? I'm 6' 160 lbs. Also, was the last Easton S1 very durable?
Given your height and weight I would recommend a 33" bat. Yes the 2012 Easton S1 was a durable bat.
If I buy this bat then decide I want the Easton XL can i return?
Yes, your complete satisfaction is our goal. There is no time frame that unused items in their original condition may be returned for exchange or refund.
What bat would I get for my warrenty on my -3 Omen BBCOR?
Easton may still have some of the Omens for warranty returns left, but if they are out it will most likely be replaced with the S1 or XL1. Here is Easton's number if you would like to contact them about the warranty, 1-888-259-1297. Here are the links to view the S1 and XL1 that replaced the Omen. http://www.justbats.com/product/--pre-book---2013-easton-s1-bbcor--bb13s1-adult/15981/ http://www.justbats.com/product/--pre-book---2013-easton-xl1-bbcor--bb13x1-adult/15980/
Which bat would be better for me, the S1 or the XL1? I don't really hit the ball over the fence, but I hit the ball pretty hard when I make contact.
If you are more of a contact type hitter, I would suggest the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR. It has a balanced swing weight for quicker bat speeds.
Is this a good bat for a 14 year old? is it too heavy, I weigh 60kg?
Yes, the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult baseball bat is great for a 14 year old. It is a BBCOR bat so it is approved for high school baseball.
With Pre-book, when does my credit card get charged Immediately, or at time of shipping?
You credit card would not be charged until the shipping date of November 14th. The PRE-BOOK 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult bat would be shipped with free 2-Day Air.
Is this better than the original Easton S1?
The 2013 Easton S1 features the same IMX composite in the barrel as the 2012 model. New for the 2013 model is the SIC Black Carbon composite handle.
what is the difference between the 2013 Easton S1 and the 2012 Easton S1?
The 2013 Easton S1 has a new composite in the handle that is supposed to give the bat more strength.
What is the difference between the S1 and the XL1
The Easton S1 is a balanced bat, and the Easton XL1 is an end-loaded bat.
Will this years s1 be more durable then last years?
Unfortunately, the 2013 S1 has not hit the market yet, so we can't attest to it's durability yet. However, it does have a new composite in the handle that is supposed to give the new S1 a little more strength.
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