Questions and Answers for 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League
What size should I use? I play 12u travel ball. I'm 12 and I'm 5 foot 85 pounds. I swing my 31" 19 oz. too easily. It is too light I cant even feel the bat.
Based on that information, a 31" 21 oz. model of the 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B is recommended.
My son needs a -3 bat for his league. I am looking for a 29" 26 oz. bat. Do you carry a bat in that size?
If you are needing a 29" 26 oz. BBCOR bat, I would recommend the 2013 Easton S3 BBCOR: BB13S3 Adult.
Is this a bat that can last for at least one year and still have good pop?
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League should last for at least a full season and maintain its production. Given it has a 2 3/4" barrel though, there are no guarantees since the walls are thinner than those of a bat with a smaller barrel.
Is this bat any different from the 2012 model? My son has last years model and loves it! Just wondering if we should upgrade to this years S3? Thanks.
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League is the same as the 2013 Easton S3: SL11S310B with the exception of the graphics.
My son currently has an S1 29" 19 oz. 2 5/8". He loves this bat. He can now use a 2 3/4" bat. Is the S3 comparable to the Easton S1? Also can the Easton S1 be used in cold temperatures?
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League is a one-piece alloy bat and the 2013 Easton S1 is a two-piece composite bat. The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League will be stiffer, better for a power hitter. The 2013 Easton S1 is best suited for a contact hitter. It should not be used below 55 degrees.
I just purchased the 2013 Easton S3 SL13S310B in 30"/20oz. The bat hasn't arrived yet but the reviews of the 2012 S3 model are mostly positive. The cons were that the bat dented. Were there any material changes made to the bat from 2012 to 2013 to prevent dents? The 2012 is THT100 Aluminum and the 2013 says THT100 Scandium Alloy. Wondering if 2013 model is less likely to dent.
So far, the 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B has displayed slightly better durability than the 2012 model. Easton didn't change much with the S3, but they did make a strong effort to improve the bat's durability.
Does the XL3 2 3/4 inch barrel come in a length longer than 28 inches. My son loves the bat but is about to turn 9 years old.
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League bat is available in a 2 3/4 inch barrel in the larger sizes, but the 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel bat is not available any larger than the 28", because it is for use in coach pitch and some machine pitch leagues.
My son is currently using the 2013 DeMarini Vexxum 29" 19oz. and has had it for about a year now, it's been a really good bat and had lots of pop fresh out the wrapper even hit his first couple of HRs with it, but it seems to be just a good line drive bat with some pop at times. I still believe in the Vexxum but he's getting that new bat itch and i'm thinking about getting him the new 2013 Easton S3. He's about 5ft, 100lbs, he'll be 11 this summer, and has good bat speed and power, but thinking about moving up to the 30" 20oz. S3 what you do recommend?
For his size you should be using the 2013 Easton S3 in a 30" 20oz. The bat is a little heavier, but as he gets closer to high school he is going to have to slowly go up in weight anyways.
My son has used one of his teammates S1 and didn't get the same type of success that he has from his Rival. He has always had success with his Rival and the Black Lithium that sounds just like this bat. (He also liked the Orange Lithium from a few years back). I'm noticing a lot of comments in the reviews, stating that this bat has a "small sweet spot." Is there any reason behind this comment? I am looking at this bat vs. the 2013 Marucci MSBT10 and the Elite. I have noticed that bats that sound like this one he seems to respond to well. Any other you can recommend?
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League bat and the 2013 Marucci Team: MSBT10 Black Senior League will be designed the same. They will be one-piece all alloy models. The S3 will have a lighter swing weight. I would pick the 2013 Marucci Elite: MSBELI Senior League bat. It will get him the best overall performance. It will have a light swing weight and feature a two-piece hybrid design.
Would this bat be good for coach pitch?
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League would probably be too large and heavy for most kids playing coach pitch.
Hi, my son is 9 years old and is 4' and weighs about 80 lbs. He currently has an old Easton Surge and I'm looking at getting him a new bat. We prefer Easton and wanted to know which bat do you recommend: The SL13S110, the SL13S210 or the SL13S310B? Thanks for your help.
All of the 2013 Easton S series are a great choice. The difference's between them are as follows. The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League is a one-piece all Alloy bat. The 2013 Easton S2: SL13S210 Senior League is a two-piece bat that has a Composite handle and and Alloy barrel. The 2013 Easton S1: SL13S110 Senior League is a two-piece Fully Composite bat. The plus to having a two-piece bat is that it will cut down the stinging on his hands. The Composite material is an upgrade from Alloy and is more expensive. All are great fits I personally love the 2013 Easton S2: SL13S210 Senior League. Its is a amazing bat.
My son is using a rival xl11-9 30x21 with 2 3/4 barrel. He is a year older and was a great hitter with the rival. What new bat replaces it? We think the rival was the best bat ever and wish we could get that one again.
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B replaced the Easton Rival.
My son is 12 years old. He is a contact hitter, usually singles and doubles. He is about 80 lbs and doesn't have the fastest swing speed. What would you recommend for him in bat type? Composite, combo or the one piece alloy? I think I have the size and weight down to 30" 20 oz, as I've seen too many kids strike out with bats that are too heavy.
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League is a one-piece full alloy bat. Traditionally power hitters prefer this bat because the bat is stiff and the batter will need to generate their own power through the ball. A two-piece bat is generally going to be more flexible and tend to help those contact hitters that don't generate as much power in their swing naturally. The choice between composite and alloy is a hitters preference. Some tend to think that you get added pop from a composite barrel bat. The composite barrel will sound like a wood bat on contact and the alloy will have a "ping" sound. For your son, as a contact hitter, any two-piece, balanced, lightweight bat would be good.
This bat is legal to play in Cooperstown?
We were unable to locate any official rules online for "Cooperstown". Please contact your coach or league director.
Is this bat legal for Babe Ruth play?
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B has a 2 3/4" barrel and is illegal in Babe Ruth play.
I read earlier that it is not suggested to use the S1 composite in temps below 55. Would the S3 be better for my son to use? We live in the mountains and it can get a little chilly in the beginning of spring play.
Yes, the 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League is a great cold weather bat.
Which bat should I get the 2013 Easton S3 or the 2013 Easton S1? This year I had a Easton S3 but sometimes I used my friends S1. I don't know which one yet.
Both the Easton S1 and S3 are very good options. The S1 is a two-piece fully composite design and the S3 is a one-piece alloy design. We recommend to use the same bat model as you had the most success with in the past.
My son currently uses last years XL3 JBB. It doesn't come in a 29" but the Easton S3 does. I know that the XL3 has thinner walls than the S3, but will the thicker walls in the S3 produce less of a trampoline effect and thus less pop?
While there are differences in the way each bat is made and what each bat is made of they all have to conform to the USSSA standards in order to be approved by the USSSA. The level of tolerance between the bats is very, very small and so things like "pop" and "trampoline effect" should be very, very similar.
Are there any significant advantages the 2013 S2 has over the S3 as far as build and performance?
The 2013 S2 is a two-piece hybrid bat with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The S3 is a one-piece full alloy bat. Picking between the two comes down to personal preference. 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 differance, if any is there in a SL13S310B and a SL11S310B?
There is no difference in these bats, except the SL13S310B is the 2013 model. Here is the link to view more details on this new model. http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-easton-s3--sl13s310b-senior-league/15965/
My son plays 8U travel. He currently uses the Easton 2012 Easton S3 (-10) 28in. 18oz. He is a contact hitter, line drive singles and occasionally extra base hits to the gaps. He is ready for a new bat and I was wondering if the S1 model would be a noticeable upgrade or should I stick to the S3 model he currently uses.
If he is comfortable using the 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League and has success with it, we recommend staying with the same bat. The 2013 Easton S1: SL13S110 Senior League will provide more flex than the S3 because of the two-piece design.
Is there any difference in MOI between this bat and the 2012 model? Why would I get this bat versus the 2012 model? THank you
Both the 2012 and 2013 S3 will be weighted and balanced the same. There were no major upgrades to the 2013 model.
This bat has the 1.15 BPF stamp, but is it also a "Qualified BBCOR" bat?
No, the 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League baseball bat is not a BBCOR bat. All BBCOR bats will be -3 and will have a BBCOR Certified .50 stamp on them.
How does this bat compare to 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha XL: SL136XL Senior League bat?
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League Bat and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha XL: SL136XL Senior League bat are very comparable. They both are one-piece alloy designs with a 2 3/4 inch barrel and balanced swing weights. Here is a link for further comparison http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Sorry - I got my numbers messed up. Can you tell me what the difference is between the SL11S310B vs SL13S310B
The SL11S310B is the previous 2012 model of the 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League. The difference between them other than the color will be that the 2013 model will be a little more balanced in swing weight. They will perform very similar to each other as far as performance.
How will this bat stack up against the 2013 Worth Prodigy Legit GX4: SLPL10 Senior League?
Both the 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B and 2013 Worth Prodigy Legit GX4: SLPL10 are -10 alloy bats with 2 3/4" barrels. The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B has not hit the market yet, so we do not have any feedback regarding it's performance in comparison to the 2013 Worth Prodigy Legit GX4: SLPL10.
What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 models?
The 2012 and 2013 Easton S3 Senior League bats both feature THT100 Scandium Alloy and will perform very similar. The 2013 model does feature a new performance diamond grip.
What is the expected production release date on this bat?
The 2013 Easton S3: SL13S310B Senior League baseball bat will be released on November 15, 2012.
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