Questions and Answers for 2013 Easton XL2: SP13X2 Slow Pitch
I am looking to purchase a bat for my 8 year old niece. She is in her first year of slow pitch softball and she weighs 98 lbs. and is 4' 6" tall, what do you recommend? Thanks.
Due to her age and size a 31" bat length is recommended. She would need to be searching for bats in the fastpitch category, not slow pitch. Try this model: Worth Lithium Storm HyperLite: FPST13 Fastpitch. It will be very balanced and light in swing weight.
Is it NSA approved?
The 2013 Easton XL2: SP13X2 Slow Pitch bat features the NSA 2012 stamp and is currently listed on the NSA Approved Bat list: http://www.playnsa.com/ApprovedBat.aspx
How does the XL2 hold up in the colder weather?
We do not recommend using any bat, including the 2013 Easton XL2: SP13X2 Slow Pitch, in temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. At those temperatures, the balls become much more dense and could damage or shorten the useful life of the bat.
Given that the Easton is end-loaded, what weight would you recommend I purchase given that I'm used to swinging a 30 oz.?
The 28 oz. weight of the 2013 Easton XL2 would probably work best. It would feel the closest to the 30 oz. that you normally use.
I just had to trade my Salvo in for the new XL2 under warranty. I loved that bat but it didn't last me long before it broke. I'm nervous the same thing will happen with this one. Has anything changed with the way the bats made that it will last a few years? I worry about the 6 month warranty.
The 2013 Easton XL2: SP13X2 has average to slightly above average durability based on our return numbers. There have been no glaring durability or manufacturing issues with this bat.
I'm a power hitter, how does the Easton XL2 compare to the L6.0. Other than the end load weighting? Performance, technology, etc.?
2013 Easton XL2: SP13X2 Slow Pitch has the same technology as the 2014 Easton L6.0. The extra end load on the 2014 Easton L6.0 would add pop because of the added weight.
Which is a better choice the XL2 SP13X2 or Miken Ultra Soulta For Power hitting?
The 2013 Easton XL2: SP13X2 Slow Pitch is going to be the best for a power hitter because of the full end loaded design of the bat.
Is this a 1 or 2 oz. end-load?
The 2013 Easton XL2 has a slight end-load. It would be a .5 oz.
Is this XL2 comparable to a Synergy in the way the ball comes off the bat? I am looking for that type of feel rather than the Stealth feel.
The 2013 Easton XL2: SP13X2 Slow Pitch is the spiritual successor to the Synergy.
I currently have the Easton Salvo SRV5 slow pitch bat and looking for something equivalent. Would this be the bat?
The 2013 Easton XL2: SP13X2 Slow Pitch will be the closest equivalent to your Salvo.
Which is better the XL2 or the S2? As well as are there any other bats like the stealth?
Both the Easton XL2 and the S2 are great bats. The only real difference is that the XL2 is slightly endloaded. The Easton S1 would be like the Stealth.
Does anyone know if Easton is coming out with a new Salvo this year? If so does anyone know the release date?
Easton will not be releasing any more Salvo bats for this year.
How does the XL2 compare to the 2011 Synergy SRVBH? Are there ant new bats that Easton makes that would be comparable to the SRV?
The 2013 Easton XL2: SP13X2 Slow Pitch bat was made to replace the Synergy. It will have similar feel and performance compared to the SRVBH.
trying to decide between the 2013 easton XL2 and the 2013 easton S2.I am more of a contact hitter with decent power for the gaps. Which bat would you recomend? Any big differences?
The XL2 is endloaded and best for a hitter that has above average strength and swing speed. The S2 is well balanced and best for a hitter that has average to below average strength and swing speed.
ASA Approved..old specs or new?
The SP13X2 does have the new ASA stamp.
What is the difference between a one-piece and two-piece composite bat? Any more power? This would be for slow pitch softball.
A one-piece bat is usually preferred by a power hitter. A two-piece bat will have flex when you swing to increase bat speed. The Easton XL2 is a one-piece composite and is slightly end loaded. An end loaded bat is also good for a power hitter.
How does the XL2 compare to the Salvo Comp 100 SP12SV100?
The 2013 Easton XL2 is going to be a one-piece composite bat with an end loaded feel. It is going to be the ideal bat for a power hitter. The 2013 Easton Salvo Comp 100 is going to be a two-piece bat with an end loaded feel, but is going to be geared a little more toward a contact hitter because of its two-piece design allowing the barrel to flex. As far as performance, both bats will be high performing models.
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