Questions and Answers for 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth
I am 9, 64 pounds and 4'4'' what bat should I get
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 28" model in the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am 4' 10", 10 years old, and weigh 100 pounds. I am a power hitter. I use a 31" 20 oz. Easton Typhoon. I want to hit one over, but my bat stops me. What size XL3 should I use?
Based on Bat Coach results, 30" to 31" is the recommended length of 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 for you. I would not recommend going backwards in length, but the XL3 will be one ounce heavier than your Typhoon; in the same length. We do recommend increasing the weight of your bat 1-2 oz. every season. So I would recommend the 31" model of XL3. For further bat sizing information, check out Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am 11 years old, 5'1" and 112 lbs. I have the S1 bat at 31 inches. I am more of a power hitter than a contact hitter. Would the XL1 or the XL3 be better? Which bat has more pop for my style of hitting?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" model in the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat. Both the Easton XL1 and XL3 are great choices for a power hitter, but the XL3 will be more stiff and preferred more by power hitters.
My son is 10 years old 5'4" 115 lbs. He is a power hitter, what Easton XL size should he use?
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 31" model in the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
What drop is the Easton XL3?
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat features a -11 length to weight ratio.
I'm 5' 8" 160 lbs. What length should I swing?
We recommend the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth in a 32", based on your size.
Is it a big barrel bat or little barrel?
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat features a 2 1/4" barrel diameter and would not be considered a Youth Big Barrel model.
My son is 5', 105 lbs., and he is using an Easton Typhoon. What would you suggest in the XL series 30" 19 oz. or the 31" 20 oz.?
Based off your sons size he should be using a 30" 19 oz. Easton XL Series bat.
I am 5' 6" and 115 pounds. What size bat would you recommend?
Based off your size you should get the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth in a 31" bat.
What size bat do you recommend for me? I am 5' 0" and 76 lbs. I use a friends 32" Z-1000, but I have to choke up to hit it on the barrel.
We'd recommend the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth in a 30" based on your size.
What is right size bat for a 11 1/2 year old who is just under 5' and about 90 lbs?
Our Bat Coach would suggest a 30", but you can go up or down an inch if you are more comfortable. The weight of the bat will depend on a players strength. The average weight is a (-12).
What is the best bat to use for a 4' 11" 96 lbs. 9 yr. old boy? He is a lead off, contact hitter with power?
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat would be a great option. The -11 drop size will be light enough for the 9 year old player. Yet, provide some pop with the XL3's end loaded swing feel. The one-piece fully alloy design will also help provide a stiffer feel that power guys tend to love.
When are you going to get a 29 inch?
Unfortunately, the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 is no longer in production and it doesn't look like we will be getting any more sizes in stock. However, the 2014 models will be released in August.
I am 5 foot 2 ,11 years old and 99 pounds. I currently use a 2012 30 -13 S2 and I'm getting a 31". Would the XL3, 2013 S3, S2 or COMbat B4 be a better choice?
If you are a power hitter, the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth would be the best choice. It is slightly end loaded, best suited for a player with power and quick bat speed.
My 8 year old son is a pretty big kid/strong right handed hitter. He usually lets the ball travel pretty deep in the zone and hits a lot to right field. With this "end loaded" bat, would that slow his bat speed too much?
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth is end loaded and is best suited for a power hitter. It is recommended for a player who has quick bat speed.
I got this bat a while ago and i stopped using it after the second game because I felt it didnt have much pop. Does it take a while for it to get broken in?
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 is a full alloy bat that does not require a break-in period. If you feel the bat you have is defective, please contact Easton at 1-888-259-1297.
What is the difference between the Easton XL3 an the S3?
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth is end loaded for power hitting. Its S3 counterpart is balanced to better serve contact hitters.
My son is 9, 4'8" and 94 lbs. What size works for him?
A 30" bat length is recommended for his size in the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat.
What size at would you recommend for a 9 year old who is 60 lbs.?
We would need to know his height as well. To see what size you will need for the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth, use our bat coach that is on our website. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My son is 12 years old 80 pounds and 4'8". What size bat should I get him?
Based on his size, a 29" or 30" model of the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 is recommended.
My son turns 11 in mid-May. He is 78 lbs. He is using a 2 5/8" SL13S310 29/19 for travel ball. Most of his hits favor the middle of the field to right center. He needs a 2 1/4" bat for town ball. Which is a better choice between the YB13X3 30/19 or YB13S3 30/17? I was favoring the 30" bat and trying to keep the weight the same as the travel ball bat, knowing he could use the 2 1/4" bat next town ball season. I prefer the alloy bat but would entertain the composite, if it is a better choice.
It's never recommended to move down in weight. Thus, a 30" 19 oz. model of the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 would be a better choice.
Is the XL3 fully composite or alloy?
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 is a one-piece, fully alloy bat with an end load swing weight.
What is the difference between this bat and the 2012 model?
Easton did not make any changes except for the graphics in the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth.
Would this bat be considered a big barrel?
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat would not be considered a youth big barrel. Once the barrel diameter reaches 2 5/8", then it would be considered a big barrel bat. This bat only has a 2 1/4" barrel.
Hi, I am a 12 years old, 83 lbs, and i'm 5' 3". I have a pretty quick swing, but i'm trying to decide whether to look at the XL2 or XL3. Does the XL3 have to be used in certain weather conditions?
The Easton XL3 is an alloy barrel bat so it can be used in any temperatures.
My son is 9 1/2. He weighs about 75lbs and is 55 inches tall. What size would you recommend, the 28 or 30 length?
Based on his size, a 29" model of the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 would be the recommended size. In choosing between the 28" and 30" models, I would lean towards the 28" model as the XL3 is an endloaded bat with a heavier swing weight.
I'm thinking about getting the S1, the S2, or the XL3. I don't know which one to get, so I have some questions. What bat has the most power? What bat has the most pop? Also what bat do you think would be good for contact hitters who get a lot of hits who do not care about weight but looking for a good powerful bat with pop
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth has a slightly end loaded feel and would be preferred by players more oriented for power hitting. The Easton S1 and S2 would better suit a contact hitter with their balanced swing weight. Performance between the three bats will be very comparable.
Would cold weather dent this bat?
When the weather drops below 55 degrees, the ball will become more dense and that can dent any bat even the 2013 Easton XL3 Youth.
How long would it take to get the bat shipped to me?
Our free shipping option is guaranteed in 5 business days, though UPS generally gets to every location in the continental US in 2-3 business days.
What is the length to weight ratio for a 32" 21 oz bat?
The length to weight ratio for the 32" 21 oz. 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth is -11.
I just ordered the 31" 2013 XL1, but I heard that cold weather is bad for the bat. I have enough money for the 2013 XL3 too and am wondering if I should get this bat for cold weather. What do you think?
In general we do not recommend using the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth or any bat in temperatures 55 degrees and under. That being said, alloy bats tend to fare better in the cold than composite bats.
Does this bat typically take a significant amount of time to break in? I just took my son out with it for the first time and within 20 minutes it seemed to have more pop.
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth does not require a break-in period. Fully alloy bats, such as the XL3, will be hot right out of the wrapper.
My son just turned 11 years old. He says he likes a heavier bat. He's 4'11" and 105 lbs. Is a 32" 21 oz. bat too big?
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I'm a 5' 3", somewhat power hitter and I'm stumped on which bat to buy. I haven't gotten over the fence yet. I want a bat that will help get a nice solid hit that will send the ball flying.
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat is designed for power hitters and may help you on your way to rounding the bases.
My son is 11 years old, but is 5'6" and weighs 150 lbs. What size is best for him?
Based on his height and weight, I recommend a 32" 21 oz. model in the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am 4 feet 10 inches and I am a leadoff hitter for an AAU team. I can hit for pretty good power and contact. I weigh 85 pounds. What Easton bat would be the best fit for me?
All Easton has great pop. But especially the XL series. The XL Series bat has a end load. Which the added weight adds extra power and would be the right fit for a power hitter.
How do I break this bat in?
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth bat is a one-piece alloy design. Therefore, it will be hot out of the wrapper and require no break-in period.
I have last yrs model , seems to have lost its pop, is that possible? We have been using in 35 to 40 degree temperatures, don't know if there is a need to trade for a new model or wait till weather warms up.
It is possible for all bats to lose their pop over time. Using any bat in temperatures under 50 degrees will also decrease its lifespan. If you feel your bat is dead, Easton may be able to cover it under their warranty and you'll have to contact them at 1-888-259-1297.
What is the best type of bat for rif balls (aluminum or composite)? 10 year old son plays with rif in spring league and diamonds in the summer league. RIf balls, not the squish T-balls.
Both alloy and composite bats work well with the softer RIF baseballs. Neither is proven to preform better than the other when used with RIF baseballs.
Is there a difference in performance in the XL1 full composite versus XL3 full aluminum alloy?
The Easton XL1 is a two-piece composite versus the Easton XL3 which is a one-piece alloy. The XL1's composite barrel after broken in will be higher performing than the XL3. The XL1 is also a two-piece bat which will have some flex to help increase bat speed.
My son just turn 10 years old, weights about 75 pounds, and is 4'8 what is a good size for him in this bat?
Your son should be using a 29" 19oz. bat. The Bat Coach will guide you through a short series of questions such as player height and age to determine the appropriate size bat.
What is the reason for a 2 piece rather than a 1 piece? The one piece is priced better but is there something a 2 piece does better?
A one-piece bat like the 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 Youth is stiffer, better for a power hitter. The 2013 Easton XL2 is a two-piece bat that provides more flex or whipping action, better for a contact hitter. Composite material is more expensive to manufacture, and therefore is more expensive.
Is this bat BBCOR certified? Also what about the XL2?
No youth bat is BBCOR certified. Only Adult -3 models are BBCOR certified.
is this bat going to be available in a 2 5/8 inch barrel?
Yes. The 2 5/8" model is 2013 Easton XL3: SL13X39.
is this a composite bat
This is a one piece Scandium alloy construction. Here is the link to view more details on this model. http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-easton-xl3--yb13x3-youth/15954/
What is the difference between the XL2 and XL3?
The Easton XL2 will be a two-piece design consisting of a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The Easton XL3 is going to be a one-piece alloy design.
My son is almost 11, weighs 105 lbs and is just shy of 5 ft tall. Would this be a good bat for him??
The 2013 Easton XL3: YB13X3 would be a great choice. Based on his size, a 30" model is recommended.
Whats the differance between this and last years model???
There were no major upgrades to the 2013 Easton XL3. Both models will feature a different look, but similar feel and performance.
My son is using a 28/15 2013 DeMarini Voodoo do u think he can handle 28/17 2013 Easton XL3?
That is difficult for us to answer without being able to see and analyze your son's swing with his current bat. However, if he has good swing speed and good bat control with his Voodoo, then he should be fine with a 17 oz. XL3.
My son is 9 and is small for his age, but has a very fast swing. Should he get the S series or the XL series. What is the difference between the 2 and 3 series as it effects a 9 year old? Thanks, Andrew.
The 2013 Easton XL3 is designed for a power hitter. It is a one-piece, end loaded bat. The Easton XL2 is also end loaded, but it is a two-piece bat, better for a contact hitter with a little bit of power.
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