Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton FX1 Fastpitch Softball Bat: FP14X1
Is this bat better than the worth 2legit?
Both the 2014 Easton FX1 (FP14X1) and the 2014 Worth 2 Legit (FPLGC) are great models and are top of the line composite bats. The difference would be that the FX1 is end-loaded and the 2 Legit is balanced. The bats also feature different connection point technology that offers different feel.
What's the difference between the FX1 and the FX2? The only thing I can see is that the FX1 is a two-piece and the FX2 is a one-piece, but both are end loaded. So what is the advantage of one over the other?
Correct, the 2014 Easton FX1 (FP14X1 Fastpitch) is a two-piece design, where as the FX2 is a one-piece. The major difference in those types of designs is that the two-piece will flex more during the swing. It will help acquire faster bat speeds. The FX2 will have a stiffer feel. I see many power hitting girls prefer the one-piece design when driving balls into the outfield. Both of these bats will have a barrel heavy feel for added power.
How does this bat compare to the MAKO? Does this bat take a decent amount of time to break-in, not hot out of the wrapper?
The 2014 Easton FX1 (FP14X1) is a two-piece composite bat with an extended barrel. It is a an end loaded bat that is designed for a power hitter. The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) is also a two-piece composite bat with an extended barrel. However, it is a balanced bat that is best suited for a contact hitter. Both bats will require a break-in period.
Is there a "break-in" procedure or period for this bat? What about cage time and use with "dimple" balls? I have heard it was a not recommended, if so, why? Thanks.
The 2014 Easton FX1 (FP14X1) requires a break-in period. Composite bats should not be used with yellow dimpled balls. The balls are too dense and can damage the composite material.
What is the lowest temperature you can play in with this bat? What would happen if you did?
The 2014 Easton FX1: FP14X1 Fastpitch should not be used in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. We do not recommend using any bats below this temperature because the balls become harder and make the bats more susceptible to cracking or denting.
My daughter is a power hitter on her JV team. Would this be a good bat for her or what bat would you think?
The 2014 Easton FX1: FP14X1 Fastpitch is an end loaded bat and is designed for a power hitter. It would be a great choice.
Is this Little League approved for 2014?
The 2014 Easton FX1: FP14X1 Fastpitch is approved for Little League fastpitch softball.
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