Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch
Is this bat USSSA approved?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch is only legal for play in ASA and ISF leagues.
What is the difference between the 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch and the 2014 Easton L4.0 Brett Helmer Pro Model: SP13L4 Slow Pitch?
The Easton L4.0 has a higher quality SIC black carbon composite handle than the Easton L6.0
Will all sizes (26,27, 28 oz) have the same 3 oz end load?
No, the 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 has a specific end-load weight called out at the end of its 12 inch barrel: 26oz = 1oz load, 27oz = 2oz load, 28oz = 3oz load, 30oz = 4oz load.
Does this bat have a 3 oz. end load for the 34''/28oz?
Yes, the 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch has a 3 oz. end load in the 34''/28oz.
About how long will it take to break the bat in?
We recommend 150-200 hits soft toss or off a tee while you rotate the barrel a quarter inch to break in the 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch bat.
What is the difference between this L6.0 and the L5.0? The specs all read the same.
The only difference is the 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch is ASA approved and the 2014 Easton L5.0: SP13L5 Slow Pitch is USSSA approved.
What is the temperature range I shouldn't use this bat in?
We recommend not using the 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch in temperatures below 60Â°F (16Â°C). The ball itself gets harder in colder temperatures and the bat will be more susceptible to cracking and denting on contact.
Does this bat have a USSSA stamp on it?
No, the 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch is only approved for ASA and ISF play. It does not feature a USSSA stamp.
How would the bat do with 47 COR balls?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch, and all bats with the new certification marks, are designed for the softer 50 and 52 COR softballs. If used with the high compression 44 and 47 COR balls, they will be more susceptible to cracking and denting, though they will perform well.
How fast would the L6.0 wear out using .44, 375's? Would it just crack? Would the end cap come off?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch is not designed to be used with .44 core balls. The balls can cause the bat to crack.
How does this compare to the Z-2000?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch is a one-piece bat, so it will not offer as much flex as the Louisville Slugger Z-2000. Both of the bats will be very similar in performance.
Are any of the new L or B series bats able to be used with the .44,375 balls?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch is only ASA certified and would not hold up against the harder .44/375 balls. The 2014 Easton L9.0: SP13L9 Slow Pitch would be a better option.
I was told the L6 has an ABI shell so it breaks in faster than most bats. Is this true?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch is a one-piece composite bat and does not have an alloy shell. The 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch features the alloy shell with a inner composite core. It will not require a break-in.
How does this bat compare to the 2013 Power Brigade XL2 softball bat? I am receiving the new L6.0 as a warranty replacement from Easton. Both bats are 28 oz.
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch bat and Easton XL2: SP13X2 are very similar in design and feel. Both are one-piece in design, constructed of IMX Composite, have 12" barrel lengths, 29/32" handles, and 2 1/4" barrel diameters. The big differences are that the L6.0 will have a more pronounced end loaded swing feel and is ONLY approved for ASA and ISF play.
Is this 98 mph or 100+ mph?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch is 100+ mph. The 2014 Easton L4.0 Brett Helmer Pro Model: SP13L4 Slow Pitch is 98 mph.
Which bat is better, the Easton S2 or the Easton L6.0?
Both are great bats. The Easton S2 is a balanced bat with a longer barrel, whereas the Easton L6 is an end loaded bat.
Is the 2014 L6.0 only for ASA or is there one for USSSA?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch is for ASA and ISF only. Here is a link to the five Easton bats that are approved for USSSA; http://www.justbats.com/products/softball%20bats~slow%20pitch/approved%20for~usssa/vendor~easton/
I have the easton SRV5 salvo 27oz the dark gray and orange bat. What similarities do the SRV5 and the L6 have? Should I go up on ounces so it can conpare to the 27oz i have?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch and the Easton Salvo are both one-piece bats that use the same high performing IMX composite material. The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch 27 oz. will have a two ounce end load. The Easton Salvo does not have the full two ounce end load.
I have a 27 oz. Easton Salvo and I'm trying to decide if the L6 would be similar?
That would depend on which Salvo you had. The Easton L5.0 replaced the Salvo Comp 100. The Salvo Connexion was replaced by the L7.0. If you had the Salvo Multi-Wall, it was replaced by the L8.0 and the Salvo Scandium was replaced by the L9.0.
I usually swing a Resmondo 28 oz. with the 1 oz. end load, so which weight would you say would be best to pick with this bat since it has the 3 oz. end load, so as not to screw up muscle memory?
We recommend a 26 oz. 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch.
Is it legal for a BPF 1.20 USSSA league?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 Slow Pitch bat is approved for ASA and ISF play, only. For the a bat with the same technology, that is approved for USSSA, check out the 2014 Easton L5.0: SP13L5.
Any concerns with using this bat with the 44/325 balls? Or should it be exclusively used with the 52/300 balls?
The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 features the new ASA stamp and is designed for the lower compression balls (50 or 52 COR). Bats certified under the new testing will be more susceptible to cracks or dents if used with the higher compression softballs (44 or 47 COR).
What's the difference between the Easton L4.0 versus this Easton L6.0? As well as, what justifies the $100 price difference?
The 2014 Easton L6.0 Slow Pitch's only difference is that it is not a two-piece full composite bat. The 2014 Easton L4.0 will have less sting and have a flex that will add bat speed.
Does this take place of the likes of the Salvo?
Yes. The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 is very similar to the Salvo of the past and is a high performing bat. With the new ASA standard, the L6.0 will be a hotter bat and give you the best performance possible.
How does the weighting compare to the Easton SRV5 or SP12SY98H Helmer of recent years? Hearing these new 2014 Easton Raw Power bats aren't as endloaded as they say. I used a 28oz SRV5 but had to go up to a 30oz 98H. Would like to try the new L6 but don't know if I should get a 28oz like the SRV5 Salvo or a 30oz like the 98H Helmer. How does this new L6 compare?
With these new Easton Softball bats there is two different series, the B-Series and the L-Series. The B-Series offers evenly balanced designs while the L-Series offers a more end-loaded design. The L6.0 has a specific end-load weight called out at the end of its 12 inch barrel: 26oz = 1oz load, 27oz = 2oz load, 28oz = 3oz load. A L6.0 at a 27oz will have a similar feel to a 28oz Salvo SRV5 and a L6.0 at 28oz will have a similar feel to a 30oz 98H Helmer SP12SY98H.
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