Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch
Can this bat be used in the indoor batting cages?
We do not recommend using the 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch in batting cages that use the dimpled balls because it can cause damage to the bats.
How much of an endload is there?
The 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch has an ounce end load on the 26 oz.. The 27 oz. has a two ounce end load and the 28 oz. has a 3 oz. end load.
Should I buy the 2014 Miken Ultra 750X Maxload or the 2014 Easton L8.0?
Both the 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch and 2014 Miken Ultra 750X Maxload ASA: SULTMA Slow Pitch are end loaded models, both of which receive great reviews. The design is considerably different, as the L8.0 is a one-piece alloy design with a composite inner tube, while the Ultra 750X Maxload ASA is a one-piece composite design.
How does this bat compare to the Easton SP13S2? I've been thinking about getting that but also saw this bat.
The 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch is a one-piece alloy bat with a composite inner core with an end loaded swing weight. The Easton SP13S2 is a fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight.
Can I play fast pitch softball with the L8?
I would not recommend using The 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch in fastpitch play.
Is it ok to hit .44, 375 softballs with this bat?
The 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch bat 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).
Can I get this bat balanced?
Currently, there is no balanced version of the 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch bat.
Since this bat has an IMX composite inner core, can this bat still be considered an aluminum bat?
Yes, it is considered One-Piece THT100 Scandium Alloy Outer Shell With IMX Composite Inner Core. If you are curious as to if it is legal for your league I would go ahead and ask your league official.
Is this bat a single wall model?
The 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch bat features a multi-wall barrel construction. The outer shell of the barrel is made of the THT100 Scandium Alloy while the inner core is composed of the IMX Composite material.
How does it compare to the L6.0 and theL 4.0?
The 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 is a one-piece alloy bat made with Easton's THT100 Scandium Alloy and a IMX Composite inner core. The 2014 Easton L6.0: SP13L6 is a one-piece full composite bat made from Easton's IMX Composite. The 2014 Easton L4.0 Brett Helmer Pro Model: SP13L4 is a one-piece full composite bat with a IMX Composite barrel and a SIC Black Carbon Composite handle. All are endloaded bats and all have the new ASA stamp.
Are there any bats with the new ASS stamp banned from play?
No, but if you want to double check you can go to the ASA non-approved bat list website. Here is the link http://www.asasoftball.com/about/build_batlist_w_pics_2000.asp. Take a look at them and see.
We are playing in all metal league, will the inner core be a problem with our league director? He wants no composites.
We recommend contacting your league director for clarification. An alternative would be an alloy bat like the 2014 Easton L9.0: SP13L9 Slow Pitch.
I have a couple questions about the 2014 Easton L8.0:SP13L8. First, since this bat has an alloy shell and a composite core, can it be played in colder temperatures and will it be allowed in 2013 leagues?
The 2014 Easton L8.0: SP13L8 Slow Pitch bat is approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. It also has the newly updated USSSA and ASA stamp. This bat, just like any bat, is going to perform at a lesser rate in colder temperatures. The balls just become more dense and have a heavier feel in colder temperatures.
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