Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB14S1
What is the difference between the 2014 Easton S1 and the 2012 Easton S1?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S1) and the 2012 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB11S1) are very similar to each since they both feature a two-piece fully composite design and a balanced swing weight. The main difference between the two (other than the paint scheme) is that the 2012 model featured the Carbon Nanotube Technology, which was one of the ways they looked to help with the durability of the bat. They moved away from that technology in the 2013 lineup as well as the newest models.
When breaking in this bat, do you have to use real leather baseballs; or can you use plastic baseballs?
We recommend using real, regulation game baseball to break-in the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB14S1. Check out our recommended process: http://www.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3789/breaking-in-your-composite-baseball-bat.
Would you recommend this bat or the RIP-IT AIR Elite for a contact hitter?
The RIP-IT AIR Elite and the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S1) will have very similar balanced swing feels. The major difference is that the AIR Elite will feature an alloy barrel with no break-in period required. The S1 will have a composite barrel and will require a short break-in period.
Are there any differences between the 2014 and 2015 S1 BBCOR besides paint job?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S1) and the 2015 S1 are the same bat other than the cosmetic look.
Is this or the DeMarini CF6 more durable? Which bat sustains pop for longer?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S1) and the 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC) are both very durable models and should be roughly the same in terms of sustaining performance.
I am mainly a contact hitter. Should I get this bat or the DeMarini Voodoo?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S1) is a two-piece design with a balanced swing weight and is typically better for contact hitters. The DeMarini Voodoo has an end loaded swing weight and is typically better for power hitters.
Should I use a composite bat in the batting cage?
You can use a composite bat like the 2014 Easton S1 (BB14S1) in a batting cage as long as you are hitting real baseballs. If the batting cage uses yellow dimple balls we advise against using a composite bat. The yellow dimple balls are more dense than baseballs and will decrease the durability on the bat.
Does this bat need to be broken-in? If so, how?
Yes, the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat: (BB14S1) will require a slight break-in. Any type of composite barrel will always need a break-in to help loosen up the composite fibers.Generally, we recommend around 125-150 swings of soft toss, or hitting off of a tee. After each swing, turn the barrel a quarter of an inch each time to help loosen up the fibers all the way around the barrel.
How long is the barrel of this bat in inches?
The barrel length of the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S1) can vary based on what length of the bat you get and what you actually consider to be the barrel of the bat. Some people measuring would start at the end cap while others would start lower and some would stop when the taper starts while others would stop where it ends. The main thing is that the S1 has a well sized barrel length.
Does this bat have a stiff or flex feel?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S1) will have a flex feel.
Which bat has a lower swing weight, the 2013 Omaha Balanced BBCOR or the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR? Which one will have a longer life span?
Between the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S1) and the Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha Balanced BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB136), the S1 will be slightly more well balanced and will have a bit longer lifespan in the peak performance range. Both bats are good BBCOR models though.
How long would this bat last? For high school we start practicing in November and the season starts in February. If I practice with this bat from November to February will it still have pop for the season?
It is tough to say how long any bat, including the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S1) will last. With proper bat care, it should last at least a season, if not longer. The composite nature of the bat means that it will need to go through a break in period before it will see its best performance. If properly broken in and taken care of, the bat should be good for use for practice in November til season in February. This model is covered under a 12 month manufacturer warranty through Easton as well, so if it were to become damaged within the 12 months of purchase, you can send it back to Easton for the warranty replacement.
I am 14 and 5'5. I don't consider myself a contact hitter but I'm also not a power hitter. Is the Easton S1 or Louisville Slugger Attack a better bat for me?
Both the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) and the Louisville Slugger Attack are high performance models from their respective manufacturers. They both feature a balanced swing weight, which is great for player who wants to work on bat speed as well as bat control. Both models are great options to go with, the better bat for you will be a matter of brand preference.
I know that both this bat and the DeMarini CF6 are very similar. Which bat has a larger sweet spot? And which bat has better durability? Thanks.
Both the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) and the DeMarini CF6 (DXCFC) will have the same size sweet spot and they both are very durable models, one is not more durable than the other.
My son is on the short side. He is 5' 110 lbs. Would you suggest the S1 or S3?
Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1). The Easton S1 has a slightly lighter swing weight compared to the Easton S3, because of the two-piece composite design. The two-piece design helps increase a players swing speed, and is great for contact hitters.
I'm 15, 5'9" and I'm 133 lbs. Should I use a 33" or a 32"?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) would be best in a 32" 29 oz. at your size.
My son is 5'11" and weighs 180 lbs. He wants to order an Easton S1 33/30. He currently uses a 32/29, but feels he may be outgrowing it. What is your suggestion?
Based on the approximate height and weight provided, I would suggest a 33".
If I don't need this bat until spring of next year, can buying it now and letting it sit with out use change its performance?
No, storing the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: (BB14S1) should not harm the bat or its performance. As long as you are storing it somewhere safe where it is not subject to harm. I would also recommend maybe storing the bat in room temperature just as an added precaution.
I am 14, 6'2" and 180 lbs. I got the Easton S1 33" 30 oz. Did I make the right choice? Should I have bought the XL1?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) is typically better for contact hitters because of its balanced swing weight. The XL1 is better for power hitters because of its end loaded swing weight. The majority of players are more contact hitters and the S1 is usually a better fit.
I am 14 years old and I weigh 85 pounds. What Easton bat should I get? Also, what size in BBCOR?
Based on your approximate size, I would probably suggest a 32". The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: (BB14S1) would work perfectly if you are a contact-hitter. The two-piece structure will provide you with some added flex, and this is typically preferred by contact-hitters. If you are more of a power-hitter, I would probably suggest the 2014 Easton S3 BBCOR: (BB14S3). This model will be a one-piece alloy design, and will be able to provide you with a lot of great pop.
My son needs his first BBCOR bat and we are trying to decide between the XL1 and S1. He is very tall and slim and is about 5'9" and weighs around 115 lbs. Is size just a personal preference? He is a great batter but I am worried about him swinging a heavier bat. He is currently swinging a -5, 31". Do you think with his height we should get a 32"?
Based on his approximate height and weight I would suggest 31". However, ultimately it will come down to player preference, and what feels most comfortable. The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: (BB14S1) will be extremely balanced, and the weight distribution will be the biggest difference between this model and the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: (BB14X1). The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) will be slightly end-loaded, and generally this feature is preferred by power hitters. The slight-end load will make the bat feel slightly top heavy.
I am 5 foot 3 and weigh 105 pounds. I am mostly a contact hitter but I still want enough pop to get the ball in the gap. I was wondering if I should get the XL1 or S1?
Based on your height and weight and your description of your strengths as a hitter we would suggest going with the more balanced 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1). The more end-loaded 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) would not be as beneficial to your style of play.
What bat is better the 2014 XL1 or the 2014 S1?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) and the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) will have the same performance off the bat. Both bats will feature the same IMX composite in the barrel. Deciding between the two will be a personal preference. The Easton S1 is designed for speed because of the very balanced swing weight. The Easton XL1 is designed for power. It will have a large barrel but will have and endloaded swing weight.
My friend wants a contact bat and he is 5' tall and weighs 115 lbs. He is looking at the S1. What do you think?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) has a two-piece design with a balanced swing weight, and is ideal for contact hitters.
Whats the difference between the 2014 S1 and the 2013?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) is very similar to the 2013 model. The main difference between the two is the new graphic designs for the 2014 model
Which bat is more balanced? The Marucci Elite or the Easton S1?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) and the 2014 Marucci Elite BBCOR (MCBE14) are both very balanced bats. There is not a significant difference in balance between the two bats.
Does the new 2014 BBCOR S1 have a slightly larger barrel than the 2013 BBCOR S1?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) and the 2013 Easton S1 have the same barrel size. They only difference between the bats is the paint/color scheme.
I hit for contact and power. Would you recommend this bat for me?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) is a great bat for all types of hitters. The balanced swing weight is ideal for most players.
my son is 15 years old 5'9" and 140 pounds, what bat would you recommend?
We recommend your son using a 31 inch length bat. The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) would be a great bat for your son to use. It will be very balanced and good for a contact hitter.
My son is 13 years old, 5'3" and 115 pounds and needs to get his first bbcor bat. Which model from the power brigade and what length should he need?
We would recommend using the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1). The length we would recommend would be 30 inches.
My son just broke his XL3 BBCOR -3 and looking for a replacement. He is 14 years old and 6 foot and 190 pound power hitter. Which bat would you recommend?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) would be a great option for your son. However, the XL3 features an end loaded swing weight. If you wanted to keep that same type of swing, I would recommend the Easton XL1 BBCOR.
My son is in his last year of youth Little League. He is 5 foot 7 and weighs 135 pounds. What length and weight would you suggest?
Based on the players height and weight, we would suggest the 31 inch length of the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1).
Our 13 year old son is 5'11" and weighs 165 pounds. He is a power hitter and needs a drop 3, what length bat should we purchase?
Based on his approximate height and weight, the size we would suggest would be a 32" 29 oz.
Did Easton make any revisions on this bat besides cosmetic (grip, cxn piece, etc)?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) uses the same composite materials as the 2013 model. The only change are the graphics.
How should I care for this bat for maximum use?
The first step is to properly break-in the bat. We recommend to take 100-200 swings off a tee or soft toss. Rotate the barrel about a 1/4" each swing. Do not use the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) in batting cages that use yellow dimpled balls. We also recommend not to use any composite bats under 55 degrees.
How long should this bat last?
The time frame a bat will last depends on the amount of use. However, with proper care, the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) should last approximately two seasons.
I'm 6' 1" 160 lbs and have great bat speed and great hands. Which size bat should I swing and should I get the XL1 or the S1?
Based on your height and weight, I would recommend a 33" model. If you are more of a power hitter, the XL1 would be the bat for you. If you are more of a contact hitter, the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) would be the way to go.
Is this bat literally all composite? Also including the endcap and the knob?
In the Easton S1 (BB14S1) excluding the grip and end cap and knob the bat is a two-piece composite. The end cap and knob will be made out a plastic material.
I am 6'1 and weigh around 150 lbs. Which size do you think is best for me? I was thinking 33". Does composite last longer than aluminum? Why do composite bats cost so much more than aluminum?
Based on the information you provided I would recommend a 33" 30 oz. in the 2014 Easton S1 (BB14S1). They usually have the same shelf life but composite has been known to last slightly longer because of the design of the bat and each individual carbon fiber aids in the structure of the bat. The reason why composite bats tend to cost more than aluminum is solely based on the manufacturer. It also costs more to make composite bats than aluminum.
Im 5'9" 140. should i go with a 31 or 32 inch bat?
I recommend a 32 inch 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) for you, based on your height and weight.
Is this the lightest BBCOR bat on the market? Or is there a lighter bat?
All BBCOR bats are going to be -3 in weight. However, the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult will have one of the lightest swing weights on the market.
I am looking at buying a new bat. I am between the Easton MAKO and the Easton S1. What are some pros and cons to each bat. I have been using the Marucci Team Black. I like it, but I would like some more pop and a longer barrel.
Both the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult and the MAKO are two-piece composite designs with balanced swing weights. The MAKO and the S1 are very similar, but the MAKO features an extended barrel and Easton's newest composite material. The Extended barrel and the new composite provide the MAKO with a slightly bigger sweet spot.
I'm between this bat and the RIP-IT Air Elite. What would be the pros and cons in their performance, feel and pop?
The performance between the RIP-IT Air Elite and the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1 Adult) will both be very similar and very high. Also, they both are super balanced and light weight. The major difference between the S1 and the Air Elite is that the S1 will have a composite barrel, while the Air Elite will have an alloy barrel.
How does the S1 barrel length and pop compare to the S2?
The barrel length and pop on the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult are identical to those on the S2. The S1 does require a break-in period because it has a composite barrel.
Will the 2014 S1 make you have an even faster swing than the 2013 S1? Will it give you more power?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) and the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB13S1) will be very similar in terms of design and performance.
What's the difference between the Easton S1 2014 BBCOR and the Easton MAKO?
The 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR (BB14MK) uses new composite material. The material allows for the have a balanced swing weight with an extended barrel. The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) is a high performing bat, but will not have as long of a barrel as the MAKO.
I am 15, 5'10" and 180 pounds. I am debating on whether to buy the 2014 S1 or 2014 XL1. I am an all around hitter. Which one do you recommend?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult is best for an all around hitter because of its balanced swing weight. However, if you have great bat speed the XL1 is an excellent option.
How long does it take to break this in? What's the better choice the MAKO or this S1? I love balanced bats and am more of a contact hitter.
The Easton MAKO and the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1 Adult) bat will feel similar in swing weight and balance. They both will be very light and balanced. The MAKO will have a longer more extended barrel length compared to the S1. Break-in will take 200-300 swings. Soft toss or tee work will suffice. After that it should be game ready!
Should I get the 2014 or the 2013 S1 adult for high school? I am 6'3" and 145 lbs?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 33" model in the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult. However, the 2013 S1 and the 2014 S1 are the same bat other than the paint scheme.
I am 14, I weigh 121 lbs and am 5'11" tall. What size Easton bat should I get?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" model in the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult.
I am 14, weigh 110 lbs and am 5' 10". What size bat should I get?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" model in the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult.
I swung an Easton XL1 this year and hit the fence dead center many times on a 380 field but could never seem to get it over. I'm 6"3 160 and 15. This seems like a bad question, but would this bat give me a better chance to hit it over? Or would another?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) would be a more balanced bat, but you may lose some power moving from an end loaded bat. The Easton XL1 is one of our more popular end loaded models. Another good option maybe the DeMarini Voodoo line.
I'm 5'8" 171 pounds. Which one is better for me 2014 XL1 or the 2014 S1?
If you are a contact hitter, we would recommend a balanced bat such as the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1). The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1 ) is end loaded and designed for a power hitter.
What size should I get if I am a contact hitter standing 5-5 maybe 5-6 and about 105 pounds ? I'm looking to get about 2 years out of it. I'm 14 right now.
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 29" 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1). For more information on sizing, check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
What is the difference between this years model compared the the last few?
The Easton S Series is a very well performing lineup of bats. Each year they undergo technological changes aimed to maximize performance. Durability issues are addressed and cosmetic changes are applied as well.
My Son, since little league and Pony, has used Easton. Now he is in high school and I just bought him the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR. He is 5'5" 150 pounds. Is the 31" 28 oz model okay for him?
Based on his height and weight, the 31" model in the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult is the ideal size for him.
I'm a 14 yr. old freshman and about 5'2", I don't know whether I want to get the 2014 Easton S1 or the Marucci Team. I'm a contact hitter and would like a light feeling bat. I like both bats and have swung them both multiple times. Can you help me make a decision? (Why one over the other, pros/cons, etc.)
The three pros that push the S1 over the Team in terms of quality are that the S1 should last longer with the composite barrel, offers more flex and trampoline effect with the two-piece design, and also helps eliminate vibration with the two-piece design and composite handle. The biggest pro of the Team model is the price point and that it's hot right out of the wrapper. It's a pretty balanced option as well.
My son is a 14 year old freshman who is 5'7" and weighs 133 pounds. I bought him a S1 31" bat. The coach says that none of his freshmen should have a S1 bat because their swing is not fast enough and that I should have bought him a S3. Is this correct? Does the S3 have a faster swing than the S1?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) and the Easton S3 are both very balanced bats. The Easton S1 is a two-piece bat and is designed for a contact hitter. The Easton S3 is a stiffer,one-piece bat and is typically preferred by power hitters.
What would happen if you didn't break-in a composite bat and just started to use it for live BP and things like that?
If you did not break-in the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult bat you could run the risk of damaging the internal composite barrel material. You may not see the damage until it's too late. Composite barrels damage from inside out. Alloy barrels damage outside in.
I'm 16 years old. A little over 6 feet tall and weigh 120-125 lbs, mostly a contact hitter. I'm thinking of the S1 bat, but I'd like to know what bat and bat size you would recommend for me?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult. The balanced swing weight and two-piece design is an ideal fit for any contact hitter.
What bat is better, the S1 or the XL1?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult bat will have the same two-piece composite design as the XL!. The main difference is that the XL1 will have an extended barrel and slight barrel heaviness to the swing weight. The S1 will be fully balanced.
How does this 2014 S1 compare to the 2013 S1? I do not want to pay $400 for the bat, so if I can't get the 2014 model for a little less, then I might have to get the 2013 model or just a different bat.
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult and the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB13S1) Adult are identical bats with the same specifications. The only difference is the cosmetic look.
How do the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult and the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) Adult compare in performance and feel?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult is a two-piece full composite and will be higher performing than the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) Adult which is also a two-piece bat, but will have a composite handle and alloy barrel. Both bats will have flex and cut down on vibration because of the two-piece construction but the Easton S1 will be higher performing because of the composite barrel.
How well does the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR handle cold weather?
Generally, we do not recommended using a bat like the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) in temperatures below 60 degrees. Lower temperatures will decrease the bats performance and increase the potential of cracking.
Is the S1 manufactured in the US? I don't mean assembled in US, just wondering if it's US made?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult bat is manufactured by Easton. Here is their direct number if you'd like to ask them: 1-888-259-1297. At this time I do not know the information.
Between the S1 and the MAKO which one will have a lighter feel because I'm almost 14 so i need to go up to a bbcor but i don't know what to get?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult and the MAKO are both balanced bats. They have some of the lightest swing weights available on the market today. The 2014 Easton MAKO swing weight will be lighter than the S1. The MAKO features an extended barrel design to go along with a super balanced swing weight. Either would be a great selection.
Is the S1 faster than the S2?
Both the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) and S2 will have comparable swing weights and swing speeds.
does the s1 have a bigger sweet pot than the s2
The 2014 Easton S1 (BB14S1) and the 2014 Easton S2 (BB14S2) will have very similar sweet spots because they both are apart of Easton's Speed Series. The difference between the two is that the S1 has a composite barrel and the S2 has an alloy barrel.
I'm 6'2" 155 lbs, and have slow hands. The MAKO or the S1?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) Adult and the 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR (BB14MK) Adult are both balanced two-piece fully composite designs, but the MAKO is one of the lightest swinging bats on the market.
Is there any advantage to buying an Easton S1 or XL1 compared to the Mako other than price?
The Easton XL1 is end loaded which will make it a better choice for a power hitter. However, for a contact hitter the MAKO would be the best choice because it will have the lightest swing weight with an extended sweet spot.
My son likes a stiff bat like the 2012 Easton S1. He does not like a bat with much flex. With that in mind, how does the 2014 S1 compare and what other bat would you recommend?
The SIC Black Carbon composite in the handle of the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult actually provides a stiffer flex than the IMX Composite in the handle of the 2012 S1. If your son likes the balance of the S1, and is looking for a bat with a stiff flex, the 2014 model is a great choice. If he truly likes a stiff flex, a one-piece bat (ie Easton S3) would be a great choice.
I'm 5'4 and weigh 170 pounds. Which bat and size would you recommend between the Easton MAKO and the Easton S1?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" bat. The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 is a balanced bat so if you are more of a contact hitter, this would be a great option for you. The 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR: BB14MK features an extended barrel design to go along with a super balanced swing weight, so it is more of a combination of the S1 and the Easton XL1. Either would be a great selection, the decision would come down to which bat you personally prefer.
Hi, I'm curious for Christmas what size bat I should get. I used a 31" 28 oz. last year. I'm 15 5'4" and 120 lbs. I'm getting ready for high school ball and I'm not sure if I should still stick with the 31" 28 oz. or move up to a 32" 29 oz.
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 31" 28 oz. 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult.
From a performance standpoint, are there any differences between this model and the 2013 model?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult and the 2013 Easton S1 use the same composite material for outstanding performance and durability.
What size would you recommend for me? I'm 6'1, 215 pounds, and used a 33" model of last year's S1. I really liked it, but I'm contemplating whether or not to go up a size.
For a player your size, I'd recommend staying with the 33" model of the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult.
what is the difference between the 2014 Easton S1, S2, S3, and S4? Do you have a preference on the four bats? Are there some better than others?
For the specific differences between the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult and other S Series bats, check out this JustBats Blog Article: http://goo.gl/gpTE8A. The S4 is the same as the S3, but it offers a slightly smaller 2 1/2" barrel diameter that makes the bat lighter and more balanced. It's a great transition bat for a player's first BBCOR model. The S1 is the highest quality model of the four because of its two-piece composite design. All four models have balanced swing weights for maximum bat speed.
Which bat is better for me: the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR, the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR, or the 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR? I'm 6'2" and I weigh about 165 lbs. I'm 15 years old. I've always been the liner and gap-to-gap kind of hitter. I have a very quick bat speed.
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult would be a great choice for your body type and hitting style. But the 2014 Easton MAKO would feature an extended barrel design to go along with a super balanced swing weight. Either would be a great selection.
How does this bat's "pop" compare to the old Marucci Cat 5?
2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult is legal for BBCOR, and the CAT 5 does not meet those requirements. However, the Easton S1 is a balanced two-piece composite bat that is one of the highest performing models we have.
How does this bat compare to the new CF6?
Both the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult and he 2014 DeMarini CF6 are two-piece composite bats. The CF6 features a D-Fusion handle which reduces vibration, but it gives the bat a stiffer feel.
I am 14, 5' 2" and 110 lbs. What is the best bat on the market for a player like me?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult is a balance bat and would be perfect for a player of your height and weight. I would also look into the 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR: BB14MK Adult as it will be more balanced than the Easton S1.
What are the main differences between the S1, S2, S3, and S4? Is there one that is better? Thanks.
The S1 is going to be Easton's top of the line model that they have to offer. It is going to be a two-piece full composite design. The S2 is going to be considered a hybrid. It will have an alloy barrel and composite handle. The S3 will be a one-piece all alloy design. The S4 will be a one-piece all alloy design just like the S3 model. The difference between the two will be the S4 will have a 2 1/2" barrel. With the S4 having a smaller barrel it will also have a lighter swing weight as well.
Will there be a -5 in this bat or the XL series?
There will be a -5 in the 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League and also an 2014 Easton XL3: SL14X35 Senior League. It will not be offered in the S-Series.
What are the differences between this years S1 (2014), 2013 S1, and the 2012 S1?
The 2014 and 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR bats are identical in construction and materials. The 2014 and 2013 models have IMX Composite barrels and the SIC Black Carbon Composite handles. The 2012 S1 is composed only from IMX Composite.
I am 16, 5' 3", and 125 pounds. Should I get a 31" or 32" bat?
We would recommend a 30'', however, you can also go up to a 31''. For more information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I'm a 6'3", 170 lb. 14 year old. Which bat and what length and weight do you recommend?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 33" model in the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am 5'8" and 165 lbs. Should I swing a 32" or 33" bat?
For a player your size, I would recommend going with a 32" bat.
If I am both a contact hitter and a power hitter, what bat will most benefit me, the 2014 S1 or the 2014 XL1?
If you are a contact hitter at all, I think you should be best off with the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult.
What bat would be best for me. I am a 14 year old freshman. I'm 5'6" and weigh about 135 lbs. Would the new XL1, S1, or Mako be best for me?
The new 2014 Easton Mako, would nearly be the best of both worlds. It will have the longest barrel with the lightest swing weight out of the three. The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult would also be a great choice for a player at your height and weight.
Would you recommend this bat or the Marucci Elite?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult and the Marucci Elite are both very balanced top of the line bats. The decision will come down to which bat you personally prefer.
When will the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR be available?
The release date for the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult bat is on 8/30/13.
What are the differences between the 2014 S1 and the 2013 S1
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult bat and the 2013 model will be the same exact design. Two-piece fully composite designs that are very balanced. They will feature the same material also. The difference will be in the new color and graphics.
Which bat is easier to swing and has the largest barrel size between the Rawlings 5150 and the Easton S1?
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Easton S1 are very balanced bats. The difference would be the S1 is a two-piece composite bat, and the 5150 is a one-piece aluminum.
Will Easton be coming out with a new -5 composite bat?
Yes, Easton will have the 2014 Easton XL1 -5.
Will this bat come in a bigger size?
Yes, the Easton S1 BBCOR will feature more sizes. It will be available in a 31/28, 32/29, 33/30 and a 34/31. Once those sizes are in stock they will be available on the website.
Is the 2014 S1 basically the same thing as the 2013 S1?
The 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult is constructed of the same IMX Composite barrel and SIC Black Carbon Composite handle. I has the same design, aside from the paint scheme.
Do you know when Easton will release the bats? So I can know if I purchase the bat at what time it would be delivered.
All of our Pre-Book Easton bats, including the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB14S1 Adult, will ship out on 8/30 with Free 2nd Day Air. The bat would be deliver on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd.
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