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2014 Easton S1 Youth Baseball Bat: YB14S1

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Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton S1 Youth Baseball Bat: YB14S1

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Can this bat or any composite bat be used in the batting cages that throw the "dimple balls"?

The yellow dimpled cage balls will react with any bat differently than a regular baseball and can lead to damage regardless of material. The way bats like the 2014 Easton S1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14S1) are made is specifically designed to hit baseballs so any other product can cause problems.

Patrick Expert ·Sep 08, 2014

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What is the difference between the 2 1/4-inch Easton youth S1 bat and the Easton youth S2 bat? Is there any difference to their balance? Also, is there a new 2015 model for the S2 as there is already for the S1?

The 2014 Easton S1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14S1) is a two-piece full composite design with a -12 drop. The Easton S2 Youth model will feature an alloy barrel and a composite handle with a -13 drop. The S2 will have the lighter swing weight of the two. The 2015 Easton S2 will be released shortly. The model number for the S2 Youth is YB15S2.

John Expert ·Sep 01, 2014

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I am looking for a good balanced bat for my son. He has been using a Combat, now he wants an Easton. He is swinging a 31/19. He is 5'7 about 150 and is 12 yrs old.

Based on results from our Bat Coach (http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/), we recommend a 32" 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) for a player with your height and weight.

Sean Expert ·Jul 27, 2014

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Can you compare the barrel length of the youth S1 and youth Mako from 2014? Are the 2015 models about same?

The 2014 and 2015 models of the 2014 Easton S1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14S1) and the 2014 Easton MAKO Youth Baseball Bat (YB14MK) will be similar from year to year. The MAKO has a slightly longer barrel length for more barrel mass like on the XL1 but both will have extended barrel designs.

Patrick Expert ·Jul 18, 2014

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I am around 5'9" and 125 lbs. Do you think the (YB14S1) is good for me?

The 2014 Easton S1 Youth Baseball Bat: (YB14S1) has been a very popular and high performing model. The two-piece full composite, balanced model, makes this bat an excellent choice for contact hitters.

Merritt Expert ·Jul 14, 2014

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Is it alloy

The 2014 Easton S1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14S1) is going to be a two-piece fully composite design.

Sean Expert ·Jul 03, 2014

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Does this bat need to be broken in?

The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) has a composite barrel so it will require about 200 swings with a tee or soft toss to break in the fibers in the barrel.

Bobby Expert ·Jun 16, 2014

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My son is 7 years old, 4'5" and weighs 60 lbs. What size bat do you recommend in the Easton S1 (YB14S1)?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 29" Easton S1 (YB14S1). For more information on sizing, check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Tessa Expert ·May 29, 2014

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Which bat should I select? The S1, S2, or S3?

If you are more of a power player, I would suggest going with the 2014 Easton S3: (YB14S3). This model will be a one-piece alloy design and will provide a lot of power. The one-piece design is also going to provide a little bit of a stiffer feel, which is generally preferred by power players. If you are more of a contact/gap hitter. The 2014 Easton S2: (YB14S2) and 2014 Easton S1: (YB14S1) would be very suitable for your game. The two-piece design will provide a little bit more flex. All of these bats will be extremely balanced, however, it will depend on your playing style as to which bat will be best suited for you.

Merritt Expert ·May 09, 2014

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My son has slow hands but is a great contact hitter. I purchased the Easton Mako -10 and he struggles with it. He used a friends -12 Easton and could control it better. Would you recommend the Easton S1 for a 5', 100 lb 10 year old with slow bat speed / hands right now?

Yes, the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) would be a great choice for someone who is looking to improve their bat speed, as it has a very balanced swing weight which is ideal for that purpose.

Kyle J. Expert ·May 08, 2014

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What should I use? I am 5'7" 116 lbs. I use a 31". What do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, the 31" model is the ideal size for you in the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth.

Jason Expert ·May 04, 2014

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How long does this bat last? How will I know when the bat is dead? I have a 2013 model that my son claims has lost its pop.

Generally, bats can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years depending on how well it has been taken care of, and how often it has been used. Many factors have the potential to determine the lifespan of a bat. However, the best way to know whether a bat is dead or not is to judge it off of its feel. If the bat feels like it has lost its pop, more than likely it has. Therefore, it might be time to take a look at the 2014 Easton S1: (YB14S1) since the previous years model is starting to lose its pop.

Merritt Expert ·Apr 24, 2014

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My son is 4'11, and weigh is 76 lbs., what bat should he be using? I was thinking a size like 31" 19 oz. What do you think?

Based on the information you provided our bat coach suggest a 30" 18 oz. in the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1). If you are expecting your son to grow into a 31" 19 oz. that wouldn't be a bad size for him.

Zach Expert ·Apr 16, 2014

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What is the difference between the MAKO and S1? I know the XL is end loaded. Price is not an issue but I am not rich either. I just want to get the right bat for my son who is 12 years old. He is 5' 4" and 103 lbs. I want a bat that could last him at least 2 seasons to grow into. If you had a choice between the three Easton bats what would you choose? Honestly.

The Easton MAKO will be a combination of the Easton XL1 and the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1 Youth) bats. The MAKO will have a two-piece fully composite design, like both the S1 and XL1. The MAKO will have an extended barrel length like the XL1, but with a super balanced feel like the S1. I would go ahead and grab the MAKO for a player who wants the balanced swing feel and the longest barrel possible.

Brandon Expert ·Apr 15, 2014

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What are differences/improvements made from the 2013 S1 to the 2014 S1 (YB14S1)?

The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth and the 2013 S1 are the exact same bat except for the color/paint scheme.

Jason Expert ·Apr 06, 2014

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Where is this bat made?

The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth bat is manufactured in China.

Patrick Expert ·Apr 06, 2014

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I have read in places that the S1 has some cracking issues. Does the bat crack and if so is there something one can do to prevent it or should we look at other bat options?We are looking for a bat for a 10 year old that is more of a power hitter.

When the S1 bats were first released there were some durability issues. However, Easton upgraded the composite materials in the handle to increase durability. We also recommend to break-in a composite bat to extend the lifetime. For a power hitter we recommend an end loaded bat such as the 2014 Easton XL ( YB14X1).

Kara Expert ·Apr 01, 2014

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I just got this bat and was wondering if there was any chance of me hitting a homer on over the fence. left and right field are 180 feet and center is 200 feet please reply.

Unfortunately, a great bat doesn't guarantee you'll hit a homerun. But this 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth offers a very balanced swing weight which should improve your swing speed. And bat speed is the key to power. This bat should give you a good shot at hitting a homerun. But good luck this season!

Mac Expert ·Mar 30, 2014

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My son is 10 yrs old and 54 inches tall and weighs about 90 LBS. Never really shown much power but does hit mostly line drives. Would you recommend this bat (S1), the MAKO or the XL1? Thanks.

The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) or the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) are both great options for a contact hitter. The balanced swing weight is ideal for a player that needs to increase their bat speed. The Easton XL1 is an end loaded bat and designed for a power hitter.

Kara Expert ·Mar 28, 2014

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Would you recommend this bat or the XL1 for a lead off hitter who can hit home runs and singles?

I would recommend the Easton XL1 (YB14X1 Youth) for someone who is a power hitter or hits home runs because the weight in the bat is towards the end of the bat. For the Easton S1 (YB14S1) I would recommend it for someone who is a contact hitter who hits to get on base because it is a balanced bat.

Zach Expert ·Mar 24, 2014

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Whats the coldest weather you could use this bat with outside

The recommended temperature for best performance on the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1 Youth) is 55 degrees and above.

Brandon Expert ·Mar 23, 2014

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My son is 9 yrs old. He is 47 inches tall and weighs 60 lbs. He is not a power hitter, but has quick hands. What would be the best bat and size?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 27" bat. The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth is an excellent option for a contact hitter with its balanced swing weight and two-piece design.

Jason Expert ·Mar 22, 2014

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My son is an opposite field hitter, how much will a two piece bat affect his swing?

The two-piece design of the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth bat will offer more flex and create a whipping motion through the zone that you will not see on a one piece design. This motion could disrupt the control a opposite field hitter would desire.

Patrick Expert ·Mar 14, 2014

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It is the first year of machine pitch and he is 7 years old and is 51". What is the right size?

Based on his age and height, we suggest a 28" model in the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth. However, the best way to determine the correct size is by the players height and weight. For more sizing information check out our Bat Coach http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Jason Expert ·Mar 08, 2014

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How does this bat compare to COMBAT Wanted? Also my son is 50" and 55 lbs. What bat size do you recommend?

The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) and the COMBAT Wanted are both two-piece composite bats. They are both balanced and will perform very well. Based on his height and weight we recommend a 29" bat.

Kara Expert ·Mar 05, 2014

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Has Easton shortened the sweet spot on this model compared to previous years?

The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth features the same design and sweet spot as previous years. The new 2014 model features the IMX composite barrel and SIC Black Carbon Composite Handle.

Justin R. Expert ·Mar 02, 2014

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My son is 10 years old, 5 ft. 2 inches tall and swings a 30" drop 9 big barrel bat for travel ball. He needs a standard barrel for Little League and wants to keep the 30 drop 9 length to weight ratio. Is this available in the S1?

The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) is not available in a -9. The closest to a 30" 21 oz. bat would be the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1). It is available in a 30' 20 oz.

Kara Expert ·Feb 27, 2014

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My son is 9 years old. He is 44 inches tall, and about 50 pounds. He has quick hands. What size bat would you suggest?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend a 27 inch bat. Unfortunately, the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth model does not currently come in a 27 inch size. The smallest size currently available would be 28 inches. If your son does generate good bat head speed, he may be able to adjust to a longer bat by choking up on the handle.

Patrick Expert ·Feb 25, 2014

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Wow do I break-in this bat?

The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth features very high quality composite that will only require a short break-in period. We recommend 150-200 swings off of a tee or with soft toss to get this bat game ready. We also have some "how-to" videos located on our JustBats.com blog.

Justin R. Expert ·Feb 17, 2014

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my son is 5ft tall and weighs 88 lbs what bat size would you recommend. He not a big kid but has quick hands.

Given your son's height and weight, the recommended length range we suggest would be between 29 and 31 inches. The longer the bat, the heavier it will be. The player should use the heaviest bat that is comfortable for them to swing. However, it is important that the weight does not severely lower bat speed.

Patrick Expert ·Feb 16, 2014

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My son is 12 and 5feet 2 inches. He ways about 98lb, What length ane weight would you recommend for him?

For the 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth at that given height and weight we would suggest 31 inches and 19 ounces.

Merritt Expert ·Feb 12, 2014

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My son just turned 12, he is 62 inches and 84 pounds. What size and weight combo would you recommend? He used an 18 oz. bat the past 2 years.

The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1 Youth) is a very balanced, two-piece bat. The -12 drop is typically used by younger players. We recommend the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK Youth) 31" 20 oz. for a player his age and size.

Kara Expert ·Jan 29, 2014

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My son is 8 yrs old 60 lbs and 4'2". He is a contact hitter but a little bit of a slow swing. Would you recommend this model? last year he used an Easton 27" -13.

The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth has a balanced swing weight and is a great option for players trying to increase their bat speed. Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 28" model.

Jason Expert ·Jan 28, 2014

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What is the difference between the 2013 model and the 2014 model?

The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth and the 2013 Easton S1 (YB13S1) Youth are the same bat other than the physical appearance.

Jason Expert ·Jan 19, 2014

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I'm 11 and a half, 85 lbs, and 58" tall. I currently have a 29/17 one-piece composite bat, but I feel like it's getting too small. My friend has the 2013 Easton S1 30/18 and I love it. What bat and size would you recommend?

The best recommended bat length for a player your size will be 30". The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth bat will come in a 30" 18 oz. size.

Brandon Expert ·Jan 12, 2014

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My son is 9 years old, weighs 66 lbs and is 4'4" tall. He is not a power hitter. Would this bat be good for him and, if so, what size?

The 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) is a good choice for a contact hitter. It will be balanced and light weight. We would recommend getting a 28''. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.

Tori Expert ·Dec 17, 2013

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I was wondering about the vibration on this bat. I see it kind of has mixed reviews. I was thinking about getting this for my grandson for Christmas. We are in the process of figuring out if he will need the 30" or 31"

There are no major issues with vibration on this model. It may have a little bit as the bat goes through the break-in period of approximately 150-200 swings. To help you with sizing, you may check out our bat coach that runs you through a series of questions to help you with sizing, as well as give you a few more options to choose from. Here is the link for our bat coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Derek Expert ·Dec 09, 2013

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What bat should I get? I am 4'8' 67 pounds and almost 12. I am looking to get the S1 but the reviews on the XL1 are amazing.

The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth is a balanced bat and is better for a player that needs to increase their bat speed. The Easton XL1 is end loaded and best suited for a power hitter. Both are two-piece composite bats with great pop.

Kara Expert ·Dec 09, 2013

The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth is a balanced bat and is better for a player that needs to increase their bat speed. The Easton XL1 is end loaded and best suited for a power hitter. Both are two-piece composite bats with great pop.

Kara Expert ·Dec 09, 2013

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My son is 10 and a half years old. He is 63 inches tall and weighs 89 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth in a 30''. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.

Tori Expert ·Dec 06, 2013

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Which has a lighter swing weight: the Easton S1 or the S2?

The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth and the 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth are going to have the same swing weight and balanced feel.

Marcus Expert ·Dec 05, 2013

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My son is 85 lbs and 58". He really wants a composite bat and is definitely more of a contact hitter not as much power. Would the S2 be a good choice in 31/19? I would like for him to be able to grow into it a little. (He grew 10 lbs and 4 inches in the past year). He is currently using an aluminum bat 30/18.

The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth is a great choice. The balanced, two-piece design is suited for a contact hitter.The 31" 19 oz. is a great choice if you want a bat he can grow into.

Kara Expert ·Dec 05, 2013

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Trying to decide between the S1 29/17 and Mako 29/18 for my son. He is going to be U11 for 2014 (turning 10 in Jan). He is 53" tall and weights 60 lbs. He is a contact hitter with not too much power. But he wants to drive the ball farther. Which one would you suggest?

Both the 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth bat and the 2014 Easton MAKO Youth bat would work for him. They both feature very light and balanced swing weights. Also, both are two-piece fully composite designs. The MAKO will have an extended barrel design that the S1 will not have. Which could help with contact and power.

Brandon Expert ·Nov 27, 2013

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What is the difference between the S1 and the XL1?

The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth and the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth are both two-piece composite bats. The Easton XL1 is end loaded, compared to the Easton S1 that is balanced.

Kara Expert ·Nov 20, 2013

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How does 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth (-12) differ from the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth (-11) outside of the difference in the drop?

The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth and the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth are both balanced, two-piece composite bats. The main difference is the CF6 features D-Fusion technology to eliminate vibration.

Kara Expert ·Nov 18, 2013

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What is the difference between the 2013 and 2014 S1 youth model?

The 2013 and 2014 Easton S1 youth models are going to be very similar. Both models use Easton's IMX composite in the barrel and will feature the SIC Black Carbon Composite handle. The 2014 has made some slight improvements to increase the life span of the bat.

John Expert ·Nov 15, 2013

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I am trying to decide between a Mako 29/18 and S1 29/17. I know he can swing a 29/17, but he is only 8 and getting better. I also have a 30/18 big barrel he can't swing.

Based on his age, our charts recommend a 29" model in the 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Aubrey Expert ·Nov 12, 2013

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Is this bat better or the mako

Both the 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth and the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth are balanced two-piece fully composite bats, but the MAKO will have a bigger barrel with an extended sweet spot.

Jason Expert ·Nov 11, 2013

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My boy is 10 years 5' 4" and bats left with good power when finding the sweet spot. He tends to be a little slow sometimes with his swing just don't want to waste money. What bat would be good?

The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth is a top-of-the-line two-piece composite model. It's very well balanced, which will help your son to increase bat speed. The composite handle will also provide some flex, creating a whip effect through the zone for additional bat speed.

Katie Expert ·Oct 22, 2013

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How many inches is the sweet spot on this bat and how many inches is the sweet spot on the 2014 MAKO?

The size of the sweet spot on the bat depends on the size of bat you are looking at getting. The 2014 MAKO Youth has an extended sweet spot which will be larger than the 2014 Easton S1 Youth.

Justin R. Expert ·Oct 20, 2013

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