Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth
Can I return my 2013 Easton S2 (that is broken and I already returned once) for the 2014 Easton S2?
Unfortunately, warranties are almost always one-time guarantees, so you will not be able to return the bat for a 2014 model. Manufacturer warranties will replace one bat that is damaged within the warranty period, which is generally one year. However, replacement bats that are sent out are typically not covered under such warranties. You can try contacting Easton to see if there is anything in the warranty contract that may help you.
Is this bat a composite or hybrid?
The 2014 Easton S2 (YB14S2) Youth is the Hybrid design. It has a composite handle and an alloy barrel.
I was considering this bat for my 8 year old son. I have read reviews over the net about using these bats and other expensive bats in batting cages. Can you help clear the air and let me know if it's safe to use this bat at batting cages or will it damage it? People say the balls they use at cages can damage bats. Please help me understand. Thanks!
The 2014 Easton S2 (YB14S2) has an alloy barrel and can be used in a batting cage. Composite barrel bats should not be used in a batting cage.
What is the difference between the 2014 S2 and the 2013 S2?
The 2014 Easton S2 (YB14S2) will be very similar to the 2013 model. Performance wise, they will be very comparable. The only differences will be cosmetic.
Does the 2014 S2 need to be broken in?
The 2014 Easton S2 (YB14S2) Youth does not require a break-in period because it has an alloy barrel.
What is the difference between S1, S2, S3 and 1,2,3 of the XL Easton bats? Do they have different purposes, if so, what are they?
The Easton Speed Series line of bats and XL-Series of bats will both be very player specific. The S-Series will be very light weight and balanced. The XL-Series will be more barrel heavy and designed for a power hitter. In both series the 1 will be a two-piece composite design. The 2 will be a half and half design, like the 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth. The 3 will be a one-piece full alloy design.
My son liked his Youth Easton XL2 last year, but the Youth XL2 does not seem to be available this year. Does the S2 have the same elongated barrel as the XL2?
You're correct in that the XL2 has been discontinued for the 2014 product line, and there isn't exactly a direct replacement for it. This 2014 Easton S2: (YB14S2) Youth is made from the same materials as the XL2, but it does not have an extended barrel. The S2 is much more balanced and is designed for players looking for higher swing speeds.
Is there a huge difference between using big barrel bats and youth bats?
A youth bat like the 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth will have a small 2 1/4" barrel diameter. A Senior League big barrel bat will have a 2 5/8" or a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. It will give the hitter a larger hitting surface compared to a youth bat.
My son just made the 9U travel baseball team and we're looking to getting him a new bat. He is 51" and 58 lbs. More of a contact hitter with good bat speed, but gets it into the outfield when he makes good contact. Currently using Easton Reflex. Looking into the Easton S2 and DeMarini Voodoo Paradox. Thoughts?
The 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth is a balanced two-piece bat and is designed for a contact hitter. The DeMarini Voodoo is also a two-piece bat, but it is end loaded. The Voodoo is better suited for a power hitter.
I am look at the Easton composite bats but they all have different specs to them. What kind of bat is the best for my son? He is 12 years old, 59 inches tall and weighs 85 pounds. He also hits line drives a lot which makes him not a very big hitter.
Two-piece bats such as the 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth and the 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth are balanced and designed for a line drive hitter. Either bat would be a great choice.
My son is 9 years old, 56" and 75 lbs. He is a line drive hitter with limited power. I am looking for a bat with more pop. Would the S2 30" 17 oz. be a good choice? Also, his bat speed is not a problem, would a 31" 18 oz. be too much for him? What do you recommend?
The 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth is a great choice for a line drive hitter. It is a balanced bat, great for a player with limited power. Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 17 oz.. bat.
Which bat has the lighter swing weight the S2 or the MAKO?
The 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth bat and the 2014 Easton MAKO Youth bats will both have very balanced and light swing weights. They will feel very similar. The MAKO will have a more extended barrel length.
My son is 11 years old, 58", and 85 lbs. He is a decent contact hitter, but does not have much power. He is insisting on a 31" bat and says he needs a little longer bat than his current 30" bat. Would the Easton S2 31" 18 oz. be a good bat for him?
The 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth would be a good choice for a contact hitter because it will be light weight and balanced. Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend staying at a 30'', but if he feels he can swing a 31'' with the same speed that would be a good choice. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
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