Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB14S2
Is this bat legal for use in Babe Ruth league?
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S2) is legal for play in Babe Ruth League 13-15 year old division and 16-18 year old divisions. It is legal because it has a 2 5/8" barrel and is BBCOR certified.
Does this bat need to be broken in?
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) has an alloy barrel, it will be hot right out of the wrapper and does not require a break-in.
im 4'8" and 120 lbs what size do u recommend?
Based on your height and weight, I would advise purchasing the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) in the 31" 28 oz. size.
Is there a lot of vibration?
Typically you'll find more vibration in one-piece designs. The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) is a two-piece hybrid design. The SIC Black Carbon composite handle is designed to reduce sting and vibration.
Does this bat have a different feel, sound, and pop compared to other two-piece all-composite bats?
The sound will absolutely be different from a fully composite model, but the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) and other hybrid models will offer performance that is very comparable to a fully composite design.
I'm 5'5", weigh 160 lbs and play high school ball. What size S2 would you recommend?
I'd recommend a 32" 2014 Easton S2 (BB14S2) based on your height and weight.
Is this bat more balanced than the S3? Which one has the stiffer handle?
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) and S3 will offer very comparable swing weights. One really isn't proven to be more balanced than the other. But the S3 would offer a stiffer flex with its one-piece design, even though the S2's composite handle offers a stiffer flex than other two-piece bats.
Which bat in the Easton Speed Series has the most pop?
The 2014 Easton S3 BBCOR: (BB14S3) will have the most pop out of the wrapper because it is constructed with THT100 Scandium Alloy. Composite material generally takes a little while to break in, however, it will get hotter throughout its lifespan. If you are looking for a bat that will be high performing in the very beginning, the 2014 Easton S3 BBCOR: (BB14S3) will provide the most pop.
Would this be a good bat for me? I hit lead off but I can hit for power when needed. What is the length of the barrel?
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) is a great model for a contact hitter who can also hit for power. It is balanced but features a hot out of the wrapper alloy barrel. The size of the barrel can vary based on where you start the measurement (whether at the end cap or the start of the sweet spot) and where you finish it (where on the taper you consider the barrel to end). The S2 does have an elongated barrel compared to other BBCOR hybrid models.
Is this bat top heavy or is it balanced?
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) is a balanced bat.
How does the pop of the S2 compare to other bats? Also, how does the vibration compare as well?
2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: (BB14S2) will be top of the line in comparison to other models when it comes to creating pop, and providing limited vibration. The 2014 Easton S2 (BB14S2) will be a two-piece hybrid design, and will incorporate a composite handle and alloy barrel. The alloy barrel is made of THT100 Scandium Alloy and will provide explosive pop. The SIC Black Carbon composite handle will help relieve and eliminate vibrations. This model is extremely high quality, and is currently top of the line in performance and materials.
Is this bat good in hot weather like in Arizona?
Yes, the 2014 Easton S2 (BB14S2) will perform very well in hot temperatures.
How does this bat compare to the RIP-IT AIR Elite?
Both the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) and the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite are two-piece hybrid designs that feature a composite handle and alloy barrel. They each have a balanced swing weight that encourages both speed and power.
I'm 13 5'4" 120 lbs. I play spring ball in northwest Ohio should I get the S1,S2 or S3 because of cold weather?
A composite or an alloy bat can be damaged in colder temperatures. The all becomes harder and can crack or dent the bat. However, an alloy barrel bat such as the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR ( BB14S2) would hold up better than a composite.
Is this a big barrel? And is good for use in high school?
The barrel size on the 2014 Easton S2 (BB14S2) is 2 5/8". It is not a 2 3/4" barrel if your looking for a big barrel. It would be certified for high school use and I would recommend this bat for anyone in high school.
Which bat is the best, the Easton S1 or S2?
Both the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2 Adult) and the Easton S1 BBCOR Adult would be exceptional choices! They will both be very balanced and have a light weight feel. The S1 is a two-piece fully composite design. The S2 is a two-piece hybrid bat. It will have a composite handle and an alloy barrel. Both will provide great durability and great pop!
What is the difference between the S1 and S2?
The biggest difference between the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) and 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) is going to be the way that it is constructed. The 2014 Easton S1 will be a two-piece full composite design, and the 2014 Easton S2 will be a hybrid design incorporating a composite handle and alloy barrel.
I am 5 foot 10 and weight 130 pounds, what size S2 should I get?
Based on your height and weight, we would suggest the 31 inch 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: (BB14S2) Adult bat.
I am 5' 6" and 120 lbs. Would you say the S2 would be a good choice, or would a different Speed Series bat fit me better?
If you like a balanced bat, any of the Speed Series models would be a good fit. The biggest differences between them are the materials they're made from and whether they are a one-piece or two-piece design. The two-piece design of this 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) Adult bat provides additional trampoline effect for a contact hitter and helps eliminate vibration. It's a solid choice that is hot right out of the wrapper. Based on your height and weight, the 31" model is the recommended length.
I'm a 5'8" 190 lb. contact hitter. I can hit for power but it's mostly line drives. I can't decide if I want the MAKO or S2. I like alloy but I hear composite is better.
Yes, the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: BB14S2 Adult bat would be a great choice for an alloy barrel model with a very balanced swing weight. The MAKO and its composite design will hold its performance for a longer period of time.
Does the Easton 2014 S2 have a similar sound to the 2013 Easton S2?
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) was produced with the same alloy as the 2013 S2 which will give it a similar sound.
I'm 5'2" and 95 lbs. I need a BBCOR that can last that is within $300. Which line of bats will have a balanced swing weight?
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: BB14S2 Adult bat would be a great choice for a balanced BBCOR bat. Easton will have an entire S-Series you can check out. Also, they will provide the Easton MAKO. All will be very balanced and light weight.
Will the 2014 S2 or S3 have the lighter swing weight? How does the swing weight of the Easton bats compare to the 2014 Vexxum?
The Easton S2 and S3 will have the same swing weight. The DeMarini Vexxum is going to have a very comparable swing weight to the Easton S series.
What has the bigger sweet spot this or the 2014 Voodoo?
Both the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR and the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR have similar designs and feature large sweet spots. DeMarini does have a thickness-tuned barrel that distinguishes it from this Easton S2.
Is the material better on the S2 or S1? Also which bat is more balanced and which one feels lighter?
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: BB14S2 Adult bat features an alloy barrel and a composite handle. The Easton S1 features a composite barrel and composite handle and would the top of the line model. Both feature a very light and balanced swing weight.
What's the difference between the 2014 Easton S2 and the 2013 Easton S2?
Both the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR and the 2013 Easton S2 BBCOR have the THT100 Scandium Alloy Barrel and the SIC Black Carbon Composite handle. Both models will also have a balanced swing weight.
Is the S2 (BBCOR)composite handle lighter than the S3 (BBCOR)alloy handle? If so, does that make the S2 more end loaded than the S3?
The composite handle in the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: BB14S2 Adult is lighter than alloy material. A two-piece bat with an alloy barrel, will tend to feel heavier than a one-piece bat.
What is the difference in the S2 and S3? Which is better for more of a contact hitter?
Both the Easton S2 and S3 BBCOR models are well balanced for a power hitter. The 2014 Easton S2 is a two-piece a composite handle and alloy barrel, so it will have more flex and less vibration than the 2014 Easton S3 which is a one piece alloy.
What would be better a DeMarini Voodoo 2014 or the new Easton S2? I'm a small power hitter that wants the lightest bat and one that I can use for a couple of years.
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: BB14S2 Adult is a very balanced bat. The DeMarini Voodoo is end loaded and better suited for a power hitter.
Can this bat be used in Pony League?
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: BB14S2 Adult can be used in Pony League.
When will the 2014 Easton XL series be available to pre-book?
The 2014 Easton models that we currently have on the site for pre-book are the only ones that we will offer. The 2014 XL Series will begin appearing on the site 9/1.
Will the S2 be available in senior league?
Yes, Easton will produce a 2014 model of the S2 in Senior League. It will feature a -10 drop with a 2 5/8" barrel.
What makes this bat have more of a ping sound compared to the other Easton speed bats? And when do the 2014 BBCOR XL series come out for sale?
The 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: BB14S2 Adult uses the same alloy as the 2014 Easton S3 and the 2013 Easton S2 and Easton S3. The 2014 Easton XL BBCOR bats are scheduled to be released on September 1st.
How does this bat compare with the original S2 with the silver handle?
This 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: BB14S2 Adult and the 2013 model feature the upgraded SIC Black Carbon Composite material in their handles. This composite offers a stiffer flex than the 2012 Easton S2 and transfers energy more efficiently to the ball on contact. This bat will have the same BBCOR performance certification.
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