Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League
Is it any different then the 2013 model other then the color scheme?
The 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310B) is very similar in design and performance to the 2013 model. The materials used in it's construction will be the same as well.
what is the difference in performance from the 2 3/4" and the 2 5/8" barrel bats?
With bats like the 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310B) Senior League the performance would be the same with the 2 5/8" barrel bats. In some cases the durability of the 2 3/4" barrels as been a little less.
My son is 8 years old and swings a 27" 17 oz. now. Would a 28" 18 oz be fine?
Yes, the 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League would be a good option. Moving up to a 28" 18 oz. would be very common for your sons age.
Would this bat compare better to last yearâ€™s Easton S3 (SL13S310B) or would it be more similar to the Easton Rival (BG10XL) from a few years back? I noticed it is made from the same THT100 Scandium Alloy, but the older Rival had much more pop than last yearâ€™s model.
The 2014 Easton S3 BBCOR (BB14S3) would compare very similarly to the 2013 S3 (SL13S310B). The Easton Rival (BG10XL) is the earlier model of this bat before they came out with the Speed Series but it is similar in design and does feauture the THT100 alloy. Performance wise, the 2013 and 2014 S3 models would be closer.
My son is a weak hitter and slow swing speed. He is 8 but will be 9 mid year. Would this be an ok bat to use? If so is the 27" 17 oz. a good size or should I do something different?
The 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310B) would be a great option for your son since it has a balanced swing weight. For more information on sizing, check out our Bat Coach tool to help determine what size he should use: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My son is 61" weighs 83 pounds and is 11 years old should I go to 31" bat or 30" ...
We suggest he use a 30" bat but if he is comfortable with a 31" he can certainly move up to that.
I have two boys on the same team and I am looking at the S3's. One boy is 57 inches tall and 73 lbs, the other boy is 53 inches tall and 63 lbs. What do you recommend for their size? Can they share a bat? What are the differences between the 2013 and 2014 model? Thanks.
We recommend a 30" 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310B) for your son that is 57" tall. Typically a player that is 53" tall uses a 29" bat. However, if the smaller player is strong, they could use a 30' 20 oz. bat. The 2013 and 2014 models use the same THT100 alloy.
My son is 11 year old, He is 4'6"and about 70 pounds and is a contact hitter. What size do you suggest in the 2014 S3 SL14S310B? He currently uses a Louisville Slugger Senior League 2013 2 3/4-Inch Omaha Baseball Bat 30" 20 oz. size.
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 20 oz. 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310B).
What is the replacement of the RIVAL model?
The Rival model was replaced by the Easton S3 (SL14S310B).
My 11 year old grandson is 56" tall and weighs 60 lbs. He uses a 2 3/4" diameter bat USSSA approved. I want to get him a new bat what do you suggest?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League bat would be a very appropriate choice. It will be USSSA certified and have the large 2 3/4" barrel diameter. It will feel very balanced and have a light swing weight.
My son is 9 and weighs 78 lbs and is 49 inches. He currently has the Easton S1 size 30. He really wants a big barrel. Any suggestions on which one or size?
The 2014 Easton S3(SL14S310B) is an excellent choice. it is a very balanced bat similar to the Easton S1. Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 20 oz. bat.
Why does Easton produce 2 bats with the only difference being a 1/8 inch larger diameter barrel? Why would I want the smaller of the two?
The 2 3/4" barrel diameter of the 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League is not approved in quite a few leagues. The 2 5/8" barrel diameter of the SL13S310 is approved in most leagues that allow the use of a Big Barrel bat. The 2 3/4" barrel diameter is a larger hitting surface and provides a more forgiving design for a younger player. Eventually, players will have to move to the 2 5/8" barrel diameter regardless of the league.
What's the difference between the 2013 model and the 2014 model? Other than the price?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League bat will have a few graphic changes made to it. The overall design design will stay the same as the 2013 year model.
Is this a barrel heavy bat or a handle heavy?
The 2014 Easton S3 is a balanced design. The weight will be evenly distributed throughout the bat.
My son is 9 now and has been using the Easton JBB11X3 XL3-10 28 in for 2 years now. Is going to the new S3 in a 29" 19 oz. going to affect his swing? He is one of the taller kids on their team and hits for a mix of contact and power. We played our first kid pitch tourneys this fall.
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League is a very balanced bat, great for a player making the transition to kid pitch. It should not affect his swing.
Will this bat be damaged by a yellow dimpled batting cage ball?
We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League, in commercial batting cages that use yellow "dimple" balls. These balls are more dense than the game balls that the bats are designed to hit. Also, many manufacturers list in their warranty details that hitting these balls will void your warranty against defects.
Is there a break-in procedure for the S3 bat?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League is a one-piece alloy bat and does not require any break-in time.
My son uses the 2012-Easton-JBB11X3-X3-Jr-Big-Barrel and I'm looking for a comparable bat. He has good power but I was wondering would the new S3 help or hurt being that the XL is end loaded and S3 is more balanced. Would it throw off his timing too much? Or should I stick with the new 2014 XL. It will be for mostly coach pitch but by he end of season some kid pitch.
We recommend a balanced bat such as the 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League. The two ounce jump in weight is typically not recommended for that age group unless the player has a lot of power.
Would this bat be legall in junior division play in little leauge .
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League has a 2 3/4 inch barrel, which is not legal for play in the Junior League in Little League.
My son currently uses the 28" 18 oz. Rival. Would the 29" 19 oz. S3: SL14S310B be the best bat for him? He is 4' 5" tall and weighs 68 lbs. Or the S3: SL14S310 be better?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League and the 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310 Senior League are the same bat with the exception of the barrel diameter. The Easton S3 replaced the Easton Rival and will be similar in performance.
How is the 2 5/8 S3 different from the Mako of similar size?
The Easton S3 is a one-piece alloy design, where as the Mako is a two-piece fully composite design.
Will this bat be permitted for Babe Ruth baseball?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League bat will have the appropriate USSSA stamp on it. I would ask your league official or coach if you can use the large 2 3/4" barrel size in your league before you purchase.
When will the Senior League 2014 S1 be released?
The 2014 Easton S1 is scheduled to be release on November 1st.
The 2014 Easton S1 is scheduled to be release on November 1st.
Is there any version of the S3 in a drop 5?
No, the Easton S3 is only manufactured in a -10 length to weight ratio.
My son is currently 12 yrs old and using the DeMarini Voodoo 31"18 oz. and is looking to replace the bat as he has been using it for two yrs. What is the difference between the S3 and S1. He will be looking at the 31" 21 oz. size bat.
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League is a one-piece alloy bat. It is designed for a power hitter. The 2013 Easton S1: SL13S110 Senior League is a two-piece composite bat and is designed for a contact hitter.
Does the 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League replaces the Rival Easton?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League is the most similar bat in their current line to the Rival. Both are one-piece alloys with balanced swing weights.
Does it have pop? Does it dent or crack easily?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League uses top of the line alloy. The THT100 alloy material provides outstanding performance and durability.
When will you be getting more of the MAKO -10?
We should be restocking the Easton MAKO -10's here in the next couple of weeks. Once they are available then they will be offered on the site.
When will you guys be getting the 2014 XL1 -8, and the Mako -10 in stock?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League bat is now released and ready to ship. The 2014 Easton XL1, -8, will be released on 11/1/2013. The Easton Mako, -10, has already been released also.
Are you guys going to get any new Easton -5 bats?
Yes, we will carry the new 2014 Easton XL1 and the XL3 models. They will be available on 9/1/2013.
When is the 2014 XL3 going to be out?
The 2014 Easton XL3 will be available September 1st.
Is the Senior League S3 and the Junior Big Barrel S3 the same bat?
The Junior Big Barrel XL3 and S1 are designed for coach pitch only. The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League can be used in coach pitch, machine pitch, and kid pitch.
This bat says 2 3/4 diameter, but I thought all Pony League games were now only 2 5/8 max diameter for bats. Has the rule changed?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League is not legal in Pony League. It is legal in USSSA and most travel leagues.
Does this bat run heavier than 20 oz. bat?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League is true to size.
Is Easton going to have an XL1 youth big barrel with a drop 8 coming out in the next few weeks?
Yes, Easton will be releasing a 2014 Easton XL1 -8 senior league model. The model number for that particular bat will be SL14X18. Once we have it available we will list it on our site.
Can I use this in travel baseball or league I'm not sure about the rules and regulations. Please help!
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League is legal in most travel leagues.
Can this bat be used in Pony league?
No, the Easton S3 will not be approved for Pony play. Pony does not allow the 2 3/4" barrel and this model features that barrel diameter.
Will there be a S1 -10 for 2014 two-piece composite?
There will be a 2014 Easton S1 available on September 1st. As of today, the 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League is only available for pre book.
Can I get this bat in blue?
Unfortunately the 2014 Easton S3 only comes in one color option.
My son is 8 years old and starting kid pitch next season. Would this be a good back for him?
Yes, the 2014 Easton S3 is a balanced bat that will help with bat speed and be a good for for a contact hitter.
What is the difference between the 2013 with 2014?
The 2013 and the 2014 Easton S3 are both going to use the exact same alloy. The only difference you will see between the two will be the different color scheme.
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