Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton S500: YB14S500 Youth
Does this bat need to be broke in?
The Easton S500 is a one piece all alloy bat that will be hot out of the wrapper. In general the bats you need to break in are those made of composite materials.
Does this bat need to be broken in?
The 2014 Easton S500 (YB14S500) has an alloy barrel and does not require a break-in period.
I just purchased this bat and need to know if it is stamped under ASA 2000 or ASA 2004 guidelines.
This 2014 Easton S500: (YB14S500) Youth is a Youth Baseball bat and does not carry any ASA performance certification mark/stamp. However, the 2014 Easton S500: (FP14S500) Fastpitch is a fastpitch softball bat and it carries the 2004 ASA stamp like all other 2014 fastpitch models being made. If you did purchase this Youth model and need a Faspitch bat, you can find everything you need for an exchange in this link: https://www.justbats.com/returns/
My son is 4'11" and is 10 years old and weighs 105 lbs. He's stocky and a slow at bat but makes contact. What bat would you suggest?
The 2014 Easton S500 (YB14S500) is a very balanced bat. It would be a great option for a player who needs to increase their at speed. We recommend a 30" 17 oz. for his height and weight.
Is this a speed or power bat?
The 2014 Easton S500 YB14S500 Youth has a balanced swing weight typically preferred by contact hitters who generally hit for speed versus power.
Is this like the MAKO?
The 2014 Easton S500 (YB14S500 Youth) is significantly different from the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK Youth). The S500 is a one-piece aluminum design and the MAKO is a two-piece composite design. Both models have a balanced swing weight but the S500 has a -13 length to weight ratio and the MAKO has a -11 length to weight ratio.
What is the difference between the S500 and last years Reflex?
The 2014 Easton S500: YB14S500 Youth is just the newer model and there will only be cosmetic differences.
Is the Easton S500 composite?
No, the 2014 Easton S500: YB14S500 Youth is a one-piece alloy.
What is the difference between the S500 and S500C?
The 2014 Easton S500: YB14S500 Youth bat is a one-piece alloy model where the 2014 Easton S500C is a two-piece alloy model. Here is a link for further comparison http://www.justbats.com/compare/
My son has a tough time with stinging. Will this bat be good for him?
One-piece bats like the 2014 Easton S500: YB14S500 Youth typically have more sting than a two-piece bat. We recommend a bat with a composite handle to eliminate vibration. The 2013 Easton S2: YB13S2 Youth would be an excellent option.
My son is 5 years old and currently uses a 27" 14 oz. Reflex. I believe the 2012 model, black in color. He is tall for his age and gets the bat around pretty good. More of a contact hitter rather than power. I am wondering if the 28" 15 oz. would be too large or a good fit for him?
Try using our at coach to size your son. You can find it in the link. If it says to get him a 27" bat you might just go to a 27" 15 oz. bat. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Purchased my 7yr. old son the 28" 18 oz. 2014 DeMarini big barrel a few weeks ago and it is a little too heavy for him. How does this bat compare to the Easton Reflex? Looking for something light (perhaps the 27" 14 oz.) Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks.
The 2014 Easton S500: YB14S500 Youth replaced the Easton Reflex. It uses the same alloy material and will be similar in feel and performance.
How do these bats compare to the S3?
The 2014 Easton S500: YB14S500 Youth and Easton S3 are both one-piece alloy models with balanced swing weights. The Easton S3 will feature a higher grade alloy.
How does this compare to the S3?
The 2014 Easton S500: YB14S500 Youth and the Easton S3 are both one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights. The S3 uses a higher grade of alloy compared to the S500.
When will these bats ship? 27/14
We will have all sizes available for the 2014 Easton S500 before the end of August 2013. We will ship all PreBook's out on 8/30/2013.
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