Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB14S500
Is this bat end loaded or balanced?
The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500) has a balanced swing weight.
I am 5'4" 184 lbs. What size bat would you recommend for me?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500).
I am 20 years old, 5'11" and 154 lbs. I began baseball about two months ago, and I play two times a week. Is this bat good for me? Would you suggest a 34 inch?
Based on your approximate height and weight, I would suggest a 32" or 33". As for the 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR: (BB14S500), this bat will be an excellent model for you. The one-piece, balanced, alloy design makes this model great for generating power. It will be very balanced, and will help you generate a faster bat swing.
I am a 5'6" contact hitter. What is the best size bat for me? Do you think this is the best bat for me?
The best way to determine the correct bat size for a player is based on their height and weight. A 5'6" player is typically swinging a 32" bat. The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500) is a great bat for contact hitters, because of its balanced swing weight. For more bat sizing information check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
How long will this bat last?
There is no real set lifespan on the 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500) or any bat for that matter. How often and how the bat is used can play into how long it lasts. It does feature a full 12 month manufacturers warranty that covers replacement for any type of breakage.
Is this bat good for far hitters?
The stiff flex and alloy barrel of the 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500) would be good for a power hitter type player.
Does this bat have the same massive sweet spot technology as the last Easton Reflex?
The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR: (BB14S500) will be extremely similar to the Easton Reflex BBCOR: (BB13RX). Both of these models will use the same material, structure, and sweet spot.
Can I use this bat in Wisconsin High School baseball?
The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500) features BBCOR certification which is the universal requirement for high school play.
Is this bat USSSA certified?
The 2014 Easton S500 (BB14S500) is BBCOR certified and not USSSA certified.
How does this bat compare with the Marucci Team?
Both the Marucci Team BBCOR (MCBT) and the 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500) are balanced, one-piece, alloy bats.
Is it safe to use the Easton S500 BBCOR bat with pitching machines that pitch those rubber dotted balls?
We do not recommend using any bat, including the 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500), with the yellow dimpled cage balls. The yellow cage balls are more dense than regulation baseballs so they can cause premature damage to the barrel of the bat. It will also void the manufacturer warranty from Easton. We recommend using an older bat or a wood bat, if possible.
Is this a good bat for a contact hitter? My son is 5'4 and about 115 pounds. He is not a power hitter.
Yes the 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500) Adult will be a good bat for a contact hitter with its balanced swing weight.
What leagues are these bats approved in?
The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500) Adult bat is approved for high school and collegiate play. Some youth leagues will allow BBCOR certified bats but it is a league by league decision. We would suggest contacting your coach or league office to make sure they will allow BBCOR bats.
Is this bat approved in Junior Babe Ruth?
The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR (BB14S500) Adult bat would not be approved for Junior Division play in Babe Ruth baseball. The barrel size is 2 5/8 inches which exceeds the 2 1/4 barrel diameter limit for that age group. The 2014 Easton S500: YB14S500 Youth model would be the approved version of this bat for your league.
I'm thinking about buying myself a new bat for freshman year of baseball. I'm 5' 6" and 140 lbs. Do you think this bat is for me?
The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR: BB14S500 Adult is a balanced, one-piece bat. This bat features high quality aluminum. It would be a great choice for your first BBCOR bat. Based on your height and weight, I would recommend a 32" model.
Does this bat require a certain amount of swings in order to be broken in?
No, the 2014 Easton S500 does not need to be broken in. Since the S500 is a full alloy bat it does not need to be broken in.
Is this bat CIF approved?
The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR: BB14S500 Adult is BBCOR certified and will be legal for CIF play.
What is the difference between the Easton S500, S400, S200 youth bats?
The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR: BB14S500 Adult uses a higher grade of alloy than the Easton S400 and Easton S200. All three are one-piece alloy bats and will have a balanced swing weight.
What is the difference between the Easton S500, S400, S200 Adult bats?
The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR: BB14S500 Adult is a one-piece alloy constructed of 7050 Aircraft Alloy for a better balance and added performance and durability. The S400 and S200 are also one-piece alloys, but the S500 will be made from a higher grade alloy than those two models.
So the S500 and the S400 replaced the Reflex, or not?
Yes, the 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR: BB14S500 Adult bat replaced the Easton Reflex BBCOR.
I see this bat replaced the Easton Reflex. So is getting this bat pretty much like buying a newer version of the reflex? Or is it better?
Yes, the Easton S500 BBCOR is a newer version of the Reflex.
What bat did this replace?
The 2014 Easton S500 BBCOR: BB14S500 Adult replaced the 2013 Reflex BBCOR. Both bats have balanced swing weights and are constructed from the 7050 Aircraft Alloy.
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