Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth
My son Is 11 years old and weighs 65 lbs. He is on the smaller side and a contact hitter. Is the 30" 18 oz. Easton S500C a good bat for him, or should I go with the S-Series?
The 2014 Easton S500C Youth bat would be a good bat for your son. The advantage with the S Series would be more durability and higher quality materials.
My son is 6 1/2 years old, 49" tall and 51 lbs. Is this bat in the 28" 16 oz. appropriate for him in his 2nd year of Pony Shetland baseball? What bats would you recommend?
Based on his height and weight, a 28" model in the 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth is the suggested size. The S500C is a great bat for a contact hitter, if your player is a power hitter the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is a great option.
Is this part of the Power Brigade or Personalize Your Power?
"Personalize Your Power" is a slogan that Easton uses for their 2014 line. You are able to personalize the feel of the bat to your style by choosing from the Power Brigade Series or the SPEED Brigade Series. This 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth is a part of the SPEED Brigade Series because it features a balanced swing weight that allows the player to achieve higher swing speeds.
Is it a two-piece bat?
The 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth is a two-piece, fully alloy construction.
My son is 12 years old 5'2 and 120 pounds. I am unsure if I should order a 30 or 31 inch. Is there anyway to help me with just these perimeters?
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 31" 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth.
Is this bat available in 30" 20 oz.?
The 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth bat is a -12 length to weight ratio and therefore not come in a 30" 20 oz. model.
Is it approved for Little League?
Yes, the 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth is approved for play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA.
How does this bat compare to the Easton Surge?
The Easton S500C and Easton Surge are very similar in construction since they both are two-piece hybrid design. The S500C uses 7050 Aircraft Alloy in the barrel while the Surge uses the THT100 which is a higher performing alloy. The S2 model is the replacement of the Surge.
Is there a big barrel version of this bat in 29' x 17oz?
No, the S500C is only available in a youth model.
How does this bat compare with the S2 for barrel length? Is it an extended barrel?
The barrel length on the Easton S500C will be similar to the Easton S2. The models with the extended barrel are the Easton XL series and the new Easton MAKO.
I see this bat replaces the Convert, can you confirm that this bat does not have the IMX Composite handle like the Convert?
No, the 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth is a two-piece full alloy and will not have any composite on the bat.
Is this the same bat that is used in the Little league World Series this year? My son saw an orange bat that the players were using and I am curious if this is the same bat but only in orange? Is the orange bat an alloy or a composite? Thank you.
The 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth bat is not the orange bat from the Little League World Series. That bat will be the new 2014 Easton Mako. It will be a two-piece fully composite design.
How does this compare to the 2014 Brigade S3?
The Easton S500C will have a -12 drop while the Easton S3 will feature a -13 drop. The S500C will use Easton's 7050 aircraft alloy while the S3 will use a higher performing THT100 alloy.
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