Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth
Does this have a longer barrel than the Marucci Black?
The 2014 Easton S500C (YB14S500C) Youth will have a very similar barrel length when comparing it to the Marucci Black.
The S500C, Convert, and S500 are all within my price range. Which would be the best for my 8 year old son, please?
The 2014 Easton S500C (YB14S500C) replaced the Easton Convert. It uses the same composite and alloy materials. The two-piece design is best for a contact hitter. The one-piece design of the S500 is better suited for a power hitter.
Does this bat require any special care? How do you break it in other than playing with it? Compared to an all aluminum bat, how is the durability?
The 2014 Easton S500C (YB14S500C) does not require any special care compared to an all aluminum bat. There is no break-in period required, as the hitting surface is all aluminum. Normally, the two-piece design helps add durability to the model.
How is this bat versus the Easton SL1?
The 2014 Easton S500C (YB14S500C) Youth bat is a very different design from the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth bat. They both feature a two-piece design but the S1 features a composite barrel that will require a short break in period before peak performance would be achieved. The S500C is a hybrid design with an alloy barrel and a composite handle. The alloy barrel will be hotter right out of the wrapper. The preference between the two would be based on your preference of barrel material.
Is there a difference between this and the Convert? What's the difference between this and the YB14S500? What would you consider to be the next bat "up" from this one?
The 2014 Easton S500C (YB14S500C) replaced the Easton Convert. The alloy and composite materials used in both bats are the same. The 2014 Easton S500 (YB14S500) is a one-piece alloy bat that uses a higher grade of alloy material than the YB14S00C.
Which would be better bat for a 9 year old: Easton S500 or the Easton XL3? He is a great contact hitter.
The 2014 Easton S500C (YB14S500C) is a balanced bat which would be better for a contact hitter. The Easton XL3 will have a better performance than the S500 due to the materials used to make the bat, but the S500 will be a more comfortable swing for contact hitter.
I am 11 years old and I am 4ft 10 and weigh 70 lbs. Should I stick with the 2014 Easton S500C with a -12 or buy a bat with lower or higher drop?
The -12 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C is a great option for a player that needs to increase their bat speed. If you have quick bat speed, a -10 bat would be a better option.
My son is 9 years old and weighs about 55 lbs. He has great bat speed but he is small for his age. What bat do you think would be a good fit for him?
The best way to determine the correct bat size for a player is by their height and weight, but typically a 9 year old uses a 30" model in the 2014 Easton S500C (YB14S500C) Youth. The S500C is a terrific bat for a 9 year old player with great bat speed. For more information on sizing please visit our bat coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Which is a better performing youth bat - 2014 Easton YB14S500C Youth or 2011 Demarini Voodoo Black?
The 2014 Easton S500C (YB14S500C) and the 2011 DeMarini Voodoo Black are similar in performance. However, the Voodoo is a discontinued item.
I have a son who just turned 10 and is in need of a new bat for Little League. He is 4'7" and 63 lbs. I am looking at the 2014 Easton S500C:YB14S500C Youth or the 2013 Rawlings Machine: YBMACH Youth in a 30" size. Can you recommend one of the two for him and if the size would be correct? He is more of a contact hitter than a power hitter.
The 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth and the Rawlings Macine: YBMACH Youth are one-piece alloy bats. We typically recommend a two-piece bat for a contact hitter. Based on his height and weight we recommend a 29" bat. Here is a link to all of the two-piece youth bats: http://www.justbats.com/products/baseball%20bats~youth/length~29%20inch/material~half%20and%20half/
Will the 2014 Easton S500C be okay to use on colder spring days with temperatures between 50-60 degrees? Would the Easton S2 be okay in the same temperature conditions?
The 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth and the Easton S2 can be used in 50-60 degree weather.
Is this bat stamped "Approved for Play in PONY Baseball." Also, I have a 9 year old that is 4'10" and 100 lbs. Should he swing a 30" or 31" bat. Thanks.
The 2014 Easton S500C: YB14S500C Youth bat will be stamped approved for play in Pony ball. Also, a 30" should work just fine at that size.
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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