Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League
Is this bat legal for Dixie baseball?
The 2014 Easton XL1 (SL14X15 Senior League) bat will be USSSA certified. If your league allows USSSA bats it will be legal.
Is this bat legal for Nations baseball tournaments and also for Pony league play?
Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1 (SL14X15) will be legal for play in 14U Nations baseball and Pony League play.
My son is mostly a contact hitter with occasional power. How does the balance of this bat compare to the TPX EXOGRID 3 (-5) he currently swings?
The 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 is an end loaded bat. It is designed for a power hitter.
Is this better than the MAKO?
Both models are top of the line but the 2014 Easton XL1 (SL14X15) is better suited for power hitters. It has an extended barrel, bigger sweet spot and an end loaded swing weight.
Is this bat better then the new 2014 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD BBCOR: (DXVD5) Senior League?
Both a great end loaded bats for power hitters. The 2014 Easton XL1 (SL14X15) Senior League will have an extended barrel for a larger sweet spot, whereas the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD BBCOR: (DXVD5) Senior League will have the new D-Fusion handle which extends the sweet spot through the entire barrel.
Is this legal for 14 yo babe ruth? Rules seem to require BBCOR .50 stamp on bat if all composite. Thanks for your clarification.
The 2014 Easton XL1 (SL14X15) Senior League is not legal for the 14 year old division in Babe Ruth because it features the USSSA 1.15 stamp. Babe Ruth 14 year old division does require all composite barrel bats to have the BBCOR .50 certification stamp.
Is this bat approved for Little League Juniors division play?
The 2014 Easton XL1 (SL14X15) Senior League is not approved for Little League Juniors division play because it is fully composite. Composite bats in the Little League Juniors division require the BBCOR .50 certification stamp. The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) Adult is legal for play in the Little League Juniors division.
Is this is a BBCOR bat?
The 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League is not a BBCOR certified model, as it is a -5. The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is the BBCOR certified model.
What is the "break-in" period for this bat?
Due to the composite barrel, the 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League will require a break-in period of 150-200 swings off of a tee or soft toss, working up from about 50% to full power at the 150 swing mark. Be sure to use real leather baseballs and rotate the barrel a quarter turn every swing to ensure an even break-in.
Is this allowed to be used in SISBL league?
The Southern Illinois Select Baseball League is governed by USSSA and the 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League does feature the new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp. The Easton XL1 should be legal for play in SISBL.
I just wanted to make sure so I know I am buying the correct bat. What size barrel is this?
The 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League is a 2 5/8'' barrel.
Will this bat come in -10?
The 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League will not be available in a -10 big barrel. It is available in a -3, -5, and -8.
Is this bat allowed in the Babe Ruth leagues?
No, the Easton XL1 will not be approved for play in Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth only allows composite barrel bats that are BBCOR certified.
Can you get more power using this bat or the MAKO since this bat has more mass and the MAKO is lighter? Which one has more pop?
The end loaded design of the 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League will assist you in generating more power. Both the MAKO and the XL1 feature top of line composite materials for outstanding performance and durability.
What does the word "14X15" mean? Is there only one -5 model in 2014 Easton XL1 series?
On the 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League, the SL14X15 is the model number. Yes, there is only one -5 model available. The Easton XL1 is also available in a -8 on our site.
Can you hit better with a -5 or -8?
If you are able to swing the 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League -5, you will have more power. A heavier bat allows you to hit with more power.
Is there a difference in the new 2014 XL1 and the older 2012 XL1?
Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League features the upgraded SIC Black Carbon composite material in its handle for a stiffer flex and more efficient energy transfer to the ball on contact. The 2012 XL1 was made entirely from the IMX Composite which is still in the barrel of the 2014 model.
Whats the difference between the -5 and -8?
The only difference between the 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League and the 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X18 Senior League is the length to weight ratio. The 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X15 Senior League is a heavier model.
My son used a 31" 23 oz. XL2 in 2013. Will a 31" 26 oz. XL2 be available in 2014?
Easton will not be releasing a 2014 Easton XL2 -5. The only Easton XL2 bats available are the 2013 Easton XL2 BBCOR: BB13X2 Adult and the 2013 Easton XL2: SL13X28 Senior League.
Is this -5 model XL1 going to come out in a 33" model?
No, there will not be a 33'' version of this bat. The largest size in the -5 will be 32''.
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