Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1
A few of my son's friends continue to use this bat in games. We paid $400 for this and wonder if by others using this bat it affects it performance? I don't like it since we paid for it and they get to use for nothing. I just do not want this bat and my son to suffer from others using it. Please let me know what the result may be from others using this bat in every game. Thanks, a Baseball Mom.
Using the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) for team use should only help the composite materials break-in. The more the bat is broken in the better the performance will be for your son and his teammates. Rest assured ma'am, and tell those boys to keep up the good work!
I just bought a XL1 white for my son for JV baseball next spring. Is there a difference in pop with it and the 2014 model?
The only differences between the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) and the XL1 white model are cosmetic. They will feature the same IMX composite barrel, so they will be very similar with regard to pop.
My son is a 6'2" 250 lb junior. He really likes the feel of the S1. He has decent bat speed, and I'm wondering if the XL1 is a better bat for his size and strength. Looking at a 34" 31 oz. size.
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) is designed for a power hitter. If he has quick bat speed it is a great choice.
I am a freshmen that is 5'8" and 150 lbs. I stay in the weight room so I know I could get the bat around. I am looking for a little more power so I can get the ball over the fence. Is this bat good for me?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) Adult has an end loaded swing weight and is a great for power hitters. The end loaded swing weight combined with your quick bat speed will help generate more power.
I am 5'11" and I already have a powerful swing. Should I get the XL1, or would someone like me get the Easton Mako? Also which could give more power to my swing?
If your looking more for power I would recommend the 2014 Easton XL1 (BB14X1). The reason why is that it has an end-loaded feel compared to the Easton Mako (BB14MK) which would be balanced.
I swing a 2011 XL1. What is the difference between the 2011 white bat and 2014 yellow bat?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) uses new composite material in the handle of the bat. This increases durability.
What BBCOR bat is best for me? I'm 5'8 and weigh 130 pounds.
Our charts would recommend a 31" 28 oz. for a player with your build.
My son has the older model of the XL1 BBCOR: BB11X1. Are there any changes or technology advances with the BB14X1, or is it still same bat?
This 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) Adult bat and the BB11X1 both feature extended barrels made from the IMX Composite material, but the composite in the handle has been improved between models. The SIC Black Carbon Composite material in the BB14X1 provides a stiffer flex that transfers energy more efficiently to the ball on contact.
Which bat is better the Easton XL1 or the Louisville Slugger Attack?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) is a more end-loaded bat. This bat is more for power hitters.While the 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack BBCOR (BBAT14-RR) bat is a more balanced bat for contact hitters. Depending on how you hit, one of these bats would be a great fit.
When will there be a 32" 29 oz. in stock for the 2014 Easton XL3?
We are expecting to get additional 2014 Easton XL3 (BB14X3) in stock. For bats we expect a 2 to 4 weeks for shipment to arrive.
What bat compares to the feel of the XL1?
Given the two-piece, fully composite design of the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) and it's end-loaded feel, it is somewhat unique within the BBCOR certified bat category. A few hybrid designs would feel similar as far as swing weight goes but will have a different material makeup. The 2014 Rawlings TRIO End-Load BBCOR (BBTRI3) Adult and the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR (DXVDC) Adult will both feature a similar end-loaded feel.
How does the XL1 swing weight compare to the Louisville Slugger Raid?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) Adult bat will have a more end-loaded or barrel heavy feel than the balanced 2014 Louisville Slugger Raid BBCOR (BBRD14-RR) Adult bat.
How does the weight of the XL1 compare to other heavy bats?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) Adult bat features an end-loaded swing weight that will distribute the weight of the bat more towards the barrel. The XL1's feel will be comparable to other end-loaded bats of the same size.
I am 5 foot 8 and weigh 145 pounds. What bat would be better, the XL1 or the S1?
The answer to that would depend on your preference. If you prefer a more end-loaded feel for a bat, the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) would be the better option. If you like a more balanced feel, the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR (BB14S1) would be the bat to go with. Generally, the end-loaded feel is preferred by power hitters.
I have the 2013 S1 (BB13S1) and have noticed that I have a very fast bat speed. Would this be a bretter upgrade with more pop?
The XL1 (BB14X1) will have a little more pop since it is an end loaded design. Another option would be the Easton Mako (BB14MK). The Mako is a blend between the Easton "S" series and the Easton "XL" series. Both options will give you a little more pop for what you are looking for.
Which one do you think is better, 2014 Easton xl1 BBCOR or 2014 Voodoo overlord? I'm a power hitter,and I like to drive the ball.
Unfortunately, one is not proven to be better than the other. The XL1 and Overlord both have slightly end loaded swing weights with a two-piece design. The XL1 may provide a slightly longer useful life with the composite barrel, but both are great options for a power hitter.
Do y'all sell the XL1 in 33.5 inches?
Unfortunately, Easton does not produce this 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) Adult in half sizes.
What bat is better for a power hitter? The 2014 Easton XL1 or the 2014 DeMarini OVERLORD?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) and the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD BBCOR (DXVDC) are both end loaded bats. The end loaded design is better for a power hitter.
I am 13 years old. I am about 5 foot 3 and 105 pounds. I currently swing a -5 Easton XL3. I still pull alot of balls. Do you think this would be a good bat for me in the future?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) is a great option for a BBCOR bat. Given your age, it seems like you will be making that transition soon. It is good that you have adjusted to a drop 5 size first. The XL1 will be different than your XL3. The XL1 is a two piece fully composite design which will offer a bit more flex than your XL3. Also, the composite barrel will have a different sound and feel than the alloy barrel XL1.
Which bat is more balanced, the Easton XL1 BBCOR, or the Marucci Black BBCOR?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1 Adult) bat will not be balanced and have a barrel heavy feel to the swing weight. The Marucci Black BBCOR will be more balanced.
I am 5'11" and 198 lbs. Would you guys recommend the 2014 S1 or the XL1?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) Adult has an end loaded swing weight and is a terrific bat for power hitters. The Easton S1 has a balanced swing weight and is generally preferred by contact hitters.
Is this the only color this bat comes in?
Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) is only available in the yellow/black color scheme.
I am a power hitter. Which bat do you recommend? The BBCOR Easton XL1 or the BBCOR Easton MAKO?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult bat will be the better choice for a true power hitter. They will appreciate the barrel heaviness and end load that the 2014 XL1 will feature.
What is the difference between the 2013 model and the 2014 model? Is it worth it to get the 2013 model?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR (BB14X1) will have different graphics than the 2013 version. The materials and design will still be the same though.
When will you have the XL2
Easton has discontinued the Easton XL2 BBCOR model. Easton will only produce the XL1 (BB14X1) and the XL3 (BB14X3) in 2014.
My son is 12 but he is really strong he playing with a 2014 xl1 rt now hitting like crazy. Should I get him the s1bbcor or the xl1 bbcor?
For a stronger child I would recommend going with the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult, he will notice more distance on his hits with the more end loaded feel of the XL1
I have the white XL1 and am just wondering how do you know when you need to replace your bat. I have used this one pretty much non stop for about 1 1/2 years.
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult would be a great bat to replace your previous model. I would make the switch when you feel a decline in the bat's performance. Be sure and check the barrel for cracks or dents also.
Is it USSSA approved?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult features the BBCOR .50 certification stamp. It does not have a USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp, but depending on the division, a BBCOR bat is typically legal for play as well.
What are the differences between the XL1 or the CF6?
The Easton XL1 and the DeMarini CF6 will both be a two-piece full composite design. The Easton XL1 will have more of an end loaded swing weight and the DeMarini CF6 will have a balanced swing weight.
Would you recommend the 2014 Easton Mako BBCOR or the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR, I am 5 10" 165lbs
The Easton MAKO and the Easton XL1 are both great options. Both models are going to be a two-piece full composite design. It will come down to a personal preference between balanced vs. end loaded design. The MAKO is a very well balanced option while the XL1 model is going to have an end loaded swing weight.
I'm 6'10" and about 325 pounds what size bat should I be using?
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 34" 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult.
My son is a freshman 5"11" about 155 lbs, still growing. What length XL1 would you recommend, 32" or 33"?
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 32" 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult.
Could a contact hitter still use a XL1?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is preferred by power hitters because it has an end loaded swing, but if a contact hitter has great bat speed the XL1 would work for them as well.
Is the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14x1 Adult baseball bat considered a big barrel bat?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult has a 2 5/8" barrel and is considered a big barrel bat.
I'm more of a contact hitter. Would it be smart for me to swing the 2014 Easton Xl1 BBCOR: BB14X1 or the 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR: BB14MK Adult?
The 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR: BB14MK Adult is designed more for a contact hitter, whereas the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is more end loaded for a power hitter.
Would the XL1 be good for a contact hitter ?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is end loaded and best designed for a power hitter.
I'm a line drive hitter. I'm 5'6'' and 130 pounds. Would this bat or the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR be better for me?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is going to be better suited for a power hitter because it is end loaded. The S1 would be better suited for you because it is going to be balanced and better suited for a contact hitter.
i'm a power and a contact hitter pretty much equal. I'm 5'11, weigh about 185 pounds. Would the 2014 XL1 or 2014 S1 be better for me?
The two-piece, end loaded design of the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is a perfect fit for a contact and power hitter.
I'm a power hitter. Would the 2014 XL1 or the MAKO be better for me?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is going to be end loaded and best suited for a power hitter. The MAKO is going to be light weight, balanced and best suited for a contact hitter.
Should I get this or the CF5 if I am a power hitter?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult bat is an end loaded model and better suited for a power hitter as compared to the balanced DeMarini CF5.
I'm a power hitter at 6'1'' and 210 lbs. I need a good power bat. Is the XL1 better for a power hitter or a contact hitter?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is going to be better for a power hitter because it is end loaded.
Is the XL1 end loaded?
Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is end loaded.
Will this bat need a break-in period?
Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult will require a break in period since it is a composite bat. We recommend taking about 150 hits off a tee or soft toss and rotating the barrel a quarter of an inch each time.
I'm 5'8 and 165 pounds. What size should I swing?
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend a 32 inch bat. For more information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
At 5'4" about 130 to 140 lbs., should I swing the 32" or 33"?
Based on your height and weight, our charts recommend a 32" model in the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
When will the 2014 BBCOR XL2 and Xl3 come out?
Easton will not produce a 2014 BBCOR model of the XL2 or XL3. The only XL Series BBCOR model they will produce this year is the XL1.
Will this bat be similar to an XL3?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult will be end loaded like the Easton XL3. However, the two-piece design of the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult will provide more flex.
I am 5'9" 140 lbs., should I swing a 32" or 33"?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 33" model in the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am a power hitter, which would be better for me the XL1 or the Mako?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is going to be best for you, because of the end loaded swing weight.
Since the XL series is end-loaded and the S series is balanced, if I swung a 32" 29 oz S1 and a 32" 29 oz XL1 would the XL1 feel heavier?
Correct. If you held the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR and the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR, you would not feel a difference in weight. However, the XL1 will feel heavier than the S1 when you swing it because of the end-load.
Is there a difference in the 2013 and 2014 model?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult bat will have different graphics than the 2013 version. The materials and design will still be the same though.
When do the XL2's come out? How would the balance compare to the 2013 model?
The 2014 Easton XL2's will be out November 1st. The Easton XL bats are end loaded bats, so the end load will feel the same as the 2013 XL2.
Can this bat be used with plastic or dimpled baseballs?
We don't recommend hitting dimpled ball with any bat like the 2014 Easton XL1 because they are more dense than baseballs and can damage the bat.
I am 14 and going to be a freshman. I am 5' 4" and 120 pounds, is this too big for me?
The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult is made for power hitters, so if you are more of a contact hitter you might want to try the Easton S series.
What is the difference between the 2012 model and the new 2014 model of the Easton XL1?
The 2014 and the 2013 Easton XL1 models will have a higher quality composite in the handle than the 2012 Easton XL1 model.
Will the CF5 LE and the 2014 XL1 last the same amount of time, or is one more durable than the other?
Unfortunately, it is impossible to correctly estimate the life of any bat. However, the composite barrels of both the CF5 LE and 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB14X1 Adult give you the best shot at lasting performance. After the bat is broken-in, it will perform at a high level for a longer period of time than alloy. Customer reviews are your best insight into the longevity of a bat, but this 2014 XL1 lacks reviews as it has not been released to the public.
Will this come out in senior league 2 5/8 barrel?
At this time the Easton is only producing the senior league in a 2 3/4" barrel.
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