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2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat: YB14X1

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Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat: YB14X1

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What bat should I get? My son is 5', and 83 lbs. Do you think I should get him the S1, MAKO or XL1? He needs to get a bat he can grow into.

Based on the player's approximate height and weight, I would probably suggest 31" in order for him to be able to use the bat a little bit longer. As for the model, it will ultimately depend on his playing style. If he is more of a power hitter, I would suggest the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat: (YB14X1). Otherwise, the 2014 Easton MAKO Youth Baseball Bat: (YB14MK) and 2014 Easton S1 Youth Baseball Bat: (YB14S1) would be ideal for contact players.

Merritt Expert ·Sep 11, 2014

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my son is 5' 83 lbs he is a power hitter that need a bat he can grow into how big and what kind of bat s mako or xl?

If your son if more of a power hitter, I would suggest the Easton XL1 (YB14X1) since it will have the heavier swing weight. Typically power hitter can handle the added weight which will result in more power. For a player his size, I would suggest a 30"-31" size. He is very close to the line of a 30" and a 31", so if you are planning on something to grow into, I would suggest a 31" size.

Kelby Expert ·Sep 10, 2014

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Does this bat come in a big barrel?

Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL14X18) is the big barrel version of the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1).

Jason Expert ·Sep 07, 2014

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My son is 7 years old and 52 inches tall. He weighs 85 pounds. He is currently still in coach pitch and will be 8 in a couple months. Right now he uses a 28 inch 16 ounce Easton S300 that is much to small for him. Would you suggest the 29 inch or 30 inch XL1? I feel the 30 inch would be a better fit because he can grow with it, but I'm not sure if the 4 ounce more weight will be too big a jump from what he has now.

Both the 29 inch and 30 inch sizes of the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) would be options that would be within the range of what we would expect a player of your son's size to use. It would be a big adjustment in terms of weight and he would have to work at it but with work he should be able to adjust if you are wanting a model that he can grow into for a while.

Patrick Expert ·Sep 02, 2014

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My son is 8 years old, 4'2" and weighs 50-55 lbs. He is skinny and lean, not much power. He is starting did pitch next year. What model or size would you recommend?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 28" bat. The 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) is best suited for a power hitter with its heavier weight and slightly end loaded design. The 2015 Easton S1 Composite Youth Bat (YB15S1) is a better option for a contact hitter and player his size.

Jason Expert ·Aug 31, 2014

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What is the difference between the 2014 and the 2012 XL1. My son is 5'2" and 100lbs. What size would you recommend?

The main difference between the 2014 Easton XL1 and the 2012 model is that composite handle. The 2014 XL1 features Easton's SIC Carbon Composite Technology in the handle to help reduce vibrations. We would recommend a 31" for a player with his height and weight.

John Expert ·Aug 31, 2014

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My son is turns 8 next month, is 4' 6 1/2" tall and weighs 107 lbs. His best tool is hitting for power. Which bat should be his next: MAKO, SL1 or XL1?

The 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) is the best option for a power hitter. The extra weight and slightly end loaded design is ideal for a power hitter. Based on his height and weight, we recommend 30" bat.

Jason Expert ·Aug 24, 2014

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I live in the Northeast, and we play in temperatures below 55 degrees at times. I'm worried about a composite bat in the lower temps. Would this bat be OK to use in the cold, or would I be better off with a fully alloy bat or a two-piece hybrid?

We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1), in temperatures below 55°F (13°C). In those temperatures, the ball becomes much more dense and could damage or shorten the useful life of your bat. Composite can crack, and alloy can dent, so neither material is proven to be better in cold weather, unfortunately.

Mac Expert ·Aug 23, 2014

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What is so good about composite bats?

The 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) features a two-piece fully composite design. Composite bats require a break in period before they will see their top performance, however--once it is properly broken in--it will continue to get more responsive the more that you use the bat and loosen up the composite fibers in the barrel. Technically speaking, composite bats will hold their pop longer than alloy barrel bat, since alloy bats are hottest right out of the wrapper but performance wise, will taper off the more that you use it. Here is a link to our Buying Guide. At this link, you will be able to watch some informational videos that really outline the pros and cons of having an composite bat: http://www.justbats.com/buying-guides/baseball-bats/

Tessa Expert ·Aug 22, 2014

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Is this bat the same as the 2 5/8 Easton S1 Power Brigade (-10) (SL14S110) Senior League Baseball Bat? My son is 6 years old and is a strong hitter but is not consistent with accuracy. Would you recommend the S1 or XL1?

The biggest difference between these two models is simply going to be the weight distribution and the size of the barrel. The 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat: (YB14X1) features a slight end-load, which generally is preferred by power hitters. It will also incorporate a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter. Therefore, in order to help improve consistency but still favor his big hitting, I would probably suggest the 2014 Easton S1 Senior League Baseball Bat: ( SL14S110) . The even weight distribution in this model will make it easy for hitters to get around the ball and continually generate a faster bat swing.

Merritt Expert ·Aug 22, 2014

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Can I use a big barrel in Little League Majors?

For the Majors division of Little League, you will still need to use a 2 1/4" barrel, such as the one featured on the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1). Big barrel bats will not be legal for play.

Tessa Expert ·Aug 18, 2014

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I'm 11, 5'4" and weigh 140 lbs. Do you think this would be a good bat for me?

If you are more of a power hitter, the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) would be a great option to check out. The end loaded swing weight is typically preferred by power hitters, who generally have great bat speed and are on the stronger side. Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" bat.

Tessa Expert ·Aug 18, 2014

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My son is 5'2" 125 lbs and is a power hitter. Which one do you think would be a better fit for him: the MAKO or the XL1?

The 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) is typically better for power hitters because of the extra weight and slightly end loaded design. The MAKO has a more balanced swing weight and is typically better for contact hitters. Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 31" bat.

Jason Expert ·Aug 17, 2014

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I'm 12, 5"6 and weigh 180 lbs, what size should I get?

Based on results from our Bat Coach (http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/), we recommend a 32" 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) for a player with your height and weight.

Sean Expert ·Aug 09, 2014

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I am 11 years old and I am 4 foot 10 and weigh 80 pounds. I pull balls easily and I am strong. Could I use an XL1?

If you are more of a power hitter, the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) would be a good fit for you.

Patrick Expert ·Aug 05, 2014

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Is this BBCOR bat?

The 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) is not BBCOR certified. The 2014 XL1 model that features that certification is the (BB14X1) - (http://goo.gl/qs4Z1Y). All BBCOR certified bats must not have a length to weight ratio greater than -3, a barrel diameter that does not exceed 2 5/8", and must features the BBCOR .50 certification mark.

Mac Expert ·Aug 02, 2014

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My son is 4 ft 11" and 93 pounds, he is a contact hitter but he is strong, can he use a XL1?

Yes, if your son is strong and has a quick swing speed the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) will be a good option for him.

Sean Expert ·Jul 24, 2014

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I'm 5'3" and 165 lbs. What size is needed?

Based on results from our Bat Coach (http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/), we recommend a 32" 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) for a player with your height and weight.

Sean Expert ·Jul 17, 2014

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I'm 4'5" and 73 lbs. What size should I get that would fit me next year?

Based on your approximate height and weight, I would suggest 29". However, if you are looking for a size to last you into next year, I would probably recommend moving up to 30" in the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat: (YB14X1).

Merritt Expert ·Jul 15, 2014

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What is the difference between the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Easton XL1, besides the design?

The 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) will have a slight difference in color compared to the 2012 and 2013 models. The 2012 XL1 Youth featured an IMX composite handle. The 2013 and 2014 XL1 Youth bats will feature an SIC Black Carbon handle. It will eliminate more hand sting and vibration.

Brandon Expert ·Jul 14, 2014

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I'm 5'7" and weight about 130 lbs, what size do you recommend?

Based on results from our Bat Coach (http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/), we recommend a 32" 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Bat (YB14X1) for a player with your height and weight.

Sean Expert ·Jul 11, 2014

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My son is 4'11'' and weighs about 111. He is relatively strong. Which size bat would you recommend?

Based on results from our Bat Coach (http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/), we recommend a 31" in the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) for a player with your height and weight.

Sean Expert ·Jul 11, 2014

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Will the 2015 XL1 have the same composite material as the 2014 model or do you anticipate a different or more similar material as the Mako? Thanks!

We have not yet received the features of the new 2015 Easton XL1. We should be getting some information on those in the upcoming weeks but like I said, we currently do not have the bat's features.

Cooper Expert ·Jul 10, 2014

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I'm 9 and about 70 pounds. What size do you recommend?

We typically recommend a 30" bat for an average-sized 9 year old. For a more specific recommendation, check out our Bat Coach tool: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.

Mac Expert ·Jul 07, 2014

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Which bat would be the best for me? I'm 12 years old 5'4" and 130 pounds. The Easton MAKO are the Easton XL1?

Depending on what type of hitter you are will determine what bat will be better for you. If you are more of a contact hitter then the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) but if you are a contact hitter then I would recommend using the 2014 Easton MAKO.

Cooper Expert ·Jul 06, 2014

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I was just told that this bat is illegal for little league 50/70 intermediate division. Is that true? disappointed I will have to get a new bat now

The 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) would be illegal for the 50/70 Intermediate division since it has a composite barrel. Composite barrel bats are required to be BBCOR certified for that league.

Kelby Expert ·Jul 02, 2014

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My son was hitting great with a regular 30 inch 18 ounce bat. Pulling almost all of them into left field. He had about a .500 average for the season. He is 10.5 years old, 4'9" tall and about 85 lbs. He really wanted a new bat for Allstars so we bought him a 30" XL1 but he's not hitting well with it and I'm afraid it's too heavy for him. He said he loved the feel of the bat and it felt more "right" that the S1 (I tried talking him into the S1 but he said it didn't feel as good). Any advice on how to get him hitting with this new bat? Will he maybe grow into it next year?

If your son struggles to pull the ball with the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth Baseball Bat (YB14X1) I would recommend waiting. As he grows and becomes stronger he should be able to handle its heavier swing weight and end loaded feel.

Bobby Expert ·Jul 02, 2014

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I'm 11, and I might consider getting the XL1. I'm also 115 pounds and very strong. Should I get this bat?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth bat features a slight end load because of the extended barrel design. If you are a stronger player, this bat should be a great fit. Typically, 11 year old players will use 30" or 31" bats, but check out our Bat Coach tool for a size recommendation: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.

Mac Expert ·Jun 29, 2014

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I have a 31" 20 oz. MAKO that I can swing well. I might want an XL1. I'm 4'10" and 90 pounds, what size do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 30" 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1). Sizing is preferential though, so if you wanted to stick with a 31", that is something to take into consideration as well. For more information on sizing, check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Tessa Expert ·Jun 27, 2014

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If you would want more bat speed would you recommend a mako or xl1

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth will be the more balanced of the two, which will lead to greater swing speed.

Damon Expert ·Jun 26, 2014

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Is the youth Easton XL1 legal in Pony baseball? If so, is it a good decision to use it in that league?

Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) is legal in Pony Baseball. WIth the extended barrel design and end loaded feel, the XL1 is a great bat to use in the league.

Sean Expert ·Jun 25, 2014

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Should I go with the 30" or 31" XL1? I am 4'10" and 85 lbs., but I want the bat for next season. I have swung the 30" before and felt that it was a good size, but the bat is for next season. Which one should I go with?

Based on your current height and weight, we recommend a 30" 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1). It is tough to predict how much you will grow between now and next season. You could make the jump to a 31" bat, that is something that you could potentially grow into, however, that will be up to you. As a general rule of thumb, you want to swing the longest and heaviest bat that you can comfortably and consistently control. It will be up to you on if you would like to make the jump to a 31".

Tessa Expert ·Jun 24, 2014

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is there a 2015 Easton XL1

Yes, Easton is coming out with a new 2015 model but we do not have any information on those yet. For more information you could contact Easton directly at 1-888-259-1297

Cooper Expert ·Jun 24, 2014

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What is the barrel length (not diameter) on a 31 inch XL1?




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It is tough to measure the barrel length on bats because there can be some debate on where the barrel would start and end on the bat. From the end cap to the connection piece on the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) the length is around 15.75 inches.

Patrick Expert ·Jun 24, 2014

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Can you wrap a warm towel to help break in the fibers. ..

We recommend about 150-200 swings off a tee starting out about 40% and working your way up rotating the bat about a quarter of an inch after each swing. We have found that that is what works best for breaking composite bats.

Cooper Expert ·Jun 23, 2014

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Are there any performance differences between the big barrel XL1 and the small barrel XL1?

The only difference between the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) and the 2014 Easton XL1 (SL14X18) would be the weight and the barrel size. The heavier bat with a bigger barrel may allow for better hitting in that you have more room for error while swinging and if you hit the ball the heavier bat would put more force on it.

Patrick Expert ·Jun 23, 2014

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I am 5 foot 1,10 years old, and weigh 87 pounds. I can hit the ball pretty far. What bat would be best for me; the XL1, S1, MAKO, or the CF6?

All of those bats would be a great option. If you are more of a power hitter it may be good to go with the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) due to its more end-loaded design.

Patrick Expert ·Jun 22, 2014

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I am 10 years old, 4 foot 10 and I weigh 130 pounds. I am a power hitter. Which Easton bat would be the best choice for my height and weight?

The type of bat you should get is not really based on height and weight but more on your type of play. If you are a power hitter, the slightly end-loaded feel of the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) would benefit your game by putting the weight of the bat to where the ball is being hit. Based on your height and weight, we would suggest a 30 inch bat.

Patrick Expert ·Jun 22, 2014

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I am 4 feet 10 inches tall and weigh 80 pounds. What size bat should I get? Should I get a speed bat like the S1 or a heavier bat like the XL1?

Based on your height and weight we would suggest a 30 inch bat. The type you should get would be based on your style of play. If you are a power hitter with a fast swing speed I would go with the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1). If you are more of a contact hitter who could use some added bat speed I would go with the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1).

Patrick Expert ·Jun 20, 2014

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Is the XL1 made for big hitters?

Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1: (YB14X1) is going be designed for power hitters. This model will incorporate a slight end-load, and generally this characteristic is preferred by big hitters.

Merritt Expert ·Jun 20, 2014

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How much is the 2015 Easton XL1 going to be?

We do not currently know the price that will featured for the 2015 Easton XL1 (YB15X1).

Patrick Expert ·Jun 10, 2014

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When will the 2015 XL1 be available to buy?

The 2015 lineup from Easton is expected to be released on September 1st. The newer 2015 model of the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1).

Patrick Expert ·Jun 10, 2014

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Can you show me a picture of the XL1 2015 model?

We do not currently have any pictures of the 2015 Easton XL1 (YB15X1). The bat will be released on September 1st of this year and we will have photos available at that point.

Patrick Expert ·Jun 10, 2014

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My son has had this bat for just a few days and is breaking it in off the tee. It already has a paint chip on it. Should I be concerned and look to replace it?

Usually, small chips to the paint of composite bats like the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) do not lead to any performance problems with the bat. Damage would be more noticeable in the form of a tear in the composite material or a substantial drop off in performance.

Patrick Expert ·Jun 08, 2014

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I am switching to an XL1 from an S1. I consistently hit balls to the fence with the S1. Will the XL1 give me those few extra feet to help me raise my home run count?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1 Youth) will have an extended barrel design. It will have a larger sweet spot which could help you square up the baseball more easily upon contact.

Brandon Expert ·May 27, 2014

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What can you tell me about the MOI of the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth bat?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth is an end loaded bat. Of the Easton Power Brigade series the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth and the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) Youth will have a lower MOI. The Easton S1 having the lowest.

Damon Expert ·May 24, 2014

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Is the XL1 better than the MAKO or S1?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1), the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) and the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) are all great models. The XL1 is slightly more end-loaded than the other two models which may be a bit more beneficial for a power hitter type player by focusing the weight of the bat to the hitting area.

Patrick Expert ·May 23, 2014

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Is this bat Little League approved?

Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1: (YB14X1) will be approved for play in Little League.

Merritt Expert ·May 22, 2014

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I am 5 feet tall, I weigh 85 pounds and I am 10 years old. I can swing a 20 ounce bat pretty fast. Should I get this bat or the Easton S1?

Based on what you have said about your abilities, I would suggest going with the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1). The slightly end-loaded weight of the XL1 may provide more power if you are able to swing it the same as a similarly weighted, balanced bat.

Patrick Expert ·May 22, 2014

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Does this bat need to be broken in?

Yes. The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) bat would require a short break-in period before it would reach full performance potential. We recommend about 150-200 swings of soft toss or tee work while rotating the barrel. This will ensure an even break-in.

Patrick Expert ·May 20, 2014

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Is this big barrel?

No. The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) would not be a big barrel model. It features a standard youth barrel with a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter. The 2014 Easton XL1 (SL14X18) Senior League bat would be a youth big barrel model of the bat.

Patrick Expert ·May 19, 2014

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What weight and size is recommended for a 10 year old that weighs about 70 lbs.?

The size of the bat is best determined by a players height and weight. To determine the correct size of the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1), we recommend our bat coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Kara Expert ·May 19, 2014

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I see that you can get the XL1 in a 30 inch and 20 ounce size but my MAKO is 30 inches and 19 ounces. Can I get this bat in a 30 inch 19 ounce size?

No. The design of the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) makes it a -10 length to weight ratio which makes the 30 inch bat weigh 20 ounces. Likewise, the design of the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) makes it a -11 length to weight ration making a 30 inch bat weigh 19 ounces. There is no way to customize the weighting of the bat.

Patrick Expert ·May 19, 2014

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My nephew is 10 and has been hitting an Easton S1 31" 19 oz. since last season. He has a very fast swing and when he makes contact he hits line drives to the outfield or deep hits out to the fence. We were thinking of getting him a bat with a little more weight to give him a little more distance. Do you think the XL1 would be a good bat to move up to or the MAKO?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) is an end loaded bat. It is a great choice for a player that has quick speed and wants to generate more power.

Kara Expert ·May 14, 2014

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Does this bat have the power to hit it over the fence? I'm 5'3" and 112 lbs. What size should I get?

Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1 Youth) bat will have the extended barrel length. It will help add performance and power. The best recommended size for you will be a 31" bat length.

Brandon Expert ·May 12, 2014

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What is the difference between the 2013 model and this?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth and the 2013 XL1 are the same bat except for the graphic design.

Jason Expert ·May 11, 2014

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I am 5'2 and I'm 12 years old and I weigh 105 pounds. What length is most likely going to fit me better?

We would recommend a 31" in the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth model for a player with your height and weight.

John Expert ·May 10, 2014

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I'm 12, 5'1" and 87 pounds. Which length do you suggest?

Using our Bat Coach, I determined that a 30" would be the best length for a player your size in the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1).

Kelby Expert ·May 08, 2014

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I'm 10 years old and 4 foot 9. What bat do you suggest?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) would be a great choice for you. I would recommend the 30" size based on your height.

Bobby Expert ·May 05, 2014

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Do you carry the Easton XL1 in a -5 (31/26)?

We do have the 2014 Easton XL1: (SL14X15) available in a 31/26. It is not available in the Youth model, however, we do have it available in the Senior League model.

Merritt Expert ·May 05, 2014

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My son is 12 years old. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds. What bat would you suggest?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) would be a great model for him if he needs a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter bat. Based on his height and weight we would suggest the 32 inch length. The slightly end-loaded feel should be good for a player of his size.

Patrick Expert ·May 05, 2014

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My son is 4 foot 8 weighs 85 pounds. What size should he get?

Based on your son's height and weight we would suggest the 29 inch size of the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1).

Patrick Expert ·May 01, 2014

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My son currently uses his teammates 29" 18 oz. MAKO. He hits extremely well with it, however he now pulls everything. Would getting him the XL1 help him spread the ball around a little more since it is slightly heavier and is end loaded? Or do you believe he should just step up to a 30" 19 oz. MAKO? He's 10 years old, weighs 95 lbs. is about 4'8".

If he is pulling the ball, we recommend moving to an end loaded ball such as the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1). The end loaded feel should help spread the ball out over the field. Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 20 oz.

Kara Expert ·May 01, 2014

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My son is 11, 5'3 to 5'4 130 pounds.

Based on the information you gave, I recommend a 31" 21 oz. in the Easton XL1 (YB14X1) for your son.

Zach Expert ·Apr 26, 2014

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what bat should i get my son and size and weight hes about 5'3 5'4 what should i get him

What is his height and weight? Does he tend to be more of a power hitter or contact? Is he required to use the small barrel?

Damon Expert ·Apr 26, 2014

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My son turned 10 two weeks ago. He is 5'2" and 130 lbs., solid not fat swings a DeMarini Distance 31". Swings like a man. What size bat does he need? I'm thinking 32" 22 oz. What do you think?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 31" 21 oz. 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1).

Kara Expert ·Apr 25, 2014

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Does the XL1 or any other Easton bat resemble the Stealth?

The Easton Stealth was replaced by the Easton Omen then the Easton S1. So the closest model available to the Stealth design would be the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1). The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) would be similar but would have a more end-loaded swing weight.

Patrick Expert ·Apr 22, 2014

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Is this bat Little League approved for 13 year olds?

The Intermediate (50/70) Division of Little League for 11-13 year old players requires fully composite bats to be BBCOR certified. Therefore, the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) would not be approved.

Gary T Expert ·Apr 22, 2014

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Does Easton make an XL1 junior big barrel bat with a drop 10?

No. Easton currently only offers an S1, XL3 and Mako version of the Junior Big Barrel bat.

Patrick Expert ·Apr 18, 2014

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Do you need to break in this bat? if so how many hits?

We recommend around 150-200 swings off of a tee or soft toss to break in the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1).

Bobby Expert ·Apr 16, 2014

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We just bought this bat for our son. Can he use this at batting cages where real baseballs are pitched from the machine?

Yes, but limiting the amount you use your game bat will absolutely extend its useful life. As long as your hitting real baseballs with this 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth bat, the bat won't have any higher risk of damage that it would if you used it in a game. But you can run through quite a few hits in a batting cage, and you could take some life out of the bat.

Mac Expert ·Apr 16, 2014

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Which bat is more end loaded XL1 -10 or Combat Pure Gear -10?

The Easton XL1 (YB14X1) will be a slightly more end loaded than the Combat Pure Gear.

Bobby Expert ·Apr 15, 2014

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How does that bat compare to the Easton Omen?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) is very similar to the Omen. The XL1 will have an upgraded handle, a more end loaded swing weight, and a different length to weight ratio.

Justin R. Expert ·Apr 13, 2014

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My son is 12 years old, 5'4'' tall, weighs 121 lbs and is also a power hitter. Should i get him an Easton XL1 or MAKO and what size? He is planning to use it for 2 to 3 years.

For someone the size of your son we would recommend a 31" bat, although you could go up or down 1" depending on things such as if he likes to choke up on the bat, how far he stands from the plate, etc. For a power hitter I would recommend the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) as it has an end-loaded swing weight whereas the MAKO has a balanced swing. End-loaded swing weights are generally preferred by power hitters.

Kyle J. Expert ·Apr 13, 2014

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Our son is playing in a 9U travel league. He is about 75 lbs and is about 55/56 inches tall. He is definitely more of a contact hitter. I see that the XL1 is more for power hitters. Which bat and which size would best be suited for him?

For someone the size of your son we would recommend a 29" bat, although you can go up or down 1" depending on things like if he likes to choke up on the bat, how far he stands from the plate, etc. I would recommend the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) as it is made in a similar style to the XL1, however it will have a very balanced swing weight to allow for maximum bat speed, which is preferred by contact hitters.

Kyle J. Expert ·Apr 13, 2014

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I'm a contact hitter who hits the gaps. Should I get the Easton XL1 or Easton Mako?

For a contact hitter I would suggest the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MY) since it has a more balanced swing weight than the XL1.

Jackson Expert ·Apr 10, 2014

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what has the lighter swing weight the xl1 -10 or combat puregear -10?

The COMBAT Pure Gear: (PUREYB1) features map technology that uses single wall technology to allow for a longer barrel and provides a lighter swing weight. The 2014 Easton XL1 will feel a little bit heavier because this particular model will be end-loaded. The weight at the end of the barrel will be heavier, whereas the weight distribution in COMBAT Pure Gear will be more balanced, making it easier to generate a faster swing speed.

Merritt Expert ·Apr 09, 2014

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Inquiring on comparisons of the YB14S1 to the YB14X1. Why one over the other?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) is an end loaded two-piece composite bat and designed for a power hitter. The (YB14S1) is a balanced two-piece composite bat and best suited for a contact hitter. Both bats use the the same quality composite materials.

Kara Expert ·Apr 07, 2014

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Compare the XL1 to the Combat Portent.

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) and the 2014 COMBAT Portent XL (PORSL210) are both top of the line composite material bats. The major difference is that the XL1 is a two-piece design that will have a bit more flex than the Portent. The XL1 is also slightly end-loaded or barrel heavy compared to the portent. Both are extremely durable and are capable of high performance.

Patrick Expert ·Apr 07, 2014

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Is this bat the same as the 2013 XL1?

They are going to be very similar because they use the same type of composite. The difference between the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) and the 2013 XL1 (YB13X1) is mostly paint job. They are both high preforming bats.

Zach Expert ·Apr 02, 2014

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Will this bat be good for me I currently swing a 2013 easton xl3 I'm not much of a contact hitter but will this bat be a good move for me or the mako

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X) and the 2014 Easton MAKO (B14MK) would be a great fit for you. The Easton XL1 bat is a two-piece fully composite design with a massive sweet spot. While the Mako is also a two-piece fully composite design. The biggest difference is that the Mako will be one ounce lighter than the Easton XL1.

Kyle Expert ·Mar 28, 2014

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I dont know if i should get the xl1 or the mako. Which bat is better please i need to know asap.

The biggest difference between the 2014 Easton XL1 and the 2014 Easton MAKO will be that the 2014 Easton XL1 will be end-loaded and the 2014 Easton MAKO will be balanced. If you are more of a power hitter, the end-loaded feel on the 2014 Easton XL1 would be an excellent choice. The Easton MAKO is very balanced, making it a great choice for contact hitters, because it will be a little bit easier to generate faster bat speed. Both of these models are very high quality, it will ultimately depend on what fits your playing style the best.

Merritt Expert ·Mar 25, 2014

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Is the 2014 XL1 identical to the 2013 XL1 other than paint job?

Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth has all the same specifications as the 2013 XL1 other than the updated color/paint scheme.

Jason Expert ·Mar 24, 2014

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My 5'5" 100 lb. 12 year old son has fast bat speed and is a good hitter. I plan to get him a 32" bat but I don't know what drop. He swung this and loved it but thought maybe a -10 was a bit too light. But, -10 seems to be the heaviest youth bat and a BBCOR -3 is too heavy. Do you think this bat will work for him or does he need something heavier?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) is an end loaded bat and is ideal for a player with quick bat speed. It is the most common choice for an older player, as there are limited choices for -10 bats.

Kara Expert ·Mar 24, 2014

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My son is a 9 year old. He is 4' 9" and weighs 93 lbs. What size XL1 do you recommend?

A 30" 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth bat would be recommended at his size.

Brandon Expert ·Mar 23, 2014

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Do the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth and the 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3) Youth have the same size barrel and sweet spot?

Both the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth and the 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3) Youth are great bats. The XL1 will have a bigger sweet spot because of the composite barrel.

Damon Expert ·Mar 22, 2014

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Is this bat better than the Easton MAKO?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) would feature a more end loaded swing weight and a larger sweet spot than the Easton MAKO. The XL1 would be more suited for a power hitter. The MAKO will feature one of the most balanced swing weight and the upgraded ICT composite. The MAKO would be suited for a player looking for a bat with a large sweet spot and balanced swing weight.

Justin R. Expert ·Mar 16, 2014

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i am a strong kid and i was wonder if i should get the xl1 or mako

You cant go wrong with either bat, the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) is goint to be more end loaded than the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14Mk).

Jackson Expert ·Mar 12, 2014

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How does this bat compare to last years?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth is the same as the 2013 XL1, it just has an updated paint scheme.

Jason Expert ·Mar 08, 2014

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My son is just made 10 years old, weights about 75 lbs, & is about 4'5" tall. The kid is a great contact hitter & has good power. Do you think this bat would be a good fit for him & if not what do you think I should get him?

The Easton XL1 (YB14X1) features an end loaded design, typically preferred by power hitters. If your son is more of a contact hitter, I recommend going with the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1). It has the same two-piece composite design of the XL1, however it features a balanced swing weight, preferred by contact hitters.

Tessa L. Expert ·Feb 26, 2014

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Is this bat little league approved? Also my son is 5' 4" 140 lbs, what bat size do you recommend ?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth is little league approved. As far as bat sizing goes, I would recommend a 31 inch or a 32 inch. Whatever the player is comfortable with.

Jackson Expert ·Feb 26, 2014

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Is this bat comparable to the easton omen?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth is a slight step up from the Easton Omen. The S1 is a two piece full composite.

Jackson Expert ·Feb 25, 2014

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My son is 7 an weighs about 50-55 lbs. I want to purchase this bat for him. What length and weight would be good for him?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) is an end loaded bat and typically is not recommended for a younger player. We recommend a balanced bat such as the 2014 Easton S1 (YB14S1) for his size. We recommend a 28" 16 oz.

Kara Expert ·Feb 24, 2014

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My son is 5'8" and 110 pounds, very fast hands and strong. Would a 31" 21 oz. or 32" 22 oz. be better? He usually swings a 32" 20 oz. in COMBAT but wants a XL1?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 32" 22 oz. 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1).

Kara Expert ·Feb 21, 2014

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my grandson is 5'4'' tall 150lbs will turn 12 yrs old in April. Currently playing 12u rec and 13aaa select. looking to improve bat performance. Important to make right decision to spend money. he has played for about 7 yrs.

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is a high quality baseball bat. It is a two-piece full composite design and will have a very good sweet spot on the barrel. This bat has been very popular among our customers and the reviews have been positive as well. I think this would be a good choice for you.

Merritt Expert ·Feb 19, 2014

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I just purchased XL1. My son is 4'5' & weighs 65. Is this a good bat for him? If not, can I trade it in for another bat? This bat is unused.

For a player that size we typically recommend a 29" bat. The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) has more of an end loaded barrel that aims to benefit power hitters. If you think your son would benefit from a more balanced bat, we would be happy to exchange this unused one for another. You can utilize our 'return' tab in the upper right hand corner of justbats.com or feel free to give us a call at 1-(866)-321-2287.

Gary T. Expert ·Feb 18, 2014

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We have a 2012 Easton XL1. Son is now 12, 5'4" and 120 pounds. He started playing 50/70 and interested in a big barrel. Would there a material difference in swing and balance with the big barrel XL1 (-8)? I'm hoping by using the same model, it will not be much of a change for him.

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) and the 2014 Easton XL1 (SL14X18) will be similar in feel and performance. However, if he is playing 50/70 Little League the XL1 would not be legal. All composite barrel bats must be BBCOR certified. The 2014 Easton XL3 (SL14X39) would be legal in Little Leage 50/70. It would be a great alternative for him.

Kara Expert ·Feb 18, 2014

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My son is 10. He is 5'3" and weighs 110 pounds. He is a pretty strong kid, decent bat speed and a long swing. What Easton bat would you recommend based on that description?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) is an end loaded at, best suited for a player with power and quick bat speed.

Kara Expert ·Feb 17, 2014

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My son is 13 and needs a big barrel bat. He weighs 71 lbs and he is 5' 2". What size would I get him? Would you go with the MAKO baseball bat?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is a small barrel bat, so you will need to go to the Youth Big Barrel Section of our site. I would recommend looking at 31" models based on your son's age, height and weight. The MAKO would be an excellent option to go with. I would check out the SL14MK9, which would be the 31" 22 oz.

Justin R. Expert ·Feb 17, 2014

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My son is 7 years old, 4 ft., and 50 lbs. He played with the 2013 XL1 28" 18 oz. last year on the pitching machine as a 6 year old. What bat would you recommend?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) would be a great option for him. Easton had a lot of great feedback on the Easton XL series overall so they really didn't make a lot of changes to the overall design of the bat. Performance wise, this bat will be comparable to his bat last year. The only differences between the two years will be cosmetic.

Tessa L. Expert ·Feb 14, 2014

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Does this bat have a USSSA stamp on it?

Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) has the USSSA stamp on it.

Tessa L. Expert ·Feb 12, 2014

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My son is 8 yrs., 4'2" and 55 lbs. He currently swings a 28" 18 oz. COMBAT big barrel, which he is doing amazing with. I like the S1 but I didn't want to go to a -12. Will the XL1 -10 be okay for his size?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) is an end loaded bat and is designed for a power hitter. If you want a balanced bat that is closest to a -10 we would recommend the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK).

Kara Expert ·Feb 11, 2014

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My son is 11 years old, about 4'11" and 100 lbs. He almost never strikes out and normally drives the ball close to the fence. We're trying to decide whether the XL1 or Mako would be better suited for him.

Both the 2014 Easton MAKO (SL14MK9) and the 2014 Easton XL1 (SL14X15) feature a two-piece fully composite design. These two bats possess a large sweet spot, however the XL1 is equipped with a longer and slightly end loaded barrel that is geared more towards power hitters.

Gary T. Expert ·Feb 08, 2014

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Is this a big barrel?

No, the 2014 Easton XL1 Youth (YB14X1) has a 2 1/4" barrel. You will need to look at a "Senior League" model for a big barrel.

John Expert ·Feb 06, 2014

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Does the XL1 lose its pop? If so, about how how do they last?

Any bat including the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) can lose its pop over time. With proper care, the the XL1 should last approximately two seasons.

Kara Expert ·Feb 06, 2014

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When will the 2015 Easton XL1 come out?

Easton is scheduled to release the 2015 Easton XL1 in the fall of 2014.

Kara Expert ·Feb 06, 2014

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I am 53 inches and I don't have a fast swing, but i love pop. Is this the right bat or the Easton MAKO?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth has a slightly end loaded swing weight and might not be the best option for a player that needs a faster swing. The Easton MAKO is a much better bat for a player who needs to increase their bat speed. The Balanced swing weight and bigger drop weight will help increase bat speed.

Jason Expert ·Feb 03, 2014

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Are we sure this bat is legal for Little League baseball and LL ALL-STARS?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth is approved for play in the Majors division and below in Little League. The XL1 youth model features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp and is on the approved list of composite bats by the Little League committee.

Jason Expert ·Jan 25, 2014

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My son is 11, weighs 115 pounds and is 5 feet tall. What length do you recommend?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth.

Jason Expert ·Jan 20, 2014

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My son he is not a power hitter, but he could swing the -10 bats with great bat speed. Should I get him the XL1 -10 or the MAKO -11?

If your son can swing a heavier bat and maintain good bat speed, he'll see better performance with the heavier bat. The 2014 Easton XL1: (YB14X1) Youth has a slightly end loaded swing weight and is great for players that have higher swing speeds. The majority of players will benefit more when using a balanced bat like the MAKO, but choosing between the two designs really comes down to player preference and experience.

Mac Expert ·Jan 19, 2014

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My son is 8 years old, 4', and 50 lbs. Which bat is better the XL1 or the S2?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth bat would be best for a power hitter. The S2 would swing slightly lighter and more balanced. I see more 8 year old players swinging the S2 bat.

Brandon Expert ·Jan 12, 2014

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What is the difference between the 2014 XL1 and the mako? It is time for my son to go up in length and he wants the mako but has been hitting with the 2011 xl1 in the past and has performed very well with it. Not sure which bat to purchase. Is there much of a difference?

Both are very high performing composite bats. The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth end loaded design, is best suited for a power hitter. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK is more balanced and best for a contact hitter.

Tessa L. Expert ·Jan 08, 2014

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What does the 1.15 USSSA BPF stamp mean?

Youth bats are almost universally governed by the 1.15 BPF. BPF stands for Bat Performance Factor, and measures the how fast the ball comes off the bat. Bats must meet this BPF standard in order to be approved for play. Nearly all youth bats, including the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth are stamped with the 1.15 BPF mark.

Damon Expert ·Dec 28, 2013

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How does the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth compare to the 2014 Easton S1: SL14S110 Senior League? Both come in 30" 20oz.

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is the top of the line model in the Easton XL series. The XL series bats are geared toward power hitting, as they feature an extra long barrel, expanded hitting zone and are slightly end loaded. The Easton S1: SL14S110 is the top of the line model in the Easton S-Series. The S-Series bats are geared toward contact hitting, as they feature a balanced swing weight, lighter length to weight ratios and a lower M.O.I.

Tessa L. Expert ·Dec 27, 2013

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My son is 10 yrs old. He's small for his age about 4', 57", 60-65 lbs. What would you recommend 2014 S1 or MAKO Junior Big Barrel?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is an end loaded bat and designed for a stronger player. The Easton MAKO Junior Big Barrel is designed for coach pitch only. We recommend the 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth for his age and size.

Kara Expert ·Dec 20, 2013

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Is the significant difference between this bat and the 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth basically the stem/handle length? Are they the same barrel with different drops?

Actually the barrel on the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth will be longer than the Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth and it will also be more end loaded.

Damon Expert ·Dec 18, 2013

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My son is 12 and 138 lbs. What length and weight do you recommend? Thanks.

The correct sizing for the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is best determined by the height and weight of the player. Check out our bat coach for correct sizing: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Kara Expert ·Dec 16, 2013

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My son is a 9 year old advanced player who hits for power. He is big for his age, just short of 5' tall and is 93 lbs. The chart shows him as being in a 31" bat, but my only hesitation is that he is only going to be 9 during baseball season. Is this the right bat for him, at a 30" or 31"?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth.

Jason Expert ·Dec 15, 2013

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Is the yellow lighter or darker than last year?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) will have the same yellow as the 2013 model.

Tori Expert ·Dec 13, 2013

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My son is 11 1/2 Years old, 5'4" & 105 lbs. He will be playing in the Majors Division in Little League. What size that do you recommend for him?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 31" 21 oz. 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth.

Kara Expert ·Dec 12, 2013

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My son is 11 years old, 4'10" but only about 65 pounds. He used a 30" 17 oz. last year and doesn't have any trouble getting the bat around. Should a 30" 18 oz. be okay for him?

If he is getting around with a 30" 17 oz. the 30" 18 oz. 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth would be a great choice for him.

Kara Expert ·Dec 09, 2013

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I read a description from a dealer about this bat, and they said that this bat was BBCOR Certified. What does that mean? Or is it a misprint? I am 4'9" and weigh 85 lbs., what size would be best?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is not BBCOR certified. Only adult bats are BBCOR certified. Based on your height and weight we recommend a 29" Easton XL1.

Kara Expert ·Dec 05, 2013

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I am 4'9", 12 years old, and 98 lbs. I am not really a power hitter. I am more of a line drive type of hitter. Should I get the MAKO or XL1? What size should I get?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is going to be better suited for a power hitter. I would recommend the MAKO because it is better suited for a contact hitter. Based on your height and weight, we would recommend using a 30''.

Tori Expert ·Dec 03, 2013

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I am 5'2" and 120 pounds. What size should I get?

Based on your height and weight we recommend a 31" 21 oz. 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth.

Kara Expert ·Dec 03, 2013

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My son is 10 years old. He is 4'10" & 110 lbs. What size XL1 do you recommend? Thanks.

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 20 oz. 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth.

Kara Expert ·Dec 02, 2013

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Should I get a XL1 or MAKO?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is typically preferred by power hitters because of its end loaded swing weight. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is typically preferred by contact hitters because of its balanced swing weight.

Jason Expert ·Dec 01, 2013

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What is the best way to clean a composite bat? I have heard a Mr. Clean magic eraser works great.

We recommend soap and water to clean any alloy or composite bat like the Easton XL1 Youth model.

Damon Expert ·Nov 29, 2013

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My son is 4' 11" and 80 lbs. The coach suggests a 28/18. We just ordered an Easton from you guys and it will be here today. Is it the right choice? Thanks.

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth bat would be best for his size at around the 30" length.

Brandon Expert ·Nov 27, 2013

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How can i break in this bat? Is there a best way or just one way?

The correct way to break-in your 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is to take 100 -200 swings off a tee or soft toss. Rotate the barrel approximately 1/4" each swing. We recommend to avoid using a composite bat in batting cages that use yellow dimpled balls.

Kara Expert ·Nov 21, 2013

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My son is 11, 5'6" and 165 lbs. Is a 32" 21 oz. the bat for him?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 32" 22 oz. 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth.

Kara Expert ·Nov 21, 2013

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I am 4' 11" 120 lbs and I am 11. Is the 31" 21 oz the best fit for me?

Based on your height and weight, a 30" model in the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is the suggested size.

Jason Expert ·Nov 19, 2013

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I am 11 and 4'11''. Is a 31/21 the best fit for me?

The length that you should get in the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is dependent on your height and weight. Without knowing your weight, I would recommend a 30'' or a 31''. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Tori Expert ·Nov 19, 2013

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My son had used the Omen bat -12 several years ago. After that bat I bought a CF5. What bat compared to that Omen?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is the most similar to the Easton Omen. It is a two-piece composite bat that is end loaded.

Kara Expert ·Nov 19, 2013

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I am 11, 5'9" and 120 lbs. Would you recommend the YB14X1 or the YB14MK and what size?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend using a 32'' bat. The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is an end loaded bat and is going to be best suited for power hitters. The Easton Mako is going to be light weight and best suited for contact hitters.

Tori Expert ·Nov 18, 2013

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Does it come with a 30 Day money back guarantee?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth bat will not come with a 30 Day money back guarantee from Easton. It will come with a 12 month warranty from Easton.

Brandon Expert ·Nov 17, 2013

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Does this bat have a little bit of a fast swing speed or is it all top heavy? Is the barrel on YB14X1 longer than the YB14MK and by how much?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is going to be end loaded, but you can still generate good swing speed with the bat depending on your strength. The MAKO will have a lighter swing weight. The XL1 is going to have a .5'' longer barrel than the MAKO.

Tori Expert ·Nov 14, 2013

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I am 5'1'' and 80 pounds. I hit with a lot of power. Should I get this or the MAKO?

For power hitters, we recommend the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth because it is end loaded. The MAKO has a light swing weight and we recommend it for contact hitters.

Tori Expert ·Nov 14, 2013

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My son has the 2012 Easton XL1 (silver bat) in a 30/20 and has hit bombs with it for 2 years. He is 10 years old now and has grown to 5'2'' 153lbs. Should I upgrade to a 31/21?

Based on you son's height and weight, we recommend getting the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth in a 31'' or moving up to a 32''. For more information on sizing please visit our bat coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Tori Expert ·Nov 14, 2013

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My son is 8 years old, 48" tall and 65 lbs. He is a very good contact and power hitter. I can't decide on the size or model. Should I get the XL1 or the MAKO?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend using a 27'' or 28'' bat. The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is going to have an end loaded feel. The Easton MAKO will be extremely balanced and have a light swing weight.

Tori Expert ·Nov 13, 2013

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do you recommend the xl1 for me? im 11 5foot4 and 110 pounds im a big hitter in my league i was thinking about getting this bat for my 11U travel team

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is a great option for a power hitter. The XL1 will have a longer barrel and be end loaded for added power.

Jason Expert ·Nov 12, 2013

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My son is 12, 132 lbs and 5'4". What size do you recommend for the 2014 Easton XL1?

Using our bat coach feature, I would recommend a 32" 22 oz. for the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth.

Justin R. Expert ·Nov 07, 2013

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I read a review where someone mentioned that after one game and two practices, the paint finish on the bat started to crack. Has there been a problem with this?

If a composite bat cracks fairly quickly, it is usually because the bat was not properly broken in.

John H Expert ·Nov 06, 2013

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I'm 5' 9" and weigh 150 lbs. What inch bat should I swing?

Different bat sizes are not only associated with your height and weight but with age also. The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth bat may not work if you need an adult bat. If you are in high school and need a BBCOR Adult model at your size, the recommended size would be a 32" 29 oz.

Brandon Expert ·Nov 05, 2013

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My son is 7, weighs approximately 50 lbs. and is currently 48" tall. I am looking to purchase him a new bat for the Spring 2014 season. As I anticipate some growth, do you think the 28" 18 oz. bat will be too heavy much for him? He currently swings a 27" 15 oz.

Based on his height and weight, our charts recommend a 27" model . The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth bat features an end loaded swing weight and would feel heavier, therefore may be too much of a transition for that player.

Aubrey Expert ·Nov 04, 2013

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I am 11 years old 5'6" 135 pounds and also a power hitter in little league. What size would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" in the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth.

Jason Expert ·Nov 02, 2013

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Which bat has more pop? The 2014 Easton MAKO or the 2014 DeMarini CF6?

Both models meet the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification and will have similar "pop".

John H Expert ·Oct 16, 2013

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Which bat has more pop, the 2014 XL1 or the 2014 CF6?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth and 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth are pretty comparable in terms of performance, as they'll both push the 1.15 BPF limitation. They are both two-piece fully composite designs, however the XL1 is end loaded while the CF6 is balanced.

Katie Expert ·Oct 16, 2013

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I'm a power hitter. Which bat should I get? The 2014 XL1 or the 2013 S1? Which size, I'm 5 foot 118 pounds.

I would recommend the Easton XL1. The large sweet spot is ideal for a power hitter. For your height and weight I would recommend going with a 30" model. Check out our Bat Coach for all of your sizing questions: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

John Expert ·Oct 14, 2013

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My son has the YB11X1 30" 20 oz. and it is a great bat. Is the YB14X1 that much of an improvement to warrant spending the money on it?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth uses new composite material in the handle for better durability. The composite material in the barrel is the same.

Kara Expert ·Oct 08, 2013

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What size bat should I use if I'm 5'1" tall?

The size of the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is best determined by your height and weight. Check out our bat coach for correct sizing; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Kara Expert ·Oct 07, 2013

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What size bat should I get I'm 4' 11" and 80 pounds?

Based off of your height and weight you should be using a 30" 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth.

Noah Expert ·Oct 05, 2013

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I'm 10 years old, "4"11", and 80 lbs. I'm a huge power hitter. I hit a 250 fence 3 times and hit the top of the fence on a 200 field. Should I get a XL1?

Yes. The Easton XL1 is a great bat for a power hitter because it is end loaded which will allow you to take advantage of your power.

Damon Expert ·Oct 05, 2013

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My son loves his 2011 Easton Rival XXL (black and blue bat) 30" 20 oz. It is pretty beat up and dented after a long season this summer. What Easton bat is most similar to the Rival now that you no longer make the Rival? Is this XL1 at all similar?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth replaced the Easton Omen. The Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League replaced the Easton Rival XXL.

Kara Expert ·Sep 17, 2013

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It has been a couple years since we got my sons new bats. Which bats in the current Easton series are most similar to the Omen LCN1XL, Convert LT460XL, and Rival LC1XL?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is most similar to the Easton Omen, the 2013 Easton S2: YB13S2 Youth is similar to the Convert, but uses a higher grade of alloy in the barrel. The 2013 Easton S3: YB13S3 Youth replaced the Easton Rival.

Kara Expert ·Sep 13, 2013

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I'm 11 years old. I hit for contact and power. Should I get the 2014 Easton XL1 or the Easton MAKO?

Both the 2014 Easton XL1 and the 2014 Easton MAKO are great bats. However, the 2014 Easton MAKO would be the most ideal bat for you.

Justin R. Expert ·Sep 12, 2013

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My son is 10 years old, 4' 10'' and 70 lbs. He is currently using the Easton XL2 28" 17 oz. He is just a contact hitter. I'm thinking of getting him a 29 inch bat. Maybe the 2014 Easton S1 29" 17 oz. or the 2014 Easton MAKO 29" 18 oz. Which bat will have more bat speed or what bat would be better for him?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is designed for a power hitter because it is end loaded. The Easton S1 or Easton MAKO will help increase his bat speed. Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" bat.

Kara Expert ·Sep 06, 2013

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What is the difference between the 2014 XL1 composite and the MAKO composite material?

The Easton XL1 uses the IMX composite which has been the same composite in previous years. The XL1 will have a larger sweet spot that will make the bat a little heavier than the MAKO. The MAKO uses Easton's TCT Thermal Composite Technology which is a lighter weight composite material that still allows the bat to have a large sweet spot.

John Expert ·Sep 04, 2013

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What is the recommended break in period on this bat?

We recommend 150-200 swings off the tee or soft toss. Make sure you rotate the barrel a quarter of an inch every 15-20 swings to fully break in the composite fibers.

John Expert ·Sep 03, 2013

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What is the moment of inertia (MOI) compared to the Mako? I've heard this term used but can't find a number.

There is no numbers used when comparing M.O.I's, but the M.O.I on the Mako will be much lower than the Easton XL1. The lower the M.O.I the lighter the swing weight.

Noah Expert ·Sep 01, 2013

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I am 4' 10" and 90 pounds. I was wondering what size I should get, because I want a size that will last me a while.

If you want something to grow into I would suggest getting a 31" 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth and just choking up for a little bit.

Noah Expert ·Sep 01, 2013

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What is the difference between the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth and 2013 Easton XL1 youth bat?

Easton did not make any changes between the 2013 and the 2014 Easton XL1, other than a slight cosmetic change.

Noah Expert ·Aug 31, 2013

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Is the Easton XL1 or the Easton Mako a better bat?

Both are great bats. The Easton XL1 will have a slightly longer barrel that will be more end loaded. The Mako will will also have an extended barrel but will be more balanced.

Damon Expert ·Aug 31, 2013

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when will the new 2014 xL2 youth bat come out

Unfortunately Easton will not be manufacturing the Easton XL2 Youth for the 2014 season.

Damon Expert ·Aug 30, 2013

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Which bat is overaly better the 2014 xl1 or the mako

Both are very high performing composite bats. The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth end loaded design, is best suited for a power hitter. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK is more balanced and best for a contact hitter.

Kara Expert ·Aug 29, 2013

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If I order this bat in youth 29" when will I receive it? I plan to order it today!

We will ship out all of our Prebook orders on 8/30 with free shipping. With Monday being a holiday you are looking at a delivery on Wednesday September 4th.

John Expert ·Aug 29, 2013

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My son plays 9 year old travel ball and is one of the big hitters of his team. He currently uses the Easton XL3 big barrel that belongs to a teammate. I would like to purchase one for him, but I don't know if the XL1 is a big barrel or not.

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth has a 2 1/4" barrel. The 2013 Easton XL1: SL13X18 Senior League is a big barrel bat, and we will have the 2014 model in stock on November 1st.

Katie Expert ·Aug 28, 2013

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I dont now to get the 2014 xl1 or the mako I asked a questoin earlyer I am in beetween contact and power which should I get

It's totally up to your preference in swing weight. The XL1 has a slight end load that may slow down your swing if you're not a power hitter. The MAKO has an extended barrel, like the XL1, but it is much more balanced and designed for faster swing speeds. It sounds like you could use either.

Mac Expert ·Aug 27, 2013

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I am 5 ft and 100 lbs. What size would you recommend for me?

Our charts are suggesting a 30" for your height and weight. Check out our bat coach for all your sizing needs! http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

John Expert ·Aug 27, 2013

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Hi, my son just turned 9, currently 4'8" and about 80 lbs of muscle. He won't be playing baseball again until spring, when he'll probably weigh around 90 lbs. He has been asking for an "XL2" bat but it looks like the new XL1 is what he would want. He is an excellent contact hitter with good power (only three strikeouts in the spring season). He really wants to hit his first over-the-fence home run. What size would you recommend?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 20 oz. 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth.

Kara Expert ·Aug 27, 2013

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I am 4"8 and weigh 95 lbs. I swing a thirty inch 2013 S1. Should I get the MAKO or the new XL1?

If you are a power hitter the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is the best option. If you are a contact hitter the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK would be better suited for you.

Kara Expert ·Aug 27, 2013

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I'm 5'8" and 143 lbs, 12 years old. What size do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" model in the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Aubrey Expert ·Aug 26, 2013

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My son is 9 years old to be 10 soon. He is 89 lbs. and 4'5", what bat side do you recommend?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Aubrey Expert ·Aug 26, 2013

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My son is 7 yrs old. He's 4 ft tall and weights 53 lbs and has awesome pop. Would the Easton XL1 28" 18 oz. be good for him?

If your son is a power hitter the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth would be a great choice. The end loaded design is perfect for a player with quick bat speed and power.

Kara Expert ·Aug 26, 2013

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I am 5', 11 years old and 96 pounds. Do you recommend an Easton XL1 or the Easton MAKO? What size bat?

A 32" model would be a good size for you. The Easton XL1 will be more end loaded for a power hitter and the MAKO will have an extended barrel like the XL1 but will be more balanced.

Damon Expert ·Aug 24, 2013

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When will they be in stock to ship?

They are currently in stock and available for pre-book. They will ship on 8-30-2013 with free 2nd day air.

Damon Expert ·Aug 22, 2013

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I am 11 years old and play in Little League. I bat third in the batting order. I hit a lot of line drives in the gap and to the fence. Will this bat give me the extra 10 feet to put it over the fence or should I go with the MAKO?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is a two-piece composite model with an end load and extended barrel. We recommend an end loaded model for power hitters. If you're more of a gap hitter, I recommend the MAKO, as you still get that extended barrel, but it's also a very balanced bat.

Katie Expert ·Aug 22, 2013

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My son is 5 foot about 100 lbs, 11 yrs old. What length do you recommend?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth.

Kara Expert ·Aug 20, 2013

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Will this be available in a youth -8 or just -10?

The 2014 Easton XL1 youth will only be available in a -10 drop.

John Expert ·Aug 20, 2013

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Does the Easton XL1 Power Brigade provide the most end-loaded power potential for youth bats? My son is 7 and is tall and lanky. He has a 2011 Marucci Black 28"17 oz. (2 1/4")and he hits line drives. But I would like him to have some pitches bounce off his bat and hit the alleys. What other bats would produce more power? Thank you!

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is an excellent choice to generate power. The composite material and end loaded design will produce great pop.

Kara Expert ·Aug 19, 2013

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When will they come out with the 2014 XL1 in a -5 weight?

The full Power Brigade line will be available on September 1st.

John Expert ·Aug 18, 2013

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Is the new 2014 Easton XL1 composite?

Yes, the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth bat will be a two-piece fully composite design.

Brandon Expert ·Aug 18, 2013

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My son is 9 years old and he is 4'10" and 96 pounds. Which bat will be a better bat for him, the 2014 XL1 or the 2014 MAKO? Also what will be the perfect size for him, the 30" 20 oz?

If he is a power hitter the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth would be the better choice. If he is a contact hitter the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth would be the best option. Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 20 oz. bat.

Kara Expert ·Aug 19, 2013

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My son will be 10, about 5'2" & 110lb. of muscle next year. He plays LL & travel ball. Will this come in 31"?

Yes, Easton will produce the 2014 XL1 in a 31" 21 oz. We currently do not have it in stock as of 8/19/2013. Once we have them available the size will be listed on the site.

John Expert ·Aug 19, 2013

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Will this bat be "hot out of the wrapper" and or have a longer barrel/bigger sweet spot than the 2013 model?

The 2014 Easton will be very similar to the 2013 in size and performance.

Justin R. Expert ·Aug 18, 2013

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Should I get the 2013 XL1 or 2014 XL1?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth bat will feature the same design as the 2013 model. The color scheme will be slightly different though. Both bats will have the same swing weight also.

Brandon Expert ·Aug 17, 2013

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Will this bat be coming out in BBCOR anytime soon?

The 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR model will be releasing on 8/30/2013.

Brandon Expert ·Aug 17, 2013

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How much longer is the barrel to the 2014 Easton Mako bat?

The 2014 Easton Mako will have the same length barrel as the 2014 Easton XL1 however it will be balanced as opposed to end loaded.

Damon Expert ·Aug 16, 2013

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Is the 2014 XL coming out with a XL2 and a XL3? A half and half and an all aluminum bat?

Easton will have the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth, and a 2014 Easton XL3. They will not be producing an Easton XL2 model.

Kara Expert ·Aug 16, 2013

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Many hitters say the gray 2012 XL1 had more pop than the others. Is this true? Explanation?

The 2012 and the 2013 Easton XL1 both use the same IMX composite in the barrel. The performance between the two should be the same since they did not change composite fibers.

John Expert ·Aug 16, 2013

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What is the difference between the Easton XL1 2014 compared to the Easton XL1 2013?

The 2013 and the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth are both going to use the same IMX Composite Barrel and SIC Black Carbon Composite Handle.

Noah Expert ·Aug 14, 2013

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