Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton XL3: YB14X3 Youth
What is the difference between the 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3) Youth and the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3) Youth is a -11 one-piece alloy bat, whereas the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) Youth is a -10 two-piece composite bat. The two-piece design in the XL1 helps to cut down on vibration and the composite will be higher performing than alloy.
My son is 4 foot 11 and weighs 120 pounds. He is 9 years old. He has used a 29 inch 19 ounce DeMarini for the last two years. What size would you recommend for him?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would suggest a 30 inch size of the 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3) Youth bat.
My son is 11 4'6" weighs 75 lbs and used a 29" 17 oz. Voodoo last season. Thinking of buying this line of bat he has very fast swing speed, gap hitter. Which of the Easton bats would you suggest and size?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3) is a great option for a player with quick bat speed. The end loaded design is similar to the DeMarini Voodoo. We recommend a 29" 18 oz. bat for him.
My son is 5' and 90 lbs and just turned 12 recently. He batted with a 29" 19 oz. bat last year in Little League. What size bat would you recommend for this year, 31" 20 oz. XL3?
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 19 oz. 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3).
My son is 5'4" and around 115 lbs. He used a low end Easton bat last year in the $49 price range at 31 inch by 21 ounce. He is now 12 and the cheaper bat kept bending. Would this be a good bat for his size? Do you recommend 31 or 32 inch length?
Based on you son's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 31''. The 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3) will be a high quality bat. It is more designed for power hitter. If your son is more of a contact hitter, I would recommend the Easton S3.
My son is 12, 5'2" and 120 lbs. He has been using an Easton S series drop 3. We have moved an he will have to use a 2 1/4" bat now. Which bat would you recommend, XL1 or XL3? Which length and weight would you recommend?
If he has been swing a -3 bat we recommend the heaviest bat, which is the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1). Even though the 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3) is end loaded, it is too light for a player going from a BBCOR bat to a small barrel bat.
What has more pop, the Easton XL1 or XL3?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3) and the XL1 both feature an end loaded swing weight so their pop will be similar. However, the XL1 features a composite barrel that will keep its pop longer than the XL3 with the one piece alloy design.
Can this bat be used in the batting cage with the yellow dimple balls?
We recommend against hitting yellow dimpled cage balls with all bats. They are more dense than baseballs and may damage the bat. It is ideal to hit against real baseballs, but if that is not an option, I would recommend using a cheaper bat for the cage.
What is the weight of the bat? I am trying to figure out the length to weight ratio. We have been told my sons team will have a length to weight ratio of -5 in the next 1-2 years
The 2014 Easton XL3: YB14X3 Youth has a -11 drop and is the youth small barrel model. If you are looking for a -5 drop you want to look at the 2014 Easton XL3: SL14X35 Senior League which is the model with a -5 drop.
My son is 11. What size should he be using? He currently has a 29" 18 oz.. Should we be moving up to a 30?
The length and weight of a bat is best determined by the height and weight of the player. For correct sizing for the 2014 Easton XL3: YB14X3 Youth we recommend to check out our bat coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
Are there any differences between the 2013 model and 2014 model besides graphics?
Easton did not make any changes to materials or design, other than paint scheme, between the 2013 and 2014 Easton XL3: YB14X3 Youth models. Both bats have extended barrels, are made from the THT100 Alloy, and feature -11 length to weight ratios. Easton likely put most of their R&D efforts into the MAKO for the 2014 line.
Excluding length to weight ratio, what is the difference between the Easton Youth XL1 and XL3?
Aside from the difference in drop, the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is a two-piece fully composite design and the 2014 Easton XL3: YB14X3 Youth is a one-piece aluminum design.
How do you return another bat from this website and trade it for the XL3?
If you are looking to return the 2014 Easton XL3: YB14X3 Youth bat. It must be in unused condition to be able to swap it for another bat. The returns page can be found here: https://www.justbats.com/returns/
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