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Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton XL3 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB14X3
My son has the 2013 XL3 Junior Big Barrel. He borrowed his friend's V12. He seems to hit better with that bat. Did they replace the V12 with another bat? I can't find it.
For the Junior Big Barrel category, the 2014 Easton XL3 (JBB14X3) Junior Big Barrel would be the most comparable bat to the V12 (BV22) in their current lineup. However, I would say that the barrel length of the XL3 model would be slightly longer, but both bats are -10 designs. For a more balanced feel, the next most comparable bat Easton would have to offer would be the (SL14S310B) Senior League model: http://goo.gl/APRmt6.
My son plays 8U and has an Easton S1 Baseball Bat: JBB13S1 Junior Big Barrel. I think it may be defective as it has zero pop to it. I am going to exchange the bat as I am very unhappy with it. I am trying to decide if I should go with a senior big barrel or a junior big barrel and what size. He has a 27" 15 oz. bat now. He is an average to above average size 8 year old now. Would the Junior Big Barrel XL3 be a good choice?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (JBB14X3) is designed for coach pitch only. If he is in coach pitch we recommend the JBB14X3. If he is in machine or kid pitch we recommend the 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310B).
What is the difference between this bat and the XL3 Power Brigade?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (JBB14X3) is designed for coach pitch only. The 2014 Easton XL3 (SL14X39) can be used for coach, machine, and kid pitch.
We have the white XL3. How does this bat compare/contrast with it?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (JBB14X3) and the Easton XL3 (JBB11X3) use the same THT100 alloy. Both are very high performing bats.
I'm looking at the S1 and the XL3. I am not sure what bat would be better for my 6 year old. He is moving up to coach pitch. He is a power hitter with quick hands. He's 45 inches tall and weighs about 55 pounds.
Both the 2014 Easton XL3 (JBB14X3) and the Easton S1 Baseball Bat JBB13S1 are nice options. The major difference would be the weighting. The XL3 would be 2 ounces heavier in the same size as the S1. Given the information you have given about your player I would recommend the XL3.
My 5 yr old son will be playing coach pitch for the first time. He just finished tee ball for the first time and used a 24 inch Easton MAKO. Is this bat good for him for coach pitch or do you recommend another one? He is 48 inches tall and 50 pounds. Also, do you recommend a 26 inch or 27 inch bat for him?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (JBB14X3) is a -10 and could be too heavy for a five year old. We recommend using a -12 bat such as the 2014 Easton MAKO (JBB14MK). Based on his height and weight we recommend a 26" 14 oz.
How can you tell the difference between the 2013 and the 2014? I'm not sure which one I have.
The 2014 Easton XL3: (JBB14X3) Junior Big Barrel bat features a slightly different color scheme and design than the 2013 model. But each model will also have its unique product code printed on the barrel. If your bat show "JBB14X3" on the barrel, it is this 2014 model.
My son is playing 8U machine pitch ball. Would this be good for that type of baseball and if not what would be?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (JBB14X3) is designed for use in coach pitch only. We recommend the 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310B) to use in machine or kid pitch.
The XL3 description states recommended for 8 and under. Is the bat labeled "Coach Pitch"? Our league rule is that "bats labeled â€œCoach Pitchâ€ may only be used in 7U and 8U Coach Pitch". My kid going to play 9U, but the coach recommended this bat.
This 2014 Easton XL3: (JBB14X3) Junior Big Barrel bat does not have "Coach Pitch" listed anywhere on the barrel. It does have "Recommended for Use By Players Age 8 and Under" and "Junior Big Barrel" written on the barrel. These Junior Big Barrel models are designed with thinner barrel walls, so you may experience issues with durability if the pitch speeds reach about 40 mph.
Other than the extended barrel of the XL3, how does this vary from the S3?
Given the extended barrel design of the 2014 Easton XL3 (JBB14X3), this bat will have an end loaded, or end heavy, feel and swing weight. The Easton S3 has a balanced, or even, feel and swing weight. Junior Big Barrel bats are recommended for Coach/Machine Pitch play only.
My son is 10 years old and weighs 53 lbs. Is the 28'18" a good size for him?
Based on his age and weight, we recommend a 29" 2014 Easton XL3 (JBB14X3). For more information regarding sizing, feel free to visit our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Do you offer Easton XL3 in a 2 5/8 barrel size?
The 2014 Easton XL3 is offered in a 2 5/8'' barrel, but not as a Junior Big Barrel or Tee Ball bat. The 2 5/8'' barrel is featured on the Senior League and Adult versions. The Senior League is available in a -5 and -8.
My 8 year old son is 47 inches tall and weighs 52 pounds. He is currently using a 26 inch. Does he fall into the 27 inch range yet?
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 27" 2014 Easton XL3 (JBB14X3).
Is the bat accepted by USSSA ?
Yes, the 2014 Easton XL3: JBB14X3 Junior Big Barrel is USSSA approved.
My son is 8 1/2 about 4' 3" and weighs about 68 lbs. I am not sure if this bat is about the average size?
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 28" model in the 2014 Easton XL3: JBB14X3 Junior Big Barrel. Junior Big Barrel bats are best used for coach pitch and tee ball.
How does this bat compare to the 2012 version and the 2014 S3? We are currently using the 2012 version. What is the better choice between the 2014 XL3 and S3?
The 2014 Easton XL3: JBB14X3 Junior Big Barrel has an extended barrel, which may make it feel slightly heavier than the Easton S3. Both bats are one-piece alloy bats and will otherwise be comparable.
What is difference in last year's model and this year's?
2014 Easton XL3: JBB14X3 Junior Big Barrel and the 2013 XL3 both feature the same THT100 scandium alloy design. The 2014 model has updated graphics, and minor tweaks to the structure to improve durability and performance.
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