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Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL14X39
I am 5 foot 2" and weigh 100 pounds. What size XL3 -9 S3 should I get? .
Based on your height and weight, we would suggest that you get a 31 inch bat like the 2014 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL14X39).
How easily will it dent? Also, under what conditions will it dent?
The 2014 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: (SL14X39) will incorporate a very strong THT Scadium Alloy design. This material will not dent very easily, however, certain conditions will increase the risk. Therefore, I would recommend not using the bat in temperatures lower than 55 degrees. Colder temperature increases the risk of the bat denting and becoming defective.
What is the difference between XL1 and XL3 bats?
The Easton XL3 (SL14X39) is a one-piece all alloy design. The Easton XL1 (SL14X15) is a two-piece full composite design. The XL3 will be game ready right out of the wrapper while the XL1 will require a break-in period. We recommend around 150 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.
Is this bat legal for Cal Ripken Juniors league?
In order to to qualify for legal purposes in the Cal Ripken Jr division, the bat may not exceed 33", and the barrel may not exceed 2 1/4" in diameter. Therefore, the 2014 Easton XL3: (SL14X39) incorporates a 2 5/8" barrel diameter and will not qualify for the regulations.
What is the difference between XL3 SL14X39 and the XL3 SL14X39B?
The only difference betwwen the 2014 Easton XL3 (SL14X39) and the 2014 Easton XL3 (SL14X39B) is the barrel diameter. The SL14X39B is a 2 3/4" barrel and the SL14X339 is a 2 5/8" barrel.
Is this bat approved for Dixie Youth Ozone?
Yes, the 2014 Easton XL3 (SL14X39) is approved and legal for play in the "O" Zone division of Dixie Youth Baseball.
The reviews state that this bat will dent. What is the process to send back a dented bat and will Easton replace with a new bat if within the warranty
If the 2014 Easton XL3 (SL14X39) does dent during normal game use, you are covered with a 12 month manufactures warranty through Easton. All defective or damaged bats are covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Any defective or damaged bat must be returned directly to the manufacturer. Manufacturers will require a receipt for all returns. If you have lost your receipt, follow our Order Lookup link, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-866-321-BATS (2287). If needed, we can mail or fax a receipt to you as well.
Is this bat okay to use in 13 and 14 year old leagues?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (SL14X39) would be legal in most leagues, as long as they only require the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp. If your league requires a BBCOR certification, this would not be legal.
Is this bat BBCOR?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (SL14X39) is not BBCOR certified. The 2014 Easton XL3 BBCOR (BB14X3) is BBCOR certified.
My son is 10 years old, 4'6 and 67lbs. He's on the the stronger side for his size. If he got a 29'' -9 Xl3 big barrel would it be to heavy for him?
I think that the 2014 Easton XL3 (SL14X39) Senior League would be an awesome choice for him in that size.
Is this bat legal in Little League Junior League?
The 2014 Easton XL3 (SL14X39) Senior League is legal for play in Little League Junior division because it is a one-piece alloy and features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
Very interested in this bat.but how can i tell if my kid can handle the -9 drop in 6 months after swinging a -10 drop
Really only going to be able to tell once he gets to that point, but really shouldn't be a problem after swinging the drop 10 for 6 months. You could always purchase and keep plastic on the barrel until he gets to that point. Once he does get there, have him take some swings without any contact to get a feel for the weight. If he isn't ready for it yet or you just want to return it, you can print a return label off our site. Just make sure to keep the wrapper on the bat through that whole process until you decide on what your doing.
I am unsure how this bat relates to the 2013 XL3 -10. My 11 year old used that bat last year in a 29" 19 oz. What is the difference in the 2 different 2014 XL3 versions (-11 and -9) besides the obvious?
The 2014 Easton XL3: SL14X39 Senior League and the 2014 Easton XL3: YB14X3 Youth both use the same alloy materials. The barrel diameter and the drop are the only differences. Both bats have an end loaded feel, designed for a power hitter.
Is there a 29" 21 oz. size available?
Unfortunately, the 30" 22 oz. model of the 2014 Easton XL3: SL14X39 Senior League is the smallest size being produced.
Does this bat have the same ping sound like the Youth XL3? And would the -9 weight be too much of a change for my kid after using the Youth -11 XL3 in the same length?
The exact sound is likely not the same between the 2014 Easton XL3: SL14X39 Senior League and XL3 Youth because of the barrel diameters. However, this XL3 is a one-piece alloy and does produce a "ping" sound on contact. As far as the increase in weight, going up 2 ounces is a season is manageable for many players and is the max of our recommendation for weight increase in a season.
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