Questions and Answers for Easton Convert: YB13CT Youth
My 8 yr old son plays in a league that uses squishy baseballs. I usually buy him a new bat every year. We like the Easton MAKO, but will it be as effective with the squishy balls?
The Easton Convert (YB13CT) features a two-piece composite design, similar to the Easton MAKO. Both bats are high performing bats, however, in a league where softer "squishy" balls are used, I would recommend going with a one-piece design. A one-piece will feel stiffer on contact (vs. the flex a two-piece allows) so it would be more ideal for use against the softer balls.
Is there a break-in period for this bat? If so, what are the steps in breaking in the bat?
The 2013 Easton Convert: YB13CT Youth does not require a break-in period with its alloy barrel. It does have a composite handle, but this design is ready to go right out of the wrapper.
What size do you recommend for my son? He's 8, about 4' 5" and weighs about 95 lbs. He likes his bat to have a little weight on the end. Would this be the correct bat for him?
The 2013 Easton Convert: YB13CT Youth is a balanced bat. The 2013 Easton XL2: YB13X2 Youth is similar in design to the Convert, with an alloy barrel and composite handle, but the XL2 has the end loaded feel your son likes. Based on his size, we recommend a 30".
What is the difference in the 2013 Convert and 2012 Convert?
Easton did not make any changes to the 2013 Easton Convert: YB13CT Youth except for the color.
Did the Convert take the place of the Easton Surge? And how much better of a bat is the Easton Convert over an Easton Reflex? For an 8 yr old who weighs 55 lbs, which length and weight ratio would be best for him?
The 2013 Easton S2: YB13S2 Youth replaced the Easton Surge. The 2013 Easton Convert: YB13CT and the 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX use the same 7050 alloy. The only difference is the Easton Reflex is a one-piece bat and the Easton Convert is a two-piece bat. We recommend a 29" 17 oz. 2013 Easton Convert: YB13CT Youth.
My 12 year old 5'1" 100# son currently has a 32" -12 Easton (2011?) LSS6XL Speed which is too big for him this year. I'll likely get him a 31" Easton bat. Tell me how a 2013 31" Convert compares to a 31" XL3 and a 31" model of the LSS6XL? He has pretty good swing speed but would consider him a contact hitter? He had a 30" Easton Redline the last 2 seasons which he liked.
The Easton Stealth Speed is a two-piece full composite bat that has since been replaced by the Omen, then the XL1 and S1. The Easton Convert is a two-piece bat with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The Easton XL3 is a one-piece full alloy bat that is more endloaded than the other two bats. The Easton XL3 is the most similar to the Redline and it's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate.
According to the charts my son will need a 30" bat if he grows an inch. If I get a 30" bat now, how much should a 30"/28 oz (half & half) bat effect my son's swing compared to his current 29"/18 oz (composite) bat?
That is a very, very big jump going from an 18 oz. bat to a 28 oz. bat. Typically, when players move up more than 5 or 6 oz. in weight, you see a significant decrease in swing speed and bat control.
What is the difference between the Easton Convert and the S2. Are there performance differences? Looking for a bat for a 10 year old contact hitter with good bat speed.
The alloy used in the S2 is higher in quality and will offer more pop and better performance compared to the Convert. The S2 will also be more evenly balanced with a lighter swing weight.
Is the drop 12 a better bat than the non drop bat?
All bats have a drop. The drop is the difference between the length and weight of the bat.
is this bat end loaded?
The 2013 Easton Convert: YB13CT is a balanced bat.
What type of composite is in the handle?
The 2013 Easton Convert features Easton's IMX composite material.
For a contact hitter which one would be better the 2013 Easton Convert or the 2013 Easton Reflex?
The Easton Convert YB13CT is a two-piece bat, and generally better for a contact hitter.
My son has an Easton Redline & it says USSSA Approved 1.15. But an umpire said it was not legal & we needed to get a letter?
According to USSSA guidelines the old USSSA mark is legal until 2014. The old mark will say "USSSA 1.15 BFP" all together in one spot on the bat. For further information you may go to the USSSA website; http://www.usssa.com/usssa/usssa-general/NewUSSSABaseballBatMarks.pdf
My son has an Easton Stealth comp bat full composite it has the 1.15 stamp on it, is it still ok to use in little league?
Yes, the Easton Stealth will be legal to use in little league baseball.
Which is the best bat for a power hitter: XL3, Convert, or Reflex?
The Easton XL3 would be the best bat for a power hitter.
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