Questions and Answers for Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat: FP14S1
Hi, my daughter is a line drive hitter, she is 12, 5' 2", 115 lbs. She currently has the DeMarini CF6 -11 (31in/20oz) and loves it but wants a slightly bigger bat. I am looking at the CF6 -11 (32in/21oz), the Easton FP14S1 (32"/22oz) and the Easton FS1 ZERO -11 (32"/21oz). Any thoughts on bat and size. She tried the Xeno but didn't like it so much.
A 32" Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14S1), 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS), or the 2015 Easton FS1 ZERO -11 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP15S111) would all be excellent options for your daughter.
Is this bat legal for both CIF and ASA girls fastpitch games?
Absolutely. The Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14S1) is approved for play in all high school and college leagues, as well as major organizations like ASA, USSSA, NSA, etc.
I am a power hitter. I currently us the stealth and I love it. I hit many HR's with it, but its time to replace it. Would you recommend the FS1?
The Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14S1) is a bat that is built to increase bat speed and to give players more power. Since you are a power hitter, I would recommend the Easton FS1.
Is there a break in process for the FS1 bat or can you use it out of the box?
The 2014 Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14S1) will require a break-in period because it is a full composite design. We recommend around 150 swings off a tee or soft toss to help break-in those composite fibers. Also, make sure you rotate the barrel about a quarter of an inch every 15-20 swings to fully break-in the composite fibers throughout the bat.
Is this bat the closest model to the Easton Synergy? And if not, what is?
The 2014 Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14S1) would be most similar to the older Stealth models from Easton with its two-piece design. For a one-piece model like the Synergy, the 2014 Easton FS2 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14S2) would be most comparable. Both the FS1 and FS2 are balanced designs, as well.
My daughter is 5'7" and weighs 110 lbs. She is a slapper, what size and weight bat do you recommend?
For a player of her size, our bat coach recommends the 2014 Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14S1) in a 32" 22 oz. model.
My daughter is 13, 5'3" and 104 lbs. She currently is using a 2012 Demarini Crystl Bustos. She is a contact hitter ans and is looking to gain more power. What bat would you recommend?
Based on results from our Bat Coach (http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/), we recommend a 2014 Easton FS1 (FP14S1) for a player with your height and weight.
My daughter is 10 playing on a 12u team and is a slapper/contact hitter. She is very petite, 4' 4" and 60 lbs. Which bat and length do you recommend?
Based on her height and weight I would recommend a 28"/17 oz. bat. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) would be my recommendation for a balanced, composite bat.
Sounds balanced and good for a slapper/contact hitter?
The 2014 Easton FS1 (FP14S1 Fastpitch) would be great for a contact/slap hitter. It will be very balanced.
What are the differences between the FS1, FS2, FX1, and FX2?
The differences between Easton FS and FX Series will be the swing weight. The FS-Series is more balanced and feels lighter. The FX-Series will feel slightly end loaded and more barrel heavy. Power hitting girls seem to love the FX-Series. The 2014 Easton FS1 (FP14S1 Fastpitch) is a two-piece design. The FS2 is a one-piece design.
My daughter is 14, is 5' 4" and weighs 110 lbs. She is also a lefty slap hitter. What size bat should she get, and should she get the FS1 or the FS2? I'm not sure whether she should be using a one or two-piece bat.
Most slap hitters prefer the two-piece design, so I think you are on the right track with the 2014 Easton FS1 (FP14S1). Based on her height and weight, I would recommend going with a 32".
My daughter is 5'6" 15 year old playing varsity softball in NC. She is a great contact hitter/Slapper but is looking for a bat that will give her more power. What do you recommend from the Easton line up. Her last bat was a stealth and she loved it.
I would suggest the 2014 Easton FS1 (FP14S1) Fastpitch bat. Its two-piece full composite construction design should help her gain some power. This bat will still be good for a contact hitter as well. It really is the best of both worlds.
My daughter is 13 and is 5'5" and weighs 89 pounds. We bought her this same bat in 2012 and she has hit awesome with it from day one. Would you recommend the FS1 or another Easton bat and what size? Before we bought the 2012 model she never could hit the ball out of the infield due to her being small for her age. But once she started using it she was knocking them into the outfield. She is a 90% contact hitter and needs something with pop due to her small size.
Yes, the 2014 Easton FS1: FP14S1 Fastpitch bat would be a great selection! The 32" 22oz. would be an ideal size for her.
Is this a good bat for a power hitter? What is the difference from the MAKO?
The 2014 Easton FS1: FP14S1 Fastpitch is a balanced and light weight bat. The MAKO has a slightly longer barrel. If you are looking for an end loaded that is more designed for a power hitter the FX1 would be a good choice.
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