Questions and Answers for Easton FX2 Fastpitch Softball Bat: FP13X2
What are the differences between the Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch and the new 2014 FX2 FP14X2 Fastpitch? Do you know where we can try out bats before we buy them?
The Easton FX2 (FP13X2 Fastpitch) and the new 2014 Easton FX2 (FP14X2 Fastpitch) will both provide the same one-piece fully composite design. They both will also provide an end loaded feel that power hitter's love. Dick's or Sports Authority would be a good place to try to swing some before you buy them.
What is the recommend temperature for these bats not to crack or break. I know they can't be left in the car in the winter I just worry when outdoor practice starts again.
In order to take care of bats properly, we recommend not storing equipment in temperatures less than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This will prevent cracking and further damage from happening to the bat.
If I was left handed, 5'10" tall, and a hitter that usually slap hits and bunts, but I can hit very well if needed. Should I get this bat in 33" or 32"? I know I want this bat, I just don't know what size.
The best way to determine the correct bat size for a player is by their height and weight. However based on your height, we suggest a 33" model in the 2013 Easton FX2 (FP13X2) Fastpitch. For more information on bat sizing check out our bat coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My daughter was using a friends Stealth bat, 32 inch and really liked it. she is in 8th grade, turning 14 soon. She is a good contact hitter, 5 feet 5 inches 130 lbs. I am looking for a bat for her. do you suggest the FX1 at 33/23 or the FX2 at 32/23?
For her height and weight she is between a 32" and 33". If you are looking to get a couple of years out of the bat then I would bump her up to a 33". She may need to choke up on the bat until she gets comfortable with the new size. The Easton FX1 and FX2 both use the same IMX composite in the barrel. The difference between the two is that the FX1 is a two-piece full composite design and the FX2 is a one-piece composite design.
Would the Easton FX2 in a 32" be too much for my 10 year old? She is 5' 2" and roughly 100 lbs. She is fairly strong for her age and I would consider her a power hitter.
Based on her height and weight, a 32" model of the 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch is the suggested size.
Are all fastpitch handles the same size?
Not all fastpitch softball bats have the same handle size. The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch features an ultra-thin 29/32" handle. Other handle sizes include 7/8" and 31/32", which are slightly thicker.
I currently use a DeMarini CF5 Insane end loaded bat, but need to use an Easton for college next year. Does this bat compare??
Yes, the 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch will have an end loaded feel just like the DeMarini Insane does.
My daughter is a high school senior and is a power hitter. What is the difference between the FX1 and FX2 series. She currently hits with a 34" 25 oz. DeMarini, but is heading off to college and needs to start using a Easton.
The Easton FX1 is a two-piece fully composite design where the Easton FX2 is a one-piece fully composite design. The following is a link for further comparison http://www.justbats.com/compare/
My daughter just turned 14 and is in 8th grade, looking forward to HS softball next year. She is a power hitter, extremely strong and quick reflexes (tends to hit long into left field). She is 5'5" and 150 lbs., very muscular and fast, but has mostly stopped growing. She has been using team bats, but we want to get a bat that will really benefit her size and power and that could take her into HS. I am looking at the Easton FX2. Is this a good bat for her? Recommendations for type and size? Thanks! We bought our son (10th grade) an Easton bat last year and he LOVES it.
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch is designed for a power hitter. The end loaded design is a great choice for a strong player with quick bat speed.
I am 15 years old and a power hitter. Last year I used a Easton Synergy Speed drop 9. Which bat would you recommend?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch is an end loaded bat, a perfect choice for a power hitter.
My daughter is a power hitter and is currently using a -12 Mizuno Frenzy SuperLite 31"/19oz. She is 5'1", 106 lbs, and is turning 13. We plan to upgrade her to the -10 Easton FS2. Should she go with the 31"/21 oz or size up to the 32"/22 oz? What do you recommend?
Based on your daughters height and weight I would advise going with the 31" 21 oz. That size is going to be the most common size used for her measurements.
My daughter is currently using the Easton Synergy Speed (2010) 31" 22 oz. It apparently won't be compliant this fall. She is 14, 5'6", about 105 lbs (very thin). She drives the ball hard, but does not have the size for many home runs. I think she would like a drop 10 bat more. What do you recommend?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch is an end loaded bat and will be better for a power hitter. We recommend a balanced bat like the 2013 Easton FS2: FP13S2 Fastpitch.
I have been using the 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch bat and I am ready to make the switch over to a composite bat. Which power brigade bat is similar to that bat? I am 16 years old and I am 5'9" and am using the 34" model.
The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch is a one-piece balanced model comparable to the 2013 Easton FS3: FP13S3 Fastpitch bat. It also is a one-piece design that features a balanced swing weight.
My daughter is 14 years old. She is 5'2" and weighs around 150 to 155 lbs. She is a power hitter and did well with the 32" Easton Cyclone aluminum bat with a -9 drop. Is there a composite bat similar to this cyclone bat? My mom has bought her a composite bat that had the end loaded swing weight and she didn't like the feel of it. She then traded that in for an Easton 32" with a -12 drop and now it's too light. I'm at a loss and don't know which one to get her to give her the power that she had with the cyclone bat.
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch will have an end loaded swing weight. You might check out the The 2013 Easton FS2: FP13S2 Fastpitch. It has a -10 drop and will be more balanced.
Which Easton bat is most like an Anderson RockeTech?
All three of the Easton FX Series will have an end loaded swing weight like the Anderson RockeTech. Although they will have similar swing weights, the FX1, FX2, and FX3 will all be composite designs.
Why would one choose the FX1 over the FX2? My daughter is a solid power hitter, and I'm confused on which one to get.
A one-piece bat like the 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch is best suited for a power hitter.
Since the Easton FX2 is one-piece bat the Easton FX1 is two-piece what is the performance difference?
The Easton FX2 will have a stiffer feel. As the Easton FX1 will have a flex to it's swing making it feel a lot lighter.
My girl has a 31" 21 oz. Stealth now and hits in the 4 hole. She hit .401 last year but grew a lot. We need a 32" maybe a 33" bat. She likes the yellow bat but it's a -9, what would be best?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch bat would be a great selection. At -9, I would suggest a 32" 23 oz. It will give her an extra inch compared to her last bat, but add two oz. The extra weight will add some power to her contact with the ball.
I'm not sure what bat to buy my daughter. She has fast hands and hits the ball hard and makes contact almost all the time and she occasionally hits a home run. She wants a one-piece bat is not sure if we should stay with minus 10 or switch to minus 9?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch has a slight end load to the bat. Which will slow down her bat speed. So, please put that into consideration when choose the size. If you add a end load to the bat and then add more ounces it could be too heavy. If she is more of a line drive hitter, maybe you should go with the Easton FS2. It is more balanced and a easier swinging bat.
My 16 year old daughter has been using the Easton Cyclone 33" 24 oz. and loves it. What composite bat would most closely resemble the feel of the Cyclone?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch is the most similar to the Easton Cyclone. The only difference is it will be slightly end loaded. If she has power, it would be a perfect fit.
My Daughter is 16 and has been using the Schutt Bustos -10 bat for the last +2 years and really loves the bat. Would the Easton FX2 be similar to the Schutt Bustos?
The Schutt Bustos fastpitch bat was a one-piece full composite bat. The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 is also a one-piece composite bat that will be a very comparable option.
Do we need to break-in the FX2 with soft toss, or can my daughter just start swinging this bat right out of the box?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch will require a break-in period of 150-200 swings with real leather softballs, rotating the bat a quarter inch each swing. Start at about 40%, and work your way up gradually until you reach the 150 swing mark.
My Daughter is 16 and has been using the Miken Halo -9 endloaded for the last 2 years and really loves the bat. The bad part is it is getting too hard to find the bat any more. Would the Easton FX2 be similar to the Miken?
Yes. Like the Mike Halo, the Easton FX2 is a one-piece full composite bat with an endloaded swing weight for your stronger hitters. It will be very similar to the bat she has been using.
I am a power hitter batting fourth, but I don't know which one would be better for me. I have a pretty hard, fast swing, but which one would be best for my style, one-piece or two-piece?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch will be a one-piece fully composite design. This sounds like a bat you could really do some damage with. Power hitters tend to love the stiffer one-piece feel. It will also help you increase your power as well.
So the difference in price between FX1 and FX2 comes down to two-piece vs one-piece? Since both are end loaded, for more power and my daughter is a power hitter, go with the FX2? Is shock/stinging a difference also in these bats? Thanks
You are correct. The main difference between them is that the 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch bat is a one-piece bat with the Single System Technology. It will feel more stiff being a true one-piece, which power hitters typically like. Both bats will have the end loaded feel also. Vibration and sting should not be an issue.
What bat do you prefer more for a power hitter? The 2013 Demarini CF5 Hope or the 2013 FX2 Easton?
Both the 2013 Demarini CF5 Hope and the 2013 Easton FX2 would be great for a power hitter. It comes down to personal preference.
My daughter has been using a 2011 Synergy Speed -9 and. Loved it but I in the market for a new bats. How does the FX2 compare to the Synergy Speed? Is the pop going be as good?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch is a one-piece composite like the Synergy Speed. However, it has an end loaded swing weight. The 2013 Easton FS2: FP13S2 Fastpitch is the replacement for the Synergy Speed.
Is the FX2 more of a power hitting bat or a contact hitter bat?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch bat is endloaded for stronger hitters with more power.
What is your best bat of your new 2013 models for a power hitter?
That all depends on the hitter and their preferences as there are dozens of high-end bats on the market preferred by power hitters, and there is not one that stands above the rest.
Is this bat good in 40 degree weather?
Since the 2013 Easton FX2 is a fully composite bat, it can be damaged in temperatures under 50 degrees. Once it gets below 50 degrees, the ball gets harder and it can do damage to composite bats.
What is the difference between the FX1 and FX2 in a -9?
The difference between the 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch and the 2013 Easton FX1: FP13X1 Fastpitch, is the FX1 is a two-piece composite design with ConneXion Technology . The FX2 is a one-piece full composite design.
My daughter swings the purple 2012 Easton Stealth 34" 24oz -10. She did very well with it. She's now in 16u. Is this bat very similiar to the purple Stealth?
The 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch bat will come in -9 sizing instead of the -10 her older bat had. This 2013 FX2 will have an End Loaded Swing Weight for added power and distance. The Barrel will be made from the same IMX Composite material as her older model. The 2013 FX2 bat will be a One-Piece fully Composite design compared to her older bat being a Two-Piece Composite model. They both will have the same Performance Grip and same Handle size. The 2013 FX2 is part of Easton's Power Brigade XL Series.
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