Questions and Answers for Easton LX.0 Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SP14LX
How does this bat compare to the 2013 easton xl2 bat?
The Easton LX.0 Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SP14LX) is not the official replacement of the discontinued Easton XL2 Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SP13X2), however it is the most similar model currently available. Both bats featured a one piece full composite design with a slightly end-loaded swing weight. Additionally, both models have a 12 inch barrel with a 29/32 inch handle as well as Easton's IMX composite construction.
If I was to get this bat and I normally swing a 28 oz. bat, which bat weight should I get?
I would still use the 28 oz. size in the 2014 Easton LX.0 Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SP14LX). It will not feel too end loaded or anything.
How does this compare to the original Easton Salvo (SRV5) from 2010ish?
The 2014 Easton LX.0 Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SP14LX) is very comparable to the SRV5 Salvo. They are both one-piece bats with IMX composite, and they both feature the ASA stamp and USSSA stamp. The big difference is the end load featured on the two bats. The Easton Salvo has a slight end load, while the L6.0 features an additional 1 ounce of end load for every ounce increase in weight. For example: 26 oz bat has a 1 ounce end load, and at 27 oz bat has a 2 oz end load.
Does this composite bat need to be broken in?
Any time you are using a composite material, a break-in will be required. Generally, for the 2014 Easton LX.0: (SP14LX) we would suggest around 125-150 swings soft toss, or off of a tee. Also, make sure to turn the barrel a quarter of an inch after each swing to help loosen up the material all the way around the barrel.
Is there a balanced design for this bat?
The 2014 Easton LX.0 (SP14LX) is unique in that is a one-piece composite design and certified for both leagues. Easton would have the B2.0 and the B4.0, both of which are balanced, one-piece composite bats, but are only rated for either USSSA or ASA.
My ASA league is still using the .44 cor/375 compression ball. How will this bat perform with that ball?
The 2014 Easton LX.0 (SP14LX) is more intended to be used with a softer ball like the new .52 core balls. As far as performance goes it will hit the .44 core balls extremely well but will have durability issues with the harder balls.
Is this bat designed for .52 core softballs?
The 2014 Easton LX.0 (SP14LX) features both USSSA and ASA approval so it would be good for use with the balls used in those leagues. ASA now uses the .52 core 300 compression balls and USSSA uses either the Classic M .40 core 325 compression or the Classic M Plus .52 core 275 compression balls. The LX.0 will be good with any of those designs.
Is this bat a single walled bat?
The 2014 Easton LX.0 (SP14LX) is a not a single wall bat.
Is this bat part of the Easton Raw Power Series? What is the MPH of this bat? Does it come with free shipping?
The 2014 Easton LX.0 (SP14LX Slow Pitch) is part of the Raw Power Series. It does come with free shipping. The MPH is not listed on the bat but does say it is approved for ASA and USSSA.
Is this ASA approved?
Yes, the 2014 Easton LX.0 (SP14LX Slow Pitch) is approved for ASA.
What is the mph of this bat and the BPF of the 2014 Easton LX.0: SP14LX?
The 2014 Easton LX.0 (SP14LX) has a BPF of 1.20. The exit speed cannot exceed 1.20.
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