Questions and Answers for Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth
Debating between Easton Reflex YB13RX and Louisville Slugger Omaha YB136 (27 inch, 14 oz). My son will be starting machine pitch. He will be just turning 7 next month, small frame, about 42 lbs. and 3'9''. Last bat used was a Rawlings 26" 14 oz. bat.
The Easton Reflex (YB13RX Youth) bat and the Louisville Slugger Omaha (YB136 Youth) will both feature one-piece all alloy designs. Both will swing very light weight and balanced. Either would be an exceptional choice for his size and age.
I'm thinking about buying the 2013 Easton Reflex for my 9 year old son. He is 4'4" and about 60 lbs. What size would you recommend for him?
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 28" 2013 Easton Reflex (YB13RX).
Does the Reflex or the S1 have a lighter swing weight?
The 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth has a lighter swing weight since it is a -13.
I found this bat at Dicks in a 30" 17 oz. How does this bat compare to the Easton S500C: YB14S500C? Which will be the better bat long term and provide better performance?
The 2013 Easton Reflex has been replaced by the Easton S500 Youth: YB14S500. The Easton S500C has replaced the Easton Convert. The Easton S500C will be slightly higher performing than the Easton Reflex.
What's this difference between this bat and the LX73 Reflex? Is this just a newer model?
The 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth is the newest version of the LX73. They alloy material used is he same in both models.
My son is 10 and 100 pounds, will this bat be too light?
Based on his age, we recommend a 30" model in the youth bats. For further sizing information, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Is this bat okay for ASA fastpitch? It's listed as one on a Big Box stores fastpitch bats website.
The 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth is not ASA approved.
Is the YB13RX legal in an aluminum only league? We were told no composites, no double wall and no two piece?
The 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX is a one-piece full alloy bat with a single wall design. It will be legal in your league.
My son is 4'6" and 62 lbs and is more of a contact hitter. I am trying to decide between the 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth and the Easton 2013: YB13S3 S3 Youth. Which bat would you recommend for him?
For a player his size, I would recommend going with the 29" 16 oz. model of the 2013 Easton S3: YB13S3 Youth.
Can the Easton Reflex YB13RX be used in cold weather?
All bats, including the 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX can be used in colder weather. However, it is always recommended you limit the number of overall hits on your bat when temperatures are below 55 or 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Is the Easton Reflex balanced?
The 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth is a balanced bat.
Does the Easton Reflex have a larger sweet spot than the S2?
The 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth and the Easton S2 will have almost identical sized sweet spots.
How much advantage does the Easton YB13RX have over the Easton LX73?
The Easton Reflex YB13RX and the Eatson Reflex LX73 are almost identical bats because they both use the exact same alloy. The LX73 does not have the new USSSA stamp on it though so it will be illegal after 2013.
My son, he is 8, he is 4' 4" and weighs around 60 lbs. He is using a Rawlings Cobra bat 27" 16 oz. He wants to upgrade to a better bat and he really likes the Easton Reflex YB13RX 29" 16 oz. Would this be a good fit for him or would the extra 2 inches in length throw off his swing?
With the height and weight given for your son, we suggest a 28" bat. I would go with the 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth in the 28" 15 oz. That would keep his bat speed up where it needs to be.
What's the difference between the Easton S3 and the Reflex?
The 2013 Easton S3 uses a higher grade of alloy than the 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth. It will be a little more durable than the 2013 Easton Reflex.
I'm trying to decide on a bat for my 7 year old. What is the difference between the Easton Reflex and the Easton S1? Are there any similarities that are noticable?
The 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth is a one-piece fully alloy bat, whereas the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth is a two-piece fully composite bat. The S1 is made of higher grade materials, as you see reflected in the price.
My 9 year old son is about 4' 7" and 70 lbs. I am thinking about a 30" 17 oz. Easton Reflex. I am not sure if he would be a contact or power hitter, but he has good bat speed. Is this the right bat and size?
The 2013 Easton Reflex should be just fine. You may have him take some dry swings with it first just to make sure it won't be a little too light for him and if it is try a -11 not a -13.
How does the Easton Reflex YB13RX compare with the Reflex LX73?
Both Easton Reflex bats will be very similar. Both of these bats use the same design and the same 7050 Aircraft Alloy.
My son is 8 years old and is just under 4 ft and 54 lbs. I am looking at the 2013 Easton Reflex Youth YB13RX and was wondering if the 27â€ or 28â€ would suit him better. He hasnâ€™t played baseball since he was 6 Â½ years old and used a 25â€ 13oz. Easton.
We here at BaseballBats.com we suggest a 27" bat for your son. He could go up to a 28" but that would it. The 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth would be a great fit. It has a extended barrel with a massive sweet spot. As well as it is light bat so it wouldn't seem like that big of a step up.
My son is 7 years old and just under 4ft and 45lbs. I am looking at the Easton Reflex and the TPX Omaha both in the 27 inch 14 ounce model, which bat do you think will suit him better? He is more of a contact hitter than power hitter.
Both are great bats with similar pop, but the Omaha is known to be a little more balanced in weight. That is what I would recommend for a player who is more of a contact hitter.
Are there any differences between the 2012 Easton Reflex and the new 2013 Reflex, besides the color?
The 2013 Easton Reflex will have the new USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp while the 2012 model will have the old stamp. Aside from that, it appears Easton has added a Pro Tack grip to the new model.
What is the difference between the Easton Reflex and the Easton Convert?
The 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth is a one-piece fully alloy bat in a -13. The 2013 Easton Convert: YB13CT Youth is a two-piece hybrid design with an alloy barrel and composite handle in a -12.
My son has the Nike Keystone bat in a 26/15.5 with -10.5. How will the Easton Reflex bat in 27/14 with -13 compare? He hits really well with the Nike bat but wanting to upgrade to a newer bat, does the -10.5 rating mean that the ball with have a little more jump than the -13 rating ??? your input will be greatly appreciated , thanks
The minus (-) number is the bat's length to weight ratio and does not indicate a rating of any sort. It is never recommended that a player move down in weight with their new bat, especially if he had good swing speed. However, the Reflex will have similar pop to the Nike Keystone.
Would this be a good bat for my twelve year old, 83 lb 5'2'' son. He's in PONY league this year and hasn't played in a while.
Our bat coach projects that your son will be comfortable in a bat length of 29"-31". The 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth bat is a great bat. It is a one-piece full alloy bat, featuring a balanced swing weight throughout the bat and an extended barrel for a larger "sweet spot". It is a good bat to help your son get reacclimated to the game.
We are comparing this one to the Rampage youth. What is the real difference besides 10 dollars?
The Easton Reflex uses a slightly higher grade 7050 alloy with a -13 length to weight ratio, whereas the Rampage uses a 7046 alloy with a -12.5 length to weight ratio.
Is the Easton Reflex YB13RX much different than the S1? I'm not sure I can justify the price difference. I have a 10 year old that needs a 29" bat who is contact hitter with good bat speed
Yes. The S1 is two-piece all composite. The Reflex is one-piece all alloy. The S1 is made from high quality composite materials and is know to offer more pop.
Is the Easton Reflex YB13RX Youth a good bat for a 7 year old, contact hitter who is 42 Inches / 49 pounds?
With a -13 length to weight ratio, the 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX Youth bat is a good choice for a 7 year old ballplayer.
What is the better bat the Easton Reflex YB13RX Youth or the Worth Lithium Amp YBAM13 Youth? Also, if you think something else is better. I'm looking for 26"-27" and 14 oz. youth bat that is approved for Pony.
Both the Easton Reflex YB13RX and Worth Lithium Amp YBAM13 are one-piece alloy bats. They will be similar as far as performance and both approved for Pony. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Other than the color scheme, is there any difference between the 2013 Reflex and the 2012 Reflex?
The 2013 Easton Reflex features the same construction, balance, material and performance as last years Reflex. The main difference is the paint job.
Which is the best for a power hitter: Easton reflex or Easton XL3?
The Easton XL3 would be more geared for a power hitter than then Xl3.
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