Questions and Answers for Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL14S310
My son is 6, but in his last year of coach pitch and I want to get him a big barrel bat he can transition into kid pitch with.
The Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL14S310) features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter and a drop 10. The issue that you may run into is that most kid pitch or "youth" divisions require a 2 1/4" barrel diameter. There are several divisions that allow a big barrel model. It is difficult to recommend a model, without knowing what he has swung in the past. Typically, we would recommend a single piece or end-loaded model for power hitters, and a two piece or balanced model for contact to gap hitters.
Is this a good alternative to the MAKO if i'm looking for a 25" bat w/ a 2 5/8" barrel? The 25" MAKO barrel is bigger at 2 3/4" which is not allowed by our league.
The 2014 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL14S310) in the 25"/15 oz. length may be too heavy for the player for which you are looking. I would suggest viewing the Easton S400 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB14S400) as it is a 25" bat with a -11 drop weight (not exactly the same as the -12 drop offered by the 25" MAKO). Also, it is made of alloy as opposed to the MAKO which is made of composite, but I think this is your best 25" option. However if you prefer a composite model to be similar to the MAKO, this will be the most comparable that we have to offer.
Does the the 2015 Mako feel similar to this bat?
No. The 2014 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL14S310) is a one-piece alloy design and the 2015 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL15MK9) is a two-piece composite design so they will have very different feels.
What's the difference between the 2015 S3 and this one?
The 2015 Easton S3 (SL15S310) Senior League bat will feature a brand new alloy (Hyperlite Matrix Alloy which improves durability, bat speed, and power) and color scheme. Feel free to check it out here: http://www.justbats.com/product/2015-easton-s3-senior-league-baseball-bat--sl15s310/21221/.
What bat is the most like this bat but in a drop 8?
Either the 2014 Easton S400 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL14S400) or the 2015 RIP-IT AIR Senior League Baseball Bat (B1508) would be the most similar in design to the 2014 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL14S310) that would be available in a -8.
What is the difference between the XL1 and the S3?
The difference between the Easton XL1 and the Easton S3 (SL14S310) is going to be the weight distribution as well as the construction on both bats. The XL1 will be a two piece full composite bat with an end loaded feel. The S3 is a one piece full alloy bat with a balanced feel.
Is this bat composite?
The 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) Senior League bat features a fully alloy design. The S1 would be the fully composite model in the Easton Speed Series.
What is the performance difference between a one-piece bat, and a two-piece bat?
A one-piece model such as the 2014 Easton S3: (SL14S310) is going to be a little bit stiffer. Generally, this type of construction is preferred by a power player. A two-piece design is going to provide a little bit of added flex, and is generally preferred by contact/gap hitters.
what is the diameter of the barrel?
The 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) will have a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
Is the SL14S310 legal to use in Babe Ruth leagues? My son is 13.
Yes, the 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) will be legal for the 13-15 year old a division of Babe Ruth.
A couple of reviews mention that the bat dents. I would hate to pay $200 for a bat with that type of durability. If it dents, is it covered by warranty?
Yes, the 2014 Easton S3 Senior League (SL14S310) has a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty.
Of the S1,S2 and S3 series bats which is more durable?
From the Easton Power Brigade Speed Series, the 2014 Easton S1 (SL14S110), 2014 Easton S2 (SL14S210), and the 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) will be very similar in terms of durability. All three are considered very durable high quality designs. The S1's composite design would have a slight advantage in terms of prolonged high level performance.
When should you not use this bat?
We do not recommend using the 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) in temperatures under 55 degrees.
My son is 12 and a pretty big kid. Hard to describe him as either a power or contact hitter as he seems able to be both (hits some over, hits a lot into deep gaps). He's having to drop down from 2 3/4" to 2 5/8" for league play. Would you recommend the S1 or the S3?
The balanced one-piece design of the 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) is a great option for a contact or power hitter.
Is this bat legal for dixie youth?
The 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) will be legal for the "O" Zone, Junior Dixie, Pre-Majors and Majors divisons of Dixie Youth Baseball. It will be illegal for the younger divisions.
My son is 43 pounds and 3'10" and is in coach pitch. He wants the 2014 Easton S3 SL14S310 but I think the 2014 Easton Mako JBB14MK Junior Big Barrel or Mako T-ball bat would be better. What do you suggest?
The 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) is a great bat but I am afraid that bat will be too heavy for your son for coach pitch. It could slow his swing down and alter his swinging mechanics. I would suggest going with the 2014 Easton MAKO (JBB14MK). We are out of stock in the size I would suggest in the 27" 15 oz. you could go with a 26" 14 oz. which would be an inch shorter and ounce lighter.
Is bat approved for 50/70 division?
Yes, the 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) will be considered legal for play in the 50/70 Division of Little League.
Will this bat dent easily?
Judging by the feedback with this bat (SL14S310), it has pretty positive reviews regarding the durability. It all depends how the bat is being used. I would recommend not to turn this bat into a "team bat" that way it doesn't take up a lot of use. I would also limit using the bat under 50 degree weather.
Will this bat damage in the batting cages?
The 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) Senior League bat is safe to use in batting cage sessions. However, we do not recommend using any of our bats to hit yellow dimpled batting cage balls. The bats we sell are designed to hit approved baseballs only. The yellow cage balls can cause unforeseen damage and durability issues with the bat.
What is the difference between the 2013 Easton S3 and the 2014 Easton S3?
The 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) Senior League and the 2013 S3 are identical bats other than the color scheme.
What Easton bat is similar to the past Easton Rival bat? My son wants a one-piece alloy bat that has the same feel of his Rival bat.
The 2014 Easton S3 (SL14S310) replaced the Easton Rival. The alloy has been upgraded for better durability. The performance is comparable to the Easton Rival.
How does this S3 differ from the 2 3/4 inch barrel S3 aside from barrel diameter?
The only difference between the 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310 Senior League and the 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310B Senior League is the barrel diameter.
Would the SL14S310 be a good bat for an 11U Team? Or would the SL14S210 be a better Bat for the 11U Team?
The 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310 Senior League and SL14S210 would both be great options for that age of player. Both models have very balanced swing weights that will allow the players to achieve higher swing speeds. The S3 is a one-piece alloy, and the S2 is a two-piece hybrid. The two-piece hybrid can help increase trampoline effect on contact for players with average swing speed, and its composite handle will help eliminate sting on mishit balls.
Would this be a good 8U club ball kid pitch bat?
Yes, the 2014 Easton S3: SL14S310 Senior League is one of our most popular models. The S3 is very balanced, high performing, and durable.
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