Questions and Answers for Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch
Is this a good performance bat for ASA softball?
The Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch is an excellent choice for ASA softball. It has great pop and is durable.
Is this a good bad to use if you are having trouble hitting, but are still making contact?
Yes, the Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch is going to be a balanced bat, which is great for any contact hitter.
My daughter is 13 and we are looking at getting her a new bat, she is 5' 8'' tall and she swings a 32" 22 oz. bat and we are wondering what length and weight to get or what bat to get if you don't recommend this one.
The Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch bat will have a drop of 11.5. It will be lighter than her -10, 32" 22 oz. I would stay at the -10 size instead of trying to get a lighter bat. Checkout this option: 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch. It will be a -10.
I'm 17 and looking for a really good composite bat. A lot of these reviews have daughters that are like 11 or 12, is this bat specifically for younger girls?
At drop -11.5, the Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch is designed with younger girls in mind. At high school level play, the most common weights are drop -8 to -10.
My granddaughter is 16, 135 lbs. and 65" in height. Will the 34" 22.5 ounce be a problem for her?
With the height and weight given we suggest that your granddaughter get the Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch in the 32" 20.5 oz. size.
If this is the 2012 model, then is there a 2013 model? Some reviews on other sites refer to a 2013 Easton Synge, but it looks the same.
The Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch is a 2012 model. Easton didn't make a 2013 model.
My daughter is 11, almost 12 and I want to get her a new bat. She can really hit the ball, will that make the paint chip? Also, she is like 5 feet 3 inches tall, what size bat is recommended?
With the height given we suggest a 32" in bat. I would suggest the Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch it is one of our most popular fastpitch bats on the market.
How much does the bat weigh?
The Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch bat features a -11.5 length to weight ratio.
Can you customize someone's name on this bat?
Unfortunately, we do not customize or engrave bats. Please contact Easton for further information at 888-259-1297.
Is this bat legal in Little League? I know some of the rules changed this year but this bat is not on their current list.
The Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch is legal in Little League Softball. Little League Softball rules only require a BPF 1.20 stamp. Here is the link to the rules; http://www.littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2012/Sep-Dec/Bulletin-SignificantRuleRegulationChanges2013.htm
Does this bat have a carbon fiber handle? If not, what is the material?
The Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch is a one-piece fully composite bat. Both the handle and the barrel consist of carbon fibers.
Compare this bat to the 2010 white and yellow Synge.
The white and yellow Synge (model #SRV6B), was actually a 2011 model. The only major difference is that the 2012 Easton Synge: FP11SG features an upgraded CNT Composite in the handle to provide better durability and a slightly stiffer feel.
What is the correct way to break in the Easton Synge?
Best way to break in composite bats would be to take at least 200 hits from soft toss. Also, make sure to rotate the bat a quarter of a turn every couple swings to make sure you are taking hits evenly on all sides to break up the material.
I have been trying to pick a bat for my daughter who plays in 12u ball. I've been looking at the Easton Synge:FP11SG and Easton CV12:SCG1B. We live in a cooler climate, so I was wondering which bat to choose?
Both the Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch and the Easton CV12: SCG1B Fastpitch are great bats. They are both one-piece designs. The CV12 will have a slightly end loaded feel to the swing weight to go along with its all alloy design. The Synge will have an all composite design. The Synge will typically be used in 55 degree and above weather. Both bats will lose performance in colder temperatures because the softball becomes more dense and heavier.
I'm considering the 2012 Easton Synge for my daughter but am worried about the barrel chipping as the other reviewers mentioned. Is this something I need to worry about? Is this a manufacturer defect or something that happens to composite bats?
The Easton Synge: FP11SG does have a couple of reviews about the paint chipping, but it does not effect the performance or durability of the bat. It is most likely due to the bat being dropped onto the dirt after the ball is hit.
Is this bat good for a 15 year old that's 5' 2", and which size should she get? Second question would be is this bat better then the Jennie Finch G5 fastpitch bat? Which one would you recommend?
Try using our bat coach to find out which length is best for your daughter. Here is the link. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/ The Easton Synge is going to be a better bat, because of the composite material is better than alloy when it comes to fastpitch.
Daughter will be nine in May. 28, 29, or 30 inch bat? Not a power hitter.
The size of the bat is determined by height and weight. Please check out our bat coach for proper sizing; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
Daughter will be nine in May. 28, 29, or 30 inch bat? Not a power hitter.
Based on her age, we recommend a 29" model in the Easton synge: FP11SG Fastpitch bat. For more information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I'm considering the Easton Synge for my daughter. I don't know what length to buy. She's 5'9", 135 lbs. What would be best, 33" or 34"?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 33" model in the Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch bat. For more information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am considering the Demarini 2012 CF5 (-11) for my 11 yr old daughter. She currently is using the Easton aluminum 31" 19.5 oz. Which bat is better and would be closest to the one she currently has?
The Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch is a one piece bat and will be most comparable to a one-piece alloy bat.
We're going back & forth between the Easton Synge & Demarini Vendetta C6. 10yr old contact hitter, not a power hitter. Which is better?
Many contact hitters who have average or below average strength prefer two piece bats. Although, most comes down to personal preference, I would lean towards the C6 since it's a two piece bat.
Can the bat be returned if like some of the reviews state the paint starts chipping?
The 2012 Easton Synge: FP11SG Fastpitch bat is covered under a full warranty through Easton. Paint chips will not effect the performance of the bat, but you would be able to send it back to Easton for a warranty replacement.
What is the break-in period on the Easton Synge?
We recommend 150-200 swings to fully break in the Easton Synge and any other composite barreled bat you may be interested in.
Is the Synge an end loaded bat? I am also looking at the 2013 DeMarini DXCFS; how do they compare and does -11 vs -11.5 make a difference? Bigger sweet spot? Thanks.
The 2012 Easton Synge is a balanced bat. However, it will be stiffer than the 2013 DeMarini DXCFS, better suited for a power hitter. The -11 and the -11.5 have the same size sweet spot.
Why does the bat not have a "ding" like many others?
The 2012 Easton Synge is a composite bat. Composite bats make a crack or thud type sound when hit and alloy bats make a ping type sound.
Is the 2012 Easton Synge FP11SG Fastpitch bat approved for Dixie Youth play?
The 2012 Easton Synge is approved for Dixie Youth play.
Does this have the ASA 2012 stamp that will be required in 2013?
The 2012 Easton Synge has the new ASA stamp.
Is this bat a single-wall bat ?
The 2012 Easton Synge is a double wall bat.
Does this bat have the USSSA stamp that it will be legal in 2013?
It absolutely does! If you look at the small pictures at the top of this webpage, and enlarge the second picture in the left row, you will be able to see the new stamp printed on this bat.
How does it compare against the 2011 Synge SRV6B Fastpitch (White/Black/Yellow model)?
Easton enlarged the size of the sweetspot this year and changed the color scheme, but otherwise these bats are going to be very similar.
I cannot decide between the Easton Synge: FP11SG and the Mizuno Avalanche ($74.99). Can you tell me the main differences?
The Easton Synge will have a one piece composite frame while the Mizuno Avalanche will be a one piece all alloy. The Avalanche will be an ounce lighter than the Synge because it has a drop of -12.5 and the Synge has a drop of -11.5.
No reviews are posted yet so do you have any feedback on this bat and how it is performing?
All of the feedback we've heard on this bat has been very positive. The expanded sweetspot gives the bat great "pop" and the bat is very easy to swing. It also has been said to have great control and balance.
How does the FP11SG compare with the DeMarini DXCFS?
The FP11SG is going to be a -11.5 drop. It is also going to have more of a expanded sweetspot.
DOES THE FP11SG HAVE THE WORDS "OFFICIAL SOFTBALL" STAMPED ON THE HANDLE? THIS STAMP IS NEEDED FOR DIXIE SOFTBALL PLAY.
Yes. Just above the grip on the handle there is an "Official Softball" stamp.
Do we know yet how well this bat will compare to the 2011 Synge?
Easton extended the sweet spot, and they changed the composite design. This bat will perform as good or better than the last Synge.
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