Manufacturer Spotlight: Easton Baseball Bats

Easton Baseball BatsEaston is a name known around the baseball and softball world. Since being founded by Doug Easton in 1922, the company has worked relentlessly to put out products that their customers could rely on. The company is currently headquartered in Van Nuys, California has grown to include more than 1,000 employees working in various divisions ranging from softball and baseball to ice hockey, cycling and archery.

Easton Baseball Bats really began to make a dent in the bat market in 1969 when they released the first aluminum bat. Ever since, Easton has been trusted to complete other “firsts” in the bat industry, becoming the first company to produce bats from titanium, C405 and the first to use a carbon core. The Easton brand has grown to include more than just bats in the baseball and softball division as the company also puts out some of the most trusted gloves and accessories on the market.

In terms of their most popular bats, Easton puts out bats that can be used in wood, aluminum or composite leagues. The Easton B3.0 is one of the best composite bats available for recreation league players. Approved for use in ASA and ISF leagues, this bat has a two piece composite design completed with ConneXion Technology. It is also a part of the Raw series, which is one of the most popular bat franchises in the sport.

For those looking to use an Easton bat in ASA aluminum leagues, the Easton Salvo is a popular option. This bat has the end loaded feel, making it a solid option for those looking to get a little more power in their swing. It was built with a composite handle with a THT100 scandium barrel, giving it the best of both worlds: production and durability.

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Easton Softball Bats – A review of Easton’s Best

Easton Baseball BatsEaston softball bats are made by one of the leading bat manufacturers in the world. Each year, they produce elite level bats that are used in various leagues around the country. If you are looking for a solid Easton softball bat, your options are endless and many of the best can be found at Cheap Bats.

What are some of the best Easton softball bats currently available?

Easton Raw Power B1.0 Slow Pitch

When it comes to the best two piece composite bats on the market today, the Easton Raw Power B1.0 model is at the top of the list. There is no breaking-in period with this bat as you will be able to hit bombs from swing one through swing 200 without losing anything. It is approved for use in several leagues and comes with a six month warranty. It was constructed for use in extreme 100 MPH or more performance.

2013 Easton Mystique Fast Pitch

The Easton Mystique fast pitch softball bat was made of 7050 aircraft alloy, making it one of the best constructed bats on the market. It has a 12 ounce weight drop and a thin handle that allows you to get your hands wrapped around it tighter. With more control of the bat, you will be able to pick where your ball is going to be hit every time. It is USSSA certified and has a larger than normal sweet spot to reach for.

2013 Easton Typhoon Fast Pitch

With an 11 ounce weight drop, the 2013 Easton Typhoon fast pitch bat has its weight evenly distributed throughout. This allows you to get faster swinging speed because the weight is less than traditional bats. It is approved for use in USSSA leagues and is USSSA certified for 1.20 BPF. It comes with a thinner handle that has a cushioned grip to help fight vibration.

Easton Maple Wood Bat

The popularity of wood bat in softball leagues is growing around the country. One of the best wooden bat producers to turn to is Easton. With this bat, you are getting a 34″ bat that was made with North American maple. It was laser engraved and has a cupped end, giving you great potential for big power.

Here is a link get a closer look at these bats and other Easton softball bats.

Easton Softball Bats – Four Bats That Make Good Choices

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Easton is one of the leading bat manufacturers in the world. Each year, they produce elite level bats that are used in various leagues around the country. If you are looking for a solid Easton softball bat, your options are endless and many of the best can be found at Cheap Bats.

What are some of the best Easton softball bats currently available?

Easton Raw Power B1.0 Slowpitch

When it comes to the best two piece composite bats on the market today, this Easton model is at the top of the list. There is no breaking-in period with this bat as you will be able to hit bombs from swing one through swing 200 without losing anything. It is approved for use in several leagues and comes with a six month warranty. It was constructed for use in extreme 100 MPH or more performance.

2013 Easton Mystique Fastpitch

This Easton softball bat was made of 7050 aircraft alloy, making it one of the best constructed bats on the market. It has a 12 ounce weight drop and a thin handle that allows you to get your hands wrapped around it tighter. With more control of the bat, you will be able to pick where your ball is going to be hit every time. It is USSSA certified and has a larger than normal sweet spot to reach for.

2013 Easton Typhoon Fastpitch

With an 11 ounce weight drop, this fastpitch bat has its weight evenly distributed throughout. This allows you to get faster swinging speed because the weight is less than traditional bats. It is approved for use in USSSA leagues and is USSSA certified for 1.20 BPF. It comes with a thinner handle that has a cushioned grip to help fight vibration.

Easton Maple Wood Bat

The popularity of wood bat softball leagues is growing around the country. One of the best wooden bat producers to turn to is Easton. With this bat, you are getting a 34″ bat that was made with North American maple. It was laser engraved and has a cupped end, giving you great potential for big power.

To get a closer look at these bats and other Easton softball bats, Cheap Bats is the place to go.

Choosing the right Softball Bat for League Play

Softball swingChoosing the right softball bat

Every athlete that has ever played the game of softball understands that there is a lot more to the game than simply hitting the ball with the bat. It requires a quality swing, proper form and excellent eye/hand coordination. This is the only way to achieve consistent hitting. Making that happen requires choosing the right softball bat. How can an individual choose the ideal bat that will have a dramatic positive impact on their game?

Selecting a bat that is too long, too short, is worn out, too lightweight or heavy, can all affect how well an athlete plays the game. The ideal bat will be the one that allows the player to increase the speed of their swing and hit, which will naturally improve their results.

Purchasing a new softball bat can be a real expense. Bats can range from $30 to well over $200. Many professional-grade composite bats are available, but these bats can cost over $400. Although it can be a significant outlay of money, a serious softball player should take the time to choose the right bat and consider the investment.

Sizing a Bat

Properly selecting the ideal size and weight of a bat for a player will require consideration of their height and weight. Additionally, it is important to consider the bat barrel’s size. The process is simple.

Start with the player’s weight and height. Look over the chart of available softball bats. Bat specifically designed for fast-pitch softball are manufactured in sizes that are generally one-quarter inch bigger in diameter than a softball bat designed for slow pitch. Typically, a standard slow pitch bat is 2-1/4” in diameter.

Easton Bat Sizing Chart

Choose the proper softball bat size based on the player’s specific weight and height. Usually, lightweight shorter players require a shorter bat. Overall, bat lengths typically range between 26” and 34” long.

The Best Material

Choosing the ideal softball bat often means selecting between available materials. Both fast pitch and soft pitch bats are crafted out of aluminum, mix metals and composites. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Aluminum tends to dent easily during cold weather, and composite bats are substantially higher in price than other materials.

Choosing the right softball bat is an easy process by selecting the right diameter and length based on the player’s weight and height. Making the right choice can substantially improve the batting results of any player.

Easton Mako BBCOR Bat Making A Splash In Omaha – College World Series News

After a weekend filled with great baseball, a lot of extra innings, and some weather issues presented by mother nature, two Easton teams have booked their tickets for Omaha and TD Ameritrade Park!

Big congratulations to the UCLA Bruins (3rd trip to Omaha in the last 4 years!) and to the Mississippi State Bulldogs (first trip to Omaha since 2007!).  Both teams faced a lot of adversity on their respective roads to Omaha, but both battled to earn their places in the Mecca of College Baseball.

I am also happy to report that the new Easton MAKO bats played a huge role in both teams success in their runs through the Super Regional round.

For the Bulldogs, 5 out of 9 starters have switched to the MAKO (along with 2 S1 and 2 XL3 bats).  Leadoff hitter Adam Frazier absolutely raked with his new MAKO.  Over the weekend he went 8-11, including a 6 for 6 performance on Saturday with a double, triple, and 3 runs batted in as the Bulldogs produced a season best 2o hits in route to an 11-6 victory!

The Bruins have also taken a liking to the latest Easton bat innovation.  During Saturday’s 3-0 Omaha clinching victory over Cal State Fullerton, 7 out of the 9 UCLA hitters swung the MAKO bat.  Pat Gallagher and Shane Zeile led the offense, each contributing RBI singles in the first inning that stood up for the win!

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More Easton Mako Bat Pictures Surface

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Here is another picture of the all new, 2014 Easton Mako BBCOR bat. We think it looks pretty good. We should have a new composite BBCOR Mako bat in our hands soon, and we plan to swing this bat non-stop. Our sources at Easton are more excited about the new Mako bats than we have seen for any bat launch in recent history.

We actually saw this bat in the top secret Easton testing laboratory about a year ago. It is pretty cool to see a gray bat in a lab turn into the next big line of baseball band softball bats. Easton Mako reviews will be posted as soon as we get some test/demo bats.

Easton Teases New Mako BBCOR Baseball Bat On FaceBook

The Easton Mako baseball bat was revealed on the Easton Baseball FaceBook page today. Showing just a glimpse of the knob, the 33″/30 ounce Mako BBCOR bat looks to be 100% composite with an orange and white paint job. No word on whether the Mako will replace the S1, or if the Mako will be an addition to the Easton BBCOR bat lineup. As of today we do not know what price point this bat will be sold at, but we are guessing a price point above the current S1 and XL1 BBCOR bat, which currently retail for $399. Expect more details towards the end of Summer, 2013.

Easton Mako Baseball Bat

Easton Mako Bat

Easton has made huge strides in the BBCOR bat market in the past two years with the success of their Power Brigade bats. Look for the new Easton Speed Brigade bats for 2014. Trying to get back on top, DeMarini released the new Vexxum NVS BBCOR, and so far sales of the 2014 Vexxum have exceeded expectation.

Softball Bat Review: Easton Raw Power B2.0 Slow Pitch Softball Bat

Easton Raw Power B2.0 Slow Pitch Softball BatIn their slow pitch softball bat line up Easton has introduced yet another series, the Easton Raw Power bats.  These bats come in a variety of sizes, weights, and colors. The Easton Raw Power B2.0 Slow Pitch Softball Bat is the bat I will concentrate on today.

Easton Raw Power B2.0 for 2013 bat has Easton’s exclusive, SIC black carbon fiber handle which reduces vibration, and the bat has a better overall feel. Because of the SIC carbon fiber composite in the handle, you feel very little vibration and maximum stiffness is still maintained all through the bat.  There is no loss of energy throughout a swing.

To get a feel of how the SIC technology worked, I hit a few softballs off the end of the bat and also tried to hit some too close to the hands. There was some vibration in the one piece Raw Power B2 on the bad swings; however, I was distracted by how well I did hit the softball on the deliberate bad swings. In truth, I didn’t notice much of anything else.

I was an enthusiast of the Easton Raw Power B2.0 starting with my first swing. I was hitting the whole lot hard, and was reminded more of a shaved bat.  Wherever I hit the ball on the barrel, it flew off the Raw Power B2.0.

The design of the Easton Raw Power B2.0 has quality engineering going from the 13.5 inch barrel to the new gauze grip tape. The B or L the in Easton Raw Power model numbers is to distinguish between Balanced or End Loaded in weight allocation.

It felt great to swing the Easton Raw Power B 2.0 Slow Pitch Softball Bat through the zone because it is so well balanced.  There is a lot control on a bat that I would say is a joy to swing.

You can find this great slow pitch softball bat at Cheapbats.com at a great price.

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The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR Bat Is The Best Selling BBCOR Bat

Well, the Christmas numbers are in… The new Easton S1 BBCOR baseball bat is far away the best selling BBCOR bat of 2012 and soon to be 2013.

The awesome balance, and the pop that come with the 100% composite, two piece BBCOR baseball bat are hard to match. Easton added the top of the line “Black Carbon” composite to the handle of the 2013 S1 BBCOR, something that the 2012 did not have. Black Carbon composite is the best composite Easton has ever developed. The new S1 Easton BBCOR is lighter and stronger than the 2012, and the feedback is that the 2013 is much better than the 2012 S1.