2015 Easton BBCOR Series

2015 Easton BBCOR Series

The Easton 2015 BBCOR Power Brigade is probably the most highly anticipated bats ever due to the addition of the innovative, revolutionary Mako Torq and the new Z-Core aluminum. All six of these monsters have three things in common: long barrels, fast swing speeds and a drop -3 length to weight ratio for overwhelming power. Here they are . . .

1. 2015 Easton Mako Torq BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15MKT)

The 2015 Torq is crafted with TCT Thermo Composite Technology to maximize the durability and potential of the sweet spot. This 2-piece is connected using Easton’s ConneXion Technology for incredibly energy transfer between the handle and the barrel for an optimized feel, while still limiting vibration to the hands. Last, but definitely not least, is the game changing 360 Torq Handle!

This insane feature allows the bottom of the handle and gauze grip closest to the knob to rotate, allowing the players bottom hand to rotate as they progress through their swing into and out of the hitting zone, dramatically improving follow through. This will result in more pitches being squared up with more power, more often! The Mako Torq is, without a doubt, the best BBCOR bat Easton has ever made.

2. 2015 Easton Mako BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15MK)

The most popular BBCOR bat of 2014 is back! The 2015 Mako is put together using advanced TCT Thermo Composite Technology, increasing durability and the potency of the sweet spot! Once again made as a 2-piece, the Mako barrel and handle are locked together using the patented ConneXion Technology. This connection keeps vibration to the hands in check as players hold the performance diamond grip, while also priming the sweet spot for ridiculous performance! The Mako BBCOR gives hitters the power they want while still having an optimized, balanced feel going through the hitting zone.

3. 2015 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S1)

Made with an IMX Advanced Composite, the 2015 S1 features a massive barrel and unmatched bat speed for hitters to utilize! The composite barrel is connected to the vibration-eliminating SIC Carbon Handle using the ConneXion Technology for an optimized feel and proper energy transfer. Hold on to the performance diamond grip, utilize that balanced swing weight and you’ll be rounding the bases with this S1 BBCOR on your side!

4. 2015 Easton XL1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15X1)

Made with an end load weighting, the 2015 XL1 is made for high school and collegiate power hitters who want the meatiest of barrels! The end load means that Easton kept more weight at the end of the bat to increase the mass and power of the sweet spot. The XL1’s IMX Composite barrel and SIC Carbon Handle are connected, making it a 2-piece, by the ConneXion Technology to give hitters limited vibration and a strong, sturdy feel at the plate. The XL1 BBCOR has the biggest, longest barrel of the entire Easton BBCOR Power Brigade!

5. 2015 Easton S2Z BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S2Z)

As the only hybrid Easton BBCOR bat in 2015, the S2Z gives hitters the best of composite and the best of alloy material all in one bat! Using Z-Core Technology, which is a tool to strengthen the internal core of the bat, Easton dramatically improves the strength and durability of the barrel. The barrel is made with Hyperlite Matrix Alloy, which is the best alloy material on the market, giving the sweet spot a lot to work with! Made as a 2-piece, the alloy barrel is connected to the SIC Carbon Handle with Easton’s patented ConneXion Technology, giving the S2Z awesome energy transfer with limited sting in the hands while holding the performance diamond grip.

6. 2015 Easton S3Z BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15S3Z)

If you want a 1-piece, traditional bat then the 2015 S3Z for BBCOR is what you’re looking for! Easton crafts this bad boy with the best alloy material in the game, Hyperlite Matrix Alloy, for an expanded sweet spot and greater durability. Using an internal core improvement method, the patented Z-Core Technology, Easton gives players a strong bat with a massive barrel. The S3Z also comes with performance diamond grip and a tapered handle. Step up to the plate with the most feared 1-piece BBCOR certified bat of 2015!

ALL of these bats come with a BBCOR certified stamp on them so they can be used in High School and Collegiate levels. Get your 2015 Easton BBCOR bat with no hassle returns at CheapBats.com.

Batisfaction, guaranteed!

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2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch Softball Bat

2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch Softball Bat

The 2015 Easton Mako for Fastpitch Softball is crafted as a 2-piece made with TCT Thermo Composite Technology, which is advanced 100% composite material and gives this Mako insane performance. Easton always looks for feedback and the consistent thing that kept coming up with girls fastpitch softball players is that they wanted “less vibration to the hands”. Well, Easton has answered the call with ZERO vibration! Introducing the ZERO ConneXion Technology, which locks the barrel and the handle together for the sturdy feel it needs while eliminating vibration completely. Yes, that means no sting to the hands!

The Fastpitch Mako also comes with an ultra-thin 29/32” handle and performance diamond grip to go along with the 1.20 BPF USSSA thumbprint and ASA stamps right on the bat. This bat is also approved for play by NSA, ISA, ISF and SSUSA. There are three different versions to the Fastpitch Mako… which only differ in their drop and available size, otherwise they are identical. Which drop and size to get all depends on preference and each hitter’s size. For more details on that you can always read our guide to buying the correct bat.

2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch -8 (FP15MK8) has a drop -8 length to width ratio and is available in 33”/25oz and 34”/26oz.

2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch -9 (FP15MK9) has a drop -9 length to width ratio and is available in 32”/23oz, 33”/24oz and 34”/25oz.

2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch -10 (FP15MK10) has a drop -10 length to width ratio and is available in 30”/20oz, 31”/21oz, 32”/22oz, 33”/23oz and 34”/24oz.

You can get your 2015 Mako Fastpitch Softball Bat with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com.

Batisfaction, guaranteed!

Have a question? Contact us at 1 (800) 589-HITS or shoot us an e-mail anytime!

2015 Easton Mako vs Mako Torq

2015-Easton-Torq-Vs-Mako-Baseball-Bats-Duel2015 Easton – Mako vs. Mako Torq

Easton’s bats are always highly advanced, incredibly constructed and right at the top as far as popularity. Easton is obviously dedicated to creating nothing short of elite performance. Let’s just say the 2015 Easton series of bats aren’t an exception to that. In fact, they’re better! This year’s lineup, however, is dominated by the two big dogs: The returning, improved Mako and the new, green Mako Torq.

What are the differences between the 2015 Easton Mako and the 2015 Easton Mako Torq?

I’m glad you asked! Let’s get to the bottom of it…

First, let’s go through all the things that they have in common, which is quite a bit. They are both simply a work of art, crafted with 100% TCT Thermo Composite Technology. This composite material is the best in the game! It truly maximizes the potential in every phase, especially the sweet spot in the barrel. Both of these bats are also a 2-piece, connected using Easton’s patented CXN ConneXion Technology, which efficiently transfers energy and gives the bat an optimized feel.

For Fastpitch softball only Easton took that even further and made the ZERO CXN ConneXion Technology. This connection was engineered to completely eliminate vibration, hence the ZERO, and give Softball girls the best in performance!

Now… the Mako and the Mako Torq differ in a few ways…  one of which that is an industry changing feature that is bound to start a trend!

We’ll start with the grip, with the Mako sporting Easton’s signature performance diamond grip while the Mako Torq has black and white gauze grip. They both give hitters what they need, so that just comes down to a preference. Another difference is the color design as the Mako returns with its orange look, while the Mako Torq has a “Torq” green color that lets everyone know who has the newest, baddest bat in town! The glaring way they differ is Easton incorporated the brand new 360 Torq Handle Technology on the Mako Torq. The bottom of the handle and the grip closest to the knob can actually be rotated!

How does the 360 Torq Handle benefit you? It allows hitters to square up more pitches by allowing the bottom hand to rotate while the bat is going through the hitting zone. This keeps the barrel in the zone longer and ultimately gives the hitter more power, more often! This technology is what makes the Mako Torq priced a little higher than the Mako, rightfully so.

One last difference is the leagues Easton made them to play in…

They both have an edition for Fastpitch Softball and also BBCOR, Big Barrel and Youth baseball. However, only the Mako comes in a Junior Big Barrel for baseball, while the Mako Torq does not.

The verdict? Give me one and i’ll approach the plate with the utmost confidence! It all comes down to, besides the difference in grip type, whether you want to pay a few bucks more for the brand new technology – the Torq handle. Other than that they are almost identical.

You can get both of these 2015 Easton powerhouses, the Mako and the Mako Torq, with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com.

Batisfaction, guaranteed!

Have a question? Contact us at 1 (800) 589-HITS or shoot us an e-mail anytime!

2015 Easton Mako Torq Bat Teased by Easton on Instagram

Months before the official launch of the 2015 Easton Mako Torq Bat, Easton has dropped it’s first hint of what is set to be the crowning jewel on the 2015 Easton Bat line up. The green, white and black Mako Torq will feature a revolutionary 360 Torq handle design that will get the barrel to the zone faster than ever before.

The 2015 Mako will available in the following categories and length to weight ratios:

  • BBCOR Minus 3 Ounce (2 5/8″ barrel)
  • Big Barrel Minus 8 and Minus 5 (both with 2 5/8″ diameter barrels)
  • Youth Minus 10 Ounce (2 1/4″ barrel)
  • Fastpitch Minus 10 Ounce (2 1/4″ barrel)

This is a summary of what Easton has released so far on Facebook and Instagram. We will fill in more of the details when they become available. We expect to see the Mako Torq in stock in late 2014.

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2015 Easton Mako Torq for Fastpitch Softball

2015 Easton Mako Torq for Fastpitch Softball

If you’re a Fastpitch softball player looking for the bat to help take your game to the next level… Easton may just be your new best friend. Introducing THE 2015 Fastpitch bat to have – the Mako Torq!

The Mako Torq is the alpha dog in Easton’s 2015 Fastpitch Power Brigade and is created using TCT Thermo Composite Technology, which is 100% composite material that gives you all the strength and durability you could ever want in a bat. Constructed as a 2-piece, where the barrel and the handle are connected with the Easton’s new ZERO ConneXion Technology, giving off ZERO vibration to the hands and providing the most efficient energy transfer possible. This allows for a true optimized feel and the best performance in the game. Easton made this ZERO connection because of girls softball players specifically asking for fastpitch bats without sting. Girls… Easton has delivered!

What separates the Mako Torq from the rest of the fastpitch lineup is the new 360 Torq Handle Technology!

This allows the bottom of the handle and grip closest to the knob to actually rotate! Yes, rotate! So, when the bat is going through the hitting zone, the bottom hand can rotate along with the handle allowing your hands and wrists to stay as comfortable exploding through the ball and leaving the hitting zone as they were entering the hitting zone, while also keeping the barrel in the zone longer. This results in pitches being squared up more often, with more power! It’s almost not fair… but that’s a pitcher’s problem.

This Torq comes as a drop -10 in length to width ratio with an extra-long barrel, ultra-thin composite Torq handle and gauze grip. While being available in 31”/21oz, 32”/22oz, 33”/23oz and 34”/24oz, the Torq also sports the 1.20 BPF USSSA thumbprint and ASA stamps right on the handle. Also approved for play by NSA, ISA, ISF and SSUSA.

You can get your 2015 Mako Torq Fastpitch Softball Bat with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com.

Batisfaction, guaranteed!

Have a question? Contact us at 1 (800) 589-HITS or shoot us an e-mail anytime!

2015 Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat

2015 Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat

Returning for another season in Easton’s Fastpitch Power Brigade is the FS1! How could Easton not bring this bad boy back? Widely considered as one of the best 2014 fastpitch softball bats in the game, the 2015 FS1 is sure to rise to the next level of expectations.

The 2015 FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat is made with 100% composite material that includes the IMX Advanced Composite Technology in the barrel, which optimizes and maximizes the potential of the sweet spot! While returning again as a 2-piece, the connection between the barrel and the handle has gone to the next level using Easton’s new ConneXion ZERO! This ZERO feature was engineered to eliminate any vibration to the hands while still allowing excellent energy transfer for nothing but the best results. The Fastpitch S1 also has an even weight distribution, giving it that balanced swing weight that so many players love!

Some other features of the FS1 is the ultra-thin 29/32” handle and performance diamond grip, while also being approved for play with its 1.20 BPF USSSA and ASA stamps right on the handle. This bat is also approved by NSA, ISA, ISF and SSUSA.

There are two different versions to the FS1, which differ only in their drop and weight.Here they are . . .

2015 Easton FS1 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat

This FS1 comes as a drop -10 length to weight ratio and is available in 30”/20oz, 31”/21oz, 32”/22oz, 33”/23oz and 34”/24oz.

2015 Easton FS1 -11 Fastpitch Softball Bat

This FS1 comes as a drop -11 length to weight ratio and is available in 30”/19oz, 31”/20oz, 32”/21oz, 33”/22oz and 34”/23oz.

You can get your 2015 FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com.

Batisfaction, guaranteed!

If you aren’t sure which bat length and/or weight is best for your needs, check out our guide.

Have a question? Contact us at 1 (800) 589-HITS or shoot us an e-mail anytime!

2015 Easton FS3 Fastpitch Softball Bat

2015 easton fs3 fastpitch softvall batOnce again part of Easton’s Fastpitch Power Brigade is the FS3! After turning in a successful 2014 campaign, Easton has decided to upgrade this bat from a 1-piece bat to a 2-piece! This really changes the entire dynamic of excellence while still keeping the sturdy, solid feel to it. This may now be the best bang-for-your-buck bat on the market!

The 2-piece comes where the handle and the barrel connect, using Easton’s new ZERO ConneXion Technology! This innovative feature completely eliminates vibration and sting 2015-Easton-Fastpitch-FS3-handleto the hands while still transferring energy exactly as it should for top notch performance. Easton constructed this bat with 100% fully composite material, along with the IMX Advanced Composite Technology to optimize the sweet spot for maximum performance. This 2015 Easton FS3 is also made with an evenly distributed weighting and a drop -12 length to weight ratio. Combine those two and you get a smooth, easy to control swing with increased bat speed while going through the hitting zone. This allows the batter to get ahead of the ball and drive it to the wall!

Some other features of the 2015 Easton FS3 include an ultra-thin 29/32” handle and performance diamond grip to go along with the 1.20 BPF USSSA thumbprint and ASA approval stamps inked right on the handle. This FS3 is also approved by NSA, ISA, ISF AND SSUSA while being available in 28”/16oz, 29”/17oz, 30”/18oz, 31”/19oz, 32”/20oz, 33”/21oz and 34”/22oz sizes. This gives everyone a lot of options to pick the perfect bat for their needs.

You can get your 2015 Easton FS3 Fastpitch Softball Bat with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com. “Batisfaction”, guaranteed!

If you aren’t sure which bat length and/or weight is best for your needs, check out our guide. Have a question? Contact us at 1 (800) 589-HITS or shoot us an e-mail anytime!

All Star Fielding and Catchers Gloves Review

All Star Fielding and Catchers Gloves

all star fielding and catchers glovesAll Star Sporting Goods is the manufacturer of All Star baseball and softball gloves. The company is family orientated and have established a reputation for putting out the finest gloves any baseball or softball catcher can wear during their career. Over the course of their existence, they have strived to give those who use their gloves the best tool for the job and more often than not, have succeeded at just that.

The company produces more than just great catchers gloves. They produce gloves for players of any position, but are known mostly for their gloves for the pitchers’ best friend. These gloves are used by several Major League Baseball stars of today and the past including Mike Napoli, Jose Molina, Jason Varitek, Brian Schneider, Raul Chavez, AJ Ellis, and recent big league call-up Xavier Cedeno.

These professional athletes have become used to wearing these gloves made with exclusive Japanese tanned steer hide. This material is known to break in quickly and has an extended life period. The gloves also feature soft tan leather pockets, which give you the solid pop sound when catching a fastball. They also use stiffer leather for the backing of the glove, which also helps increase its length of life and provides an ideal amount of support.

One aspect of these gloves that makes them so popular with professional baseball and softball players is the fact that each glove is made by hand. Instead of trusting machines to stitch ever part of the glove together and take care of the labor, human hands are used. Anyone that has used an All Star glove made by hand, will attest to the fact that they are at the top of the food chain in terms of glove manufacturers.

In addition to adult gloves, All Star makes catchers gloves for youth players.

Cheapbats.com is proud to represent All Star fielding and catchers gloves.

Louisville Slugger’s 2015 BBCOR Baseball Bat Lineup

2015 starts another year of baseball, which means another ridiculous lineup of bats from Louisville Slugger. The 3 top flight BBCOR bats for this year are the Omaha 515, Select 715 and the baddest one of them all, the prime 915!

Each of these were made to do one thing: DOMINATE THE COMPETITION. Let’s go through each bat in detail so you know exactly what you’re getting before you take the one for you to the field. Here is the Louisville Slugger’s 2015 BBCOR Baseball Bat Lineup.

Louisville Slugger’s 2015  BBCOR Baseball Bat - Omaha 515

louisville-slugger-omaha-bbcor-bat-BBO5153The BBCOR edition of the Omaha is a 1-piece bat constructed with ST+20 Alloy, which is arguably the best aluminum alloy in the game. Louisville Slugger crafted this 515 with the Flex Band Barrel Technology, a process where a 1″-wide graphite band is inserted inside the bat, increasing the strength and power of the sweet spot without sacrificing the light swing weight! Capped off with a 2 ⅝” barrel diameter and a 31/32” tapered handle, the Omaha 515 gives you the best bang for your buck! Great Performance + Great Price = One Heck of a Deal

2015 Select 715 BBCOR Baseball Bat

2015 louisville-slugger-select-715-bbcor-batLouisville Slugger makes the BBCOR Select a 3-piece, which takes this bat to an entirely different level of performance. The TRU3 Technology is how all 3 of the pieces come together, as it connects the barrel to one side and the handle to the other, while not allowing them to touch. That gives you the benefit of having no vibration getting to the hands and the energy that wants to come down to the handle essentially gets redirected right back into the barrel.

The redirected energy will then create a trampoline effect, ultimately increasing the distance of your hit! Also incorporated is the Flex Band Barrel Technology, where the 715 has a 1″-wide graphite band inserted inside the barrel, which increases the strength and power of the sweet spot without sacrificing the light swing weight! Lastly, Louisville adds a 2 ⅝” barrel diameter and a 31/32” tapered handle to the Select 715, making this one of the best BBCOR bats on the market!

2015 Prime 915 BBCOR Baseball Bat

2015 louisville-slugger-prime-915-bbcor-batAs Louisville Slugger’s only 100% composite BBCOR bat, the Prime is the top dog of the 2015 lineup! Composite is the strongest, most durable material in the game without question, giving you a great advantage while stepping up to the plate. Just like the Select, the Prime is made as a 3-piece, connected using the TRU3 Technology.

This technology connects the barrel to one side and the handle to the other, while not allowing them to touch. This benefits you by eliminating vibration to the hands, while redirecting contact energy right back into the barrel for a trampoline effect that will increase the distance and power of your hits! Another great feature is the Flex Band Barrel Technology, where the 915 has a 1″-wide graphite band inserted inside the bat, which increases the strength and power of the sweet spot without sacrificing the light swing weight! The Prime 915 for BBCOR also comes with a 2 ⅝” barrel diameter and a 31/32” tapered handle, making this Louisville bred Prime the #1 BBCOR bat available!

Take home your Louisville Slugger’s 2015 BBCOR Bat with a 12 Month Manufacturer’s Warranty and No Hassle Returns at CheapBats.com! “Batisfaction”, Guaranteed!

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The New 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 Fastpitch Softball Bat -12oz FPXL152

2015 Louisville Slugger x12-fastpitch-bat-FPXL152The 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 is going to be a  new 12 ounce fastpitch softball bat. This light weight fastpitch bat will be ideal for the athlete who is a line drive, or slap hitter. The 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 has a terrific balanced feel and is made from 100% Pure 360 Composite material. The Pure 360 is made up of advanced LS-2X aerospace grade composite fibers, thinner than other composite fibers that have been used in times past.

This high end LS-2X carbon fiber material allows for the thinnest composite walls possible without sacrificing any of the classic rugged durability that Louisville Slugger loves to offer. Because Louisville used the LS-2X Pure 360 composite design, you can feel confident, that this two-piece bat, will not only drive the ball hard and far, to any part of the field you hit it to, but it’ll feel great in the process of doing so.

The two piece Louisville Slugger construction gives any fastpitch player an advantage over the competition. Not only will you notice a drastic reduction in vibration, but you will also be gaining the benefits of having more whip, with precise flex engineering to give you the greatest amount of pop, and trampoline effect possible. Louisville Slugger has always been a fastpitch industry leader, and their looking to bring more to every player. If you want an all composite fastpitch bat, that performs with the same kind of determination, and drive, that you do, consider the Louisville Slugger X12 as a great option in an already stacked fastpitch softball bat line up.

You can purchase your new 2015 -12 Louisville Slugger FPXL152 X12 Fastpitch Softball Bat from Cheapbats.com and any of their other great fastpitch softball bats.