Easton Limited Edition Release BBCOR, Fastpitch & Slowpitch Softball Bats

Easton has released 4 pre-summer limited edition bats for May/June 2016. This includes the Z-Core Speed Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat, the Stealth Retro Fastpitch Softball Bat, and the Helmer Flex Slowpitch Softball Bats (one for USSSA and one for ASA). Only so many of these bats are going to be manufactured and distributed, so when they’re gone – they’re gone!

Baseball (BBCOR)

2017 Z-Core Speed Whiteout (-3oz length to weight ratio, 2 5/8″ barrel diameter)

2017 Easton Z-Core Speed Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz BB17ZSW

2017 Easton Z-Core Speed Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz BB17ZSW

Introducing the Limited Edition 2017 Z-Core Speed Whiteout BBCOR Bat! “Z-Core” is the internal core technology that ultimately produces a bigger, longer, and more potent sweet spot for you to take advantage of! Easton constructs this Z-Core Speed Whiteout with a 1-Piece build that’s crafted using 100% HMX Hyperlite Matrix Aluminum Alloy material, giving this Z-Core a sweet ping contact sound while being extremely hot right out of the wrapper and game ready from day one. The 31/32″ Tapered Handle comes with Easton’s 1.2mm Hyperskin Bat Grip, giving you the comfortable hold you need to grip it and rip it. The Speed Barrel Design gives this Z-Core Speed Whiteout a Balanced Swing Weight, so you have faster swing speed and improved bat control while going through the hitting zone. This bat is available for purchase today and ships out to customers 5/13/2016.

Fastpitch Softball

2016 Stealth Retro (-10oz length to weight ratio, 2 1/4″ barrel diameter)

2016 Easton Stealth Retro Fastpitch Softball Bat Balanced -10oz FP16SSR3B

2016 Easton Stealth Retro Fastpitch Softball Bat Balanced -10oz FP16SSR3B

The Stealth Retro has a 2-Piece Bat Construction and is crafted with a 100% Composite Design. The patented 2-Piece ConneXion (CXN) Technology maximizes energy transfer and eliminates vibration from getting to your hands, ultimately eliminating that unwanted sting at the moment of impact. The barrel is made with Easton’s tried and true IMX Composite, which combines durability with ridiculous pop right out of the wrapper. The barrel also has a Balanced Swing Weight, giving you faster swing speed and improved bat control. This Stealth also has advanced Carbon Nanotube Technology, which is an advanced composite that makes the bat lighter. Making the bat lighter allows Easton to make the bat longer without the extra weight, giving the Stealth Retro a larger sweet spot for you to take advantage of! Lastly, the Focus Flex Technology increases the overall power of the bat, which results in further hitting distances with just the right amount of barrel flex. This bat is available for purchase today and ships out to customers 5/13/2016.

Slowpitch Softball

2016 Helmer Flex USSSA (comes in 34″/26oz, 34″/27oz, 34″/28oz)

2016 Helmer Flex ASA (comes in 34″/26oz, 34″/27oz, 34″/28oz)

2016 Easton Helmer Flex Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16BHFXU

2016 Easton Helmer Flex Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16BHFXU

2016 Easton Helmer Flex Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16BHFXA

2016 Easton Helmer Flex Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16BHFXA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Limited Edition 2016 Helmer Flex softball bat features an all-new flex barrel construction for softer compression and maximum performance right out of the wrapper. This bat is also made with a 2-Piece Bat Construction and is crafted with a 100% TCT Composite Design. TCT, short for Thermo Composite Technology, is Easton’s top composite material that gives you the biggest possible sweet spot, great performance, and incredible durability. The CXN Zero barrel-to-handle piece works with the 29/32″ Handle to maximize energy transfer for an optimized feel, while also eliminating vibration/sting from getting to your hands. The 1.2mm Hyperskin Bat Grip has a nice tacky feel with the right amount of cushion so you can grip it and rip it. This Helmer Flex bat is also made with an End-Loaded Swing Weight, which gives the barrel additional weight towards the end cap, giving you more power potential at the plate. These bats are available for purchase today and ships out to customers 6/2/2016.

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2016 Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat Review

We’re going to go bat-by-bat to break down Easton’s new lineup of slowpitch softball bats for 2016. It’s broken down into 3 different series: Mako Torq, Bomb Squad, and Speed Brigade.

The Mako Torq Series…

2016 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA Balanced SP16MBU

2016 Mako Torq USSSA Balanced

2016 Mako Torq USSSA Balanced

Rating: 9.5/10

“Huge sweet spot, lots of pop, very balanced. Torq Taq grip also much better than last years gauze grip.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. Includes 360 Torq Rotation Technology that keeps you on plane and in the hitting zone longer, improving your timing and rids you of the classic rollover that would normally lead to weak grounders and inning-ending pop ups. This particular Mako Torq is made with a Balanced Swing Weight and is approved for 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, and SSUSA.

 

2016 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16MLU

2016 Mako Torq USSSA End Loaded

2016 Mako Torq USSSA End Loaded

Rating: 9.5/10

“Nice end-load, never felt sting, and after a few swings the torq rotation felt natural.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. Includes 360 Torq Rotation Technology that keeps you on plane and in the hitting zone longer, improving your timing and rids you of the classic rollover that would normally lead to weak grounders and inning-ending pop ups. This particular Mako Torq is made with an End-Loaded Swing Weight and is approved for 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, and SSUSA.

 

2016 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA Balanced SP16MBA

2016 Mako Torq ASA Balanced

2016 Mako Torq ASA Balanced

Rating: 9.5/10

“Super balanced, nice pop, feels awesome. The only issue I have with this bat is that all of my teammates want to use it. Not cool.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. Includes 360 Torq Rotation Technology that keeps you on plane and in the hitting zone longer, improving your timing and rids you of the classic rollover that would normally lead to weak grounders and inning-ending pop ups. This particular Mako Torq is made with a Balanced Swing Weight and is approved for ASA & ISF only.

 

2016 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16MLA

2016 Mako Torq ASA End Loaded

2016 Mako Torq ASA End Loaded

Rating: 9.5/10

“As a power hitter I love the end-load weighting. The bat feels really sturdy and it’s easy to swing. Hot out of wrapper and the pop is insane.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. Includes 360 Torq Rotation Technology that keeps you on plane and in the hitting zone longer, improving your timing and rids you of the classic rollover that would normally lead to weak grounders and inning-ending pop ups. This particular Mako Torq is made with a End-Loaded Swing Weight and is approved for ASA & ISF only.

 

The Bomb Squad Series…

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Brett Helmer Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16BHU

2016 Brett Helmer USSSA End Loaded

2016 Brett Helmer USSSA End Loaded

Rating: 9.5/10

“Worth every penny. Straight out of the wrapper I went 4 for 4 at the yard. Enough said.”

This is the USSSA Brett Helmer Signature Model for 2016. 2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. This Helmer has the CXN Zero Technology, which is the barrel-to-handle connection that virutally eliminates all vibration, improves overall feel, and adds more power behind every swing. This Helmer’s End-Loaded Swing Weight goes as follows: 34″/26.5oz = 1.5oz, 34″/27.5oz = 2.5oz, 34″/28.5oz = 3.5oz. Also, this bat is equipped with Easton’s new Hyperskin Bat Grip for more power through a softer feel. Lastly, this bat has the 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, and SSUSA approval stamps for slowpitch softball play.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Brett Helmer Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16BHA

2016 Brett Helmer ASA End Loaded

2016 Brett Helmer ASA End Loaded

Rating: 9.5/10

“LOVE THIS BAT! Powerful, nice pop, sturdy. The paint scheme is clean, too.”

This is the ASA Brett Helmer Signature Model for 2016. 2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. This Helmer has the CXN Zero Technology, which is the barrel-to-handle connection that virutally eliminates all vibration, improves overall feel, and adds more power behind every swing. This Helmer’s End-Loaded Swing Weight goes as follows: 34″/26.5oz = 1.5oz, 34″/27.5oz = 2.5oz, 34″/28.5oz = 3.5oz. Also, this bat is equipped with Easton’s new Hyperskin Bat Grip for more power through a softer feel. Lastly, this bat is approved for ASA and ISF.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Bryson Baker Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA Balanced SP16BBU

2016 Bryson Baker USSSA Balanced

2016 Bryson Baker USSSA Balanced

Rating: 9/10

“Super Balanced, sturdy, no sting felt in the hands, great pop.”

The Bryson Baker is the Bomb Squad bat that’s made with a Balanced Swing Weight, giving contact hitters the increased swing speed and improved bat control that they long for. Made as a 2-Piece, 100% Composite bat using Easton’s tried-and-true IMX Composite material. The 13.5″ Barrel Length gives you plenty of hitting surface and a massive sweet spot, while the 29/32″ SIC Black Carbon Handle helps optimize the bat and improve the overall feel. Lastly, this Bryson Baker is approved by 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, and SSUSA.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Bryson Baker Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA Balanced SP16BBA

2016 Bryson Baker ASA Balanced

2016 Bryson Baker ASA Balanced

Rating: 9/10

“This bat gives me fast swing speed and the barrel has a nice extended sweet spot.”

The Bryson Baker is the Bomb Squad bat that’s made with a Balanced Swing Weight, giving contact hitters the increased swing speed and improved bat control that they long for. Made as a 2-Piece, 100% Composite bat using Easton’s tried-and-true IMX Composite material. The 13.5″ Barrel Length gives you plenty of hitting surface and a massive sweet spot, while the 29/32″ SIC Black Carbon Handle helps optimize the bat and improve the overall feel. Lastly, this Bryson Baker is approved by ASA and ISF.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Scott Kirby Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16SKU

2016 Scott Kirby USSSA End Loaded

2016 Scott Kirby USSSA End Loaded

Rating: 9/10

“Sweet end-load for added power, nice paint job, great price.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using IMX Composite, which is Easton’s tried-and-true composite material they have used for many years. Made for power hitters, the End-Loaded Swing Weight on this bat goes as follows: 34″/26oz = 1oz, 34″/27oz = 2oz, 34″/28oz = 3oz, 34″/30oz = 4oz. Lastly, this particular Scott Kirby is approved by 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, and SSUSA.

 

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Scott Kirby Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16SKA

2016 Scott Kirby ASA End Loaded

2016 Scott Kirby ASA End Loaded

Rating: 9/10

“Sweet end-load for added power, nice paint job, great price.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using IMX Composite, which is Easton’s tried-and-true composite material they have used for many years. Made for power hitters, the End-Loaded Swing Weight on this bat goes as follows: 34″/26oz = 1oz, 34″/27oz = 2oz, 34″/28oz = 3oz, 34″/30oz = 4oz. Lastly, this particular Scott Kirby is approved by ASA and ISF.

 

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Brian Wegman Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16BWU

2016 Brian Wegman USSSA End Loaded

2016 Brian Wegman USSSA End Loaded

Rating: 8.5/10

“Love the single piece feel, very stiff and sturdy, great pop and power.”

If you like your bat made with the traditional 1-Piece Bat Construction, then the Bomb Squad Brian Wegman is the bat for you. Made with 100% Composite material, a 12″ Barrel Length, and an End-Loaded Swing Weight for power hitters, this bat is ready to help you drive the ball to the wall. Some other features include a 29/32″ SIC Black Carbon Handle, 1.2mm Hyperskin Bat Grip, and the 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, & SSUSA approval stamps.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Brian Wegman Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16BWA

2016 Brian Wegman ASA End Loaded

2016 Brian Wegman ASA End Loaded

Rating: 8.5/10

“Powerful. Stiff. Looks sick. Much better grip compared to last year.”

If you like your bat made with the traditional 1-Piece Bat Construction, then the Bomb Squad Brian Wegman is the bat for you. Made with 100% Composite material, a 12″ Barrel Length, and an End-Loaded Swing Weight for power hitters, this bat is ready to help you drive the ball to the wall. Some other features include a 29/32″ SIC Black Carbon Handle, 1.2mm Hyperskin Bat Grip, and the ASA & ISF approval stamps.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA USSSA End Loaded SP16BSUA

2016 Bomb Squad All-Association End Loaded

2016 Bomb Squad All-Association End Loaded

Rating: 7.5/10

“I play in both a USSSA and ASA league on different nights. This bat is what I needed. Great end-load, very sturdy, super hot, nice pop.”

This is the dual stamp, all-association Bomb Squad bat, made for the player who needs all the approval stamps: 1.20 BPF USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA, ISF, and SSUSA. Made as a 2-Piece, 100% Composite bat using IMX Composite material, this bat is made to last season after season. Power hitters will favor this bat as it has an End-Loaded Swing Weight, giving you additional weight at the end of the barrel for additional power potential with every swing.

 

The Speed Brigade Series…

Easton S500 Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA USSSA Balanced SP16S500

2016 S500 All-Association

2016 S500 All-Association

“I play for my church on the weekend and it’s a single wall aluminum league and this bat has been great! Price was totally fair and it has been fun to use.”

This is the top option of the Speed Brigade Series. The 100% 7050 Aircraft Aluminum Alloy build is more durable and better performing than the Durable aluminum the S300 and S50 are made with. With a Balanced Swing Weight, this S500 gives you great bat control and fast swing speed while going through the hitting zone. Ultimately, this bat is made as a price-point single wall barrel bat for those that either play in a coed league, church league, or just need a batting cage bat to take some hacks with while not beating up your more expensive bat. Approved for ALL softball associations.

 

Easton S300 Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA USSSA Balanced SP16S300

2016 S300 All-Association

2016 S300 All-Association

“This bat is my batting cage stick. I have a Salvo I use in games but I use this to bang up and get my swing right.”

If you don’t want to spend much money, but play need a bat to beat up on in your coed/church league or maybe need a batting cage bat – you found your match. With a Balanced Swing Weight, this S300 gives you great bat control and fast swing speed while going through the hitting zone. Approved for ALL softball associations.

 

 

 

Easton S50 Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA USSSA Balanced SP16S50

2016 S50 All-Association

2016 S50 All-Association

“I go to Home Run Park batting cages and, even though they have free rentals, I just wanted one that was my own to use now and then. It was cheap and it makes a nice ping sound when I hit the ball.”

The cheapest option of the Speed Brigade Series is the S50 slowpitch softball bat. At a $29.99 price point you get a single wall, 100% aluminum bat that’s ready for the player that’s just trying to have a bit of fun now and then, or if you’re just wanting to hit for hours in the cages and need something to help get your swing right. Approved for ALL softball associations.

 

 

That’s the ENTIRE 2016 Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup, which is available at CheapBats.com!

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2015 Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup

Another year, another release of sick slowpitch bats from Easton. We’re going to dive into each bats construction, design, strengths & everything in between so you can be as informed as possible.

A lot of the talk will be about the Mako Torq making its way into the world of slowpitch softball, so let’s start there…

 

2015 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball BatSP15MBA-main $399.95

Models: Balanced/USSSA, Balanced/ASA, Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz

Already introduced to baseball and fastpitch softball, this is the Mako Torq’s 1st crack at slowpitch softball. The Torq is made as a 2-piece, constructed with Easton’s top of the line 100% TCT Composite. The CXN piece, returning from last year, centers the barrel-to-handle connection and is going to reduce vibration and redirect contact energy back to the sweet spot upon impact. What separates the Torq TORQ-ROTATIONfrom the rest of the pack is the 360 Technology located along the gauze grip at the bottom of the handle, which is placed specifically where your bottom hand grips the bat (see 2nd image on the right). So, as you swing the Torq, your bottom hand will easily rotate along with the bottom of the handle, allowing you to have the most comfortable & complete swing into and out of the hitting zone. In short, your squaring up more pitches – more often. The rotation can go either way, making it good for both right & left-handed hitters. Also, the Mako Torq is Brett Helmer’s 2015 Pro Model bat.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 5/5

 

2015 Easton Mako Realtree Slowpitch Softball Bat $349.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30ozEaston-Mako-Realtree-Softball-Bat-SP15MKU

The Mako Realtree from Easton, making its debut in the slowpitch world as well, comes in as the #2 bat in the Mako series. The Mako Realtree is basically a Mako Torq with a different paint job, but has 2 main structural differences. 1 – The Mako Realtree does NOT come with the 360 Torq rotation AND 2 – The Mako Realtree is end loaded and still has a long barrel design (the Mako Torq only has a long barrel design with its balanced models, not its end loaded models). So, if you’re a power hitter and you want a long barrel, then this is going to be your bat! And by the way, isn’t that Realtree look on the barrel awesome?!

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 5/5

 

Next up is the Raw Power series!

 

2015 Easton Raw Power Bryson Baker Balanced Slowpitch Softball Bat $299.95

Models: Balanced/USSSA, Balanced/ASA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28ozEaston-Bryson-Baker-Softball-Bat-SP15BBA

If you’re a contact hitter looking for swing speed and bat control, then the Bryson Baker is the Raw Power you’re going to want. Made balanced, Easton constructs the Bryson Baker Raw Power as a 2-piece that’s crafted out of 100% IMX Composite material. IMX is an advanced composite type (just a notch below the TCT Composite used with the Makos above) that’s going to optimize the barrel and increase overall performance throughout the bat. The CXN piece is used here as well, connecting the barrel to the SIC Black Carbon Handle. The SIC handle is patented by Easton and used to eliminate vibration for a better feel upon impact with the softball. This is a very impressive bat without all the extra bells and whistles of the Mako lineup, with the added benefit of not being as expensive.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 4.5/5

 

2015 Easton Raw Power Scott Kirby End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $299.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASAEaston-Scott-Kirby-Softball-Bat-SP15SKA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30oz

Made end loaded, the Scott Kirby Raw Power is for power hitters. The extra weight is precisely placed at the end of the barrel allowing hitters that can get this baby through the zone to mash with increased distances. This Scott Kirby (just like the Bryson Baker) has a 2-piece design using the CXN piece, is made out of 100% IMX Composite material & has the SIC Black Carbon Handle. This is the best end loaded bat in the Raw Power series, hands down.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 4.5/5

 

2015 Easton Raw Power Brian Wegman End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $249.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASAEaston-Brian-Wegman-Softball-Bat-SP15BWA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30oz

The Brian Wegman is the solo 1-piece bat in the Raw Power series, while still being made out of 100% IMX Composite material with a SIC Black Carbon Handle just like its counterparts (the Bryson Baker & Scott Kirby). Made end loaded, the Brian Wegman is designed for power hitters that want more mass at the end of the barrel, but don’t mind a single piece bat that gives them a little feedback upon contact with the softball.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 4/5

 

Lastly, Easton’s Salvo series for 2015…

 

2015 Easton Salvo End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $199.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASA, Loaded/USSSA+ASAEaston-Salvo-Softball-Bat-SP15SVA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz

The Salvo series of bats are all made with Single Piece designs constructed with 100% IMX Composite material. No special handle comes on these bats, just the IMX from the end of the barrel to the bottom of the handle. The Salvo is going to be your basic slow-pitch composite bat, giving you good material at a good cost. These 3 Salvos are also made for power hitters with their end loaded weight distribution.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 3.5/5

 

2015 Salvo Scandium End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $179.95

Model: Loaded/USSSA+ASAEaston-Salvo-Scandium-Softball-Bat-SP15SVS

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz

The Salvo Scandium is your price-point Single Piece bat, made out of THT100 Alloy material. THT100 is one of the better aluminum materials on the market, giving you decent durability and a sweet ping sound when you make contact with the softball. If you don’t want to break the bank, but want a producing bat, the Scandium is a great option for you. Also, the dual stamp approval is a plus, giving you flexibility with what softball association your league uses.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 3/5

 

2015 Easton Salvo SSUSA Balanced Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat $199.95

Model: Balanced/SSUSAEaston-Salvo-Senior-Softball-Bat-SP15SVSR

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30oz

This is Easton’s lone 2015 Senior slow-pitch bat, certified by 1.21 BPF and approved for SSUSA play. Just like the Salvos above (besides the Scandium), this Senior edition is made with a 1-piece design and constructed out of 100% IMX Composite material. However, this is the only evenly balanced Salvo model, made for SSUSA contact hitters who prefer improved bat control and increased swing speed as perks.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 3.5/5

 

 

 

Get your 2015 Easton slow-pitch softball bat at CheapBats.com! Batisfaction, Guaranteed!

 

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!

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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 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 weight 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!

New Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat Warranty Process – Holograms and Stickers

2014 RAW POWER COMPOSITE EASTON SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL BAT

  • 1-YEAR BAT WARRANTY:
  • All 2014 Raw Power Composite Easton slowpitch softball bats have a 1-Year warranty from the date of purchase.
  • ALL 2014 RAW POWER COMPOSITE SLOW-PITCH BATS HAVE A HOLOGRAM UPC LABEL PERMANENTLY ADHERED TO THE BAT AND A REMOVABLE MATCHING WHITE BARCODE UPC STICKER ADHERED TO THE BAT UNDER THE SHRINK WRAP.

2014 Warranty - Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat

If your slowpitch softball bat becomes defective within 1 year of the purchase date, you must send the bat, the sales receipt AND the matching white barcode UPC sticker back to Easton.

Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat Warranty Sticker Hologram

WARRANTY PROCESS:

  1. THE WHITE BARCODE STICKER NUMBER WILL MATCH THE PERMANENT HOLOGRAM NUMBER.
  2. PEEL THE WHITE BARCODE STICKER OFF OF THE BARREL.
  3. STICK THE WHITE BARCODE STICKER ONTO YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT.

Save the receipt and matching barcode sticker.

TO OBTAIN A RETURN AUTHORIZATION FOR A DEFECTIVE EASTON SOFTBALL BASEBALL BAT:

Please call the Easton Bat Warranty Dept at 1-888-259-1297 or go to Easton’s warranty page.

 

Cheap Softball Bats – Great Starter Bats for Learning to Hit

Cheap Softball Bats

Cheap BatsWhen it comes to playing slowpitch and fastpitch softball, a lot of people think that you need to have the most expensive bat on the market to be successful. That isn’t the case. You need to have solid fundamentals and know how to play the game the right way. But for those looking for solid bats at an affordable price, Cheap Bats has plenty of options. There are cheap softball bats that can be purchased through the website that will set you up for a great swing.

2013 Easton Hammer Slowpitch Softball Bat

When it comes to affordable softball bats, the Easton Hammer is one of the best options. This bat costs a little more than $20 and is an unknown bat on plenty of benches around the country. The Easton Hammer softball bat is a single piece model that was constructed with aluminum alloy and comes with a thin handle, making it easier to hold for smaller players. It was made with a 12″ evenly balanced barrel to allow for the best swing every time. A great bat for under $40.

Worth Toxic Fastpitch Softball Bat

For those looking to find cheap softball bats, this is one of the best to get your young daughter used to swing a bat. It has an 11 oz. weight drop and is made with single piece construction. The bat is built to last and meant to last for an extended period of time. It has a large sweet spot which was created after Worth extended the barrel close to two inches longer. The Worth Toxic Fastpitch Softball Bat is center loaded which will allow you to get more power behind each swing. A true bargain at under $30.

2013 Mizuno Mirage Fastpitch Softball Bat

When people think about softball bat manufacturers, one company that doesn’t get a lot of attention is Mizuno. The company is known for their excellent gloves and cleats, but with this fastpitch bat, you will never doubt their ability to make a solid bat. The 2013 Mizuno Mirage has a 12.5 oz. weight drop and was created with new technology that enhanced and expanded the sweet spot throughout most of the barrel. Hard to believe, but this softball bat is under $70.

These are just some of the cheap softball bats offered at Cheap Bats. For more information, just click the hyperlink.