Easton has brought out yet another series in their slow pitch softball bat line up. The Easton Raw Power bats comes in a variety of sizes, weights, and colors. Today, I will be focusing on the Easton Raw Power B2.0 Slow Pitch Softball Bat.
The new Easton Raw Power B2.0 for 2013 has the Easton exclusive, SIC black carbon fiber handle to help reduce vibration, as well as improve the overall feel of the bat in your hands. The SIC carbon fiber composite in the handle means you feel the least amount of vibration, while maintaining maximum stiffness throughout all of the bat, not allowing for any energy loss during a swing.
I hit a few softballs off the end of the bat, then I tried to hit some too close to the hands, to feel how well the SIC technology worked. The one piece Raw Power B2 did indeed have some vibration on those bad swings, but what distracted me from that sensation was how well I had hit the softball with those intentionally bad swings. In fact, I almost noticed nothing else.
From my first swing with the Easton Raw Power B2.0, I was a fan. Everything I was hitting was hard, and it reminded me more of a shaved bat because of how well the ball jumped off the B2.0 no matter where I hit the ball on the barrel.
Easton really put in some quality engineering into the design of the B2.0 Raw Power, from the 13.5 inch barrel, to the new gauze grip tape. The Easton Raw Power bats have a B or a L in their model numbers to let you know the bat is either Balanced or End Loaded in weight distribution.
The Easton Raw Power B 2.0 Slow Pitch Softball Bat is definitely very balanced, and felt great to swing through the zone. Plenty of control on a bat that I would describe as nothing less than a pleasure to swing.