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March 21, 2019

2015 MAKO TORQ SIGHTING If you have been following metal baseball bats you’ll know there is considerable hype around the 2015 MAKO TORQ with its rotating handle. We’ve yet to see it on the shelves but Easton keeps dropping little hints that it is coming soon. The rotating handle may very well be not …

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March 21, 2019

Best Bat of the 2014 NCAA World Series Tournament If you are familiar with bats then you are also familiar with bat hype. There is very little data comparing one bat to another by way of performance. In addition, marketing hype gives little hope when getting to the bottom of this oft asked question: …

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March 21, 2019

Was Yoenis Cespedes’ Throw the Greatest? (Since the below was posted the blog sphere continued to erupt over details concerning the greatest throw ever. Those with a more sophisticated (read: accurate) approach got involved. Eric Lang produced a ‘white paper’ on the subject you can read here. It sho …

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March 21, 2019

The Easton S2 and DeMarini Vexxum are very similar bats. Both are two piece hybrid bats with aluminum alloy barrels and composite handles. Both are made by very reputable companies that stand by the product. Both are durable and are constructed with the finest materials available. Both are seen acro …

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March 21, 2019

When choosing a baseball or softball bat, we value a bat that can create an increase batted baseball speed. What we often don’t do, however, is quantify what increase batted baseball speed means. For example, if a bat can add 5mph to the batted ball (give all other things equal) then how much more d …

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March 21, 2019

DeMarini CF5 vs Easton 2013 XL3 The DeMarini CF5 vs Easton 2013 XL3 head to head match up is an interesting one. DeMarini’s CF5 Youth Bat (DXCFL-LE) and Easton’s XL3 (YB13X3) were two feature bats in the 2 1/4 barrel of 2013. Both are a drop 11 bat. From a construction standpoint, the most obvious d …

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March 21, 2019

Recently, my son was asked to play in a weekend tournament that only allowed 2 1/4 barrel diameter bats. He has swung the  2013 Easton XL3 2 5/8 drop 11 all year long. It got me thinking, if I was to go and buy the same bat in the 2 1/4 version, and I wanted the same swing weight for my son, would I …

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March 21, 2019

By my count, there are only two bats in 2014 that are FULL aluminum bats with a drop 8. They are the Rawlings RX4 Easton S400 -8. Both are drop 8 bats that come in the 2 5/8 barrel size only. (If you add in the drop 9’s several more one piece aluminum bats show up on the radar: Easton’s S500 SL14S50 …

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