The 2019 version of the Ghost Double Barrel is a USSSA/NSA certified bat. IT DOES NOT WORK FOR NCAA OR HIGH SCHOOL fastpitch. This is the Gold/Black version of the bat. Those looking for the Easton Ghost Double in a ASA/High School/NCAA league should look at the 2018 version of the bat. This is the Blue/Black version of the bat.
The 2019 version of the Ghost Double Barrel is a USSSA/NSA certified bat. IT DOES NOT WORK FOR NCAA OR HIGH SCHOOL fastpitch. This is the Gold/Black version of the bat.
Those looking for the Easton Ghost Double in a ASA/High School/NCAA league should look at the 2018 version of the bat. This is the Blue/Black version of the bat.
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We hit with, and measured all sorts of items on, the 2019 Easton Ghost Double Barrel fastpitch bat. Our bigger hitters, those with power, really liked the bat. Fitting, since our swing weight measurements showed it one of the heaviest swinging drop 10 fastpitch bats on the market. Smaller hitters also liked the sound and the connection piece. We took their feedback, all the data we gathered and everything we read online about the bat to make this 2019 Easton Ghost Double Barrel Review.
At the price point ($350) you have a lot of options in the fastpitch space. Nearly every serious bat you can find for that price. And, if you’re up for getting last year’s model, it’s probable you can save several dollars off that price.
That said, those who should lean towards the Easton Ghost Double barrel are ones who need or prefer an endloaded bat. Our measurements of the Easton Ghost Double Barrel showed it to swing 13% heavier than the 2019 Slugger LXT of the same (32/22) size. 13% is a considerable difference and noticeable.
In terms of a high end bat with a heavy swing weight and a smooth connection point we think Slugger’s PXT a legit comparable model. The barrels, feel and swing weight are identical. Both also have the shortest barrels of the class we measured.
Not identical is the price. The PXT runs $50 MSRP higher than the Ghost Double Barrel. As well, the PXT barrel profile is a tiny big smaller than the Ghost Double Barrel.
Both the bats come in a drop 9 and 10. (Granted, the drop 9 is actually the 2018 Ghost Double Barrel that is NOT USSSA certified). But, only the Ghost comes in the drop 11 while the PXT comes in a drop 8.
The barrel constructions on the bats are quite different. The Ghost uses a double barrel design (hence the name) while the PXT is a ring free bat (meaning they don’t use any rings in the bats. Easton didn’t invent the idea of a double barrel for a fastpitch bat, but they are sticking with it for the Ghost.
If you are looking for another double walled fastpitch bat, like the Ghost, then check out the new 2019 Prism from DeMarini.
The idea behind a double barrel is the outer barrel can work the trampoline while the inner barrel works as a govenor. This allows more hot out of the wrapper performance without going over the limits imposed by regulation after the outer layer is worked in.
Most companies don’t do this as it creates some weight restrictions on the bat. That is, a second barrel on the inside of the bat makes it swing heavier. Some of that is evidenced by the smaller barrel and the higher swing weight. But, those looking for a big hitting bat that is hot out of the wrapper are happy to use a double wall. In fact, a lot of slowpitch bats are made just like this.
The 2019 version of the Ghost currently only comes in a drop 10. The 2018 version comes in a drop 11 and drop 9 as well as a drop 10. But, the 2018 version does not have the USSSA stamp designation.
There is no telling if Easton plans to release a 2019 drop 9 or 11 for the upated Ghost Double Wall. But, we’d guess not likely. Expect a full line release, though, for 2020.
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