2018 EST Balanced - 12.5 barrel vs 13.5 barrel

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  1. Clblay

    Clblay New Member

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    I recently ordered a 2018 Worth EST Balanced ASA. I was looking online and found two of them. I thought they were the same bat, just different paint, but seems like there are some differences. Have any of you used both bats and felt any difference other than the barrel length? I'm guessing there isn't a big difference here.......

    3 piece, 12.5" barrel, Flex50

    4 piece, 13.5" Barrel, Flex100
     
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    Joker Well-Known Member

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    don't post links to competing stores
     
  3. Clblay

    Clblay New Member

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    My bad.........
     
  4. BTW300

    BTW300 Addicted to Softballfans

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    Have not swung the 13.5 one, but the 12.5 one is a pretty nasty bat!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    so then delete them
     
  6. Clblay

    Clblay New Member

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    Deleted. Are you a moderator in this forum. You are not very welcoming to new members.
     
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  7. bird25

    bird25 34/30 Club #25

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    No big difference, slightly smaller sweetspot in the short barrel and a bit more handle flex but can’t say that I can really tell the difference when swinging them.

    Just a but more margin for error with the longer barrel
     
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    new members had to read and agree to the rules before joining
     
  9. Clblay

    Clblay New Member

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    Joker, I get it....but your bedside manner could use some work. It's rather off-putting. If you have a vested interest in how the store performs, i'd suggest a change in your customer service tactics.
     
  10. Joker

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    i don't, so deal with it
     
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    I recommend the ignore button.
     
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  12. SoftballDad52

    SoftballDad52 Albino Rhino

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    I am pretty sure the Flex 50 is stiffer then the Flex 100. I have both bats and ASA Harvey and ASA XL and USSSA Harvey and XL. Any of the bats with a flex 50 are stiffer handle.
     
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  13. Clblay

    Clblay New Member

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    Thanks for replies. Yah, i'm excited for it to arrive on Friday in time for my next game on Monday.

    I have another question.....I see a lot of pictures on here of people's bats. Some of you have a crap ton of bats! Do you take all those to your games/practices or just rotate through them depending on how you are feeling? My bag can hold 4 bats so I don't generally have anymore than that, otherwise would be a pain to transport all of them around.
     
  14. yellowmein

    yellowmein BP on a Tee

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    Where are the pics?

    Stop teasing us
     
  15. Hiltz

    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    ^^^ Wtf is up with that red tape?
     
  16. yellowmein

    yellowmein BP on a Tee

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    Lol you love it.

    I cant stand that purple handle.

    I wrapped it in red to hide it.

    Just sits in a corner never to be picked up.
     
  17. amace04

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    Is that painter's tape on that F30, 12 and 23? And if so, why?
     
  18. yellowmein

    yellowmein BP on a Tee

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    Its Renfrew hockey tape on the handle and then another layer of the Renfrew hockey wrap on top. The hockey wrap tape has a light abrasive feel to it. I like the friction. Dont have to use spray glue so less mess.
     

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  19. amace04

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    ah, I was mainly talking about the bottom layer, looked alot like painter's tape. I personally hate hockey tape on bats, but to each their own I guess.
     
  20. Hiltz

    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    Haha, not really. I was trying to figure out what bat it was, must be a Branch.

    That stuff isn't your standard adhesive hockey tape. It's a stretchy gauze, coated in latex. No tackiness, just a rough, grippy feel. It only sticks to itself and leaves no residue.
     
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  21. Clblay

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    Yah, i'll get a pic up here this weekend of the collection. Not nearly as impressive as others i've seen on here, but it's a start. I'm getting my new 18 Worth EST ASA Balanced on Friday so i'll wait until I have it for the pic. My wife gives me this look every time I want a new bat so could be some time before I'm rolling with 10+ :rolleyes:
     
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  22. yellowmein

    yellowmein BP on a Tee

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    Get a garage. Put old rusty yard maintenance equipment in the front. Hide all the goods in the back.

    P.s. dont believe you until we see the pics
     
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    yellowmein BP on a Tee

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    I went with the neon yellow paint. Just received it today. I've never hit with a 12.5 barrel so looking forward to trying it out. The blue one is basically the same bat except it has a 13.5 barrel, slightly stiffer handle and considered a 4 piece bat instead of 3 piece.

    Would be interesting to take some cuts on both to see if there is any discernible difference.
     
  26. BTW300

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    The neon yellow with the Flex 50 handle should be stiffer.
     
  27. yellowmein

    yellowmein BP on a Tee

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    Where are the pics?

    I found all these this morning.
     
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