Brand new Eastons

Discussion in 'Easton' started by Hagen49, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Hagen49

    Hagen49 Member

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    Has anyone seen the new Easton Fab 4 models? Lots of options, and they have something to give the ball more spin. Not sure if it's just a tacky coating on the barrel, but it sounds like they should be pretty sweet.
     
  2. chile

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    Saw that...description sounds like it will be a tacky barrel.
     
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  3. ShortYellowBus

    ShortYellowBus Well-Known Member

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    The T3 Compressor is a bat that comes to mind that also promised the tacky gimmick, and it got mega dirty without adding much credence to its performance claims.

    I bet Easton is going that route to work in a new demographic of impulse buyers and gullibility.

    Why not?
     
  4. Hagen49

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    I have to wonder if it's actually a tacky coating this time, or just something else to increase friction. One of my teammates bought a Miken hotsauce I think that had an actual tacky coating like that. Worst case even if that is what they added, it will still be a FF2 with different options.
     
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    chad783 Addicted to Softballfans

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    Odd thing I saw was the Wolf balanced one has an extra .5oz like it is loaded? WTF?
     
  6. bird25

    bird25 34/30 Club #25

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    Honey Badger anyone??:cool:
     
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  7. chile

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    I still want one ;)
     
  8. Hagen49

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    They all seem to be at .5 weights for whatever reason. That being said, my standard FF2 is a straight 27 ounce. Not sure why they go to a half ounce on some but not on others.
     
  9. Party mafia

    Party mafia Well-Known Member

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    So Easton put a new paint job for their 2019 lineup from the left over un sold 2018 lines of bats. Lol
     
  10. Hagen49

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    Considering the FF2 is built differently than the original fire flexes, I'd say no.
     
  11. lukeamdman

    lukeamdman Active Member

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    Picked up a 28oz Wegman. Just slightly more endload than a 28oz Bubba Club.
     
  12. ShortYellowBus

    ShortYellowBus Well-Known Member

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    2019?

    I really want one. I think I’ll pick up the wildfire flex first, and ask Santa for a Wegman!
     
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    lukeamdman Active Member

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    Yes, 2019.
     
  14. bird25

    bird25 34/30 Club #25

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    Very sad, thought it would be a sledge, was underwhelmed by the bubba end load
     
  15. bird25

    bird25 34/30 Club #25

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    Got a 28, just sayino_O
     
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  16. etnstudios

    etnstudios Addicted to Softballfans

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    the spin tech coating sounds a lot like what the Combat PTE had. seemed a lot like an extra coat of clear. wasn't tacky like a matte finish
     
  17. lukeamdman

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    Agreed. The BC is the absolute minimum of EL I'll swing.
     
  18. Th0r989

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    Its not a "tack" coating on the barrel like Miken and Worth did on a few models. On a live stream a few weeks ago they said the new graphic design had something to do with it. When you run your hand over that graphic you can feel it. So I would assume its something like Louisville Slugger used to do a few years go. We all know that sand paper feel didnt last too long. That being said though I'm sure with the way Easton has been heading they really put time into it and it will be better then most of these "Spin Tech" that we've seen in the past.
     
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  19. sscroggin

    sscroggin Yada Yada Yada

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    Let’s talk about what really matters. How do they look? Those fab 14 models are absolutely beautiful works of art. It’s so refreshing to see. My particular favorite was the white and gold. Imagine if something like that would’ve of been red and gold for a softball fans exclusive. Sorry I digress.
     
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  20. chile

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    I do agree that they are nice to look at but I could do without the "shiny ****"
     
  21. Hiltz

    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    They sprayed a coat of truck-bed liner on them first.
     
  22. Party mafia

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    That would be awesome and make the paint last longer and scratch resistant. Lol
     
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    Truck bed liner = TPS Sonic.
     
  24. Hiltz

    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    Nah, that was beach sand sprinkled on the clear coat.
     

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