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Discussion in 'Easton' started by BigCO9, Feb 11, 2018.
This seems to be the section where the old fogies are trying to bring back the past.
I see zero threads with a headline about new Easton’s failing at a low swing count. You are whining more about people asking questions. Move along.
the flex line of Easton's are fine. I liked the reckoning I had. Only because Easton finally caught up with everyone else
Then where did you see the 300 number?
I do. especially, your collection, man i'll be swinging every single one of them.
When you say work on a bat, you mean take BP? Why shouldn't they? They always have been and they always will be. Don't make a bat the gets hotter through use of that's not what you want.
You are preaching to the choir brother.. Idk where you're located up here but we were slammed with 12" of snow within two and a half days that started Friday ... Man I'm beat lol.
Lol, sounds like Michigan to me. Getting hammered up here lately.
Easton got it right with the 16 Flex but they couldn't leave well enough alone.
I agree. 16 was the sweet spot. Bat's took a couple hundred cuts to heat up and they lasted for a long time.
Stick with Easton. Miken and worth won’t last 150 swings
16' Flex, both ASA and utrip, are my favorite Easton bats. Big barrel, good end loads, plenty of pop, and durable.
Idk how far up there you are but yes just north of me (southwest Michigan) got the hammer with I think they said 18" within the same timeframe..YIKES!!
Yes! I'll agree some of Easton's '16s are pretty damn stiff. However, they had the SIS team edition. Very good swinging bat right there. It also combined good durability with good performance. I was honestly surprised that bat wasn't more popular. Even the torq has some decent pop. I just don't really care for that bat because it has weird weighting. I'll even go as far as to say that the realtree was decent.
'15 was a good year too if you're a true Easton purist. The Kirby is
legit, but it takes quite a few swings to get there.
Helmer '16 flex was a good bat too.
Good thing I got all my 2018 sticks from my rep at cost this year - FYI - Couldn't be happier with my
SSUSA approved Balanced and Endloaded Easton Empire sr sticks - ASA Gohst is very hot after 200 cuts.
is there anyone out there who can provide accurate info or documentation (pics) that 2018 Easton bat are failing comp testing ... i mean its Feb for forks sake... "pics or it didn't happen" ...as they say please
I haven’t seen any evidence (pics/videos)... but between this forum, and other ones, I have read bats failing after cage swings and even breaking.
I had a
Wegman Flex snap in two on me last year. Took a practice swing while on deck and it literally broke under the bat grip. It had probably 800 swings on it and was still passing compression. Was weird.
but if it wasn't in a thread title, how do you know?
buy a 16 kirby from the store for $65, swing it for the rest of your life. problem solved
unless you don't want to take the time to open the bat up, in which case this thread and all the ones like it are pointless
'16 Kirby is a pretty good swinging bat. I have 5 of them. I won't go as far as to call it underrated, but it performs well. For what it costs you won't find a cheaper, more durable bat out there.
I agree 100%
i don't mind doing bp. the real question is, will the kirby be as hot eventually as other HOW bats such as
est xxl, etc.
The Kirby probably won't ever be as hot as a
DC41. I have a USSSA DC, and no Easton I own can touch it for pure distance. I don't really care though. The Eastons will still easily get the job done on 300' fields.
Difference is, the DC won't last even 1/4 as long as any of my Eastons. I save the DC for situations on big fields, in Florida, or on very hot days when the ball isn't flying well. I've yet to meet weather that could marginalize the performance of the DC.
I swing my DC very sparingly. I never BP'd it either. Out of the wrapper it was game ready. Still very easily passes compression too.
thanks, just trying to get an idea. for power guy like you it won't matter much who can clear 300 with any bats. now guy like me with warning track power, that extra 10/20ft makes difference of deep fly out or glorious homerun.
there's always a bigger field...what do you do then?
the league i am playing is only 300. the tourny i am playing is only 290ish. that's where my softball journey stops. i go florida for fishing and disneyland, no time for softball. I don't think it will come to that point but i'll worry about 300+ when i can clear 300 first.
whatever makes more money is what theyre going with.
Exactly, and they either made way fewer bats last year or sold way more because they didn't make it to clearance like they usually do. I can't see them making fewer because of the huge numbers they've put on clearance for years so there you go.
Well I can tell you Easton still has plenty of
Ronin’s left over if that’s your thing. I’d personally rather drag my balls through broken glass than swing with one of those, but whatever works.
That bad, huh? I've never tried a Ronin.