New 2017 Easton Bomb Squad or Used 2016 version

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  1. plustin44

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    If you had to choose between spending about 140 on a new 2017 Easton Bomb Squad bat or a used 2016 version for about 70 which way would you go? The used bat looks to be in very good condition.

    I'm an old school guy that has been using the same 34/32 aluminum bat for the last decade and need a change. I am fine with spending the 140, but not sure it's worth it. I am just a little concerned about buying a used bat without knowing how it will function.
     
  2. Hiltz

    Hiltz But my mom says I'm cool.

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    The 2017 Eastons will break in a lot faster, but 2016 and earlier will last longer. Exactly what model are you talking about?
     
  3. jbo911

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    I think he means the dual stamp bomb squad which I didn't know there was a 2017 of that model.
     
  4. Hiltz

    Hiltz But my mom says I'm cool.

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    Yeah, that's why I asked. There were USSSA and ASA Realtrees in 2015, then the dual-stamp Bomb Squad in 2016 that everyone called the Realtree.

    But the whole lineup from 2016 (Kirby, Baker, Wegman, B&G Helmer) were also called the Bomb Squad series. ;)
     
  5. DJ's Militia

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    The description on the SBF store for the 2017 baker or wegman will say 2017 bomb squad flex series and then which bat it is. The Helmer for some reason isn't described that way. That said, I'd go with the 2017 over the used 2016 unless you're prepared to put in a lot of BP
     
  6. DJ's Militia

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    And without knowing the details of which association you play I'd say check out the SBF store first. You can get new on the 2016 there for cheap and the 2017's are about what you're saying in the original post. Hope that helps
     
  7. plustin44

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    I'm debating between these two bats (i need an ASA approved bat):

    A new 2017 EASTON BOMB SQUAD FLEX SERIES " WEGMAN" LOADED ASA SLOWPITCH BAT SP17BWA

    or

    Used 2016 East Bomb Squad Brian Wegman loaded ASA Slowpitch SP16BWA
     
  8. plustin44

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    I was assuming the used bat has already been broken in as it has some very minor wear.
     
  9. DJ's Militia

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    Up to you man. I personally would go with the 2017 but some guys swear by the 2016. Although I haven't heard many that like the wegman. Mostly hear good things about the Kirby for the 16. Just be prepared for some break in. Although either will be better than your aluminum.
     
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  10. Sloth91

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    if it has minor wear it's probably nowhere near broken in. i would go with the 16 because they're tanks and will last forever but the 2017 will probably break in a tiny bit quicker. it just depends if you want to save a little money and put a good deal of work into it, or spend a little more and put a little less work into it
     
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  11. 4xtra

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    The bomb Squad is decent but they take a LONG AZZ TIME to break in.
    They are extra stiff NIW and you can feel it as well.
    (I had the dual stamp and the UTRIP)
    To be honest, to get them to the 235-225 range it would take 3000+ swings MINIMUM.
    If you practice a lot then I would say go for it and let everyone swing it.
    You will have absolutely no worries in regards to durability.
    If you want hot action out the gate ....get the 2017 models
     
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  12. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    I'll take the '16s every time. They're DIRT cheap. I agree they take a while to get going. If you're an instant gratification type of person, get the '17. The '16s aren't made for impatient people or weak hitters. The '16 Eastons do NOT reward mis hits. You have to find the barrel to get anything out of them. And the sweetspot on those bats is small.

    '16 Eastons can be had for $50ish. Unless you abuse the bat you won't break it either.
     
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  13. 4xtra

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    Also once the 16's are broken in,
    they stay at and around legal limits MUCH LONGER than any other bat.
    That is why I keep the 16KirbyU in the bag
     
  14. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    I like the way '15 and '16 Eastons swing. Yeah, they're stiff, but I don't care. The ball will still travel well if you put a good swing on it.

    Eastons from those two years sure don't reward mis hits.
     
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  15. Quinn18

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    I have both the ‘16 and ‘17 bakers. Like 4extra said earlier, want something hot right away get the ‘17 for sure. Mine took a few hacks to get it game ready and by few I’m saying maybe 50-75. The ‘16 on the other hand, I for sure had to put in some work on it but I like doing bp so it didn’t bother to put some extra work on it. After about 300-400 swings it’s game ready and a gonna be a damn good winter bat!
     
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    Is the 2017 EASTON WEGMAN LOADED ASA SLOWPITCH BAT SP17BWA a single wall bat? I cant find much info on if it is or not?
     
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    Its not a metal single wall. its a composite bat.
     
  19. ShortYellowBus

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    The Wegman? Have you swung it?

    It’s a single piece steel barrel that you usually only get at hardware stores for erecting perimeter fencing.

    Cheap and sturdy.

    Unlike the Home Depot; If you break it, you get to wait three months for a response from customer service.
     
  20. Joker

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    that's not clever or funny
     
  21. Rooster210

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    does the 2016 come with a receipt and both barcodes? if not go with the 2017. neither of the bats are single wall they are both composite material.
     

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