Easton YB14S50 Youth Baseball Bat Review
Youth baseball, just like major leagues, is also a national pastime in various nations. In the United States, there are several youth baseball tournaments played in elementary schools and high schools, in both genders (both boys and girls). The most famous of which is the Little League baseball.
To be able for an individual and the team as a whole, to be competitive, equipment must be adequate and in good condition always. One of these is the baseball bat. This tool must be in great condition and reliable enough to assure of victory in every inning.
A great example of good equipment is the Easton YB14S50 Youth Baseball Bat (this model is part of the 2014 Easton Speed Brigade Series). Touted to be so popular with boy and girl hitters, this baseball bat is one of Easton’s best-sellers in this category. We feature this one size that would fit every youth which is basically designed to increase bat speed.
Have some worthwhile information regarding the YB14S50 baseball bat as we tackle its best features and the not so good part about this product. Keep on reading, folks!
Primarily designed to enhance bat speed and at an affordable price, the Easton S50 is now part of the revolution to innovate and re-invent the game of baseball for the youth of today, with these awesome features current and future batters could have a glimpse of some of the best youth baseball bat there is.
1. Balanced Design
This bat is not end loaded but a balanced design which distributes weight equally within its entire length. Its full-rolled over end is such an ideal part of the bat where it has an effortless and lightweight feel which is very convenient to the hitter. It has also lower MOI (moment of inertia) compared to end loaded bats. What does this mean? This means that a hitter will swing this bat faster and easier to control enabling a great pop-up.
2. Material: Aluminum Alloy
The Easton YB14S50 is made entirely from aluminum alloy. Unlike composite, the wall thickness is a major issue in using aluminum alloy bats. In this product, the wall-thickness conforms to industry standard making the sweet spot greater than any other brands of this class. Satisfied customers have claimed of this fact on their various testimonies. The increased sweet spot greatly enhanced optimum performance for the youth players of any age.
3. Ultra-thin Handle
The S50 bat’s handle is so thin (29/32 inch), gripping is an easy and not an arduous task for young batters. At a young age, most of the power hitters have smaller palm width, this salient feature truly helps the youngsters to grasp the handle as easy as possible and it follows that swinging the bat is also an utmost convenience for them.
4. BPF Certified (1.15)
This product is BPF (Bat Performance Factor) with a score of 1.15, the industry’s standard. This means that this bat conforms to the USSSA (United States Specialty Sports Association) standardization. This score is the maximum trampoline-like effect a barrel could achieve. The trampoline-effect is simply the kickback effect of the bat’s barrel on the ball after their contact which is likened to a wooden bat. This score also means that the bat is safe for use in any play. The S50 by Easton is also approved as official bat for Little League for play in Major Division and below.
5. Cushioned Grip
Much as the handle is thin enough to give the player an awesome grasp, the grip is further cushioned with rubber tape to add comfort to the hands. The soft but rigid rubber gives more convenience to the hitter as this material is flexible and perforated making the palm “breath” while it is in contact with the rubber diminishing the chances of sweating.
6. Bat Dimensions and Weight
The S50 weighs only 18 ounces and 28 inches long. The barrel is 2 ¼ inches in diameter, these dimensions conform to League standards. This is one of the perfect sizes for 5to 12-year old players. But the child’s built must also be considered. The wide range is susceptible as the child ages; the bat would still be useable for his or her frame after many years.
7. -10 Drop
This bat is “notoriously” pegged at -10 drop which majority of players prefer. As boxers are more particular to their gloves, so do baseball players to their bats. Power sluggers tend to prefer this drop (primarily the difference between the bat’s length and weight, also known as length to weight ratio) because of the variety of swings and manipulations they could do easily with this drop.
Pros & Cons
The Easton YB14S50 S50 Youth Baseball Bat will make every playing child train and experience the best in handling hard pitches. This baseball bat can really trigger an avalanche of sweet spots, smooth swings but hard hitting and balanced barrel with low MOI giving effortless hit. Players and coaches alike will certainly love this hardworking bat to accompany them to victory.