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2016 EASTON S2 youth bat
SUMMARY: The 2016 Easton S2 was designed to increase bat speed for hitters that prefer hybrid bats. The main feature of the S2 involves its special hybrid composition of alloy and composite. The barrel is comprised of Easton’s signature HMX Hyperlite Matrix aluminum giving the bat a significantly higher “pop value” compared to most alloy bats on the market. The handle features Easton’s SIC black carbon composite material providing a firm and solid grip. The S2 also utilizes with the company’s patented Two-Piece ConneXion™ technology that merges the barrel and handle. This innovation optimizes energy transfer and reduces shock vibrations upon the hitter’s hands.
OUR REVIEW: During the 2016 Easton S2 evaluation process, we centralized our efforts on bat speed, shock vibration, and overall comfort. The design of this bat was never intended for power hitters. Our team felt the best way to gage the S2 involved utilizing volunteer hitters who emphasize contact hitting vs slugging power. When the Scorecards were reviewed, the majority of “contact” hitters gave the S2 high scores in Grip/Comfort and Shock Vibration. Not many hitters mentioned a noticeable increase in bat speed, yet the majority of our hitters stated the felt loose and comfy when swinging the S2. This information tells us that the S2 is a great bat for players who might struggle locating the pitch vs driving it. It is definitely a great bat for less experienced or smaller contact hitters transitioning into higher divisions of baseball.