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2016 EASTON S3 youth bat
SUMMARY: The Easton 2016 S3 line of fully aluminum bats serves a singular yet vital purpose. Its design is centralized on maximizing hitter’s bat speed. From knob to barrel, these bats come equipped with Easton’s patented HMX Hyperlite Matrix aluminum alloy which enhances the sweet spot and provides stronger durability compared to older Easton models aluminum bats. The one piece barrel to handle composition produces an open and direct channel of power transfer from the hitter’s hands to the point of contact. With its super lightweight design and stiff grip, Easton created the S3 line specifically for young contact hitters or any player who struggles with locating pitches.
OUR REVIEW: What the S3 lacks in raw power, it more than compensates with quicker swings and durability. If you are in the market for a bat that amplifies power, the S3 isn’t for you. It may seem counterintuitive for players to swing a bat that intentionally places little emphasis on pop, however not every hitter benefits from heavy power bats. Players who exert difficulties seeing and timing pitches should consider the S3. While the S2 also aims to raise bat speed, it’s a bit heavier making it not as quick as the S3. During evaluations, a hitters between ages 5-7 who characterized themselves as “contact hitters” gave the S3 high scores in Grip & Comfort. Parents, we strongly urge you to please purchase a bat that best compliments your child’s style of play. We highly recommend this bat for young players demonstrating a difficult time seeing the ball. Also, we wouldn’t suggest using this bat in a division where pitchers average pitch speeds of 50MPH and higher.