2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid Youth Bat Review
DIAMETER: 2 5/8"
Two Piece Hybrid Construction
Speed Balanced Swing Weight
Dynamic Feel System (Enhanced Comfort & Feel)
Easton's ATAC Alloy (Maximum Strength & Performance)
All-New Speed End Cap (Quicker Barrel Response)
Easton's Lizard Skin Grip (Extra Cushion & Comfort)
Certified - USABAT Stamped Approved - Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AAU, AABC, USSSA & Cal Ripken
Our Summary Of The 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid:
With its creative blend of speed, strength, and control, the 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid USA Bat -10 drop delivers consistently high-performance results at supreme comfort levels. The incredibly light and durable EXACT carbon composite handle comes wrapped in the popular Lizard Skins grip tape and securely syncs to the big 2 5/8 barrel through Easton’s technologically advanced Dynamic Feel System & Connexion. This locking mechanism provides youth hitters with a tight, rigid, and user-friendly feel that increases bat speeds, maximizes balance, and redirects negative vibrations away from the hands. The barrel features Easton’s strongest ever alloy material in the ATAC (Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction) and comes capped with a newly developed Speed End Cap that offers rapid barrel times response upon impact creating one of the loudest ping sounds in USA Baseball. The 2019 Easton Beast Hybrid USA Bat -10 drop is specifically contrived to administer quicker rips at the baseball with a confidently hit level swings that turn into powerful line drives.
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Our Review Of The 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid:
Last season, the 2018 Easton Beast X was regarded as the most effective USA bat model put forth by the company. This year, Easton has taken the Beast bat and developed three diverse options each designed to enhance specific elements of a baseball swing. The 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid is geared towards optimizing speed, comfort, and the overall batting experience. After incurring over 250+ solid contacts with the baseball, the following is our results for the Easton Beast Speed Hybrid.
Evaluating The Pop Of the 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid:
For a youth bat that hones in on speed and feel, the 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid USA bat will provide plenty pop. During our evaluation, our team concluded that the level of power generated from the Voodoo stems from its ability to maximize a batter’s fundamentals and hitting skills. The aluminum material composed within the barrel is not designed for home runs, yet over 50% of the solid connections made didn’t touch the field until 40 feet past the infield. The Easton Beast Speed Hybrid proves that pop and power comes more from the player than the baseball bat.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 9 / 10
Calculating The Vibration Control Of The 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid:
As expected, the 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid did a great job of deflecting shock vibrations off the youth hitter’s hands. As a hybrid that distinctively is designed to increase comfort and fluid level swings, it’s no wonder why the Beast Speed had a shock vibration protection rate of better than 95% the over 300 hacks taken by our volunteers. Last season’s Easton Beast X performed at a similar rate make this model one of the best USA bats on the market in terms of generating comfort and confidence within a young ball player.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 9.5 / 10
Assessing The Grip & Comfort Of The 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid:
When scoring a category that involves the feel and comfort a hitter experiences when swinging, the only data our staff can analyze is the feedback from our volunteers. We anticipated the 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid to score well in this category considering this USA bat was designed specifically to maximize comfort. The results did confirm our estimation. The Scorecards filled out by our hitters were filled with positive feedback. From our observations, the player’s swings were controlled, crisp, and level. One particular volunteer youth hitter stated the following,
“The new Beast is very easy to swing. It feels comfortable and light and has really good balance. Plus it makes a really cool sound when you hit the ball!”
OFFICIAL SCORE: 10 / 10
Measuring The Durability Of The 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid:
Throughout the evaluation process, each USA bat takes a beating. Our staff centralizes most of our data on how well a bat does when solid contact is made. When poor contact is made that stems from a bad swing from the volunteer, we do not record those attempts unless the poor swings are due to poor balance within the barrel. When considering the 250 solid swings coupled with all the other foul tips, foul pops and grounders, the Beast Hybrid held up well incurring minor dings, scratches, and scuffs cosmetically speaking. One of our trial Beast Speeds had a rattling sound with the barrel where something obviously broke.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 8 / 10
Overall Experience Of The 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid:
Much like the Beast X of last year, the 2019 Easton Beast Speed Hybrid USA bat is a fan favorite among our volunteers and garnered high scores from our staff. The Beast Hybrid will give youth ball players the confidence, control, and balanced required for attaining a consistent amounts of level swings when ripping through the strike zone. Anticipate this bat to hold an actual weight of 1.5 oz.- 2 oz. heavier than what’s stamped on the barrel which is fairly typical among metal youth bats.
OVERALL SCORE: 9.125 / 10