2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA Youth Bat Review
DIAMETER: 2 5/8"
One Piece Fully Composite
Balanced Swing Weight
Flex Barrel Technology (Maximized Performance & Feel)
Easton's EXACT Carbon (Lightweight & Strong)
New Speed End Cap (Enhanced Barrel Response)
Easton's Flex Grip 2.2mm (Added Comfort)
Certified - USABAT Stamped
Approved - Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AAU, AABC, USSSA & Cal Ripken
Our Summary Of The 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite:
With the 2019 Ghost X Hyperlite -11 drop, Easton has developed a unique USA bat with the stiff feel of a single piece construction combined with the lightweight and comfortable sensation of a fully composite youth bat. It houses Easton’s EXACT Carbon composite material that is specially designed to improve barrel performance through maximizing flexibility, increasing response time, strengthening durability, and a ballooning the sweet spot region across the 2 5/8 big barrel. The composite handle comes with a softly cushioned 2.2mm Flex Grip distributing an ergonomic control from to barrel. The most significant element of the Ghost X Hyperlite is the lightweight -11 length to weight ratio. As younger hitters continue to fine tune and develop proper hitting mechanics, lighter bats will help to achieve better fundamentals. The 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite is a great composite option for those younger players that might need one or two more seasons until graduating to a -10 drop.
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Our Comprehensive Review Of The 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite:
The 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite offers a powerful composite barrel alternative to younger ball players whom are making their home in a USA Baseball non- profit organization. The Ghost X Hyperlite best mimics the new 2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution yet tailored towards a smaller audience. For this evaluation, our staff selected volunteers in the age range of 8-11 all of whom possessed the talents to swing with good fundamentals. After approximately 250+ swings of making solid contact, the following is our results for the 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11.
Evaluating The Pop Of The 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite:
In being a fully composite one-piece youth bat holding a drop of -11, Easton has tailored the Ghost X Hyperlite for the smaller and younger athletes in USA Baseball who are looking to attain as much pop as possible within the confines of the USA Bat Standard. During the pop evaluation, the majority of volunteers were highly satisfied with the levels of pop they achieved with the 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite. One particular hitter mentioned the following on his scorecard,
“The new Ghost X Hyperlite was easier to swing that the other Ghost X and my balls went just as far. It was very fun and easy to swing.”
This USA Bat is probably is a great option if pop is what a parent is looking for.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 9.5 / 10
Calculating The Vibration Control Of The 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite:
As with most youth baseball bats featuring a 1-piece construction, the Ghost X Hyperlite will not protect from stings as well as the Evolution does with its 2-piece composite makeup. During the entire evaluation process for the 2019 Ghost X Hyperlite, our volunteers collectively reported feeling negative vibrations approximately 15% of their solid connections. We must consider many variables when rating for vibration control.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 7.5 / 10
Assessing The Grip & Comfort Of The 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite:
The most popular piece of feedback among our volunteer hitters who welded a 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite involved the overall handling and control. With its -11 drop length to weight ratio, the Hyperlite is a lighter edition of Easton’s line of composite barrel USA bats. For younger hitters in USA Baseball. It gives more balance and speed when swinging through the zone which in turn helps with generating additional power. One youth hitter mentioned the following on her scorecard,
“The new Hyperlite is a cool looking bat that was very easy to swing. I used a -12 last year and this feels just as smooth.”
OFFICIAL SCORE: 9.5 / 10
Measuring The Durability Of The 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite:
With the multiple 2019 Easton Ghost X Hyperlites in our possession, our hitters delivered plenty of punishment upon the 2 5/8 barrels taking on well over 350+ swings each bat. Besides some dings, nicks, scratches, and other handling marks, the Hyperlites withstood everything without cracking, denting or breaking. We should note, the youth baseball bat is not expected to withstand a consistent barrage of pitches traveling at speeds higher than 55 MPH-60 MPH. We evaluated our Hyperlite’s under the same settings where they will be used during the baseball season.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 9 / 10
Overall Experience Of The Easton Ghost X Hyperlite:
As previously stated, the 2019 Ghost X Hyperlite -11 drop was designed to enhance the overall offensive production for the younger divisions of youth baseball. Our staff believes the Hyperlite is more likely to benefit the following kids:
Players weighing between 50 lbs. - 80 lbs.
Players in divisions younger than 10U.
Players possessing less than 2-3 seasons of youth baseball experience.
The Hyperlite will deliver a surprisingly good amount of pop considering the light length to weight ratio. This is a great USA bat to utilize before deciding between the plethora of -10 drop youth baseball bats on the market.
OVERALL SCORE: 8.875 / 10