The Easton S3 bat is part of the bat makers continuing series of S baseball bats. Five years ago the first in the S-series, the S1 was available. Each year there have been important modifications that have improved performance. Here are the bat specifications, and how they create an excellent mid-level baseball bat.
The Easton S3 meets rule specifications for little league, high school and college. It incorporates a big barrel feel in a lightweight bat. The bat also employs a -10 length to weight ratio, which provides a balanced swing and a low moment of inertia (MOI).
One-piece alloy construction improves durability and is one reason why the Easton S3 bat meets most little league rules criteria. The handle is an ultra thin (29/32) design, that has a hyperskin performance grip. As a result, the hitter is able to maintain a firm grip.
The barrel uses a Hyperlite Matrix alloy (HMX), to enlarge the actual sweet spot. There are four sizes starting with the 29-inch, 19-ounce smallest, up to the 32-inch, 22-ounce size. The Easton S3 bat is also USSSA BPF 1.15 certified.
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The biggest performance related feature is the big barrel. With a 2Â¾-barrel diameter, the probability of direct bat to ball impact is dramatically improved. This improves not only the batter's ability to make contact, but increases the exit velocity of the ball upon contact.
A bigger barrel means more contact and bigger contact numbers. However, one of the most impressive performance aspects of the Easton S3 bat is the wide sweet spot. This helps younger hitters appreciate the feel of making solid contact. Since the bat uses a single piece design, it also reduces vibration upon impact.
With a smaller handle diameter, a hitter gains better bat control. This helps a hitter learn how to employ bat control to hit the tough pitch. Since the handle is covered with the hyperskin grip, hitters can feel confident in getting the most out of every swing.
The Easton S3 bat is an excellent choice for entry-level players, especially youth leagues. An affordable price makes it appealing to everyday baseball players and as part of team purchases to put some solid performance in the bat bag. The Easton S3 is a big barrel bat with big time performance. So, get yours today.