The Easton XL is and was one of the best bats you could find on the market. This Easton bat comes with an over sized barrel and short handle. These bats have helped hitters for years in being able to hit balls over the fence and spray the field with hits. The long barrel does have a huge sweet spot . It also features a slightly end loaded feel. All Easton XL bats have an extended barrel and a top heavy feel and that is by design. These bats are no exception as you will have a very fast bat and be able to square up a bat. Easton started the this series when BBCOR became the norm. But, they have expanded to many more bats. The Easton Mako -10 has a XL as well. If Easton is willing to put the XL name on a Mako, which is their most popular series, than you know the that this design works.