Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by asantana Great Bat! Great value.
Bought this bat for my 10 yr old son to break it in during the Fall Ball season. I took him a few games to get used to it but overall he loves the bat. The bat has some pop to it and it's a very well balanced bat for my son. He is ready for the spring season with his new bat. I grew up with Easton bats and I'm happy to pass that tradition to my son.
January 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by funzalow66 Dissapointed, but maybe I got a lemon.
I never thought I'd write a review about a baseball bat and a bad one at that. I'm doing so "for the masses" so that Dick's and Easton can monitor this product.
I've been buying my son Easton bats since he started T-Ball and have never had a problem with their bats until now. I ordered the 2014 "S2" on a Monday, Oct. 14th, 2013, got it Wednesday the same week and took my son out for batting practice Thursday night, Oct. 17 of the same week. It was a nice October night about 68 degrees in Central New Jersey. The package was not damaged upon arrival, although some bubble wrap in the packaging would be nice. All seemed fine though.
He hit 12-15 balls with his older 2012 Reflex, then hit 12-15 with his new "S2." The most notable comment from my 11 yr. old son was a lot less hand sting. The ball had good "pop" too. My son was extremely happy and felt that it was helping him drive the ball farther. Dad was pleased too, especially after spending a considerable amount on a bat that he never has in the past.
On or about the 16th pitch or so he said prior to even hitting the ball, he felt the handle "give" and heard a sound from the handle and then when he hit the ball, the carbon handle broke. Luckily the rubber grip kept it from flying off. What's really surprising is the handle broke about 4 inches above the butt. This wasn't the skinniest part of the handle. It broke where the yellow grip meets the black. Veryy odd !! I hope I just got a lemon and that the reviews from the older 2013 "S2" version prove true with the 2014 model.
I called Dick's as soon as I got home and they're shipping out a new bat, no charge. I have to return the old one. I'll be sure and add to this review or add a new review once we get a chance to use the new bat more extensively ..... hopefully.
....to be continued ....
October 17, 2013