Easton Raw Power L5.0 Slowpitch Softball Bat End Load SP13L5
Easton Raw Power L5.0 End Loaded One Piece Composite Slowpitch Softball Bat
The new Easton slowpitch Raw Power softball bats are here. There are two "Series" of USSSA softball bats in the Raw Power lineup; the B-Series (Balanced) and the L-Series (End Loaded). The Easton L5 softball bat is a one piece, all composite softball bat. The L5 is end loaded, and uses the Easton exclusive IMX composite carbon fiber in the handle and the barrel. The L5 softball bat will be stiffer because of the one piece construction.
What is the difference between the Easton L5 and the L1/L2? There is not a lot of difference between the bats. They are all end loaded, all top of the line Easton composite. The only real difference is the L1 and L2 use the latest "SIC" Black Carbon composite in the handle, where the L5 uses the older IMX composite in the handle. All three bats use the same IMX composite in the barrel.
END-LOADED 1-PIECE COMPOSITE DESIGN
12" slight end load in the barrel enables maximum power
Single System Composite Design increases bat control and feedback from the ball
IMX Composite barrel optimizes the sweet spot
New Easton Ultra-Thin Gauze Grip!
100+ MPH performance
Approved for play in: 2013 USSSA 1.20 BPF, NSA, ISA, SSUSA, ISF
Not approved for ASA softball
6 month warranty
Tuesday 10 September, 2013
Pros: Bat opens up FAST! I've never been a power hitter, but I took 8 out on a 310 field within the first 90 cuts on the bat! I've just started swinging endloads this year, and I love this one! Feels great when you connect with that sweet spot.
Cons: The only downside is that the Easton L series (endloads) are very drastic endloads. I have the L5 27 oz and it's 2 oz endload makes it swing like a 28 oz. It will take some getting used to if you've never swung endloads.
Pros: After what seemed like forever, this bat finally opened up and started hitting missiles. I had just about given up on it, then it suddenly became my gamer. Very different feel than most bats with it's very thin handle and short (12") barrel. Very "whippy" through the zone.
Cons: Right about the time it opened up, it also developed a significant rattle. Unfortunately, it was bought in the winter, though not used until spring, and the short 6 month warranty period had expired.
Pros: took the wrapper off a few days ago and gave it a round of bp. The first pitch out of wrapper was not a home run. It is very stiff at first but after about 50-60 hard cuts it started to open up a little... it is a tank and needs alot of work before it is fully broke in. Im more of a two piece guy but the one piece is starting to grow on me..... great bat great price
Cons: Cant go wrong with a Easton...........period