2014 Easton Brett Helmer Slowpitch Softball Bat L4.0 ASA End Loaded SP14L4

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Item#: SP14L4  |  Manufacturer: Easton
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2014 Easton Brett Helmer Slowpitch Softball Bat L4.0 ASA End Loaded SP14L4

The Easton L4.0 is the 2014 Brett Helmer signature model. With an end load built for a King, this bat has the power to go deep and drop bombs. 

The difference between the L4.0 and the L6.0 is small, but enough to be appreciated. The barrel of the 4.0 is made of the new SIC Black Carbon and is going to prevent sting and vibration from getting to your hands on most hits. The 6.0 uses the IMX Composite in the handle instead, which is still great, but not quite as great as the SIC Carbon Fiber. The barrel is built using the same proven IMX Composite that has been used in Easton softball bat barrels for several years, giving you a MASSIVE sweet spot and unrivaled performance.
 
ASA - The Balanced 4.0 is approved for play in ASA and ISF. The new ASA standard is super hot, and is no longer the USSSA little brother of bat standards.
 
End Load - An end loaded slow pitch bat helps you have more power in your swing when the ball is struck. If you are powerful enough to swing an L series end loaded bat, you should stand to see an advantage over a balanced bat.
 
One-Piece - Keep it simple. For the guys (and gals) that like a traditional feel when swinging, the single system design gives you the advantage of instant feedback. Many players who swing one-piece bats do not like the feel of whip you get with a two-piece bat (like a golf club).
 
12 Month Warranty - The One Year Warranty is back. 2014 Easton Slowpitch Bats will have a warranty against defects for 365 days from the date of purchase.
 
2014 Easton L4.0 Softball Bat Features:
  • Single System Composite Design increases bat control
  • IMX Composite barrel optimizes the sweet spot for maximum performance
  • SIC black carbon handle improves feel and reduces vibration
  • Brett Helmer Pro Model
  • 12" Barrel Length
  • End Loaded - 34/26(1oz), 34/27(2oz), 34/28(3oz), 34/30(4oz)
  • Approved for Play in ASA and ISF
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty

 



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  • Pros: So far so good, but can tell it will need more swings until fully broken in
  • Cons: First 100 cuts were mediocre at best but I am now at 3/350 and it has started opening up.
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  • Pros: Awesome pop. Quick break in period.
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  • Pros: Great pop, and sound outta the wrapper, big sweet spot even when hit off the end the ball trampolines off, still needs some breaking in after 25+ABs in 60* Socal weather. cant wait for its full pop!!
  • Cons: grip tape is very this but bat has little to no vibration.
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  • Pros: Hot right out of the wrapper! This is my first end loaded bat and it's been an easy transition. I'm a line drive hitter so I usually use balanced bats to get more control, but this one feels great! Whips through the zone and when you catch it on the sweet spot the ball TAKES OFF! Obviously looks amazing also!
  • Cons: Haven't found any yet but I'm only about 150 swings in!
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  • Pros: Got the 30oz/4oz endload. Feels good swinging through the zone and the extra load in the barrel helps drive through the ball. Bat really came alive after about 30 swings. Can't wait to see it after 200 swings.
  • Cons: massive rubber button sticker on endcap.
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  • Pros: This bat is ridiculously good. 7 of 10 guys on my team use it now for every game. Huge sweet spot the size of the whole barrel. The end load is perfect. I even like the gauze grip on the bat. Hot right out of the wrapper. I immediately hit balls off the fence and I am not a power hitter.
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  • Pros: Two years ago we started using the Easton bats. We went from the Salvo to the 6.0 and now to the Brett Helmer. This bat hits exactly as it is advertised. For some reason it sounds different from the others but the results are the same. Great for hitting line drives past the infielders and bombs. This bat practically swings itself with the end loading. The handle is great and the knob diameter is perfect.
  • Cons: I probably should have stuck with the 27 ounce bat with the 2 ounces of end load. The 26 is a hair light.
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  • Pros: Great price. Has some descent pop right out of the wrapper. Can't wait to see it after it is broken in.
  • Cons: Haven't found any yet.
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  • Pros: Took it out to break in and immediately had good pop. Only used it in one game so far but I think with 25-50 more cuts, it will really open up.
  • Cons: I don't care for the grip, I'll be replacing it.
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  • Pros: I ordered the Easton L4 Brett Helmer edition and I love this bat! I was hitting bombs in practice right out of the wrapper, this bat is everything I wanted. Definitely recommend this bat and the order process was fast and easy. Two thumbs up!!
  • Cons: None
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  • Pros: This bat is hot it's a little stiff at first but still has a lot of pop out of the wrapper I would say my 10th hit I sent my first ball of the year over a 320 so far I love it best bat I've bought in a couple years plus it's on clearance right now it's a steal.
  • Cons: Just the grip not so fond of the gauze grip
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  • Pros: Hot out of the wrapper & has a huge sweet spot.
  • Cons: There isn't anything that I don't like
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  • Pros: Once you get a couple hundred swings on this bat it really opens up. Great look and great feel. Will drop bombs
  • Cons: I haven't found any
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  • Pros: Bat opened up well, has bout 200 cuts on it. Sound changed 150 in. Guys love it. Has good distance and pop. Best bat for you buck.
  • Cons: The thin grip, i put lizard skin grip on. Cant feel no vibration.
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  • Pros: Excellent price on a high end bat. Once you put in the work (bp) this bat gets real hot in regard to pop and distance. Plus it will last a long long time after it breaks in-great durability
  • Cons: The break in period. It takes a bit more bp to get hot then some other newer high end composite bats.
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  • Pros: This bat is stupid good. I have taken about 600 quality hacks with this live in BP and its really come alive. Sounds like glass bros, it sick. Really like the feel of the handle on this bat. You can really feel the 3 oz end load, you can really feel it drop some head as you swing through the zone. Love it.
  • Cons: none so far
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  • Pros: Great pop and hot out of the wrapper! I've had it a few weeks and it's my favorite bat to swing. great all around bat!!!
  • Cons: Not a fan of the thin grip tape but other than that none to speak of
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  • Pros: This bat drops HEAD! I grabbed a 28 oz with the 3 oz endload... WOW is all i can say. I can whip this thing around the zone no problem. Whatever Easton uses makes this thing hot. Cant wait to get a couple more hundred swings on her to really open her up
  • Cons: none as of yet
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  • Pros: great bat!!! last couple seasons switched to the softer core balls and i couldnt quite get the ball out. this season so far with this 27oz. i have 4 hrs in 3 games. loving it so far. there was no break in period on this bat. if you arent quite a hr hitter grab this bat and see what happens. works great for me!!!
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  • Pros: I love it, almost a HR on the first hit w/o breaking in and I'm not a HR hitter.
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  • Pros: Lots of pop great. looking bat also
  • Cons: Break in takes some time
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  • Pros: Bought this bat and it's balanced brother for team bats. Hot right out of wrapper. First player to use - #2 in lineup... hits Homer. Insane. Why so cheat you ask? Because it's last years model. Jump on it if you haven't. I have not seen a hotter ASA bat.
  • Cons: Wow, nothing comes to mind!
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  • Pros: Feels great very smooth. No vibration
  • Cons: Not enough pop. Got an end load bat for the power but the bat itself doesn't have the pop I was looking for.
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  • Pros: Bat seems great--team has used it in one game, & it good good reviews from every player who used it. Also, a great price on this.
  • Cons: None so far!
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  • Pros: Love the endload feel.
  • Cons: Not hot out of the wrapper. Found the sweet spot but still need time to break in
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  • Pros: This bat has great pop right out of the wrapper. It really started to open up after about 250 swings. My teammates love it and it is the go to bat when you need the long ball. The sweet spot is rather large to be an end load.
  • Cons: Not too fond of the gauze grip. It's no good after a while and doesn't help much on misses.
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  • Pros: Big sweet spot thin handle and grip tape feel great End load is noticeable but not overwhelming in weight One piece construction is ideal for the softer ASA balls
  • Cons: None. It's my new favorite bat.
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  • Pros: This bat has a lot of pop right out of the gate. It almost seems the less you try and crush the ball the better the bat performs and longer distance you hit. It's helping me work on the fundamentals of my swing and making good contact is key.
  • Cons: The grips are a little firm on this bat and can cause some soar hands if you use it without batting gloves.
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  • Pros: Light action and good follow through. Seems to have a wide sweet spot!
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  • Pros: Geat price for the bat. Feels great swings well.
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  • Pros: Great bat! Has pretty good pop right out of the wrapper, I'm sure it will get even better after a few hundred hits through it.
  • Cons: None so far
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  • Pros: I like.the end load weight and it was hot right out of.the wrapper
  • Cons: I haven't found anything I dont like yet
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  • Pros: This has to be one of the best bats out takes about 100 swings to open it up fast shipping great product cant go wrong with this bat for the price fast shipping thatnks cheapbats.com
  • Cons: None maybe the grip if your not into the thin grip
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  • Pros: The ball jumps off ball pretty well. Takes couple swings to open up but well worth it.
  • Cons: ASA only
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  • Pros: The bat was grea. Easily put the balls to the fence and beyond.
  • Cons: Bat broke in two with less than 200 cuts on it.
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  • Pros: Good sweet spot...NICE BALANCE
  • Cons: Handle is VERY skinny....as most...have to double wrap for my big hands.
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  • Pros: Sweet swing and tons of pop
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  • Pros: This bat is the tits. Not hot out of the wrapper. Definitely takes a few rounds to break in but that's nothing out of the ordinary for a composite bat. The 3oz endload is awesome. A small barrel but it's all sweet spot. Definitely would recommend this bat especially since it's $100 right now.
  • Cons: None
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  • Pros: Good bat with a lot of pop right out the wraper
  • Cons: I dont care for the grip
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  • Pros: So far I have 6 rounds of BP on this bat, it has an amazing feel, plus tons of pop. I was more of a gap hitter before and now I'm hitting fence regularly.
  • Cons: None so far, but the grip may become an issue down the road.
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  • Pros: The bat was hot out of the wrapper. First hit was a homerun. Entire team loves the bat. Great feel.
  • Cons: None
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  • Pros: Great feel and swings nice. Has good pop right out of the wrapper.
  • Cons: No problems i can see sofar and i have about 250 hits it on it.
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  • Pros: Best price less then $100
  • Cons: None
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  • Pros: Bat looks amazing took about 75 cuts with it to breakin and swings beautifully towards the end of BP the ball was jumping off the Bat it made a crack like a major leaguer going downtown.
  • Cons: As expected the grip sucks I regripped immediately after initial BP, no other real cons I would say a Break in period that is expected shouldn't be considered. LOVE BAT
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  • Pros: Swings great and feels good in your hands. Like the thin handle. Hitting some good line drives with tthisbat!
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  • Pros: great price, fast shipping
  • Cons: no complaints here
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  • Pros: This bat is sick....
  • Cons: The grip
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  • Pros: Nice feel, solid one piece bat
  • Cons: Not a fan of the grip
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  • Pros: I love this bat. I have hit with it the last 2 weekends and the pitchers have added a second screen to protect them in the cage we use cause middle shots were starting to break the screen. Tons of pop and continues to get even better. I've been sold on Easton bats now and won't buy anything else.
  • Cons: None
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  • Pros: Sound, grip, pop
  • Cons: None yet
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  • Pros: Haven't gotten to use it but came just as described and looks great. better review when i get to try it out this spring
  • Cons: none, haven't tried it out yet
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  • Pros: Helmer bats are meant to big dudes. If you're a muscle head then get this bat. You won't be disappointed. Best bat of the year IMO.
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  • How will this bat perform / hold up with .4/300 balls?
  • Asked by Chris
  • This bat is made to be used with the .52 core 300 lb compression balls. A .44 core 300 lb compression ball will perform very similar with this bat.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • whats the difference between the L4 and L6?
  • Asked by Tony DeBenedetto
  • They are very similar. However, the L4.0 has the SIC Black Carbon Handle and is the Brett Helmer Signature Model.
  • Answered by Kris (Bat Expert)
  • what is the difference between this model ( L4.0 ) and the L3.0 end loaded. and is there a difference in break in period?? i cant find the L3.0 on eastons site anymore
  • Asked by Dewitt
  • The 2014 Easton Brett Helmer Slowpitch Softball Bat L4.0 ASA End Loaded SP14L4 is a 1-piece bat, while the 2014 Easton L3.0 Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP14L3 is a 2-piece bat. Other than that, they are both made out of the same materials and will around the same performance and durability standards. It just comes down to your preference on 1-piece or 2-piece bats.
  • Answered by Kris (Bat Expert)
  • Does the 34/28 feel that much heavier than 28oz with the end load? By how much?
  • Asked by AR
  • The 2014 Easton Brett Helmer Slowpitch Softball Bat L4.0 ASA End Loaded SP14L4 bat in the 28oz. will have a 3oz. end load. This will make the swing weight of the bat feel heavier than a balanced 28oz. bat yes.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Does the 2013 and the 2014 swing the same. I have a 13 and do not want more end load. Thanks
  • Asked by Tony Calise
  • The 2014 Easton Brett Helmer Slowpitch Softball Bat L4.0 ASA End Loaded SP14L4 has more end load than the 2013 model. The end load on the 2014 model is progressive with the weight of the bat. The 26oz. bat has a 1oz. end load, 27oz. bat has a 2oz. end load, and the 28oz. bat has a 3oz. end load.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Can an asa bat used in USSSA tourney play?
  • Asked by Bill
  • An ASA bat may only be used in a USSSA tournament if it has the USSSA stamp on the bat as well. The 2014 Easton Brett Helmer Slowpitch Softball Bat L4.0 End Loaded SP14L4 does NOT have a USSSA approval stamp on it and cannot be used in USSSA sanctioned tournaments.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • When I did a test swing on the L6 28 oz I didnt feel the end load. when I did a test swing on the L3 I was able to feel the end load. should I be able to feel the end load on this bat, because if I dont feel it I'm going to look around for a 30oz
  • Asked by Nick
  • The Easton Brett Helmer L4.0 is an end loaded bat just like the L3.0 and L6.0 . The 3.0 will have a more end loaded feel as it is a 2 piece bat and due to the nature will feel more end loaded.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Any coupons for this SP14L4 and do you have it available in 34/30? How long will this be on sale? Any specials for black friday?
  • Asked by jeff
  • We have just lowered the price of the SP14L4 and do not have any additional discounts for this bat. This bat will not have any further discounts during the holiday season. Unfortunately we do not have any 30 ounce available in this bat.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Hello, how does this bat match up with the Louisville Z2000? I am using a 2013 model I believe, blueish 30oz, end loaded and love it. I have been looking at this bat for two years now and wonder how it compares now that I actually found one I like since the Z2000 isn't available in 30. Or even the Z3000 compared to both? Thank you
  • Asked by Josh
  • The Eason Brett Helmer SP14L4 will have a different feel from the Louisville Slugger Z2000 and Z3000. The Louisville Slugger Z series bats have a different sound and feel coming off the bat and seem to be hotter right out of the wrapper. The Easton Brett Helmer will take a little longer to break in.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)

Product SpecsProduct Info
Series:Raw Power
Deals:Closeout
Material:Composite
Barrel Diameter:2 1/4" Diameter Barrel
Model Year:2014
Product Keywords:ASA