Tired of having the perfect swing only to have the ball end up short or even worse in the warning track? If so we are glad that you stumbled upon our Easton XL1 BBCOR review. Brought to you by one of the top companies in the business in Easton, the XL1 could be all you need to improve the power in your swing. The 2015 version of the XL1 BB15X1 is normally one of the more expensive bats around as hitters believe it is the ultimate power hitter’s best friend. This is the third version of the bat which means that it is popular, otherwise Easton would refine it and create it differently.
What makes the XL1 so good?
In terms of BBCOR bats, Easton has designed them all to meet the power demands that you’d expect. They have done this in two ways. On one hand they have a Speed series which is designed to increase the swing speed and therefore generate more power. The second way is by extending the barrel to give you more mass. The 2015 XL1 BB15X1 belongs in this camp.
- Extended barrel
- More power
- Longer barrel – Having a longer barrel gives you more hitting mass and increases your chances of making contact with the pitch. And once you make contact, forget about it! With more strength in the swing phase, you can expect to turn those warning tracks shots into homeruns.
- Full Composite – Composite is the preferred material for all power hitters. Some bats use a composite handle with an aluminum barrel fused together to save on costs. But the XL1 BBCOR is made with 100% composite throughout.
- Durable and Strong – When you pay a good amount of money for a bat you expect it to last a while. One of the top reviewed Easton bats available, this one promises to keep performing for a number of years.
- Endloaded – As if this bat didn’t need any more power potential. That being said, Easton has made the XL1 more endloaded than previous version to help you even more.
Sizes available: 31 in/28 oz, 32 in/29 oz, 33 in/30 oz, and 34 in/31 oz
Recommendation for the XL1
What else can we say other than this bat is great. The biggest downfall however isn’t in the bat itself but the strength required. Typically reserved for strong, power hitters, you need quite a bit of strength in order to make good cuts with this bat. For competitive players, the bat is well worth its cost and will help you perform better against the elite competition. That being said for newer players, the Easton 2015 XL1 might be a little too expensive right now.