2018 Easton Beast X Hyperlite USABat Review: Quite Heavy, Some Suggest

Easton 2018 USA Baseball 2 1/4 Beast X Hyperlite Youth Baseball Bat -12

Easton 2018 USA Baseball 2 1/4 Beast X Hyperlite Youth Baseball Bat -12

 

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2018 Easton Beast X Hyperlite USABat Review: Our Summary

The Easton Beast X Hyperlite USA is an impressive bat with sufficient features to make the cut. If you have tried the standard Beast X baseball bat, the Beast X Hyperlite won’t surprise you anymore. They are almost similar in design and capabilities, but with one exemption that you should put in mind. Specifically, the Beast X Hyperlite has a smaller barrel frame, around 2 1/4 inches, which makes it lighter and extremely easy to maneuver.

Amusingly, the Beast X Hyperlite is the only baseball bat that has the said barrel size this 2018. We are pretty sure that they won’t release another bat that has the same dimension sooner. Despite the sizing down of its barrel, the point of contact of the Beast X Hyperlite is still decent. You can still get accurate and high-impact pops with this youth baseball bat.

Easton 2018 USA Baseball 2 1/4 Beast X Hyperlite Youth Baseball Bat -12Just like the rest of the Beast X series, the Beast X Hyperlite is also crafted from the Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction (ATAC). This design improves the overall durability of the bat. It also escalated the pop and explosiveness that it can give the ball once you hit it. The technology compensates for the demure barrel frame of the Beast X Hyperlite.

The barrel also has the Z-Core internal technology and the X-Tended design. With these two innovations, the Beast X Hyperlite has a lengthy frame with a large sweet spot. This particular feature is combined with a well-balanced swing weight that can accommodate the needs of players in the youth division. The baseball bat can increase their reflex and swing speed while they are in the strike zone.

Meanwhile, the HYPERSKIN grip on the handle improves the usability of the Beast X Hyperlite. You can control it properly with only just a few practice. The -12 drop length-to-weight ratio gives the Hyperlite the utter balance and swing power.

2018 Easton Beast X Hyperlite USA Youth Baseball Bat: Our Review

There are some adjustments that we made when we tested the Easton Beast X Hyperlite USA. We cannot apply the same straightforward method of testing baseball bats in this one because of its smaller barrel size. Among all of the 2018 Easton baseball bats, it is only the Beast X Hyperlite that has the 2-1/4-inch design. Therefore, it was pretty obvious that there are not many players who want to use the baseball bat.

Easton 2018 USA Baseball 2 1/4 Beast X Hyperlite Youth Baseball Bat -12Experiencing this baseball bat came a little quirky on our part. But nonetheless, it was still satisfying. We let it hit 100 balls continuously to examine each of its qualities. We even tested how it can hold up to strong pitches. And with all the things that we went through with the Beast X Hyperlite, the following are the breakdown of the things that we discovered.

Easton 2018 USA Baseball 2 1/4 Beast X Hyperlite Youth Baseball Bat -12 Review: Pop

Because of its lightweight design, it is already given that the Easton Beast X Hyperlite USA has a deep emphasis on speed and precision. It doesn’t excel well on the power charts, but it can definitely impress you when it comes to the area of speed and precision. It can create decent pops upon collision. Just like we mentioned, the sweet spot of this bat is quite large. It does improve the accuracy of your hits even if the ball is speeding.

The Beast X Hyperlite is capable of sending the ball flying at a good distance. The contact is solid and felt. The drive lines are straight, too. If you can hit the ball properly, the bat can generate explosive shots. But this goes to show that requires skills before you can be able to hit solid shots out of this baseball bat.

If you are looking for a baseball bat that can maximize the power of your swings, the Easton Beast X Hyperlite USA is not the ideal choice for you. However, if you are into developing your swing speed, this baseball bat is one good investment.

2018 Easton Beast X Hyperlite USABat Review: Vibration Control

When it comes to vibration control, the Beast X Hyperlite USA does an average performance. There are vibrations that can be felt upon collision. Negative impacts are always there in the barrel, especially if the shot is strong. However, we can guarantee that these adverse effects can never affect that the performance of the player.

The reason for the vibration is due to the small frame and one-piece construction of the baseball bat. The size of the bat does not offer enough room to channel the impact. Fortunately, the baseball bat is durable. The Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction improves the strength and defense of the bat against vibration. Without it, the Beast X Hyperlite will never be usable.

2018 Easton Beast X Hyperlite USABat Review: Grip and Comfort

The lightweight construction of the Easton Beast X Hyperlite USA allowed it to become a usable tool for amateur and young players. There’s no problem in swinging or controlling this baseball bat at all. You can swing it with less effort because there is no weight behind it. The speed of the swing has been enhanced, too, thanks to it balanced construction. This particular feature is beneficial for young players who are still developing their form.

Meanwhile, the handle of the baseball bat features the HYPERSKIN Grip. That particular component optimizes the grip of the user towards the bat. Even if your hands are wet, the bat will never slip out from your hands. Furthermore, the HYPERSKIN Grip reduces the strain that you can feel while holding the bat. Our body was not pressured after using the bat for an extended period.

2018 Easton Beast X Hyperlite USABat Review: Durability

There’s no denying that the Easton Beast X Hyperlite USA is a sturdy and durable baseball bat. Being a baseball bat that has the USA Baseball Certification, you can guarantee that this bat can withstand heavy punishments without its quality being worn out. It can continuously hit up to 200 balls and still not lose an inch of its composure.

Easton 2018 USA Baseball 2 1/4 Beast X Hyperlite Youth Baseball Bat -12There are scratches on the surface of the barrel, but there are no cracks or dents that can be seen. It will always remain solid and tough, regardless of the season. The ATAC design of the Beast X Hyperlite made it a durable baseball bat, despite being lightweight.

2018 Easton Beast X Hyperlite USABat Review: Overall Experience

The Easton Beast X Hyperlite USA is made for players who are looking for a baseball bat excels in the speed department. It is not as powerful as other Beast X bats, but it can certainly develop the responsive and accuracy of your strikes. It is a great deal for players who are trying to transition from light bats to heavier ones.

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Kevin Eaton
 

Hello! I’m Kevin – an openly biased Baltimore Orioles fan; a youth baseball parent; an obsessive-compulsive scorekeeper; a travelling ballpark tourist and a taste tester of defiantly unhealthy ballpark culinary offerings. In this space I share my love for the game of baseball and in doing so, connect with other really great people who love the game as much as I do.

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