2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA Youth Bat Review: Little Sting, Even Without Gloves

2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL

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Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA Youth Bat 2018 (-11): Our Summary

The Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USABat is a summation of the great features that the brand Easton offers for their youth baseball bats. However, there are some modifications in the Hyperlite bat that changes its overall functionality and dynamics.

The standard Ghost X construction, which has different drop weight specifications, have a two-piece, features two-piece design. The highly-rated CONNEXION Technology of Easton enjoins the composite material. On the other hand, the Ghost X Hyperlite is only using a single-piece composite design. As a result, the bat excels at giving responsive swings for high-speed collision.

Because the bat is naturally lightweight, it is the prime option for players who prefer speed than the power of heavier baseball bats. Specifically, the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA is constructed from the patented carbon composite called EXACT. It curbed down the unnecessary weight that is placed on the bat. It also allowed the bat to gain large sweet spots for better hit accuracy.

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Overall, the durability and shock negation feature of the Hyperlite is beyond impressive. It can withstand constant punishment regardless of the weather condition. Lastly, we have to note that this baseball bat has the X-Tended barrel construction. It made the Ghost X Hyperlite one of the longest youth baseball bats that exist today.

From its comfort level to its power, the Ghost X Hyperlite USA proves that it is an opus of Easton. None of its parts are cheaply made. Therefore, investing in this bat is highly recommended.

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Evaluating the performance of the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA never lead us to downtimes. It occupied us because there are a lot of things to test here. Right from the start, the baseball bat is already brimming with quality. It is tough but lightweight–a quality that cannot be seen with other youth baseball bats. It can allow amateurs and youth players to have a good feel over the bat.

There is no need for you to become an expert to use Ghost X Hyperlite. It is a user-friendly baseball bat can train your skills and develop your form. Average players can still maximize the potential of this baseball amenity. Just remember that the Hyperlite is lightweight and offers excellent swing speed. The power is average, but its speed is ripping the charts. We have tested and experienced this firsthand. It was really true that this bat has a -11 drop weight.

After 200 swings, this is what we have discovered with the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA.

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Easton Ghost X USA Review: Pop

It is already given that the Hyperlite USA will not give off too much pop. Compared to the pop that the Ghost X can produce, the pop of Hyperlite is just in the “middle.” The biggest reason for this is the single piece construction of the Hyperlite USA. It is quite hard to expect a strong pop from one-piece baseball bats, regardless of its brand.

But don’t let this discourage you. We did not say that the Hyperlite is weak and flimsy. All we did emphasized that it has an average pop. It can still send the ball flying, but not on a distance that would make your jaw drop. For players that are training the speed of their swings, the power of the Hyperlite is more than enough.

It doesn’t have an explosive intensity, but it can certainly hit the ball right. Just remember that it has a large sweet spot to improve your hit accuracy.

2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite Review: Vibration Control

Again, the single piece construction of the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA has caused another issue. Specifically, there are noticeable vibrations that can be felt when the bat hits strong balls. The frame cannot channel the negative impact away from your hands. We felt it directly when we used the bat to hit balls that are speeding at 50 miles per hour or so.

The vibration is there. That’s what we can guarantee. But at the same time, we can also assure you that this will never affect the precision or form of your hits. Fortunately, the EXACT Composite construction somehow lessens the aftershocks of the impact. This is already a decent compromise, given that the Hyperlite is a one-piece baseball bat.

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2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA Youth Bat Review: Grip and Comfort

The comfort level that you can feel on the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA is beyond satisfactory. Just remember that this one is a lightweight baseball bat. Therefore, swinging it is not troublesome and problematic, even for young players. It will swing the moment you lift and move it with your hands. There are no delays or downtimes that could reduce the precision of your hits.

The balanced weight design of the Hyperlite prevents the user from the wearing out quickly. It is using a 2-5/8-inch barrel but it still surprisingly light. Gripping the baseball bat is not difficult either. The slip-free and comfortable HYPERSKIN Grip handle ensure that the baseball bat will never go away from you.

2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA Youth Bat Review: Durability

One of the biggest selling points of the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA is its durability. After all, it is a composite barrel that has been designed to withstand constant punishment while you are on the plate. The EXACT Composite Carbon construction of the Hyperlite made it a better youth baseball bat compared to most of its counterpart.

Just like we mentioned, we let this bat hit multiple pitches on the field. After 200 solid hits, the bat did suffer from scratches. But it did not have any dent or crack. It never compromised the eligibility nor the quality of the barrel.

2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA Youth Bat Review: Overall Experience

2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHLWe can guarantee that the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA is a superb youth baseball bat. It has an impeccable design that allows solid and precise hits. Handling the bat is never difficult at all because of its innate lightness and maneuverability. You can grip it without having a fear of losing it while swinging fast.

Always remember that the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite is never made for emphasizing power. It was designed to improve and hone the swing speed that a player can create. Investing in this bat would never be regrettable, especially for those who are really interested in the sport.

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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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