2015 Easton S3 Review

The Easton Power Brigade line is back in 2015 with the usual suspects. The Speed (S), XL, and MAKO lines will once again grace the plates of little leagues, high school and colleges around the country. Of course the big news is the MAKO TORQ with its spinning handle, but here we focus on the Easton S3.

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2015 S3 Models

Models Overview

The 2015 Easton S3, like the 2014 version, will be a one piece aluminum bat with a balanced to light swing weight. Different than the 2014 S3, however, the S3 will be contain Easton’s new and improved HyperLite Alloy. This alloy is also found on the barrel of their top shelf 2015 Easton S2.

General Recommendations

The 2014 Easton S3 had mixed reviews. The light swinging aluminum stick was helpful for those who needed a very, very light swinging bat, but it missed a lot of folks expectations when the sweet spot in the bat was hard to find.

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Comparable Bats

Those in the single-piece aluminum bat market will find that this segment is very crowded with several very good options. We can say with confidence that the 2015 S3, unlike last year’s model, should be one to consider. It’s larger barrel profile and balanced to light swing weight, as well as Easton’s market saturation, should convince a lot to pull the trigger.

We recommend the 2015 Easton S3 for those hitters who: Prefer the price points of a one-piece aluminum bat; would like a higher-end one-piece aluminum bat; prefer aluminum barrels; are on a budget; are working on making contact; need a balanced to light swing weight; not interested or capable of hitting bombs.

We would NOT recommend the 2015 Easton S1 for those hitters who: Prefer heavier swing weights; Willing to spend a little more for increased performance; Want to accentuate their bomb-dropping skills; Prefer two-piece bats; Want a composite barrel; need a BBCOR or drop 5 bat.

Previous Bats

Those looking for the least expensive ‘high end’ bat from the arguable leader in the metal bat space should be looking at the 2015 S3.