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By Bat Digest
Updated November 17, 2022
The 2016 Easton Hybrid Z-Core TORQ will be available in BBCOR only. Standard 31, 32, 33 and 34 inch lengths with a drop 3 and a .50 BBCOR stamp are all available.
The bat will not be available in a Big Barrel, Youth Barrel or T-ball sizes. Those looking for a hybrid bat from Easton in those barrel sizes will need to look at the 2016 Easton S2.
Like the 2015 Easton S2z and S3z, the Easton Z-Core Hybrid TORQ will use a spiraled carbon fiber handle design to decrease sting on mishits and add to a buttery soft swing and ping. We are not sure if this actually works any better than other two-piece designs, but we do find the two-piece design on most bats does indeed remove hand sting.
The 2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid TORQ is a two-piece baseball bat built with a composite handle and aluminum barrel. It is identical to the 2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid but it has a spinning bottom handle. The aluminum barrel, like the Z-Core bats from 2015 (S2z and S3z) have a composite sleeve inside which gives it the strength and durably to be severely oversized. This is a good thing