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2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USSSA Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated February 5, 2020


However, those looking for an ultra light swing on a single composite, can deal with some hand sting and want a cool looking bat might find a good home for the 2018 Easton Ghost X Drop 12 Hyperlite. Note, as well, this bat comes in a USA version that we review elsewhere.


2018 Ghost X Hyperlite Video

2018 Ghost X Hyperlite Video

2018 Ghost X Hyperlite Models


We’ve hit with the 2018 Ghost X Hyperlite. It swings light (it is a drop 12) and struggles to impress the advanced hitter.

USSSA –12
/10
USSSA –12
/10

Model Recommendations

SL18GXHL12

USSSA Drop 12 Review

Ghost X Hyperlite USSSA Drop 12 Ratings (key)
1 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Serial: SL18GXHL12
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
JBB18GXHL12

USSSA Drop 12 Review

Ghost X Hyperlite USSSA Drop 12 Ratings (key)
1 3 2 3 3 3 4 3 2 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 25, 26, 27-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Serial: JBB18GXHL12
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Comparable Bats

The most comparable bat to the Hyperlite is likely the 2017 Catalyst. Both are single piece composites that come in a drop 12. Otherwise, look for an older model in the Combat Maxum line that had a few years of a drop 12 single piece composite.

Construction

The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite is a USSSA certified bat made of a single piece of composite. This gives it a remarkably sitff feel. As well, the drop 12 makes it an ultra light swing. Expect a bat that feels like a twig but with a good sized barrel that looks great.

Overall Ratings

The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).

(UR) Un Rated: An overall rating of UR means the bat has yet to be fully rated. When it is, this score will update.

(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.

(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.

(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.

(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.

(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.

(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.

(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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