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By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 17, 2022
The 2018 Easton S750C and S750 are USA Bats exclusive to Dicks Sporting Goods (although now you can buy them on Amazon).
They are legitimate options in the mid to lower range performance space. Both are versions of the Easton Beast X Hybrid and Easton Beast X and less expensive than their respective Easton top-end counterparts. Compared to paper, the bats lose a higher grade aluminum in the barrel and, in the case of the 750C, an older composite handle.
That said, like many USSSA and USA Bats, it weighs more than its stated weight. Scale weight and swing weight are different things, but even the swing weight on the S750 is high compared to its “drop 10” counterparts. This bat should be considered a drop 8.
For the price, and considering the limited hybrid options in the USA Bat space this year, we like the two piece hybrid S750C USA Bat. Those looking for a more reasonable price in the hybrid bat space should really consider it.
In the vast majority of cases we would recommend the S750C hybrid over the S750 single piece. Those only playing a very few games (sub 15), or those who know they prefer a single piece over a hybrid will prefer the S750.
The major difference between the S750 and Easton Beast X construction is the newer alloy (ATAC) used in the Easton Beast X. The newer alloy allows for a longer barrel profile than that in the S750. The S750 uses Easton’s older alloy referred to as HMX. That X in the name refers to the eXtended barrel the ATAC makes possible.
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%).
*: When a bat is denoted by a star (*) it is a preliminary rating. Expect it to be updated as we learn more about the bat and gather more data.
(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 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.
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
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.
The estimated date the bat began distribution.