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Hype Comp
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2023 Easton Hype Comp Review

Easton’s latest and greatest two-piece composite is the 2023 ADV Hype. The bat is a two-piece composite built on the chassis of the Easton Hype from 2022 with a different paint job. That is to say, the only reason to buy this over the 2022 version is that you like the colors. It’s a great bat, and the unique soft knob is a reason to consider it alone. The bat will also come in USSSA, but at first, release it in BBCOR only.


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2023 Hype Comp Models

Models Overview

The Easton Hype Comp is an under-the-radar bat that doesn’t get the kind of publicity we think it deserves. There are several really good $500 bats and few of them justify their price. But if you’re in the market for the highest price bats the industry generally offers, then the 2023 Easton Hype Comp could be your ticket. It hasn’t changed since the 2022 version so it’s hard to justify the splurge. That said, if you can find it on a deal, we think it’s worth the effort. The bat hits the ball well in USSSA and BBCOR and is an underrated bat in the 2023 crop of two piece composites.


General Recommendations

Two-piece composite bats are built for the contact type hitter that wants as much barrel per swing weight as they can manage. The 2023 Easton ADV Hype Comp meets that demand. If you have an unlimited budget and want the best Easton has to offer for that growing player and the good to great contact hitter, then the Easton ADV Hype can be a great fit.

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Comparable Bats

There are plenty of two-piece composite bats comparable to the 2023 Hype Comp.

Previous Bats

There are no changes in the 2023 Hype Comp when compared to the 2022 Hype. Of some note, like 2022, the 2023 Hype claims to use the same TCT composite as was used in the MAKO versions of bats. We aren’t convinced they are precisely the same, although the names are.

Construction

Here are the details of the 2023 Easton Hype Comp reported from Easton’s site.

  • Thermo Composite Technology™: Combines a massive barrel and sweet spot for the lightest swinging bat in Easton®’s lineup, delivering explosive power
  • ConneXion Max™: Delivers maximum energy transfer with an even stiffer feel on contact, while the injected Nitrocell™ foam helps dramatically reduce vibration
  • Pro Stiff Carbon Handle™: Designed with extra-stiff carbon fibers to create a more-solid handle, giving the most elite athletes that stiff feel they love
  • Power Boost™ “Soft Knob” Technology: Provides hitters with more leverage while reducing vibration and improving comfort for the bottom hand
  • Flow-Tack™ Grip: Easton®’s most premium grip provides the ultimate combination of cushion and tack in solid color design
  • Country of Origin: Imported
  • Style : BB23HC

Our Parting Pitch

From Easton’s write-up:

With the 2023 Easton Hype Comp -3 BBCOR bat, we’ve meticulously engineered every feature to deliver explosive performance at the plate. From the knob to the end-cap, this bat was built to give you the highest-performing composite bat you’ll find anywhere.

The Hype Comp is built with end-to-end Thermo Composite Technology, which creates a massive sweet spot with the lightest material possible, maximizing both your bat speed and explosiveness on contact. Also, the ConneXion Max 2-piece design maximizes energy transfer from the handle to barrel, meaning that every ounce of power in your swing gets transferred into the barrel. Combine that with the Power Boost Soft Knob technology and Pro-Stiff carbon handle, and you’re looking at a bat that unlocks pop you didn’t even know you had.

You won’t just see the results of this engineering — you’ll see it, too. The combination of the Thermo Composite Technology and rolled end-cap delivers a forceful “pop” that will become your trademark at the plate.

It’s time for you to see what the right piece of technology can get out of your game. Get the best in Easton’s industry-leading bat science innovation with the 2023 Easton Hype Comp -3 BBCOR bat!