Easton's B5 for 2021 is a nostalgic homage to days gone by. Its aesthetic design replicates that of the '80s. But, at its heart, it's a single-piece aluminum that appears to be the Alpha XL last year. It is a single-piece bat with a serious end load, stiff feel and really good performance. We liked the Alpha XL for what it was as well as the B5 for what it is. You'll pay a premium for the throwback paint job and great look. In the end, its a stiff, big barrelled single piece aluminum built for the big hitter who is capable of getting the most out of just about any bat.