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Ghost Double Barrel
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2019 Easton Ghost USSSA Double Barrel Fastpitch Review

The 2019 version of the Ghost Double Barrel is a USSSA/NSA certified bat. IT DOES NOT WORK FOR NCAA OR HIGH SCHOOL fastpitch. This is the Gold/Black version of the bat.

Those looking for the Easton Ghost Double in a ASA/High School/NCAA league should look at the 2018 version of the bat. This is the Blue/Black version of the bat.


2019 Ghost Double Barrel Video

2019 Ghost Double Barrel Models

Models Overview

We hit with, and measured all sorts of items on, the 2019 Easton Ghost Double Barrel fastpitch bat. Our bigger hitters, those with power, really liked the bat. Fitting, since our swing weight measurements showed it one of the heaviest swinging drop 10 fastpitch bats on the market. Smaller hitters also liked the sound and the connection piece. We took their feedback, all the data we gathered and everything we read online about the bat to make this 2019 Easton Ghost Double Barrel Review.

 


General Recommendations

At the price point ($350) you have a lot of options in the fastpitch space. Nearly every serious bat you can find for that price. And, if you’re up for getting last year’s model, it’s probable you can save several dollars off that price.

That said, those who should lean towards the Easton Ghost Double barrel are ones who need or prefer an endloaded bat. Our measurements of the Easton Ghost Double Barrel showed it to swing 13% heavier than the 2019 Slugger LXT of the same (32/22) size. 13% is a considerable difference and noticeable.

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Comparable Bats

In terms of a high end bat with a heavy swing weight and a smooth connection point, we think Slugger’s PXT is a legit comparable model. The barrels, feel and swing weight are identical. Both also have the shortest barrels of the class we measured.

Not identical is the price. The PXT runs $50 MSRP higher than the Ghost Double Barrel. As well, the PXT barrel profile is a tiny bit smaller than the Ghost Double Barrel.

Both the bats come in a drop of 9 and 10. (Granted, the drop 9 is actually the 2018 Ghost Double Barrel that is NOT USSSA certified). But, only the Ghost comes in the drop 11 while the PXT comes in a drop 8.

The barrel constructions on the bats are quite different. The Ghost uses a double-barrel design (hence the name) while the PXT is a ring-free bat (meaning they don’t use any rings in the bats. Easton didn’t invent the idea of a double-barrel for a fastpitch bat, but they are sticking with it for the Ghost.

If you are looking for another double-walled fastpitch bat, like the Ghost, then check out the new 2019 Prism from DeMarini.

Previous Bats

2019 Easton Ghost Double vs 2018 Easton Ghost Double

The only (And Biggest) difference between the 2018 and 2019 versions of the bat are the certifications.

  • 2018: High School/NCAA bat that is ASA certified. This bat is NOT USSSA certified. This is the Blue/Black version.
  • 2019: USSSA bat that is NOT ASA certified. This bat will NOT work in the NCAA or most High School regulation leagues.

Other than the certification, there are not many changes in the bat’s construction. That is, they both use the Connection+ for the two-piece design and are made of composite. They both also cost about the same too.