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2023 Easton Ghost Double Barrel Fastpitch Review

The 2023 Easton Ghost Double Barrel offers the same performance as its predecessor, the 2022 model, with an updated paint job. This bat is designed for all associations, available in drops 8, 9, 10, and 11. On their site, Easton says it is a ‘new’ “sonic comp”, claiming enhanced durability without altering the familiar sound. But beware, this is commenting on this 2023 version compared to the 2021 version, not the 2022 version. Notably, the drop 10 and 11 variants feature a lighter swing feel and a distinct end cap, catering to smaller hitters, while the drops 8 and 9 accommodate bigger hitters. If you’re willing to treat a bat like you would fine China, this might be the one for you. It can rake for the 200 to 400 hits you can count on it for.


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This bat is usually in high demand because it’s hot from the wrapper. But we sincerely aren’t sure we’ve seen a bat break more often. Everyone reports it breaks. If you can swing even mildly hard, don’t expect to get much more than 200 or so swings. That is not an exaggeration. Please, buy it with a warranty, keep the receipt, and only use it as a gamer.

Note, too, the Ghost “Double Barrel” is the same as the Ghost but different than the “Ghost Advanced.” Some places leave out the “Double Barrel.” It’s serial number is the “FP23GH.”


General Recommendations

In terms of swing weight and pop you won’t get a better bat in the fastpitch space. The biggest problem is that it breaks and breaks often. Anything after 200 hits is playing on borrowed time. As such, it’s hard to fully recommend the bat across the board. If you want an elite performance bat and are willing to do a warranty replacement in the first 1/3 of the season, then this bat is for you. If you want something that will last then look elsewhere.

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Comparable Bats

Bats like the LXT, Ghost Advanced, CF, and Xeno are all similar types of bats to the Ghost Double Barrel. Of course have their unique feature. But all of them are two-piece composite bats with a big barrel and excellent performance.

Previous Bats

There are no changes between the 2022 Easton Ghost Double barrel and the 2023 Easton Ghost Double Barrel.

Construction

The 2023 Easton Ghost Double Barrel Fastpitch Bat features a barrel diameter of 2 1/4 inches and holds the certification for all associations. It is equipped with a concave end cap and constructed with a 2-piece composite frame. The bat comes with a 1.8mm Hyperskin Diamond Grip and an ultra-thin 29/32″ handle. It is designed for use at the college and high school levels. Made from composite material, it belongs to the Ghost series and is intended for softball. The bat incorporates Sonic Comp™ Technology and comes with a 1-year warranty. It was released in the year 2023.

Our Parting Pitch

Our best marketing pitch:

The 2023 Easton Ghost Advanced is unparalleled in swing weight and pop, making it an exceptional choice for fastpitch players seeking elite performance. However, it is essential to note that the bat has been known to break frequently, especially after surpassing 200 hits. While this may raise concerns, this bat is a perfect fit for players who prioritize top-notch performance and are open to utilizing the warranty for a potential replacement during the initial portion of the season. If durability is your primary concern, we recommend exploring other options. Ultimately, the 2023 Easton Ghost Advanced offers unmatched swing weight and pop, catering to players prioritizing immediate performance impact.