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2018 Easton Stealth Hyperlite Fastpitch Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated June 15, 2022


Every hitter that has spoken to us about the 2018 Easton Stealth Hyperlite loves the two piece feel and ultra balanced. It is clearly designed for the younger hitter that wants as much bat per swing speed as possible. Don’t expect to hit a lot of home runs with this bat. But, you can expect to increase the odds that you’ll find the barrel.


2018 Stealth Hyperlite Video

2018 Stealth Hyperlite Video

2018 Stealth Hyperlite Models


The 2018 Easton Stealth Hyperlite comes with standard 2 1/4 barrel, balanced swing weight and two piece composite structure.

Fastpitch –12
/10
Fastpitch –10
/10
Fastpitch –11
/10

Model Recommendations

FP18SHL12

Fastpitch Drop 12 Review

Stealth Hyperlite Fastpitch Drop 12 Ratings (key)
2 3 3 2 3 2 4 3 5 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Serial: FP18SHL12
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 1/4
FP18SF10

Fastpitch Drop 10 Review

Stealth Flex Fastpitch Drop 10 Ratings (key)
3 3 4 2 4 2 3 3 4 2
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Serial: FP18SF10
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 1/4
FP18SSF12

Fastpitch Drop 11 Review

Stealth Flex Fastpitch Drop 11 Ratings (key)
3 4 3 3 4 2 4 4 5 1
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Serial: FP18SSF12
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Comparable Bats

In the two piece composite fastpitch space with less than a $200 budget we can’t think of very many bats. DeMarini has a Sabatoge that is well regarded. Otherwise, if you want a two piece composite bat then expect to pay a lot more than the price of the Easton Stealth Hyperlite.

Previous Models

There are virtually no changes between this bat and the previous year. Both are drop 12’s with an ultra light swing and a two piece composite structure. It uses the same TCT composite and CXN Connection. It is, aside from the paint job, it is virtually the same.

Construction

The 2018 Easton Stealth Hyperlite is a two piece composite bat. Built with a 2 1/4 barrel (because it is fastpitch afterall) the Stealth Hyperlite is a drop 12. The drop, you should know, is the numerical differences between the length and the scale weight of the bat. Since the Stealth Hyperlite is a drop 12 you can expect the 32 inch bat to weigh 20 ounces. Do note, the scale weight is not the same as the swing weight. Swing weights for fastpitch bats are discussed here.

Overall Ratings

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%).

(UR) Un Rated: An overall rating of UR means the bat has yet to be fully rated. When it is, this score will update.

(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
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.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
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.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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