2015 Easton S3z Review

Easton has stepped up its game by releasing the Easton S3Z Z-CORE. The one-piece, Hyperlite Alloy design provides players with the optimal amount of power with very little exhilaration required. This new model incorporates Z-Core Internal Technology and is designed to boost the player’s power, while still enhancing control. The Easton S3Z Z-Core helps serious players rise above, and gain an edge on the competition.

The extended barrel design is also an added bonus, and helps extend the reach of players throughout the zone. The Hyperlite Alloy creates a remarkable sweet spot, and gives players an incredible feel that is almost unmatched. This model currently features a Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer’s Warranty, and will be certified for high school and collegiate play. 

  • One-Piece Alloy Construction
  • ZCORE Internal Core Technology – Creates Huge, Expanded Sweet Spot

Features

  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle with Performance Diamond Grip
  • BBCOR Certified – Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • Extended Barrel Design with Balanced Weight Distribution

Pros:

  • Very balanced
  • Swing light
  • Larger barrel
  • Simple design 

Cons:

  • Graphics and paint are a little plain but that does not affect the quality of the product
  • Not recommended for hitters who prefer little leaguers
  • Not recommended for hitters who prefer composite barrels 

Conclusion

Like the 2015 Easton S3, the S3z has is a full one piece aluminum outter shell. The aluminum alloy is Easton’s 2015 new HyperLite aluminum–which is used in all their high end aluminum speed series bats this year (S2, S3, S2z and S3z).

Unlike the 2015 Easton S3, and any of its previous iterations, the S3z incorporates an internal composite sleeve. This thin sleeve gives added strength to the thin walled aluminum which, in turn, allows the bat to have an extended barrel without a decrease in durability nor an increase in swing weight. Easton is referring to this technology as Z-Core internal technology.

The Z-core name, if that sounds familiar, is a shout out to the greatest bat ever made. I thought the 2014 S3 from Easton often suffered from too small of a sweet spot and a bat that was nearly too light to create any mustard on hits. The added barrel length in the S3z and its attention to a more balanced swing (instead of a handle load) are definitely improvements.

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