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Old 01-25-2018, 11:46 AM   #13
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Good point. I'm probably being overly cautious since the two out of wrapper are probably testing at 220-230.
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Old 01-25-2018, 11:47 AM   #14
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I am Miken/Worth too, however I'm not so happy with their lineups so far this year (havent swung Harvey legit yet, saving hope) but I might splurge on easton as I havent heard a bad review yet. Everyone is saying these bats are fire and ranking them as their 2nd or third favourite. Taking into account everyone has that one bat that is just fire in their eyes, these seem worth it.
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Old 01-25-2018, 11:54 AM   #15
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so Easton has changed their design then? as 12" barrels were always the endloaded bats and 13.5" were the balanced ones. So now a 13.5" barrel WITH EndLoad??
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:30 PM   #16
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so Easton has changed their design then? as 12" barrels were always the endloaded bats and 13.5" were the balanced ones. So now a 13.5" barrel WITH EndLoad??
Yup. FireFlex has 13.5" Loaded and Balanced from what I've seen from the specs.
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:06 PM   #17
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At some point this year, both versions will exist with an EL

For now, FireFlex is 13.5" only.

Something they've dabbled with since 2015 and the RealTree model really. Then the 2016 Flex Helmer was 13.5 EL as well.

TBH the 2017 line could have benefitted from an EL 13.5 - Which I think they caught on to.




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so Easton has changed their design then? as 12" barrels were always the endloaded bats and 13.5" were the balanced ones. So now a 13.5" barrel WITH EndLoad??
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:10 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by BIRDMAN View Post
so Easton has changed their design then? as 12" barrels were always the endloaded bats and 13.5" were the balanced ones. So now a 13.5" barrel WITH EndLoad??
Endload weighting for the EL Fireflex:

.5 on 26oz
.78 on 27oz
1.02 on 28oz
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:23 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by JP21 View Post
Endload weighting for the EL Fireflex:

.5 on 26oz
.78 on 27oz
1.02 on 28oz
how does the sticker compare to the weight? The 2017 baker 27oz scales 26.4oz
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:05 PM   #20
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I think the issue with Miken/Worth is they peaked. And now year to year, there's nothing overwhelming about them. (Taylormade drivers anyone?)

Some years it feels like they dialed it back for better durability even. Felt like 2017 models took more work to get hot than the 2016 (To me at least when discussing DC41 & Psycho or Black Legits vs Blue/Red)

Whereas the other brands playing catch up are making leaps and bounds. Another good example being the Twisted Mistress hype.

I am very happy with my 2018 Bal Legit, but toe to toe vs my 17 EST Bal it's nothing out of this world. Slight feel difference, comparable performance, and new paint. Now i'll be honest mine came as a raffle win... So meh. IS the 2018 Legit $300 better than a 2017 EST Bal? Nope. Not really. Feels great and a little different, looks cool. But toe to toe the 2017 vs 2018 is no big difference.

2017 Baker Flex vs Bal FireFlex is another story if comparing the early stages of the bats. Or Twisted Mistress vs whatever POS 13" Demarini pushed last year. And LS will prove to be the same story, Super Z Utrip vs Z1000 2018 Utrip.... Leaps and bounds improving. While Miken/Worth is getting pretty stale on the improvement scale year to year - Because they've peaked.


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I am Miken/Worth too, however I'm not so happy with their lineups so far this year (havent swung Harvey legit yet, saving hope) but I might splurge on easton as I havent heard a bad review yet. Everyone is saying these bats are fire and ranking them as their 2nd or third favourite. Taking into account everyone has that one bat that is just fire in their eyes, these seem worth it.

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Old 01-25-2018, 06:18 PM   #21
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Isn't this the first season Easton will be integrating any of the Combat tech into their lines? Have a feeling that may have something to do with the significant change.
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:57 PM   #22
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Untill i swing this new easton it will still be a easton to me. Looking forward to it
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:06 AM   #23
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That will be exactly it.

Does it perform very well? YES.

Does it feel like an Easton? YES.

So it depends what you think of it in your hands.

While I will say most if not all brands this year have a serious gem in the lineup, feel is so subjective.

For me, it's been hard to move away from the Worth big barrel balanced these days. Not that others aren't good or performing, I've just become so in tune with that format and it's feel that picking up something else is just throwing a variable change in the swing I don't necessarily need.

I really enjoyed the FireFlex demo in Bal and it was fire, but I won't be looking to put down my 2 Worths for one in the near future.

This could all change outside, and again change when we hit mid July and the temps really change, sometimes a stiffer crack feel on the ball at that time of year is nice.


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Old 06-04-2018, 09:46 AM   #24
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ok...Im getting sucked in again with the Easton hype and am wondering how people are finding these now that a few weeks have gone by in your respective leagues?
I got suckered last year with Easton and got a Baker and Helmer and only found the Baker to be somewhat "hot" but still nothing compared to the Worth/Miken stuff....

Im not asking if the bats are GOOD... but do they compare to the Worth/Miken stuff that dominates most leagues?
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