College Baseball Daily continues our series of posts in reviewing baseball equipment. Our latest chance was to take a look at the new Easton Power Brigade S2. My close personal friend Victoria Loucks was able to have her son and his team mates use the bat at a recent fall practice. Jack Elstner and Brady O’Neil of the PAL Astros 14U team provided the comments for this review:
The first thing to say is that the young men loved the bat’s weight and feel as you can tell in the video below with clips of the young men hitting and their thoughts on the bat.
While the bat was a little heavy for Jack, Brady found it to be perfectly balanced with incredible pop and distance. Both boys commented on the comfort of the grip and the size of the sweet spot, claiming “it would be hard not to have a great hit with this bat.” They were also impressed by how little reverberation was in the bat saying that you really didn’t feel the hit in your hands. Even more impressive were the results, especially with a BBCOR rated bat. Jack and Brady expected lower results with a BBCOR bat and were pleased at the distance and pop provided by the Easton Power Brigade S2.
Overall they give this bat a 10 for distance, pop and feel. As longtime Easton fans, Jack and Brady believe that the Easton S2 will keep its “pop” much longer than comparable bats from DiMarini and many of the other manufacturers, and while the bat size may be a bit unwieldy for younger players, highly recommend the bat for use by players 13 and up.
We were not compensated by Easton for this review and was given the bat for review purposes.