- Rated 4 stars
- Easton Ghost Youth Fast Pitch Softball Bat Review
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Finding that perfect fastpitch bat for your little one should always be a top priority if you want her to learn and enjoy playing softball. And these bats do not get better than the Easton Ghost. It has all you are looking for in a youth softball bat and this includes a top-notch one-piece 100% Alx50 military grade aluminum for incredible durability and a cushioned all sports grip. The balanced weight distribution makes it easy to swing for the youth player, and it also requires minimal break-in as it is hot out of the wrapper. If you also add in the excellent sound and feel, the appealing graphics and color combinations and the fact that it has tournament approvals from ISA, NSA, ASA, ISF, and USSSA you will have the perfect youth bat.
Features and Design
- Construction: Easton uses Alx50 military grade aluminum in the construction of this bat which makes it tough and highly durable.
- Grip: Comfort is always guaranteed when using this bat thanks to the cushioned all-sports grip that also helps to minimize vibrations and makes it easier to keep the power under control.
- Drop: It is a drop -11 bat with a 2 1/4 inches barrel diameter which makes it great for youth players, and also why it gets approvals from most softball organizations.
- Weight Distribution: The light and well-balanced weight distribution will make this fastpitch bat easy to swing for most youth players.
- Sound and Feel: The bat makes a confidence-boosting ping sound on contact and besides from the balanced feel on the hand it also feels lightweight enough and comfortable.
- Break-In: Like most other Easton bats, the Ghost Youth fastpitch bat will come hot out of the wrapper and so it requires minimal break-in.
- Tournament Approvals: This one-piece bat will come with tournament approvals from ISA, NSA, ASA, ISF, and USSSA which means that the youth players can use it in most junior leagues in the USA.
- Military grade aluminum construction
- Cushioned all-sports grip
- Hot out of the box
- Top-notch graphics and colors
- Light and well-balanced swing weight
- Approved for play by multiple organizations
- There are a few complaints about the bat cracking after a few weeks
- The grip is a little too thin and not as good as lizard skin
- A little pricey when compared to similar bats from other brands
- Does not seem to have a lot of pop
Youth players tend to have the hardest time when it comes to choosing a bat as they do not yet know what works well for them. But, whether your little girl has been playing for a few months or a couple of years, the Easton Ghost will be a great bat for her. The light and well-balanced weight distribution make it easy for the young players to swing, and they can always be confident of getting some impressive shots.
The tough aluminum construction also means that the bat should last for at least a season and hence saves you some cash as you will not have to buy a new one for a while. And if you also add in the fact that the bat is approved for use in most tournaments and the lovely graphics, you will have the perfect youth fastpitch ball for your little one.