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Easton LSS1 Stealth Speed Baseball Bat

by Easton
13 customer reviews

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30 Inch/19 Oz
  • Efficiently transfers energy from handle to barrel for ultimate whip through the hitting zone
  • All youth baseball bats conform to a 1.15 BPF performance standard
  • Ultra-thin 29/32 inch handle with pro-tack cushioned grip
  • Exclusive 400 day warranty
  • Monster barrel design: longer barrel for larger sweet spot and more contact
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Product Description

Product Description

Massive High Performance Hitting Area – made possible by patented IMX™, Integrated Matrix Technology – optimizing composite design, materials and process for maximum performance

Buying Guide

Amazon.com Baseball Bat Guide
Choosing the Right Baseball Bat
For a relatively simple piece of equipment, the variety of options when it comes to buying a baseball bat--wood or composite? what size is right for me? should I pay $30 or $300?--can be intimidating. The most important factor to keep in mind, from Little League to the pros, is that buying a bat is a personal decision. It's critical to select a bat properly tailored to your height, weight, skill, and strength levels, within your budget, but equally important is simply how the bat "feels" to you.

Improvements in technology have given today's players more options than ever. A few basic rules of thumb, however, can help narrow your search:

  • Weight: Heavier bats provide more power while lighter bats enable faster swing speeds. Are you strong and athletic, or smaller and more likely to benefit from greater swing speed? Practice-swing a number of differently weighted bats until you find one that's right for you.
  • Length: Longer bats provide greater reach and ability to connect with pitches on the other side of the plate, but the added weight can reduce swing speed and power. Once again, the best approach is to experiment with different lengths to find a bat that suits you.
  • Barrel Diameter: As a general rule of thumb, players age 12 and under should use a 2.25-inch barrel diameter to comply with the majority of youth league regulations. Older players, through high school and college, are typically restricted to a 2.625-inch barrel diameter.
  • League Rules: Most leagues have their own bat requirements, and it's a good idea to be clear on your league's specifications before shopping.
  • Feel: The most crucial factor ultimately comes down to whether a bat feels good to you. It should be comfortable in your hands, have a balanced and fluid swing, and seem like a natural extension of your arms.

Anatomy of a Bat
While bat terminology and technology can seem complex, all bats are made up of three basic components--grip, bat taper, and barrel size.

  • Grip: The bat handle covering, typically made of leather or synthetic leather for a solid grip, or rubber (sometimes with cushioning) to decrease sting when striking the ball.
  • Bat Taper: The diameter of a bat's handle, with a standard taper being 0.97-inches (which can vary based on weight). A larger taper reduces ball shock while adding weight, and smaller tapers enable faster wrist rotation while reducing weight.
  • Barrel Size: Includes the length and diameter of the barrel, or top part, of the bat. Longer barrels provide larger, more forgiving sweet spots, and several different diameters are available.

Worth the Weight
Bats are weighted in ounces with emphasis on balancing weight-to-length ratio, a measure called a bat's "drop" and shown as -6, -8, and so on. For example, a 34-inch bat with a -6 ratio weighs 28 ounces. Choosing the right weight depends on the type of player you are, as stronger players typically benefit from the power of a heavier bat, while smaller or younger players enjoy the increased swing speed and control of a lighter bat.

Different Materials for Different Players
The sheer number of bat materials available today can boggle the mind, but ultimately the options are grouped into three categories--wood, aluminum, and composite.

Wood
Although the sound of a wood bat hitting a baseball has become iconic, the number of players using wood bats is typically restricted to professionals and wood-bat-only leagues. Whether you're a Major Leaguer or simply a baseball purist, look for a bat with a long, wide grain, which indicates a dense, mature tree. Wood bats offer more choices in terms of shape and taper to customize to a player's swing. On the other hand, they have three significant disadvantages: tendency to crack or break, smaller sweet spot, and less hitting power than metal bats.

Composite
Advances in technology have allowed manufacturers to use lighter, stronger composite materials--typically a combination of graphite, fiberglass, and resin--to produce bats with a unique, satisfying feel and large, forgiving sweet spots. Composite bats are lighter than traditional aluminum bats, increasing swing speed and power. Composites also come in single- and double-layer configurations, and graphite and titanium materials added to the inner wall help reduce vibration and "ball sting" when a ball is mis-hit.

Aluminum
A majority of non-professional players today use aluminum bats, mostly due to their lighter weight (which increases swing speed and control) and better durability. Aluminum bats come in single- or double-layer construction, with double-layer bats offering greater durability, power, and rebound.

Aluminum bats are constructed from a variety of alloys. Lighter alloys are thinner and more durable, and the alloy used in an aluminum bat is typically the most significant cost factor. Nearly all aluminum bat alloys represent some combination of aluminum, copper, magnesium, and zinc. Here's a quick overview of today's most popular aluminum alloys:

  • 7046: This durable alloy has been a baseball industry standard for many years, and offers a good balance of price and performance.
  • CU31/7050: One of the first high-performance bat alloys, this proven option is more durable than 7046 as a result of greater levels of copper, magnesium, and zirconium.
  • C405/7055: A common alloy used in more expensive, high-end aluminum bats, this alloy includes greater zirconium content than CU31/7050 for added strength.
  • C555: The addition of scandium to this alloy results in up to 10% more strength than C405/7055.

Selecting the Right Bat Size
The optimal bat size varies based on height and weight for a given player, and can impact technique, swing speed, and other vital components of your game. Selecting the right size from the table below will help ensure you get the most out of your equipment.

Baseball Bat Sizing
Weight Height
3' - 3'4" 3'5" - 3'8" 3'9" - 4' 4'1" - 4'4" 4'5" - 4'8" 4'9" - 5' 5'1" - 5'4" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6' 6'1" +
Under 60 pounds 26" 27" 28" 29" 29"
61-70 pounds 27" 27" 28" 29" 30" 30"
71-80 pounds 28" 28" 29" 30" 30" 31"
81-90 pounds 28" 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 32"
91-100 pounds 28" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"
101-110 pounds 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"
111-120 pounds 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"
121-130 pounds 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 32" 33" 33"
131-140 pounds 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33"
141-150 pounds 30" 30" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33"
151-160 pounds 30" 31" 31" 32" 32" 33" 33" 33"
161-170 pounds 31" 31" 32" 32" 33" 33" 34"
171-180 pounds 32" 33" 33" 34" 34"
181+ pounds 33" 33" 34" 34"

Most Popular Size By Age
Age 5-7 years old 8-9 10 11-12 13-14 15-16 17 and over
Bat Length 24-26" 26-28" 28-29" 30-31" 31-32" 32-33" 34"

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  • ASIN: B0027XC3QC
  • Item model number: A112646
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,345 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BB Dad on May 11, 2012
Size: 30 Inch/19 Oz Verified Purchase
Great bat with good pop. I purchased for my son and half the team uses the bat. Three games with two HR's and several singles,doubles and triples.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mickyd2112 on May 18, 2012
Size: 32 Inch/21 Oz Verified Purchase
Look at that other guy's video review. BANG!! My son is 12 and clocked a 2-run homer very similar to that one. This bat is HOT! I wish I had bought another one just to have a backup. Good batting technique is a must and this bat will do the rest. Great buy. Got it on schedule with next day shipping. No problems whatsoever. Get one before they are gone!
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By David on July 31, 2012
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Ok so I bought this bat with very high expectations... it's a good bat but I'm not sure that it's as good as some people are saying. I've had mine for about 2 weeks, and it has, just what is says... speed. This bat is perfectly balanced so that it feels lighter than it is. So then, maybe get a little bit heavier if you're deciding between two weights. The problem is, it doesn't really jump off the bat THAT well. When you hit it on the sweet spot, sure. It sails a ways. But then, the "sweet spot" is actually very small. If you hit it ANYWHERE on the handle-side of the bat it just dies. Just like that. It just doesn't go anywhere off the handle. Now for $100 it's a good bat. If you're looking for something not too expensive, because you're going to use it for a short amount of time, go ahead and get this. But I would recommend, if you were actually looking for a bat that would last for a couple years... though all of majors, I would recommend either cf4 black, or Easton Omen. The Omen is just the best bat. All around. But, like I said, I you want something cheaper for a shorter amount of time, like me, I'm just getting this for the regional tournament in indianapolis... (Hopefully world series!! :P haha lol) than this is a pretty good bat, especially for the price!!
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sarasota2k4 on March 12, 2012
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[[VIDEOID:mo1ZPFY06TCIYOC]]My son's first season using his Easton LSS1 Stealth. Hits monster home run nearly 300 feet.
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By Steve Bass on October 12, 2012
Size: 30 Inch/19 Oz Verified Purchase
If you can get this bat get it. The pop off the bat is better than the newer Easton's I have done many side by side comparisons between this bat and the 2012 model. Ball comes off this bat harder and faster. I feel they stopped making the bat because the bat was too hot. Anyway I highly recommend the bat if you can find it.
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By Susan L. Ridlington on May 29, 2012
Size: 32 Inch/21 Oz Verified Purchase
people say this is a good bat and it is the best if you want a cheap bat but a really good composite get this bat.
It's 100$ but it is composite and makes the ball travel farther and there is no sting so this is why this is a
excellent bat to get amazon has the cheapest bats ever which is really good.
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This bat is expensive but for a bat during 2010 it is good. But there are better bats you can buy for better prices like the CF4. This bat takes some time to get used to. This bat works good for power hitters because this bat is end loaded. It works very well on slow pitchers.
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