Superior Design And Construction. Patented Integrated Matrix TechnologyTM (IMX) optimizes the relationship between materials, design, and manufacturing process for ultimate performance.
The Easton Stealth Speed fast-pitch bat is performance hot right out of the wrapper. Designed for power players who desire lightweight, fast-swinging two-piece composite performance bats, the Stealth Speed is equipped with such features as a stunning new graphics package and an advanced design that lengthens the sweet spot, creating the largest hitting area of any composite bat on the field. The bat's technologies start with Easton's advanced ConneXion design, which acts as a hinge to provide a seamless and impactful energy transfer from handle to barrel. By essentially creating a head "whip," ConneXion gives your swing more power and speed in the hitting zone while dampening the vibration in the handle. The bat's Integrated Matrix Technology (IMX), meanwhile, optimizes the relationship between materials and design to encourage superior durability, letting you smash ball after ball into the gaps in the defense.
The Stealth Speed also employs Easton's Carbon Nanotube Technology (CNT). Made possible by Zyvex Nanosolve, CNT reinforces Easton's proprietary resin system to encourage further durability in the company's composite bat and handle designs. Finally, Easton uses a laser precision manufacturing system to minimize material overlap, removing excess mass from the barrel. This speeds up your swing so you can hit with greater power and confidence. Other features include a -9 length-to-weight ratio, a 29/32-inch tapered handle, Easton's Focus Flex handle technology, and a slightly end-loaded design for added power. The bat--which complies with all current fast-pitch softball standards, including ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, SSUSA, and ISF--carries a 400-day manufacturer's warranty.
In 1922, Doug Easton began crafting custom wood bows and cedar arrows in Watsonville, California. Although Doug produced tournament-grade, footed cedar arrows for the archery champions of that era, he was constantly frustrated with the inconsistency and lack of uniformity of wood shafts. Convinced that consistently straight uniform arrow shafts were impossible to manufacture from wood, Doug turned his attentions to aluminum. In 1939, he began manufacturing aluminum arrows in Los Angeles. His instincts about this material were correct, and in 1941, California archer Larry Hughes won the national championship with a set of Doug's aluminum arrows. This was the beginning of a trend that would change traditional archery and transcend into numerous other sports arenas over the next 50 years.
Today, Jas. D. Easton, Inc. is a privately owned manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of sporting equipment, headquartered in Van Nuys, California. It currently employs more than 1,000 people worldwide in various distribution, manufacturing, sales and marketing capacities. Other operations are located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mexico, and Canada. Easton is considered one of the world's preeminent innovators, designers, and manufacturers of sporting equipment. Much of this success is due to Easton's corporate strategy centered around producing products for the highest level of performance. Throughout its history, Easton has not only grown from within, but through the selective acquisition of other technology-based sporting goods companies.