2017 Easton Z-Core XL Review

Z-Core bats overshadowed every other bat in the 2016 college world series and now they are back with the new and improved 2017 Easton Z-Core XL model. The Z-Core XL is a one-piece aluminum bat with a higher swing weight for more mass behind the ball. This bat features HMX Hyperlite Matrix alloy which provides unmatched durability.

2017 Easton Z-Core XL Review

The Easton Z Core 2017 is different than other baseball bats because of it’s has a carbon handle and aluminum barrel. Easton Z legal for high school and NCCA, so you can easily choose this bat for your youth baseball players.

2017 Easton Z-Core XL Review

Details and Specs

  • Available in lengths varying from 31 to 34 inches
  • 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 length to weight ratio
  • 31/32 inch tapered handle
  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)
  • 1 Piece Bat Construction.
  • 100% Hyperlite Aluminum Alloy.
  • 1.2-micrometer Hyperskin Bat Grip
  • BBCOR Certified.
  • One Year Official Warranty.

Why you might want to consider buying one

  • Some advantages using this bat includes an end loaded swing which can be very helpful for power hitters.
  • The bat feels premium quality and feels great in the hands
  • The price is reasonably good compared to other bats in the market and will hold up for years to come
  • Similar to the 2016 version so people who purchased one before will be easier for them to get used to it

Why you might NOT want to buy one

  • One downfall is that it is not a balanced bat and requires players to be a little more experienced
  • This bat also has a heavy swing weight due to its design so you can find lighter bats on the market
  • It’s not that different to the 2016 version so if you purchased the older version before don’t expect to find something new and groundbreaking with the 2017 Z-Core.


To wrap up if you are a more experienced power hitter with good technique this bat is right for you. If you are a player who is still developing and looking for a lighter swing Z-Core includes other bats such as the Z-Core hybrid (two-piece bat with a slight end load) and the Z-Core speed (one-piece aluminum bat with a balanced feel and a low swing weight for faster swing speeds)


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