Easton is well associated with the best quality bats in baseball, and their new Easton SL15MK9 further justifies the company's reputation as one of the best bat manufacturers in the game. SL15MK9 is a top-notch bat for senior leagues. It has a two-piece design and is one of the best-selling two piece bats there is. The bat boasts some of Easton's latest features and high tech build. It has been meticulously crafted to give players the assurance of performance at the plate.
The SL15MK9 is a senior league bat and has been redesigned on Easton's MAKO bat. The SL15MK9 has got USSSA certification. It is also 1.15 BPF certified.
The Easton SL15MK9 has a giant 2 5/8" barrel. This gives the bat an enormous contact area for hits and makes the bat end-loaded for the extra power. The bat is thus a great choice for power hitters and contact hitters alike. Another Easton bat, the Easton SL15MK10B, however takes the crown for largest barrel size with a monstrous 2 3/4" barrel.
SL15MK9 is made of Easton's high tech TCT Thermo Composite technology. This Thermo Composite build makes the bat both strong and light-weight. This allows players to swing the bat hard and fast and generates ultra-fast swing speeds. The TCT Thermo Composite technology also enlarges the bat's sweet spot for more pop.
This model of Easton has a two-piece design made of full composite. This makes the bat light throughout and gives uniform weight distribution. The bat also has a -9 drop. This represents the weight to length ratio of the bat, and the precision engineered build makes the bat a great choice for players of all builds.
Easton's patented CXN ConneXion technology is another latest Easton ingenuity that features in the SL15MK9. The bat's two-piece design is joined using the CXN ConneXion technology which optimizes the energy efficiency of each swing. The CXN also filters out the shocks from contact eliminating any sting that may reach the hitter.
The meticulous architecture of the SL15MK9 gives it an uber-thin and tapered handle. The handle measures a mere 29/32" and in installed with the Performance Diamond Grip. This makes the bat very comfortable to hold and swing. You can now grip onto the SL15MK9 for long periods at the plate without any undue discomfort. The tack of the grip also allows fast and hard swinging.
Feature Benefits of Easton SL15MK9
- Large barrel size increases contact surface
- Thin, tapered handle with Performance Diamond Grip ensures comfort when holding bat
- TCT Thermo Composite technology makes bat light and increases sweet spot
- CXN ConneXion technology optimizes energy efficiency and reduces impact vibrations
- -9 drop gives uniform weight distribution and balanced feel for easier swinging
Pros & Cons
- Bat is great for players of all builds and for both contact and power hitters
- High-speed swings can be generated
- Large barrel size reduces chances of missed swings
- Balanced and uniform weight distribution
- Optimum energy efficiency and reduced shocks from impact
- Easy and comfortable to hold
- TCT Thermo Composite not as strong as those of competitors
- Power isn't constant all over the contact surface
- Swings may become unstable and cause mishits
- Full composite structure needs breaking in
The Easton SL15MK9 has a similar build to the Easton SL15MK10B. Both bats are lightweight 2-piece bats with full composite bodies, capable of high bat speeds. However, the SL15MK10B has a bigger barrel at 2 3/4" which throws off its balance compared to the SL15MK9. Ignoring the slightly lower plate coverage, the SL15MK9 makes the better bat.
1. Does the bat come with a warranty?
A. Yes. The bat has a one-year warranty
2. Is the bat composite or alloy?
A. The bat is a two-piece bat made of 100% composite
3. What is the drop of the bat?
A. The bat has a -9 drop
4. Does the bat need to be broken in?
A. Yes. The composite structure of the bat needs to be broken in
The Easton SL15MK9 is an excellent senior league bat with amazing features and a precision build. It is a deadly combo of large barrel size and balanced swing weight. Its high bat speeds and enhanced feel at the plate will let you smash balls miles away. It is truly a bat for all builds and all styles and can sow fear deep into the hearts of the opposition.