Easton leaves behind the MAKO in 2018 and moves into the Ghost X series of bats. Like the MAKO these are two piece composite bats built with a light swing a big barrel. They will serve the same population of hitters that need/want as much barrel as possible on a smooth swinging stick. I have seen the Easton Ghost X and used it and now I write our 2018 Easton Ghost X Review.
Where to buy the Easton Ghost X?
The only place to find deals on the Ghost X is eBay…
2018 Eaton Ghost X Sizing
Easton’s Ghost X will come in several different sizes. I list them below in the bullet points. The 2018 brand of bats will be offered in the most robust offering of any bat line in 2018. Expect to see the bat in a BBCOR from sizes 30 to 34 as well as a number of USSSA bats including a drop 5, drop 8 and drop 10. As well, the new USAbat will be an interesting take as Easton is set to release atleast one line of 2 5/8 drop 10 USAbats.
- Big Barrel Drop 5
- Big Barrel Drop 8
- Big Barrel Drop 10
- USAbat Drop 10
2018 Easton Ghost X Recommendations
As the most popular overall bat made in the world, you can expect Easton’s premier bat line to be useful for most types of hitters. The only ones I would suggest do not use the Easton Ghost X are those who like single piece bats, those who want something that is more stiff, those who like hot out of the wrapper aluminum or those who do not like two piece bats.
Otherwise, you can expect the following characteristics in players that should really appreciate the great smash of the 2018 Easton Ghost.
- Prefer a lighter Swing
- Like a bat that feels good even on poor contact.
- Use a bat where every hit feels like a homerun.
- A bat with a balanced swing weight (not too heavy, not too light)
- Is looking for a USAbat.
- Have a bat that feels like every hit is a homerun
If the Easton Ghost X struggles in any department I expect it to be durability. Not because the bat is poorly made. On the contrary, the bat is one of the best two piece composites on the market. But, instead, because two piece composite bats have a lot of chances to break. That is, they can become dysfunctional on the connective piece, the barrel, the end cap or the handle. Each, although separate crafted well, have more points of structure that might break. It is the nature of two piece composite bats.
As such, I suggest you buy these bats places that offer a real warranty and a real receipt.
Although the entire line of bats, and each of the models, are hard to stuff into one category of performance, I think the Easton Ghost X will be one of the best performing bats on the market for 2018. No doubt about it. Expect the best from these bats because it is likely you will get it regardless of what model size you purchase.
The Easton Ghost X will come in just about every size imaginable. I’d like to see some additional drops added to the USAbat space (instead of just the drop 10) but I can’t have everything. Hence the reason this rating gets a 99/100 instead of a 100/100.
Although it is early, my preliminary testing and reading others thoughts make this 2018 Easton Ghost X on the short list of great bats. I fully expect this bat to be as loved in the BBCOR, Big Barrel and USAbat space as the Mako’s that preceded it.
As of this writing, the overall ranking of the Ghost X is as high as I have given any bat. Much can change throughout the 2018 season, no doubt. But, for now, I think this bat is going to do be dynamite.
Easton Ghost X Sources
If you are looking for places to read more about the Easton Ghost X I would suggest the 2018 bat section directly on Easton’s website. There you will find all the up to date sizing options as well as MSRP pricing options. Good luck and happy hitting!