Easton Rival Review

This Easton Rival is a strong bat; the Rival is crafted with great quality aluminum alloy, which provides significant extension of durability. Like most aluminum alloy bats from Easton, this model features a design that makes it evenly balanced, this particular feature provides players with a mix of power and control.  The bat also incorporates an extended 12” barrel, which, again, enhances the combination of power and control.

Easton Rival Slowpitch Softball Bat | 34 inch / 26 oz | 2020 | 1 Piece Aluminum | Power Loaded...

Last update was on: August 14, 2020 3:13 pm
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$63.89

The Rival is a One-piece bat, which makes it suitable for leagues that only allow players to use One-piece aluminum alloy bats. The design characteristics of this bat might seem limited; however, that’s what makes it so special, that it can comply with the most strict tournament rules. On top of that, this bat is also beginner friendly, because of the great durablity and strength this bat has, the Rival is without a doubt great choice for those that are just starting in the game and seek improve their abilities in the field.

This aluminum bat stands out because of its speed, the Rival will give you fast swings, and you can improve your swing speed while maintaining great levels of bat control. Another significant aspect is the Ultra-thin 29/32’’ handle with All-Sports grip that allows a stiffer feel and good impact feedback.  Most players also recall that the bat has great pop and a very reliable over-all performance. Ultimately, the Easton Rival is an affordable bat with really good general characteristics, like other Easton bats this model is really well built and trustworthy with the plus that it suits strict tournament requirements.

Features

  • 100% Aluminum Alloy Design
  • One-piece bat design
  • Extended 12” barrel length
  • Balanced swing weight
  • Ultra-Thin 29/32″ Handle
  • 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameter
  • Great combination of power and control
  • Suits strict tournament requirements
  • Beginner friendly bat
  • Good impact feedback
  • Reliable over-all performance

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Want to be convinced an Easton bat is the right one? check out this video of a batting practice with an older version of the Easton Rival  by BaseballMonkey

9 Total Score
Auminum alloy bat with great combination of power and speed

The Rival is a One-piece bat aluminun alloy bat, it provides power and control. Its design makes it suitable for leagues with restristictive requirements. Its also beginner friendly and highly durable.

Distance/Pop
9
Speed
9
Weight
8.5
Quality/Appearance
9
PROS
  • 100% Aluminum Alloy
  • One-piece bat
  • Extended 12” barrel
  • Balanced weight
  • Ultra-Thin 29/32" Handle
  • Combination of power and control
  • Suits strict tournament requirements
  • Beginner friendly
  • Good impact feedback
  • Reliable over-all performance
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