EASTON BB16ZHT ZCORE HYBRID TORQ -3
Easton has brought back its innovative Z-Core technology and expanded its use to create the Z-Core line of adult baseball bats. With alloy maintaining its popularity amongst competitive baseball players, the Z-Core design creates an ultra-responsive barrel hot enough to rival a fully composite bat, but remain within the restrictions of the BBCOR standard. For the player that prefers the satisfaction of the “ping” off the bat, the Easton Z-Core line provides the ping and pop those players desire.
The BB16ZHT is a hybrid of composite and alloy materials, making it a two-piece bat with a balanced swing weight. The barrel is composed of Easton’s HMX Hyperlite Matrix Alloy, which is an extremely strong, thin and lightweight material. Within the barrel, you will find Easton’s Z-Core technology; a band that reinforces the barrel for an expanded sweet spot and responsiveness at contact.
The handle is composed of Easton’s SIC carbon composite. This material is stiff, allowing the barrel to flex and whip when coming through the zone, while reducing vibrations created by the alloy barrel. At the bottom of the handle, you will find Easton’s most innovative technology in the 360 Torq handle. The bottom part on the knob will rotate, allowing freer wrist movement when coming through the zone. With a rotating handle, the batter can square up to the pitch quicker and keep the barrel in the zone longer.
Connecting the barrel to the handle is Easton’s CXN connection band. This band is the same one found in previous 2-piece baseball bats from Easton. The CXN band has done such an effective job reducing the vibration from the barrel to the handle that Easton continues to include it on the BB16ZHT bat. Wrapping the handle is Easton’s Torq Taq grip, which provides ultimate comfort and tack at the plate.
With the technologically advanced design in the Z-Core and Torq handle, the BB16ZHT is the perfect option for a power or contact hitter. The Z-Core Hybrid Torq combines the traditional feel of an alloy barrel along with the vibration-dampening composite handle to provide hitters an unparalleled experience in the batter’s box