Easton Launches New Ghost Advanced Fastpitch Softball Bat
The popular Easton Ghost fastpitch softball bat has taken on some new performance attributes, leading to the Jan. 16 release of the Ghost Advanced.
Debuting in time for the 2020 season and softball's return to the Olympics, Easton says the new Ghost Advanced is ideal for travel ball programs and top-level collegiate teams.
"Easton has always been a pioneer of innovation within the industry, and the refined double-barrel technology with our Ghost Advanced is a great example of that," says Dan Jelinek, Easton president. "We're excited to continue our strong momentum within the fastpitch category, which has been driven by bringing game-changing technologies to the marketplace."
Easton debuted the Ghost Double Barrel in May 2019, which UCLA's softball program used during its 2019 Women's College World Series (WCWS) championship run, the school's 12th national title. The Ghost Advanced offers a patent-pending second generation double-barrel construction with a lighter inner barrel and strong outer barrel. The new makeup is designed to create what the brand calls the lowest compression in the game for additional barrel flex. Easton added "launch composite technology" for a longer, lighter and stronger barrel that creates a larger sweet spot. Use of a new foam technology improves vibration dampening for the two-piece bat.
The Ghost Advanced includes Easton's Power Boost Soft Knob technology meant to offer more leverage and power potential while reducing vibration and improving comfort. The bat comes with Lizard Skins bat grips.
"Our team's drive to innovate didn't stop with the Ghost double-barrel bats," says Matt Arndt, Easton senior vice president of product. "The Ghost Advanced adds meaningful improvements to not only the performance of the bat, but also the overall feel of the bat, making what are already the game's best bats even better."
The Ghost Advanced comes in a range of sizes and has certification from five organizations, the ASA (USA), USSSA (fastpitch only), NSA, ISA and ISF.
Tim Newcomb covers gear and business for Softball America.