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2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK

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  • insane pop I am small for 13 but am still able to hit doubles with a lighter bat

    dingerville
  • Good Pop, but not noticeably better than better than the way lees expensive S500 or the Z-Core

    John

“good bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 22 14

Pros:  got to demo this bat at the 14u babe ruth world series and it was great. evenly distributed weight, Great pop, massive barrel, feels great in your hands, I love this bat and could see me getting it for next year

Cons:  Price, but its a brand new bat on the market so what can you expect

“Best bat on the market”

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Was this review helpful ? 7 1

Pros:  best pop best bat speed overall great bat

Cons:  the only bad part is the price and the grip the grip is way to thick if your use to a grip thats thin it will feel a little weird

“the name says it all ”

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Pros:  great feel off the bat, little vibration ( which every bat is going to have) . the feel amd sound are amazing. balls jumb off this bat like the orange XL1.

Cons:  there are none

“beast”

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Pros:   because the barrel is so big you can no longer get jammed

Cons:  none

“Lives up to the name”

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Pros:  Amazing pop Light weight Good feel in hands

Cons:  The price but this bat is well worth it

“best bat yet”

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Pros:   Little to no break in time, light swing weight, Long sweet spot, and I hit a ball 310ft on my first swing (Im 13)

Cons:   none

“Mako”

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Pros:  i love how the bat is so balance and has great pop! Will always be a mako fan?

Cons:  None bat is perfect

“Best bat I've ever swang in my life”

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Pros:  The Beast reminds my if my two favorite bats if all time, the S1 and XL1, this bat has combine both if then to create the ultimate "beast". The pop is out of the park good!!! I've had many bats such as the Demarini VooDoo, Marucci Cat 6&7, 2014 Easton Mako, Easton XL1, S1, and the Rawlings 5150; by far the Mako Beast is the best in every category blowing every past bat out of the equation. It has gave me nothing but tremendous results such as blasting a 365ft. homerun in a varsity district game.

Cons:  NONE WHAT SO EVER!!!

“name says it all BEAST!”

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Pros:  awesome look, smooth swing through the zone, almost balanced feel. i was using the white bb11x1, now this is my gamer. i hope a bbcor XL comes out soon.

Cons:  

“2017 Easton Mako BBCOR 30”

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Pros:  this bat is ideal for the 12u Little Leaguer who is transitioning to Babe Ruth or a 60 / 90 middle school / high school official dimension diamond. most brands only sell 31 / 29 BBCOR bats, and they are extremely heavy for many transitioning players, especially for the player who has not yet begun puberty, and may be more accustomed to the much lighter drop 11 Easton Mako bats used in LL. this bat is a drop 3, but at 30 inches cuts down the weight by a full ounce, a big deal for the less powerful hitter. Moreover, the barrel is about an inch and a half longer than prior Easton Mako BBCOR models, and thus has a much larger sweet-spot. giving up the extra ounce will mean a little less power, but NOBODY who is 13u is hitting the ball out of a 60 / 90 park, so bat control take precedence over power. I wish all makes and models of BBCOR bats started at 30 / 27 instead of 31 / 28. This bat is sensational and in my opinion, the very best bat on the market for the newly 13u player.

Cons:  the biggest and only "con" is the cost. no bat should cost $449, including this one. But if one were to have greater value than the rest, it's this bat because it fills such a big need for this transitional time. If your lad is a stronger or more physically mature player, then a 31 / 28 is a good choice, and he can get 2 years out of it, making the bat more cost effective

“I love it!!!!”

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Pros:  I'm a 14 year old and got this bat for middle school baseball. This thing is amazing the way the ball flies off the bat and the feel in your hands. This is all you can ask for in a baseball bat.

Cons:  little pricy but well worth it

“you need it”

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Pros:  very very good bat for bbcor

Cons:  price

“Okay”

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Pros:  it felt good in my hands but when i hit the ball there was not as much pop as the easton mako 2016 seris

Cons:  price is to high for that bat if any i perfure the 2017 zcore.

“Pretty good”

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Pros:  Easton continues to make awesome bats, This bat had crazy pop and the sweet spot is almost the whole bat. This bat feels nice in the hands and feels very light. This year I have this bat and the cf zen. My cf zen is collecting dust, the bats don't even compare this bat is awesome.

Cons:  Not aware of any

“Beast bat”

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Pros:  Great pop, and good feel

Cons:  Price.

“Great Bat, Bad Grip”

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Pros:  I used this bat at a prospect tournament and I absolutely loved it! Great bat speed and has decent pop. The bat has no vibration or sting and feels very light for a bbcor bat.

Cons:  Gets dirty easily and the grip is terrible and wears easily. If you get this I would recommend getting lizard skin or a different bat grip. I gave the feel a 3 out of 5 purely because of the awful bat grip. Once you put a different grip on this bat, it's unstoppable!

“easton mako beast bb cor”

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Pros:  I bought the Mako Beast in a 31 inch 28 once for my son who is 5 ft 4 and about 110 pounds , at first wasn't to happy with the pop. after about 500 hits the pop is getting better and better so be prepared to break it in. The Mako Beast overall is a very light swinging bat huge barrel very easy to get around with lots of solid line drives . my son has tried many BB cor bats and the Mako Beast seems to be one of the best drop 3 bats out there. I waited awhile before giving a review on the Beast just to see how it played out

Cons:  none as for now

“Beast”

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Pros:  I needed a very balanced bbcor bat as I am 5,5 and 100 lbs. Once I started using this bat I was able to go 5 for 5 at my tournament the next day

Cons:  scratches easily and the grip tape has to be replaced with lizard skin, and it is expensive considering that I had to pay for it out of my pocket

“amazing ”

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Pros:  amazing pop, i have a 33" and it doesnt feel like it is 30 ounces at all, great sound and i havent felt any vibration once so ever

Cons:  none so far

“Best bat i ever had”

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Pros:  feels lighter than it is and has amazing pop it the barrel is so big i cant get jammed anymore on an inside pitch.

Cons:  pricey. Dicks Sporting Goodss said they would match any price so i called them they said they would match justbats.com and if you spend $300 you get $10 off so i got the bat for 290 dollars.

“Love JustBats.com”

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Pros:  Fast shipping, great customer service, highly recommended!!! Decent pop out of the wrapper. I'm sure like all Easton's will take time to break in but they always last long. Nice balanced feel to it also.

Cons:  None so far

“mako beast”

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Pros:  insane pop I am small for 13 but am still able to hit doubles with a lighter bat

Cons:  none, got a good deal on my mine at a local store

“Mom of college athlete”

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Pros:  My son absolutely loves this bat. We ordered it based on the reviews and it did not disappoint. My son is playing baseball in college and says this bat is just "awesome"!

Cons:  none

“Perfection”

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Pros:  Beast is the best bat ive ever encounterd .Hands down.From its slick painted finish to the smoothest most balanced swing! Not to mention the pop it has! Very little vibration on mishit balls, swing speed increase is noticeable from the first time at bat.I highly recommend this bat ive swung many but theres no comparison to this bat..Congrats easton on produceing the best bat ever made!

Cons:  Zero!

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  My son has the 31/19 -12. He is 12 and he hit his first homerun. We purchased this bat a week ago and it didnt take long to break it in

Cons:  The barrel is not that big, but perfect for a solid hitter.

“Good Bat but don't trust the weight”

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Pros:  Good Pop, but not noticeably better than better than the way lees expensive S500 or the Z-Core.

Cons:  It's over an ounce heavier than advertised. We ordered 30/27, and it's 819 grams, almost 29 ounces. deduct 1/2 ounce for the grip. So if you really want a -3, get something else. The 30 that we got is -2.

“disapointing”

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Pros:  looks

Cons:  price no pop dont waste tye money go with the Zcore instead much better bat

“Don't waste your ife savings”

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Pros:  It looks nice. And it makes you look cool. And if you wanna look on the bright side it actually lasted me a good 2 weeks so yeah.

Cons:  Well I have been saving up for a new bat to take me to the next level for years now. I made a bank account and started saving at 10 and I am now 15. I spent all my money on this bat and it literally exploded the first time I took it to the field. My parents kicked me out of the house for being "a disappointment" and my girlfriend broke up with me for stealing her money. Thanks for nothing Easton.

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141038 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 8th grade, 13 years old. Needs to move from a 31 drop 7 to a BBCOR -3. He is just about 5 1/2 feet tall and a bit over 100 lbs. What do you recommend?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest going with a 31" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK since he is already accustomed to that length.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat legal for the 2018 season? My son is 14 playing travel and jr. high baseball.

Travel baseball, such as USSSA sanctioned tournaments, are not changing their bat rules, so the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK would be legal for that. You would want to find out from the jr. high league what kind of certifications they will require for bats. Some require BBCOR certified bats, so the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK would be legal there as well, I would just double check to be sure.

Logan Expert
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I am 5'7 155, going into my sophomore year, what size should I get?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend getting a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

Carter Expert
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I'm 17, 6'3" and 170 lbs. What size bat do you recommend for me?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
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I am 13 years old and 90 lbs. I am just starting 7th grade. What bat do you recommend?

If you are looking to purchase a BBCOR bat at you age and size, I would recommend looking towards a smaller size of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK). My suggestion would be the 30"/27 oz size or 31"/28 oz size.

Ben Expert
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I am 14 years old, 5'5", and 110 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 30" model of the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
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I am 14 years old, 6 feet tall and 150 pounds with a lot of upper body strength. Which bat size/weight would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" 30 oz model of the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
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I'm 14 years old and 108 pounds and 5 foot 2. What size do you suggest to me?

Based on your height and weight I would go with a 31"/28 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

Carter Expert
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I have heard that composite bats lose their pop after awhile. If my son uses it for both BP and games, how long can I expect this to be for the Mako Beast and how does that compare to other brands?

If used for both BP and games and the player plays quite often, you can probably expect a season or two out of a composite bat, little more or little less depending on each individual situation. Durability is roughly the same for most composite bats.

Kyle J. Expert
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I'm 13 and 5'10" 128 pounds. What size Mako?

We would suggest a 31" length for someone your size.

Kyle J. Expert
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I am 13, going to be in 8th grade, and I'm 5'4" and 190 pounds. What would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, as well as factoring in your age, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 31 inch model.

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I am 14 and will be a freshman in high school but am only 5'1 and 95 pounds. What bats would be best for me?

I would recommend the 30 inch model for the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Trevor Expert
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I am 14, 5'5'' and 130 lbs. What size bat should I swing?

Based on your height and weight, a 31'' in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK would be the best size for you.

Tori Expert
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I am 13 moving to a BBCOR bat this fall. I am 5'3" and 100 lbs. I currently use a 29" Combat Maxum. Which Mako Beast would you suggest for me?

We would recommend a 30"/27 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

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Which bat would you suggest for a 14 year old (5'6" and 125 lbs) playing 16U and hitting leadoff (a little power)?

Based upon your height and weight, I would suggest a 31" length of a BBCOR bat. This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) will be pretty balanced and easy to control for a leadoff hitter. As well, it is currently available in the 31"/28 oz size.

Ben Expert
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Will the mako beast drop 3 be legal next year with the new bat restrictions. My son will be a freshman in high school.

The BBCOR restrictions will not have any change to them. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK will be legal.

Max Expert
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I have been reading all the comments and have a question. The bat sizes you have suggested to people don't match the chart in the bat buying resource. My son is 5'3" and 95 lbs. He is sold on the Mako Beast BBCOR. He wants a 31"/28 oz based on the chart. What do you suggest?

Typically, our bat experts make their "general" suggestions based off the Bat Coach application on the website. That is why the suggestions from the experts may not match what is listed in the chart in the Bat Resource Guide (the Bat Coach and the Resource Guide differ a little bit). That being said, I think that your player could go with the 31"/28 oz size of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), it may just be a little heavy starting out.

Ben Expert
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I was looking at this bat and the Louisville Slugger Prime 917. Which one do you suggest for a power hitter that is looking for pop in the barrel?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK features a stiffer two piece design than the three piece design of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat, so the Beast may be a better option for a power style hitter.

Logan Expert
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I am about to turn 15 years old. I weigh about 135 lbs and I am about 5'9". Thinking about the MAKO BEAST (BB17MK), the Lock & Load (BB17ZLL), the 2017 Z Core Speed (BB17ZS) and the 2017 Z-Core Hybrid (BB17ZH). Can someone describe how these models compare. What bat should I buy and what size (I swing with a 31" bat, but people are telling me to go up an inch or two while others tell me to stay where I am at)?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a BBCOR bat in the 31" length, but I imagine that you will probably be growing a little bit within the next couple of years. Because of that, it would be worth considering a 32" length. The MAKO will be a 2-piece, all-composite bat with a balanced feel. The Z-Core Speed will be a one-piece, all-alloy bat with a balanced feel as well. The Z-Core Hybrid will be a hybrid bat (alloy barrel and composite handle) and feature a little bit of an end-load. The Lock and Load is a one-piece, all-alloy design. As well, it can be made for a power hitter or contact hitter by adding or subtracting weight from the end of the bat. My suggestion of bat would be the MAKO since it is balanced in its feel and we have it in the 32" length (32" length since you will be growing).

Ben Expert
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Which bat has the most pop and is the most balanced?

I would recommend the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) if you are looking for a high performing, balanced option.

Carter Expert
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I'm 5 foot 5 and weigh 112 pounds and am 14 years old. What size bat do you suggest for me? Also, do you suggest buying a drop 3 bat or a slightly lighter bat to generate more bat speed?

If you are allowed to swing a non-BBCOR bat, you would see better performance out of such bats due to their less restrictive certification. If you go with a BBCOR bat such as the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK, I would suggest a 30" 27 ounce. If you go with a senior league bat, such as the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK5, I would suggest going with a 31" 26 ounce size.

Logan Expert
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I'm about 5'8'', 5'9'' ish and am somewhere between 135-140 lbs. I am shopping for an Easton BBCOR bat to use in my league, but don't know what Easton model to get or what inch bat to buy. Can you give me some recommendations/suggestions?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting a 31'' bat. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a great balanced bat for a contact hitter. If you are more of a power hitter, the Z-Core XL of MAKO XL would probably be a better choice for you.

Tori Expert
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My son hits with a Mako Beast XL (-5), but has to move to the BBCOR (-3). He has no issues generating bat speed. How much of a difference will the balanced swing of the MAKO Beast BBCOR be from the end-loaded MAKO Beast XL? Will a balanced bat be able to generate as much power as the end-loaded bats?

Unfortunately, it will be really hard to truly compare an end-loaded -5, USSSA bat to a balanced -3, BBCOR bat. Everyone's perception of the feel will differ slightly and there are some players who will be affected negatively by the change and there will be others who transition without any issues. That being said, if your player is currently benefiting from the end-loaded feel on his -5 bat, I might recommend bypassing this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) and moving to an end-loaded, BBCOR bat. An end-loaded BBCOR bat to suggest would be the 2017 DeMarini CF Insane End Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCIC).

Ben Expert
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I am 13 and 6 foot 125lb. I am looking for a good BBCOR for next season which length would be ideal for me. Right now I am using a 31in 2014 MAKO BBCOR and it has amazing pop but I'm looking for a new one but don't know what length to get. I can swing the 31' fine and it feels like I have no power due to how light it is.

I would suggest a 32'' 29 oz bat. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a great option for BBCOR bat as well.

Max Expert
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I am 5'11" and 185 lbs. Would you recommend this bat or the DeMarini Voodoo One (I don't favor composite over aluminum)?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 33" BBCOR bat. This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) has been made for a number of years with great success by Easton. With the balanced feel and longer barrel length, I think you would enjoy use of this bat.

Ben Expert
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How does the MAKO BEAST BBCOR compare to the Louisville 917?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the LS Prime 917 are both two piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK has a tendency to run a little heavier than the LS Prime 917 by about 1/2 ounce. As well, the connection point on the MAKO BEAST will be stiffer.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5'3" and 105 pounds. What size would fit me best?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
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I'm 5'8 and a half around 130 pounds I'm 14 years old and I need a BBCOR bat for freshman ball. What size do you think I should get?

For the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK I would get the 32 inch model, based on your height and weight.

Trevor Expert
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I am 6'3" and 195 lbs. What would be the best bat weight for me?

Based upon your height and weight, my general recommendation would be to get this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) in the 34"/31 oz size.

Ben Expert
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I'm looking for a BBCOR baseball bat for next year. I'm 5'6" and 120 lbs. What size bat would you suggest?

Based upon on your height and weight, we would recommend a BBCOR bat in the 31" length. If you can handle the 28 oz weight of the 31" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), I would recommend this bat in that size highly.

Ben Expert
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My son is almost 13 and very small (4' 10'' and 82 lbs). He has to start swinging a BBCOR this fall. What would you recommend?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend going with a smaller size of BBCOR bat in the 30" length (27 oz weight). This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) features a balanced swing feel and is available in that 30" size. This MAKO BEAST would certainly be a suggestion of mine to you.

Ben Expert
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Can I add Lizard Skin grip to this?

We sell bats, such as the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK, as they come from the manufacturer, so it would feature the standard Easton grip. However, you can add a different grip once you have the bat.

Logan Expert
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I'm 13 and I'm looking for a BBCOR (first time using the BBCOR bats). I hear this bat is balanced swinging (not end-loaded). Will it make a difference in the power of the bat?

You will still be able to generate power with this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) even though it is no end-loaded (most times, the biggest factor for generating power is swing speed and not end-load). Typically, the suggestion for end-loaded bats comes about for a player that feels the balanced bats are too light for use. If you are just making the move to the heavier BBCOR bats, I think a balanced bat like this MAKO is a good option for starting out.

Ben Expert
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I am 13 and 5 foot 3 inches and 125 pounds. I need a BBCOR bat for a 13u travel ball tournament. Is this a good bat choice for me? I have recently used the 2015 XL1 and loved it!

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. This would make an excellent choice for someone seeking a BBCOR bat. Main difference between this and the XL1 is the swing weight design; the XL1 featured an end-loaded swing weight.

Cameron Expert
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My son used the Easton Mako in 2016 and then switched to the Mako XL in 2017 high school and it seemed to have more pop (distance) to balls he was hitting. The cap broke and Easton said they are not making the XL any longer and are out of them to replace it with so they offered him a Mako Beast. These are all -3 BBCOR bats. Do you feel the Mako Beast has as much "pop"?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and Mako Beast XL both have a very similar design. I would say the XL has just as much pop.

Trevor Expert
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My son is about 5 ft tall and weighs about 100 pounds. He is 13 years old. What would you recommend for bat size?

We would recommend a 29" or 30" model for any BBCOR size bat, judging by his size.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat end loaded or balanced? I am looking for a bat to increase my hand speed. Would this be that bat?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) is a balanced option that would help increase your hand speed.

Carter Expert
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My son will be 16 years old in September. He is 5'9" and 130 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based upon your player's height and weight, my general recommendation would be looking for this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) in the 31"/28 oz.

Ben Expert
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I'm 5'11" and 15 years old. I hit 3 or 4 hole. Would you recommend this bat or the Voodoo ONE?

Both the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the DeMarini Voodoo ONE are balanced bats and can be used by both contact and power hitters alike. As far as which bat to get, the MAKO will be a two-piece fully composite while the Voodoo ONE will be a one-piece fully alloy bat. There are pros and cons to each (composite requires a break-in, not as ideal in colder weather from a performance and durability standpoint, more expensive, better performing in warmer weather, tendency to hold performance capabilities longer; alloy bats are cheaper, better performing in colder weather, hot out of the wrapper). As well, the two-piece construction of the MAKO will reduce vibration from off-centered hits better but the Voodoo ONE will be stiffer (sting hands more when not squared up properly) but could offer slightly more power.

Cameron Expert
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My son is small but is playing modified and 13U travel ball and we are looking for the lowest swing weight bat (MOI). We have come down to 3 bats: MAKO BEAST, CAT 7 and LS 617. Any suggestions?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK will come in around 1.3 ounces heavier than the listed weight on the bat. This will be the same for the LS Solo 617. Meanwhile, the Marucci CAT 7 will come in slightly lighter at 1.1 ounces over the listed weight. As far as the MOI is concerned for each bat, this is not something the manufacturers advertise so it would be tough to say which one is lower than the next. It really comes down to whether you prefer a two-piece bat (Easton MAKO BEAST) or alloy barrel (LS Solo 617 and Marucci CAT 7).

Cameron Expert
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Which bat, in your recommendation, is better between this bat and the 2017 Rawlings VELO?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the Rawlings VELO are both great bats to consider. The MAKO bat will not be as balanced as the VELO but will reduce vibration more on off-centered hits (due to the two-piece design). Since it is composite it will also require a break-in before being game ready while the VELO will be hot out of the wrapper. As well, the VELO is going to be better suited in colder weather (will hold up better as well) while the MAKO could give a slight advantage in warmer weather.

Cameron Expert
137667 Click to show/hide answer

In terms of exit velocity and power hitting, how does this bat compare to the DeMarini Voodoo?

You wouldn't see much difference in terms of exit velocity between the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVBC. With both being two piece BBCOR bats, the only real difference would be that the Mako Beast features a larger sweet spot than the Voodoo due to the Mako's composite material.

Logan Expert
137299 Click to show/hide answer

Is the MAKO Beast end loaded or balanced?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK features a balanced swing weight.

Jason Expert
137211 Click to show/hide answer

Is the BBCOR Mako beast barrel longer than the 2016 Mako XL barrel? Does it have a larger sweet spot?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK does feature a longer barrel for a larger sweet spot than the 2016 Mako XL.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat "legal" for babe Ruth and middle school (8th grade) baseball teams?

BBCOR is the certification for high school age league and above. You will have to check with your league commissioner to see if BBCOR is allowed for your league.

Kyle J. Expert
136165 Click to show/hide answer

I just got the 33/30 of this bat, so my friend and I are planning on breaking it in by just hitting BP with it. I was wondering if there's anything specific to do in order for this bat to perform its best for as long as it can?

The best way to break in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK would be to take soft toss and tee work, rotating the barrel a 1/4" after each swing. For a composite bat, it typically takes 75-250 swings to get game ready. To get the bat lasting as long as possible it is advisable to use the bat in warmer temperatures and to use another bat for BP and practice swings.

Cameron Expert
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My kid is 5'6 and 130 pounds. Would a 31 or 32 be best for him? He is 11.

If your player is required to swing a BBCOR bat, I would suggest a 31" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK. However, most 11 year old leagues do not require the use of a BBCOR bat. If he is not required to swing BBCOR, I would suggest a 32" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10.

Logan Expert
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What size do you recommend for a 14 year old, 5'4" and 141 pounds?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 31 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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My son loves his CAT 6 however he is in the market for a new bat and the Beast is catching his eye. He's 13, 5'6" and 155 lbs. What's the difference in the Cat Series and the Beast and what length do you think he should get?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two piece composite bat, whereas the Cat series is a one piece alloy design. Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 32" size.

Logan Expert
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Does this bat have a flared handle like the DeMarini Voodoos?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK does feature a small flare, as most BBCOR bats do, but it is not as noticeable as the DeMarini bats since the Mako handle is thicker to begin with.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat end loaded?

No, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is not end loaded. It is balanced and has a low swing weight.

Tori Expert
133969 Click to show/hide answer

Are there any differences in this bat and the 2016 TORQ besides the handle and the look?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK actually features a barrel that is 1.5 inches longer than previous MAKO bats including the 2016 EASTON MAKO TORQ. This would be the main difference besides the previously mentioned fact that the TORQ has the rotating handle

Cameron Expert
133967 Click to show/hide answer

Is there any difference between this and the 2015 TORQ besides the handle and cosmetics?

The Torq version of this bat is going to have a Torq handle which is the main difference between the two. Also, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) is going to feature a longer barrel than the 2015 Torq.

Carter Expert
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How will the new 2018 USA bat rules effect this bat? I presume it would be permitted to be used until the end of this year then be obsolete?




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Cameron Expert
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I am 14 years old and am wondering what size of the MAKO BEAST would be best for me? My old bat was an Easton Z-Core 33 inch drop 3 which I was very comfortable with. I currently 5'10" and 160 pounds.

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 33 inch model if you were comfortable swinging a Z-CORE previously in the same length.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 6'9" 285 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 34 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 14, 5'6" and weighs 100 lbs. What size do you recommend? This is his first -3.

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
133615 Click to show/hide answer

Break in period. How should you break it in?

To properly break in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs. Begin swinging at 40% power and work our way up to full strength as you get closer to 200 swings.

Carter Expert
133584 Click to show/hide answer

Should I buy this or the Z-CORE Speed Limited. What performs better?

Both are going to perform similarly. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two-piece composite bat and will provide flex and whip in the swing. The Z-CORE is a one-piece alloy bat that will offer stiffness to power hitters.

Logan Expert
133463 Click to show/hide answer

My 12 yr old is 5'4",105. My 16 yr old is 5'8", 140. Both use -3. What bat sizes do you suggest for both?

For the 12 year old, I would suggest a 29" 26oz size. However, there aren't many options at that size, so I would go with the 30" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK. For the 16 year old, I would suggest a 32" 29oz size.

Logan Expert
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If I am 5'10" and 215 lbs. Should I get the 33 in or the 32? I used the 33" last year but I felt like i wasn't getting my bat around as fast as I wanted to.

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 33"/30 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), however, if you feel that your bat speed was slower I would go with the 32"/29 ounce. The charts and bat coach are really just recommendations and everybody is different. The extra ounce could really help with your bat speed and comfort up at the plate.

Carter Expert
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I am a junior in high school and I have not decided between the MAKO BEAST or the 2017 Voodoo. I have always used the Voodoo series, but have been recommended the MAKO BEAST by some teammates and don't know if the MAKO will sound right after using the alloys and will last as long. Also, I am concerned about a break in period, is it necessary?

Both the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) and the Voodoo series are both very good bats. If you properly break in a composite bat such as the Mako Beast durability will not be a concern. To properly break in the Mako Beast, we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs.

Carter Expert
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My son is 5' 10" 162 lbs. What size MAKO BEAST should we buy?

Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

Carter Expert
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Are they going to make a BEAST BBCOR XL?

As of right now (2/1/2017) we have nothing in our system and have not heard of Easton making a Mako Beast XL BBCOR Baseball Bat.

Carter Expert
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My son is 16, 6'0 and 190 pounds. He is a strong kid. He wants to move to a 34" bat. Is this the right size for him?

Based on his height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 33''. However, if he has previously used a 33'' and is comfortable with it, he could definitely move up to a 34'' bat.

Tori Expert
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My son is 15 and playing freshman high school ball. He's 6'5" and 165 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of looking for this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) in the 33" length as long as you feel that he can handle the 30 oz weight.

Ben Expert
132963 Click to show/hide answer

My son has used the Mako and XL since he was 10 and swings the end loaded bat very well. Now that he is soon to be 14, we are looking at a -3 drop bat. Please advice on either the Mako Beast or DeMarini CF Insane End Load.

If you are looking to continue swinging an end loaded bat, I would suggest going with the CF Insane End Load since the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is balanced.

Logan Expert
132919 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 15 and is 5'11" and weighs 155-160. What size bat do you recommend?

We would recommend a 32" length of bat. You can go up or down 1" from the recommendation however depending on things like how far he stands from the plate, whether he chokes up or not, how strong he is, etc.

Kyle J. Expert
132893 Click to show/hide answer

My grandson is 14. He is a freshman in high school. He is 5'10" and 145 lbs. What size bat do you recommend? What bat do you recommend that can be used in high school?

Based on your grandsons height and weight we would recommend that he swings a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

Carter Expert
132504 Click to show/hide answer

Will this bat be more for a power hitter or contact hitter?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. This bat can be used by both contact and power hitters although true power hitters have a tendency of preferring an end-loaded bat.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 14 and about 6 feet tall. What do you recommend, a 32 or 33?

Based on your son's height, a 33 inch 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK would be best but based on the player's age, and dependent on weight, a 32 inch would be the safer choice.

Cameron Expert
132375 Click to show/hide answer

What size grip tape is used on the handle of the BEAST?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK does not specify the grip tape being used but it appears it may be 1.1 MM.

Cameron Expert
132130 Click to show/hide answer

How does this bat compare to the Easton S1 Brigade?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is similar to the Easton S1 in that both bats are/were two-piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights. The MAKO will use TCT composite and have a barrel 1.5 inches longer while the S1 used IMX composite materials.

Cameron Expert
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Is the extended barrel on the BEAST the same as a 2014 XL1 or longer?

The barrel on the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK should be slightly longer than the 2014 Easton XL1

Sean Expert
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How long will this bat last/not lose pop if you use it for practice and games year round?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) is a composite bat and composite bats do not typically "lose pop" the more they are used. They will keep getting hotter and hotter. Also, we cannot predict how long a bat will last. It really just depends on a lot of factors.

Carter Expert
131175 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'7" 130 pounds and 13 years old. Do you think that the Louisville Slugger Prime 917 would be better for me or the Mako Beast?

Both the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 are great options, the main difference between the two bats is that the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two-piece design which will give the bat more flex. 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is a three-piece design which will give it a stiffer feel.

Sean Expert
131119 Click to show/hide answer

My son is moving to 13U this spring and needs a BBCOR -3 bat. He has been very happy with the MAKO (30") he used for Little League. He is 4'8" and 70 lbs. What would you recommend?

Based on his height and weight, I would recommend a 29" -3. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is not available in the 29". Jumping from a Little League bat to a BBCOR is a hard transition, but the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZS is available in 29".

Linsey Expert
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Do you need to keep the holographic stickers on the bat, and why?

If you were to order this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), I would recommend removing one of the two stickers (both stickers are identical) from the bat and placing it on a paper copy of your receipt. If a warranty issue arose with the bat, Easton would want you to be able to send your bat to them with one of the stickers on the bat and one of the stickers on the paper copy of the receipt in order to get a replacement bat.

Ben Expert
130740 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat comparable to the Louisville Slugger Prime 915?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is very similar to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Prime 915. Both bats have a fully composite construction with a balanced swing weight. The main difference is that the Easton MAKO BEAST has a two-piece design and the Louisville Slugger Prime has a three-piece design.

Angelique Expert
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Is there a break in process for this bat?

To properly break in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs. Begin swinging at 40% power and work our way up to full strength as you get closer to 200 swings

Carter Expert
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What is the difference between this bat and the 2016 MAKO?

This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) will feature the same material as the 2016 MAKO XL BBCOR bat. However, the difference will be that the MAKO XL featured an end-loaded swing feel while this MAKO BEAST will be more balanced in its swing feel.

Sean Expert
129637 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST?

Performance wise these two bats are extremely comparable. Both are two-piece, fully composite models with balanced swing weights and very large sweet spots.

Kyle J. Expert
129575 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 12 years old and making the jump to the big field. He will need a -3 BBCOR bat for this fall. He has always used the Easton MAKO bats and finished this summer season using a 31"/21 oz MAKO. Based on him being 5'1" and about 115 lbs, would you suggest a 30" or 31' as he moves up to a much heavier BBCOR bat?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a BBCOR baseball bat in the 30" length. If you feel that your player can handle the 27 oz weight of the 30" model of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), I would recommend that size option.

Ben Expert
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Does this bat have any similarities to the 2016 Easton Mako XL?

This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) will feature the same material as the 2016 MAKO XL BBCOR bat. However, the difference will be that the MAKO XL featured an end-loaded swing feel while this MAKO BEAST will be more balanced in its swing feel.

Ben Expert
129316 Click to show/hide answer

What bat manufactured by Easton has the lightest swing weight out of the 2017 BBCOR models?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is the lightest swinging BBCOR bat from Easton's 2017 lineup.

Jason Expert
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Is there any difference from last year's model other than cosmetics?

This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) will be extremely similar to the 2016 MAKO (BB16MK). The same TCT Thermo composite material will be used on each bat. In my opinion, the biggest difference will be the cosmetics and also a barrel length on this 2017 model that may be slightly longer than what was featured on the BB16MK from last year.

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  • Lowest Swing Weight Index In 2017 Power Brigade Lineup
  • Patented ConneXion Technology - Maximizes Energy Transfer and Eliminates Vibration
  • TCT Thermo Composite Technology - Massive Sweet Spot / Unmatched Bat Speed
  • Two-Piece, Fully Composite Construction

Description for 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK
New for 2017! The latest and greatest members of the Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST is the newest version of one of the most popular baseball bats in the industry and it now has the biggest and most powerful composite barrel that Easton has ever made. By extending and combining the game's longest two-piece composite barrel with the game's fastest swing speed, this bat is an absolute BEAST that offers the lowest swing weight index out of the entire 2017 Easton lineup. A low swing weight index results in an evenly balanced model that delivers power through fast swing speeds. Easton's redesigned TCT Thermo Composite technology creates a barrel that is 1.5 inches longer than the legendary, first generation MAKO for more plate coverage and a huge sweet spot. This extended barrel is connected to 31/32 inch composite handle by the patented two-piece ConneXion technology that maximizes energy transfer while eliminating sting for optimized feel and comfort. Adding to the comfort is the fact that each MAKO BEAST comes wrapped with the formidable HYPERSKIN grip and it is backed by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Easton: Unleash The Beast!

This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and is BBCOR Certified for high school and collegiate play. Buy your MAKO BEAST with the bigger, badder, BBCOR barrel today with free shipping!
Customer Testimonial

I was excited to get the bat and it was shipped within the 5 business days I was expecting.

- Joseph, Bondsville, MA
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Bat Properties
Barrel Diameter:2 5/8"
Bat Type:Baseball
Color:Black
Deals:Closeout Bats
Length to Weight Ratio:- 3
Material:Composite
Price:$200 - $299.99
Series:Mako
Vendor:Easton
Year:2017