Pros: Did not want to go xl due to kid only being 81 pounds. He loves extra bat speed. Plus extra barrel length is a plus. Also bat looks amazing!
2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11
yesterday I hit a bomb over the fence
Pros: Did not want to go xl due to kid only being 81 pounds. He loves extra bat speed. Plus extra barrel length is a plus. Also bat looks amazing!
Pros: This bat has great pop! My sons swing speed has increased and boosted his confidence, especially with little to no vibration on mishits.I highly recommend this bat . After all this thing is a BEAST!! Congrats easton on makeing the best bat thats ever been produced.
Cons: Absolutely Zero!
Pros: lots of pop, great bat
Cons: heavier than most bats
Pros: yesterday I hit a bomb over the fence.and it felt smoooooth!
Pros: Ball seems to really carry off this bat. He likes the color.
Cons: None really at this time.
Pros: It looks nice.
Cons: This bat is the worst constructed bat Easton has ever made. It cracks and shatters within a few uses. I have had 2 with in 90 days crack and Easton provided a replacement which cracked within 2 weeks.
Cons: my 10yr old son was hitting the ball over the lights, bought this bat, and now he hasnt even hit the fence, i like the mako series, bit this is the worst one ever!
Pros: Good balance, decent pop and nice options for length/weight drop. 2nd Mako owned and son loves it
Cons: None other than new bat standards may limit use...
Pros: Great bat for my soon to be 10u son. Love the 2 piece to soften the vibration on the mishits.. For the price this is a steal!!! Great pop right out of the box! My son loves the colorway
Cons: Can only use in USSSA tourneys
Pros: This bat is awesome, my son loves it! His swing as gotten 10x better because the bat is light and very balanced. Everything about the bat is just amazing!!
Pros: Bats awesome ,everything about this bat surpasses all the competition! Anybody that could say this bat is junk has to be makeing up a lie cause they cant afford it..No way you can swing this bat and not feel how balanced and smooth it is..
Pros: Almost ieligle in different ledges
Pros: Good bat...nice pop
Cons: We have a young power hitter who has broken two within 1 year...the Torq vibrates too much and takes away from the pop. We are buying a one piece bat due to them breaking all the time.
Pros: This bat has ok pop.
Cons: This bat has no durability it broke within 3 days. Do yourself a favor and dont use it.
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Is this bat approved for play in Triple Crown and Caba baseball leagues?
yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) is legal for triple crown and Caba.
Is this bat approved for 2018 USA standards?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) is not USA approved. It is USSSA approved.
I just purchased this bat for my daughter who plays 10U softball. Did I purchase the wrong bat? She does better with baseball bats vs. softball bats. She is 9, very small and only weighs only 42 pounds. I just want to make sure the bat is okay for her use.
Most softball leagues probably would not allow the use of a baseball bat in their leagues, although you will need to check with your coach or league commissioner to be certain.
What is the difference, as in performance, between the -10 and -11?
The difference in performance between the -10 and -11 is simply if you can swing the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 in the -10 just as fast as the -11 you will have better performance with the -10.
My granddaughter is playing 8AU softball and we're looking for a composite bat for her. What would you recommend? She is 7 now but will be 8 next March 29th.
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 is a bat designed for youth baseball. For someone who is seeking a fastpitch bat for an 8U player we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton Hyperlite Fastpitch Softball Bat: FP17HL12. This bat is well balanced and should feature a length to weight ratio that an 8U player can handle.
Can you use this bat in USSSA next year?
Yes, this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) would be permitted under USSSA rules in 2018 play (the only exception would be that it would *not* be allowed for 14U USSSA play).
Can Little Leaguers use it?
For the remainder of the 2017 season, this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) will be legal for use in Little League baseball. However, once 2018 hits, Little League players will be required to use bats with the USABat Standard certification and this bat would no longer be allowed for use (since it has the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification).
What about size 30 inch or 31?
We only have the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) in the 28"/17 ounce size at the time unfortunately (8/11/17).
What is the size of the barrel?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 features a 2 1/4" barrel diameter.
Is this bat approved for Little League (12U) play now?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) is approved for play in Little League for 2017. Unfortunately, in 2018 Little League will be switching to the USA Baseball Standard which will make this bat illegal for play.
My son received a warranty bat but when I received the bat I noticed a line of very small lumps on the barrel. They are towards the bottom of the barrel. Is this a defective bat?
If you feel the warranty replacement model of the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 was received in defective condition then we would recommend reaching out to Easton before using the bat to see if they can send out a different bat.
Is this barrel interchangeable with the larger barrel?
The barrel on the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 would not be interchangeable with an Easton MAKO BEAST senior league bat. The barrels and handles are fixed, and cannot be changed.
Is this bat going to be outlawed on 1/18? Is that a definite?
Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 will no longer be legal for play in AABC, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken, Dixie, Little League, and Pony. All bats will need the new USA baseball stamp to be approved for play.
My son has a 28 COMBAT now and we love it. The BEAST has been suggested to us by his coach. Last year when I researched both COMBAT and Easton, it seemed like Easton had problems with broken bats. COMBAT seemed better reviewed. Has Easton fixed that?
With any bat there will be those that break, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 and the COMBAT are no different in that regards. With as much as players play these days every bat will typically go through the warranty claim at some point. Overall, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 has been a high performing as well as durable bat.
My son is 10 and about 4 feet 8. He currently has a Mako 28/17 and has had it about 4 seasons. He swings pretty quick with that. Is he ready for a Mako 30/19?
Based on your sons height and weight I think that he should be able to swing the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 in the 30" 19 oz size.
Is this one of the bats that need 100-200 hits to "break in"?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 is a composite bat and would require a break-in period before being game ready. Taking 150-250 swings off of a tee or soft toss and rotating the barrel a 1/4 turn after each swing is ideal. Swing would be at 50-60% max.
My son is 8/9 years old, 4 feet 6 inches - looking at a 29 inch 17 oz bat size. Is that going to be a good size for the next few years?
Based on his current size and age, a 29" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 would be appropriate. As for being a good size for the next few years, that would be dependent upon how quickly your player grows and gains strength to move into a larger bat. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 is also a -11 bat, so a 29" would weigh 18 ounces.
I'm looking to purchase my 12 yr old the MAKO BEAST. He's about 5', should I get him a 30 in?
Based on your son's height, as well as age, we would not recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 as it is a drop 11. For a 12 year old player, a drop 10 bat would work best. Would recommend looking into the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK10. Unfortunately we only have this bat left in a 29/19 and for someone that is 5' it may be best to get a 30 inch model.
Is the 2017 sweet spot 1.5" longer than the 2016? Or just the original?
The sweet spot on the 2017 Beast is only larger in the BBCOR models. Youth models like this have stayed the same.
Do you have a bat for my 11 year old that is Little League approved that is bigger than 21 oz.?
We do not have the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 in a size featuring more weight than 21 ounces. Looking at the other options there are no youth barrel bats that will feature a weight heavier than 21 ounces.
Is there a difference in barrel length between a -11 or -12 (both bats being the same length)?
Overall, this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) and the YB17MK12 should feature the same length of barrel for the most part as long as you are comparing the 2 bats in the same overall length.
Previous years drop -11 MAKOs are always heavier than listed when put on a scale. Will this year's MAKOs be the same?
For just about every bat that is made, the static weight of the bat will be about 0.5 to 1.5 oz over the listed weight. The 2016 MAKOS were a little heavy and were about 2 oz over the listed weight. This year, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) should feature a static weight that is about 0.5 to 1.5 oz over the listed weight.
What is the difference between the YB17MK11 and the YB17MK12 (besides the obvious 1 ounce of weight). When you compare the 2 bats side by side why is the distance from the end of the grip to the barrel different?
It appears that way in the pictures simply because two different lengths were used. For example, the distance will be greater on a 32" model and shorter on a 28" model. The distance from the end of the grip to the barrel depends on the length of the bat, not the specific model of MAKO.
Is the 2017 Easton Mako Beast certified for the upcoming 2018 new bat standard?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 would not be certified for the 2018 changes.
Easton is claiming a larger sweet spot and barrel length compared to the "Original" MAKO. Is the barrel length or sweet spot any longer than the 2015 or 2016 MAKO?
The barrel length and sweet spot size on the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat: YB17MK11 will be very similar to those of the 2016 MAKO. The 2017 MAKO BEAST will have a lighter feel to it overall though.
What's hotter the XL or MAKO? Is it just a end load difference?
The only difference between the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK10) is that end load. Power hitters tend to prefer that end load because it gets a little bit more weight behind the ball. But it will also feel a little bit heavier to swing.
Have any improvements been made to reduce these bats from cracking so much? My son is on his 3rd MAKO 2016 and we baby his bats.
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) will feature the same composite material, but generally year over year they make smaller improvements that will increase durability.
What makes the swing speed on this bat so well?
The reason that the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) is going to have such a good swing speed is due to the extremely low MOI that it features. Because of that extremely low MOI it is going to be a very balanced bat, which in return is going to equal a very quick swing speed.
If we order the bat can we return it?
If you ordered the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) and have not used it yet to hit baseballs you would be able to return it to us here at JustBats.com for a full refund or exchange.
What is the difference between the YB17MK11 and the YB17MK12 (besides the obvious 1 ounce of weight). Why would anyone choose drop 11 if the drop 12 is the same bat/features ?
The only difference between the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK12) is going to be that one ounce. The reason they have both of these models is that some people are going to want a little bit lighter bat and other people are going to want a bat that is a little heavier. All players have their own personal preference and the more options that they have the better.
Is this taking the place of the MAKO XL?
No, this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) will not be taking the place of the 2016 Easton MAKO XL Youth (YB16MK10). The bat that will replace the YB16MK10 is the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK10).
What changes have been made from the 2016 MAKO version besides the color scheme?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Youth Baseball Bat (YB17MK11) will feature a lower MOI for faster swing speeds. It will still feature the same TCT Thermo Composite and ConneXion connection technology as the 2016.
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