Pros: Solid pop , great grip, best bbcor bat on the market , baseball jumps off bat, I'm a freshman and I'm pounding the ball with this bat right outa the box the sweet spot is just like the b1&b2s if you've used a combat before you'll love this bat .I've used other bats on the team and this is now the team bat way better than the eastons or Nikes this bat is slightly end weighted but just feels right.
Pros: Great bat! Im a huge combat fan, and this just made it better! easliy best BBCOR bat ive used, you dont give up that sound or feel! First at bat i hit one an inch from the end and it almost went to the fence! Amazing!
Cons: None except scratches easily but what doesnt?
Pros: Amazing bat.I never used a combat before this one and it is incredible. It is exactly like hitting with a regular composite bat it doesnt sound or feel like a bbcor. It has a huge sweet spot and great balance. Its a great bat for anytype of hitter.
Cons: When hitting the ball of the end of the bat the ball doesnt go as far but that is the same thing with every bat.
Pros: I bought this bat for my 14 year old son and he has pop in his bat and first we bought a voodoo and it didn't work out so we bought it and he is on a high school team and he is tearing it up this bat is the best bbcor I would highly recommend it.
Pros: This is the best bbcor bat out there anybody who is a contact hitter this bat will make you a contact hitter with power and who is a power hitter this bat will make you absolutely crush the ball best bbcor .
Pros: Bought The B3 BBCOR 31/28 for my 13 yr. old son's upcoming H.S. Freashman season about two months ago. My son plays travel ball and is a great line drive/contact hitter and he hits for high average. He has been using the B3 over the fall season; with BBCOR standards performance in pop is down (as expected).
My son loves the B3's balance and grip. The B3 does not feel end loaded like some other BBCOR bats. It's well a balanced bat. My son is 5'2" 97 lbs. and with the B3 BBCOR can get a good 225 to 230 shot (keep in mind he is a line drive contact hitter). Over time the bat seems to be getting hotter/broken in. The B3 is durable and does it's job.
Cons: Cost of B3 is way too much and a big factor in rating. Not much diffrence in permormance from other BBCOR bats or a good maple bat( which cost hundreds less). There does seems to be a break in period and pop is improving (or my son is just getting stronger)?
Cons: This bat looks and sounds like a softball bat. The sweet spot is TINY. When you make good solid contact with the ball, the ball goes nowhere. Also when you hit the ball the bat sounds dead.... Horrible bat. Big waste of money.
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Which bat has a longer barrel? The COMbat B3 or Easton Mako?
Asked by daniel
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 Adult bat will have an average barrel length for a BBCOR bat. The 2014 Easton Mako BBCOR bat will have an extended barrel design. Contact and power hitters will love both of these bats.
Which bat would be better for a contact hitter? The 2013 CF5 or COMbat B3? Which one is more balanced. Thanks.
Asked by daniel
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 Adult bat will have a balanced feel and a one-piece fully composite design. The 2013 CF5 will have a two-piece design that will be fully composite. A contact hitter will prefer the CF5, while a power guy will prefer the one-piece design of the B3.
Is this bat more for a contact or power hitter?
Asked by daniel
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 Adult is an excellent bat for contact hitters. It has a huge sweet spot and nice balance to help create a quicker swing speed.
Which bat will hit for distance better? The COMbat B3, the COMBat B4 or COMbat Pure Gear?
Asked by Big Country
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 Adult, the COMBAT B4 Portent, and the COMBAT Pure Gear all use top of the line composite materials. The COMBAT B4 Portent will be the most balanced, the COMBAT Pure Gear will have more flex, and the COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 Adult will feel the most end loaded, and is typically better for power.
Which bat has the bigger sweet spot? The COMbat B3, or the COMbat Pure Gear?
Asked by miaLJ6
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 Adult and the 2013 COMBAT Pure BBCOR: PUREAB1 Adult have a similar sweet spot.
Is this bat better then the COMbat Pure Gear BBCOR?
Asked by cole
Both the COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 Adult and the 2013 COMBAT Pure BBCOR: PUREAB1 are top of the line bats. The Pure Gear uses gear technology in the taper of the bat that makes it feel like a two-piece design. The B3 will have a stiffer feel and both bats will have a balance swing weight.
When will there be more come in or different sizes?
Asked by gilmore
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 is a discontinued model and we will not be getting any more in stock.
Is this bat approved by USSSA? Is this the B3AB1, B3 AB BBCOR bat?
Asked by jim
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 Adult baseball bat is BBCOR certified and is legal for H.S. and collegiate play but it doesn't have a USSSA stamp.
How does the COMbat B3 compare to the Easton S1 in terms of pop and balance?
Asked by smttt14
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR is very comparable to the Easton S1. Both have great pop and are balanced. The COMBAT B3 will be stiffer since it is a one-piece bat.
What bat is more like the cf4 st the combat b3 or easton xL1?
Asked by KBOWERS32
The XL1 is most like the CF4 because it is also a two-piece full composite bat.
for a newcomer using bbcor would you recomend this bat, the easton omen, or the cf5 2012?
Asked by will10
That depends on the type of bat you have used previously with success. I recommend sticking with what is most similar to the non-BBCOR bat you have been using. It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate.
Is this an end loaded bat and if it is what is a good balanced bat?
Asked by Ben
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR is a balanced bat.
When will there be a 31/28 in stock?
Asked by cp5
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 is a discontinued model. We will not be getting any more 31" 28 oz models in stock.
Does this bat come in 31/28?
Asked by cp5
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 Adult does come in a 31/28, but we do not currently have that size in stock.
Which has better balance, this or the bbcor 52 caliber?
Asked by Kenyon
The COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 Adult and the BBCOR 52 Caliber are balanced about the same.
Now that the B4AB BBCOR bat is out, will the price drop?
Asked by Sean
Our product managers will adjust the price of the COMBAT B3 based on COMBAT's suggested retail price and our inventory levels.
Can the B3 compete with other brands like Louisville or Easton or Demarini? And how can you break this in fastest?
Asked by ray
The COMBAT B2 AB BBCOR will be very comparable to the Louisville,Easton, and DeMarini. The best way to break in a composite bat is to take 100-200 swings off of a tee or soft toss. Rotate the barrel 1 1/4 inch each swing. We recommend avoiding using your composite bat in batting cages that use yellow dimpled balls.
Does this bat have the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp?
Asked by SPWILDCAT
No this particular model of the COMBAT B3, the AB BBCOR: B3AB1, is BBCOR certified and does not have the USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp. Here is a link to look at the model of the COMBAT B3 that does have the USSSA stamp.
Do all BBCOR bats have the same amount of pop?
Asked by Mundy man
No, not all BBCOR bats have the same amount of pop. This COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR: B3AB1 would be a great option. Here is a link to our top selling BBCOR bats.
I'm 6'2 or 6'3 weigh between 165-170. Should I stick with a 33-30 or go up a size as the chart showed I should be using a 34-31?
Asked by Branden
According to our Bat Coach, the suggested length for your particular height and weight is a 33 in. 30 oz. bat. Depending on your strength, you could move up an inch. The link to our Bat Coach is http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
Hi, Is this bat end-loaded?
Asked by Chakazakimaka
The B3 does not feel end loaded like some other BBCOR bats. It's a well balanced bat.
My sons is a high speed hitter and he wants to buy a B3 or the Marucci White. Please compare.
Asked by vtnet
Both of these bats would be great for a power hitter. The main difference between the two is the B3 is a composite bat, while the CAT 5 is an all alloy bat. The B3 will require a break in and will perform better over time, while the CAT 5 will be hot right out of the wrapper. Based on what our customers say, you might get more pop out of a composite bat though. Both bats are great bats, and it just comes down to what material you prefer more.
I'm a freshman and I cant use my Easton Stealth anymore because it isn't -3 and not BBCOR approved. I'm like a contact hitter. I hit for contact and get a lot of power out of it. Should i get this or a Voodoo or CF5?
Asked by riley
Each of these bats is made differently and are all great bats. The COMBAT B3 is a one piece composite bat, which is usually better suited for power hitters, since it is pretty stiff and is a one piece design. Contact hitters can certainly use a once piece bat if they want to though. If you are more of a contact hitter, a two piece bat might be better suited for you. The DeMarini Voodoo is a two piece, alloy barrel/composite handle bat and the CF5 is a two piece composite handle/composite barrel bat. The main difference between these is the Voodoo will not require a break in and will be hot right out of the wrapper. Since the CF5 has a composite barrel, it will require a break in and will perform better over time. All three of these bats are great choices and you can't really go wrong with either!
Without being biased, which bat would you reccomend buying: this bbcor b3 or the 5150 velo bat by rawlings? How do they compare?
Asked by Alex
Depends on the hitter. The Velo will have a lighter swing weight and I would recommend that one for a contact hitter looking to improve swing speed. The B3 may feel a little more endloaded and is great for stronger hitters with good swing speed
Is the COMbat a composite bat that can be used in the cold? Is it worth the $350?
Asked by Jordan
The B3AB1 is some of the best money can buy. We suggest no to use composite bats in temperatures less than 55 degrees.
Which bat is better for a power hitter the Voodoo or Combat B3?
Asked by AA FALCON9
One piece bats like the B3 are better suited for power hitters.
Is this bat end loaded like a wooden bat
Asked by drew
The B3 is a balanced bat.
My son used combat in little league and pony,great pop,amazing,but the bat cracked too easy,is this one different,not gonna spend $349 if its gonna always crack??
Asked by BOND
This bat is going to be a lot more durable, not like the older COMBATs that he is used to swinging! Great pop as well!
Which is better for a balanced hitter, the voodoo or this bat?
Asked by B
The Voodoo is going to be a Two-Piece bat. Two-Piece bats allow for a lot more flex when you swing. This allows the bat to be more balanced as well. The Voodoo will be your best bet.
Is this bat for line drive hitters or power hitters
Asked by Garylee
This bat is going to be more designed for power hitters due to the fact it is a one piece bat.
This bat is going to be a one-piece composite with a balanced swing weight. This bat is going to be made for both types of hitters
my son is 13yrs old--6-4 200lb
incrediable power! should i use 32--33in...swing speed and control,,witch bat is better? new red and white rip it or b3
Asked by bballdad
With his height, and size he should be able to use the 33-30 easily. As to which bat, tough call, both are going to offer what he needs as a power hitter, the one piece bats suit power hitters best. As to which one would be better, the Prototype II is an all alloy bat with great pop, nicely balanced. The COMBAT is a 1 piece all composite, it is what is called power balanced for strong hitters. The decision comes down to composite versus alloy, and what his preference is.
whats the best temperature to use the combat
Asked by will
Anything above 50 degrees is the best temperature
how is it different than besr b1ab
will it get better with prolonged use
what temp should it not be used in
Asked by dcf
BBCOR bats will have thicker walls and it will take the bat more time before it is broken in. This bat should not be used in temps less than 60 degrees.
My son had very good success with the B2 youth. He will playing u13 now and needs a drop 3. He is very much a power hitter. How does the B3 compare to the B2? What other bats would it make sense for him to consider?
Asked by JoJo
the B3 is very comparable to the B2 they both have a lot of pop and a similar feel. I would also look at the XL1 or the prototype 2
How does this bat compare to the Easton Omen BBCOR and the better Rip It BBCORS? Son is 5'7 170lbs used Omen -5 last year and loved it.
Asked by Sting Coach
They both will be composite barrels, the main difference will be the Omen is a two piece while the B3 is a one piece. It will come down to personal preference because they both are great bats.
Is this bat "balanced" i.e. weighted for lower MOI and NOT end loaded?
Asked by JC
Yes, this bat is going to be a balanced bat. It is going to be one of the more balanced bats on the market for BBCOR bats. This bat is also going to have great durability and be able to be used for a long time.
Was really set on the combat B3 until marucci black came out recently. I understand that one is composit and one is two piece combo. What else could you say from actual experience or customers experience? I am 6' and 150 lbs 14.5 year old freshman. Not really a homerun hitter these days but get on base a lot. thanks.
Asked by Beanie
The Marucci might better suit you, if you are a contact hitter.
What is the main difference between the composite Combat B3 and the Rip-It aluminum? Besides price?
Asked by BT
COMBAT has made some incredible composite bats, they have huge sweet spots and amazing pop. They do require just a little break in to reach their maximum performance level. But awesome once you do. The Prototype is great for an aluminum, they have the more immediate pop, and nicely balanced.
Which bat do you feel is the best BBCOR composite bat on the market? The Cf5, this bat, one of the composite power brigades or is there another you feel is better?
Asked by Cory
They are all top of the line bats, the main difference is just the way each bat feels, this bat is going to be stiff and balanced, just like the power brigades and the cat 5. the cf5 is going to have more flex and a slight end load
Which bat is more end weighted this bat or the 52 caliber?
Asked by Gman
This one is slightly more end weighted than the 52 Caliber.
How does this bat compare to the combat bbcor 52 caliber?
Asked by Gman
The B3 is designed almost the same. One piece, HUGE sweetspot, the 52 is slightly more balanced, both are all composite and do require a break in period.
Which bat has more balance Combat B3 or the Marucci Cat 5
Asked by john
The B3 has amazing balance for a 1 piece composite. And the Cat5 is also extremely well balanced. Honestly, biggest decision to make with these is alloy vs composite.
Which bat is a better bat for a power hitter the Combat B3 or the Marucci Cat 5?
Asked by ME
Both are one-piece bats that are great for power hitters. I would give the B3 an edge in terms of pop. The Cat 5 is one of the best alloy bats on the market and it a great choice as well.
How would you go along breaking this bat in? Would hitting of a tee do it?
Asked by Hammett35
About 150 - 200 hits off a tee would work great. Be sure to start off at about 40% power and gradually work your way to 100% power as you get closer to the 200 hit mark. Also make sure to rotate the bat a quarter of an inch between each hit to ensure an even break in.
I'm 5'7" and about 190 lbs and i consider my self to be a power hitter. Where I live it is very cold during my season would this be a good bat for me?
Asked by Hammett35
The B3 is a stiff one-piece bat that's often preferred by power hitters. It is a full composite bat and when it's colder than about 55 or 60 degrees, I would restrict it's use to games only.
Out of B3 AB,52 Caliber, and the Z1000 which would you recommend?
Asked by Hammett35
This is a great link that we have that helps pick out the perfect bat for someone; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Will composite barrel bats make as big as a difference with BBCOR standards as it did in BESR? Once broken in, composite bats had much more pop than aluminum
Asked by Rangers Fan
The composite bats do make a difference in BBCOR standards. They do tend to have more pop than aluminum once they are broken in.
General question regarding 100% composite and 50/50-composite handle / alloy barrel. I've read that hitting with composite bats should be avoided in cooler weather 60 to 65 degrees as there is danger of damaging or cracking the bat. Is this factual and will the 50/50 bat hold up better that 100% composite?
Asked by MD
Never leave any bat, especially a composite bat, in cold weather for an extended period of time. Cold weather is very bad on composites. So make sure when you get home you take it with you into your warm house. Never hit a composite bat in weather below 65 degrees or it will have a greater chance of breaking.
Would this be a good bat for a contact hitter? If not what is? And how does this bat compare to the combat 52 caliber
Asked by hitter
The B3AB1 is an excellent bat for contact hitters. Huge sweetspot, nice balance, great pop!
I am 6'4" 210 and i am mostly a line drive hitter but i have some power. Which would be the best for me; the COMbat B3 or the 52 Caliber?
Asked by Wes
The B2 is a little stiffer so it would be better for a power hitter. The B3 would be more for line drive hitters.
My son has a B3 32/29. compare the pop from this bat w/other
Asked by Cro
All composite bats are going to have great pop. This is one of the best BBCOR models out there. COMBAT uses a brand new technology call Membrane Modal Control. This allows the bat to maintain the highest possible performance levels. The B3 does have a bigger sweet spot than most of the other BBCOR bats.
i am looking for a bat for my son. He is 5'6 and 150 pound power hitter. is this bat for him?
Asked by Steve
This is going to be a good bat for power hitters. Composite bats will cause the ball to come off the barrel a little better. This is going to one of the top of the line BBCOR bats that we do offer.
Is there a better bat for a middles schooler/high schooler who is 5'7 145?
Asked by joe
Excellent choice of this one. COMBAT has a really nig sweet spot, nice balance, incredible pop once broken in.
My son a 16 year old two hole hitter that is basically a gap hitter but has some power. I am looking at a BBCORE bats. Would you recommend the Combat B3, the Demarini CF5 or one of the new Eastons for him. He is 5ft 7 140 pounds
Asked by Don
All three of those options are going to be great bats, the COMBAT B3 is going to be a stiffer bat than the other two which means that he will need to generate a little more power behind his swing to a whip through the hitting zone, the demarini CF5 and the the Easton bats are going to be two piece all composite bats, this is going to give the hitter more whip through the zone without having to generate as much power. The main difference between the CF5 and an Easton bat like the S1 is that the Cf5 is going to be much more of an endloaded bat and the S1 is more of a balanced feel.
I am looking for the most balanced bat with the most pop. If you were looking for the same qualifications in a bat would it be the B3? If not, what are some other options that would be the best under these qualifications?
Asked by Clint
This bat has a nice balance, great pop! So is the Easton Omen, it is designed to have the low MOI for a lighter swing.
This bat will be an excellent choice under those qualifications. The B3 has a balanced weight and very good POP. Some other bats that will be similar are the Cat 5 and the Rawlings 5150.
will maple bats perform as well as bbcor?
Asked by Dom788
Not quite. Although the new BBCOR certifcation will make non-wood bats perform more like wood bats, BBCORs will still perform better and at a more consistent level compared to wood bats.
With all bbcor performing like wood can a maple wood bat perform equal to or better than the b-3?
Asked by Dom788
Although BBCOR bats will perform more like wood bats, they still gave them some leeway and BBCORs won't be exactly the same as a maple wood bat. A regular maple wood bat won't compare to the B3 in terms of overall feel, performance, and durability.
is this bat better than the COMbat 52 Caliber AB BBCOR: 52 CALAB1 Adult
Asked by jo
Both bats are good options. The B3 will have a bigger sweet spot and a little more "pop".
I am looking for a balanced BBCOR bat, how does the Combat B3 swing? More specifically, when comparing the Combat B3 to the Demarini CF5 which bat is better balanced? Do you have any other recommendations?
Asked by Kevin
The more balanced bat out of these 2 is going to be the B3. The CF5 is one of the hottest bats on the market and the B3 is right behind it. If you are really concerned with having a balanced bat, I would go with this one.
How does the B3 Compare to the Rip-it??
Asked by Longname
In terms of performance, I think it's a close call between the B3 and Rip It Prototype BBCOR bats. However, the B3AB1 is a composite bat that will require a break-in period before it performs at it's best. A lot of customers have said the B3 is one of the best BBCOR bats on the market. I also really liked the feel of the B3 (a little more than the Rip-It).
Would this be a good bat for a power hitter?
Asked by ask0805
This is going to be a good bat for power hitters. The composite in the bat is really going to cause the ball to go off of the barrel a little better. This is going to one of the top of the line BBCOR bats that we do offer.
is this the best bbcor on the market if not what in ur opinion wat is?
Asked by ed
In my honest opinion, there's not just one BBCOR bat that's head and shoulders above the rest. I've hit with most of the BBCOR bats and a few that top my list(in no particular order) are the: Nike Aero MC2 BT0633, COMBAT B3 B3AB1, Rawlings 5150 BBCA, Rip-It Prototype PROB, and DeMarini CF5 DXCFC. All of these are high performing BBCOR bats.
Will any regulations that could come active prohibit this bat from being legal in the future?
Asked by Gooey
This bat will be active for use in the upcoming years. The BBCOR standards are brand new standards and they will be around for a long time. You should not have any reservations about buying a BBCOR bat, they will be around.
Is there any other bat that you would recommend over this one? how does it compare to other popular bbcor's, like the new voodoo, the 2011 surge, exo, etc? And also, what bbcor bat other than this one would you recommend, because the price on this is pretty overwhelming.
Asked by Manny
It's always difficult to recommend on particular bat over another because so many players have different preferences or ideas about what they look for in a bat. I definitly would't hesitate to recommend the B3AB1, if it meets the player's criteria because it will be one of the better performing BBCOR bats out there. Other bats that display similar performance are the Nike BT0633, DeMarini Voodoo, Louisville Exogrid, and Rip-It Prototype.
how do i know this is the best bbcor bat on the market today
Asked by chaz
According to COMBAT, this bat features a brand new technology call Membrane Modal Control. This allows the bat to maintain the highest possible performance levels without surpassing the BBCOR standards for the entire lifespan of the bat. I've hit with it and it feels great. It would be hard to reccommend any other BBCOR bat over this one.
Will this bat be permitted for all organized tournments and leagues in middle school and High school and traveling leagues this yr and going forward
Asked by Tom
Yes. This bat is BBCOR certified and it is made to be 100% legal this year, next year and beyond.
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Description for COMBAT B3 AB BBCOR Baseball Bat: B3AB1
COMBAT has wowed crowds and players alike over the years with some of the HOTTEST composite bats to ever hit the market! With the changing standards in baseball, COMBAT continues to be on the cutting edge ofit technology. With the introduction of the B3 AB BBCOR certified bat, COMBAT isn't making players give up the composite bats they've grown to love. The B3 AB is a 100% composite one-piece design with that legendary COMBAT feel and BBCOR performance. COMBAT uses Localized Stiffining Technology (LST) to construct a barrel with HUGE pop, while still adhering to BBCOR standards. Lab tests have shown that the B3 has the highest peak batted ball speed of any BBCOR on the market today! Sweetspot Technology (SST) also plays a huge role in the amount of pop in this bat. SST provides players with the LARGEST SWEETSPOT available in a BBCOR bat. COMBAT has also responded to customers looking for a bat that doesn't lose its pop by introducing Membrane Modal Control (MMC). MMC allows the composite construction to maintain the highest performance standards allowed for the entire life of the bat! Don't take a chance on an unproven BBCOR bat, get a BBCOR bat made from composite materials that have a track record that speaks for itself. COMBAT: For Players, By Players! The B3 AB is BBCOR Certified and is legal for play in NCAA and High School baseball. This bat comes backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
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