Finding a fastpitch softball bat for the upcoming season can be tough. You’ve done your research, read bat reviews, and have landed on the Marucci Echo. But, is it the right bat for you? In short, yes. You can’t go wrong with Marucci softball bats. There’s a reason some of the top collegiate softball programs swing Marucci. Marucci fastpitch bats are in a realm of their own and their latest iteration, the Echo series, is turning heads and scaring pitchers all across the nation. Our Bat Experts have dug deep into why so many players choose this model and why you should too. Let’s dive in.
Bat Construction & Features
Right off the bat (pun intended), with an all-composite construction, Marucci has utilized their newly developed MDX material that offers a “BOOM” sound on contact while providing season after season durability. That booming power is also made possible by their tried-and-true Ring-Free Barrel, a feature that allows for beautiful barrel flex and keeps those dead spots at bay. Other notable features include:
- 2 ¼ Inch Barrel Diameter
- -10 and -11 Drop Weights
- Balanced Swing Feel
- Micro-Perforated Soft-Touch Grip With Extra Tack Improves Feel and Control
- Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Difference Between the Echo and Echo Connect
As you shop for the Marucci Echo, you may notice that there are two options available. The Marucci Echo and the Marucci Echo Connect. But, what’s the difference? To keep it short and sweet, there are three differences between these two bats:
- The Echo is a one-piece bat while the Echo Connect is a two-piece bat.
- The Echo’s knob is the 2nd Generation AV2 while the Echo Connect’s knob is Marucci’s Sting-Free Nylon Knob. Both are great options that you can’t go wrong with.
- The Echo Connect comes with Marucci’s SDX EXT (Extended Shock Dissipating) connection piece to maintain energy transfer and reduce vibration to the hands.
So, which one is right for you? It ultimately comes down to personal preference. Two-piece bats tend to provide more flex on contact which can lead to a higher trampoline effect and better performance.
Still not convinced? Don’t take our word for it. See why these parents gave the Echo a glowing five-star review.
“Above and Beyond.
Bat has great pop right out of the wrapper and is more balanced than most bats. The bat is becoming more popular as the 16U than the Cat X was. Daughter switched from the ZEN X to this bat and it paid off.” - Mark
My daughter likes the feel of the composite and this is her new favorite! The dampening knob seems to really reduce vibrations. Great sound and pop right out of the wrapper.” - Kristopher
Bat Expert Ben's Overview
Want to see what our Bat Expert has to say about the Echo Connect's design? Watch as Bat Expert Ben breaks down the features on our YouTube Channel.
See It In Action
Learn what it takes to play like a pro, from a pro! Watch as AJ Andrews shares her thoughts on the Marucci Echo.
As Marucci likes to say, they heard your feedback, now listen for the Echo. Are you ready to start your season with the Marucci Echo but want some help placing an order? Our Bat Experts are standing by to help! Give us a call at 866-321-2287, email at email@example.com, or click here to live chat. We’re JustBats and we’re with you from Click To Hit!