Pros: In the cage with my son I generally don't swing with his bat when demonstrating, i just use my fungo bat to demonstrate a point. My 8U player was really struggling to hit the ball out of the infield with his Easton Mako bat, even though he has a pretty good swing. Never strikes out, bats the 3-hole. I decided to take a few (light) swings with the Mako. It was obvious the bat was dead, and he's only had it for half a season. I've read about Combat before, and the fact that EASTON (largest bat mfr in the world) decided to buy out Combat had me intrigued. EASTON is no dummy, there is a technological reason they bought Combat, and I'm sure we'll see the Combat technology in EASTON bats before too long. This bat has great balance, MUCH larger sweet spot (probably a baseball width larger), and much less sting than the MAKO. Son hit a home run over center fielders head his first at bat with the MAXUM. I plan to buy one in 29" and 30" just so he can use the same bat for a while.
Cons: None yet. Will try to re-post at the end of the season to update on durability. I gave durability 4-stars, but we haven't had it long enough to rate durability. I sure hope it stays durable, because out of the box this a GREAT bat. I hope Easton doesn't kill the technology, and will implement the one piece composite design into EASTON bats. Otherwise, I will stock up on MAXUM bats from justbats.