Pros: Large sweet spot, comparable pop to Easton XL1, and DeMarini CF6/7. Combat has always been decent with their returns but I have had too many issues with their bats. My son owned a Combat B4 which cracked after 6 months. Combat replaced it with a new Combat Portent since they discontinued the B4. After 4 months the know came off the Portent. Since ithat was the replacement bat, we were done. Thought I would give Combat another try and am beyond frustrated at this point. All of our bats are kept indoors and never used on batting cage balls and these bats keep breaking within a year. If your gonna sell a bat for 400.00 it better last more then two weeks. Please read below.
Cons: Our travel team bought three of the Maxum Bats, two at drop 5 and one at drop 8 three weeks ago. After two weeks, the drop 8's end cap came out of the end of the bat-TWICE. Yes our player hit some off of the end of the bat but end caps shouldn't fly out of bats especially when you advertise a ground breaking design with a 500 day warranty. Not what you want after spending 400.00. My sons drop 5 also appears to be cracked after he got jammed and hit one towards the handle and he has had the bat for only two weeks also. So 21 days into the 500 day warranty and I am already on my one replacement replacement bat which of course will be stamped with "no warranty".