Cons: my son has had this bat for one month now. He has used it in only one tournament and durring B.P. last week he told me he had enough with this bat and put it away in thr middle of practice and git out a 2 year old bat instead. He told me the vibration was just to great and he did not want to use it any longer.... thus was our 4th easton bat, one Mako and 2 Torq. little league and big barrel and this one by far was the most dissapointing.
Pros: HAS POP. I HAVE SEEN REVIEWS ABOUT THE STINGING OF HANDS. IF THE VIBRATION IS BAD ITS THE PLAYER NOT THE BAT. THIS BAT WILL TELL ON A BAD SWINGER. MY KID HAS TOLD ME THAT. IT HAS MADE HIM ADJUST HIS SWING FOR THE BETTER. LIKES THIS BAT OVER -10 COMBAT.
Pros: My son has been swinging this bat for a little over 2 months now and he seems to be happy with it. Most of the kids on his travel ball team swings the DeMarini CF Zen balanced bat so I figured it was worth a shot ordering this bat in so my son could compare the two bats and decide which one he like best. After swinging the Easton bat and the DeMarini he choose this Easton bat. When weighing the Easton and DeMarini bats the Easton stayed more close to its weight at only a half an ounce heavier where as the DeMarini weighted in about an ounce and half more. So the Easton is very true to its weight and being a -12 bat if the kids is struggling with bat speed which my son has suffered from helps out tremendously. UPDATE: My son was struggling with this bat at a recent tournament. So he picked up the DeMarini CF Zen that most kids on the team use and he went up to bat in smashed the ball. I fear he might not use his Easton bat again. The Zen is HOT but durability issues which to choose??
Cons: Only thing my son has complained about is the vibration and sting on his hands with this bat. Like the other reviews have stated the vibration and sting of missed hits on the bat is evident and can be felt it when the ball is hit more towards the hands or end of the barrel. This still holds true to the characteristic of a one piece bat though. It will help a hitter develop more accuracy of hitting the baseball on the sweet spot of the barrel of the bat over time. So to help with this I just purchased the 1.8mm Lizard Skin grip and that seems to have help take the vibration and sting out of the miss hits for him. Besides the bat comes with a white grip, it was turning black from play already. So changing the grip needed to be done. The only other con I would say is I see other reviews posted about massive barrel but honestly this is a small barrel compared to the DeMarini CF Zen bat when compared side by side. Hope this helps!!
Cons: i bought the first bat and it broke on the inside ten days after purchase. I thought it must be a fluke i will send it back no problem. I did not want my son to be without a bat for half the season so I went ahead and bought another. The second time it connected with a baseball the cap shattered and came off. I haven't even got the first bat in the mail yet. I purchased $400 worth of garbage!! Just bats...reconsider selling this product.
Cons: I submitted a question to justbats. I ordered this bat due to the 2 3/4 barrel size of the bat. The bat to me sound a little dead when my son hits off of it. It has a low thud or dull sound. Maybe I'm not use to it and not sure if there is a break in period. I thought break in periods was only for composite bats.
My son and I hit a couple of hundred balls off a tee and another hundred or so of live pitching. I immediately noticed that the sound the bat makes still seems to have this dull thud sound. Almost like a wooden bat so not sure if the bat is defective or just not use to this bat. So different than the Demarini and Easton he currently has. If it doesn't get better soon then I feel this might have been a mistake and will have to look at other options. Has anyone else had these issues?
Pros: The Easton Mako Hyperlite is an awesome addition to our 10u travel baseball team. I picked up a bat pack with a 30" Easton Mako Beast Hyperlite and 29" Combat Maxum for only $239.
There are better bats out there, but I think the Beast Hyperlite is the hottest bat in it's specific price point. You'll struggle to find a better bat for less than $200.
The Beast has a ton of pop, and the 2 3/4 barrel is HUGE!
My son hits both bats well, but prefers the Beast when hitting for distance. The bat has more of an end-loaded feel than the Maxum, which feels more balanced.
My son's confidence is through the roof right now, and the 29" 17oz Beast is the reason. He's never hit a ball harder or farther...ever.
Cons: The one-piece design allows for vibration, but that's to be expected with a one-piece composite bat.
Pros: Sic looking bat, love the all white, balanced, great feel, super light!!
Cons: Purchased this for my 11 y/o son playing travel baseball. This was to replace his beloved Freak. Anyway, I purchased the bat towards the end of the season (July), and he has probably hit 600+ balls with it & the bat sounds dead. No pop, no distance...nothing, other than his hands stinging. My son is a long distance hitter & this just isn't doing it. He loves the feel of the bat & how light it is, but we are about to give up here. I know composite bats take a bit to break in, however, its just hasn't gotten any better, from day 1 to now. I have been looking at other bats to replace this one, but for now, I am going to have him hit a few hundred more balls, and hope something changes before spending $350 for a new Zen. If something should change after hitting more balls, I will update the review. By the way, the all white bat looks really awesome when its new, however, the grip is so filthy, its gross. I so wanted to love this bat..,
Cons: we bought this bat last year when it came out after a month of use the knob spider cracked and all pop was gone. sent it back and 3 weeks later finally got another bat back. easton replaced it but would not switch models. i wanted to upgrade and pay the differance but they wouldnt do it. we have haf many makos in the past and never had this problem. a 10yr old was swinging this bat and he will not even pick it up now that he has a alloy marruci. probably the best bat any of my kids have ever owned tremedous pop. older son had a 916 lls great bat also. many kids also had the mako beast on both travel teams and never left the bat bag. just not the same as the old orange makos
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What is the difference between the 2017 Mako Beast Hyperlite and the 2017 Mako Beast? I'm looking for a bat for my son. He plays 10u travel ball. He's 64 pound and just over 4 feet in height.
Asked by Expos baseball
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK12B) is a one-piece fully composite bat that will be 2 oz. lighter than the two-piece composite 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B).
Is this bat ready for play out of the box?
Asked by theo
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B is a one-piece composite model and thus would benefit from a break-in before being "game ready."
Is the 2017 Mako Beast Hyperlite 30" 18 ounce bat allowed to be used in the 2017 Cal Ripkin baseball league? My son plays for Pennsbury in Yardle, PA Cal Ripken league. I want to make sure that this bat is authorized for use next year before purchasing.
Asked by Herb
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B is not approved for play in 2017 since it features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. Cal Ripken baseball will require USA approved bats for 2018, so it will not be legal for play next year, either. The USA approved bats will be available beginning September 1, 2017.
Does this bat have as mush pop as the other mako bats?
Asked by Nate
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B is made from the same composite materials as the other MAKO bats. All the MAKO bats including this one have received very good reviews in regards to their pop and overall performance. It's difficult to say which one has better pop since the HYPERLITE model is a one-piece and other MAKO bats are two-piece's. It boils down to personal preference.
My son is 9 yrs old and 67 lbs and hits from a pitching machine at 37 mph in Canada. The temp can fluctuate so will that affect the bats performance?
Asked by Big Guy
Yes, if you are going to play in temperatures below 55 degrees this can cause the baseball to become more dense and in turn might cause damage to the bat. If you are in 55 degrees or less I would recommend to try and limit the use of the bat to just in-game at bats and try not to take batting practice before the game.
Would this bat be legal playing in USSSA 13u travel baseball in 2018?
Asked by rollup817
Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK12B) will still be legal in USSSA in 2018 as USSSA is not changing their rules at all.
Does this bat require a break-in period, or is this good to go straight out of the wrapper? I know with composite softball bats take a while to break in.
Asked by Frank Rizzo
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B would need to be broken in due to its composite material. Typically, 150-200 swings off a tee or soft toss is enough to get the bat well broken in before hitting live pitching.
My son is 12 years old, 82 pounds, and 4ft 7in tall. Is this a good bat for him, and if so, what size would you recommend. I have seen in a previous question answered that it might not be good for a hard swinging 12 yr old, it could have durability issues. I have also looked into the Easton S3 big barrel, and it also said that it is for kids up to 11 yrs old, why is that? Between the two, which would be the better choice?
Asked by gadam
Based on your player's height, weight, and age, I would suggest a bat featuring a 2 5/8" barrel diameter in a 29" size and either -10 or -8, such as the 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17S310. Bats featuring a 2 3/4" barrel are designed for player's about the age of 11 or younger due to the thinner barrel walls not being able to handle pitches faster than about 40 MPH.
My grandson's team plays in a league that is changing bat rules next year to only BBCOR bats. If so, what kind of trade in would I get on a BBCOR?
Asked by Gab
We offer a limited trade-in program on select used bats. At this time, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B is not a bat we would be accepting back. To view a full list of bats we are accepting back we would recommend looking on the website under returns.
When you say "senior league" what exactly does that mean? This is a youth bat correct?
Asked by Keith
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B is a youth bat that is designed for players from the ages of 7-11. With the -12 and 2 3/4" barrel we would not recommend the bat for stronger 11 year olds as this can lead to quicker durability issues.
Is it a big barrel?
Asked by Cmar
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK12B) is going to feature a 2 3/4" barrel which is a big barrel.
Just received this bat from JustBats last week. Is there a break in period for the bat like a composite? Unfortunately, the bat sounds dead or a low thud when hitting the ball both off a tee and live hitting. We hit a couple hundred balls off of a tee and some live pitching and something still doesn't sound right compared to his other Easton and DeMarini bats. The bat is lightly used now so now what? Hope it improves soon or I feel like this was a bad purchase.
Asked by MARK COMBS
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B is a one-piece fully composite bat and will require a break in before being game ready. These composite bats will sound more like a wood bat or offer more of a "thud" on contact. No two composite bats will be made from the same material, and when combined with the different end cap styles, one bat can sound different from another.
My son is 5'6" tall, 115 lbs. What size bat should he be using?
Asked by Sara Brown
We would recommend a 31" length of bat for his height and weight. We can't recommend a weight for him, as that depends on too many factors we don't know, such as his strength.
Does the Hyperlite come in 2 5/8?
Asked by rich
Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B is only made in a 2 3/4".
My son is 5'8" and 125 lbs. Looking for a bat for him, 2 pieces or one? Then what bat? He was told 32", drop 8. What do you recommend?
Asked by z dawg
Based on your sons height and weight I would recommend a 32"/24 ounce two piece bat in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8).
My son is 11 and he's 5'10" and 240 lbs. Right now he's using a MAKO XL 32-27. He hits it but I think it's too heavy for him. What would you think would be the right size for him?
Asked by ola
Based on your player's height and weight as well as his age, we would recommend getting a 32 inch 22 ounce Youth Big Barrel/Senior League Baseball Bat. A drop 5 bat like this one he is currently using is better suited for a middle school player (7th or 8th grader).
My grandson is 5'3" tall and 90 pounds. What weight and length should we get? He is 11.
Asked by Ryno
We would recommend a 30-31" length for his size. We can't really recommend a weight, as we don't know how efficient his swing is, how strong he is, and various other factors. However -8 to -12 is the range of drops for kids his age.
Is the bat Little League certified?
Asked by Ed
This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK12B) will not be allowed for any division of Little League baseball (2 3/4" barrel diameters are not allowed at all for Little League).
My 9 year old son is 4' 3" tall and weighs 62 pounds. What weight and length do you suggest?
Asked by donny baker
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B in a 28" 16 oz. size.
My kid is 82 pounds and 56 inches tall. What size in the HYPERLITE do you suggest in youth big barrel?
Asked by billy bob
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B in a 29 inch model.
Son is 7, 4'4" and 57 lbs. What size would need?
Asked by redwolvesrule
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B in the 28" 16 oz. size.
My 10 year old son is 63 pounds and 53 inches. Which size would you recommend in this Hyperlite, or is there another bat and size you would recommend?
Asked by #8fe
Based on his height and weight, we would suggest a 29" model in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B.
Looking for a bat for my 8 year old who is 48" and 50 lbs. I've narrowed it down to the 28"/16 oz size of either the Hyperlite -or- the MAXSL112. I've heard about bad vibration on the Hyperlite. Does the Combat produce the same amount of sting from miss-hits? Which of these bats do you think would work best for him?
Asked by kevcambron
Based upon your player's height and weight, I think you would be just fine to get a bat in the 28"/16 oz size. I don' think that either bat will necessary have the advantage in regard to vibration reduction since both bats have a one-piece, all-composite design. However, you might notice that this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK12B) will have a 2 3/4" barrel diameter while the MAXUM (MAXSL112) will have a 2 5/8" barrel diameter. Deciding on the bats may come down to deciding which barrel diameter you would prefer most (2 3/4" diameter offers 1/8" more coverage than the 2 5/8" diameter).
What's the difference between this 2017 EASTON MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST -12 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B? They are both -12, both have 2-Â¾" barrels, both have the same grip diameter, both MAKO BEAST, although obviously one has Hyperlite added to the name, one is black and one is white, and one is a senior league bat and the other a junior bat. I also see that the max size of the JBB17MK12B is 27/15 and the smallest size of the Hyperlite is 28/16. Are there any other tangible differences or pros, and cons of each bat?
Asked by EricOTown
The main difference between the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST -12 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B is the barrel walls. A Junior Big Barrel bat has thinner barrel walls and is designed for coach pitch leagues. These types of bats are great for players facing velocity under 40 MPH between the ages of 6-8. A Senior League bat will have thicker barrel walls, can withstand the higher velocity and used by players from 8-14.
For my son I just bought the Combat Maxum -12 Senior League bat in 28/16 ounce & this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League bat 28/16. My son is 51-Â½" tall & 55 pounds. He just tried out and made an 8u travel baseball team. This is his first time playing travel ball. He's a very good contact hitter, but lacks power. I would like to get my son a bat that will help improve his power as as is possible to get from bat selection. What are the pros & cons when comparing 2-5/8" vs. a 2-Â¾" barrel, assuming all else is equal? Is it accurate to say that the 2017 Combat Maxum with its 2-5/8" barrel has a longer barrel which in turn means that it has a longer sweet spot and the 2017 Mako Beast Hyperlite with its 2-3/4" barrel has a wider sweet spot due to the wider barrel? Are there any other differences between these two bats that will effect how they hit? Do you think that a 28 inch 16 ounce -12 bat is the best length and weight for him or should we go down one size to a 27" 15 ounce bat? His new travel coach seems to think that my son should use a smaller 27/15.
Based on what I have shared, do you think my son would be better off with the Mako Beast Hyperlite Senior League or Combat Maxum Senior League bat?
Asked by Eric
I went ahead and numbered your questions just to make it easier to read and answer.
1) 2 5/8" barrels are generally more durable due to thicker walls, while 2 3/4" bats have thinner walls to provide a bit more pop and power, but high risk of durability problems.
2) I would say that's a fairly accurate statement about the bats, yes.
3) The Hyperlite should feel ligher during the swing due to its balancing compared to the Maxum, although both are well balanced bats.
4) We would recommend a 28" bat for someone his size, although you can always go up or down 1" depending on personal preference.
5) I think you would be fine with both models personally. They should both perform very comparably. Just take into account the differences caused by the barrel diameters and make your decision based off that.
Is it illegal in Dixie Youth Baseball?
Asked by reddod11
Since this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK12B) has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter on it, I believe that it will be illegal for use in Dixie Youth Baseball. However, I do know that Dixie Youth is allowing bat rules to be determined regionally. It may be worth reaching out to your local league seeing about their specific rules for bat use.
My son is 8 years old, 57 lbs and 4'2". What is a good size MAKO Beast for him?
Asked by CS
Based upon his height and weight, I would recommend a 28" bat of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK12B) as long as you feel that he can handle the resulting 16 oz weight.
Will you be able to use this bat next year with the new bat rules?
Asked by reiff43
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B, as well as all other youth model bats, will have to feature the new USABat stamp starting in 2018 to be eligible for game play. If the bat does not feature this new stamp, the current 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B does not, then the bat would not be allowed.
My ten year old son weighs 63 lbs. Can you recommend the right size bat?
Asked by Baseball dad
The right size to get your son will ultimately depend on the player's height and weight as well as what they have been using most recently. To gain a better understanding of the correct bat length/weight to get we would recommend reaching out to one of our customer coaches and they can walk you through this search.
My son is 11 years old, 5' and 125 lbs. In your opinion, what length/size ratio would be best for him?
Asked by Andy
Based on his height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B in a 30 inch 18 ounce model.
Do they make this bat with a 2 5/8" barrel?
Asked by jay
This specific 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK12B) will not be made with a 2 5/8" barrel.
My son is 9. The size looks good. Should that be ok?
Asked by judd
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B is a one-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight and featuring a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. To determine the best length to get your son we would recommend using our bat coach option:
Can this be used for 11u big barrel tourney?
Asked by thejim66
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B will feature a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and may not be allowed for certain leagues/tournaments. We would recommend checking with local coaches and league officials to learn what rules a bat must adhere to.
The barrel length looks a bit shorter than the 2017 BEAST and XL. Is it?
Asked by Coach B
The barrel on the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B will not feature an extended barrel length like the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B.
They don't make this in a 32" length?
Asked by Vig54
The longest length that the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B will be featured in is 31 inches.
What is the difference between the MAKO BEAST and the MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE big barrel bats?
Asked by ironhead1025
This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK12B) will feature the same TCT Thermo Composite material as the regular MAKO BEASTs. However, there will be a lot of differences between the bats. The HYPERLITE features a -12 length-to-weight ratio and 2 3/4" barrel diameter, a one-piece design and different cosmetics. Because of those differences, the HYPERLITE is going to feel lighter than regular Big barrel MAKO BEASTs and it will also feature a more stiff feel when making contact with the ball.
Can you use this bat at 13u and 14u Perfect Game or USSSA travel ball?
Asked by Larry
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK12B) is legal in USSSA Travel Ball but Perfect Game requires wood bats to be used.
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Description for 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B
New for 2017! The latest and greatest members of the Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST is the newest version of one of the most popular baseball bats in the industry and it now has the biggest and most powerful composite barrel that Easton has ever made. By extending and combining the game's longest composite barrel with the game's fastest swing speed, this bat is an absolute BEAST that offers the lowest swing weight index out of the entire 2017 Easton lineup. A low swing weight index results in an evenly balanced model that delivers power through fast swing speeds. Easton's redesigned TCT Thermo Composite technology now provides an extended speed barrel design. So, the BEAST's barrel is longer than ever for more plate coverage and a huge sweet spot. Adding to the excellence is the fact that each MAKO BEAST comes wrapped with the formidable HYPERSKIN grip and it is backed by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Easton: Unleash The Beast!
This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B features a -12 length to weight ratio, a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification. Furthermore, it offers a sleek all-white finish. Buy your MAKO BEAST baseball bat with the bigger, badder barrel today with free shipping!
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