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2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8

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  • The bat has excellent pop and the sound was so mean at contact that everyone in the cages at practice snapped their heads around

    Jack
  • great pop, My 12 year old hit to home runs and 8 doubles with this bat in fall ball

    Sam Drake

“This is the Best bat out there ”

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Pros:  Big barrel and hits missels after about 300-500 hits maybe more. Had kids that have never hit HR have with this bat. We used Combat witch is a very good bat to. We used the Demo CF Zen was great but got pulled. The green demo breaks way to easy

Cons:  None

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Hits good right out of the wrapper. Son loves this bat. Just came from Demarini bats and says this one even feels and hits better then the zen and CF8.

Cons:  Haven't had bat long enough to tell if it is durable or not

“this the best bat out there”

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Pros:  The ball just jumps right off the bat and into the outfield but even if you roll over the ball is still hit hard and looks like it is all good. My son has this bat and he shot up from a 8 hole to the 3 hole. He is hitting home-runes to all corners of the field. He say that this bat has the best feel, pop, and as zero vibration when he makes contact with the ball.

Cons:  Had it sense the week after it came out but still don't know the durability. but by the looks of it, it should be all good.

“Great bat”

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Pros:  It has a lot of pop. My son loves the feel of it. He hasn't noticed any vibration. We have only had it a few weeks, so not sure on durability. Overall, it is a great bat!

Cons:  He has only had it a few weeks, all is good so far.

“It is a beast”

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Pros:  great pop, My 12 year old hit to home runs and 8 doubles with this bat in fall ball. Buying him another one for Christmas

Cons:  Had to put on lizard skin wrap 1.8 to stop vibrations

“MAKO Beast XL”

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Pros:  The bat has excellent pop and the sound was so mean at contact that everyone in the cages at practice snapped their heads around. Living in the PNW hasn't given the opportunity to use it outside of cages yet, have indoor tournament in two weeks so we'll see then.

Cons:  none so far

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Will this bat be legal for 2018 Senior League play?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 will be legal for play in USSSA in 2018, but not Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie Youth, PONY, or AABC.

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Can this bat be used in USSSA 12U travel baseball in 2018?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 is USSSA approved, and can be used for USSSA travel baseball in 2018.

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Will this bat be legal for Little League in 2018?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK) will not be legal for Little League in the 2018 season because it does not have the new USA stamp required for Little League.

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I want to see if it is good.

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 is a two-piece fully composite bat with an end-loaded swing weight. This bat is a great option for a power type hitter between the ages of 12-14 before getting into high school.

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Will it be legal for 14 year old travel for the 2018 season next year and will the BBCOR version be legal for 14 year old travel ball?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 will not be legal for use in 14U USSSA next year; they appear to be moving towards -5 models or BBCOR for this age group.

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My son is almost 13 years old. He is 5'1" and weighs 100 lbs (strong hitter). Which MAKO BEAST would be best suited for him the end loaded SL17MK8 or balanced bat SL17MK10B?

Based upon your player's age, I would definitely recommend looking to the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) since it has a -8 length-to-weight ratio. If he is a strong hitter, then I think he will able to adjust to a -8 length-to-weight ratio and end-loaded swing weight.

Ben Expert
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What is the average break in time for the Beast XL?

We suggest 150 to 200 swings off a tee or soft toss while rotating the bat in between swings to properly break in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8.

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Can you use this bat in 14u USSSA? or is -5 required?

Yes, you can use the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) in 14U USSSA Baseball.

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Since USSSA recently banned the 2017 CF Zen Balanced (-8) 2 5/8" Baseball Bat I am looking for a comparable bat for my son. How does this bat compare to the CF Zen? Also does the Mako Beast need break in time like typical Mako's and if so how many swings? Last question - what would you recommend a CF Zen drop 8 user switch to? Thanks...

The Mako Beast is arguably one of the closest bats to the CF Zen performance wise. It will require a similar break-in period since it is a composite bat just like the CF Zen. This Mako Beast is an excellent choice to look at, as well as other options like the Marucci Cat 7 or the Louisville Slugger Prime 917.

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Does the 2017 version have a larger sweet spot than the 2016 version of the same bat?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 will have a slightly larger sweet spot compared to the 2016 model as this bat will have a slightly longer barrel (about 1.5 inches longer than the 2016 model).

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What is the difference in the MAKO BEAST XL model and the regular MAKO BEAST model? Which model is better for a 5' tall, 90 lb 11 years old?

The main difference in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 and the regular MAKO BEAST is the swing weight design. The MAKO XL models will feature an end-loaded swing weight design while the regular MAKOs feature a balanced weight design. For a stronger player with faster bat speed an end-loaded model typically is more beneficial as these bats will allow the player to generate greater barrel whip through the zone which can translate to additional power in the swing. A balanced bat like the regular MAKO is a better design for those players that are contact or gap to gap type hitters. For an 11 year old who is 5' and 90 lbs, we would recommend the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10. The bat listed in the question (2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8) is better suited for a player in 7th grade.

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Does the MAKO BEAST XL have more pop than the 2016 MAKO?

The big difference between the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 and the 2016 model will be the 1.5 inch extended barrel that the 2017 model features. This means a larger sweet spot which can potentially produce more pop.

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My son is 5 foot 1, 90 lbs and can hit. We have the Mako 2016 for the past season looking to get him a new bat. What you recommend for him? He used a 30/19.

Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend getting a 31"/23oz 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8).

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I don't want to waste your time but will you have a cyber Monday sale on this baseball bat and is my 12 yr old son ready for a 24 oz? He is 5'7" and 136 lbs.

Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 32"/24oz 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8). This bat will not be on sale due to how new it is we will have to sell it at the Manufacturers Advertised Price.

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What, if anything, is actually new in the 2017 Mako Beast compared to the 2016 Mako models besides the paint job?

The biggest difference in the new 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) is the new Extended Speed Barrel, which is 1.5 Inches Longer than the 2016 MAKO.

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My 13 yr old is transitioning from Little League to a high school prep squad. Question is, does he go to a -8 or -5 in the BEAST XL? He's 5'4" and was swinging a Mako XL TORQ -10 last season.

It really just depends on what he can handle. If your son can handle a -5 at this point that would be the ideal transition to -3. However, if he cannot handle the -5 this year using one will offer him no advantage. It will only hurt his swing. I would recommend going to a batting cage and swinging both of them and seeing what he is more comfortable with.

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Is this bat legal for 13 year old Babe Ruth?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) is NOT going to be legal in 13 year old Babe Ruth. This is because for a composite bat to be legal in 13 year Babe Ruth it would need to be BBCOR certified. This only applies to composite bats. With an aluminum bat you are able to use whatever size you would like.

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  • -8 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • End Loaded Swing Weight
  • Extended Speed Barrel
  • Game's Fastest Swing Speed
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
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  • Lowest Swing Weight Index in the 2017 Power Brigade Lineup
  • Patented ConneXion Technology - Maximizes Energy Transfer and Eliminates Vibration
  • TCT Thermo Composite Technology - Massive Sweet Spot / Unmatched Bat Speed
  • Two-Piece, Fully Composite Construction
  • Ultra Thin 29/32 Inch Composite Handle
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification

Description for 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8
New for 2017! The latest and greatest members of the Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL 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. The difference between the MAKO BEAST and the MAKO BEAST XL is the fact that the XL offers an end loaded swing weight rather than your typical balanced design. An XL end load gears more weight towards the end of the barrel for a more powerful and higher performing baseball bat that allows the ball to fly further and further. By extending and combining the game's longest two-piece 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 a 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. This extended barrel is connected to a 29/32 inch composite handle by the patented two-piece ConneXion technology that maximizes energy transfer while eliminating sting for optimized feel and comfort. Adding to the specs is the fact that each MAKO BEAST XL comes wrapped with the formidable HYPERSKIN grip. Easton: Unleash The Beast!

This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 features a -8 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification. It is also backed by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty! Be the talk of the town and buy your own MAKO BEAST XL with a bigger, badder barrel today with fast, free shipping right here at JustBats.com! We're here for you from Click to Hit!
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Bat Properties
Barrel Diameter:2 5/8"
Bat Type:Baseball
Color:Black
Deals:Closeout Bats
Length to Weight Ratio:- 8
Material:Composite
Price:$100 - $199.99
Series:Mako
Vendor:Easton
Year:2017

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