Pros: everything about the bats are good
Bat Pack 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 and 2016 Easton XL3 -5 Senior League Baseball Bats: VIGSL105 and SL16X35
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Pros: everything about the bats are good
Pros: Balanced, great pop.
Cons: Cracked in less than 2 weeks.
Pros: more hits, good price good feel and good durability
Pros: The Combat VIGOR is a great bat for the price. I bought the 2016 at the end of the season for $99.99 for my son to use in this fall , the 1st season on the 60/90 fields (13's). Hes a smaller kid and weighs less than 90 lbs. I bought a BBCOR bat but it was just too big and heavy. We bought this knowing it would only use used for a single year. He struggled at 1st but this weekend really swung the bat well and went 4 for 5. He likes the feel and the balanced swing weight. It looks like an aluminum bat but its really a single piece composite. Overall it's been a great bat for the short period of time that he's used it so far.
Cons: None yet. Has only been used for about 6 games. I will update the review if any problems are noticed.
Pros: Great sweet spot. Ball comes off the bat powerfully. Vibration has not been an issue. Swing feel is good.
Cons: Not crazy about the color.
Pros: Bought this bat 31x26 for my son to play one last season of travel ball before he tries to make the middle school team next year. He will be required to swing a -3 at tryouts. Bat feels really balanced and has a large barrell. He went through the proper break in procedure and the ball really jumps off this bat when hit on the barrell. The fact that this bat is selling at such a reduced price due to Combat no longer making bats makes it a no brainer. This is a top shelf bat
Cons: make sure you like the feel of a 1 piece bat. My son prefers 1 piece
Pros: didn't take long to break in this bat. good balance, good pop. we bought the 30/25 and it's a very nice transition bat.
Cons: none so far.
Pros: Good balance. Good pop and feel. I would say comparable to the more expensive Easton bats
Cons: Takes a fair amount of time to break in
Pros: Bat feels well balanced. Nice sweet spot. My son is ripping the ball with this bat right out of the box.
Pros: This bat is a steal for the price. I've hit with both this bat and the 2017 maxum and this one hits just as well if not better than the maxum and feels slightly lighter compared to the maxum. This bat is by far the best buy within it's price range
Cons: a little bit of vibration
Pros: great pop very balanced swing!!!
Pros: Excellent Bat for Travel Fall Ball Nice Barrel for good distance and speed
Pros: ut hits dingers and light
Pros: Ok so our son made the local 12 u travel team, so we started looking for him a bat. A friend recommended justbats.com so after reading review after review we decided to go with the new 2016 Easton XL 3. What a GREAT choice we made. So a couple weeks go by and we are playing in our first tournament and our son gets up to the plate. Batting 9 in the batting order he hit a dinger over the center field fence in his first at bat !!!! Man was we so proud his first ever home run !!!
Cons: None so far
Pros: It is easy to switch to after swinging a -10 for such a long time.
Cons: A lot of vibration hard to break in not a lot of pop compared to the xl1 mako.
Pros: My son remarked about "the amazing pop" this bat has. It is early in the season and plan to update the review.
Pros: in my sons first at bat he went up and he hit a dingier a 350 foot fence and he is 11. He loves this bat
Cons: He says he doesn't like it
Pros: My son is 12 and he is 5 foot 7 and weighs 150 pounds He has had this bat since it came out It has lasted about 1 too 2 seasons and he still swings it Overall it has a lot of pop and all the kids on his team ask me if they can swing it I think easton did a great job with this one and I hope when the next one comes out it will be even better
Pros: instant pop versus BBCOR. kids love it
Cons: nothing so far
Pros: Love Love Love this bat!! Our sin loves the feel and pop! Hitting great wirh it!!! Cant imagine a better bat for the price!!!
Pros: i have the bat for about a month and already showing great signs tye bats got great pop and amsing grip if your looking for a good cheap drop 5- I recomend this bat
Pros: This bat comes out the wrapper hot! It is an end loaded bat, so it has some weight to it. It is a great transition bat going into a a drop 3. Love the sound of this bat! Sounds like he is hitting with a pole when he drives the ball!
Pros: I originally bought this bat after reading some reviews. My son is 13 and next year he'll have to use a drop -5 so I thought I'd buy something decent he could practice with and occassionally use. Anyway, his drop -10 died so he had to use this bat for the tournament this weekend! Wow, the first game he went 3/4 with great pop. The second game he hit his first home run, priceless!
Pros: good pop right out of the wrapper and great durability and great feel and sound
Pros: a great bat for the price nice sweet spot and has a nice pop to it
Pros: great overall feel & pop. love the sound too
Pros: Bat was purchased for my son who decided to get back into baseball after a 4 season hiatus. He also got the Mizuno Covert 5 Senior. Season just started so he is still getting used to both bats.
Cons: No to report at this time.
Pros: Great pop and sound.
Cons: None as of yet
Pros: My son plays 13U baseball. His first time up with this bat he hit a line drive triple over the left fielder's head. He hit the ball hard during his other at bats as well so it seems that this bat has good pop and he really likes it.
Cons: Unfortunately, during my son's second game using this bat, he hit the ball off the end of the bat and the end cap broke and half of it came off the bat rendering the bat useless.
Pros: Lots of Pop for the money. Great choice for a 1.15 bat where the are still allowing them to be used.
Cons: Bat is end loaded. Wish it was balanced .
Pros: Great Pop. Large Sweet Spot.
Cons: Can Vibrate A Bit. Very Loud Bat.
Got a question about the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL105 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Can you use this bat in Little League Juniors?
No, unfortunately the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL105 is not allowed to be used in Little League Juniors since it does not feature the USA certification stamp.
Can you use this in Florida for USSSA baseball and does it have BBCOR as well as the USSSA stamp?
The 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL105 will be legal for USSSA baseball but will not be BBCOR certified. BBCOR bats are required to -3.
Does this but have a USSSA stamp?
Yes, the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL105 features the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification stamp.
Does this bat have a balanced feel or is it end loaded?
The 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL105 features a balanced swing weight.
My son is 13 yrs old and 6 foot. What size bat would you recommend for travel ball? The coach mentioned -5.
Depending on how much he weighs will determine what size bat we would recommend for him. Each kid is going to be able to use different sizes but the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL105 would be a good option since he will have to go up to a -3 once he reaches high school ball.
Is this bat certified for play in 14u travel baseball?
More than likely the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL105 would be approved for travel ball play unless there is a rule against a composite barrel bat. Since travel ball leagues and organizations do not have to follow a unified set of guidelines we would recommend reaching out to local coaches and league officials to learn what, if any, bat rules may exist.
You can't use this bat in Babe Ruth play can you?
Unfortunately, the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL105 is not legal for play in Babe Ruth. The 2 5/8" barrel diameter, composite design, and lack of BBCOR certification make it illegal for play in Babe Ruth.
Are there durability issues? I know it has a large barrel, but does it have good pop for its size?
Durability has not been a problem we have had with the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (VIGSL105). The Vigor has had very good reviews and people have liked it a lot so far.
Does this bat have good pop and will it be durable?
We would recommend reading the customer reviews regarding the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL105. We are unaware of any durability issues and as for pop that will be more subjective as each customer will have their own opinion on what constitutes "pop."
What's the difference between the Vigor-5 and the Maxum -5, please?
While the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (VIGSL105) has a slightly more balanced feel, the 2016 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (MAXSL105) features a higher grade composite, similar swing weight and larger barrel and sweet spot.
Got a question about the Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
My 12 year old is 5'6" and 160 lbs. He is a pretty strong hitter. What would you suggest considering he's comfortable with this model?
If your player has had success with this model and drop weight, I would recommend the Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) in a 32"/27 oz size.
Is this bat USA baseball certified? I want to use it for Babe Ruth.
The Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is not USA approved. The equivalent USA model is the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BX5.
Is this a bbcor bat?
This Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a USSSA certified -5 baseball bat. It is NOT a BBCOR bat. If you are looking for a BBCOR certified bat you will want to look at a -3 drop weight. You may want to look at something like the Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA for a one-piece alloy BBCOR bat.
Does this bat have the USA stamp on it?
This Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) will not feature the USA bat stamp on it. If you wanted a one-piece, all-aluminum bat from Easton with the USA certification and -5 sizing; I would recommend the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18BX5).
My son is 14 years old, 5' 3" and 85 pounds. I was wondering what length of bat I should get? He needs a drop 5 this year. Should I get this bat or are there any other suggestions?
I would recommend the Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 in a 30 inch length. The XL3 will feature a one-piece alloy design with an end loaded swing weight. A similar option you could also consider is the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX5 which will feature a similar feel with updated technology.
Just purchased this bat for my 13 yr old son. Can it be used in Little League & travel ball in 2018 with the new rules? Any special stickers needed?
The Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 could be used in 2018 for travel ball leagues but would not be allowed in Little League. In 2018 Little League will require the use of a bat featuring the USA Baseball stamp.
Does this bat have the rotating handle? Or is that a different bat series. I personally don't like the twisting barrel. And do end loaded bats have more pop than balanced bats? I'm a stronger kid for my age and size and am strongly considering the weight distribution.
This bat does not having the rotating handle technology. That was implemented in the Torq line of Easton bats. End loaded bats can provide more power due to the added weight in the barrel providing more mass at contact, at the cost of a heavier swing weight. They are suited to power hitters who can handle the added swing weight.
What is difference in 2016 Easton XL3 and 2016 Mako XL if both are -5 and same length?
Both the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 and the 2016 Easton MAKO XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK5 are end-loaded models. The big difference between the two is the 2016 Easton MAKO XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK5 will be an all composite model with a connection point, allowing this bat to reduce vibration more so on off-centered hits, while the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a one-piece all alloy bat.
I am about 5'9 and 130 lbs. I am now 14 and I was looking for a -5 bat. Is this a good choice?
Yes, I would recommend the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 as a great -5 option.
I am 5'3, 110 pounds, and 13 years old, is this a good bat for me?
If you have experience swinging end loaded bats, or are a stronger player that wouldn't have trouble with the added swing weight, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 would be a great bat. If you feel like this end loaded bat would be a good option for you, I would suggest the 31" 26 oz. size.
What does it mean to be -5, or -6, or -7?
Those number represent the length to weight ratio which is a way of measuring the bats. You take the length of the bat and subtract that number and that gives you the weight of the bat. The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a -5 so if it is a 30" bat, then it would be a 25 oz.
Is this bat all aluminum? Middle school is going to that type, if not what would you suggest in similar price range?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a one piece fully aluminum bat.
My son is 12 and 1/2 yrs old. 5'5". 109 lbs. I see that this is an end loaded bat. What size do you suggest?
i would suggest a 31'' 26 oz 2016 Easton XL3 (SL16X35) for your son.
Is this legal for high school play?
No, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is not legal for high school play.
Is this bat allowed to be used for Little League?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) is legal once you get to the Intermediate (50/70) Division of Little League.
Is this bat BBCOR?
No, this is not a BBCOR bat. Senior League denotes a category of bats with a barrel diameter of 2 5/8" or 2 3/4" intended for youth players.
Does this bat have composite or just alloy?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a one-piece fully alloy bat with an end loaded swing weight design.
What size is recommended for a 5"3, 110 lb 7th grader? Also, how does this bat differ from the 2017 model?
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 in a 31" 26 ounce size. There really isn't much difference between the 2016 and 2017 model other than paint scheme.
Is this bat legal for play in Babe Ruth?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is not BBCOR certified, so if your Babe Ruth league requires BBCOR certfication, this would not be legal.
My son is 12 and wants a big barrel bat. Can my son play with one of the Senior League Baseball bats in his Youth League?
As long as your player's league allows use of bats with a 2 5/8" barrel and the USSSA 1.15 stamp, then a bat like this 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) [Senior League and Youth Big Barrel are essentially interchangeable terms]. That being said, I would first recommend checking and making sure that he will enjoy using the -5 length-to-weight ratio that is featured on this Easton XL3 before making the purchase.
What is the primary difference between this model and the same bat that is a Mako?
This 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) differs from the MAKO because it is a one-piece bat with an all-alloy build. The MAKO is a two-piece bat with an all composite build. However, the 2016 MAKO XL (SL16MK5) and this bat will both feature a similar end-loaded feel.
Is this a big barrel?
This 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter which will be considered a big barrel diameter.
Since Easton has filed for bankruptcy, is the 12 month warranty still honored?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 features a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Even though the parent company that owns Easton has been experiencing some financial issues the Easton brand will not be affected.
Is this bat a drop 3?
No, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a -5. If you need a -3, you will need to look at the BBCOR bats.
My kid is a 7th grader that is 5'7" and weighs 110 lbs. Do you recommend this bat in -5 for him (he has a 32"/24 oz right now)?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) in the same 32" length (as his current bat), as long as he can handle the subsequent 27 oz weight (and the end-loaded swing weight). As a 7th grader, I think that moving to a -5 bat is smart so that you can prepare to use the BBCOR (-3) bats that are required in high school.
Is this bat legal for Little League 50/70 play?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 meets all of the bat requirements for the Little League Intermediate (50/70) division, and therefore is legal for play.
My son is moving up to the Juniors division and he has been using bats with a long barrel for the past few years (Combat Grifter, Easton XL1) and is looking for a 2 5/8 big barrel bat with a long barrel, which models would you recommend? He is 12 yrs old, 5 foot 4 and 175 lbs.
I would recommend checking out the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) if you were looking to get an end loaded aluminum bat. If you would rather have a balanced composite option I would go ahead and check out the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10).
What size barrel is this bat?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
Is it legal in Little League Juniors?
Yes, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is legal for play in the Juniors division of Little League. The 2 5/8" barrel and USSSA 1.15 BPF certification stamp make it legal for play.
End cap on my son's XL3 broke into pieces after he hit a ball on the edge of the barrel and end cap. There is no other structural damage to the barrel, its just the end cap. Can the end cap be purchased or replaced or does the entire bat need to be returned to Easton?
This bat would have to be sent back to Easton for replacement as retailers will not carry any of the parts that comprise the bat(s).
My son is 13 years old, 5' feet tall and 115 pounds (13-15 year old division of Babe Ruth). What size of this bat would you recommend (he previously swung a 31"/19 oz bat)?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a 30" model of a Youth Big Barrel/Senior League baseball bat. It may be a bit of an adjustment, but if you feel that your player can handle the end-loaded 25 oz weight of the 30" option of this 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35), then I would recommend getting this bat in the size option.
What's the difference between the SL16X38 and the SL16X35?
The difference between the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 and the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 is the drop (or weight) of the bat. The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 is a drop 8 while the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a drop 5. Both bats are exactly the same in every respect except for the length to weight ratio.
Is this bat legal for Junior Babe Ruth?
Unfortunately, I was not able to determine the exact division of Babe Ruth baseball to which you were referring. If you were referring the 13-15 year old division, then yes, this 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) will be legal for use.
My son is 11 yo and pretty strong for his age. He's 4'9 and weighs 90 lbs. He used a 28 in Louisville Slugger Assault last year and loved it. We know he needs to move up in size, however would like to know your recommendations. Looking for a comparable alternative to the assault?
Based upon your player's height and weight, we would recommend going with a 30" model of Youth Big Barrel/Senior league bat. This 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) will be a single-piece, all-alloy bat like the Assault; but be end-loaded in its swing weight (the Assault was balanced). As well, this specific XL3 model has a -5 length-to-weight ratio. For an 11 year old player I would be more likely recommend a bat that has a -8 length-to-weight ratio like the SL16X38 model.
How does the 2016 Easton XL3 differ from the 2015 XL3? Paint job only? Material difference?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is going to feature an extra-long barrel design that expands the hitting zone and HYPERSKIN Grip while the 2015 Easton XL3 will not. You are correct in saying the cosmetics are different but they will feature the same Hyperlite Matrix Alloy that is said to create an expanded sweet spot and greater durability.
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Thanks, the bats arrived one day early, my kids were so excited they didn't know they were getting bats!
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