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Bat Pack 2016 COMBAT VIGOR and 2017 Mizuno Generation -8 Senior League Baseball Bats: VIGSL108 and SL17GEN8

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2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108

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2017 Mizuno Generation -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17GEN8

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Reviews for the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108
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  • Vibration (5 reviews)

“Good pop”

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Pros:  I was breaking in this bat during bp and it still had amazing pop! I hit 2 homers 200 plus feet. Now that I have finally broke it in. I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE HAPPY! The ball is flying off the bat and for the one piece composite the vibration is not bad at all! Can't wait to use this bat in 12 u tournaments!

Cons:  None so far!

“love it”

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Pros:   this bat has a great pop and will be great for travel

Cons:  nothing

“sweetness”

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Pros:  I bought this bat sceptical of mivung to a drop 8. My son can't even tell the difference and us still pulling ti left field. I bought the 30/22 and he us barely 80lbs soaking wet. 5'1". had the maxum and loved it. but for this price the try was obvious. Very impressed.

Cons:  none yet. other then buy two at this price before they are gone.

“Huge sweetspot! Lots of POP”

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Pros:  Balanced, huge sweet spot, ugly but thats a good thing! 12yr old son was swinging a -10 for a while. Hes a strong kid so we bought this -8 2016 model at a ridiculous price. Hit BP a few times and used it in a tournament. BOMB to straight center. Everyone asks to see the bat because its not the best looking bat but man does it perform!

Cons:  Nada

“Good choice”

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Pros:  The Vigor -8 is a great drop weight for 12-13 year olds. It has plenty of pop and a good diameter barrel to make contact.

Cons:  Concerned about the knob. It is plastic. If you use bat weights and knock the handle to get the weight off it will likely crack and break.

Reviews for the 2017 Mizuno Generation -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17GEN8
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  • General Feel (3 reviews)
  • Durability (3 reviews)
  • Vibration (3 reviews)

“Light swing, tons of pop!”

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Pros:  Very balanced, comfortable swing. Balls really jump off the barrel and it has a big sweet spot. Nice grip. Cool looking graphics. Feels like a drop 9 or 10 so you have lots of control. Even better than the 2016 Generations that are also good bats. Nobody else has one.

Cons:  I do like smaller knobs that are angled down like the Demarinis, or Axe handles, but this one is fine.

“well balanced, great pop!”

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Pros:  my son plays 9U Dixie Youth baseball. He is a small 9 year old only 60lbs. He is a decent hitter but this bat helped him make contact with a much higher percentage of balls thrown and increase the distance traveled. I bought him the 29 inch 16oz bat. I thought the lighter bat would have trouble pushing the ball into the outfield but i was wrong. My sons bat speed has increased and the bat has a nice pop to it allowing him to hit the ball further. Great bat for the $.

Cons:  Only had it a few days. Is too soon to know if there are any.

“Lower than expectations”

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Pros:  Even weighted instead of end weighted help my son go down in drop length/weight ratio. Good grip.

Cons:  Not the pop I was expecting. My 12 year old is using it for the step up to Babe Ruth league via Fall Ball. The ball just seems to not spring off the bat. Of course we don't expect it to perform like the previous composite, but it is a huge difference. Also was convinced by reviewing the "new rules" for bats in 2018 that this bat would comply and it does not. It was a waste of money.

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Are these new bats?

Yes, we currently only have new options available for the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108.

Logan Expert
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Do you have a 30" 22 oz available? If so, at what price and how can I order it? I only see 31 and 32", drop 8's on you web site.

Unfortunately, we have sold out of the 30" version of the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108. Since this is an older model and discontinued we are unable to get anymore of them back in stock.

Jason Expert
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What are the differences as far as balance and barrel construction between the Vigor and the Maxum? Is the Vigor more end loaded than the Maxum? My son is a tall 10u 5'2" and 90 lbs. He has a 2016 Maxum 30 -10 that has gotten to feel too light for him so he currently swings a 31 -10 Easton S3 that he loves. We are just looking for the pop that the composites can offer.

The Combat Maxum will have a larger sweet spot and be more balanced. The vigor will have a smaller sweet spot and more end loaded.

Mick Expert
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My son is 12 years old, 5'0" tall and about 110-115 lbs. Would you recommend a 31"/23 oz size?

Based upon your player's height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (VIGSL108) in the 30" length as long as the 22 oz weight works for him. However, if he is ready for the larger 31"/23 oz size in your opinion, it would be okay to go with that size of bat.

Ben Expert
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My boy is 5'7" and 150 lbs. This is his first year of travel ball (playing 13U). I'm looking at a drop 8. Would a 31"/23 oz be a good fit for him?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I am actually thinking that he may be able to use a bat with a 32" length. I might recommend taking a look at this in the 32"/24 oz size if you think he can handle the extra length and weight.

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Is this bat legal for 12u baseball for USSSA?

Yes, the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (VIGSL108) is legal for USSSA play.

Carter Expert
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Is this bat any different than the 2017 version, other than graphics?

Yes, the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108 the same bat as the 2017 model just different cosmetics.

Jason Expert
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With the changes coming in 2018, can this bat be used for 13 U baseball?

The 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108 will be legal for USSSA sanctioned travel ball tournaments, but not Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, or AABC.

Logan Expert
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Son is playing jr high baseball in Illinois and wanting to know if this bat is legal for him?

The 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108 will not be legal for AABC, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken, Dixie, Little League, and Pony as of 2018. Junior high baseball teams will have specific regulations. Contact your league officials for anything that does not fall into this category.

Trevor Expert
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Is a drop 8 good for a 12 yr. old that is 5'0 and 90 lbs.?

Yes it is, we would recommend the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (VIGSL108) in a 30"/22 ounce version.

Carter Expert
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Is this legal for 13u USSSA baseball?

Yes, the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108 features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp and it is approved for play in USSSA.

Jason Expert
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What is the thickness of the Lizard Skin grip on this bat?

The grip adds roughly 1/8" to 1/4" of thickness.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is it okay to use total control balls and batting machine balls with this bat?

Since total control and the rubber machine balls will be denser than regular baseballs, I would recommend against using those types of balls with this 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (VIGSL108) if you are planning to use this Vigor as your game bat. If a bat (or any bat out there) is used consistently with those denser balls, it will break down and become defective. The only situation where I would recommend to use this bat with those balls, is if you are using this VIGOR strictly as a practice bat.

Ben Expert
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Should I be concerned with durability for a one piece composite bat? I am worried about whip of the bat during swing as well as bat going "dead" in a short time. What is your response to these questions?

A one-piece composite, such as the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108, isn't any less durable than a two-piece composite bat from what we've experienced.

Logan Expert
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What is the handle diameter?

The 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108 will feature a 29/32 handle diameter.

Cameron Expert
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How is the pop on this one compared to the new one? How is it compared to the new Easton Mako?

The 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108 and the 2017 model are going to feature the same amount of pop. The pop on the Easton Mako Beast is going to be equally comparable as well.

Linsey Expert
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Is this bat approved by Little League Juniors division?

The 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108 is not legal for play within the Juniors division of Little League because it is a composite baseball bat that is not BBCOR certified.

John P. Expert
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Can you compare this to the DeMarini CF6 Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCFR) that is also a -8. Balance? Weight distribution? Materials?

The 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (VIGSL108) and the DeMarini CF6 Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCFR) are both comparable in terms of material. The main difference would be the style. The CF6 is a two-piece while the Vigor is a one-piece. The balance on them should also be fairly comparable. Typically one-piece bats are stiffer and preferred by power hitters. Two-piece bats have more flex and are usually preferred by contact hitters, but this is not always the case. Two-piece designs also have a bit more sting and vibration protection built into the design.

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My son is 11 years old, 5'3" 105lbs. He is currently using the Catalyst(-12) 2 3/4" 30/18 and has used the Generation 30/20 bat without issue and seems to have better at bats. I was looking at the SL17GEN8 in a 30/22 or 31/23, do you think this is too big of a jump in size?

At his age it is usually best start jumping up in weight. If he handles the -10 fine, then moving to a -8 should work well. Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 31" model of the 2017 Mizuno Generation -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17GEN8.

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Bat Features
  • -8 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Variable Stiffness Technology for Optimum Barrel Compression on Contact
  • Ultra-Premium Lizard Skins Grip - Supreme Comfort / Improved Bat Control
  • Single Wall Barrel Construction
  • Precision Molding & Seamless Technologies - Combine to Eliminate Seams / Weak Points for Max Performance, Extended Sweet Spot, and Longer Useful Life
  • One-Piece Composite Design
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Free Shipping!
  • Features USSSA BPF 1.15 Certification Mark
  • Balanced Swing Weight
Description for 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108
For those players that love COMBAT - the VIGOR fits right in with all of their classic, limit-testing one-piece composite designs but totes a price tag that's under $200! For those of you that have never experienced the COMBAT difference, here is what you can expect: a swing weight that is right on point, and a sweet spot that's almost not even fair. It all starts with COMBAT's exclusive Precision Molding and Seamless Construction technologies! Precision Molding Technology means outer and inner barrel diameters are created with computer-controlled tooling for accuracy and precision control. This results in the optimized performance and the Seamless Construction extends the durability of this top of the line bat. If you didn't know just from seeing "COMBAT" on the barrel, this combo gives you one of the biggest sweet spots in the Youth bat market. The 100% composite, one-piece VIGOR utilizes COMBAT's single wall construction with Variable Stiffness profile. This calculated inner-wall profile allows the barrel walls to reach optimal compression on contact to maximize trampoline effect and distance on every swing. And the traditional one-piece design provides essential feedback, so you'll know when you've squared-one up or just missed the chance for a 4-base trot. Plus, the new VIGOR features the extremely popular Ultra-Premium Lizard Skin grip! This elite-level composite bat is perfect for a wide range of hitters and experience levels with it's extremely balanced swing weight and stiff flex on contact.

COMBAT: "Limits Set, Limits Broken!" The COMBAT VIGOR -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL108 features the USSSA BPF 1.15 Certification. It is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -8 Length to Weight Ratio
  • Balanced Swing Weight For Increased Bat Speed & Control
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification
  • CORTECH Adjusts Wall Thickness to Create a 35% Larger Sweet Spot
  • Exclusive Speed Helix Grip Adds Unmatched Comfort & Durability
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Hot Metal Aluminum Alloy Provides Great Performance & Sound
  • Model #: MZ96941TD
  • Style #: 340403
  • One-Piece Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Single Wall Barrel Design
Description for 2017 Mizuno Generation -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17GEN8
Mizuno is taking one of their classic designs to new heights for the 2017 season! The brand new Generation series is like no other balanced baseball bat on the market. It is forged from the new Hot Metal single wall aluminum alloy and combined with the CORTECH technology to help adjust wall thickness across the barrel creating a sweet spot that is 35% larger than previous models. Unrivaled performance, amazing sound, and unequaled forgiveness are all part of the deal with the 2017 Mizuno Generation baseball bat. Plus, the exclusive Speed-Helix bat grip comes wrapped around the standard handle for an added luxury and extended durability. Mizuno: Crafted to Win!

The 2017 Mizuno Generation Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17GEN8 features a -8 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp. Improve your bat control at the plate by ordering a Mizuno Generation baseball bat today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click To Hit!
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