Pros: Lots of pop
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Pros: Lots of pop
Pros: Weight is spread out across the bat with a huge sweet spot.
Cons: none yet
Pros: Bought this for my 11yr old grandson who plays select/travel ball. He loves the feel and pop of it, says it reminds him of his original Mako but a better version.
Cons: None at this time. He has only had it a couple of weeks.
Pros: Right out of the wrapper hitting bombs. I got this as a replacement to the cf zen and my son is smashing the baseball with this bat. All the kids on his team are using it.
Cons: none yet
Pros: Great composite bat...we estimate that it has increased hitting efficiency by 20%...This is our third composite big barrel and our best..
Cons: None yet
Pros: My son hits great with this bat. Awesome pop and sounds just like the small barrel orange mako. Pop is probably even better than the small barrel mako.
Cons: -Paint chips easily (the same with all of these bats) -Unfortunately, combat is going out of business. Heard Easton is discontinuing the combat line, what a shame . This Maxum is my sons favorite bat.
Pros: Bought this for my 11u son. Hit a grand slam on his third at bat over the centerfield wall. Ball comes off the bat very hard!
Cons: None so far!
Pros: Ball shoots off the bat. Totally different carry off this one and his old bat. Good sweet spot. Even "misses" come off hard
Cons: none yet
Pros: My son is on an 11u AAA travel ball team that plays in four neighboring states. Since we purchased this bat, he has hit 5 home runs and his batting average went up tremedously. The bat has awsome pop and the ball comes off of it fast. I highley recommend this bat for a serious travel ball player!
Cons: none so far
Pros: great bat amazing pop my son who is 8 has tried all the top name bats out their and he loves his combat.
Cons: sad that COMBAT has gone out of business
Pros: great feel and pop
Pros: Bought the bat for my 8yr old son. He likes the way it feels and no vibration at all. Pop is getting better with each use, only had the bat for about 2 weeks so cant rate properly on durability!!
Cons: None at this time, we will see how the durability turns out.
Pros: This is a great bat. I purchased this bat for my son, 10U travel ball. This is the third S3 I have purchased, from 2 1/4 for Pony to 2 3/4 for travel. This bat has a lot of pop more so than the composite bats my son has used in the past. This is an overall great bat and I will continue to buy this bat for the future. My son rarely feels vibration.
Cons: Dents easily, probably from hitting the cages and dimple balls at fast speed.
Pros: Has lots of pop in this bat.
Cons: The durability of this this bat has been very disappointing. I've had 2 of this same bat in less than 3 months. The first one I sent back for warranty because the end cap came off after 6 weeks. The replacement bat I have had less than 1 month and it has dents all in it. I've always though Easton produced the best bats, but this one has been awful.
Pros: my son used this bat for league and loves it. he had recently been using one that someone had on our team and loved it so much he begged for his own. great bat, good pop.
Cons: none so far
Pros: Hit my first ever dinger this weekend with this bat great feel and I honestly love this bat. Great, well balanced swing.
Pros: I am 13 years old and I have slow hands at times often hitting the ball off of tne handle, however i didnt feel much vibrations from these handle its.
Cons: After about 500 hits in the cage with this bat it looked more like a square from the dents.
Pros: Great pop, good feel, nice and balanced
Cons: Dents very easily.
Pros: This Easton bat has noticeably more pop than my son's previous from Marucci. His confidence has elevated at the plate using this bat.
Cons: Bat has only been used in 5 games. None noticed yet.
Pros: no break in period
Pros: Both of my boys have used the Easton S3 line of bats for many years and have always hit well and never had an issue. My 11 year old needed a new bat so it made sense to continue on with this line of bat. He had the bat for two weeks and during a game the end cap broke. We sent it back to Easton and they sent us another one. Two weeks later that end cap broke as well. I should have paid attention to other reviews I read about end cap issues. It's a shame because otherwise the bat was good.
Cons: End cap broke on original and replacement after minimal use.
Pros: Feels great
Cons: bat is dented after 2 months of use was hoping for more durability. sweet spot is small
Pros: The bat has good pop to it, The bat seems to be very durable as I have not seen any dents. My son uses it a lot - games, coach practice and at batting cages, no issues. I talked with Bats.com as I was worried about the warranty because a couple people talked about dents, the representative indicated they would take care of it within the warranty period.
Cons: None that I can see so far. The bat has improved his hitting. We did get it a little heavier and longer and he hasn't had an issue with going up in length and weight just a little.
Pros: TONS of pop. Most that I've ever had. I was 244/557 with this bat. Extremely durable. Easton has great customer service.
Cons: The endcap cracked but easton replaced it
Got a question about the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Is this bat going to be legal for the year 2018?
Under USSSA rules, this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX210) will be permitted for all USSSA divisions of play in 2018 (except for the 14U division).
How does this bat compare to the 2017 Marucci HEX Connect?
This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX210) will have an all-composite design to it and a balanced swing weight. The Marucci Hex Connect will also be all-composite and be balanced, however, the Hex Connect will be a two-piece bat. That two-piece design would allow the Hex Connect to offer more barrel flex at contact with the ball (when compared to the MAXUM).
What is the benefit of using the 2.75" diameter bat vs. the 2.625" diameter bat?
A benefit of using a 2 3/4" barrel such as the barrel size on the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX210) is that it has more surface area to hit the ball in comparison to a 2 5/8" barrel.
Looking for a bat for my 12 year old son. He is 5'1" and about 115 lbs. I was trying to decide not only on size, but whether the COMBAT -10 or the COMBAT -8 would be a better fit? Is there an advantage to one over the other?
Since your son is starting to get older, I might recommend looking to the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX108) over this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX210). The reason I suggest the -8 size is because he will be required to swing BBCOR bats in high school and those bats will have a -3 length-to-weight ratio. Around 6th grade, it is good to start working towards the -3 bats. I think getting the the SL7MX108 in the 31"/23 oz size might be a good choice to start moving towards heavier bats.
Is the Maxum a much more superior bat to the Vigor line of bats and what are the differences if any?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX210) is going to feature a much longer barrel than the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VIGSL110). Another major difference is the Maxum is going to be a much more balanced bat than the Vigor. Those are the two big differences between the two bats.
What is the difference between this bat and the SL7MX110?
This bat has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter while the SL7MX110 has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
Can you please compare this bat to the Demarini CF Zen-CBZ17
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210 is a one piece composite bat with a larger sweet spot, so it will offer more stiffness than the CF Zen, which is a two piece composite bat.
Can I get this in a 2 5/8" barrel?
Yes, the SL7MX110 is the model with the 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
Why does Carter say that "Easton shut down the COMBAT brand and as of 2018 they will not be produced anymore"? This is not correct. They will continue to produce the MAXUM, per their own company's press release.
Unfortunately the COMBAT lineup of bats will be dissolved heading into 2018. Back on July 21, 2016 Performance Sports Group released an article that states "will continue to sell and market the current COMBAT MAXUM line of bats, but will immediately cease sales of all other COMBAT bats and product categories." Easton will more than likely incorporate technology from COMBAT's lineup into their own bats but as of today (2/27/17) there has not been word as to whether they will manufacturer the MAXUM for release in 2018.
Is there a temperature range for durability with a bat like this? Some of our games in the midwest are cold.
Really it is the same for every bat on the market regardless of material. It is best to use bats in temperatures above 55 degrees, especially composite bats like the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210.
I purchased this bat for my 9 year old son for Christmas. The barrel is starting to chip a lot. Is anyone experiencing the same thing? Is there anything I can do about this?
We are not aware of this being a common issue with the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210. As bats are used they will start to experience imperfections such as paint chipping but this will not affect the performance of the bat. The bat does feature a 12 month warranty but would advise using this one-time replacement for when the bat is defective.
I just bought one of these. If I have correctly interpreted the previous answer, then as of 2018, Combat bats will no longer be produced? If so, it is a shame. This was my sons favorite bat.
Yes, unfortunately Easton shut down the ComBat brand and as of 2018 they will not be produced anymore. They were very good bats.
If COMBAT basically no longer exists, how will the bat be warrantied?
Any COMBAT bats, such as the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210, that are advertised with a warranty will be carried out by either Easton or, if placed at JustBats.com, through JustBats.
What is the difference with this model compared to 2016 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MAXSL210?
The main difference between the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210 and the 2016 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MAXSL210 will be the colorway. Other than that these are the same bats.
If this is a 2017 bat, why is it discounted so much already?
Normally we can't offer lower prices on 2017 models due to manufacturer restrictions. However, COMBAT was recently dropped by its parent company, so we bought out a large stock of their remaining bats, allowing us to sell them at lower prices.
Do the SL7MX210 and SL7MX211 have the same performance characteristics? What are the differences between bats other than the drop of 10 and 11?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210 and the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 are going to be very similar performance and the only difference would be the weights of the bats. With that said, a hitter would typically get more pop from the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210 due to this bat being an ounce heavier.
How many swings are recommended to break-in this bat?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210 is pretty hot out of the wrapper. However, we feel it will benefit from about 50-100 swings
My son is turning 9 years old on December 12th and will be participating in a 9u travel league program. He is currently 4'10" and weighs 122 pounds, and has above average strength for his age. I am planning on ordering this bat with 31 Length and 21 OZ (-10). His travel coaches are telling me that this will be way to big for him but I don't think so. Curious to hear your thoughts on this.
Based on your sons height and weight, I would recommend the 30 inch, 20 oz 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210, but it is all down to personal strength and preference.
Got a question about the Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Is this a big barrel bat?
The Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. That is the largest barrel size allowed in USSSA play.
Is this bat a big barrel bat and can I put my Eric Hosmer lizard skin on it?
The Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and does qualify as a big barrel bat. You also could add your Lizard Skin grip to the bat, but it does come with a Hyperskin grip (1.2mm thickness) already on it.
Will my league let a 14u team use a -10 bat?
Senior league bats like the Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B are approved for travel ball style of tournaments and leagues. USA Certified Bats are approved for play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony.
Is this bat approved for the new 2018 bat rules?
This 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) will not be permitted for use under the new USABat certification that is being introduced to specific leagues in 2018.
So will Easton always replace your bat if you get a dent in it within the first 12 months?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B features a 12 month warranty through Easton. If this bat were to dent then one could send it back to Easton for replacement. The new bat that would be sent out would not feature another 12 month warranty though.
Does the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat needs to be broken in?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B is an aluminum bat, so there is no break in required.
Do you need to break-in the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat?
No, the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B is an alloy bat and does not need to be broken in.
Is there any difference between the 2016 Easton S3 and the 2017 S3 other than color/appearance?
The only change between the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) and the 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17S310B) is going to be the color/appearance.
Other than price, what is the biggest difference in the Easton S3 and Marucci Alloy?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) and the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) are going to be very comparable bats. Both offer one piece aluminum designs with a 2 3/4" barrel. The S3 is going to have a thinner handle than the Marucci Hex but other than that they are very comparable options to each other. The S3 also is going to feature the HMX Alloy which creates an expanded sweet spot and good durability.
My son is 9, playing 10u and is 4'6" tall and 75/80 lbs. I was thinking the 29 in 19 oz. Does that seem right?
Yes, we would recommend a 29" length for him.
Is this model 2 3/4 or 2 5/8? Also, my son is 12U, and 57" tall, 80 lbs. Is 30/20 good size for him?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter, and based on his height and weight, you are correct with that 30" 20oz. size. However, I would recommend a 2 5/8" barrel diameter at his age.
Do the 2016 bats still have a warranty, either manufacturer or through JustBats, since the 2017 bats are out?
Most bats will have a 12 month manufacturer's warranty from the date of purchase.
What is the difference between the 2016 S3 and the 2017 model?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B and the 2017 model are both made out of Hyperlite Matrix alloy. The two bats are the same other than the cosmetic appearance.
My son is 9 years old, 5' tall and 110 lbs. We've used the 31"/21 oz (2 3/4") Easton S3 that is silver, black and yellow (best bat we've had). Also used a CF7 and didn't enjoy it as much as the S3. What is the best bat for a 10 year old power hitter?
Based upon your player's height and weight, my general suggestion would be to look at a bat with 30" length. However, since you guys have swung 31"/21 oz bats in the past, I think it would be fine to stick with that size. If you wanted to have the best chance to replicate what was swung in the past with the S3, I would suggest looking into this 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) in the the 31"/21 oz size. Another solid option of bat for consideration would be the 2016 DeMarini Voodoo RAW Senior League Baseball Bat (DXVDZ). That bat can be bought in the 31"/21 oz size (2 3/4" barrel diameter) and features a hybrid design with a slight end-load that is usually preferred by power hitters.
Is this considered a big barrel bat?
The 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) features a 2 3/4" barrel so it would be considered a big barrel bat.
Had to send this bat to Easton for a warranty replacement after a few months of use. Replacement seems to be going bad now. We only use it for games and live BP outside. Every time you get a replacement bat does it start the warranty over?
Typically, only the first model purchased will be covered under the 12 month manufacturer's warranty period (warranty models technically do not carry the 12 month warranty period). However, I have heard of manufacturers helping out customers on case-by-case situations. I cannot guarantee that Easton will warranty the replacement bat, but you can always reach out and ask. Easton's phone number is 888-259-1297.
Can it be used in the cold?
Here at Just Bats, we do not recommend using the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310B in temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Any difference between this 2016 S3 and the 2015 model other than color?
The differences on the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S310B) are primarily cosmetic. It does have a different grip for a slightly different feel.
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