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: it feels good it is more of getting a linedrive i love this bat rawlings let me demo it and i love it
Cons: i cant really tell the durability
Pros: I bought the 28/18 for my 7 year old who was swinging a 27/17 Slugger 517. The bat is very balanced with the unique composite end cap and the pop is amazing. The difference in pop from the 517 to this bat is unbelievable. This bat really puts the ball out there when we did the side-by-side comparison and it didn't have anything to do with the additional inch in size. My son loves how loud it is as well. Great bat to bridge kids from the Jr. big barrel to a higher level Sr. league bat. Best aluminum bat I've bought in the last 5 years and with 2 boys, I've bought a lot.
Cons: Sting from this bat on mishit balls is more pronounced than on previous easton and Louisville bats we have owned but not enough to concern. My son didn't like the grip that came on it so we swapped it out with a lizard skin an he is happy now. The grip was good, but is very thick and made it harder for the 7u player with smaller hands to grip. That switch likely contributed to additional sting, but had to do it.
Pros: I got the bbcor version for my younger brother and he had great review and experience, so decided to get my son one as well 28/18 (he is a 7u/8u player). we are a marucci family, loved the cat 6&7 but this bat really put the cat 7 to rest. great balance and pop. rawlings did its thing with this one
Cons: the grip
Pros: My son is a 11u travel player, 5'3" 100 pounds, tall w long arms. He felt more comfortable with the 2 5/8 with the thinker handle for his big hands. Couple of our power hitters went 2 3/4 with the thinner handle. College players at a pro shop/training facility recommended this last year as having the best combination of balance, speed and pop. It's true, the kids love these bats and the performance is really good.
Cons: 1-piece, little sting with mis-hits, not sure on durability let, very stiff but the performance is outweighing the feel for our boys.
Pros: Only had this bat for about two months so it's hard to tell about durability but we just switched from the 2015 "5150" and it was still in great shape, just outgrew it. Really good pop and is really loud when it hits the ball which I feel can startle the defense just a little bit as a bonus. Lol. I use it some to hit grounders and fly balls in practice and it seems well balanced. Already had a couple of parents order one for their players.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: No one in our area has one but my 10 year old grandson. I guarantee I will see more now. He said it immediately felt right in terms of look, grip and swing feel. Used it to practice for 1 week before tournament play. 1st games had great results. Exit velocity seems intense. Comparative cost with other bats of Velo caliber is a plus. I spoke to a vendor who has great knowledge of the bat before the purchase and he said, "Get the Velo for your grandson and he will thank you for it." He already has.
Cons: None yet. Only 2 weeks in. I can't comment on durability although I have not heard that there is a problem.
Pros: very light swing weight. son had been using combat but i wanted to go to alloy. 10u contact hitter. he sisnt all of a sudden start hitting dingers but he started hitting harder hits. went from batting 6&7 to 2nd. for a smaller kid i would definately recommend this. lightest swing weight out there and i tested 12 different bats. love the soundnof a solid hit.
Cons: the barrel doesnt look as long and isnt compared to others. main reason is handle is thicker to get swing weight down. grip isnt as good as others preference wise. put a thick lizard skin on. son hasnt complained about the sting much at all
Pros: my 8 year old just starting using. hits farther than when he had a louiville. great so far, worth the money.
Cons: none yet
Pros: My son likes the bat more than any other bat. Great pop! The weight is spot on at 20.4oz.
Cons: Nothing yet
Pros: good pop and feel
Cons: super loud
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 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
2018 Little League junior. Is this bat legal?
The 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 is not legal for Little League. The 2018 Rawlings VELO -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8V10 is the USA version of this bat and is legal for Little League.
With this bat having a composite end cap, is there a break in period like other composite bats?
Since the barrel of the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 is made of alloy material it does not require a break in period like composite barrel bats.
Will you offer this bat in a bat pack like the 2 3/4 model?
The 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 is offered in bat packs. You can check them out here: http://www.justbats.com/products/?s=SL7V10
How does this bat compare to the Axe Origin 161F?
The 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7V10) is a balanced bat, the axe is end loaded. Axe has an ergonomically designed handle to help it feel more natural for gripping. overall, both bats are comparable, but it is hard to say what bat will have higher performance.
Will this bat be legal for Little League in 2018 Intermediate?
Little League will require USA approved bats in 2018, so the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 will not be legal.
Will this bat be legal for Cal Ripken league in 2018?
The 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 will not be legal for Cal Ripken in 2018. Those bats will not be released until September.
What is the difference between the SL7V10 and the SL7V34? Is it just bat barrel size or is there other differences?
The main difference between the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 (2 5/8" barrel) and the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V34 (2 3/4") would be the barrel size. The 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V34 will have slightly thinner barrel walls. This will allow the bat to have more pop but can have greater durability issues and best with players 11 and younger.
Is this bat legal in the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Division?
Yes, the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 is legal for play in Little League Intermediate (50/70). It has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, an alloy design, and it features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
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Quality Bat. Good Price. Fast delivery. Kept me informed of where my order was in the process.
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