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Bat Pack 2017 COMBAT VIGOR and 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bats: VG2AB103 and BB17MK

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2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103

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2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK

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Reviews for the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103
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“2017 vigor”

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Was this review helpful ? 8 16

Pros:  amazing grip, great feel. great swings

Cons:  none

“Great Value”

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Was this review helpful ? 24 0

Pros:  Price point is outstanding for a 2017 composite. Very consistent bat, my son loves it. Says it has more pop then his Voodoo, and Mako. Constant hits off the bat with no sting, and it can hit BOMBS.

Cons:  It is composite so not to sure on durability, but so far so good.

“Great Bat!!!”

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Was this review helpful ? 8 5

Pros:  I bought this bat for my 13 year old and he loves it. He went from a 32 - 21oz bat to a 33 - 30oz bat with no problems. Good Pop Lightweight Nice Lizard Skin Grips

Cons:  None

“very nice ”

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Pros:  great has nice barrel size and is composit has great pop i recomend it every where.

Cons:  never

“Very Impressed by this bat!!”

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Was this review helpful ? 5 1

Pros:  Way more pop that I would have ever thought. Purchased this bat because of the amazing sale price and my son is a 13 year old 8th grader so I wanted him ready to swing a BBCOR for high school tryouts in a few months. IN a scrimmage against a 14 year old team he went 3 for 3 with a homerun, a triple, and a single. I've never seen him hit the ball that far!

Cons:  None as of now

“Combat bat”

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Pros:  A tremendous bat,,,,grandson says he has more speed and tremendous pop off the bat,,,,,his friends have used his bat during games and their parents have come to me to find out where to get one,,,,,they all are hitting the ball better than last year,,,,great product,,

Cons:  None

“2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103”

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Pros:  Looks and feels great. Well balanced,great weight.

Cons:  None so far.

“Boom”

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Pros:  Great Deal. Ball launches off the bat. 3 kids on the team have Combat bats. One bought the first, the others followed after testing it.

Cons:  None so far.

“awesome bat”

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Pros:  My 13 year old loves this bat. lots of pop and hes almost over the fence using this. very pleased.

Cons:  none

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Great bat with alot of pop.

Cons:  Nothing yet

“garbage”

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Pros:  Cheap price

Cons:  not alot of pop, a little end heavy

“good bat, great price!”

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Pros:  good pop, big sweetspot, price

Cons:  potential for cracking

“solid”

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Pros:  no sting, large sweet spot, good grip, very balanced

Cons:  thin handle and everyone wants to use it

“combat vigor”

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Pros:  overall feel

Cons:  nothing so far

“ the best bat”

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Pros:  It has great pop. I like the grip. it feels good in my hands. I hit a bunch to deep outfield but I haven't got one over yet.

Cons:   it rings my hands when don't make contact on the sweet spot

“Fantastic Bat”

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Pros:  Amazing pop, good for those moving from -5 to -3. The bat in general feels lighter than many other bats I've tried. So far, I haven't noticed any durability problems seen with many other bats made by Combat. Overall, the bat feels great and it's just really fun to swing.

Cons:  N/A

“AWESOME”

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Pros:  MY SON LOVES IT. HAS GOTTEN A FEW GREAT HITS SO FAR IN THE FIRST WEEK.

Cons:  NONE YET

“great bat”

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Pros:  huge sweet spot, great pop, great balanced weight feel

Cons:  takes a little but to get full pop, and grip is falling off

“Great”

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Pros:  Lots of pop, very balanced, and great lizard skin gip

Cons:  no

“great bat”

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Pros:  overall its a great bat and when i conect with the ball it flys

Cons:  non so far

“Get this while you can”

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Pros:  Light and Balanced. After swinging a end-loaded bat for two years, my son decided to go back to a balanced bat. This, combined with the balance of the bat, makes it feel really quick through the hitting zone. Big Sweet Spot. Very forgiving for miss-hits. During a game last week, my son got under a ball that should have been an shallow left can of corn. This ball drove the left fielder back 20 yards for a sac fly. If he had got this squarely, it would have been incredible. Highly recommend! And at 99 dollars, it is a steal.

Cons:  None yet.

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Pros:  good pop

Cons:  every time I swing I drop my shoulder and pop the ball open and the bat feels heavy

“Nice Bat, Nice Price”

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Pros:  I bought this bat because I need a BBCOR bat for High School. I searched around for a good bat with a good price and this one caught my eye. Justbats.com delivered it super fast! It took only 5 days on free shipping. This bat was hot right out of the wrapper.

Cons:  On the first few swings, the bat kind of makes a thud sound instead of the normal composite crack of the bat sound. After that, it sounded fresh as can be.

“BOMBS”

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Pros:  I took this bat to the batting cages next to our local Little League fields. On my third swing, I hit it and it went up thru the cage and kept going another 235+ feet. It would have gone at least 320+ but got slowed down on the way out of the cage. The bat sounds crisp and fresh.

Cons:  Everyone will think that the baseballs are juiced when they see me hit on the field.

“COMBAT”

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Pros:  Great bat, has a lot of pop. The bat is very comfortable to hold and it comes with lizard skin already. The bat is balanced....it is not barrel heavy or handle heavy.

Cons:  When you hit it off the end or get jammed it stings for a bit.

“2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR BB7V”

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Pros:  My son loves this bat. Great price for a composite and well worth it. He is a big hitting high school outfielder and this bat will certainly add to his home run count. Looking forward to using it this season.

Cons:  None

“Amazing for the Price”

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Pros:  I prefer this bat over the $400 bats that my teammates own because it has a huge barrel very good pop and rarely stings.

Cons:  It makes a slightly different sound than most composite bats but you get used to it.

Reviews for the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK
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“good bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 31 25

Pros:  got to demo this bat at the 14u babe ruth world series and it was great. evenly distributed weight, Great pop, massive barrel, feels great in your hands, I love this bat and could see me getting it for next year

Cons:  Price, but its a brand new bat on the market so what can you expect

“name says it all BEAST!”

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Was this review helpful ? 17 17

Pros:  awesome look, smooth swing through the zone, almost balanced feel. i was using the white bb11x1, now this is my gamer. i hope a bbcor XL comes out soon.

Cons:  

“the name says it all ”

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Pros:  great feel off the bat, little vibration ( which every bat is going to have) . the feel amd sound are amazing. balls jumb off this bat like the orange XL1.

Cons:  there are none

“2017 Easton Mako BBCOR 30”

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Pros:  this bat is ideal for the 12u Little Leaguer who is transitioning to Babe Ruth or a 60 / 90 middle school / high school official dimension diamond. most brands only sell 31 / 29 BBCOR bats, and they are extremely heavy for many transitioning players, especially for the player who has not yet begun puberty, and may be more accustomed to the much lighter drop 11 Easton Mako bats used in LL. this bat is a drop 3, but at 30 inches cuts down the weight by a full ounce, a big deal for the less powerful hitter. Moreover, the barrel is about an inch and a half longer than prior Easton Mako BBCOR models, and thus has a much larger sweet-spot. giving up the extra ounce will mean a little less power, but NOBODY who is 13u is hitting the ball out of a 60 / 90 park, so bat control take precedence over power. I wish all makes and models of BBCOR bats started at 30 / 27 instead of 31 / 28. This bat is sensational and in my opinion, the very best bat on the market for the newly 13u player.

Cons:  the biggest and only "con" is the cost. no bat should cost $449, including this one. But if one were to have greater value than the rest, it's this bat because it fills such a big need for this transitional time. If your lad is a stronger or more physically mature player, then a 31 / 28 is a good choice, and he can get 2 years out of it, making the bat more cost effective

“Good Bat but don't trust the weight”

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Was this review helpful ? 4 4

Pros:  Good Pop, but not noticeably better than better than the way lees expensive S500 or the Z-Core.

Cons:  It's over an ounce heavier than advertised. We ordered 30/27, and it's 819 grams, almost 29 ounces. deduct 1/2 ounce for the grip. So if you really want a -3, get something else. The 30 that we got is -2.

“I love it!!!!”

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Pros:  I'm a 14 year old and got this bat for middle school baseball. This thing is amazing the way the ball flies off the bat and the feel in your hands. This is all you can ask for in a baseball bat.

Cons:  little pricy but well worth it

“Don't waste your ife savings”

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Pros:  It looks nice. And it makes you look cool. And if you wanna look on the bright side it actually lasted me a good 2 weeks so yeah.

Cons:  Well I have been saving up for a new bat to take me to the next level for years now. I made a bank account and started saving at 10 and I am now 15. I spent all my money on this bat and it literally exploded the first time I took it to the field. My parents kicked me out of the house for being "a disappointment" and my girlfriend broke up with me for stealing her money. Thanks for nothing Easton.

“you need it”

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Pros:  very very good bat for bbcor

Cons:  price

“Perfection”

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Pros:  Beast is the best bat ive ever encounterd .Hands down.From its slick painted finish to the smoothest most balanced swing! Not to mention the pop it has! Very little vibration on mishit balls, swing speed increase is noticeable from the first time at bat.I highly recommend this bat ive swung many but theres no comparison to this bat..Congrats easton on produceing the best bat ever made!

Cons:  Zero!

“Best bat on the market”

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Pros:  best pop best bat speed overall great bat

Cons:  the only bad part is the price and the grip the grip is way to thick if your use to a grip thats thin it will feel a little weird

“Okay”

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Pros:  it felt good in my hands but when i hit the ball there was not as much pop as the easton mako 2016 seris

Cons:  price is to high for that bat if any i perfure the 2017 zcore.

“beast”

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Pros:   because the barrel is so big you can no longer get jammed

Cons:  none

“Lives up to the name”

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Pros:  Amazing pop Light weight Good feel in hands

Cons:  The price but this bat is well worth it

“best bat yet”

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Pros:   Little to no break in time, light swing weight, Long sweet spot, and I hit a ball 310ft on my first swing (Im 13)

Cons:   none

“disapointing”

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Pros:  looks

Cons:  price no pop dont waste tye money go with the Zcore instead much better bat

“Mako”

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Pros:  i love how the bat is so balance and has great pop! Will always be a mako fan?

Cons:  None bat is perfect

“Pretty good”

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Pros:  Easton continues to make awesome bats, This bat had crazy pop and the sweet spot is almost the whole bat. This bat feels nice in the hands and feels very light. This year I have this bat and the cf zen. My cf zen is collecting dust, the bats don't even compare this bat is awesome.

Cons:  Not aware of any

“Best bat I've ever swang in my life”

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Pros:  The Beast reminds my if my two favorite bats if all time, the S1 and XL1, this bat has combine both if then to create the ultimate "beast". The pop is out of the park good!!! I've had many bats such as the Demarini VooDoo, Marucci Cat 6&7, 2014 Easton Mako, Easton XL1, S1, and the Rawlings 5150; by far the Mako Beast is the best in every category blowing every past bat out of the equation. It has gave me nothing but tremendous results such as blasting a 365ft. homerun in a varsity district game.

Cons:  NONE WHAT SO EVER!!!

“Beast bat”

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Pros:  Great pop, and good feel

Cons:  Price.

“Great Bat, Bad Grip”

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Pros:  I used this bat at a prospect tournament and I absolutely loved it! Great bat speed and has decent pop. The bat has no vibration or sting and feels very light for a bbcor bat.

Cons:  Gets dirty easily and the grip is terrible and wears easily. If you get this I would recommend getting lizard skin or a different bat grip. I gave the feel a 3 out of 5 purely because of the awful bat grip. Once you put a different grip on this bat, it's unstoppable!

“easton mako beast bb cor”

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Pros:  I bought the Mako Beast in a 31 inch 28 once for my son who is 5 ft 4 and about 110 pounds , at first wasn't to happy with the pop. after about 500 hits the pop is getting better and better so be prepared to break it in. The Mako Beast overall is a very light swinging bat huge barrel very easy to get around with lots of solid line drives . my son has tried many BB cor bats and the Mako Beast seems to be one of the best drop 3 bats out there. I waited awhile before giving a review on the Beast just to see how it played out

Cons:  none as for now

“Beast”

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Pros:  I needed a very balanced bbcor bat as I am 5,5 and 100 lbs. Once I started using this bat I was able to go 5 for 5 at my tournament the next day

Cons:  scratches easily and the grip tape has to be replaced with lizard skin, and it is expensive considering that I had to pay for it out of my pocket

“amazing ”

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Pros:  amazing pop, i have a 33" and it doesnt feel like it is 30 ounces at all, great sound and i havent felt any vibration once so ever

Cons:  none so far

“Best bat i ever had”

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Pros:  feels lighter than it is and has amazing pop it the barrel is so big i cant get jammed anymore on an inside pitch.

Cons:  pricey. Dicks Sporting Goodss said they would match any price so i called them they said they would match justbats.com and if you spend $300 you get $10 off so i got the bat for 290 dollars.

“Love JustBats.com”

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Pros:  Fast shipping, great customer service, highly recommended!!! Decent pop out of the wrapper. I'm sure like all Easton's will take time to break in but they always last long. Nice balanced feel to it also.

Cons:  None so far

“mako beast”

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Pros:  insane pop I am small for 13 but am still able to hit doubles with a lighter bat

Cons:  none, got a good deal on my mine at a local store

“Mom of college athlete”

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Pros:  My son absolutely loves this bat. We ordered it based on the reviews and it did not disappoint. My son is playing baseball in college and says this bat is just "awesome"!

Cons:  none

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  My son has the 31/19 -12. He is 12 and he hit his first homerun. We purchased this bat a week ago and it didnt take long to break it in

Cons:  The barrel is not that big, but perfect for a solid hitter.

“Mako BEAST is a great bat ”

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Pros:  The overall bat is great but is lacking some pop for a big guy like me. This bat is very balanced so if you're in middle school, this is a great bat for you, I'm in high school and strong but I still use it very well, I think I'm going to get a more end loaded bat but overall this is a great bat, get it now because it is at a very good price.

Cons:  Lacking some pop but that's just my opinion, I still hit doubles in the gap and dingers with this thing

“Mako Beast”

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Pros:  Excellent Pop and no vibration(its a composite so there shouldn't be any vibration). It is way worth the $449, and its competitor the Louisville Slugger 918 is the exact same, however, I would go with this bat because of it lats a little bit longer than the 918. This is the best BBCOR bat out there, and I would suggest this one. The new 2018 Demarini has more pop than this bat and also the 918, however it lasted me about a month and its pop crashed and it basically died. If you like aluminum bats, however, I would suggest the Louisville slugger 618 Solo or its lighter version the 518.

Cons:  The beast is amazing, the grip needs to be better and you should get a lizard skin.

“big jo”

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Pros:  great bat .. kids a lefty .. line drive hitter good pop. moved up from a S2 . 15 u kid playing 17u . pitching a bit much . but the beast works and seams to be the equalizer.

Cons:  being a lefty the grip will unwind.

“Easton Mako Beast BBCOR 33" 2017”

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Pros:  Easton Mako Beast The name speaks for itself, " Beast " 14 year old son uses this bat, He has hit some Serious Deep Shots! Averages 325-400 feet with authority Lots of height, I am so impressed with the model. I'm gonna purchase 34' Mako Beast This Bat is worth Every cent.

Cons:  Wish I had extra cash to buy another before they're all gone!

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Pros:  Nothing

Cons:  The first ball i hit with this bat it completely snapped in half, wasted 500 on a bat that did me no good. i was very disappointed.

“This thing is a beast”

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Pros:  Bought this bat for my first year of BBCOR, and it has pop. For a BBCOR, the ball goes farther than I expected. The sweet spot is huge.

Cons:  Price is still too high for my liking.

“Amazing”

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Pros:  Just newly unwrapped for Christmas. No issues as of yet

Cons:  None

“great bat”

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Pros:  My son loves it!!!

Cons:  None

“14U AAA Player”

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Pros:  Great pop and feel. I looked into a lot of different drop 5 bats before making this purchase. We have a Hit Trax in our training facility and after 2 months my sons exit velo went from 76 to 89. He loves the bat but more than anything he is swinging with confidence. Great bat, must buy.

Cons:  None

“reviw”

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Pros:  Its a Good bat

Cons:  vibration

“Awesome bat”

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Pros:  Loooks good.Ball jumps off bat. My son loves it.

Cons:  none

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  My son had this bat his final year of little league. He loved it. No vibration, great sound and feel. Plenty of pop, HRs in this bat. Now hitting BBCOR and went with what he likes and is confident with. Same great feel and aound. Great pop for BBCOR, and better swing weight than the alloys. He says he can barely feel the weight difference. Confidence makes good hitters.

Cons:  Costs more than alloy.

“Amazing”

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Pros:  Amazing

Cons:  Amazing

“THIS BAT IS A "BEAST" BUT IS IT WORTH THE COST?”

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Pros:  What can I say, Easton hit pay dirt all the way back to the 2011 "Omen" which became the bat of "lore". The bat is amazing, and my son swings this bat with ridiculous successful results. Feels just a tad end-loaded which is a good thing for a balanced swinging bat. I applaud Easton's discipline to NOT make an XL version in this model, as there is no reason, as this bat is somewhat in the middle. The two-piece design allows a whip effect which produces additional punch when your kid times it up correctly. The sweet-spot is massive, so unless hit on the handle or tip, will rocket away somewhere on the field. Also a durable bat, can be used over and over and will crack before it breaks. Another reason Easton's are so expensive, and this is important so pay attention, thanks to the cutting-edge TCT Thermo Composite Technology the bat does not lose its pop, however, continue to become hotter and hotter. However, is it so much better than other less priced bats in its line?

Cons:  My question, is the Easton Mako Beast, worth the additional cost over the Easton Mako Torq XL 2-5/8" BBCOR Bat -3oz also in its line? At 3x more expensive than the green Torq, it is a no-brainer. When I purchased my son his black Mako Beast, I also purchased him the green Mako Torq XL as a field bat and maybe more. We tested both bats and were shocked. He was actually hitting bigger bombs with the green Mako Torq XL as well as fighting off inside pitches better with its spinning handle. The bottom line, he hit better with the green Mako Torq XL. Now.... which bat does he use in his Travel Ball and Babe Ruth games? The black Mako Beast of course. ??

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Pros:  nice feel, great pop. we tried many bats including both 18' and 17'. This bat stood out over all others for balance, ease of swing and pop.

Cons:  none

“Great bat, broken”

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Pros:  Awesome feel, awesome pop, awesome weight distribution

Cons:  Broke within 2 months of use, the top piece of the bat is loose, also not sold at 32" which stunk

“Doesn't feel like a composite bat”

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Pros:  This bat has a giant barrel and is quite light but other than that the bat is very average.

Cons:  I hate how this feels once the ball is hit, it is fully composite, but it feels almost like a half aluminum half composite bat. If you are looking for a composite bat with a traditional composite feel do not buy this bat. Also this bat makes an extremely strange sound when you hit with it, at times it sounds like a wood bat and at times it sounds aluminum.

“Not Durable/ Lots Of Lemons”

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Pros:  My team bought three of these bats between us and two of them were lemons. The one that wasn't a lemon had amazing pop and has held up very well. Our highschool team had senior night for our first fame and our senior hit a 450 ft. plus 3 run jack. It is also a black bat so when you leave it in the sun the pop is insane. The pop is better than the new ghost X.

Cons:  I would recommend this bat if you are willing to go through a few returns.

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Pros:  This bat is amazing! I play very competitive travel baseball and this has held up good. Doesn’t sting the hands a lot and has great pop out of the wrapper. In my opinion, best bat money can buy.

Cons:  I have absolutely no cons about this bat. Has performed up to my expectations

Questions and Answers for the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103

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Can this bat be bought as 31 inch length?

The bat is not currently available in 31". The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103) was available in the 31", we are currently sold out.

Mick Expert
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Since Combat went out of business, who would the warranty go through?

The warranty period on this 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103) will be handled directly through Easton. If you had a warranty situation arise on this bat and the original purchase was from JustBats, please call us and we will provide directions for completing the warranty process through Easton.

Ben Expert
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(1) How does the one-piece, all-composite design differ from the two piece bats (other than more vibration)? (2) Does it still get hotter with time or is it best as soon as it is broken in?

(1) A one-piece, all-composite bat like this 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103) will not flex in the barrel at contact like a two-piece bat. The flex does not provide a performance advantage or disadvantage, but some players prefer one of the feels over the other. (2) This VIGOR will require a break-in period to get to the highest performance level. However, I wouldn't say that the bat will continue to increase in performance after the break-in has been completed. A break-in usually only takes a few days of consistent use.

Ben Expert
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Is the -3 just as good as the -5?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 will perform closer to that of a wood bat as a BBCOR model will have thicker barrel walls; essentially a -5 model of the same bat would allow for greater distance due to less barrel wall restrictions.

Cameron Expert
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I'm around 5'9 and 125 lbs. What size would you think is best for me?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 in a 31 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Is it a balanced bat or is it top heavy?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 is a balanced bat.

Cameron Expert
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I'm around 5'5" to 5'6" and 130 lbs. Would a 33/30 work for me?

For someone of your height, it may be best to get the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 in a 32 inch model but you can certainly swing a 33/30 if you feel comfortable with that size.

Cameron Expert
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How is the vibration?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 is a one-piece bat so it will not have much in the way of vibration reduction from an off-centered hit.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat approved for USSSA tournaments?

This bat is BBCOR certified for high school and college play. You will have to check with the tournament administrator to see if BBCOR bats are allowed in the tournaments you intend to play in.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this Juniors Little League approved?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 is legal for Juniors Little League as the bat has a composite barrel with BBCOR certification.

Cameron Expert
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What is the difference between the 2017 model and the 2016 model?

The only difference between the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103) and the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR BBCOR Baseball Bat (VIGAB103) is going to be cosmetics.

Carter Expert
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I am 5'8" and 190 lbs. What size would you recommend?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a 33"/30 oz size of this 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103)

Ben Expert
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Would you suggest this for a 6'1 245 pound power hitter or is this more of a contact hitter model?

The one piece design of the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 does benefit power hitters, as if offers a more stiff feel on contact for maximum energy transfer.

Logan Expert
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I am 5'8" and 120 lbs. What size should I get? I am having trouble with bat speed.

I would recommend getting a 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103) in the 31"/28 ounce size.

Carter Expert
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My son is 15 and 6' tall about 140 lbs. What would you recommend for size of bat?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 33" 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103.

Logan Expert
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My son is 14 years old, 5'5" and about 130 lbs. What size would you recommend and is the 2 5/8" barrel legal for Babe Ruth baseball?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 in a 32 inch bat. This bat would be legal for Babe Ruth.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat considered a "big barrel"? Big barrel use is not allowed in our league.

The 2017 Combat Vigor -3 (VG2AB103) has a 2 5/8" barrel which is considered as a big barrel.

John Expert
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I am 5'9" 149 lbs, what size bat should I use?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model of the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103.

Jason Expert
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I am 5'11" and 140 lbs, what size bat should I be using?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 in a 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Will COMBAT be making bats for 2018?

Unfortunately COMBAT went out of business and this is the last year that COMBAT will be making bats.

Carter Expert
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How does the balance of the Vigor compare to the Maxum? I know the barrel is bigger on the maxum, but is the balance point at the same place?

Yes, both of these bats will feel nearly identical in terms of balance.

Kyle J. Expert
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What is the lowest temperature in which this bat can be used? I got it today and was just wondering. I thought I saw somewhere that it might have been 60 degrees.

A composite bat like the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 is best used in temps exceeding 70 degrees. One can certainly use the bat in colder temps but typically a composite bat will not perform as well and can experience quicker durability issues in colder weather due to the composition of the baseball becoming more dense.

Cameron Expert
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My 10 year old grandson is 58" tall and weighs 66 pounds. What size bat should he be using?

Based on the player's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 29 inch bat. The weight to get is more dependent on what he is currently swinging and how well he can get this weight through the zone. The bat mentioned in the question (2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103) is a BBCOR bat designed for high school and college age players. For a player who is 10, one would want to look at either Youth Barrel bats ( 2 1/4" barrel diameter) or Youth Big Barrel bats/Senior League Baseball bats (2 5/8" and 2 3/4" barrel diameters) depending on what league rules allow.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 13 yrs old, 5'3" and weighs 125 lbs. What size bat should he be using?

We would suggest a 30-31" bat for someone his size.

Kyle J. Expert
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Do you have any bat pack deal with a drop 3 and a drop 10 so my son can use one for Little League and one for school ball? Also, he is 5'6" and 110 lbs. What size do you recommend? He uses a 32-22 in drop 10 now.

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 30 or possibly a 31 inch 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103. As for a bat pack with a -10 and -3, we do not have any of these packs set up as all BBCOR models will be paired with other BBCOR models.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5'7" and weigh 170 lbs. What inch bat would you recommend me getting?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 in a 32" 29oz. size.

Logan Expert
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Does this bat have a lizard skin grip on it?

Yes, the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103) does come with the Ultra-Premium Lizard Skins Grip.

Carter Expert
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Is this bat legal for 13U baseball?

Yes, since this bat has BBCOR .50 certification, it should be allowed for use within travel baseball for a 13 year old player.

Ben Expert
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I am 5'4 1/2 inches tall and 114 pounds. I was wondering whether I should get a 31 inch or a 32 inch?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 in a 31 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Since the material is composite I was just wondering does it need to be broken in?

Yes, composite bats do require a break-in period before game use to be ready. We recommend 150-200 swings off a tee or with soft toss, rotating the bat to ensure an even break in all around the barrel.

Kyle J. Expert
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How does this bat compare to the maxum other than the sweet spot? I can only find a 33 maxum and I wanted the maxum 31 since I'm in middle school, 5'3" weighing 90 pounds. Also I've swung a velo tons of times and would this bat be more balanced than the velo?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103) is pretty much the same as the Maxum in every way except for the barrel length, or "sweet spot". I think it is definitely a good option for you. It is going to be similar in balance to the Rawlings Velo.

Carter Expert
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How does this bat compare to the 2016 vigor?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 and the 2016 model are really the same bat other than the cosmetics.

Jason Expert
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Why the huge price drop for a 2017 bat?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 have been reduced in price after Easton shut down the COMBAT product line. As a result, the subsequent bats that were purchased were offered at a lower price and this has allowed us to pass the savings onto the consumer.

Cameron Expert
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Will the new bat rules for 2018 have any effect on this type of bat?

The new bat rules coming out in 2018 will only effect youth baseball bats. The BBCOR models, such as the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103, that high school and college players use will not change.

Cameron Expert
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I know Combat sold out to Easton so will the warranty be honored still?

Yes, the warranty for COMBAT's that we sell, including the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103, will go through us here at JustBats.com.

Logan Expert
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I live in the Midwest and baseball starts in March. Can this bat be used when temps are in the upper 40's - 50's?

It is not recommended to use a composite bat, such as the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103), in temperatures below 60 degrees. Lower temperatures will decrease the bats performance and increase the potential of cracking

Carter Expert
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Is this a better bat than the Easton MAKO TORQ?

The differences one will find in the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 compared to the MAKO TORQ would be the overall balance and vibration reduction. The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 will feature a better overall balance feeling but will not limit vibration as much as the MAKO TORQ; this is a result of the MAKO TORQ being a two-piece bat. Performance of the bats will be very similar.

Cameron Expert
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Is this a good bat for me? I'm 5'1" and 93 lbs.

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 is a one-piece fully composite bat with a very balanced swing weight. This would be a great option to consider for someone who is 5'1" and 93 lbs and based on these specs we would recommend looking into a 30 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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My son is a lightweight 8th grader looking for a BBCOR bat with a light swing weight. How does this bat compare to the Easton Z-Core BBCOR bat?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103) and the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA) are both going to feature balanced, one piece designs. Where they are going to vary is going to be the Vigor is a composite design while the Z-CORE is an aluminum design. Other than that they are very comparable bats.

Carter Expert
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Does this have a composite handle or full composite bat?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 is a one-piece, fully composite bat.

Logan Expert
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Does this bat have the USSSA stamp on it? I have a 13 year old that used a -5 well last year and needs to move up.

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 will not have the USSSA stamp on it as it is BBCOR certified instead. If a player is allowed to use a 2 5/8" barrel diameter then this bat would also be legal as the player would not be gaining an advantage; this is due to the fact that BBCOR bats will be heavier as well as have thicker barrel walls.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 17 6'2" and 185 lbs. I like a bigger barrel but also a longer bat 33-34. Would this be a good fit?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 can be a good fit for someone seeking a bat with a bigger barrel. All BBCOR bats will feature a 2 5/8" barrel diameter but the COMBAT bat will feature a much different taper than the majority of bats on the market. The barrel diameter of 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 will extend further towards the handle of the bat giving it a balanced swing weight design and larger sweet spot.

Cameron Expert
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Where do you find the drop number?

If not specifically listed in the title of the bat, then you can always find the drop number by subtracting the weight of the bat from the length of the bat. For example, a bat that is 33" long and weighs 30 oz will have a drop of -3 (33-30=3).

Kyle J. Expert
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This bat is stated as being balanced. How balanced is it compared to the MAXUM? I've read reviews saying it feels like it has a slight end load. Are their sticker weights accurate?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 is a balanced bat but will not be as balanced when compared to the MAXUM as the MAXUM has a longer barrel. As for the COMBAT bats and their listed weights, their bats are typically right on to 0.2 ounces heavier than listed.

Cameron Expert
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How does the Vigor compare to the Maxum?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103) is going to be very comparable to the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM BBCOR Baseball Bat (AB7MX103). The main difference between these two bats is going to be that the Maxum is going to feature a longer barrel than the Vigor. Other than that they are basically the same.

Carter Expert
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How is this bat balanced; is it end weighted? Why such a drop in price? Is their a flaw in the construction?

The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat (VG2AB103) is going to feature a balanced design. The reason for the price drop is we were able to get a these at a good price from COMBAT so we can sell them at a lower price.

Carter Expert
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What is the difference between the 2017 Vigor and the 2016 Vigor?

The only real difference between the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 and the 2016 model is going to be the design.

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Questions and Answers for the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK

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Do composite BBCOR bats need to be broken in?

Composite BBCOR bats, such as the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK, do typically benefit from a break in period. Common guidelines for a great break in include 150-200 swings off a tee and/or soft toss while rotating the bat in between swings to ensure of an even break in around the barrel.

Logan Expert
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I want a bat that will last me about 2-3 years can this bat last that long

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is durable as long it is properly broken in and take care of. Longevity is based on many things including the growth of the player and proper care of bat. With proper care, a player can still out grow a bat.

Daveron Expert
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My son is 13 moving up to BBCOR. He is 5'1" tall and 100 lbs. What length bat would you suggest?

Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 29 inch model. Unfortunately this bat will not be featured in a 29 inch size.

Cameron Expert
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Which has more pop and which has less vibration? The Cat 7 or this bat?

With both the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7 being BBCOR certified, it would be hard to say one has more or less pop than the other. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two piece bat, so it may offer slightly less vibration than the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7. However, the Cat 7 features an anti vibration knob, so it doesn't have much vibration either.

Logan Expert
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I am debating on getting this or the Marucci Cat 7. I am 5'11" and 155 pounds and more of a contact hitter, but still want a lot of pop. What bat should I get?

There is not much evidence to show that there would be more power within the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK compared to the Marucci CAT 7. What one will see with the MAKO is better vibration control (two-piece bat) and a more responsive bat in warmer weather (composite barrel bats respond and hold up better in 70 degrees Fahrenheit and above). With the Marucci CAT 7 one may get slightly better performance since it is a one-piece bat (stiffer on contact) and holds up better in colder weather.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 5'5" and weighs 114 at 10. He loved the Mako XL big barrel but outgrew it. Is this the new version of that bat? Looking to see what size and bat we should get based on what he loved.

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a balanced two-piece composite model while the MAKO XL was an end-loaded two-piece composite model. Unfortunately Easton stopped making the two-piece composite end-loaded model in 2016; the bat your son was swinging was the last version of its kind. Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend swinging a 31 inch model. With his age being 10, a -10 length to weight ratio bat would be the most ideal but if you feel he can swing something heavier then there is certainly nothing wrong with that. The bat you mentioned, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK, is designed for high school and college age players.

Cameron Expert
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Is the bat balanced?

Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a balanced bat.

Tyler Expert
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Can I use this bat in the cold? I have heard stuff about not using two-piece composite bats when it is cold outside.

There is no specific temperature requirement for bats out there, but we here at JustBats generally recommend 45-50 degrees as about the cutoff to where you would want to use a backup practice bat or cheaper model to avoid any potential durability concerns.

Kyle J. Expert
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I am 170 lbs and 6 ft tall. What size bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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How does the Mako Beast BB17MK compare to the Easton Mako 2016 Drop 5 composite bat?

They are of similar construction since they are both two-piece, full composite bats, but the BBCOR model will not have quite the pop or trampoline effect of the -5 model, simply because the BBCOR standard is a much lower performance factor than the USSSA standard that the -5 complies to.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this 2017 Mako beast legal for high school baseball and tournament baseball for 15 year olds?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is BBCOR ceritifed, so it is legal for high school baseball. Most likely it will be legal for tournament baseball as well, but every tournament has different rules, so you may just need to confirm those rules.

Tori Expert
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How would this bat compare to the 2017 CF Zen? Which would be more balanced?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTDXCBC are very comparable options featuring two piece composite designs. They will have a very similar feel and the balance of the two options are extremely comparable.

Carter Expert
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Hi, my son is 14 years old and he is on a 14U double A travel team, is this Easton MAKO beast BBCOR a good bat for him?

Bat recommendation will vary from player to player. If your player likes two-piece, composite bats with a balanced swing weight, then I would recommend the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 32 inch length. However, if your player likes one-piece, alloy bats then I would recommend the 2018 Easton Beast X Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB18BXS in a 32 inch length as well.

Dan Expert
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Can the BB17MK be used for little league play in 2018?

BBCOR bats like the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK can only be used in the 'Senior League' division of Little League. You will be approved to use this bat if you are playing in that division. If not, I would recommend something similar like the 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX5 which features the new USA certification for Little League.

Dan Expert
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My son is 12 years old. He is 4"9', weighs about 80-85lbs, is playing USSSA this year and middle school next year. What bat do you recommend for him?

I would not recommend this Easton Mako Beast BBCOR. BBCOR is a bat intended for high school and college players, and they are all -3 drops so they are heavier than other bats. You will want to look at bats with a -8 to a -10 drop. Some good examples are the 2017 Marucci Cat 7 (MSBYC78), the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen (DXCBZR), or the 2017 Rawlings Velo (SL7V10).

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat very durable? I want to make sure that it lasts me a good year or so before it breaks. I've heard that this bat is very fragile.

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is going to be a durable bat that will last a good year and features an one year manufacturers warranty.

Carter Expert
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What's the difference between the 2018 Easton Ghost X BBCOR (BB18GX) and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK)?

The big difference between this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) and the 2018 Easton Ghost X BBCOR (BB18GX) will be the new EXACT Carbon Composite Material on the Ghost X that optimizes barrel performance & enlarges the sweet spot. Another difference will be the re-designed connection point on the Ghost X that should delivery upgraded durability.

Ben Expert
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Which 2018 Easton BBCOR replaces the 2017 Easton BBCOR Mako Beast?

The 2018 Easton Ghost X BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB18GX) replaced the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

Mick Expert
143234 Click to show/hide answer

Is this USA certified?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is not going to be USA Baseball certified. This model is BBCOR certified so it will be made to play in high school and college baseball.

Cooper Expert
142983 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat made more for power hitters or contact hitters?

Considering the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK has a balanced swing weight I would say it's able to be utilized by both types of hitters, whereas an end-loaded bat would mainly pertain to predominantly power hitters.

Tyler Expert
142873 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat have the BBCOR .50 stamp for use in the 2018 BBCOR leagues? In particular, the 14U New England Elite Baseball League (EBL)?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK features the BBCOR certification stamp, and it is legal for any league that requires the BBCOR standard for play.

Jason Expert
142830 Click to show/hide answer

Can this bat be used next year under the new USA bat rules?

Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) will not be allowed under the USA baseball bat rules for 2018.

Tyler Expert
142774 Click to show/hide answer

What size should a 6"0 150lbs 16 year old use for this bat?

The suggested bat for the specifications of your player is 33" and 30oz.

Tyler Expert
142737 Click to show/hide answer

What size bat for a 5'10" 180 lbs 15 year old? A 32" or 33"?

Based on the players height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
142357 Click to show/hide answer

What size bat would you recommend for a 15 year old 5' 9" 145 lbs that will last him a few seasons? 31" or 32"? He was swinging a 31" last year, but want to make sure that he doesn't outgrow this bat too soon.

I would recommend the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 32 inch length.

Dan Expert
142131 Click to show/hide answer

Would you recommend this bat or the Rawlings Velo?

Both bats will be good options. It will be up to the player if they want a one-piece alloy or a two-piece composite like the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Dan Expert
142072 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat end loaded or balanced?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a balanced bat.

Carter Expert
141762 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 14, 5-6, 120 lbs. and he swung a 31" -10 last year. We're looking at the 32/29 for next year. Would this be okay, or should he stick to the 31/28? He is going through a big growth spurt.

Based on his current height and weight, I would suggest going with a 31/28 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK. But if you feel as though he will be growing quite a bit over the winter and can handle the added ounce, then going with a 32" wouldn't be out of the question.

Logan Expert
141737 Click to show/hide answer

I noticed there is a used Mako Beast in the size my kid wants. It is listed as in excellent condition. Was this a demo bat and if so, how many swings would you say it has on it?

Our used bats are not demo bats, they are bats that we decided to take back from a customer based on rare circumstances. A bat listed in "Excellent" condition will appear nearly brand new, and not have hardly any swings on it.

Kyle J. Expert
141696 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat approved for Babe Ruth play in 2018?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is allowed for use in Babe Ruth baseball for the 13-15 age division. BBCOR bats are required for the 16-18 age division.

Cameron Expert
141646 Click to show/hide answer

I have this bat and after a high school season and playing in the playoffs threw the 4th round and a full summer with 81 times at bat, bating practices the bat feels dead an has no pop.

If you feel like the bat is defective we can go through the warranty process. This bat has a 12 month warranty. If you give us a call we can get that started.

Mick Expert
141633 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat is better, the MAKO BEAST BBCOR or the 917 Prime BBCOR? I am trying to decided which bat should I get and I"m 5"5" 105 lbs.

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting a 29 or 30 inch bat. As for which bat is better, both the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the LS Prime 917 are fully composite models with balanced swing weights. To date, we have received more reviews on the LS Prime 917 but the overall reviews on the MAKO BEAST have a higher rating. From one BBCOR model to the next there is typically not a significance difference in terms of performance as these bats are highly regulated. With that being the case, either of these bats would be great options to consider.

Cameron Expert
141421 Click to show/hide answer

My son has to use a BBCOR 31 inch or longer bat for middle school next year. I am looking for a bat with the lowest swing weight I can find. How does the Mako Beast compare to other bats in terms of swing weight? Thanks!

All bats will be roughly an ounce heavier than the listed weight. This is due to the manufactures weighing the raw bat before putting the grip tape and cosmetics on the bat. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) weighs about 1.3 ounces more than its listed weight

Mick Expert
141270 Click to show/hide answer

I am 16, 210 lbs., and 6'2." I am wondering what size bat to swing.

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 33" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Logan Expert
141038 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 8th grade, 13 years old. Needs to move from a 31 drop 7 to a BBCOR -3. He is just about 5 1/2 feet tall and a bit over 100 lbs. What do you recommend?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest going with a 31" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK since he is already accustomed to that length.

Logan Expert
140737 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat legal for the 2018 season? My son is 14 playing travel and jr. high baseball.

Travel baseball, such as USSSA sanctioned tournaments, are not changing their bat rules, so the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK would be legal for that. You would want to find out from the jr. high league what kind of certifications they will require for bats. Some require BBCOR certified bats, so the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK would be legal there as well, I would just double check to be sure.

Logan Expert
140471 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'7 155, going into my sophomore year, what size should I get?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend getting a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

Carter Expert
140457 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 17, 6'3" and 170 lbs. What size bat do you recommend for me?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
140316 Click to show/hide answer

I am 13 years old and 90 lbs. I am just starting 7th grade. What bat do you recommend?

If you are looking to purchase a BBCOR bat at you age and size, I would recommend looking towards a smaller size of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK). My suggestion would be the 30"/27 oz size or 31"/28 oz size.

Ben Expert
140239 Click to show/hide answer

I am 14 years old, 5'5", and 110 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 30" model of the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
140236 Click to show/hide answer

I am 14 years old, 6 feet tall and 150 pounds with a lot of upper body strength. Which bat size/weight would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" 30 oz model of the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
140186 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 14 years old and 108 pounds and 5 foot 2. What size do you suggest to me?

Based on your height and weight I would go with a 31"/28 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

Carter Expert
140012 Click to show/hide answer

I have heard that composite bats lose their pop after awhile. If my son uses it for both BP and games, how long can I expect this to be for the Mako Beast and how does that compare to other brands?

If used for both BP and games and the player plays quite often, you can probably expect a season or two out of a composite bat, little more or little less depending on each individual situation. Durability is roughly the same for most composite bats.

Kyle J. Expert
139998 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 13 and 5'10" 128 pounds. What size Mako?

We would suggest a 31" length for someone your size.

Kyle J. Expert
139846 Click to show/hide answer

I am 13, going to be in 8th grade, and I'm 5'4" and 190 pounds. What would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, as well as factoring in your age, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 31 inch model.

Cameron Expert
139756 Click to show/hide answer

I am 14 and will be a freshman in high school but am only 5'1 and 95 pounds. What bats would be best for me?

I would recommend the 30 inch model for the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Trevor Expert
139750 Click to show/hide answer

I am 14, 5'5'' and 130 lbs. What size bat should I swing?

Based on your height and weight, a 31'' in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK would be the best size for you.

Tori Expert
139500 Click to show/hide answer

I am 13 moving to a BBCOR bat this fall. I am 5'3" and 100 lbs. I currently use a 29" Combat Maxum. Which Mako Beast would you suggest for me?

We would recommend a 30"/27 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

Carter Expert
139487 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat would you suggest for a 14 year old (5'6" and 125 lbs) playing 16U and hitting leadoff (a little power)?

Based upon your height and weight, I would suggest a 31" length of a BBCOR bat. This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) will be pretty balanced and easy to control for a leadoff hitter. As well, it is currently available in the 31"/28 oz size.

Ben Expert
139474 Click to show/hide answer

Will the mako beast drop 3 be legal next year with the new bat restrictions. My son will be a freshman in high school.

The BBCOR restrictions will not have any change to them. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK will be legal.

Max Expert
139427 Click to show/hide answer

I have been reading all the comments and have a question. The bat sizes you have suggested to people don't match the chart in the bat buying resource. My son is 5'3" and 95 lbs. He is sold on the Mako Beast BBCOR. He wants a 31"/28 oz based on the chart. What do you suggest?

Typically, our bat experts make their "general" suggestions based off the Bat Coach application on the website. That is why the suggestions from the experts may not match what is listed in the chart in the Bat Resource Guide (the Bat Coach and the Resource Guide differ a little bit). That being said, I think that your player could go with the 31"/28 oz size of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), it may just be a little heavy starting out.

Ben Expert
139352 Click to show/hide answer

I was looking at this bat and the Louisville Slugger Prime 917. Which one do you suggest for a power hitter that is looking for pop in the barrel?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK features a stiffer two piece design than the three piece design of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat, so the Beast may be a better option for a power style hitter.

Logan Expert
139294 Click to show/hide answer

I am about to turn 15 years old. I weigh about 135 lbs and I am about 5'9". Thinking about the MAKO BEAST (BB17MK), the Lock & Load (BB17ZLL), the 2017 Z Core Speed (BB17ZS) and the 2017 Z-Core Hybrid (BB17ZH). Can someone describe how these models compare. What bat should I buy and what size (I swing with a 31" bat, but people are telling me to go up an inch or two while others tell me to stay where I am at)?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a BBCOR bat in the 31" length, but I imagine that you will probably be growing a little bit within the next couple of years. Because of that, it would be worth considering a 32" length. The MAKO will be a 2-piece, all-composite bat with a balanced feel. The Z-Core Speed will be a one-piece, all-alloy bat with a balanced feel as well. The Z-Core Hybrid will be a hybrid bat (alloy barrel and composite handle) and feature a little bit of an end-load. The Lock and Load is a one-piece, all-alloy design. As well, it can be made for a power hitter or contact hitter by adding or subtracting weight from the end of the bat. My suggestion of bat would be the MAKO since it is balanced in its feel and we have it in the 32" length (32" length since you will be growing).

Ben Expert
139265 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat has the most pop and is the most balanced?

I would recommend the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) if you are looking for a high performing, balanced option.

Carter Expert
139236 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5 foot 5 and weigh 112 pounds and am 14 years old. What size bat do you suggest for me? Also, do you suggest buying a drop 3 bat or a slightly lighter bat to generate more bat speed?

If you are allowed to swing a non-BBCOR bat, you would see better performance out of such bats due to their less restrictive certification. If you go with a BBCOR bat such as the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK, I would suggest a 30" 27 ounce. If you go with a senior league bat, such as the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK5, I would suggest going with a 31" 26 ounce size.

Logan Expert
139232 Click to show/hide answer

I'm about 5'8'', 5'9'' ish and am somewhere between 135-140 lbs. I am shopping for an Easton BBCOR bat to use in my league, but don't know what Easton model to get or what inch bat to buy. Can you give me some recommendations/suggestions?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting a 31'' bat. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a great balanced bat for a contact hitter. If you are more of a power hitter, the Z-Core XL of MAKO XL would probably be a better choice for you.

Tori Expert
139212 Click to show/hide answer

My son hits with a Mako Beast XL (-5), but has to move to the BBCOR (-3). He has no issues generating bat speed. How much of a difference will the balanced swing of the MAKO Beast BBCOR be from the end-loaded MAKO Beast XL? Will a balanced bat be able to generate as much power as the end-loaded bats?

Unfortunately, it will be really hard to truly compare an end-loaded -5, USSSA bat to a balanced -3, BBCOR bat. Everyone's perception of the feel will differ slightly and there are some players who will be affected negatively by the change and there will be others who transition without any issues. That being said, if your player is currently benefiting from the end-loaded feel on his -5 bat, I might recommend bypassing this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) and moving to an end-loaded, BBCOR bat. An end-loaded BBCOR bat to suggest would be the 2017 DeMarini CF Insane End Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCIC).

Ben Expert
139187 Click to show/hide answer

I am 13 and 6 foot 125lb. I am looking for a good BBCOR for next season which length would be ideal for me. Right now I am using a 31in 2014 MAKO BBCOR and it has amazing pop but I'm looking for a new one but don't know what length to get. I can swing the 31' fine and it feels like I have no power due to how light it is.

I would suggest a 32'' 29 oz bat. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a great option for BBCOR bat as well.

Max Expert
138968 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'11" and 185 lbs. Would you recommend this bat or the DeMarini Voodoo One (I don't favor composite over aluminum)?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 33" BBCOR bat. This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) has been made for a number of years with great success by Easton. With the balanced feel and longer barrel length, I think you would enjoy use of this bat.

Ben Expert
138964 Click to show/hide answer

How does the MAKO BEAST BBCOR compare to the Louisville 917?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the LS Prime 917 are both two piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK has a tendency to run a little heavier than the LS Prime 917 by about 1/2 ounce. As well, the connection point on the MAKO BEAST will be stiffer.

Cameron Expert
138807 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'3" and 105 pounds. What size would fit me best?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
138792 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'8 and a half around 130 pounds I'm 14 years old and I need a BBCOR bat for freshman ball. What size do you think I should get?

For the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK I would get the 32 inch model, based on your height and weight.

Trevor Expert
138745 Click to show/hide answer

I am 6'3" and 195 lbs. What would be the best bat weight for me?

Based upon your height and weight, my general recommendation would be to get this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) in the 34"/31 oz size.

Ben Expert
138664 Click to show/hide answer

I'm looking for a BBCOR baseball bat for next year. I'm 5'6" and 120 lbs. What size bat would you suggest?

Based upon on your height and weight, we would recommend a BBCOR bat in the 31" length. If you can handle the 28 oz weight of the 31" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), I would recommend this bat in that size highly.

Ben Expert
138650 Click to show/hide answer

My son is almost 13 and very small (4' 10'' and 82 lbs). He has to start swinging a BBCOR this fall. What would you recommend?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend going with a smaller size of BBCOR bat in the 30" length (27 oz weight). This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) features a balanced swing feel and is available in that 30" size. This MAKO BEAST would certainly be a suggestion of mine to you.

Ben Expert
138553 Click to show/hide answer

Can I add Lizard Skin grip to this?

We sell bats, such as the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK, as they come from the manufacturer, so it would feature the standard Easton grip. However, you can add a different grip once you have the bat.

Logan Expert
138453 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 13 and I'm looking for a BBCOR (first time using the BBCOR bats). I hear this bat is balanced swinging (not end-loaded). Will it make a difference in the power of the bat?

You will still be able to generate power with this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) even though it is no end-loaded (most times, the biggest factor for generating power is swing speed and not end-load). Typically, the suggestion for end-loaded bats comes about for a player that feels the balanced bats are too light for use. If you are just making the move to the heavier BBCOR bats, I think a balanced bat like this MAKO is a good option for starting out.

Ben Expert
138444 Click to show/hide answer

I am 13 and 5 foot 3 inches and 125 pounds. I need a BBCOR bat for a 13u travel ball tournament. Is this a good bat choice for me? I have recently used the 2015 XL1 and loved it!

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. This would make an excellent choice for someone seeking a BBCOR bat. Main difference between this and the XL1 is the swing weight design; the XL1 featured an end-loaded swing weight.

Cameron Expert
138347 Click to show/hide answer

My son used the Easton Mako in 2016 and then switched to the Mako XL in 2017 high school and it seemed to have more pop (distance) to balls he was hitting. The cap broke and Easton said they are not making the XL any longer and are out of them to replace it with so they offered him a Mako Beast. These are all -3 BBCOR bats. Do you feel the Mako Beast has as much "pop"?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and Mako Beast XL both have a very similar design. I would say the XL has just as much pop.

Trevor Expert
138229 Click to show/hide answer

My son is about 5 ft tall and weighs about 100 pounds. He is 13 years old. What would you recommend for bat size?

We would recommend a 29" or 30" model for any BBCOR size bat, judging by his size.

Kyle J. Expert
138019 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat end loaded or balanced? I am looking for a bat to increase my hand speed. Would this be that bat?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) is a balanced option that would help increase your hand speed.

Carter Expert
137959 Click to show/hide answer

My son will be 16 years old in September. He is 5'9" and 130 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based upon your player's height and weight, my general recommendation would be looking for this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) in the 31"/28 oz.

Ben Expert
137783 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'11" and 15 years old. I hit 3 or 4 hole. Would you recommend this bat or the Voodoo ONE?

Both the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the DeMarini Voodoo ONE are balanced bats and can be used by both contact and power hitters alike. As far as which bat to get, the MAKO will be a two-piece fully composite while the Voodoo ONE will be a one-piece fully alloy bat. There are pros and cons to each (composite requires a break-in, not as ideal in colder weather from a performance and durability standpoint, more expensive, better performing in warmer weather, tendency to hold performance capabilities longer; alloy bats are cheaper, better performing in colder weather, hot out of the wrapper). As well, the two-piece construction of the MAKO will reduce vibration from off-centered hits better but the Voodoo ONE will be stiffer (sting hands more when not squared up properly) but could offer slightly more power.

Cameron Expert
137730 Click to show/hide answer

My son is small but is playing modified and 13U travel ball and we are looking for the lowest swing weight bat (MOI). We have come down to 3 bats: MAKO BEAST, CAT 7 and LS 617. Any suggestions?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK will come in around 1.3 ounces heavier than the listed weight on the bat. This will be the same for the LS Solo 617. Meanwhile, the Marucci CAT 7 will come in slightly lighter at 1.1 ounces over the listed weight. As far as the MOI is concerned for each bat, this is not something the manufacturers advertise so it would be tough to say which one is lower than the next. It really comes down to whether you prefer a two-piece bat (Easton MAKO BEAST) or alloy barrel (LS Solo 617 and Marucci CAT 7).

Cameron Expert
137669 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat, in your recommendation, is better between this bat and the 2017 Rawlings VELO?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the Rawlings VELO are both great bats to consider. The MAKO bat will not be as balanced as the VELO but will reduce vibration more on off-centered hits (due to the two-piece design). Since it is composite it will also require a break-in before being game ready while the VELO will be hot out of the wrapper. As well, the VELO is going to be better suited in colder weather (will hold up better as well) while the MAKO could give a slight advantage in warmer weather.

Cameron Expert
137667 Click to show/hide answer

In terms of exit velocity and power hitting, how does this bat compare to the DeMarini Voodoo?

You wouldn't see much difference in terms of exit velocity between the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVBC. With both being two piece BBCOR bats, the only real difference would be that the Mako Beast features a larger sweet spot than the Voodoo due to the Mako's composite material.

Logan Expert
137299 Click to show/hide answer

Is the MAKO Beast end loaded or balanced?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK features a balanced swing weight.

Jason Expert
137211 Click to show/hide answer

Is the BBCOR Mako beast barrel longer than the 2016 Mako XL barrel? Does it have a larger sweet spot?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK does feature a longer barrel for a larger sweet spot than the 2016 Mako XL.

Logan Expert
136239 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat "legal" for babe Ruth and middle school (8th grade) baseball teams?

BBCOR is the certification for high school age league and above. You will have to check with your league commissioner to see if BBCOR is allowed for your league.

Kyle J. Expert
136165 Click to show/hide answer

I just got the 33/30 of this bat, so my friend and I are planning on breaking it in by just hitting BP with it. I was wondering if there's anything specific to do in order for this bat to perform its best for as long as it can?

The best way to break in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK would be to take soft toss and tee work, rotating the barrel a 1/4" after each swing. For a composite bat, it typically takes 75-250 swings to get game ready. To get the bat lasting as long as possible it is advisable to use the bat in warmer temperatures and to use another bat for BP and practice swings.

Cameron Expert
136060 Click to show/hide answer

My kid is 5'6 and 130 pounds. Would a 31 or 32 be best for him? He is 11.

If your player is required to swing a BBCOR bat, I would suggest a 31" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK. However, most 11 year old leagues do not require the use of a BBCOR bat. If he is not required to swing BBCOR, I would suggest a 32" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10.

Logan Expert
135939 Click to show/hide answer

What size do you recommend for a 14 year old, 5'4" and 141 pounds?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 31 inch model.

Cameron Expert
135852 Click to show/hide answer

My son loves his CAT 6 however he is in the market for a new bat and the Beast is catching his eye. He's 13, 5'6" and 155 lbs. What's the difference in the Cat Series and the Beast and what length do you think he should get?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two piece composite bat, whereas the Cat series is a one piece alloy design. Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 32" size.

Logan Expert
134599 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat have a flared handle like the DeMarini Voodoos?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK does feature a small flare, as most BBCOR bats do, but it is not as noticeable as the DeMarini bats since the Mako handle is thicker to begin with.

Logan Expert
133973 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat end loaded?

No, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is not end loaded. It is balanced and has a low swing weight.

Tori Expert
133969 Click to show/hide answer

Are there any differences in this bat and the 2016 TORQ besides the handle and the look?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK actually features a barrel that is 1.5 inches longer than previous MAKO bats including the 2016 EASTON MAKO TORQ. This would be the main difference besides the previously mentioned fact that the TORQ has the rotating handle

Cameron Expert
133967 Click to show/hide answer

Is there any difference between this and the 2015 TORQ besides the handle and cosmetics?

The Torq version of this bat is going to have a Torq handle which is the main difference between the two. Also, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) is going to feature a longer barrel than the 2015 Torq.

Carter Expert
133870 Click to show/hide answer

How will the new 2018 USA bat rules effect this bat? I presume it would be permitted to be used until the end of this year then be obsolete?

At this time, we do not know and the manufacturer's do not know either. We do know that no manufacturer is making a -3 oz. USA Bat product.

Cameron Expert
133862 Click to show/hide answer

I am 14 years old and am wondering what size of the MAKO BEAST would be best for me? My old bat was an Easton Z-Core 33 inch drop 3 which I was very comfortable with. I currently 5'10" and 160 pounds.

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 33 inch model if you were comfortable swinging a Z-CORE previously in the same length.

Cameron Expert
133701 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 6'9" 285 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 34 inch model.

Cameron Expert
133664 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 14, 5'6" and weighs 100 lbs. What size do you recommend? This is his first -3.

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK.

Jason Expert
133615 Click to show/hide answer

Break in period. How should you break it in?

To properly break in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs. Begin swinging at 40% power and work our way up to full strength as you get closer to 200 swings.

Carter Expert
133584 Click to show/hide answer

Should I buy this or the Z-CORE Speed Limited. What performs better?

Both are going to perform similarly. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two-piece composite bat and will provide flex and whip in the swing. The Z-CORE is a one-piece alloy bat that will offer stiffness to power hitters.

Logan Expert
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My 12 yr old is 5'4",105. My 16 yr old is 5'8", 140. Both use -3. What bat sizes do you suggest for both?

For the 12 year old, I would suggest a 29" 26oz size. However, there aren't many options at that size, so I would go with the 30" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK. For the 16 year old, I would suggest a 32" 29oz size.

Logan Expert
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If I am 5'10" and 215 lbs. Should I get the 33 in or the 32? I used the 33" last year but I felt like i wasn't getting my bat around as fast as I wanted to.

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 33"/30 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), however, if you feel that your bat speed was slower I would go with the 32"/29 ounce. The charts and bat coach are really just recommendations and everybody is different. The extra ounce could really help with your bat speed and comfort up at the plate.

Carter Expert
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I am a junior in high school and I have not decided between the MAKO BEAST or the 2017 Voodoo. I have always used the Voodoo series, but have been recommended the MAKO BEAST by some teammates and don't know if the MAKO will sound right after using the alloys and will last as long. Also, I am concerned about a break in period, is it necessary?

Both the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) and the Voodoo series are both very good bats. If you properly break in a composite bat such as the Mako Beast durability will not be a concern. To properly break in the Mako Beast, we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs.

Carter Expert
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My son is 5' 10" 162 lbs. What size MAKO BEAST should we buy?

Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

Carter Expert
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Are they going to make a BEAST BBCOR XL?

As of right now (2/1/2017) we have nothing in our system and have not heard of Easton making a Mako Beast XL BBCOR Baseball Bat.

Carter Expert
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My son is 16, 6'0 and 190 pounds. He is a strong kid. He wants to move to a 34" bat. Is this the right size for him?

Based on his height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK in a 33''. However, if he has previously used a 33'' and is comfortable with it, he could definitely move up to a 34'' bat.

Tori Expert
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My son is 15 and playing freshman high school ball. He's 6'5" and 165 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of looking for this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) in the 33" length as long as you feel that he can handle the 30 oz weight.

Ben Expert
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My son has used the Mako and XL since he was 10 and swings the end loaded bat very well. Now that he is soon to be 14, we are looking at a -3 drop bat. Please advice on either the Mako Beast or DeMarini CF Insane End Load.

If you are looking to continue swinging an end loaded bat, I would suggest going with the CF Insane End Load since the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is balanced.

Logan Expert
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My son is 15 and is 5'11" and weighs 155-160. What size bat do you recommend?

We would recommend a 32" length of bat. You can go up or down 1" from the recommendation however depending on things like how far he stands from the plate, whether he chokes up or not, how strong he is, etc.

Kyle J. Expert
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My grandson is 14. He is a freshman in high school. He is 5'10" and 145 lbs. What size bat do you recommend? What bat do you recommend that can be used in high school?

Based on your grandsons height and weight we would recommend that he swings a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

Carter Expert
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Will this bat be more for a power hitter or contact hitter?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. This bat can be used by both contact and power hitters although true power hitters have a tendency of preferring an end-loaded bat.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 14 and about 6 feet tall. What do you recommend, a 32 or 33?

Based on your son's height, a 33 inch 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK would be best but based on the player's age, and dependent on weight, a 32 inch would be the safer choice.

Cameron Expert
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What size grip tape is used on the handle of the BEAST?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK does not specify the grip tape being used but it appears it may be 1.1 MM.

Cameron Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Easton S1 Brigade?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is similar to the Easton S1 in that both bats are/were two-piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights. The MAKO will use TCT composite and have a barrel 1.5 inches longer while the S1 used IMX composite materials.

Cameron Expert
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Is the extended barrel on the BEAST the same as a 2014 XL1 or longer?

The barrel on the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK should be slightly longer than the 2014 Easton XL1

Sean Expert
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How long will this bat last/not lose pop if you use it for practice and games year round?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) is a composite bat and composite bats do not typically "lose pop" the more they are used. They will keep getting hotter and hotter. Also, we cannot predict how long a bat will last. It really just depends on a lot of factors.

Carter Expert
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I'm 5'7" 130 pounds and 13 years old. Do you think that the Louisville Slugger Prime 917 would be better for me or the Mako Beast?

Both the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK and the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 are great options, the main difference between the two bats is that the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is a two-piece design which will give the bat more flex. 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is a three-piece design which will give it a stiffer feel.

Sean Expert
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My son is moving to 13U this spring and needs a BBCOR -3 bat. He has been very happy with the MAKO (30") he used for Little League. He is 4'8" and 70 lbs. What would you recommend?

Based on his height and weight, I would recommend a 29" -3. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is not available in the 29". Jumping from a Little League bat to a BBCOR is a hard transition, but the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZS is available in 29".

Linsey Expert
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Do you need to keep the holographic stickers on the bat, and why?

If you were to order this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), I would recommend removing one of the two stickers (both stickers are identical) from the bat and placing it on a paper copy of your receipt. If a warranty issue arose with the bat, Easton would want you to be able to send your bat to them with one of the stickers on the bat and one of the stickers on the paper copy of the receipt in order to get a replacement bat.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat comparable to the Louisville Slugger Prime 915?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is very similar to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Prime 915. Both bats have a fully composite construction with a balanced swing weight. The main difference is that the Easton MAKO BEAST has a two-piece design and the Louisville Slugger Prime has a three-piece design.

Angelique Expert
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Is there a break in process for this bat?

To properly break in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs. Begin swinging at 40% power and work our way up to full strength as you get closer to 200 swings

Carter Expert
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What is the difference between this bat and the 2016 MAKO?

This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) will feature the same material as the 2016 MAKO XL BBCOR bat. However, the difference will be that the MAKO XL featured an end-loaded swing feel while this MAKO BEAST will be more balanced in its swing feel.

Sean Expert
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What is the difference between the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST?

Performance wise these two bats are extremely comparable. Both are two-piece, fully composite models with balanced swing weights and very large sweet spots.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is 12 years old and making the jump to the big field. He will need a -3 BBCOR bat for this fall. He has always used the Easton MAKO bats and finished this summer season using a 31"/21 oz MAKO. Based on him being 5'1" and about 115 lbs, would you suggest a 30" or 31' as he moves up to a much heavier BBCOR bat?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a BBCOR baseball bat in the 30" length. If you feel that your player can handle the 27 oz weight of the 30" model of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK), I would recommend that size option.

Ben Expert
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Does this bat have any similarities to the 2016 Easton Mako XL?

This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) will feature the same material as the 2016 MAKO XL BBCOR bat. However, the difference will be that the MAKO XL featured an end-loaded swing feel while this MAKO BEAST will be more balanced in its swing feel.

Ben Expert
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What bat manufactured by Easton has the lightest swing weight out of the 2017 BBCOR models?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK is the lightest swinging BBCOR bat from Easton's 2017 lineup.

Jason Expert
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Is there any difference from last year's model other than cosmetics?

This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) will be extremely similar to the 2016 MAKO (BB16MK). The same TCT Thermo composite material will be used on each bat. In my opinion, the biggest difference will be the cosmetics and also a barrel length on this 2017 model that may be slightly longer than what was featured on the BB16MK from last year.

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Bat Features
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  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • Ultra-Premium Lizard Skins Grip - Supreme Comfort / Reduced Vibration
  • One-Piece Composite Design
  • Precision Molding Technology - Consistent Performance Throughout the Barrel and No Dead Spots
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  • Single Wall Barrel Construction
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In a price range typically littered with only alloy options, COMBAT has created a one of a kind bat. The COMBAT VIGOR is the only baseball bat that offers a 100% composite, one-piece, single wall barrel construction. This design gives the VIGOR an exceptional advantage over the competition. Not only does this result in a longer, extended barrel but it provides explosive power, a lighter swing weight, and essential feedback. Furthermore, the unique single wall barrel produces an extraordinary trampoline effect for maximum pop and a superior feel. Much like that of the popular MAXUM models, the VIGOR uses COMBAT's Precision Molded Seamless Construction Technology which results in a hardened, ultra-consistent molded bat every time making it perfectly tuned for optimal performance. Additionally, no seams means no dead spots for a dependable performance during every at bat. Plus, as an added bonus, each VIGOR comes wrapped with an ultra-premium Lizard Skins grip for supreme comfort and reduced vibration.

This 2017 COMBAT VIGOR BBCOR Baseball Bat: VG2AB103 features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR Certification making it legal for play at the high school and collegiate level. Also, COMBAT is backing this model with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. COMBAT: See The Difference! Make sure to pick up your own VIGOR today with our fast, free shipping!
Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 31/32 Inch Tapered Composite Handle
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
  • Patented ConneXion Technology - Maximizes Energy Transfer and Eliminates Vibration
  • Extremely Low MOI / Game's Fastest Swing Speed
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)
  • Two-Piece, Fully Composite Construction
  • Extended Speed Barrel - 1.5 Inches Longer than the First Generation MAKO
  • TCT Thermo Composite Technology - Massive Sweet Spot / Unmatched Bat Speed
  • Lowest Swing Weight Index In 2017 Power Brigade Lineup
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description for 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK
New for 2017! The latest and greatest members of the Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST 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. 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 an evenly balanced model that delivers power through fast swing speeds. Easton's redesigned TCT Thermo Composite technology creates a barrel that is 1.5 inches longer than the legendary, first generation MAKO for more plate coverage and a huge sweet spot. This extended barrel is connected to 31/32 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 comfort is the fact that each MAKO BEAST comes wrapped with the formidable HYPERSKIN grip and it is backed by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Easton: Unleash The Beast!

This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and is BBCOR Certified for high school and collegiate play. Buy your MAKO BEAST with the bigger, badder, BBCOR barrel today with free shipping!
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