Pros: Quick shipping, lots of pop out of the wrapper. Very Balanced!
Bat Pack 2018 COMBAT MAXUM and Marucci CAT 6 -5 Senior League Baseball Bats: SL8MX105 and MSBC65
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Pros: Quick shipping, lots of pop out of the wrapper. Very Balanced!
Pros: Hot, no break in period Classic combat pop Very balanced and light swinging for -5
Cons: none, hottest "new" -5 on the market, unless you are lucky enough to stumble across a -5 Demarini Zen or old Easton XL1, this bat is the best available
Pros: very good balance weight, every 12 year old player needs to have a -5 bats, this is it......... already hit to over the fence, 98 pounds player. can't wait for my next weekend games.........
Cons: Non at this time
Pros: Good pop and good feel, but the handle snapped during normal BP. It will be warrantied, but I hope this isnâ€™t a sign of flaws in the design. My son was very disappointed. And, now if something happens 8 months down the line we will be out of luck.
Cons: Handle snapped in two with 2 weeks of using the bat.
Pros: This bat has lots of pop and has a pretty hood feeling.
Pros: The best drop 5 out there in my opinion. Of course the CF is great as well but you cant find that anywhere. you cant beat the price on this either. Sad that this will be the last of the Combat line but if you look at the new Ghost...it looks more like a Combat bat than the prior Eastons. Good job Easton at swooping up this company!
Cons: Only that it is the last model...
Pros: I bought this for my 13yo. Right out of the box, this bat has GREAT pop! The balance is better than I expected. My son loves the larger hitting surface. Knowing he will only use this for a season, being a single wall is not an issue. I would definitely recommend this bat.
Cons: The only reason I did 3 stars for durability is because the bat has only been used in the cage so far and is still fairly new. I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving a better or worse review on that issue at this point.
Pros: Hot out of the wrapper. Equal to 2016 Maxxum! General Feel is Good Too early to tell about durability
Cons: We are missing the Lizard Skin wrap that used to come with Combat. Have to add later.
Pros: Great pop out of the wrapper. Had his first over the fence homer on the big field.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: Bat is well balanced, bought this bat for my 13 year old playing elite travel ball. Very Good Pop, well balanced bat. Have had many different bats including Marucci Elite, Mako, etc over past few years and this seems to stand toe to toe at a slightly lower price point. Only feedback I am interested in from others is how this compares to the Marucci Cat 6 elite version which is a little higher price but haven't seen any comparisons yet.
Cons: None so far, Don't know about durability yet only used in a few games.
Pros: great grip never get stingers has great pop feels good in hands
Pros: Bought this for my 12 year old son. It quicly became his favorite bat. great feel and very well balanced. good pop as well.
Pros: Good pop when you actually hit it on the sweet spot.
Cons: Very small barrel, the bat cracked after my fourth time using, and the grip started to peal off.
Pros: This is a great bat. i just got it, and had to go hit BP that day. it has great pop and very minimal viberation. when you hit the ball square u hear that great "ping" sound. overall its a great bat
Cons: none so far
Pros: Very Balanced Good Price Point No sting
Cons: Very Little Pop and a small sweet spot Bought this bat for my son who has been using an Anderson Techzilla and Rip-It Air for travel. The Rip-It broke in half in batting practice, so someone told us to go with the Marucci Cat 6. He found this to be a really dead bat, with about a 4 inch sweet spot, so now it sits in my garage. My son wishes that Anderson would make a big barrel Techzilla!
Pros: Magnificant bat, superior workmanship and feel that just adds to a players confidence. Well balanced and gives a solid feel and a dynamic sound unlike other aluminum bats. If you don't have one, get one before you get got.
Pros: jesus god get this bat you wont regret it i guarantee you. im 5'1 and 100 lbs and strong. i hit a wall shot on 340 lol
Pros: Great feel and balls jump off bat. Hitting outside while others with composites are still waiting for the "perfect temperature"
Cons: none so far, waiting for game day...
Pros: My 13 year old son really likes this bat. Perfect weight for him and easy change next year to drop 3. Good Pop and seems very good for durability for right now. He has been hitting it for about 2 month with lots of reps. He plays 13AAA & 14AA. I might just buy another one to keep in his bag in case something happens to this one.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: Great POP!! This bat feels great too! My 12 year old loves it!!
Got a question about the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX105 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Is this bat available in 31 inches?
The 31" size of the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX105 was manufactured, but unfortunately we no longer have any more of that particular size in stock.
Does this bat come in a 30"/25 oz size?
Originally, we did carry the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX105) in a 30"/25 oz size. Unfortunately, we are sold out of that size and because this is a closeout model, we will not receive more of the 30"/25 oz bats.
Does this come in 33"? And is a 33", -5 even allowed at youth level (13 year old)?
This bat is not made in a 33" size model as far as we are aware. We do have a few 33" models in a -5, and I don't believe 33" length bats are illegal in middle school age leagues. One example we have is the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -5 (WTDXVB5).
I am 5â€™10" and 135 lbs and I am wondering what size bat I should swing?
Based on your height and weight, would recommend getting the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX105 in a 33 inch model.
The product description paragraph notes that it comes with lizard skin grip, but one of the reviews says it does not. Which is it?
This 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX105) will feature a synthetic bat grip for enhanced comfort & reduced vibration. However, the brand of the grip will not be Lizard Skins.
Why such a good deal on a 2018 bat? That worries me. Will this be legal for use in AAA select baseball tournaments? Not Pony or Little League.
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX105 is marked down as these bats are on closeout as well as the fact that we purchased the entire inventory of this model. As a result of the lower price point we were able to secure the bat at we can pass along this savings to our customers. This bat does feature the USSSA and 1.15 BPF thumbprint stamp and would be a great option for a 13U or 14U travel ball player who participates in USSSA tournaments/games; this bat would be illegal for Pony and Little League.
I need to know if this bat will be legal for use at Pony Baseball or Little league use?
Unfortunately, the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX105 is not approved for play in Pony or Little League baseball. Starting in 2018 you will need to have a bat that is either USA or BBCOR certified depending on what division your player is in.
How are you able to stock Combat bats? When did these Combat sl8mx105 bats get produced? Combat declared bankruptcy in 2016 if I recall correctly. Who will service any warranty issues?
Easton bought Combat, and Combat made this years model. Easton will take over the Combat warranty. We don't know the exact date of when they were produced. But they were produced a little bit before they were released.
Is this the new "wood like feel" bat with the USA bat stamp that bats will need starting in January 2018?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX105 does not feature the USA stamp and thus will not perform similar to a wood bat. This bat has the USSSA stamp and will perform much better than a USA stamped model as the barrel walls on this bat will be thinner, thus allowing for more trampoline effect and higher exit velocities off the bat.
Is this bat BBCOR?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX105 is not a BBCOR bat. All BBCOR bats will feature a -3 length to weight ratio.
Is the Maxum similar to the Easton S1? Looking for a bat with the same balanced feel.
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX105 is a one-piece composite and well balanced bat. The Easton S1 was a two-piece composite well balanced bat.
What kind of batting tape or grip is it?
The batting grip used on this 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX105) will feel and look similar to a Lizard Skin grip, but it will actually just be a grip that is designed and built by COMBAT.
Is this bat different from the 2017 Combat Maxum?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX105 and the 2017 model are the same. The only difference is the cosmetics and grip tape. The 2018 model no longer features Lizard Skin grip tape.
Who makes this bat? With Combat going out of business at the end of 2016, is this made by folks in Canada or somewhere else? Also, what is primary difference between 2018 and 2017 model.
Easton owns ComBat and makes the 2018 ComBat Maxum line. Not much has changed between the 2017 and the 2017 Maxum Line, the main difference is going to be the cosmetics.
It says hot out of wrapper. Does that mean it doesn't need to be broken in with 150-200 hits off a tee? How does it compare to the old portent combat bats of old as far as pop?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX105 will not require any break in time and will be one of the hottest bats on the market.
Will this back comply to the new USA standards?
This 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX105) features the USSSA certification on it. Therefore, it will not have the USABat certification and will exceed the performance standards set forth for that USABat certification. This bat would not be permitted for use in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony or AABC leagues.
Got a question about the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Is the Marucci okay to use in Pony league?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 does not feature the USA stamp and would not be legal in Pony League unfortunately.
Is this approved for Little League major division?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 is not approved for Little League as it does not feature the USA stamp. At this time, Marucci is not making any USA certified models.
My son is 10 years old. He is currently using an Easton S3 which is 29 inches long and 19 oz. Which CAT6 bat would be the best for him? He is about 56 inches tall. He is pretty strong for his age. Also, what barrel size?
At this time we currently only have the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 in a 32 inch 27 ounce bat. This size bat will be better suited for a player that is in 8th grade or a year away from having to use BBCOR bats. Based on your son's height, we would recommend going with a 30 inch or possibly a 31 inch bat. As for the weight, that is determined by how he is currently handling the 19 ounce bat. Typically, when increasing weight we suggest increasing it no more than 1 to 2 ounces. And barrel size, make sure the barrel size you are looking into is allowed for use. A lot of leagues do not allow the 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter.
My son is 13 and weighs 80 lbs. He swings a 31 inch 20 ounce but needs a big barrel bat now. What do you recommend?
The correct length to get your son the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 in would be based on his height. As for the weight, this is going to be determined more by the current weight of the bat he is using and how that is treating him. If bat speed is not lacking, then a small increase (1 to 2 ounces) might be a good idea. To get a better idea of bat size, please refer to our bat coach at: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My son is 13. He is 5'6", but light at 100 lbs. He wants a -5, 32"/27 oz bat. He does not have to use a -5 until this fall, but he wants to start this spring with the heavier bat. What are your thoughts on the 31" or 32" with his size?
Based upon your player's height and weight, our general suggestion would be to get a 31" model of Senior League/Youth Big Barrel Bat. However, if you feel that your player can handle the 27 oz weight of the 32" model of this Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65), then that size would be just fine for use!
I'm around 5'6", 190 lbs and moving up to middle school. What size? Also, would this be a good bat or would the Easton XL3 be better?
Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of going with the longest 32" model of this Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65). As long as you can handle the 27 oz weight of the 32" model, you should be just fine with that size option of this bat. If you wanted more of an end-loaded bat, then I might recommend looking more towards the XL3 as this CAT 6 will be very balanced in its swing weight.
My son is 5'4" and weighs 108. Do you think he should go with a 31 inch bat?
Yes, I think a 31" bat would be the ideal size for your son.
Is this bat BBCOR certified?
No, the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 is not BBCOR certified. The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is the BBCOR certified version of the CAT 6.
Is this legal for 13-15 yr old Jr. Babe Ruth?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 would be allowed for 13-15 year old Babe Ruth as this bat features an alloy barrel (if it were composite then it would need to have BBCOR certification), a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, features the USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp and will not be featured in a length longer than 34 inches.
My son is 13 and is 5'8" and weighs about 128. What would be a good size?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 in a 32 inch 27 ounce model.
Can this bat be used for USSSA?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 will feature the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
Is this bat USSSA approved?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 will feature the USSSA BPF 1.15 certification.
Is there a warranty?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 features a one year manufacturers warranty.
Is this bat legal to use in little league junior division?
Yes, the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 will be a legal baseball bat in the Little League Junior Division. This particular CAT 6 features a -5 length to weight ratio and a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
What is the difference between the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR bat and the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League bat?
The difference is the certification of each bat. The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 is USSSA approved while the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR is BBCOR approved. All high school and NCAA players must use BBCOR bats.
My son is 5'5" and 145 lbs. What size bat do you recommend? He is 12 years old.
Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65).
My son is ready to move from a balanced bat (he currently swings Velo) to an end-loaded bat. I am concerned the Voodoo is too big of a jump. Is there a "slightly" end loaded option?
Whether bats like the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) feel end-loaded or how much of an end-load is felt can vary from player to player. Some may feel that it does while others will not. There is not a bat that they specifically list as a slight end-load.
Does the Cat 6 require a break in period?
No, the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) does not require a break in period.
I don't know if should get a Select 715 or a Cat 6?
If you like a more balanced feel, I would go with a 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65). If you like something a bit more barrel heavy or "end-loaded" feel, I would go with the 2015 Louisville Slugger Select 715 Senior League Baseball Bat (SLS7155).
I am 4 foot 11 and weigh 90 pounds. What size would you recommend?
Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 30 inch size of the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65).
My son just turned 13 and is 5'3" and 123 lbs. Which size bat would be best for him?
For a player of his size, our bat coach would recommend the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) in a 31" 26 oz. model.
How does the 2015 CAT 6 compare to the 2013 Marucci TEAM PREBCOR? Will the CAT 6 be a higher performing bat?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) and the Marucci Team preBCOR Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBT5) compare very closely in terms of design. The Cat 6 may be a bit better balanced which can help create quicker bat speed. Other than that, they will perform very similarly.
How would you compare the 2015 Marucci Elite and the Marucci Cat 6?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) and the 2015 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1503E) are both going to be balanced bats designed for contact hitters. The Cat 6 is a one piece alloy design and the Air Elite is a two piece hybrid design.
Is this bat end loaded?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) has a balanced swing weight.
Is this model better than the 2015 RIP-IT AIR ELITE?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) features a one piece full alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The 2015 RIP-IT AIR Senior League Baseball Bat (B1505) features a two piece full alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The performance of the bats will be very similar, however the RIP-IT will have a faster bat speed and a little less vibration than the Cat 6.
My 13 year old son currently swings the Marucci Black 2 -8. Is the Cat 6 a similar bat for feel and balance?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) and the Marucci Black 2 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBB28) will have similarly balanced designs but may feel weighted differently due to the difference in drop weight. The CAT 6 and the Black 2 will have different feel to them because the Black 2 is a two-piece design that will flex a bit more while the CAT 6 is more stiff.
How would this compare to a DeMarini NVS Vexxum or Voodoo? My contact hitting son is currently swinging the CAT 5 Squared in -8. I understand this is a one-piece, as opposed to the two-piece DeMarini's. From a performance, balance, and swing weight stand point which is better?
If your boy is already using the CAT 5 model, the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) would be a great choice! It is fully one-piece in design. Made from 100% alloy materials. It will also feel very comfortable and deflect much of the hand sting on mishits. It will feel slightly stiffer compared to the DeMarini Vexxum NVS. Both are very balanced in swing weight and will provide similar pop and performance.
Is the AZ3000 alloy more responsive than the 7050 alloy found in the Louisville Slugger my son has been using?
The AZ300 alloy found in the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) is going to be an upgraded alloy that is designed for all-season durability and is currently among the most responsive alloy in the industry. The 7050 alloy that is found in Louisville Slugger bats is going to be known for durability.
Looking for most balanced bat for a contact hitter. He has the 2014 Marucci Black now. Open to any suggestions.
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) would be an excellent option for a balanced bat. Easton's "S" lineup, DeMarini Vexxum or CF series, or the Rawlings VELO are all good balanced bat options.
What is the difference between the Cat 6 and the Cat 5? Would you consider this a power bat or contact?
The Cat 5 and the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) are going to be very similar. Both are going to be a one-piece aluminum design with a balanced swing weight and a longer barrel for a larger sweetspot. This would be an excellent bat for a contact hitter.
Can you give me some opinions on the CAT 6 vs. RIP-IT AIR? Differences and similarities.
Both the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) and 2014 RIP-IT AIR Senior League Baseball Bat (B1405) would be pretty comparable in design. Both are balanced, one-piece alloy models that utilize technology that optimizes the barrel wall thickness to achieve that balanced feel. The RIP-IT models uses a Contact Grip to help reduce the vibration often experience with one-piece bats. And the CAT 6 features Marucci's patented Anti-Vibration Knob to eliminate that sting. If you're interested in the RIP-IT model, it's backed by a 30 Day Love It or Return It Program through RIP-IT which would allow you to try the bat out, risk-free.
How does the CAT 6 compare to the Black? Is the CAT 6 balanced or end loaded? We had great success at the plate with the Easton S3 -10 at a younger age, but we need a -5 now. We are looking for something comparable.
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) will not be end loaded. It will have an extended barrel length and feel very balanced. The Black is also balanced and will feature a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The CAT 6 will be fully alloy. Either bat will feel very comfortable and be very high performing.
Had some bad experiences with the performance and durability of the Marucci Team line and had lost confidence in the brand. How does the quality, performance, and durability of the CAT6 compare to the Marucci Team and the Elite line?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League (MSBC65) will have a larger sweet spot compared to the Marucci Team and Elite models which will translate into better performance. Marucci has made some minor changes to the AZ3000 Alloy to improve the durability of the bat.
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