Pros: One piece construction and durable Great pop so far
Cons: None noted at this time
Bat Pack 2018 COMBAT MAXUM and Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bats: SL8MX210 and MSBF5X10
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Pros: One piece construction and durable Great pop so far
Cons: None noted at this time
Pros: big sweet spot, nice balanced feel
Cons: unsure about durability
Pros: Looks good. Grip seems cheaper than 2016 models grip.
Cons: Have owned combat bats last 3 years. All the previous bata have been the correct length and weight as stated. All before were made in Canada. This bat was made in China, also it weighs about 1.2 oz more than it should. So ita basically a -8.5 big diffrence for a 10 year old. Will probably return to get the 2017 or 2016 model when still made in Canada. I would not risk buying the newer combats made in china, might as well switch to easton and start haing bats that ate not the corrextly stated weights. If a bat states it weighs a certain amount it should for the $300 price tag.
Pros: lots of pop out the wrapper only gets better with time......huge sweet spot
Cons: none great bat
Pros: great pop but grips not the same as the old liz skin and its made in China so im sure qc is not the same as the old Canada made combat but over all it still got that huge Barrel and combat sound so we will see how it lasts if not marucci will be getting a new customers usa usa usa all day
Cons: China mad
Pros: Lot of pop out of the wrapper. Great feel. We have only used it several times so don't know the durability yet. My son is very excited about his new bat and is hitting the ball harder this year. The combat is giving him the confidence to swing harder..
Cons: None so far!
Pros: All good
Cons: None yet
Pros: This bat was great right out of the package. Lots of pop and my kid loves it!
Cons: I purchased this bat to replace another Maxum Combat that cracked under warranty. I've followed the return process and have called Easton several times (they now own the brand)...every time I've been placed on a endless hold. I also submitted a claim through email with no response. VERY FRUSTRATING!
Pros: Balanced, HUGE barrel, Hot out of the wrapper, most important - son is confident with it in his hands. Now that Just Bats is backing them up, NO WORRIES
Cons: Can get a little sting - it is one piece
Pros: Big sweet spot. My sonâ€™s hand speed is unaffected from this bat that is 1/2â€ wider and 3oz heavier than his previous bat.
Cons: Still too early to tell.
Pros: Great value. My son hit his first homer the second weekend tourney after the purchase. He was having issues with stinging his hands from a composite bat he was using prior to this purchase. He wanted a Cat 7 but financially it wasn't in the cards.
Cons: None as of yet
Pros: nice bat at a good price, first time I heard my son hit with it Inhad flashbacks to my own childhood. the distinctive metal ding sounded awesome and it has a good balance and nice pop. So far it has only been used indoors but he has hit some lasers off it. once we get outside I will update but it seems to have good pop and solid construction.
Cons: nothing so far.
Pros: my son was struggling having good at bat lately and after he received this bat he got his confidence again and he is hitting bombs. this bat drives the ball far and with the big barrel you can have a good at bat 90% of the time. my son is happy and I'm too for him.
Pros: Great pop! Love the way it sounds!
Cons: Vibrates pretty bad if i dont get bat head on the ball.
Pros: Great Price! Great Pop!! Vibration is very low! My 9-year-old loves this bat. He says it just feels good in his hands! I can defiantly see a change in his hitting. I highly recommend this bat!!
Cons: No cons yet. If that changes I will update the review.
Pros: Feels great, has great pop, is a new bat so not sure on durability yet.
Cons: stings like other bats. not any different
Pros: Quality big barrel at an affordable price. Kid's confidence is rising.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: My 9 year old son loves this bat. His first time using it he got on base every time. Second game he got a homerun. All the kids on the team started using it and were hitting homeruns or had big hits! I shop alot for bats because of my older son in baseball too but would definetly buy this brand again. Has a great soft grip too.
Cons: Too soon to say any...
Pros: awesome bat
Cons: nothing bad to say
Pros: Well balanced No vibration Nice Sweet Spot with great pop Performs just as well as the higher priced bats at half the price. Great bat!
Cons: None so far, have been using it for a month now without any problems. Time will tell about its durability, no denting from a team of 9 year olds.
Pros: Great Pop
Cons: None so far.
Pros: Great distance off the bat was amazing ...
Pros: Excellent bat for the price
Pros: So far do good, my 9 year old is pretty happy with it and its been popular on his travel team. Good pop, nice swinging bat. Heard it would ringg your hands on miss hits but havenâ€™t experienced that. Seems well built, I donâ€™t see durability being an issue.
Pros: Son has had bat for a few weeks. Hitting the ball with more power and sounds much better coming off the bat
Cons: None so far
Got a question about the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Can you tell me the difference between the SL8MX210 and the SL8MX211 besides the weight? I see one was originally $100 more does that mean it has more pop?
The only difference between the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 and the SL8MX211 is the weight and the cosmetics. Other than that they are identical and will perform the same.
How does the 2018 Combat Maxum 29â€ -10 compare to the Louisville Slugger Select 718 29â€ -10. Iâ€™m interested in sweet spot comparisons and overall feel as well.
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 will have a larger sweet spot as it currently has the largest on the market. As for the feel, the Maxum has a composite barrel which offers a a smooth feel on contact whereas the Select 718 will have an alloy barrel which will feel more stiff upon contact.
What is the difference between the red 2018 bat and this bat? Are they the exact same?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 features a -10 Length to Weight ratio. Typically, this bat is used by youth baseball players. The Red 2018 COMBAT MAXUM BBCOR Baseball Bat: AB8MX103 features a -3 Length to Weight ratio. This bat is used by High School and Collegiate Athletes.
Can this bat be returned if I find out that it is too heavy for my son to swing?
We have a 365 Day Return Policy, all unused items in their original condition may be returned for exchange or refund. I would consider the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 if you want the same bat in a lighter option. Please see our returns tab on our website to complete the request.
Is this bat certified by USA Baseball?
The 2018 Combat Maxum -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX210) does not feature the USA Baseball stamp. This model is only approved for play in USSSA.
Are they made in Canada?
This 2018 release of COMBAT MAXUM Bats was exclusive to JustBats. As well, these 2018 COMBAT MAxums were made in China.
Difference between the 2016 MAXSL210 and the 2018 SL8MX210? Or the replacement 2018 model for the MAXSL210.
There have not been any changes essentially made between the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 and the older COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MAXSL210 minus the colorway.
Do you have a Maxum 2018 drop 10 and 2 5/8? How does this one compare to the 2016 Maxum?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 is a USSSA certified bat so it will feature a 2 3/4 barrel diameter. The 2016 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MAXSL210 will be very similar to the new 2018. The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 will have updated materials but the feel of the bat will be similar.
Who would back the 1 year warranty on this bat if purchased?
The warranty claim on the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 would be handled directly here at Justbats.com.
Does this bat need to be rolled before use or is it game ready out of wrapper?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX210) will be game ready out of the wrapper.
The info says its 2 3/4 barrel diameter, but the video says 2 5/8. Which one is it?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 features a 2 3/4 barrel diameter.
Is the COMBAT hotter than the Easton Beast X?
Unfortunately, since both this 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX210) and the Beast X models are very new at the time of your question, it would be very hard to say that one is necessarily the better performing bat (due to lack of reviews). Within a few months from now, there will probably be more reviews and a distinction between performance of the two bats may be able to be made at that time.
Will there be a -10 2 5/8" Maxum for 2018?
No, there are not any plans to release a -10 2 5/8" Maxum for 2018. The only -10 model will be this 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 2 3/4" option.
What bats will be legal with the new USA stamp for next year?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 will not be legal for play in leagues requiring the USA stamp. All bats that are legal for USA play will be released September 1st, 2017.
Is the 2018 Combat the same as the 2017 model besides the updates graphics?
Yes, this 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX210) will be the same as the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX210) besides the updated cosmetic look to the bat in 2018.
Will this bat meet the new USA bat standards?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX210) does not feature the new USA stamp and would not be legal for play in USA bat standards.
I thought Combat was done, are these re-purposed old stock or did Justbats.com buy the manufacturing line of the former Combat? If these are newly manufactured, is there any difference in the barrel length from the 2016 drop 10 to this one?
ComBat's parent company, Easton, decided to keep the ComBat Maxum line around for the 2018 season due to high demand. The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 is going to feature the same barrel length as the 2016 ComBat Maxum -10.
What is the difference between the 2017 & 2018 COMBAT MAXUM?
The main difference between the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 and the 2017 version is going to be the colorway of the bat.
Got a question about the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Does this bat have good pop?
Yes, the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 utilizes a ring-free barrel to provide maximum performance with no dead spots for optimum pop on contact.
Will this bat be ready out the wrapper?
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 a one-piece alloy construction that will allow for immediate, game-ready performance, right out of the wrapper.
Is this bat USSSA approved?
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 is USSSA approved.
Can you let me know if the 29" 19 oz MSBF5X10 is actually lighter than the 30" 20 oz? I am looking for lighter bat other than a 30" 20 oz
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 is coming in at roughly 0.7oz heavier than the listed weight. Therefore, the 29" F5 is going to weigh approximately one ounce less than the 30" model.
How does this compare to the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHA2X10? My son has been using a USA bat in a league that allows USSSA and I want to get him that upgrade. Is the Hex Alloy 2 worth the extra $80?
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 and the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHA2X10 will be very similar as they are both one-piece alloy bats. The biggest difference is the Marruci Hex Alloy 2 will be slightly more balanced.
How does this bat stack up to the 2018 Rawlings VELO -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (UT8V34)?
Here at JustBats, we have actually heard more testimony on this 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) than we have heard on the VELO (UT8V34). That testimony on this F5 has been as good or better than what we have heard on the VELO. Because of that, I would recommend this F5 as it is way less in cost and will perform as well as the VELO.
My son plays 10U. I wonder if the Marucci F5 -10 is good?
Despite, the lower cost, this 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) is a great bat and would be worth considering for your 10U player. All the performance reviews we received at this time have been very positive and I think you guys would be happy with the bat if you went with it!
Can an F5 be used in machine pitch or only coach pitch?
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 can be used in kid pitch and machine pitch.
Can I get the grip in a gold color please?
Unfortunately we are not able to do custom grip tape on bats.
How important is the USA stamp on the bats?
If you play in a Little League sanctioned league, then you will most likely be required to have the new USA stamp for the bat to be legal for play. Some leagues are delaying using this standard until 2019 however, so best to check with your coach or league commissioner for detailed rules on the bats allowed for your league.
Does the bat grip come in a gold color?
Unfortunately, the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 will only come with the grey color grip you see in the pictures. You can add your own bat grip after purchase though.
Will this bat be legal for 11U Baseball?
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 will be approved for play in all USSSA baseball games. If you need a bat approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony Baseball Leagues, you will need a bat with a USA stamp.
Is this a BBCOR bat?
No, the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 has the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification.
What is the difference in the Marucci F5 and the Marucci Hex bat, both 2018 models?
The Hex has a ring free barrel to ensure that there are no dead spots in the barrel allowing for a larger sweet spot. The Hex also has a professionally inspired knob to enhance comfort and control. Either than that, the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) and the Hex contain the same aspects.
Would this bat be okay for 11U travel with the 2 3/4" barrel?
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 features USSSA approval, so it would be legal for play in USSSA sanctioned travel ball.
How does the F5 compare to the Cat 7?
The Cat 7 contains the AV2 knob which offers a better feel and reduces vibration. Also the Cat 7 has the AZ4X alloy which is stronger and has a higher response rate. But the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) has a multi-variable wall which aids in durability and also expands the sweet spot.
Can you tell me the differences between the F5 and the Buster Posey Marucci metal bat. I am looking for a 30"/20 oz size. What are the major differences in these two bats?
Both this 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) and the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBP28X10) are one-piece, all-alloy bats with balanced swing feels. Both bats actually feature the same AZ4X alloy on them as well. The big difference between the bats will be the cosmetics and also that the Posey28 features an optimized barrel design that will allow for a more responsive and longer sweet spot.
How will this bat differ from the Hex Alloy 2?
This 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) and the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHA2X10) both come with a 2 3/4" barrel diameter, -10 length-to-weight ratio and USSSA 1.15 BPF certification. As well, both bats are one-piece, all-aluminum in their design. The difference between the two bats is going to be the specific alloy material used on the bats. This F5 features the AZ4X aluminum alloy on it while the Hex Alloy 2 features AZ105 Alloy. The AZ105 Alloy allows for thinner barrel walls & better performance without sacrificing durability. The special alloy used on the Hex Alloy 2 will be the cause for the higher price on that model of bat.
How would you compare the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 to the new Easton Beast X -10 SL18BX10? I am looking for a 28/18 for a 9yo travel player.
Both bats are very comparable. The main difference is in the cosmetics. When it comes to performance, they are almost identical. If you swing Marucci, then the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) is the bat for you as it is a high end bat for Marucci.
How does this compare to a Cat 7? I want to step up to a drop 10, 28 inch.
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) is very similar in feel to the Marruci Cat 7 and is a great option for those looking for a similar bat in a -10. It features a one piece aluminum design just like the Cat 7 and has a big sweet spot. I would recommend it for you.
Do these bats have the USABat label on them? Are they approved for next year's new bat rules? Do all of the new 2018 bats have the labels? I don't see the label in the pictures.
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) is not going to feature the new USA stamp. The bats featuring the new USA stamp will not come out until September. Not all of the 2018 models will feature the USA stamp.
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