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Bat Pack 2018 Easton Beast X -5 and Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bats: SL18BX5 and MSBHCY5

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2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX5

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2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5

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“2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat:”

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Pros:  Balanced, easy to swing, big barrel, lots of POP My son loves this bat for his transition to bbcor and for tournaments where it is required.

Cons:  The current grip is not very thick and has no tapered rubber end so there is more sting. Good if you have small hands I guess. Also the grip is quite tacky and abrasive and he said it tore up his batting gloves. Added Lizard Grip and problem solved.

Reviews for the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5
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“Great design”

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Pros:  Lots of pop

Cons:  To loud for indoor use lol need ear plugs

“Light Swing Weight!”

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Pros:  Very light compared to other drop 5 bats Barrel seems long Great pop Compared this to Demarini CF Zen and it swings much lighter

Cons:  None yet Don't know about durability, since we just got it, but the bat comes with a 12 month warranty

“Great bat!”

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Pros:  Great pop and don't have to hit the ball perfect for good results. The bat is very light and feels more like a -8 then a -5. Also the bat broke in very quickly. By far best bat I've had.

Cons:  None

“Hex”

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Pros:  This bat has a large sweet spot and I cannot complain about the pop. I have broken many bats over my time as a player but this one has not broken after a year of grinding. I do not feel any sting when I mis-hit the ball off of the end or the handle.

Cons:  It has a large handle and a large barrel making a feel that was just not right for me. I would not buy another one for this reason alone, but most people prefer large handles and would love this bat.

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Pros:  good

Cons:  nonw

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Hot out of the wrapper. Great sound.

Cons:  Vibration on miss hits.

“Great bat!”

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Pros:  Feels lighter than my son expected having used a drop 5 before (he just turned 12.) The bat has a great pop and doesn’t sting at all. He’s gotten great hits with this bat. We highly recommend!

Cons:  None

“Marucci”

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Pros:  This bat is the best bat I have ever seen, a solid all around bat.

Cons:  None what so ever

“Not a good bat”

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Pros:  Never felt any vibration

Cons:  We had to buy multiple bats of this because i cracked 4 of them in the sweet spot of the bat. Also the feeling of the bat is horrible

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  HAS GREAT POP AND VERY BALANCED. BAT SWINGS LIKE A DROP 8.

Cons:  non at this point

Questions and Answers for the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX5

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What's the difference between this bat and the USA Beast X? Which one is higher performing?

While both bats will feature a one-piece, aluminum design and an end-loaded swing weight, the barrel diameter and league certification will be different for these bats. The 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18BX5) has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and will be USSSA-certified (1.15 BPF). The 2018 Easton Beast X -5 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18BX5) has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter and is approved for USA play. USA-certified bats are lower performing than USSSA-certified bats.

Taylor Expert
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My son dented three of the 31"/21 oz Easton S3's in a short fall season. One of the bats was able to be warrantied and Easton gave me the Beast X -8. However, less than a month later, he dented that bat. My son has always used Easton since 8U. Never had a problem till now. He is 12 years old, 5'7" and weighs 190 lbs. Could he be too strong for the bat? What bat size and drop would you recommend?

I would say that your player is probably too strong for the -10 and -8 bats. I would recommend this 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18BX5) in the largest 32"/27 oz size. I would believe that he should be able to get solid durability using that bat. However, if the -5's get to be too light for him, the next move would be to the -3 BBCOR bats used in high school play.

Ben Expert
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Does this bat dent easy? My son hits the ball hard and tends to dent bats badly. Is this a bat that can handle practice and games without denting?

The 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX5 is a one piece alloy bat so there is potential to dent this, much like a composite bat has the potential to crack. However, the Beast X utilizes ATAC Alloy to create the strongest and most powerful barrel Easton has ever released.

Tyler Expert
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Is this equivalent to the XL3 or the S3?

This 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18BX5) will be most similar to an XL3 model since it has a one-piece, all-alloy design and end-loaded swing weight.

Ben Expert
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If I pre order will I receive bat on 9/1 or will it ship on 9/1?

If you Pre-Order the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18BX5) it will Ship On 9/1 with free two-day Shipping.

Carter Expert
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Does this meet the new national bat standards to be implemented in 2018?

This 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18BX5) will meet standards needed for use in all divisions of USSSA play in 2018. However, it will not meet the USABat certification that will be implemented in Little League, Pony, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken, Dixie, Pony, AABC or Dizzy Dean in 2018. The ability to use this bat for play in a specific league or tourney will be dependent upon the certification needed for that league or tourney.

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Questions and Answers for the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5

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Is this bat a composite or alloy?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 is a two-piece all composite bat.

Cameron Expert
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I have a 13 year old who is 5’7” who is a little over 100 lbs. He needs a -5 but I don’t know how much weight he can swing. Thoughts?

The weight that a player is comfortable with will vary from player to player. However, generally speaking I would recommend a 31" (26oz.) option of this 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5.

Tyler Expert
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Is this bat legal for 2018 USSSA 14u?

Yes, this bat carries the 1.15 BPF USSSA certification.

Kyle J. Expert
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I use a drop 10 Easton Beast X 31/21 and sometimes use my COMBAT 30/20. I am 5'4" 110 pounds. So what size should I use?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend using a 31 inch bat. Based on the previous sizes of bats you have been using though, you may want to consider getting the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 in a 30/25 since you are jumping up a bit in weight.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 4'8 about 95 lbs. He used a Combat 31inch 23oz drop 8 this past season. What would you recommend with the Marucci Hex?

Given your player's specifications, I would recommend the 31" 26oz. model of the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5. The Hex Connect will not be as balanced as the Combat, but should provide an excellent -5 USSSA bat for your player.

Tyler Expert
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I'm 5´3 about 125-130, what size of bat should I get?

Given your specifications, I would generally recommend a 31" size for the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5.

Tyler Expert
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My son is 5'9" about 120-125 (14 year old). What size do you recommend?

Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 in a 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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How does this bat compare to the DeMarini CF8 bat that was discontinued?

The CF8 from DeMarini was a two-piece, all-composite bat with a very balanced swing feel to it. This 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCY5) is a two-piece, hybrid bat with more of an end-loaded feel. I think both bats are really high performing, but you will need to decide if you like the end-loaded feel on this Hex Connect before buying it.

Ben Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Marucci Cat 7 -5 bat?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 features a two piece composite design while the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC75 features a one piece aluminum design.

Carter Expert
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My 12 yr old is 5'2" and weighs 127 lbs. He will be using a drop -8 Easton Ghost X for Little League. We want a travel bat that will prepare him for the next step (but also show some performance). Is this a good option for him?

This 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCY5) will be an extremely high performing USSSA 1.15 bat. Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend a 31"/26 oz size. As long as the 26 oz size manageable for him, I think that this bat will show good performance and prep him for the BBCOR -3 bats he will have to use in high school.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat balanced or end loaded? I didn't see it in the bat description

This bat will have a balanced swing weight.

Kyle J. Expert
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I have a big 12 year old. He's 5’7" and 180. Would this be a good bat for him?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5, in a 32 inch model, would be a great bat to consider for someone who is 5'7" and 180 pounds. This bat will feature a two-piece composite design with a balanced swing weight. This will allow a player to have great control of the barrel head and generate bat speed.

Cameron Expert
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I'm trying to find a bat to get ready for high school. Is this barrel too big compared to BBCOR high school bats?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, which is the same size as BBCOR bats that are required in high school.

Logan Expert
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Do you know what type of grip is on the Hex Connect? Is it a Lizard Skins grip?

It is a grip made specifically for Marucci bats, it is not lizard skin.

Mick Expert
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Which bat would you recommend for a small 14u travel baseball player, the Marucci Hex -5 or the DeMarini Voodoo -5?

Player preference is important in these products. Both are good bats and will perform great. However, the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCY5) is a two piece fully composite while the Voodoo is a two piece hybrid. The decision will be based on the design of the bats.

Mick Expert
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My son plays travel ball in Nations and USSSA and is moving to 13U. My understanding is that bat rules are changing Jan 1. Will this bat be legal?

The bat rules are changing for AABC, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken, Dixie, Little League, and Pony. All bats used in those leagues will need the new USA stamp on them. However, USSSA bat rules are not changing so the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 will be legal for next year.

Cooper Expert
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Are there specific break-in instructions for this bat?

The best way to break in the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5, or any other composite bat for that matter, would be to hit off a tee or soft toss for roughly 150-250 swings at about 60% max swing rate. After each swing one will need to rotate the barrel a 1/4 turn.

Cameron Expert
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My son is moving from little league to a travel ball team. Looking at 2 5/8", -5 marucci. Should I get him a 30" or 31"? He's 5' tall, 90 lbs.

Based on his current height and weight, I would suggest a 30" 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5.

Logan Expert
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What does end loaded mean? What makes this bat so good? Is it better than the CAT 7? I make really good contact and good power but not a ton. Does this bat have a lot of pop? Or can you tell me some bats that have the most pop?

(1) An end-loaded bat is one that will have more weight towards the end of the barrel. Essentially, these bats have smaller sweet spots but the ideal hitting area is tuned higher since you have more weight to work with in the sweet spot. (2) What makes the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 a popular bat is the two-piece design with a balanced swing weight. This makes the bat much easier to swing and the two-piece design will help reduce vibration from off-centered hits. (3) There is no physical evidence that would show this bat is better than the CAT 7. (4) It is hard to say how much pop this bat has as "pop" is one of personal opinion.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat a balanced bat or end loaded? How would you compare to the Combat MAXUM -5?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 features a balanced swing weight. It is comparable to the MAXUM as well. However, the Hex Connect is a two-piece design and the MAXUM is a one-piece design.

Jason Expert
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Does this bat flex like a composite or is it stiff like an aluminum barrel?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect is a two-piece, fully composite bat. The two-piece design will let the bat flex more during the swing than a one-piece design.

Kyle J. Expert
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Does it have great pop and does it increase your bat speed?

All early indications are that the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 does have good pop. As for increasing one's bat speed, there is not a bat that will do that except going to a lighter bat or physical development on the player's behalf; as one physically gets stronger then they will be able to swing a bat faster.

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About Easton
Easton

Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Baseball/Softball Inc. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies drove its growth to the No. 1 position, including the introduction of the first true aluminum bat in 1972. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has a long-standing relationshi.... read more

About Marucci
Marucci

Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Marucci was founded by two former Big Leaguers and their athletic trainer who began handcrafting bats for some of the best players in the game from their garage. Fast forward to today, and that dedication to quality and understanding of players' needs has turned into an All-American success story. Marucci is the number one bat in the Big Leagues and makes wood and aluminum bats, batting gloves, protective gear, and other baseball and softball accessories. Star players like Albert Pujols, Chase Utley, David Ortiz, Jose Bautista, Andrew McCutchen, and Fran.... read more

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Bat #1: 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX5
Bat #2: 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5
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Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • 1.4mm HYPERSKIN Grip Increases Cushioning
  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -5 Length To Weight Ratio
  • Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction (ATAC) Alloy Creates The Strongest & Most Powerful Barrel Ever
  • Colorway: Black / Orange / White
  • End Loaded Swing Weight Offers More Mass Behind The Ball At Contact
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • One-Piece, Aluminum Alloy Baseball Bat
  • Recommended For Players With More Power & Strength
  • Thin 29/32 Inch ATAC Alloy Handle Provides A Traditional Feel
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification
  • X-Tended Barrel Design Uses Z-CORE Internal Core Technology For A Massive Sweet Spot
  • Approved For Play In USSSA

Description for 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX5
Easton has made it their mission to deliver real performance advantages to baseball players through sports engineering and meaningful experiences.

Loud. Powerful. Brute strength. For the 2018 season, we're here to introduce the Beast X, the successor of the Easton Z-CORE baseball bats! Easton has gone above and beyond expectations and delivered one of the best alloy designs of all-time. Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction, also known as ATAC alloy, is the backbone of this model and the reason behind its explosive sound, premium power, and invincible strength. With one of the most dominant aluminum barrels in baseball, the Beast X also comes with Easton's X-tended barrel design that is made up of the patented Z-CORE internal core technology to provide a massive sweet spot and one of the longest aluminum barrels in the business. On the other end, the ATAC alloy handle becomes an extension of the body due to unbelievable control and increased cushioning from the 1.4mm HYPERSKIN grip. The best part is the fact that you can swing with certainty knowing that every single Beast X is backed by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Easton: Fueled By Passion, Designed To Win!

This 2018 Easton Beast X Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18BX8) features a drop 5 length to weight ratio, a huge 2 3/4-inch barrel diameter, and a thin 29/32-inch handle diameter for a traditional feel. The USSSA 1.15 BPF certified stamp is also located just below the sweet spot. With an end-loaded swing weight, this model is recommended for athletes with more power and strength. Swing for the fence with the Beast X and get one of these Easton baseball bats today with free shipping. Never forget, we're here from click to hit!
Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • -5 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Individually Handcrafted & Optimized By Size
  • Max Barrel Length For Bigger Sweet Spot & More Confidence
  • Ring-Free Barrel Technology Results In Absolutely No Dead Spots
  • Shock Dissipating Connection (SDX) Technology Offers Solid Feel & Dismisses Vibrations
  • Sting-Free Comfort Knob Improves Comfort & Control
  • Two-Piece, Fully Composite Construction
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification

Description for 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5
New youth big barrel baseball bat for 2017! The Marucci Hex Connect Senior League Baseball Bat allows ball players to connect with confidence. This two-piece, fully composite construction is made up of Marucci's innovative technologies and top of the line materials for supreme performance and all-season durability. Each model is individually optimized by size for maximum performance in every bat. The brand new SDX (Shock Dissipating Connection) Technology conjoins the barrel and the handle to provide a smooth, solid feeling at contact. Additionally, the combination of the SDX and the sting-free knob enhances comfort and control while eliminating any negative vibration in the hands. Furthermore, the tried and true ring-free barrel technology continues to guarantee that your Hex Connect baseball bat will demonstrate greater performance with absolutely NO dead spots. Marucci is sure of this so they are backing the Hex Connect with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Marucci: Honor The Game!

This 2017 Marucci Hex Connect Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCX5) features a -5 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification. Increase your performance and order a Marucci baseball bat today with free shipping right here at JustBats. We're here for you from click to hit!
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Just wanted to thank you for your fast professional service. You had the new Stealth Comp BCN4 bat up on your web site with the in stock and date of shipping. Other sites still don't list that bat as a choice. We really like the Easton line and want the best but, almost passed on this because another web baseball site showed a picture of a Stealth softball bat and had it listed as an adult baseball -3 bat. It looked really weird...You got the picture and the information correct. It arrived one day earlier than you projected and my son is already hitting with it and loves it. Great Service.. I will use your site again and tell other team players about your variety of products and quality of service.

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Bat Properties
Approved For:USSSA
Barrel Diameter:2 3/4"
Barrel Diameter:2 5/8"
Bat Type:Baseball
Color:Black
Color:Red
Color:White
Deals:Closeout Bats
Deals:Personalization Eligible
Deals:Bat Pack
Length to Weight Ratio:- 5
Material:Aluminum
Material:Composite
Price:$200 - $299.99
Series:Beast X
Vendor:Easton
Vendor:Marucci
Year:2018
Year:2017

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