Pros: Light weight, well balanced
Cons: the vibration is the only flaw
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Pros: Light weight, well balanced
Cons: the vibration is the only flaw
Pros: The cost, the performance, the return policy. I planned to send it back but my son won't let me. It is half the price of similar bats but out performs them. I would give straight 5 stars but only had it for 2 months so too soon to know.
Cons: It doesn't have the sound of another brand of alloy bat.
Pros: Just as much pop as the Maxum at half the cost! Picked up this bat for my son who was wanting a Maxum real bad. After using this bat in practice tonight, he was sending every ball to the fence in the air! A thing of beauty. I really like this bat more than the Maxum because it has a slightly smaller sweet spot, so you actually have to hit the ball with a little more precision, makes the kids better in the long run.
Cons: None at all! Buy this instead of the Maxum, you won't be sorry!
Pros: My grandson loves his new bat no sting good pop solid little bat
Pros: When I first touched this bat I said WOW! now if you see me hit it over the fence you will probably say wow! No sting at all. Sorta light. The best grip this is THE BEST BAT!!!!!!
Cons: None at all
Cons: The paint chipped after the secound use, but other than that I love it.
Pros: This bat has more pop than the Demarini Zen. Im very pleased. bought this as a back up bat and my 9 year old who plays travel ball likes it better than his Zen.
Pros: Drop 10 gives the kids a faster bat head speed and they are able to get around faster. They just moved up to a 13-15 yr old team and at 13, they need the speed. They are getting solid contact, no sting and great distance.
Cons: None yet. Good value for a good bat.
Pros: Lightweight, good feel
Pros: Very good pop. Ball jumps of the bat good. Nice balance for young players.
Cons: Had this bat 1 week. The first time my son use it in a game the bat broke in half. Getting a replacement, but i hope it doesn't happen again.
Pros: Bought this bat for my 10 year old. Has great pop and feel. If you miss there can be some sting but not that bad. Has similar pop to a broken in Maxum (2016 with 1.5 years worth of swings), just about 15 feet shorter distance. Highly recommend!
Cons: None yet.
Pros: Bat has good pop & overall performance. My sons confidence & ability have both gotten better since he started using this bat.
Cons: None really.
Pros: Just as much pop as my sons Maxum, for half the price. Typical Combat bat.. Ball junps off the barrel.. Very Happy ,,
Pros: Lots of pop. My son is getting way more hits now.
Pros: everything else
Cons: the sweet spot is smaller
Pros: My son is just a base hitter. He was using S3 but its not giving him a pop but for the Vigor the first time he used it in a tournament he had a homerun.. So far its giving a good pop and other players like using his bat...
Cons: none at this time we just bought the bat..
Pros: My son used a teammates Combat Vigor and loved it. We purschased one for his early birthday gift.
Cons: No cons thus far.
Pros: Good bat for the money.
Pros: Sweet spot is good, forgiving
Cons: Seems a bit dead for general hits.
Pros: Seems like a nice value, my boy enjoys it. No massive hits yet, but maybe in the Fall season here.
Pros: Really good grip and same with everything else, but the best big barrel I could ever use.
Cons: Nothing bad
Pros: Good Pop off bat, nice solid hits
Cons: Haven't had the bat long enough to see its durability. So far we've been happy with it.
Pros: this bat is easily the best i've ever used. The pop is amazing and the balance is phenomanal. Could not reccomend this bat anymore.
Cons: there is a little bit of vibration but its not too bad.
Pros: Good grip, nice pop, balanced
Pros: We purchased this bat for my son playing 10u and I believe that this bat performs just as well if not better that some of the higher end expensive composite bats! In fact, many of the kids on the team started using it and absolutely loved it! It is great that you can get this kind of performance and not break the bank!!! I would defiantly buy another Combat!!!
Cons: Everyone wants to use it! ;)
Pros: My son used the 28/18 size this yr and loved it. Now with these being discontinued I bought him the 29/19 and a 30/20. He hit 265 ft on the 29 and then 295 on the 30. He is a skinny 11yr old so this bat gives him great pop and distance for his size. I also just bought the Velo bat for cokd weather and he love that too but had more shock to the hands. These are a steal at this price compared to a slugger 918 price and we feel hits just as far.
Cons: The only CON is that Easton getting rid of this line. I would go bacj to Slugger without these before I would let my kid swing an Easton. Just our preference.
Pros: great pop - great price
Pros: my son hit today 3 for 3 good bat good pop my son loves it
Cons: great power bat for a great price
Pros: Great pop, nice grip
Cons: none at all!
Pros: try different bat, especially Axe; if your kid has a great mechanics but he is not heavy set, use this bat, does great job
Cons: just be careful, it is composite
Pros: Tons of pop, low swing weight.
Cons: none so far
Pros: Went up an ounce and son mentioned it even feels lighter than his previous bat. Easy to swing and he seems to have good control as the weight is balanced.
Cons: First few games it seemed to jump off the bat, now it looks and sounds more like a dud. he still likes to use it and occasional he has a good solid hit but seems to have lost it pop in only one season.
Pros: great pop ball flys off the bat. my son goes yard with this bat. loves it
Pros: Really nice bat for the price. About half my son's team are using his bat.
Cons: None so far.
Got a question about the 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Just confirming, the 2017 Anderson Flex - 10 is approved for 2018 little league standards?
Unfortunately, the 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL will not be allowed for USA sanctioned baseball in 2018 (which includes Little League.) It is however, approved for all USSSA baseball.
Will a 2016 flex meet dixie youth baseball guidelines?
As of January 1st, 2018, Dixie Youth Baseball adheres to the new USA bat standard. With that said, the 2016 Anderson Flex will not be approved for play. You can learn all about the USA Baseball rule change here: https://www.justbats.com/bat-resource-guide/usabat-standard/
Can't find many reviews of this bat if any online. Is this a decent bat and good pop out of wrapper? Is it more balanced or end loaded? Looking to use this for 9U travel team.
The 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL is a one piece alloy bat, so it will be hot out of the wrapper with no break in required. The 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL is well balanced, and features a 30 day trial period meaning that if your player isn't satisfied with the bat, you can return it within 30 days of the purchase date.
When hitting, will this bat have the sound of a CAT 7 alloy bat?
The 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL is a one-piece alloy bat much like the Marucci CAT 7. Both bats will make the traditional "ping" sound on impact but whether or not one feels they have similar sound would be one of personal opinion.
What is the difference between the 2017 SL17FLEXXL and the 2015 SL15FLEXXL other than the price and year?
The main difference between the 2017 Anderson Flex -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17FLEXXL and the Anderson Flex Senior League Baseball Bat: SL15FLEXXL would be the paint scheme as the alloy (AB-9000 compared to P-9000) is not a noticeable difference.
Got a question about the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Is this bat legal for USSSA 12U and 11U?
Yes, this 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110) would be legal for use at 11U and 12U USSSA baseball.
I need a 2 3/4" 30 or 31 drop 10 aluminum bat for 11 y/o. He hit COMBAT II quite well today at practice. Is something similar available?
The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 will feature a 2 5/8" barrel diameter. The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 will better match the specs you are seeking. This bat has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter.
Is this bat legal for little league for the 2018 season? Will it have the USA stamp?
The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 has the USSSA certification so it will not be legal for USA play.
What is the best way to break in this bat?
To properly break in your 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 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.
Why is this 2017 $10 less than the 2016 model?
At JustBats, after a bat has been stocked for a certain amount of time, the item can be sold based upon the demand and the amount of the item in stock. Based upon those factors, this 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110) can be sold to $10 less than the 2016 model of the same bat.
Does this bat have a 2 5/8" barrel diameter?
This 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110) does feature a 2 5/8" barrel diameter to it.
What is the actual weight on the 29"/19 oz bat?
This 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110) should feature a static weight that is about 0.5 oz over the listed weight. Therefore, I would imagine that the 29"/19 oz option of this 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110) will weigh between 29 and 29.5 oz.
Will this bat be legal under the new rules in 2018 (for USSSA)? I know it probably won't be for Cal Ripken.
USSSA is not changing their rules for the 2018 season. The only leagues that are changing their rules are Little League, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken, Pony, Dixie, and AABC. Those leagues will require the new USA Baseball stamp. With that being said, the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 will be legal for USSSA play in 2018.
Will the 2017 Combat Vigor -10 (VG2SL110) be legal in 2018 under the new USA rules?
The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 will not be legal for the USA rules in 2018.
What's the difference between a COMBAT VIGOR and a COMBAT MAXUM?
The main difference between the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 and a COMBAT MAXUM in the same size would be the barrel length and swing weight feel. The MAXUM will feature a lighter swing weight feel and have a more extended barrel when compared to the VIGOR.
How much smaller is this model than the big barrel of the Maxum or other big barrel bats?
The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 is going to be a 2 5/8'' while the other big barrel option would be 2 3/4'', a difference of 0.125''
Is there any difference between the 2016 and the 2017 Combat Vigor?
The 2016 and 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 are very similar, with the only difference being a slightly different paint color.
What is the barrel length? And how does it compare to the barrel length of the Maxum? (looking specifically at a 31/21).
The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 will feature a barrel length of roughly 12 inches while the MAXUM will feature a barrel length of roughly 12.5-13 inches.
How would you compare this to the Vigor that is 2 3/4 barrel. Do you gain pop for less barrel surface. Trying to decide which bat for a 9 year old hitter.
You would see a little better performance out of a 2 3/4" barrel due to the thinner barrel walls. The 2 5/8" diameter of the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 will offer increased durability.
Are you supposed to break-in a new bat?
Since this 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110) features composite material on the barrel, it will require a few days of use before showing performance at the highest level.
What are the differences between the COMBAT MAXUM, Vigor and Portent?
There are only slight differences between the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 and the Vigor and Portent in the same size. Essentially the MAXUM will be the most balanced model with the longest barrel. The Portent and then the Vigor would come next in terms of balanced feel and length of the barrel.
Does this bat have a power warning label or sticker on it?
This 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110) will come with a Warning Label that warns about safety risks that can come with use of the bat.
Is the Combat Vigor -10 any better then the Combat Bubba line of bats?
The Bubba line of bats is going to be a little bit more balanced than the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110). Other than that the bats are going to be extremely similar in every other aspect including performance.
Features say 2 5/8", but one answer says no pony stamp since the bat is 2 3/4". Which is it?
This bat is a 2 5/8" barrel diameter bat. The 2 3/4" barrel version is the VG2SL210.
Is the bat stamped "Approved for Pony" on the barrel?
The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 does not feature an "approved for Pony" stamp since it has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter.
My son is 75 lbs and about 4'7". What size should he get?
Based upon your player's height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of this 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110) in the 29" length as long as you can handle the 19 oz weight.
Any idea how these compare to the old Combat B4 Portent line of bats. Both are 1 piece composite with 2 5/8" barrel.
The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110) is very comparable to the Combat B4 Portant line. They have comparable designs and use a similar composite material. The B4 Portant is a little more balanced than the Vigor but it is not going to be a huge difference. Very comparable bats.
10U player that is 5' 100 lbs. Would you suggest 30 in -10? Is this bat able to be used after 1-1-18 regulations in place?
Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 30" 20 oz model of the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110. Unfortunately, if your league will require the USA Baseball certification in 2018, this bat will not be legal for play.
Can this bat be used in 8u Select USSSA?
This bat is USSSA certified with a 1.15 BPF certification, yes.
Is this bat legal in 50/70 little league?
No. Composite bats must be BBCOR certified in 50/70.
Is this bat considered a big barrel?
Yes, the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 is a big barrel bat featuring a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
What batting gloves come with it?
The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 does not come with any batting gloves.
Will justbats pick up the warranty on this model?
Yes, we will cover the warranty on the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110).
My son wants a COMBAT MAXUM but I'm not dropping that much money when the new USA Bat standard starts next year. Is this bat anywhere near comparable to the MAXUM?
The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 will feature a one-piece fully composite design with a balanced swing weight just like the MAXUM model. The difference that one will find with the Vigor is that the barrel length is not as extended thus giving the bat a slightly smaller sweet spot and less balanced swing weight feel when compared to the MAXUM line. Overall, it is a very good bat especially for someone looking for a discounted option as one awaits the transition to the new USABat stamped models.
Does this bat have a BBCOR .50? And if so, is it stamped on the bat?
Unfortunately, the 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 is not BBCOR certified. It is USSSA 1.15 BPF certified and it is not legal for play in a league that requires BBCOR.
What's the difference between a -10 and -12?
If you were to compare this 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (VG2SL110) to a bat with a -12 length-to-weight ratio, you'll notice that the -12 model will be the lighter bat when to compared to this -10 bat. If you had two bats of the same length, the -12 model would be two ounces lighter than this -10 bat.
Is this bat approved for PONY league?
The 2017 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VG2SL110 is approved for Pony baseball in all levels minus Colt and Palomino.
What is the difference between the 2017 Combat Vigor and the 2017 Combat Maxum?
The 2017 Combat Maxum has a few more features than the 2017 Combat Vigor. The Maxum comes with a lower swing weight (Up to 38% Swing Weight Reduction on average), hot out of the wrapper performance, and a slightly larger hitting surface.
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