Pros: Light weight, well balanced
Cons: the vibration is the only flaw
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Pros: he loves it looks cool
Pros: The mako has very good pop. Sounds like a metal bat.The First practice I brought it every wanted to hit with it. I think it has more pop than the Combat Louisville slugger and DeMarni. It is my favorite bat I have every had.
Cons: Not any yet.
Pros: my son loved this bat he got for his birthday.
Cons: wish they had a colorfull selection
Pros: looks cool, huge barrel
Cons: its heavy.....too heavy, weighed a 28/18 on a certified scale and it weighed in at 20.4 ounces! thats unacceptable. call it a -8 not -10
Pros: Has lots of pop if you connect it will go.
Cons: It cracked in 1 month
Pros: I am a 10 year old player, and I think this bat has a great feel and good pop!
Cons: It does create some strange vibrations when hitting.
Pros: This bat not only looks great, but the ball flies off the bat with solid contact. My 12 year old in travel ball absolutely loves this bat. No hand sting, he is hitting well over the fence. Of the three bats he got this year, this one hits the furthest by about 15-20' average.
Cons: Can not comment on durability reliably. So far he has about 400 hits with this bat with live pitching. It is doing fine but the ball leaves obvious marks against the black finish. It will not affect the performance.
Pros: Helps Fast Hands just the right size for 13u
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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.
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Does this bat come with a warranty?
Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B comes with a 12 month manufacturer's warranty.
What does "senior league" mean?
Senior league is synonymous with "youth big barrel." The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B is an ideal fit typically for players between the ages of 10-12 that can use the USSSA/1.15 BPF stamped bats.
Do you have this bat in a 30"/20 oz? Thanks!
No, we are out of stock in that size and will not be receiving any more shipments of this model from Easton.
Is this a big barrel bat, and would it be legal to use in Babe Ruth league?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter, and is USSSA certified, so it is not legal for play in Babe Ruth baseball. For Babe Ruth (13-15 year olds), players are required to swing either BBCOR or USA approved bats.
Is this bat stamped with the new rule USABat standard?
No. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) is USSSA BPF 1.15 certified.
Do you have a MAKO BEAST 2017 or 2018 drop 5, 31 inch?
The Easton Ghost is the newest version of the Mako. We do have that in a 31"/26 ounce in the 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX5.
Does anyone know if this bat can be used for softball?
This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) will not meet the specs required for slow or fastpitch softball play. It would not be allowed for either style of softball play.
My 9 year old son is relatively small at about 50" tall and 55 lbs. Looking at the Easton Mako Beast -10, Easton Ghost Hyperlite -12 or Rawlings Velo -12. Are these appropriate bats/sizes and what are the major differences?
We would probably recommend a 28" or 29" length for his height and weight. Any of these bat options would be a good choice, as they are all well balanced models designed to help with bat speed. As for weight, -10 or -12 would work, and would mostly depend on player preference and what you think he could handle.
Is there a max speed this bat can take?
For this bat, I would not really be able to pinpoint an exact pitch speed that this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) would not be able to withstand, however, I typically see that these bats break-down pretty easily if being used by players aged 12 and over.
Is this a big barrel?
Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B would be considered a big barrel bat with a 2 3/4" barrel.
Bought the Hyperlite earlier this year. It was my son's first year playing travel and we needed something lighter. Now he is swinging the Hyperlite (28"/16 oz size) and now he is way out in front of the ball. He is 4'5" and weighs 80 lbs. Looking at this and the CF Zen. Which is better for a power swing?
Neither this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) or the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (WTDXCBZ) will have an inherent advantage over the other bat in regard to being more of a "power bat". Both bats have a 2 3/4" barrel, balanced feel, -10 length-to-weight ratio and all-composite build. As well, both bats get solid ratings from customers. Based on your player's height and weight, I would recommend looking to a 28"/18 oz size or 29"/19 oz size of bat.
I'm looking for this exact same bat in a drop 12. Do you know if that exists?
Easton did not make the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B in a similar -12 model. Their -12 bat was the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B. This bat is a one-piece fully composite with the same balanced swing weight. It too features the same TCT composite.
Will this bat be legal for Minors little league 2018?
Most little league's are under the USA ruling, making the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B illegal.
What is the difference between the SL17MK10B and SL17MKT10B. Both are Mako Beasts?
The two models are the same bats other than the handles. The SL17MK10B features a traditional handle. While the SL17MKT10B features the Torq handle. The bottom portion of the handle rotates 360 degrees. A players hands naturally twist when you a swing a bat, so this allows for that to freely happen. The idea is to help a player get the bat into the zone quicker with less resistance from the hands twisting and then can keep the barrel of the bat in the hitting zone longer to hopefully square up more pitches.
Will a 2 3/4" bat be legal for 2018 Senior Division of LL? (13 - 15 YEAR OLDS)
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B will not be legal in Little League. Little League requires a USA stamp bat and there are no 2 3/4" USA stamp bats.
My son wants this bat, but the guy at Dicks Sporting Goods informed him that there is a recall on it (or will be a recall). I don't want to spend the money if he can't use it. Is there a recall on this bat?
I believe that the worker at Dicks was probably cautioning the purchase of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) because there will be some leagues that are changing to the USABat certification for the 2018 season. Those leagues are Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony and AABC. However, if you guys are playing under USSSA or AAU rules; use of this bat would be just fine. I would recommend asking a coach or league official if your league rules will change in 2018 and then making a decision on the purchase after getting that info.
Does the BEAST meet the new 2018 bat rules for Cal Ripken?
This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) does not feature USA Bat certification and would not be allowed for use in Cal Ripken baseball once 2018 arrives.
Would this bat be a good bat for my 11 year old?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B is very popular at that age, and should work well for your player as long as big barrel bats are legal for play in your league or tournaments.
2017 Easton MAKO BEAST (SL17MK10B) versus the 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ (SL16MKT10B) - - other than the obvious spinning handle on the Torq, are there any other appreciable differences?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B and the 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ are made of the same material with the same design, the only difference being the rotating handle.
Can my 9 year old son use this bat in club ball, USSSA for fall 2017 and spring 2018? Is it legal indefinitely for those leagues?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B would only be legal moving forward in 2018 for USSSA sanctioned games. This bat can certainly still be used in the fall of 2017. For Pony, Dixie, Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, etc these leagues in 2018 will require all bats to feature the new USABat stamp.
If I buy this bat now, will it be eligible to meet the new Little League 2018 standards?
Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B will not meet the new standards for 2018. Bats meeting those requirements will be available in September of this year.
Are the Sl17MK10 and SL17MK10B the same bat, just the first is 2 and 5/8 and the 2nd is 2 and 3/4?
Yes, that is correct. This one, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) is the bat with a 2 3/4" barrel.
Will this bat be legal to use in Little League for 2018?
Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B does not feature the USA Baseball certification and it will not be legal in 2018 for Little League.
What's the biggest difference between this and the Beast XL? Does the Beast XL come in a 28" 18 oz?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B is a balanced bat. The Beast XL has an end loaded swing weight.
My 11 year old son is 55" tall and weighs 75 lbs. What size bat would you recommend, including barrel size? He sees above average pitching often as he plays AAU.
We would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B in a 29''. The barrel size will depend on what his league allows and we always recommend asking, but most 11 year old players use a 2 5/8'' barrel.
My son is about 48" tall and weighs about 50 lbs. He is already swinging a 27" Easton S500 (-9) 18 oz. Which size and weight do you recommend? Also which bat is better: Easton Mako Beast or the DeMarini CF Zen?
Based on his height and weight, we would suggest the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B in a 29" 19oz size. Both the MAKO and the CF Zen are going to perform relatively the same, it just comes down to player preference as far as brand goes.
My son is 8 yrs old, 54" and weighs 70 lbs. What size bat should he use?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B in a 29 inch 19 ounce model.
How should I determine whether a 2 5/8 -8 or a 2 3/4 -10 would be better for my son?
2 3/4" barrels are generally designed for coach pitch, machine pitch, and lower velocities below about 50 mph. Higher than that and they can have higher risk of durability issues than 2 5/8" models. If you think your son will be facing pitchers who throw around or above that threshold, I would recommend a 2 5/8" model.
My son is 10 weighs 65 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?
We would need to know his height as well as his weight to give an exact recommendation but if I had to guess I would guess he would either need a 27" or 28" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B).
My son is 11 yrs old, 4'10" and about 90 lbs. He is a good LH hitter with bat exit speed in the 60-65 range. He used the DeMarini CF -10 (2 3/4" barrel) bat last year. We are debating between the MAKO Beast SL17MK10B -10 and the DeMarini Zen -10 version for this year (2 3/4" inch barrel). Which do you think would be better? I have heard there are durability issues with the Zen, but we did not have any last year with the CF. Let me know.
Both the MAKO BEAST and the DeMarini CF Zen models would be excellent bats to consider. The CF Zen will more than likely feel more balanced as they do not typically weigh as much as the MAKO BEAST bats when comparing the same length and weight of bat. As for the durability issues, the 2 3/4" bats in general are more likely to experience durability issues at a quicker rate due to the thinner barrel walls. With players who are 11-12, these issues can be experienced sooner due to the player being able to generate bat speed measures outside of what the bat is tested against. With younger players and those that do not generate the higher bat speed results the likelihood of the bat experiencing durability at a quicker rate go down.
What is the difference between the Mako Beast and the Mako Beast Hyper lite other than the drop? Why is the Hyperlite less expensive?
Other than the drop weight, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B is a two-piece composite bat, while the Hyperlite is a one-piece composite bat.
My son is 9 and plays 10U. He is 4'7" 75 lbs. Fast hands but average strength. Would you recommend this bat over the Combat SL7MX210? What size would you recommend for either?
Both the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B and the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210 are great bats. They both have a low swing weight and an extremely balanced feel. The MAKO BEAST is a two-piece composite and the Combat is a one-piece composite. I would recommend a 29" length based on your son's height and weight.
Do they make this bat with a TORQ handle in a 28"/18 oz size?
If you would like this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) in the TORQ style, then the closest bat to meet your needs will be the 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MKT10B). That bat has the same 2 3/4" barrel and TCT Thermo composite material, but also features the TORQ handle. (For 2017, Easton is ceasing the use of the TORQ handle in the production of any of their bats)
What is new with this 2017 model compared to last year's. Any major changes?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B will feature a lower MOI for faster swing speeds. It will still feature the same TCT Thermo Composite and ConneXion connection technology as the 2016.
Does this bat require a break-in period or is it hot out of the wrapper ? If a break-in period is required, what do you recommend?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B is pretty hot out of the wrapper. However, we feel that it will still benefit from a short break-in period of about 50-100 swings. It is best to take these swings off a tee. You will want to rotate the barrel about a quarter turn every few swings and gradually work your swing speed up from about 50%.
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