New for 2017! The COMBAT MAXUM is back and continues to push the limits to new heights. COMBAT has made a name for themselves with the MAXUM in the bat industry by consistently delivering an extreme combination of an ultra-balanced feel, extremely fast swing weights, a HUGE sweet spot, and unparalleled performance. This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 provides hitters with an almost unfair sweet spot that is 20-40% larger than competitor models! Switching to the SL7MX211 will also result in an average of 38% Swing Weight Reduction which is the lowest swing weight ever! These models are one-piece, fully composite designs crafted with a seamless construction. A carbon-fiber sleeve runs the length of the bat providing uniform strength for a fine-tuned performance. Unlike typical composite bats that are created by rolling or overlapping layers of material, the MAXUM is produced with advanced Precision Molding Technology (PMT). The PMT process injects liquid resin into seamless high-quality carbon sleeves under extreme pressure. The result is an ultra-consistent product that eliminates seams and weak points that you get with the traditional process. No seams means no dead spots! That means players can rest-assured that the MAXUM will deliver perfectly tuned performance over a longer lifespan. COMBAT is so sure of this ground-breaking design, each baseball bat is backed by a full twelve (12) month warranty and a 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee! If you're not satisfied with the performance of the MAXUM within 30 days from your purchase, send it back to JustBats.com for a full refund or exchange. Additionally, the SL7MX211 features the USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification, a -11 length to weight ratio, and a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter. COMBAT: Measure Up to MAXUM! Purchase yours today with Free Shipping!
add_circle_outlinePros: The sweet spot on this bat is excellent. The pop my 12 year old gets out of this bat is awesome. First year in select and he is facing 70mph pitching and because of the design of this bat he is smashing it.
remove_circle_outlineCons: Does seem to get ringing in hands
Good Pop, Not Maxum Sized, Hand Ringer!
add_circle_outlinePros: Bat has good pop, nice lizard skin grip already installed. I put 4 stars for Durability but haven't had long enough to really know how well it will hold up.
remove_circle_outlineCons: They call this the Maxum but in comparison to other Maxums I've seen, the barrel isn't that big on this model. That was let down number 1, then the worst thing is how bad it will ring the player's hands if they hit it off the end of the barrel.
Durability is poor in my experience
add_circle_outlinePros: Nice feel. Excellent balance. Easy to control for a 10 year old. Drop 11 is very hard to find, but was a great fit for my son. Really like the bat and if it would stay together I would highly recommend it.
remove_circle_outlineCons: Durability is very poor. On our third bat this 2017 season due to cracking on the barrel and one bat broke in two on contact with a pitch from a coach during practice. However, Easton has been great about replacing the consistently breaking bats and allowing my son to continue through the season with the same bat. Easton has assumed Combat operations.
add_circle_outlinePros: Son received this bat just over a week ago. He is smaller for his age group so this bat allows him to cover the strike zone without being too heavy and has a lot of pop. Shortly after breaking in, he dominated batting practice, hit a home run in a tournament skills competition and has hit the fence in a few games turning him from a contact hitter to a power hitter.
add_circle_outlinePros: When you do hit the sweet spot it FLYS!!! my 12U player uses this against faster pitchers. Bat feels nice in his hands.
overall great bat for price.
remove_circle_outlineCons: Zings hands too often. Seem when not hitting sweet spot you get dead sounding noise and bat doesn't drive as well as some of his other bats on just basic hit like hard grounders and line drive.
2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat:
add_circle_outlinePros: Have only used in practice and BP currently, however my son is completely in love with this bat. His swing is more balanced and fly through the zone. He loves the installed Lizard Skin on the handle as well, he has not used with his batting gloves as of yet because he likes the grip the skin provides, have not had any of the bat sting issue as of yet.
remove_circle_outlineCons: Need to use more against live pitching once season start
add_circle_outlinePros: My son is 7 he is 94lbs and taller than any kid on the team. This bat is perfectly balanced. The barrel has a very large sweet spot. We have probably hit 250+ balls now and it has really come alive now that its breaking in. My son has yet to complain about stinging his hands. I could not believe the price was under 100$ because it feels like a 400 dollar bat. Highly recommend you to have buy this for cheap.
remove_circle_outlineCons: Curious to see how the durability holds up so we will see.
add_circle_outlinePros: My 8 yr old son is 4 ft 9 and weighs 105 lbs and using the 30 in 19oz. He is crushing the ball with this bat to the point that the coach of our team won't allow infielders when my son is taking BP. The coach literally sends all the kids to the outfield to chase balls. My son says this bat has better feel than his Demarini Voodoo bat with less vibration. Extremely happy with the purchase especially at the discount that's available.
remove_circle_outlineCons: This bat will not be legal to use in our league in 2019.
add_circle_outlinePros: Feels lighter than 17oz, has nice pop. Been using the 28" 17oz at practice and a lot of kids really like it. Sounds like a wooden bat. My son got it for Christmas and he really loves it. I have to say the balance on this bat is perfect and makes for a quicker swing. good bat for the money.
remove_circle_outlineCons: As we are finding out with all composit bats one year is about all u get out of them maby two seasons if you dont play to many games.
add_circle_outlinePros: Lighter bat for a skinnier 11u player. A lot of his teammates also use it now, because of the lighter feel to the bat. That one ounce does make a difference. A great price for this bat, would buy it again if I had to do it over.
remove_circle_outlineCons: Had to get used of the handle. Vibrated his hands the first few times, but doesn't even notice now. Been having the bat about a month now, can't comment on durability yet.
add_circle_outlinePros: SUPER HOTTTTTT .!!!! The one piece bat is so much better for youth baseball this is the best example of how a truly well-made bar will change a players game. COMBAT IS THE BEST...
2017 Combat Maxum -11 Senior
add_circle_outlinePros: Just ordered this bat for my son. The price was the reason. He had the Louisville Slugger Catylist the last two years. He told me its equal to but not better than the Slugger.
remove_circle_outlineCons: My son told me it rattles or vibrates even if you hit it on the sweet spot. Not sure about the durability we just purchased the bat. He likes the overall feel but he has only used it in the cage and not in games yet.
remove_circle_outlineCons: Bat broke 2nd game used, Temp was 82 degrees and sunny, Bat was broken in off Tee work 150 balls and then soft toss 100 balls, before any live pitching. This was being swung by a 48" tall 9 yr old
8 yr old and 11 yr old love this bat
add_circle_outlinePros: Pop, balanced swing weight, durability. We have never had a Combat Maxum spider, crack or break. Both my sons are their most confident when in the box with their Maxums. They absolutely love them.
remove_circle_outlineCons: At some point they wont make them anymore since Combat is defunct....
add_circle_outlinePros: My son likes the look and general feel of the bat. It's given him some better pop and thus far it's been durable. Have owned for one month playing travel ball.
remove_circle_outlineCons: Son is having a hard time with the vibration and stingers coming off this bat if it's not hit just perfect every time. No other bat we've used he's had such a hard time. Have doubled up the tape to try to assist with the sting if not hit perfect.
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 is not manufactured in a 32 inch length from COMBAT.
I've read some reviews and it says this bat has a lot of pop, but is not durable. I was wondering if this bat is going to be durable with a lot of pop?
This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX211) is a new 2017 model (and there wasn't a 2 5/8" model with a -11 length-to-weight ratio for 2016) so we haven't been able to see a whole lot in regard to durability. However, I would imagine that the performance will be there on this bat as the 2016 MAXUMs were a great success in regard to performance.
What is the difference in this bat vs the new DeMarini CF Zen?
This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX211) will differ from the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Balanced Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCBZ) as this MAXUM is a one-piece bat while the CF Zen is the two-piece bat. You'll notice as well that this MAXUM is a -11 model while the CF Zen is a -10 model. Lastly, I think that the longer barrel length on this MAXUM will lead to a slightly larger sweet spot on it as well. However, in regard to similarities, both bats will be pretty balanced in their swing weights and both bats are all composite in their build.
My son is 9 years old and weighs 84 lbs. His coach says to use a heavier bat for more power. (1) What is the difference between a -11 and -10? (2) Should he get a BBCOR?
(1) The difference between a bat that is listed as a -11 like this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX211) and a bat that is listed as a -10 is going to be the length-to-weight ratio. The length-to-weight ratio is the difference between the number of the length in inches and the number of the weight in ounces. This COMBAT MAXUM has a difference of 11 between the number of the length in inches and the number of the weight in ounces. A bat that is listed as a -10 will have a difference of 10 between the number of the length in inches and the number of the weight in ounces. Therefore, if you were to compare a -11 bat and a -10 bat that both had the same length, the -11 model would be 1 ounce lighter. (2) I would not recommend getting a BBCOR for a 9 year old player. BBCOR bats are meant for use by high school and college aged players. Those bats will be listed as -3 models. They will be much heavier than a -11 model like this COMBAT MAXUM.
Why is the -10 cost so much more than the -11?
Due to the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 not being the more common size used by players it will come with a lower price tag as COMBAT sells them at a lower cost.
Is this bat BESR certified?
No, the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 is USSSA 1.15 BPF certified.
Do you expect the 2017 MAXUM (-11) to have the same "pop" as the 2016 MAXUM (-12)?
This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX211) is made with the same composite material and should be able to display extremely similar performance to the 2017 MAXUM (-12) bat.
Do you need to break this bat in?
Yes, we would recommend around 100-150 swings off the tee or soft toss. Make sure you rotate the barrel about a quarter of an inch every 15-20 swings to fully break-in the composite fibers throughout the bat.
Do the SL7MX210 and SL7MX211 have the same performance characteristics when the weights are equal (i.e. - a 31"/20 oz of the SL7MX211 and a 30"/20 oz of the SL7MS210)?
Yes, this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX211) and the SL7MS210 will have the same potential for performance when you are comparing models of similar length and weight (the only slight advantage is that this SL7MX211 features a larger 2 3/4" barrel diameter).
I want to purchase this bat but have one question. How are any warranty issues being handled for Combat bats now & in the future?
Combat bats purchased from JustBats.com, such as the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211, will feature a 12 month warranty through JustBats.com instead of the manufacturer.
I read Combat is out of business partly due to their 500 day warranty and return issues. I heard this bat is very good but can periodically have cracking issues. Will you honor the 12 month warranty with this bat? Or what is your policy with this bat?
Yes, we will honor the warranty on all Combat bats purchased from us.
Which bat is best for an 11 year old who's playing travel ball?
A very popular and highly rated bat for an 11 year old playing travel ball would be the 2016 COMBAT VIGOR -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: VIGSL110 in a 30" size.
The barrel is a 2 3/4", correct?
Yes, the barrel is 2 3/4"
I just bought the -11, thinking it was a -10. It is for my 9 year old twins. They have been using a 30"/20 oz (-10). Will they be alright?
If you purchased this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX211) in the 30"/19 oz size or the 31"/20 oz size, I think your players should be fine to use either of those sizes of bats. However, once they start to get older, you'll want to consider using progressively heavier bats so that they grow stronger with age in their swings.
If I purchased this bat, would it have the USA Stamp for approved use in any little league organization?
This bat does not carry the USA certification stamp. It has the USSSA stamp. Only newer 2018 models will have the USA stamp on them. However, Combat does not have any USA certified bats.
Granted this is a '17 bat, is there still a warranty? I see a lot of reviews mentioning cracking etc.
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 does come with a 12 month warranty from the date of purchase.
How does this 17' Combat Maxum compare to the 16' Marucci Hex Alloy in performance? Distance, pop and sweet spot size?
The major difference between these two bats will be that the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 is a one-piece composite bat compared to the one-piece alloy construction of the Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat. Furthermore, the 2017 Combat Maxum will provide a lower swing weight and a 20-40% increase in hitting surface. The pop and distance provided from each of these bats will be very similar as they are both held to the same USSSA regulations.
My son is 9 years old and a little small for his age. What would be a good bat for him in his 1st year of 9U travel ball?
In my opinion, I think one-piece bats are more beneficial to younger players because of the durability they provide. With that being said I think the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 in a 29 inch length would be a great option for your player.
Is this bat a USA approved bat?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 is not USA Baseball certified. It is however, USSSA eligible.
Do you have a 31" 20 oz. available?
Unfortunately, we have sold out of the 31" 20 oz. 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211. Since the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 is a closeout model, we will not be re-stocking any of the sizes.
What is true weight on this bat and how does it compare to the 2018 Cat 7?
Most bats will weight .5-1 oz heavier than the listed weight due to things like the paint and adhesive glue not being factored into the listed weight. The Marucci Cat 7 is a one-piece, all alloy model while this Combat is a one-piece, composite design. Both bats should perform very well.
What is the difference between this bat and to 2018 model?
There will not be much different between the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 and the 2018 model minus the cosmetic design of the bat.
My son is 8 going on 9 and is around 4'6" and 76 pounds. He has been swinging a 27" drop 12 Easton for a couple years until it broke. I am not sure if he should move up to a larger bat. I was thinking about the 27/16 or the 28/17 Combat Maxum and really not sure which way to go. Any help would be great.
Based on your player's height and weight, as well as his age, I would suggest the 28/17 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 given the two options listed.
My son it 7 years old and batting with a 27" 19oz bat. He is 50" and about 53 lbs. His current bat has worked fine but I have always thought it was a bit too heavy. Now his is going into all-stars and will be facing faster pitchers. Is this a good bat for him or is there a better version out there? Also, it has to be USA bat certified. Thanks for your insight!
To start, the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 is a USSSA approved bat, but will not be allowed for any USA sanctioned baseball. Unfortunately, Combat has not made a USA model bat. If you were looking for a lighter USA model, I would recommend checking out some of our (-10) USA options.
I bought this bat for my 9 year old son and it seems to be very dead and it vibrates! It doesn"t make any sound when hits it. What"s up with that?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 is a fully composite bat. With composite bats, a break-in period is needed to loosen up the composite fibers and see the bat's true performance. To break-in the bat, we suggest either soft toss or hitting of a tee for about 200 swings, rotating the bat a 1/4 turn every 10 swings.
As a one piece bat, the player could experience some vibration with mishits.
How would you compare the 27' Combat Maxum versus the Easton S2? Which is more balanced to give an easier swing? Which has better pop? Are these both 2 3/4' and legal for travel ball in 2018? For rec ball we are using the Rawlings 5150 USA bat, but I want to get a big barrel for travel ball now.
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The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 will be a more balanced feel than the S2, will be very close in performance of the bats and will both be legal for travel ball in 2018.
What is the barrel size?
This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX211) has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter.
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add_circle_outlinePros: Bought the 27" CAT8 bat for my 7 year old. He has used it for 3 months and loves it. Excellent pop. Several other players on the team have now purchased the same bat and are getting great results also.
remove_circle_outlineCons: Very slightly end loaded, but still has great balance.
add_circle_outlinePros: Good balance and quite a bit of pop for an all alloy. My boy is 61 pounds and almost 8. got the 26/16. Plays kid pitch and machine. Went 7 for 8 this last weekend mostly doubles.
My son is about 4 feet 6 inches tall and 65 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 in a 29''.
My son 7 years old and is 48" tall. What size bat and which Marucci Cat7 or 8 would you recommend?
We would recommend either a 27 or 28 inch bat. A 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 features the new stronger alloy which allows for thinner barrel walls.
You cannot go wrong with a Cat 7 or 8. Both are durable one piece alloy options. With large sweet spots.
My son is 7 years old, 55 pounds and is 4"2'. What length should he swing?
Based on your player's size and weight, I would recommend a 27" version of this 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8.
My son is 48 inches tall and 50-55 lbs. What size do you recommend for him?
Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 in a 27 inch model.
Hi, whats the difference in this bat and the MSBC810 both in 27/17?
The 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 in constructed to only be used in coach/machine pitch leagues at velocities lower than 40mph. The 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810 can be used in kid pitch and used at higher velocities.
What has more pop the Cat 8 or the Cat Composite?
Right out of the wrapper, this 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 will have more pop because of the alloy material used in its' construction. However, once the composite model breaks in you will see a very similar performance level from both as they are certified USSSA bats.
What bat size would you recommend for a 9 year old kid playing kid pitch? He's 48 inches tall. I was looking into both of the 27 inch models in Senior league and Junior big barrel, and I'm still not sure what the best choice is?
For a 9 year old playing kid pitch, you will want to go with the 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810 as it is a more durable model constructed to withstand the higher levels of velocity than the 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8. Considering his size, I would go with that 27" model you've been looking at.
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The 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 would be a great choice for young players. The only concern would be the potential of this bat being too heavy for players in a tee ball league.
My son is 8 years of age and in kid pitch. He swings a 27/15 composite bat now, but what size Cat 8 do you recommend for him? Also, should he swing the jr. big barrel or the USSSA bat? He is about 53â€ in height and about 80lbs.
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend a 28 or 29" bat for your player. Considering he is 8, it will depend on the style of baseball he plays in on whether or not he should swing a Junior Big Barrel or USSSA bat. For a player in machine/coach pitch, this 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 is recommended. However, if your player is already in kid pitch, you will want to go the route of the USSSA bat.
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