Pros: Great balance and swing weight, good pop
Cons: The barrel cracked all the way around the second round of BP. Incredibly disappointed. Just bats did the right thing and immediately sent me a new one.
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Pros: Great balance and swing weight, good pop
Cons: The barrel cracked all the way around the second round of BP. Incredibly disappointed. Just bats did the right thing and immediately sent me a new one.
Pros: A lot of pop, more than the original. I have had great luck woth durability with these bats as well. My 8 year old loves the bat, pop and feel. He is playing 9u and hitting the ball 220-250' comsistentently.
Cons: None as of yet and we have a 2015/2016 and the new 2017.
Pros: Not sure, didnt have a chance to see what the pros are
Cons: I received this bat at a replacement for the 2016 Combat Maxum that cracked. This bat was my warranty replacement. after three hits the bat cracked badly about 3 inched above the grip.
Pros: My son plays 11U tournament ball and has had this bat for 3 weeks. He has hit 3 "bombs" and numerous multi base hits. He loves this bat. Great pop right outta the wrapper.
Cons: none so far
Pros: solid, balanced , light weight
Cons: my last maxxum cracked, vibration on miss hits
Pros: ball really jumps off the bat
Cons: seems to have a lil more vibration than the S1 if you miss the sweet spot
Pros: My son a small 10 yrd. Sub .200 hitter. needs all the advantages he can get. Has only managed 1 fly ball to center all season long. with this 2017 Maxum his fist hit was a hard ground ball for a base hit. His second hit was a line drive into the gap that carried to what would have been tge fence had we played in a 10u field. His Double/Triple ended up as in inside the park Homerun. Im one proud parent. Every dollar spent worth seeing his team pick him up and carry him into the dugout. Cant wait until the bat gets "broken in". #justbuythebat
Cons: The stickers are showing wear, but it is a bat so thats expected. He did get a stinger but because he hit it off the end of the bat so thats expected.
Pros: bat has a ton of pop and tne new design looks amazing.
Cons: my som complained of some vibration but nothing major.
Pros: Very balanced swing. Great pop right out of the wrapper. I can't wait for my son to fully break in this bat.
Cons: Slight sting which comes along with a fully Composite bat.
Pros: great feel, great balance, lots of pop, son absolutly loves it
Cons: havent found any yet
Pros: My boy plays 10U travel ball, got him this bat and the first tournament we played in he got two doubles and 3 RBIs. He hits line drives and the first one he hit rolled all the way to the fence, and the other hits were so hot the other team had trouble handling them. His confidence is growing. This bat only has maybe 40 hits so far and it has great pop.
Cons: none so far
Pros: My son is just 10 years old and this could be the year he hits his first over the fence home run. The bat has a huge sweet spot and because it is so light weight, my son is now swinging a 31" length instead of 30" and his bat speed has increased.
Cons: So far nothing negative to report but like all composite bats, I worry a little about him cracking it based on other reviews that I've read.
Pros: Awesome Pop, Perfect swing balance, Comfortable grip, This bat is by FAR the best bat i have ever purchased in its price range. I got my son a 29/17 MY son is 6yo, 4'1" tall, 55lbs. His 6U tball team decided to make the jump and play Coach Pitch instead this year so i took the gamble on a bat 2" longer than his 27" tball bat. In 3 games he is 7/10 with 5 balls reaching the 170ft fence and Zero strike outs. The added length helps with pitches away and the exrta 2oz doesnt seem to bother him one bit.
Cons: If you hit the ball off the end cap or handle it stings a bit (SO DO ALL BATS). No other complaints of note.
Pros: My son loves the feel of and the hit from this bat!!
Pros: my 6 year old loves it. good pop. and the exit speed is insane
Cons: took about 100 swings to break in
Pros: Great Pop, great swinging bat.
Cons: Alittle vibration on the hands when hit off the handle or the end.
Pros: In the cage with my son I generally don't swing with his bat when demonstrating, i just use my fungo bat to demonstrate a point. My 8U player was really struggling to hit the ball out of the infield with his Easton Mako bat, even though he has a pretty good swing. Never strikes out, bats the 3-hole. I decided to take a few (light) swings with the Mako. It was obvious the bat was dead, and he's only had it for half a season. I've read about Combat before, and the fact that EASTON (largest bat mfr in the world) decided to buy out Combat had me intrigued. EASTON is no dummy, there is a technological reason they bought Combat, and I'm sure we'll see the Combat technology in EASTON bats before too long. This bat has great balance, MUCH larger sweet spot (probably a baseball width larger), and much less sting than the MAKO. Son hit a home run over center fielders head his first at bat with the MAXUM. I plan to buy one in 29" and 30" just so he can use the same bat for a while.
Cons: None yet. Will try to re-post at the end of the season to update on durability. I gave durability 4-stars, but we haven't had it long enough to rate durability. I sure hope it stays durable, because out of the box this a GREAT bat. I hope Easton doesn't kill the technology, and will implement the one piece composite design into EASTON bats. Otherwise, I will stock up on MAXUM bats from justbats.
Pros: Great Bat - All the boys on the team have switched to this bat and they are crushing the ball and swinging with more confidence
Pros: Was good while it lasted.
Cons: The bat just cracked last night. Unfortunately, we had already used the warranty to replace it once the FIRST time it cracked. Both bats lasted only months (less than a year of use) before they formed big cracks. Do not buy unless you are okay buying a bat that doesn't last long.
Pros: My son is 11. Was looking for a bat that he could gain greater bat speed and solid pop. We found it! This is one of the very few -12 bats on the market. He is able to get around on the fastest pitching now and gets great contact.
Cons: Like any bat, there can be some sting when hitting outside of the sweet spot. I also see concerns about cracking this bat. If this happened, my son would be on top of the world and I'm confident these guys would take care of me!
Pros: My almost 8 year old weighs 55lbs plays travel ball and is a contact hitter with an avg. of approx. .600. Have been working on swing speed with weighted bats of 6oz over his game bat weight when using a tee. Made the jump from a 13oz Easton to a 16oz Combat Maxum once I felt like his swing speed and strength could handle the 20%+ increase in weight when compared to his physical size. Received the bat within 3 days of ordering and right out of the box my son was hitting the ball much harder and farther then ever! The ball was consistently coming off the bat much quicker and going 10-15ft further in the air. Son and Dad are very pleased...Can't wait to see how much better this bat gets with more time and hits on it. BTW, my son chose this bat after I explained the differences in the bats we researched AND I made him purchase half of it...always gotta have skin in the game.
Cons: None so far...
Pros: My 8 yo son has always been a contact hitter but now crushes it - last two games with this bat he went 7 of 8 with 4 doubles and a triple. The one hit he didn't get was a hard line that SS dove to make a miraculous play. My son's confidence is through the roof as he's racking up RBIs.
Cons: None other than it will no longer be legal in his league next year - but totally worth the rest of this and fall season he'll get out of it this year.
Pros: Great pop right out of the wrapper! My 10 year old son loves the way it feels and the pop that it has is really helping his confidence at the plate!
Cons: None that I can see right now!
Pros: Faster bat speed Nice Pop off the bat All the kids on the team use it now!
Cons: None so far
Pros: Bought this bat for my 13 year-old's trip to the Cooperstown Dreams Park tourney. Used in one batting practice and one scrimmage before the trip and seemed to have lots of pop. Used it in the first three games and then it cracked on a base hit in the third game. Bummer, and had to borrow another bat for the next four games. I will hand it to JustBats.com though, I emailed on my way back from the tourney, and they took care of the issue very promptly.
Cons: I think another reviewer said they wouldn't recommend this bat for bigger kids, and I guess I'd echo that. It's nice and light but for my 13 year old it just wasn't strong enough to be durable.
Pros: Good pop, great feel, seems durable.
Cons: takes longer to break in than expected. 300 balls and still not fully broken in.
Pros: Lightweight, lots of pop. 10 year son bas an Easton Mako he loves, but this Combat is just as nice and easy to get around on faster pitches.
Cons: so far no bad news
Pros: Has some pop and has a good grip
Cons: Cracks very easily Lots of vibration If you don't hit in the sweet spot it hurts.
Pros: nice feel with weight balance. 11U likes the drop 12. bat came fast as ordered. great exchange.
Pros: Light, great pop and feels really good batting with it
Cons: non so far
Pros: good pop
Cons: 5 rounds of BP and cracked through middle of barrel.
Pros: The Maxum is an incredibly balanced bat! My son prefers it to his Demarini Vexxum which is also very balanced. No kidding about the "hittable" surface area compared to other bats. Three of his teammates refuse to use their own bats and always use his Combat because of the balanced feel.
Cons: My 13 yo son tried this bat in a game and his first hit was an incredible hit to left field. The pop was astounding right out of the wrapper. My 12 yo who has a better swing mechanics gets on base almost every time from grounders and line drives as he is able to swing the bat quickly because of its balance. However, after a couple games, in the air hits rarely go deep into the outfield even with solid contact and follow through. Same is true for the other three hitters so I am not impressed with how quickly the Maxum lost its pop.
Pros: style, balance, grip
Cons: 2016 model had more pop
Pros: this is our second combat bat. son loved the first one. really likes this one as well. hits the ball just as hard and as far as his 2016.
Cons: took a little bit longer to break in than his old one. hopefully it lasts as long as his old
Pros: my son loves this bat
Pros: The bat had good pop and feel from the start. Swing is well balanced.
Cons: Had the bat for 3 weeks and the bat cracked during BP. My son is 12U player about 5ft 65lbs. This bat should have held up better than this.
Pros: super far if I hit the ball in the middle of this bat
Cons: to light
Pros: This bat was very close to the specified weight and well balanced. 75% off MSRP (too good to be true?)
Cons: These latest bats from combat are NOT what they use to be. First off, the little sticker now says "Designed in Canada, made in China" It used to say "Made in Canada" my boy took just a few swings with it and we both knew it was a dud. The barrel is hard as a rock, it rings the hands, the sound is completely different and there's no pop what-so-ever. LOVED the old Maxums before PSG gutted it, tried to like this one, but I'm afraid they're officially done. You've been warned!
Pros: This was out first purchase of a big barrel bat, and it has great pop and feel for my son who plays 10u select ball. i wiuld recommend this bat to thise who ate looking for a bat with great pop.
Cons: if he misses the sweet spot he feels the sting in his hands, but it doesnt happen often.
Pros: So far, so good! Our 10u travel team loves our new Combat Maxum in the 29" drop 12oz version. The Maxum is well balanced, allowing for maximum swing speed. The barrel is very long, comparable to most other 30" bats in this price market. So far, I feel that the Mako Beast Hyperlite has more "pop" of the two bats in terms of ball distance, but the Maxum has it's own strengths. The long barrel has allowed some of our kids that often miss the sweet spot of the bat to experience solid hits that wouldn't be there with other bats. The stock Lizard Grip is nice! It's sticky, comfortable, and long.
Cons: The one-piece design allows for more vibration, but that's the case with any one-piece composite bat. Solution: hit the sweet spot!
Pros: I have all Combat bats and like the response my kids have to the bat. From the Tee Ball Bats to the Maxum we have a Combat bat from 26" to 30". There aren't too many bats with good pop at a drop 12 or 11. My sons aren't the biggest kids but they make up the difference with bat speed. The length to weight ratio makes it easy for my boys to make contact and hit the ball hard. They like the feel... Now all the kids on my team use Combat.
Cons: None yet. Would like to see a more end loaded bat at this length to weight ratio.
Pros: This is a great bat. Lots of pop. Entire team started hitting this bat. Confidence builder for sure.
Cons: Not a huge fan of the color scheme but the kids seam to like it.
Pros: lightweight, good balance. My son loves this bat.
Pros: If a bat cracks twice in 7 months ...... they are no pros!!!!!!
Cons: Bat craked twice ...... bought in August 2017, cracked in December 2017......replaced. Cracked again in March ..... they will not replace it stay away from this bat.
Pros: Super hot bat right out of the wrapper. Love the drop twelve weight.
Cons: None really we own 3 of them in different sizes.
Pros: a lot of pop and good feel.The vibration is really minimnal
Cons: maybe a littel more durability
Pros: Large hitting area. Lightweight bat. Easy to handle grip.
Cons: None that I've noticed so far.
Pros: good balanced bat great sound huge sweet spot
Cons: length and drop sticker peels off fairly easy on the bottom
Pros: This bat is awesome!! Very light, has great pop!! Every player on the team wants to use this bat!! It's been used in 3 games so far and several have made home runs with it!! Great bat for the price!! Would definitely recommend!
Cons: None so far
Pros: Felt real good in hands and swinging
Cons: No pop. Couldn't hardly get ball out of infield. Consistly has doubles and several over fence with his other bat.
Pros: Great bat if you hit it directly in the sweet spot every time. Nice and light for kids.
Cons: Extremely small sweet spot. Right out of the wrapper this bat had very little pop and made a horrible sound unless you hit the ball directly in the sweet spot. Anything off the end of the bat or handle makes a vibrating sound and the ball barely comes off of the bat. Both my son and his teammates gave up on this bat rather quickly. We have gotten to the point where we have put the bat aside and will no longer use it. Highly suggest finding a different bat to buy.
Pros: Being a coach i always look for the best bats for my spn/ players. This bat had made a difference in many kids whether they are experienced or developing. the bat has great pop and lots of kids on the all star and travel team love using it. I would rate this bat one of the best 2-5/8 barrel on the market. Its hard finding a 2-5/8 big barrel woth good drop ratio so i would highly recommend this bat for any league that is USA certified
Cons: None that comes to mind as long as the bat is kept maintained and not treated like a trash it'll live up to the hype
Pros: Great balance and contact. Son rarely struck out using this bat. The light weight helped him get around quick and sent it to the outfield on a shot. Son is 11, more of a contact hitter and he loved this bat.
Cons: After about a year it starting cracking just below the barrel. A lot of swings in those 12 months. Because I bought the bat here I was given a UPS return label and a refund.
Pros: Is balanced the same as the CF8 (green bat). Not a lot of sting. Seems to have a good sweet spot. Very close to the original Zen but noticeably less pop.
Cons: Noticeably less pop then the CF8 and the illegal Zen. I contacted demarini and was advised they used a "ceramic sleeve" that was inserted into the barrell. This stiffens up the barrel and restricts the "trampoline effect". We hit about 150 baseballs outside and the bat did seem to heat up the more my 12u travel ball son hit with it. He liked it even though the pop was less. He uses a CF8 during his games and had the illegal Zen as a back up. He wanted the retooled bat so we bought a new one with the voucher money.
Pros: My son loved the performance. Very easy warranty process.
Cons: We purchased a new CF8 for the Elite 32 at Disney last July, unfortunately by the end of the tournament the bat was already cracking. We went through DeMariniâ€™s warranty process, and was issued a voucher number for a replacement. In April we ordered a new Re-tooled CF Zen (performance was not as good as the CF8 but still very good) Sadly like the CF8 within a few weeks it cracked. While I understand DeMariniâ€™s warranty policies and I'm thankful for the first replacement, I still feel that a company should stand behind their product especially one that fails within the first few weeks. As a guy that works hard for his money I can no longer afford to spend the kind of money that DeMarini charges for bats that are less durable then their competitors
Pros: My 12u son loves the feel of the bat. not much vibration.
Cons: Less pop. Bat busted in less than 2 months.
Pros: i like on how it feels
Cons: the look
Pros: for a brief period, there was decent pop, but soon after it started cracking.
Cons: no durability. this is the third CF8 in a year. Last years CF8 broke in the cage within two days. once returned, received the illegal CF8 then the retooled one. after 4 tournaments its cracking. my sons buddy had the same experience. appaently these bats are not made for tournament players. ridiculous for the money spent.
Pros: itâ€™s got a big sweet spot
Cons: the first day I got it it snapped in have. I would go with marrucci
Pros: Great bat with great pop. Not sure on durability yet.
Cons: Plan on this bat weighing at least 2oz more than advertised. I put my boys on the scale and his 30/20 weighed in at 22.17. Still a nice bat, but really a drop 8. Should have probably went with the next size down.
Pros: This bat is by far the best bat DeMarini has ever made.
Cons: Zero so far
Pros: Still has a nice pop and nice feel to it.
Cons: Bat weighs 3 oz over stated weight. Too heavy for my 9-year-old to swing. Demarini Customer service told me it's because of the ceramic sleeve applied to the inside of the bat.
Pros: Great pop! Retooled version is legal for all USSSA play.
Cons: My son is having a hard time getting used to the sound. This bat is not your typical one piece aluminum or alloy.
Pros: It has a lot of pop and it was fresh right out of the box i love this bat tho
Cons: some of the reviews concern me about the bat snapping and craking
Pros: Good pop
Cons: A lot of money for a throw away bat. I coach a 11U Travel team and we have had 4 Demarini bats break in last 2 months all of the bats were less than 6 months old!! Getting a 2019 with a voucher praying it last a season, if not ill never waste my money again on these products or guide my players parents towards Demarini.
Pros: Best bat i'v ever used
Cons: Cost a lot
Pros: the bat hits bombs and has no sting.
Cons: is breaks really fast
Pros: Even though this is a retooled bat it seems to have some good "Pop" in it.
Cons: You may get some push back at tournaments about this back being ban but it has the the "R" and an orange end cap to show it has been retooled and it is legal for USSSA play.
Pros: This has been a great bat. My son loves the feel and it is driving the ball much better than his COMBAT. I don't allow him to use it below 60 degrees which I think helps with durability on the composite. They get brittle the colder it it. Price was great and we are very satisfied.
Pros: My son has wanted a "De Marini" - meaning a USSSA Zen - since he started playing travel. These bats have a huge following - the kids worship them. Well, at this price point, I could get him what he wanted without missing a car payment, and the bat is fantastic. We did the break-in precisely (200 1/2 speed swings, rotating 1/4 turn each time), and the bat is holding up well and hitting bombs. He is a big strong kid and a good hitter, and when he squares it up, the ball is gone in a hurry. Overall, the bat is: - "Hot" - the ball jumps off of it - designed with max contact area - the barrel stays at the max diameter over a large distance - reduces vibration to the hitter's hands - a tremendous value
Cons: Understand these composite bats have a life expectancy - they will all crack given enough swings and under certain environmental conditions. Control what you can. Only use it for games, not practices or BP, don't let teammates borrow it outside of games, you get the idea. It's like anything else - take care of it and it will last longer. It is well balanced, but a little heavy toward the end cap, which can cause weaker kids to develop bad swings where the barrel lags behind the hands. If your player is not on the stronger side, opt for a shorter length, which will make the bat lighter and easier to swing. I see a lot of kids swinging bats that are too big for them. You put a smaller bat in their hands, and they become totally different hitters. It's not everything, but it definitely can make a difference. I'll take bat speed over plate coverage any day. Overall, I don't see a lot of cons here. It's a great bat - but like all composites, it will break eventually.
Pros: very balanced
Cons: grip slips when hands are wet
Pros: After reading other reviews I chose this bat for my son to use for this season. With the insert it dors swing like a drop 8, but it was bought purposley for that reason. We are using it as a transition bat to get to a drop 5. Extra care was taken to get the proper break-in and my son put in roughly 200-250 medium swings between the tee and soft toss before use. It was then used for two regular games and continued to heat up to the point where multiple players on the team are now using it as it has become pretty hot. We did not have any previous experience with Demarini composite bats as I have been a Louisville Slugger person, but so far I have been impressed with what I have seen the bat do.
Cons: Even with the extra care to break in, I have already saw some nicks in the bat that make me a little leary as what to expect from the durability. There have not been any problems through 3 tournaments with multiple players using the bat, but I want to see if it lasts the entire season. At the price I bought it for I will not complain if it doesnâ€™t last, but it might hold me back if I had to purchase one at the full cost.
Pros: the feel
Cons: My son "broke it in" like he was supposed to the first day he got it. Bat broke the next day during the first game of the tournament! They sent a replacement, and it broke the next weekend! Way too much money for bats not to last.
Pros: My boys love these bats! great feel ans pop!
Cons: they do break down pretty quick
Pros: grip is great, the pop will knock you out,
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Any 30" available?
Unfortunately, we do not have any 30" models of the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112. However, we do currently have the -11 version available. That model number is : SL8MX211.
How does this bat compare to the Cat 7 or the Velo?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is a one-piece fully composite. The Marucci Cat 7 is a one-piece fully alloy. The Rawlings Velo is a fully alloy barrel and handle with a composite end cap for more balance.
Is this a BBCOR bat?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is not a BBCOR bat as all BBCOR bat will be -3, furthermore this bat will only be USSSA certified.
Will this bat come with a full 12 month warranty from the date purchased? Is the warranty through JustBats since the company is basically out of business?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 features a 12 month warranty from the date of purchase. This warranty would be handled either directly by Justbats.com or Easton.
Will these bats be restocked in different sizes?
The sizes on the website are the only sizes we have available in stock.
My boy is 4â€™5â€ & 65 lbs and I'm torn between this and the MAKO Hyperlite. He has a 29/19 Easton S2, hits it pretty solid but I feel it's still a bit heavy. What's the major difference in these two besides barrel diameter?
If your player is already swinging a -10 baseball bat then I would recommend the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX110 or going to a heavier bat like the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX108.
Does this bat meet the new USA baseball regulations? I don't want to buy it, if it is not approved for the 2018 season.
Unfortunately, the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is not USA certified. It will not be legal for play in 2018 for leagues that require that certification, as this model is USSSA certified.
My son is 11 years old and plays travel ball. Looking for some help picking out a big barrel 2 5/8" bat?
This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) will feature a 2 5/8" barrel diameter and USSSA 1.15 rating. As well, the bat has a -12 length-to-weight ratio. If a -12 bat will be most beneficial for your 11 year old player, I would recommend this bat if we had the specific length and weight option that he needed,
My son loves his 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 28" bat. Unfortunately he cannot use this bat for Little League in 2018. We weight the bat and it seems more like 17oz rather than 16oz. I'm thinking of buying a 28" -10 USA baseball Bat (2-5/8") similar to this one, which model will you recommend? Thank you!
Based off the information you've provided, I would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL which also features a one-piece composite design. If you wanted a -10 then I would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10.
My son is 8.5 yrs old. Roughly about 55 lbs. His swing lags with a 27"/17 oz bat. I wanted a -12 to help him maintain his mechanics. A 26"/16 oz bat seems a bit short. What size would you recommend?
If the 27"/17 oz bat causes his swing to lag, but the 27" length is fine, then I think going with this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) in the 27"/15 oz size would be a good remedy. You would be able to maintain his current length, but get something a little bit lighter that he can swing quicker.
Is this a big barrel bat?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is a big barrel bat with a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
My son is 5 and a half years old and is just over 4 feet tall and about 55 lbs. He has not played organized baseball before, but he will be playing next summer as he become obsessed with the game over this past summer. Just wondering if this Combat bat in 28/16 would be a good option for him? I have been thinking that a 12 drop bat would be better for him than a 10, but any other recommendations you have would be greatly appreciated. We live outside Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada and play under Baseball Ontario rules which allow him to use a 2 3/4" barrel and there is no drop weight limit at his current age group.
Based on what you have told us I would recommend the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 for your son in a 27"/15 ounce size.
Does this bat meet the new requirements? Will my son be able to use it to play PONY baseball in 2018?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is not legal for use in Pony baseball in 2018 as this bat does not feature the USA bat stamp. There are currently no COMBAT bats on the market that will feature the new USA stamp.
My son's are 4'8" & 75lbs. Both play travel ball. Wondering if the 29/17 or 30/18 would be best. Currently they have swung 29/18 Axe bats this past season
Based on their current height and weight, I would suggest the 29/17 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112.
What size would you recommend for a 6 year old that is 75lbs and 52"? Last year used 27/15, but debating between the 28/16 or the 29/17. Thanks for your help.
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 28" 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112.
Our son is 10 years old and about to turn 11 years old (weighs 80 lbs and is 54" tall). Debating between the Louisville Slugger Catalyst (-12 & 2 5/8") or the Combat MAXUM (-12 & 2 5/8"). Are these similar?
Based on your player's height and weight, I would make a general length suggestion of 30" in length. This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) and the 2017 or 2018 Catalysts will both be one-piece, all-composite bats. However, this MAXUM will have a 2 5/8" barrel while both of the available 2017 and 2018 Catalyst bats will be 2 3/4" barrel diameter. If you need a 2 5/8" barrel diameter bat, I would suggest getting this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) in the 30"/18 oz size.
My 8 year old son is 50lbs and 55" tall. He's a right handed hitter and consistently hits to SS or 3rd base with a 27/15. Should I consider getting him a 28/16?
Based on his height and weight we would probably recommend a 27"/15 ounce, however, if he is swing that well and it is becoming too light for him the 28"/16 ounce 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) is a great option.
Will this bat be legal under the new 2018 rules?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 would only be legal in USSSA leagues in 2018.
What are your thoughts in comparing this Combat Maxum and the Louisville 917 big barrel? Are they similarly balanced and have the same size sweet spot? I understand the 917 is a -10.
The Combat MAXUM should have a slightly bigger barrel length than the Louisville Prime 917. Both bats will be very well balanced and have large sweet spots The Prime 917 should provide better vibration dampening due to its unique three-piece design.
My son is 8 yrs old and he swings a 29"/19 oz size of bat. However, the bat is a heavy on the end. He's 4'10" and 125 lbs (any size smaller we tried wasn't comfortable). My question is if the 29"/17 oz size would be a better fit for his size and his strength?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a bat in the 30" length. However, if the 29" length is the best length fitting for your player, then I think the 29"/17 oz size of this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) will function the best for your player. It will definitely feel lighter than the current 29"/19 oz size of bat being used.
What's the difference between this bat and the Vigor?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 will have a more balanced swing weight feel as well as longer barrel when compared to the COMBAT Vigor.
How long does it take for break in?
The 2017 Combat Maxum -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) does feature a break-in period. We recommend around 100-150 swings off the tee or soft toss. Please make sure you rotate the barrel about a quarter of an inch every 15-20 swings. This will help break-in the composite fibers throughout the barrel.
Did DeMarini buy out Combat or are they affiliated?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is not affiliated with DeMarini.
How big is the barrel?
The barrel on the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is going to be 2 5/8".
My son is 9. He is 4'4" and weighs 79 lbs. He currently uses a 29"/19 oz bat. Would a 30" bat be too big for him?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I am thinking that you can stay at the same size of bat unless you feel he is ready for the 30"/20 oz size. However, if you wanted to move to the 30"/18 oz size of this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112), you should be fine as the bat will be extremely light.
My son is 10 years old, stands 5'3" and weighs 110 lbs. He currently swings a 29"/19 oz Easton MAKO (does well with this bat). Would the 31"/19 oz be too long?
Based upon his height and weight, I think your player would be alright to use a 31" length of this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112). Since he is already swinging a 19 oz weight, I think the 31"/19 oz size will be fine for him to use as well.
My son is 55" tall 100 lbs. what size bat? 30"?
A 30'' would be a good fit for your son for the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112. If you are worried about the length you can drop down to a 29''.
My son is 7 years old and 51" tall. Right now he's using the Easton Mako Big Barrel, 27" 15 oz. I was thinking of moving him up to a 28" 16 oz 2017 Combat Maxum. Will the 28" be alright or should I stick with a 27" based on his size?
Whether to get the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 in a 28 inch model will really depend on how well he has been handling his current bat at 27 inches and 15 ounces. Unless he is getting the barrel of his current bat through the zone too quickly then it would not be beneficial to move up in length and weight.
What size of bat for an 8 yr old that is 46 inches tall and 42 lbs?
Based on your player's information, we would recommend getting the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 in a 27 inch model.
My 6.5 y/o son is beginning coach pitch and would like your suggestion for length and weight for him. He is 51" tall.
I would suggest a 26'' 14 oz for the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112.
My son is 4'5". I just bought the 28" 16 oz bat. What are your thoughts?
The COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is a great option for a player of that size. The pop on the bat will help the younger player remain confident with his play.
Can I get a different color?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SLMX112 does not come with different color options. The stock green and white is the color of that bat.
My son is 11 years old and using a DeMarini CF8 29" bat drop 10. He is a left handed hitter that has consistently hit the ball to third base or short stop area. Considering going to a drop 12 or 11 to increase bat speed. He is 61" tall and 98 lbs. What length of bat should I buy if he going with a drop 12?
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 30"/18 ounce 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) for your son.
Is this bat going to be legal next year after the change?
It ultimately depends on your league and what they are requiring next year. The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 will be legal for travel ball, as the rules are not changing. However, if your league is going to require the USA Baseball certification stamp in 2018 this bat will not be legal.
My son is 54" and currently swings a 29/19 Mako torq. 9 years old and about 65 lbs. Would you recommend a 30" or stick with 29" for now?
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend sticking with a 29" bat. The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) is a great option.
Is it a big barrel?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is a 2 5/8'' barrel, so it is the middle barrel size.
Is this bat legal in Juniors? It's alloy and is 2 5/8".
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is not legal for Junior division of Little League as the barrel is composite. If using a composite barrel bat then the bat must be BBCOR certified (drop 3 length to weight ratio).
Is this bat BBCOR? I know Dixie Youth is only going to allow this in 2018.
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is not BBCOR certified. Dixie Youth is going to require bats with a USABat stamp in 2018, not the BBCOR certification. Such bats will become available in the fall of this year.
My son is 7 1/5 and weighs 59 lbs and is 4'5". Would the 28" 17 oz be good for him, or what do you recommend?
Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 29" 17 oz version of the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112.
Is this bat Little League approved?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is not Little League approved since it features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
My son is 8 and a half. Weighs 62 pounds and is 54 inches tall. Would you recommend a 28 inch or 29 inch bat in this model?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) in the 29" length as long as the subsequent 17 oz weight would work for him.
My son is 9, turning 10 in August. Height is 4 ft 6 inches roughly. Weight 78 lbs. What size bat would you recommend in this COMBAT MAXUM?
Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 in a 29 inch model.
Is this bat legal for Pony Baseball? Don't see "Pony Baseball" written anywhere on the bat, which can be found on all of the bats on my son's Pony baseball team.
Bats featuring a 2 1/4" barrel diameter will be the only ones that feature the Pony stamp. The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is legal, as Pony allows the use of 2 5/8" barrel diameter as long as they feature the 1.15 BPF stamp, which this does.
My son plays 12U travel. He is 78 lbs and 56" tall. He wants a big barrel. Is this bat a good choice for him? 30" or 31"?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a 29" length bat. That being said, if you felt more comfortable with a 30" bat for him, I think that a 30" bat of this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) would be fine for use if he can handle the 18 oz weight.
Are you sold out of the 29"/17 oz?
At the time of your question, we still have this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) available in the 29"/17 oz size.
What bat size would you recommend for a 7 year old who is 52 inches tall and weighs 61 lbs.?
Based on the player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 in a 28''.
Is this bat approved for use in Dixie Youth?
You will have to check with your league officials for a list of banned bats or specific bat regulations, as Dixie is a private league that doesn't fall under general USSSA or Little League standards.
How would I obtain a warranty replacement if the bat cracks since Combat Sports Group no longer exists?
The warranty for Combat bats, such as the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112, purchased through JustBats.com would be carried through JustBats, and would be similar to a manufacturer's warranty.
What would be the right size bat for my son who is almost 7 yrs old in two months, 46" tall and only weighs 50 lbs? He is struggling a little with his 28" 17oz aluminum bat right now.
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 in a 27" 15 ounce size.
I see people have said things about the bat cracking. Is this typical or a pattern with COMBAT bats?
With this 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112), it will have a -12 length-to-weight ratio (it is a very light bat). Typically, if being used by the correct aged player, it should be able to hold up durability-wise (I cannot guarantee durability, but most times the individual should be okay). For this bat, I would only recommend using it for players that are age 11 and below.
I am looking at a 31" 2 5/8" or 2 3/4" barrel. Is the barrel length on the -12 the same as the barrel length on the -10 or the -11 models? Or did they reduce the barrel length to achieve the lighter weights?
The barrel lengths on these bats, assuming they are all the same length, will not change. The different weights that the various 2017 COMBAT MAXUMs will be featured in will be the main difference. Also, it is common to find that that barrel walls of the 2 3/4" bats to be slightly thinner giving more pop potential but also leading to durability issues potentially quicker than that of a 2 5/8".
Can you recommend a bat size and weight for my 10 yr son? He is 4'8" and 98 lbs.
We would recommend the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 in the 30" 18oz size.
Other than cosmetics, is there any difference between the 2016 model and this one?
This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) will display all the same features as the 2016 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (MAXSL112). Like you noted, the biggest difference between the bats is going to be the cosmetics.
Is the barrel length on the 2017 model the same as the 2016?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 and the 2016 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: MAXSL112 have the same barrel length.
What is the difference between this and the -11 model, other than the obvious ounce?
The SL7MX211 model will differ from the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) as both bats have a different length-to-weight ratio. However, the SL7MX211 will have a 2 3/4" barrel diameter while this SL7MX112 has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter. Besides the cosmetics and the length-to-weight ratio, the differing barrel diameters on two bats will be the biggest difference.
What is the best way to break-in this bat?
This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX112) comes with an all-composite build to it. In the past, composite bats have required a break-in period to show game ready performance. However, this 2017 version should only require a limited break-in (if any) before showing game-ready performance. I would imagine that a few rounds of BP or a day of hitting off the tee for a day should be sufficient to get it ready for top performance.
Will you ever release a 32 inch?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is not available from COMBAT in a 32 inch model. The 31 inch model will be the longest size that COMBAT manufacturers.
Are there any differences between this model and the 2016 model other than the color scheme?
The 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 is said to offer a lower swing weight in comparison to the 2016 model.
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We play 8U coach pitch and I have seen two of the non-retooled bats break. First bat, the barrel split like it was twisted in two opposite directions, second the barrel broke off the handle, will the retooled bat hold up better?
We have not seen an increase in durability issues with the re-tooled version of the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR. We suggest reading over the customer reviews on this bat as they are generated from individuals that have directly purchased the bat.
I just purchased a Marucci Cat 6 27/17 for my son. He is 4'2'' and 55 lb. He plays 9U travel ball. I am not happy with the performance. I know the speculation of the weights. I am wanting to try a Demarini CF Zen -10, which should I try, 28/18 or 27/16?
Based solely on your player's height and weight, and if he is playing kid pitch baseball, I would suggest a 28" 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR. However, if he is playing coach pitch, you could consider the 27/16 junior big barrel model, especially if he struggled at all with the 17 ounce bat he was swinging previously.
Is this bat legal for 13u USSSA?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR is not legal for 13U USSSA play as this level requires a minimum of a -8 USSSA bat. We have heard some 13U leagues requiring -5 USSSA bats though so it is always best to check with a coach or league official before making a purchase in this age group.
Iâ€™ve been reading that this bat comes in heavier than what is stated. What is the actual weight of the 30/20?
All bats are weighed before the paint, grip, knob, and end cap are put on the bat so bats usually are going to be slightly heavier than the listed weight. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR tends to be close to 1.8 oz. heavier than the listed weight.
Does this bat still come with a 1 yr warranty since it's a 17â€™ model?
Yes, the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR would still come with a 12-month manufacturer's warranty.
Is this the retooled or will I have to send back to get retooled? Is it marked?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR is the re-tooled model and is marked as such with the orange "R" mark on the barrel as well as the different colored end cap.
Does this bat meet USA bat rules?
Unfortunately, the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR is only going to be USSSA aproved and not legal for USA play. DeMarini did release the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUFX which will be USA approved.
Is this bat illegal now for USSSA play?
No, the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR has been re-tooled and is now fully legal for all USSSA play.
Does this bat still come with a one year warranty?
Yes, the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR comes with a 12 month manufacturer's warranty.
Is this still legal for USSSA baseball?
Yes, the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR is legal for USSSA baseball.
How does the 2017 Blue CF Zen -10 compare to the 2017 Green Zen, and the 2018 Orange Zen, in regard to pop that each bat has? I have read reviews that state the 2017 Blue Zen has a lot less pop since being retooled. How do these bats Compare in Pop to the 2017 Marrucci Hex?
Pop is always more one of personal opinion. With the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR there have been some mentioning of poor performance. Some of that may have to do with the fact people were accustomed to the performance of its predecessor which was recalled due to being too hot. So far, customers do like the feel and performance of the new 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTDXCBZ. Some slight alterations to the end cap and connection point design give this bat more balance and vibration reduction but hard to say if there is a gap in performance capabilities between this bat and the previous re-tooled model from 2017.
Are there any drop 5 or 8 BBCOR bats? My son is joining the middle school baseball team and I think a drop 3 is a little heavy.
Unfortunately BBCOR bats are only made in -3 length to weight ratio models. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR is a -10 length to weight ratio model. The BBCOR version would be the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC.
Is bat the retooled version or the one they banned last year?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR is the re-tooled model that will comply with all USSSA standards.
Need advice! My son is playing 12u, he is 5'6" and weighs 155 pounds and is currently hitting a CAT 7 30/22. Should I stay with CAT 7 and go to a 32/24 or this CF Zen 32/22? Can't decide!
Based of your players height and weight, I would recommend a 31 or 32 inch bat. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR might be too light for him as he will be transitioning to BBCOR in the next couple years. I would recommend staying with a -8 drop weight. In that case, I would recommend the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: WTDXCBR.
My son is playing 9U kid pitch. He is 4â€™2" tall and 49 lbs. Do you know of a good bat brand and size?
DeMarini is a very good bat brand, and the CF Zen is considered their top of the line model. We would recommend a 27" or 28" length for his size.
Can this bat be used in USA baseball for Babe Ruth?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR is USSSA certified, so it is not legal for play in USA leagues such as Babe Ruth.
I guess I don't get the "re-tooled" part of this bat. What has happen to have a bat get a label like "re-tooled"? Is it hotter, was there something not right with the other CF Zen bats? Just wondering about that.
Some CF Zen models (including this -10) were exceeding the performance standards for USSSA once they were broken in, so DeMarini recalled them and released them again in this re-tooled model. The new model now complies with the USSSA 1.15 BPF standard.
Is this bat banned? USSSA?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR is Re-Tooled To Comply With All USSSA Standards.
What is the difference between the CF Zen -10 Senior League Bat, and the CF Zen -8 Balanced, other than 2 ounces? Looking for a 30" bat for an 11, soon to be 12 year old. The -10 Senior League is much cheaper online.
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Re-Tooled -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter whereas the -8 has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter. The only other difference will be the aesthetics of the bat.
How do you tell them apart? Does the retooled have something written on the bat to let you know it is legal?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Re-Tooled -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR has a different color end cap as well as has stamp that is orange with "R" inside to illustrate this is a re-tooled model.
Is this bat legal for USSSA play? Our 9-year old is just starting travel ball and we wanted to be sure he could use this bat.
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Re-Tooled -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR will feature a USSSA BPF Certification making it legal for USSSA play.
Which bat is better: the -10 CF Zen or the -10 DeMarini Voodoo?
For 2017, I would say that the more popular option has been the CF Zen (especially before the re-call on the original model was made). However, we have not received a high amount of reviews on this 2017 DeMarini CF Zen **Re-Tooled** -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCBZR). It is hard to be completely accurate when stacking it up next to the Voodoo which has received good reviews, but not a lot of total reviews. Overall, both the Zens and Voodoo (DXVBZ) have been solid bats. I would feel alright suggesting either bat.
Does this bat need a break in period?
Yes, the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Re-Tooled -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR does require a break in period. We recommend about 150-200 swings off of a tee, starting your swing at about 50% and work your way up with each swing. Also, be sure to rotate the bat to make sure that all sides of the bat are broken in.
Does the bat come with a 30 day trial period?
No, unfortunately the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Re-Tooled -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR does not feature a 30 day trial period. Once it has been used it cannot be returned. If the bat were to become defective, then it would be covered by a one year warranty with DeMarini.
Is this good for Dizzy Dean play?
Yes, the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Re-Tooled -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZR is legal for Dizzy Dean for players that are 12 and under in 2017. It has been fixed to meet the USSSA standard that is required for Dizzy Dean.
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