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: Quality is ok.
Cons: Nothing special about this bat. Save your money and buy a good $100 bat
Pros: Average bat.
Cons: Average bat with a big price.
Pros: Nice appearance
Cons: Bat does not provide explosive hits. My son hits for power and this bat was not effective for a power hitter. We went back to using the S3 series.
Pros: Great pop, great feel, very little vibration, too early to grade the durability.
Cons: Bad grip as good as this bat is, I wished they would went to a cheap grip compare to the last two power brigade bats I've bought.
Pros: Large sweet spot! Son loves it!
Cons: Takes around 150-175 swings to fully-breakin
Pros: Very balanced for increased bat speed but still looking for the huge sweet spot everyone raves about. Thru 3 tourneys and still not performing like i had expected.
Cons: Doesn't have the pop I expected....switched from an XL1 to the Mako and am not impressed at all actually very disappointed. Easton went cheap with the grip, it cracks easily. Seems like the 2 1/4 barrel makos have way more pop. The huge price tag doesn't hold up when the bat doesn't play like its supposed to.
Pros: nice feel,balance
Cons: does not have near the pop of the older orange makos. I spent 300.00 plus dollars my son no longer uses it. He uses his old 2015 mako and the team demarini c7. My son's friend is returning his 2016 mako same reason "no pop"
Pros: Great pop!
Pros: Huge barrel and sweet spot. Plenty of pop! This is the second MAKO my son has owned. He mentions every time he uses it how much more he likes it better than his last one. (The first one was just fine.)
Cons: None. I hope it's as durable as his last one.
Pros: Feels solid, no vibration.
Cons: The grip seems to feel a little loose under a tight grip. Just seems like it is moving.
Pros: Great pop Very durable
Pros: large sweet spot
Cons: wish it was already warm outside
Pros: all around good bat
Pros: great pop. I love the new grip tape. The bat is pretty durable.
Cons: When I was hitting I felt lots of viberation. When I droped the bat from on foot on bleachers the paint chipped very easly .
Pros: Lots of pop. My son is getting solid hits with this bat.
Pros: hit bombs every time
Pros: Amazing bat for all kids. Easton is such a great company to make these awesome bat for all kids to use. But I think there should be a better grip. Maybe have Lizard Skin on the bat.
Pros: my 7 year old's confidence is through the roof. No vibration so he's not afraid to attack and swing hard.
Pros: I purchased this Bat for my son that plays travel ball and he loves the bat and the 27" with -10 drop was perfect for him. It has a different sound when compared to his older bat and the price was far better than other sites. Thanks Just Bats for a great product and very fast shipping.
Pros: First off great bat. As a player starting their 12u season, this was a great buy. The 2 3/4 barrel adds for easy contact. The TCT Thermo composite in this bat is insane. As a power hitter, this thing can produce major distance. Whether you're a power-hitter, or someone who needs a little confidence at the plate, I would definitely check this bat out.
Cons: However, this bat does come with some downs. The bat is a little more heavy than described. It feels more like a -8.5 or -9. Anyways it's a good buy.
Pros: Large barrel, lots of pop, light weight, skinny handle. 50% of the kids started using this bat on my Select 12U team. They all love it! Good performer so far.
Pros: lots of pop. big sweet spot
Pros: the grip
Cons: pretty much everything else
Pros: When I unrated this bat I sad wow! This bat looks great and peforms great. I love this bat and it is just a great bat all around.
Cons: This bats grip is terrible I got new grip for it 4 days after I bought it.
Pros: Has Lots of pop!!! feels good to
Pros: a couple of kids on our team have this bat it hitting around 275 to 300 ft for 12 and 13 my son bang a few off the fence at 330 he close we bought 2 of these and had good luck with them no issue at all so far thanks
Cons: none yet
Pros: large sweet spot, price ($100), pop, grip
Cons: durabilty (ive broken 3)
Pros: best bat ever
Pros: Huge sweet spot. if tou cant hit with this bat.......you cant hit.
Cons: No bad reports to speak of with this bat.
Pros: Has a great pop for my sons 8U travel team
Cons: we went from a 29 inch -13 to this 30 inch -10 and I will say the weight difference took some getting used to.
Pros: This bat is awesome!! It brought my batting average to a 389
Cons: Nothing bad
Pros: A lot of pop. used this bat for 2 years and am buying a new one. Good price for a great bat.
Cons: composite bat. might shatter.
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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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My son is 9 and is 4â€™7" tall and weighs 80 lbs. Which bat do you recommend?
We would probably recommend a 29" length for his height and weight. This Easton Mako Senior League (SL16MK10B) would be a good option if you mostly play USSSA travel tournament baseball. It would not be legal if you play in a league that requires the new USA Baseball bat certification though.
Rawlings Velo Hybrid 2017 or Easton Mako? Which would be 30â€ w/ 2 3/4 barrel?
Both the Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B and the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V34 will feature a 2 3/4 barrel diameter. We have both of these bats available in a 30" 20oz option.
Is this a "USA baseball" approved bat? If not, which bats do you have that do have the USA Baseball stamp of approval?
The Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is approved for USSSA play, but does not meet the USA baseball qualifications. The most similarly available bat to this Easton MAKO available will be the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10. The Ghost X is a two-piece fully composite with a balanced swing, available in a drop 10. With that being said, the new qualifications will ensure that the performance of these new USA bats will be substantially lower than all of the bats in the past.
This is the 2 piece composite Easton bat like the -12 Easton 2 piece but in a senior league bat correct? My son has the 2 1/4 version but has white on the handle and this one is black. The only black one I've seen is the alloy barrel; I do not want the alloy barrel.
The Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is a two-piece composite model featuring a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. Easton did make a MAKO featuring a two-piece composite design in a -12 model but these bats featured a 2 1/4" barrel diameter. The senior league version of the MAKO in the -12 with the 2 3/4" barrel diameter was the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B; this bat was a one-piece all composite.
Being that this is a close out bat do we still get the one year warranty through Easton?
Yes, the one year warranty still applies to these models even though they are a closeout.
Is the 30" a 2 5/8" or 2 3/4"? I am trying to find a 30" 2 5/8" but want to confirm.
The Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is a 2 3/4" barrel version. We unfortunately, do not have the 2 5/8" barrel version of this bat available anymore.
My grandson is 9yrs old 4ft 7in and 75-80lb. He's playing in his first year of travel ball.
Based off the specifications you have provided, I would recommend the Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B in a 29 inch bat length.
Is that bat good for 11U?
If 2 3/4" barrel bats are legal for your league or tournaments, the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B would be a great option for that age.
Is it full composite?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is a fully composite bat.
I have an 11 year old and looking for a big barrel. What size would you recommend for this bat?
For most 11 year old players, we are suggesting bats in the 30" length. I might recommend this 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) in the 30"/20 oz size. As well, this bat has the USSSA certification and largest 2 3/4" barrel diameter size to it.
Will you be able to use this bat in 2018 for travel ball?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B will still be legal for USSSA travel ball.
My son is about to turn 12. What size bat should I get him?
For most 12 year old players we are suggesting a bat with a 30" length to it. This 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) is unfortunately not being offered in the 30"/20 oz size. As well, this bat features the -10 length-to-weight ratio and 2 3/4" barrel diameter. Bats this lite with the large 2 3/4" barrel typically do not hold up well in regard to durability. I would recommend looking to a bat with a 2 5/8" barrel diameter and -8 length-to-weight ratio for a 12 year old player. Probably a 30"/22 oz size is the one to try and find.
My son is 5'3" and weighs 135 lbs. What bat size would you recommend?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B in a 31 inch model.
How does this bat compare to the Louisville Omaha 517 bat?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B and the LS Omaha 517 bat are both very good bats but they are completely different. The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight while the LS Omaha 517 is a one-piece fully balanced alloy bat. The MAKO will run a little heavier but is better equipped at reducing vibration from off-centered hits.
My son is just turning 8 yrs old. He is 46" and 42 lbs. What size of bat would you recommend?
This 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) would actually be an excellent option of bat to get a player as long as the parameters of the bat meet the league requirements and you are able to get the right size for the player. I might recommend looking to the 27"/17 oz size of this bat if the weight is able to be handled by your player.
My son is 5'6" tall and weighs 105 pounds. What bat size do you recommend?
We would recommend a 31" length of bat for his size.
Does Easton make 28" SL16MK10B?
Yes, Easton did produce the 2016 MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) in a 28". Unfortunately, we are currently (5/16/2017) are out of stock on the 28".
Is this bat legal for 13-15 year old? Or the leagues known as Babe Ruth or Junior League?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is not legal for use in Babe Ruth or Junior League as this bat has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter (only 2 5/8" are allowed) and the bat does not feature BBCOR certification (if using a composite barrel bat like an Easton MAKO it must be a BBCOR bat - these bats have a -3 length to weight ratio).
Is this bat eligible in USSSA tournaments?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B features the 1.15 BPF USSSA certification stamp and it should be legal for play in USSSA tournaments. It is always best to ask a coach or tournament officials beforehand though.
My son is about 5 feet and 100 pounds. What length bat do you recommend?
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 31"/21 ounce 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B).
What is the difference between a SL16MK10B and SL16MK10?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. The SL16MK10 features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter. Otherwise, the two bats are the same.
My son is 5'2" and weighs about 95 and is 12. What size bat? What is the difference between 2016 Easton MAKO and the Easton MAKO senior league baseball bat white and orange color?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 31 inch model in a 2 5/8" barrel and 21 ounces. The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B features a 2 3/4" barrel and is better suited for players from the ages of 7-11. As for the difference in the two models, the composite material and connection technology stayed the same; the only things that changed were the cosmetics and grip tape.
Will this bat be legal for Babe Ruth league? Is it BBCOR certified? I just don't want to buy an illegal bat.
Unfortunately, the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is not approved for play in Babe Ruth. It is not BBCOR certified either. The combination of the 2 3/4" barrel and not being BBCOR certified make it illegal for play in Babe Ruth.
My son is 12 years old 4'8" and 94 lbs. I'm looking for a bat that he can use this and next year in the park league.
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is probably going to be to small of a bat for your player. If your player is allowed to swing a big barrel bat, I would suggest a 2 5/8" barrel for a player of his age. I would look at a 30" bat based on his size, and if he can, moving to a -8, but a -10 would also work if you wanted to stay on the lighter side. Here are a couple bats for you to take a look at: 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17S310 or the 2016 Easton MAKO XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK8.
My boy is 4' 8" tall and 9 years old. What size bat should be be using?
I'm not sure without knowing his weight, but I believe most kids about his age and height use anywhere from 28"-30" size bats.
My son is 12 years old. He weighs about 110 pounds, and is about 5'3". What bat length and weight would you recommend?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B in a 31 inch model.
My son is 5 ft., 90 pounds and will be 11 years old on March 31st. What size bat should my son use? USSSA 11 years old division moving up 12 fall.
Based on your son's height and weight we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B in a 30 inch model.
My son just turned 10. He is almost 5' and he weighs about 92 pounds. Which bat size would you recommend?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) in the 30" length as long as he can handle the subsequent 20 oz weight.
My son is 5 ft. 6", 136 pounds, and is 12 years old. What would you recommend the bat to be?
Based on your son's height and weight we would recommend a 32"/22oz 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B).
What drop is it like a drop 5 (-5)?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is a drop 10.
My son is 5 ft and weighs about 90 lbs. He will be 12. What size bat should he use? What weight? Also, what is the difference between the senior and junior MAKO bats?
We would recommend using a 30" 20 ounce 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B). The difference between Senior League Bats and Junior Big Barrels are that Senior League bats are designed for kid pitch and Junior Big Barrel bats are designed for coach pitch.
What is the difference between the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B)?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) has a barrel that is approximately 1.5" longer than the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B).
My son is 4'5" and 62 lbs. He currently has a 29"/19 oz. Should we stick with the same size at 12U?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) in the 29" size. However, if you want something that he can grow into with time, I would recommend looking to the 30" model of the bat as long as he can handle the 20 oz weight.
Is this bat legal to use in Junior Little League?
No, the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is not approved for play in the Junior division of Little League. It is not BBCOR certified and it features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. All composite bats need to be BBCOR certified and the barrel diameter cannot exceed 2 5/8" in the Junior League.
Is this bat Dixie youth baseball certified?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B is not Dixie League approved as it has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter; 2 Â¾â€ barrel bats are NOT allowed at any level.
I am 5'3" and 95 pounds. What bat size and weight should I get?
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B in a 31 inch 20 ounce model.
I am 140 lbs and 5'3". What length do you recommend for me?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B.
My son is 11, 48 inches tall and weighs around 70 lbs. I just purchased a big barrel senior 29/19 for him. Is this a good bat size or would a 30 be better?
Based on your son's height and weight, I think the 29" 19 oz. model is the ideal size for him.
My son is 12, 5'2" and weighs 124 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B.
How does this bat compare to the Combat MAXUM?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) and the 2016 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat are both full composite bats. The Easton MAKO is a two-piece, balanced designed composite and will feature better vibration technology to help reduce stinging sensation from off-centered hits. Being that it is a two-piece design, it will offer more flex which is typically preferred by contact hitters. The COMBAT MAXUM is a one-piece design that will allow for a stiffer feeling (preferred by power hitters) but won't have the same anti-vibration technology. Both bats would be great options that offer massive sweet spots.
What is the difference between this bat and the S1?
There are quite a few differences between the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK10B and the 2015 Easton S1 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL15S110. The S1 is going to have an IMX advanced composite barrel which is said to give ultra-responsive hitting surface that lowers swing weight while the MAKO features the TCT Thermo Composite Technology which is said to create a massive sweet pot and unmatched bat speed. Additionally, the 2016 MAKO comes with HYPERSKIN Grip while the 2015 S1 does not.
My son is 11, 5'3", 150 lbs. What bat size would you recommend for the MAKO?
Based on your son's height/weight, I would suggest getting the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) in a 31" 21 oz.
What are the main differences between the Easton MAKO and DeMarini's new bat? Is one more end-loaded?
It would depend on which DeMarini model you are referring to as they have several different models of bats in the 2016 line. The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) compares most closely with the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCFZ). They are very similar by design. The CF8 may have a bit better balance while the MAKO has a bigger sweet spot due to the extended barrel length.
My son is 13 years old. He weighs between 85-95 pounds and he is 4 foot 11. What length and weight bat do you recommend?
Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 30 inch bat. At his age we would typically not recommend a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter like what is featured on the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B). We would recommend something with a 2 5/8 inch diameter and possibly a -10 or -8 depending on how strong the player is.
How long does it take to break in the new bat?
We recommend around a 150 swings off the tee or soft toss. Make sure your rotate the barrel of the bat a quarter of an inch every 15-20 swings.
Why does the MAKO come in 2 5/8 & 2 3/4? Does one have more pop than the other? My son has always used the S3 with good results. Would the MAKO provide more pop once broken-in?
"Pop" is more of a term that is associated with the skill of the player rather than a measurable feature of the bat. Due to performance restrictions imposed for safety reasons, most bats within the same certification category will perform to the same level at their peak. The difference, and what you end up paying for, is the feel of the bat (balanced vs. end-loaded, one-piece vs two-piece, barrel size, etc.) and the durability of the bat (how long the bat will perform at that peak level). Which one is best would depend on what you are looking for in those aspects compared to the price range you are looking to stay in. That being said, the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) has a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter because some leagues allow that size while others only allow up to a 2 5/8 inch barrel like the 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10). They should perform similarly as they are both USSSA regulated but you get more room for error with the 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter and may be able to barrel up the ball more easily.
Is there anything different from this one and the 2014 model. My player just turned 12. He is about 105 pounds. What size would you recommend?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) is very similar in construction to the previous models of the bat. The grip has been slightly changed and it has different graphics. The size we would recommend would be based on a combination of both height and weight rather than one or the other. If you can provide his height we would be better able to size him.
Does this bat have the rotating handle?
The 2016 Easton MAKO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MK10B) does not have the TORQ handle. The 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MKT10B) would be the model that does but it is not currently available for pre-sale.
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