New for 2017! The COMBAT MAXUM is back and continues to push the limits to new heights. COMBAT has made a name for themselves with the MAXUM in the bat industry by consistently delivering an extreme combination of an ultra balanced feel, extremely fast swing weights, a HUGE sweet spot, and unparalleled performance. This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX112 provides hitters with an almost unfair sweet spot that is 20-40% larger than competitor models! Switching to the SL7MX112 will also result in an average of 38% Swing Weight Reduction which is the lowest swing weight ever! These models are one-piece, fully composite designs crafted with a seamless construction. A carbon-fiber sleeve runs the length of the bat providing uniform strength for a fine-tuned performance. Unlike typical composite bats that are created by rolling or overlapping layers of material, the MAXUM is produced with advanced Precision Molding Technology (PMT). The PMT process injects liquid resin into seamless high-quality carbon sleeves under extreme pressure. The result is an ultra-consistent product that eliminates seams and weak points that you get with the traditional process. No seams means no dead spots and in on the hands doesn't mean out at first base! That means players can rest-assured that the MAXUM will deliver perfectly tuned performance over a longer lifespan. COMBAT is so sure of this ground-breaking design, each baseball bat is backed by a full twelve (12) month warranty and a 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee! If you're not satisfied with the performance of the MAXUM within 30 days from your purchase, send it back to JustBats.com for a full refund or exchange. Additionally, the SL7MX112 features the USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification, a -12 length to weight ratio, and a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter. COMBAT: Measure Up to MAXUM! Buy yours today with Free Shipping!
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: None as of yet and we have a 2015/2016 and the new 2017.
add_circle_outlinePros: Not sure, didnt have a chance to see what the pros are
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
Great Value - Instant Confidence Builder
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: If you hit the ball off the end cap or handle it stings a bit (SO DO ALL BATS).
No other complaints of note.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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!
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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.
add_circle_outlinePros: This bat was very close to the specified weight and well balanced. 75% off MSRP (too good to be true?)
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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!
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: if he misses the sweet spot he feels the sting in his hands, but it doesnt happen often.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: The one-piece design allows for more vibration, but that's the case with any one-piece composite bat. Solution: hit the sweet spot!
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: None yet.
Would like to see a more end loaded bat at this length to weight ratio.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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!
add_circle_outlinePros: Great bat if you hit it directly in the sweet spot every time. Nice and light for kids.
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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.
add_circle_outlinePros: 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
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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
add_circle_outlinePros: 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.
remove_circle_outlineCons: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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''.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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".
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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,
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 boy is 4"5' & 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.
Will these bats be restocked in different sizes?
The sizes on the website are the only sizes we have available in stock.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The Marucci Hex revolutionized what was attainable with a composite bat design, and now hitters who prefer the traditional feel and sound of a fully Alloy construction can wield that same ground-breaking technology you find only in Marucci bats! The Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 may look like a typical one-piece Alloy design, but under its electric neon green and silver paint scheme, this bat is truly innovative. Each MSBAHAX10 is forged from Marucci's new AZ4X Alloy and is individually tuned for optimum performance in each length it is produced. The Hex's barrel provides the maximum barrel length, and it is also ring-free which only maximizes the trampoline effect a hitter can create. The ultra-soft micro-perforated comfort grip and sting-free ergonomic knob round off this premium design by improving feel and control while reducing vibration. Marucci: Honor The Game! The Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is the Official Baseball Bat of the USSSA All-American Games, features the BPF 1.15 Performance Certification, and is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
add_circle_outlinePros: My son is 8 and absolutely loves this bat. He replaced his CAT 6 with the 2016 HEX Alloy. It is a very well designed bat with tremendous pop right out of the box. No break in period required. This bat has great balance and a very large sweet spot. My son's confidence has even improved with the use of this bat. The sound it makes on contact is awesome. I have been approached by many coaches and parents at tournaments inquiring about how they can get this bat. Marucci has done it again.
Marucci Hit it out the Park... with the Hex Alloy!
add_circle_outlinePros: Performance/Pop is unmatched. Great bat for any age...I have a 8 & 13 yr old that swing this bat, best alloy bat on the market.
Very durable, have been taking 500 plus cuts a week since January....no dents and pop is still as if it just came out of the wrapper.
Kids love the sound when the ball comes off the bat.
We have had several parents and coaches inquire about where to get this bat.
add_circle_outlinePros: Excellent bat, I have bought multiple Marucci bats and this is by far the best one since the CAT5. My son plays on a 9U travel team and has been dropping bombs with the 29/19. He also has the composite Hex which is a good bat in its own right but he loves the feel of the allow and the ping.
add_circle_outlinePros: i have purchased 10-15 bats for my boys. this is the winner. they love it. tons of pop. weighted very well. big fan of this bat.
marucci got this one rt. never have been a marucci fan till now.
other kids on team use it over their bat.
add_circle_outlinePros: Both my sons play travel ball. My oldest had the Cat 6 32/27 and it has tremendous pop. The Hex alloy is a great bat. My youngest started hitting with it right away and the ball flies off the bat and has the awesome ping sound. Get this bat you won't be disappointed.
remove_circle_outlineCons: None so far but I have to see how durable the bat is.
add_circle_outlinePros: my son loves the bat. he loves the balanced swing weight, the sound, the feed back, and he likes the graphics. Pretty obvious that this bat has a lot of pop. The ball jumps off the barrell.
remove_circle_outlineCons: He hasn'had it that long and it already has a dent. not sure if this is a bad thing against marucci or just a negative against -10 alloy bats in general. they all dent.
add_circle_outlinePros: My son is 8yrs old and has been using this bat since the summer. He old bat was a Easton Mako, he seemed to never get the drive off of his Mako. This Marucci has been a pleasant surprise. My son is not a bulky kid, he is actually small framed. But he is able to rip the ball with this bat. I watch him in batting practice with his coach and see a big difference with the way the ball travels off the bat now vs how it did with the Mako. I highly recommend this bat. The coach who is a former pro seems to be impressed with the bat as well after taking a few swings with it. The Marucci has been very impressive so far.
add_circle_outlinePros: My son is 11, He has been using the Hex Alloy bat this fall and absolutley loves it. The pop in which the the ball come's off the bat is amazing. All the other players on his team is using it and they like as well. The bat is so well balance that it helps keep him balanced while swinging. Highly recamend this bat to all ages.
add_circle_outlinePros: Just got this bat this past weekend for my son who plays 10U travel ball. We went up in size from a 28/18 to a 29/19 but since the bat is so balanced he didn't really seem to notice the change. The bat has a lot of pop and a big sweet spot. First time swinging it he drove a outside pitch opposite field to the fence for a double. Oh, one of the teams we played had probably five or six of their players swinging the same bat.
add_circle_outlinePros: Great pop right out of the wrapper. My son has a lot of confidence hitting this bat and the old school ping and he is hitting harder/longer than he did with his previous Easton composite bat. Other Kids are already asking to use it and how to get one themselves.
add_circle_outlinePros: Pop out of the box, feel, balance
remove_circle_outlineCons: My 11 year old son had this bat for 2 1/2 months. It didn't even see game use. Had great pop out of the box and gave him added distance over other alloy bats. Only used for training 2-3 times a week in warm weather and indoor facility. It got a 2 inch crack on the sweet spot. This was a replacement for the Elite, which he dented badly after 3 months of use. I'm done buying Marucci.
add_circle_outlinePros: lots of pop great sound and good looking
remove_circle_outlineCons: will not bye or recommend this bat dented over one weekend replaced with bigger size and dented it again 2 tournaments latter my son is 11 and weighs 82 did not do that with Easton bat
add_circle_outlinePros: My 8 year old son loves the 27 17. We received this bat as a warranty replacement for the Cat 6 that dented after 11 months of heavy use! We have a hitting station in our garage and he's taken this to the cages three times. He loves it. The bat is well balanced and gets through the zone quick. The pop off this bat is ridiculous! He likes it better than the Cat 6 and it is hotter in my opinion. He took it to the field last week and is absolutely roping the ball!
add_circle_outlinePros: My son used the Easton S3 '13-'15 models the last three seasons with great success. He's a line drive/power hitter that prefers one piece alloy over composite. The '16 Marucci Hex Alloy is very similar in performance and has held up well through many batting sessions so far. It's by far the most popular "hot" bat in the Houston area...seems like every team has a few in their lineups. The "ping" off the bat is a head turner!!!
remove_circle_outlineCons: Grips ok, but replaced with Lizard skin.
add_circle_outlinePros: I can't honestly rate the durability because the bat just arrived today but I have to or the site won't take my review. Our first time out I was diving for cover on the pitchers mound and watching my son send balls into the outfield or rip burning grounders. This bat is the real deal. One of our baseballs is now completely misshapen. This bat could add some serious fun to our season.
remove_circle_outlineCons: None that I can see, hope the bat holds up over time.
add_circle_outlinePros: I will agree with other reviewing posts that the ball does have a lot more pop than the Easton S1 my son was using. It also has that distinctive sound that turns heads. The weight is balanced, but odd. The bat just cracked, but Marucci warranty has already contacted me about getting it back to them for replacement.
remove_circle_outlineCons: After 8 months of use my son literally opened up a 4 inch crack right in the sweet spot. He's not a power hitter and he doesn't share the bat with the team so this is all one kid use. We made sure that he didn't use it during cold weather and it was stored inside to eliminate environmental fatigue.
add_circle_outlinePros: Great pop out of the box, balanced feel, good customer service
remove_circle_outlineCons: Absolutely no durability!
My 12 year old has destroyed two of these bats. First one was a replacement for an Elite, which dented in a half season's use. The first Hex cracked within 2 months of use. Good customer service sent us a second one, which was an exception to their policy. We took it out of the box last weekend, and it had two huge dents within the first 20 swings.
All hitting done in warm weather/indoor facilities with real baseballs. If your kid swings hard and has some power, avoid this bat! The pop and feel of this bat are great out of the box, but I will not be buying any more Marucci bats.
add_circle_outlinePros: My 8yr old son hit 4 homers at his first tournament using this bat. Proud dad!! Loud pop!! Confidence builder! Teamate has one and got himself a homer also. You get what you pay for.
remove_circle_outlineCons: May need ear plugs at indoor batting cage.
add_circle_outlinePros: I coach a 10u team, and help out with a 12u team. Both groups have had amazing success with this bat. I have never left a bat review before, but this has been absolutely incredible. The pop and the durability have been terrific. We are careful with the bat - don't let it get too cold. And it's held up great so far, about 15 games into the season.
remove_circle_outlineCons: None so far, through 15 games.
add_circle_outlinePros: My son plays 9u ball and this is his first 2 3/4 bat. I purposely made him learn to swing on a 2 1/4 so he was not relying on a big sweet spot. When he used this for the first time with BP the ball jumped off the bat. The whole team, including myself was pretty amazed! Highly Recommended. We will see about durability. My son is not a hard swinger, but has very sound mechanics.
(Side note: this bat has so much pop I was pitching from the mount to him and he hit a liner right back at me. I had no time to react and the ball hit my wrist. I was impressed with the hit, mad I got hammered by a ball. I hope that this doesn't happen in a game and he hits a pitcher....)
add_circle_outlinePros: Replaced a Combat with my older son (11U major) bat with this one. It's dynamite. I'm not sure I believe the research that says composite has more pop. This bat has such good sound the feedback is awesome.
add_circle_outlinePros: My son loves the pop off of this bat. The pop and sound is noticeable. The barrel size for this bat is great. A very large sweet spot. I have not heard of one complaint from my son regarding vibration.
remove_circle_outlineCons: It takes a while to get used to the balance of the bat coming from a Demarini CF7. The tape used for the grip is a bit too thick but this is a user preference.
remove_circle_outlineCons: This bat is terrible, My 12 year old hit with it in two games and it already has dents in the bat for the price it's a rip off. It's a shame that these bat company's charge so much for there bats most of them are junk...............
add_circle_outlinePros: i bought this bat when it first came out. it changed my game around completely. i now play on a travel team. it has perfect pop, it's extremly hot, the bat feels so lite it feels like you are swinging nothing. my friend ditched his cat7 to use this bat
Although the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) offers a massive barrel, it has a balanced swing weight.
Is this bat for a contact or power hitter?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) will be a great bat for both contact and power hitters. With the balanced swing weight and the maximum length barrel, both contact and power hitters will be able to feel and generate full performance with the Hex Alloy.
Does this bat need to be broken in?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) features an all-aluminum design and will perform at peak limits right out of the wrapper. There will be no break-in period, so you will get a substantial amount of performance instantly.
How long will the pop last in this bat since it is an all-aluminum bat?
Unfortunately, we're unable to estimate the exact life of any bat. But the performance of the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) will outlast most due to Marucci"s new AZ4X Alloy. Through extensive testing, Marucci has developed their highest performing and most durable alloy to date in order to provide the best possible one-piece aluminum bat for all players.
What is the 'Sting-Free Comfort Knob'?
Marucci's "Sting-Free Comfort Knob" is a highly durable knob produced from a vibration-absorbing nylon material designed to help eliminate sting and vibrational feedback from hard hits on and off the barrel. The knob is also geometrically designed to contour to the bottom of player"s hands for nice, smooth, and ergonomic fit.
What does 'ring-free barrel technology' do?
While other companies produce bat designs that incorporate aluminum or composite rings inside the barrel walls of their bats, Marucci takes the time and effort to engineer bats that have no rings or limiters / governors within their barrel walls. This feature allows the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) to offer players maximum trampoline effect and more power.
Will this bat be made in 2 5/8'?
Absolutely. The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) will be available in a 2 5/8' version, but release dates have not been confirmed yet.
What exactly does "Maximum Barrel Length" mean?
Marucci"s new AZ4X Alloy allowed the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) to be designed with an all-aluminum barrel that matches the length and size of most composite bats out on the market, but performs at peak limits right out of the wrapper without worrying about a break-in period. Generally, only composite barrel bats are able to be produced with longer and bigger barrel lengths without making the bat end loaded.
How would this bat compare to the 2015 Easton S3 Senior League bat? What size would you recommend for a 9 year old 52 inches tall, 57 lbs?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) and the 2015 Easton S3 are going to be very similar in design. They both are a one-piece all alloy design with a well balanced swing weight. For a player with his height and weight we would recommend the Hex in a 28"
Can this bat be used in a kid pitch league?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) is a big barrel design, and will be durable for kid pitch.
Does the Marrucci Hex Alloy have a longer barrel than the 2014 Easton S3?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) and the Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL14S310B) have very similar barrel dimensions. They would compare very well in terms of barrel length.
What is the difference in this bat and the Cat 6?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) uses a different alloy and has a different drop weight than the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC68).
Is this bat BBCOR rated and what is the difference between Youth & Senior?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) is not BBCOR certified. Youth Big Barrel and Senior League mean the same thing. It is a youth model with a big barrel diameter.
Could this bat be used for kids that want to hit to get on base and not a home run? My son is only 4 foot 7 and 75 pounds.
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) could be used by either a power hitter or contact hitter. It is well balanced and should be a light weight for a contact hitter to generate good bat speed and form with.
Do you carry this bat in -9 or -8?
No, we only carry the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) in a -10 drop.
Which bat would be better for a 2 or 3 hole hitter who hits for contact but has power. My son is 5 foot 5 and weighs 117 pounds. Would a 31 inch 21 ounce be okay? Also, how does this Marucci Hex bat compare to the Rawlings Prodigy Hybrid with whip technology? The AZX4 alloy vs prodigy alloy?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) and the 2016 Rawlings Prodigy Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (SLRP34) compare extremely closely. That size should work well for your player. The preference between the two would come down to brand or style preference. Both are nice options.
How does this bat compare to the Marucci Cat 6?
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The Marucci CAT 6 and 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 are both very well balanced one-piece alloy bats. The CAT 6 will feature a higher grade alloy.
Will this bat dent with rubber cage balls? Is their a warranty against denting?
While the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) is covered for denting under warranty, you would still not want to use yellow dimpled cage balls with it as it can cause damage that you would not see with actual softballs.
How does this bat compare to the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League model?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 and the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310 are both excellent baseball bats. Both bats are going to be a -10 one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight and similar price tag. The main difference between these two bats is that the 2016 Marucci Hex is going to have a larger barrel diameter at 2 3/4" compared to the 2 5/8" barrel on the 2016 Easton S3.
What is the difference between the Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat MSBAHAX10 and the Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat MSBAHAY10?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 and the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAY10 are going to be very similar bats except the MSBAHAX10 features a 2 3/4 in barrel diameter while the MSBAHAY10 features a 2 5/8 in barrel diameter.
My son is 55" tall and weighs 56 lbs. He is currently swinging a 27/17. What size do you recommend in the Hex?
Given his height and weight, I would recommend going with the 29" 19 oz. model of the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10.
Would you recommend this Marucci MSBAHAX10 or the new 2016 RIP IT for my soon to be 10 year old who is 4 foot 6 and weighs 70 pounds? The last two years he used a 28 inch black RIP IT from 2014.
Both the 2016 RIP-IT Element ONE Senior League Big Barrel Baseball Bat (SL10B) and the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) are nice options. They are extremely similar by design, so the preference would come down to which style you prefer.
My 7 year old swings a 28 inch 18 ounce Rawlings 5150 with a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter and I was looking for a new one or switching to a different alloy. We will be sticking with -10 and was wondering if the Marucci would be an upgrade?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) compares well with the 2016 Rawlings 5150 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL5R34). Given their similarities, it would be tough to say if one would be an upgrade over the other as this would be a matter of preference.
Would you recommend this bat for my son who plays 12u travel baseball for a AAA team? He's a good line drive and contact hitter but is looking for more power.
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) is a one-piece alloy design and this design would be a good option for a power type hitter as the one-piece allows for a stiffer feel. If you wanted to get the "prototypical" power hitter bat, it would be a one-piece bat (either alloy or composite) with an end-loaded swing weight.
What would be a benefit getting the 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter bat instead of 2 3/4"?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 in a 2 3/4 inch barrel would give a player a greater chance of being able to miss hit a ball and still get good distance/feel on the batted ball. The benefit of the 2 5/8 inch barrel would be that this is the barrel size one would have to use in high school and college and also makes players focus more as a poorly hit ball on this barrel size will not be as forgiving as on the 2 3/4 inch barrel.
What would the difference between this bat (MSBAHAX10) and the MSBX1014-R Red bat that would make us decide between the two?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is going to feature the AZ4X alloy construction; the construction of this bat will be more durable than the AZ3000 alloy in the
Marucci ONE Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBX1014-R Red. Other than that, both bats are good bats to consider and are going to perform similarly. Both bats are one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights.
Would this be a good bat for my 10 year old who's playing in the Majors Division of Little League?
If your player is in the Majors Division of Little League, this bat will not be legal as it has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. I would recommend viewing the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Youth Baseball Bat (MYBHA12) which has a legal 2 1/4" barrel diameter.
Is this bat more end loaded or evenly balanced compared to a Cat 6 or any of the Easton 2 piece bats?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 will feature a balanced swing weight like the Marucci Cat 6 and the Easton two-piece bats that do not feature "XL" in the product heading.
What is the difference between the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat than the 2016 Marucci Hex Youth Baseball Bat?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter while the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Youth Baseball Bat: MYBHA12 features a 2 1/4" barrel diameter.
Is this a big barrel bat?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is a big barrel bat as it features a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter.
My son is 13 years old. Is this bat legal for Pony League play? If so, is the youth version also legal?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is not legal for play in Pony. Pony does not allow the barrel diameter to exceed 2 5/8". The youth 2 1/4" barrel option is legal for play in the Pony division of Pony though.
If I am correct. a Junior Big Barrel bat has a thinner wall than a Senior League Big Barrel bat. Does this mean a JBB bat will be hotter and have more of a trampoline effect than a SLBB bat? If this stands true, the Marucci CAT 6 JBB will be hotter and have more trampoline effect than the Marucci Hex Alloy SLBB.
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 will have thicker barrel walls than the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6. In essence, the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 would be hotter as it will feature thinner barrel walls compared to the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10. However, the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 is designed for coach pitch only leagues as these thinner barrel wall bats will dent very easily and become defective when velocity is over 40 MPH. Also, a Junior Big Barrel bat is designed for younger players who will not be able to generate as much bat speed as high bat speed can also lead to the bat becoming defective in a short amount of time.
What size bat do you recommend for my son. He's 4'10" and 75 lbs.
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend that he swing a 30" length. That would be a 30" 20 oz. in this particular model of the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10.
My son is 4'5" and weighs 63 pounds. He's been hitting with the 28" MAKO junior 2 3/4" big barrel, but hasn't gotten nearly as much pop as with his former 28" Easton S3 2 1/4" bat he used last spring. Suggestions?
Based upon your son's height and weight, I would recommend using a 29" 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10.
How does this bat compare to the Anderson Flex for a 12 year old? He is about 5' tall and weighs 95 lbs. Is a 30" or 31", -10 a better size?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 and the Anderson Flex are two very comparable bats. They both feature one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights and have similar performances. Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 30" model.
Can this bat be used in Little League?
This 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and will not be allowed for use in any division of Little League because of that diameter.
What is the difference in the 2015 Hex Alloy and the 2016 Hex Alloy? What size bat would my 10 year old, 56", and 83 pound son need?
Actually, the only Hex Alloy bat that has been released is this 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10). There actually was not a 2015 model of the Hex Alloy. Based upon your player's height and weight, my general suggestion would be a 29" option of this 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10). As long as your player can handle the 19 oz weight of the 29" option of this bat, I would recommend that size option.
When does this bat commonly go on sale?
We can't put a bat on sale until a manufacturer allows us to drop the minimum advertised pricing. Marucci has not yet but there are getting ready to release a bunch of new models, so they may allow us too. Just not sure yet.
My son is just under 100 lbs and is 5'3" playing 14U this fall/next spring. We need a drop 5 or 3 - makes a lot of contact but doesn't hit for power. Used a 31/19 for most of the season and 31/21 when we faced slower pitching. We need something that is not end loaded. Was looking at this bat or any other bat you suggest. Also, do you think we should consider dropping to a 30" now that the bat is going to be much heavier?
You could definitely drop to a 30" if you feel like it was needed. But I think he will be fine with a 31". I would highly recommend the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10. It is a very balanced bat and will feel light.
(1) From my understanding, this can be used in Top Gun travel ball, but can not be used in Little League Recreation ball; is that correct? (2) Also, my son is 9 yrs old and he is 4'7" and 65 pounds. I was thinking about the 29"/19 oz size. Is that what you would recommend?
(1) This 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) features USSSA 1.15 BPF certification and a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. Because of those features, it should be legal in just about all travel ball circuits, but will not be allowed in any division of Little League sanctioned baseball. (2) Based upon your player's height and weight, my general recommendation would be to go with the 29" length option as long as your player can handle the resulting 19 oz weight.
Can you use a 27" 17 oz. bat in kid pitch?
The 27" 17 oz. 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is intended to be used for kid pitch. Since it is a senior league model, it has thicker barrel walls to withstand the pitching speeds of kid pitch.
I am looking at the 30"/20 for my 10 year old. Do you have another bat you'd recommend comparing to this one?
If you wanted another bat to which you could compare this 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10), I would recommend looking at the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Senior League Baseball Bat (SLO516X). Both bats are 2 3/4" barrel, all-aluminum and both receive solid reviews from customers. I think a comparison of the two would be good to check out.
What size Hex would you recommend for an 8 yr old, 4'9" 88 lbs? Have been swinging a 2014 Easton XL3 28/19.
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 in a 30 inch 20 ounce model.
My son has been swinging an Easton MAKO for the past 2 years. He's 5'1" and weighs about 136 lbs. His current bat is a 29"/19 oz size. What size bat should we get?
Based upon your player's height and weight, you could consider moving him to a 31" length bat. I might suggest looking for a bat with a -5 or -8 length-to-weight ratio. This 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) with its -10 length-to-weight ratio might be a little light for him at his size.
My son is 5'3" and a slender 85 lbs. He swings his younger brother's Hex Alloy 29"/19 oz and hammers it. What size would be appropriate for him (I'm thinking 31"/21 oz)?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I think that a 30" length of bat would be good for him. Since he has been using a 29"/19 oz size and been doing well, I don't think you need to move all the way up to the 31"/21 oz size. However, we have this 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) in the 30" and 31" sizes. The 30" would be best for this exact point in time, but the 31" would last the longest for him into the future.
My kid is 4'2" tall and he weighs about 82 lbs. He's 7 years old. What size should he use?
We would suggest a 28-29" length of bat for someone his size.
Did Marucci drop this bat from the 2017 lineup? I can't seem to find a newer version, which is terrifying because this bat is so good!
No, Marucci did make the Hex Alloy for 2017. We have it in a -9 version, the MSBAHAX9.
How would this compare to the Easton S3 senior league 2.75 barrel in regards to pop and durability?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is similar to the Easton S3, as both feature the same construction design, one piece alloy.
My 6 yr old son is playing 7U coach pitch and using a Easton Mako Beast 26/14. His league just banned the use of composite bats so his coach recommended the Hex Alloy bat. Do you recommend this bat or a Cat 6 or Cat 7 in 26/16? He will be playing kid pitch in a couple if seasons.
If you wanted to use the bat for more than a couple seasons I would recommend the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) in a 27/17. If you were just planning on getting a bat for the end of coach pitch I would recommend getting the Marucci Cat 7 Junior Big Barrel in the 26/16.
Do you have any word on this bat's replacement? I see they have taken it down from their website and I can't find anything about what's coming out.
We have not received any word on what may replace the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 at this time.
Is this bat comparable to the 2014 Marucci One?
Yes, the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 would be comparable to the Marucci One. Both bats were a one-piece alloy design. The Marucci Hex does use the new AZ4X alloy.
My son is 10 years old and is 60" and approximately 100 lbs. What is the recommended bat size?
Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10.
What is the difference between the HAY and the HAX?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 has a 2 3-4 inch barrel diameter, whereas the MSBAHAY10 has a 2 5-8 inch barrel diameter.
I am going into eighth grade baseball and I was wondering if this bat would be good? I am 6 ft tall. 31 inches 21 ounces?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 would be a good bat for you. Although because of your height and age I would suggest going to a -8 or a -5.
Is this bat durable enough for 9u kid pitch?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 will be durable enough for kid pitch.
My son is 8 going on 9 and he's playing now in coach pitch but next year will be in kid pitch, so we need a good bat for him.
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is a great bat to consider for a player seeking a bat for kid pitch. This bat will feature a two-piece fully composite design with a balanced swing weight. The two-piece design will help ease the stinging sensation a player feels when not squaring up the ball and the balanced swing weight will make it easier for younger players to handle.
Can I use this bat for Pony league after the new rule for 2018?
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) will not be legal for Pony league. The bats must have the USA stamp.
Can I get this bat in a 29/19?
Unfortunately we only have the 27" and 31" models left for this 2016 bat.
What's the difference between this bat and the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2?
The main difference between this Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) and the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHA2X10) will be the updated AZ105 Alloy on the Hex Alloy 2 that allows for thinner barrel walls, more performance and better durability.
Is it made at 29 in length 17 oz?
The Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is a -10 length to weight ratio bat. Thus any 29 inch model would be 19 ounces.
Will this bat be legal with the new USA baseball bat rule in most leagues?
The Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is a USSSA certified bat. You will want to look for bats with the USA Baseball Stamp if you are playing in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony.
Since this is an older model bat, and I have read the reviews about cracking and dents, does this bat still have a warranty on it?
Yes, these bats purchased new will still have the 12 month warranty through Marucci.
How does this bat compare to the 2018 Cat 7?
This Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) is similar to the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) in its basic design. Both bats are one-piece, all-alloy bats. However, the Cat 7 will feature advanced alloy material, a larger sweet spot and an anti-vibration knob.
I have a young 9 year old who is swinging a 28/18 with solid contact, however I worry a bit about bat speed, he is 52 inches/68 lbs. Does he need to stay where he is, or could he benefit from the Hex 27/17?
Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend using the Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 in a 28 inch model. If you feel his bat speed would be slowed down considerably using a 28 inch model then there is certainly nothing wrong with going down one inch and one ounce.
How would this bat compare to the Marucci F5?
The main differences between the Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 and the F5 are that the Hex Alloy offers a sting free comfort knob to reduce sting on contact while the F5 will offer a multi-wall construction to expand the sweet spot and improve the overall durability.
Do they make a 28-18? All I see are 27-17.
The Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 was made in a 28/18 but we have sold out of all sizes minus the 27/17. Since this bat is a closeout model we will not be able to restock any sizes.
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