Pros: One piece construction and durable Great pop so far
Cons: None noted at this time
Bat Pack COMBAT MAXUM and Easton S3 -10 Senior League Baseball Bats: SL8MX210 and SL17S310B
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Pros: One piece construction and durable Great pop so far
Cons: None noted at this time
Pros: big sweet spot, nice balanced feel
Cons: unsure about durability
Pros: Looks good. Grip seems cheaper than 2016 models grip.
Cons: Have owned combat bats last 3 years. All the previous bata have been the correct length and weight as stated. All before were made in Canada. This bat was made in China, also it weighs about 1.2 oz more than it should. So ita basically a -8.5 big diffrence for a 10 year old. Will probably return to get the 2017 or 2016 model when still made in Canada. I would not risk buying the newer combats made in china, might as well switch to easton and start haing bats that ate not the corrextly stated weights. If a bat states it weighs a certain amount it should for the $300 price tag.
Pros: lots of pop out the wrapper only gets better with time......huge sweet spot
Cons: none great bat
Pros: great pop but grips not the same as the old liz skin and its made in China so im sure qc is not the same as the old Canada made combat but over all it still got that huge Barrel and combat sound so we will see how it lasts if not marucci will be getting a new customers usa usa usa all day
Cons: China mad
Pros: Lot of pop out of the wrapper. Great feel. We have only used it several times so don't know the durability yet. My son is very excited about his new bat and is hitting the ball harder this year. The combat is giving him the confidence to swing harder..
Cons: None so far!
Pros: All good
Cons: None yet
Pros: This bat was great right out of the package. Lots of pop and my kid loves it!
Cons: I purchased this bat to replace another Maxum Combat that cracked under warranty. I've followed the return process and have called Easton several times (they now own the brand)...every time I've been placed on a endless hold. I also submitted a claim through email with no response. VERY FRUSTRATING!
Pros: Balanced, HUGE barrel, Hot out of the wrapper, most important - son is confident with it in his hands. Now that Just Bats is backing them up, NO WORRIES
Cons: Can get a little sting - it is one piece
Pros: Big sweet spot. My sonâ€™s hand speed is unaffected from this bat that is 1/2â€ wider and 3oz heavier than his previous bat.
Cons: Still too early to tell.
Pros: Trying to find something to replace the 2 3/4" XL3 a few years ago, and Buying and trying many different brands, this is the closest match possible. The 2015 S3, 2016 S3 is the same make as the 2017 S3 but the color scheme is much better.....tired of the green. Over the past 3 years of the S3, the bat has tons of pop out of the wrapper, no break in period. This is critical because the kids grow out of a bat season by season and I have found that the $400-$500 MAKO or any composite bat still has no pop by the time the kid is swinging something that is to short. I work a lot with my son on hitting everyday and he takes at least 150 swings a day and the S3 holds up for one season. For most kids this bat would last a lifetime. If you are looking for a mid priced bat that has lots a pop out of the wrapper, and will feel great in your child's hand, this is the bat. Regardless of the child's talent, this bat will build their confidence and last for at least one season....or maybe a lifetime?
Cons: Depending on how much time you spend doing BP will determine the lifespan of the bat.
Pros: it has very good pop my kid hit 1 300 feet witH this bat
Cons: it is the best bat everrrrrrrrr
Pros: Looks great but that's about all.
Cons: Bat dented on us at our 1st practice of the season. Pitching machine set to around 60 mph. None of the other bats are denting. This bat is cheap and poorly made. This bat folded bad.
Pros: Good swing speed
Cons: Poorly made 2016 Easton broke and now 2017 dented after 1st use
Pros: It's pretty and my son loves the feel.
Cons: It's dead after 1/3 of a season. I will say that my 12 year old son swings it a ton if you include hitting lessons and regular practice but it's covered in dents and pretty much flat on one side. Maybe he should be swinging a heavier bat, one is on the way. He had last years model for last season and it held up way better than this one. We have been loyal Easton users for quite awhile so I'm disappointed. Luckily Easton has a good warranty since we will need it replaced two more times to get through the season.
Pros: The bat has great pop. My son loves it. First time using it in a tournament he was 5/7.
Cons: Problem, it dented the first tournament he played in. Called Easton and they will send out a replacement. I also saw the same bat at Play it Again sports and it was dented. Maybe because its the 2 3/4 barrel???
Pros: this bat improved my 8 year olds son swing greatly to point coaches were impressed. up graded to this big barrel 2 3/4 from a cheap 2 1/4 easton. well wirth cost to compete in travel ball. excellent middle of the road bat.
Cons: better bats iut there if you want to spend the money but 9u it might just be a waste of money.
Pros: good grip, lots of pop, no viberation
Pros: this is the bat to buy if youre looking for an excellent bat at a reasonable price. Great pop right out of the wrapper. My first at bat with the S3 was a double off of the left field fence!
Pros: Nice pop while it lasted
Cons: the bat has multiple dents within the first month of hitting. my 9yr old never got to use it in a game. only me throwing to him and cage balls. I have emailed Easton about sending a new one, I am waiting on their response.
Pros: The bat has pop for the price!
Cons: It stings pretty good sometimes!
Pros: bat looks and feels nice
Cons: paint on bat chiped after a few uses
Pros: My son needed a cold weather bat during the horrible month of April and the S3 has done the job. Not as much pop as his Combat Maxum, but very good for an alloy.
Cons: None Yet
Pros: Ball Fly's off this bat! Great Sweet Spot Great Balance. My Son is playing 8U 40MPH Machine pitch and the ball is coming off hot on this bat! Smallest size it comes in is a 28inch my son is a taller 8U and great for him to grow into but not too big to effect his swing. Nice size barrel. He's been swing this bat all season.
Cons: Bought a lizard skin as this bat wrap is pretty weak that it comes with.. Does get some bee stings every now and then but no where near what his Louisville Slugger 518 was giving him.
Got a question about the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Can you tell me the difference between the SL8MX210 and the SL8MX211 besides the weight? I see one was originally $100 more does that mean it has more pop?
The only difference between the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 and the SL8MX211 is the weight and the cosmetics. Other than that they are identical and will perform the same.
How does the 2018 Combat Maxum 29â€ -10 compare to the Louisville Slugger Select 718 29â€ -10. Iâ€™m interested in sweet spot comparisons and overall feel as well.
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 will have a larger sweet spot as it currently has the largest on the market. As for the feel, the Maxum has a composite barrel which offers a a smooth feel on contact whereas the Select 718 will have an alloy barrel which will feel more stiff upon contact.
What is the difference between the red 2018 bat and this bat? Are they the exact same?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 features a -10 Length to Weight ratio. Typically, this bat is used by youth baseball players. The Red 2018 COMBAT MAXUM BBCOR Baseball Bat: AB8MX103 features a -3 Length to Weight ratio. This bat is used by High School and Collegiate Athletes.
Can this bat be returned if I find out that it is too heavy for my son to swing?
We have a 365 Day Return Policy, all unused items in their original condition may be returned for exchange or refund. I would consider the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -11 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX211 if you want the same bat in a lighter option. Please see our returns tab on our website to complete the request.
Is this bat certified by USA Baseball?
The 2018 Combat Maxum -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX210) does not feature the USA Baseball stamp. This model is only approved for play in USSSA.
Are they made in Canada?
This 2018 release of COMBAT MAXUM Bats was exclusive to JustBats. As well, these 2018 COMBAT MAxums were made in China.
Difference between the 2016 MAXSL210 and the 2018 SL8MX210? Or the replacement 2018 model for the MAXSL210.
There have not been any changes essentially made between the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 and the older COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MAXSL210 minus the colorway.
Do you have a Maxum 2018 drop 10 and 2 5/8? How does this one compare to the 2016 Maxum?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 is a USSSA certified bat so it will feature a 2 3/4 barrel diameter. The 2016 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MAXSL210 will be very similar to the new 2018. The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 will have updated materials but the feel of the bat will be similar.
Who would back the 1 year warranty on this bat if purchased?
The warranty claim on the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 would be handled directly here at Justbats.com.
Does this bat need to be rolled before use or is it game ready out of wrapper?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX210) will be game ready out of the wrapper.
The info says its 2 3/4 barrel diameter, but the video says 2 5/8. Which one is it?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 features a 2 3/4 barrel diameter.
Is the COMBAT hotter than the Easton Beast X?
Unfortunately, since both this 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX210) and the Beast X models are very new at the time of your question, it would be very hard to say that one is necessarily the better performing bat (due to lack of reviews). Within a few months from now, there will probably be more reviews and a distinction between performance of the two bats may be able to be made at that time.
Will there be a -10 2 5/8" Maxum for 2018?
No, there are not any plans to release a -10 2 5/8" Maxum for 2018. The only -10 model will be this 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 2 3/4" option.
What bats will be legal with the new USA stamp for next year?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 will not be legal for play in leagues requiring the USA stamp. All bats that are legal for USA play will be released September 1st, 2017.
Is the 2018 Combat the same as the 2017 model besides the updates graphics?
Yes, this 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX210) will be the same as the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7MX210) besides the updated cosmetic look to the bat in 2018.
Will this bat meet the new USA bat standards?
The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL8MX210) does not feature the new USA stamp and would not be legal for play in USA bat standards.
I thought Combat was done, are these re-purposed old stock or did Justbats.com buy the manufacturing line of the former Combat? If these are newly manufactured, is there any difference in the barrel length from the 2016 drop 10 to this one?
ComBat's parent company, Easton, decided to keep the ComBat Maxum line around for the 2018 season due to high demand. The 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 is going to feature the same barrel length as the 2016 ComBat Maxum -10.
What is the difference between the 2017 & 2018 COMBAT MAXUM?
The main difference between the 2018 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL8MX210 and the 2017 version is going to be the colorway of the bat.
Got a question about the 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17S310B ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Will this bat meet 2018 USA Baseball certification specs?
No, the 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17S310B) is not approved for play in USA Baseball.
My 13 year old began using the bat in March and it's badly dented. No unusual use. I've seen similar experiences in the justbats.com reviews. Is Easton or justbats going to address this?
The 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17S310B features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. This bat is best suited for a player between the ages of 9-11. If this bat has become dented then Easton would handle the warranty claim for you.
Does this bat need to be broken in or is it ready to go out of the wrapper? I just ordered from you guys for my son.
The 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17S310B is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and will be hot out of the wrapper.
My son is 8 years old about 4'4" 85 lbs. I want to get him the new 2017 Easton S3 senior league bat. What would be the right size and weight?
Based on your sons height and weight I would recommend a 29"/19 ounce 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17S310B).
My son 12 years old, 5'5, 118 lbs. Would a 32 in 22 oz be a good fit for him?
Yes I would recommend the 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17S310B) in the 32"/22 ounce size.
My son is 10. What bat would you recommend, the 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball or the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE?
Both bats should perform very similarly. The major differences are the that S3 (SL17S310B) is a -10 drop, while the Hyperlite is a -12 drop.
Any changes from the previous years?
The 2016 and the 2017 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17S310B feature a new grip tape (HYPERSKIN Grip - Thickness: 1.2 mm) compared to the 2015 model of the bat. As for comparing the 2016 and 2017 models of the bat, the only thing that has changed is the colorway of the bat; it is still using the same HMX Alloy (same material since the 2015 models).
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