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Bat Pack DeMarini CF Zen -11 and Easton MAKO BEAST -12 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bats: DXCBY and JBB17MK12B

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2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY

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2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B

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Reviews for the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY
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  • General Feel (7 reviews)
  • Durability (7 reviews)
  • Vibration (7 reviews)

“Keep your receipt!”

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Was this review helpful ? 8 2

Pros:  The bat is hot out the wrapper, no issues with sting unless ball was hit on the very end.

Cons:  The CF Zen Junior Big Barrel was a replacement for my sons CF 8 JBB. The bats were both very similar with the difference being durability. First bat lasted about 9 months (league and several tourneys) while the replacement cracked within 3 months of use. If you buy, save your receipt! Getting bat replaced was not a hassle but you only get a one-time replacement, so you may get 8 months out of 2 bats!

“Lot of money for 2 games”

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Was this review helpful ? 1 6

Pros:  Great pop for 2 games

Cons:  Pop immediately dropped after second game. Won't buy this brand again.

“Best bat”

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Pros:  Everything

Cons:  Nothing

“durability Issue”

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Pros:  amazing pop right out of the wrapper very well-balanced feel

Cons:  The barrel cracked after about a hundred swings in three tournaments. The bat was amazing other than its durability and just bats was wonderful help as well as DeMarini in getting it exchanged right away. I'd look at the improved versions in the CF Zen line I truely believe this was mainly an issue in this drop 11 model.

“Hot Bat”

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Pros:   this is the hottest that my son has ever swung

Cons:  busted after 3 games and demarini is not being helpful on getting a return in a quick manner

“Great Bat!! 7Yr Old Loves It”

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Pros:  My son had gotten the 2018 CF Zen -10 28/18 for a gift, but it was 3 oz too heavy which made it difficult for him to swing. Demarini was awesome and allowed me to return the bat for a voucher which i will use next yr whrn he gets bigger. Finally, I am a member of the Travel baseball group on Facebook and this bat was recomended due to the drop and weight diffrence this bat is around 1-2 ounces off. His 27/16 weighs in at 27/17.7oz. for my son this is perfect!!! Great pop, and doesnt sting, and perfect for the kid pitch 8U Federation ball team he plays on.

Cons:  if your looking for a true drop -11 this is more like a -10 or -9.

“Hot bat with durability issue”

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Pros:  Great pop and my son loves the feel

Cons:  Durability.. My son has teammates that has this bat but only last a few months before it cracked

Reviews for the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B
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  • Durability (6 reviews)
  • Vibration (6 reviews)

“BEAST”

by (parent)
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Was this review helpful ? 4 3

Pros:  Ball flys off this bat. Huge sweet spot. My son never complains about his hands hurting like he used to with his old Easton S3.

Cons:  Pretty pricy for a bat that he'll probably grow out of in a year but worth every penny.

“This is the one to have!”

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Pros:  This is the bat to have. Great pop. First outside practice and my 14 year old son puts one over the 325' left field fence.

Cons:  None

“best bat”

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Pros:  evrey thing

Cons:  noting

“Small sweet spot”

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Pros:  When you hit the sweet spot, the ball flies.

Cons:  The sweet spot is small, and when you miss it, it's a ground out to short.

“great bat”

by (parent)
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Pros:  good pop, looks cool, good price, hits far

Cons:  son at first said off hits were stingy. barrel shots eliminate that now. a lot if the kids like and use his bat. my son is 8 and can hit. he’ll grow out of it next year. but for now, its perfect! good pop...

“Good bat so far”

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Pros:  Bat sounds good at the point of contact, have not used outdoor yet but took it to the batting cages and the pop was good.

Cons:  This bat vibrates really bad from what I can tell, 3 different kids used this bat with batting gloves and still complain about the vibration . I guess it might still need some breaking in

Questions and Answers for the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY

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Is this bat legal in 11u travel ball?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (DXCBY) is approved for USSSA play.

John Expert
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What kind of "composite" are these types of bats made of?

They are made of DeMarini's Paraflex Composite, same as their other CF Zen models from 2017.

Kyle J. Expert
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What is the actual weight of the 26" model? I know it is supposed to weigh 15oz, but 2-piece bats are known for being significantly heavier than the stamped weight.

I've seen bat weights stay true and I've also seen bats up to 2 ounces heavier than their listed weight. The 26" model of the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY will weigh right around 16 ounces instead of its listed weight of 15 ounces.

Dan Expert
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Will this bat be legal for 9u rec ball?

This bat has the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification stamp. If your league allows USSSA bats, then this will be legal, although it is recommend for players age 8 and under as listed in the bat features. You might check with your coach or league commissioner to see if your league requires USSSA or USA certified bats.

Kyle J. Expert
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Can you use this bat for 9-U kid pitch?

This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (DXCBY) is designed for use in coach pitch and machine pitch baseball. If your player is facing anyone that is consistently throwing around or over 45 mph, the durability of this bat could be compromised.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat legal for 9U travel ball?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY will be legal for USSSA baseball.

Max Expert
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I'm looking for something high quality for coach pitch softball. My older daughter(12U) uses the CF9 and she loves it, so i would like to stay with Demarini for my youngest daughter. Can this bat be used for coach pitch softball?

We would not really recommend using a baseball bat for coach pitch softball. I would recommend checking out the 2017 DeMarini Bustos -13 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXBFP) for your daughter.

Carter Expert
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I saw one expert say this bat is "hot out of the wrapper". By stating that, to me that's saying this bat needs no break in period. Another expert says to basically go through your normal break in process as with all composite bats, to me then it's not hot out of the wrapper. So which is it? My son's team just bought this for a team bat and I'd hate to see this bat get damaged because of an improper break in process.

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY, as well as other composite bats from 2017, are suppose to be game ready out of the box like an alloy bat. After speaking with customers over the course of the past year most feel the 2017 composite bats still require a break in period before truly being game ready. Thus, it would be prudent to put the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY through a break-in process before using for game play to optimize the performance of the bat as well as improve the durability.

Cameron Expert
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Do they make a 29 inch 18 oz in this model?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY is a -11 length to weight ratio bat. Unfortunately this bat is not featured in a 29 inch length.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat on the list of banned CF Zen models?

This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (DXCBY) is not on the list of banned CF Zen bats by USSSA.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat good for 13 year old?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (DXCBY) is a coach pitch bat. I would recommend the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5) for a 13 year old.

Carter Expert
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Do you think that with the soon to be rule changes in 2018 that bat manufactures (specifically DeMarini) will create a -11 or -12 in the 2-5/8 barrel specifically for players like my 8 yr old who has problem generating bat speed for the -10 models?

Unfortunately we don't have any information on what bat manufacturers will be releasing for the upcoming USABat changes at this time, so I can't speculate as to what sizes they will be making.

Kyle J. Expert
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I want to order this bat for my almost 7 year old. He has an aggressive swing. With this bat being composite and made for kids under 8, do you think that this option would be okay for him?

Yes, I think that this bat would work well for a player that at 7 years old. As long as the velocities that he is facing stay around 40-45 mph (or below), he should be able to experience excellent durability and performance off this 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (DXCBY).

Ben Expert
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I see you keep saying this bat is intended for coach pitch. However, is this an okay option for machine pitch 36-42 mph?

This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (DXCBY) will be able to handle 36-42 mph speed from a pitching machine. However, if you take this bat to be used on pitching velocities that exceed 45 mph, your bat may experience some lacking durability.

Ben Expert
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Is the barrel length on the 28/17 Junior Big Barrel the same as the 28/18 senior?

The barrel diameter or length on the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY will be very similar to the barrel diameter/length on the Senior League model.

Cameron Expert
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Does the junior big barrel have as much pop as the senior league big barrel? My son is 8 and plays coach pitch and swings a 28/18 COMBAT MAXUM right now.

For coach pitch leagues, Junior Big Barrel bats are typically the way to go. They will have thinner barrel walls than Senior League bats that are designed for higher velocities, allowing the Junior Big Barrels to have a bit more pop in coach pitch/machine pitch situations.

Kyle J. Expert
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Will this bat be okay for my 9 year old son who plays 9U travel ball kid pitch tournaments? Any breaking in needed or is hot out of the wrapper? Any other suggestions/recommendations or details you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY is meant for coach pitch leagues with velocity under 40 MPH. The barrel walls are thin on Junior Big Barrel bats and will not hold up well when the velo starts to exceed the 40 MPH threshold. If looking for a kid pitch bat then you are going to want to look at Youth Big Barrel or Senior League Bats. The DeMarini CF Zen is a great option to consider since it is a two-piece, fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. The two piece bat will help reduce vibration from off-centered hits and the new composite material will make this bat hot out of the wrapper.

Cameron Expert
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Does this bat need to be broken in or is it hot out of the wrapper? Looking to purchase this bat and want to make sure it is ready to go because my 7u kid has a tourney this weekend.

To properly break in the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (DXCBY), we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs. Begin swinging at 40% power and work our way up to full strength as you get closer to 200 swings.

Carter Expert
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What is the difference between this bat and the DXCZB?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY, like all other Junior Big Barrel bats, is going to be good for usage in Coach Pitch only. Using it in kid pitch will lead to durability issues. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Balanced Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZ is the Youth Big Barrel model, making it suitable for usage in kid pitch.

Marcus Expert
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Why do you say this bat should only be used for coach pitch and not kid pitch?

Junior Big Barrel bats like the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY are shorter, lighter baseball bats with a larger barrel designed for players 8 years old and younger. These baseball bats generally have a 2 5/8 Inch or 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter and a Length to Weight Ratio of -10, -10.5, -11, or -12. Junior Big Barrel bats are also commonly labeled as "Coach Pitch Baseball Bats". To get the longest useful life possible, these types of baseball bats should be used exclusively in leagues where the coach pitches to the players.

Marcus Expert
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What is the difference between the 2016 bat and the 2017 bat besides the paint graphics?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (DXCBY) features DeMarini's new ParaFlex composite material that is stronger and allows for more flex and pop than the 2016 version.

Jake Expert
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Do they make this bat in 2 5/8" Junior Big Barrel?

Unfortunately the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat only comes in a 2 3/4" barrel.

Carter Expert
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Can this bat be used for 9U kid pitch?

Unfortunately the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY is not intended to be used for kid pitch. This model is specifically for coach pitch with pitching under 40 mph. A senior league baseball bat has thicker barrel walls that can withstand kid pitch speeds.

Angelique Expert
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My son isn't ready for a 28" bat. He plays 10U kid pitch. What is the difference between this bat and the Senior League model, other than the length and the drop?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY has thinner barrel walls and is intended to be used for coach pitch on pitching under 40 mph. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Balanced Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBZ has thicker barrels that enhance the durability in order to withstand the faster pitching speeds of kid pitch.

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Questions and Answers for the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B

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Is this bat stamped USA approved?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B is not USA stamped. This bat will feature the USSSA certification with the 1.15 BPF stamp.

Cameron Expert
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My 5.5 year old weighs around 41 lbs and is between 43-44 inches tall. This is his first year of coach pitch. Would this be a good bat for him, and if so, what size would you recommend?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B would be a great option for your player. At his size, I would suggest the 26" 14 oz. size.

Logan Expert
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My 6.5 year old weighs about 55 lbs and is just a hair under 4’. He’s coming from a Mako 24”, -13 drop bat. He’ll be in machine pitch at 40 mph this year. I’m thinking of this bat in the 26” length. Good choice? Or is there a better choice in a similar price point?

26" seems about right for the length at his size. The Easton Mako Beast (JBB17MK12B) would be an excellent choice. Another one you might look at would be the Marucci Cat 6 Junior Big Barrel (MJBBC6).

Kyle J. Expert
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I just ordered this bat in 25” 13 oz. for my 6 year old about to be 7. Is this bat too small for him?

Typically, at that age, players will swing a 27" Junior Big Barrel bat, so the 25" 13 oz. size of the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B may be a little small. I would look at something like a 27" 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB18GXHL12 at your player's age.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat approved for USA, the 2018 rules for Babe Ruth league?

No, this bat does not have the new USA Baseball certification stamp so it will not be legal for Babe Ruth play in 2018.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat BPF 1.15 Certified?

Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B is USSSA 1.15 BPF certified and is recommended for players 8 and under.

Dan Expert
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My son is 6 year old. He's about to turn 7 and he's going to a start machine pitch/coach pitch in a month. He’s 48" tall and weighs close to 50 lbs. What type of bat is best for him to use?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend looking to a bat in the 27" length. Sadly, we do not have this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) available in the 27" length at this time. However, we do have the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18GXHL12) and you can get that in the 27"/15 oz size at the current time of your question.

Ben Expert
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I am a little confused in my last question I sent that is below in the comment section. I asked which bat would you recommend for a 10u player and the choices where the ghost and beast. You recommended the ghost and it clearly says the bat is made for 8u for coach and machine pitch.

The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GXHL12 is best suited for players 10 and younger. The Ghost is a Senior League bat so it's meant for youth players that are allowed to use a big barrel diameter. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B is classified as a Junior Big Barrel which is meant for players who are in coach pitch leagues and for velocities less than 40 mph. So, just to clarify, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GXHL12 would work for your player. If the -12 is going to be too light, you could take a look at the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX10.

Dan Expert
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My son plays 10u AA ball weighs about 50lbs. We're between the Easton Mako Beast or Easton Ghost X HyperLite?

We recommend a Youth Big Barrel baseball bat for a player in 10u. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GXHL12 would be a good option for your player.

Dan Expert
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Is this bat legal for Pony shetland division? (machine pitch) I have the 2 5/8th barrel at 15oz which is a little to heavy for him. I think the 13 oz is perfect but just wanna make sure its pony legal?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) bat is USSSA certified. It would not be legal for use. The USA certifications are what you should be looking at.

Mick Expert
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My son just turned 8, he weighs 60 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?

Players usually swing a 29" bat at that age, so the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B may be a bit small. I would suggest checking out the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B or the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B.

Logan Expert
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Will this bat be approved for use after January 1, 2018?

Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) will be approved for USSSA.

Mick Expert
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My son is 6 about to turn 7. He is 41 pounds and 44" tall. Would I need a 26 or 27?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B in a 26 inch bat.

Cameron Expert
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My son just turned 13, he weighs about 100 lb and 5'2. What size bat should I get him and do you suggest the MAKO BEAST?

The length your player should use is a 31". The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) would not be a good option for your player. Since your player is almost in high school, he should be using a -8 or more preferable a -5. The new rules he will encounter in high school will be the USA rules and will only allow a BBCOR bat which have to be a -3. Getting a -5 bat would be a great choice to gear him up the new rules and make the adjustment to a BBCOR bat easier.

Mick Expert
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Is this bat legal for 8U Little League play?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B is not legal for 8U Little League play as the barrel has 2 3/4" barrel diameter. Only bats with a 2 1/4" barrel diameter would be allowed.

Cameron Expert
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My son plays in a 8U kid / coach pitch league. They use the soft core level 5 balls. I know hard balls are not recommended but would he be okay using this bat with level 5 balls pitched from a 8U kid?

The the softer baseballs one could potentially use the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B and not experience the durability issues that arise from using a Junior Big Barrel bat with velocity exceeding 35 MPH. It would ultimately come down to just how hard a pitcher can throw as well as the bat speed a player can generate.

Cameron Expert
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Does this bat have the USSSA 1.15 BPF sticker?

Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) has the USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification stamp.

Carter Expert
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Looking for a coaches pitch bat that has the most pop, with largest sweet spot. Kids on my team have all moved to the Marucci Cat 7. This does have a huge barrel and seems to have a lot of pop, right out the box. I have tried the Combat Vigor, and have hit a ton of balls off it but still no pop and the sweet spot much smaller. How would this Easton compare to the Cat 7 in size of sweet spot and overall pop?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B would feature a very similar sweet spot to the Cat 7, maybe slightly larger due to its composite design. I wouldn't be able to say one has more pop than the other, as performance between the two is very similar.

Logan Expert
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Why is the bat so small? I need a bigger bat but not over 200 dollars. Any recommendations?

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B is designed for coach pitch leagues only as a junior big barrel bat will have thinner barrel walls and cannot withstand velocity over 35-40 MPH. Due to the nature of how these bats are designed, they will feature smaller sizes and lower price points than a Senior League/Youth Big Barrel bat. Two-piece, fully composite bats like the Easton MAKO BEAST will cost more and it may be beneficial to consider the 2016 Easton MAKO to save on cost. Depending on the size you are seeking though some closeout models may be tough to come by.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 6 years old, 49" tall and 51 lbs. What size bat would you recommend for him to use in a 35 mph pitch machine?

Based on his height and weight, we would suggest a 28" size, which wasn't made it the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B. I would suggest the 2016 model in the 28" size: JBB16MK12B.

Logan Expert
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Should the one piece Mako Beast be broken in?

Yes it does. To properly break in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B, we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs.

Carter Expert
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My son is a 7 year old playing coach pitch. He is 4'8" and 90 lbs. What size bat would you recommend for him in a drop 10 or drop 12?

Based on what you mentioned about your son I would recommend getting a drop 12 in the 28"/16 ounce 2016 Easton MAKO Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB16MK12B), since we are not going to have the 28" in the 2017 version.

Carter Expert
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My son is 7 years old and he's playing travel ball kid pitch. Would you recommend this bat and size for him?

We would not recommend the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B for someone who is playing kid pitch unless the velocity the player would be seeing is under 40 MPH. These junior big barrel bats have thinner barrel walls and would not hold up well with higher velocity.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 9 years old and starting in travel league and minors. Both are entirely kid pitched games. He is 49 inches and 64 lbs. What bat would you recommend?

Because your son is playing kid pitched games we would recommend a Senior League bat, not a Junior Big Barrel Bat. I would recommend getting a 27"/17oz 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B).

Carter Expert
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My son is 6 years old, 4' tall and 63 lbs. (1) What size would you recommend? (2) Is this bat ideal for coach pitch?

(1) Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a Junior Big Barrel bat in the 27" length. If he can handle the 15 oz weight of the 27" model of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B), I would recommend that size of this bat. (2) Yes, this bat is a Junior Big Barrel bat and will be intended for use in coach pitch leagues.

Ben Expert
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My son is 6 year old. In games they use a soft core baseball, but the facility at which he practices, they use regular baseballs. Are there any issues with using this bat and real baseballs?

You can use this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) with hard baseballs. However, the velocity of those pitched balls should not go above 40-45 mph. If this bat is used with hard baseballs that are being thrown above 40-45 mph, the bat will most likely break down on the customer.

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Two years before founder Ray DeMarini started his company in 1989, he was hired by ESPN as the advisor and host of a series of instructional softball videos. To this day, Ray DeMarini's Reflex Hitting System is still ESPN's most successful home video. Taking his expertise and credibility to his self-named company, DeMarini made headlines in 1993 with the world's first multi-wall bat, the Doublewall. Innovation hasn't let up since, as the company continues to be a trend-setter in baseball and softball bats. In 2000, DeMarini joined forces with Wilson Sporting Goods to develop the next.... read more

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Easton

Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Baseball/Softball Inc. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies drove its growth to the No. 1 position, including the introduction of the first true aluminum bat in 1972. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has a long-standing relationshi.... read more

Bat Features
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  • -11 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Balanced Weight Distribution
  • D-Fusion 2.0 Handle Technology - Reduces Vibration & Redirects More Energy Into Ball
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Low Pro End Cap - Optimizes Weight, Feel, & Compression Throughout Barrel
  • New ParaFlex Composite - 22% Stronger Carbon Fibers With Massive Flex & Mad Pop
  • RCK Knob - Perfectly Fits Bottom Hand For A Comfortable Grip
  • Two-Piece, Fully Composite Construction
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification
  • Recommended For Ages 8 & Under
Description for 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY
New from DeMarini for 2017! For the past 28 years, DeMarini has delivered nothing but the best in terms of quality and innovation. They refuse to settle and continuously stay ahead of the curve with their technology and materials. The 2017 CF Zen is no exception as DeMarini has done it yet again. Their combination of state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials comes together to create the most powerful, lightest swinging bat to date. This elite design was made for an elite hitter. The beautifully crafted CF Zen balanced baseball bat starts with the brand-new ParaFlex Composite Barrel Dynamic Fiber Orientation which delivers maximum performance and an enhanced sweet spot. With 22% stronger carbon fibers, DeMarini's engineers have met the needs of more hitters while increasing the strength and durability. Additionally, it provides hot out of the wrapper performance that continues to improve with each and every swing. The elegantly designed D-Fusion 2.0 Handle is back which has proven time and time again that it reduces vibration while redirecting energy back into the barrel for more confidence at the plate and longer ball flights. On the other end, the Low Pro end cap optimizes the swing weight and provides the ultimate sound and feel throughout the barrel during each swing. Similar to that of the other CF designs, this one is a two-piece, fully composite design with an extremely well-balanced swing weight. Rest assured that this CF Zen will put you in a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. DeMarini: Power Of Choice!

This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY features a -11 length to weight ratio, a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification. Additionally, this baseball bat is covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty and is recommended for players ages eight and under who are participating in a coach pitch league. Make sure to order your CF Zen today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!
Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • IMX Advanced Composite - Maximum Performance and Optimized Sweet Spot
  • One-Piece, Fully Composite Construction
  • Recommended for Ages 8 and Under
  • Ultra-Thin, 29/32 Inch Handle with Cushioned Grip
  • Extended Speed Barrel
  • Game's Fastest Swing Speed
  • Lowest Swing Weight Index in the 2017 Power Brigade Lineup
  • -12 Length To Weight Ratio
Description for 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B
New for 2017! The latest and greatest members of the Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.

For elite composite performance in the Junior Big Barrel category, look no further than the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B. This model is specifically engineered for the younger hitter who is still developing their mechanics, and its design is slightly different than the other categories of MAKO. For maximum control of the huge 2 3/4 inch barrel during the swing, Easton made this model a bit more rigid with its one-piece composite construction and extended barrel design. That strong foundation is crafted from the tried and tested IMX Advanced Composite material, so you know this baseball bat is ultra-light, balanced, and features a very responsive hitting surface. Being a Junior Big Barrel design, the barrel walls are extremely thin for maximum trampoline effect, and it's recommended for players ages 8 and under (for the longest useful life possible). Easton: Unleash the Beast!

The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B features a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter, a -12 length to weight ratio, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification. It is also backed by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty! Amplify your power and pick up the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat with free shipping today at JustBats.com!
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