Pros: The pop off this bat really is the best we have ever seen. We purchased the Demarini Voodoo Raw first and was very unhappy, it was just dead feeling. Got this bat and could not be more pleased. Very first at bat in a game my son went yard and didnt even hit the ball well. The bat got that long ball!
Pros: This is a very light bat, and it feels really good when you swing it.
Cons: I got my 14 year old son this bat expecting it to be a lightweight, bat with a lot of pop. Unfortunately, this bat has little pop, and my 5 foot 10 8th grader cannot hit the ball 280 feet. On the other hand, with the Voodoo overlord ft, he can hit the ball 330 feet, and the voodoo overlord has a much better sound. Get the voodoo overlord over the mako, it is a much better choice. The mako is not worth it.
Pros: Bought a 32 for my 14 year old in June 2016. One week later, my 17 year old son decided to use it and hit a 380 foot HR his second at bat. This was without a breakin. So, I was convinced and bought another mako bat for 17 year old son. My 14 year old loves the pop and feel and he also hits well with it.
Cons: none so far since we have seen only 3 weeks using these bats.
Pros: Tons of pop when I first bought it. Had no vibration. Light swinging bat.
Cons: The bat died. I took my exit velocity in June and topped 77 with this bat but when I tested it yesterday (7/16), I only topped 66. The sound off the bat was quiet and it just wasn't the same it once was.
Pros: By far the best Bbcor bat I have ever used. The pop to this bat is amazing ball flys off the bat. For the price it's being sold for it is definitely worth it. Very balanced bat feels lighter then a -3. Over all it's an outstanding bat.
Pros: this bat has a lot of pop. when you hit the ball on end of the bat it doesn't sting. I'm not a very good hitter with this bat I hit three dingers in one game and could hit the ball almost 350 feet!!!!
Pros: Nice balance and easy to swing
Easton customer service and warranty is excellent
Cons: Doesn't hold up. I've returned two of these bats over the last year because they both cracked in the center where the two piece composite handle meets up with the barrel. When this happens the barrel goes dead and you lose your pop. I have a teammate that has had the same experience with both the 2015 and 2016 Mako BBCOR. Luckily Easton has an excellent and easy warranty process and sends a replacement bat upon return and proof of purchase of your broken bat, so save your receipt and the box to ship it back if it breaks!
Pros: I was really looking for an entry level bbcor bat for my 14 yr old, Thinking that he wasn't quite ready for a 33/30 and needed a little time with a 31/28 before making the jump. He could not be more pleased with our selection, a lot of pop, great feel, certainly we could have spent a lot more but no way we would have been more pleased!
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I am 5'10 1/2 and weigh 180, what drop do you recommend?
Asked by Baseballer
Per your height and weight, we would recommend getting the Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK in a 33 inch 30 ounce model.
What weight should I use, a 33/30 or a 32/29? I'm 15 and 5â€™ 10â€ 163 pounds. I'm comfortable with a 33".
Asked by AC
Based on your size, I would recommend the 32" option of the Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK. However, if you are already comfortable with a 33" bat then you could certainly go that route as well.
Is there a difference between the 2016 and 2017 models of this bat?
Asked by Deb
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK features a little longer barrel for a larger sweet spot than the Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK, but other than that, they would be very similar.
What's better in pop, the MAKO or XL1?
Asked by lucci ball
The pop is going to very similar in all of the BBCOR baseball bats. The big difference is the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK will be more balanced than the XL1.
Is this version going to be legal in 2018?
Asked by LA Tibbs
BBCOR bats, such as the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK, are required in high school and college and will not be changing in 2018, so they will still be legal at those ages.
Is there a break in period? Is this bat damaged with the yellow dimple balls at batting cages?
Asked by doyer
Due to the composite material of the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK, we suggest 150-200 swings off a tee or soft toss while rotating the barrel 1/4 turn between swings to break in the bat. The rubber dimple balls often used in batting cages tend to damage any bat since they are more dense than regular baseballs.
For playing in colder weather, what aluminum bat would you recommend that is most like the composite Mako bat?
Asked by Jeremy
I would recommend the 2016 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZH) as a good aluminum alternative to the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK).
My son is playing in Babe Ruth for the first time this year. He is 13. I have received conflicting answers on the bat he is allowed. Can he use a -3 bat?
Asked by Shelby Reese
Yes, you can use a -3 BBCOR bat such as the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) in the 13-15 year old division in Babe Ruth.
Is this bat approved for Little League Junior division?
Asked by will
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is approved for Little League Junior division.
How does this bat's sweet spot and weight compare to the new DeMarini CF Zen? Which would be better for a contact hitter like I am?
Asked by Mikey
The sweetspot on the two bats is pretty similar, maybe a slight edge to the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK, but it is also going to run a little heavier, but would work well for a contact hitter.
How does this bat compare to the Combat Maxum BBCOR?
Asked by jon
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) is going to feature a two piece fully composite design while the ComBat Maxum BBCOR features a one piece composite design. The Mako is going to have a lot more flex than the Maxum, which limits the vibrations. Both of them are very high end options.
I am choosing between two bats that are 31/28. Would you recommend the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR or the 2015 Easton S2Z BBCOR? I prefer a more balanced bat.
Asked by Colin
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK and the Easton S2Z ZCORE BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB15S2Z are both great bats. They both feature a balanced swing weight. The biggest difference between the two is that the Easton MAKO features a full composite design and the S2Z is going to feature a composite handle with an alloy barrel.
My 13 year old son is 6'3", 190 lbs. Currently using a 32" drop 3. Seeing your recommendations to others similar to him in size (but older), would you recommend he move up to a 33"?
Asked by L
Based on your player's size, we would suggest moving up to a 33" if not a 34" 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK.
I am a freshman that might play JV and Varsity. I'm 5'6" and 150 lbs. I swung a MAKO XL (-5) most recently. Should I get an XL or just a MAKO (I lead the team in homeruns, triples and doubles with a batting average of .418)?
Asked by owen
If you liked the end-load on the MAKO XL (-5) that was used in the past and you feel that you can handle the end-loaded 29 oz weight of the 32" MAKO XL BBCOR (BB16MKL), then I think going with the XL BBCOR model would be just fine for you in that size.
I'm about 5'5 1/2" 145 lbs. Would you recommend the 31" or the 32"? I've used a 32" for awhile and have trouble getting my hands around at times, would this be because the bat is too heavy?
Asked by Caleb
If you are having issues getting the barrel head through the zone then the bat would certainly be too heavy and it would be more practical to swing a 31" bat (typically these 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK weigh about 1.5 ounces heavier than listed weight).
How does that bat compare to the Marucci Cat 7?
Asked by John
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK and the Marucci Cat 7 will be two completely different bats as the MAKO is a two-piece composite bat with a balanced swing weight while the Marucci Cat 7 will be a one-piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. When comparing the bats further, the Marucci Cat 7 will weigh close to the listed weight while the MAKO, on average, will run about 1.5 ounces heavier.
I am a 8th grader 5'5" 140 lb. Would you recommend a 31 or a 32 inch? I want a bat I can use all high school. (I also work out every day). What is the difference between the Mako 2016 and the Mako XL 2016?
Asked by caleb
Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 31"/28 ounce 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK). The difference between the Mako and the Mako XL is going to be the regular Mako is a balanced bat while the Mako XL is going to be an end loaded bat. Hope this helps.
What is the difference between the Mako 2016 and the Mako XL 2016?
Asked by cfogal27
The difference between the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK and MAKO XL model will be the weight distribution. The MAKO XL will have an end-loaded swing weight design while the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK will have a balanced design. Essentially, the MAKO XL is a better option for a power hitter while the regular MAKO is a good option for those that are more of contact/gap-to-gap hitters.
What is the difference other than obvious (price and looks) between the 2017 and 2016 Mako models?
Asked by LJ
The main difference between the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) is going to be the 2017 version features the Extended Speed Barrel which is 1.5 Inches Longer than the 2016 version. Besides that the main difference is the cosmetics.
Does it make a "ping" or a "crack" sound?
Asked by Pat D
This 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) will make more of a "crack" sound at contact with a baseball (due to the barrel being made of composite material).
Is this bat aluminum? I don't know what composite means for a baseball bat.
Asked by Susan
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is not aluminum. It is two-piece fully composite bat. Composite is a carbon fiber material.
I am a 17 year old senior. I'm 6'3" and 200 lbs with an exit velo of 94-96 mph. Would you recommend the 34/31 or 33/30 and would the XL be better?
Asked by Jakeman
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 34" 31 oz bat. The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK has a balanced swing weight and it is typically better for a contact hitter. The MAKO XL has an end loaded swing weight and it is typically better for a power hitter.
What is the main difference between the MAKO BBCOR and the MAKO XL BBCOR?
Asked by Spike
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK has a balanced swing weight and is typically a better option for contact hitters. The MAKO XL BBCOR bat has an end loaded swing weight and it is typically better for power hitters.
I am 15 years old and 5'11". Would a 32" work okay?
Asked by Motor City
For someone who is 15 years of age and 5'11" a 32 inch 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK would be an ideal size to consider.
I am 14 and 5'6" and weigh 122 pounds. I'm a contact hitter more than a power hitter. Would you recommend this bat for me?
Asked by Colin
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK has an extremely balanced swing weight, and it would be a great option for a contact hitter. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" bat.
Is this bat different from the bat pack bat? Are they defected in any way?
Asked by cristian
There is nothing defective with this 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK). Most of our options for this bat are new, but at this moment in time we are selling one used option. You can see this under the used section (directly below the new section). But the used condition bat we are selling currently is listed as excellent condition and is not defective in anyway.
I'm 15 years old and 5'9" and 153 pounds. I used a 33" inch bat last year. What size do you recommend for me?
Asked by cab
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK typically in a 32 inch 29 ounce model. With that said, if you felt comfortable using a 33 inch bat last year then it would make more sense to stay with a 33 inch.
My son is 16 year old he is 5'9" tall and 170 pounds. He has power and is a great baseball hitter. Is 32/29 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat; BB16MK good for him?
Asked by TONI/
Yes, based on his height and weight we would recommend a 32"/29oz 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK).
How many break in pitches does this bat need and does it ever run out of pop?
Asked by Ben
We recommend about 150 to 200 swings off of a tee to break in the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK and most other composite bats. Also, be sure to rotate the bat a quarter of an inch after each swing to break in all sides of the bat. As for the pop of the MAKO it will run out of pop over time just from normal use but there is not set time period that a bat will last.
How would you compare this bat to a Louisville Slugger Prime 915?
Asked by lake
This 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) will be very similar to the Prime 915 from Louisville Slugger. Both bats have mostly balanced swing weights and both bats feature a two-piece, all-composite design.
I have a 15 year old son who unfortunately has not started to grow and is lacking strength. He has played with a BBCOR bat the past two years for his high school cub team. Is there a well balanced bat out there that could he could possibly swing a little easier until that growth spurt comes? He currently swings a Rawlings 5150 30/27.
Asked by Darren
I would recommend checking out a 30"/27 ounce 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16ZA).
My son used the Easton XL1 -5 this last season. He loved it. I believe it's the 2013. It is yellow in color. Is the Easton BB16MK or BB16MK XL most similar to this? He be moving to a -3 BBCOR for high school.
Asked by John
The 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKL will be most similar to the Easton XL1. It will have the same end loaded feel.
Does this bat have the curved handle that some don't like?
Asked by Chris
No, the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK does not have a curved handle.
I've had this bat since it came out. I've hit so many balls with it and it still seems like it's broke in. What could I do to possibly break it in more?
Asked by baseballIQ
If you have been using it for a long time there really isn't anything you can do to break it in more. If you believe the bat is defective which is possible I would contact Easton's warranty department at (888) 259-1297.
Is this metal?
Asked by Vin
No, the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKis a composite bat.
When will the Easton 2017 MAKO be released?
Asked by JR
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) is currently a Pre-Book item that will ship with free 2nd Day Air on 9/2!
Is this bat end loaded?
Asked by jonad
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK has a balanced swing weight.
Is the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR a good bat for power hitters?
Asked by Scott
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is a very well balanced bat witgh an extended barrel design, making it a great choice for all styles of hitters.
How will the 2017 MAKO BEAST differ from the 2016 model other than the cosmetics?
Asked by batman
The 2017 Mako Beast is going to have an Extended Speed Barrel, which is going to be 1.5 Inches Longer than the First Generation MAKO.
I need to find this bat with the COMBAT MAXUM and I can't seem to find them in a bat pack!
Asked by trav
Unfortunately at this moment in time there is not a bat pack with the two bats that you were looking for. The closest thing we have to that at this moment in time is the Bat Pack with the 2016 COMBAT MAXUM and 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ BBCOR Baseball Bats. If you were at all interested in this here is a link to that - http://www.justbats.com/product/bat-pack-2016-combat-maxum-and-2016-easton-mako-torq-bbcor-baseball-bats--maxab103-and-bb16mkt/24990/
I'm having trouble picking between the Easton 2016 MAKO or the Easton Z-Core Whiteout. How do I make a decision on a bat?
Asked by roman
This 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) will come with a two-piece, all-composite design while the Z-CORE Whiteout is a one-piece, all-alloy bat. Both bats will have pretty balanced swing weights, but at contact, this MAKO will feature a significant amount of barrel flex while the Z-CORE will be pretty stiff in the barrel at contact. Your decision should come down to the build you prefer the most and the feel you like at contact.
I am thirteen and this fall I have to use BBCOR. I usually like even weighted bats. Is this the bat for me, or is there something better? I am 5'6" and 158 lbs.
Asked by roman
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is a very balanced bat and it would be a great option for what you are looking for. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model.
Does this bat have some kind of warranty in case I don't like it?
Asked by aaron
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK comes with a one year manufacturer's warranty. If the bat becomes defective within one year of the purchase date, you are entitled to one free replacement from Easton. Unfortunately there is no warranty for not liking a bat, and once a bat has made contact with a baseball it is ineligible to be returned.
When should you go with the TORQ handle vs the regular MAKO comp 3 handle?
Asked by John
Whether to go with the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK versus the 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKT is strictly one of personal preference. These bats are the same in nearly every aspect minus the bottom portion of the handle; the TORQ model will feature the TORQ 360 degree rotating handle technology to help stay inside the ball.
Which 2016 Easton model compares to the 2014 XL1 BBCOR?
Asked by chris
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is the most direct comparison to the Easton XL1 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB14X1 with them both being two piece composite bats, but the material is different in the two bats so they are not going to be exactly the same. The XL1 uses the IMX Composite Barrel while the current Mako uses TCT Thermo Composite.
Which Easton BBCOR bat should I get when I am looking for the fastest swing speed possible with the most pop and a big sweet spot?
Asked by jeff
If you were wanting a BBCOR baseball bat from Easton and were looking for a bat with a long barrel length (big sweet spot), a balanced swing weight and good performance reviews, I do not think that you need to look further than this 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK). As long as we have the size that you need and you enjoy bats with a two-piece, all-composite design; I think the MAKO could be for you!
Does this bat have a lot of pop?
Asked by tom
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is a very high end BBCOR baseball bat and will perform very highly.
Does this bat have a quick swing speed with a ton of pop?
Asked by tommy
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK has a very balanced swing weight which provides for a quick swing speed and it is a very high performing bat.
I bought the 2016 MAKO bat for my 12 year old son a month ago. It's a great bat and he loves it. Never used in a batting cage, only on the field and he is in majors. Last night he hit one out in the All-Star game and the bat cracked. I don't have the receipt anymore which I usually never throw out but miss placed or threw it out. Is there something I can do seeing he's only had it for a month? Can I send this one back for a new one?
Asked by Bighead
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK comes with a 12 Month Manufacturer's Warranty. This would cover the replacement of the bat through Easton if/when it became defective within 12 months of the date of purchase. If this bat was ordered from BatWarehouse, please give us a call at 866.380.2287 and we can help locate this receipt for you.
Does the handle twist on the bat?
Asked by bob
The handle does not twist/rotate on the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK; only the TORQ models from Easton feature the twisting handle.
Would this bat be considered a -3 bat?
Asked by Joseph
Yes, the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is a -3, or drop 3, bat.
Can you use this in Babe Ruth and middle school?
Asked by Joe
I would check with your individual Middle School league official to see if this bat is legal for your specific league. As for Babe Ruth, the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK will be legal for use for the 13 through 18 year old age groups.
Is this bat more for contact or power hitters? Basically is this bat end loaded?
Asked by Will Redd
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is a two-piece, fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. This construction is typically preferred by contact hitters.
Is this bat legal for Senior League?
Asked by Antwan
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK would be eligible for use for Senior Little League play.
What is the difference between the 2015 Mako and the 2016 Mako ?
Asked by Jose
Besides the colorway, the only difference between the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK and the 2015 model would be the HYPERSKIN grip tape.
Will this bat break where the two pieces connect? I want to get this bat but that is a concern of mine due to videos of these bats breaking.
Asked by Joe Shmoe
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is a very durable bat. Like any other two-piece bat, there is a chance this bat could separate at the connection point if the ball strikes near the connection point with enough velocity.
Any info on a release date for the 2017 Easton BBCOR models?
Asked by Coach frank
Although I do not have an exact confirmation of a date, I would think that most likely the 2017 Easton BBCOR models should be released in August or September of 2016. The reason I am making that assumption is because this 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) was released around the same time in 2015.
I purchased a 2016 Easton MAKO big barrel 33/30 drop -10. He is very tall and strong to be 8. He swings the bat pretty well. My question is is this bat ready to go right out the wrapper or does it need to be broke in to reach its full strength?
Asked by Big B
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK should be ready to go right out of the wrapper. If you feel that it needs more pop, hit about 50 soft toss pitches and it will be good. But no it should pretty much be at full strength the day you open it.
Does the MAKO have a bigger sweet spot or the Easton Z-CORE SPEED?
Asked by kaden
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK and the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW will have very similar sweet spots. With that said, one may see a slightly larger one with the MAKO.
If I am a contact hitter but want to hit more extra base hits should I use a MAKO or a Z-Core Speed?
Asked by Kaden
Both the Easton MAKO and the 2017 Easton Z-CORE SPEED Limited Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZSW are good bats to consider. One is not necessarily more beneficial for power as this will be determined by the bat speed one is able to generate. The Z-CORE, being a one-piece design, will be stiffer and could potentially offer a little more pop.
What is the difference between the Easton 2015 S1 BBCOR and this bat? Is this the same bat under a new name as they discontinued the SL and XL series?
Asked by Mjones207
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK and the Easton S1 are both two-piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights. The main difference between these two bats is the composite material. The MAKO uses Thermo Composite Technology while the S1 used IMX. Both composite barrels show good performance and durability but some customers may say that the IMX was a little hotter after use.
Does this bat work like the TORQ?
Asked by Bryce
This 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) does not feature a TORQ handle and, therefore, the bottom portion of the handle will not function like a bat that has a TORQ handle.
My son is 6'1" and weighs 175. What length bat should we purchase? How long does the bat take to break-in or is it game ready?
Asked by Mike G
Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK. The MAKO is pretty hot out of the wrapper, but it will still benefit from a break-in of about 50 swings. It is best to take those swings off a tee and gradually work you swing speed up from 50%, while rotating the barrel every few swings.
What is the best bat on the market for power hitters?
Asked by mike
There is not one bat that is better suited for a power hitter with regards to BBCOR bats. With that said, some power hitters will prefer the weight distribution of an end-loaded bat like the Easton MAKO XL.
Does a composite bat hit the ball harder and farther than an aluminum barrel bat?
Asked by big mike
No, a composite bat and an aluminum bat will be able to hit the ball equally hard and equally far. A composite bat like the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK, features a longer barrel and bigger sweet spot though.
Which bat would be better for a contact hitter who wants the bat to have pop with a low swing weight: the MAKO or the COMBAT MAXUM?
Asked by George
Both this 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) and the COMBAT MAXUM will be designed to come with a balanced swing weight that will be advantageous for a contact hitter. As well, both bats receive solid ratings from JustBats customers. However, this MAKO has a two-piece design while the MAXUM has a single-piece design. When making a decision between the two bats, you'll need to decide if you prefer the flex feel from the two-piece design on this MAKO or the stiff feel from the one-piece design on the MAXUM.
Can you use this bat for high school (CIF) play?
Asked by Ryan
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK will be a bat that can be used for high school and college athletes at it features the BBCOR stamp and drop 3 length to weight ratio.
Is this approved for 60/90 baseball and on?
Asked by Jc
Yes, the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is composite with the BBCOR certification stamp is legal for play in the Junior Division and on.
Would this bat be an ideal bat for a power hitter that is also great at being a contact hitter? I am 6' and 178 lbs in the 8th grade.
Asked by big mike
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is a great option for a hitter of your style. It is really a great option for all hitters. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model.
Do we get a one year warranty with our purchase?
Asked by Slingin Sammy
Yes, the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK features a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty.
John P. Expert
Which bat is the 2015 MAKO TORQ more like in terms of balance: this or the MAKO XL?
Asked by chasj99
The 2015 MAKO Torq has a balanced swing weight like the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK. The MAKO XL has more of an end loaded swing weight.
I'm 5'4" and 120 pounds and I bat lead off for my school team. I have some power but have never hit a home run. I consider myself a contact hitter and I'm wondering if I should get the MAKO 2016 or the 2016 MAKO XL?
Asked by langton59
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK will feature a balanced swing weight while the MAKO XL will feature an end loaded swing weight. If you consider yourself to be a contact hitter then I would lean towards this MAKO.
John P. Expert
I am a rising 10th grader and am trying to decide between this bat, the Mako XL, or Rawlings Trio. I am leaning towards this bat because of the past models success and the price of this year's, but I haven't heard a lot of things from this years model. Why is that? I consider myself a contact hitter with good bat speed and occasional power and hit fifth in the order. Which bat should I get?
Asked by Skittles
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK, the Rawlings Trio and the MAKO XL are all good bats to consider. The MAKO XL will feature an end-loaded swing weight and will be better suited for a power hitter. For someone that is more of a contact hitter, we would recommend going with a balanced weighted bat like the MAKO or the Trio. As for why there may not be many reviews on the current MAKO model, this can typically be attributed to customers purchasing the 2015 model to take advantage of the cost savings. Now that the 2016 MAKO model has been reduced in price we would not be surprised to see more customers purchase this bat. It offers a two-piece composite design with a very balanced swing weight.
I am 13 and I weigh 100 pounds. I don't know whether to get the MAKO or the MAKO XL for school ball. I have a decent amount of power but I don't know which one to get.
Asked by Jimmy Eli
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK will feature a balanced swing weight while the 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKL will feature an end loaded swing weight. It will ultimately come down to what type of swing weight you prefer. If you consider yourself a power hitter then I would lean towards the MAKO XL and if you consider yourself a contact hitter then I would lean towards the MAKO.
John P. Expert
I'll be 15 in a few months, I'm about 5'10" and 150 lbs. I consider myself a very diverse hitter because I hit for power, but I also consistently drive the ball to opposite field. I'm debating over whether I should get a MAKO or MAKO XL. Thoughts on sweet spot and pop comparison?
Asked by Roll
When comparing this 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) and the MAKO XL BBCOR, you'll find that the MAKO XL will feature the longer barrel length and result in a slightly longer sweet spot (MAKO XL will also be end-loaded). In regard to "pop", this BB16MK model has a slight advantage in the JustBats customer reviews, but overall, I think the two bats will be pretty similar in regard to "pop". (My general recommendation for you would be for a 32"/29 oz model of each bat. Just be sure you can handle the 29 oz weight)
I'm 6'1" 185 lbs and hit from the left side. I don't hit many home-runs but I have a lot of power to the opposite field. I previously swung the 2015 MAKO. Would it be a better idea for me to use the regular 2016 MAKO or the Xl?
Asked by lefty21
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK will feature a balanced swing weight design while the MAKO XL will have an end-loaded swing weight. Based on the fact that you are more of a doubles hitter it would be more beneficial to swing a balanced bat like the MAKO. End-loaded bats like the MAKO XL are going to benefit a power hitter more.
How many hits does it take to break in this bat?
Asked by Richard
Easton is claiming that the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK does not require a break-in period and will be good to go directly out of the box. Here at JustBats, we recommend about 50-100 swings off of a tee or by hand toss just for good measure.
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Does this bat break often because I have heard it has?
Asked by Austin
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is very highly reviewed in the durability category and is not known for breaking often.
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My son is 14 years old, 5'11" and 147 lbs. He is a power hitter. Would you recommend the BB16MK or the BB16MKL?
Asked by Ridge
Typically, power hitters will prefer an end-loaded bat like the 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKL. The reason for this is an end-loaded bat can potentially create more power. The way this is achieved is due to the smaller sweet spot that is more concentrated in weight. This will help create more whip/pendulum effect. When the ball is squared up properly there is greater chance of increased distance. The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK is a balanced swing and will be a great bat for the contact type hitter. The reason for this is the barrel will be easier to control with the balanced swing weight; this is achieved by spreading the weight of the bat evenly throughout the entire barrel, giving a larger sweet spot but less concentrated in weight.
My son is 5'3" and 155 pounds. What size would you recommend for him?
Asked by H.W.
Based upon your son's height and weight, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK.
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Do you know if this bat is legal for a 7th and 8th grade school team?
Asked by Walker
This 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) will have BBCOR .50 certification and should be legal for use in a middle school league. However, I would recommend checking to see if your players will be able to handle the -3 length-to-weight ratio that will be featured on this bat. Sometimes BBCOR bats can be a little heavy for players that aren't yet in high school.
My son is 5'8'' and about 125 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
Asked by Brando
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK in a 31 inch 28 ounce model.
This bat (2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK) is very expensive, so I don't want to make a mistake. Is this bat legal to be used in Babe Ruth baseball. They have very strict bat requirements and I don't want to get this wrong.
Asked by Arthur Parks
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK features a 2 5/8" barrel and the BBCOR certification stamp. These features make it legal for play in the 13-15 and 16-18 years old division of Babe Ruth. It would not be legal for any other level of play in Babe Ruth.
I am 6', 180 lbs and a freshman. What size should I get?
Asked by CTTEEL
For your height and weight we recommend a 33" 30 oz. bat.
Does the grip spin?
Asked by patdaddy_3
The grip on the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK will not spin. The handle only spins on the Easton MAKO TORQ.
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I purchased the 33"/30 oz version of the regular MAKO and I'm thinking of returning it because I want the XL version. Would the XL version improve the distance and is it worth returning the regular MAKO?
Asked by Thieves Baseball
If this 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) was purchased from JustBats originally and is in unused condition, it can always be sent back for a full refund or exchange. If you consider yourself a power hitter, then it might be advantageous to have a bat with an end-loaded swing weight like the MAKO XL to increase distance in your hits. However, if you have used balanced bats in the past and have seen the results you like, then a move to an end-loaded bat would not be a complete necessity.
What's the difference between this MAKO and the 2014 MAKO?
Asked by taco
This 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) has the same TCT Thermo Composite Technology as the 2014 model of this bat. The biggest differences between the bats will be the cosmetics and the new grip on the 2016 version of the MAKO.
I just turned 13, and I am going to play in the junior division for Little League. I am thinking about getting a composite BBCOR bat. I am 5 foot 7 and about 140 pounds. What length do you recommend?
Asked by g
Based on your height and weight, as well as your age, we would recommend getting the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK in a 31 inch 28 ounce model.
What is the difference between this bat and the XL version of this bat? I have also seen many reviews about the bat vibrating?
Asked by jax
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK features a balanced swing weight and is typically better for contact hitters. The MAKO XL features a slightly end loaded swing weight and it is typically a better option for power hitters. The MAKO is a good bat at breaking up vibration. The two-piece design and CXN technology helps minimize sting and vibration.
Is there a difference in barrel length between this Mako and last year's model? Also, how does the Mako stack up against the Prime 916?
Asked by Hitter
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) will have the same dimensions as last years model and would perform very much to the same level. Both bats would compare to the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9163) very well.
What's the difference between the grip on the BB16MK and the BB15MK?
Asked by Fred
The grip tape on the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) is thinner and feels more "tacky." The grip tape on the Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14MK) is going to be more raised.
My son is 16 yrs old 6'3" 170 lbs. He was using a DeMarini 31"/28 ounce -3 but has outgrown it. Wondering what size bat you recommend? He pitches and is top of the order not necessarily a power hitter.
Asked by Lisa
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend using a 33" 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK.
My son is a 14 year old freshman (5â€™3â€, 110 lbs.) who is a top-of-the-order type of line-drive (gap) hitter. Needs a new -3 BBCOR bat. Weâ€™re on the fence between the Easton Mako BB16MK and the Demarini CF8. I noticed that the Mako starts at 31/28, but the CF8 is available in a 30/27. Not sure if the 1 oz. will make a big difference, but we figure every little bit helps with increasing his bat speed. Which is a more balanced (less end-loaded) bat for a faster swing with a smaller player?
Asked by Tom
The 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) and the 2016 DeMarini CF8 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC) are both great options to consider for someone using BBCOR. Both bats will feature a balanced feel. With that said, I would suggest going with a 30/27 (assuming player is not use to the drop 3) to give the individual a better chance of success based on the player's height and weight.
My son is 5 foot 3 and weighs 105 pounds. He needs a drop 3 BBCOR. He currently swings the XL1. Should he be using the end-loaded version or the balanced for his size?
Asked by Austin
I would recommend going with the more balanced 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) rather than an end-loaded model for a player of his size.
I am 14 yrs old 5'11" and 160 lbs. Do you recommend this bat for me and if so what size?
Asked by SteveD
Yes, we would recommend the 2016 Easton MAKO BCCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) model. It is a very high performing two-piece full composite desing with an extended barrel while still having a well balanced swing weight. We would recommend the 32" for you.
What is the difference between the 2016 Mako and the 2016 Mako XL?
Asked by Robert
The 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MKL) has a slightly more extended barrel and an end-loaded feel compared to the more balanced 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK).
What is the difference between the 2015 MAKO and 2016 MAKO?
Asked by Craig
The cosmetic look and the grip would be the only major differences between the 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16MK) and the 2015 Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15MK).
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Is there a 33", -5 bat?
Asked by Terry
Unfortunately, there will not be a 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5 in a -5 model.
What is the barrel size on this bat?
Asked by jaydon reed
The 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5 features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
What is your best comparable bat to the 2014 Marucci ONE?
Asked by i dont sleep at night because of this
The 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5 would be simliar as it is a one alloy. However, the Marucci Cat 7 will be the most similar.
Is this a -3?
Asked by steven martinez
The 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat MCBF5 features a -3 drop weight.
Does this bat have a USA Baseball stamp?
Asked by jeff
No, the 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBF5) does not feature the USA Baseball stamp. The heaviest option for a USA Baseball bat is a -5 drop weight.
How is the sound?
Asked by go braves
The sound of the 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5 will be that akin to most alloy barrel bats on the market. They tend to produce your traditional "ping" when hit, where as a composite bat would make a far less acoustic noise on contact.
Which alloy does the F5 feature?
Asked by Al
The 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5 features AZ4X aluminum alloy.
Can a lizard skin help with the vibrations?
Asked by Darny
This 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5 is a one-piece alloy bat which is the most conductive for vibrations on contact. Thicker grip tape can help reduce the vibrations felt on the hands. However, if you are truly wanting to avoid negative feedback we would recommend looking at either a hybrid (alloy barrel/composite handle) or a fully composite bat.
Would you recommend the Marucci F5 or Marucci Cat 7 for an advanced travel ball player in high school?
Asked by flyC
The CAT 7 BBCOR bat does receive a little more research and development in its design. Both this 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBF5) and the CAT 7 feature AZ4X alloy. However, the CAT 7 features an optimized barrel design that allows for a bigger sweet spot on the bat. As well, it also features an anti-vibration knob that the F5 does not feature.
Is the handle thickness the same as the Marucci one? Also, would the bat quality be good for a college freshman?
Asked by Stefan
The handle of the 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5 will be the same as Marucci One and would be a good bat for a college freshman.
How does it compare to the Omaha 517?
Asked by rob
Both the 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5 and the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. They will compare favorably to one another in terms of feel, performance and durability.
Is the weight balanced or end loaded?
Asked by fraggle
The 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5 is balanced.
How does it compare to the Cat 7 BBCOR?
Asked by rrod
The difference is that the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 Connect BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBCC7) utilizes AZ4X alloy which provides increased strength with a slightly higher response rate than the standard alloy of the 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBF5). They are both highly reviewed bats and have been performing extremely well for our users.
Is it alloy or composite?
Asked by zpc
The 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5 features a one-piece alloy design.
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2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
-3 Length to Weight Ratio
31/32 Inch Tapered Composite Handle
BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
ConneXion Technology - Maximizes Energy Transfer and Eliminates Vibration
Description for Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK
For 2016, Easton has brought the most expansive line of power and performance to the market with the all-new Power Brigade Series!
TCT Thermo Composite Technology is the key to the MAKO's industry-leading swing speed, massive sweet spot, and pure feel on contact. This innovative material comprises both the barrel and handle which are united by Easton's patented 2-PC ConneXion Technology. By isolating the handle from the barrel with the connection joint, energy transfer is maximized while simultaneously eliminating any unwanted vibration. The MAKO's foundation is then optimized with a lower Swing Weight Index for one of the lightest swing weights on the market.
This Easton MAKO baseball bat features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, -3 length to weight ratio, new HYPERSKIN Performance Grip, and it is BBCOR Certified for High School and Collegiate Play. Pick Your Power and pick up the Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MK today at JustBats.com. The shipping is always free, and we're always here for you - from ClickToHit!
2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
-3 Length To Weight Ratio
One-Piece, Alloy Baseball Bat
Balanced Swing Weight
Colorway: White / Gray / Blue
BBCOR Certified For High School & Collegiate Approval
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Multi-Variable Wall Design Offers Tremendous Durability With An Expanded Sweet Spot
Ring-Free Barrel Technology Provides Maximum Performance With No Dead Spots
Traditional, Consistent Feel On Contact
Custom Micro-Perforated Soft Touch Grip Improves Comfort & Control
Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
Description for 2018 Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5
Marucci baseball bats continue to be used by players at all levels of the game, and for good reason. For the 2018 season, the F5 series is ready to take the nation by storm. When Marucci released the famous CAT series, they named it after hurricane categories due to the sheer strength of their AZ4X aluminum alloy. Now, Marucci has stuck with the weather references and named this model after another one of nature's most violent storms: an F5 tornado. They did so because of the F5 baseball bats ability to wreak havoc on a field. As a one-piece aluminum alloy construction, this model delivers a traditional, consistent feel with a balanced swing weight for better control through the zone. Inside of the barrel, Marucci utilizes a multi-variable wall design that creates a massive sweet spot with unprecedented durability. They have also applied their proven Ring-free barrel technology that maximizes performance at the plate while guaranteeing zero dead spots. On the other end, a custom micro-perforated soft touch grip decreases negative impact feedback and increases overall comfort. Marucci: Honor The Game!
This Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBF5) features a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, a drop 3 length to weight ratio, and the BBCOR certification for high school and collegiate approval. Experience the power of an F5 and buy one of these Marucci baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, we're here for you from click to hit!