Pros: he loves it looks cool
Bat Pack Easton MAKO BEAST and Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bats: SL17MK10B and MSBF5X10
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Pros: he loves it looks cool
Pros: The mako has very good pop. Sounds like a metal bat.The First practice I brought it every wanted to hit with it. I think it has more pop than the Combat Louisville slugger and DeMarni. It is my favorite bat I have every had.
Cons: Not any yet.
Pros: my son loved this bat he got for his birthday.
Cons: wish they had a colorfull selection
Pros: looks cool, huge barrel
Cons: its heavy.....too heavy, weighed a 28/18 on a certified scale and it weighed in at 20.4 ounces! thats unacceptable. call it a -8 not -10
Pros: Has lots of pop if you connect it will go.
Cons: It cracked in 1 month
Pros: I am a 10 year old player, and I think this bat has a great feel and good pop!
Cons: It does create some strange vibrations when hitting.
Pros: Great value. My son hit his first homer the second weekend tourney after the purchase. He was having issues with stinging his hands from a composite bat he was using prior to this purchase. He wanted a Cat 7 but financially it wasn't in the cards.
Cons: None as of yet
Pros: nice bat at a good price, first time I heard my son hit with it Inhad flashbacks to my own childhood. the distinctive metal ding sounded awesome and it has a good balance and nice pop. So far it has only been used indoors but he has hit some lasers off it. once we get outside I will update but it seems to have good pop and solid construction.
Cons: nothing so far.
Pros: my son was struggling having good at bat lately and after he received this bat he got his confidence again and he is hitting bombs. this bat drives the ball far and with the big barrel you can have a good at bat 90% of the time. my son is happy and I'm too for him.
Pros: Great pop! Love the way it sounds!
Cons: Vibrates pretty bad if i dont get bat head on the ball.
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Do you have a MAKO BEAST 2017 or 2018 drop 5, 31 inch?
The Easton Ghost is the newest version of the Mako. We do have that in a 31"/26 ounce in the 2018 Easton Ghost X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX5.
Does anyone know if this bat can be used for softball?
This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) will not meet the specs required for slow or fastpitch softball play. It would not be allowed for either style of softball play.
My 9 year old son is relatively small at about 50" tall and 55 lbs. Looking at the Easton Mako Beast -10, Easton Ghost Hyperlite -12 or Rawlings Velo -12. Are these appropriate bats/sizes and what are the major differences?
We would probably recommend a 28" or 29" length for his height and weight. Any of these bat options would be a good choice, as they are all well balanced models designed to help with bat speed. As for weight, -10 or -12 would work, and would mostly depend on player preference and what you think he could handle.
Is there a max speed this bat can take?
For this bat, I would not really be able to pinpoint an exact pitch speed that this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) would not be able to withstand, however, I typically see that these bats break-down pretty easily if being used by players aged 12 and over.
Is this a big barrel?
Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B would be considered a big barrel bat with a 2 3/4" barrel.
Bought the Hyperlite earlier this year. It was my son's first year playing travel and we needed something lighter. Now he is swinging the Hyperlite (28"/16 oz size) and now he is way out in front of the ball. He is 4'5" and weighs 80 lbs. Looking at this and the CF Zen. Which is better for a power swing?
Neither this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) or the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (WTDXCBZ) will have an inherent advantage over the other bat in regard to being more of a "power bat". Both bats have a 2 3/4" barrel, balanced feel, -10 length-to-weight ratio and all-composite build. As well, both bats get solid ratings from customers. Based on your player's height and weight, I would recommend looking to a 28"/18 oz size or 29"/19 oz size of bat.
I'm looking for this exact same bat in a drop 12. Do you know if that exists?
Easton did not make the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B in a similar -12 model. Their -12 bat was the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B. This bat is a one-piece fully composite with the same balanced swing weight. It too features the same TCT composite.
Will this bat be legal for Minors little league 2018?
Most little league's are under the USA ruling, making the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B illegal.
What is the difference between the SL17MK10B and SL17MKT10B. Both are Mako Beasts?
The two models are the same bats other than the handles. The SL17MK10B features a traditional handle. While the SL17MKT10B features the Torq handle. The bottom portion of the handle rotates 360 degrees. A players hands naturally twist when you a swing a bat, so this allows for that to freely happen. The idea is to help a player get the bat into the zone quicker with less resistance from the hands twisting and then can keep the barrel of the bat in the hitting zone longer to hopefully square up more pitches.
Will a 2 3/4" bat be legal for 2018 Senior Division of LL? (13 - 15 YEAR OLDS)
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B will not be legal in Little League. Little League requires a USA stamp bat and there are no 2 3/4" USA stamp bats.
My son wants this bat, but the guy at Dicks Sporting Goods informed him that there is a recall on it (or will be a recall). I don't want to spend the money if he can't use it. Is there a recall on this bat?
I believe that the worker at Dicks was probably cautioning the purchase of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) because there will be some leagues that are changing to the USABat certification for the 2018 season. Those leagues are Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony and AABC. However, if you guys are playing under USSSA or AAU rules; use of this bat would be just fine. I would recommend asking a coach or league official if your league rules will change in 2018 and then making a decision on the purchase after getting that info.
Does the BEAST meet the new 2018 bat rules for Cal Ripken?
This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) does not feature USA Bat certification and would not be allowed for use in Cal Ripken baseball once 2018 arrives.
Would this bat be a good bat for my 11 year old?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B is very popular at that age, and should work well for your player as long as big barrel bats are legal for play in your league or tournaments.
2017 Easton MAKO BEAST (SL17MK10B) versus the 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ (SL16MKT10B) - - other than the obvious spinning handle on the Torq, are there any other appreciable differences?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B and the 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ are made of the same material with the same design, the only difference being the rotating handle.
Can my 9 year old son use this bat in club ball, USSSA for fall 2017 and spring 2018? Is it legal indefinitely for those leagues?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B would only be legal moving forward in 2018 for USSSA sanctioned games. This bat can certainly still be used in the fall of 2017. For Pony, Dixie, Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, etc these leagues in 2018 will require all bats to feature the new USABat stamp.
If I buy this bat now, will it be eligible to meet the new Little League 2018 standards?
Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B will not meet the new standards for 2018. Bats meeting those requirements will be available in September of this year.
Are the Sl17MK10 and SL17MK10B the same bat, just the first is 2 and 5/8 and the 2nd is 2 and 3/4?
Yes, that is correct. This one, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) is the bat with a 2 3/4" barrel.
Will this bat be legal to use in Little League for 2018?
Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B does not feature the USA Baseball certification and it will not be legal in 2018 for Little League.
What's the biggest difference between this and the Beast XL? Does the Beast XL come in a 28" 18 oz?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B is a balanced bat. The Beast XL has an end loaded swing weight.
My 11 year old son is 55" tall and weighs 75 lbs. What size bat would you recommend, including barrel size? He sees above average pitching often as he plays AAU.
We would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B in a 29''. The barrel size will depend on what his league allows and we always recommend asking, but most 11 year old players use a 2 5/8'' barrel.
My son is about 48" tall and weighs about 50 lbs. He is already swinging a 27" Easton S500 (-9) 18 oz. Which size and weight do you recommend? Also which bat is better: Easton Mako Beast or the DeMarini CF Zen?
Based on his height and weight, we would suggest the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B in a 29" 19oz size. Both the MAKO and the CF Zen are going to perform relatively the same, it just comes down to player preference as far as brand goes.
My son is 8 yrs old, 54" and weighs 70 lbs. What size bat should he use?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B in a 29 inch 19 ounce model.
How should I determine whether a 2 5/8 -8 or a 2 3/4 -10 would be better for my son?
2 3/4" barrels are generally designed for coach pitch, machine pitch, and lower velocities below about 50 mph. Higher than that and they can have higher risk of durability issues than 2 5/8" models. If you think your son will be facing pitchers who throw around or above that threshold, I would recommend a 2 5/8" model.
My son is 10 weighs 65 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?
We would need to know his height as well as his weight to give an exact recommendation but if I had to guess I would guess he would either need a 27" or 28" 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B).
My son is 11 yrs old, 4'10" and about 90 lbs. He is a good LH hitter with bat exit speed in the 60-65 range. He used the DeMarini CF -10 (2 3/4" barrel) bat last year. We are debating between the MAKO Beast SL17MK10B -10 and the DeMarini Zen -10 version for this year (2 3/4" inch barrel). Which do you think would be better? I have heard there are durability issues with the Zen, but we did not have any last year with the CF. Let me know.
Both the MAKO BEAST and the DeMarini CF Zen models would be excellent bats to consider. The CF Zen will more than likely feel more balanced as they do not typically weigh as much as the MAKO BEAST bats when comparing the same length and weight of bat. As for the durability issues, the 2 3/4" bats in general are more likely to experience durability issues at a quicker rate due to the thinner barrel walls. With players who are 11-12, these issues can be experienced sooner due to the player being able to generate bat speed measures outside of what the bat is tested against. With younger players and those that do not generate the higher bat speed results the likelihood of the bat experiencing durability at a quicker rate go down.
What is the difference between the Mako Beast and the Mako Beast Hyper lite other than the drop? Why is the Hyperlite less expensive?
Other than the drop weight, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B is a two-piece composite bat, while the Hyperlite is a one-piece composite bat.
My son is 9 and plays 10U. He is 4'7" 75 lbs. Fast hands but average strength. Would you recommend this bat over the Combat SL7MX210? What size would you recommend for either?
Both the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B and the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7MX210 are great bats. They both have a low swing weight and an extremely balanced feel. The MAKO BEAST is a two-piece composite and the Combat is a one-piece composite. I would recommend a 29" length based on your son's height and weight.
Do they make this bat with a TORQ handle in a 28"/18 oz size?
If you would like this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B) in the TORQ style, then the closest bat to meet your needs will be the 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16MKT10B). That bat has the same 2 3/4" barrel and TCT Thermo composite material, but also features the TORQ handle. (For 2017, Easton is ceasing the use of the TORQ handle in the production of any of their bats)
What is new with this 2017 model compared to last year's. Any major changes?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B will feature a lower MOI for faster swing speeds. It will still feature the same TCT Thermo Composite and ConneXion connection technology as the 2016.
Does this bat require a break-in period or is it hot out of the wrapper ? If a break-in period is required, what do you recommend?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B is pretty hot out of the wrapper. However, we feel that it will still benefit from a short break-in period of about 50-100 swings. It is best to take these swings off a tee. You will want to rotate the barrel about a quarter turn every few swings and gradually work your swing speed up from about 50%.
Got a question about the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Can an F5 be used in machine pitch or only coach pitch?
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 can be used in kid pitch and machine pitch.
Can I get the grip in a gold color please?
Unfortunately we are not able to do custom grip tape on bats.
How important is the USA stamp on the bats?
If you play in a Little League sanctioned league, then you will most likely be required to have the new USA stamp for the bat to be legal for play. Some leagues are delaying using this standard until 2019 however, so best to check with your coach or league commissioner for detailed rules on the bats allowed for your league.
Does the bat grip come in a gold color?
Unfortunately, the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 will only come with the grey color grip you see in the pictures. You can add your own bat grip after purchase though.
Will this bat be legal for 11U Baseball?
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 will be approved for play in all USSSA baseball games. If you need a bat approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony Baseball Leagues, you will need a bat with a USA stamp.
Is this a BBCOR bat?
No, the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 has the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification.
What is the difference in the Marucci F5 and the Marucci Hex bat, both 2018 models?
The Hex has a ring free barrel to ensure that there are no dead spots in the barrel allowing for a larger sweet spot. The Hex also has a professionally inspired knob to enhance comfort and control. Either than that, the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) and the Hex contain the same aspects.
Would this bat be okay for 11U travel with the 2 3/4" barrel?
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 features USSSA approval, so it would be legal for play in USSSA sanctioned travel ball.
How does the F5 compare to the Cat 7?
The Cat 7 contains the AV2 knob which offers a better feel and reduces vibration. Also the Cat 7 has the AZ4X alloy which is stronger and has a higher response rate. But the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) has a multi-variable wall which aids in durability and also expands the sweet spot.
Can you tell me the differences between the F5 and the Buster Posey Marucci metal bat. I am looking for a 30"/20 oz size. What are the major differences in these two bats?
Both this 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) and the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBP28X10) are one-piece, all-alloy bats with balanced swing feels. Both bats actually feature the same AZ4X alloy on them as well. The big difference between the bats will be the cosmetics and also that the Posey28 features an optimized barrel design that will allow for a more responsive and longer sweet spot.
How will this bat differ from the Hex Alloy 2?
This 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) and the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHA2X10) both come with a 2 3/4" barrel diameter, -10 length-to-weight ratio and USSSA 1.15 BPF certification. As well, both bats are one-piece, all-aluminum in their design. The difference between the two bats is going to be the specific alloy material used on the bats. This F5 features the AZ4X aluminum alloy on it while the Hex Alloy 2 features AZ105 Alloy. The AZ105 Alloy allows for thinner barrel walls & better performance without sacrificing durability. The special alloy used on the Hex Alloy 2 will be the cause for the higher price on that model of bat.
How would you compare the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBF5X10 to the new Easton Beast X -10 SL18BX10? I am looking for a 28/18 for a 9yo travel player.
Both bats are very comparable. The main difference is in the cosmetics. When it comes to performance, they are almost identical. If you swing Marucci, then the 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) is the bat for you as it is a high end bat for Marucci.
How does this compare to a Cat 7? I want to step up to a drop 10, 28 inch.
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) is very similar in feel to the Marruci Cat 7 and is a great option for those looking for a similar bat in a -10. It features a one piece aluminum design just like the Cat 7 and has a big sweet spot. I would recommend it for you.
Do these bats have the USABat label on them? Are they approved for next year's new bat rules? Do all of the new 2018 bats have the labels? I don't see the label in the pictures.
The 2018 Marucci F5 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBF5X10) is not going to feature the new USA stamp. The bats featuring the new USA stamp will not come out until September. Not all of the 2018 models will feature the USA stamp.
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