Pros: awesome bat
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Pros: Bat is well balanced, bought this bat for my 13 year old playing elite travel ball. Very Good Pop, well balanced bat. Have had many different bats including Marucci Elite, Mako, etc over past few years and this seems to stand toe to toe at a slightly lower price point. Only feedback I am interested in from others is how this compares to the Marucci Cat 6 elite version which is a little higher price but haven't seen any comparisons yet.
Cons: None so far, Don't know about durability yet only used in a few games.
Pros: great grip never get stingers has great pop feels good in hands
Pros: Bought this for my 12 year old son. It quicly became his favorite bat. great feel and very well balanced. good pop as well.
Pros: Good pop when you actually hit it on the sweet spot.
Cons: Very small barrel, the bat cracked after my fourth time using, and the grip started to peal off.
Pros: This is a great bat. i just got it, and had to go hit BP that day. it has great pop and very minimal viberation. when you hit the ball square u hear that great "ping" sound. overall its a great bat
Cons: none so far
Pros: Very Balanced Good Price Point No sting
Cons: Very Little Pop and a small sweet spot Bought this bat for my son who has been using an Anderson Techzilla and Rip-It Air for travel. The Rip-It broke in half in batting practice, so someone told us to go with the Marucci Cat 6. He found this to be a really dead bat, with about a 4 inch sweet spot, so now it sits in my garage. My son wishes that Anderson would make a big barrel Techzilla!
Pros: Magnificant bat, superior workmanship and feel that just adds to a players confidence. Well balanced and gives a solid feel and a dynamic sound unlike other aluminum bats. If you don't have one, get one before you get got.
Pros: jesus god get this bat you wont regret it i guarantee you. im 5'1 and 100 lbs and strong. i hit a wall shot on 340 lol
Pros: Great feel and balls jump off bat. Hitting outside while others with composites are still waiting for the "perfect temperature"
Cons: none so far, waiting for game day...
Pros: My 13 year old son really likes this bat. Perfect weight for him and easy change next year to drop 3. Good Pop and seems very good for durability for right now. He has been hitting it for about 2 month with lots of reps. He plays 13AAA & 14AA. I might just buy another one to keep in his bag in case something happens to this one.
Cons: None so far.
Got a question about the 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Can this bat be used in Dixie Youth 11-12 yr old?
Yes, the 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 can be used in the 11-12 year old division of Dixie Youth. The USSSA 1.15 BPF and 2 5/8" barrel diameter make it legal for play.
Is this bat ok for a contact hitter?
Yes, the 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 has a balanced swing weight and it works well for a contact hitter.
Can I use this in All Stars for Babe Ruth ages 13-15?
The 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 would be allowed for use in 13-15 All Stars of Babe Ruth.
Is this bat legal for little league in the junior division 13-14?
Yes, the 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat SL16S5005 is going to be approved for play in Juniors Division.
Is this bat a -10 or lower?
The 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 features a -5 length to weight ratio.
How does this bat's balance (Easton S500) compare to the Rawlings 5150 drop 5 bat. My 13 year old son prefers a more balanced bat than end loaded. His league this year is requiring drop 5 bats.
The 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S5005) and the 2016 Rawlings 5150 Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (SL5R5) are both going to be very balanced and have a very similar swing weight.
Is this bat Pony League certified for the 13-14 year old division?
Yes, this 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16S5005) will be legal for use within the 13-14 year old division of Pony League as it has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, -5 length-to-weight ratio and USSSA 1.15 BPF certification.
Can it be used in Babe Ruth?
The 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 would be approved for use in Babe Ruth league in the 13-15 age group.
I want a bat with with decent pop is this a good choice for me?
The 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 is highly reviewed in the pop category. This particular Easton S500 would be an excellent choice.
Can this bat be used for Dixie 13/14 age group?
The 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 is legal for play within the Junior Dixie/Boys division of Dixie Youth baseball.
Is this bat legal for use in Babe Ruth league?
The 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 is a one-piece alloy with a 2 5/8" barrel. These features make it legal for use in the 13-15 year old division of Babe Ruth.
How many ounces is this bat?
The 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 is going to feature a -5 length to weight ratio. The weight in ounces of a particular bat is going to depend on the length that you get.
What barrel diameter is considered a big barrel? Is this a big barrel bat?
Bats that have a 2 5/8" or 2 3/4" barrel diameter are considered big barrel bats. The 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter and is considered a big barrel bat.
Can you please clarify if this bat is able to be used in Little League Juniors? I find the new bat rules confusing and don't want to buy a bat that is not able to be used.
Yes, the 2016 Easton S500 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S5005 legal for play in Little League Juniors. The bat has a 2 5/8" alloy barrel and features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp. These features make the bat league in the Junior division of Little League.
Got a question about the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
Is the Marucci okay to use in Pony league?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 does not feature the USA stamp and would not be legal in Pony League unfortunately.
Is this approved for Little League major division?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 is not approved for Little League as it does not feature the USA stamp. At this time, Marucci is not making any USA certified models.
My son is 10 years old. He is currently using an Easton S3 which is 29 inches long and 19 oz. Which CAT6 bat would be the best for him? He is about 56 inches tall. He is pretty strong for his age. Also, what barrel size?
At this time we currently only have the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 in a 32 inch 27 ounce bat. This size bat will be better suited for a player that is in 8th grade or a year away from having to use BBCOR bats. Based on your son's height, we would recommend going with a 30 inch or possibly a 31 inch bat. As for the weight, that is determined by how he is currently handling the 19 ounce bat. Typically, when increasing weight we suggest increasing it no more than 1 to 2 ounces. And barrel size, make sure the barrel size you are looking into is allowed for use. A lot of leagues do not allow the 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter.
My son is 13 and weighs 80 lbs. He swings a 31 inch 20 ounce but needs a big barrel bat now. What do you recommend?
The correct length to get your son the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 in would be based on his height. As for the weight, this is going to be determined more by the current weight of the bat he is using and how that is treating him. If bat speed is not lacking, then a small increase (1 to 2 ounces) might be a good idea. To get a better idea of bat size, please refer to our bat coach at: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My son is 13. He is 5'6", but light at 100 lbs. He wants a -5, 32"/27 oz bat. He does not have to use a -5 until this fall, but he wants to start this spring with the heavier bat. What are your thoughts on the 31" or 32" with his size?
Based upon your player's height and weight, our general suggestion would be to get a 31" model of Senior League/Youth Big Barrel Bat. However, if you feel that your player can handle the 27 oz weight of the 32" model of this Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65), then that size would be just fine for use!
I'm around 5'6", 190 lbs and moving up to middle school. What size? Also, would this be a good bat or would the Easton XL3 be better?
Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of going with the longest 32" model of this Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65). As long as you can handle the 27 oz weight of the 32" model, you should be just fine with that size option of this bat. If you wanted more of an end-loaded bat, then I might recommend looking more towards the XL3 as this CAT 6 will be very balanced in its swing weight.
My son is 5'4" and weighs 108. Do you think he should go with a 31 inch bat?
Yes, I think a 31" bat would be the ideal size for your son.
Is this bat BBCOR certified?
No, the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 is not BBCOR certified. The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is the BBCOR certified version of the CAT 6.
Is this legal for 13-15 yr old Jr. Babe Ruth?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 would be allowed for 13-15 year old Babe Ruth as this bat features an alloy barrel (if it were composite then it would need to have BBCOR certification), a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, features the USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp and will not be featured in a length longer than 34 inches.
My son is 13 and is 5'8" and weighs about 128. What would be a good size?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 in a 32 inch 27 ounce model.
Can this bat be used for USSSA?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 will feature the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
Is this bat USSSA approved?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 will feature the USSSA BPF 1.15 certification.
Is there a warranty?
The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 features a one year manufacturers warranty.
Is this bat legal to use in little league junior division?
Yes, the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 will be a legal baseball bat in the Little League Junior Division. This particular CAT 6 features a -5 length to weight ratio and a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
What is the difference between the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR bat and the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League bat?
The difference is the certification of each bat. The Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC65 is USSSA approved while the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR is BBCOR approved. All high school and NCAA players must use BBCOR bats.
My son is 5'5" and 145 lbs. What size bat do you recommend? He is 12 years old.
Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65).
My son is ready to move from a balanced bat (he currently swings Velo) to an end-loaded bat. I am concerned the Voodoo is too big of a jump. Is there a "slightly" end loaded option?
Whether bats like the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) feel end-loaded or how much of an end-load is felt can vary from player to player. Some may feel that it does while others will not. There is not a bat that they specifically list as a slight end-load.
Does the Cat 6 require a break in period?
No, the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) does not require a break in period.
I don't know if should get a Select 715 or a Cat 6?
If you like a more balanced feel, I would go with a 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65). If you like something a bit more barrel heavy or "end-loaded" feel, I would go with the 2015 Louisville Slugger Select 715 Senior League Baseball Bat (SLS7155).
I am 4 foot 11 and weigh 90 pounds. What size would you recommend?
Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 30 inch size of the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65).
My son just turned 13 and is 5'3" and 123 lbs. Which size bat would be best for him?
For a player of his size, our bat coach would recommend the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) in a 31" 26 oz. model.
How does the 2015 CAT 6 compare to the 2013 Marucci TEAM PREBCOR? Will the CAT 6 be a higher performing bat?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) and the Marucci Team preBCOR Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBT5) compare very closely in terms of design. The Cat 6 may be a bit better balanced which can help create quicker bat speed. Other than that, they will perform very similarly.
How would you compare the 2015 Marucci Elite and the Marucci Cat 6?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) and the 2015 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1503E) are both going to be balanced bats designed for contact hitters. The Cat 6 is a one piece alloy design and the Air Elite is a two piece hybrid design.
Is this bat end loaded?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) has a balanced swing weight.
Is this model better than the 2015 RIP-IT AIR ELITE?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) features a one piece full alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The 2015 RIP-IT AIR Senior League Baseball Bat (B1505) features a two piece full alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The performance of the bats will be very similar, however the RIP-IT will have a faster bat speed and a little less vibration than the Cat 6.
My 13 year old son currently swings the Marucci Black 2 -8. Is the Cat 6 a similar bat for feel and balance?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) and the Marucci Black 2 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBB28) will have similarly balanced designs but may feel weighted differently due to the difference in drop weight. The CAT 6 and the Black 2 will have different feel to them because the Black 2 is a two-piece design that will flex a bit more while the CAT 6 is more stiff.
How would this compare to a DeMarini NVS Vexxum or Voodoo? My contact hitting son is currently swinging the CAT 5 Squared in -8. I understand this is a one-piece, as opposed to the two-piece DeMarini's. From a performance, balance, and swing weight stand point which is better?
If your boy is already using the CAT 5 model, the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) would be a great choice! It is fully one-piece in design. Made from 100% alloy materials. It will also feel very comfortable and deflect much of the hand sting on mishits. It will feel slightly stiffer compared to the DeMarini Vexxum NVS. Both are very balanced in swing weight and will provide similar pop and performance.
Is the AZ3000 alloy more responsive than the 7050 alloy found in the Louisville Slugger my son has been using?
The AZ300 alloy found in the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) is going to be an upgraded alloy that is designed for all-season durability and is currently among the most responsive alloy in the industry. The 7050 alloy that is found in Louisville Slugger bats is going to be known for durability.
Looking for most balanced bat for a contact hitter. He has the 2014 Marucci Black now. Open to any suggestions.
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) would be an excellent option for a balanced bat. Easton's "S" lineup, DeMarini Vexxum or CF series, or the Rawlings VELO are all good balanced bat options.
What is the difference between the Cat 6 and the Cat 5? Would you consider this a power bat or contact?
The Cat 5 and the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) are going to be very similar. Both are going to be a one-piece aluminum design with a balanced swing weight and a longer barrel for a larger sweetspot. This would be an excellent bat for a contact hitter.
Can you give me some opinions on the CAT 6 vs. RIP-IT AIR? Differences and similarities.
Both the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) and 2014 RIP-IT AIR Senior League Baseball Bat (B1405) would be pretty comparable in design. Both are balanced, one-piece alloy models that utilize technology that optimizes the barrel wall thickness to achieve that balanced feel. The RIP-IT models uses a Contact Grip to help reduce the vibration often experience with one-piece bats. And the CAT 6 features Marucci's patented Anti-Vibration Knob to eliminate that sting. If you're interested in the RIP-IT model, it's backed by a 30 Day Love It or Return It Program through RIP-IT which would allow you to try the bat out, risk-free.
How does the CAT 6 compare to the Black? Is the CAT 6 balanced or end loaded? We had great success at the plate with the Easton S3 -10 at a younger age, but we need a -5 now. We are looking for something comparable.
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC65) will not be end loaded. It will have an extended barrel length and feel very balanced. The Black is also balanced and will feature a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The CAT 6 will be fully alloy. Either bat will feel very comfortable and be very high performing.
Had some bad experiences with the performance and durability of the Marucci Team line and had lost confidence in the brand. How does the quality, performance, and durability of the CAT6 compare to the Marucci Team and the Elite line?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League (MSBC65) will have a larger sweet spot compared to the Marucci Team and Elite models which will translate into better performance. Marucci has made some minor changes to the AZ3000 Alloy to improve the durability of the bat.
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The person I spoke to was very nice and helpful. The delivery was great. I received my bat when he said it would get there which was the very next day which was great.