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Bat Pack Easton XL3 and Marucci Hex Connect -5 USSSA Baseball Bats: SL16X35 and MSBHCY5

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Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35

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2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5

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Reviews for the Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35
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“Awesome bat he loves it!!!!!!!!!!!”

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Was this review helpful ? 14 35

Pros:  Ok so our son made the local 12 u travel team, so we started looking for him a bat. A friend recommended justbats.com so after reading review after review we decided to go with the new 2016 Easton XL 3. What a GREAT choice we made. So a couple weeks go by and we are playing in our first tournament and our son gets up to the plate. Batting 9 in the batting order he hit a dinger over the center field fence in his first at bat !!!! Man was we so proud his first ever home run !!!

Cons:  None so far

“No can do”

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Pros:  It is easy to switch to after swinging a -10 for such a long time.

Cons:  A lot of vibration hard to break in not a lot of pop compared to the xl1 mako.

“2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 7 7

Pros:  My son remarked about "the amazing pop" this bat has. It is early in the season and plan to update the review.

Cons:  None.

“Dinger”

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Pros:  in my sons first at bat he went up and he hit a dingier a 350 foot fence and he is 11. He loves this bat

Cons:  He says he doesn't like it

“Well Made ”

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Was this review helpful ? 3 5

Pros:  My son is 12 and he is 5 foot 7 and weighs 150 pounds He has had this bat since it came out It has lasted about 1 too 2 seasons and he still swings it Overall it has a lot of pop and all the kids on his team ask me if they can swing it I think easton did a great job with this one and I hope when the next one comes out it will be even better

Cons:  None

“all good”

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Pros:  instant pop versus BBCOR. kids love it

Cons:  nothing so far

“TE Baseball Mom”

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Pros:  Love Love Love this bat!! Our sin loves the feel and pop! Hitting great wirh it!!! Cant imagine a better bat for the price!!!

Cons:  none

“travel ball”

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Pros:  i have the bat for about a month and already showing great signs tye bats got great pop and amsing grip if your looking for a good cheap drop 5- I recomend this bat

Cons:  none

“Full of Pop!!”

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Pros:  This bat comes out the wrapper hot! It is an end loaded bat, so it has some weight to it. It is a great transition bat going into a a drop 3. Love the sound of this bat! Sounds like he is hitting with a pole when he drives the ball!

Cons:  None

“Awesome Bat!!!!!”

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Pros:  I originally bought this bat after reading some reviews. My son is 13 and next year he'll have to use a drop -5 so I thought I'd buy something decent he could practice with and occassionally use. Anyway, his drop -10 died so he had to use this bat for the tournament this weekend! Wow, the first game he went 3/4 with great pop. The second game he hit his first home run, priceless!

Cons:  none

“easton bats”

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Pros:  good pop right out of the wrapper and great durability and great feel and sound

Cons:  none

“great bat ”

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Pros:  a great bat for the price nice sweet spot and has a nice pop to it

Cons:  none

“who cares about the yr”

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Pros:  great overall feel & pop. love the sound too

Cons:  -

“Easton XL3 for a 14 Year Old”

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Pros:  Bat was purchased for my son who decided to get back into baseball after a 4 season hiatus. He also got the Mizuno Covert 5 Senior. Season just started so he is still getting used to both bats.

Cons:  No to report at this time.

“Coach”

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Pros:  Great pop and sound.

Cons:  None as of yet

“Good bat but...”

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Pros:  My son plays 13U baseball. His first time up with this bat he hit a line drive triple over the left fielder's head. He hit the ball hard during his other at bats as well so it seems that this bat has good pop and he really likes it.

Cons:  Unfortunately, during my son's second game using this bat, he hit the ball off the end of the bat and the end cap broke and half of it came off the bat rendering the bat useless.

“Easton XL3 ”

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Pros:  Lots of Pop for the money. Great choice for a 1.15 bat where the are still allowing them to be used.

Cons:  Bat is end loaded. Wish it was balanced .

Reviews for the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5
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“Great design”

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Was this review helpful ? 2 6

Pros:  Lots of pop

Cons:  To loud for indoor use lol need ear plugs

“Light Swing Weight!”

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Pros:  Very light compared to other drop 5 bats Barrel seems long Great pop Compared this to Demarini CF Zen and it swings much lighter

Cons:  None yet Don't know about durability, since we just got it, but the bat comes with a 12 month warranty

“Great bat!”

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Pros:  Great pop and don't have to hit the ball perfect for good results. The bat is very light and feels more like a -8 then a -5. Also the bat broke in very quickly. By far best bat I've had.

Cons:  None

“Hex”

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Pros:  This bat has a large sweet spot and I cannot complain about the pop. I have broken many bats over my time as a player but this one has not broken after a year of grinding. I do not feel any sting when I mis-hit the ball off of the end or the handle.

Cons:  It has a large handle and a large barrel making a feel that was just not right for me. I would not buy another one for this reason alone, but most people prefer large handles and would love this bat.

“good”

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Pros:  good

Cons:  nonw

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Hot out of the wrapper. Great sound.

Cons:  Vibration on miss hits.

“Great bat!”

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Pros:  Feels lighter than my son expected having used a drop 5 before (he just turned 12.) The bat has a great pop and doesn’t sting at all. He’s gotten great hits with this bat. We highly recommend!

Cons:  None

“Marucci”

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Pros:  This bat is the best bat I have ever seen, a solid all around bat.

Cons:  None what so ever

Questions and Answers for the Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35

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My 12 year old is 5'6" and 160 lbs. He is a pretty strong hitter. What would you suggest considering he's comfortable with this model?

If your player has had success with this model and drop weight, I would recommend the Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) in a 32"/27 oz size.

Taylor Expert
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Is this bat USA baseball certified? I want to use it for Babe Ruth.

The Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is not USA approved. The equivalent USA model is the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BX5.

Cameron Expert
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Is this a bbcor bat?

This Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a USSSA certified -5 baseball bat. It is NOT a BBCOR bat. If you are looking for a BBCOR certified bat you will want to look at a -3 drop weight. You may want to look at something like the Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA for a one-piece alloy BBCOR bat.

Tyler Expert
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Does this bat have the USA stamp on it?

This Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) will not feature the USA bat stamp on it. If you wanted a one-piece, all-aluminum bat from Easton with the USA certification and -5 sizing; I would recommend the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18BX5).

Ben Expert
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My son is 14 years old, 5' 3" and 85 pounds. I was wondering what length of bat I should get? He needs a drop 5 this year. Should I get this bat or are there any other suggestions?

I would recommend the Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 in a 30 inch length. The XL3 will feature a one-piece alloy design with an end loaded swing weight. A similar option you could also consider is the 2018 Easton Beast X -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX5 which will feature a similar feel with updated technology.

Dan Expert
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Just purchased this bat for my 13 yr old son. Can it be used in Little League & travel ball in 2018 with the new rules? Any special stickers needed?

The Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 could be used in 2018 for travel ball leagues but would not be allowed in Little League. In 2018 Little League will require the use of a bat featuring the USA Baseball stamp.

Cameron Expert
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Does this bat have the rotating handle? Or is that a different bat series. I personally don't like the twisting barrel. And do end loaded bats have more pop than balanced bats? I'm a stronger kid for my age and size and am strongly considering the weight distribution.

This bat does not having the rotating handle technology. That was implemented in the Torq line of Easton bats. End loaded bats can provide more power due to the added weight in the barrel providing more mass at contact, at the cost of a heavier swing weight. They are suited to power hitters who can handle the added swing weight.

Kyle J. Expert
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What is difference in 2016 Easton XL3 and 2016 Mako XL if both are -5 and same length?

Both the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 and the 2016 Easton MAKO XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK5 are end-loaded models. The big difference between the two is the 2016 Easton MAKO XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16MK5 will be an all composite model with a connection point, allowing this bat to reduce vibration more so on off-centered hits, while the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a one-piece all alloy bat.

Cameron Expert
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I am about 5'9 and 130 lbs. I am now 14 and I was looking for a -5 bat. Is this a good choice?

Yes, I would recommend the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 as a great -5 option.

Carter Expert
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I am 5'3, 110 pounds, and 13 years old, is this a good bat for me?

If you have experience swinging end loaded bats, or are a stronger player that wouldn't have trouble with the added swing weight, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 would be a great bat. If you feel like this end loaded bat would be a good option for you, I would suggest the 31" 26 oz. size.

Logan Expert
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What does it mean to be -5, or -6, or -7?

Those number represent the length to weight ratio which is a way of measuring the bats. You take the length of the bat and subtract that number and that gives you the weight of the bat. The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a -5 so if it is a 30" bat, then it would be a 25 oz.

Cooper Expert
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Is this bat all aluminum? Middle school is going to that type, if not what would you suggest in similar price range?

The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a one piece fully aluminum bat.

Logan Expert
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My son is 12 and 1/2 yrs old. 5'5". 109 lbs. I see that this is an end loaded bat. What size do you suggest?

i would suggest a 31'' 26 oz 2016 Easton XL3 (SL16X35) for your son.

Max L. Expert
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Is this legal for high school play?

No, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is not legal for high school play.

Sean Expert
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Is this bat allowed to be used for Little League?

The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) is legal once you get to the Intermediate (50/70) Division of Little League.

Carter Expert
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Is this bat BBCOR?

No, this is not a BBCOR bat. Senior League denotes a category of bats with a barrel diameter of 2 5/8" or 2 3/4" intended for youth players.

Kyle J. Expert
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Does this bat have composite or just alloy?

The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a one-piece fully alloy bat with an end loaded swing weight design.

Cameron Expert
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What size is recommended for a 5"3, 110 lb 7th grader? Also, how does this bat differ from the 2017 model?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 in a 31" 26 ounce size. There really isn't much difference between the 2016 and 2017 model other than paint scheme.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat legal for play in Babe Ruth?

The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is not BBCOR certified, so if your Babe Ruth league requires BBCOR certfication, this would not be legal.

Logan Expert
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My son is 12 and wants a big barrel bat. Can my son play with one of the Senior League Baseball bats in his Youth League?

As long as your player's league allows use of bats with a 2 5/8" barrel and the USSSA 1.15 stamp, then a bat like this 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) [Senior League and Youth Big Barrel are essentially interchangeable terms]. That being said, I would first recommend checking and making sure that he will enjoy using the -5 length-to-weight ratio that is featured on this Easton XL3 before making the purchase.

Ben Expert
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What is the primary difference between this model and the same bat that is a Mako?

This 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) differs from the MAKO because it is a one-piece bat with an all-alloy build. The MAKO is a two-piece bat with an all composite build. However, the 2016 MAKO XL (SL16MK5) and this bat will both feature a similar end-loaded feel.

Ben Expert
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Is this a big barrel?

This 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter which will be considered a big barrel diameter.

Ben Expert
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Since Easton has filed for bankruptcy, is the 12 month warranty still honored?

The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 features a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Even though the parent company that owns Easton has been experiencing some financial issues the Easton brand will not be affected.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat a drop 3?

No, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a -5. If you need a -3, you will need to look at the BBCOR bats.

Tori Expert
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My kid is a 7th grader that is 5'7" and weighs 110 lbs. Do you recommend this bat in -5 for him (he has a 32"/24 oz right now)?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) in the same 32" length (as his current bat), as long as he can handle the subsequent 27 oz weight (and the end-loaded swing weight). As a 7th grader, I think that moving to a -5 bat is smart so that you can prepare to use the BBCOR (-3) bats that are required in high school.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat legal for Little League 50/70 play?

The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 meets all of the bat requirements for the Little League Intermediate (50/70) division, and therefore is legal for play.

Angelique Expert
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My son is moving up to the Juniors division and he has been using bats with a long barrel for the past few years (Combat Grifter, Easton XL1) and is looking for a 2 5/8 big barrel bat with a long barrel, which models would you recommend? He is 12 yrs old, 5 foot 4 and 175 lbs.

I would recommend checking out the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) if you were looking to get an end loaded aluminum bat. If you would rather have a balanced composite option I would go ahead and check out the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10).

Carter Expert
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What size barrel is this bat?

The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.

Jason Expert
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Is it legal in Little League Juniors?

Yes, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is legal for play in the Juniors division of Little League. The 2 5/8" barrel and USSSA 1.15 BPF certification stamp make it legal for play.

Jason Expert
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End cap on my son's XL3 broke into pieces after he hit a ball on the edge of the barrel and end cap. There is no other structural damage to the barrel, its just the end cap. Can the end cap be purchased or replaced or does the entire bat need to be returned to Easton?

This bat would have to be sent back to Easton for replacement as retailers will not carry any of the parts that comprise the bat(s).

Cameron Expert
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My son is 13 years old, 5' feet tall and 115 pounds (13-15 year old division of Babe Ruth). What size of this bat would you recommend (he previously swung a 31"/19 oz bat)?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a 30" model of a Youth Big Barrel/Senior League baseball bat. It may be a bit of an adjustment, but if you feel that your player can handle the end-loaded 25 oz weight of the 30" option of this 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35), then I would recommend getting this bat in the size option.

Ben Expert
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What's the difference between the SL16X38 and the SL16X35?

The difference between the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 and the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 is the drop (or weight) of the bat. The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 is a drop 8 while the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is a drop 5. Both bats are exactly the same in every respect except for the length to weight ratio.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat legal for Junior Babe Ruth?

Unfortunately, I was not able to determine the exact division of Babe Ruth baseball to which you were referring. If you were referring the 13-15 year old division, then yes, this 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) will be legal for use.

Ben Expert
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My son is 11 yo and pretty strong for his age. He's 4'9 and weighs 90 lbs. He used a 28 in Louisville Slugger Assault last year and loved it. We know he needs to move up in size, however would like to know your recommendations. Looking for a comparable alternative to the assault?

Based upon your player's height and weight, we would recommend going with a 30" model of Youth Big Barrel/Senior league bat. This 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X35) will be a single-piece, all-alloy bat like the Assault; but be end-loaded in its swing weight (the Assault was balanced). As well, this specific XL3 model has a -5 length-to-weight ratio. For an 11 year old player I would be more likely recommend a bat that has a -8 length-to-weight ratio like the SL16X38 model.

Ben Expert
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How does the 2016 Easton XL3 differ from the 2015 XL3? Paint job only? Material difference?

The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 is going to feature an extra-long barrel design that expands the hitting zone and HYPERSKIN Grip while the 2015 Easton XL3 will not. You are correct in saying the cosmetics are different but they will feature the same Hyperlite Matrix Alloy that is said to create an expanded sweet spot and greater durability.

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Questions and Answers for the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5

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Is this bat legal for 2018 USSSA 14u?

Yes, this bat carries the 1.15 BPF USSSA certification.

Kyle J. Expert
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I use a drop 10 Easton Beast X 31/21 and sometimes use my COMBAT 30/20. I am 5'4" 110 pounds. So what size should I use?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend using a 31 inch bat. Based on the previous sizes of bats you have been using though, you may want to consider getting the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 in a 30/25 since you are jumping up a bit in weight.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 4'8 about 95 lbs. He used a Combat 31inch 23oz drop 8 this past season. What would you recommend with the Marucci Hex?

Given your player's specifications, I would recommend the 31" 26oz. model of the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5. The Hex Connect will not be as balanced as the Combat, but should provide an excellent -5 USSSA bat for your player.

Tyler Expert
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I'm 5´3 about 125-130, what size of bat should I get?

Given your specifications, I would generally recommend a 31" size for the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5.

Tyler Expert
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My son is 5'9" about 120-125 (14 year old). What size do you recommend?

Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 in a 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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How does this bat compare to the DeMarini CF8 bat that was discontinued?

The CF8 from DeMarini was a two-piece, all-composite bat with a very balanced swing feel to it. This 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCY5) is a two-piece, hybrid bat with more of an end-loaded feel. I think both bats are really high performing, but you will need to decide if you like the end-loaded feel on this Hex Connect before buying it.

Ben Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Marucci Cat 7 -5 bat?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 features a two piece composite design while the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC75 features a one piece aluminum design.

Carter Expert
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My 12 yr old is 5'2" and weighs 127 lbs. He will be using a drop -8 Easton Ghost X for Little League. We want a travel bat that will prepare him for the next step (but also show some performance). Is this a good option for him?

This 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCY5) will be an extremely high performing USSSA 1.15 bat. Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend a 31"/26 oz size. As long as the 26 oz size manageable for him, I think that this bat will show good performance and prep him for the BBCOR -3 bats he will have to use in high school.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat balanced or end loaded? I didn't see it in the bat description

This bat will have a balanced swing weight.

Kyle J. Expert
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I have a big 12 year old. He's 5’7" and 180. Would this be a good bat for him?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5, in a 32 inch model, would be a great bat to consider for someone who is 5'7" and 180 pounds. This bat will feature a two-piece composite design with a balanced swing weight. This will allow a player to have great control of the barrel head and generate bat speed.

Cameron Expert
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I'm trying to find a bat to get ready for high school. Is this barrel too big compared to BBCOR high school bats?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, which is the same size as BBCOR bats that are required in high school.

Logan Expert
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Do you know what type of grip is on the Hex Connect? Is it a Lizard Skins grip?

It is a grip made specifically for Marucci bats, it is not lizard skin.

Mick Expert
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Which bat would you recommend for a small 14u travel baseball player, the Marucci Hex -5 or the DeMarini Voodoo -5?

Player preference is important in these products. Both are good bats and will perform great. However, the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCY5) is a two piece fully composite while the Voodoo is a two piece hybrid. The decision will be based on the design of the bats.

Mick Expert
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My son plays travel ball in Nations and USSSA and is moving to 13U. My understanding is that bat rules are changing Jan 1. Will this bat be legal?

The bat rules are changing for AABC, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken, Dixie, Little League, and Pony. All bats used in those leagues will need the new USA stamp on them. However, USSSA bat rules are not changing so the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 will be legal for next year.

Cooper Expert
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Are there specific break-in instructions for this bat?

The best way to break in the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5, or any other composite bat for that matter, would be to hit off a tee or soft toss for roughly 150-250 swings at about 60% max swing rate. After each swing one will need to rotate the barrel a 1/4 turn.

Cameron Expert
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My son is moving from little league to a travel ball team. Looking at 2 5/8", -5 marucci. Should I get him a 30" or 31"? He's 5' tall, 90 lbs.

Based on his current height and weight, I would suggest a 30" 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5.

Logan Expert
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What does end loaded mean? What makes this bat so good? Is it better than the CAT 7? I make really good contact and good power but not a ton. Does this bat have a lot of pop? Or can you tell me some bats that have the most pop?

(1) An end-loaded bat is one that will have more weight towards the end of the barrel. Essentially, these bats have smaller sweet spots but the ideal hitting area is tuned higher since you have more weight to work with in the sweet spot. (2) What makes the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 a popular bat is the two-piece design with a balanced swing weight. This makes the bat much easier to swing and the two-piece design will help reduce vibration from off-centered hits. (3) There is no physical evidence that would show this bat is better than the CAT 7. (4) It is hard to say how much pop this bat has as "pop" is one of personal opinion.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat a balanced bat or end loaded? How would you compare to the Combat MAXUM -5?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 features a balanced swing weight. It is comparable to the MAXUM as well. However, the Hex Connect is a two-piece design and the MAXUM is a one-piece design.

Jason Expert
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Does this bat flex like a composite or is it stiff like an aluminum barrel?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect is a two-piece, fully composite bat. The two-piece design will let the bat flex more during the swing than a one-piece design.

Kyle J. Expert
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Does it have great pop and does it increase your bat speed?

All early indications are that the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 does have good pop. As for increasing one's bat speed, there is not a bat that will do that except going to a lighter bat or physical development on the player's behalf; as one physically gets stronger then they will be able to swing a bat faster.

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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

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Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Marucci was founded by two former Big Leaguers and their athletic trainer who began handcrafting bats for some of the best players in the game from their garage. Fast forward to today, and that dedication to quality and understanding of players' needs has turned into an All-American success story. Marucci is the number one bat in the Big Leagues and makes wood and aluminum bats, batting gloves, protective gear, and other baseball and softball accessories. Star players like Albert Pujols, Chase Utley, David Ortiz, Jose Bautista, Andrew McCutchen, and Fran.... read more

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Bat Features
  • -5 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • End Loaded Swing Weight = More Power
  • Extra-Long Barrel Design - Expands the Hitting Zone
  • Features USSSA BPF 1.15 Certification
  • Free Shipping!
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix Alloy) Creates Expanded Sweet Spot and Greater Durability
  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)
  • One-Piece Alloy Construction
  • Ultra-Thin, 29/32 Inch Handle

Description for Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35
For 2016, Easton has brought the most expansive line of power and performance to the market with the all-new Power Brigade Series!

When you step up to the plate, confidence is key. That's confidence in your team to give everything to the game - confidence in yourself to get the job done - and unquestioning confidence in your equipment. The team at Easton has obviously been in the game for years and knows that not every hitter is built the same. All of the characteristics that define the archetype of a "Power Hitter" can be found in the new Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 - 1.) The XL3 is forged from HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) Alloy for an expanded sweet spot and tremendous trampoline effect. 2.) Its traditional, stiff feel from its one-piece alloy design ensures that all of the seam-splitting energy you create is transferred directly to the baseball; and nowhere else. 3.) Wrap those features up with an extra-long barrel profile, perfectly-powerful end loaded swing weight, and new HYPERSKIN Performance Grip for supreme control, and there's not one inch of the plate that's out of your Hot Zone.

The XL3 Senior League features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, -5 length to weight ratio, and the USSSA BPF 1.15 Certification. Amplify Your Power and pick up the Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X35 today at JustBats.com. The shipping is always free, and we're always here for you - from ClickToHit!
Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • -5 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Individually Handcrafted & Optimized By Size
  • Max Barrel Length For Bigger Sweet Spot & More Confidence
  • Ring-Free Barrel Technology Results In Absolutely No Dead Spots
  • Shock Dissipating Connection (SDX) Technology Offers Solid Feel & Dismisses Vibrations
  • Sting-Free Comfort Knob Improves Comfort & Control
  • Two-Piece, Fully Composite Construction
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification

Description for 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5
New youth big barrel baseball bat for 2017! The Marucci Hex Connect Senior League Baseball Bat allows ball players to connect with confidence. This two-piece, fully composite construction is made up of Marucci's innovative technologies and top of the line materials for supreme performance and all-season durability. Each model is individually optimized by size for maximum performance in every bat. The brand new SDX (Shock Dissipating Connection) Technology conjoins the barrel and the handle to provide a smooth, solid feeling at contact. Additionally, the combination of the SDX and the sting-free knob enhances comfort and control while eliminating any negative vibration in the hands. Furthermore, the tried and true ring-free barrel technology continues to guarantee that your Hex Connect baseball bat will demonstrate greater performance with absolutely NO dead spots. Marucci is sure of this so they are backing the Hex Connect with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Marucci: Honor The Game!

This 2017 Marucci Hex Connect Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCX5) features a -5 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification. Increase your performance and order a Marucci baseball bat today with free shipping right here at JustBats. We're here for you from click to hit!
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Bat Properties
Approved For:USSSA
Barrel Diameter:2 5/8"
Bat Type:Baseball
Color:Black
Color:Green
Color:White
Deals:Closeout Bats
Deals:Bat Pack
Length to Weight Ratio:- 5
Material:Aluminum
Material:Composite
Price:$200 - $299.99
Series:XL3
Vendor:Easton
Vendor:Marucci
Year:2016
Year:2017

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