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COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR Baseball Bat: B4AB1
COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR Baseball Bat: B4AB1
COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR Baseball Bat: B4AB1
COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR Baseball Bat: B4AB1
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Features

  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • BBCOR Certified - Legal for H.S. and Collegiate Play

  • Free Shipping!

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • One-Piece 100% Composite Construction

  • Blended Fiber Technology (BFT)

  • Seamless Construction

  • Localized Stiffening Technology (LST)

  • Separation Barrier Technology for HOT Out of the Wrapper Performance

  • Precision Molding Technology (PMT)

Description

New for 2013! BBCOR was supposed to make all bats equal. That's not the case here. With COMBAT's new B4 Portent BBCOR it's all about sweet spot, sweet spot, sweet spot! When you get this bat in your hands, you know right away that something momentous is about to happen. It all starts with COMBAT's Localized Stiffening Technology that allows their engineers to lower barrel wall stiffness on both sides of the normal sweet spot, resulting in an enlarged Double Sweetspot area where absolute maximum performance can be achieved! The 100% composite, one-piece B4 Portent BBCOR utilizes COMBAT's Blended Fiber Technology that blends several different fibers in varying proportions at carefully controlled angles to create a composite material that results in both resilient durability and trampoline effect that is not commonly found in BBCOR bats. Separation Barrier Technology also allows this bat to be HOT out of the wrapper! The B4 Portent BBCOR draws much of its durability from its Seamless Construction; meaning that there are not cuts or splices - just continuous fiber all the way around. Feel, Durability, and Sweet Spot. That's what makes COMBAT the preferred composite bat. COMBAT: For Players, By Players! The B4 Portent is BBCOR Certified and approved for high school and collegiate play. It is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!

Reviews (14)

Average Ratings Based on 14 Customer Reviews

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jw

Pros: little vibration and great pop

Cons: none

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Walk off HR

Pros: This bat has a very stiff design and a large amount of pop. Very little flex and is end-loaded. perfect for power hitters.

Cons: Paint chips fairly easily but doesn't affect performance

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Anonymous

Pros: Great pop, perfect for power hitters, and is probably the best bat on the market.

Cons: None

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Yolo

Pros: Giant sweet spot, hits the ball farther than any other BBCOR model.

Cons: They fixed all the cons from the 2012 model.

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chris

Pros: Good.

Cons: None.

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BaseballPro26

Pros: almost no vibration so much pop its good for power hitters and doesn't chip easily. It also has a nice feel to the grip

Cons: none

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cccc baseball

Pros: Large barrel without being too end loaded. Ready to go out of the wrapper. I feel like it's gotten a little better over the first week. Great pop, I've personally used the TPX EXO( broke 3 times) and TPX Z-1000 (good bat but also recently broke) and this bat has noticeably better pop then both. Supposed to be a power hitters choice but even the lower end guys on our team like how the bat travels through the zone. It's easy to stay through the ball unlike some more top heavy bats. Grip feels great to the hand. It's one of the first things people will comment when they swing the bat.

Cons: The paint chipped the first day during a scrimmage. Nothing really to worry about it hasn't chipped much since.

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Big hitter

Pros: In my first game using it I hit the ball off of the fence.

Cons: None.

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tickle me sam

Pros: Bat is awesome ! Hit 5 bombs this weekend. I play 14u travelball and I have seen an amazing rise in my offensive performance and so have my coaches.

Cons: absolutely none!

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moro

Pros: best bat i ever bought

Cons: None

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Llama lover69

Pros: Looks sweet, feels good, great grip, huge barrel and sweetspot, better than any other bat that I've used (CF5, S1, XL1, VooDoo, Marucci elite and black) Very satisfied with this bat.

Cons: Slow swing speed but this bat isn't made for contact hitters.

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satan

Pros: The pop on it is great, the ball comes off the bat fast

Cons: none

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combat b4 miguel player

Pros: awesome bat has great pop.

Cons: none

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Questions and Answers (27)

Have a question about the COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR Baseball Bat: B4AB1? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

Will this be a stiff bat with some end load weight? How would this bat compare against B3? What type of hitter is this bat better for?
RC
The COMBAT B4 BBCOR will be stiff, but not end loaded. Compared to the B3 it will be very similar but have more durability. Being a one-piece composite, it is hot out of the wrapper bat that I would recommend it for a power hitter.
Doug F.
Would this be a good bat for power hitters?
tyler.g
Yes. The COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR is a balanced, one-piece composite bat that is hot out of the wrapper and would be good bat for a power hitter.
Damon
How does this bat compare to the Demarini CF4 ST?
tyler.g
The DeMarini CF4 ST was a two-piece composite bat, whereas the COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR is a balanced, one-piece composite bat. The B4 has the BBCOR certification which the CF4 did not. BBCOR certified bats will have less pop than pre BBCOR bats.
Doug F.
I wasn't that crazy about the B3 this year. Why would the B4 be any better?
Rob
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR has an extended barrel for a larger sweet spot than the B3 BBCOR. It will have a balanced swing weight. Also, with its fully composite design, it will be hot out of the wrapper
Doug F.
Is the B4 end loaded?
T
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR is a balanced bat.
Doug F.
Is this bat replacing the COMbat 52 Caliber or the black B4?
chicken joe
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR replaced the black B4. It is a fully composite, balanced bat, with an extended barrel and sweet spot.
Kara
Is this bat good for a contact hitter? If not, what BBCOR bat is?
A-TRAIN
Yes, the 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR: B4AB1 Adult bat is a great option for an all around hitter. It is a fully composite, balanced bat, that will be hot out of the wrapper.
Doug F.
Is a 34" version on the way?
Brett
We will be receiving a shipment of the 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR 34" next week.
Kara
Which bat is better, the DeMarini CF5 or the Combat B4 Portent?
elishat
The DeMarini CF5 and the COMBAT B4 Portent both use some of the highest performing composite technology on the market. The performance of the two will be very similar. Both bats are balanced. The main difference is that the CF5 is a two-piece bat, whereas the B4 is a one-piece.
Tom
Which bat would have more pop, the B3 BBCOR or B4 BBCOR?
joeshmoe
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent uses new Precision Molding Technology to maximize the trampoline effect, for better performance. Both bats will have a balanced feel. The B4 is a fully composite bat that will be hot out of the wrapper. Saying that, they will both have great pop.
Doug F.
Would the 2011 DeMarini Vexxum -5, or the 2013 Combat B4 -3 be better for a 13 year old power hitter?
b4 boy
That depends on what size bat you are currently using. I wouldn't recommend moving up more than 3 ounces from what you are currently using. This is what I would base the decision off of. Also, the Vexxum is a two-piece hybrid design with a slight end loaded feel whereas the COMBAT B4 is a one-piece, fully composite, balanced bat.
Doug F.
Will this be legal in USSSA in 2012?
b4 boy
Yes. All BBCOR certified bats are legal for play in USSSA.
Tyler
Is this bat balanced or end loaded?
been jamin'
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR is a balanced bat.
Doug F.
How does this bat compare to the Rip-It Prototype II?
big kub
The COMBAT B4 Portent will be a one-piece fully composite bat whereas the Rip-It Prototype II will be a one-piece fully aluminum bat. Both bats are going to be balanced and extremely high performing.
Doug F.
How does this bat compare to the Easton Power Brigade XL1?
Joe
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR: B4AB1 Adult bat will be a 100% composite, one-piece model. It will provide a stiff feel using COMBAT's Localized Stiffening Technology. It will also provide their Seamless Construction with the Separation Barrier to provide hot out of the wrapper performance. This bat comes with a 12 month manufacturer's warranty. The 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB13X1 Adult bat will be a two-piece full composite bat. This bat will come with Easton's 400 day warranty. The Power Brigade XL Series will feature an extra-long barrel and a slightly end loaded swing weight for added power and a massive sweet spot.
Brandon
How does this bat compare to the TPX Z-1000?
Joe
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR: B4AB1 Adult bat will have a few things in common with the 2012 Louisville Slugger TPX Z-1000 BBCOR BB12Z Adult bat. They both will be one-piece all composite designs. They both will have a centrally balanced swing weight. The B4 Portent will have a stiffer feel to its swing with COMBAT's Localized Stiffening Technology. The B4 Portent will feature COMBAT's Seamless construction and Separation Barrier. This will provide the bat with hot out of the wrapper performance.
Brandon
Is this bat end loaded? If so is it so end loaded that it will affect my swing speed?
Michael
The COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR bat is a balanced bat. This bat should not effect your swing speed.
Doug F.
If I currently swing a 2012 Easton Typhoon, would this bat slow down my swing speed?
dcdcdc
No. The 2012 Easton Typhoon will have a slight end-load feel to it, which is typically preferred by power hitters. It is slightly comparable to the COMBAT B4 as they are both one-piece designs. But the B4 will have a balanced swing weight.
Doug F.
How does the B4 Portent compare to the 52 Caliber?
BB
The biggest difference is the Precision Molding Technology used in the B4 Portent. COMBAT's exclusive Precision Molding Technology uses precision computer-controlled machine-hardened steel tooling to precisely control both outer and inner bat barrel diameters. This maintains tolerances of less that 1/1000 of an inch, which allows COMBAT's engineers to design barrel wall thickness to maximize barrel trampoline and bat performance.
Tyler
What would you prefer for a line drive hitter? The Combat B4, DeMarini Voodoo, Rip-It Prototype Air, or Easton S1?
Kevin Alvarez
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR: B4AB1 Adult, the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult, and the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bats will all be very balanced models. The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo will be slightly End Loaded. Typically, power hitters will prefer the End Loaded bats. Gap hitters and line drive hitters will like the more balanced versions. The S1 will be a two-piece, full composite design. The B4 will be a one-piece composite design, hot out of the wrapper, and have a stiffer feel. The Prototype Air will be a one-piece all alloy material. The Air will be hot out right out of the wrapper. The S1 will require a break-in period of 100-200 swings taking soft toss or doing tee work while rotating the barrel in your hands slightly. The two composite bats will out perform the alloy material in the long run. All of these bats are great choices.
Doug F.
What would be the best bat for my almost 13 yr old son (5'8" 130lbs) to use in pony league? He's used, and liked, the 2012 B4 but is interested in a big barrel bat.
Monica
It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate. Thus, the 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR: B4AB1 would be recommended. Based on his size, a 31" or 32" model is recommended.
Tyler
What makes this bat more advanced than the B3? And will this give me better performance than the B3 that I had?
Younggunna
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR: B4AB1 Adult will provide a more balanced feel and the technology will reduce vibration. It has a full composite design, but will be hot out of the wrapper. Both are very high performing.
Doug F.
Reading the Q&A on Combat B4 Portent BBCOR, I'm seeing some variations on answers regarding swing weight. Some of the answers say balanced and some say slightly end loaded. My 13 year old son is currently swinging a 32" Marucci Team BBCOR and likes the swing weight, but it's not very high performing. How would you compare swing weight and performance between the B4 and Marucci Team BBCOR and also the Marucci Elite BBCOR (considering this as well as the B4)?
RobbyS
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR will have a similar swing weight to the Marucci Team BBCOR. Both are balanced, one-piece bats. The difference is the materials used. The COMBAT is a composite bat and the Marucci is an alloy bat. Even though the COMBAT has a composite material, it will be hot out of the wrapper just like the Marucci Team bat. As far as performance, the Marucci Elite is a balanced two-piece hybrid design with a carbon fiber handle and an alloy barrel and will be more comparable with the COMBAT.
Doug F.
Is this bat good for contact hitters?
LilEli
Yes, the 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR: B4AB1 Adult bat is a great option for an all around hitter. It is a fully composite, well balanced bat.
Marcus
Why would this be a power hitter's bat when it is balanced? Aren't power hitters suppose to be using end loaded bats?
Blake
That is based on player preference. The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR: B4AB1 Adult is a balanced bat, but power hitters typically use a bat they are comfortable with. Therefore, this bat works for power hitters, too.
Frank
Is this bat legal for high school use?
potential buyer
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR: B4AB1 Adult is legal in high school.
Kara
Is the 2013 COMbat B4 Portent BBCOR: B4AB1 Adult better than the 2013 CF5 BBCOR?
ZACK
Both the COMBAT B4 and the DeMarini CF5 are going to be top of the line bats. You will not see a performance difference in The COMBAT or the CF5.
Noah
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About the Brand

COMBAT is obsessed with making the "best bats" in the industry.

A product of the CE Composites brand, COMBAT entered the baseball and softball worlds in 2004.  Since that point, the company has emerged as the fastest growing brand within the industries.  Their bats have set a higher standard in all leagues and age ranges.

The brains behind COMBAT are not only regarded as composite design, manufacturing and engineering experts, but they are also die hard fans and players of the game.  Above all, they strive to understand what players need and want.  They truly live by their motto:

"FOR PLAYERS, BY PLAYERS..."

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COMBAT B4 Portent BBCOR Baseball Bat: B4AB1
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
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Length to Weight Ratio - 3
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