When the bat is gripped more in our palms than our fingers it makes a proper swinging motion, by getting our hands inside the ball, very difficult. Additionally, we’ve spent time on the phone with Easton employees discussing the intricacies of the MAKO TORQ. These two determining factors of ball exit speed are inversely proportional. Easton has claimed in a few YouTube videos the Beast barrel is the ‘hottest’ ever and such a claim would be impossible for us to measure. It is the lightest swing Easton makes and one of the lightest swinging bats on the market. Not much different than last year's version, but if you can find it for a good price we say go for it. That solution isn’t always a lighter swinging bat (because, at some point, your bat doesn’t speed up proportional to the bats swing weight getting lighter since your arms and mechanics keep you from swinging at always increasing speeds). Easton Mako Baseball Bat YB14MK 31 inch 20 ounce 31/20 Orange 2 1/4" barrel 5 out of 5 stars (2) 2 product ratings - Easton Mako Baseball Bat YB14MK 31 inch 20 ounce 31/20 Orange 2 1/4" barrel Yet watching some of the commentary and commercials of the 2015 MAKO (and other light swinging bats) might make you think otherwise. Easton did not produce a 2015 MAKO XL TORQ. We are not quite sure why the name and category change occurred but leave it to the bat industry to change names on bats for no apparent reason other than to confuse… Jump to our Full Review. The light swing and huge barrel should attract younger hitters who would benefit from as much bat speed and barrel size as is allowable. Son loves this bat - balanced weight has made the transition to -3 easier; There isn't as much pop, but if there was, it wouldn't be BBCOR. Although it never quite got to CF status in USSSA, it’s 2 1/4 version was legit and the BBCOR Easton MAKO Beast was a reasonable option for the light swinging two-piece composite lover. The Easton Mako Beast bats are part of the bat advancements. Built on their long line of success within the CF family, the DeMarini CF7 baseball bat comes with one of the the lightest swing on the planet. We returned it and Easton sent a new bat. I bought the Mako -12 for my son and within a week it had cracks throughout the barrel. If you want or need a lighter swing then you should look at the Youth MAKO which comes in a drop 11 and has a bit smaller barrel. Sep 10, 2019 - Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 2016 Easton Bb16mkt Mako Torq BBCOR Adult Baseball Bat 33" 30 Oz at the best online prices at â¦ Aug 24, 2015 - Amazon.com : Easton YB14S500 S500 Youth Baseball Bat, Green/Grey/Black, 30-Inch/17-Ounce : Standard Baseball Bats : Sports & Outdoors Easton® Mako -11 Drop Little League Bat 29" :: The proven performer returns with a massive sweet spot and unmatched bat speed to enhance a player's performance at the plate. Mako bats are a popular option for players at all levels of the game. But no one disagrees that the 2014 Easton MAKO threw down the gauntlet of what a performance baseball bat looks like. Maybe, such a handle would help an individual with remarkably stiff wrists but, even then, we've yet to see anyone in the baseball space really feel like their swing has improved with a spinning bottom hand. It has impressively designed vinyl that covers the entire barrel and gives it a premium look. Long sweet spot in every size and dominates the USSSA space. However, in the BBCOR space, the 2017 barrel is larger than last year’s version. The Easton MAKO is considered, at least by us, the flagship bat of Easton and maybe even all of composite bat baseball. This bat is end-loaded. The MAKO in the last several years has been the bat to beat in terms of on field performance. Longer barrels have larger, more forgiving sweet spots, while smaller barrels lighten the weight and increase swing speed. Just Bat Reviews, LLC DBA Bat Digest participate in affiliate marketing programs including but not limited to Amazon and eBay. $129.50 +$15.78 shipping. As a drop 12 bat, however, we don’t expect many to be swinging this for power. A rotating handle on the bottom hand should allow a hitter’s wrists to have more say in the trajectory of the bat despite any over-gripping. The 2016 Easton MAKO XL is a top-shelf performance bat built on the same chassis of the Easton MAKO. The Easton Mako connective piece (called the CXN) is as good as they come. If you're willing to go a longer size in the BBCOR space or a drop 5 or 8 in the Senior League space then you at least have a few other options but, to some extent, why bother? The drop 12 Hyperlite is a single piece bat in the light swinging space. Every baseball player has probably used an Easton bat in their life. Online shopping for 2014 Easton Mako Baseball Bats from a great selection at Sports & Outdoors Store. Make Offer - Easton Mako Torq -10 Little League Bat, Green/White, 31" Easton Ghost X Baseball Bat USSSA 29 inch 19 ounce 2 3/4" SL18GX10. Other than those minor details, it is virtually unchanged from the 2015 Easton MAKO. There is, after all, a reason all bat companies but Easton don't focus on the end-loaded composite barreled bat market (because there isn't much of one). And, that's with using the bat under Easton's strick guildlines. The amount of barrel you get for swing weight is the most on the market (at least in the BBCOR space), it comes in many sizes and is available in every league imaginable. We think these bats are worth your time to consider and if you can find a good price then jump on it. The lack of transition components also contributes to a low swing weight. This would imply Easton has done something differently, but implying it now out performs a 2015 and 2016 version, which were straight out crazy hot, is too far fetched for us. Grip: The bat handle covering. Amazon.it We’ve spent 22 hours in total using and researching DeMarini’s 2016 CF8 baseball line specifically, and countless hours swinging everything else. The 2016 Easton MAKO Youth Baseball Bat (YB16MK11) and the 2016 Easton MAKO Youth Baseball Bat (YB16MK12) are constructed the same way. Including but not limited to Amazon and eBay Products Black Black People Baseball Batter Young Man use and 2... 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