The new TORQ TAQ Grip is also well received by us. The only downfall is that it has some durability issues—but that is directly correlated to how hot the bat is from day 1. See similar items ****2017 YB17MK EASTON MAKO 31/19 (-12) Drop 2 1/4 Barrel Youth Baseball Bat**** C $237.26. In other words, what you might gain in swing speed by a lighter swing weighted bat you may very well lose (and then some) in the lack of power behind that lighter swinging bat at contact. These two determining factors of ball exit speed are inversely proportional. or Best Offer. That includes our Easton MAKO reviews below, too. In the MAKO XL line, there is only this single bat. As such, we’d recommend the 2016 MAKO XL TORQ to those who are sure they love the traditional Easton XL1 (or the 2015 Easton MAKO XL) as an end-loaded two-piece composite and also believe they’d benefit from the larger MAKO barrel and the rotating handle’s potential for better inside plate coverage. When the Mako first came out, it changed the game. Currently unavailable. But the single piece nature of the bat lends itself better to hitters who hit the ball hard, and can occasionally deal with hand sting. In the past, we've spent considerable time with the Fast Pitch Easton MAKO TORQ as well as the 2015 senior barrel MAKO TORQ so we knew what to expect. If you're so willing to be entertained, a bat-like Z-Core Hybrid XL from Easton, DeMarini Voodoo Raw or even a Rawlings 5150 may be worth a gander. Putting that technology on the same bat would seem like an easy decision for Easton. We returned it and Easton sent a new bat. At impressive levels of baseball, keeping your barrel in the zone for the longest possible time is very much a function of solid mechanics. For the price and quality u can't beat it Not much has changed between the 2014 Youth XL1 and the 2015 MAKO XL other than the type of composite used (oh yeah, and the name). 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 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). So, if you can find any of those they’ll treat you about the same. That will be no different for 2017. 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This bat is the youth version of the 2014 Easton XL1. In 2016 Easton EXPLODED the Mako line. I bought the Mako -12 for my son and within a week it had cracks throughout the barrel. It has impressively designed vinyl that covers the entire barrel and gives it a premium look. The barrel size is gigantic by any standards and the bat is a true end load. The 2016 Easton MAKO XL is a top-shelf performance bat built on the same chassis of the Easton MAKO. Regardless of your ultimate preference, the MAKO is on everyone’s short list of best bats and has, since it’s release, redefined the experience of a buttery impact. It represents the lightest swinging Easton bat in their 2017 line up. Longer barrels have larger, more forgiving sweet spots, while smaller barrels lighten the weight and increase swing speed. As a drop 12 bat, however, we don’t expect many to be swinging this for power. It’s helpful the bat model has a reputation as a downright ball killer. With that change, all bats are formerly known as the XL1 come with an expanded barrel size like the MAKO XL upgrade in Little League from 2014 to 2015. Stronger hitters who appreciate good feedback on the … Jump to our Full Review. When the Mako first came out, it changed the game. If that isn’t you then we believe there are plenty of performance bats in this price range which will suit your fancy. The Mako beast performance is unlike anything other bats have. The bat is built for hitters who appreciate big swings and can appreciate the balance of the bat feeling more towards the knob than the hands. 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 … It is the third heaviest swing Easton makes behind the Z-Core XL and Z-Core Hybrid XL. Most younger kids looking to make contact more consistently, appreciate the contact feel of a light swinging two-piece bat. or Best Offer. The 2017 CF Zen is a legend. An Aside on Swing Weight[/su_heading]At the risk of being too technical, we think it should be noted that swing speed isn’t all that determines the distance a ball travels at contact. But no one disagrees that the 2014 Easton MAKO threw down the gauntlet of what a performance baseball bat looks like. Easton’s 2015 Mako is a two piece composite bat. FOR SALE - Lake Tahoe - Easton Mako SL16MK10. Spedizione Gratuita disponibile per membri Prime su oltre un milione di prodotti. Le migliori offerte per EASTON Mazza da Baseball Mako CXN bbcor .50 33 x 30 Nero E Verde Modello BB16MK sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e … Additionally, we’ve spent time on the phone with Easton employees discussing the intricacies of the MAKO TORQ. The 2015 MAKO didn’t change much from the 2014 version and neither did the 2016 version change much from the 2015. The lack of transition components also contributes to a low swing weight. Free shipping. We have spent a lot of time over the last several weeks getting ready for this review. Compared to the 2016 Easton MAKO we didn’t find any remarkable changes (at least in the 2 5/8 version). The 2015 Louisville Slugger 915 NCAA bat is now released and we think it will be a smashing (waka waka) success this year. We still claim that if you are comfortable with the rotating handle and an endloaded (read: tough to swing well) bat then the bat is a verifiable beast and recommendable. It is surprising, at least at the time of this re-write, the bat is still available from sellers in BBCOR sizes at a fraction of th…, Not much has changed between the 2014 Youth XL1 and the 2015 MAKO XL other than the type of composite used (oh yeah, and the name). What I’m trying to say is, the MAKO may very well be the most advanced technology of any bat out there, but it doesn’t mean its the right bat for everyone. We’ve spent 22 hours in total using and researching DeMarini’s 2016 CF8 baseball line specifically, and countless hours swinging everything else. As such, the bat has a track record of changing the nature of performance bats post-BBCOR and BPF era. In large measure, the connective piece will make or break a bat. The bat feels, mostly because it is, like a MAKO XL with a TORQ handle. Not much has changed between the 2014 Youth XL1 and the 2015 MAKO XL other than the type of composite used (oh yeah, and the name). We've been big fans of the MAKO XL from day one and the TORQ handle technology, if not necessarily practical, is at least appreciated around here. In 2015, the end-loaded two-piece composite from Easton took a split. It comes in a handful of different sizes: BBCOR (BB15MKT) 31 to 34 inches; 2 1/4 Youth Barrel drop 10 (YB15MKT); Senior League 2 5/8 drop 5 and drop 8 (SL15MKT5T, SL15MKT8T). Those who tend to prefer a heavier stick also tend to appreciate a hybrid or single-piece aluminum barrel's power and honest feedback. The Easton MAKO is considered, at least by us, the flagship bat of Easton and maybe even all of composite bat baseball. Price: $60 However, in the BBCOR space, the 2017 barrel is larger than last year’s version. 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. 31 inch, 21 oz, -10 drop. The 2016 MAKO TORQs do have a new grip (TORQ TAQ). We hit every bat we review. Some may claim no upgrades is a lazy approach by Easton for their flagship bat in 2016, but it would be hard to make an argument the MAKO needed upgrading. My son used this bat and loved it. Regardless of your ultimate preference, the MAKO i…, The 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ XL is a new iteration to Easton’s 2016 MAKO line and takes the end-loaded feel of a traditional two-piece composite bat (like the 2015 Ea…. The composite in the bat is the same material used in the barrel of the MAKO Beast but, unlike the Beast, there is no connective piece joining the handle and barrel. Bat is now a fire poker. The Hyperlite, in particular, is a limited size release. The 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ XL is a new iteration to Easton’s 2016 MAKO line and takes the end-loaded feel of a traditional two-piece composite bat (like the 2015 Easton XL1). In other words, it looks like the top 5 Best Youth Little League Bats of all time list (as well as the preseason best bats of 2015) are safe for now. Yet watching some of the commentary and commercials of the 2015 MAKO (and other light swinging bats) might make you think otherwise. "One return minimum". The 2016 Easton Mako is a two-piece composite bat that’s extremely lightweight, which helps you achieve optimal swing speed. Just Bat Reviews, LLC DBA Bat Digest Company. Overall this bat is an absolute beast. We also measure swing weights, which you can see here: We’ve spent over 10 hours in the cage collectively with the MAKO TORQ brand of bats—including the BBCOR, Little League (youth), and Big Barrel versions of the XL version. The Easton MAKO is considered, at least by us, the flagship bat of Easton and maybe even all of composite bat baseball. If the bottom part of the handle can be rotated during the swing it may allow for a hitter to both get the barrel of the bat in the zone faster and keep it there for longer. ... Easton 2014 MAKO SL14MKB Baseball Bat (-10) by Easton. In particular, the hitter who needs as much speed and barrel size as possible yet doesn’t tend to see elite pitching will really like the Hyperlite. We even spoke to one player who put lizard skin grip on his to cover up the spin...ending up with a neon green Easton Mako. All the Mako bats come fitted with new and reliable technology that make the bat … It is one of the lightest swinging bats on the market. These are rough estimates of how hard it is to swing your bat. In reality, the distance a ball travels is a function of both bat speed and the amount of power (or torque) in the bat at contact. The Easton Mako Composites are made with 1.2mm HYPERSKINATM grips on the bat handles, which further makes for an exhilarating swing. The MAKO is a legendary bat. TCT provides players with a massive sweet spot, impeccable feel and unrivaled bat speed. The 2017 Easton MAKO Beast Hyperlite is a single-piece composite bat with an oversized barrel and a very light swing weight. Over the years, the bats are very well reviewed by hitters, come in a plethora of designs and several different models. The Easton Stealth Speed was the bat that I hit my first home run with. While other bats are getting banned from this year, the Easton Mako Beast is a mainstay. In fact, we’d argue the MAKO series is the most influential bat the baseball space has seen within the last 5 years and maybe, at least with some hyperbole, ever. After almost 5 years of experience with the 2015 Easton Mako we have more than a few things to say. 4.5 out of 5 stars That connective piece determines the feel and stiffness of the bat at contact. The 2016 Easton MAKO XL TORQ is a two piece composite bat built on the chassis of the very famous Easton MAKO—whch has been around since 2014. The bat’s two-piece design is based on the same chassis as the famed Easton MAKO so it carries the same oversized barrel and peak performance. Easton added the idea of a swing weight index to their bats. After considerable time in the cage, direct feedback from hitters at different levels of the sport and discussions about the upgrades with several in the know, we present our 2017 Rawlings Quatro bat review in both Senior League and BBCOR. Below is our what we wrote about each individual Easton Mako review. We are not quite sure why the name and…, Last Updated: November 2, 2020 | by Bat Digest Review Team | @BatDigest. Not much different than last year's version, but if you can find it for a good price we say go for it. Most seem to not appreciate the feel of a spinning handle and are finding such gadgetry less than unhelpful---pushing your hands over at the wrong times. It is a two piece composite bat built with an over-sized barrel and a swing weight that gives the hitter their maximum bat speed. 2016 Easton Mako Youth Baseball Bat (-11): YB16MK11. The 2 3/4 blue one was banned from USSSA play and the 2 5/8 green drop 5 was and is an absolute ball killer. The bigger the number the harder it is to swing. If a player is willing to become accustomed to the spinning handle—or is so already—and needs (or really wants) an end-loaded performance bat then the Easton MAKO TORQ should be on top of the list. The aluminum gives the bat a smooth and matted feel. New Other Easton Mako XL 32/22 YB16MK10 Little League Baseball Bat Black/Green. If the Hyperlite is released in other weight drops (like an 8) then our recommendation will change. This green colored Mako comes with an ultra-thin 29/32” composite handle, comfortable cushion grip, a rolled end and an extremely light swing weight going through the hitting zone. Last Updated: November 4, 2020 | by Bat Digest Review Team | @BatDigest. The rotating handle, at least in theory, can help with inside pitches and some bat speed. New 2017 Easton Mako Beast YB17MK11 30/19 (-11) Youth Baseball Bat - USSSA 1.15. Single piece bats tend to do a better job of delivering more power to the ball, but they come with hand sting problems. And that speed coupled with the increased power gives better results. Other bat companies have tried to close the gap in the last two years and their success is debatable. The 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ XL is a new iteration to Easton’s 2016 MAKO line and takes the end-loaded feel of a traditional two-piece composite bat (like the 2015 Easton XL1). Easton Mako Torq -10 Little League Bat, Green/White, 31" C $158.12. The Easton Mako Torq looks amazing with the amazing black and green color combination. Most younger kids looking to make contact more consistently, appreciate the contact feel of a light swinging two-piece bat. 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. We only review bats we've actually hit with. They did, however, produce both a 2015 Easton MAKO TORQ and a 2015 Easton MAKO XL. Easton’s ConneXion technology only increases the power of the Mako by isolating the handle of the bat from the barrel to help deliver maximum energy transfers, minimum vibration, and optimal response at the plate. The 2016 Easton MAKO’s origin lies in the neon orange MAKO from 2014. Amazon.it The 2014 version changed the nature of bat marketing, performance, hype and sales and the industry has yet to look back. ... Easton Mako Composite Youth Baseball Bat 27” 15Oz JBB16MK12B Big Barrel 2 3/4. The light swing and huge barrel should attract younger hitters who would benefit from as much bat speed and barrel size as is allowable. We can see the same life and power in other Easton baseball bats, including (but not limited to) the Easton Mako Beast. 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