Anderson Bats has released their 2015 models. There are some familiar faces, but Anderson Bat Company has infused the line with some new styles. Anderson Bats brought back their mainstay with the 2015 Techzilla 2.0. The Anderson Techzilla 2.0 features a multi-wall construction with a very light and durable AB900 Aerospace Alloy. As in year’s past, the Techzilla is a drop 9 youth bat that is approved in most youth leagues.
Anderson Bats released a new bat, which we are pretty excited about. The Anderson Bat Company Flex Bats are balanced bats with a “muscled up” barrel. The key to driving the ball is to create swing speed, which is done with a very lightweight aerospace alloy and an ultra-thin handle. We’ve been anticipating Anderson Bats releasing a BBCOR model and think the Flex is a great addition to our BBCOR lineup!
Wilson has done it again for 2015. Teaming up with some of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars, Wilson has released some of the most anticipated gloves and mitts. Our personal favorite over the past few years has been the Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips Baseball Glove. This 11.5 inch baseball glove is the perfect marriage of flash and production. It features the durability and production that we have all come to expect from Wilson A2K gloves and the flash of DATDUDE, Brandon Phillips. Along with Brandon Phillips, Wilson teamed up with Dustin Pedroia, Gio Gonzalez, David Wright, CJ Wilson and of course Pudge (we’re aware he’s not a current player).
Wilson A2K and Wilson A2000 Baseball Gloves are not for everyone. Whether they are too expensive or you just aren’t that serious of a player, Wilson has done a great job of covering all price points. The new Wilson A1K ($189) and Wilson 6-4-3 series ($99) gloves are very high quality gloves without having to shell out A2K money. Wilson truly has all needs covered for 2015.
The Louisville Slugger Omaha Baseball Bat is back! After a one year hiatus, Louisville Slugger has returned to producing their most popular metal bat model. These bats have always been a high performing bat at a great price. The 2015 Louisville Slugger Omaha Baseball Bats range from $99 (youth) to $199 (BBCOR). The very popular drop 10 comes in at $149.99 and is offered in a 2 5/8 and 2 3/4 inch barrel. The Omaha is made of ST+20 alloy. While some companies are moving away from alloy, we appreciate Louisville Slugger returning to a very successful and productive bat. Buy Omaha Baseball Bats Now.
Easton’s 2015 baseball bats are now available to ship and they really outdid themselves this year! Between the revolutionary Easton Mako Torq, the brand new Z-Core bats and Easton’s trusted Speed Series and Power Series bats, there is something for all levels of ball players and all types of hitters. Easton’s Thermo Composite technology has allowed them to lengthen barrels and widen the sweet spot, while decreasing swing weight and improving overall performance.
The 2015 Easton Mako Disruptors video below takes you behind the scenes at Easton, how their engineers developed the Mako Torq over the past two years and why the 360 Torq handle will improve your game. The Easton Mako Torq helps you reach more inside pitches and delays wrist-roll so you stay in the zone longer while delivering more power on contact. See for yourself:
Featuring longer barrels and Mako-like speed in an aluminum bat, the brand new 2015 Easton S3Z and Easton S2Z were created to be the best performing aluminum bats on the market!
Easton is attempting to revolutionize the bat world with the introduction of the 2015 Easton Mako Torq Baseball Bat. They will have a limited production run of these bats and the BBCOR will run $550, but the imagination on their R&D team is shining through. In a world where BBCOR has sort of leveled the playing field, Easton took to other means to enhance performance of their already top-of-the-line bats.
So, how does it feel? My impression when being told about this bat was that there was no way this would work. Then I put the Mako Torq in my hands. The natural movement of my hands when swinging a bat was made easier by the rotating Torq handle. The Torq handle rotates 360 degrees, but only about a quarter turn was necessary with my swing. My reservations of the bat rolling over or slipping out of my hand were gone. The slight rotation made the swing feel natural and the hand turn effortless.
I can’t wait to get the Mako Torq in our customer’s hands to hear their reviews. We have the 2015 Easton Mako Torq on the site now, with a first ship date of September 5th. Only a limited number of these innovated bats are being made, so pre-order yours today before they’re all gone! Baseball Rampage proudly carries the entire 2015 Easton bat lineup.
Check out a video our friends at All-Star Sports released on the All-Star CM100TM 27 Inch Undersized Catcher’s Training Mitt. This All-Star catcher’s mitt is guaranteed to improve your hand-eye coordination and the precise technique it takes to play catcher.
Year after year, Easton continues to deliver the most technologically advanced baseball and softball equipment and this year is no different with the brand new 2014 Power Brigade baseball bats. This new series of high end baseball bats consists of the Speed Series baseball bats, the XL series baseball bats and last, but certainly not least, the super hot 2014 Easton Mako baseball bat. The Speed Series bats feature an evenly balanced design for fast hands through the hitting zone and a two-piece design that maximizes energy transfer, while the XL series has a monster barrel design. Of the Power Brigade bats, the XL series baseball bats have the most massive sweet spots while maintaining a low moment of inertia. Finally, the Mako series features the ultimate combination of speed and mass so elite players can have the best of both worlds. Of all the bats, it features the fastest swing speed as well as a massive barrel. All of these top of the line baseball bats come in BBCOR, big barrel and youth sizes, allowing players of all ages to personalize their power and performance at the plate. Luckily, Baseball Rampage carries them all and offers fast, free shipping and free return shipping, if you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase. If you aren’t sure which size bat is right for you, consult our baseball bat buying guide.
Watch Easton’s Disruptors Series video for more information:
The Helmet is designed to be snug to the head to prevent any rotation, therefore eliminating any chances that vision may be obstructed. The rear cap of the helmet is designed for high speed removal which allows for the helmet to roll off the head. This is crucial for times a catcher needs to react quickly to make split second decisions on the field. The Mako helmet is also equip with a shock absorbing frontal cage to help take away some of the impact when being hit by a ball.
The ChestProtector is lightweight and moves with your body. The Mako chest protector has wedges that will expand and contract when there is any type of movement therefore preventing any discomfort during each play. Within the chest protector, there is shock absorbing foam to help mute some of the impact received from the baseball and collisions. There are also large ventilation holes that makes the chest protector unquestionably one of the most breathable on the market for 2014.
The Shin Guards fit so well to the body that very little in game adjustments will be needed. The Conic Knee Cap design adds a considerable amount of stability while blocking. The inner knee pad provides much needed comfort to catchers when slamming their knees to the ground. Just like the helmet and chest protector, there is a great amount of ventilation within the padding of the shin guards that makes them very breathable during each practice and game.
By: Jordan Mills
For more information, Check out this video our friends at Easton made about the creation of the Mako Catcher’s Gear.