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The Easton Mako – Is it worth the hype?

Monday, November 11th, 2013

The Mako is the latest bat developed by Easton within their Power Brigade series. It made it’s debut appearance at the Little League World Series and has since been one of the most talked about bats on the market for 2014.

Easton is already well known for the S1 and XL1. The S1 provides some of the quickest bat speed through the zone of practically any baseball bat on the market. The XL1 is designed with a longer barrel which adds a massive sweet spot, which helps distribute more power to the hitter. Now, take those two bats and make one and you’ll have the Mako.

The Mako is the best of both worlds. The Mako is one of the fastest bats, with one of the biggest barrels through the zone. Even with the bigger barrel it still feels light when swinging it. Easton uses their new TCT or Thermo Composite Technology, which contributes to adding a massive sweet spot. The Mako has a faster swing speed than the S1 and a barrel size that matches up to the XL1. The Mako is a 2-piece design, built with Easton’s patented connection technology which maximizes energy transfer while isolating the barrel from the handle killing vibration and sting.

It’s hard to come across a baseball bat with this massive of a sweet spot that can also generate a considerable amount of bat speed. Without question, the Easton Mako is worth the hype and the price.


By: Jordan Mills


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How To Break-In A Composite Baseball Bat

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Composite bats can make average hitters good and good hitters great. Breaking in a composite bat that can be a bit tricky for first time owners. Find out how to break-in a composite baseball bat at Baseball Rampage. After you learn a bit more about breaking in your new bat, shop Baseball Rampage for composite bats, premium baseball gloves, and other performance equipment.

Composite Baseball Bats: What Is It? What’s The Difference?

Monday, November 24th, 2008

What is it? Composite is made up of Carbon Fiber. Carbon Fiber is the common name used to refer to plastic (epoxy) reinforced by a graphite textile, otherwise named carbon fiber composite. Confused yet? Me too! However I have looked into what this stuff really is, and believe it or not it is all that it promises to be. Composite is used in high-quality cars, boats, bicycles, and planes, including formula one race cars. All of the composite bat manufacturers have banked on the success of composite in their baseball bats due to massive success with composite bats in the softball industry. It is well established in softball and is becoming a big part of baseball. Carbon fiber is very expensive, but has an unbelievable weight-to-strength ratio. So far attempts to put it in to mass production have failed, due to inadequate demand, and lack of skilled craftsmen.

How is it applied in baseball? – Baseball manufacturers have made the commitment and devoted huge amounts of money to testing, development, and production of composite bats. The composite make-up of a baseball bat is completely different from the traditional alloy. The new bats sound and feel completely different when the ball comes off the bat, and most importantly needs to be broken in to achieve maximum “pop”. The break in period takes approximately 150-300 pitches to compress the composite. The reason the composite bats have a “break in period” is because (mentioned above) composite is made of carbon fiber that has been woven together in sheets with epoxy added which eventually will bond the two products once place into a vacuum pump and heated up. Known as the strongest/lightest material man has ever created, it still has room to be compressed. That is exactly what the break in period is for these baseball bats. The sheets of carbon fiber and epoxy need to be “smashed” together to create a completely solid material. That is why the composite bats seem like they are dead when you first start hitting them. Composite bats will never sound the same as alloy bats but they do have the same if more pop (once broken in). Personally It took me awhile to get used to the idea of breaking in these bats, but I have had the chance to see a “broken-In” composite in action and I was amazed at how fast the ball comes off the bat. Just ask Fresno State’s Steve Detwiller who provided the offense throughout the College World Series, especially in the final game going 3-4 using Easton’s Easton Stealth IMX BCN9 composite bat. I am sure he will agree that composite is for real and is here! Let us know what you think. We would love to get opinions from players who have switched to the composite bats.

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