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Easton’s New Mako Torq Baseball Bat

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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.

Easton’s 2014 Power Brigade Baseball Bats

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

2014 YB14MK Mako (-11) Youth Baseball Bat

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.

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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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