Bat Comparison: 2016 Easton Mako vs 2016 DeMarini CF8

DeMarini and Easton have just released all-new baseball bats for 2016, which leaves some room for questions – for example – what’s the difference between the 2016 Easton Mako and the 2016 DeMarini CF8? We’re going to break it down with each particular type of bat, from BBCOR to Youth Big Barrel to Youth to Junior Big Barrel.

BBCOR -3oz Comparison:

Bat Duel - 2016 Easton Mako vs. 2016 DeMarini CF8

2016 Bat Duel: Easton Mako vs DeMarini CF8

DEMARINI CF8 BBCOR BASEBALL BAT – The CF8 BBCOR is constructed with a 2-Piece Design and crafted with 100% Paradox +Plus Composite material. This CF8 features the D-Fusion 2.0 Handle, which is new and improved from last year with even better energy transfer and less vibration/sting felt in the hands. The new grip is nice and tacky, while the bat overall just feels like it’s made for champions. It’s flawlessly put together with a great combo of balance & power, not to mention the insane pop it has once you’ve passed the 200+ hit break-in period.

EASTON MAKO BBCOR BASEBALL BATS – Easton has not one, not two, not three (LeBron?), but FOUR Mako BBCOR Bats for 2016! They got the balanced Mako, the end-loaded Mako XL, the balanced Mako Torq, and the end-loaded Mako Torq XL. All of these bats are made with a 2-Piece Design using the patented barrel-to-handle ConneXion piece, which connects the 100% TCT Composite barrel and handle. The energy transfer is fantastic and the bat is made to perform at this highest level for the most elite hitters. The balanced Mako and the end-loaded Mako XL have 1.2mm Hyperskin Bat Grip, while the balanced Mako Torq and the end-loaded Mako Torq XL have a 1.0mm Torq Tac Bat Grip. The Torq Taq is a HUGE improvement, as last year the Torq bats had a gauze grip that was not very popular amongst hitters. Having a great stock grip is very important on Torq bats because it’s more difficult to re-grip due to the rotating part of the handle that’s closest to the knob. With the four different Mako BBCOR models, Easton really does make a bat for every hitter. Balanced or end-loaded – Torq handle or not – Easton has you covered.

Youth Big Barrel, Youth, & Junior Big Barrel Comparison:

All of the CF8 & Mako Youth Big Barrel, Youth, & Junior Big Barrel Bats (except the Mako Junior Big Barrel) are constructed with the same materials as the BBCOR, all being 2-Piece crafted with their own brand of composite (CF8 with Paradox +Plus, Mako with TCT). Just like the BBCOR, Easton has more models to choose from due to the Mako Torq being available in most sizes. Below is a list of the models for each bat:

Youth Big Barrel:

2016 DeMarini CF8 2 5/8″ -5oz  -8oz  10oz 

2016 DeMarini CF8 2 3/4″ -10oz 

2016 Easton Mako XL 2 5/8″ -5oz  -8oz 

2016 Easton Mako 2 5/8″  -10oz 

2016 Easton Mako 2 3/4″ -10oz 

2016 Easton Mako Torq 2 5/8″ -5oz  -8oz 

2016 Easton Mako Torq 2 3/4″ -10oz 

Youth:

2016 DeMarini CF8 2 1/4″ -11oz 

2016 Easton Mako XL 2 1/4″ -10oz

2016 Easton Mako 2 1/4″ -11oz -12oz

2016 Easton Mako Torq 2 1/4″ -10oz

Junior Big Barrel:

2016 DeMarini CF8 2 3/4″ -11oz

2016 Easton Mako 2 3/4″ -12oz

It’s amazing how these two brands, which are HUGE in the baseball world, have such a different approach. You have DeMarini, as always, staying with their traditional models and improving upon them each and every year. Then you have Easton, who probably has as many bat models themselves as the rest of the bat world has combined, continuing to strive for new ways to engineer greatness. While some of you buy simply because you have a name brand preference, it’s tough to say that one is better than the other. No matter which way you go – know this – your friends won’t have a better bat than you.

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2016 Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 Baseball Bats Review

The Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 Baseball Bats are available at CheapBats.com!

The Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 Baseball Bats are available at CheapBats.com!

Louisville Slugger’s 2016 Prime 916 Baseball Bats are going to be made in versions of BBCOR, Senior League/Youth Big Barrel, Travel Ball, Youth & Tee Ball. With the exception of the Tee Ball version, the Prime 916 Baseball Bats are all made with a 3-Piece Bat Construction and crafted with 100% Composite material. Louisville Slugger uses the Fused Carbon Structure Design to properly and efficiently layer the composite material throughout the bat, which will maximize the performance and durability of the Prime 916 from knob to end cap. The 3-Piece construction is held together using the TRU3 barrel-to-handle connection piece, which holds the barrel on one side and the handle on the other without allowing them to touch. This TRU3 connection method is going to eliminate vibration and give you explosive energy & power transfer, ultimately increasing trampoline effect in the barrel and adding distances to your bombs.

Here are all the versions of the Prime 916 Baseball Bat with some bullet points:

2016 Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz BBP9163

Stamp: BBCOR

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Release Price: $399.99

Release Date: 6/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -5oz SLP9165

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Release Price: $349.99

Release Date: 9/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -8oz SLP9168

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Release Price: $349.99

Release Date: 9/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -10oz SLP9160

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Release Price: $349.99

Release Date: 6/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat 2 3/4″ -10oz SLP916X

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 3/4″

Release Price: $349.99

Release Date: 9/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 Youth Baseball Bat -10oz YBP9160

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 1/4″

Release Price: $249.99

Release Date: 9/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 Youth Baseball Bat -12oz YBP9162

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 1/4″

Release Price: $249.99

Release Date: 9/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger PRIME 916 Tee Ball Bat -12.5oz TBP9162

*1-Piece Design with 100% Aluminum build

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 1/4″

Release Price: $29.99

Release Date: 9/1/15

 

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2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Baseball Bats Review

The Omaha 516 Baseball Bats are available at CheapBats.com!

The Omaha 516 Baseball Bats are available at CheapBats.com!

The Omaha series of bats from Louisville Slugger are back and ready to take on the 2016 season! Once again made as a 1-piece, the Omaha 516 Baseball Bats are crafted with a 7U1 Alloy Design, making these bats 100% aluminum and hot right out of the wrapper. The Omaha 516 bat is made in versions of BBCOR, Youth Big Barrel/Travel Ball, Youth & Tee Ball. The BBCOR & Youth Big Barrel/Travel Ball bats come with Lizard Skins wrapped around the handle, giving you the benefit of the best batting grip in the game. Lastly, Louisville Slugger provides the Omaha bats with a full One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty, giving you the benefit of gripping and ripping without holding back. Below is a list of all the Omaha 516 Bat versions for 2016 and some bullet points.

2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz BBO5163

Stamp: BBCOR

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Release Price: $199.99

Release Date: 6/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -5oz SLO5165

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Release Price: $179.99

Release Date: 9/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -10oz SLO5160

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Release Price: $179.99

Release Date: 6/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat 2 3/4″ -10oz SLO516X

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 3/4″

Release Price: $179.99

Release Date: 6/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Youth Baseball Bat -13oz YBO5163

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 1/4″

Release Price: $99.99

Release Date: 6/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Tee Ball Bat -11oz TBO5161

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 1/4″

Release Price: $19.99

Release Date: 9/1/15

 

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2016 Louisville Slugger SELECT 716 Baseball Bats Review

The Louisville Slugger Select 716 Baseball Bats are available at CheapBats.com!

The Louisville Slugger Select 716 Baseball Bats are available at CheapBats.com!

Louisville Slugger’s 2016 Select 716 Baseball Bats are going to be made in versions of BBCOR, Senior League/Youth Big Barrel, Travel Ball & Youth. The Select 716 Baseball Bats are all made with a 3-Piece Bat Construction and crafted with an AC21 Alloy Barrel and a Composite Handle. The alloy barrel on the Select 716 bats is going to be hot right out of the wrapper and game ready from day one! The 3-Piece construction is held together using the TRU3 barrel-to-handle connection piece, which holds the barrel on one side and the handle on the other without allowing them to touch. This TRU3 connection method is going to eliminate vibration and give you explosive energy & power transfer, ultimately increasing trampoline effect in the barrel and adding distances to your bombs. Lastly, besides the Youth version, all the Select 716 bats come with Lizard Skins, giving you the benefit of the best bat grip in the game.

Here are all the versions of the Select 716 Baseball Bat with some bullet points:

2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz BBS7163

Stamp: BBCOR

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Release Price: $299.99

Release Date: 6/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -5oz SLS7165

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Release Price: $279.99

Release Date: 9/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -10oz SLS7160

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Release Price: $279.99

Release Date: 6/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat 2 3/4″ -10oz SLS716X

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 3/4″

Release Price: $279.99

Release Date: 6/1/15

2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 Youth Baseball Bat -12oz YBS7162

Stamp: 1.15 BPF USSSA

Barrel Diameter: 2 1/4″

Release Price: $179.99

Release Date: 6/1/15

 

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2015 Easton Mako vs Mako Torq

2015-Easton-Torq-Vs-Mako-Baseball-Bats-Duel2015 Easton – Mako vs. Mako Torq

Easton’s bats are always highly advanced, incredibly constructed and right at the top as far as popularity. Easton is obviously dedicated to creating nothing short of elite performance. Let’s just say the 2015 Easton series of bats aren’t an exception to that. In fact, they’re better! This year’s lineup, however, is dominated by the two big dogs: The returning, improved Mako and the new, green Mako Torq.

What are the differences between the 2015 Easton Mako and the 2015 Easton Mako Torq?

I’m glad you asked! Let’s get to the bottom of it…

First, let’s go through all the things that they have in common, which is quite a bit. They are both simply a work of art, crafted with 100% TCT Thermo Composite Technology. This composite material is the best in the game! It truly maximizes the potential in every phase, especially the sweet spot in the barrel. Both of these bats are also a 2-piece, connected using Easton’s patented CXN ConneXion Technology, which efficiently transfers energy and gives the bat an optimized feel.

For Fastpitch softball only Easton took that even further and made the ZERO CXN ConneXion Technology. This connection was engineered to completely eliminate vibration, hence the ZERO, and give Softball girls the best in performance!

Now… the Mako and the Mako Torq differ in a few ways…  one of which that is an industry changing feature that is bound to start a trend!

We’ll start with the grip, with the Mako sporting Easton’s signature performance diamond grip while the Mako Torq has black and white gauze grip. They both give hitters what they need, so that just comes down to a preference. Another difference is the color design as the Mako returns with its orange look, while the Mako Torq has a “Torq” green color that lets everyone know who has the newest, baddest bat in town! The glaring way they differ is Easton incorporated the brand new 360 Torq Handle Technology on the Mako Torq. The bottom of the handle and the grip closest to the knob can actually be rotated!

How does the 360 Torq Handle benefit you? It allows hitters to square up more pitches by allowing the bottom hand to rotate while the bat is going through the hitting zone. This keeps the barrel in the zone longer and ultimately gives the hitter more power, more often! This technology is what makes the Mako Torq priced a little higher than the Mako, rightfully so.

One last difference is the leagues Easton made them to play in…

They both have an edition for Fastpitch Softball and also BBCOR, Big Barrel and Youth baseball. However, only the Mako comes in a Junior Big Barrel for baseball, while the Mako Torq does not.

The verdict? Give me one and i’ll approach the plate with the utmost confidence! It all comes down to, besides the difference in grip type, whether you want to pay a few bucks more for the brand new technology – the Torq handle. Other than that they are almost identical.

You can get both of these 2015 Easton powerhouses, the Mako and the Mako Torq, with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com.

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2014 Easton S400 Baseball Bat Review

2014 Easton S400 from Cheapbats.comThe 2014 line of Easton S400 baseball bats is one that includes a youth model, as well as a BBCOR and big barrel model. To adhere to the specifications of each league, each bat was constructed differently, but all were done with the same goal in mind of delivering a bat that will be durable and provide great results. Let’s look in depth at each model and what each provide its users. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this blog to find out more about the 2014 Easton s400 line.

2014 Easton S400 BBCOR Baseball Bat

This -3oz. bat is made of aluminum and is part of the Speed Brigade line of bats. It was designed to give a balanced swing throughout regardless of whether it is a heavier or lighter bat. Those familiar with the Easton brand of BBCOR baseball bats will be happy to know that this model replaced the Typhoon bat. The aluminum alloy Easton used in this bat was a highly durable 7046 aircraft material with a pro tack grip.

2014 Easton S400 Big Barrel Baseball Bat

Just like the other bats in the S400 line of bats, this bat was designed with the Speed Brigade requirements in mind. This -8oz. bat is made with a single piece construction, which anyone who is familiar with a single piece bat can attest to the ease in which it can be swung. The bat also has an ultra thin handle that is made for youth baseball players in mind. With a thinner handle, it will allow for younger players with smaller hands a better chance to grip the bat better.

2014 Easton S400 Youth Baseball Bat

For those youth players not competing in leagues allowing big barrel bats, this -12.5oz. bat is an ideal option. Like the other S400 bats, this bat was constructed with 7046 aircraft aluminum alloy, which is one of the most durable materials a bat can be used for a new bat construction. Much like the BBCOR bat replaced the Typhoon bat, this youth baseball bat has replaced the youth Rampage bats. The S400 has an ultra-thin handle that will allow for better grip and is approved for numerous leagues including Babe Ruth, Pony and Dixie.

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Easton Mako Makes a Difference – The Summer of the Shark

2014 Easton Mako Baseball Bat from CheapbatsThe summer of 2014 will go down in record books as the summer of the shark in the baseball world. The 2014 Easton Mako baseball bat has been making a splash in organized gameplay all summer long, most recently at the 2013 Little League World Series in Pennsylvania.

The 2013 LLWS concluded over the weekend with Tokyo defeating Chula Vista six to four. The series was full of impressive gameplay and had an equally impressive showing of new products displayed throughout the action – not the least of which was the Easton Mako.

The 2014 Easton Mako, one of the hottest new bats for 2014, was used by approximately sixty percent of the players in the tournament. The Mako is the newest addition to Easton’s Power Brigade line of bats, and boasts having the most speed and barrel through the zone. Easton has pushed the limits of bat technology with the Mako, which has had impressive showings all summer, including in the College World Series. Easton bats were also responsible for as many as 68 of the 69 home runs hit during the 2013 LLWS.

Ready to get your hands on one? The wait is almost over!

The Mako, as well as the rest of the 2014 Easton line are coming soon at Cheapbats.com. For those that can’t wait, Cheapbats.com has the Mako available for pre-order with free overnight shipping.

Baseball Bats for Less – Save Hundreds Buying Closeout Models

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Buying baseball bats can cost you a lot, since those with high quality come with impressive price tags attached! However, there are several ways you can save money on baseball bats, making use of the many available sales opportunities throughout the year. Among all these seasonal sales, closeout sales can give you a chance to effectively save a lot of money on your purchase of baseball merchandise, especially the baseball bats.

What Is a Closeout Sale?

A closeout sale is a type of sale that is made available by the manufacturers or retailers in order to sell off the entire stock of a particular type or model of baseball bats like this 2012 DeMarini Vexxum. This is usually done when there is a large quantity of a particular product remaining in stock while a new type or model of baseball bats is expected to come out soon. A closeout sale is often confused with a going-out-of-business sale, which is usually offered by businesses when they are closing down and need to liquidize their assets.

Stocks in the Closeout Sale

A usual perception about the merchandise available in the closeout sale is that it is defected in some way or it is a low quality product. While this may be true in some cases, it is not always the same. It might contain baseball bats that were produced in excess and did not sell out as well as expected. Poor quality is not always the reason behind sales fluctuations; therefore not all baseball bats offered in these sales are bad. However, there are often some products that are defected or returned products. Therefore, it is very important to select a baseball bat very carefully if you are buying it from a closeout sale.

Closeout Sale Prices

The best part about getting baseball bats from a closeout sale is the extreme cut in the prices. Most of the times, merchandise  is offered at a discount ranging between 50% and 80%. Even on the most expensive of the baseball bats, you can save hundreds of dollars by purchasing them through a closeout sale like this Combat Pure Gear Youth bat. A Baseball bat that usually costs somewhere around $300 can be purchased at a price as low as $100, making closeout sales an ideal time to purchase a new baseball bat for your upcoming league.

Finding the Right Baseball Bats Retailers

When you want to purchase a baseball bat through a closeout sale, the first thing to do is to find a retailer that has a good selection of baseball bats. Going online is not only convenient but also gives you a lot of options regarding the brands.

However, before making an online purchase, check the referrals or comments of the previous clients who have bought products from those retailers.

A closeout sale is undoubtedly one of the best options to buy baseball bats of all types according to your needs, at much lower prices. Since baseball bats are among some of the most expensive sports merchandise, these sales are the best way to save hundreds of dollars on them.

At Cheapbats.com we often have great bats at closeout prices!