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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth
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  • -11 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 12 Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Approved for Play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA
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  • Lower M.O.I Means Faster Swing Speeds
  • Patented ConneXion Technology Reduces Vibration
  • TCT Thermo Composite for Massive Sweet Spot and Unmatched Bat Speed
  • Two-Piece Fully Composite Design
  • Ultra-Thin 29/32 Inch Handle with Performance Diamond Grip
2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Csll player - Sep 17, 2013

Pros: This bat has the most pop of any bat I have used. It feels in between the s1 and the xl1.

Cons: My whole team wants to use it.

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth
4.632184 based on 87 ratings. 87 user reviews.

Introducing the 2014 Easton MAKO Youth Baseball Bat: YB14MK! The wait is finally over for the next big bat to hit the market! The new two-piece, composite Easton MAKO provides elite players with the edge they've been waiting for! The MAKO concept is simple: swing the fastest bat with the biggest barrel. This allows youth baseball players to produce power unlike ever before with a great pop! One of the secrets behind the MAKO's success is Easton's new TCT Thermo Composite Technology. It's engineered to provide top-notch players two major benefits: unmatched bat speed and a massive sweet spot. There's no doubt the Mako's made to enhance performance! To provide baseball players with a world-class feel, Easton included their popular ConneXion technology and performance diamond grip. No energy is wasted and every hit feels as smooth as butter. Easton: Engineered for Glory! The Easton MAKO: YB14MK is approved for play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and features the new USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp. It's also backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer’s Warranty.

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Csll player - Sep 17, 2013

Pros: This bat has the most pop of any bat I have used. It feels in between the s1 and the xl1.

Cons: My whole team wants to use it.

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by Fortheloveofthegame - Sep 20, 2013

Pros: The Mako feels more end loaded like the XL1. It virtually feels just like the XL1 but 1 ounce lighter. When my son hit both the Mako and XL1 on the sweet spot, the XL1 flew farther. My recommendation is that if you are strong enough to swing the XL1, get the XL1. If you need your bat a little lighter get the Mako or XL2 or XL3 to save some dough. If you need more swing speed, stick to the S Series.

Cons: None. Great bat for the person that can't quite swing the XL1 but the S series is too light for.

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by colin - Sep 26, 2013

Pros: it has amazing pop and a huge sweetspot. its very lightweight and its the best bat of the year

Cons: everyone wants to use it and I lose to many baseballs

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by GM - Oct 14, 2013

Pros: The whole bat. My son turned 11 this year. Was swinging a voodoo and generated the highest bat speed on his team. He also had the least hit balls in distance. He purchased this bat with his own money, and at the second practice, literally hit a whole bucket of balls to the fence with one going over for his first homerun. This bat is definitely worth the money spent.

Cons: None

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by Joe - Mar 04, 2014

Pros: I replaced a 31/20 Nike Aero (outlawed for Babe Ruth in 2014, sadly) with the 31/20 Mako for my 12 y/o son. I had seen others using the Mako but was not impressed with the pop or speed off of the bat. Probably a "break-in" issue, but maybe not the right player for this bat. That aside, I brought him to the cage tonight for some soft toss and was really impressed. The balance of the bat is excellent. Some have said end weighted but I feel it is balanced top to bottom. The sound at this juncture with some 80 swings is flat unless perfect contact is made. The pop is scary good on really good swings. The general feel is nice, balanced. Son said no vibration at this point. Obviously can't speak of durability yet. I would not recommend this bat to younger or starting players. There are plenty of bats out there for them. This is a bat for physically strong, seasoned players who can take advantage of what seems to be this years top offering from Easton. Enjoy the spring season.

Cons: None so far, looking forward to finding something, but I don't think I will :)

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by The player rewier - Sep 05, 2013

Pros: The bat is very top heavy and has choke pop. The whole team wants to use it.Nice easton they got the best bat on the market hands down! The bat has nice color and a sick name to it.

Cons: NONE!

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by Bryan Hawkes - Oct 03, 2013

Pros: All good so far, only had for about 2 weeks. My son had been struggling lately and decided to surprise him with new bat and to no avail his 1st AB he laces a stand up double in right center field gap. The ball bounces off the bat.

Cons: none yet, oh yeah 1....every dang kid wants to use it.

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by Joey Bats - Oct 04, 2013

Pros: Tremendous pop!!! Have owned the 2012 Power Brigade & 2013 XL & CF5... Eastons BEST bat to date!!!!

Cons: A little top heavy...Not near as bad as Demarini though.

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by jbaseball - Oct 09, 2013

Pros: great pop just out of the wrapper my son uused in a tournament on the first pitch did a homer. second at bat a huge double. the best of two worlds the Mako

Cons: none

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by D McD - Oct 18, 2013

Pros: My son plays U11 travel baseball and has had a lot of success using the 2013 XL1 in both 30/20 and 31/21. He also used the 30/17 Easton S3. I was concerned that the Mako would not have the POP of the XL1's but I was pleasantly surprised. The length to weigh ratio is perfect for him giving him a nice balance of speed and power through the zone. He is ecstatic with this bat! Great job as usual Easton!

Cons: Everyone wants to use it!

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by Coach D - Dec 29, 2013

Pros: Tons of pop after one week break in. Very balanced design. Played with the S1 and prefer the Mako.

Cons: Nothing.

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by joe - Jan 22, 2014

Pros: I would suggest this to hitter who is a contact and power hitter. My son has hit alot of solid hits. When you swing it he says it feels better than the 2014 xl1. He is not a homerun hitter but more of a speed player. It has more pop than the cf6. I would certinaly recomend this bat if you have ben intrested

Cons: turns black when you hit the ball

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by Drew peacock - Feb 04, 2014

Pros: This bat is the best bat for my son. We will buy three of the bats for the whole team to use, It is so good

Cons: none

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by Z. Miller - Feb 16, 2014

Pros: What a great bat! This bat is not too light and not too heavy. Great bat for someone looking for both pop and bat speed

Cons: Absolutely Zero

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Anonymous - Sep 23, 2013

Pros: My son used this bat this weekend. It was on loan from another teams dad. My son 10 yr old hit a homerun dead center 235+ feet. Gonna get him one ASAP.

Cons: Lighter than what I would like...

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Harrison - Feb 16, 2014

Pros: Nuf said

Cons: Nothin

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by mako - Feb 16, 2014

Pros: POP! this bat has a ton of it, the power brigade series made a major improvement by adding this bat. it's the most diverse bat on the market and almost any player can swing this bat effectively.

Cons: like many power brigade bats, I found the mako didn't have very good feel off the barrel when you hit the ball really good, although this doesn't effect the performance at all.

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by kerasch - Dec 15, 2013

Pros: This Mako has a super sweet spot that allows my son to make more consistent contact driving the ball into the outfield more often. The pop off this bat is superior to the XL or S series bats and there is no vibration.

Cons: None at this time and have not have not had enough time to determine durability.

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by mako - Feb 17, 2014

Pros: great pop nice grip fast and easy to hit from

Cons: none

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Chico Hull - Feb 17, 2014

Pros: My son plays 11u Majors USSSA. He swings the XL1 29/19 and a S1 big barrel with a great deal of power and speed. Today at practice he asked to use one of the other players 29/18 Mako.....through 4 rounds of BP he hit 27 out on a 225 field. The balls he hit out didnt just barley clear the fence they were bombs. Needless to say we just ordered the 2014 30/19 Mako (went up in size from the one he swung at practice so he can maybe get a extra year out of it)

Cons: none

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by Indy Warriors - Feb 19, 2014

Pros: This bat has pop right out of the wrapper. My son is 10 year of age 4'8 80 lbs and he swings the 30 in 19 oz bat. Hitting easy over 200 ft and this bat is not even broke in yet. All we swing is Easton and they out done them self again. All the kids on his team want this bat and want to swing it at the plate every time.

Cons: Don't know how long it will last. Price is high but you pay for what you get. Nothing at this moment. Keeping it out of the hands of other lol.. to high to let anyone else swing it.

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Maria - Feb 28, 2014

Pros: I bought this bat for my son for little league because his other bat lost its "pop". He used it for the first time in a scrimmage game, how about on his first swing with the bat he hit a home run.

Cons: No issues with us, but the rest of the team wishes it wasn't so heavy so they can use it lol.

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Ginger ninja - Mar 02, 2014

Pros: Cool colors Good pop Large sweet spot

Cons: None

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Ryan - Mar 05, 2014

Pros: AMAZING! LIGHTER than the xl, more pop than any bat out there and has great balance. I highly recommend this bat for anyone .

Cons: I don't like having to tell my teammates "no" when they ask to use it.

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by DR - Mar 14, 2014

Pros: Composite bat with the latest innovative materials. The bat is slightly end loaded. This product is fine/average at best and the kids for some reason like the bright colors.

Cons: This model needs to be more balanced. Youth players should focus using Easton's S1 or S2 products.

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by dhornets - Apr 15, 2014

Pros: this bat has lots of pop i don't have one but my friend does and i used it in bp and i hit 10-10 and 5 over the fence

Cons: none gerat bat

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Anthoney Stark - Oct 24, 2013

Pros: Great bat, kids love it, nothing bad to say about it yet.

Cons: None as of yet

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Person - Oct 26, 2013

Pros: Good feel.

Cons: Not a good one for a power hitter.

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Jim - Nov 06, 2013

Pros: Best pop on the market

Cons: Easton bats fall apart. Every kid on my travel team who has purchased either the XL-1 or the Mako has had to have it replaced. My son has gone through 4 Eastons this year alone. We don't use rubber balls in machines either. They design these bats to be on the edge so the pop is great, but they just aren't durable. If you buy one, you might as well buy two because you will need a bat for when the first one breaks and you have to send it back.

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by GO IN SC - Nov 10, 2013

Pros: Excellent right out of the gate. After we struggled last year with the S1or the XL as my son is on small side but hits with good pop and average. We settled on S1 and went for bat speed. Great bat but this Mako is the best of both worlds. In 1st tourney he bats 1.000 and is popping them off the fence as a small fella. Great job by Easton to make the best of two great bats in to one.

Cons: Little pricy but made my son save for half. REALLY worth it to him now.

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by dan costello jr - Nov 19, 2013

Pros: We had a tournament this past weekend at cal ripken 10 u. My son shared his bat with the team.we had more home runs that weekend than we did all year. All the kids will be asking for it for christmas

Cons: None

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Fin - Dec 19, 2013

Pros: Not as endloaded as my current demarini vexxum,great pop,fast bat speed

Cons: I borrowed my friends and i dont have my own mako

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by Fin - Dec 27, 2013

Pros: Bat has a lot of pop,the bat is lightweight, its very balanced,the best part IT'S HOT RIGHT OUT OF THE WRAPPER

Cons: None yet......can't determine durability yet it's been only 2 days and I have only hit about 75 balls with it,so far it's holding up well.

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by anonymous - Jan 19, 2014

Pros: the best bat in the world great pop

Cons: none

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Joseph P. - Jan 23, 2014

Pros: Great feel when hitting. When you get jammed, the bat takes all of the sting out of the hands so all you feel is a solid hit.

Cons: None

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Joey - Feb 02, 2014

Pros: I have been playing in the 11-13 league, and I am 11. I started off using the axe bat and had a batting average of 561. Its been a month I've had the mako and I have not gotten out yet!

Cons: Nothing.

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by ICE MAN - Feb 10, 2014

Pros: the ball just goes of the bat and the bat speed is AWESOME

Cons: i hope my team wants to use this bat

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by billy - Feb 11, 2014

Pros: got it for my son everybody loves it great pop!

Cons: to pricey

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by person - Feb 13, 2014

Pros: It has so much pop I play for a travel team in Ohio and we won our division because of this bat. We had 3 homeruns in 2 games with this bat

Cons: paint chips a little bit in the first 2 weeks

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by billley - Feb 24, 2014

Pros: great bat

Cons: thebomb.com

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by cam - Apr 19, 2014

Pros: this bat is incredibly light with a huge sweat spot. It feels good wherever you hit the ball with it. Ball toys of. The bat. In my opinion the Mako is better than xl1.

Cons: Pricey. Takes a while to break in.

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by DanT - Oct 22, 2013

Pros: So far my son loves the bat and so does team mates. Bat really isnt broken in yet so can't really be 100% sold on it as its only been 2 weeks.

Cons: None so far

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Zane - Mar 06, 2014

Pros: Great bat came in warm lots of pop

Cons: Nothing at all

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by baseballwiz - Mar 10, 2014

Pros: My first game with it stand up triple theres no brake in time and it has loads of pop

Cons: a little top heavy

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by pvnll player - Mar 14, 2014

Pros: This bat is awesome! I'm a 12 year old in my last year of little league (im one of the better players in my league) and my second at bat with this I hit one off the very top of the fence! I've already hit two bombs in practice with it too, and I could never hit for power before this.

Cons: nothing buy the bat!

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by zay - Mar 16, 2014

Pros: It has great pop and the general feel is very comfortable

Cons: If you hit a fast pitch ball out of the sweat spot it sting just a little

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by JUSTBATS FAN - Mar 18, 2014

Pros: AMAZING BAT! Has great pop and would recommend it for all all players.

Cons: just a little peice chiped off into the bat but did not affect it at all!

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by g - Mar 25, 2014

Pros: nice bat but stings sometimes but otherwise its all worth it

Cons: got nothing

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by Cory Sweeney - Mar 26, 2014

Pros: this bat has great pop! Got it 3 days ago and hit with it today, it was amazing! Any type of hitter would love this bat, but if you are a power hitter you would love this bat even more. It has a great feel and makes you feel more powerful. Get this bat!!!

Cons: none

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by Doubke D - Mar 28, 2014

Pros: this bad is amazing! my boys have had other high end bats in the past, but this is the best so far. i would recommend to all

Cons: Price was more than what i wanted to spend, but worth every penny!

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by ROCKY - Mar 30, 2014

Pros: this bat is good for players who are contact and power hitters. it has a ton of pop and great grip and a monster barrel.i already got a home run with it... BUY IT!

Cons: NONE!

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by Yolo - Mar 31, 2014

Pros: It's has good pop

Cons: Broke first time I used it in a game It feels like it bends every time u hit the ball

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2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth

by Buzz Minix - Apr 04, 2014

Pros: This bat seems to have no obvious flaws. Bought it for my 9 yr old, 4'8" 65lbs. who plays travel ball. He had been using the Easton S1 28-16 and moved to the 28-17 Mako. The ball absolutely flies off this bat. It's not even broken in yet. The confidence boost alone was worth the extra $$$. Easton makes THE best quality bat available.

Cons: A little harder to get the barrel out front than the S1 because of the extra ounce and the way it is balanced compared to the S1 so he uses the S1 against faster pitchers but other than that this bat ROCKS!

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by Joe C. - Apr 06, 2014

Pros: Great pop Great balance Length to weight ratio is excellent

Cons: None to date

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by homerun hitter - Apr 06, 2014

Pros: has a large sweet spot smaller than the xl1 but swings faster so you can get alot of power off of it. this bat is great for any contact hitter amd maybe a power hitter if he wants a lighter bat

Cons: nothing go get it now

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by BBDad1 - Apr 09, 2014

Pros: Feels lighter than -11, more like -12 or -13. Big sweet spot, more like a sweet zone. Good pop, just doesn't sound like a "pop" of an aluminum bat. Ball moves off the bat deceivingly fast.

Cons: Expensive and everyone wants to use it. Except for the CF6 user on the team that can swing an end loaded monster.

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by Coach Bob - Apr 10, 2014

Pros: Great hits off the big sweet spot. Most of the team is now using it (size 28, the bigger kids would like a 30). My son really likes it and thought the XL1 swung too heavy. He loves this bat. The ball really jumps off the sweet spot. Their eyes really light up on sweet spot hits. You can tell it feels good, and you can see the results. You won't be disappointed.

Cons: Vibration is an issue as it is on all -11 or greater bats when the ball hits the end or near the handle. Could be the -10 XL1 is better in this regard.

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by Joe Papa! - Apr 15, 2014

Pros: I call this bat the TRUTH ! my 8 year kid hit a fly ball to deep center first at bat for a triple. 2nd at bat a shot down the 3rd base line for a double which drove in two runs. 3rd at bat a shot over the shortstops head for a single drove in another run. 4th at bat fly ball to left field for a out. He's spraying the ball all over the yard while some parents are in awe. LOL!

Cons: THE COST $$$$$$

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by Jack - Apr 16, 2014

Pros: the MAKO will allow you to hit any pitch at any speed, a perfect bat.

Cons: there are no cons

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by Jake - Apr 16, 2014

Pros: I have been using this bat and I hit some Bp. I hit at least 20 over 200 ft in 40 pitches and went 35-40!

Cons: None! The bats excellent

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by Bob - Apr 16, 2014

Pros: Great Pop

Cons: If used too much the top comes off of the barrel

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by Joe Cool - Apr 17, 2014

Pros: Purchased 2 of these this year. One for my 9 year old, one for my 11 year old. My 11 year old can't get much pop out of it. He hits way better with his old XL1. My younger son seems to hit well with his Mako. I'm hoping they are just slow to break in. Maybe it will improve. Right now it just seems ok. Good balance and good grip...no vibration.

Cons: Medium pop, seems like it should have more.

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by Bobby B - Sep 16, 2013

Pros: Great combination of the XL and Speed series. Ball jumps off the bat. Can't wait till we get it fully broke in.

Cons: None at this time

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by roy - Nov 03, 2013

Pros: i have only used it in one tournament and i really loved it I got sad though because it was my teammates and he had to not let anyone use it because his dad didn't want it to break otherwise i have nothing bad to say! GREAT BAT I LOVE IT!

Cons: everyone wanted to use it but otherwise nothing

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by Jared Coslett - Nov 05, 2013

Pros: I like the feeling the best but

Cons: I used this bat in marrysville the pitcher pitched it inside and the bat shatterd I got this bat for about $300 dollars for no reason

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by Chris - Dec 10, 2013

Pros: Got for my 10 year old. He need to go up in size we went up to the 31/20 from a 29/17. Pretty big jump but he plays year round and didn't see much of a change in his bat speed. I believe this is the best bat on the market. Right out the box he hit it better than he has ever hit. Kid plays year round and has a great swing but something about the pop off this bat almost makes it unfair... Great Bat!!!!!

Cons: none I've seen

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by Liam - Dec 30, 2013

Pros: I got this bat for Christmas, and so far it feels great. It's very light, I can swing it hard and level, it hits the ball hard and far, and it has an incredibly comfortable grip. I love it.

Cons: I really don't think there are any or many cons to it besides pricing unless this is the original Easton sale price.

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by LGbaseball - Oct 12, 2013

Pros: I personally think that the bat holds up well. When I swing the bat I feel confident in hitting the ball. I think the bat is great overall.

Cons: The grip could be better.

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by Chase's MOM - Dec 26, 2013

Pros: This bat has taken our sons confidence to different level. It has Amazing pop right out of the package. He has hit over 30 homeruns during practice in 3 months... He Loves this bat!

Cons: none

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by isaiah - Jan 19, 2014

Pros: I got this bat for Christmas it is awesome I only hit it off the tee

Cons: nothing yet

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by Ron cherry - Feb 06, 2014

Pros: Great feel, good pop, great look.

Cons: Took a long time to break in, almost sent it back then my son start hitting shots. Good pop but my sons training partner got a cf6 the same day and we had both boys use both bats for almost a month and the cf6 performed much better. With all that said it's still far better than anything else so my money wasn't wasted but I wish I had an xl1 or cf6.

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by T. Carson in Pa. - Sep 20, 2013

Pros: I been using my 30" XL1 all summer. Got my 31" Mako two weeks ago. Really nice bat, I'm just not used of it yet. I think my XL1 drops a better bomb but time will tell. Nice bat speed, nice grip. I love my Mako.

Cons: None yet. Real eye catcher!!!

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by Carter Klein - Sep 28, 2013

Pros: Best bat ever. I hit with this bat much better than with my CF5!

Cons: None.

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by george - Sep 29, 2013

Pros: It's light weight, the color is amazing, and it's really easy to hit a homer.

Cons: None.

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by 1 - Oct 16, 2013

Pros: it is the best bat ever

Cons: Nothing

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by CSLL - Oct 30, 2013

Pros: Awesome

Cons: takes a while to get broken in

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by bob - Feb 24, 2014

Pros: the best bat ever i hit 1000 home runs in a day with it

Cons: so coool

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by pony baseball - Sep 22, 2013

Pros: Has a lot of pop

Cons: Cracked with my first 2 games

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by Anonymous - Oct 30, 2013

Pros: amazing

Cons: takps a while to get it brokpn in

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by kyle - Oct 03, 2013

Pros: Osom bat!

Cons: Good

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by Marc Roberson - Oct 11, 2013

Pros: The 2014 Easton MAKO feels and looks good.

Cons: My son and his teammates play U9 travel ball and they just are not getting much Pop off this bat? It fairly frustrating, I am tempted to have my son go back to his 2012 Easton Reflex bat.

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by baseball 123 - Dec 01, 2013

Pros: little pop

Cons: cap is very loose and the paint chipped on my first couple swings with it

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by The Omirodder - Sep 08, 2013

Pros: Good feel, like the swing. Waiting for it to break-in to really see the bat work. Just got the bat, but hope the bat lasts like other Easton bats.

Cons: Having to wait for the bat to break-in. $$$$ Hope it is worth the price.

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by joe - Feb 27, 2014

Pros: bad

Cons: bad

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by base - Dec 09, 2013

Pros: it had no sting

Cons: pop is terrible i corked it and it only hit 230

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by Anonymous - Oct 30, 2013

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by mario - Sep 30, 2013

Pros: Nice bat

Cons: Bat does not meet my leagues regulations because the barrel is made up of composite material.

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88386

How long does this bat take to be broken in? I already hit about 70-80 baseballs with it.

As you know with all composite barrel bats we recommend a break-in. A good break-in consists of 150-200 hits off a tee or soft toss, start at about 40% power and gradually increasing as you get closer to 150 swing mark. Rotate the bat a quarter of an inch between each hit to ensure an even break-in. You'll feel the pop once the bat is broken-in.

88290

If I get this bat in the 31 inch size will I be able to use this bat next year and still have a lot of pop?

The sizing of the bat would vary based on the size of the player so we could not speculate as to how long that size would be appropriate. As far as durability, the Mako is a very durable model and does have a 12 month warranty for replacement if it is damaged.

88262

I know this bat is a new bat and just cleared by the Little League Association for play. I am afraid to buy a $300 bat and the bat gets banded from Little League when I need it during tournament? Can you guarantee that LL will not band this bat? It is new and they may find a flaw and claim it does not pass their criteria after extended tests? please dont think I am crazy, I got the money for the bat, it is not cheap, I need to know my team can use it all the way through All-Stars. Last year our opponents all had composite bats they killed us with half a swing. We could have won the entire tournament. I want some composite action too.

To our knowledge this bat the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) is approved for Little League because it has the stamp on the bat. They will not band this bat for any reason throughout the year.

88230

Is the mako a contact bat? My son has power and hits home runs. Should I get the mako or if not, what else?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth can be used by both contact and power hitters. If your power hitter does not prefer an end loaded design, the high performance balanced design with massive sweet spot that the Mako features will work just fine for what they need. If they do prefer an end-loaded design I would suggest checking out the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1). It will be the most similar to the Mako in terms of design but will feature an end-loaded swing weight.

88152

My son currently uses the Voodoo 2014 bat size 30" 17 oz. He wants the MAKO. I was thinking 29" 18 oz would be the best size for him. Do you agree? He just turned 9, is 4' 5" and weights 90 lbs.

Based on his height and weight, we suggest moving up to a 30" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth.

87954

My son is a 52 lbs., 8 years old and plays machine pitch baseball. He currently uses a 28" 16 oz. bat which he just got used to the size and weight. Now we need a big barrel. I want to know if we should get the MAKO Junior bat or go with the MAKO youth version?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (JBB14MK) is designed for coach pitch only. The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) can be used in machine pitch.

87889

About how many hits does this bat have until it loses it's pop?

There is no way to determine how many individual hits a bat will be able to achieve in its lifespan given the countless different ways and situations in which it can be used. There are ways to try and prolong the lifespan of the bat. It is recommended to use the bat only to hit real baseballs. The yellow dimpled balls used in some batting cages can damage the bat and shorten the lifespan. If available, it is also advantageous to use the bat only for game situations and to have a similarly weighted bat for batting practice. Also, not allowing other players to use the bat would help it last longer. Lastly, it is not recommended to use the bat in weather below 55 degrees. Below this point, the core of the ball can condense and become harder which can damage the bat.

87860

I'm more of a power hitter. Would the new XL1 or MAKO be better for me?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) features a balanced swing weight which would give you a low M.O.I or fast swing speed through the strike zone. Where as the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) has an end load which will generate more power through the strike zone. It really comes down to your personal preference. If you're looking for increased bat speed go with the Easton MAKO (YB14MK). If you are looking for power go with Easton XL1 (YB14X1).

87775

I am 14, 5' 5", and 130 pounds. What size should I use, and can I use this bat in high school?

This 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth model is NOT approved for high school baseball. To be legal in high school, you will need a -3 BBCOR certified model like the 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR (BB14MK). Based on your height and weight, we would recommend a 31" model.

87742

My son (11, 4'11", 72 lbs) has been playing with an Easton SL13S210 (30" -10) and loves it. He needs a 2.25" barrel for league ball. Will the XL1 (30/20) or the Mako (30/19) feel most like his big barrel S2?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat will feel most like his S2 since the MAKO has a balanced swing weight similar to the S2. The XL1 has a slightly end loaded swing weight to it.

87740

My son is 11 years old, 5 feet tall and weighs about 105 pounds. He is a contact hitter with line drive power, but has thin wrists. What size and make would be best?

For a player this size we would typically recommend a 29" or 30" bat. With that being said, I would also look for a balanced model in a -10 length/weight ratio.

87736

Which bat is better for my son, the Mako or XL1? He is 12 years old and about 5'4". He is a good contact hitter, consistent, and although I would not consider him a power hitter, he can hit for distance. Would you recommend the end loaded Xl1 or the balanced Mako? Are there any other bats I am not asking about?

For a player of this nature, I would recommend the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK). The MAKO is perfect for hitters who hit for both power and contact. It feels extremely balanced but possesses unheralded pop.

87725

My son is 52 inches tall and weighs 89lbs. From your chart it says i should get a 29 inch bat, would it hurt to get him the 30 inch so he has a little room to grow into the bat?

No, it would not hurt to get your son the 30" 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK). It would give your son some room to grow into the bat.

87718

What is the difference between the MAKO and the XL1 besides $40.00 and an ounce?On one of the reviews a person said his MAKO shattered on an inside pitch. Is that possible? What kind of warranty does it come with?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) and the 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) are both two-piece composite bats with extended barrels. The difference is the MAKO is balanced and the XL1 is end loaded. The MAKO comes with a 12 month warranty.

87641

My son is 10 and is swinging the Easton S1 in the 30" 18oz. Would you recommend this bat in a 30" 19oz?

Yes, the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth in that size should be a good fit for your son. With it's very well balanced swing weight the adjustment to a bat that weighs 1oz heavier would be minimal.

87609

I have a Louisville Slugger Attack and its light and I can swing it fast. But I think I have enough power to swing a 31" Easton MAKO. Which bat do you prefer? I'm a contact hitter who likes to hit the gaps.

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) would be a great choice for you. It has a very light swing weight and a huge sweet spot. This will help you hit those gaps.

87587

I hit with a 30 inch Easton XL3 last year and struck out 3 times in 23 games. I hit line drives but had trouble getting it through the zone. Which bat should I get?

It sounds like the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) would be a great choice for you. It will have a large sweet spot like the XL3 but its balanced swing weight will allow you to be quick through the zone.

87566

My son is 56 lbs & 53", so basically a tall skinny contact hitter. He could use a larger sweet spot and more power. Which bat do you recommend?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) is a great option for a contact hitter. The balanced, two-piece composite design is ideal for a contact hitter. It has an extended barrel for a larger sweet spot.

87505

My son is 8 years old. He is approximately 53" tall and weighs 69 lbs. Is the MAKO 29" 18 oz to big?

Based on his height and weight, the 29" 18 oz 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth is the suggested size for him.

87457

I was thinking about getting the next version, if there is one coming out. When and how much is it going to be?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK Youth) bat is currently the only version released. There may be a new version for 2015, we just don't have that information as of yet. It will most likely be around the $279.99 price point for the Youth bat.

87453

My son is 10 years old, 4' 9" and 70 pounds. He is a lead off hitter and although skinny and small, he is strong. Should he get a 30" Mako, 29" XL or 30" XL? He just faced a fast pitcher using a 30/17 and hit it up the middle. I like the idea of the Mako weighing an oz less and providing the same power, but I've seen multiple reviews where people say that the XL provides more power.

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) would be the bat we suggest. The length that we recommend would be 30 inches. The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) will be for more of a power hitter. This bat will be more end loaded. Where as the Mako will be more of a balanced bat.

87320

My son is 9 years old. He weighs 62 pounds and is 46 inches tall. He plays kid pitch. What size bat do you recommend? Which bat would help him achieve a faster swing speed? He has a hard time getting the bat around.

Based on your sons height and weight, we would suggest a 27 or 28 inch bat. The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) is a great option for helping generate bat speed.

87245

My son is 10 years old and is 58 inches tall. What size should he get? He is a big guy.

The best way to determine the correct bat size for a player is by their height and weight. However, based on his height, we suggest a 30" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth. For more sizing information please visit our Bat Coach http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

87128

My son is 8 years old and 77 lbs can he go from a 28" to a 30 " bat?

Based on his age, the suggested size we would recommend would be 29 inches. If he was using a 28 inch before and was having no problems, I don't think bumping up to a 30 inch would be too detrimental to his swing speed. Ultimately, it will come down to whether or not he feels comfortable. However, I don't think it will be too drastic of a weight difference.

87009

My son is 9 and 51" tall and around 50lbs. He is very small for his age. He grew into his 28" S1 in the fall. I would like to get him a Mako this season, should I buy him the 28" or the 29"?

Based on the information you provided I would recommend a 28" 17 oz. in the Easton MAKO (YB14MK).

86934

Does the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) bat have a 2 5/8" barrel?

No, the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) features a 2 1/4" barrel diameter. The MAKO that has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter would be the 2014 Easton MAKO (SL14MK9). You can find it here: http://goo.gl/xlrXyR

86893

My boy is 9 years old. He is a solid, right handed, pull hitter. He has been using the Easton XL2 since last spring. It was a 28" 17 ounce bat. He loved it! Still does. But he is getting a little too far ahead of the pitch now. He is not a big kid, but he is an athletic kid. He is 50" tall and 72 lbs. My question would be is the 29" 18 ounce Mako too big for him?

I don't think increasing his bat size would create too much of a difference in generating good bat speed. Kids are growing each year, and it is important to increase the bat size accordingly. Even if a 29/18 does not fit him perfectly now, he will be able to grow into it. However, if he was using the XL2 previously and handled the end loaded feel well, increasing the size of 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) will not be a problem at all. This bat is extremely balanced and will feel pretty light. I think moving up to the 29/18 would be a good choice to go with.

86704

My son is 4"10" and weighs about 115 lbs. What size bat would you recommend? He is a power hitter, bats 4th in the lineup and currently swings a 28"/18oz Marucci.

For someone the size of your son, we would recommend a 30" bat. You could go up or down 1" in length depending on things like how far he likes to stand from the plate and personal feel however. Weight of the bat is difficult to recommend as that is more a personal preference and depends on the strength of the player. The YB14MK model comes in a -11, so a 30" bat would weight 19oz.

86587

My son is 10 and is 4'10" and weighs about 80 lbs. He currently swings the Easton 2013 S2 in a 30". I want to upgrade to the MAKO. Given his weight and height do you think getting the MAKO in a 30" will be fine for him?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK).

86510

Trying to decide between the Louisville Slugger Attack and the MAKO. My son is 10 not a power hitter, but made with the right bat could become more like one. The price has me leaning to the Attack but I am willing to pay more. Is the $80 more make the MAKO that much better than the Attack?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) and the 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack (YBAT14-R5) are both very high performing composite bats. The advantage to the MAKO is it is an extended barrel for a slightly larger sweet spot.

86454

Whats better for a power hitter: the 2014 MAKO or XL1?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth has a balanced swing weight which is typically preferred by contact hitters. The Easton XL1 has a slight end loaded swing weight and is better for power hitters.

86433

Which bat for youth has more pop? The 2014 Easton XL1 or the Easton MAKO?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) and the 2014 XL1 will have similar performance and pop. The major difference is that the MAKO will have a more balanced swing feel compared to the XL1. It will feel lighter. The XL1 will have a slight barrel heaviness to the swing weight that power hitters typically love.

86413

My son is 5'1" and is 103 pounds and I want his bat to last for a long time. What size should I get him?

Based on his approximate height and weight, the suggested size we would recommend would be 31 inches in the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK). However, I would probably suggest moving up to a 32 inch, that way he will be able to use the bat a little bit longer.

86408

Which bat has a bigger barrel for youth: the MAKO or XL1?

The 2014 Easton XL1 (YB14X1) has a slightly longer barrel than the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK). The MAKO is balanced and the XL1 is end loaded. The XL1 would be better for a power hitter. The MAKO is best for a contact hitter.

86406

My son is 5'1" and weighs 103 pounds. What size should he get?

For his height and weight we would recommend a 31" in the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK).

86340

What is the break-in process on this bat? Should I use the S1, XL3, or MAKO?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) has one of the most balanced swings, an extended sweet spot, and some of the highest grade composite available. The MAKO truly is one of the best bats on the market. Along with most other composites, we recommend a break-in of 150-200 swings off of a tee or with soft toss.

86249

Big barrel?

No, the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK Youth) will have the small 2 1/4" barrel diameter. These two models will feature big barrels: 2014 Easton MAKO: SL14MKB Senior League & 2014 Easton MAKO: SL14MK9 Senior League.

86244

My son is 4'3" and weighs 60 lbs. He's swinging a 28", -13, S2. Would the extra ounces make this bat feel heavy or does the fact that it's a better bat make up the difference? I'm just curious how much of an upgrade this would be for him. Thank you.

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK Youth) will be 2 oz. heavier compared to your -13 S2. Even though the MAKO will have a balanced feel and longer barrel length the extra 2 oz. will be felt by your hitter. The two-piece fully composite design would be an upgrade compared to the S2's alloy barrel material.

86030

What would you say the max age is for a person to use this bat?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth, and other Youth Baseball bats with 2 1/4" barrels, can typically be used until players reach 12 or 13 years old. But it can vary between leagues.

85908

Living here in the northern climates where it still feels like winter. At what temperature is the MAKO ok to take outside without concern for damage to the barrel?

We do not recommend using the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) in temperatures below 55 degrees or store the bat in temperatures under 55 degrees. Using this bat everyday under this temperature the bat will likely crack from the inside out and hurt the performance of the bat.

85880

I got my MAKO today and started to hit outside. After about 20 hits, I noticed a small chip in the paint on the barrel. Is this normal?

If the chip is only in the paint, it's likely not an issue that will qualify for warranty replacement as it should not affect the performance of the bat. But composite bats do tend to develop surface cracks or their paint can chip. Due to the nature of the composite fibers, as the bat is used they are stretched out which provides increased trampoline effect. But that stretching effect is the cause of many of the cosmetic cracking issues. If you'd like to give us a call at 866-321-2287, we can better assist you with the issue.

85557

Does this bat require a break-in?

Yes, the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth will still require a little bit of break-in. We recommend about 100-150 swings rotating the barrel with this bat.

85440

I am wondering which is better, the CF6 or the MAKO?

Wow, that is a tough decision. Both bats are some of the best available. The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) will feature Easton's newest composite, a slightly larger sweet spot, and one of the most balanced swing weights available. The DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL Youth) will feature the new Paradox composite, a balanced swing weight, and the D-Fusion handle which eliminates vibration during contact. Both the MAKO and the CF6 would be excellent choices.

85262

Can I use this for Babe Ruth baseball? Is it approved? Some answers say it is and on another it's not.

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth is approved for use in the Cal Ripken (ages 6-12 years old division). However, in the 13-15 year old and 16-18 year old divisions, all composite barrel bats must be BBCOR certified. That model of the Mako would be the BB14MK.

85252

Which one do you prefer the CF6 or the MAKO?

I would go with the 2014 Easton Mako (YB14MK). It is one of the more hotter two-piece composite bats we have right now on the market. The CF6 (DXCFL) is a very comparable bat to the Mako (YB14MK). I would go with the Mako (YB14MK) because it offers a very balanced design.

85129

What is the difference between TCT Thermal Composite and CNT Advanced Composite?

the new TCT Thermo Composite in the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth will help with bat speed and enlarge the sweet spot.

85014

My son is 56 inches and weighs 70 pounds. He is turning 8 next month. What size do you recommend?

Based on the player's height and weight, we would suggest the 29 inch 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth bat.

84999

Does the little orange rubber cap on the end of the MAKO do anything? Because it popped off on my second swing!

The rubber piece on the end of the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth model does not serve a functional purpose that will affect the performance of the bat.

84930

Our 12U league requires a BPF-ABI stamp on our bats. I see the BPF on the MAKO but not the ABI. What is ABI and does the MAKO offer this stamp?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth does feature the new BPF 1.15 performance mark, but it does not carry any kind of ABI stamp. I would check with a league director, but no composite bat should require an ABI stamp. The ABI test stands for Accelerated Break-In. This test ensures that once composite bats are used and broken in fully, they will not surpass the BPF 1.15 rating. Little League Baseball provides a list of all certified bats for their divisions, and they also list that the bats must be BPF and ABI certified. You will find the MAKO on that list, so it should not require any kind of ABI stamp/mark: http://goo.gl/bbWkNP

84887

My son is 7 years old, 4'3" and 50 lbs. He currently uses an 28" 17 oz Easton Titan. What are the biggest advantages I would see from the MAKO verses his existing bat?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK Youth) would be a better bat in almost every regard. The MAKO will feature a larger sweet spot, higher quality materials, and a more balanced swing. The two-piece design will also help reduce vibration, and add more of a whipping action to the swing.

84734

My son has a Demarini Vexxum that is a couple of years old. It is 29 in, 18 oz. Does the 29 in, 18 oz Mako have a bigger sweet spot or lighter swing weight than this Vexxum? Can you provide any info on the difference in performance between the two bats?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) are both very balanced bats. They are both high performing. The MAKO has a slightly longer barrel for a bigger sweet spot.

84677

I have a 30/19 Easton Mako and was wondering what would be a comparable bat that could be used as a cage bat?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth bat is a top of the line, two-piece fully composite design. Finding a bat with that design at a lower price point is difficult to achieve because it is an expensive process to manufacture two-piece composite bats and that cost is reflected in the price. Many bats with that design are going to be similar in price.

84665

How big is the sweet spot on the Mako?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth model features a massive sweet spot that runs almost the entire length of the barrel with Easton's TCT Thermo Composite Technology.

84613

After purchasing the MAKO 30/19 for my son, I noticed that it's not recommended for temps under 55 degrees. Will this damage the bat, reduce the pop it has, or reduce its life expectancy if its used in colder weather?

Yes, the colder weather and temperatures can lessen the performance of the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK Youth). The colder weather can make the baseball more dense and heavy which can damage the barrel internally and sometimes externally.

84285

My grandson is 7, 56" tall and weighs 108 lbs. He is a power hitter and plays for Dixie League. Are these bats approved for Dixie? What bat would you suggest for helping the ball to travel further? Thank you!

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth is approved for play in Dixie League because it features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp. The MAKO and the Easton XL1 are excellent bat options for a player looking to increase their power.

84277

My son is 11yrs old and is small for his age. he weighs 60lbs will a 29inch/180z bat be to big? He uses a 28in 16 oz bat now . I always believed lighter is better? Thanks for your input.

With the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth the lighter you go the faster his swing will be. I think that 29 inch bat would be perfect.

84218

Does this bat come in a -10? Our 8U team has to use a -10. If not what bat do you recommend?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK Youth) comes with a 2 1/4" barrel diameter. The MAKO does have a -10 model available, but it comes with a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. If you need a 2 1/4" barrel diameter and a -10, I would recommend the Easton XL1 youth bat.

84089

Does the MAKO require a break-in period?

We suggest that composite bats be broken in with 150-200 swings in the cage during soft toss and tee work. This would still be in effect for the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth.

84077

Does the MAKO chip paint when you hit with it?

No, the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat should not chip after initial use. Down the road, however, all bats could lose their perfect graphics due to wear and tear.

83972

My son is in little league and he needs a bat. He is 4 foot 9 and weighs 130 pounds. He is a power and contact hitter. Which bat would you prefer the DeMarini CF5 or the Easton MAKO?

Both the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 (DXCFL) would be nice options for your son. Both models are going to be the two piece fully composite design and will be similar in balance and feel while swinging the bat. The MAKO features new connection improvements that are designed to help reduce sting and vibration. As far as performance and durability go, both bats are going to be top of the line.

83924

Do you recommend this bat for kid pitch or just coach pitch?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth would be a great choice for kid pitch.

83828

Is the make very similar to the S1? Trying to decide between the two bats. My son is more of a contact hitter

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth is a mix between the XL seires and the Speed series. The MAKO does however have a lower M.O.I and has a very fast swing speed.

83782

Is the MAKO Little League approved?

Yes, the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is approved for play in Little League. It will come with the Little League approved stamp, as well as the USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp.

83671

Is this Bat approved for play in Cal Ripken league?

Yes, the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) is legal for play in the Cal Ripken League.

83616

Is this bat approved for Babe Ruth Baseball? I have asked multiple questions and some say it isn't, and some say it is legal?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) youth bat is approved for Babe Ruth baseball. If you are worried about your specific league's restrictions, it would be best to contact your coach or league office to double check.

83613

Why does this bat say it's approved for Babe Ruth Baseball if it isn't?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) features a -11 length/weight ratio as well as a 2 1/4" barrel diameter. As long as the length of the bat does not exceed 33" it is legal in Babe Ruth.

83611

Is this bat approved for Babe Ruth League?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) is not approved for Babe Ruth. All composite barrel bats must be BBCOR certified.

83581

Is this bat BBCOR certified?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is a youth bat and does not have a BBCOR certification. This bat is certified for Little League play and comes with the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp. BBCOR is a certification for high school and college. If you need one of these models, you will need to look in the adult bat section.

83527

My son is 5'9" and 148 pounds. Should I get him the XL1 or the MAKO?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth along Easton XL1 is a very high performing youth bat. The XL1 is very good as well. Typically, if you are a power hitter, I would suggest the Easton XL1. If you are more of a contact hitter, I would go with the MAKO.

83306

What's the difference between the drop 11 MAKO and drop 10 in barrel size? Also is the drop 10 composite and is it a big barrel?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) (drop 11) is a 2 1/4" barrel. The 2014 Easton MAKO (SL14MKB) (drop 10) is a 2 3/4" barrel. Both bats are two-piece composite bats.

83199

My son is 11 yrs old 87 pounds and 58" tall. he has a 30" 2014 Voodoo. I want to get him an Easton Bat. Which would you recommend?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth is a great bat and is our hottest seller right now.

83104

Do you have a 2 5/8 in this bat?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth does not come in a 2 5/8. You can get the 2014 Easton MAKO (SL14MK9) Senior League in a 2 5/8 barrel -9.

82997

I'm 4'10" and 86 pounds what size would you recommend? I currently use a 31 in 19 oz 2013 Easton S1?

Based off of your measurements, we would recommend around a 30 inch 19 oz for the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth. However, if you like the 31 inch 19 oz in the S1, staying at that size would also work well for you in the Mako.

82951

I'm 5'3" and 105 pounds. What size do I need?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK).

82864

My son is 10, 56" tall, and around 70 pounds. He has a slow swing and dips his back shoulder. We are working on a quicker more level swing. MAKO or XL1?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK ) is best for a player with a slower swing. It is a very balanced bat that would benefit a player with slower bat speed. The Easton XL1 is an end loaded bat and is best for a power hitter, with quick bat speed.

82832

My son is 10, 4'10", and weighs 75 lbs. He has pretty quick hands. Would this be a good bat for him?

Given the fact that it has a well-balanced swing weight, the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) would be a great bat for him. I would recommend going with the 30" 19 oz. model.

82829

My son is 11 years old and he weighs 80 lbs. He has decent bat speed. What size bat should he swing?

Given his age, I would recommend going with the 30" 19 oz. model of the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK).

82819

My son is 5'5'' and 105 lbs. What size bat should he use?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend using a 31'' bat. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.

82818

My son is 5'5 105 lbs. What size bat does he need?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 31" 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK).

82812

I'm 5'4" and weigh 100. I'm ten. What size and is this the best bat available? I'm in Little League. In your opinion what is the best bat out there?

Answer Question

Based on your height and weight we recommend a 31" 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK). The MAKO is a very high performing bat. It uses top of the line composite materials that provide great pop and durability.

82788

My daughter is swinging the FS1 31" 21 oz. She is 5'1", 112 lbs. She is only 11. She has great bat speed and has learned to finish. I notice a lot of softball girls do not use that drop. What size should I go in regards to the MAKO? She will play last year of rec then travel ball in the fall.

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK Youth) is youth baseball bat. If she is comfortable with a 31" 21 oz. we recommend the same size in fastpitch version, the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK ).

82732

My son is 12 years old, 5'1" 120 lbs., moderate bat speed. Looking for correct sizing of this bat. Thanks.

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 31" 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK).

82731

Would my daughter be able to use this for her 8U softball league, select ball and tournaments?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) is a youth baseball bat. It is not legal in softball leagues. The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) is legal in 8U softbal leagues and tournaments.

82484

My son is 9 years old, 4'10", and weighs 76 lbs. He currently uses a 28" 15 oz. DeMarini Voodoo 3. Would he be better off with a 29" 18 oz. or a 30" 19 oz?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK).

82404

Would a 28 inch or 29 inch be recommended for an 8 year old that's 51 inches and 60 lbs?

Based on their height and weight, we recommend a 28" 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK). For more information regarding sizing, check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

82402

My son is 5'2" and 123 lbs. Which MAKO would you suggest?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 31" 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK). For more information regarding sizing, check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

82284

My son is 5'8" and weighs 147 pounds at the age of 12. What bat should I get him?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 32" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth.

82179

My son is 5 foot tall and weighs about 100 lbs. Right now he is swinging last years S1 and has the 31 inch. He has a lot of power, mostly to the opposite gap. A friend, who is a hitting coach, recommended that he swing a lighter bat. What size MAKO bat would be best for him?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth.

82118

My son is 55" and 93 lbs. He currently swings a Marucci 28/18 -10. He plays USSSA 11u travel ball and is a contact/line drive hitter and wants to go to a longer barrel bat, without compromising bat speed and possible pick up a little more pop to drive it through the gaps. Which MAKO do you recommend?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) would be fantastic option to go with. It features a balanced swing weight along with an extended barrel design, making it the best of both worlds for contact and power hitting in mind.

82068

MAKO vs S1? My son has the S1 that he used last season but wants to buy the MAKO this year. What are the biggest differences?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) features new TCT Thermo composite materials. It allows the MAKO to have an extended barrel that is balanced.

81872

My son is not a power hitter but makes good contact. Should I get him the MAKO or S1?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: (YB14MK) Youth and 2014 S1 Youth are both very balanced two-piece composite designs that would be great options for a contact hitter. The MAKO is the highest quality bat in the Easton product line and offers a lighter swing weight and larger sweet spot than the S1. If the S1 is at a better price point for you, it's still a high quality option.

81838

My son is not a power hitter but makes good contact. Should I get him the MAKO or the XL1?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat would be a better fit for him. It will feel more balanced and not as end loaded as the 2014 Easton XL1.

81827

My daughter is 5'3" and weighs 167 lbs. She plays fastpitch softball. She's a power hitter and I was wondering how this bat could really benefit her when it comes to hitting?

Instead of the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth, she would need the 2014 MAKO Fastpitch model. It will allow her to keep her bat speed up because of its very lightweight and balanced swing feel. Also, it will have a longer barrel length to give it a larger sweet spot.

81652

My son is 9 years old, 4'5" and 65 lbs. He plays on a travel team and a rec team, so we end up purchasing a new bat each season. Last Spring he did very well with the 2013 S1 28/16. He is a contact hitter more than a power hitter, but in the Fall his coach recommended he use a 28/18 XL1, but we noticed his bat speed dropped and he seemed to struggle. Now we are trying to decide between the Makko or replacing the S1 for this Spring. What would you suggest?

Both the Easton MAKO and the Easton S1 youth models are very balanced in swing weight. The MAKO is going to have a -11 drop while the S1 will have a -12 drop. The S1 will be the lighter of the two models giving him the best bat speed. Ultimately, the choice depends on what kind of hitting style the player would like to return to--the quicker bat speed of the S1 or the extended barrel design (similar to the XL1) of the MAKO.

81495

Does the MAKO lose its pop over time?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) is made of top of the line composite materials. It will be very durable. The MAKO should last approximately 1-2 seasons with proper care.

81487

Until what age is recommended to use this bat? What pitching speed was tested?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) is typically used by players up to age 12. For detailed information regarding the testing of the bats and pitching speed check out this link; http://www.mme.wsu.edu/~ssl/glossary/bat%20test.html

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My son is 10 years old and is 4'5" and 65 pounds. He plays second year Mustang ball. What length MAKO bat should he get? I'm thinking a 29" 18 oz would work but I am wondering if the 30" 19 oz. would be okay as I would like him to use it in the Bronco division. He currently uses a COMBAT B2 30" 18 oz. Thanks for your help.

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 29" 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth. However, if he is comfortable with the 30" COMBAT, he could move to the MAKO since it is a balanced bat.

80988

I am 4' 10.5" tall and weigh 118-120 lbs. I am 11 years old. What size bat should I buy?

A 30" bat length is recommended for a hitter at your height and weight. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat could be a great choice depending on what your league allows for play. The Senior League big barrel option could be a great choice as well.

80912

I'm 12 and play in the Pony Baseball Bronco division. Can I use the Senior MAKO?

The Pony Baseball Bronco division allows 2 1/4" - 2 5/8" barrels, so you would be able to use the 2014 Easton MAKO (SL14MK9 Senior League) because it has a 2 5/8" barrel. However, you would not be able to use the 2014 Easton MAKO (SL14MKB Senior League) because it has a 2 3/4" barrel.

80723

If I'm deciding between the Mako 29/18 and the S1 29/17 and my son's priority is bat speed, which one should he buy? Will he notice a difference?

Both the Easton MAKO and the Easton S1 youth models are very balanced in swing weight. The MAKO is going to have a -11 drop while the S1 will have a -12 drop. The S1 will be the lighter of the two models giving him the best bat speed.

80647

My son plays travel baseball and is 9 and and a half years old. He is 55" and 85 lbs. What size MAKO would you suggest? He has a little trouble with end loaded bats .

Based on your son's height and weight, we would suggest getting the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) in a 29''. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.

80160

When was the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth released into stores?

The 2014 Easton MAKO Youth bat (YB14MK) was released in July.

79681

I can hit for power and for average. Should I get this or 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1?

The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 is more end loaded for a power hitter, whereas the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK is more balanced for a contact hitter but will have the extended barrel like the XL1 to extend the sweet spot.

79657

My son plays travel baseball and just turned 9. He is 52" tall and weighs 59 pounds. He has a bat swing speed of 58 MPH (measured using his 28"-13 Easton Reflex) so he's got a quick bat and hits for high average. Would a jump to the 29" -11 MAKO be too much of a jump?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 28" 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth. A 29" model will work as well if you think he can handle the extra weight.

79600

My son is 53 inches tall and 77 pounds. He wants a MAKO or S1. Not sure what size to get him, 29" 30 oz.?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 29" 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth.

79585

My son is 6 foot and weighs 300 pounds. What bat should I get for him? He is a power hitter.

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is a youth bat and will be too light for a player his size. We recommend an adult BBCOR bat such as the Easton XL3 BBCOR: BB11X3 Adult.

79543

My son is 5' 7" about 70 pounds. He is a contact hitter with decent bat speed, but doesn't get much power. Which bat would give him more power and pop off the bat the S1 or the MAKO? I was thinking of a 30" bat length. He is using a 29" 17 oz right now.

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 31" 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth. The Easton S1 and the Easton MAKO will perform similarly, but the MAKO has an extended barrel and a bigger sweet spot.

79503

My son is 11 years old, 5' 8" and 180lbs. He need to 2 1/4" barrel, but he uses a 33" now. Is there a 33" MAKO?

The largest size available in the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is a 32".

79288

What size bat should I get for my almost 13 year old? He is 110 lbs and is 5'4".

Based on his height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2014 Easton MAKO in a 31''. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.

79209

My son needs a -3 baseball bat for his league. The -3 bats that I see are adult, not youth. Do they make a -3 for youth?

All -3 bats are considered Adult bats. Therefore, you will not find a -3 Youth bat. The -3 version of the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is the 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR: BB14MK Adult. Adult bats are designed for high school aged players and up.

79180

I am 4' 5'' and 70 pounds. What size should I get?

Based on you height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth in a 29''.

79137

Which has the lighter swing weight, 28" 16 oz. COMBAT Pure Gear -12 or 28" 17 oz. Easton MAKO -11?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth has a slightly lighter swing weight than the COMBAT Pure Gear.

79127

Does it have more pop than the XL1?

The "pop" on the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth and the XL1 are going to be comparable because they have to meet the same qualifications. The XL1 has a slightly longer barrel than the MAKO. The MAKO will be more balanced and lighter weight.

79045

Do you have the 2014 Easton MAKO Youth in a 2 5/8'' barrel?

The 2014 MAKO will be available in the 2 5/8'' barrel in January.

79044

My son is 11 years old, 48", and 85 lbs. What bat size would you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth in 28''. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

79016

Our son is 11 years old, 4' 8" and around 70 lbs. He is not a power hitter, but he consistently makes good contact. He would like to hit the ball farther. We are torn between the MAKO (which he really wants) and the S1. We are also unsure what size to go with, 30 in 19 oz, or the 29 in 18 oz?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 29" model. The 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth is typically preferred by contact hitters because of its two-piece design balanced swing weight. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is ideal for contact hitters with some power because of its balanced swing weight and extended barrel.

78990

My son is 10 years old (feb birthday) and is 115 lbs and 5' 4". He has asked Santa for the Easton MAKO 31" 20 oz, what would be your recommendation? Thanks Elves...

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 31" 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth.

78911

My son is 10. He has a 29/17 now. Not sure if I should go with a -10 or -11 for next spring?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat will feature the -11 size. A -10 size would also work for a boy at his age.

78877

My son is 7 years old and a power hitter. He is 4'6" and he weights 70 lbs. I would like to get him either a MAKO or an XL1. What bat size would you recommend?

At your boy's size we would recommend a bat size of 29" and 17 oz. or 29" and 18 oz. in the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth.

78731

At what age and how old is someone able to use this bat up to? Is this for coach pitch and kid pitch?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is designed for higher velocity kid and machine pitch, and is designed to fit a wide range of players, from players 7-8 years old, all the way up to high school.

78655

My 12 year old son is 4'11" and 94 lbs. He has been using a 30" Easton for 2 years. Next spring is his final LL season so this year's bat will be his last youth bat. I want to buy him the Mako for Christmas, should he move to the 31"?

Based on his height and weight, the suggested size is a 30" 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth. If you think he can handle the extra weight a 31" will work as well.

78639

My son wants a bat for Christmas and I want to know if the MAKO is more suitable for him than the 2014 XL1? He is 57" 82 lbs and swings anything from a -10 to -12.

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth has a balanced swing weight and is better for contact hitters with slight power. The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth has an end loaded swing weight and is preferred by power hitters.

78526

When does the 2015 XL1 come out?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat is currently available. The 2015 Easton XL1 should typically be out around November 2014.

78498

My son just turned 11. He is 5'1'' and about 118 lbs. He was swinging a Miken 31/19 in the spring and fall. What size MAKO do you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth in a 31'' or possibly moving up to a 32''. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

78485

My son is 11, 5'6'', and 180 lbs. He is very strong and big. Last year he swung a S1 30/20. He says it is very light. He does not have a fast swing, but it is powerful. I want to get him a Mako 31/19 or 32/20. Which would you suggest. I'm afraid the 32 would be too big, but like I said he is very strong.

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth in a 32''. However, because he is used to swinging a 30'' it may be better to get a 31''. Moving up to a 32'' may be too much of a jump in size.

78187

My son just turned 11. He is 56 inches tall and weighs 80 lbs. Would you suggest the XL1 29/19 or MAKO 30/19? He has always used a -10 bat, but when we went to look at the 30/20 XL1 he said it felt to heavy. He wants to hit a home run period.

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth seems like it would be the better fit for your son. It will have a light swing weight and allow for increased swing speeds. The XL1 will feel slightly end loaded and if he said it felt to heavy it would be best to use a balanced bat like the MAKO.

78148

How do we know what drop this bat is?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is a -11.

78140

My son is almost 8 years old. He is using an Easton Convert YBCT 28/16. He has a fast swing and great contact, but very little power. He used another players 26/14 Mako big barrel in a tournament over the weekend and hit it farther than ever. I don't want a big barrel with only the spring season of coach pitch left. Would the this bat be a good fit for him?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth would be a good fit for an 8 year old. It is going to have a light swing weight which will allow for an increased swing speed.

78134

I am deciding between the MAKO or the S1. I am hearing the MAKO is end loaded. Which one has the lightest swing weight? Is this bat as balanced as the S1?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth does have an extended barrel that usually gives the bat an end loaded swing weight. However, the MAKO is the most balanced bat in the 2014 Easton product line. The new TCT Composite material allows the bat to be more balanced than even the S1.

78128

Will the Easton Mako or the DeMarini CF6 help me hit for more line drives and deeper hits?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth will be lighter weight than the DeMarini CF6. The low M.O.I will allow for increased swing speeds.

78116

My son is 5' 96 lbs. What size MAKO should I get him? He currently swings a 30" 20 oz Omen the best bat ever.

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model of the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth.

77975

Is this bat end loaded or does it have a balanced swing weight?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth has a balanced swing weight.

77840

My son has the 2011/2012 Easton XL1 in a 30/20 that he has been swinging for 2 years. He consistently drives the ball to the fence. Now, he is 10, 5'3'', and 153lbs. Should I stay in the XL series 31/21 or try the MAKO 31/20?

The Easton XL series is end loaded and we normally recommend it for power hitters. If he is having success with that bat it may be best to stick with it. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is going to have a lighter swing weight than the XL series and would be better suited for a contact hitter.

77708

What is the best procedure to break in the MAKO bat?

The best way to break in a two-piece fully composite bat like 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs. Begin swinging at 40% power and work our way up to full strength as you get closer to 200 swings. It’s also important to rotate the bat ¼” after each swing to ensure that you get complete barrel coverage.

77576

I'm 5'3" and I weigh 120 lbs. What size bat should I use? I am going into high school next year, will I be able to use it then or can I only use BBCOR bats next year?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" model. You will be required to have a BBCOR certified bat for high school.

77572

im 5'2 and 90 pounds what size should i use

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth.

77480

Will the price of this bat go down around Christmas time, or will it go up?

The price on the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat will stay at its current price until Easton gives permission to lower it. That probably won't happen until sometime in the middle of 2014.

77022

Which bat will have better results the Easton Mako or the DeMarini CF6. Thanks

Both the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth and the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth are going to be very comparable bats. The MAKO will have a slightly bigger sweet spot, and the CF6 will have the D-Fusion handle to eliminate vibration and extend the sweet spot through the entire barrel.

76792

Do they have the 2014 Easton maco in a 2/34 inch barrel?

We have the 2014 Easton MAKO: SL14MKB Senior League in a -10 and a 2 3/4 inch barrel.

76627

When will they come out with a new Easton XL2?

Unfortunately, there are no plans for a 2014 Easton XL2 to be released.

76407

I'm 11,135 pounds, and a power hitter. Would the Mako be a better choice than the XL1?

The Easton XL1 would be a better choice for a power hitter because it is endloaded, whereas the Easton Mako is going to have a light swing weight.

75927

How much is 18 oz in drop?

This version of the 2014 Easton Mako is only available in a -11. A drop measures the difference between the length and weight of the bat.

75867

Can this dent in cold weather?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat features a composite barrel therefore we recommend not using it below 55 degrees.

75693

When will the 31 inch Mako be back in stock?

It takes about 2 to 4 weeks to get inventory back in stock. Once available, it will be listed on the website.

74954

Can't find the Senior League Mako on your website. When do you expect to have those available?

The following is a link to the Easton MAKO senior league bat on the website http://www.justbats.com/product/2014-easton-mako--sl14mkb-senior-league/18463/

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My son is 5'2" and 90 lbs. His bat is a 31" 21 oz. COMbat. What bat would be better for him the MAKO or the XL1. He has a true swing and really fast hands.

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is a balanced bat and is designed for a hitter with quick bat speed. The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is slightly end loaded, and is best suited for a power hitter, with quick bat speed.

71812

Is this too heavy for a kid who has been using a DeMarini Voodoo?

The DeMarini Voodoo is end loaded and the Easton Mako is balanced, so it will not be too heavy.

71762

If you're a good power and solid contact hitter what's a better bat? The Easton Mako or the 2014 XL1?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat would be a great choice for the balance and extended barrel it provides. The Easton XL1 would be better for true power guys who love the end loaded feel.

70976

My son is 9 years old and he is currently hitting an S1, it is 30" drop 13. Should I get him a 28" or 29" MAKO?

The correct size for the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is best determined by the players height and weight. Check out our bat coach for correct sizing; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

70577

Does the Easton Mako need to be broken in and if so what is the best way to do it. I want to get the youth size 28.

Yes, the Easton Mako does require a break-in period. You should watch our video in the link provided to see how to do a perfect break-in. http://www.justbats.com/videos/video/baseball-training--how-to-break-in-a-composite-bat/83/

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I am 13 years old and it's my first year of Juniors. I like the look of the Easton Mako, but I don't know if it's right for me. I'm a 5' 2'' and a power hitter.

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is one of the best bats currently on the market. This would be a great choice for a power hitter.

70519

What do you recommend for a 12 year old power hitter who has great speed?

For an power hitter, the 2014 Easton XL1 youth may be the best option available to you.

70294

My son is 9 years old, 4'5" tall and weighs 85 lbs. What size bat would you recommend. He is the clean up hitter has good bat speed and strength. Currently he uses an Easton S2 29" 16 oz. I was thinking of moving him into a 29" 18 oz. Easton Mako or 29" 19 oz. XL1. He has, on occasions, used a Marucci 30" 19 oz. and hit well. I think that might be to big at this time and wanted to get an opinion on proper size for him.

A 29" bat length would be the recommended size for him in the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat. The balanced swing weight and extended barrel would be awesome for a clean up guy.

69985

In general, what do you recommend for a 6 yr. old, who's 4' 4", that weighs 65 lbs.? He has good contact and decent power for his age.

At 6 years old, most players benefit the most from using a balanced model like the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth for increased swing speed and bat control. As far as the length goes, based on his height and weight, we recommend a 28" model.

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My son is 11. He is the number four hitter. He is 5'6" and 140 pounds. What bat do you recommend?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is best for a contact hitter who needs to increase their bat speed. A stronger, power hitter would be better using the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth.

69511

My son is turning 9 in march, 56 lbs, 4' 5". He is a lead off contact hitter for fall ball and tries out for Little League in spring. He hits an older Easton Quantum 29" 17 oz. well. Do I go with the Easton S1 29" 17 oz. or MAKO 28" or 29"?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 29" 18 bat. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth would be a great option for a contact hitter. It features an extended barrel and balanced swing weight.

68942

I've been looking for the 2014 Senior League Mako, but cannot find it through your website. When will the Senior League version be released, or is it on backorder?

2014 Easton MAKO: SL14MKB Senior League was released in a 2 3/4" barrel on 9/1. We're currently out of stock, but should be getting some more back in stock soon.

68843

What is the drop on the 20oz 31in.?

The Easton MAKO is a drop -11.

68499

I'm 5 ft 104 lbs what size should I use?

For a player that size our charts are suggesting a 30". Check out our Bat Coach for help on sizing: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

68477

I am 4'9" and 90 pounds and looking for a well balanced 31 inch bat with pop. I used to have a DeMarini CF5 big barrel and I don't like it because it is end loaded. What bat should I get?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is a very balanced two-piece composite bat. The new TCT Thermo Composite provides outstanding performance and durability.

68432

I am 5' 1"0 and 144 pounds, what bat should I get?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is one of the most popular bats out right and it would be a great choice for you.

68385

My son is 4' 7 1/2" and weighs 121 pounds. He is a 9 years old power hitter, what size of bat would you recommend for him?

Try using our bat coach in the link provided. It is a great tool to help size your son perfectly for the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

68017

My son is 5'1, 85 lbs, 10 years old and currently uses an Easton S1 - 2 1/4" -13 bat. Would you suggest the MAKO 31" 20 oz., a good upgrade option for him?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is a a high performing bat. It is very balanced like the Easton S1, but also has an extended barrel for a bigger sweet spot.

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My son just turned 12, is 5'3", & about 105 pounds. He has been the cleanup hitter for several years now. Has great bat speed and hits with power. I like the concept of the MAKO as I love bat speed with power. He has been swinging the old Easton Stealth full composite with 30" 17 oz. (-13) ratio. Is this an ideal bat to move to and what length/weight would you recommend?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is similar to the Easton Stealth. It is a two-piece fully composite, balanced bat. It also features and extended barrel for a bigger sweet spot. Based on his height and weight we recommend a 31" 20 oz.

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I am interested in 2 bats for my son, the MAKO and CF5. What is the difference in performance of the two bats? My son is a line drive hitter.

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth and the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth are designed for a contact hitter. They both are high performing, balanced bats. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth features an extended barrel.

66801

Does it come in a different color, and why is it only a year warranty?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat is only manufactured in the color scheme as pictured. A 12 month warranty is generally an industry standard.

66637

Why is the warranty on the 2014 MAKO reduced to 12 months, whereas it's still 400 days on the 2014 XL1? What does that imply? Is the MAKO more fragile than the XL1?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth and the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth have a 12 month warranty. We have corrected our website.

66324

Is 29" 18 oz. the only size this bat comes in?

We are currently sold out of the other sizes for the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth. This model will be available in 28", 30", 31", and 32" models once we receive them.

63247

When does the MAKO come out do you make it in 2 5/8?

At this time Easton has not said if they will release a 2 5/8" senior league model.

63165

I'm 5'1" and 92 lbs. at 12. What size bat do you recommend to me?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend 31" model in the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

63020

What is the difference between the "Prebook" Mako and the regular Mako bats? A lot of your answers specifically refer to a "Prebook" version of the bat.

Prebook just indicates that we are taking orders to reserve the right to the 2014 MAKO when they are released on 8/30/2013.

62923

Should I buy my son an XL1 or a MAKO? Which has more pop, and which will help him generate more power?

Both models will have the same performance certifications on them, so it really depends on the swing weight that he uses more efficiently. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth gives the player a larger sweet spot but is much more balanced than the XL1. The more balanced the bat is, the faster it can be swung; this is typically what helps contact hitters generate more power. If your son already has high swing speeds and hits for power, the slightly end loaded swing weight of the XL1 would be the better choice.

62779

Is the MAKO going come in drop 5?

No, the Easton MAKO is not manufactured in a minus 5 length to weight ratio.

62720

I'm looking for a 2 5/8 bat! Will the MAKO come in that diameter?

No, Easton will only produce the MAKO in a 2 3/4" barrel for senior league.

62654

What is the recommended size for my son in both the the 2 1/4" and 2 3/4" MAKO? He's 4'10" and 96 pounds. Should he be using a 20oz or 18oz?

For his height and weight our charts are suggesting a 30" for both the youth model and senior league. Check out our bat coach for all your sizing questions. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

62618

I'm still a little confused about the MAKO vs the XL3. My son has a power swing and hits the ball great with the XL3. Should we stay with the XL3 or will the balanced swing of the MAKO make-up for the end loaded power XL3?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat would be ideal for a contact hitter that wants to throw more barrel at the ball and make more contact. If he is having success with the XL3, stick with it!

62456

What is the recommended size for my son in both the the 2 1/4" and 2 3/4" MAKO? He's 4'4" 58 pounds.

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 28" in both the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth and the 2014 Easton MAKO: SL14MKB Senior League.

62452

According to an Easton Video Website (shown here: http://www.easton.com/powerbrigade/), there will be a -13 on this bat. Can you confirm before I order the -11?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth does not come in a -13 model, aside from the tee ball model, the 2014 Easton Mako: TB14MK Tee Ball. Two other Power Brigade Youth models come in a -13, the 2014 Easton S3: YB14S3 Youth and the 2014 Easton S2: YB14S2 Youth.

62345

Is there an end loaded version of the Mako, like my son's XL1?

This 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is the only Youth model of MAKO that will be produced. There will not be an end loaded version, as the TCT Composite makes the bat very balanced.

62305

Is this MAKO replacing the S1 Easton series, or will there be a new S1 coming out soon? If so, when?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is not replacing the Easton S1 series. It is a combination of the Easton S1 and Easton XL1. It has a balanced swing weight with an extended barrel. The new Easton S1 is scheduled to be released on September 1st.

62277

My son is swinging awesome with the XL1 32" 22 oz. -10. Will the YB14MK be offered in that length and weight?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth will not be available in a -10. It is only available in a -11.

62276

My son is 12 years old 5' 1"s tall and is 118 lbs. (with very little fat on him). He has been play spring and fall baseball for the last 5 years and has been on the spring All Star team the last 4 years. What length and weight Mako bat would you recommend I order for him?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 19 oz. 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth.

62100

My son is 4'8" weighs 65 lbs swings a 29"17 oz. S1. What size MAKO should we get?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 29" 18 oz. 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth.

62065

i just want to know is there going to be a XL2 and XL3 in the new Power Brigade?

Easton will release a 2014 version of the XL3 youth model in early September. However, they will not continue to produce the XL2 in a youth model for 2014.

62046

My son is almost 4 ft tall and weighs 55lbs. Would you recommend a 28" 17 oz. in the Mako YB14MK or the 28in 15oz in the DeMarini voodoo DXVDL?

The Voodoo and the Mako are both great bats, but the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is going to be much more balanced, so he should be able to get the bat around much faster.

61958

I am 5' and weigh 90 lbs. What size should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 30" ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

61956

Would you recommend a Mako or XL1 for a 5'2" 95 lb kid?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" model in the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat. The main difference between the two is that the MAKO will be balanced and the XL is more end loaded.

61937

I am 4'10 and about 80 lbs whats size should I get?

Based on your height and weight we recommend a 30" 19 oz. 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth.

61907

how long will it take to break in?

We recommend 150-200 hits off of a tee or soft-toss.

61893

I am 5'2" and weigh 90 lbs. What size bat should I get?

I would recommend a 31" model.

61866

I am 4' 9" and weigh about 115 lbs. Which size should I get?

I would recommend getting the 31".

61864

What is the difference from the 2014 XL1? I am 4'10 and 100 lbs what size? When does the 2 5/8" come out?

The 2014 Easton MAKO features Easton's newest top of the line composite. I would recommend getting a 31". All models will be released 8/30/13.

61847

Does the new Mako have as much pop as the 2013 XL1? How does it compare to the 2013 CF5?

The new 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat will kind of be a blend of the two bats you are speaking of. It will be very balanced like the CF5, yet have the extended barrel of the XL1. The pop and performance will be awesome!

61749

My son is 4'4.5" and 69 lbs at 9. He has used an Easton XL 3. What size should he get and is this bat a good choice for him?

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 29" model in the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

61747

I am 4'6" and weigh about 95 lbs. What size should I use?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

61726

My son is 5'5",150 lbs and swings an XL-2 32"21 oz.-11. Is that a correct bat size for him?

A 32" is the correct size for his height and weight. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth would be a great choice for him.

61684

Hey my son is 4' 8" and 75 pounds. What size do you recommend for him?

We recommend the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth in a 29" 18 oz., based on his size.

61671

My 9 year old has a XL1 29" 19 oz. He is about 95 lbs. and about 4'10". What size Mako do you recommend for him?

Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth bat.

61648

Is this bat going to be Little League approved?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is Little League approved.

61643

Is the MAKO true to weight? Other Eastons like the XL1 and S1 are actually heavier than printed on the bat. Sometimes 1 to 3 oz heavier.

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is true to weight.

61642

How will this bat compare to the DeMarini CF5? Both are drop 11 and it looks like the MAKO is also balanced and they are both full composites. Is it barrel length? And if so, what would the difference be for a a 30 inch model?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth has an extended barrel like the Easton XL1.

61576

Bottom line, will this bat hit it harder/further than any of the S Series, or XL Series bats? Over the last 2 years, my son still has the XL1, XL2 and XL3.

It's all in how the player uses the bat. The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth carries the same BPF 1.15 performance certification as the other S and XL Series models. Any difference in performance will be attributed to the player's preference for balanced or end loaded bats.

61522

My son is moving up to kid pitch would it be better to swing a big barrel or the mako he swings xl 3 big barrel now.

If you son is swinging an XL3 with a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, the MAKO Youth's swing weight, actual weight, and barrel diameter will provide a very different feel. The MAKO is a very balanced bat designed for increased bat speed, and the XL3 is a slightly end loaded bat that is designed for a power hitter. It's hard to estimate differences in the performance he will see, as the bats are so different from one another.

61492

I hit 10 home runs with my Easton S1. Will this have more pop?

The beiggest benefit of the 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is that it will have the same balanced swing weight as the 2013 Easton S1: YB13S1 Youth, but with a larger sweet spot like the XL1 features. They are able to increase this sweet spot without compromising the balance due to the new TCT Thermo Composite.

61391

Does this have a bigger barrel than the XL1?

The barrel of the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth and the Easton XL1 are going to be the same size.

61353

How will this compare to the S1 and the XL1? It’s my understanding the S1 is better for a contact hitter and a XL1 belter for a power hitter. What is the MAKO better suited for?

The Easton MAKO is going to be a blend of both the S1 and the XL1. The MAKO will be a very balanced model like the S1 and still have the massive sweet spot of the XL1. The MAKO can be used for both a contact hitter and a power hitter because of way it is constructed.

61351

How is the MAKO different/better than the XL1 specifically? I am ready to purchase a new bat for my son(currently uses the Omen 30" 18 oz. and it is too light for him. He is a line drive/power hitter. Thanks.

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is a combination fo the Easton XL1 and the Easton S1. It is a balanced bat that has an extended barrel. It uses newer composite material for a bigger sweet spot.

61270

When will the Easton XL1 Youth be released?

The Easton XL1 Youth is set to be released 8-30-2013.

61219

What is the drop going to be on the senior league version of this bat.

The 2014 Easton Mako: SL14MBK Senior League model will be a -10 drop and a 2 3/4" barrel.

61151

When will you guys have this in a Senior Big Barrel bat?

The Easton MAKO SL14MBK Senior League Big Barrel will be available 8-30-13.

60990

Is the barrel on this bat bigger, smaller, or the same size as the 2014 Easton XL1?

The ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is going to have the same barrel diameter as the Easton XL1.

60965

Will the Mako youth bat come in a 31/18, 30/18, or 30/17? If not will there be a release in these sizes in the other Easton S1, S2, or S3 series?

The 2014 Easton MAKO Youth: YB14MK is a -11 model, so a 30" model will be 30" 19 oz.. Easton is continuing the S Series. The Easton S1 will be a -12, the Easton S2 a -13, and the Easton S3 a -13.

60909

Is there a series of bats like the Easton XL series?

Easton will still be manufacturing the Easton XL Series. They are set for release 8-30-2013.

60899

Will there be a 32" MAKO?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth will also come in a 32" 21 oz., but that size is not available for prebooking.

60881

Is a 2 3/4" barrel available for youth in this bat?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth is only available in a 2 1/4" barrel. The MAKO youth big barrel/senior league bat will be available in a 2 3/4" only.

60876

If we pre-order will this bat be shipped to us on 8-31-13?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: YB14MK Youth will ship on 8/30/13 w/ FREE 2nd-Day Air Shipping if you pre-order.

60870

Will there be a 2014 version of the XL1 youth bat? If so what is the difference between the two?

They did not make any changed to the 2014 Easton XL1 youth bat. The 2014 Easton Mako: YB14MK Youth will have a similar sweet spot but will be more balanced.

60854

How does the Mako compare to the XL series? My son has outgrown his XL1 28"18 oz. and I was wondering if this would be a good bat to purchase for him?

The 2014 Easton Mako: YB14MK Youth uses new TCT Thermo Composite for a massive sweets spot. It will be more balanced than the Easton XL1.




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