FYI: There is a newer version of this bat
We have spent a lot of time over the last several weeks getting ready for this review.
We’d guess no less than 4 hours in the cage, two tournaments among several different hitters, the Little League World Series, consulting our 2015 and 2016 Easton MAKO reviews and our 2017 Easton Lineup to put together this review.
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Industry Reference Guide
Other reference pages on the Mako Beast can be found no these industry pages below. We refer to them, as well as our own data and experience, to write this 2017 Easton Mako Beast review.
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Easton Mako Beast Video Review
BBCOR Mako Beast
Easton Mako Beast
Frankly, there are few players for whom the Easton MAKO Beast is not a good fit. Here are the general type of hitters that will like this bat: want a top shelf performance and budget isn’t a concern; prefer a smooth swing; have time time to work in a bat’s barrel.
USSSA Mako Beast
Easton Mako Beast
The USSSA bats are really liked among travel ball players. While other bats are getting banned from this year, the Easton Mako Beast is a mainstay. Not much different than last year’s version, but if you can find it for a good price we say go for it.
2017 vs 2016 Mako Beast
Compared to the 2016 Easton MAKO we didn’t find any remarkable changes (at least in the 2 5/8 version). Easton has claimed in a few YouTube videos the Beast barrel is the ‘hottest’ ever and such a claim would be impossible for us to measure.
Some have written to us claiming the compression tests on the Beast’s barrel have come back different than MAKOs in years past. This would imply Easton has done something differently, but implying it now out performs a 2015 and 2016 version, which were straight out crazy hot, is too far fetched for us. The MAKO in the last several years has been the bat to beat in terms of on field performance. That will be no different for 2017.
Research: 2017 Easton Mako Beast
2017 Mako Beast Construction
Like previous years’ models, the 2017 Easton MAKO Beast is a two piece composite bat with a focus on a massive barrel and a light swing weight. However, in the BBCOR space, the 2017 barrel is larger than last year’s version. In the Big Barrel or Youth Barrel space, the barrel size will be the same.
In both BBCOR, Big Barrel and Youth Barrel, the bat composition is still the TCT composite Easton has been using for at least a couple years now. The connective piece (CXN) is still reasonably stiff and allows for good vibration absorption without any noticeable loss in power.
Bat Sizing Options
The Easton Beast comes in a number of sizes. From biggest to smallest they look like this:
- BBCOR TORQ
- 2 5/8 Drop 5 XL
- 2 5/8 Drop 5 XL TORQ
- 2 5/8 Drop 8 XL
- 2 5/8 Drop 8 XL TORQ
- 2 5/8 Drop 10
- 2 5/8 Drop 10 TORQ
- 2 3/4 Drop 10
- 2 3/4 Drop 12 Junior Big Barrel
- 2 1/4 Drop 10
- 2 1/4 Drop 10 TORQ
- 2 1/4 Drop 11
- 2 1/4 Drop 12
- 2 1/4 Drop 13 Tee Ball