What might be the biggest surprise of the 2020 bat season is Easton releasing a new Maxum to the market. For those who remember, Combat was known for their huge barreled and single piece composites on very loved bats out of Canada. The parent company of Combat, who also owned Easton, filed for bankruptcy and, during the restructure, scrapped Combat. Although Easton took rights to the bat company they shelved the Maxum name for a future date. That future date is now. The bat, much like Combat versions of years past, is similar. Huge Barrel that uses ‘seamless’ construction to be one of the biggest barrels in the market. It only comes in a BBCOR and USSSA version for 2020. Count this as our 2020 Combat, err, Easton Maxum Review.
Like year’s past, the Easton Maxum is loved for its massive barrel. It is, in some respects, the model that Dirty South Bats built their successful yet young company from. That is our sentiment, not necessarily theirs. It is a single piece bat so you can expect some ring in the hands on mis… Jump to the full review.
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Like year’s past, the Easton Maxum is loved for its massive barrel. It is, in some respects, the model that Dirty South Bats built their successful yet young company from. That is our sentiment, not necessarily theirs. It is a single piece bat so you can expect some ring in the hands on mishits. As well, the barrel swings ultra light and, if you’ve never held a Maxum in hand, will be surprised at the size of the barrel. It is ridiculous.
Recommendations for the 2020 Easton Maxum stand close to where the Maxum was recommended in 2018 and previously. That is, it is made specificlly for hitters that want a balanced swing and the largest barrel space per swing weight on the market. It will ring the hands more than most two piece bats so, if that bothers you and you don’t quite barrel the bat up every time, you might want to look elsewhere. Although too early to tell on durability, the Maxums of old had suprisingly good durability for as huge and thin as they are made for performance. We will keep tracking.
There was no 2019 Combat. A major vendor bought all of the inventory when Combat when defunct and kept selling them new during the Maxum drought---even honoring the warranty if something went wrong. This is the first year Easton releases a Maxum. In large measure the bat looks super similar. Combat loved the idea of a seamless composite structure, the bat's weight is committed to a balanced swing and it still comes with a Lizard Skin---just like the Maxum of old. In terms of its actual performance compared to a 2016, 2017 or 2018 version of the Combat Maxum only time will tell. Although it will be hard to pass up if you are an Easton fan, our expectation is that the Easton Maxum and Combat Maxum of days gone by are remarkably similar.
Cage work and a few games with the BBCOR 2018 Combat MAXUM, as well as a couple conversations with major vendors on the bat, put us in a spot to publish a review.
We have spent over a hundred hours of cage and game time experience among several different players to formulate our 2017 Combat MAXUM Review.
In the BBCOR space the only single piece composite bat you’ll find, as far as we can tell, is Dirty Souths Kamo bat. Neither Rawlings, Demarini, Slugger or Marucci make a full single piece composite bat in BBCOR.
In USSSA you have a few options. We’d argue the most similar bats are Sluggers’ 2020 Prime One, Dirty Souths Line of USSSA bats, the Rawlings Threat and Marucci’s CAT composite. In terms of sizing options the Easton Maxum has them all beat. If a drop 10 is where you’re looking then you’ll have several options.
The 2020 Easton Maxum is a bat made from a single piece of composite. They use a seamless piece of plastic that allows to have an absolutley massive barrel. Easton claism to have added some of their 360 tech to the bat, but that might be some marketing speak to help fit it into the 2020 line of “360” bats. The composite is ultra light and you’ll notice that right when you pick it up. Every size of Easton Maxum, from the drop 12 to the drop 3, are built for a light swing weight. Expect a custom Lizard Skin on each one too.
In BBCOR the 2020 Easton Maxum comes in a 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34. Expect the most popular sizes in the 32 and 33-inch.
The USSSA version of the 2020 Easton Maxum comes in a drop 12, 10 and 5. Here are the sizes:
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