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BBCOR Bat Reviews

2017 Marucci Cat 7 Review | Bigger Barrel, Bigger Happiness

Marucci's 2017 CAT 7 is, without argument, one of the best bats on the market. It runs in a number ...
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2016 RIP-IT Element One Review

2016 RIP-IT Element One Review

Recommendations for the 2016 RIP-IT Element One The 2016 RIP-IT Element One  bat comes in a Senior League and a BBCOR version. The ...
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2015 Dirty South War Bat Review

2015 Dirty South War Bat Review

Measurements of the 2015 Dirty South War Performance of the 2015 Dirty South War ...
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2015 Easton MAKO XL

2015 Easton MAKO XL Review

(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Easton ...
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2015 Easton S3 Review

2015 Easton S3 Review

(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z). Also, see ...
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2015 Easton XL3 Review

2015 Easton XL3 Review

(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Bat Reviews ...
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2015 Easton XL1 Review

2015 Easton XL1 Review

(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Bat Reviews ...
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2017 Axe MB50 Review

2017 Axe MB50 Review | Best Looking Bat of 2017

After several hours hitting with the 2017 Limited Edition Axe MB50, we have enough information to make recommendations. On the whole, ...
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Adidas 2017 Aero Burner Composite Review

2017 Adidas Aero Burner Comp Review

After some good time in the cage with the Adidas Aero Burner Composite, as well as conversations with vendors and emails with the ...
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2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced Review

2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced Review

As of this writing, we hit with the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced in both BBCOR and big barrel sizing and gathered ...
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2017 Easton S3 Review

2017 Easton S3 Review | It’s Back, Again

Beginning in 2012, each year Easton has released a bat named the Easton S3. It was the last in line of a speed ...
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XL3 Review

2016 Easton XL3 Review: Real Cage Time Reports

Easton Bats moved their performance BBCOR line to the MAKO, Hybrid and Z-Core line of bats in 2016---abandoning previous years ...
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2017 Easton MAKO Hyperlite Review

2017 Easton MAKO Hyperlite Review | The New Combat MAXUM?

Easton's late season release of a single piece composite bat with a monster barrel in the senior league space is ...
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2016 Easton S2 Review

2016 Easton S2 Review: Changed from 2015? Incorrect.

For 2016, Easton Bats moved their BBCOR line from the Speed (S) series of bats into the Z-Core Hybrid brand ...
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axe-elite

2017 Axe Elite Review | BBCOR, Big Barrel & Youth

For three years we have hit extensively with an asymmetric knob on an Axe Bat. Now, for almost a year, ...
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Voodoo Raw

2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw Review: T-Ball to Omaha

If you were to ask a random selection of justbatreviews readers what bat they were most excited about seeing and ...
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In putting together our 2016 Easton S500 Review we spent 2 hours in the cage with the BBCOR and Senior League Versions. The bats were hit among a half dozen different players and feedback was assembled. We further read a number of reviews online from sites we trust and consulted trusty YouTube for any additional information. Easton's site about the bat was also somewhat helpful. 2016 Easton S500: Experience We've spent a good two hours in the cage with Easton's 2016 Easton S500 and can readily report the bat performed to expectations. Which weren't very high to begin with. The S500 is an inexpensive bat in the one piece aluminum alloy range (7050 aircraft alloy) that has a number of wal-mart brand competitors imitate and make. Fresh out of the wrapper, the S500 may be the gem of those types of bats, but nothing more and probably exactly the same with a different paint job. We had a number of hand ringing experiences that were less than pleasant but expected from the traditional 7050 alloy. The barrel size, for that type of bat, wasn't terrible. Nothing in particular blew us out of the water when considering the bat's performance although we can say, for the price point, it is definitely a bat with brand recognition, a nice paint job and some good durability in a traditional 7050 aluminum aircraft alloy. The bat is hardly on anyone's best bat list---but the name brand and paint job make it one of the best selling bats in America.  2016 Easton S500: Recommendtions Those with no more than $100 and feel obligated to purchase a new bat should only seriously consider this bat if, and only if, they are comfortable with the hand sting associated from a one piece alloy bat---and the power that can come with it if hit right on the sweet spot. If you're still on the fence we suggest you review the performance vs non-performance bats in our "what bat has the most pop" article. Otherwise, we'd personally be more interested in spending that $100 on a used composite via ebay with a search like this. You'll have more success by searching outside the peak baseball interest times which are, roughly, August to November. If you're stuck inside the peak baseball bat buying times and have a $100 budget then we still think, if you are patient enough, could pick up a late model hybrid or single piece bat for around $100. But, if you need a bat now, only want to spend $100 and don't quite care about maximum performance then there is no shame in the 2016 Easton S500 (although you probably have a number of 7050 Aluminum Alloy options less expensive than $100).   2016 Easton S500: Sizing The S500 Comes in: BBCOR 31, 32, 33 inch lengths Youth Little League (2 1/4 Barrel) in a Drop 13 Senior (Big) Barrel 2 5/8 Drop 9 Senior (Big) Barrel 2 5/8 Drop 5 2016 Easton S500C: Two Piece Review 2016 Easton S500: Construction 2016 Easton S500: Other Similar Bats 2015 S500 vs 2016 S500: Changes? The Final Say, For Now  

2016 Easton S500 Review | Great Value? We Try it Out.

In putting together data points on the 2016 Easton S500 and S500c we spent 2 hours in the cage with the BBCOR ...
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Marucci Hex Composite Review

2015 Marucci Hex Composite Review

If you weren't paying close attention to the Marucci CAT 6 review we put up a few days ago, or ...
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Adidas Aero Burner Review

Adidas Aero Burner Baseball Bat Review

Like the Adidas RBZ bat Adidas released to the public last year the Aero Burner is using a TaylorMade club line ...
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2016 Axe Elite Review

2016 Axe Elite Review: Hall of Fame Inductees and Upgraded Knobs

Our 2016 Axe Elite Review would run amiss if it didn't point out the Axe handled bat has been admitted ...
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Easton S50 Bat Review

Easton S50 Bat Review: Don’t Do It, Unless You Must

Look, we rarely ever review bats like this on our site because they aren't any different then the hoards of ...
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2016 Combat Vigor Review

2016 Combat Vigor Review

Our 2016 Combat Vigor Review comes after 4 hours of use and about 600 hacks. The bat is true to ...
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DeMarini Bats

2016 DeMarini Uprising Review: Cheap Bat, Good Name

Our 2016 DeMarini Uprising Review (Baseball) comes after a dozen hours of testing in the cage on the field with ...
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2017 Marucci Hex Connect Review

2017 Marucci Hex Connect Review | New Connections

Our 2017 Marucci Hex Connect review comes on the heels of three 13U tournaments and no less than 1000 hacks in ...
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2017 Mizuno Generations Review

2017 Mizuno Generations Review | New End Caps

Our 2017 Mizuno Generations bat review comes on the heels of 3 hours of cage work with the bat. We ...
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2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Review

2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Review

Over the last 3 years, we hit with Louisville Slugger's Catalyst numerous times. We also exchanged a handful of emails with ...
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