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  1. #21
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    So after a few more weeks to end the season, rather than the absolute "lightest" bat, I think my son can handle a little more weight if it of advantage. For example, if a bbcor is slightly heavier swinging, but has a much bigger sweet spot, then it may be worth it. Any suggestions?

    As of now, I am considering an S1, Mako, or possibly a Combat. My son just finished his season. He hated his -5 Velo, he really liked his -5 Combat G3, and in his last tournament hit well with a teammates -5 VL3 (all orange).

    I am looking for a good choice to train in the winter and to use next spring since I know prices are coming down.

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    Marucci Cat 6 is a good one to try

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    Ok. A couple years ago our team bought a Cat 5 and I was not impressed with it. It seemed end-loaded and not much pop. Again, that was a couple years ago when my son was 11 though.

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    Bolts - that kid carried Brendan Rodgers !

    lol

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    That dude looks like he could hit with anything lol.

    I see some of the Mako's down under $200 now and the Torq around $160. Not sure if they are worth it or not. I am watching prices drop in hopes to find a good fit bat for a good price.

    So far:

    Mako
    S1
    Cat6
    Omaha515

    I am hoping to get the right combo of good swing, sweetspot, and performance (understanding that bbcor levels everything out).

  7. #27
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    My son has liked both the Maxum BBCOR and Prime 915. I would like to get him an aluminum BBCOR for the colder months, have been looking at the 515 or CAT 6, seem like good affordable options.

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    Anyone know of the difference between the Cat 5 squared and the Cat 6?

  9. #29
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    BBCOR alloy (new) - one good option and possibly the current best value is the LS Assault @ justbats for $80 (includes shipping)

    at one time earlier this year they had this bat at $70 - but $80 still a great deal


    I believe the Assault is the same bat as the Omaha Balanced BB136 and Omaha 515 - minus cosmetic differences


    http://www.justbats.com/mobile/produ...FQ2OaQod0YgH6Q


    other one piece alloy options - off the top of my head ...

    Rawlings 5150

    Easton S3Z

    Marucci CAT 6
    Last edited by tom2p; 07-21-2015 at 08:37 PM.

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    Gotcha. I don't have any specific loyalty to composite vs metal. I normally get my son one of each for different weather, but I may just get one this time. Not sure.

    I see the Mako Torq down to like $170 now. I just have concerns about that twisting handle. The Mako is like $200 now, but I am hoping it drops a but more before I make any moves. I am also hoping to get him to swing some demo bats at our local shop, but unfortunately they don't carry all the brands like Marucci.

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