Welcome back everyone! Today we will do a full Easton Mako Youth Bat Review. This bat is quickly becoming a favorite with us and we think you will love it too.
Product: Easton Mako XL Composite Youth Baseball Bat
Price: $233.99 – $279.99
Best Place To Buy: Amazon.com
Warranty: 1 Year
My Rating: 4.9 out of 5
Easton Mako youth bat review – Product overview
If you have spent any amount of time around the game of baseball, you have certainly came across one Easton product or another.
Easton has dedicated itself to helping players improve their performance on the field by constantly improving technology and always delivering the best new products with the best features available.
The Easton Mako XL composite youth baseball bat is no exception. In typical Easton fashion, they have taken an already awesome product and made it better!
In this Easton Mako Youth Bat Review, we will go over some of the features and show you why we love it.
Easton Mako youth bat review – Features
Sizes Available: You can purchase the Mako in a variety of sizes form 28 inch/18 ounce all the way through 32 inch/22 ounce.
You will notice that each bat size features a -10 drop. The drop is the difference between the length and weight of the bat. With the amount of power that this bat delivers, achieving the -10 drop while maintaining balance was no easy task for Easton.
Grip: The Mako features an ultra thin 29/32″ composite handle with HYPERSKINATM grip. The Hyper Skin grip gives you an enhanced grip with a softer feel, with or without batting gloves. Even sweaty hands will find great purchase on this handle.
Barrel: A new 2 1/4″ TCTATM thermo composite barrel has been added that increases the already massive sweet spot while maintaining superior bat speed. TCTATM thermo composite technology offers you the most “pop” available in any bat.
2 Piece Bat Design: Using Easton’s own ConeXion technology, the Mako offers a 2 piece design that virtually eliminates the sting you would normally get when hitting the ball on the end of the bat or on the handle. The 2 piece design also gives the bat more flex through the swing compared to a 1 piece that can reduce swing speed.
Certification: Nowadays, leagues are getting strict on the types of bats you can use. This Mako bat is approved for use in most of the common leagues including: Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Pony Baseball, USSSA, AABC and 1.15 BPF.
If you are unsure if the bat you are using is approved for play, your local league president will be able to assist you.
Having Fun & Building Confidence
The Easton Mako all composite bat is one of the most popular bats on the market today.
“Having fun while improving your skills is what you are going to get with the Easton Mako. Having a bat with all of the great features Easton has poured into this bat is going to quickly build confidence in your player.”
With the great swing speed offered with the Mako, hitting the fastball is going to get easier and easier. Making the adjustment to the change up will be easier too. The Mako has the ability to turn infield dribblers into singles, singles into doubles, and long fly balls into Home Runs.
This bat really does give you that much extra “pop”!
Now don’t get me wrong, you are not going to put this bat in your kid’s hand and expect that they will magically turn into Babe Ruth!
You will still need to put in the practice, just like every other good hitter. What the bat will do is improve your swing speed and offer more power to even contact hitters. My favorite saying is, “Not even practice makes perfect, but it can get you close”.
Remember, this is a composite bat. While it will have plenty of pop right out of the box, you will notice that the more you use it, the better it will get. Don’t worry about the dead sound that you will hear when making contact with the ball. This took me a little while to get used to when compared to the loud “ping” I was used to with aluminum bats. Trust me, you will come to appreciate the “thud” sound.
As with it’s predecessor, the Easton Mako XL has maintained a high customer satisfaction rating.
Just like I’m sure you have, I spent a lot of time looking over reviews and comments before making the purchase. What I found was exactly what I expected from Easton, a lot of satisfied customers.
We have seen huge distance advantages vs our other bats. Swing speeds are definitely improving as the kids are having little problem hitting the fastball. Making adjustments to off-speed pitches is improving also.
Some of the kids who always had to wear batting gloves are finding that they prefer the feel of the grip with bare hands.
Easton Mako youth bat review – Any Drawbacks?
While it was difficult to find any drawbacks with this bat, it’s my job to find them.
The most obvious would be the price. Making this kind of investment in a bat is a big deal to me. While the price is a little on the high side, Easton has really put a lot of effort into this bat. You are getting features and technology that I have seen in other bats that cost much more.
If you are looking for something a little less costly, but still want a quality bat, you can check out my other top 5 bats below.
Some of these bats may have new models available, limited sizes available, and some of them may be on clearance, so you may be able to find some great deals. This new Mako will definitely be replacing one of my top 5, I just have to figure out which one.
One other complaint I’ve seen is that the bat was heavier than marked. I’ve only seen this on 2 out of hundreds of reviews I read. I have no way to verify if this was actually true or not, but I can tell you that the bat I got was to the exact specifications I ordered.
Easton Mako Youth Bat Review – Bottom Line!
I can easily see The Easton Mako XL baseball bat becoming my #1 recommendation.
With its great swing speed, massive sweet spot, and awesome power generation, combined with Easton’s years and years of proven quality, I have absolutely no problem recommending this bat.
I truly think you will see improvements in all aspects of your batting skills.
I hope you have found this Easton Mako Youth Bat Review helpful. If you have any other questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back with you A.S.A.P.
Thanks for stopping by ~Jeremy