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2017 Combat Maxum Review
Updated by Review Staff on February 4, 2019

2017 Combat Maxum Review

Found in BBCOR | USSSA | 2017
2017 Combat Maxum Review

The 2017 Combat Maxum baseball bat is a wonderful bat to use in your game. This baseball bat is perfect for athletes that are after the biggest barrel size for the weight of the swing. The 2017 Combat Maxum has been stated as an unrivaled baseball bat out of all bats that are available on the market today (click here to see Best BBCOR Bats of 2017). Many people may ask what defines this bat as the best available on the market today? For the 2017 Combat Maxum, the defining feature would be the unrivaled physical barrel size. Even though this defining feature places the 2017 Combat Maxum at the top of its game, I would not go as far as to say the barrel size alone would beat out other top performance baseball bats. I believe the maximum performance would be about equal to the top, high performance baseball bats now available on the market (check out top BBCOR Bats here).

Best Place to buy the Combat Maxum?

Rumor has it that the 2018 Combat Maxum’s will be made by Easton and only sold on We are not sure if that is true, but in the mean time, the best prices on Combat Maxums bats from 2016 and 2017 is on eBay. Many used bats can be found for a song and, if the price is right, we would highly recommend it.

The 2017 Combat Maxum Is Recommended For Those Who Fit At Least One Of The Following Criteria:

  • Looking for a baseball bat that lands within their budget. If you are on a tighter budget, this might not be the right baseball bat for you at this time.
  • Looking for the baseball bat with the unrivaled, largest barrel per weight of the swing.
  • Understands the disadvantages, as well as the advantages of playing with a one-piece baseball bat, including the possibility of loss of feeling within your thumbs when a miss-hit happens.

A Few Recommendations Regarding Purchasing The 2017 Combat Maxum If The Above Criteria Was Met:

  • Consider purchasing the drop -5, drop -8, drop -10. These sizes are not as light-weight and you get the “real” sound when the bat connects with the baseball. You will also be less likely to experience the ringing in the hands as you would if you are using the drop -11 or the drop -12.
  • A great idea for the athlete that really wants the Combat Maxum but is on a tight budget is to search for a 2016 Combat Maxum as this year’s model had less modifications and can usually be found at a lower price.

The Construction Of The Combat Maxum:

Combat has a long standing of working on the perfection of the one-piece composite baseball bat while combining it with an extremely light-weight swing, or, MOI. The theory of the design of this bat was meant to amplify the power that directly impacts the ball and then carries on through for the perfect composite baseball bat for practice as well. Combat is ahead of the game when it comes to this theory as well. Combat has gone above and beyond what any other company has done in trying to match this theory. The 2017 Combat Maxum is just the latest quest for Combat. This one-piece, composite baseball bat was created with the biggest barrel available on the market from any company.

A few years ago, (three or four years ago), there was a question regarding the durability of the Maxum. The 2017 Maxum has upped the technology factor and has created a new equation to assist in the bat being much more durable and reliable. The company is standing behind its product by offering a exclusive industry, one-time replacement, five hundred day warranty.

The 2017 Combat Maxum Sizing:

​The 2017 Combat Maxum comes in all the sizes that the 2016 model had with one extra size added in. The baseball bats will be color coded for noticing easier which bat is which size. Below are the sizes that are now available for the 2017 model.

  • Drop 5 – 2 5/8: Dark Yellow
  • Drop 8 – 2 5/8: Red
  • Drop 10 – 2 5/8: Orange
  • Drop 11 – 2 5/8: Yellow
  • Drop 12 – 2 5/8: Green
  • Drop 10 – 2 ¾: Blue
  • BBCOR: Dark Blue

The 2017 Combat Maxum Baseball Bat Vs. Comparable Baseball Bats:

This can be a personal choice, however, some believe that no comparable baseball bats exist. I, however, feel there are some terrific baseball bats on the market and are comparable to the 2017 Maxum. Granted, there are no bats on the market that match all the features of the Maxum, such as the huge, one-piece composite baseball bat with all the varying sizes; along with the super light-weight to match the weight of the swing. There is no other company out there that gives this type of one-piece composite baseball bat.

This doesn’t mean that Combat is all alone out there. Other companies have designs that are similar in ways but just don’t have all the sizes that Combat has to offer. A couple examples of this would be the Dirty South Swag Bat and the Dirty South War Bat. These bats are created to be “like” the Combat Maxum. They may not have all the same sizes available, however, they are still in the running. Another in the one-piece composite baseball bat manufacturing would be the Louisville Slugger Catalyst. It is important to remember that the Slugger does not have the large barrel as does the Maxum.

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