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2017 Easton Mako Beast Review
Updated by Review Staff on February 4, 2019

2017 Easton MAKO Beast Review

Found in BBCOR | USSSA | 2017
2017 Easton MAKO Beast Review

The 2017 Easton MAKO Beast Baseball Bat could be the newest, most popular, bestselling baseball bat of the year. Easton continues to create more groundbreaking and more advanced sporting equipment every year. You would be hard-pressed to go to your next baseball practice or baseball game and not spot Easton equipment brought by your team members and your opposing team. You will most likely spot a lot of their bags as well. I am not a baseball player, but I knew the company name and have spotted the Easton bags and baseball bats at my husband’s weekly games. He is on two different teams and both I have noticed this brand at a lot. With him playing on two different teams on separate nights, he is always looking for the newest and most technologically advanced baseball bats he can find.

If you are new to baseball or are looking for a bat for someone you know, let me give you a short background into the company. After all, knowledge is power and the more you know will give you a better chance of knowing you made the right call when you do decide on which baseball bat to purchase.

Where to buy the MAKO Beast?

Now that the Easton MAKO Beast is off of minimum pricing standards I think the best deals you an find are on eBay. At the time of this writing I found a few for very good deals. If you are willing to buy used then you’ll be able to save a grundle.

Easton Baseball / Softball Company

Easton has been a leader in the baseball and softball industry for over thirty years. The company has continually raised the bar for their innovating and original products. Easton manufactured the first aluminum bat in 1969 and has been manufacturing new advancements in bats year after year. They have under their belt, the first aluminum bat, the first titanium bat, and the first carbon core bat; among many others. They continue amazing the baseball world with the most innovating and technological manufacturing, such as with the Tri-Shell ConneXion. The Tri-Shell ConneXion merged their groundbreaking advancements of two bats into one amazing baseball bat. Baseball bats are just the beginning of this company and manufactures a wide array of high-performance sports equipment. They deal in equipment for fast-pitch or slow-pitch softball, as well as youth and adult baseball. The company has the vast knowledge of those who have played sports by having athletes as their engineers.

The 2017 Easton MAKO Beast

The 2017 Easton MAKO Beast is the most popular and newest baseball bat on the market (click here to see Best BBCOR Bats of 2017). It comes equipped with a composite barrel that is the largest and most powerful that the company has ever manufactured. By combining baseball’s longest two-piece barrel and extending it; it gives the 2017 Easton MAKO Beast baseball’s quickest swing speed. This baseball bat definitely lives up to its name as a beast. It also gives the advantage of the lowest index swing weight out of all the Easton 2017 manufactured baseball bats. What does a low index swing weight mean? Well a low index swing weight means you get a balanced even baseball bat that gives you all the power you require for fast-pitch swing speeds. The company completely remodeled their TCT, which stands for, Thermo Composite Technology. What this does is makes a barrel that is 1.5 inches longer than the first generation, popular MAKO baseball bat. The MAKO bats have always offered more coverage over the plate and gives you a much larger sweet spot. The barrel is extended and connects to a 31 or 32 inch composite handle by using their two-piece ConneXion technology, which is patented. This assists in maximizing the transfer of energy while at the same time helping to eliminate sting for perfect feel and innovative comfort. Another addition to add to the comfort of the sport is the impressive Hyperskin grip that comes with an unconditional manufacture’s warranty that is in effect for twelve months from the date of purchase.

The 2017 Easton MAKO Beast (BBCOR) Baseball Bat is equipped with a -3 length to weight ratio, a barrel diameter of 2 5/8”, and it is also BBCOR certified for the both, high-school as well as college game play. You can find your 2017 Easton MAKO Beast Baseball Bat online at Easton Company, Amazon, performing a Google search. You may also be able to find this Beast of a baseball bat at your local sporting goods store; as long as they cater to a lot of baseball equipment along with high-performance, high-quality products.

What Is The Main Difference Between The 2016 MAKO XL And The 2017 MAKO Beast Baseball Bats?

The 2016 Easton MAKO XL and the 2017 Easton MAKO Beast are both BBCOR baseball bats. Both models are manufactured out of the exact same materials. The main difference between the two baseball bats would be that the 2016 Easton MAKO XL was equipped with an end-load feel swing, whereas the 2017 Easton MAKO Beast will come equipped with more of a balance feel swing.

What Exactly Makes The 2017 Easton MAKO Beast So Much Better Than Other Baseball Bats Available On The Market?

​As I mentioned at the beginning of this 2017 Easton MAKO Beast Review, Easton has went above and beyond to create high-performance baseball equipment for a long time. So why put the money out for the 2017 Easton MAKO Beast? There are many features that this baseball bat has that makes it worth the money if you are seriously into your baseball games.

  • Powerful: Baseball players who take their games very serious and see it as a huge competition will always want the best equipment available. “The Beast” is created to give a larger powerful edge than in the previous years. The new Thermo Composite Barrel, also known as, TCT, has been put in to give added power for speed and extra potential for an enhanced swing spot.
  • Design In Two-Pieces: Since “The Beast” is a two-piece bat, it allows more flexibility than a one-piece bat. As for dealing with younger players, this can be an important benefit to them as it helps to speed up their swing time and helps keep them on the right track and not slow them down with a heavier bat and end up with a terrible hitting technique.

Would I Suggest The 2017 Easton MAKO Beast For Use In Your Games And Practice?

I would say definitely yes, I would suggest this bat, especially for a youth baseball player. The Easton MAKO baseball bats are even in the “2017 top youth choices” for the 2017 season. With the power generating, fast-swing speed, I believe you will see an improvement in the performance on the field very quickly. You should see stats raise and an overall greater performance that everyone will be quick to notice.

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