Questions and Answers for 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth
What is the difference between the B2 and B2 Reloaded?
The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth is a one-piece composite design and the COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 -12 Youth is a one-piece alloy design. The COMBAT B2 Reloaded also features the new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
What is the difference between these two bats? Which is better for a 50 lb 8 year old line drive hitter? COMbat Pure Gear: PUREYB1 -12 Youth or 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1, 2013 COMbat B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth?
The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth and the 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 are designed for a power hitter. The COMBAT Pure Gear: PUREYB1 uses gear technology, which feels more like a two-piece bat. This will provide more flex, and is suited for a line drive hitter.
Is this bat legal for both pony and little league?
The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth bat does feature the new USSSA stamp but we would need to know what specific age group you have questions on to verify the legality.
My son is 12 going on 13. He is currently using a 31" 19 oz. Louisville Slugger Catalyst. I want to get the COMbat Reloaded 32" 20 oz. or close to it. Which one should I get the -12 or -10 drop?
Not knowing your height and weight I couldn't suggest a size bat for you to use. Even though since you are getting close to High School, your drop needs to be lowered to get ready for the -3 bats. You should go with the -10.
Looking for a bat for my 9 year old son. How does this bat compare to the Easton S1? Any significant advantage? Thanks.
The Easton S1 will have a slightly lighter swing weight than the 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2. The COMBAT B2 will be a little stiffer whereas the Easton S1 will offer more flex. Because of these two differences, the COMBAT B2 is often preferred by hitters with above average swing speed where the Easton S1 is often preferred by hitters with average swing speed.
Is a B4 2 1/4" (small barrel) 29/17 still offered? Is this the B2 Reloaded a replacement for that?
The COMBAT B4 has been discontinued The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 will be similar in performance to the COMBAT B4.
I'm looking for a bat for my younger son (just turned 7). I bought my older son (just turned 8) the Combat B3SL 28/16 from you guys about a year ago (HE LOVES IT). My younger son needs a new bat and has trouble getting the B3SL 28/16 around in time to make good contact. I was looking at the B2 Reloaded youth bat, but not sure to get a 27/15 or a 28/16 so he can grow into it. I think the big barrel of the B3SL is what's slowing him down. Any feedback would help. Thanks a bunch
This is probably the most difficult question for us to answer as we are unable to see and analyze the players swing and can't obtain firsthand feedback on how different size bats feel. I would recommend finding some small barrel youth bats locally in different sizes and have him take some dry swings. This should give you a better idea of what size/weight will be best. Just based on the information provided, I would recommend the 15 oz. model to ensure optimal swing speed.
Which bat has the best pop the DeMarini CF5, the Miken Rev Ex, or the Combat B2 Reloaded?
All three bats will be almost identical in terms of pop. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 has been a preferred bat this year because of the super balanced feel.
I live in Florida. We are still hearing rumors about composite bats being illegal soon.
I've heard no rumors about composite bats, including the 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth bat, being ruled illegal for play.
What is the difference between the Pure and B2 reloaded? They seem identical.
The COMBAT Pure Gear: PUREYB1 -12 uses gear technology that makes the bat feel more like a two-piece bat. It will have more flex compared to the 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth.
Should this bat have a 2012 stamp mark or 2013 stamp near the handle?
The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth bat will have the updated new 2013 USSSA stamp. It is located at the taper between the handle and the start of the barrel.
Hi, is this bat legal for u12 Cal Ripken?
The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth bat should be legal. It will have the 2 1/4" barrel diameter with the updated USSSA stamps.
What is the coldest temperature this bat can be used in?
I would recommend use of the the 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 Youth be limited in temperatures colder than 55 degrees.
Which bat is better the B2 Reloaded or the Pure Gear?
Both the COMBAT B2 Reloaded and the COMBAT Pure Gear are high-performing one-piece composite bats. The B2 Reloaded will favor a power hitter because it is more stiff.
If I am 9 what size would you recommend?
That depends on your height and weight. I recommend our Bat Coach. It's a great tool: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Will this bat be legal for Cal Ripken 9-12 for 2013?
Yes. The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth bat is approved for play in Cal Ripken.
This bat appears to have a shorter barrel/sweet spot than the -10. True?
No. The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 does not have a shorter barrel than the -10 model.
Does this have a smaller barrel than the drop ten?
No, both of the COMBAT Reloaded bats have a 2 1/4 barrel.
Is this bat legal for use in Dixie Youth for 2012 and 2013?
Dixie hasn't released their official 2013 rules, but under their current rules, the 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth bat would be 100% legal.
The description says this bat is HOT out of the wrapper but you answered it takes 100-150 hits to break in the bat in a previous question? So does the bat need a break in period?
The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth bat will have better performance than most composite bats right out of the wrapper, but we still recommend a break-in period before using it versus live pitching.
How does the B2 Reloaded compare to the original B2 da bomb???
Both are pretty simlar in terms of pop and swing weight, but the new B2 Reloaded is a little more durable than the old B2.
What is the biggest difference between the 2013 Combat B2 Relaoded and the 2013 Combat Pure Gear. Is one more durable, have a larger sweet spot or more balanced than the other?
The COMBAT Pure Gear features a "Gear Inside" to maximize the sweetspot. The COMBAT B2 Reloaded features seamless weave technology to ensure that there are no dead spots on the bat.
Is this bat offered in a 32"?
As of 8/12/2012, the 32" model of the 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 is out of stock. We should receive more within the next 2-3 weeks.
how many balls does it take to break it in?
The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 is a full composite bat that will require around 150 hits before it's broken in.
is this bat balanced or end loaded?
The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 is a well balanced bat.
How does the 2013 COMbat B2 Reloaded compare to the 2012 COMbat B4?
The pop off the bat will be very similar. The COMBAT B2 Reloaded features Perficere Taper Flex Technology which is designed to eliminate vibration to prevent stinging your hands.
Will you be coming out with a 31" bat weight 18 oz?
Unfortunately, the 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth bat is not, and will not be produced in a 31" 18 oz model.
Does the COMbat B2 Reloaded B2YB2-12 Youth come in 2 5/8"?
No, the COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2BYB2-12 is only offered in a 2 1/4" barrel. The new COMBAT B3 is offered in a 2 5/8" barrel with a -12 length to weight ratio. Here is a link to view that bat. http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-COMBAT-b3--b3sl1--12-senior-league/15539/
Does the combat b2 reloaded have the same grip as the b4?
Yes. The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded: B2YB2 -12 Youth bat has the same grip as the COMBAT B4.
Does this bat have pop?
Yes, the COMBAT B2 Reloaded uses COMBAT's Blended Fiber Technology which results in this bat having good pop.
Will there be a -10 model?
The 2013 COMBAT B2 Reloaded will be available in a -10. We should be receiving the -10 in one to two weeks.
Is this bat a big barrel?
No, the COMBAT B2 Reloaded is a small 2 1/4" barrel. The new COMBAT B4 -10 is offered in a 2 5/8" big barrel though.
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