Questions and Answers for 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 -8 Senior League
Would this bat or the 2012 Easton XL1 have more pop? How would this compare to the Combat 52 Caliber??
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 -8 Senior League is a one-piece composite bat and the 2014 Easton XL1: SL14X18 Senior League is a two-piece fully composite bat. The XL1 will be end loaded and the B4 Portent will be balanced. The B4 Portent and the COMBAT 52 Caliber will be similar bats except for the Nanocomp Technology Inside the COMBAT 52 Caliber.
I am 12 in a 13u travel team and I can't decide on if I should get the B4 or the Marucci Black 2?
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 -8 Senior League and the Marucci Black 2 are both going to very high performing bats. The COMBAT will be a one-piece design, which will have a stiff feel and the Marucci will offer more flex with its two-piece design. The choice is going to come down to personal preference.
Can this bat be used in Pony League?
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 -8 Senior League bat will feature a one-piece fully composite design. I would ask your coach or league official if you are allowed to use composite barrel bats.
Could you compare the Combat B4 Portent -8 with the new 2013 Combat Pure -8?
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 and 2013 COMBAT Pure: PURESL1 will both be one-piece composite bats. The B4 Portent will not require the composite break in period and is hot right out of the wrapper.
For Little League Juniors 2013, is this bat legal?
No, the 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 -8 Senior League bat will not be legal for Little League Juniors. Composite barreled bats have to be BBCOR certified for Juniors Division.
Will the COMbat B4 Portent come out in a 2 1/4 barrel size?
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 -8 Senior League bat will have a barrel diameter of 2 5/8". Currently we do not have a B4 Portent at a 2 1/4" barrel diameter. This sounds like a good question for COMBAT. Here is their number: 866-266-2287.
What is the main difference between the COMbat B4 Portent -8 and the COMbat B3-8?
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 -8 Senior League will be more balanced than the COMBAT B3.
Are you guys ever going to get the bubba? And is the bubba better than the combat b4 portent
Unfortunately, we will not be carrying the COMBAT Bubba. I do not have any information or feedback on the Bubba. Thus, I cannot compare it to the B4.
When your in the seniors, ages 13-16, do you use BBCOR bats or senior league bats like this?
In Seniors baseball you will be required to use BBCOR bats.
I'm looking for the most balanced -8 senior league bat which feels lightest: combat b4, combat pure gear, or Marucci black?
Between those, I would say the Marucci Black is the most balanced.
Is this a big barrel bat? What is the drop?
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 -8 Senior League is a big barrel bat at 2 and 5/8 inches. This bat has a -8 length to weight ratio.
Is this bat durable? Will it last long? Is it balanced?
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent is a very durable bat that should last multiple seasons, if taken care of. The B4 Portent is a slightly end loaded bat.
Is this an end loaded bat or is it more even balanced?
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent is a very balanced bat.
My son 12 had B4 -10 in little league it cracked (or rattled) after couple months. They replaced it but now he wants new -8 for travel team. What bat other than COMbat is good composite?
The Easton XL1, DeMarini CF5, Nike CX2, and TPX Z1000 are some of our most popular -8 fully composite designs aside from the COMBAT options.
is it bbcor certified?
No. The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 is not BBCOR certified. Only Adult bats can be BBCOR certified.
My son is 4'10 @ 100lbs, he is using a 29/19 now but I think I might want him to us a -8, will combat be making a 29/21 B4? or what do you recomend?
The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 -8 is produced in a 29" 21 oz model. However, we have not received it yet. It should be available in that size within the next 2-3 weeks.
Follow-up question for Tyler: I just ordered the 31" 23oz. B4 Portent for my 12-year old. My reading of the current Triple Crown rules indicates that the "BPF 1.15" stamp makes this bat legal in their tourneys. Do you agree? Thanks!
If your league requires a BPF 1.15 stamp, then yes, the COMBAT Portent B4SL1 will be legal as it has the new BPF stamp.
My now 12-year old son used the 31" B2 2 1/4 19oz. in little league this year and really liked it. He used the 30" 22oz. B4 in travel team scrimmages and liked it too. He now wants a 31" 2 5/8" BPF 1.15. Should be get the -10 or the -8? He is 5" and 95 lbs. Good power. Thoughts?
Given his size and age, I would recommend a 31" -8 bat. A 31" -5 bat may be a little too big of a jump from the 19 and 22 ounce bats he's currently using.
Is this bat legal for babe Ruth age 13 to 15yrs old?
No. The 2013 COMBAT B4 Portent: B4SL1 -8 Senior League bat is full composite and is not legal in the 13/15 year old division of Babe Ruth.
Is this bat better than the COMbat Bubba -8? What are the differences between these two bats?
These bats will be extremely similar because they are both one-piece fully composite bats the have the same sweet spot. The composite material used in the bats will provide the same amount of pop of the barrel. The graphics are exclusive to the particular website you see the Bubba on.
Hi my son is 14 and I'm wondering what the difference is between the 2013 BOMbat B4 portent: B4SL1 -8 senior league bat and the Nike Aero CX2: BT0635 Senior League bat.
The Nike Aero CX2 is a two-piece composite so it will have more flex to benefit a contact gap hitter. The COMBAT B4 Portent is a one-piece composite and will be heavier because of the -8 drop which would benefit a power hitter.
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