Questions and Answers for 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult
When will the 2013 bats be featured in "Bat Packs", such as the Marucci Elite?
The 2013 bats will be put into bat packs when a newer model comes out. Since the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is so popular it will be awhile before you see it in a pack.
Is it a composite barrel or alloy? It said that it was both, but how does that make sense? Does it feel more like an alloy bat or composite bat?
The Marucci Elite BBCOR sounds more like a Alloy bat. It has technology that fuses both alloy and composite to create a faster swing. It is a really unique bat and would have the pop of a composite barrel product.
My 15 year old, 6' 2" and 175 lbs. son has been swinging a Black 32" for about a year. He has plenty of bat speed as a line drive, gap hitter. He is thinking about getting a 33" bat and that is the size your seem to recommend. Should he stick with the Black or switch to the Elite? If there is little difference, I will choose to save the $100.
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the 2013 Marucci Black 2 BBCOR: MCBB20 Adult are both hybrid designs with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The Elite replaces the last few inches of the alloy barrel with composite, taking out some of the "dead" weight to make it more balanced, allowing the player to increase bat speed. We recommend a 33" for a player his size and age.
For a power hitter would you recommend this bat or the 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR high school play?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat may be a little more suited for a power hitter than the 2013 Easton XL1. The Marucci has an alloy barrel, which is stiffer and will provide more power than a composite bat. But you can't go wrong with either.
Is this bat's weight distribution more comparable to the Marucci Cat 5 or Marucci Team bat? And will this bat "die?"
All bats after many seasons of use will lose some performance. The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat is an awesome product. It is very balanced and not barrel heavy, it should feel more like the Cat 5 in swing weight.
I'm a line drive contact hitter that loves two piece aluminum bats. I swing the original Marucci Black now and was wondering how the composite in the barrel of this bat makes it more of a two piece composite bat or two piece aluminum bat?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR with it's multi material barrel technology would make it both carbon fiber and an alloy barrel.
I'm 5' 5" and 120 pounds. Should I buy the Marucci Elite 32" or RIP- IT Air Prototype 32"?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult are both excellent bats. If you are more of a contact hitter the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult would be the best option. If you are a power hitter the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult would be the best option.
I'm 5'8'' and 150 lbs. Right now I'm using a 32" S1, what size do you recommend for me in the Marucci Elite?
A 32" 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat will be right on the money for you.
What is the difference between the Elite and the Black 2?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the Marucci Black 2 are both balanced, two-piece seamless hybrids. The Maruccie Elite has had the last 3-4 inches of alloy removed from the barrel and replaced with composite material. It makes for a very light swinging bat.
Is there anywhere where I could try this bat out, or at least hold it before I buy to see if I like it? Or is it only sold online and is purchase a shot in the dark?
Unfortunately, we do not have a storefront anywhere that allows for customers to try bats or hold bats before purchase.
How is this compared to the Marucci CAT 5? And what's this bat sound like?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is a two-piece hybrid bat with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The Marucci CAT 5 is a one-piece alloy bat. The Marucci Elite will perform better than the CAT 5. Please listen to the Marucci Elite BBCOR Audio at the link below for sound. http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-marucci-elite-bbcor--mcbeli-adult/16933/
When will the price be reduced?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is still a fairly new model, so Marucci will not be lowering the price on this bat for a while.
What is a better bat the Marucci Elite or the Louisville Slugger Attack?
The Marucci Elite and the Louisville Slugger Attack are both top of the line bats made by both manufactures. You will not see a difference in performance between the two, but the Marucci Elite will be more balanced.
I'm 5'10" 120 pounds. Do you think this bat is suitable for me?
With the height and weight you have provided, we suggest a 31" bat. The 2013 Marucci Elite is a top of the line bat for both power hitters and the line drive hitter.
I'm 6'0" 165 lbs, do you recommend this bat for me?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat is a very good bat for all hitters. It has a good mix of balanced swing weight and power.
I'm 5'9" 160 pounds. Would you recommend the Marucci Elite or Marucci Black 2?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR is for the more elite hitter. The Black 2 is for more of the average hitter.
If the last few inches of aluminum the Elite have been replaced with composite. What happens when you hit a ball on the seam between those two zones or on the end of the bat?
There are no seams on the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat. If you hit a ball off the end of the barrel, it will act just like any other bat.
My son plays in Alaska, and during his high school games they play in 45-50 degree weather. Will this bat perform well in these conditions?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat is a top of the line bat. One of the best on the market. That being said, 55 degrees is the lowest temperature that composites can perform at their highest level. This bat will still perform it is just that the baseball becomes more dense when it is cold. Heavier ball means less performance from any bat.
Would this bat be better for a power hitter or a contact hitter?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI is a well balanced bat with a light swing weight that is preferred by hitters with average strength and swing speed.
Why is this bat good? How is this better than the Marucci Black 2 or the Easton S1?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI is a two-piece seamless hybrid that provides a stiffer flex than other two-piece bats. Marucci has also removed the last 3-4" of the alloy barrel and replaced it with composite material which results in a more balanced bat.
Is this bat similar to the Marucci Team or Cat 5? What about the 2013 5150 and 2013 VELO 5150?
No, the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR features a composite handle, alloy barrel and composite material in the last 3-4" of the barrel. The Marucci Team replaced the Cat 5 for this year. The 2013 Marucci Team, the 2013 Rawlings 5150 and the 2013 Rawlings VELO are all one-piece alloy bats.
Hey I have been swinging the Marucci Cat 5 and I fell in love with it. I am all about that loud aluminum ping! I was curious which new 2013 BBCOR would be the most similar to the Cat 5? Would it be the Elite or the Team? I looking for that ping mostly.
Both the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR and the Marucci Team BBCOR will produce that ping sound you're looking for, however the Team is the most similar to the Cat 5.
I am a 6' tall, 190 lbs. power hitter. I used the XL1 last year but it was -5. I am now transferring to high school play and must use a BBCOR -3. Which bat is recommended for power hitters and will give the performance? Should I get a 33" or 34"? I used a 32" 27 oz. last year.
I would recommend a 33" 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat. It will work just fine for power hitting.
My son is 13 years old, 5 feet, 105 pounds and is playing JV ball for a small school. He is a good hitter with a high average but not a power hitter. He prefers a well balanced bat. I am considering the Elite but I think he should stick with a 31inch bat. Do you have any other recommendations for me? Any idea when you may get a 31 inch in stock?
The Marucci Elite is one of the most balanced and performing BBCOR bats this year. We now have the 31" in stock.
I'm having a really hard time deciding between the Marucci Elite, the 2013 CF5 and the 2013 S1. I have read all there descriptions is there anything else you can tell me about these bats?
It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate. Neither is proven outperform the others. All have balanced swing weights, with the S1 being the most balanced followed by the CF5 and Elite.
Marucci Black 2 or Marucci Elite?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult features new technology that fuses composite and aluminum materials together to replace the final inches of the bat, including the endcap, with aerospace grade composite materials. This will make the Elite BBCOR even more balanced than the 2013 Marucci Black 2 BBCOR: MCBB20 Adult.
I have an 11 yo 5' 101 lb son who hits well. What would you recommend for him. He plays on select team bats fourth plays short and third. Is this a good choice?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR is an High School and College bat. I would recommend the 2013 Marucci Elite: MSBELI Senior League. This is a very balanced, high-performing bat.
Which is a better bat for a 5'10/140 lb contact hitter with occasional power? The Marucci Elite or the Easton S1? Which is more balanced? Which is better in performance?
The Marucci Elite utilizes a patented technology to fuse materials together in a way that no other bat manufacturer can. This allows Marucci the flexibility to make bats as light as allowed by the BBCOR protocol. The Elite is going to be a very popular bat this year.
My son is 5'5" and probably 130 lbs. So he is a contact/gap hitter. He has been swinging the CF5 (32"/-3) which needs replacing. Thoughts on this as a replacement (or the Black 2)? Also considering the S1 and Attack.
If he had success with the CF5 in the past, then the DeMarini CF5 would be the top recommendation as it's proven that when a player uses the same bat they have used previously, they are more likely to have continued success and increased confidence. However, between the Marucci Elite, Marucci Black 2, Easton S1, and Louisville Slugger Attack, the S1 would be the top recommendation because it is most similar in design to the CF5.
Which bat would be better for a power hitter the Black 2 or Elite?
The Marucci Black 2 will be a little better for a power hitter, because it is a little more end loaded than the very balanced Marucci Elite.
I see that the Marucci Elite and the Marucci Black 2 are both two-piece, "balanced" bats, and that their barrels are made of the same alloy. Are there major differences in how differently these two bats perform? How "balanced" are they relative to each other?
The Marucci Elite is the best performing Marucci model and will be a little more balanced than the Marucci Black 2. They are both two-piece bats, but the barrel on the Marucci Elite combines the AZ3000 alloy with carbon fiber to reduce the barrel weight and remove unnecessary components of traditional bat designs. The Marucci Black 2 will not have any of the carbon fiber material that is combined with the alloy in the barrel like the Marucci Elite.
How balanced is this bat compared to the Rip-It Prototype BBCOR Air?
The Marucci Elite line of bats are as balanced as are allowed by the BBCOR protocol. The Rip It Air bats are well balanced too, but not to the extent of the Elite.
Do you have to break it in? Is that standard for all bats?
Due to Marucci's patented multimaterial barrel technology the Elite bats do not require any break in time, they are hot straight out of the wrapper.
A lot of composite bats sound dull or dead, what does the Elite sound like?
Due to Marucci's patented multimaterial barrel technology the Elite sounds much more like an aluminum bat than a composite bat. The Elite does not ring as long as traditional aluminum bats, but you'll be surprised to see how the ball pops off the barrel and to hear the ping that goes with it.
Most BBCOR bats claim to be balanced, how does the Elite compare to all of the other balanced BBCOR bats?
The Marucci Elite utilizes a patented technology to fuse materials together in a way that no other bat manufacturer can. This allows Marucci the flexibility to make bats as light as are allowed by the BBCOR protocol.
Is the Elite an aluminum or composite bat?
Because the Elite contains a significant percentage of composite material it goes through the same testing as composite bats and is officially classified as a composite bat.
Does this bat come in any other sizes?
Yes, but we currently only have the 33" in stock. We are getting more sizes in the near future.
When will the 34/31 version be available?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult 34" 31 oz are expected to arrive the first week of February. As soon as we receive the shipment in our warehouse we will update our website.
I'm really inbetween the Easton S1 and the Marucci Elite.. can you help make my decision any easier?
The Easton S1 and Marucci Elite are both great bats. The Easton is built on similar technology as used in previous S1 models while the Marucci is built utilizing a new and patented technology.
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