Questions and Answers for 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL108 Senior League
What is the possibility that the end cap will break?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: (PORSL108 Senior League) should not have any issues with any end cap breaks. Although, I guess there is always a possibility with any bat.
Is it ok to use this bat, as well as two-piece composite bats, to hit Jugs balls on pitching machines? I've heard the Jugs balls can damage some bats.
We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the 2014 COMBAT Portent: (PORSL108) Senior League, in commercial batting cages that use yellow "dimple" balls. These balls are more dense than the game balls that the bats are designed to hit. Also, many manufacturers list in their warranty details that hitting these balls will void your warranty against defects.
Is there a break-in time frame on this bat? What is the separation barrier? Is this a double wall bat? Thanks.
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL108 Senior League bat will not require any break-in period due to the Separation Barrier Technology. It all starts with COMBAT's Localized Stiffening Technology that allows their engineers to lower barrel wall stiffness on both sides of the normal sweet spot, resulting in an enlarged Double Sweetspot area where absolute maximum performance can be achieved! The 100% composite, one-piece Portent utilizes COMBAT's Blended Fiber Technology that blends several different fibers in varying proportions at carefully controlled angles to create a composite material that results in both resilient durability and increased trampoline effect.
Do they make a 29" 21 oz?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent (PORSL108) Senior League does not come in a 29" 21 oz model. COMBAT does not have any plans to release a model smaller than the 30" 22 oz.
Is this bat more of a power hitters bat or more of a speed bat?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL108 Senior League is a one-piece bat so it will be good for power hitters, but it is also balanced so it would be good for contact hitters as well.
Is this bat better than the CF5 LE?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL108 Senior League and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE Senior League are very comparable in terms of performance and durability. Design-wise, however, they differ. The Portent is a one-piece composite for a stiffer feel, while the CF5-LE is a two-piece composite which will give you a little more flex in the handle.
How does this bat compare with the Easton Power Brigade XL and S-Series?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL108 Senior League is a one-piece composite design, unlike the Easton XL1 and S1, which are both two-piece composite designs. The COMBAT has the same -8 length to weight ratio as the 2013 Easton XL1: SL13X18 Senior League, but with a well balanced feel of the 2013 Easton S1: SL13S110 Senior League, which is two oz. lighter than the COMBAT.
I just want to confirm this is a big barrel bat?
Yes, the COMBAT Portent PORSL108 has a 2 5/8" barrel.
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