Questions and Answers for 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 Senior League
What bat is better, the COMbat Portent, Bubba, or the new Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst?
All of the bats will be very good selections. The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 Senior League bat will be have some of the highest reviews of the three. The one-piece fully composite design and balanced swing is loved by many hitters.
My 7 yr old son (~4' 50 lbs.) is using an Easton S1 Jr. Big Barrel (26"/14 oz.) with good bat speed but not a lot of strength. Any recommendations for a 2 5/8" barrel bat?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 Senior League is a great choice, and is one of the only models that comes in a 2 5/8" barrel. It's a balanced model with a huge sweet spot. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: SL13C Senior League is the other option we currently have.
Is the 27" 15 oz. 2-5/8 bat approved for Pony in Southern California?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 Senior League is approved for Pony play but it's always good to check with a coach or league official. Not all areas allow composite designs. Here is a link to Pony's website: http://www.pony.org/home/default.asp?menu_category=Baseball
Same pop as the -10 version? My son has Easton S3 -10. I figure more bat speed would help, what do you think about this bat? My son is 9, weighs only 68 lbs, currently swinging 28" 18 oz. Easton.
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 Senior League and the 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL110 Senior League use the same composite materials. They will be similar in performance. The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 is a very balanced bat and would be great for increasing bat speed.
Is it a balanced bat or end loaded?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 Senior League has a balanced, one-piece composite design.
Does this bat have a break-in period?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 Senior League does have hot out of the wrapper technology, but I do recommend maybe 50-100 hits before using it in games.
Is this bat approved for Little League use?
No. The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 is a big barrel Senior League model. Little League requires the small 2 1/4" barrel.
Are these bats "Youth" bats or "Senior League" bats as listed in the description?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 is a Senior League model, which is also known as Youth Big Barrel. This particular model has a 2 5/8" barrel. COMBAT also produces Youth 2 1/4" models, the most similar of which is the COMBAT Pure Gear: PUREYB1 -12 Youth.
Can you compare this bat with the 2013 COMbat B3 -12?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 Senior League uses upgraded composite material. It will be more balanced than the 2013 COMBAT B3.
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