Questions and Answers for 2014 COMBAT Portent BBCOR: PORAB103 Adult
Will you guys will ever get the B5 Special Edition?
The Special Edition B5 Da Bomb is available exclusively through Bryant Sports and on www.COMBATsportsgroup.com.
Can this bat break? What is effect of batting cage balls on this or any BBCOR bats?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent BBCOR: PORAB103 Adult can crack because it is a composite bat. Cracking can happen to any composite bat. We do no recommend using it in a cage with the dimpled balls because it can cause damage to the bat.
How does the swing weight ratio of the 2014 Portent BBCOR compare to the Mako BBCOR? How much lighter swing weight does the Mako have compared to the Portent?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent BBCOR: PORAB103 Adult bat will be balanced. But the Easton MAKO will feature a more balanced design. The Portent will have a slightly more heavy barrel feel.
How does the 2014 compare with the 2013 model?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent BBCOR: PORAB103 Adult has been upgraded seamless technology, which fills the void in the composite, resulting in more durable and slightly higher performing bat.
Which bat will be better for a power hitter; the '14 Louisville Slugger Attack or the Portent?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent BBCOR: PORAB103 Adult is typically preferred by power hitters, as it's a one-piece composite, which will transfer energy more efficiently. A two-piece composite bat, like the Louisville Slugger Attack, is great for contact hitters, as it will provide flex to generate a little more bat speed.
which bat would you personally recommend? 2014 portent, mako or cf6?
All three bats will be top of the line. The MAKO and CF6 will be equally balanced but the MAKO has an extended barrel. The CF6 has a bigger sweet spot and the D-Fusion handle takes away almost all sting and vibration. The Portent is great because it has good balance but the stiffer swing gives you more control. It has seamless technology so there are no dead spots on the barrel. You really can't go wrong with any of these models.
How does the Portent compare to the B3? My son is 5' 4" and 110 pounds. Which bat is more balanced? More pop?
The COMBAT B3 and 2014 COMBAT Portent BBCOR: PORAB103 Adult bat will have similar designs. The 2014 Portent will actually have better pop and performance though. It will feature COMBAT's precision molding technology (PMT) and seamless construction separation barrier technology for hot out of the wrapper performance.
Is the bat end loaded or balanced?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent BBCOR: PORAB103 Adult is a balanced bat.
Is this bat best for a power or contact hitter?
The 2014 COMBAT Portent BBCOR: PORAB103 Adult bat would be good for both types of hitters. The one-piece stiffer bat design is typically loved by power hitters.
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