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2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat: FP14MK

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Questions and Answers for 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat: FP14MK

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When you buy a bat and it says -10, what does that mean? Is that good or bad? Whats the best number you can get?

The 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK) is a -10 bat. The -10 refers to length to weight ratio on the bat. For example: if a bat is 32" long and is a -10, it will weigh 22 oz. The -10 is simply the difference between the length and weight. This number has no relation to performance of the bat.

Jason Expert ·Sep 08, 2014

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Do you make a 2014 MAKO in the 30" 20 oz. size?

Easton did produce a 30" 20 oz. model of the 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK), but we no longer have it in stock. We do have the 2015 model available in that size: http://goo.gl/doJYI7.

Mac Expert ·Sep 06, 2014

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What does it mean when it says -10? Is that good or bad?

The drop size, -10, is the difference between the length and the weight of the bat. An example would be a bat that is 30" and 20 oz. is a -10.

Brandon Expert ·Sep 06, 2014

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Is the 2015 MAKO better than the 2014 model?

The 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK) and the 2015 MAKO are almost identical bats. The only difference is the cosmetic look. The -10 models feature a balanced swing weight and TCT Thermo composite.

Jason Expert ·Aug 30, 2014

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My daughter has hit well and has great bat speed with a Demarini CF6 30 inch 19 ounce. We are looking at a 2014 Mako 30 inch 20 ounce. What are the pros and cons?

The 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK) and the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) are similar in terms of style. If she gets good bat speed with the CF6 in that size, going an ounce heavier in the MAKO may be a simple adjustment and could lead to more power due to the added mass of the bat. However, if it is too heavy and she loses bat speed, it would not be a beneficial change.

Patrick Expert ·Aug 26, 2014

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My daughter is both a contact and power hitter. She is currently playing on a 14u team. What bat should I get her: a MAKO, FX1, or a FS1?

The 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK), the FX1 and the FS1 are all high performance, top of the line models from Easton. If she is both a power hitter and a contact hitter, the MAKO may be the best choice for her. The MAKO features a balanced swing weight (seen in the FS1) as well as an extended barrel design (seen in the FX1), so it is the best of both worlds for contact and power hitting.

Tessa Expert ·Jul 26, 2014

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My daughter is 5'5" & weighs 145 lbs., what size bat do you suggest? Also, Rocketech or mako? She is playing 14u fastpitch.

Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 33" 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK). Both the MAKO and the Rocketech are high performance models from their respective manufacturers. There are also key differences between the two, which may better suit your daughter's preferences. Both models feature a balanced swing weight, however, the MAKO features a two-piece fully composite design, whereas the Rocketech features a one-piece alloy design. The MAKO will require a break in period before it will see its best performances. The Rocketech will be good to go right out of the wrapper. Both models are great options, it just depends on her personal preferences.

Tessa Expert ·Jul 23, 2014

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Is the MAKO available in -10 or -11?

The 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK) is currently produced in the -10 length to weight ratio only. It would be offered in a 32" 22 oz. size.

Mac Expert ·Jul 09, 2014

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My daughter is 13 years old, 5'7 and 185 lbs. She is currently swinging a 32" 20. What size do you recommend for her?

Based on your daughters height and weight, I would advise using the 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK) in a 33" 23 oz.

Sean Expert ·Jul 09, 2014

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Do you need to break-in the MAKO? People say it breaks if over used, but others say that it needs to be broken in.

The 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK), like all composite bats, benefits from a break-in period. You will see an increase in performance if the bat is properly broken in.

Jason Expert ·Jul 07, 2014

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Do you recommend going to batting cages with this bat?

No, we do not recommend using the 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK) in the batting cages with those yellow dimpled balls. Those balls are a lot more dense and will increase the chances of that bat breaking

Cooper Expert ·Jul 02, 2014

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Do you recommend going to batting cages with this bat?

We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the 2014 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14MK), 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. If the batting cage uses regulation game balls, that would be a better option. But limiting the use of your bat to games will ensure you get the longest life out of it.

Mac Expert ·Jul 02, 2014

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My daughter is 5', 100 lbs. What size bat should I go with?

Based on the approximate height and weight of the player, I would suggest 31" in the 2014 Easton MAKO: (FP14MK).

Merritt Expert ·Jun 26, 2014

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What's the difference between the Easton MAKO and the Easton FX1 line of bats?

The only difference between the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK Fastpitch) and the 2014 Easton FX1 (FP14X1 Fastpitch) is that the MAKO is going to be a balanced bat whereas the FX1 is going to be an end-loaded bat.

Cooper Expert ·Jun 23, 2014

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Why was this bat discontinued?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK Fastpitch) was discontinued because the 2015 Easton models will be coming out on September 1st.

Cooper Expert ·Jun 17, 2014

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My daughter is 13, a contact hitter most every time at the plate. She is interested in the MAKO FP14MK, why has it been discontinued? Is the bat no longer legal?

The 2014 Easton MAKO would be a very good option for a contact hitter because of its balanced feel. The bat has been discontinued because the newer models are coming out in the fall we are not getting any more of this model in.

Cooper Expert ·Jun 05, 2014

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Does the (FP14MK) come in lighter weights?

The lightest weight this 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch bat is produced in would be the 30" 20 oz. size.

Mac Expert ·May 26, 2014

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My daughter is approx. 5'4 and 90 lbs. She is 13 and doesn't have lots of power but has a very quick, level swing. What bat size would you recommend for her?

We would recommend a 32" for her height and weight for the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK).

John Expert ·May 26, 2014

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How do you recommend to break in an Easton Mako bat without damaging it?

We recommend breaking in the Easton MAKO (FP14MK) by taking about 200 swings using a tee or soft toss.

Bobby Expert ·May 24, 2014

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My daughter is 5'4" and her weight is 150 lbs. What size bat do you recommend for her?

Based on her approximate height and weight I would probably recommend a 32/21. However, the largest size we have available in the 2014 Easton MAKO: (FP14MKY) is a 29/18.

Merritt Expert ·May 23, 2014

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My daughter is 4'8" and weighs 75 lbs. Is the 30" 20 oz going to be to heavy?

Based on her height and weight, the 30" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch is the ideal size. The 20 oz model will not be too heavy for a player her size.

Jason Expert ·May 20, 2014

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Daughter is a slapper, at 4'11" weighing about 110 lbs. currently swinging a Xeno 33-23 bat. Is this too long for her? What bat size should she be using?

I think that bat may be a bit long for your daughter. I would recommend a 31"/21 oz. 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) based on her height and weight.

Bobby Expert ·May 18, 2014

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My daughter plays 14u. She is 5'7" and approximately 125 lbs. What size MAKO should I order her?

Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 32" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch.

Jason Expert ·May 17, 2014

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What size and weight would you recommend for a 14 year old that's 5'7"-5'8" and about 170 lbs?

Based on the player's approximate height and weight, the suggested size we would recommend would be 34 inches in the 2014 Easton MAKO: (FP14MK). However, we are currently sold out of this size at the moment.

Merritt Expert ·May 15, 2014

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What weights does the MAKO FP14MK 33" come in?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch has a -10 length to weight ratio and the 33" is only available in a 23 oz.

Jason Expert ·May 11, 2014

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How long does it take to break it in?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) is mostly game ready. However, we recommend a break-in period of 150-200 swings.

Justin R. Expert ·May 11, 2014

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My daughter is 5'3" 115 pounds, and she is getting ready to go into high school. What size bat do you recommend will last the longest?

Based on her approximate height and weight the size we would suggest would be 32 inches. However, if you wanted her to be able to use the 2014 Easton MAKO: (FP14MK) a little bit longer, I would suggest moving up to 33 inches.

Merritt Expert ·May 09, 2014

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My daughter is 10 years old, 5'5" 138lbs. What bat do you recommend for all stars?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) would be a super choice for your daughter. I would recommend a 32" length based on her height and weight.

Bobby Expert ·May 06, 2014

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My daughter is 5'9" and 110 lbs. What size bat does she need?

Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch.

Jason Expert ·May 05, 2014

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My daughter is 15 years old 5'5", 160 lbs. She is a strong and powerful. What size bat should we get?

Based on her height and weight we recommend a 34" 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK).

Kara Expert ·May 05, 2014

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My daughter is 13 years old and approximately 5', 105 lbs. What is a good size bat for her?

Based on her height and weight we recommend a 31" 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK).

Kara Expert ·May 01, 2014

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We are interested in the MAKO but we are concerned the bat may be too large. She is 10 and weights around 97 pounds and is 5'.

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) is a very balanced, two-piece composite bat. The lightweight design is ideal for a young player.

Kara Expert ·Apr 30, 2014

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My daughter is 14 and is 5 ft 1 inches tall and weighs 102. Although petite has rare power. What bat would you recommend?

With the measurements you gave me, we would recommend using a 29 inch bat you can always go to a 30 inch bat because she will grow.The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) could be an option so could the Worth Legit (FPLG11). The Worth Legit (FPLG11) will be an ounce lighter than the Mako (FP14MK).

Kyle Expert ·Apr 29, 2014

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My daughter swings a 2013 CF5 30/29. She has grown a lot in the past year and is now 4''11 and 96 pounds, 11 years old. She is a power hitter and we have been super pleased with her current bat. Do you think she now needs a 31 inch? Everyone around is talking about the Mako, but just aren't sure if we should stick with her current bat or get a longer one. Thoughts?

Based on the information you provided, I would recommend a 31" length. She could go with a 2014 Easton Mako (FP14MK Fastpitch) in a 31" 20 oz.

Zach Expert ·Apr 28, 2014

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I am 16 years old and play on High School Varsity. I am 5'5" and 134 lb line drive hitter. I have tried the 2014 Louisville Slugger Xeno in 33/23 and it seemed very end loaded and heavy compared to other 33/23 bats on my team even though it shouldn't be and I don't seem to work well with it. What length:weight would you recommend for me in the Easton MAKO? I feel like this bat might be the one for me.

The Easton MAKO will have a balance swing weight and would work out great for you. Based on the information you gave I recommend a 33" 23 oz. in the Easton MAKO (FP14MK).

Zach Expert ·Apr 27, 2014

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I'm a contact hitter but I am very strong. I usually hit the mid outfit gaps, but am renown for whacking a couple straight to the fence. I lay down good bunts and occasionally slap. I'm 5'2,126 lb.s & currently swing a 33" 22 oz Easton. Question is: Is the MAKO the right choice for me? My dad wants me to get the 33" 23 oz. in the MAKO but I'm worried about my bat speed which isn't the fastest. He says I'll grow into it but i want the 32" 22 oz. What do you think?

Based on your height and weight we recommend a 32" 22 oz. 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK). The MAKO is a very balanced two-piece bat and is designed for a contact hitter than needs to increase their bat speed.

Kara Expert ·Apr 21, 2014

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My daughter is 5' tall and is around a 102 lbs. Do you think the 31" 21oz 2014 Easton Mako bat will be to big for her?

With the size and weight you have given us we recommend that the 31 inch 21 ounce would fit her prefect.

Kyle Expert ·Apr 15, 2014

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Can it be rolled?

We do not recommend the process of rolling composite barrel bats. If can damage the composite material and make it unsafe for use. Furthermore, if the bat is found to have been rolled it can void the warranty and can make the bat illegal for play. Traditional break-in methods are generally the best way to get a good, even break-in while not damaging the bat.

Patrick Expert ·Apr 13, 2014

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Is the 2014 Easton Mako good for big hitters that mostly hit to the outfield?

The stabilized feel of the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) makes it a great option for all hitters. It possesses an extremely balanced touch, making it one of the best to reach all areas of the field.

Gary T. Expert ·Apr 10, 2014

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My daughter is 13 years old, 5'2" and about 150 lbs. She currently uses a Worth -10, 31" bat. She is a power hitter with quick hands. We are looking for a bat that will help maximize her potential. What do you suggest?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) is a balanced, two-piece bat. It is designed for a contact hitter that needs to increase their bat speed. We recommend an end loaded bat such as the 2014 Easton FX1 (FP14X1) for a power hitter.

Kara Expert ·Apr 10, 2014

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My daughter currently uses the CF5 Insane, end loaded bat (33" 23 oz). She is a power hitter and has been very successful with her bat. How would the MAKO compare to the Insane loaded bat? What size would you recommend?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK is a balanced, two-piece composite bat. It is designed for a contact hitter. The 2014 DeMarini CF6 Insane ( DXCFI) is designed for a power hitter. The correct size of the bat is best determined by a player's height and weight. Check out our bat coach for correct sizing: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Kara Expert ·Apr 04, 2014

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What is the difference between the Mako and the Demarini CF6 Hope? Is there a better choice?

The Easton Mako (FP14MK) and the DeMarini CF6 Hope (DXCFH) both will be two-piece composite and feature the same length to weight ratio (drop).The difference between the two will be in composite material the Easton Mako (FP14MK) has TCT Thermo Composite for Massive sweet spot and the DeMarini CF6 Hope (DXCFH) has Paradox Composite. They both have a big sweet spot and balanced design and are really nice choices.

Zach Expert ·Mar 30, 2014

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Our daughter is 5'4", 125 lbs with 30.5 center to end measure. I'm not sure if this bat is right. She is a contact hitter, and a bunter. Do you have any suggestions?

Based on her playing style, I would recommend looking for a two-piece composite design and not a one-piece alloy. The two-piece construction will feel a little bit stiffer, and is typically preferred by contact/gap hitters. The 2014 DeMarini CF6: (DXCFS) would be a really great fit for her game. It is going to be very light weight, balanced, and will also incorporate a paradox composite material to create a bigger sweet spot. I think this would be a really great option to check out.

Merritt Expert ·Mar 28, 2014

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I don't know what bat to get for my daughter who is 5'4" 158 lbs. She is currently using a lighter (-12.5) 32 inch bat but needs a power hitting bat. I'm interested in possibly Easton MAKO but what size would you suggest? We considered a Xeno bat as well but the difference in weight of bat is an another concern. I not only have to her a power hitting bat but one she be comfortable with the difference in weight of bat.

We recommend a 32" 22 oz. bat. Both the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) and the 2014 Louisville Slugger Xeno (FPXN14-RR) are both -10 bats. They are both very balanced bats. The increase in weight should not be an issue if she is a stronger hitter.

Kara Expert ·Mar 27, 2014

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Do you make a 33" 21 oz model in this bat?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch only comes in a -10 length to weight ratio.

Jason Expert ·Mar 25, 2014

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My daughter has a 30" 19oz Demarini CF6 that she cracked a few days ago. Don't know if it is too small for her size, what size Mako should we purchase? She is 4'11" and weighs 95 lbs.

Our bat coach recommends a 31" 21 oz 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) based on your daughter's height and weight.

Bobby Expert ·Mar 24, 2014

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How does the MAKO compare to the new Xeno?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: (FP14MK) and the 2014 Louisville Slugger Xeno: (FPXN14-R9) will both have a two-piece composite design and will be balanced. The 2014 MAKO will use technology that will create a bigger sweet spot, and will help increase bat speed. The 2014 Xeno's grip technology will help reduce vibrations extremely well. Construction wise, these bats will be very similar. The biggest difference will come down to minor details in the technology used.

Merritt Expert ·Mar 24, 2014

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Does it come in another color?

No, the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch will not come in any other colors.

Brandon Expert ·Mar 23, 2014

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My daughter uses the 2013 Xeno 31/21, but her coach feels it is slightly end loaded. So we need a more evenly weighted bat for a quicker swing. (12 yrs old, 95 lbs) Would you recommend the Mako?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: (FP14MK) is extremely balanced. Having the weight evenly distributed throughout the barrel will make it very easy to generate some good bat speed. The Easton MAKO is high quality, and would be a great bat to choose if you are looking for something with great balance. It will be a two-piece full composite and will have very little vibration in the handle. The sweet-spot on the 2014 Easton MAKO is also an added bonus.

Merritt Expert ·Mar 16, 2014

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Is this bat approved by the ASA?

Yes, the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) is approved by the ASA.

Jackson Expert ·Mar 10, 2014

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What would be the best way to break in the bat?

A good way to break in the composite 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch bat is to hit off a tee or soft toss approximately 100-200 swings, rotating the barrel ¼ inch every swing.

Patrick Expert ·Mar 09, 2014

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Can it be used in batting cages

I would not recommend that you use your 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch in the batting cages.

Jackson Expert ·Mar 06, 2014

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My daughter is 12 years old. She is 5' 7" and 148 lbs. What size do you recommend? She is going to be playing in a new league for her this year where she will be facing faster and better pitchers then in the past. She's been using a 31" 20 oz. She has good power in her swing.

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK Fastpitch) would be a great selection for her age and size. It will be very balanced and have a light weight feel to the swing weight. Also, the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFS Fastpitch) would be a great option for her.

Brandon Expert ·Feb 25, 2014

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My daughter is 10 years old. She weighs around 70 pounds and is about 4 1/2 feet tall. We bought the XENO about 4 months ago, which apparently cracked internally. She is a fantastic hitter. Which MAKO is the best for her?

Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch.

Jason Expert ·Feb 25, 2014

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My daughter is 15 and wants the Easton MAKO for girl's fastpitch. Do they make it in -9?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) is only available in a -10.

Kara Expert ·Feb 24, 2014

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My daughter is 5'5" and 150 lbs. She is 13 and we need help on finding a good size. What would you recommend?

Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 33" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch.

Jason Expert ·Feb 22, 2014

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My daughter is a 13 year old and is about 150 pounds. What size bat would you recommend for her to use on her 14u travel team?

The best way to determine the correct bat size for a player is on their height and weight, but we recommend a 32" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch. For more sizing information please visit our bat coach http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Jason Expert ·Feb 22, 2014

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My granddaughter is a senior in high school and going to college to play ball. She is approximately 5'8" and 170 pounds. She is a power hitter. Is a 33/23 the right size? Or would a 34/24 be better?

Based on the players height and weight; we would suggest a 34 inch bat. However, if she is more comfortable swinging the lighter 33 inch, that would also be a viable option as long as she is getting good plate coverage.

Patrick Expert ·Feb 20, 2014

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Does this bat come in a 32 inch 20ounce model

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch only comes in a -10.

Aaron Expert ·Feb 16, 2014

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My daughter currently uses a stealth FP11ST10 33" in college. Her coach wants her to go up to a 34". She loves her current stealth. Which bat is most similar to the purple and white Connexion technology bat she currently has? She hits for power and prefers an evenly weighted bat.

The Easton Stealth FP11ST10 was replaced by the 2014 Easton FS1 (FP14S1) Fastpitch. The Easton MAKO (FP14MK) will also be very similar and evenly weighted like the FS1.

Damon Expert ·Feb 15, 2014

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My daughter is 4'10" 75 lbs and 11 years old playing travel ball. Would the 31" 21 oz MAKO (FP14MK) be proper size to use? She has tremendous bat speed coming from a 29" 18 oz.

Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 31" 21 oz model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch. The transition will be minimal for a player with great bat speed.

Jason Expert ·Feb 01, 2014

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Are there other graphic designs available for this bat?

No, the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK F) was only manufactured with these colors.

Tori Expert ·Jan 30, 2014

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My daughter is 5'9" and 135 pounds. What size and weight of bat should i look at getting?

Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 33" 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK). For more information on sizing, check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Tessa L. Expert ·Jan 29, 2014

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My daughter is 5'7" & 120 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 33" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch.

Jason Expert ·Jan 27, 2014

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Is the 2014 Easton MAKO: (FP14MK) Fastpitch bat good for power hitters?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: (FP14MK) Fastpitch bat would be a great option for a power hitter who likes a balanced bat. Power hitters can really use whatever design they're comfortable using. If a power hitter can swing an end loaded model like the Easton FX1 (FP14X1) quickly, they may see a bit better performance.

Mac Expert ·Jan 25, 2014

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My daughter is 9 years old and 4'11" tall. What size would be good for her?

The best way to determine the correct bat size for a player is by their height and weight, but typically a 9 year old swings a 30" model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch. For more sizing information check out our bat coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Jason Expert ·Jan 25, 2014

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Daughter is 5'11" 160 lbs. What size would I get for her?

In the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch bat a 34" length would be best recommended.

Brandon Expert ·Jan 21, 2014

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My daughter is 10 years old, 5 ft 110 lbs. What length and weight do yo recommend? She uses a 31 in 19 oz now, but says she could go heavier, and I am worried about hurting her speed.

Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 31" 21 oz model in the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) Fastpitch.

Jason Expert ·Jan 18, 2014

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Is this bat eligible for NCAA Division III softball?

Yes, the 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) will be legal for play in NCAA Division III softball.

Tessa L. Expert ·Jan 14, 2014

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What is the difference between this model and the YB14MK?

The 2014 Easton MAKO (FP14MK) is the Fastpitch softball model and the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) is the Youth Little League model.

John H Expert ·Dec 26, 2013

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I purchased this bat but then see that in the NFHS Softball Rulebook, a "choke up" device is illegal. Is the band located in the center a choke up device?

The gray band on the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch is not a choke up device. It is used to cover up the connection between the handle and the barrel.

Kara Expert ·Dec 12, 2013

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What will happen to my MAKO fastpitch softball bat if I use it in 59 degree to 50 degree weather ?

In colder temperatures, the baseball itself becomes more dense. This could cause the composite on the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch to crack.

Tori Expert ·Dec 09, 2013

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Would this bat be good for a power hitter?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch is extremely well-balanced, which makes it a great fit for contact hitters or players looking to increase bat speed. It would certainly work for a power hitter, but typically power hitters prefer a more end loaded option, such as the 2014 Easton FX1: FP14X1 Fastpitch.

Katie Expert ·Dec 06, 2013

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My daughter is 5'5'' and weighs about 140. She is experienced, but I don't know what her bat speed is. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch in a 33''.

Tori Expert ·Dec 04, 2013

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What is the difference between the Easton MAKO and the Easton Alpha?

The Easton Mako is a two-piece composite bat, whereas the Easton Alpha is a one-piece alloy.

Damon Expert ·Dec 03, 2013

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Would this bat be good for non-power slap hitters? is there much handle flex?

The two-piece design of the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch provides handle flex. The one-piece design of the 2014 Easton FS2: FP14S2 Fastpitch would provide less flex. Both are balanced bats, great for a non-power hitter.

Kara Expert ·Nov 12, 2013

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Is the MAKO end loaded?

No, the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch is one of the most balanced models on the market.

John H Expert ·Nov 08, 2013

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Why do you recommend not to use this bat in cages with the dimpled balls?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch, and any other bat, will have a shortened lifespan if used with dimple cage balls, as they are more dense and heavier than real leather softballs.

Katie Expert ·Nov 05, 2013

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I absolutely love my 2012 Stealth, and I am looking for a similar bat. Is this what I am looking for?

The FS1 from Easton is going to be the bat that has the most similar design to the older Stealth models. But the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch would be very comparable, as well. The MAKO has a lighter feel and also a larger sweet spot with the extended barrel. If you liked the Stealth models, either the FS1 or MAKO would be a great replacement.

Mac Expert ·Oct 30, 2013

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What is the best way to break in my new MAKO bat?

To break-in your 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch, we recommend taking 100-200 swings off a tee or soft toss. Rotate the barrel about 1/4" every swing. Make sure to avoid using a composite bat in batting cages that use yellow dimpled balls.

Kara Expert ·Oct 12, 2013

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How does it compare to your Stealth, which my daughter loves?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch is going to be better than the Easton Stealth in the past, but it will feel very similar.

Noah Expert ·Oct 06, 2013

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My daughter loves her Synergy bat, and is looking at adding another. Would the MAKO make her happy?

Yes, the 2014 Easton MAKO features Easton's newest and highest performing composite materials. Your daughter would love Easton's latest model.

Justin R. Expert ·Oct 06, 2013

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Is this going to be available in a drop 9?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch will only be available in a drop 10. The 2014 Easton FX1 and FX2 will be available in the drop 9.

John H Expert ·Oct 04, 2013

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Do you need to break in the new Easton Mako bat?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch would benefit from a break-in period prior to game use. Some reviews may indicate good performance out of the wrapper, but without a separation barrier in the bat, you may run into early damage if you take this bat right to game speed pitching.

Mac Expert ·Oct 02, 2013

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Is the MAKO the closest match to the Stealth 33" 23 oz. out there? Need new bat this season, and confused between the MAKO and the Brigade FS2? It sounds like the MAKO but cant really tell the difference between the MAKO and the FS2 2014 model.

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch is similar to the Easton Stealth. The major difference is the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK has an extended barrel and used newer composite material. It is a two-piece bat like the Easton Stealth. The Easton FS2 is a one-piece composite bat. It is similar to the old Easton Synergy.

Kara Expert ·Sep 27, 2013

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My daughter is exiting high school and now will be playing at the college level. At 5'2" she has been using a 32" bat, should she go to a 33" bat in college because she will be asked to slap and bunt more? Her college coach told her that the 32" is too small.

The correct size bat is best determined by the height and weight of the player. Check out our bat coach to determine the correct size 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch for your daughter. Here is the link to our bat coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Kara Expert ·Sep 24, 2013

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I love the Synergy bats. Is the 2014 Easton MAKO the most similar? Or would you suggest the 2013 FS3?

Most of the Stealth models would be pretty similar to a MAKO Fastpitch model (although the MAKOs have a newer design than other bats with the extended barrel with a balanced swing weight). They had balanced swing weights and two-piece composite designs. However, most of the Synergy models from Easton were balanced, one-piece composite models. The FS3 would be most similar to those Synergy models.

Mac Expert ·Sep 11, 2013

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What is the diffrence between the 2014 MAKO fastpitch bat and the upcoming 2014 FS1?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch uses new TCT Thermo Composite. The new material allows for a very balanced bat, with an extended barrel.

Kara Expert ·Sep 11, 2013

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How does the 2014 Mako compare to the 2014 Louisville Slugger LXT?

Both the 2014 Louisville Slugger LXT and the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch bats will be super balanced. The Mako will be a two-piece fully composite design. While the LXT will be a new three-piece design. Both are top of the line bats from their respected manufacturers.

Brandon Expert ·Sep 10, 2013

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Is this bat in stores yet?

Yes, the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch bat has already been released.

Brandon Expert ·Sep 07, 2013

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This bat looks like the Stealth. Is this the remake of the Stealth?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch is very similar to the Stealth models in that it is a balanced, two-piece composite from Easton. However, the new TCT composite material used in the MAKO allows the bat to have a larger sweet spot while still being very balanced.

Mac Expert ·Sep 06, 2013

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I am looking for a bat that has the same pop or better than the Stealth. The FS1 didn't come close.

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch uses new composite material that provides outstanding durability and performance. The new material also provides a very balanced bat. The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch also features an extended barrel similar to the 2013 Easton FX1.

Kara Expert ·Sep 04, 2013

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Is this a two piece composite model? If so, what is the 2014 one piece model number?

Yes, the ***PREBOOK*** 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch bat is a two-piece fully composite design. The Easton FS2: FP14S2 is a one-piece composite design with a balanced swing weight.

Aubrey Expert ·Aug 26, 2013

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What are the low temperature limits on this bat?

We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch, in temperatures below 60°F (16°C). In those temperatures, the ball becomes much more dense and could damage or shorten the useful life of your bat. Composite can crack, and alloy can dent, so neither material is proven to be better in cold weather, unfortunately.

Mac Expert ·Aug 21, 2013

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My daughter plays college softball. Will this bat meet the NCAA exit requirements for clearance in college play?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch is legal in NCCA.

Kara Expert ·Aug 19, 2013

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How does the Mako compare to last years FS2? Will there be a new FS2?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch is going to be balanced just like the Easton FS2 was last year, but it is going to have the extended sweet spot of the Easton FX2. Yes, there will be a 2014 Easton FS2.

Noah Expert ·Aug 15, 2013

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Why is this bat more expensive than the other 2014 bats?

This bat features Easton's newest, highest performing composite materials.

Justin R. Expert ·Aug 11, 2013

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Does this bat require a break-in period? Will Easton have a 2014 Synergy?

Yes, the 2014 Easton MAKO will require a break-in period as it is a composite bat.The 2014 FS3 will be comparable to past Synergy models.

Justin R. Expert ·Aug 11, 2013

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How long does it take to break-in?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch bat will require a short period of break-in. 150-200 hits doing soft toss or tee work before using live in game action.

Brandon Expert ·Aug 11, 2013

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How does the Mako compare to the Stealth?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch bat has a very balanced swing weight, like older Stealth models. But the new TCT composite allows the MAKO to have an extended barrel and retain its balanced feel. This MAKO has the same performance certifications as other fastpitch models, so it really depends on the player's preference to swing weight whether they will use it efficiently.

Mac Expert ·Aug 07, 2013

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Are they coming out with a new look for the FX1 or are they going to stay with the black and yellow one?

The Easton FX1 for 2014 will still be in the black and yellow color scheme.

Aubrey Expert ·Aug 05, 2013

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Is there going to be a enloded version of this bat?

No. The 2014 Easton Mako will be a balanced bat. The Easton FXI will be the end loaded model.

Damon Expert ·Aug 04, 2013

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I'm pretty sure I looked everywhere; just can't seem to find an estimated release date. Is there an estimated shipping date?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch, and all of our 2014 Easton Pre-Book bats, will ship 8/30 with Free 2nd Day Air shipping.

Mac Expert ·Aug 01, 2013

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Is the FP14MK end loaded like the FX-1? And how does it lend itself to the long ball hitters?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch is a balanced bat, with an extended barrel. The new composite material provides a massive sweet spot for outstanding performance.

Kara Expert ·Aug 01, 2013

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I'm a big fan of the FX1, what makes the MAKO even more expensive? What advantage does it have over the 2013 models?

The 2014 Easton MAKO: FP14MK Fastpitch uses new TCT Thermo Composite material for a large sweet spot and a balanced feel. It has an extended barrel like the Easton FX1, and more balanced than the Easton FS1.

Kara Expert ·Aug 01, 2013

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Which of the 2013 bats is this going to replace, the FS1, or the FX1?

The 2014 Easton Mako: FP14MK Fastpitch is a combination of the FS1 and the FX1. It is a balanced bat like the Easton FS1 but has an extended barrel like the Easton FX1.

Kara Expert ·Aug 01, 2013

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