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Questions and Answers for 2014 Marucci Black Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBB148
I want a bat with really good pop. What bat would you recommend ?
"Pop" is more of a term that would describe the player's hitting ability rather than a quantifiable feature of the bat. Bats like the 2014 Marucci Black Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBB148) will be rated with a performance limit of 1.15 BPF which means that they will all have the same maximum allowable batted ball speed. What you see and end up paying for is that some bats will last a bit longer in the peak performance level than others. Another aspect that is important in selecting the bat is whether the design of the bat is beneficial for your style of play.
is this bat approved for little league, 50-70 play?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) is approved for play in the 50-70 division of Little League.
Is this bat approved for Babe Ruth for 14 year olds?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) Senior League bat is approved for play in the 13-15 year-old division. It has a 2 5/8" barrel that is made of alloy and features the BPF 1.15 performance stamp.
im 5'5 and 180 would a 32 be good
Yes, based on your height and weight I would recommend a 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) in a 32".
I am 5'4" 130 lbs and 13 years old. Is the 32/24 or 31/23 better for me?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) Senior League.
I'm 5'4" and 120 lbs. Would the 32/24 be a good size?
Based on your approximate height and I would suggest a 31". However, a 32" would also work well for the 2014 Marucci Black: (MSBB148) based on your size.
I am 5'4 115 lbs, would a 31/23 be the right size bat for me?
We would suggest a 31" for you in the 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148).
Does this bat require a "break in" period? If so what is the best way to do this?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) has an alloy barrel and will not require a break-in period.
I'm 5'6", 145 pounds. What size do you recommend? I currently use the -9 Voodoo. Does this bat have a bigger sweet spot?
For a player that size we typically suggest a 32" bat. The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) will have a similarly sized sweet spot.
My son is 11, 135lbs, 5'4" and playing majors in little league. Is this bat legal for him to use and what size do you recommend?
Due to its 2 5/8" barrel the 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) is illegal for the Major Division of Little League. I would recommend the Marucci Black 2 (MYBB20) in a 31" 20 oz size, which will be legal for Little League.
Is this bat legal for my 12 yr. old to use in the 50/70 intermediate league?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) would be legal for your child to use in 50/70 league.
I see the 2014 Marucci Black MSBB148 is not listed a Black 2. What is the difference between the Marucci Black and the Black 2?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) is the model that replaced the Marucci Black 2. The new 2014 will feature the same materials, and Marucci's updated graphic design.
What is the difference between the 2014 and 2013 models?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) and the Marucci Black 2 (MSBB28) both use the same quality alloy and composite materials. The MSBB148 features Marucci's anit-vibration knob as well.
How does the 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) Senior League compare to the 2014 COMBAT Portent (PORSL108) Senior League? Do they have similar pop?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) Senior League is a two-piece bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel, the 2014 COMBAT Portent (PORSL108) Senior League is a one-piece composite bat. Composite barrels after broken in will typically have more of a trampoline effect than alloy barrels.
What is the difference with this bat and the 2014 Demarini Voodoo?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) and the 2014 (DeMarini Voodoo (DXVDR) are both two-piece bats with a composite handle and alloy barrel. The Voodoo is more end loaded than the Marucci Black and is designed for a power hitter.
My son is 12, 98lbs, 4'10". What size do you suggest? Should the end load be of concern for his size?
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148). The Marucci Black also features a balanced swing weight, typically preferred by contact hitters. End loaded bats are typically preferred by power hitters, who are stronger and can handle the extra weight in the barrel.
Trying to decide between Marucci Black vs. Easton Mako vs. Demarini CF6. Will any swing heavier or lighter than the other? And difference in barrel length?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) will feel heavier than the Easton MAKO or the DeMarini CF6. The Marucci Black and the Easton MAKO will have similar barrel length to each other.
What differences are there between this and the Black 2?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) and the Black 2 will be extremely similar. The only real difference is that the Black has a player preferred handle.
Is this bat good for cold weather?
We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the 2014 Marucci Black: MSBB148 Senior League, in temperatures below 60Â°F (16Â°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.
How does this bat compare with the CF6? Is the MOI about the same? Does the Marucci have a longer barrel?
The DeMarini CF6 is going to be lighter weight. The 2014 Marucci Black: MSBB148 Senior League is going to feel more endloaded because of the extended barrel.
How does this bat compare to last year's Black 2 or the original Black from a balance stand point? I know the Black 2 was stated as not as balanced as the original Black.
The 2014 Marucci Black: MSBB148 Senior League will be similar in balance to the Marucci Black 2.
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