Questions and Answers for 2014 Marucci Elite: MSBE14 Senior League
We live in Ohio and play a lot of cold weather games. I'm looking at the Marucci Elite MSBE14 and the Easton Mako. What are the pros and cons of each in Ohio weather?
Both the 2014 Marucci Elite (MSBE14) and the 2014 Easton MAKO (SL14MK9) Senior League bats are top of the line, high performance models. Unfortunately, durability issues that arise in cold weather situations, generally, have more to do with the baseball than the bat. In weather below 55 degrees, the core of the baseball can condense and the ball can become harder. At that point, the ball becomes more like something the bat is not intended to hit and this can cause durability problems with all bats. Given the higher price point of these bats, it would be advisable to use a different bat in colder weather situations. Often, players will use a wood bat or a bat at a lower price point in these situations that would not be has expensive to replace. Both bats do feature a warranty from the manufacturer.
Trying to decide between the Marucci Elite and the DeMarini CF5. Is there a significant difference between these bats?
The 2014 Marucci Elite (MSBE14) Senior League is two-piece design with a balanced swing weight. It features a composite handle and alloy barrel. The DeMarini CF5 is a two-piece composite design with a balanced swing weight. The CF5 requires a break-in period and the Elite does not.
Does this bat require a break-in period?
The 2014 Marucci Elite (MSBE14) Senior League does not require a break-in period because it has an alloy barrel.
My son will be 13 in October and he will be entering Babe Ruth League. Is this bat allowed for use in 13-15 Babe Ruth?
Yes, the Marucci Elite (MSBE14) Senior League is approved for play in Babe Ruth.
Marucci Black 2014 vs. Marucci Elite 2014. Give me the details about both.
Both the 2014 Marucci Elite: MSBE14 Senior League and the 2014 Marucci Black will feature seamless two-piece hybrid designs. Each will feature a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The Elite will use Marucci's patented technology which allows for industry best weight reductions by fusing composite and aluminum materials together along the length of the barrel.
What is the difference between this and the 2013 version? Is the barrel longer?
The 2014 Marucci Elite: MSBE14 Senior League and the 2013 Marucci Elite use the same composite and alloy materials. The barrel size is the same in both models.
My son loved his COMBAT B3 but it barely made it through the season before it went dead. Will the Elite be a more durable bat than the COMBAT Portent, or do they both have short lives?
The 2014 Marucci Elite: MSBE14 Senior League is a very high performing two-piece bat. It uses top of the line alloy and composite materials for outstanding performance and durability.
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