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Questions and Answers for 2014 Marucci Elite Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBE14
Is the Marucci Elite's barrel longer than the Marucci Black's? And does it hit the ball farther than the Marucci Black?
The Marucci Black actually offers a longer barrel than the 2014 Marucci Elite Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBE14). But the Elite has a more balanced swing weight. One bat isn't proven to outperform the other, but you're comparing two bats that are quite different in weight and design. If you're a player who needs a lighter bat and faster swing speeds, the -10 length to weight ratio of the Elite is likely a better choice. The Marucci Black would be a -8 model, so it's considerably heavier in the same length. If you're a stronger player, that may be the best choice.
Is the 2014 Marucci Elite Senior League Baseball Bat: (MSBE14) legal for a 12 year old in Little League?
The 2014 Marucci Elite Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBE14) would normally be legal for the Intermediate (50/70) and Junior League styles of play but not for any other divisions. However, given the unique nature of it's hybrid design, it would be best to check with a league official before purchasing the bat.
Can this bat be used in PONY league play?
The 2014 Marucci Elite (MSBE14) features the 1.15 BPF stamp which would make it legal for Pony League play in most leagues. However, because it is a hybrid design, it is best to ask your specific league official whether or not it can be used.
Is this bat or the DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD better? I can't make up my mind on which one to get.
The 2014 Marucci Elite (MSBE14) Senior League and DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD are both high performing bats. The Elite tends to better for contact hitters because of its balanced swing weight and the OVERLORD tends to be better for power hitters because of its end loaded swing weight.
Does this bat has the usssa 1.15 bpf stamp
Yes, the 2014 Marucci Elite (MSBE14) features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
Does the barrel of the Elite bat make it have less of a pop than the one?
Both the 2014 Marucci Elite (MSBE14) and the Marucci ONE have the same alloy barrel made from the AZ3000 alloy material. Therefore, they will have similar pop. The main difference between the two is that the Elite is a two-piece hybrid (alloy barrel and a composite handle), whereas the ONE is a one-piece alloy design.
How is this better than the Marucci ONE?
Both are great bats. The 2014 Marucci Elite (MSBE14) Senior League has carbon and alloy fused into the barrel to give it a more balanced swing weight than the 2014 Marucci ONE (MSBY1014-BK) Black Senior League.
Is the 2014 Marucci Elite more designed for a power hitter or contact hitter? I'm a power hitter looking for lots of pop.
The 2014 Marucci Elite: MSBE14 Senior League is designed to have one of the lightest and more balanced swing weights on the market, which is a bat trait that is generally preferred by contact hitters. However, balanced swing weights can suit all players, not just contact hitters. Bats that have an end-loaded design are the ones generally preferred by power hitters.
Is the 2014 Marucci Elite more designed for a power hitter or a contact hitter?
The 2014 Marucci Elite (MSBE14) Senior League has a balanced swing weight more preferred by contact hitters but will still offer a ton of pop.
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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