Questions and Answers for COMBAT B2 Alloy Youth Baseball Bat: B2ALYB1 -10
Does this bat have a break-in period?
The COMBAT B2 Alloy (B2ALYB1) -10 Youth has an alloy barrel and does not require a break-in period. The COMBAT B2 alloy is hot out of the wrapper.
Can you use it without the bat warmer?
Yes, the COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 -10 Youth and any other bat can be used without a bat warmer.
There is confusing information in the Q&A on whether this bat will be approve for all Little League this Spring 2014 (right now). Is the Combat B2 Alloy approved?
This COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 -10 Youth bat does not feature the newest USSSA BPF 1.15 "thumbprint" stamp, but it should not require the newest stamp to be approved for LIttle League baseball. This bat still features "BPF 1.15" written on the barrel, and it is approved for play in Little League baseball.
Are both bats usssa certified with the new logo on them? and do both bats have to be of the same -10 32" by 20 oz.?
The COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 -10 Youth is marked with USSSA BPF 1.15, but does not have the distinctive 'thumb print' seal. Both bats if they are in a bat pack do not have to be the same.
Can this bat be used at cages that use yellow dimpled balls?
Generally, for any bat, including the COMBAT B2 Alloy (B2ALYB1), we do not recommend use with the yellow dimpled balls unless it is strictly a cage bat. Yellow dimpled balls are very dense and can damage your bat and decrease its lifespan.
Bat #1 size is 30" or 31". I need a 26" as this child is very small. Bat #2 is a 26". Can I get Bat #1 in 26"?
Unfortunately, the bat packs do not always have every size available. The COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 -10 Youth is a closeout model and we will not be getting any new sizes in.
Does it have the USSSA 1.15 stamp approved for playing little league?
Yes, the COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 -10 Youth does have the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
I just got this bat last Tuesday. I was batting at baseball practice and I heard something inside the bat, it sounded like a pebble going throughout the bat. I am just wondering if it is broken?
For your COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 -10 Youth bat normally there should not sound like anything is inside the bat moving around. If yours is doing this there may be a loose piece inside, and that would be a defect.
Does this bat have the USSSA BFP 1.15 Stamp on it like the -12 version?
The COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 -10 Youth is marked with USSSA BPF 1.15, but does not have the distinctive 'thumb print' seal.
Is this bat balanced weighted or is it more ended loaded? My son uses an Easton S3 big barrel for travel ball and needs a different bat for little league. He swings a 29/-10 and I want the same in a 2 1/4 barrel.
The COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 -10 is classified as a balanced bat.
My son will be 9 in March. He is 56" tall and weighs 75 lbs. What size bat should he hit with?
Using the Bat Coach feature on www.JustBats.com I was able to determine that you son should be swinging at bat length of 29". The most popular choice in his sizing was this bat: 2012 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVNL Youth.
Is this bat USSSA approved for 2013?
The COMBAT B2 Alloy's USSSA mark will be good up to 2014.
My son is transitioning from more of a contact hitter to a power hitter. He's been using an older 31/18 Easton Stealth composite. Now needs an alloy bat with new lead rules. Will the B2 be a good fit? Any other suggestions?
The COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB -10 Youth would be a great fit for a power hitter.
Is this bat bbcor?
No. Only Adult bats are eligible for BBCOR certification. The COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 is a youth bat.
What is the difference between the B1 Alloy and the B2 Alloy?
The COMBAT B2 Alloy is just the newer model. They both use the same TK999 alloy.
does this bat have the usssa stamp on it?
The COMBAT B2 Alloy: B2ALYB1 -10 Youth bat does not have the USSSA stamp that USSSA will require in youth bats in 2014.
Is the sweet spot larger on the B2 than the B1? And is the barrel longer?
The COMBAT B2 alloy and the COMBAT B1 alloy have the same sweet spot and barrel length.
Is the sweetspot on the alloy model as big as the one on the composite model?
The COMBAT B2 alloy will not have as large of a sweetspot as the COMBAT B4 one-piece composite which has variable stiffness technology for bigger sweetspot.
Is this bat composite?
No, the COMBAT B2 Alloy has no composite material in it, and is a one-piece fully aluminum bat.
Is this bat legal in youth?
The COMBAT B2 Alloy is approved for play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA.
What's the difference between the B2ALYB1 and the older B2?
The older B2 is all composite. The COMBAT B2 Alloy is all alloy.
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