Questions and Answers for Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult
I think I am more of a contact hitter but I seem to hit good with my friends xl1. Which one would be a better bat? The Marucci elite or the East on xl1
Based on your hitting style, I would recommend the Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult. However, if you prefer an end loaded feel and have had success with them, I would go with the Easton.
When will you have the 32 inch in stock?
The Marucci Elite BBCOR (MCBELI) Adult is last years model, so we will not be getting anymore 32" models in stock. The 2014 Marucci Elite BBCOR (MCBE14) Adult does have 32" models in stock.
Why is the Black 2 available in the RIP-IT bat pack but not in this back pack in the size of a 32" 29 oz.?
The Marucci Elite: MCBELO is only available in a 33" 30 oz. and a 34" 31 oz. The Marucci Black 2 is available in a 32" 29 oz. in the Marucci Elite bat pack as as well as the RIP-IT bat pack. There is the link: http://www.justbats.com/product/bat-pack-marucci-elite-and-marucci-black-2-bbcor--mcbeli-and-mcbb20-adult/18486/
What are the differences between the Elite and the One?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR (MCBELI) Adult has a balanced swing weight and uses patented multi-material barrel technology that fuses aluminum and carbon to create faster swings, bigger sweet spots, and a sweeter feel. The 2014 Marucci ONE is a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight.
Are there any end loaded BBCOR Marucci's?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat will not be end loaded. Marucci only makes balanced alloy and composite BBCOR bats at this time.
How does this bat compare to the new Marucci One?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is a two-piece bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel. It is designed for a contact hitter. It also features composite material at the end of the bat for a lighter swing weight. The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 is a one-piece alloy bat, better for a power hitter.
Is there a difference between the 2013 Marucci Elite and the 2014 model besides the paint job?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the 2014 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBE14 Adult are identical other than the cosmetic look.
Is the barrel composite?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is a hybrid design. The sweet spot of the barrel is alloy and the last couple inches of the bat are composite to make the bat more balanced.
How does this bat compare to the CF5 BBCOR in term of balance and pop as well as the 5150?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat would more closely compare to the DeMarini CF5 rather than the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR. The Elite will have a large sweet spot due to the proprietary seamless hybrid technology. This is used to join a multimaterial barrel with a carbon fiber handle. The CF5 will be a two-piece fully composite bat. Both bats will have similar pop, balance, and performance. The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR will be a one-piece all alloy bat. It will not require any period of break-in.
Will the price on the 32" 29 oz. model be going down anytime soon?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult may be going down at some point. Our website updates daily so just check us out to keep up on all of the best bat deals.
What is the difference between the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR and 2014?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the 2014 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBE14 Adult both feature the same top of the line alloy and composite materials.
Does this have the extended barrel like the Black 2?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat will have the average size barrel length. But the weight of the bat is reduced by more than 2 oz. because of the Elite's swing technology.
I am going to be a sophomore in high school and I'm 6'3" 150 pounds. I have swung a 32"29 oz. throughout high school, but those bats have been mainly cheaper end-loaded bats. Is this the right bat to start using a 33" 30 oz?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat would be a great option to start using for your first 33" bat. It will be very balanced and provide exceptional performance.
What is the life span on this bat?
The 2013 Marucci Elite is a very durable model. The lifespan of the bat is dependent on the amount of games you play in a year and how much batting practice you take. Marucci offers a 1 year warranty against any manufacturing defects.
I am 5'5 and 150 lbs what size should i get?
Our charts are suggesting a 31" would be ideal for your height and weight. Feel free to take a look at our Bat Coach Feature: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am 6' 2" and 175 lbs. Should I get the 33" or the 34"?
We recommend the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult in a 33", based on your size.
My son is 13 and 5' tall. Not a power hitter but gets great contact. We now need a BBCOR bat for school ball. I am looking for a bat that will help him with bat speed while still trying to get more pop considering the extra weight. What is your suggestion?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is a very balanced bat with great pop. The two-piece design is best suited for a contact hitter.
Do you need to break in the Marucci Elite?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult's sweet spot is composed of alloy, so it is hot right out of the wrapper. No break-in period is required.
My son is 13, 5' 7", and 135 lbs. He's a switch hitter, and is a power hitter from both sides of the plate. He currently swings a Marucci Black -5 (32/27), but will need a BBCOR for the upcoming season. Which 32" 29 oz. bat would be best for him, the Marucci Elite or Black 2?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult will be best for your son, because of the incredibly balanced feel of the bat, which is going to be a great transition to BBCOR.
Is the Elite better than the Black 2?
The main difference between the 2013 Marucci Elite and the Black 2 is that the Marucci Elite features a special composite end cap that makes the Elite a more evenly balanced, faster swinging model.
How does the Marucci Elite BBCOR compare to the Marucci Team BBCOR?
The Marucci Elite features a composite handle, alloy barrel and a unique composite end of the barrel, which makes it one of the most balanced bats available. The Marucci Team is a one piece all alloy bat.
I am 6'0 and 200 and I am a power hitter. Should I get the Elite or the Black 2?
I would recommend the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR.
How would the swing weight of this bat compare to the Easton S3?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the Easton S3 are both great bats, but the Marucci Elite is going to feel more balanced than the Easton S3.
So I'm 5'11 and 170. I am a power hitter especially in the clutch but can never seem to be able to pop one over. I always one bounce to the fence or miss foul. I'm looking for a bat with great pop and sound. Is this the one?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult would be an excellent choice. It uses top of the line composite and alloy materials for great performance and durability.
How does this bat compare to the Rawlings VELO? Both are rated as very balanced bats. Is this worth the more money?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the Rawlings VELO are very balanced and high performing. The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is a two-piece bat and will have more flex than the Rawlings VELO.
I got my grandson the 34" MCBELI Bat and he loves it and hits well with it. He is 5'9" 170. Should he have gotten get the 33"? Your salesman said the 34" is right for him. Please advise.
Our bat coach is a great way to determine the correct size for our grandson; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/. If has success using a 34" 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult we would not recommend changing sizes.
Is there a recommended break-in method? Or is the bat game ready, due to the materials it is constructed of?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat features an alloy barrel and does not require a break-in period. The composite toward the end of the barrel would not cause the bat to require the break-in steps. It is hot right out of the wrapper.
Is the Marucci Elite a durable bat?
Yes, the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat is a top of the line model and would be a very durable bat.
Is it better than the Black 2?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the Marucci Black 2 are excellent bats with great pop. The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult will be more balanced because of the composite end cap. The Marucci Black 2 will have a longer barrel.
I will be a freshmen next year. In the past year I swung the Marucci Black 2 Senior League, and it is by far the best bat I have ever swung. I am 5' 5". Do you recommend this bat for me for next year?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat has the same two-piece seamless hybrid as the Black 2, but it has a more balanced swing weight and standard barrel length. Because of the composite section in the end of the barrel, the Elite should allow you to achieve even higher swing speeds.
I am a guy that hits contact but can occasionally hit a long double. Should I get the Marucci Elite or the Rawlings 5150?
Two-piece bats like the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult are best suited for a contact hitter.
I'm 5'6, 200 lbs. I'm more of a power hitter and I like the bat to be light and not heavy, which one is good for me?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is a very balanced bat and would be a great option for a player who like a light bat.
I'm 5' 7", 130 lbs, what size should I get?
Try using our bat coach, it is great tool that can help get you sized up perfectly for the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult. here is the link: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I have a marucci team bat. I like the way it feels in my hand and the balance. Does the Marucci elite have the same balance and bat shape as the team?
The Marucci Elite will be more balanced than the Marucci Team
I hit 3,4,5 in the order. What bat should I use in the BBCOR series that has the pop and power I need?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat would be a great selection. It will have a very balanced swing weight. Also, the pop would be great for any 3, 4, or 5 hole hitter.
I am 5' 10" and 165 lbs, what size should I get?
You should get the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult in a 33" 30 oz. bat.
I am 5'9 and weigh 160 lbs. Should I get the Marucci Black 2 or the Marucci Elite?
Both the Marucci Elite BBCOR and the Marucci Black 2 BBCOR are great bats. The Marucci Elite will be more balanced and better suited for contact hitters.
Does this bat have a lighter swing weight than the S1 or NVS?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult, Easton S1, and DeMarini Vexxum NVS will all be very balanced bats. Each of these bats will all have a very similar M.O.I.
I am 6' 1" and I weigh 215 lbs. I'm a huge power hitter, but I want more bat speed, would you recommend this bat over the Easton XL1?
If you are looking for a bat to help you increase your bat speed the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult will be great for you, because it has one of the lightest swing weights on the market.
Which is more balanced, the Marucci Elite or Easton S1? And which would be better for a contact hitter?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the Easton S1 are both very balanced bats. The two-piece design for both bats are great for a contact hitter. The Easton S1 will require a break-in period because of the composite barrel. The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult will be game ready.
How does the pop compare to the VELO?
Both the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the 2013 Rawlings VELO BBCOR: BBVELO Adult are top of the line bats and will have great pop.
Overall, which bat is better; the 2014 Voodoo BBCOR, or the Elite BBCOR?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo are both going to perform the same. The Elite will be balanced and the Voodoo will be end loaded.
Does this bat require any type of break-in period?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult technically has an alloy barrel and requires no break-in period. The composite toward the end of the barrel would not cause the bat to require the break-in steps. It is hot right out of the wrapper.
When will the 2013 bats be featured in "Bat Packs", such as the Marucci Elite?
The 2013 bats will be put into bat packs when a newer model comes out. Since the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is so popular it will be awhile before you see it in a pack.
Is it a composite barrel or alloy? It said that it was both, but how does that make sense? Does it feel more like an alloy bat or composite bat?
The Marucci Elite BBCOR sounds more like a Alloy bat. It has technology that fuses both alloy and composite to create a faster swing. It is a really unique bat and would have the pop of a composite barrel product.
My 15 year old, 6' 2" and 175 lbs. son has been swinging a Black 32" for about a year. He has plenty of bat speed as a line drive, gap hitter. He is thinking about getting a 33" bat and that is the size your seem to recommend. Should he stick with the Black or switch to the Elite? If there is little difference, I will choose to save the $100.
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the 2013 Marucci Black 2 BBCOR: MCBB20 Adult are both hybrid designs with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The Elite replaces the last few inches of the alloy barrel with composite, taking out some of the "dead" weight to make it more balanced, allowing the player to increase bat speed. We recommend a 33" for a player his size and age.
For a power hitter would you recommend this bat or the 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR high school play?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat may be a little more suited for a power hitter than the 2013 Easton XL1. The Marucci has an alloy barrel, which is stiffer and will provide more power than a composite bat. But you can't go wrong with either.
Is this bat's weight distribution more comparable to the Marucci Cat 5 or Marucci Team bat? And will this bat "die?"
All bats after many seasons of use will lose some performance. The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat is an awesome product. It is very balanced and not barrel heavy, it should feel more like the Cat 5 in swing weight.
I'm a line drive contact hitter that loves two piece aluminum bats. I swing the original Marucci Black now and was wondering how the composite in the barrel of this bat makes it more of a two piece composite bat or two piece aluminum bat?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR with it's multi material barrel technology would make it both carbon fiber and an alloy barrel.
I'm 5' 5" and 120 pounds. Should I buy the Marucci Elite 32" or RIP- IT Air Prototype 32"?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult are both excellent bats. If you are more of a contact hitter the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult would be the best option. If you are a power hitter the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult would be the best option.
I'm 5'8'' and 150 lbs. Right now I'm using a 32" S1, what size do you recommend for me in the Marucci Elite?
A 32" 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat will be right on the money for you.
What is the difference between the Elite and the Black 2?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult and the Marucci Black 2 are both balanced, two-piece seamless hybrids. The Maruccie Elite has had the last 3-4 inches of alloy removed from the barrel and replaced with composite material. It makes for a very light swinging bat.
Is there anywhere where I could try this bat out, or at least hold it before I buy to see if I like it? Or is it only sold online and is purchase a shot in the dark?
Unfortunately, we do not have a storefront anywhere that allows for customers to try bats or hold bats before purchase.
How is this compared to the Marucci CAT 5? And what's this bat sound like?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is a two-piece hybrid bat with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The Marucci CAT 5 is a one-piece alloy bat. The Marucci Elite will perform better than the CAT 5. Please listen to the Marucci Elite BBCOR Audio at the link below for sound. http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-marucci-elite-bbcor--mcbeli-adult/16933/
When will the price be reduced?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult is still a fairly new model, so Marucci will not be lowering the price on this bat for a while.
What is a better bat the Marucci Elite or the Louisville Slugger Attack?
The Marucci Elite and the Louisville Slugger Attack are both top of the line bats made by both manufactures. You will not see a difference in performance between the two, but the Marucci Elite will be more balanced.
I'm 5'10" 120 pounds. Do you think this bat is suitable for me?
With the height and weight you have provided, we suggest a 31" bat. The 2013 Marucci Elite is a top of the line bat for both power hitters and the line drive hitter.
I'm 6'0" 165 lbs, do you recommend this bat for me?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat is a very good bat for all hitters. It has a good mix of balanced swing weight and power.
I'm 5'9" 160 pounds. Would you recommend the Marucci Elite or Marucci Black 2?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR is for the more elite hitter. The Black 2 is for more of the average hitter.
If the last few inches of aluminum the Elite have been replaced with composite. What happens when you hit a ball on the seam between those two zones or on the end of the bat?
There are no seams on the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat. If you hit a ball off the end of the barrel, it will act just like any other bat.
My son plays in Alaska, and during his high school games they play in 45-50 degree weather. Will this bat perform well in these conditions?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat is a top of the line bat. One of the best on the market. That being said, 55 degrees is the lowest temperature that composites can perform at their highest level. This bat will still perform it is just that the baseball becomes more dense when it is cold. Heavier ball means less performance from any bat.
Would this bat be better for a power hitter or a contact hitter?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI is a well balanced bat with a light swing weight that is preferred by hitters with average strength and swing speed.
Why is this bat good? How is this better than the Marucci Black 2 or the Easton S1?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI is a two-piece seamless hybrid that provides a stiffer flex than other two-piece bats. Marucci has also removed the last 3-4" of the alloy barrel and replaced it with composite material which results in a more balanced bat.
Is this bat similar to the Marucci Team or Cat 5? What about the 2013 5150 and 2013 VELO 5150?
No, the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR features a composite handle, alloy barrel and composite material in the last 3-4" of the barrel. The Marucci Team replaced the Cat 5 for this year. The 2013 Marucci Team, the 2013 Rawlings 5150 and the 2013 Rawlings VELO are all one-piece alloy bats.
Hey I have been swinging the Marucci Cat 5 and I fell in love with it. I am all about that loud aluminum ping! I was curious which new 2013 BBCOR would be the most similar to the Cat 5? Would it be the Elite or the Team? I looking for that ping mostly.
Both the 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR and the Marucci Team BBCOR will produce that ping sound you're looking for, however the Team is the most similar to the Cat 5.
I am a 6' tall, 190 lbs. power hitter. I used the XL1 last year but it was -5. I am now transferring to high school play and must use a BBCOR -3. Which bat is recommended for power hitters and will give the performance? Should I get a 33" or 34"? I used a 32" 27 oz. last year.
I would recommend a 33" 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult bat. It will work just fine for power hitting.
My son is 13 years old, 5 feet, 105 pounds and is playing JV ball for a small school. He is a good hitter with a high average but not a power hitter. He prefers a well balanced bat. I am considering the Elite but I think he should stick with a 31inch bat. Do you have any other recommendations for me? Any idea when you may get a 31 inch in stock?
The Marucci Elite is one of the most balanced and performing BBCOR bats this year. We now have the 31" in stock.
I'm having a really hard time deciding between the Marucci Elite, the 2013 CF5 and the 2013 S1. I have read all there descriptions is there anything else you can tell me about these bats?
It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate. Neither is proven outperform the others. All have balanced swing weights, with the S1 being the most balanced followed by the CF5 and Elite.
Marucci Black 2 or Marucci Elite?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult features new technology that fuses composite and aluminum materials together to replace the final inches of the bat, including the endcap, with aerospace grade composite materials. This will make the Elite BBCOR even more balanced than the 2013 Marucci Black 2 BBCOR: MCBB20 Adult.
I have an 11 yo 5' 101 lb son who hits well. What would you recommend for him. He plays on select team bats fourth plays short and third. Is this a good choice?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR is an High School and College bat. I would recommend the 2013 Marucci Elite: MSBELI Senior League. This is a very balanced, high-performing bat.
Which is a better bat for a 5'10/140 lb contact hitter with occasional power? The Marucci Elite or the Easton S1? Which is more balanced? Which is better in performance?
The Marucci Elite utilizes a patented technology to fuse materials together in a way that no other bat manufacturer can. This allows Marucci the flexibility to make bats as light as allowed by the BBCOR protocol. The Elite is going to be a very popular bat this year.
My son is 5'5" and probably 130 lbs. So he is a contact/gap hitter. He has been swinging the CF5 (32"/-3) which needs replacing. Thoughts on this as a replacement (or the Black 2)? Also considering the S1 and Attack.
If he had success with the CF5 in the past, then the DeMarini CF5 would be the top recommendation as it's proven that when a player uses the same bat they have used previously, they are more likely to have continued success and increased confidence. However, between the Marucci Elite, Marucci Black 2, Easton S1, and Louisville Slugger Attack, the S1 would be the top recommendation because it is most similar in design to the CF5.
Which bat would be better for a power hitter the Black 2 or Elite?
The Marucci Black 2 will be a little better for a power hitter, because it is a little more end loaded than the very balanced Marucci Elite.
I see that the Marucci Elite and the Marucci Black 2 are both two-piece, "balanced" bats, and that their barrels are made of the same alloy. Are there major differences in how differently these two bats perform? How "balanced" are they relative to each other?
The Marucci Elite is the best performing Marucci model and will be a little more balanced than the Marucci Black 2. They are both two-piece bats, but the barrel on the Marucci Elite combines the AZ3000 alloy with carbon fiber to reduce the barrel weight and remove unnecessary components of traditional bat designs. The Marucci Black 2 will not have any of the carbon fiber material that is combined with the alloy in the barrel like the Marucci Elite.
How balanced is this bat compared to the Rip-It Prototype BBCOR Air?
The Marucci Elite line of bats are as balanced as are allowed by the BBCOR protocol. The Rip It Air bats are well balanced too, but not to the extent of the Elite.
Do you have to break it in? Is that standard for all bats?
Due to Marucci's patented multimaterial barrel technology the Elite bats do not require any break in time, they are hot straight out of the wrapper.
A lot of composite bats sound dull or dead, what does the Elite sound like?
Due to Marucci's patented multimaterial barrel technology the Elite sounds much more like an aluminum bat than a composite bat. The Elite does not ring as long as traditional aluminum bats, but you'll be surprised to see how the ball pops off the barrel and to hear the ping that goes with it.
Most BBCOR bats claim to be balanced, how does the Elite compare to all of the other balanced BBCOR bats?
The Marucci Elite utilizes a patented technology to fuse materials together in a way that no other bat manufacturer can. This allows Marucci the flexibility to make bats as light as are allowed by the BBCOR protocol.
Is the Elite an aluminum or composite bat?
Because the Elite contains a significant percentage of composite material it goes through the same testing as composite bats and is officially classified as a composite bat.
Does this bat come in any other sizes?
Yes, but we currently only have the 33" in stock. We are getting more sizes in the near future.
When will the 34/31 version be available?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult 34" 31 oz are expected to arrive the first week of February. As soon as we receive the shipment in our warehouse we will update our website.
I'm really inbetween the Easton S1 and the Marucci Elite.. can you help make my decision any easier?
The Easton S1 and Marucci Elite are both great bats. The Easton is built on similar technology as used in previous S1 models while the Marucci is built utilizing a new and patented technology.
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