What Is Easton Mako? – Easton baseball bats details

What Is Easton Mako?

 

What Is Easton Mako?

 

EASTON MAKO was founded in 1922 initially as an archery equipment manufacturer by Doug Easton. Baseball equipment came into play in the late 1960s, and in the 1990s, Easton’s son, Jim , expanded the company into hockey and cycling venture.

In 2006, Jim Easton sold the company for $400 million to private equity firm Fenway Partners. Easton then joined Fenway’s stable of other sporting goods manufacturers, including football equipment maker Riddell Sports Group and Bell Sports, which produces helmets for cycles and motor sports.

After,  The three combined sporting goods makers became Easton-Bell Sports Inc., and expanded once again in 2010 to acquire Talon Lacrosse INC. And not too long after,   economical mishaps forced consumers to sharply cut back on spending.

The struggling Easton baseball and softball business was acquired by Bauer Performance Sports Ltd., a New Hampshire-based hockey and lacrosse equipment manufacturer, for $330 million. BPS changed its name to Performance Sports Group Ltd . Right After Easton made a dramatic come back reclaiming about 30% of the market sales.

Easton moved it’s headquarters from Van Nuys to Thousand Oaks Ca. The longtime Los Angeles sporting goods company that makes Easton bats and balls.

Let’s have a general look at baseball bats

What does the drop on a baseball bat mean?

A weight drop is the difference between the length of the bat (in inches) and the weight of the bat in ounces.   For example, a baseball bat with a 10 weight drop is lighter than a bat with a 3 weight drop.

Are wood bats USA approved?

Solid, one-piece wood bats will be accepted with or without the USA Baseball mark. Multi-piece wood bats must have the USA Baseball mark for it to be accepted. And The youth bamboo wood bats are not approved for USA Baseball Leagues.

How do I  determine bat size?

(1) Place the bat to your side and as long as your palm can reach the handle, you have the right size bat for you.
(2) P lace the knob of the bat at the center of your chest with the bat facing outward,  if you can reach your arm out and grab the barrel of the bat, you got the right size bat.

What does the number on a bat mean?

Negative numbers under the bat size categories are the length to weight ratio, which means if you take the length of the bat you are searching for (32 inches) and the size it comes in ( -8), your bat is 24 ounces.

Why do baseball players use wooden bats?

The hardness of aluminum composite can result in much greater speeds when the ball comes off the bat. Major league baseball require its players use wooden bats. The aluminum bats though are very popular among the lower levels of baseball, from Little League to the college game.

Types of Easton Mako Bats

(1) Eston aluminum bats

The hardness of aluminum composite can result in much greater speeds when the ball comes off the bat. aluminum bats are very popular among the lower levels of baseball, from Little League to the college game.

(2) Easton Composite Bats

Easton Composite baseball bats, opposed to aluminum or wooden ball bats, it features a reinforced carbon fiber polymer, or composite, into the bat’s construction. Such composite material may make up all or part of a bat. Bats made entirely of this polymer are known as composite bats.

(3) Easton Mako Wood Bats

A wood baseball bat is a smoothly shaved wooden or metal club used in the sport of baseball to hit the ball after it is thrown by a pitcher.

Why do MLB use wooden bats?

Wooden bats are intentional in major league baseball because they are not the best choice to hit a ball simply because of this reason.  It is A LOT easier to hit a ball hard with a metal bat, and switching to metal (or really anything more structurally sound than wood would be an unfair match.

(4) Easton Mako BBCOR bats

What is BBCOR bats and What Does BBCOR Mean to Me?

BBCOR is defined as “Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution.” This specification regulates how much energy is lost during the bat’s contact with the baseball. The higher the number a bat registers in the test, the more trampoline effect it has.

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) agrees that 0.50 would be the maximum value a BBCOR bat could yield,  and that is slightly higher than that of a wooden bat.

And all BBCOR certified bats must also have a barrel diameter no greater than 2 ⅝”, a length to weight ratio no greater than -3 and a length that does not exceed 36”.

What is a certified bat?

What Is Easton Mako?

If you’re not sure a particular bat is BBCOR certified, you can always reference Washington State University’s list of NCAA certified baseball bats by clicking here

Wood bats that are made from one piece of solid wood, excluding Bamboo, do not require a BBCOR certification mark for NCAA and NFHS play. But Wood bats that are constructed from a combination of woods, contain composite materials, or are made of Bamboo, will be required to carry the BBCOR certification mark.

Senior League/Youth Big Barrel models that carry the USSSA BPF 1.15 mark (pictured below) are not BBCOR certified

What Is Easton Mako?

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I do hope this was of great help and insight for you.  if you need further assistance or love to add to this topic please feel free to do so in the comment box below.

Sincerely

Sam Ammouri

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