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2022 Easton Maxum Ultra Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 24, 2021

Our hitters like the big barrel, light swing, and stiff feel of the 2022 Combat Maxum Ultra. The Maxum is in USSSA and USA only this year—those who want BBCOR should look to the 2021, which is the same. The bat hits the ball great, has a huge barrel, and a decent feel for a single piece. Those in the market for as much barrel per swing weight are looking in the right place.

2022 Maxum Ultra Models
USA –10
/10
USA –12
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –12
/10
USSSA –5
/10

2022 Maxum Ultra Models

USA –10
/10
USA –12
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –12
/10
USSSA –5
/10
YBB22MX10

USA Drop 10 Review


OVERALL/10
Maxum Ultra USA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
4/5 MOI
3/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
5/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
5/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: YBB22MX10
Bat Type: Single Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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YBB22MX12

USA Drop 12 Review

Maxum Ultra USA Drop 12 Ratings (key)
2/5 MOI
3/5 Stiff
3/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
4/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
2/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 27, 28, 28, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: YBB22MX12
Bat Type: Single Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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SL22MX10

USSSA Drop 10 Review


OVERALL/10
Maxum Ultra USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
2/5 MOI
3/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
5/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: SL22MX10
Bat Type: Single Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
JBB22MX12

USSSA Drop 12 Review


OVERALL/10
Maxum Ultra USSSA Drop 12 Ratings (key)
1/5 MOI
2/5 Stiff
3/5 Rating
3/5 Tech
4/5 Profile
4/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
2/5 Resell
2/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 25, 26, 27-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: JBB22MX12
Bat Type: Single Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
SL22MX58

USSSA Drop 5 Review


OVERALL/10
Maxum Ultra USSSA Drop 5 Ratings (key)
4/5 MOI
3/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
3/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: SL22MX58
Bat Type: Single Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
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Comparable Bats

If you’re looking for a single-piece composite bat with a big barrel, you don’t have a lot of options. The Easton Maxum line leads the pack. But, a disowned stepsister in the Just Bats Combat Maxum also exists for 2022. You can also look at the Dirty South Bats line as they make a bunch of single-piece composites in all types of sizes and colors that compete well with the Maxum even if they do swing a bit heavier.

Previous Models

Covid pushed this bat line into a weird cycle, but the 2021 Easton Maxum Ultra was only a BBCOR bat. However, the 2020 version, called the Easton Maxum 360, exists in fine form. There are no significant changes to the bat from the 2020 to 2022, although Easton claims to have made some changes to the composite—we couldn’t tell the difference.


Construction

The 2022 Easton Maxum Ultra is a single-piece composite with a big barrel and light swing. Here is the market write up on the construction of the USSSA and USA bats:

  • Certification:
    BPF 1.15
  • Drop:
    -10
  • Frame:
    1-Piece Composite
  • Grip:
    Flow-Tack Grip
  • Level:
    Youth
  • Material:
    Composite
  • Series:
    Maxum
  • Sport:
    Baseball
  • Warranty:
    1 Year
  • Year Released:
    2022

Mareting Writeup

 

Easton has the biggest barrels in the game yet again! Introducing the Maxum Ultra, a 1-piece composite construction with a XXL sweet spot, generating the perfect combination of speed and power. The Maxum Ultra has been optimized by integrated player-driven insight, leading to more mass in the barrel for an advantage you can feel. Engineered with Seamless Carbon Construction to give you the stiff feel of a 1-piece bat, with the massive sweet spot and smooth-feeling of a composite bat. Flow-Tack™ Grip is Easton’s most-premium grip, providing ultimate cushion and tack. Easton USSSA bats are used by top travel ball programs across the country. It is approved for play in USSSA and associations that follow the 1.15BPF standard.

Overall Ratings Key

To keep consistent ratings across years, models and brands, we’ve devloped an aggregated rating system using 6 categories. As well, we track swing weight (MOI), stiffness and profile although they do not affect the overall score directly. The explanation of each rating is below.

  1. MOI: is the swing weight accurately measured at our bat lab. We score it 1 through 5. No score is better than another. This is a descriptive value. A lower number (1) represents a light swinging bat for its class, while a higher number (5) represents an endloaded bat.
  2. Tech: The tech advancements in the bat are 5% of its overall score. We award points for innovation even if the invention encourages the industry to try new things.
  3. Durability: The bat’s lifespan is rated at 15% of the overall score. We gather this information almost exclusively from the user and player feedback. More reports of a bat breaking then the lower the score.
  4. Stiffness: Stiffness is not counted towards the overall score since it’s a complete preference. The higher the number, the stiffer the bat, the lower the number, the more flex in the bat directly after contact. This is significantly correlated to how good a bat feels on mishits and hits.
  5. Profile: The profile does not count towards the overall score. However, we do track it. A high number means the bat has an extensive profile, and a lower number means it has a small profile.
  6. Resell: We count the secondary market of a used value of the bat as 10% of the overall score. We think the demand for the bat in the secondary market (eBay and SidelineSwap) are a good indicator of how well the bat is perceived to perform. It also shows a more excellent value for the owner as their bat retains more value and no longer becomes valuable to them.
  7. Rating: This is the player rating and represents 25% of the overall score. These are gathered from our hitters and reviews we find online and those we have contact with from other reputable sources.
  8. EV: Exit Velocity is the rankings we create in our exit speed velocity tests every year on bats. This score represents 25% of the overall score.
  9. Relevance: Relevance measures how applicable and available a bat is for consumers. The broader range of sizes and the more appropriate the swing weight for the masses then, the higher the score. This metric accounts for 20% of the overall score.

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