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By Bat Digest
Updated November 17, 2022
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.
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.
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:
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.