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2016 Easton Mako XL Review

By Bat Digest

Updated August 10, 2023

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The 2016 Easton MAKO XL (Amazon Price Check) is a two-piece composite bat built with an end load. It is the third heaviest swing Easton makes behind the Z-Core XL and Z-Core Hybrid XL. The bat's two-piece design is based on the same chassis as the famed Easton MAKO so it carries the same oversized barrel and peak performance. For sure, the 2016 MAKO XL is a top-shelf performance composite built at the edge of allowable limits.
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2016 Mako XL Models

The bat is built for hitters who appreciate big swings and can appreciate the balance of the bat feeling more towards the knob than the hands.

General Recommendations

The 2016 Easton MAKO XL is a top-shelf performance bat built on the same chassis of the Easton MAKO. As such, the bat has a track record of changing the nature of performance bats post-BBCOR and BPF era.

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In 2015, the end-loaded two-piece composite from Easton took a split. The Senior League and BBCOR versions continued with the XL1 name while the little league version took the new expanded MAKO barrel onto an endloaded two-piece composite and called it the MAKO XL. Previous to that split, the Easton Omen was Easton's response to those players looking for a composite barrel in a bigger swinging bat. For 2016, Easton has abandoned the XL1 name altogether for the MAKO XL name. With that change, all bats are formerly known as the XL1 come with an expanded barrel size like the MAKO XL upgrade in Little League from 2014 to 2015.

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