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2020 Easton Maxum 360 Review

2020 Easton Maxum 360 Review

See the Awards the 2020 Maxum 360 has Won!

July 3, 2020 | by Bat Digest Review Team | @BatDigest

2020 Easton Maxum Review: Surprising. Impressive. Easily the biggest surprise of all 2020 Baseball bats is Easton’s new Maxum. It replicates the old Combat Maxum well with a huge barrel. The ultra light swing in BBCOR and its outstanding exit speed make it one the best BBCOR bats for 2020. The USSSA versions of the bat are no joke either and should put Dirty South Bats on its heels a bit. Huge barrels and light swings go a long way in the youth space and the Maxum is a great pace changer from the overdone two piece composites in the market. Our Score: 9.8/10

Maxum 360

Like year’s past, the Easton Maxum is loved for its massive barrel. It is, in some respects, the model that Dirty South Bats built their successful yet young company from. That is our sentiment, not necessarily theirs. It is a single piece bat so you can expect some ring in the hands on mis… Jump to the full review.

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Like year’s past, the Easton Maxum is loved for its massive barrel. It is, in some respects, the model that Dirty South Bats built their successful yet young company from. That is our sentiment, not necessarily theirs. It is a single piece bat so you can expect some ring in the hands on mishits. As well, the barrel swings ultra light and, if you’ve never held a Maxum in hand, will be surprised at the size of the barrel. It is ridiculous.

2020 BBCOR Maxum 360 Ratings and Awards

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Why the BBCOR Maxum 360 Won – Diamond Status

Back from the dead, Easton raised one of our few BBCOR Diamond winners for 2020. It's worst score is in its demand, which we don't weight too heavily---not many BBCOR players are looking for single piece composites with that price point. The Easton Maxum in BBCOR barely makes the top 20 in popularity. But what it lacks in demands it destroys in the categories we weight the most: hitter feedback and performance. In both its either first or tied for first. Tech specs also rank out as well as its new design from Easton gives it the biggest barrel on the market. As well, the light swing in a number of lengths make it a viable option for 90% of 2020 BBCOR players.

Recommendations for the 2020 Easton Maxum stand close to where the Maxum was recommended in 2018 and previously. That is, it is made specificlly for hitters that want a balanced swing and the largest barrel space per swing weight on the market. It will ring the hands more than most two piece bats so, if that bothers you and you don’t quite barrel the bat up every time, you might want to look elsewhere. Although too early to tell on durability, the Maxums of old had surprisingly good durability for as huge and thin as they are made for performance. We will keep tracking.

BBCOR Maxum 360 Recommendations
2020 Easton Maxum 360 Review

We’ve yet to see a single piece composite bat do very well in the BBCOR space. Seems like most hitters who want a stiff bat, like the Maxum is considered, are more interested in end loads. As such, big hitting single piece aluminum bats like the 5150 or Omaha do really well. However, there is that contingent of smaller players who are more of the base hit type that want a light swing and the added power of a single piece. The Maxum is the exact type of bat for that kind of player. For the record, the Combat versions of the Maxum in BBCOR got lukewarm reviews from most players. We don’t expect the 2020 Easton Maxum in BBCOR to be a must swing kind of bat, but it will work for some.

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USSSA Maxum 360 Recommendations
2020 Easton Maxum 360 Review

USSSA is where the Easton Maxum should make a real run. The 2020 version of the Maxum comes in a drop 5, 10 and 12. The 10 and 12 are 2 3/4 bats while the drop 5 is a 2 3/4. In some circles, the drop 5 Maxum was the favorite USSSA bat in 2017. Even beating out the CF Zen. People loved the heavy swing weight to compensate for stingy hands and the absolutely monster barrel. We’ve never seen any kid hit a ball further in USSSA than with a drop 5 Combat of days gone by and, believe us, we’ve seen a lot of that CF Zen from 2017. The drop 12 version of the bat doesn’t have enough gumption in its barrel to compensate for the ring on the hands, but it might fit for some–especially those seeing slower pitch speeds.

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2020 vs 2018 Maxum 360

There was no 2019 Combat. A major vendor bought all of the inventory when Combat when defunct and kept selling them new during the Maxum drought—even honoring the warranty if something went wrong. This is the first year Easton releases a Maxum. In large measure the bat looks super similar. Combat loved the idea of a seamless composite structure, the bat’s weight is committed to a balanced swing and it still comes with a Lizard Skin—just like the Maxum of old.

In terms of its actual performance compared to a 2016, 2017 or 2018 version of the Combat Maxum only time will tell. Although it will be hard to pass up if you are an Easton fan, our expectation is that the Easton Maxum and Combat Maxum of days gone by are remarkably similar.


Bat Review


Cage work and a few games with the BBCOR 2018 Combat MAXUM, as well as a couple conversations with major vendors on the bat, put us in a spot to publish a review.

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We have spent over a hundred hours of cage and game time experience among several different players to formulate our 2017 Combat MAXUM Review.

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Combat, a Canadian based company, is known in the baseball space for a high-performance one-piece composite baseball bat with a lot of barrel.

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Comparable Bats

In the BBCOR space the only single piece composite bat you’ll find, as far as we can tell, is Dirty Souths Kamo bat. Neither Rawlings, Demarini, Slugger or Marucci make a full single piece composite bat in BBCOR.

In USSSA you have a few options. We’d argue the most similar bats are Sluggers’ 2020 Prime One, Dirty Souths Line of USSSA bats, the Rawlings Threat and Marucci’s CAT composite. In terms of sizing options the Easton Maxum has them all beat. If a drop 10 is where you’re looking then you’ll have several options.

2019 Kamo
See the Kamo Review

After discussing with several players that have used the BBCOR Dirty South KAMO and measuring its exit speeds and swing weights, we write this review.

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2019 Threat
See the Threat Review

We put several hundred swings on the 2018 Rawlings Threat USA Bat. The USSSA and BBCOR versions are reviewed here too, but they are significantly different in makeup when compared to the 2019 USA Rawlings Threat.

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2019 CAT Composite
See the CAT Composite Review

New for 2019, Marucci releases a full composite two piece bat. In some sense, this bat replaces the Marucci Hex Composite but uses the two piece connection you could find a CAT 8 connect called the SDX.

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2020 Maxum 360 Construction

The 2020 Easton Maxum is a bat made from a single piece of composite. They use a seamless piece of plastic that allows to have an absolutley massive barrel. Easton claism to have added some of their 360 tech to the bat, but that might be some marketing speak to help fit it into the 2020 line of “360” bats. The composite is ultra light and you’ll notice that right when you pick it up. Every size of Easton Maxum, from the drop 12 to the drop 3, are built for a light swing weight. Expect a custom Lizard Skin on each one too.

Bat Sizing Options

In BBCOR the 2020 Easton Maxum comes in a 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34. Expect the most popular sizes in the 32 and 33-inch.

2020 Easton Maxum BBCOR Review

The USSSA version of the 2020 Easton Maxum comes in a drop 12, 10 and 5. Here are the sizes:

  • Drop 5 (2 5/8): 30, 31, 32-inch
  • Drop 10 (2 3/4):  27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
  • Drop 12 (2 3/4): 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch

2020 Easton Maxum Review

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1 year ago

Most comparable bat is Mizuno Power Carbon BBCOR.


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