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By Bat Digest
Updated September 30, 2023
The 2024 Easton MAV1 stands as a single-piece bat, featuring a lightweight swing in both USSSA and BBCOR versions. Taking over from Easton's 2022/23 ALX series, the MAV1 offers an upgraded alloy barrel while omitting the soft knob which we liked from the previous versions. This bat seems to target the Voodoo One market, delivering big hits, easy swings, and a notably lower price point, $100 below the Voodoo One in BBCOR, making it a viable choice.
Single-piece alloy bats with a light swing, as the 2024 MAV1 from Easton is, tend well for the middle of the order and power-level kid who like a stiff feel but wants to swing the bat fast. If you are concerned about staying on time and want a bat that will hit it real hard if you can find the barrel then the MAV1 from Easton should be a good get.
There is no previous version of the MAV1. Easton's single piece line from last year is the ALX and it appears that the MAV1 is to replace that entirely in USSSA and BBCOR.
The "XLD Optimized Barrel Performance" bat, is a "pioneering" advancement in bat technology. Through precision alloy processing, this design achieves thinner, extended barrel walls, supposedly giving maximum performance potential across its length. The balanced swing weight accommodates players at many levels, optimizing bat speed and performance without compromise. The slender handle enhances top-hand control and transitions smoothly to the knob, offering a comfortable grip. The "MAV HP Alloy" shapes the barrel for a larger, consistent sweet spot, enhancing accuracy and power. This innovation blends advanced alloy processing, balanced swing weight, refined handle, and MAV HP Alloy to redefine performance standards, ushering in a new era of baseball equipment technology.