Easton 2015 Easton Mako Torq Fastpitch Bat (-10) $449.95
Easton 2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch Bat (-10) $349.95
The 2015 Easton Softball bats are set to hit the market soon.
While most manufacturers are happy to make a few minor changes to their bats every year, Easton has gone above and beyond in their efforts to improve their high-end Mako line of fastpitch softball bats and have crafted bats that are unlike anything else seen in the marketplace today.
There are 2 models available in the Easton Mako line of bats for the 2015 model year: the 2015 Mako Torq Fastpitch Bat and the 2015 Easton Mako. The 2015 Mako Torq retails for $449.95, while the regular Mako is $100 cheaper and retails for $349.95. There are a lot of similarities between the two models along with one key difference that warrants the heftier price tag on the 2015 Mako Torq.
What’s New With the 2015 Easton Mako Bats?
First, let’s take a look at the similarities.
Both bats are two-piece composite bats that utilize TCT Thermo Composite Technology combined with ZERO CXN ConneXion Technology. If your daughter has sensitive hands and complains about bat vibration, the technology used in these bats is designed to completely eliminate bat vibration and is highly-effective even on balls hit near the handle or off the end of the bat. That’s right…The new Easton Mako bats have been engineered to completely eliminate vibration.
You might be wondering what had to be sacrificed in order to eliminate vibration and the answer is, absolutely nothing. Both bats feature extra-long barrels with massive sweet spots and they both have a lot of pop no matter where contact is made on the barrel.
2015 Easton Mako vs. 2015 Easton Mako Torq
There are several key differences between the two models.
The two differences that are immediately apparent are the color of the bats and the grip used on the bats. The 2015 Mako Torq Fastpitch Bat is white, green and black, and has two-tone gauze grip that’s black on the bottom half of the handle and white as is reaches the end of the handle. There’s no other bat on the market that looks as good as the Mako Torq and opposing team pitchers will know you’re swinging the best bat in the business as soon as you step up to the plate with this bright green bat.
The 2015 Easton Mako features the orange, white and black colors we’ve come to associate with Mako bats and has performance diamond grip that’s also black at the bottom and white at the top.
Obviously, the differences in color and grip aren’t nowhere near enough to warrant the $100 difference in the price between the two bats. The higher-end Mako Torq bat comes with one key feature that isn’t found on any other bat on the market.
Easton analyzed high-speed videos of the greatest hitters in the game and noticed they rotate their hands and adjust the way they’re gripping the bat mid-swing in order to keep the barrel in the zone longer and to get more leverage. They then took this knowledge and created the innovative new TORQ handle. The bottom of the TORQ handles is designed to rotate while the bat is swung in order to keep the bat in the hitting zone for a longer period of time without the hitter having to worry about rotating her hands.
To put it simply, this new handle provide more power and helps prevent batters from rolling their hands over the top during the swing.
Are There Any Deals?
Any time a new bat model hits the market, deals are few and far between, but we’ve managed to round up a handful of deals on these innovative new bats.
Softball.com is offering free 2nd day air shipping when you purchase a 2015 Easton Mako or Easton Mako Torq bat. The bat releases next month and you’ll have it delivered to your doorstep within a couple days with no added shipping cost.
The only other deal we were able to find that merits mention is the Rampage Bucks offer over at SoftballRampage.com, where you earn 5% back into your account on every Softball Rampage purchase! Buy an Easton Mako bat and earn $17.50 back into your account that can be spent at a later date. Buying a Mako Torq will earn you $22.50.
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