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When the BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefﬁcient of Restitution) standards were first created, the point was to get non-woods bats to perform similarly to wood bats (without the risk of breaking that wooden bats come with).
The rules state that the trampoline effect should be only a little bit higher than that of a wood bat. So the trick is to conform to these standards (there are others) while offering lots of advantages for the hitter.
Features of the 2016 Mizuno MAXCOR BBCOR
The price of the new Mizuno Maxcor BBCOR bat is actually a bargain, as it seems it offers a lot more bat for less money.
The 2016 Mizuno Maxcor still conforms to the BBCOR rules. It measures 2 5/8 inches in diameter, which is the widest allowed. It offers a -3 differential which is the heaviest allowed weight in terms of the length of the bat.
That means if the bat is 34 inches long, then it should weigh only 31 ounces at the most. You can pick from four options ranging from 31 inches (28 ounces) to 34 inches (31 ounces).
It features the new Viscoelastic Polyurethane sleeve on the barrel. No other bat so far carries this startling innovation.
It expands the sweet spot. This is the spot on the bat that provides the most pop and the least vibrations when you make contact with the baseball within that spot.
It doesn’t just expand the sweet spot along the length of the bat. The bat does that so you can still be within the sweet spot when you hit near the hand or the top end.
It also expands the sweet spot vertically.
This new sleeve also offers greater backspin on the ball, which means the ball will carry much farther.
If you hit the ball solidly at full swing, this sleeve may spell the difference between a home run and a ball that ends up on the warning track.
The sweet spot is also boosted by the ingenious variable wall thicknesses along the bat. There are as many as 5 different thicknesses here. Yet it still conforms to BBCOR standards.
It also comes with a newly redesigned dynamic damper in between the barrel to the handle. This transition piece in the bat dampens the vibrations created by making contact before they reach your hands.
This is important when you hit the ball outside the sweet spot. The vibrations produced can be unpleasant for your hands.
The swing weight is much more balanced, so you don’t need as much time to swing and you can achieve a faster swing speed.
The synthetic leather grip is new and improved, and it offers a great feel and tack.
The Sleeve and Sweet Spot
Practical Benefits to the 2016 Mizuno Maxcor
Basically, you can boil down the benefits to three main points. First, you have a baseball bat that’s certified. You know you’re complying with the rules of whatever adult (including high school) league you’re playing in.
Secondly, the design specs such as the increased sweet spot and the use of the dynamic damper protects your hand. The vibrations you subject your hands to can be very detrimental to your game.
Not only are they unpleasant, but if you’re really unlucky your hands may get injured.
Don’t Forget These Benefits on This 2016 Mizuno Maxcor BBCOR
You can still cheer, of course, but you don’t need a bat for that.
Finally, you do need a bat if you’re going to hit. It really benefits you when you use the Mizuno Maxcor BBCOR bat in a game. With it, you improve your batting average, and you can get more home runs and extra-base hits.
You can swing the ball faster. That means you have more time to see where and how quickly the ball will pass over the plate, so you can anticipate better.
The bat is more forgiving. The massive sweet spot allows you to hit even a little bit more “off” than usual.
That’s because now you can hit a little bit under or over the ball center. You still make contact with the sweet spot to give the ball more zing as it bounces from your bat.
You get a lot more power, due to the construction of the bat, the size of the sweet spot, the faster swing speed, and the greater backspin that gets the ball to carry farther.
The ball travels more quickly, and you don’t give the fielders as much time to anticipate where the ball is going to intercept it.
So that means when you get a hit, it may be a double or a triple instead of a single.
And it’s the difference between getting a home run and putting runs on the board for your team and popping up safely short of the fence so that your teammates running the bases will have to scramble back to the base they came from.
2016 Mizuno MAXCOR BBCOR Video
Conclusion on the 2016 Mizuno MAXCOR BBCOR
If you’re going for a BBCOR bat, then this is a superb choice.
While the BBCOR rules are supposed to limit the performance of your-non wood bat, Mizuno has complied with all the rules and still offers you a truckload of advantages.
That innovative VP sleeve is certainly a marvel, and you better get it because chances are that many your opponents will be using this too.
With the 2016 Mizuno MAXCOR BBCOR, you get an amazing performance when you’re batting, and you don’t even have to pay all that much.