2015 – 2016 Mizuno MaxCor Review

Athletes all across the world rely on Mizuno’s equipment and it is no different in the case of the Mizuno MaxCor BBCOR Baseball Bat. With superior quality equipment for serious performance, Mizuno’s patented design generates the additional spin needed for increased distance. The 2015 MaxCor features an aerospace grade aluminum alloy core, strengthening the bat and offering a wider circumferential sweet spot.

Its Dynamic Damper transition piece absorbs vibrations from barrel to taper, considerably improving the overall feel. The MaxCor also has a Digi-Grip for improved durability and a barrel diameter of 2 5/8 inches. Naturally, the bat is BBCOR Certified and approved for NCAA and NFHS play.

Features:

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Aerospace-Grade Aluminum Alloy Core – Used for Reliable Strength
  • Approved for Play in NCAA & NFHS
  • BBCOR Certified – Approved for H.S. and Collegiate Play
  • Digi-Grip – Improved Feel and Control
  • Dynamic Damper – Transition Piece Connecting the Barrel to the Taper Absorbs Vibration and Negative Feedback
  • Patent-Pending Design Creates Additional Backspin for Increased Distance and Carry
  • Royal Blue and Black Colorway
  • Unique Hitting Surface Allows for a Wider Circumferential Sweet Spot
  • A new Viscoelastic Polyurethane sleeve on the barrel. A unique innovation found with no other bat.

Pros:

  • A certified baseball bat. You are guaranteed to be complying with the rules of whatever adult (as well as high school) league you happen to be playing in.
  • The design specs, such as the increased sweet spot as well as the use of a dynamic damper protects your hand from any injuries. The vibrations you might be subjecting your hands to can be very detrimental to your game, after all, you are not helping your team if you are on the injured list.
  • The bat is more forgiving than most. The large sweet spot allows you to hit even when your aim is a little bit more “off” than usual.
  • This model brings you a lot more power. Because of the construction of the bat, the size of the sweet spot as well as the faster swing speed and the greater backspin, the ball is carried considerably further.

Cons:

  • The price is a little higher than usual
  • The materials make it sound like a wood bat, this might take some getting used to.
  • Barrel size along the x-axis is the shortest on the market

2016 Mizuno Maxcor: What’s new?

The 2015 Mizuno MaxCor was worth every penny despite the hefty price tag. The MaxCor was, and to this day, still is, the only bat you can buy that attempted to increase the sweet spot size by expanding the sweet spot along the y-axis.

But what did Mizuno bring to the table this year?

One of the main complaints concerning the 2015 version was its barrel size along its x-axis. Being the shortest BBCOR barrel on the market for 2015, this meant that the otherwise excellent bat was often overlooked when discussing the best bats of the year. The 2016 version fixes this issue. Mizuno’s new bat is built with the same variable wall thickness found in the 2016 Nighthawk and 2016 Generations.

This new technology gives a tapered design to the thickness of the barrel wall. With this change in thickness, engineers can expand the length of the sweetspot. Thus, this expanded sweet spot along the x-axis makes this the 2016 Maxcor’s most important improvement. Certainly one of the biggest improvements we’ve seen in the baseball bat market this year.

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