2015 & 2016 Easton Mako Torq Review

2015 Easton Mako Torq

The 2015 Easton Mako Torq is a two-piece bat with a TCT thermo composite technology that gives it a massive sweet spot and speed. Its’ CNX patented two-piece conation technology also helps in energy transfer and improves its feel. The Easton also came with a 360 degree rotating handle, which allowed its’ users’ hands to rotate naturally and freely hence an improved timing.

Features

  • Two-Piece Composite Construction,
  • Ultra-thin 29/32” composite handle,
  • With a Torq Handle Gauze Grip,
  • 2 5/8-inch Barrel Diameter,
  • TCT Thermo Composite Technology,
  • TORQ 360 Degree Rotating Handle,
  • 8oz Length to Weight Ratio,
  • Balanced Weight Distribution,
  • Connexion Technology for Energy

Reviews

As was anticipated, 2015 Easton Mako Torq took the market by storm. Many hitters who tested this bat gave it a five star rating citing great balance, massive pop, and power. For many, this bat was great for their kids. On the downside, a few clients of the various dealers said it vibrates a bit too much. “Overall it takes a few hundred hits to get the bat going but it’s great for its price; Also, you may take some time to get used to the sound as it’s not like the ‘clink’ you may be used to with Aluminum Alloy bats”

2016 Easton Mako Torq

The 2016 Easton Mako Torq is 2-piece composite version of the 2015 Torq with a few changes on the features of the latter. Like the 2015 version, this one comes with TCT thermo technology, which is an industry leading swing speed, better sweet spot, and pure feel innovation on contact.

Features

  • Two-Piece Composite Construction,
  • Standard 31/32” composite handle,
  • With a Torq Handle TAQ Grip,
  • 2 5/8-inch Barrel Diameter,
  • TCT Thermo Composite Technology,
  • TORQ 360 Degree Rotating Handle,
  • 3oz Length to Weight Ratio,
  • Extra Low Balanced Swing Weight,
  • Connexion Technology for Energy,

Reviews

Much like the 2015 model, 2016 Torq has also enjoyed a good reception. Hitters who’ve tested this bat are giving it a five star rating citing extra pop and balance as well as power compared to the previous version. On the downside, quite unlike the other, the 2016 Torq costs slightly more.

What’s new?

Other than minor feature variations, there are four major differences between these two namely: price, power, balance, and performance. While the 2015 version is known for its low cost and great balance, the 2016 Mako is an improvement on it in terms of both power and performance.

In a Nutshell

Overall Easton bats are highly advanced, incredibly constructed, and popular. Thus these two are not an exception. Given the manufacturer’s commitment to high quality, its’ original productions are always great. The succeeding versions however have slight adjustments if not improvements on the previous ones and as such they are often more identical than different. Simply, if you can afford the new model, go for it but if you feel a lightly under budget, the 2015 model is just fine.