Cat Bats have dominated the USSSA scene throughout the past decade and Marucci anticipates keeping it that way with the CatX Composite! Although it might seem tough to find any room for improvement from previous models, the CatX Composite includes a few new features that will take your game to the next level!
Once again, Marucci has constructed this two-piece composite bat with some of the highest technology in the industry. The barrel is going to be contrived from the MDX Composite design that places the carbon fibers of the barrel in many layers and at many different directions to create a bat that is ultra-responsive! That composite barrel is locked into the composite handle by the OLS (Outer Locking System) Connector Piece. This connection system incorporates a threaded groove that internally locks the barrel and handle together. And then they complete the connection with the external sleeve that puts an extra hold on the connection point.
The main difference between the CatX Composite from previous models will be the new S-40 Composite handle. This handle is ~8-10% stiffer than prior Cat bats, which will transfer energy faster from the batter to the ball resulting in unmatched performance! In addition, the CatX Composite includes a new custom-sized handle taper for a more ergonomic fit and improved bat control.
Lastly, this Marucci USSSA bat will feel a little barrel-heavy. Typically, JustBats recommends barrel-loaded bats for power hitters. However, we believe that the slightly heavy barrel on this bat can be managed by both contact and power hitters!