We strive for a 2 week production time on all orders and offer a rush service that knocks it down to one week. We also offer multiple shipping options.
The black dot you see if actually a drop of ink that we apply. When it spreads down the grain, we use a measuring device (provided by the Commissioner’s Office) to insure proper slope of grain on the piece of wood. The ink dot test has drastically helped reduce maple and birch bat breakage in the pros.
A good place to start is the same size you are using now. We’ve seen charts out there and we find that the spectrum varies too much to push people in generic directions. What’s right is what feels good to you. We are always available to help guide you towards a selection. Feel free to reach out to us anytime!
Our overgrown staff hand bones every bat that comes through the line. We feel that it really makes a difference on birch bats and it can’t hurt on maple either.
We’ve heard folklore of birch “feeling like a wet newspaper”, but we can assure you that we go through a few extra steps to provide bomb dropping power out of the box. It’s perfectly natural for your birch bat to dent a bit and it will continue to harden with age. Single bats have been known to last a whole season…..speaking of folklore.
Paints are opaque and give you a solid color. Our hand-mixed dyes leave the grains showing and look a bit different on maple & birch. The colors are always similar, but will vary from each piece of wood. They give you that “one off” feeling like a piece of artwork.
Eight or more out of every ten bats are cupped. It takes a bit of weight off the end and adds balance to the bat. It also allows for a more dense piece of wood to be used. Guys that habitually take balls of the end of the bat will typically order no cup.
Bigger barrel bats use less dense pieces of wood to make. Some argue that density has a lot to do with the strength of the bat, while others will argue that it doesn’t. We don’t want to get too caught up in the fight, but we will say that birch definitely holds up better than maple at lower density aka big barrel bats and that higher density bats bats typically will last longer. Don’t take our word for it. Try one of everything!
“Label up” You want to hit the ball with the face grains of the bat. The logo and engravings are situated on the edge grains and you should try your hardest to avoid hitting this area.
As soon as possible. We make them down to 23 inches. Wood bats don’t lie to you like a metal bat will. It breeds good habits and all hitters should be using one in the cage.
YES. All single piece wood bats are approved for play in both situations.
Humidity, extreme and rapid swings of temperature are all bad for wood. Keep it indoors in an area that you’d feel comfortable living in. It will ensure bat lives it’s best life.
Both are diffused-porous (closed grain) hardwoods and won’t wear out over time.
Our maple bats are made from the best maple on the planet. They are stiff and hard as a rock. If you live on the barrel they will last for a long time. Some people love the way they feel and won’t swing anything else. Maple tends to get more brittle in lighter weights and lower density models.
Birch is very scientifically similar to maple, but has longer fibers, which allows it to flex better than maple and survive a bit more of a beating. It does sacrifice some hardness that maple possesses, but many will argue that it’s a non factor. Birch bats can get light and big without suffering as much durability.
All bats are weighted in reference to their length. So a -3 would mean weighs 3 ounces lighter than it’s length.