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Handcrafted in Waterbury, CT ➡️ Used worldwide

Maple

Over 70 percent of Major League players choose Maple.

Unmatched sound and solid feel upon contact.

Closed grain structure = durable surface strength and stiffer feel.

Birch

Relatively new species in the game, but the fastest-growing choice among professional players.

Surface hardness similar to Maple.

Increased flexibility, best suited for end-loaded bats.

Swing Weight FAQs

Swing weight refers to the feel of the bat. The feel of the bat is determined by where the weight concentration lies. The two types of bats are balanced and end-loaded.

When deciding on a baseball bat, it is important to know the difference between a balanced bat and an end-loaded bat. A balanced baseball bat is going to have a perfectly balanced weight distribution throughout the entirety of the bat. An end-loaded baseball bat will have extra weight added to the end portion of the barrel. You could also think of an end-loaded bat being “top heavy”.

If you are looking for a bat that will help increase your bat speed, we would recommend checking out a balanced bat. These are best for hitters that are looking to make solid contact and hit the ball to all parts of the field.

Typically, balanced bats are more commonly seen being used by contact hitters with a smaller build. This is because they are fairly light in weight which helps hitters get the bat through the zone much easier. Therefore, if you are more of a contact hitter with a short, quick swing, a lighter, balanced bat may be best for you.

Pros

1. Lighter swing weight

2. Can help increase bat speed

3. Can be used by any style of hitter

4. No “top-heavy” feel, perfectly balanced weight

5. More durable than most bats

Cons

1. Can lose out on power

2. May lose distance on balls hit

End-loaded baseball bats are perfect for power hitters that are looking to get some extra weight behind their swing. The added weight to the end of the bat can help stronger hitters get more power on contact.

Typically, end-loaded bats are seen more prevalently in the 3, 4, and 5 spot in the lineup. This is because the majority of hitters in this section of the lineup have much bigger builds and have powerful, home run hitting swings. Therefore, if you are a power hitter with a stronger build, a heavier end-loaded bat may be best for you.

Pros

1. Provides increase power on contact

2. Helps increase distance on batted balls

Cons

1. Much heavier feeling than balanced bats (may be tough for some players to use)

2. May decrease bat speed

3. More likely to break on miss hits

Also known as a bat's length-to-weight ratio or a bat's minus (-) number, i.e. -3, -5, -10, etc.
Defined as a negative number denoting the amount of ounces the bat weighs less than the amount of inches its length. Basically stated, it's
the difference between the weight of the bat minus the length of the bat.

Wood Bat Guide and Size Chart

Below you will find two charts that can help you find the right size for you or your baseball player.
Age 5-7 8 - 9 10 11 - 12 13 - 14 15 - Up
Length 24" - 26" 26" - 28" 28" - 29" 29" - 30" 31" - 32" 32" - 34"
HEIGHT
WEIGHT 3'9" - 4" 4'1" - 4'4" 4'5" - 4'8" 4'9" - 5' 5'1" - 5'4" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6' 6'1" - Over
Under 60 lbs 27" 28" 29" 29"        
61 - 70 lbs 27" 28" 29" 30" 30"      
71 - 80 lbs 28" 28" 29" 30" 30" 31"    
81 - 90 lbs 28" 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 32"  
91 - 100 lbs 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"  
101 - 110 lbs 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"  
111 - 120 lbs 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"  
121 - 130 lbs 29" 30" 30" 30" 31" 32" 33" 33"
141 - 150 lbs   30" 30" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33"
151 - 160 lbs   30" 30" 31" 32" 32" 33" 33"
161 - 170 lbs   30" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33" 33"
171 - 180 lbs     31" 31" 32" 33" 33" 34"
Over 180           33" 33" 34"