QA

Is it illegal to use a shaved bat?

Bats that are broken, altered or that deface the ball are illegal. Materials inside the bat or treatments/devices used to alter the bat specifications and/or enhance performance (e.g., shaving, rolling or artificially warming the bat barrel) are prohibited and render the bat illegal.

Can you tell if a bat is shaved?

If it weighs less than its stated weight, then it’s likely been shaved. Also, more experienced umpires and coaches can tell that the bat has been altered by the sound it makes when hitting a ball.

How much lighter is a shaved bat?

Shaved Easton USA bats and shaved baseball bats have a much lower swing weight than conventional bats. In a Just Bat Reviews test, a shaved bat swings 7% lighter than its originally identical counterpart. Removing the shavings from the bat got rid of an additional 1.5 ounces and deceased its MOI from 8800 to 8200.

Can you shave a Bbcor bat?

Was: Shaved and Rolled 2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro -3 BBCOR Adult Baseball Bat Quatro has been around for a few years and it will perform but durability is not the best. We can roll or shave this model.

How much distance does a shaved bat add?

Shaving a bat shortens a bat’s life because you’re making the walls of the bat, which help create durability, thinner. But, bat shaving adds (on average) 40 feet of distance to hit balls.

Will a shaved bat pass a compression test?

Generally speaking, a broken in shaved bat will test lower than a very well broken in stock bat, but again…….. there are exceptions. So the moral of the story is lower the compression score does not always translate into a hotter bat.

What sound does a shaved bat make?

These bats also sound like you are hitting with a frying pan. The frying pan sound is caused by the wall bouncing off the disc assembly. When you shave these bats, part of the process is removing the inner disc assembly. The bat is reassembled less the disc and on impact, no more frying pan sound.

Is heating a bat illegal?

Re: Rule 3 Section 7 – Warming/Cooling Devices

So the ruling is bat warmers are illegal.

Does rolling a bat shorten its life?

Bat Rolling Durability

If a composite bat only has so many hits inside of it, manufacturing a number of hits on the bat through rolling will lower the amount of hits before the bats life ends. For some composite bats such the death will come in a crack or break of the bat. For others, it will simply lose its pop.

How much does it cost to shave a bat?

Ordering and Pricing Info

The cost is $99 plus shipping. The price includes rolling and endloading if so desired. If you have multiple bats you are sending in, we do offer quantity discounts. The way to save is to send multiple bats either to all be shaved or some shaved and some rolled.

What makes a baseball bat illegal?

Generally, any tampering that changes the original specifications of the baseball bat will cause the bat to be illegal for any baseball league. Illegal tampering includes adjusting the bat’s weight, length, or surface area. Certain levels of the game also have bat specifications that must be adhered to.

How do you shave a bat without a lathe?

A lesser-known way to shave a bat is by using a brake cylinder drill hone. It completes the task of a lathe but is not as accurate. Bat shavers use a drill hone to remove material from the center of the barrel and weigh the bat to gauge how much needs to be removed.

Can you shave an aluminum bat?

Because impacting aluminum over time will stretch the alloy, thus weakening it allowing the bat to dent. Now lets bring in shaving………. shaving thins down the inside of your bat. The end result is more rebound thus pushing the ball off the bat harder.

What does a shaved bat mean?

Bat shaving is the illegal process by which a composite bat has the inside of its barrel cored out to become more flexible and have better performance. The practice is uncommon and considered dangerous. Our data indicates that those who shave their bats think it more prevalent than it actually is.

How do you make a bat hit farther?

HIT THE BALL 25+ FEET FURTHER! | Increase Bat Speed

Does rolling a bat void the warranty?

Any suspected alteration of the bat will nullify the DSB 1 year Warranty. We know there are people and companies that roll bats. Don’t do it with ours. Rolling a bat will separate the wrong layers on our bat and cause the bat to break prematurely.

How much does it cost to get your bat rolled?

However, bat rolling comes at a price. Most companies charge anywhere from $35 to $100 for this process.

How do you shave a baseball bat?

Bat Shaving 101

What bat is hotter ASA or USSSA?

Just like for fastpitch, USSSA allows for higher performance than ASA so a USSSA only stamp bat will typically be hotter than a bat with an ASA stamp.

How long do Aluminum bats last?

An alloy bat that emits high levels of durability can maintain optimum performance for at least two years of use.

How do you juice a bat?

Ways to Juice your Bat

When shaving and rolling are done together they can produce a dramatic effect. Shaving involves thinning the inner walls of the bat and rolling involves rolling the bat through pressurized rollers to break in the bats fibers. These two processes help to increase the flexibility of the bat.

How do you tell if a bat is altered?

The most obvious way to tell if a bat has been shaved is to open the top end cap and look inside. This is because a bat will be shaved along the inside wall of the barrel and the only way to tell if this has happened is to look on the inside of the bat.

Can you roll a USA bat?

At Gorilla Bats we provide you with all the new USA standard composite bats that we can shave and roll. The new standard USA bat is much thicker than a USSSA models and any modifying will help with distance and velocity of the ball.

How do you make bats hotter?

Rolling. Heat your metal bat up. Leave it in the sun for the afternoon or leave it in a hot car. Place the bat on a surface that can withstand hammer hits such as collapsed cardboard boxes or pile of towels.

Is a chipped bat illegal in MLB?

Wooden, metal, graphite or ceramic bats manufactured for baseball play, which are round and not more than two and five eighths inches in diameter at the thickest part, not more than 42 inches in length, are acceptable. No bat shall be used if dented, cracked, modified or misshaped.

Why are USSSA bats illegal?

I knew that the leagues in our area had outlawed “USSSA” bats, because they had way too much pop, and adopted the “USA” bat standard, which strove to make bats that hit like wood ones, but maintained the durability of metal bats. It was partially a safety issue.

Do composite bats lose their pop?

Composite bats that are “hot” and still don’t hit true might be dead or headed there. Always remember that aluminum and composite bats have a limited life, and so they will eventually lose their pop over time.

What is a hot bat?

“A hot bat is any bat that has been somewhat altered in order to give it an added performance,” says Rick Paulas, who plays softball and investigated the devious practice recently for SB Nation.

Can you break in a bat with a mallet?

The Hammer/Mallet technique is often used by players on their own bats. As the name implies it simply involves hitting the barrel of the bat with a hard rubber mallet, or a ball mallet made by fixing a softball to a handle. There is even a commercially available Bat HammerTM for breaking in bats.

How many swings does it take to break in a bat?

You’ll need to put in anywhere from 150-200 swings to properly break in your bat, so you may want to have some teammates around to help. To break in your bat, you’re going to: Hit the ball off a tee. Soft toss against a fence.