MaxBat Blog https://www.maxbats.com/blog Maple Baseball Bats | Wood Baseball Bats By MaxBat Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:47:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 128334505 Taping your wood bat barrel is not really necessary, depending on the wood. https://www.maxbats.com/blog/taping-your-wood-bat-barrel/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:47:26 +0000 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1906 Have you ever seen someone put athletic tape on the barrel of their wood bat? I bet you’ve either wondered why they do that, or you’ve followed suit and wrapped your wood bat barrel in white athletic tape. Yes? So, why is that a thing?  Here’s the answer.  MLB players would wrap their ASH wood […]

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Wood bat purchasing decisions. What is an X-OUT wood bat? https://www.maxbats.com/blog/what-is-an-x-out-wood-bat/ Tue, 30 May 2017 18:17:00 +0000 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1895 “What’s wrong with them?” is most often the first question asked when players consider purchasing an X-OUT wood bat. Many things might cause a wood bat getting kicked out of the regular production process and being deemed an X-OUT. First and foremost, we probably employ the pickiest staff who custom craft your wood bat.  And […]

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Wood bats and pre-season training https://www.maxbats.com/blog/wood-bats-pre-season-training/ Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:26:42 +0000 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1888 Simply swinging a wood bat can really help hitters develop faster. First off, wooden bats tend to be weighted differently than aluminum / metal bats.  This doesn’t always mean that a wood bat is heavier, it means that because the barrel of wood bat is solid (instead of hollow like an aluminum bat), the weight […]

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What’s the best barrel size for a wood bat? https://www.maxbats.com/blog/whats-the-best-barrel-size-for-a-wood-bat/ Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:27:23 +0000 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1879 Wood baseball bats offer a variety of barrel sizes, from Medium to XL. So what wood bat barrel size is the best for you? The first thing you might want to consider is the type of feel you want with your wood bat.  Are you looking for a baseball bat with balance, or maybe one […]

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Help in choosing weight drops for wood bats https://www.maxbats.com/blog/help-in-choosing-weight-drops-for-wood-bats/ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:34:38 +0000 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1875 Let’s face it.  The majority of baseball players are conditioned to think that swinging a lighter baseball bat is the best thing they can do for their performance at the plate. “I need to swing a -3 wood bat”. “I want and need the lightest wood bat possible”. “No way I can swing a -2 […]

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Advantages of training with wood bats https://www.maxbats.com/blog/advantages-training-wood-bats/ Thu, 26 May 2016 14:17:02 +0000 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1870 Swinging a wood bat can really help young hitters develop faster. First off, wooden bats tend to be weighted differently than aluminum / metal bats. This difference alone helps hitters develop the muscles they use to swing, and really builds bat speed faster than just working with aluminum. Also, the sweet spot on wooden bats […]

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Why Do People Think These Are Wood Bats? https://www.maxbats.com/blog/people-think-wood-bats/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 22:48:04 +0000 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1862 I came across one of these “wood bats” the other day.               This is a popular “composite” bat that you’ll often see in somebody’s bat bag as a “just as good as a wood bat”.  The DeMarini S-series “wood” baseball bat.  A kid was using the bat in the […]

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Wood Bat leagues for players to fuel the need to play wood bat baseball https://www.maxbats.com/blog/wood-bat-leagues-players-fuel-need-play-wood-bat-baseball/ Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:25:41 +0000 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1855 Just because your high school or college baseball career is over, doesn’t mean there aren’t outlets for you to get your baseball fix in. Wood bat leagues and wood bat tournaments are organized all over the place, and I recently had the pleasure of participating in one such tourney in Florida. And as I’m about […]

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The Off-Season https://www.maxbats.com/blog/the-off-season/ Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:11:03 +0000 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1849 As summer ball and wood bat leagues come to a close and college and high school player’s return to school, the real offseason starts to set in. While some use this time to relax and just get back into the routine of going to class, good players know this is the time to get better. […]

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Wood bats…..Wood Softball bats that is – Part 2 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/wood-bats-wood-softball-bats-part-2/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:13:11 +0000 https://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1844 The wood bat movement for softball is something that really caught my eye. I have played slow pitch softball for a few summers now and have always thought that the metal bats used today are way too “hot”. I agree that having to have a home run limit is something that should immediately be a […]

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