MaxBat Blog http://www.maxbats.com/blog Maple Baseball Bats | Wood Baseball Bats By MaxBat Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:13:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What is the proper way to hold a wood bat? http://www.maxbats.com/blog/proper-way-hold-wood-bat/ http://www.maxbats.com/blog/proper-way-hold-wood-bat/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:13:53 +0000 http://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1825 We are frequently asked by customers “how should I hold a wood bat”?  It’s actually a good question, because with the variety of wood species to make wood bats, there’s a difference of opinion depending on what kind of wood bat you’re swinging. Let’s start with how to hold the wood bat, and then we’ll […]

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Can kids use a wood bat in youth leagues? http://www.maxbats.com/blog/can-kids-use-wood-bat-youth-leagues/ http://www.maxbats.com/blog/can-kids-use-wood-bat-youth-leagues/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:28:48 +0000 http://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1821 The question is, can kids use a wood bat in youth leagues, where metal bats are the norm?  Well, of course they can. A wood bat can be used in any kind of league or tournament play. Some coaches will tell you that there is a disadvantage to swinging a wood bat in a game […]

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What is the benefit of boning a wood bat barrel? http://www.maxbats.com/blog/benefit-boning-wood-bat-barrel/ http://www.maxbats.com/blog/benefit-boning-wood-bat-barrel/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:13:35 +0000 http://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1813 Whether you’re new to wood bats or not, you have probably heard players talk about boning their wood bat barrel. Boning wood baseball bats has been around for a long time, and the simple definition is to compress the wood on the barrel in order to make a wood bat more dense. Players back in […]

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Wood bats. When should kids start swinging them? http://www.maxbats.com/blog/wood-bats-kids-start-swinging/ http://www.maxbats.com/blog/wood-bats-kids-start-swinging/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:42:26 +0000 http://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1803 Look at any ballfield across the country, and you’re bound to see more kids swinging metal bats vs. wood bats. The simple reason is that metal bats are more prevalent in sporting goods stores than wood bats, with the major reason being that there are fewer wood bat leagues for youth baseball players. So, when […]

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Differences between Maple Bats and Birch Bats http://www.maxbats.com/blog/differences-maple-bats-birch-bats/ http://www.maxbats.com/blog/differences-maple-bats-birch-bats/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:34:46 +0000 http://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1801 Wood bats give you options that metal bats do not. And the most obvious option, is that you can get a wood bat in a number of wood species…..Maple, Birch, and Ash are the 3 most common. Recent numbers show that MLB players prefer Maple Bats over the rest, but you might be surprised to […]

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Wood Bats, Wood Bat Companies, and Wood Bat Billets http://www.maxbats.com/blog/wood-bats-wood-bat-companies-wood-bat-billets/ http://www.maxbats.com/blog/wood-bats-wood-bat-companies-wood-bat-billets/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:58:04 +0000 http://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1794 Do a search for wood bats on any major search engine, and you’ll be amazed at the number of options that might appear. The average consumer might think that a wood bat is a wood bat, and there is not much difference between wood bat companies. However, there are HUGE differences in the raw materials […]

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Can Swinging a Lighter Wood Bat Increase Bat Speed? http://www.maxbats.com/blog/can-swinging-lighter-wood-bat-increase-bat-speed/ http://www.maxbats.com/blog/can-swinging-lighter-wood-bat-increase-bat-speed/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:25:37 +0000 http://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1783 The common perception is that if you swing a lighter wood bat, that you will automatically increase your bat speed, thus increasing your chances to hit the ball harder. However, the weight of a wood bat has very little to do with one’s ability to generate bat speed, and here’s why….. A short compact swing […]

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Greetings from Cardinals OF prospect Stephen Piscotty http://www.maxbats.com/blog/greetings-cardinals-prospect-stephen-piscotty/ http://www.maxbats.com/blog/greetings-cardinals-prospect-stephen-piscotty/#comments Sun, 23 Feb 2014 02:45:19 +0000 http://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1780 Hello everyone.  My name is Stephen Piscotty, and I am an OF prospect in the Cardinals organization. I recently arrived in Jupiter, FL for my first big league camp. Very excited to be in the same locker room as the big leaguers. There is a lot of experience and talent in the room. Got my […]

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What are the advantages of a cupped wood bat? http://www.maxbats.com/blog/what-are-the-advantages-of-a-cupped-bat/ http://www.maxbats.com/blog/what-are-the-advantages-of-a-cupped-bat/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:04:08 +0000 http://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1770 Often times we get asked about cupped vs. not-cupped, and many of those questions come from Major Leaguers. So, we’re here to give you some information as to the reasons why a wood bat is cupped and what are the benefits. Back in the day, wood bats did not have cupped ends. It wasn’t an […]

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Why you should train with a batting tee, especially with wood bats. http://www.maxbats.com/blog/why-you-should-train-with-a-batting-tee/ http://www.maxbats.com/blog/why-you-should-train-with-a-batting-tee/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:03:17 +0000 http://www.maxbats.com/blog/?p=1767 If you are training with a wood bat, the batting tee is perhaps the single best training aid a baseball player can use, and here are few reasons why: 1. Repetition is a key to greatness in baseball The best hitters repeat a good baseball swing thousands of times until the correct fundamentals happen without […]

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