The process of making a MaxBat starts by closely monitoring our hand selected Rock Maple, Yellow Birch and Northern White Ash bat blanks in today’s technologically advanced wood drying equipment. Our unique procedure ensures that the wood will be more stable and consistent than wood that is kiln dried. Each blank is then individually tested for moisture content, weighed, and sorted using mathematical formulas that predetermine which bat blank is best suited for each particular MaxBat model. This extra attention to detail helps insure that the MaxBat you order is the correct weight and balance point you desire even prior to turning.
After the perfect blank is selected for your bat, it is then turned by one of our high performance precision lathes to the appropriate bat shape and size according to your order specifications. It is then weighed again and inspected for any visible flaws.
After passing its second inspection, your MaxBat is carefully sanded twice for a smooth as silk surface. All dust is thoroughly removed before entering our climate controlled and air-filtered staining room. Prior to any stain application, your bat is once again inspected and weighed. In our staining room, experienced personnel carefully hand apply the custom colors to ensure proper color penetration and evenness to bring out the beauty of the wood and bring the bat to life.
After allowing the stain to properly dry, each bat passes through another thorough inspection prior to receiving its first finishing coat. After passing this inspection, your personalized bat will receive the MaxBat trademark finish that requires multiple coats of a technologically advanced catalyzed formula. Between each coat, the bat is hand sanded to provide the finest finish on the market today. Our specially formulated catalyzed finish has been chosen because of its durability, flexibility, water resistance, and overall superior look.
After the finish has had the appropriate time to cure and harden, your MaxBat is once again weighed and inspected before being wrapped and shipped.
As you can see, there are many steps to creating a custom MaxBat Because of our attention to detail and our commitment to the customer, between 5-10% of our bats don't pass inspection.
Once you receive your bat in the mail and open the package, you will immediately realize how much work, effort, and time we put into making a custom MaxBat just for you.