At MaxBat we produce each and every wood bat in-house at our state of the art facility in Central Minnesota. We take great price in all steps of our manufacturing process. Below we’ll highlight some of the things that make our wood bat so popular.
The barrel is the business end of the wood bat. When building your custom model, you can choose from 3 different barrel sizes. Ranging from medium barrels (utilizes harder / strong wood which leads to a more balanced bat), to XL barrels (lower density piece of wood to achieve your desired target weight). The barrel size is completely up to you, but know that you get the highest quality piece of wood when choosing a bat model with a medium barrel.
All MaxBat wood bat barrels are bone hardened. We use a patented bone hardening process as one of our finishing touches! Our custom engineered barrel compression machine increases and maximizes the hardness of the wood. Harder wood = greater results.
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The MaxBat handles vary in diameter, from thin, medium, or thick bat handles. Thin bat handles will shift weight to the barrel end and also help the player generate a bit more “whip”. The most common handle diameter is a medium handle with a diameter of 15/16 of an inch. The thick handles, 1 inch or more, give the bat more of an “old school” as this was the norm back in the day.
The style of the knob varies slightly; this will impact the bat’s balance. It will also change how the wood bat feels in the players bottom hand. We also offer non traditional knobs that each have there own advantages. The flared design of the X-Knob helps protect the hamate bone from bruising, and greatly increases the bat’s balance. Because of the shape, and where it comes in contact with your lower hand, the X-Knob can ultimately increase overall bat speed too. Pair any wood bat model with ProXR grip technology to deliver an exclusive level of hitting performance! True innovation creates a knob that works with a batter’s hands to create a smoother swing, resulting in increased bat speed and exit velocity. This unique design causes less pressure in the batter’s wrist and hand, thus being a benefit to the health and comfort of the player. This knob ads the elusive edge every hitter looks for in their bat. U.S. MaxBat ProXR is the definition of Engineered Innovation! Pat. 7,744,497
We use years of experience and expertise to pinpoint the desired weight for your custom wood bat. When choosing your weight, we recommend a -2 weight drop with a cupped barrel end. We can certainly make your wood bat a -2.5 or -3 but keep in mind the lighter the weight the less dense the piece of wood. A -2 weight will give your wood bat a bit more pop and durability, but a -3 weight will give your bat a bit more balance and quicker swing speed.
MaxBat offers more length options that anyone in the wood bat market. All adult bats are made in 1/4 inch length increments starting at 32″ and going up to 35.5″. Several of our medium barrel adult bats are made as short as 30″.
MLB mandates all Maple and Birch bats, destined for a pro player, need to pass an ink-spot test. We put this ink-test on all of our wood bats regardless of level of play. When the ink-test in placed on the bat handle it bleeds into the non-visible tangential grains. The straighter the grain, the stronger the wood! Every bat MaxBat produces features our Engineered Innovation.