Barrel – Can be found a few inches above the trademark and is the largest part of the bat in diameter
Billet – This is what a baseball bat is made from and either come doweled or in squares.. Generally they come in 37” and about 3 inches in diameter.
Boning - This is an old tradition where players would take a cow or hambone and continually rub and smooth down the grain of their bat feeling that it made for a flatter, harder surface while helping to seal the raised pores.
BP - Batting Practice
Cage Work - Hitting in a batting cage with the intent of working on technique and drills.
Cupping- Is the drilling out of the end of the bat. It takes a little bit of weight out of the bat but mainly changes the balance point. It will make the bat a little less barrel heavy and is mainly a player preference. Sometimes it’s needed for bats to be exact weights.
Express Shipping- This only effects the shipping time with FedEx and not the time it takes for production of your bat. Express shipping is 3 days transit time with FedEx.
Fiberglass / Reinforced Handle – These are the same thing and it’s a fiberglass composite sleeve that goes on top of the bat. It goes up to about the trademark on our bats and increases the longevity of the bat.
Flaking – When pieces/layers of the bat start to separate from the bat. This is most common in ash bats and can be prevented by making sure contact is made on the bat with the trademark up or down. Usually this doesn’t happen on maple, birch, or bamboo bats.
Full Dip - Bats which are stained one color throughout.
Grain - Grain is the lines you see running end to end on a wood bat. Wide or narrow, players debate what is best, but straight is the single most important factor to consider.
Half Dip - Bats that are stained only at the barrel end leaving the handle just unfinished, rough-sanded wood. Other half-dips are actually two separate colors.
Logo Up / Logo Down – The term used for bat positioning as it enters the hitting zone. You want the logo either up or down on contact. Hitting a ball on the wrong side of the bat leads to premature failure.
Model – Models vary from company to company but the assigned model is the term used for a specific bat. Different models have different knobs, handles, barrels and transitions. There is several different models to pick from and no model is exactly alike.
Personalization – The engraving of a name, team, or saying of your choice on the end of a bat.
Sweet Spot- When contact is made on the sweet spot you will see optimal distance on the ball and it will feel just perfect in your hands on contact. It can be found on the barrel between the trademark and the end of the bat.
Trademark - This is the bat brand or label that is found at the beginning of the barrel in the sweet spot area. It is placed in a specific place on the bat so hitters can see where they want to make contact to insure the bat is hit with properly and to avoid premature breakage.
Weight Drop – This is the length to weight ratio where a bat weight in ounces is related to the length of the bat. The standard weight drop on most wood bats is a -3 (33” – 30oz)