About Viper Bats

An American Bat Company

Learn about the history and people behind Viper Bats.

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Viper Bats: Origins

Skagit Valley Vipers Team Logo

The history of Viper Bats dates back to my senior year of high school in 2003. Wood bat leagues in our area were scarce and the options for players looking to play at the next level were limited at best.

So what did we do? We decided to take matters into our own hands and started Skagit Valley Vipers Fall Wood Bat team.

The team was comprised of local prospects with the sole purpose of preparing us for the next level by teaching us how to hit with wood bats. At the time, use of wood bats was rare; maybe one or two players per team owned their own, which wouldn’t last for long. Luckily for us, one of our assistant coaches had a friend who owned Splitrock Bats and a relationship was formed.

When our season ended that November, Don called Kevin, owner of Splitrock, to let him know the bats were a huge success and to expect future orders. Kevin was glad to hear it but regretfully had to inform my dad that he would be closing up shop to pursue an opportunity to go play winter ball in Venezuela. It was that phone call that sparked the idea of Viper Bats.

I don’t know how many bats we went through that fall, but I can tell you it wasn’t many, and I still have a couple left. It was with that quality, the kind that can survive a bunch of high schoolers that were learning to hit with the logo up for the first time, that Viper Bats was founded on.

- Chris Fine

Viper Bats lives by the philosophy of quality over quantity.

A great product will outlast a competitor's empty promises.

Meet The Team

Don

Viper Bats employee Don

Don is the founder and owner of Viper Bats.

His love for the game started with his son Chris hitting baseballs in the backyard and continues to this day. Around the shop you'll find him manning the lathes, paint booth, and giving occasional hitting instructions to youngsters visiting the shop.

Chris

Viper Bats employee Chris

The inspiration behind Viper Bats, Chris played ball into college and these days you can find him playing local softball.

Chris is our pro player rep, office manager, and website director, overseeing its development and providing a great deal of its content.

Trevor

Viper Bats employee Trevor

Known around the shop as T-Man, Trevor is our production floor manager.

He is responsible for making sure your bat is cut to spec and sanded to perfection. In his spare time he plays the guitar and is the author of the music used in our Viper Bats videos.

Great wood. Wouldn't buy anywhere else. The staff is always accommodating and very easy to work with.

- Bo Champlin

Evolution of ViperBats.Com

2003-2005

Original Viper Bats Logo Viper Bats 2003 website 1 Viper Bats 2003 website 2 Viper Bats 2003 website 3

2006-2013

Old Viper Bats Logo Viper Bats 2006 website 1 Viper Bats 2006 website 2 Viper Bats 2006 website 3

2013-2016

Current Viper Bat Logos Viper Bats 2013 website 1 Viper Bats 2013 website 2 Viper Bats 2013 website 3

Viper Bats was the best thing that happened to me. I started swinging Viper Bats my first year of pro ball and never looked back.

- Chadwin Stang

In The News

Science Lowers Shattering Risk at Home Plate

NY Times Article

by Felicity Barringer

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The crack of a home-grown bat

Skagit Valley Herald Article

By Vince Richardson

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Wood teach you how to hit better

Puget Sound Business Journal Article

By Brad Broberg

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Quality, durable and customized bats at the price of off the shelf bats. Can't go wrong with that.

- Will King

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