- 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
- Approved for Play in ASA
- Approximate -5 Length to Weight Ratio
- Black Handle / Electric Green Barrel Finish
- Excellent Cold and Warm Weather Bat
- Flared 15/16 Inch Handle
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- Non-Cupped End
- North American Hard Maple Wood
- Small Knob
X Bats are made from the finest hard maple available anywhere. More and more bat companies are advertising hard maple bats but what they don't tell you are the differences in hard maple as a wood. X Bat has found the hardest of the hard maple to make our bats. While hard maple is prized for its density and strength, with these benefits comes a big liability for any bat maker - extra weight. Most bat makers can't afford to throw out half of their hard maple billets that are too heavy. Instead they use soft maple, red maple, or lighter maple grown in warmer climates. These yield more usable-weight billets, but do not deliver the performance of X Bat's hard maple bats. Hard maple bats are made from maple grown in Eastern Canada, New England, down through Pennsylvania and across to Wisconsin. All hard maple is not created equal. Through the trials and tribulations of making more maple bats than any other bat manufacturer, X Bat has identified the right kind of maple to make the hardest, longest lasting hard maple bats. Using variables like soil mineral content, weather patterns during peak growth periods, seasonal temperature differentials, and selecting the right time of year to harvest logs, X Bat's hard maple bats have become the choice of the top hitters at every level of the game. If you want really hard maple, get yourself an X Bat. The X Bat SB71 softball bat features a long barreled designed with a quick taper that transitions to a flared 15/16 inch handle. X Bat: The Players' Choice! The SB59 is approved for play in ASA. Free Shipping!
by Snork-Daddy - Apr 21, 2011
Pros: The balls had nice pop and tons of speed off this bat from the first swing!
Cons: I wish the bat was a little heavier.
by rb - Jun 28, 2011
Pros: Best wood bat I have ever had. I bought to use in temps. below 50 degrees. I have a 29oz. -5 to closely simulate my alu. and comp. bats. I tried a 390z. +5 wood bat and got another 10' distance out of it. I'm thinking about buying the 39 oz. It is like swinging a tree, but the ball gets out of the infield a little faster. Good bat but won't compete with a good alu. or comp. bat.
Cons: None, great bat. Everbody wants to use it. It's more expensive than my good alu. bat.
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Can I get a 33" 26oz.?
Asked by rock on Oct 20, 2012
No, Unfortunately the -5 for a 33" Xbat Maple Wood Softball Bat is going to weigh approximately 28 ounces.
· Oct 20, 2012
Is there any way to order a specific weight 34/28 oz X Bat?
Asked by mike5 on Aug 08, 2012
Unfortunately, the bats cannot be special ordered. All wood bats are approximate weights.
· Aug 08, 2012
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