19 October 2021

An overall view about big barrel bats

Baseball bats are the most widely produced bat in the United Sates. In addition to that, the composites have overtaken the top manufactured position that aluminum sticks held for so long. By emerge of the new types of composite material the baseball bats become more durable and they are better performing. The performance is not limited to the distance and pop of the first hit, it will be actually get hotter with use. There has been a scandal in the NCAA about the rolled composite bats and hence they went back to aluminum. Big barrel bats have composite that is more durable than any other types of bats. This is a part of the reason that they hit hardballs and not softballs. Baseball bats which posed a problem over the rolling companies who want to break it in through advanced break in techniques. The barrel is rounder and shorter that others and the perpendicular roll of a baseball bat became more difficult because of this fact. The resins are broken within the composite and hence it gives the bat more flexibility and equates to more distance. The baseball stick becomes impossible with a perpendicular roll and the taper which poses biggest obstacle. The problem is about the alleviation of parallel rolling and after the perpendicular roll gets complete and the parallel roll will cover the entire sweet spot of the bat’s barrel.


Rolling baseball bats:

The baseball bat’s composite is thicker and durable, for this fact, some rollers will break down after repeated bat rolling. Under the added pressure, the bearing and softer plastic rollers will not hold up and hence some bat rolling companies have changed their roller material and the type of bearings the bat rolling machines utilize. The roller material change is the biggest advancement because more pressure is needed to compress composite baseball bats and the nylon rollers warp or deform to the bat and by this the correct pressure cannot be achieved. This deforming of the nylon roller and added pressure causes the breakdown of these types of bat rolling machines. Big barrel bats can be rolled with good distance but some factors can decrease its distance. Nylon rollers can deform under the high pressure which needs denser and thick big barrel baseball bat material and a harder roller material is needed to properly roll a big barrel bat and it will gain distance to the batted ball when rolled and played.