Baseball Bats Buying Guide

Here are some basic tips that will help you in buying baseball bats right off the internet.

Types of bats and related size:

Tee-Ball Bats: t-bats are meant for children in the age group of 5 and 7.

Little League Bats: These bats are suitable for children in the age group of 7 and 12. They are also known as youth baseball bats

Senior League Baseball Bats: Senior league bats are suitable for players in the age group of 10 thought 13

High School bats: These bats are for players in the age group of 13 and up.

Some Important Terminologies

Weight Drop: This is a negative number which indicates the difference between the length and weight of the bat

Barrel Size: Barrel size of the bat refers to the diameter of the largers part of the bat. Generally the mid area

Bat Taper: Bat taper refers to the diameter of the bat's handle. The diamater may vary making the bat heavier or lighter

Grip: Grip of the bat indicates the wraper that covers the handle of aluminum bats. This is not part of wood bats. Grip is necessary for aluminum bats as they have a tendency to get slippery during gameplay.

Material Used: Bats are made using wood, aluminum or composite material. Wood bats are generally used by pros of the game. Wood bats are less durable and are heavier. In addition they do not generate a lot of power. This leaves us with aluminum bats that are available in range of prices depending on their quality. Extremely light weight bats generally tend to be more costly, but nothing can be said about their durability. The durability depends totally on the type of alloy used to manufacture the bat. Most budget bats were made with standard aircraft aluminum. These bats were a bit week. Bats that were made with aluminum and small amounts of copper were a lot stronger. Today the market is flooded with a range of bats from different manufactures claiming superior quality material. The best way to find out which bat is more durable is to check online reviews on the bat online or check with people who have already used the bat.

These are just some of the many factors you need to take into consideration before buying your bat. So make sure to do your research before setting out to buy your bat.

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