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Facts About Wood Baseball Bats
Wood baseball bats have been in the game for years. There are a lot of questions, and myths, about wood baseball bats. This unique wood baseball bat manufacturer talks about some of those questions and myths that you may have heard before.
Why do Wood Bats Break?
There are many reasons why a wood baseball bat can break. If contact is made too close to the end of the bat, too close to the handle, or on the wrong side a wooden bat will break.
Weather conditions will also affect a wood bat greatly. Throughout the year you will notice that more bats break in major league baseball at the beginning, and at the end of the year. Many will say that this is because the players don’t have their timing down at the beginning of the year, and are fatigued near the end of the season. While this may be true to a certain degree, your wood bat is more likely to break when the temperature gets lower.
Another factor that can cause wood bats to break is the way that they are stored when not in use. For example, some amateurs will come home from a game tired and simply leave their equipment in the trunk of their car. As you know, the temperature is going to become extremely hot. This extreme heat will dry out a wood bat causing it to weaken.
Myths About Wood Bats
The biggest myth about a wood bat is in regards to the grain. Many have said that the further apart the grains are, the better. This isn’t true. Density is what is needed in wood bats. The model and weight of the bat are what determine density, not the grain.
Another myth about wood baseball bats is that they are much more dangerous than aluminum bats because they can break. This one isn't true either. It is a known fact that more players are injured each year due the velocity of a ball off of an aluminum bat, than injuries due to a broken wood bat.
Wood bats are a great tool for every professional and amateur player. The key is to make sure that you're buying a high quality wood baseball bat, and that you take care of them the way that you should. This will ensure that you keep your bat for a long time.