North American split hard maple 800~950 in length, weight, color, and all style possible
1. WOOD SELECTION
We ensure that only the highest-quality maple or ash makes it to our facility in Baton Rouge. From there, each billet is individually examined for perfect grain lines. Billets with warped or inconsistent grain lines are never used in Pro Model bat production.
2. CUT TO PERFECTION
Using a large lathe, those flawless billets are cut into bats, one at a time, according to length and weight, and tailored to each player’s specific needs.
3. CAREFULLY HANDCRAFTED
Next, those bats are hand-sanded to perfection. Sanding removes the weight that will be replaced during the painting and finishing process. Since Big Leaguers are precise to the hundredth of an ounce of their desired weight, we must be as well.
After sanding, bats are painted to preferred color. While BONBAT offers a wide variety of bat colors, Big Leaguers may only use black, brown, cherry, grey, or natural colored bats.
Bats are then hung to dry before personalization and finishing. Player names and model are engraved on the barrel, a label is applied to the taper, and the knob is stamped with either the size or personalized initials.
Before packaging, each bat is weighed again to ensure the desired weight down to a tenth of an ounce. The bat is also examined for any external flaws such as scratches, smudges, paint chips, or engraving errors.
7. PERFECT PACKAGING
Finally, bats are sealed in an air-tight plastic to avoid weight fluctuation during shipping. Then they’re boxed, labeled, and sent to a Big League clubhouse.