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Beginning in 1935 until present, “Powerized” is used exclusively. The Powerized” process is to harden the surface of the bat much like the bone rubbed finish of the 1920’s.

## What does the number on the bottom of a Louisville Slugger mean?

If your bat has the size stamped into the knob such as 34 for a 34 inch bat, it is a store model bat. Other examples of an inch mark would be single digit numbers; 3, 4, 5, would be 33 inch, 34 inch, and 35 inch. Little League bats will use higher numbers; 8, 9, 0, indicating 28 inch, 29 inch, and 30 inch.

## What do bat numbers mean?

Always a minus number, it refers to the weight of the bat. Also referred to as the bat drop or the bat’s length to weight ratio. … So a 33 inch bat that is -3 weighs 30 ounces. For example, if a bat weighs 29 ounces and is 32 inches long, it is said to be minus 3 (29 – 32 = -3).

## What do bat drop numbers mean?

A bat’s drop is the measurement determined by subtracting the weight of the bat from its length. For example, a bat that weighs 20 ounces and is 30 inches long will have a drop of -10. The greater the drop weight, the lighter the bat. … Smaller players can benefit from greater drop weight, which can help with bat speed.

## What does 33 30 mean on a baseball bat?

That is, their weight in ounces is three lower than their height in inches. So, a 33-inch BBCOR bat has a stated weight of 30-ounces.

## What does the number on a wooden bat mean?

Weight A bat is measured in its “drop.” A bat “drop” is a negative number showing the bat’s length to weight differential. For example if a bat is 33 inches and has a drop weight of (-3) the bat will weigh 30 ounces. The bigger the drop weight, the lighter the bat will be.

## What does the number on the knob of wooden bat mean?

It refers to the difference between the length of the bat (in inches) and the weight of the bat (in ounces). It is always shown as a minus number and the higher the weight drop, the lighter the bat. For example, a baseball bat with a -10 weight drop would be lighter than a bat with a -3 weight drop.

## What does oz mean on a baseball bat?

– BAT WEIGHT (OZ.) = WEIGHT DROP. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the competition or league level (meaning, from youth league up to the pros) the lesser the weight drop. A lesser weight drop means the bat feels heavier. So a -5 bat will feel heavier than a -10 bat.

## What does 13 mean on a bat?

Aluminum bats are available with negative ratings as low as -13. These bats, which are extremely light and long, are only available for the youngest youth leagues.

## Does 1 oz make a difference in a bat?

Yes, every ounce makes a difference. Two ounces doesn’t seem like much but I’ve seen it make a large difference. 1 inch in length is huge.

## What bats drop 9 year old?

If you’re looking for the best value in a fastpitch bat of a 9 year old then we like DeMarini’s Bustos in a drop 13. Look for the 30 or 29 inch in a 17 or 16 ounce. Like the Slugger LXT, the Bustos has a long history of solid performance and durability.

## Do heavier bats hit farther?

Heavier Bats

A heavier bat will hit a ball farther than a lighter bat, when the speed of the bat swing, the pitch speed and the ball mass are kept constant. Increasing the mass of the bat gives the ball more momentum.

## What is the best bat drop?

Drop 10 is still the most popular drop, but some power hitters prefer a drop 9. *Bat Weight is also a preference. There are some over 14 players that prefer and use lighter bats.

## Who should swing a 34 inch bat?

In general: Children under 60 pounds should swing a bat between 26 and 29 inches long. Children weighing more than 70 pounds should swing a bat ranging from 28 to 32 inches long.

## What are BBCOR bats?

BBCOR stands for “Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution.” This BBCOR standard controls the amount of energy lost when the player makes contact with the bat on the baseball. This is to control the “Trampoline Effect” that bats used to have.

## What does Cage bat condition mean?

Cage Bat. A bat that has signs of extended use with multiple cosmetic blemishes. These bats are functional for game use but are better suited to be used mainly in practice/batting cage.