For a durable bat with a lot of pop, choose a Rawlings aluminum bat
Aluminum bats are made either from pure aluminum or with aluminum alloys and have single-wall or double-wall barrels.
New alloys and processes such as cryogenic treatment have improved the strength of aluminum bats to the point that they are virtually unbreakable.
Bat design and higher-strength materials have allowed for aluminum bats to become lighter, enabling players to record greater swing speeds.
Thinner barrel walls have created a trampoline effect, giving batted balls greater distance.
In addition, aluminum bats have a wider sweet spot, giving the hitter a larger area to get a solid hit.
Rawlings' 5150 Exogrid with Ph.D
, 5150 Alloy
and Plasma bats
are a few of the aluminum bats Rawlings Gear carries.
Aluminum bats were introduced in the 1970s and performed similar to wood bats. Years of innovation have led aluminum bats to outperform wood bats today.
These advances in technology have led some leagues to review their use of aluminum bats. New York City, for example, has banned aluminum bats from all youth leagues.
Since many leagues have changed their certifications and testing for the 2010-11 season, the best way to ensure your Rawlings bat is legal for your league is to review the rule book of the governing body for your league.
Read our previous articles on bat certifications
, bat series
and different types
of Rawlings bats in our News section
or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at (866) 678-GEAR(4327) for information on your Rawlings aluminum bat