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Rawlings' P302 Maple Bat Has the Strength to Last
2/18/2011
Who says maple bats can't last an entire season?

Rawlings' P302M maple wood bat has the durability and strength to last.

"Great balance, hard maple, mine is cupped to reduce weight. Used it all season and it is still going, in the cage and on the field!" wrote Puddinking in an online review at RawlingsGear.com.

Part of Rawlings' Pro Preferred line of wood bats, the P302M is made from Major League quality maple. Only the best 5 percent of ash and maple is perfect enough to be considered for bats labeled “Pro Preferred.”

The bat is based off assorted Major League profiles and comes in the following lengths: 32”, 32.5”, 33”, 33.5” and 34”.

Reviewer Steelecity summed up his feelings: "I love this bat. Feels light and has good pop for a wood,” he wrote. “The colors are a little funky, but that's another reason why I like it. Has a giant sweet spot for a wood bat also. The price is high, but you know you're getting quality with this one."

Rawlings' Pro Preferred wood bats have a high-gloss, ultra-protective clear finish and a U-shaped cupped end. The cupped end takes weight out of the bat, making it lighter and moving the balance point toward the hands.

Pro Preferred wood bats are individually inspected, with the length, weight and balance point (-2 average) written in the cupped end.

In addition, all maple bats carry the Pro Ink Dot Test on the handle.

Major League Baseball requires this test because of the way maple bats shatter when they break. The ink dot bleeds in the direction of the wood grain, allowing the straightness of the grain to be measured. The straighter the grain, the stronger the bat.

When you order through RawlingsGear.com, you can have your name and number engraved on any Pro Preferred wood bat.

Visit RawlingsGear.com or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at (866) 678-GEAR(4327) to purchase your Pro Preferred P302M wood bat.
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