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Bats
4/7/2010
There are several ways to choose the baseball or softball bat that’s the right size for you or your athlete. One of these ways is to look at the drop ratio of the bat.

The drop ratio is the bat’s weight in ounces minus its length in inches. The larger the ratio, the easier the bat is to swing. For example, a 28-ounce bat that is 34 inches long has a drop of –6.

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4/8/2010
When Rawlings introduced its S100 batting helmet, which can withstand the impact of a baseball thrown at 100 mph, it didn’t take long to get noticed.

The S100 is the only batting helmet on the market that provides that kind of protection, and because of that, it has been made the official helmet for the Minor Leagues.

Rawlings created this breakthrough in helmet safety when it...
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10/11/2010
Rawlings reserves the top 15 percent of wood for its bats labeled “Professional.” These bats are used in the Minor Leagues.

Like Rawlings' Pro Preferred wood bats, Professional bats have a high-gloss, ultra-protective clear finish.

They are made with a flared knob and a cupped end. The Pro cupped end takes weight out of the bat, making it lighter and moving the balance point toward the...
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10/15/2010
Rawlings Gear carries the bat you need, no matter your level of play.

Rawlings bats can be divided into four levels.

Adult or High School/College bats are for ages 13 and up. They are approved for use in most high school and college leagues.

The bat barrel is 2-5/8 inches in diameter. Bat lengths range from 30 inches to 34 inches. Bat weight is measured in weight drop, which...
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10/18/2010
Maximize your bat speed, power and control with a Rawlings' composite bat.

Composite bats are lighter than aluminum bats, which helps a hitter increase bat speed.

Their flexible handles, large barrels and large sweet spots make for better power numbers.

And, when fully broken in, composite fibers begin to loosen, helping the bats reach top performance—even outperforming...
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10/19/2010
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...
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