06-09-2011, 04:55 PM
i believe BMH said the C353 = S318 barrel w/a slight taper on the bell(C331)knob. and the B363 is an I13 w/a blown up knob.
Originally Posted by danabaseball
CB22, i liked watching brett as a kid too, and my univ asst. coach was a guy named billy best who played in the royals organization up to AA and he tried to get me to alter my stance like GB, but i could not emulate the stance successfully. i swung more like dave kingman or dale murphy. and lastly, i love ash and really enjoy destroying it at the cages, but my pocketbook whimpers every time i snag one and my wife gives me the look.... haha!
06-15-2011, 01:41 PM
U.S. Forest Service solves mystery behind broken bats
06-15-2011, 04:53 PM
There is a lot of difference between the B363 and the C353. The only thing the knobs have in common is they are both larger than 2in. The shape of the taper and the lip of the knob are very different. I meant to take some pictures today while I visited work but I was side tracked by people wondering why my job was being posted lol. I might go in Friday so I'll make a note to take some pics for you guys.
06-15-2011, 05:26 PM
Good stuff. I had noticed a reduction in the number of exploding bats this year. I wasn't sure if it was thicker handles or more players using ash or what. Thanks for posting.
Originally Posted by Andrewgoslin
06-15-2011, 08:15 PM
I don't think anyone pointed it out (although I have more reading to do) but a few posts after this BWP question, BMH stated that Johhny Damon broke the most bats in the big leagues. For any Yankee fan who watched him those years when he was breaking the most, he almost exclusively used BWP. I believe its something with their drying process, these things explode....
Originally Posted by marlins3
06-15-2011, 08:33 PM
I'm a bat maker and a few years back I liked the 73 but the last few years been using the 356 and absolutely love it. 33" drop 1 or 2.
Originally Posted by Vantri
In addition to the 356, this year have also used a 174 in a 33" drop 1. Ultra thin handle where your top hand sits. Kind of an interesting story with this model. I crushed a full count pitch over a building for a homer (not bragging I'm 170 lbs and hit about 1 a year lol). The bat broke. I'm approaching second base and the second baseman says "nice piece" and I reply, "I just broke my bat". He prob thought I was a jerk, whoops...
Now this is a maple one. When I checked the bat, it wasn't broke, but I felt it in my top hand, it vibrated sooooo much, not a "bees in the handle" vibrate but like just shake. Well the handle has a clear coat. If you hold the bat in the sunlight at the right angle, you can see the clear coat has tons of tiny little spider-wed cracks. It flexed so much on impact, it spider-webbed the coating. That's a lotta flex for a maple bat and a bit unusual...
I will swing ash once in a while, maybe 20% of my season, but usually maple. FYI, I would never use birch, CANNOT stand this wood as I have done several studies..........
PS. Best forum on the web
06-15-2011, 09:28 PM
interesting because only Damon breaks more bats, and guess who makes SSK?????
Originally Posted by cutter dad
06-15-2011, 09:38 PM
Rod Carew use to put them in a box of sawdust to keep out moisture
Originally Posted by skaNo
06-16-2011, 10:22 AM
The owner of Rock Bats works at that Forest Facility.
06-16-2011, 10:27 AM
Who makes SSK??
Originally Posted by danabaseball
06-16-2011, 03:53 PM
If I remember correctly, SSK is in Japan, and they buy billets from the US and Canada, and either has a factory in Japan that makes them or the contract out in the U.S.
06-16-2011, 09:32 PM
SSK= Sasaki and it is a japanese company and their pro bats are sweet but hard to get ahold of! their retail line is nowhere near the quality of LS or Sam or OH though.
06-17-2011, 01:33 PM
My son came home with a bat yesterday and I'm not familiar with it. Its a 34" Revelation GC1470 Semi Pro Frank Robinson I think it was made by Louisville Slugger. Does anyone know anything about the bat or the Revelation history ? My older son wants to use it. Thx.
06-17-2011, 09:04 PM
Which wood bat would you recommend for an eight-year old that's been using a 27/17 big barrel Lithium Prodigy?
I checked the justbats.com website first, and I think there may have been one 27 inch bat, but I wasn't sure about the quality.
06-18-2011, 10:14 AM
The SSK's I've seen are made here, although maybe they have different plants that do manufacturing. The one's I've seen are, well, not something you'd ever want to swing unless you are trying to copy Damon's bat breaking title.
Originally Posted by amdonato38
06-21-2011, 12:17 PM
SSK Fungos... How are they so light, with quite a big barrel?
06-21-2011, 06:56 PM
Low density wood.
Originally Posted by cdn_ball
See ball, hit ball.
06-22-2011, 08:20 AM
Alright, I finally made it down to the factory, I had some paperwork to turn in. Anyway, I got the picture of the B363 and C353. It doesn't look it in the phote but the C353 is much bigger than the B363.
The one on the left is the B363 and the one on the right is the C353
06-22-2011, 10:49 AM
Anyone ever seen this model bat?
06-22-2011, 11:25 AM
Yep, RX sports.
That is the Chandler model and the reason for the funky center brand.
06-22-2011, 11:34 AM
Thanks Brian. I also saw Shane using a LS model just recently, do you know what LS model that was. He's also swung, Marucci, B45 and Max with in the past two seasons. I would love to pick his brain on this.
06-22-2011, 07:16 PM
Mike at Kingbat is working on doing a new site without as much flash. You can contact him here. http://www.kingbatsports.com/
Originally Posted by Ballgame
Let me say, not to be confused with Crown Bats, King Bats are amazing! I can count on one hand how many guys I have met that are as anal about wood and finishes as Mike, and it shows up on the end product. It you want high end, forget Sam or X or Mooch, contact King Bat. His BB25 (73), it the best 73 I have ever swung and is a true copy of Bonds 73........not the 2K1, which is different. He also has the best cup I have seen. The shoulder of the bat stays thicker than most so its tougher to cave the cup in.
Last edited by danabaseball; 06-22-2011 at 07:18 PM.
06-22-2011, 07:58 PM
Shane swings our M159S 34/31 in Ash and Maple.
Originally Posted by BMH
06-23-2011, 09:48 AM
I have noticed that Shane seems to swing different brands. Mostly LS, Marucci, and B45. He seems to use different bats depending on which side he's hitting from.
See ball, hit ball.
06-23-2011, 11:48 AM
Well, that pic is from the Mariners game on Saturday and last night he used his LS again. I am wondering if he is using the RX on national televised games. RX is a local Philly business and Chandler has mentioned his Victorino model in a few articles I read.