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    Hey looking for info on wood bats. I am looking into buying one just for cage work. I have narrowed it down to a Pro Maple D-Bat or a Baum Wood bat... Please help me out which bat should I go with? Which would last longest? Any other types of wood bats that are better? Thanks!!
    KP

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    Originally posted by MrSurprise
    Hey looking for info on wood bats. I am looking into buying one just for cage work. I have narrowed it down to a Pro Maple D-Bat or a Baum Wood bat... Please help me out which bat should I go with? Which would last longest? Any other types of wood bats that are better? Thanks!!
    KP
    Baum is a composite bat that will outlast any "true" wood bat on the market. Unless they have introduced a "true" wood bat to their line that I'm not aware of.

    If you are going to be using the bat for Cage work, and you want to use real wood, find yourself the CHEAPEST maple bat you can find. If you want to go even cheaper, find a Ash bat and tape the barrell of the bat with athletic tape and that will make the bat last longer and less prone to splintering early in its life.

    But remember when dropping down the cash, if you haven't done much work with wood you could break it on the first swing

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    • #3
      Here is what my son and a few others that I have influence over use:

      http://www.metalwoodbats.com/



      We use it for all drills. Very few swings are taken with the metal bats during practices excepting some live hitting.

      In addition I put two thin strips of tape showing the sweet spot. When a hitter is working the tee they can see (and feel) when they are doing good strokes.

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      • #4
        YOU JUST cannot beat the metalwoodbats for training and cage work,,PERIOD

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        • #5
          I have a Louisville Slugger T141 maple bat that has lasted a season ....Brett Bats are pretty solid too , and have some kind of synthetic like handle .....both are around $50.00

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          • #6
            In my career I've used different wooden bats and the players I coach now also have a variety of wooden bats. I'm not sure that the brand name matters. What matters is that if they're using wood they can feel where they hit the ball and that's the big thing.
            We have some taped bats that we use for hitting tires hung from trees and for doing some "chopping" on trees but these exercises are mostly for strength.
            My guys all tape the knob of their bats to give it a taper. Fewer blisters and more swings.
            Baseball Drills

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Riverdog
              We have some taped bats that we use for hitting tires hung from trees and for doing some "chopping" on trees but these exercises are mostly for strength.
              "Chopping on trees"

              Mind explaining that one?

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