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  • Beechwood Bats

    if anyone as any questions concerning Beechwod bats you can pm me.

    in 2005 LS attempted to make Beechwood baseball bats. They could not get a big enough contract of European Beechwood to make enough bats. They did make 500-600 bats. Adam Dunn hit 2 535foot home runs with these bats. David Ortiz used them in international play. They loved these bats, as did other players who came in contact with these Beechwood bats. But LS could not continue to make these bats,see espn 2005 article on LS beechwood,. No one is now currently making Beechwood bats, or are they?
    GO LONG GO YAYA
    www.yayabats.com/

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    So, how does the beechwood compare to the maple? In strength? Elasticity? and Cost?
    If it breaks, how is the wood splintering off? Similar to ash or maple?
    Do you know what stadium that was where Dunn hit those two homers?

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    • #3
      He hit them out of the Great American Ball Park.

      I was going to write a long response to this one but decided one sentence will pretty much sum it up. How many ballplayers do you see using Beech now?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BMH View Post
        He hit them out of the Great American Ball Park.

        I was going to write a long response to this one but decided one sentence will pretty much sum it up. How many ballplayers do you see using Beech now?
        Everyone has the solution to a problem that will never be solved!!

        Correct me if im wrong Bri, but isnt beech as heavy as maple?
        Once again making it pretty much impossible to satisfy most pro's?
        and Business owners bottom line?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by freddy View Post
          Everyone has the solution to a problem that will never be solved! ....Correct me if im wrong Bri, but isnt beech as heavy as maple?
          Fagus sylvatica, it should be closer in structure and density to Oak. Most beech I am familiar with (Amer, F. grandifolia) has an asymetrical cross-section w/ grain compression on one side of the trunk. If the Ash supply is going to become limited in the future, I would start looking at other closely related species in Europe and Asia. I don't imagine White Ash became the timber of choice for bat making without good reason (e.g large stands of straight grain timber with a nice mix of strength and light weight). Has anybody tried Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)? The trees certainly grow tall and straight, I wonder about the strength of the wood?
          Have Fun and Play Hard!

          Chuck Faulkner
          Tazewell TN 37879
          The Glove Medic

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          • #6
            beech

            the beech matches up to maple like so.....density level is higher with a specific gravity of 72 while hard maple has a sg of 63. Much more in elasticity and pop. The first thing noticed by all players is the lighter feel than maple and not as head heavy with just as much strength. Does not fray when broken, clean brake. The grain on this wood is incredible.
            European beechwood is what we use. It is much more dense than american beech because of the harsher climates that it has to live in.
            Not too many pro players are using beech, i know daryn erstad is using it for bp, we have some college players and high school players using them. Everyone is really happy with the bat that they have.
            -Ben Whitehead
            YAYA Bats



            Go Long Go YAYA
            GO LONG GO YAYA
            www.yayabats.com/

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            • #7
              Why are players not using Beech? The answer may be complex, and as the producer of Beech Wood Bats I was going to write a long answer, but one sentence will suffice, how many players were using maple bats 15 years ago?

              YAYA BATMAN

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              • #8
                YaYa,
                Why do you state that beechwood bats have more 'pop' than maple or ash bats?
                What property of the wood causes this?
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                • #9
                  I am interested to hear BMH's input on Beech and why it isn't being used. Yet. I have swung one, and I can tell you that there is significant pop. Feels a lot like maple, but the ball definately leaves the bat with more authority.

                  www.minebats.com
                  www.glovedoctor.net

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