Bat rolling a bat has been proven to add 20-40 ft to a batted ball; it will also widen the sweet spot up to 20%. A bat rolling machine will break up the composite material within the barrel of the bat by adding pressure while rolling. A bat is placed in between the rollers, the top rollers are torqued down, and the side handle rotates the bottom roller and bat. As the rollers spin they place pressure all the way around the barrel. This constant pressure and rotation breaks down the composite fibers causing a trampoline effect when a ball strikes the barrel. And now you have a hot bat ready for maximum performance.
Bat Rolling Process
In the early years of rolled bats there was only one way to roll; perpendicular followed by parallel. But now rolling a bat is not the only process used to break in a bat. Here at Big Dawg we are able to utilize the entire arsenal of accelerated break in techniques for the most complete game ready bat. We have mastered each one of these techniques: Heated bat rolling, Perpendicular, Parallel, Electric Bat Rolling Machine and NBI (Natural Break in). Here at Big Dawg we are rolling bats using multiple methods for the most complete break in available. We are the only company that takes this approach with their bat rolling service; this is why Big Dawg is considered THE BAT ROLLING AUTHORITY™.
Bat Compression Testing
Bats are compression tested on our certified G4 SSL Bat Tester before our services and after. Here at Big Dawg we were the first to compression test and send detailed results with each bat. We feel it gives a tangible number for the work we have put into the bats. It also helps us gauge the amount of work we have to put in to get the most complete break in.
I have been playing softball and baseball for over 30 years now and I understand the game and the equipment. The passion I have for the game will go into the services I offer for your bat. I continually conduct research in order to stay current with bat manufactures, doctoring techniques and associations' rules and regulations.
Do you do roll Aluminum Bats?
I recently ran into someone who showed me a study of double walled aluminum bats and the results kind of shocked me. A Ph D at the Kettering University in Flint, MI showed that after hitting a softball with a aluminum double walled bat 500 times the increase in batted ball speed went up from 95.2 mph to 98.5 mph. So the answer is yes I will break in your Aluminum bats or alloy bats.
How Fast is your Turn Around?
Your bat will be rolled and shipped within 24 hours using the United States Postal Service or UPS (which usually takes about 1-5 days after it is shipped). 2 Day Shipping and Overnight Shipping is available.
What Types of Bats do you Break in?
We offer baseball bat rolling service, softball bat rolling service, and fast pitch bat rolling service. We can roll any type of bat.
Is Bat Rolling going to effect the Cosmetics of my bat?
Your bat will look the same as when it was sent in. In some rare cases older bats will flake paint unfortunately this is unavoidable.
Will my Bat(s) be Less Durable after Bat Break in?
The break in processes takes about 500 hits of life off your bat, but it will be broken in consistently around the barrel.
Is Bat Rolling illegal?
Quick answer is Yes but we can also use the NBI (Natural Break In) process if you would like a legal bat. Bat rolled bats will not be legal for use in any organized association once rolled.
Will Bat Rolling invalidate the manufacturers' warranty?
YES. The manufacturers warranty will no longer be valid after bats have been used in any other way besides hitting balls.
No manufacturers' warranty covers an altered bat, they cannot be return to the manufacturer. However our NBI service will not void the manufactures warranty.
Priority Shipping Times
2 Day Shipping $25-$40
Next Day Air $80-$120