Bat Shaving is a service that will add 30-60ft to the distance of a batted ball. The inside material of the bat's walls are shaved away making the wall thinner. A thinner wall will create more flex and launch a softball or baseball much farther. It also increases the sweet spot by 40%. By altering the bat in this manner it renders the associations stamp's void because the bat surpass the batted ball mph standards limit. A shaved bat is great as a confidence builder or Homerun derby bat.
Shaving bats has been around since 2001 when a softball player named "J.R. Hayseed", from North Carolina, removed material from the inner barrel of a Miken Velocit-E Ultra. The Ultra was already a hot bat but shaving a bat on a lathe made a difference no one had ever witnessed. Word spread and within 2 seasons local softball bat shaving doctors were in business. Shaved softball bats were now headed towards mainstream men's softball.
Shaved Softball Bats
After the success of composite bats in men's slow pitch softball some composite bats were popping up in baseball around 2007-20010. They did not pick up steam for use until about 2011 when the Easton Omen came out for the first time and was debuted at the Little League World Series. Composite bats were now a must in baseball. Composite bat shaving now had also creeped its way into baseball as well. Fast pitch shaved bats soon followed suit and illegal bats popped up all around the nation's ball fields.
Bat Shaving service will take about 1-3 days to complete and ship out.
A Shaved Bat will take about 2-4 days to ship out.
What Kinds of Bats do you Shave?
Email us and we will give you an answer to that question because some bats just cannot be shaved and we do not want you to send in a bat we cannot modify. Other bat shaving companies will say they can shave all types of bats but in some cases you will get back an unshaved bat claiming to be shaved. We do not shave most Aluminum or Alloy Bats instead we can take rings out of Bbcor alloy bats.
Will my Bat(s) be Less Durable after Bat Shaving?
Bat shaving takes out material from the inner wall of the sweet spot of the bat, so the answer is yes. It is hard to gauge exactly how much life is taken out of the bat but based on experience it is around 1000-1500 hits (ref. A Miken Freak has about 3000-4000 hits of life out of the wrapper with no alterations).
**BigDawg recommends using a rolled or shaved bat in temperatures above 65 degrees; most manufactures recommend the same. The bat is not the problem it is the cold balls used. Elastic properties of baseballs and softballs change significantly with temperature and humidity changes.
Is Bat Shaving Illegal?
These bats will not be legal for use in any organized association once rolled and/or shaved. Any association including but not limited to; ASA, USSSA, ISF, ISA, NSA, SSUSA, Dixie League baseball, Pony Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball, Little League, AABC , Official Baseball, Bbcor, BESR etc., They should only be used as Homerun Derby bats and building confidence while hitting.
Will Bat Shaving invalidate the manufacturers' warranty?
YES. The manufacturers warranty will no longer be valid after bats have been shaved. There is no bat manufacturer's that will warranty a shaved bat.
Priority Shipping Times
2 Day Shipping $25-$40
Next Day Air $80-$120
Will the bat weigh Less After Shaving?
No, we reweight all bats we shave unless other wise specified by the customer. We normally put most of the weight back into the end load because it has been proven that an end load will increase bat speed.
What is the Polymer Coating for?
The coating transfuses into the fibers and seals the recently shaved bare layer of composite with a rubber type coating. This polymer gives strength to the barrel to reduce the occurence of composite degreadation, therefore extending the life of the bat. The constant bat rattles from composite material breaking off will no longer be an issue.
Is it OK to use my Shaved Bats in Cold Weather?
No, Cold weather and cold balls will destroy shaved composite bat. The balls become denser as the temperature drops. The balls will travel farther but the dense balls will also cause the bat to flex more and increases the chance of cracking exponentially.