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5 Heated Bat Rolling Services $85
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Bat Rolling has been around for about 9 years and is just now starting to hit the mainstream market in the baseball and fastpitch community. If you are thinking about getting your bats rolled, you have probably read some information on the topic before you are reading this. You would have seen that perpendicular rolling followed by parallel is how companies are rolling bats (and it has been proven to gain the most distance). Some bats have issues with indentations with perpendicular rolling but we have mastered the art of bat rolling and understand the need for various pressures with perpendicular and parallel rolling (that is a big reason we created a bat rolling guide). With our extensive bat rolling experience, we have discovered perpendicular bat rolling before parallel bat rolling is a vital part of the complete break in process for 99% of composite bats. Bat rolling has always been a delicate and lengthy process and here at Big Dawg we always are a step ahead of the competition. The sheer volume of bats we roll each week gives us a thorough understanding of the composition of composite and alloy bats. This understanding equates to identifying the proper bat rolling techniques for your bat; whether thats rolling perpendicular followed by EMP (Electric Machine Progression) rolling, EMP only or heated bat rolling. Here at Big Dawg we utilized the entire arsenal of bat rolling techniques for the most complete roll.
You probably know that this is just an accelerated break in process that can also be done by hitting about 500-700 balls. The last sentence touched on one of the benefits of bat rolling; a quick break in process. Composite bats get hotter as they hit baseballs or softballs and bat rolling simulates about 500-800 hits on a bat. Along with this accelerated break in is a consistent break in along the entire sweet spot. There will not be a dead spot anywhere along the center of the bat. The biggest reason to get a bat rolled is the distance that is gained. There has been a controlled scientific study that proves that bat rolling increases batted ball speed (which means more distance). These studies came to the conclusion that the bats they had rolled hit up to 40 feet. This was a study of just two bats but bat rolling companies go with the 20 to 40 feet increase in distance as a base for distance gained. There are some YouTube videos out there that have the distance gained up to 45 feet.
Bat rolling will increase the batted balls distance with all types of baseball or softball bats and will save time on breaking in the bat. If you don not mind giving up your bat for a little less than a week then bat rolling is definitely a huge advantage for any player on the diamond.
Heating up a bat has long been an idea that I have experimented with. I would heat the bat up and proceed to bat roll with the normal perpendicular followed by parallel process. I wasnt completely sold on the idea although my personal MV-1 Maxload hit very, very well. I had attributed this mostly to the quality of the bat. I was using the one of hardest roller material in the industry and breaking up the composite was not a problem and heating just wasnt necessary. The new harder plastics are only used by two rolling machine companies, one of them is Panther Rollers. In the past bat rollers only had the softer plastics and big barrel bats, especially BBcor bats, were so thick the roller material broke down quickly and caused a wave in the rollers. But as I said the new material rollers do not have this issue and heating wasnt necessary.
Lets fast forward to 2011 when Miken, Easton and Worth came out with bats that would crease the laminate (or paint) with too much pressure or the same pressure as the earlier model bat. I noticed that the bats were not getting as broke in as in years past. I had to act quickly because my livelihood was on the line. The answer had brought me back to my MV-1 and heat. I took a FX700 that was all creased where I had ruined the bat on one side. I used this as my test bat with heat and a perpendicular roll (this is when the bat creases the most). I was able to use the same pressures as the year prior and the bat did not crease, I then knew I was on to something. I started using heated rolling on Salvos, SRV4s, SSR2s, Super Freaks, Mayhem 98s, etc., At this point no other bat had the problem of creasing and others were able to be broken in fully because of the hardness of the rollers I was using.
Fast forward to late 2011 when the USSSA implemented the spiral shell technology just like most of the ASA bats. I had talked to quite a few bat representatives and found that the new technology was just what ASA bats already were equipped with. I already knew I had the trump card for this (heated rolling) and often wondered how other bat rolling companies were selling these new type bats as fully broken in because they were not. Some of the new baseball bats had the same types of problems and I had to implement the heated rolling to them also; even a few in 2011 would crease under the great pressures needed to bat roll them. Heated bat rolling is necessary to break in a bat with creasing problems. If you have a roller that is not the harder plastic (like I said only two rolling machine manufacturers use the harder plastics) you might need to employ heated bat rolling. This method could help with the break in process and creasing but your roller will not have the hardness to break in the thicker composites of big barrel baseball bats, especially the BBcor bats.
What I (Big Dawg Bat Rolling) have been doing for a little over a year now is heated rolling for the bats that need it. This was a trade secret that I chose not to pass on to my competitors. I am sure this problem was as critical to them as it was to me. Acting fast was key because I could not advertise a 20-40ft of distance gain with the old methods.
Heated Bat Rolling
Here at Big Dawg we utilized the entire arsenal of bat rolling techniques for the most complete roll: Heated, Perpendicular, and the New EMP rolling (Electric Machine Progression rolling). We DO NOT charge Extra for Heated Rolling, we heat EVERY bat before rolling.
We utilize an electric motor attached to our extreme machine which turns the bat 25 times per minute for an incredible break in. Absolutely no other type of break in will come close to this type of rolling process. This process will soon become the standard for professional bat rollers in the industry. This can be performed on a normal bat rolling machine but the massive amount of time will be a huge deterrent and most will fall short of the needed revolutions new bats require. Part of the new process is the very small increments when adding pressure. The new spiral technology bats handle higher pressures with this technique and therefore can be broken in completely. Big Barrel bats also benefit from the increased progressive revolutions. The only down fall to these machine is cost and they cost a lot to build and set up....but of course we are always looking for the newest and most innovated techniques for that complete break in and we have done it once again.
Electric Machine Progression rolling