Baseball bat is a bat used by batters to hit the ball in a baseball game. There are three common types: wooden bats, aluminum bats, and composite bats. Aluminum baseball bats can be divided into soft aluminum alloy bats (commonly used for softball training in softballs, and for vehicles and home defense) and hard aluminum alloy baseball bats (used for large-scale baseball games, with hard cork balls and leather hard balls).
According to the rules of baseball, the bat must be a smooth round bat. The thickest part must not exceed 2.75 inches (seven centimeters) in diameter, and must not exceed 42 inches (106.7 centimeters) in length. It must be made of a single piece of wood. The depth of the concave head of the bat must be within one inch (2.54 cm), and the width must not exceed two inches and less than one inch (5.08 cm ~ 2.54 cm). The diameter of the concave part must be curved, and no other substances can be attached. The grip position of the bat must not exceed 18 inches (within 45.72 cm from the end of the bat).
Commonly used wooden bats are mainly made of poplar and maple. Unlike composite bats, wooden bats must be cut from logs and cannot be manually compressed. Therefore, wood bats usually have natural wood grains. The history of the use of wooden bats is very long. It can almost be said that wooden bats have existed since the sport of baseball was invented. The biggest difference between wooden bats and aluminum bats is that they have poor elasticity and are easy to break. When swinging, you must fully grasp the hitting point in order to be able to exert a strong swing. Therefore, when you use a wooden bat to swing, you must pay attention to the perfect swing skills, not brute force. If you are interested, welcome to buy wooden baseball bat in TALENT SPORT.
Aluminum baseball bats are made of metal, of which aluminum is one of the most important materials. However, since aluminum is a metal with poor terrestrial hardness, the bats cannot of course be made of pure aluminum. They are usually made of alloy components: Due to the rapid development of aluminum bat materials, copper, magnesium, and aluminum alloy baseball bats have become the common mainstream at present. The biggest advantage of the aluminum baseball bat is that it has excellent elasticity and will not break at all. As long as the force is sufficient when swinging, the ball can usually be hit high and far. Therefore, for beginners, it is very easy to use the aluminum bat to swing and gain the sense of accomplishment. However, in the current important international competitions, the aluminum baseball bats are not common, and wooden ones are usually used.
The composite baseball bat is made of poplar wood, maple wood, and bamboo flakes. Some people call it compressed rods, synthetic rods, and even bamboo rods. Because the composite bat combines the advantages of wood and aluminum bats, it has better elasticity and is not easy to break. The strength of the swing will not be lost to the aluminum bat. Therefore, it is usually not allowed to be used in general international official competitions. However, due to the current International Baseball Association's policy of fully switching to wooden bats in international competitions, the composite bat has been regarded as a transitional bat before the full switch to wooden bats. In China's three-level baseball games, sometimes it is usable. In some regional leagues of Japanese college baseball teams, the use of composite bats is also allowed.