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Clear Coats

Started by Trevor Moss. Last reply by Chris Flores Aug 9. 1 Reply

Hey all,I just read up that some companies use post-catalyzed two-part lacquers for clear coat. Does anyone have any experience with these? Can anyone enlighten me on what it is the big companies use…Continue

Coloring Bats

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chris Flores Aug 9. 1 Reply

hey all. I was wondering what everyone is using to color their bats? I have used both wood dyes, wood stains and also high quality paint. I would love to using strictly dyes but can’t seem to get a…Continue

Model of Bats for heavier billets

Started by Kevin sekula. Last reply by Thomas Bednark Jun 20. 3 Replies

Good Morning Everyone,Any guidance on models to shape for billets that are 98-99oz. With the exception of heavier training bats that players have requested, I have found it difficult to utilize these…Continue

Bat model dimensions

Started by Joe. Last reply by Christine Bednark Mar 18. 4 Replies

hi all, I am a new bat manufacturer (small operation ran out of my garage) and am look for dimensions on different bat models. I have searched everywhere on the internet and was hoping somewhere…Continue

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Comment by Buck Watford on November 21, 2017 at 5:15pm

Looking for eco friendly alternatives for all of the waste wood shavings. I have bags of shavings and sawdust after it passes though dust collection system.  What do you guys do with it?

Comment by timothy mayo on November 20, 2017 at 9:01am

Selling one of our EPILOG laser engravers.  Very clean machine with laser in great shape. LCD panel doesn't work but not needed to operate machine.


Comment by Bill Stanton on October 19, 2017 at 2:59pm
Comment by william baker on April 7, 2017 at 7:32pm
What makes a better maple bat, wider growth rings or smaller?
Comment by Bill Stanton on February 15, 2017 at 4:32pm


Feb 15th 2017


BATON ROUGE, La. – Marucci Sports announced today it has acquired Victus Sports, a custom wood bat manufacturer and Big League bat supplier who Marucci identified as a rising star in the baseball world.

"This acquisition made perfect sense,” said Marucci Co-Founder and CEO Kurt Ainsworth. “Victus adds value to Marucci's culture and balance sheet, so it is accretive in every way.”

More than ten years ago, Marucci launched in a backyard shed with the goal of becoming the Number One Bat in the Big Leagues. Since then, the brand has overtaken the traditional companies and solidified itself as the gold standard in baseball.

As a disruptor in an otherwise nostalgic industry, Marucci is committed to continuing its upward blueprint for success, which has grown to include identifying young brands poised for similar market disruption and rapid growth.

Marucci immediately recognized itself in Victus as a new, disruptive, innovative brand and after further diligence, found their premium brands were born of the same DNA - a player-centric philosophy and obsessive attention to quality.

“Victus will energize Marucci to continue to be a disruptor in our industry, and Marucci will accelerate Victus' growth into all product categories,” Ainsworth said.

"We were inspired by Marucci from the beginning,” said Victus Co-Founder and CEO Jared Smith. “They have a tremendous team of great people, and we share their hunger for success. It's an honor to be able join them on their mission of growing the game by delivering the products players want and need to be successful."

Comment by Martin on January 17, 2017 at 11:05pm

is there someone kind enough to share the billet initial weight to turn standard model C271, M110 and T141.   I would be grateful to get yout help on this.  PM me.  thanks

Comment by Bobby Byrd on May 5, 2016 at 12:35am
Hey John you can't hardly get that weight. You have to go up the tree.
One can get the weights down to .400.
. 450 is usually pretty close otherwise.
.400 is usual maple weight.
Comment by Bobby Byrd on May 3, 2016 at 10:14pm
Hey John McDougal thanks for catching the typo. 3x3x37" billets would weigh between 125-133 ounces. If they were the size I was talking about which is a little brouder is 2.75x2.75x37 and they are 80-100 ounces. They are incredible. I hit side by side with an ash bat and same weights on the 33" bats last week. The
Light pignut hickory out performed the Ash with out a doubt. 20 foot minimum distance on well hit balls. I had my college club team watch and tell me. Pignut and mockernut are strong enough to go up the tree and still be much stronger and durable than ash or maple. I turned 5 of them last year and I Ben trying to break them. All are in good condition. I have some college players hitting with them for batting practice and live practice pitching and I have been hitting cage balls and using against live pitching. I will keep trying.
Comment by John MacDougall on May 2, 2016 at 1:04pm

Bobby Byrd.  I can't imagine how you could have 3x3x36 billets of Pignut that weigh 80 to 100 ounces.  I have sourced hickory I use from several eastern states over the past 6 years and it all weighs around .450 ounces per cubic inch.  That would put your billets at about 145 ounces.  What you are calling out is lighter than ash, maple or birch.  ???

Comment by Bobby Byrd on May 1, 2016 at 10:27pm

I just joined the site. Any one looking for Hickory wood billets. Just starting to make bats for fun and can make them for others soon. My main goal is to make everyone aware that I have been testing different kinds of hickory for the past year and in games and practices. My first hickory bat was made of Mockernut Hickory 33' inches with 15/16 handle. I cant seem to break it. Believe me i have tried. I trimmed the handle down to 7/8 and it still wont break. Great pop after ya break it in. Bitternut hickory has great pop right off the lathe. Outstanding flex and pop. Pignut hickory is great all around. I have found that with Pignut and Mockernut, you can go up the tree to get lighter billets and still be much stronger and durable than ash or maple. Bitternut finally broke after a full summer of games and hitting practices. It barely cracked. I had to break it through by breaking it over my knee. Once I start making them full time I will offer warranties for each one 30 day for bittternut, 45 for pignut and 60 for mockernut. All three out perform ash and maple as long as the baseballs do not have soft cores. Anything from a Diamond D1 to harder. Softer core balls need softer wood to keep from over compressing the baseball.  Billets are squares 3x3x36. If you are a big company looking for lighter pignut billets, let me know or email me.  I know where ya can get them by the pallet. approx 80 ounces through 100 ounces. I would get them but ya have to buy them by the pallet.


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