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Does Using A Donut Improve Bat Speed?

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 19, 2018 4:54:30 PM

If you have ever watched a baseball game, regardless of the level, you have probably seen on-deck hitters swinging with a weight on the barrel of their baseball bat. This is a donut. Most players utilize a donut to loosen their muscles quickly, while others take full swings with a donut so that their bat feels “lighter” when the donut is taken off.

But does using a donut improve bat speed prior to an at-bat? JustBats.com examines.

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Topics: Technology & Terminology

What Is An End Loaded Bat?

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 26, 2018 2:21:31 PM

An end loaded bat is one that has a portion of its weight distributed towards the end of the barrel. This causes an end loaded bat to feel more “top heavy” when compared to a balanced option.

While end loaded bats are more difficult to control through the swing path, they can produce an increase in power generated on-contact. This is done by focusing the weight distribution to the hitting zone of the barrel. Upon making contact, with a similar swing speed, the concentrated mass will provide an increase in force to the ball which will cause it to travel further. JustBats.com explains more about end loaded bats and if you should swing one.

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Topics: Technology & Terminology

Differences Between Junior and Youth Big Barrel Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 9, 2017 9:00:55 PM

We love bats; that's no secret.

In fact, when you visit JustBats.com there are 140+ different filters to narrow your bat choices. From the simple (softball bats or baseball bats) to the granular (18' length bats or 37' length bats) to the best deals (bat packs or bats with free gifts), there are a lot of ways to find your perfect bat. But, with so many bat options and categories, there is always room for confusion. One question we receive a lot is What's the difference between Junior Big Barrel bats and Youth Big Barrel bats?

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Topics: Technology & Terminology

What Does Hot Out Of The Wrapper Mean?

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 14, 2017 9:05:08 PM

When it comes to breaking in baseball bats and softball bats, you may have heard them being described as hot out of the wrapper from time to time. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? What does being hot out of the wrapper mean?

These are all questions JustBats.com Customer Coaches have received, so we're going to answer them once and for all. 

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Topics: Technology & Terminology

Baseball Terms / Baseball Terminology

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 10, 2016 5:51:15 AM

Baseball has its own language. No, it's true. America's pastime has enriched the American English language with expressions derived from this game.

So much so that it's hard to keep up with the ballpark lexicon. Next time you're at the stadium or watching your kid's game or in need of an adaptable business-baseball analogy, feel free to use JustBats glossary of baseball terms:

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Topics: MLB, Technology & Terminology

Easton Swing Weight Index Explained

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 30, 2016 8:12:04 AM

If you’ve taken a look at the Easton BBCOR baseball bat lineup, whether it be past or present, then you may have noticed a unique feature.

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Topics: BBCOR Bats, Bat Reviews, Baseball Bats, Technology & Terminology, Vendors / Brands

How Axe's Baseball Bat Handle Works

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 22, 2016 7:41:36 AM

Recently, Miami Marlins' slugger Giancarlo Stanton made some news by using Axe's baseball bats with a new handle. Axe introduced the first ergonomic grip in the history of the game, which makes it more comfortable to hold a bat than a traditional round knob.
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Topics: MLB, Softball Bats, Technology & Terminology, Vendors / Brands

2016 DeMarini Slow Pitch Softball Bat Lineup

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 3, 2016 4:08:42 PM

The DeMarini brand brings a new level of attitude and swagger to the game of slow pitch, and their new lineup of seven unique designs is here and ready to dominate the diamond in 2016. 

Let's break down the differences between the Juggy OG, ONE OG, Flipper USA / OG / 1.20, CL22, and MERCY:
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Topics: Technology & Terminology, Vendors / Brands

Amplify Your Power with Easton's TORQ Technology

Posted by JustBats.com on Dec 15, 2015 1:52:57 PM

Easton bats have always maintained one of the top spots in the baseball and softball bat industry through their commitment superb construction, advanced technology, and elite performance. But what’s the difference between a standard Easton bat and a TORQ model? 


Great question, and we're here to help answer it.

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Topics: Technology & Terminology, Vendors / Brands

2016 Adidas EQT X3 RBZ - The RocketBallz BBCOR Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Dec 11, 2015 9:01:35 AM

Earlier this year, the team at Adidas adapted TaylorMade’s game-changing RocketBallz technology for America's Pastime. By applying the golf industry's technological know-how to baseball, Adidas was able to release a bat that blends balance with tape-measure-testing performance.

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Topics: Technology & Terminology, Vendors / Brands