What is Bat Rolling and the Benefits

 What is Bat Rolling

Bats directly off the shelf can take from 500 to 800 hits to perform as intended by the manufacturer. That could represent a homestand or a season of grounders that could have found a hole, liners that could have been sharper and lazy fly balls that could have been souvenirs. To speed up the process, players looking for the competitive edge have their bats heat rolled for maximum performance on gameday.

For players who want the best their bats can offer them as soon as possible, a bat rolling procedure at Club Rollers is the fastest way to unlock the potential of your bat and has clear benefits for hitters at practically any level.


More Power

Bat rolling is a process that applies even pressure to the walls of a composite bat to extend the fibers and break down the epoxies holding the bat together. This is the same process that happens every time you make contact, and it causes the fibers to become far more flexible, greatly increasing the rebound level of the hitting surfaces. When a bat is rolled, the fibers are fortified and made more flexible for a dramatic increase in rebound. Bats can easily experience a difference of 20 to 40 feet in hitting distance after the rolling process. Those are the kind of results that show on the field.


Larger Sweet Spot

On a stock bat, the sweet spot is where the barrel exhibits the most possible trampoline effect. On a rolled bat, all the fibers that make up the barrel have been optimized for flexibility, effectively turning the length of the barrel into one huge sweet spot with a unified flex. The increased performance and improved feel a rolled bat can provide gives you the tools to become a more dangerous hitter.


Total Performance

Unlike a standard break-in process involving batting practice or hard objects, bat rolling applies even pressure to all hitting surfaces of your bat simultaneously. This allows for uniform improvement throughout the length of the barrel without the dead spots that have frustrated hitters for so long. Even a used bat can benefit from rolling, as there are likely dead spots in the barrel that drag down the performance of the bat. A professional bat rolling procedure is also designed not to damage your equipment, something that can’t be said about just hitting a tree with it.


Ready for Game 1

Bat rolling eliminates the need for an extensive break-in process or waiting for a bat to get hot. When you send your bat to us, we will transform it in 2 days or less and get it back in your batting gloves as soon as possible. Bat rolling involves a highly specialized process performed by trained experts, so always trust your prize stick to the professionals at Club Rollers.