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Bat rolling is the unique process of breaking in a baseball or softball bat barrel to increase performance. The bat is repeatedly passed through a specialized rolling machine that slowly stretches a barrels composite fibers creating more trampoline effect, thus increasing overall batted ball speeds.
Bats directly out of the wrapper can take 500 or many more hits to start seeing a performance increase. To speed up the process, players looking for the competitive edge have their bats heat rolled for maximum performance on gameday. While batting distance will certainly improve a players game, the main benefit will make off-center hits and the majority of other hits get past infielders gloves to make the play. Please read on to see more about the benefits of bat rolling.
Our proven bat rolling technology is computer automated to fit each bat models unique profile. We create these custom profiles and fine-tune them throughout the year to create a far superior service than traditional rolling. Each of our machines will slowly roll a bat between 75 to 135 minutes depending on material hardness and diameter.
Older technology and rolling bats by hand can efficiently be done on some older softball bats but with newer materials and league standards the task has become extremely labor intensive. Although we have perfected our send in service, we are also developing a scaled down customer & store-use version of our machines which should be available to purchase in the fall of 2017. This machine will allow software updates to get our entire bat profile list as it updates from year-to-year. The entire system will allow for a 5 minute profile selection and bat setup, then walk away and let the machine work away.
Bat rolling comes at a cost of decreased durability as it is artificially creating hits. In our tests this loss amounts to less than 10% on popular models with the average 17 years or older players hitting strength. With youth players the durability issues are even less as most children will never hit hard enough to break in a bat. We continually adjust our machines to fit each bats profile. We also offer a "basic rolling" service that will do an initial break-in on the entire barrel to eliminate any present or future deadspots on the barrel.
Club Rollers honors the manufacturer warranty for all bats we sell to leave buyers covered.