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What is Bat Shaving?

What is Bat Shaving?

What is bat shaving?
Bat shaving is the process of removing the bat’s endcap and removing material from the barrel. This decrease of material from the barrel allows for more flex in the barrel. The more flex the more exit velocity speeds; which equates to more distance to the batted ball. The distance increases are around 20-60 feet depending on factors such as barrel length and type of bat: baseball, fastpitch, softball, etc,. Bat shaving will cause the bat to go past the standards set in place by associations. For example, the USSSA allows for a 1.20 BPF or 220 as tested on a USSSA compression tester. Bat shaving will normally decrease the PSI below the allowable limits. After the bat has been shaved the cap is secured back onto the end of the barrel and the bat is ready for Homerun Derbies or batting practice. Thanks for watching and please visit us at

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