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Ordering our Bat Rolling Service is VERY easy. Our Professional Bat Rolling Service guarantees you the most thorough rolling job and unmatched performance increases. ALL bats are now PreHeated prior to rolling. Don't settle for less than the best.
- Step 1 - Place your order through our website.
- Step 2 - Upon completion of your order we will email you with shipping instructions.
- Step 3 - Print a copy of your purchase receipt, box your items and ship to the address provided
- Step 4 - Once we received your shipment, we roll the same day and ship the following business day.
Softball - Baseball Heated Bat Rolling Services
Most companies determine the maximum rolling pressure and start at that pressure. This is totally incorrect and usually causes durability problems and also potentially causes your paint to spider web or dent prematurely. We have elected to roll most bats at 5-6 progressive compression points (depending on the type of bat). After we've rolled your bat it will have 400+ rotations through the machine (in some cases your bat will require more passes). Our Parallel Progressive Compression Technique takes longer than those charging less than us but we want you to be happy so we don't cut corners. We are also offering Heated Bat Rolling. This process will benefit our customers with big barrel baseball bats and those of you with newer 2012/2013 softball bats. We envision as things progress over the next years you will see many more manufactures developing new composite designs that will make heated rolling a requirement. What we've found is that most of the newer bats respond better after heating. Using previous rolling methods you would reach a substantial amount of compression on your 3rd or 4th compression setting. Most of these new bats will actually benefit from using a moderate amount of compression with more Parallel rotations. In previous parallel rolling processes most companies would but 10-20 complete rotations on your bat at each compression setting. What is actually working best now is to increase the amount of complete rotation to 50+ rotations at the moderate setting. This will avoid premature breakage from over compression. When you combine this with the Pre Heating you see much better overall performance increase on these newer bats. It also will protect you from your bat from the unraveling of the composite material that are issues with the older rolling styles. Overall you will achieve MUCH better results with your new bats that are being manufactured using the new manufacturing processes.
Why should I roll my bat?
When rolling Softball or Baseball bats, the bat is placed between two or three rollers made of Nylon, Delrin or more durable material (similar to material used on our Panther 750 and Xtreme) of a Bat Rolling Machine and then pressure is applied. When the barrel rotates within these rollers the carbon fiber material is stretched out and the resin (glue) binding the layers together is broken down. The same thing happens when rolling aluminum except it's the aluminum material becoming a little more flexible. Aluminum bats gain on average 10-20 feet of distance as compared to 20-40 feet with composite. This is the same thing that happens as you take hours of batting practice or put game hits on your bat. This causes the layers of composite or aluminum to become more flexible which greatly improves the bat's trampoline effect. This trampoline effect is what produces the batted ball speed and distance. Following BAT ROLLING the typical distance increases range from 20-40ft and It will also widen the sweet spot of the bat which will make you a more consistent hitter.
Heated Bat Rolling Details
When rolling a bat, it's placed between two or three rollers of a Parallel/Perpendicular Bat Rolling Machine. We experimented with Heated Bat Rolling for several years and never really found too much benefit with the process. With the increased need for rolling to get the newer 2012-2013 bats to properly respond to the rolling process. We decided it was necessary to revisit the heating process and see if there were any new benefits. What we found was that with the new design used in most Adult Baseball bats that by pre heating these bats prior to rolling we were seeing much better results. The thicker walls and different composite makeup has made rolling these bats a challenge. It is very difficult to get the walls to flex enough to get them to break in thoroughly. By heating these bats first we found it much easier and in fact we are seeing distance increases closer to that earlier models bat after rolling. In addition to new Adult baseball bats, we are finding that most manufacturers are now changing the design of the new 2012/2013 Slowpitch Softball bats. They are using less durable paint and they are also using a new spiral wrap design that causes bats to actually unravel as they exceed the designed performance levels. By heating your bat before rolling then you virtually eliminate this issue during the rolling process. We see that this trend will continue in upcoming years so Heated Bat Rolling is here to stay in our opinion.
History of Bat Rolling
We have been rolling bats for over 9+ years and we've seen many different types of rolling techniques and types of rolling machines. The one thing that we've learned from the thousands of bats and MANY happy customers is that you have to be willing to change on the fly as materials and processes are updated by the various manufactures. Back in the days when Perpendicular rollers were the only type of machines available that was the preferred way. You could roll most every bat (composite or aluminum) fairly easily. The results where great. Then about 7 years ago the first Parallel bat roller was introduced this became the preferred method. It usually worked just as well as the Perpendicular units but if done incorrectly it could damage your bat. At this point the availability of Perpendicular units started to die off.
About 3 years ago there was a big push for a perpendicular followed by a parallel roll. In our opinion this doesn't really add any value to the process so we never really adopted that method of rolling as our standard. This method is still widely used by some companies but what they are not telling the public is that in most cases they won't even roll your bat perpendicular. They will simply use a parallel only method. With the makeup of the composite and aluminum bats it has become too risky to roll your bat Perpendicular as it "could" leave indentations along the barrel if you don't roll it properly.
This now brings us to the current status of the rolling process. Over the last 12 months or so we've noticed that most manufacturers are implementing new composite material designs that simply make the old ways of rolling obsolete. I'll mention a couple trends that have dictated a recent change in philosophy from most Bat Rolling companies. Most new softball bats are now being manufactured using what I'll call a "Spiral" composite design. What is actually happening now is that most of these bats start to unravel as they reach a performance level that could possibly exceed the design performance specifications. Along with the this change we have seen some changes in performance levels with Adult baseball bats. In both these cases, it's making the old school rolling techniques a thing of the past. We are now recommending that you pre-heat your newer bat prior to rolling and also ONLY roll your bat using a Parallel Progressive Compression Technique. The newer bats will actually have flat spots on them if you roll incorrectly with a perpendicular roller. Parallel rolling following this WILL NOT remove the dents to in many cases it will be very easy to detect your bat has been rolled. By Parallel rolling after your bat has been heated you don't have to worry about this. This new heating and Parallel rolling process will also make the rolling of Adult and Senior Baseball bats much more effective and easier. As you know, most of the Big barrel baseball bats usually have a large tapered area. This presents huge issues when trying to roll perpendicular. You can avoid this issue by adopting the Heated followed by our Parallel Progressive Compression Technique. I will provide some additional information on the heating process and the best way to Parallel roll in the next paragraph.
Will rolling my bat shorten it's life?
Very minimal, when we finish rolling your bat it will have virtually the same durability it did before rolling. It will however be performing at its highest level of performance.
How will rolling effect a bat that already been rolled?
Even bats that have been used will benefit from our rolling process. We get bats in every week that have 300-400 hits on them and after we get the bats back to the owner they are very surprised with the results. In most cases you haven't properly broken your bat in and after a good rolling your bat will performance at it's highest potential.
What type of bats can be rolled?
Any composite or aluminum bat can be rolled to increase the performance. This includes Softball bats (Fastpitch or Slowpitch) and Adult, Senior League, Youth Baseball bats (2 1/4", 2 5/8"and 2 3/4" barrels). Aluminum bats can be rolled but the performance increases are less than composite bats. Aluminum bats typically increase about 10-20ft after bat rolling.
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