Bat rolling is a process where a composite softball or baseball bat is put in a bat rolling machine between plastic rollers for the purpose of breaking in the bat quickly. The rollers squeeze the bat at increased but controlled increments of compression and then the bat is rotated 20 to 25 revolutions per each increment. They work much the same way as an antique ringer washer did from the 1890s. I like to say that the wringer washer was the original bat rolling machine.
Once a bat is broken in it will hit a ball further. There are scientific studies out that state the speed of the ball coming off of the bat is increased several miles an hour. It is a simple conclusion that speed translates into distance. In the game of baseball extra distance translates into base hits or even over the fence home-runs.
How This Works
Composite bats are made up of carbon fiber materials and special resins. When new the bat is stiff and does not hit to its broke in potential. Once the resins break down between the fibers of the carbon fibers the bat will have a springboard or trampoline effect to that area.
This happens naturally over time when the bat hits the ball. After 500 to 1500 solid hits the bats will begin to hit to there maximum potential.
A perpendicular bat rolling machine is a machine in which you insert the bat into the rollers at a 90 degree angle to the machine. You then move the bat back and forth, usually with a drive roller. You compress the bat in 토토사이트 increments, removing the bat each time and rotating the barrel and then reinserting it and applying the same pressure. You need to roll at least 8 points of the barrel at each increment, which means you remove the bat a minimum of 4 times and rotate. If you compress at 4 increasing levels of compression you will have readjusted 16 times.
A perpendicular machine will roll your bats but you need to be careful, as you can end up leaving flat spots in the sweet spot of the bat.
If you are not going to roll to many bats, then a perpendicular machine will serve you fine.
A parallel bat rolling machine is a machine that typically has 2 or 3 rollers. The barrel of the bat is placed in the machine along the same plane as the rollers. You then again compress at increased increments and then rotate the bat by a drive roller about 20 to 25 revolutions. You will not need to remove the bat when rolling parallel. The drawback to rolling only parallel is that you are breaking in a larger section of the bat at once.
So what are the bat rollers saying?
Bat rolling has progressed to the point of near perfection. The best rollers in the industry are rolling the bats both ways. They will roll perpendicular first, but will only roll to about 50 percent to 75 percent of the maximum rolling pressures. Again they will do this in increased increments. Next they will roll the bat parallel, starting with the lower pressure and rolling 20 to 25 revolutions. They will increase the pressures in 3 to 4 increments and repeat the revolutions. They will continue this process until they reach the maximum pressure for the bat.
By rolling both ways you will get the best roll on your bat and will not have to worry about dead spots or breaking a too large of an area in at a time. It is very important that you choose a parallel machine that can roll both ways. By being able to roll both ways you will be able to maximize the break in potential of you bats quickly and easily.