Sunday, 26 February 2012

Bat Rolling Machine, Questions and Answers

ByDave Manly

Questions should arise when looking at bat rolling machines before deciding on which one to purchase. There are many machines on the market today but not all are created equal.

Does bat rolling work?

YES.

Studies have proven technology.

Bat rolling on composite bats increases the distance of ball flight from 20' to 50'. This is because of the trampoline effect that happens once the laminates in the sweet spot of the bats have been loosened and broken down.Ball speed is increased by several mph.Bats are now toned down at the factory to keep them from going over 98 mph after brake in.

These bats come in at around 92- 93mph. The construction of these bats makes the natural break in period longer.

Does bat rolling decrease the lifespan of the bat which has been rolled?

The opposite is true. By uniformly breaking in the sweet spot, it is less likely to crack at sudden impact. The trampoline effect spreads the impact of the ball across a larger area.

How hard should the plastics in the rollers need to be?

If the plastic is too soft it will not correctly roll the bat. Too hard and it can easily damage a bat.

There are rollers on the market that are using delrin, acetal, and nylon plastics. These plastics are as hard as soft steal. This is too hard to make a good roller. They can easily crack a bat or cause spider webbing.

Before you choose a bat roller you need to ask the sales rep if they are using any of these plastics in the rollers I would stay away from these plastics at all cost as it truly is unforgiving.

If the sales rep is vague then you probably should move on.

Does friction matter?

Yes. With really stiff bats and slick new bats, friction can become an issue. You need to ask for a machine that has textured rollers. The textured rollers will grip the bat better and help prevent slippage during the rolling process. For most bats this is not an issue, but still why not choose a machine that solves this on the front end.

Do Parallel Bat Rolling Machines work better then Perpendicular Bat Rolling Machines?

YES

A parallel bat rolling machine rolls the bat parallel to the rollers. This allows you to roll the entire sweet spot and leaves no flat spots or uneven spots.Some parallel bat rolling machines also roll perpendicular. This is important on stiff bats.The speed which a parallel bat rolling machine rolls is much quicker.

A perpendicular machine rolls the bat at a 90 degrees to the rollers and can't roll parallel. This leaves flat spots on the bat.

This is well known in the bat rolling industry. All of the major bat rollers are using a parallel machines. If they are telling you they are rolling perpendicular only then you should consider sending your bats to a different professional roller or purchasing your own machine.

An argument has been made that a perpendicular machine follows more closely the natural break in of a bat. This argument holds little weight. The reason for rolling a bat in the first place is to instantly break in the bat and not wait for any natural break in. The entire sweet spot needs to be rolled to accomplish the maximum trampoline effect of the bat.

Parallel bat rolling machines by far outsell perpendicular machines. Simply put, perpendicular rollers are an inferior machine.

How much will I use the machine?

If you are only going to roll a few bats, then you should consider a professional bat rolling company.

If you are going to roll more then 2 or 3 bats then you should consider purchasing a bat a rolling machine that is less expensive.

If you are going to roll 35 or more bats, then you should consider purchasing a more professional model.

In Conclusion

While these are questions that you should ask, they need not be overwhelming. By doing your homework on the front end, you will be able to choose the correct bat rolling machine and or company that will give you years of professional service.

Panther Machines

Panther XR Series Bat Rolling Machines

The XR Series from Panther Machines is leading industry by allowing you to roll both perpendicular and or parallel on the same machine. These are the best machines on the market. Please visit Panther Machines at http://www.batrollers.com

About the Author
Dave is the owner of Panther Machines. Panther Machines is the leader in the industry in both the production and sales of Bat Rolling Machines

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