BE SELECTIVE AND CONSTANT

To ensure the longevity of your baseball bat, the place where you make contact is very important. If you regularly hit the ball on the end of the bat or on the handle, it is more likely that your bat breaks, regardless the type of wood used. It is certainly easier said than done, but it remains that if you constantly hit on the "sweet spot" *, your bat will possibly have a very long lifespan.

*The sweet spot is the area on the barrel where the contact between bat and ball results in less vibration. This area is about 4 inches long and begins approximately 2 inches from the end of the barrel.

HIT ON THE STRONG SIDE OF THE WOOD

To maximize the life of your baseball bat, you have to hit the ball on the strong side of the wood. The Zero K logo is strategically placed to give a visual indication. By holding the bat so that the logo is facing the sky (or the ground) upon contact, you make sure you hit the ball on the strong side of your bat. After a few hits, check ball marks on your bat and adjust yourself accordingly.

This tip concerns wood bats only. For composite bats, it’s essential to evenly distribute impacts all around the barrel to increase bat durability and maintain its performance.

KEEP YOUR BAT AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURE

At beginning and end of the season, the outside temperature may be cold. A cold bat may be less resistant. It is therefore better to keep your baseball bat at ambient temperature at least 12 hours prior to your game. The wood has the property to keep the heat it has stored for a few hours.



DO NOT LET YOUR BAT IN YOUR CAR

On warm sunny days of summer, extreme heat, which is found in your car and in your car trunk could dry out your bat and make it more brittle.

ALWAYS HIT REAL BASEBALLS

Some pitching machines use plastic/hard rubber balls. Avoid hitting those balls with your bat and also, avoid hitting balls thrown by a pitching machine.

STORE YOUR BAT PROPERLY

The baseball season being short, your bat will not be used for several months. In winter, the humidity of our homes decreases due to heating which can dry the bat and make it more brittle. During off-season, it is best to place your baseball bat in a sealed plastic bag (keep the bag in which the bat was shipped to you) and hang it by its handle to ensure it stays straight.

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