In order to maximize your performance at the plate, you’ll want an adult BBCOR bat that’s perfect for you, and one of the first things you’ll have to consider is the length you’ll need.
Now, most adult BBCOR bats range from 31- 34 inches, though there are a few 29 and 35 inch bats available. If you’re not sure what length is best for you, check out this bat sizing chart. Alright, there it is! So this chart is super easy to use. All you have to do is match your height and weight to figure out the length that’s suggested for you. Remember, the chart is just a guideline. If you need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly Customer Service Reps are available 24/7 to help you out!
In terms of weight, all BBCOR bats feature a drop 3 length to weight ratio. I’ll repeat that again - ALL BBCOR bats feature a drop 3 length to weight ratio, regardless of the bat’s length. I know some of you may be wondering, what the heck is length to weight ratio? Well, if you take the weight of the bat minus its length, you’ll come up with a negative number that’s called the drop or length to weight ratio. Still confused? Here’s an example.
If you want to find the length to weight ratio of a bat that’s 34 inches, 31 ounces - all you have to do is take its length, 34 inches, and subtract it from its weight, 31 ounces - and the answer is a drop 3 length to weight ratio - easy, right?
Now that we’ve covered that, I only have one more thing to point out. If you guys want to get the most out of your swing, you’ll want to select a bat that’s right for your size and strength, so remember to select one you can control.
So that about covers it - like I said before, if you need additional help, I highly recommend contacting us or checking out our user-friendly Bat Coach. It’ll guide you through a short series of questions, and based on your answers, it’ll select the bats that are best for you, or if you’re ready to shuffle through some adult BBCOR bats, check out JustBats.com. We have the largest selection and the best customer service on the web, so remember from click to hit at JustBats.com.
What is BBCOR?
In the past, the National Federation of State High School Associations and the National Collegiate Athletic Association used a longstanding bat certification test called BESR, which stands for Ball Exit Speed Ratio -- and this test basically measured how fast a ball bounced off a composite or aluminum bat barrel.
What the BESR test failed to account for was how a bat would perform after it was broken-in - safety soon became an issue because the bats were simply getting too hot. So, in response to this growing problem, the NFHS and the NCAA implemented the new BBCOR certification test, which is an acronym for Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution.
Confusing, huh? Well, just know that it basically ensures that all non-wood bats -- so your composite and aluminum bats -- perform similar to wood, even after they’re broken-in.
Once the bat passes the test, it’s deemed BBCOR certified and stamped. If your bat doesn’t have a BBCOR certification stamp, you won’t be able to use it in a game at the high school or collegiate level - that’s how important it is.
Alright, that’s all I have for you today. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to call our super friendly customer service reps or if you’re ready to browse for a new BBCOR bat, check out JustBats.com for the largest selection of BBCOR certified bats on the web and remember, from click to hit.