Based on the specs, the Rawlings Adirondack Ash Wood Bat: R212A Adult bat is the same as the R212B in regards to feel and durability. Both are 212 turn models, cut from Norther White Ash wood, and are kiln dried for improved durability.
Rawlings Adirondack Ash Wood Baseball Bat: R212A Adult
- 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter
- Approximate -2 to -3 Length to Weight Ratio
- Black Finish
- Free Shipping!
- Kiln Dried For Optimum Moisture Content and Durability
- Non-Cupped End
- Performance Grade Northern White Ash Wood
- Team Discounts Available on Bulk Orders
- Thin 31/32 Inch Handle
- Turning Model: 212
The Rawlings Adirondack Ash Wood Bat: R212A Adult and the Louisville Slugger Ash Pro Stock Wood Bat: MLBC271B are similar in quality and durability.
A Rawlings Maple R243M is going to have a 29/32" handle diameter, so the Rawlings Adirondack Ash Wood Bat: R212A Adult will have a slightly thicker handle.
Quality wood at an affordable price. That's what the Rawlings Big Stick R212A Adirondack Ash wood bat gives you. The Rawlings R212A is made from Performance Grade Northern White Ash that was harvested in North America. Northern White Ash is the most common and dependable wood on the market and is prized for its lightweight feel and flexibility. The R212A has a stylish glossy black finish with silver stamping. This bat is kiln dried for optimum moisture content and has a double lacquered finish for added durability. As its name might suggest, this bat features the popular 212 profile that gives it a 2 1/2 inch barrel for a large hitting zone that promotes optimal contact. The handle is cut ultra-thin at 31/32", resulting in increased control. This bat is great for practice or games. Many players choose to use an inexpensive wood bat like this for batting practice to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on their high dollar metal bat. Practice with a wood bat has also proven to be very beneficial to a player's mechanics. Team discounts are available for this product with orders of multiple bats. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro! Free Shipping!
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