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Official Softball Bat Of The 2016 National Champion Oklahoma Sooners
-9 Length To Weight Ratio
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approved For Play In ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISF, & ISA
Balanced Swing Weight
Colorway: White / Navy / Lime Green
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Hot Out Of The Wrapper
Made In The USA - Patent Pending
Patented Hinge System Optimizes Performance For Incredible Pop
Silicone Infused Quatro Collar Absorbs & Deflects Any Negative Feedback
Two-Piece, Composite Softball Bat
Ultimate Flex Connection Helps Accelerate Swing Speed
Vibration Dampening Technology (VDT) Creates A Smooth Feel At Impact
Rawlings softball bats are made for champions! As the official bat of the National Champion Oklahoma Sooners, the Quatro is a proven performer on the diamond. For the 2018 season, this fastpitch design is the perfect choice for the middle of the lineup hitters who want to maximize power, improve performance, and increase ball flight during every at bat. Flex, balance, distance, and performance are the four parts that make up the Quatro softball bat and it all starts with the patented hinge system that provides a focused flex, helping hitters generate faster swing speeds than ever before for insane pop. The high-performing, 100% composite barrel is accompanied nicely by the Vibration Dampening Technology to create one of the smoothest feels at impact and a superior sweet spot. Between that barrel and the handle is Rawlings' Quatro Collar that absorbs or deflects any negative feedback so that you never have to worry about sting in the hands ever again. The best part about the Quatro fastpitch bats? Each model is manufactured with pride in the USA (patent pending). Champions Choose Rawlings!
This 2018 Rawlings Quatro Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP8Q9) features a standard 2 1/4-inch barrel diameter, a drop 9 length to weight ratio, and a mainly white finish with navy and lime green cosmetics. Due to the variety of different certification stamps, this model is approved by ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISF, ISA, and all other associations using 98 MPH with ABI. Be a champion and buy one of these Rawlings softball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, we're here for you from click to hit!
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Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball.
The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all over the country." The Sure Catch was a one-piece glove with sewn-in finger channels and looked better suited for a duck's foot than a man's hand. Catchers' mitts used at the time were large and bulky with a single leather thong passing for a web.
In 1920, Bill Doak, a journeyman pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, approached Rawlings with an idea for improving the baseball glove from a mere protective device to a genuine aid in fielding. The "Bill Doak" model was so revolutionary that it stayed in Rawlings' line until 1953. Its key feature was a multi-thong web laced into the first finger and thumb, which created for the first time in baseball's young life, a natural pocket.
In 1925, Rawlings unveiled a three-fingered fielder's glove, and ten years later improved the Bill Doak model with a two-piece leather web. At the same time, the "T" web became a rage for first basemen's mitts. The pocket underwent a pronounced change in 1941 when the Trapper Mitt, also known as the Claw, appeared. The "Deep Well" pocket was so unique that Rawlings quickly patented it. The design was improved in 1950 by adding a leather piece across the top. Another significant creation occurred in 1948 with the three-fingered Playmaker. A five-fingered fielder's model, with all fingers laced together, provided greater pocket control.
The six-fingered Trap-Eze evolved in the 1960's. In more recent years, Rawlings produced the Fastback design, which gives a glove a snugger fit, greater extension, and overall control. The Holdster is a slot through which a finger can be extended for additional protection from impacts on the pocket. Then, there is the Edge-U-Cated Heel with its extended U-shaped lacing and the Pro H Web and much-copied Basket Web.
Some of Rawlings more recent glove innovations also include the unique Spin-Stopper design which reduces ball spin when the ball hits the glove, and the Cantilever glove design feature that provides a cushioned area between the hand and the glove's palm area. In all, Rawlings has produced and patented more functionally innovative glove features and designs than that of any other glove manufacturer. The result is that the modern baseball glove is much larger, more comfortable, better padded and made to last far longer than its ancestors. It is not uncommon to see today's Major League players wearing the same Rawlings' glove they wore during their college playing days. In fact, Rawlings is the #1 glove in the major leagues. Rawlings maintains about 65 models of baseball and softball mitts and gloves in its line. The prototypes of virtually all of them have been field tested by professionals before entering a sporting goods dealer's inventory.
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