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Official Bat Of The 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: Black | Gold
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Longitudinal Flex Improves Pop Across The Entire Hitting Surface
Made In The USA - Patent Pending
Reconstructed Quatro Collar Focuses Flex For A Stiff, More Powerful Feel With Minimal Vibration
Suspended Inner Barrel Optimizes Balance For Faster Swing Speeds
Two-Piece, Composite Softball Bat
A new gold standard has arrived! Rawlings fastpitch bats are used by players who compete at the highest level of play, and for good reason. For the 2018 season, the Rawlings Quatro Pro is the official softball bat of the National Champion Oklahoma Sooners. Made for champions and proven on the diamond, each one of these models will up your confidence at the plate. Through a collision of Rawlings' best bat technologies and a redesign with rose gold metallic accents, the Quatro Pro softball bats get more pop, more distance, and provide a lightweight, balanced feel that's guaranteed to increase your bat speed. With a newly developed suspended inner barrel, the balance, swing speeds, and sweet spot are better than ever before. Plus, a longitudinal flex combines with a new focused flex to eliminate negative vibration while enhancing the trampoline effect across the entire hitting surface. The best part? All Quatro Pro softball bats are manufactured in the USA. Rawlings: The Mark of A Pro!
This Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPQP9) features a standard 2 1/4-inch barrel diameter, a drop 9 length to weight ratio, and a 30-day performance guarantee. Hit with it for 30 days, and if you don't like it, return it for a full refund or exchange with no questions asked. Multiple certification stamps across the bottom of the barrel also make this model approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISF, ISA, and all other associations using 98mph with ABI. Use what the pros use and buy one of these Rawlings softball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!
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About the Brand
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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