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-11 Length To Weight Ratio
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approved For Play In ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISF, & ISA
Balanced Swing Weight
Colorway: White / Gold / Navy
Comp-Lite End Cap Creates Unbeatable Balance & Faster Swing Speed
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Stiff Handle Combines With Flexible Barrel For Maximum Performance
Third Generation Fastpitch VELO
Two-Piece, Composite Softball Bat
Ultralight Carbon Fiber Construction Improves Swing Speed
Improve player confidence and comfort at the plate with this Rawlings fastpitch softball bat. For 2019, the VELO bat brings an impressive design into the lineup for the third year in a row. Crafter for the top of the lineup hitter, this 2019 VELO fastpitch softball bat includes a wealth of features to help improve performance at the plate and wow teammates and opponents. Made from ultralight carbon fiber, this bat is durable enough to get through the season without damage and light enough to help players swing effortlessly across the plate and through the strike zone. With the addition of the Comp-Lite endcap, this bat is perfectly balanced to help get you to those hard-to-reach inside pitches. Rawlings: Finest In The Field.
Catch up to faster pitch speeds with this VELO -11 fastpitch softball bat (FP9V11). It has a two-piece design that helps reduce the vibrations in hands as players hit the ball, and it increases the sweet spot, helping to turn a routine hit into extra bases. This Rawlings VELO is approved for ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISF, and ISA play and features a standard 2 Â¼-inch barrel with a -10 drop that makes it feel light and easy to swing. Purchase today and get free shipping along with a 12-month 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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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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