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271 Turn Model
Guaranteed -3 Length To Weight Ratio Or Lighter
2 15/32 Inch Barrel Diameter
Balanced Swing Weight
15/16 Inch Handle Diameter
Available In 1/2 Inch Sizes
Ash Wood Construction Offers Fantastic Flex
Colorway: Brown | Black | Green
Cupped End Ensures A Hard Piece Of Wood During Construction
Helps Improve Bat Speed & Control
Recommended For Contact Hitters
Vulcan Advanced Bat Grip
Rawlings wood bats instill a sense of confidence in any player as they dig their cleats into the dirt and get set up in the batter's box. For the 2018 season, the VELO baseball bats were created with average sized barrels for players who want a faster, more balanced stick. The exceptional balance enhances overall control through the zone to increase the chances of creating solid contact, while the immaculate wood offers premium pop, insane durability, and a feel unlike any other. Each Rawlings VELO also comes with unique bat features that need to be taken into consideration before buying. With a variety of different turn models, cosmetics, and wood types, there's a wood baseball bat for everybody. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro!
This 271 Rawlings VELO Ash Wood Baseball Bat (R271AV) features a guaranteed drop 3 length to weight ratio or lighter, a 2 15/32-inch barrel diameter, and a custom Vulcan bat grip for enhanced comfort. Due to the barrel size and the balanced swing weight, this model is mainly recommended for contact hitters. Increase your performance at the plate and pick up one of these Rawlings wood bats today with free shipping. 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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