Pros: Let me start by saying I hardly ever review anything but these bats are so well made I felt the need to do so here: They aren't cheap, but like most things in life you get what you pay for, Ive owned and used L. S. TPX Maple, L.S. M9 Maple, Easton Maple and the new Marucci Maple, none of these bats have held up as well as my 2006 KB1, Sam's bats are distinctively crafted as evidenced by the weight and size marked by hand in the barrel cups, No other wood bat in today's market compares in fit or finish to these, Spend a few extra dollars and you wont be disappointed
Cons: Still a wood bat so its not indestructible(broke my previous KB1 from 2004),If you get a custom bat it takes 2-5 weeks to make because they're that picky about the Maple blanks they use(more of a testament to quality than a con)
Pros: This bat is awesome. I have used MANY wood bats and out of all of them I love this bat the most. I have used X-bats, Marucci, Louisville Slugger, Mizuno, and Rawlings. I am in the 8th grade and my team mates and I had a homerun derby and they used bbcor and I used this bat. I ended up having 22 homeruns while the 2nd highest was 9 with bbcor. This is a crazy good bat and I highly recommend this bat.
Cons: At the beginning it feels end loaded but after you spend time in the cage with a bbcor and switch back to the Sam Bat feels so much lighter.
Pros: This is hands down best wooden bat i have used, many of you may think the people that have reviewed this bat are exagerating but we are not the bat feels outstanding when hit squarely the ball fly's right of the bat the bat is'nt heavy either, trust us its worth the money
Cons: it may be a bit slippery but with some pine tar or tape you'll be good.
Pros: It is a gorgeous bat. It has incredible pop. Definitely worth the price. The finish is great. I got the model with the full cup which further balances the bat. I wold highly recommend this bat to the high end baseball player.
Pros: As a Coach who has a son that has played for over 8 years, this is the best Wood Bat he has ever had. Had this bat for 2 years and it still has plenty of Pop. It has not cracked after over 8,000 swings on regular baseballs and cage balls. This is a great bat.
Pros: First of all I'm not a negative consumer. Bat had good feel, and looked great.
Cons: First day of BP on third swing bat shattered. ball made contact on barrel of bat and bat busted through the barrel. half of barrel landed between pitchers mound and 2nd base, handle and other half was in my hand. not pleased with my purchase.
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Is this bat high school approved?
Asked by cc baseball
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult could be used in high school.
Is this bat closest in comparison to that of Bonds 2K1?
Asked by Tribe
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult offers a slightly thinner handle than the handle featured on the 2K1 Sam Bat, but would otherwise be very similar.
My height is 5'10" and I'm 150 lbs. Should I go with 32, 32.5, or 33, for length?
Asked by Rj28
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult in a 32 inch model.
Is this bat end loaded or balanced?
Asked by Reagan16
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat (KB1 Walker/Black Adult) is a balanced bat.
What bat is better for a contact hitter: the KB1 or the 2K1?
Asked by batfinder
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat (KB1) Walker/Black Adult features a 271 turn model, which means that it will have a slightly end loaded feel to it. The 271 turn model can actually be comfortably used by contact and power hitters, however, if you are looking for a better bat for contact only, the Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat (R2K1 (73)) Black/Natural Adult may be the better choice. That model features a very balanced swing weight (no end load), which is preferred by contact hitters.
Compare this bat to the Marucci AP5 and JB19. Which would it feel most like? And is this bat cupped?
Asked by Jk
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat (KB1) will be most similar to the Marucci Albert Pujols (AP5) model in terms of swing weight. The flared knob of the KB1 would be the most similar to the AP5 as well. The Marucci JB19 would be the most balanced of the three. The Sam Bat KB1 does have a small cupped end.
Does it have good pop like the CD1?
Asked by Afgsbehhbh
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat (KB1) will be similar in terms of performance to the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat (CD1) but would have a different feel due to the different turn model. The KB1 will be better balanced.
What is the main difference between the KB1 and the CD1 to make this bat more expensive? Are they both "balanced" bats or is one heavier on the end?
Asked by shedster
The Sam Bat Maple (KB1) will feature a more flared knob. On the other hand the Sam Bat Maple (CD1) will have a longer taper.
Would you prefer a Marucci bat or Sam Bat for a 15 year old?
Asked by Mark
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult and Marucci bats use a high grade of maple. Both will be high performing and durable.
Is there a warranty on the KB1 if it breaks?
Asked by bart123
Unfortunately the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult does not come with a warranty.
I play varsity baseball and I want to get a wood bat. Which bat is better: the Sam Bat or a Louisville Slugger Prime maple?
Asked by Pudge
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult and the Louisville Slugger Prime Maple bats are both very good. They both use high quality maple wood and will be very durable.
Which Sam Bat model would you recommend to someone using it all summer long in games?
Asked by ac
All of the Sam Bats will be very similar in durability.
Which bat is more balanced and has a lighter swing weight? This or the Marucci CU26?
Asked by n
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult will have a slight end load. The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult has a more balanced swing weight.
Which adult Sam Bat model is the most balanced and has the lightest swinging weight? How does this bat compare to the Louisville Slugger Pro Stock Lite Ash C271 wood bat?
Asked by Baseball27
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult will be the most balanced out of the Sam Bat models. The Louisville Slugger Pro Stock Lite Ash C271 will feel more balanced because it is made of ash.
How is this bat balanced compared to the cd1 and what are the differences between this model and the cd1?
Asked by kdiddy
In my opinion, the KB1 feels just a little more balanced than the CD1. The biggest difference is that the CD1 has a 7/8" handle and the KB1 has a 29/32" handle.
Sam Bat grew out of careful research and a thorough knowledge of eastern hardwoods. It also developed from a simple question by Bill MacKenzie, then of the Colorado Rockies: "We're just breaking too many bats. Do you think you could come up with an answer to that?" The solution was fairly obvious. But the answer led to a pile of work and a crash course on bats. The reading list ranged from "The Physics of Baseball," "The Rules of Major League Baseball," "219 Patents on Baseball Bats" to "The Trees of Canada, Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers." There was also the search for wood whic.... read more
Description for Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult
The SAM BAT KB1 could be considered the true classic SAM BAT. Sporting our most popular knob with a slight flare, the KB1 is a regular barrel model with a long, smooth taper from handle to barrel. The KB1 is a superbly balanced bat with plenty of power. All SAM BATs are crafted from professional grade hard rock maple for outstanding strength, longevity and performance. Some folks will lead you to believe that wood is wood, and that the brand does not matter. Others will tell you that the bigger the brand, the better the wood, because of their sheer mass of raw materials, and the ability to hand select the finest timber. We will tell you that is only the beginning. All Sam Bat timber is of the highest grade Hard Maple available in North America. Every bat to come out of the mill is made from the top 5% of Hard Maple Prime Grade Timber. That makes a Sam Bat good, but what happens next makes it great. Conventional lathes put a tremendous amount of stress on timber as the wood is being turned. This fatigue weakens the stick before it even sees the ballpark. Sam Bat timber is turned into a baseball bat on a proprietary lathe, custom built for and designed by Sam Holman, the founder of Sam Bat. This exclusive technology puts absolutely no stress on the timber during the production process. Most bats lose at least 4-5 long shots before they leave the factory floor, but Sam Bats keep them. But the real test is at the elite pro level. In just a few years, hundreds of professional players have made the switch to Sam Bat Hard Maple. Sam Bat: The Original Maple Bat Corporation! Free Shipping!
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