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Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: R2K1 (73) Walker/Black Adult

$139.99
$149.99 Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: R2K1 (73) Walker/Black Adult
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  • Literally the best bat ive ever owned

    slugger33
  • Most pop ever

    Silverback

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Pros:  Well Balanced, Large Barrel, thin handle with pefect taper to the extra large knob. Good bat control, produces fast smooth swing.

Cons:  extra large knob may not be for everyone

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Pros:  This is a great bat, one of the most balanced wood bats i have ever swung. Definitely worth the money

Cons:  None. Great Bat!

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Pros:  It is balanced, easy to swing and has a larger barrel than most bats of this kind. The wood is harder than the maple Mizuno & Rawlings bats I own. It has a large knob which feels good on bottom hand and takes presure off of that hand on contact. The thin handle feels good and keeps the bat light. I've been in a hardball league 3 years and this is the best of the 5 bats I've used.

Cons:  It is more expensive than most bats, but worth it. If you haven't swung a bat with an extra large knob I suggest you do so before buying one. I wouldn't swing anything else but it isn't for everyone and you'll need to findout for yourself.

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Pros:  This bat is amazing wouldnt used anything else! Thanks

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Pros:  Most pop ever! Just bought the bat and hit a homerun in my 1st game! So stoked on the Sam Bat!

Cons:  A little expensive. Worth every cent as far as I'm concerned.

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Pros:  Great bat! I love it!

Cons:  A little expensive..but worth every penny!

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Pros:  Looks great.

Cons:  Bat feels heavy, barrel is not big enough. It looks and feels like a trophy bat.

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Pros:  Literally the best bat ive ever owned. ...period!!!! wood or metal. Great feel, light swing weight, and the extra large knob makes the balance feel really even. I used the Miguel Cabrera model previously and loved it, and just felt like giving this model a try and im glad i did!!!!

Cons:  none

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Pros:  Great sweet spot, well balanced, overall great purchase! A few times I didn't hit the ball very well and it flew off the bat!

Cons:  The bat is a bit expensive, however I don't plan on buying another bat for awhile.

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Pros:  It has very good pop.

Cons:  Nothing

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Pros:  looks good

Cons:  over priced, top heavy, didn't even last a season

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Pros:  Quality wood, looks good, comfortable knob

Cons:  This is NOT the original 73/2K1 model. This R2K1 is a retail model of the 2K1 which incorporates a more tapered barrel. The original 2K1 is a true big barrel with lots of pop. Read up on it at Sam bat's website. Do not be fooled.

“Amazing bat”

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Pros:  Once I picked it up it felt like a feather mine felt lighter than a metal bat. Handle feels comfortable in your hands. Ball comes off hard when you hit it off the sweet spot. Pretty durable hit balls off the handle many time never broke or chipped. Stung the hands but never broke.

Cons:  None that I can think of. All round amazing bat. But some people say the sound of pop isn't good but I can't notice anything wrong with the pop.

“Bonds had the best bat ”

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Pros:  feels great, insane pop

Cons:  none

Questions and Answers for the Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: R2K1 (73) Walker/Black Adult

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Is this bat ink dot certified?

The Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: R2K1 (73) Walker/Black Adult is not ink dot certified.

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Does this bat have the pro ink dot test?

This Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat [R2K1 (73) Walker/Black Adult] will not come with the pro ink-dot test on the taper of the bat.

Ben Expert
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I see some of the reviews say that this is a thin handled bat. It’s described on your website as 15/16 inch diameter. Isn't that on the thicker side?

The 15/16" handle on this Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat [R2K1 (73) Walker/Black Adult] will be referred to as a "thin handle" by most high school to adult aged players. Typically, people start to refer to handles as being thick when they are at the 1" diameter. [Despite having the thin handle diameter, I would note that this bat does feature a rather large knob to it]

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How would the knob of this bat work out for players with smaller hands?

The tapered knob of this Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat [R2K1 (73) Walker/Black Adult] would present a challenge for players with smaller hands holding the knob end of this handle (the taper is pretty extreme).

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Does this bat have a quick taper? What is the size of the handle and barrel?

This Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat (R2K1 (73) Walker/Black Adult) will come with a gradual taper from the barrel to the handle that will allow this bat to have a balanced swing weight. To answer the question directly, the taper will not be quick. As well, the handle diameter will be 15/16" and the barrel diameter will be 2 1/2".

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For a contact hitter would this bat, the KB1, or a Marucci be best?

If you are looking for a balanced model that will be very fitting for a contact hitter, I would probably suggest the Marucci Jose Bautista Maple Wood Baseball Bat: (JB19).

Merritt Expert
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Is this bat good for a contact hitter? If not, what is the best Sam Bat for a contact hitter?

The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: R2K1 (73) is slightly end loaded, and is best for a power hitter. The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 is more balanced and is best for a contact hitter.

Kara Expert
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How many ounces does the 34 inch bat have?

The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: 2K1 (73) Adult is an approximate -2 to -3 length to weight ratio, so the 34" model will weigh between 31 and 32 oz.

Katie Expert
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Is this the fastest swinging Sam Bat available?

The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: 2K1 (73) Adult is one of the most balanced Sam Bat's.

Kara Expert
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What's the main difference between the Sam Bat 2K1 and the JB1(s)?

The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: 2K1 (73) Adult has a slightly smaller barrel, at 2 1/2" than the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: JB1(S)SG1 Walker/Black Adult, which has 2 9/16" barrel. The 2K1 has a larger flared knob and is slightly more balanced than than the JB1(S).

Katie Expert
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Do you recommend this bat for someone with smaller hands because of the extra large knob?

The extra large flare on the knob of the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: 2K1 (73) Adult bat could be used comfortable by players with small or large hands. It really depends on your own personal preference. This model also features a medium-sized, 15/16", handle thickness.

Mac Expert
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I broke two bats in two weeks, and three in two months. How durable is this bat?

The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: 2K1 (73) Adult bat is made from the top 5% of hard maple prime grade timber. It is very durable.

Brandon Expert
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Is this bat BBCOR certified?

Since the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: 2K1 (73) Adult features no material other than wood, it does not need to be BBCOR certified.

Marcus Expert
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Do all of the Sam Bats come with a warranty?

No, the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat will not come with a warranty.

Noah Expert
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Would this bat be more for a doubles and singles guy or for someone with lots of power? Also, would you recommend this bat for a contact hitter over the CD1?

The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: 2K1 (73) Adult will be a slightly more end loaded than the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: CD1 Black Adult, better for a power hitter. The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: CD1 Black Adult is best for a contact hitter.

Kara Expert
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What will the knob do for you? I like to pull the ball so will this take away from length?

The knob will not take away from the length. Wood bats come with different style knobs on the end for personal preference.

Damon Expert
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I am a 16 year old athlete at 5'5" and 130 lbs. Would this bat be the right choice for me?

Based on your height and weight, a 32" model of the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: 73 Barry Bonds bat is recommended.

Tyler Expert
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I was looking to either buy this bat or the Sam Bat RB8. I noticed this was $10 more. What is the differences between the two that make this $10 more? Is it worth the extra money?

The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: 73 Barry Bonds Model is a slightly older model than the RB8. We received the 73 model at a lower price from Sam Bat compared to the RB8. So, we are passing those savings on to our customers. Both are made of the same quality wood.

Tyler Expert
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What is the weight?

This bat has a drop between -2 to -3. All wood bats will differ on weight due to different amounts of moisture each bat holds.

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Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: R2K1 (73) Walker/Black Adult
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Sam Bat

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

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Bat Features
  • Handle: 15/16 Inch Diameter
  • 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Approximate -2 to -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • Designed for Barry Bonds - Model Used to Break the MLB Single Season Home Run Record (73)
  • Walker Handle / Black Barrel Finish
  • Extra Large Flared Knob
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  • Made From Top 5% of Hard Maple Prime Grade Timber
  • Pro Cupped End
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Profile Crossover: C331
  • Rideau Crusher Model
Description for Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: R2K1 (73) Walker/Black Adult
The SAM BAT R2K1 is the retail version of the famous bat used by Barry Bonds to hit 762 career home runs and an incredible 73 homeruns in one season. The distinctive flared knob is the result of Sam creating a knob specifically for Barry. It is designed to feel like a baseball in your hand. The R2K1 is a superbly well balanced bat with a big barrel. 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 Wood Bats. Sam Bat: The Original Maple Bat Company! Free Shipping!
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