Axe Bat has recently partnered with the nationally ranked PRP Mambas travel baseball organization. The Mambas will be swinging Axe Bat exclusively all summer as they travel around the country playing against the top teams in the country in the top tournaments travel ball has to offer. To get them ready for the upcoming season, each player on the Mambas team has had the opportunity to go through our fitting process to find the right Axe Bat Pro-Fit Wood, BBCOR bat, and the perfect Axe handle for their swing. Greg Vogt, General Manager and Coach of the PRP Mambas, was kind enough to sit down with us and let us pick his brain on a variety of topics.
Barrel compression describes the scientific method used to measure the deflection (or flex) of a baseball or softball bat barrel wall, replicating what may happen when the barrel is impacted by a pitched ball. The barrel compression method may be performed in a lab with high precision barrel compression machine, capable of measuring barrel compressions accurate to the ±0.01lb), or performed on-field using hand-held devices, that while not as accurate, are much more portable.