Introduction: Corked Wooden Bat (illegal in Gameplay)

Step 1: Removing the Top

Using a band or hand saw, remove approximately 2 inches from the top of the bat

Step 2: Hollowing Out the Bat

Use a drill with the desired size, drill down through the the center of the bat as far as needed

Step 3: Applying "cork"

Fill the hole with as many bouncy balls or golf balls that fit to provide maximum rebound ability

Step 4: Recovering

Apply a large amount of strong wood glue to hold the top into place

Step 5: Leveling the Edges

Using a file, level the edge of the top to the bat, removing any access glue

Step 6: Finishing Touches

After letting the glue dry, add a thick layer of a desired color and clear coat for long lasting protection

Comments

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Stoveman (author)2015-04-21

Don‘t understand what is the perk of this mod

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Zannin (author)Stoveman2015-04-22

Corking a bat will allow you to hit the ball farther. It helps transfer the energy into the ball. It's not allowed in any official gameplay. Getting caught with a corked bat will most likely result in forfeiture.

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Vyger (author)Zannin2015-04-22

MIT did a study, it doesn't actually help hit farther.

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/420831/the-mi...

I would be more concerned about this bat coming apart. The glue joint is not a very strong one, just flat wood to wood. If hit on the end it will more than likely fail and allow the stuff inside to fly out.

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Stoveman (author)Vyger2015-04-25

Great,really reasonable explaination

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Stoveman (author)Zannin2015-04-25

Thx

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blazinn (author)2015-04-23

Lookin' like a champ!

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JCklinger (author)2015-04-22

This is sick! I didnt know I could do (not do) this. I will try it out ASAP Awesome!

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amberrayh (author)2015-04-21

This is really cool. It makes me want to go out and play some baseball!

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