Corked Wooden Bat (illegal in Gameplay)

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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

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Don‘t understand what is the perk of this mod

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.

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.

Great,really reasonable explaination

Lookin' like a champ!

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

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