GRAIN TYPE: OPEN AND POROUS
Ash bats are still the most commonly used wood baseball bats, in the world. They may not be as popular as maple and are less expensive. However, Ash along with Hickory are the bats that baseball first originally used.
Grain patterns on each bat will differ. The ultimate grain pattern for a wood bat is straight grains. The straighter the better the wood.
Less known fact...Ash wood is actually a stronger wood than Maple. Due to its long grain pattern.
Major League (Grade 1) ASH
Usually saved for the big boys...Known for its very straight grain pattern. Also, ML Ash is usually 8 to 12 grains per bat.
For example: Former Toronto Blue Jay Joe Carter was known to use bats with 15 or more grains, but they were very straight.
GRAIN TYPE: Closed and Dense
"Red Eye" Maple is chosen because of it's closed grain structure. This structure provides great resiliency and and resistence to denting, chipping and splintering. Maple provides it's own natural tac. Dampen the handle with water and the grains will raise providing a tac without pine tar or tape.
Maple is a more dense wood then ash. It is also a little bit heavier as well.
Red Eye Bamboo bats are made of high quality bamboo material. We process our bamboo material through a selection of cutting, bleaching, and vulcanizing. We then cloth coat under high temperatures and pressure. The end result!! Our bamboo bats are lighter and stronger than our maple bats!! They have “POP” and tonnes of it.