The CBC271 Maple Pro Wood Baseball Bat is similar to its brother, the 271. It has dense wood with a little larger flare on the handle with a larger knob, balancing out the feel of this bat, making it able to generate even more bat speed. Combine bat speed and dense wood, this model is a favorite for some of the elite power hitters in baseball.
Every Cooperstown Bat Pro Wood Bat will include an Ink Dot on the handle of the bat. This is a measurement for straightness of tangential grain and a requirement for any bat that will be used in professional baseball. 0 to 3 degrees for slope of grain is considered good. Because we hand split all of our wood, our tangential slope of grain is always on mark. We feel so strongly about the quality of our wood that we include the ink dot on all of our bats for game use, including our youth models.