Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Wood Bats - New for 2013
Welcome to the new standard in Wood bats!
The best players in the game deserve only the highest grade
wood available. That's why Slugger hand selects only the best
quality wood on the market, which we call MLB Primer Veneer.
Cut to be harder, the techniques of Amish craftsmanship,
square billets and hand sawing, are combined with advanced
vacuum drying chambers to form the foundation for the hardest
bat you can swing.
360 Degree Compression
Our exclusive machine compression process is far more
consistent, guaranteeing 360 degrees of hardness and no soft
spots. The new compression process makes a harder, more durable
bat and makes bone rubbing a thing of the past.
Advanced Finish System
MLB Prime bats include a new, innovative finishing system. The
filler fills all grains and cavities for a harder feel and
appearance. Then the three layers of topcoat seal the bat and
give it the hardest finish of any wood bat on the market. MLB
Prime bats are 9H rated - the highest rating available on the 21
level universal hardness scale!
Louisville Slugger MLB Prime VMH359 Maple Wood Baseball Bat -
New for 2013
Harder hitting surface. Maple is a very dense timber with a greater
surface hardness than Ash. Some players believe this hardness gives
them better performance. Maple is a closed-grain timber - this makes
it less prone to flake like Ash and allows for more durability. When
a Maple bat breaks, it tends to snap in half rather than just
splinter like Ash. The heavier weight of maple makes it difficult to
make lightweight large barrel models. Most player who use maple use
a model with a certain sized barrel to get the bat weight they
Maple is generally considered as more popular right now. It
has become prominent over the last decade, driven by MLB players