2021
Birdman Bats
Private Stock BM110
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Birdman Bat Reviews

Birdman Bats is a fresh bat company with a great take on a century-old product. They remind us of Warstic several years back when people just started to notice their look, design, and commitment to quality bats. As well, they are now on the MLB circuit approval. These are a favorite “newcomers” of the year in the wood bat space.


2021 Private Stock BM110 Models

Models Overview

Our hitters love the pro-quality of Birdman bats. They also love the ridiculousness (and we use that word lovingly) of the logo. We hit both a birch and maple version of Private Stock and, compared to any other brand we hit, including all the major ones, kept going back to the quality, feel, look, and love of our Birdman bats.


General Recommendations

If you’re new to the wood bat game and want a real crash course in the world of professional-level wood bats, we suggest a Birch model. In years past, guys like Jeter and Rose loved Birch. It really wasn’t until recently, and Barry Bonds with Sam Bats, where lots of guys swear by Maple and, no doubt, they swing stiffer with more feedback. But, in terms of pure feel, feedback, and balance, we think the Birch makes sense for most novices. Those who have hit wood for a while and know what they might like the Maple a bit more. It’s a harder feeling wood with a bit of a different sound.

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Comparable Bats

Premium wood bats can’t be that much different than one another. They are, after all, trees. So, expect any major and serious bat manufacturer to have bats you can buy like this. Chandler, Marucci, Victus, Slugger, B45, Sam, and the likes will have a similar turn model and feel. Differentiating wood bats in the premium space is even more difficult if you can believe it, than aluminum and composite bats in the BBCOR space. In large measure, you are buying a brand, look, customer service, and price point.

Construction

The barrel and handle profile shape is referred to as the turn. The turn is usually independent of the knob. So, in the end, you have three choices to make when buying a wood bat.

  1. The (turn) shape of the barrel and handle
  2. The shape of the knob. (Flared, traditional, etc.)
  3. The amount of cup in the end. More cup brings down the swing weight. But, you can only cup it so much before it starts to lose durability. Most wood bats can’t cup more than down to a drop 3. Some youth wood bats use a major cup to get the drop-down to 7 or 8, but they start to lose serious durability again. The other way to bring down the drop on a youth bat is to decrease its barrel diameter—which is why most youth wood bats have a 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 barrel.