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By Bat Digest
Updated August 27, 2023
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.
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.
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.