Chandler bats may be crafted to perfection, hard as rock, and sealed with a unique finish that eliminates denting from ball impact, but, wood is a delicate material when used as form of artillery.
In order to attain the maximum lifetime out of a Chandler, you must treat your Chandler like a living organism and avoid specific surfaces of the bat when coming in contact with the ball. Nobody is perfect, hitting on the correct areas of a bat at all times- not even the pros! You are going to come in contact with pitches that get you jammed or hot off the tip of your bat. We understand. But extreme abuse to the “off limits” areas on the bat, will cause your bat to break.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF MAPLE BATS THAT VOID THE 50-HIT GUARANTEE
HITS ON THE LOGO
Here is an example of a ton of tip shots AND back face hits, which caused the bat to break and void the warranty.
HITS TO THE LOGO AND TIP
This is an example of a break due to multiple logo shots, because the handle popped on the same surface as the logo. Internally, the wood grain is completely straight, which shows us the piece of wood is not at fault.
HITS AROUND THE LOGO AREA
Any hit to the side of the bat on or close to the logo is going to cause your handle to break. This is the second weakest spot on wood bats. The handle is the weakest spot.
HITS ON THE SPINE
The front and back face of the bat is the “spine” of the bat. The spine does not flex when a ball is hit on these surfaces. Multiple shots to the spine will cause the bat to break, due to its inability to flex. The faces of the bat that flex are 90 degrees to the right and left of the logo. These areas are called the “face grain”, which will be indicated by the circular grain pattern. Your bat will flex naturally when a ball is hit on these surfaces.
DEEP KNICKS IN THE HANDLE
Knicks on the handle are usually caused by cleat tapping or from hanging on a chained fence. Any knick in the handle will break down the durability very quickly since the handle is the weakest part of the bat.
HITS OFF THE TIP
Tip shots; they sometimes happen. However, hitting off the tip inflicts a ton of pressure on the handle because of the bat having to bend aggressively due to the pressure from the ball at the tip of the bat.
For more clarification on proper hitting or to see if your broken bat is replaceable, please reach out to the Chandler Bats Warranty Department at (877) 497-2287 x 4 or Warranty@ChandlerBats.com.