Questions and Answers for Rawlings Ash Wood Baseball Bat: PA243 Adult
What quality of billet is used for this bat? Is it pro or minor league grade or a lesser quality?
The northern white ash on the Rawlings Ash Wood Baseball Bat (PA243) is high quality timber and it is shaped into a pro style turn model. I would say that professional players may use a slightly higher grade of timber but the difference would not be readily noticeable to the average player, though.
I'm looking for a heavy wooden bat for my son to practice his swing. Would this bat be right for this? If not, what would you recommend?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Baseball Bat (PA243 Adult) will feature a larger barrel and an end-loaded swing weight that would be ideal for a power hitter, or for usage as a training tool as well.
I'd like to find the Rawlings 243 in a 34" size.
The Rawlings Ash Wood Baseball Bat (PA243) is not offered in the 34" size. The PA243 is only offered in the 32" and 33" size.
Is this bat adult?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat (PA243) Adult is an adult baseball bat with an approximate -3 length to weight ratio.
When will you have the 33's back?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 Adult bat is a closeout model and we are not getting anymore 33" back in stock.
Do they come with a warranty?
No, there is not a warranty with Rawlings on the Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 Adult bat.
How heavy is this bat if it is a 32"?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 Adult will be an approximate -3 length to weight ratio.
This seems like a stupid question but, can I get this pack but the bats have different colored rings than red? The picture shows red, and I was hoping I could get it in black.
Unfortunately, these Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 Adult are only available with the red ring between the barrel and handle.
Is this bat legal for Connie Mack?
Yes, the Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 Adult will be approved for play in Connie Mack.
What weight are these bats? My son needs 32" 29 oz.
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 Adult does not have an exact weight. The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 Adult could weight anywhere from 28 oz. to 30 oz.
Which side of the bat would I use? Label up, label down or label back?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 should be hit with the label facing up or down. This ensures that the ball is hit on the side of the grain, which is stronger.
Is this a large barrel?
Yes. The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 Adult bats feature a larger than average barrel for an adult wood bat.
What is the difference between the 200 bats and the 300 series bats?
That will vary depending on the exact models you are comparing. I recommend you give us a call at 1-866-321-2287, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the end of the bat cupped or rounded?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 Adult bats have a pro cupped end.
it says in the description that it is a -5 bat but in one of the questions you say that its a -3 so which is it?
Wood bats are a much different consistency from non-wood bats. The average length to weight ratio of the Rawlings PA243 is -3 to -4.
are these bats bbcor?
Yes. The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 is an Adult ash wood bat. Under NCAA and High School rules, wood bats are automatically BBCOR certified and do not require a stamp.
The last time I was interested in this bat pack, it sold out and they said there wouldn't be any more. How many 33" models are left in stock and will you be getting more if it sells out?
We have plenty of the 33" models in stock but will not be getting any more in.
can you return these bats if you dont like them as well?
Once a bat has been used, we are unable to take it back for a refund or exchange. However, if it remains in new and unused condition, it can be returned within any timeframe for a full refund or exchange.
Would this wood bat be a good bat to train with in practice to get ready for BBCOR in a couple years? thanks
Yes the Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 would be a great option for you to use in training for the BBCOR bats.
What is the barrel diameter of this bat?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: PA243 has a 2 5/8" barrel. The PA243 also has a 29/32" handle with a conventional knob and medium taper.
Would this bat be good to use at high school varsity level?
If you like using wood, then the PA243 would be a great bat for a High School ball player.
how much would the bat weigh if it is 32 inches long and big barrel?
This bat has an approximate -3 length to weight ratio. That means a 32 inch model will weigh approximately 29 ounces
How is this compared to the jm77 big stick by Rawlings?
The JM77 is a replica of Joe Mauer's game day bat. The JM77 is also a limited edition model (only 2000 were produced). The JM77 also has a natural finish, the PA243 is unfinished.
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