Questions and Answers for Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth
I am looking to try my first wooden bat, would this be a good starting bat?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat (242JAP) Youth is an excellent bat to start using wood with. The 242JAP has a balanced swing weight and an approximate -7 to -9 length to weight ratio.
Which material would have more pop, ash or maple?
Ash wood is a lighter wood that offers faster swing speeds and a little more flex. Maple is a harder wood that is slightly heavier and would offer more "pop" than ash.
I am a contact hitter with a little drop of power, and I'm looking to improve my bat speed. Would this be a good bat for me?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth has one of the biggest drops for a youth wood bat at -7 to -9. So for a wood bat this would be one of your best bets to improve bat speed.
How many ounces is it?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth is approximately a -7 to a -9 drop.
Do you ship to any country except USA? I am in Vietnam.
No we do not. We only ship within the United States.
I am looking for a 27" bat for my son. What will the weight be?
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat is advertised as being between -7 and -9. A 27" bat will be between 18 oz. and 20 oz.
Can you get this bat with different colored ring on it? For instance royal or maroon?
We do not carry the Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth with a different colored ring unfortunately.
I need a wood bat 29" that weights about 16.5. Can you recommend one?
Unfortunately, there are no wood bats produced in the size you are looking for.
How much would the 31 inch weigh?
Most wood bats are approximately -7 to -9. Therefore, the 31 inch in the Rawlings White Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth will be approximately 22 or 24 ounces.
I need a wood bat about 18 oz. What size should I buy?
One of the lightest wood bats we have is the Viper Ultralight wood bat. The 27" would be about 18oz.
I use a 30 inch alluminum bat that is 19 ounces. Would a 30 inch be a big difference?
A 30" 242J will weigh around 21 or 23 ounces. That is a difference of 2 or 4 ounces compared to the alloy bat you're currently using.
How much would a 31 inch bat weigh?
The 242J has an approximate -7 to -9 length to weight ratio. This means a 31 inch bat will weigh between 22 and 24 ounces.
How much would a 27 inch bat weigh?
The 242J has an approximate -5 to -6 length to weight ratio. This means a 27 inch bat will weigh between 21 and 22 ounces.
Does it have a 1.15 BPF stamp?
The Rawlings White Ash Wood Bat does not have a 1.15 BPF stamp. Wood bats are not required to have this stamp as long as it is a solid wood bat.
What is the weight of this bat 28 inch. Is it recommended for softball. What is width of the handle?
The 242J has an approximate -7 to -9 length to weight ratio. This means a 28 inch bat will weigh between 19 and 21 ounces. This is made for baseball. The handle will be approximately 15/16 of an inch.
What is the average weight on a 27" bat?
A 27 inch 242J will weigh approximately 21 or 22 ounces.
Does this bat hold up for hitting practice?
Yes, this would be a great bat for hitting practice.
My son's select team has asked us to purchase two bats on wood and one metal they need to be 1.15 certified. My son is 14 years old. He has been using a 29" bat.
Wood bats do not have the 1.15 stamp on them, and are not required to. Only metal bats. How tall is he? He may need to move up to a 30inch.
What is the approximate drop weight of a 29" and 30" bat?
The 29" will weigh between 20-22 ounces. The 30" will weigh between 21-23 ounces. The weights vary due to the moisture in the woods.
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