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Questions and Answers for Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: JB1(S)SG1 Walker/Black Adult
Is this bat similar to the Marucci AP5 model in specs and turn model? If so, in what ways? What are there differences?
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat (JB1(S)SG1) and the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB) would be different in that the JB1 has a slightly larger flare on the knob and a slightly larger sweet spot. The trade off is that it is less balanced than the more tapered AP5.
Is this bat weighted similar to the MC1?
The Sam Bat Miguel Cabrera Maple Wood Bat (RMC1) has a thicker handle, for a slightly more balanced swing weight than the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat (JB1(S)SG).
Is this bat BBCOR approved?
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat (JB1(S)SG1) is a fully maple wood bat and does not need to be certified as a BBCOR bat. Only composite wood bats or bats featuring more than one kind of wood need to meet BBCOR certification standards.
Did Robinson Cano use Sam Bat? I know he now uses SSK.
Yes, Robinson Cano has used a Rideau Crusher model, like the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: JB1(S)SG1, in the past.
Why is this bat no longer available on the Sam Bat site? Is there a reason it was discontinued?
It could be that the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: JB1(S)SG1 Walker/Black Adult is an older model product or they are out of stock of the bat. We do not have the information at this time. I would suggest calling the manufacturer. 1-888-726-2287.
What is the difference between this one and the Barry Bonds model?
The two bats will have different turning models. The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: R2K1 Barry Bonds Model will have a 2 1/2 barrel, and the Sam Bat Rideau Crusher Maple Wood Bat: JB1(S)SG1 will have a 2 5/8 barrel.
Is this the bat that Albert Pujols uses ?
No. Albert no longer uses Sam Bat. He uses the Marucci AP5.
Is this the bat Miguel Cabrera uses?
Miguel Cabrera uses a customized bat from Sam Bat that is very similar to the Sam Bat Rideau Crusher Maple Wood Bat: JB1(S)SG1 Walker/Black.
Is it designd for a big hard power hitter, or a smoothe swinging gap man??? Is it a good bat for the new wood player or is there a better Sam Model---tks
I would say this bat would be excellent for both, to be honest.
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