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Questions and Answers for Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult
What bat is better for a contact hitter: the KB1 or the 2K1?
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat (KB1) Walker/Black Adult features a 271 turn model, which means that it will have a slightly end loaded feel to it. The 271 turn model can actually be comfortably used by contact and power hitters, however, if you are looking for a better bat for contact only, the Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat (R2K1 (73)) Black/Natural Adult may be the better choice. That model features a very balanced swing weight (no end load), which is preferred by contact hitters.
Compare this bat to the Marucci AP5 and JB19. Which would it feel most like? And is this bat cupped?
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat (KB1) will be most similar to the Marucci Albert Pujols (AP5) model in terms of swing weight. The flared knob of the KB1 would be the most similar to the AP5 as well. The Marucci JB19 would be the most balanced of the three. The Sam Bat KB1 does have a small cupped end.
Does it have good pop like the CD1?
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat (KB1) will be similar in terms of performance to the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat (CD1) but would have a different feel due to the different turn model. The KB1 will be better balanced.
What is the main difference between the KB1 and the CD1 to make this bat more expensive? Are they both "balanced" bats or is one heavier on the end?
The Sam Bat Maple (KB1) will feature a more flared knob. On the other hand the Sam Bat Maple (CD1) will have a longer taper.
Would you prefer a Marucci bat or Sam Bat for a 15 year old?
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult and Marucci bats use a high grade of maple. Both will be high performing and durable.
Is there a warranty on the KB1 if it breaks?
Unfortunately the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult does not come with a warranty.
I play varsity baseball and I want to get a wood bat. Which bat is better: the Sam Bat or a Louisville Slugger Prime maple?
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult and the Louisville Slugger Prime Maple bats are both very good. They both use high quality maple wood and will be very durable.
Which Sam Bat model would you recommend to someone using it all summer long in games?
All of the Sam Bats will be very similar in durability.
Which bat is more balanced and has a lighter swing weight? This or the Marucci CU26?
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult will have a slight end load. The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult has a more balanced swing weight.
Which adult Sam Bat model is the most balanced and has the lightest swinging weight? How does this bat compare to the Louisville Slugger Pro Stock Lite Ash C271 wood bat?
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult will be the most balanced out of the Sam Bat models. The Louisville Slugger Pro Stock Lite Ash C271 will feel more balanced because it is made of ash.
How is this bat balanced compared to the cd1 and what are the differences between this model and the cd1?
In my opinion, the KB1 feels just a little more balanced than the CD1. The biggest difference is that the CD1 has a 7/8" handle and the KB1 has a 29/32" handle.
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