The GLB F3 coach's fungo is a great bat, turned from the same high-quality billets that our competition bats are turned from. This fungo model has a slightly larger barrel and thinner handle that our other fungo models; the only difference between this model and our GLB F00 is that this bat doesn't have a knob. It, instead, tapers out at the end of the handle so your hand lies comfortably. This model helps ensure your bottom hand remains comfortable during those marathon fielding sessions. As with all of our competition models, we offer free personalization on our fungos.
With mulitiple barrel and handle finishing options, you can truly give your bat a distinct, but classic look. We pride ourselves on turning out a product that not only performance at the highest levels, but also looks the part. We know that everyone wants a bat that showcases their personal style.
We offer three barrel finishes: flame hardened, black, and clear. The flame hardened barrel finish is available in both our ash and maple. The flaming process helps reduce the moisture content of the surface wood slightly, which results in a harder surface and unique look. The black finish provides a clean, black finish for the player who desires an understated look, preferring to let his swing do the talking. The clear finish is just as it sounds, a clear finish showcasing the high-quality materials and providing that traditional look that players love.
Our handle finishes come in black, clear or flamed. The only exception to this is that we do not flame our maple handles; finding that this can make the handle region too brittle leading to more broken bats. Some of our favorites are a flame hardened ash barrel and handle, an end-to-end black or clear finish, and our feathered flamed look where the flamed barrel bleeds into a clear handle. These options provide a custom, yet classic, look for your bat.
The last option you have to select is whether to cup the end of the barrel. Cupping the end of the barrel shifts the center of mass towards your hands providing greater control over the bat, and decreasing "swing weight." The swing weight is how heavy the bat feels when you swing it. As a coach, you probably know whether you are looking for that end-loaded fungo to launch deep fly balls, or that balanced model to work on putting it on your shortstops backhand over-and-over; we're here to put that bat in your hands.
Note: The handle of maple bats cannot be flame hardened. We feel this degrades the handle area by making it more susceptible to breaking.
As each bat is made-to-order, we don't allow for bats to be returned for any reason other than an error on our part. If we processed the order incorrectly (e.g. barrel or handle finish, length, etc.), please contact us, so we can check the order record. If you find a defect in the bat, please let us know what you found, so we can investigate the situation.
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that wood bats break. Most of the time, the breakage is caused by a ball being hit either on the end of the bat or in on the handle. These contact areas create a situation where the bat is more susceptible to breaking.
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