The PRO GLB 431 combines a 243 barrel with a larger version of the 271 handle and knob, creating a beautiful synergy of two very popular turn models. This bat has the look of a traditional power hitter's design, but the larger handle coupled with our PRO GLB 243 barrel make for a very balanced bat.
You will find this bat available in both pro-grade ash and maple. Our craftsmen take great care in assessing the quality of each ash and maple billet they receive prior to turning it into a bat. You can expect high-quality materials to be used to make your bat, which helps provide you with more confidence at the plate.
In an effort to provide greater customizability where it counts, we offer our bats in half-inch increments. This allows each player to fine-tune a bat to fit their swing. Often moving up in bat length feels like a big jump, so by providing half-inch increases we allow players to maintain feel and control as they grow into their longer bat.
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 performs at the highest levels, but also looks the part. We know that combining a high-level of performance with a custom look adds a little bit of swagger to the walk from the on deck circle to the batter's box.
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 what color you would like your label and your engraving in. Our standard options are black and white, which provide you with a high-contrast option to really jump off the bat, or a low-contrast option to provide that understated look. View the various product photos we have on our website for examples of how the different barrel and handle finishes look with different labels. Whatever color you select will be used for both the label and the engraving.
*** All of our bats now default to cupped. However, if you prefer an un-cupped bat, please leave that in the notes; we are still more than happy to provide that option to you. ***
PRO GLB 431
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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