ANDERSON BAT CARE, TIPS, AND
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Anderson high-performance, all-metal bats are designed, engineered, and manufactured to improve a player’s performance by maximizing vibrational energy. To complement our design, high quality raw materials are used throughout to deliver one of the largest effective hitting areas (sweet spot) in the sport.
An Anderson high-performance, high-quality bat requires special care. It is designed and constructed in the USA with top grade raw materials and precision components to enhance performance.
An Anderson high-performance bat is susceptible to damage in cold weather (under 60° Fahrenheit). Ball hardness and/or weight (waterlogged) significantly increase in cold/wet climates, and may damage your high-performance bat.
Limit your Anderson Bat use to your individual use only. Team use may reduce the life of your Anderson high-performance bat.
Do not hit your Anderson high-performance bat against your cleats. This will damage the finish, and may damage components of the bat.
Do not use your Anderson high-performance bat in batting cages with cage balls. Cage balls are not typically regulation balls, and their increased hardness/compression may damage your high-performance bat. In addition, the use of bat "sleeves" in cages with cage balls may not protect your high-performance bat. Cage balls will void your warranty.
Do not hit other than regulation balls with your high-performance Anderson bat. Do not hit softballs which exceed 525 lbs compression.
Only use low compression, soft-core balls with an Anderson Coach Pitch bat.
To improve the life and performance of your high-performance Anderson bat, rotate the bat a ¼ turn after each hit. A ball-bat collision results in exert extreme force at impact, and rotating your bat will reduce any flat spots that may occur.
Unlike composite bats, Anderson Single-Wall high-performance bats do not require a break-in period.
Anderson Multi-Wall, high-performance bats have a short break-in period. During this time, your Multi-Wall bat MAY develop Performance Waves in the barrel. These waves are GOOD for your bat, and will ensure maximum performance.
Cleaning: Only use a soft cloth, warm water, and mild dish soap to clean your high-performance bat. Do not use solvents or ammonia based products. These may damage the finish of your Anderson bat.
Sponsorship and donation requests: Anderson is not accepting sponsorship, co-sponsorship, and/or donation requests at this time.
Organization and Association Approval / Markings: Please check with your local organization/association to determine which standard your softball bat must be in order to be legal for play. Each specific Anderson bat model page on our website has information for each model’s approved certifications. Each Anderson bat displays the marking of its approved certification(s) on the barrel of the bat.
BBCOR stands for Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution. The BBCOR standard applies to non-wood -3 adult baseball bats, and goes into effect for NCAA play on 1/1/2011. For NHFS play, the standard goes into effect 1/1/2012.
BESR (Ball Exit Speed Ratio): All baseball bats used in NCAA Collegiate or NFHS High School play must be tested and certified for BESR. All Anderson high-performance adult baseball bats are BESR certified.
BPF (Bat Performance Factor): BPF is the increase in liveliness of a ball hitting a bat … compared to throwing a ball against a solid wall. For example, 20% faster rebound is equivalent to a BPF of 1.20. Several major softball associations have adopted a 1.20 BPF standard for a bat to be legal for official play. Anderson softball bats have been certified by the ASA, ISA, NSA, and USSSA.
ABI (Accelerated Break-In): This certification applies to composite bats, and not to Anderson high-performance bats. The test attempts to determine the maximum performance of a composite bat through a simulated break-in process. Our position is that this test does not accurately portray the potential for a composite bat to become illegal or dangerous in play throughout the life of the composite bat.
Hyperbole: Certain bat manufacturers use designs or terms to describe the value of their one-piece/two piece bat philosophies, their aluminum alloy attributes, their composite material, handle and/or barrel flexibility, attempt to define and measure a trampoline effect, incorporate certain aerodynamic attributes in their bats to increase swing speed, incorporate certain handle designs to improve grip, etc. For the most part, these claims simply carry no weight in actual batting performance, or to improve the skill of the player.
Anderson high-performance youth bats are approved for use in AABC, Babe Ruth Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League®, and Pony Baseball.
For Warranty information on your specific Anderson product, please visit the Customer Service area of our website.