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Sut'n Blue    54

 

A new one for me.

Kid comes up to bat and taps the bat on the plate causing the bat to rattle like crazy. I call time, give the bat a tap myself and it rattles something awful. "Sorry coach but the bat has to go." Coach comes up and points out that the bat has a rotating handle in that the first four or five inches of the handle rotate independently of the rest of the bat. Coach claimed the rotating part was what caused the rattle so the rattle was OK.

I've never seen one of these bats before. Here's a link:

https://www.si.com/edge/2014/08/25/eastons-mako-torq-bat-gives-hitters-spin-their-swing#

At which levels is this bat legal / illegal? If you have experience with these type of bats, do they usually rattle?

The bat was BBCOR and checked out OK in every other way but I wonder if the Fed requirement that the handle be a minimun of ten inches would make the bat illegal.

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stkjock    272

Legal at all levels, been around since 2015, big commercial bust for Easton. 

 

I've seen them around, never heard a rattle, nor any comments about rattles. 

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Tksjewelry    370

Utrip put out a late list of additional illegal bats, and I don't remember seeing that one on it but you may check their Web site.

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Cav    153

The bat is legal in Ohio, but the rattle is not. 

 

1-3-2 The bat shall have the following characteristics and components.

a. Each legal wood, aluminum or composite bat shall:

3. Be free of rattles...

 

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maineump    349
On ‎4‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 4:55 PM, Sut'n Blue said:

 

A new one for me.

Kid comes up to bat and taps the bat on the plate causing the bat to rattle like crazy. I call time, give the bat a tap myself and it rattles something awful. "Sorry coach but the bat has to go." Coach comes up and points out that the bat has a rotating handle in that the first four or five inches of the handle rotate independently of the rest of the bat. Coach claimed the rotating part was what caused the rattle so the rattle was OK.

I've never seen one of these bats before. Here's a link:

https://www.si.com/edge/2014/08/25/eastons-mako-torq-bat-gives-hitters-spin-their-swing#

At which levels is this bat legal / illegal? If you have experience with these type of bats, do they usually rattle?

The bat was BBCOR and checked out OK in every other way but I wonder if the Fed requirement that the handle be a minimun of ten inches would make the bat illegal.

I would say that any bat with a rattle you can hear is out. They don't make the bat to rattle, so there must be some problem with it.

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Umpire in Chief    1,369

I had this bat in a college game this year after the hit when it went to the ground I noticed the rattle. 

I handed an Asst coach the bat and said this is broken it's done. 

Between innings, the head coach came out to me with the bat and showed it to my partner and I and we decided to let it remain in the game, but I hated the way it sounded when it hit the ground. But is sounded solid when it hit the ball.

 

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beerguy55    180

Had one player on my team had one - no, the rattle isn't normal.  They also don't help your hitting, and just make a fundamentally poor hitter worse.  Also really suck if you're the type of batter who hangs his bottom finger or two off the knob, because the knob doesn't rotate.

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I'm familiar with this bat.  It's the Easton Mako Torque.  It was a selling bust.  But the application and idea was brilliant to keep hitters from rolling over.  Anyways, totally legal bat unaltered, but no natural rattle to it.  If it rattled, get it out of play.  Nice work.

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