Repairing/Fixing a cracked bat
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Author:  Ste#15 [ Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:51 am ]
Post subject:  Repairing/Fixing a cracked bat

I happened to find a cracked bat in my closet, I completely forgot about that one and why I kept it too. But! I remember that I took a ball too close to handle and the bat simply cracked, but not broke in two it just has a 5 inches (in length) crack that doesnt seem to be too deep. To really see the crack it too me almost a ton to bend the bat and open it at its top of 1.5mm maybe. Its a Pro Maple C271 all black with silver engraving, is it worth to repair the bat just to use it in the cage for some tee and soft toss instead of buying a new one? Here in Italy, the land of contradictions, Ill give the fixing a try
Heres what I did: I tried to open the crack as wide as I could to let some vinilyc glue drip deep in the crack, then I pushed the fiber that cracked out into its spot so that the bat its perfectly smooth, then I taped the crack super tight. Its not beautiful nor clean but seems solid... In theory!

Author:  Ste#15 [ Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Repairing/Fixing a cracked bat

Just came home from practice, the bat felt solid, no problems at all. I dont feel like Im gonna use it during hard toss or batting practice though.
If you crack a bat save it, you might use it for tee or soft toss ;)

Author:  nrocket [ Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Repairing/Fixing a cracked bat

Sometimes if you put several coats of wood glue in the crack them lightly sand. Then wrap it tight you could have it good as new.

Author:  G13 [ Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Repairing/Fixing a cracked bat

I've gotten good results when putting fiberglass on the crack. It is harder and more durable than glue, but I only use those fixed bats for practice.

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