In the baseball bat market, many people think that the best bats are the ones made with the more common materials. For wood bats that would mean that maple, ash and bamboo would be considered the best materials. One bat manufacturer trying to change that thought and open people up to the possibility of guayaibi wood being just as good, if not better than those other materials is, Southbat.
When Southbat opened up shop, they chose to use guayaibi wood to produce their bats instead of the traditional woods. Guayaibi wood is a solid wood that doesn't need a composite handle to provide you the ultimate power when making solid contact. It grows in the sub-tropical forests of South America and is denser and tighter than maple, ash and bamboo wood and is the premium wood to use for bat construction. It is also more flexible than the other materials. When all these factors are put together, it provides those who use the bat more pop with each swing, extended longevity and improved durability.
The bats are hand-crafted and are finished to the finest specifications and quality control standards. Southbat ensures that only the best wood is selected and extracted from the Argentinian forest. The wood is then treated and painted in their own facility to ensure quality control. Many players competing in the 2013 World Baseball Classic used Southbat pieces when they competed earlier this year. The bat is also approved for use in the South American Confederation of Baseball, Pan-American Confederation of Baseball and the International Baseball Federation.