Charles Trudeau, our founder, explains the difference between our 3 most popular wood bats for baseball. The BB71, R141 and the V243.
The BB71 is perfect if you're just starting to swing a full-sized wood bat, coming up from our DR100 youth bat, or just wanting a little more bat speed. The BB71 is the lightest of the Phoenix wood bats, with a length-to-weight difference of -3. Rock maple, northern white ash, or our wood composite, the BB71 professional series wood baseball bat (known in other circles as the C271) is great for the singles and doubles hitter. It features a slightly flared handle transition in to the knob and a barrel that gives this wood bat nice pop to slap it in to the gaps. It’s a really good fit for the prototypical lead-off, second and ninth hitter in the line-up.
Are you the type of wood bat player who can knock the baseball out of the park on occasion, but more often crushes line drives? Do you like a baseball bat that doesn’t have too much weight out in the barrel? If so, consider Phoenix Bats Professional Series R141 – our most versatile wood bat. It’s very evenly balanced throughout and is a great choice for the team during wood bat games. Known elsewhere as the T141, a maple, ash, or composite R141 bat helps delivers the gap shot that drives ‘em all in.
If you’re a power hitter and looking for a great wood bat to launch it in to the stands, try the V243 Professional Series wood baseball bat. Being a bigger barreled wood bat, most of the weight is out at the end of the barrel. It was designed in such a way that it has been a very popular choice with our pro team’s equipment managers who order wood bats for their players. So whether you’ve heard it called the V243 or C243, you can’t go wrong with this bat now that you’ve assumed the role of team “Crusher." All wood composite bat, maple bat, or ash bat, you’ll be able to step upto the plate having the confidence that with one swing of the V243, you can change the score.
These bats also make great Christmas gifts! For the hard-to-please baseball player on your list, these wood bats will not disappoint. Every wood bat is professional grade, and can be custom painted and engraved with a team name, player's name or just an inspirational slogan. Also, remember the Phoenix Challenge...your player can swing the bat for 10 days, and if he doesn't like it, it's a simple return - no questions asked!