The RD4 is the official custom model of Astros prospect & Columbus, Ohio native, Ronnie Dawson. Ronnie worked with our bat designer to dial in on a specific feel. After trying our AP5 and our R318 the idea was born to merge the two and the RD4 was generated.
This is a perfect model for players who seek a slight barrel load with a thicker, slightly flared handle. This model helps to generate bat speed, while still maintaining a nice balanced feel to promote bat control.
RD4 Wood Bat Stats:
Barrel: 2-1/2" average diameter but long and moderately end-weighted
Handle: 61/64" slightly thicker diameter
Knob: moderate flare from handle in to just enough knob to catch your bottom hand on
Weight: -2.5 drop (length - 2.5 = weight in ounces)
Power hitter seeking a little less end weight and more bat speed
Extra base hitter who is looking for more barrel than a F110 or R141
Experienced wood bat player looking for a versatile bat in the middle of the line-up
Comparable model: R318 with the moderately flared knob of an AP5
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