Another in our line of big hitter wood bats, the NK43 Professional Series wood baseball bat is very similar to the V243, actually sharing the same barrel dimensions (big!). But this bat model comes with one big difference - the knob: there is none! The handle flares out and that’s where it ends.
How can a power hitter use this wood bat without tossing it in to the stands (envision the baseball movie “Major League”)? Well, we find that Jake Fox, a young hitting stud for the Orioles does alright with this kind of knob (he uses a custom model of the NK43 with a knobless handle, albeit a +1!). He led spring training in homers and hopefully will get his shot soon. Keep an eye out for this Phoenix Bats rising star.
NK43 Wood Bat Stats:
Barrel: 2-9/16" large, end-weighted barrel
Handle: 15/16" average size handle
Knob: flares out from handle with nothing to catch your hand
Weight: -2 drop (length - drop = weight in ounces)
Comparable competitor model: C243 with no knob
Power hitter who wants an end-loaded bat with average size handle but no knob
Player likes large barrel size & a good amount of handle flare.
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