(1)A softball bat "hit speed" from the manufacturer is 98 MPH. A Shaved Bat increases this speed and therefore becomes illegal. For example: an 8 MPH increase in bat performance equates to a softball leaving a bat at 98 MPH and a softball leaving a bat at 106 MPH. The difference is a fast 62 ft. in additional distance traveled. A Pitcher standing at 60 ft. has between 1/2 (80 MPH) and 1/3 (120 MPH) of a second to react, and catch a ball soaring directly at them. This can and will result in disastrous player injuries.
DISCLAIMER: Once shaved, these bats are only to be used in Home Run Derbies, Tournaments where there are no bat restrictions and anywhere where shaved bats are legal for play. Never use shaved bats in sanctioned league play and/or tournaments where bats are certified to stay within a certain performance level or anywhere it is illegal. All customers of PerformanceBats.com must sign a Shaving Release agreeing they will not use the shaved bats in sanctioned league play, tournaments or anywhere it is illegal. The Shaving Release must be signed before any work will begin. Bat shaving will void your manufacturer’s warranty. Click Here to access the Bat Shaving & Order Release Form.