About the 1, 2-Handed Drills PB43 Wood Bat:
To insure proper form, there is nothing better to refine your swing mechanics then by practicing with a short bat. It forces you to pay attention to the different elements of swing mechanics. Whether with the PB one-hand drills practice bat or the PB43, if you are serious about hitting, spent part of your training time on drills.
Hitting balls off a tee, start by taking 15-20 one-handed swings, first with just your top-hand on the bat in its normal game bat position and then hitting with your bottom hand in normal position. This helps ingrain proper form: keeping your shoulder tucked in, elbow close to your body, staying through the ball when you follow through. Without distraction of pitch location, speed or other variable out of your control, you are able to focus on staying through the ball.
The PB43 differs from our standard diameter PB one-hand drill training bat in that it has a bigger barrel for more over-all weight and also more end weight. This makes the PB43 more suitable for adding in 2-handed drills, allowing you to square up the ball more often. Because of its specs, the PB43 is recommended for the physically bigger, typically post high-school age, player. The weight of a training bat is offset by being shorter than a game bat. We recommended going with a PB43 5" shorter than your game bat.
The PB43 (think of it as a shortened 243 model) is designed after the one used by one of the great hitting instructors in professional baseball: Kevin Long of the Mets. Needless to say, we're impressed with the results it can deliver.
- Physically stronger player working on each element of his swing, individually
- Bigger hitter looking to incorporate tee work in to his training regimen
- Player wants more of the feel of squaring up the ball in the cage when doing 2-hand drills
1, 2-Handed Drills PB43 Wood Bat Specs:
Barrel: 2-9/16" end-loaded
Handle: 15/16" handle transitions quickly from barrel
Knob: slight flare in to with enough to catch your bottom hand
Weight: 0 Drop (Length - Drop = Weight in ounces)