The current preferred baseball bat turned from hand selected second growth premium Northern Hard Maple. All wood billets are vacuum dried to increase hardness and enhance the Maple effect. At our plant, every billet is sorted and graded on structural elements then weighed to ensure model consistency. Bone rubbed for maximum hardness then hand sanded for excellent balance. Triple coated finish. Premium Northern Maple – in all barrel sizes – Drop 2-3 Cupped.