At Gorilla Bats, we are dedicated to enhancing your baseball and softball abilities, which is why we offer bat rolling and shaving services.
Gorilla Bats offers 4 shaving specs for you to choose from. We have shaved 1,000's of bats and have developed a custom tune for nearly every model out there. Keep in mind every bat is different so we cannot generalize how much we remove per specification, but we can describe the ending result. A shaved bat can help your performance in the long run, so we want to be sure that we’re doing it to your liking. The comments below are tailored more to new in wrapper bats. Bats that are mailed in used, we fully evaluate before performing the service. A lot of times customers do not know the bat is already shaved or the bat is broken down internally. For those instances where we do not feel comfortable shaving the bat to the requested spec, we will contact you to discuss best options.
This is the middle of the spectrum shave and roll. Will be approximately 60% broken in when pulled out of the wrapper and will need some swings to break in. We suggest this spec for team use or anyone looking for the best durability and longevity. Average distance gains are in the 40-50 ft range.
This is a slightly heavier bat shaving service than standard with a heavier roll. The bat will be 75% broken in when you pull it out of the wrapper. We do not suggest this shaving spec when used as a team bat if you would like it to last. Will need some swings to break in completely. Average distance gains are 50 ft.
Shaving a bat to this spec is for those who want maximum performance within the "normal spectrum". Durability is somewhat compromised. All bats shaved to this spec will develop webbing within a few swings and should be 85% broken in straight out of the wrapper. This will be a hard bat to put down and suggest limiting its use if you would like it to last. Don't be afraid to swing it by any means, just understand the bat is very thin. Average distance gains are 50-60ft.
KING KONG Spec
The Stadium Spec is our top of the line shave and roll. EXTREME shave maxed out 100%, heat rolled and poly coat standard. These bats will come 95% broken in and will need very little swings for it to stand up completely. Because of the extreme nature of the shave, we use a very expensive PCD diamond bit to ensure the fibers and resin are consistently cut throughout the bat. Using less than ideal tooling with this level of shave will destroy your bat internally. Durability will be compromised, but the ball will absolutely fly. Average distance gains 60+ft.
Feel free to contact us should you have any questions on what shaving spec you should go with.