The Impact Bat PRO is a heavier, more advanced version of the popular Impact Bat wood training bat. The Pro model is made for the more advanced player because it has a smaller sweet spot and it is game weighted (-3 weight drop). It is made of acrylic and has a rectangular handle which emphasizes palm up/palm down hands. This bat promotes rotational hitting mechanics and is endorsed by renowned hitting instructor Mike Epstein.
- Made of acrylic
- Ideal for High School, College, and the Pros
- Barrel is 2 3/4" wide and the handle is rectangular
- Proves and reinforces square contact
- Teaches proper hand position at contact (palm up/palm down)
- Gives instant feedback on balls that are hit (rolling the wrists = misses or ground balls)
- Helps determine a square path to the ball when the back elbow tucks
- Teaches how to get INSIDE and BEHIND the ball
- Maximizes carry and lift
- Builds the proper Muscle Memory for Square Contact
- Promotes the proper grip of the bat
- Use it with whiffle balls, tennis balls or other lite balls (not intended for use with hard balls)
Instant Feedback and Understanding
If you swing and miss, or hit it into the ground, then you most likely rolled your wrists too soon. When you square it up with the Impact Bat, you will hit line drives. This gives you instant feedback and creates the proper muscle memory like all professional hitters.
With the square handle and the flat side, the Impact Bat reinforces proper hand position for square contact. It helps the player determine the square path to the ball without any thought. When someone swings the Impact Bat for the first time, they get an instant understanding of how the hands are supposed to be at contact. When the thumbs are placed on the bat, it helps the hitter understand how to get inside and behind the ball by giving the hands the mechanical advantage.
Too often players whip their hands through the strike zone to create bat speed, causing the wrists to roll over. This is a leading cause for ground balls, pop ups, and misses. All MLB players have their top hand palm up and the bottom hand palm down at impact to deliver the most force on the ball. The Impact Bat reinforces this position!
"This makes sense, the Impact Bat teaches a player proper hand position at contact. We use it with everyone we teach." - Mike Epstein, Major League Player from 1966-1974 and Owner of Mike Epstein Hitting.