• What is the Rope Bat™?
The Rope Bat™ is a baseball and softball swing trainer that utilizes centrifugal force to create bat speed and teach hitters to stay connected by using their entire body throughout the swing. The Rope Bat™, literally in a matter of minutes, gives the feedback necessary to provide hitters with a complete understanding of the feeling and look of a good swing.
• Why not just use a real bat to teach hitting?
Practically anyone can hit a ball, but hitting a baseball or softball correctly and consistently with authority is another matter. While the typical bat is heavy, the Rope Bat™ weighs only a few ounces, forcing real connection between the bat head and the body. Since the weight of the real bat is gone, hitters receive instant feedback about how to correct, connect, and perfect their swing. How? To hit the ball with authority they must swing fast by being connected with their body. The Rope Bat™ reinforces this movement with each and every swing.
• Where can the Rope Bat™ be used?
The Rope Bat™ can be used during team practice, instructional camps, the back yard, in the garage, or even in the on deck circle. It’s also great for stations around the batting cage. Once the basics are learned, hitters don’t need a coach looking over their shoulder; the Rope Bat™ helps them coach themselves. Through instant feedback, their confidence soars. They are invested and take ownership in their swing, and the mystery of hitting the ball hard is solved!
• I see there are two sizes . . . , which bat should I get?
The Rope Bat™ is designed to match the length of the “sweet spot” on the barrel of a real bat; therefore, the Rope Bat™ head should be at least two or three inches shorter than the chosen real bat. To find your desired length, please click on this link: www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/bats/sweetspot.html.
The Rope Bat™ Junior is designed for kids who use a 29 to 30 inch bat. It can also be used for one hand drills and is currently used by two major league teams for this purpose. The adult System 33 is for those who use a 31 inch bat or longer. If in doubt, buy the adult System 33.
• Can I use real balls or softballs?
DO NOT hit real baseballs or softballs with the Rope Bat™! Three Smushballs are included with each Rope Bat™ purchased, and more may be purchased under our Rope Bat™ Products. Whiffle® balls or other soft rubber or plastic balls may also be used.
SPECIAL NOTE: Hitting real baseballs or softballs with the Rope Bat™ will break the bat head, and thereby disqualify any and all warranties on this product.
• What is your warranty?
The Rope Bat™ is warranted against manufacturing defects for 30 days from the date of purchase. If, within 30 days of purchase you believe your Rope Bat™ was defectively manufactured, call our Rope Bat™ customer service for assistance at: 844-tex-rope (844-839-7673)
• Two simple directions to extend the life of your Rope Bat™:
- DO NOT store your Rope Bat™ in either extreme cold or hot temperatures.
- DO NOT expose your Rope Bat™ to direct sunlight or moisture for extended periods of time.
Following these simple directions will help to extend the life of the Rope Bat™ and keep it ready to help you master the correct baseball or softball swing.
• Where is the Rope Bat™ made?
The Rope Bat™ is made in Austin, Texas USA
• Is the Rope Bat™ patented?
The Rope Bat™ has two (2) patents.
• Can I sell the Rope Bat™ in my training facility or sporting goods store?
We welcome new re-sellers. You can apply to be a re-seller with Better Baseball Texas, Inc. Re-sellers are required to sign a Re-seller Agreement and purchase a minimum amount of products.
If you would like to become a re-seller, please either contact us by phone at: 844-tex-rope (844-839-7673) or use our email form on our Contact page to send us an email.