Major League Players
Former MLB Player
NL 2000 MVP, All Time Leader In Home Runs Among 2nd Baseman
Gary Long is personally invested in the development of the young player’s swing. With the Rope Bat®, he has a tool that can give personal feedback on hand position for any swing. Developing a consistent swing path to the ball and training that habit can be helped by the Rope Bat®.
Head Softball Coach, Mary Hardin Baylor University, Belton, TX
The Rope Bat® really helps my girls timing. They really like the sound of it when they hit it right. The Rope Bat® gives them immediate feedback and allows them to correct their own mistakes. I would certainly recommend it for younger girls as well. Younger girls can pick this up pretty quick, maybe even sooner than older girls.
Head Baseball Coach at Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
With the Rope Bat® you know you’re going to get immediate feedback. You’re going to see ball off the bat, you’re going to see side spin, you’re going to see back spin, and it helps guys understand barrel position at contact.
Former President Texas High School Coaches Association
Head Coach at Westwood HS in Austin, TX for 33 years
The Rope Bat® can be a connected and highly synchronized swing. ‘Connected’ has always been easy to see and difficult to teach. It takes a few swings to adapt to the Rope Bat® , but you will ‘feel’ the Rope Bat® connecting your swing efficiency.
Head Baseball Coach, McNeil HS, Round Rock, TX
The Rope Bat® is a fantastic teaching tool for coaches and a fun way for players to improve their swing. This training device will actually force your hitters to stay connected through the swing while staying inside the baseball. Our kids love it!
Former Head Softball Coach Westwood HS, Austin, TX
The Rope Bat® teaches athlete accountability, humility, and persistence. The Rope Bat® teaches consistency. If you don’t swing the Rope Bat® perfect, you WILL NOT hit the ball. It forces you to increase your bat speed and demands consistency with your mechanics.
Rope Bat® Customer Reviews
“Great tool!Easily teaches the right swing mechanics for a great swing. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.”
– Brent B. (parent, coach and former college baseball player)
“Both of my boys, ages 16-14 started hitting with Gary and the Rope Bat 2-3 years ago while playing select ball. Both were good hitters, but like all baseball players, hit the proverbial slump on occasion. To ease out of it we go back to Gary and the Rope Bat technique. With Gary’s hitting expertise, teaching demeanor, keen perceptive eye and motivating personality with the Rope Bat, both boys, after just a few reminder lessons, stride right back into hitting screaming gap shots rather than routine fly and ground ball outs. With the confidence they gained from Gary and the Rope Bat, Matthew, as a sophomore, hit .485 with Westwood HIgh School this past spring and received the Silver Slugger Hitting Award. Jacksons spring season came to an early halt for obvious reasons. So those of you who want their boys or girls to exceed in hitting the baseball, I highly recommend Gary and the Rope Bat. If you want to talk to me, Gary can provide my number. I will be glad to further support the Rope Bat as it has done wonders for not only my boys, but other boys and girls we know who have become very successful hitters as the result of using the Rope Bat and following Gary’s instructions.”
– Mike G. (baseball dad)
“My team has won their 3rd straight championship in a row all in part to the rope bat. The kids were hitting machines with every ball hit I thought the cover was coming off the baseball. Thank you to Coach Long and the Rope Bat, because without it I don’t think we win all those championships. Since using The Rope Bat, my son went back through our score books, and we are 171 wins- 7 loses in the years using The Rope Bat.”
– Robert C. (baseball coach)
“We have used the Rope Bat for the last two years. My son is 8 years old now and has really benefitted from it’s use. So much so that many other coaches around our area are starting to purchase the product.
We use it almost every practice session we have in the back yard and have “”Home Run Derby”” Practice with wiffle balls regularly with it.
I haven’t found another product to reinforce to young kids the importance of swinging in unison with their body as well as well as teaching them to maintain their lag until impact. The kids “”play”” with this product in the back yard and figure out themselves that their hardest hits come from uncoiling their bodies and extending through the ball rather than stopping their hands and slapping at it.
It’s also the best cure I’ve seen for dropping hands or looping through the swing.”
– Jennifer C. (baseball mom)
“New season, new challenges! Picked up a new player this fall. She is a right handed hitter… or was! Because of her speed, we have moved her to the left side and are teaching her to drag, slap, hit away. She has been working with the Rope Bat 3-4 times a week and in our first tournament (her 1st as lefty!) she hit .400!
I coach a girls 12u baseball team and girls Fastpitch 14u team. Both teams use the Rope Bat in team practices and several players from both teams have their own. It has been an invaluable tool for us as coaches, and for them as players.”
– John T. (baseball and softball coach)
“Just a quick “thumbs up” for Rope Bat. I coach a little league team at Oak Hill and used Rope Bat with my 8-and-under team. Gotta say, I saw significant improvement in the boys’ hitting. Their contact, bat speed and overall mechanics improved quite a bit. Will continue using it.”
– Eric K. (baseball dad and coach)
“Thank you Coach Long for coming out to Kamden’s signing today. Both of my boys have used your methods including the Rope Bat for years. Koby was a 6A ALL-STATE player and Kamden is having a great Sr year and will be playing college baseball next year. Keep helping youth/Collegiate/Professional players chase their dream!!!”
– Kevin K. (baseball dad)
Gary, sir I believe this is the absolute best swing trainer I’ve ever seen in all of my coaching. After my team started our Rope Bat regiment they were tearing the stitching out of the ball. Including this year my teams have won 3 straight championships, in 2 different little leagues. I want to get every league in the district to get a bunch of rope bats for each league. Hopefully they see that we dominated every team, and will order a good quantity of Rope Bats.
– Robert C. (baseball coach)
The rope bat has helped both of my boys keep their swing on plane as well as maintaining a stong follow thru It has been the best hitting device they have ever used.
– Michael G. (baseball dad)
“This product is great for showing kids their swing flaws and provides them with instant feedback. Put a ball on a tee and watch a kid struggle to hit it a few times and they will start making corrections on their own. I have used many hitting aids but this one shows how important it is for your body to work as one while hitting.”
– Mathew (baseball coach)
“If you are looking to improve your kid or your teams swing then stop looking. This is what you want to buy. It totally changed both of my daughters swing in just a few times of using it. Now they swing in the garage on their own without me. I also use it with my 10u softball team. Even just swinging it in the on deck circle just to remind them how to swing correctly!”
– Landon (softball dad and coach)
“Excellent trainer for anyone wanting to improve their hitting mechanics. Forces a proper swing or you won’t hit the ball, then translates that using a real bat.”
– Greg (baseball dad)
“The Rope Bat is an amazing tool that has helped me tremendously in such a short amount of time. I feel my swing has become faster and it’s easier for me to tell what my mistakes are when I’m in the box. Most of all, this tool has made an incredible difference in my confidence. I am WAY MORE CONFIDENT! THANK YOU COACH LONG!”
– Gabby (16U Softball player)
“The customer service from the company is beyond amazing. I had an issue with my bat, I emailed the company and within hours I received a reply with a fix to my problem, that I was by no means expecting. The communication through the issue has been very prompt and my new product was being shipped the very next day. What an amazing company to do business with.”
– Heidi (baseball mom)
“The Rope Bat has been a great help for my son. It gives instant feedback and makes you swing correctly. It not only builds a great swing it builds confidence. A great investment in any hitters future.”
– Gary (baseball dad)
“Right from the get go, the Rope Bat revealed some flaws in my son’s technique and forced him to make necessary adjustments. These adjustments have aided in better mechanics. My son loves the Rope Bat!”
– Eddie (baseball coach and dad)
“Wow is all i can say!! We have purchased all kinds of swing products and I can honestly say all of them have been more of a gimmick than a real swing training tool. Finally today we found a swing training tool that does so many things!! I have a 15 year old High School softball player and a 10 year old travel baseball player and they both can’t get enough of The Rope Bat!! They can see instant feedback and use this hitting tool over and over again. I want to thank Mr. Long as well for putting great instructional videos for us to watch and replicate at home. I’m off to field more of their hits off The Rope Bat.”
– James G. (baseball dad)
“Our 11u team uses the rope bat at every practice at one of our stations before they hit in the cage. It really gets our kids to learn how to get the bat on the right hitting plane.”
– Scott L. (baseball coach)
“The BEST hitting tool EVER. It turns kids into hitting machines, and is by far the best product of its kind anywhere. The Rope Bat is sensational.”
– Robert (baseball coach)
“Great product to help expose a young hitters flaws!”
– Mike M. (baseball dad and coach)
“Have had the tool since my daughter’s first practice. 2 years later she still swings it before ever picking up a bat at practice.”
– Nate P. (softball dad)
“The Rope Bat is a great product, my son is training with it and getting ready for varsity Baseball and I will be introducing it to my T-Ball division this up coming season!!”
– David C. (baseball dad and coach)
“Just received 3 of these for my 3 (8) year olds. This hitting tool instantly provides feedback on what they did correctly or incorrectly. A great effective tool for teaching and coaching the correct swing path and learning how to swing with bat lag. Gary Long has come up with a great product.”
– Michael D. (baseball dad)
“The Rope Bat is a fantastic training tool. It helped my son get a better feel for rotational hitting and staying connected. The Rope Bat is the best thing I’ve seen for learning barrel awareness.”
– Jeff J. (baseball dad)
“Great tool! Easily teaches the right swing mechanics for a great swing. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.”
– Brett B. (baseball dad)
We just got our rope bat for my daughter….and her hitting practice was amazing last night. She’s gaining the ability to self-adjust, which will be critical in the batter’s box!!!!
– Holli R. (softball mom)