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Flared Knob | Medium Handle | Quick Transition | Big Barrel
32"(-3) - End Loaded
With the AP5 being one of the most demanded and hottest bats in baseball, Chandler has replicated its design into the AP5A model. This wood baseball bat is known for being a bigger barrel model, its pinched transition increases whip through the zone. This model was designed for combination of balance and barrel incorporating a flare with a smooth transition into the knob.
Chandler Bats was founded in 2009 in East Norriton, Pennsylvania as a response to the need to improve safety in the game of baseball. In 2008, the rate of broken bats in Major League Baseball was at an all-time high. With a passion to improve safety as well as quality, Chandler Bats sought to provide a revolutionary wood product for big league players. We've also made it our mission to offer the same high-end product to players at any level of the game.
Chandler Bats’ commitment to accuracy and quality can be seen in the detail on every bat.
Chandler Bats is committed to constructing the most finely engineered baseball bat in the world. In an industry that is over a century and a half old, Chandler Bats is a leading innovator.
In 2019 Chandler Bats was acquired by YC52, LLC and relocated to Port St. Lucie, Florida in 2021 with the goal of helping Chandler Bats expand past Major League Baseball to college play and beyond. New ownership's knowledge and passion for baseball will help Chandler Bats produce products unlike anything else on the market. This acquisition landed Yoenis Céspedes on an elite list of professional athlete entrepreneurs.
With Céspedes spearheading this growth and change in leadership, Chandler Bats has been actively recruiting players who value and want to play with the best, and want to propel the brand to the next level. Our focus and mission remains clear providing the undisputed best product in baseball!
The 22k Real Gold Chandler logo is not only our signature brand, but a mark of premium high-quality craftsmanship within the game of baseball. The Chandler 22k Real Gold logo contains real 22k gold flakes. Just like the players whose bats sport our gold, it represents innate desire to separate from the competition. For us, it symbolizes the determination each player holds toward his or her own success – and ours.
The Wood Bat Factory is passionate about the importance of every player using a wood bat. We also stand behind every product we offer. We know that every brand we carry starts off with the best billets available ANYWHERE. A Leatherstocking Hand-Split Billet Co. Billet.
This is why we offer a 30 day warranty on every playing bat we sell*.
We understand that transitioning to wood, and becoming a better batter requires practice. If you are new to wood bats we highly recommend swinging a bat with a thick handle. This adds durability to bat in the area where it is most vulnerable to breakage should a mis-hit occur. And as you transition to wood - mis-hits will occur. No bat regardless of brand or wood quality can sustain mis-hits near the end of the barrel, or near the label. Sooner or later, mis-hitting will lead to bat breakage, and even the pros break bats.
A broken bat - isn't necessarily while not fun - should be viewed as a learning opportunity. Maybe you should have laid off of that inside fast ball! A broken bat is just one of the feedback mechanisms that a wood bat offers that a metal bat never will. In addition to possibly breaking - wood bats provide instant feedback in the way of both tactile and audible ques. There's a reason your hands sting, or the hit sounds funny when you miss the sweet spot.
We are so passionate about our mission to get every player swinging a wood bat that our warranty is designed to encourage players young and old to use a wood bat every time they step into the box. We will replace your bat regardless of whether it was a manufacturing defect, which let's face it - despite the fact that we offer only bats made from the highest quality wood available, and from brands with discriminating quality assurance processes - can happen, or if it's broken by a player swinging a pitch that he shouldn't have swung at!
*Our warranty does not cover neglect or abuse.
Whether it's BBCOR, USA Baseball, or USSSA Certification - all one-piece wood bats (except bamboo) are allowed for use - with or without the certification markings. This means every bat in our lineup is considered certified, or rather certification not required. Because every one of the above mentioned standards are designed to make a metal bat respond more like a wood bat.
If the standard is make metal bats respond like wood bats - meaning they take away all the benefits of metal bats(ie: exit velocity), but don't give you back any of the benefits of wood (immediate feedback)... Then why would any serious player use anything but wood? Nothing can provide you the immediate feedback that a wood bat gives, both in terms of sound and feel. Miss the sweet spot? Those stinging hands will tell you so! Plus wood bats don't have a trampolining effect, because they aren't hollow. Wood is the only option for players who want to be their best. No matter who your favorite pro player is, there's one thing that's for sure - he swings a wood bat. You should too.