Aggressive shaving better performance but greater likely hood of cracking in less than hits or less and Freakin HOT level This is the highest level possible when shaving. The bar chart at right shows test results [1,2] for three bats that were broken-in naturally by hitting balls. Customer Service. Shaving the inner layer greatly weakens it to the point that it may break and fall apart, causing the bat to sound like one of those rain sticks. That stiffness may be measured directly using a compression device, or indirectly by measuring the hoop frequency of the bat vibration.
What is an Altered or Doctored Bat?
The differences in the graphics are noticeable, but the differences probably wouldn't attract the attention unless someone was comparing the two bats side by side. Starting at: