A: It gives an instant feel and feedback to the player on how the grip on the bat should be positioned. By hitting with The Bat Jack during practice, the players grip will improve and
develop. With increased use, the player will develop consistency within the grip providing more control over the
bat. When The Bat Jack is taken off, the player will naturally align
his/her grip into the same position that The Bat Jack provided. The Bat
Jack creates good grip habits that the player can feel instantly and
will want to repeat every time he/she grips the bat.
Q: What level of player is The Bat Jack intended for?
The Bat Jack benefits all age groups and skill levels. It has helped to
develop and maintain a powerful grip on the bat for players ranging
from age 7 to professional baseball and softball hitters. We have seen professional hitters hit with The Bat Jack, then take it off for their sons to use when they hit. They all feel the benefits immediately.
Q: Is The Bat Jack safe?
A: Yes, The Bat Jack is completely safe for all users and it actually reduces the likelihood of the bat flying out of young hitter's hands during the swing.
Q: When I receive my Bat Jack does it come with instructions?
Yes, on the back of the package there is a simple step by step guide
showing how to use The Bat Jack. The Bat Jack Grip Trainer is very
easy to use and doesn't need complicated explanations to show how to
use it. There is an instant feel once you grip the bat and hit with The Bat
Q: Can I still release my top hand off the bat when I hit with The Bat Jack?
A: Yes. The design allows the hitter to either hold on with both hands or release the top hand during the finish of the swing.
Q: What is the difference between the "soft" and "firm" Bat Jacks?
Both Bat Jacks accomplish the same results with the players grip
development. We offer the option because we know that every player has a
different feel and preference for their grip. The "soft" Bat Jack has
more flex and give to the material that some players feel is very
comfortable. The "firm" Bat Jack does have some flex as well for
comfort, but it is made from a bit more ridged and stiff material that
some players feel more support with. Both options do "break-in" a little
with use and we have found that the younger players tend to like the
feel of the "soft" version, whereas the older/stronger players tend to
prefer the "firm".
Q: Can I hit with The Bat Jack in games?
The intended use for The Bat Jack is for training purposes, however The
Bat Jack is allowed in game use under ASA Rule 3 Section 1D: "Any
attachment such as a
molded finger grip,
flair cone or choke up device must be attached with grip tape" This
means The Bat Jack is allowed, but a piece of grip tape must be used to
help secure it to the bat in addition to the velcro. Currently, The Bat
Jack is only allowed for game use under the ASA rule.
Q: Are there any other color Bat Jacks available?
Currently the only two colors available are the "original black" and
the "Bustos Edition lime-green". Additional colors will be available
sometime in the future.