John MacDougall knew he could build a better wood bat. A lifelong baseball addict, coach and father of two baseball players (those would be the sons, below), he was no stranger to broken bats. He's seen maple and ash bats shatter, splinter, crack, split and explode, sometimes after only a few at bats. At $90 a pop (a lot more now, eh?), that hurts and it's not how John believed it had to be. He could have switched to composite wood bats, but being a traditionalist at heart, that just didn't sit right with him. He had a better idea.
John started to build the perfect real wood bat from scratch, testing various woods until he figured out that a fusion of True Hickory and Oregon Tanoak utilized the greatest characteristics of each wood where they were needed most. He then perfected a patented laminating design and machining process to create a bat that's stronger, harder and more durable than any all-wood bat out there. The really cool side effect? Better performance!
We always forget to mention that we are green because it's just how we roll. We are part of our electrical utility's Blue Sky program so we get a large percentage of our electricity from wind. All of our wood scrap and sawdust is recycled into the community - kindling, meat smoking, animal bedding, mulch, etc.