The MacDougall & Sons PowerWood™ is available in three models: the M-10, M-14 and the M-21 and the world's coolest Fungo bat. All are handcrafted and come with an industry leading 5 month breakage warranty and a one year manufacturing defect warranty. Patents 7972229 and >8409038.
PowerWood Technology goes into every bat we make. But what goes into PowerWood Technology? High- tolerance joinery, True Hickory and Tanoak hardwoods, plus a special laminating process, to name a few. All combine to create a bat that will never shatter or splinter - something other all-wood bats can't do. No foreign materials like plastic, foam, metal or fiberglass. We stay true to the Baseball Tradition.
On top of all this is a finishing process that is unparalleled in the industry. Powerwood bats are around taking a beating for a long time so we have to go to special lengths to keep them looking good. There are 3 different products in 5 different coats on the barrel. Heat cured. The handle is asked to do different things than the barrel, so we came up with our own recipe that impregnates a natural oil mix deep into the wood to seal it and provide resiliency, but not take away that "wood feel". (John is a big Vladamir Guerrero fan and thinks EVERYONE should hit barehanded)
The Baseball Research Center put the PowerWood to the test. In case you think our bats look "flexible" in these videos, rest assured they are not. Thats what happens when you hit a bat on the end of the barrel at 198 mph in 15,000 frames per second video! And remember, the regular "pro model" wood bats broke a LONG time before they got to this point.
|Test speed protocol: 170 mph 2" from the end of the barrel equivalent to Albert Pujols taking a full cut at a 93 mph fastball) The PowerWood goes the first 22 hits without breaking. In fact, nothing happened until the testers increased the speed to 198 mph, when a slight fracture appeared in the barrel. The bat was still usable. The pro-model comparison bat only took seven hits at 165 mph before the handle split open.||Test speed protocol: 125 mph at the label (bat speed is slower near the hands) After 50 hits, the testers ramped the speed up to 163 mph (40 mph faster than it would see in the Majors). Nothing happened, even after 89 hits. The pro-model comparison bat only survived eight hits at 125 mph.|