The Purpose of a Bat Tester
The SSL portable barrel
compression fixtures or bat testers were developed for
the softball and baseball industry to measure the barrel
stiffness of a bat. The barrel compression of a bat
correlates to its performance. The lower the
compression, the better the bat will perform.
The bat compression tester
is completely portable and does not require power.
The devices are used to
determine when a bat has exceeded its intended life and
also reveals when bat barrels have been tampered with
(i.e. when a bat has been rolled or when the bat barrel
has been shaved). The tester is commonly used to
test bats before games, tournaments, and is also
used for quality