One method, one wood, quality bats for all.
The University of Wood Technology in Zvolen, Slovakia tested the select wood used in YAYA’s beech bats against American Wood Council standards. The results? YAYA’s beech greatly outperforms maple, ash and birch on three crucial characteristics: rupture, elasticity, and density.
European Beech wood is by far the most durable wood available. Its elastic memory produces a profound trampoline effect creating better exit speed and increased distance. We find the amazing harmonics of the wood to have less vibration insuring more power transferred between bat and ball.
Dear Customers, perhaps you have noticed we have made some changes in the profiles we offer.
After some time we realized as a small manufacturer to ensure quality and uniformity it would be best to specialize in the models we produced.
We want to create the best profile to suit our wood in weight, and balance for the widest range of hitters.
In pursuit of this aim we have come out with 4 basic profiles offered in sizes 31.5″ to 34″ standard, with a selection of one of three knobs and handle tapers.
The three knobs we offer are a 1.95 with a slight taper and radius to the knob, a 2.02 knob very similar to the commonly produced 271 standard and a 2.12 knob with a steeper taper for more bat control and counter balance.
We of course will offer made to order models as requested with added charges for set up time and tooling.
The knobs will be denoted by the last number in the model number, knobs 0,1 and 2.
In our modernization we made a conscious choice to utilize the least automatic of the accurate turning machines on the market To this effort we purchased two Cintauro 1200 lathes.
Though the automatically follow our templates we are able to have hands on contact. One reason this makes it a better process is that even if wood seems perfect when it is a billet, the process of turning it down to a bat often releases stress which deform the bat shape or point to defects in the wood.
Our process increases the chance we will catch these changes in the wood before they are shipped out to the customer.
Each of our bats are hand finished. First we take a number 3 metal file to take off all large abrasions and to finish smoothing out the radius on the knob and the barrel end.
After sanding with three different grades of sand paper we polish the bat off with a furniture polishing cloth.
Each bat is finished off with our Antler Rubbing technique which makes the wood more dense providing a more durable surface and stronger barrel.
Each bat is then hand inspected before being stained and lacquered. The knobs are hand sanded to final shape to insuring accurate duplication, of both the size, the inner and outer radiuses and any unseen scratches on the surface.
Bats are then hand stained or lacquered with two coats and sent off to the laser engraver. Our stock bats will have the normal barrel end and logo. All we be ink dot tested using the Mlb gauge. We will ink blot test every bat from the smallest child’s to bats made for pro’s.
The only bats not ink blot tested will be our Sure hands over under series and our Fungo bat.
We are more than a bat company. We are a community of players, coaches and dedicated craftspeople. We are inspired to create the highest quality, most affordable, best performing bat in the world.
Our founder who ventured into this project was motivated by a wish to find a self -funding independent vehicle for preserving and building baseball in Eastern Europe for any child regardless of economic standing. He searched for weeks in the forest to find a new and better, more durable, powerful wood to bring to players all around the world.
The result is Beech Wood, dried by a guarded process to produce bats with the best mechanical properties that are needed for a wooden bat. Our hands on manufacturing process insures each bat is true, without deformities, and of such quality as needed by the highest level baseball player. We do not make seconds, from our children’s bats to those produced for professional players all bats come from the same billets. Our hands on method is utilized from billet to customer, children’s, adult, fungos, sure hands. One method, one wood, quality bats for all.
Buy a dozen or more YAYA Baseball bats and get 5% discount.
Customise your bats with extended color combinations, laser engraving and a unique profiles shape.
Our bats are made from The Original European Beech Wood. We use only ECO friendly lacquers and paints.