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Mattingly V-Grip™
Helping Improve Your Swing

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Barrel Diameter:
2 1/2

Handle Diameter:
31/32
Adult Ash Wood Bat

- Patented V-Gripô technology
- High quality Apalachian white ash
- Black post catalyzed high gloss finish
Barrel Diameter:
2 1/2

Handle Diameter:
31/32
Adult Maple Wood Bat

- Patented V-Gripô technology
- High quality Canadian rock maple
- Cherry post catalyzed high gloss finish
Mattingly V-Grip™   Helping Improve Your Swing



Mattingly V-Grip™
Helping Improve Your Swing
Baseball legend Don Mattingly, whose passion to teach his kids and all players alike the best hitting techniques, conceived and designed the V-Grip™. The V-Grip™ instantly corrects what Mattingly found to be the most common problem found in hitters -- the position of the hands around the handle. The patented V-Shaped handle naturally aligns the knocking knuckles, effectively positioning the bat away from the palm and into the fingertips.

V-Grip™ Technology
What Makes It Better

The patented V-Grip™ technology – only available with Mattingly bats – enables the hitter to unlock his or her full potential. By aligning the knocker knuckles properly, the Mattingly V-Grip™ forces the bat handle away from the palm and into the fingers – the perfect batting grip for sending fast hands through the hitting zone and getting the sweet spot on the ball.

An additional feature of the Mattingly V-Grip™ is a stiff handle and taper section, which transfers more energy and power at the point of impact. Some manufacturers promote a flexible, “whip” handle, but don’t be fooled! The theory of a whipping action works fine in golf – where the target is stationary – but has not been proven to efficiently transfer energy when applied to a moving target such as a baseball (in fact, many studies suggest the energy is absorbed, rather than transferred!). In other words, a flexible bat could rob you of distance and power – so you want a bat that remains stiff, such as a Mattingly V-Grip™ model.

All Mattingly Bats
  • Are made with the highest-quality materials using cutting-edge methods
  • Have the patented V-Grip™ technology
  • Include a stiff, no-whip handle
  • Are extremely durable and come with an industry standard warranty

V-Grip™ Technique
Feel the Difference

To demonstrate how the grip works, try this technique:

Without the proper grip, high-quality scientifically engineered bats alone do nothing to enhance swing performance. Place the V-Grip™ bat in your hands incorrectly by setting the bat back in the palm of your hand and then swing the bat. It will end up out in your fingertips where it should be placed to swing the bat. If you do the same thing with a round handle bat, it will stay in the back of your hand. In other words, if you try and swing the V-Grip™ bat incorrectly, it corrects itself and ends up in the proper position in your hands – the bat forces your swing to be efficient!

Without the proper grip, your bat head will lag through the hitting zone, losing speed, power and control -- reducing the ability to consistently hit a strike-zone ball. The V-Grip™ technology allows the batter to maximize bat speed and the strength generated by the whole body to optimize the hitting force transferred to the bat.

  • Only the patented Mattingly V-Grip™ ensures proper hand alignment
  • Proper alignment delivers faster bat speed
  • Faster bat speed creates more power
  • Increased power drives the ball farther
  • Technology and Technique (T.N.T Powerload)

 

Technology and Technique
(T.N.T Powerload)

In addition to owning the bat with the best Technology, V-Grip™ Bat also comes with Don Mattingly’s batting tips to give you proper hitting Techniques. The current major league coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers shares the same approach with you that he shares with Major League hitters – tips that are sure to improve your batting average. These tips are included with every product you purchase, and if you join the V-Force Community, you can find the answers to many of your batting questions.

Technology + Technique = Explosive Performance (TnT) !

 
© 2008 Mattingly Hitting Products, Inc. All Rights Reserved. "V-Grip", "Beast", "Ripped", "V-Force" are registered trademarks and "Mattingly Baseball", the Swinging Batter logo, and all other marks and logos are trademarks of Mattingly Hitting Products, Inc.

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Ron Polk breaks the game of baseball down not only position by position, but all aspects of the game off the field. A veteran college coach and one of the most respected men in the game, Polk gives excellent tips for coaches of all levels, from the first day of practice to the final game of the postseason tournament. The former Mississippi State coach is still a popular speaker on the clinic tour and after reading the book, one will understand why. Not only does Polk discuss teaching fundamentals and game strategies, but also gives excellent ideas and points on the "behind-the-scenes" aspects of the game - everything from organizing tournaments and field maintenance to dealing with the local officiating associations, fans, and bringing in support staff to help run a smooth program. Polk even includes ready-to-copy charts and forms for player information, public address announcers, game schedules, equipment managing, and setting up and enforcing team policies. If you're looking for big-names and shiny pictures, forget it - this book is for serious coaches....and Polk doesn't leave any aspect of coaching in an organized baseball league uncovered.
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