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Old 11-06-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
Jonathan Kessler
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I know I'm not the first to take plastic bats and fill them with sand, but these are MY first and I'm pleased with how they came out.
They weigh in at 11 lbs.
Below, the Batclub and the Scooby Doo Bat of Doom.
Exercise should be serious, you know.
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/15858.jpg

JK
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
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Awesome, but doesn't the sand shift around and change how the bats weight feels?
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:55 AM   #3
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Neal - I can't speak for Jonathan, but I've made one of these and the bat is almost completely filled with sand. So no shifting.
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:57 AM   #4
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Ah, I figured that if you filled the whole thing up that would be a pretty weighty bat.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:31 PM   #5
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We used these bats today in my crossfit boulder creek class. No one complained of shifting weight. The bats are totall filled. If I try to really pay attention, I can just barely feel a shifting but it is too subtle to really bother with.

The classes comments were that they were great fun and they loved the silly pictures of scooby doo and batman. Made it really goofy while working hard.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:33 PM   #6
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Goofy but tough - yep. That's me all over... :biggrin:
The sand does settle. You do your best to settle it, then pack in more. They're easy to re-open to add more sand. I expect I'll be adding sand another time or two over the first 2 weeks.
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:06 PM   #7
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The contents will settle and you will need to add more. Don't wait for a complaint, as by then injury may occur. Check them daily and listen for the sound of the sand moving about. When you can hear it, it's time to add more.

When you get tired of checking and filling them, it's time to get the real thing.:wink:

If you stick to Swings, your clients will be at less risk of injury and they will still get a great workout.

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