Did you know that the process of your Xylo Bat actually began 40+ years ago? That's right, 40,
or more, years ago, a tree was planted in upstate New York and over the course of time, it grew
and matured to what is now a large, beautiful and solid ash or maple tree.
Once the tree is in its prime to create bats, it is cut down and hand-split to create a billet (cylinder
piece of wood before it is a bat). Having a bat that is from a hand split tree is very important
because it, rather than being sawn, will always cut with the grain, helping that billet to have the
Once the billets reach the Xylo Barn we inspect and weigh each billet and categorize the billets
into our Elite, Pro, and Youth Series.
Our bats are made per order. In other words, we don't keep inventory of wood bats in the barn,
we make a wood bat once an order comes in. This insures that the customer is going to receive
the freshest wood bat possible. Once an order comes in, we select a billet of the perfect specs to fulfill that order. The billet is then taken through a CNC lathe to help provide the rough cut of the bat.
The bat then moves to a smaller lathe for our unique deer antler hardening process and sanding. The deer antler is an extremely hard item, allowing the outer surface of the wood bat to condense, which creates a very hard hitting surface. Once hardened, our bats are sanded smooth and ready to stain. We believe this part is very important because we want our customers to have the hardest bat in the game.
Once the bat is smooth and hardened, it then moves to the staining/finishing process. Using stain and being hand wiped allows the bat to keep the show of its beautiful grains, but still provides rich looking colors. Once the bats are stained to the customers choice, it is finished with a high gloss, hard sealer to help provide protection of the bat.
Lastly, the bat moves to the engraving
process to really give the bat customization. This allows customers to place anything
they would like on the barrel of the bat to really help personalize the bat. Once the
engraving is finished, the bat is packaged up and shipped to its new home.