HDBO offers 4 shaving specs for you to choose from. We have shaved 1,000's of bats and have developed a custom tune for nearly every model out there. Keep in mind every bat is different so we cannot generalize how much we remove per specification, but we can describe the ending result. Bats that are mailed in used, we fully evaluate before performing the service. For those instances where we do not feel comfortable shaving the bat to the requested spec, we will contact you to discuss best options.
**ALL STATEMENTS BELOW ARE ESTIMATES AND BY NO MEANS A GUARANTEE.** BAT SPEED, SIZE AND STRENGTH, WIND DIRECTION, BALLS USED, TEMPERATURE, ELEVATION, LAUNCH ANGEL AND BALL SPIN ARE ALL FACTORS THAT CAN VARY YOUR RESULTS. THE USE OF THE WORD "UPWARDS" BELOW ELUDES TO A RANGE OF 0FT TO THE UPPER LEVEL PER SPEC.
Level 1 Standard
This is our canned tune we have built up this business on. Just because it is our lowest shave offering, it does not mean by any stretch the bat will not be hot. This spec would be plenty for about 90% of the players out there. Average distance gains are upwards of 30ft (some could see more). We also suggest this shave level for team use or anyone looking for the best durability and longevity. Most bats shaved to this level do not have any audible sound change. Estimated durability loss is 30-40% over stock. Suggested temps to keep above is 70 degrees
Level 2 Aggressive
Our Aggressive spec is more of a performance shave, however, some bats can get away going to this level less having to many durability issues. We do not suggest this shaving spec when used as a team bat if you would like it to last. This is also a great choice for someone with a little slower swing speed or a normal player who wants a great homerun derby bat with "ok" durability. Average distance gains are upwards of 40ft (some could see more). Some bats shaved to this level have a slight audible sound change, but nothing drastic by any means. Most models will experience a noticeable durability loss at this level of shave which we estimate around 50-60% over stock. As mentioned above, there are some exceptions which we notate on the product description of the bat itself. Suggested temps to keep above is 75 degrees
Level 3 Bat Doc Spec
This shaving spec is for those who want a bat that hits bombs. At this level, durability is compromised and is not an every day use bat if you would like it to last a while. Estimated durability loss is 80% over stock. These are true Homerun Derby Bats! It is possible bats shaved to this level can last only swings due to wall inconsistencies from the manufacturing process which gets exposed from the amount of material being removed. Hitters who hit the ball a long way will break this bat very fast. Overall, this level of shave yields scary results in performance and will be a hard bat to put down. It is highly suggested to manage its use. Average distance gains are upwards of 50ft (some could see more). ALL bats shaved to this level have a noticeable audible sound change. Suggested temps to keep above is 75 degrees
Stadium Spec / Showcase Spec
The Stadium Spec / Showcase Spec is for customers who wants to HIT the SH*T OUT OF IT!!! EXTREME shave maxed out 100%, heat rolled and poly coat standard. These bats have EXTREME durability loss and is on very borrowed time. Estimated durability loss is 90% over stock. Tryouts, showcases, 1 and done events, wagers and bets, this is your bat! Because of the extreme nature of the shave, we use a very expensive PCD diamond bit to ensure the fibers and resin are consistently cut through out the bat. Using less than ideal tooling with this level of shave will destroy your bat internally. No one else in the country offers a service like this. All manufacturing imperfections at this spec is exposed and the bat can literally last swings. This is above and beyond any other shave service we offer. Durability will be substantially compromised, but the ball will absolutely fly. Average distance gains upwards of 60ft. ALL bats shaved to this level have a noticeable audible sound change. Suggested temps to keep above is 75 degrees
Feel free to contact us should you have any questions on what shaving spec you should go with.