Bat Testers
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The Purpose of a Bat Tester

The SSL portable barrel compression fixtures or bat testers were developed for the softball and baseball industry to measure the barrel stiffness of a bat. The barrel compression of a bat correlates to its performance. The lower the compression, the better the bat will perform.

The bat compression tester is completely portable and does not require power.


The devices are used to determine when a bat has exceeded its intended life and also reveals when bat barrels have been tampered with (i.e. when a bat has been rolled or when the bat barrel has been shaved).  The tester is commonly used to test bats before games,  tournaments, and is also used for quality control purposes.