Friday, August 29, 2014

'Orange' You Glad to Hear About the New NOCSAE Standard?

Rawlings makes it easy to know what to look for when shopping for a new batting helmet.

All Rawlings helmets manufactured after June 30, 2014, feature optic orange padding to show they meet the standards of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).

The NOCSAE standard has been revised to establish a stricter quality control testing process.

Additional upgrades to Rawlings helmets include denser, thicker EVA foam padding and new side crown padding. The EVA foam is 114 percent denser and 30 percent thicker for higher quality protection.

Six new models have been introduced with the new NOCSAE standard:

·         COOFLO Batting Helmet with clear-coat finish and face guard (model number CFBHNFG)
·         COOFLO Batting Helmet with 2-tone translucent matte finish (model number CF2MATN)
·         COOFLO Batting Helmet with matte finish (model number CFMATN)
·         COOFLO Batting Helmet with metallic finish (model number CFBHMN)
·         COOFLO Batting Helmet with clear-coat finish (model number CFBHN)
·         COOFLO T-Ball Batting Helmet with clear-coat finish (model number CFTBN)

Rawlings' official online store carries a variety of colors to match your uniform.

NOCSAE helmets manufactured before June 30 still meet safety standards and will continue to be sold. The NOCSAE logo will not change.

Visit Rawlings' official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) for more information on the new Rawlings COOFLO batting helmets.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Balance Creates Speed in Rawlings' New Velo Wood Composite Bat

Rawlings' new Velo wood composite bat strikes the balance you want.

This Velo wood composite baseball bat (model number R110CV) features a medium-profile barrel and a 15/16” handle. The -3 weight drop is guaranteed.

Due to its large hitting surface and increased sweet spot, Rawlings' Velo bats are best suited for players looking to maximize their swing speed while seeking a more balanced stick.

This model is constructed with bamboo and maple. The combination of strong maple wood and eco-friendly bamboo creates a bat that's twice as durable as other wood bats.

It is engineered to provide balanced weight distribution, allowing hitters to get through the zone faster. This bat offers comfort and control.

It is available in lengths of 31” to 34" and is BBCOR certified.

This bat comes with a 90-day warranty.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings Velo wood composite bat.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Muscle Up With Rawlings -5 Velo Bat for Senior Leagues

If you want a slightly heavier bat for your senior league, check out Rawlings' Velo Alloy -5 bat.

The -5 drop on Rawlings' Velo Alloy baseball bat (model number SLRV5) means it ranges in weight from 25 ounces to 28 ounces. Most Rawlings senior league bats run from 18 to 22 ounces.

This bat features Rawlings' new Velo balanced design with high-strength Velo alloy.

It comes with the Comp-Lite End Cap.

The Comp-Lite End Cap is a composite end cap with 36 percent more carbon fiber, lowering moment of inertia (MOI) and increasing bat speed. MOI controls how the bat feels and how fast it will swing for you.

The Velo barrel measures 2-5/8” in diameter.

This bat is approved for USSSA®, Babe Ruth®, Pony League®, AABC, Dixie League®, BPA®, Dizzy Dean® and all other associations that allow 2-5/8" barrels with 1.15 BPF with ABI standard.

Visit Rawlings' official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to answer your questions about Rawlings' Velo Alloy -5 Senior League baseball bat.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Rawlings' New GG Gamer XLE Gloves Feature Exclusive Neon Colors

Rawlings' new GG Gamer XLE gloves are made to excel.

Featuring PORON® XRD™ impact absorption padding, GG Gamer XLE gloves are sold in two exclusive, limited edition colors—neon green and neon orange.

Rawlings pro patterns, pro grade laces and pro soft leather make this series ideal for the player looking for a game-ready glove in the same pattern as their favorite professional player.

Find all four new models at Rawlings' official online store:

·         The 11.25” infield glove (neon green GXLE112NG/neon orange GXLE112NO) features the Pro V web and a conventional back.
·         The 11.5” infield glove (neon green GXLE115NG/neon orange GXLE115NO) features the Modified Trap-Eze web and a conventional back.
·         The 11.75” infield glove (neon green GXLE117NG/neon orange GXLE117NO) features the Pro I web and a conventional back.
·         The 12.75” outfield glove (neon green GXLE127NG/neon orange GXLE127NO) features the Pro H web and a conventional back. It is available for left-handed players under model numbers GXLE127NG-RH and GXLE127NO-RH.

All GG Gamer XLE gloves have white lacing, so they are not recommended for pitchers.

Add impact to the neon colors by engraving you glove for an additional fee.
Visit our official online store or contact a contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to purchase your Rawlings GG Gamer XLE neon glove.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rawlings Unveils Bryce Harper Glove Collection

Rawlings Pro H web, 13” pattern, conventional back … that's Bryce Harper's glove style.

Get one just like it from Rawlings' new Bryce Harper BH34 glove collection.

Choose from Heart of the Hide® or GG Gamer leather:

  • The Heart of the Hide® scarlet-colored glove is available under model number PROHARP34S or PROHARP34S-RH for left-handed players.
  • The Heart of the Hide® scarlet and navy glove is available under model number PROHARP34SN or  PROHARP34SN-RH for left-handed players.
  • The Heart of the Hide® 11.5” glove is available in scarlet and navy under model number PRO204NSLE. It's an infield glove with the Trap-Eze web and conventional back.
  • The GG Gamer 12.75" glove is available under model number GGHARP34S or GGHARP34S-RH for left-handed players.

Rawlings' world-renowned Heart of the Hide® series features leather tanned softer than other gloves for a game-ready feel, with the durability and consistency you expect.

Rawlings' GG Gamer XLE series features PORON XRD impact absorption padding, pro soft leather and pro grade laces.

Just 21 years old, Bryce Harper has shown great potential for the Washington Nationals. He was the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year and is already a 2-time All-Star.

Any glove in his series can be engraved for an additional charge.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings Bryce Harper BH34 glove.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Rawlings’ Premium Pro 11.75” Glove Is the Solid Choice

The 2-piece Solid web is the foundation for this Rawlings Premium Pro infielders glove.

Measuring 11.75”, this Rawlings’ Premium Pro glove (model number PPR1175) is constructed with a web that has a middle connection to create a flexible hinge.

This glove is recommended for infielders and for pitchers to conceal the ball.

It uses the conventional back.

As part of Rawlings' Premium Pro series, this glove features Solid Core™ technology with OPTI-FIT®, a new way to improve how the glove fits the player's hand. Solid Core™ technology rethinks the way each glove is assembled, resulting in enhanced grip, maximum command and optimal feel.

One-piece palm construction creates a laceless heel that improves ball control.

This glove uses soft, full-grain leather for a game-ready feel and is recommended for the adult or elite player.

It features a two-tone look, with black leather and gold tan-color lacing.

The 11.75” glove is available for left-handed players as model number PPR1175-RH.

Add engraving to make your glove unique.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings’ Premium Pro 11.75” glove.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Rawlings' Big Stick™ Composite Wood Bat Is Made for Power

This is Rawlings' only Big Stick™ bat made from composite wood.

Constructed with the strongest maple and eco-friendly bamboo, Rawlings’ newest bat (model number R243CB) features a guaranteed -2 weight drop.

Rawlings' wood composite bats are built to last, using the most durable portion of the bamboo, found at the bottom of the plant, to construct the bat’s handle and middle taper area. They possess a balanced weight distribution for an improved swing speed.

Rawlings' Big Stick™ barrel measures more than 2.5” in diameter. With a larger hitting surface and increased sweet spot, Big Stick™ bats reward the players who can swing them with maximum power at the plate.

This bat has a pro cupped end and a 19/20" handle for comfort and control.

Bat lengths are 31”, 32”, 33” and 34”.

Check out Rawlings' other new composite bat, the Velo™ wood composite, which features a medium barrel.

Both composite models carry a 90-day warranty.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings Big Stick Composite Pro Wood Baseball Bat.