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Discussion: What does a rattle mean

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May 13, 2013
Men's 70
473 posts
What does a rattle mean
My balanced Reebok Melee Legend Senior Bat has developed "rattles". There are definitely things rattling around in there.
I know bats are often sold with the words rattle free so I assume it is not good. Does anyone really know what it means and is the bat about to crack??
May 13, 2013
Wayne 37
Men's 60
374 posts
Had one that rattled after a while. Eventually quit rattling.
May 13, 2013
hemi racer
Men's 65
237 posts
My 26oz. end loaded Ambush has also developed same rattle. When I grip the bat in a swinging grip and wiggle it rattles at the end. Alan informed me that maybe some of the epoxy has come lose. No indication it is about to break. Said probable because of my power and or G-forces(Yeh Right). He also told me what type glue to use if I could get end cap off. When my backup bat arrives think I will just send it back a let a professional do it. Meantime, use it.
Hemi Racer
May 13, 2013
Men's 65
598 posts
Hemi, in your case, it could be too much ring end gap!
May 14, 2013
Men's 65
1000 posts
HJ: knobs are glued to the handle with a viscous component. The glue or paste like substance used can and often does have parts of the glue break of inside the bat and for the most part, it is probably a hardened glob of glue rattling around. Without seeing the bat firsthand, it is probably not anything to worry about. I have it in one of my bats and it has no performance issues.
Ed Andrews
Andrews Companies
(970) 729-3145
May 14, 2013
Men's 70
473 posts
Thank you Ed.
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