For 15 years David Chandler crafted furniture. He took that skill, and his passion for baseball, and built what many believe the best wood bat in the world. If you've heard of Chandler bats its likely because you watch MLB baseball. Many big time player use the Chandler logo maple bat including Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge, Carlos Stanton and Kris Bryant. Our Chanlder bat reviews takes a look at many of their options, their promo codes and common man user ratings on their lineup.
Chandler Bat Options and Ratings
Aside from Aaron Judge's model, the most common man bat from Chandler is either the CB195 or the APA5. We like the CB195 for its thin handle and slow flare which helps keep the swing weight down. Considering most of the players that swing our bats are not 6'6'' 275 then the CB195 makes a lot of sense.
The AP5A is a very common bat turn in the industry made famous by Albert Pujols (AP5). It runs a bit thicker at the transition than the CB195 which gives it a bit more durablity but also more swing weight. This bat works well for a normal sized human that likes a bit more girth in the bat than what the CB195 can offer.
The CB24, we believe, is the closest you can get to a big hitting MLB grade design in a public Chanlder bat. The bat uses a very fast transition which gives it a bit barrel---a lot like an aluminum bat. It works very well for a big time hitter trying to transition from aluminum/composite to wood.
Swing weight measurements would put the CB110 right in the middle of most wood bats. Expect a 32-inch CB110 to swing a lot like a 33-inch performance aluminum bat. A few big time guys still use this bat in the pros too. The CB110 uses thicker knob handle and, therefore, tends to remove a bit of the sting on mishits.
Youth players can get the same care and craftsmanship the pros get in a youth barreled Chandler Bat. They make three options (J42, PO and L42). The PO is the lightest swinging bat with the least amount of quality (although still fantastic). The J42 and L42 are legit in the same way the MLB bats are legit but simply made smaller for the younger, albeit advanced, hitter.
Chandler MLB Pro Bats
Most MLB bats Chandler makes are made specifically for the player who swings it. As such, it is difficult to get the bat Bryce Harper uses, for example, without buying a game used one (which are just about impossible to find anyways).
The only type of bats Chandler makes for the public can be found directly on their site. They also make a slew of youth bats that come with the same care and wood grain too.
Chandler Promo Codes
Good luck finding promo codes on chandler bats. They do a better job than any serious player in the industry in keeping their prices high. And any discount you an ever find is not a Chandler promo code but a retailer promo code. During the major winter holidays you can often find bat deals at those places and, every so often, those apply to Chandler bats too.
Otherwise, deals on Chandler bats are found mostly on eBay and every so often from a seller clearing out some inventory on Amazon. As well, check your favorite major online bat haunts like justbats and closeoutbats for some insight too.
Chandler Bat Review: Sound Check
Chandler will claim, as will at least a few of their big time players that use it, they have changed the sound of the hit. It is hard to measure this empirically. But, no doubt, the claim the bat sounds deeper and louder is not unfounded.
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