Professional players around the world use SSK bats because of the uncommon originality and creativity that SSK puts into each product they make. For over 50 years, SSK has been bringing players cutting edge bat designs. The SSK Professional Edge Pro Maple Wood bat is no exception. With so many wood options these days, why choose maple? Maple is one of the densest timbers, and provides for a harder hitting surface in comparison to most woods. It provides a closed-grain wood, and is less likely to flake. The Professional Edge is made from North American Maple for extreme hardness and durability. It features an extended barrel design with a pro cup end. The 29/32" handle tapers down to a traditional knob. All SSK bats are ink dot certified to show the straightness of the wood grain. Made for power hitters, this bat is designed for MLB play, but is now available to players everywhere. SSK: The Power of Performance!