3-4 and 9-10 has a length N of approximately 1.2 inches and a thickness T of approximately 1 inch. The ratio N/T of the length N to the thickness T of the embodiment shown in FIGS. 3-4 and 9-10 is approximately 1.2, but this ratio can vary somewhat as well. In the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 3-4 and 9-10, the ratio N/T preferably is 1.6 or less, and in another embodiment, 1.3 or less. In yet another embodiment, the ratio N/T is 1.2 or less.

5 and 6 in the batter’s hand shows that the invention fits more snugly in the batter’s hand when the bat is loosely held than does the batting pad of U.S. No. 4,461,043 when it is loosely held. Because the appendage 116 of the invention may be shorter in length N and have a greater thickness T than the batting pad of U.S. No. 4,461,043, the invention is shaped to conform to the batter’s hand better than the batting pad of U.S.

This is especially true for catchers, who are always at risk from thumb injuries and hyperextension from tipped foul balls. Absolutely loving the ThumbPRO more and more every day. It’s so comfortable you can not even tell it’s there, but it helps keep my grip aligned in the way I need it to be. Got my ThumbPRO.

Alex Rios and Kevin Millar were also absent from the list of users for PROHITTER during its time on Major League Baseball’s sidelines; however, they both wore it at other points throughout their careers with different teams. For your ONE TIME WARRANTY replacement you must e-mail our X Bat Warranty Department at All returned bats must have a Return Authorization Number by email. (Your e-mail should include your Name, shipping name and address, as well as a copy of your purchase receipt) The replacement bat will be the same size, color and spec as the one returned. Replacement bats will not be covered by the 101 day warranty policy. X Bat will pay for return ground shipping on any bat that is shipped within the Continental United States.

This product prevents the hitter’s thumb from overextension, which can lead to bone bruises and stinging. They also improve a hitter’s technique. While they may not appear to be very noticeable, they are beneficial for a batter’s performance and technique. While these products might not help you win a game, they will help keep your hands healthy and safe during games. Another important reason that PROHITTER is so incredibly popular with major league baseball players is that PROHITTER reduces or removes batting sting.

However, over time, they have also proven to be useful for improving the batter’s performance. Pro batters, on a daily basis, face pitches going up to 100 miles per hour and have only a split second of a time to react. ThumbPRO’s guards are the best in the game. They fit better, prevent sting extremely well, and most importantly, allow me to swing without even realizing that it is there. There is zero competition from any other company. Tests show up to a 10-15% increase in bat speed using ThumbPRO.

X Bats is offering a ONE TIME REPLACEMENT WITHIN THE FIRST 101 DAYS FROM THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE DATE. This warranty covers all manufacturing defects and cracks or breaks from normal usage hitting regular baseballs. The device of claim 1 wherein the lower surface has a concave curvature adapted to substantially conform to a curvature of the bat. The device of claim 1 further comprising a glove including a pocket adapted to receive the body and wherein the body is fixed within the pocket of the glove. Of course, this is all speculation; but it’s something to think about.

1 along with a bat being loosely held in a batter’s hand. All a thumb guard amounts to is a small piece of plastic with a hole for the thumb. It sits between the bat and the space between the thumb and the rest of the fingers.

Next time you’re watching an at-bat, check out the batter’s thumbs and see if there’s something different there. At first I thought the decision to use a PROHITTER was more of a generational choice allpropasser between batters. Now I think it may be a stylistic decision, and one that relies more on the techniques used by batters. Prepare for an eye-opening look into the world of batting aids.

As can best be seen in FIGS. 1 and 2, the pad of U.S. 5 illustrates the ring portion 12 of the member 10 fitting over the batter’s thumb 30. When this pad is in use, the flap portion 16 of the pad extends to the index finger 34 of the batter’s hand. As shown in FIG. 1, the lower surface 18 of the member 10 is relatively flat.

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