The Model 61 is a very large handle (1.03”), very large barrel (2.57”) bat. It takes really big hands, and a whole lot of strength to use the 61 effectively. The combination of the largest handle and largest barrel in the SBC line-up makes the 61, even at –3 (weight/length), swing heavy, with a feeling of slightly more weight at the handle than barrel. Unless you are among the strongest hitters (with large hands), it will be difficult to swing the 61 with good bat speed and control. The hitter who is a match for this bat will find solid contact anywhere on the 61 - all of that wood hits with great authority.
This bat is made of Hard Maple.