THE RESERVE

The new Reserve bat is now released for sale after extensive research into the concept of building a huge profile bat that performs amazingly, has a huge profile and a feather-light pickup. We have updated our ever popular Shield label and the result has been extremely well received.

Price: NZ$749
Laver & Wood's New Masterpiece

The Reserve bat is made from our best Players Grade willow. The willow is graded from the best of our willow courtesy of J.S.Wright & Sons based exclusively on performance and balance. This grade of willow falls between our Private Bin and Signature bat ranges. We can also give this bat a secondary drying process that gives it an even larger profile. This is an optional service that is normally only available for professional players and means that the bats sometimes lose a little bit of durability but have even more power and presence with an amazing pickup. A very limited warranty applies here, although selecting this service includes no extra charge.
We can knock this bat in for you and fit it with an adhesive protection tape for the face and edges. The weights range from 2lbs7ozs to 3lbs6ozs. These bats are most popular in the 2lbs 10ozs to 2lbs 12ozs region as they have a huge amount of willow in the blade and plenty of power. They have the lightest pickup imaginable for a bat with such a large amount of willow in the profile.

Please fill in our free bat-sizing form and mention that you are interested in the Reserve bat in the Additional Comments box.

The weight range for the Reserve is from 2lbs7ozs to 3lbs6ozs. These bats are most popular in the 2lbs 10ozs to 2lbs 12ozs region as they have a huge amount of willow in the blade and plenty of power. They have the lightest pickup imaginable for a bat with such a large amount of willow in the profile.
The face of this bat is flat and prepared mostly by hand mallet in terms of pressing. The edges are consistently huge and the profile depths are equally massive. The profile can be made to a lower or higher sweet spot depending on your game and preferences. The lower sweet spot gives a heavier pickup and slower bat speed and the higher sweet spot gives a lighter pickup and faster bat speed.
The bats in the pictures weigh between 2lbs 8ozs and 2lbs 10ozs and the one with the gold grip is a 'Small Mens' bat with a standard short handle and 1/2 inch shorter blade. It has a huge mid-range sweet spot and a feather light pickup.