The natural conformability of Sharx™ allows for a simple, one-step layup process in which a sleeving conforms to the exact shape of the bat, providing a seamless construction.
First, a sleeving is pulled over the bat. As it is pulled down to a smaller diameter, the braid angle changes from the original 45° to approximately 20°. The 20° angle increases the longitudinal strength of the composite bat where it is most needed, in the handle, and the 45° in the top portion of the bat grants optimal torsion.
The process is then repeated to make a second layer. The bat is then placed in a heat-shrink tube and injected with an epoxy resin. The result is a bat that is good for several thousand hits, a dramatic improvement over the life expectancy of the regular ash bat.