Rawlings' Updated Quatro Line Brings Variety To The Plate
The launch of the Quatro Pro bat line for Rawlings now includes both the second-generation Quatro Pro and a new end loaded version, bringing more versatility to the softball line for the company.
The first-generation Quatro Pro already had developed a following in both collegiate and professional levels with its suspended inner barrel helping support balance and speed. The updated second-generation simplified the suspended inner barrel to balance swing weight in an effort to promote high-velocity swing speeds. A “reactive” outer barrel offers a growing sweet spot, Rawlings says, to maximize pop and distance.
“This lineup of bats is going to be a game-changer for any player swinging it,” says Chelsea Stinson, Rawlings softball product marketing manager.
For the new Quatro Pro, releasing on May 15, Rawlings updated the collar assembly for additional flex to eliminate barrel drag and reduce vibration. A new, lighter end cap aims to put more weight in the hands of the batter.
The addition of the Quator Pro End Loaded, also releasing on May 15, was designed with a strong, powerful hitter in mind. The slight end loading provides additional force through the contact, resulting in longer distances and maximum power on a hit ball. The composite barrel material matches that of the Quatro Pro and the composite inner barrel adds enough weight to create an end loaded feel, Rawlings says.
A silicone-infused collar aims to dampen vibration while the flex handle at the barrel connection is designed to accelerate speed of the bat through contact.
Both new Quatro bats come equipped with a Lizard Skins grip and are approved by ASA/USA, USSSA, NSA, ISF, ISA and other associations.
“We’re excited to finally release these bats,” says Stinson. “Not only do we have the top-performing bat on the market, but now we have the sizes and feel to fit any player and any swing type.”
Tim Newcomb covers gear for Softball America. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.