Sports Equipment

Cryogenic Treatment for Softball Bats

Scientists have known for years that the deep-freezing of metals changes its micro-structure. Originally discovered by NASA, this cryogenic treatment relieves stress and produces a more consistent and uniform material.

What’s this do for softball bats? According to research published by Worth Sports Company, cryogenically treated bats result in a 2 to 4% greater hit distance. In addition, the stress relieving properties results in less vibration, improved feel and greater “pop” off the bat.

Research at Alcoa verified that proper cryogenic treatment reduces residual stresses in their aluminum alloys. Alcoa reported that their tests proved that this resulted in an increase of the “trampoline effect” of the bat when striking the ball.

Users report that the ball travels further and that much less vibration is experienced. Bat life is also increased as the cryogenically stress relieved bat is much less susceptible to denting.

It is perfectly legal to play with a cryogenically treated softball bats and Worth Sports Company has adopted the technology in their line of bats. It is a one time, permanent and irreversible treatment.

The process involves using a computer controlled chamber to very gradually bring the bats to 300 degrees below zero, holding it there for at least 24 hours, and then gradually returning to room temperature.

Grips and certain plastic caps may be affected (e.g. cracked) by the process. We recommend replacing any parts so affected after treatment, which is not included in our processing charge. While this is a relatively rare phenomenon, it may occur in some cases. Bats received by Friday are ready for pickup or shipment by the following Tuesday.

Cost is $20.00 for 1 bat, or three for $50, plus return freight and insurance (if desired).

If you would like to place an order click on Order Form here or on the left hand side of the page.

Cryogenic Treatment for Golf Clubs

The principle of Cryogenic Treatment brings practical benefits to golf clubs and other sporting equipment.

First, inherent stresses in the metals are relieved. This reduces twist and vibration associated with the striking of the ball. The result is improved accuracy and better feel. Golfers with arthritis or tendonitis report that less vibration means a more enjoyable round and improved confidence in ball striking. A more uniform metallic micro-structure – a result of the cryo process – means an enlarged sweet spot and more forgiving clubs. Golfers report a noticeable difference in the sound and feel of their clubs after treatment. Reduced vibration and improved metallic micro-structure means a better transfer of energy from the club to the ball. This means longer distance – an average of 6% increase – on treated clubs versus untreated clubs.

Why cryogenically treat your clubs? Improved feel, more accuracy, increased distance and a larger sweet spot are amongst the benefits.

Untreated Golf Club

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Cryo Treated Golf Club

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Cryogenic treatment of clubs is perfectly legal and approved to play with under USGA and PGA rules. Jack Nicklaus was so impressed with the benefits of Cryogenic Treatment that he has introduced it to his entire line of clubs.

Cryogenic Treatment is affordable and the benefits are permanent and irreversible. There is no need to treat your clubs more than once.

Price to process 1 club is $24.95, 3 clubs is $59.95, 9 clubs is $159.95, set of $229.95.

Grips and certain bezels or ferrules may be affected (i.e. cracked) by the process. We recommend replacing any parts that were affected after treatment. This is not included in our processing charge.