X-Plate 3000S Premium Leather Baseball || DOZEN
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- Cushion cork centre. The best centre is made of a responsive round cork centre which is covered with a firm black rubber cushion surrounded by an activated springy red rubber cushion. Any top of the line ball will have this type of centre.
- 100% virgin white wool on all but the finish windings. Many so called top of the line balls use 50% grey wool which is the wool that has not had all of the impurities washed and combed out. The best balls will use virgin white wool that has been washed and combed to remove most of the impurities which simply add weight and less consistency to wool windings. Because a ball needs to meet certain weight restrictions (5 oz. plus or minus 3%), the cleaner the wool and the lighter the wool, therefore more wool can be used. The result is a tighter wound, harder and more durable ball. Virgin wool is more durable, more limber, more consistent in texture, and can generally be wound in one continuous strand. Washed and dried virgin wool will return to its initial shape faster, even after being struck time and time again.
- On the finish windings we use a combination of 3-ply polyester and 1-ply vinylon in place of nylon. Vinylon is a derivative of nylon that is stronger than plain nylon or poly/cotton thread. Vinylon is better for stiffness retention and helps keep the ball harder for longer.
- Before the ball is stitched, a full coat of extra strength rubber based adhesive is applied. Many manufacturers use smaller amounts of adhesive simply to hold the cover in place while it is being stitched. A complete coat of adhesive will eliminate any possibility of the cover shifting on the core.
All of our orders ship from Knoxfield, VIC & local pick-up is available in-cart. All small orders (under 22kg) are generally sent via Australia Post unless another courier is requested. Orders bigger than 22kg generally go via one of Toll, TNT or Northline (for large pallets). Provided there are no issues with the order, all individual orders received before 2pm Monday-Friday will be despatched same day. Certain items may be next day depending on time of order (eg: pitching machines that require bookings via courier) and depending on size, some club orders may be next day despatch as well.
Ausport offers free shipping within Australia on orders over $150, with some exceptions for bulky items such as tees and nets.
Ausport SuperStore can also send your order via express post upon request. Depending on the size of the order it may be able to be sent in one of 3 overnight satchel sizes (500g, 3kg and 5kg). Items bigger than a shoe box will need to be sent via Australia Post's Express Parcel service.
Ausport also offers international shipping to New Zealand, calculated in your cart, and are able to ship to other countries upon request (contact us at email@example.com for a shipping quote)
If you have purchased an item and you are not happy with the item (wrong size, wrong colour etc) you may exchange the item or obtain a store credit within 30 days of purchase. For items that are faulty or broken, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can resolve this issue ASAP. This includes Bats that have broken under warranty.