The 2021 Big Stick Elite CS5 Maple wood bat was masterfully constructed using some of the best wood available. Our goal is to help you become a truly great hitter, consistently. That's why our Maple Big Stick Elite bats are marked with the Pro Ink Dot. This rigorous test required by the MLB ensures only the finest straight-grain, hard maple is used. As a result, you get a bat with enhanced durability and performance features. This Maple bat was carved in our CS5 profile, popular for its long taper and barrel. This profile promotes a balanced feel and faster swing speeds. In addition, it features a cupped end which allows for more balance too. The 29/32" handle on this maple wood bat also gives you more comfort and better control. The gold 'Oval-R' and accents add the perfect touch of style to the red wine handle and whitewash barrel as well. This gives the Big Stick Elite CS5 bat a clean look preferred by many in today's game.