The PLM110BW Pro Lite cupped bat for instance is made of professional-grade ash pound for pound the strongest timber available. Ash offers a flexibility that isn't found in other timbers including maple resulting in a barrel that tends to flex rather than break. This gives you a larger more forgiving sweet spot in terms of breakage. In addition ash is lighter than maple so players can choose from among several large-barrel sizes. It all adds up to a terrific choice for casual players who love the look and feel of a genuine wood bat or professionals who value a high-quality bat performance.