DETAILS ARE NEVER TOO SMALL
Each wood slat is cut from the log at a exact thickness and is carefully chosen for our bats. The three types of wood we chose were selected from a various set of woods previously tested. Each wood slat has its own color and texture, which make each bat naturally unique.
The outer rim of each slat is cut out to make sure the wood is strong enough for its life ahead because the closest the wood is from the core, the stronger it gets. The wooden slats are cut into smaller pieces at the correct size so as to have the least amount of waste possible.
As a raw diamond is worked on to reveal the gem inside, so is each piece of wood to reveal its true unique nature. After the splinters are taken out and the surface of the wood is sanded and smoothed until the desired texture is reached.
One of our key value adding characteristics is UNNA Teeth. The wood piece after the previous stage passes through a rotating piece of metal that cuts into its sides creating a zigzag pattern. A generous amount of a special resin made for the effect is applied on the zigzags and joined with its neighbour piece of wood that has the exact opposite pattern. This creates a seamless union of both pieces of wood, this is the beginning of UNNA Teeth.
The recently joined pieces are then put in a pressing machine that at 90ºC during 20 minutes eternalizes the connection. What were once different pieces of wood, now become one.
The united piece of wood is put on a support and is passed in a strong sanding machine that does the tapering. First on one side then on the other, for the angle to be the same on both sides.
The tapered piece of wood is then cut. The outer shape is the same across all our 3 models.
The piece of wood starts now to look like a UNNA Wood bat.
A high-speed rotating machine, containing a Fresa piece, is prepared for the next part of the process. The raw bat is gently pushed against the rotating Fresa piece in order to get the rounded edges all around. The Fresa piece is switched to a bigger one for the handle part. This switch is crucial because it allows the bat’s handle to be perfectly ergonomic, feeling like the bat is an extension of the body.
To make sure the whole surface of the bat is smooth, a specialist sands the bat carefully. This part is very important because it takes away any possible rough edge, creating an even smoother piece that before.
The bat wouldn’t be an UNNA Wood bat if it didn’t have our logo. The Laser carves into the wood, creating a unique logo in each bat. The letters might be the same but the veins of the wood get carved more or less according to the part of the wood that is being engraved.
The UNNA Wood bats were thought out to be used at the beach so the wood had to be protected against the effects from the sun, the seawater and the sand. To achieve this protection, a first layer of a special Hard Acrylic Varnish is applied with a spray gun in two main sprayings, with a right angle between them. It is then polished and a second layer is added for even extra protection. The process is repeated for the other face of the bat.
To finish, the UNNA Wood bat rests for at least 48 hours. This guarantees that the Hard Acrylic Varnish does it job over the next years to come.
Before the set of UNNA Wood bats comes into your hands, we put on a grip for even extra comfort. Now it is your time for you to keep creating the story of your own UNNA Wood bats!
We truly hope you enjoy them with your friends helping you Stick Together.