The number one selling series of Maple bats ever is back for 2016 with their C271 model. M9 bats are made from hard maple wood, cut from wood harvested by Louisville Slugger to pass the M9 hardness standard test. This black finished bat includes a Lizard Skins grip. Bat Specifications. Wood: Series M9 Maple. Cupped: Yes. Bone Rubbed: Yes. Turn Model: C271. Warranty: Wood bats carry no warranty or guarantee. WOOD BAT POLICY: WOOD BATS CARRY NO WARRANTY OR IMPLIED GUARANTEE AGAINST BREAKAGE. BREAKAGE IS A NORMAL PART OF USE AND IS AS LIKELY OT HAPPEN WITH IN THE FIRST FEW SWINGS AS IT IS ON THE 1000TH SWING IF A BALL IS HIT OFF THE WEAK PARTS OF THE BAT. HITTING WITH WOOD BATS REQUIRES PLAYERS TO HIT THE BALL PROPERLY ON THE CORRECT PART OF THE BARREL AND WILL DEVELOP PROPER HITTING SKILLS. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED WITH BREAKING A BAT PLEASE CONSIDER ONE OF THE MANY COMPOSITE WOOD BATS ON THE MARKET. THEY DO NOT REQUIRE THE SKILL THAT REAL WOOD BATS DO BUT ARE MUCH MORE FORGIVING FOR BAD HITS ON THE HANDLE AND END OF THE BARREL AND GENERALLY COME WITH A 30-90 DAY WARRANTY.