Probably been covered before but, how do u get the bats 'middle'? And why can it not be over most of the bat?
you get that middle based on the shape of bat, I imagine that isn't a surprise to you but you need to understand why the middle is middle of bat and how you can get techie areas into that middle. I don't mass produce for this reason, if I made every piece of willow into the same shape the middle wouldn't be in the same areas it is effectively a laws of physics thing. Density, shape, pickup,weight distribution etc etc is all important. Get one from a machine and get one from a "true" bat maker and you'll see the difference.
Why it [the middle] can't be over the whole of the bat? There isn't enough wood based on the end weight and it would look like a brick on stick