FAQs

 

SAFETY FIRST

Varo makes high performance products. Take care of yourself, others and Varo. So please read all instructions, warnings and the Warranty & Guarantee before use. See our Safety Warning below for further details. 

WHAT VARO IS RIGHT FOR MY BAT (ARC & COR SIZING INFORMATION)?

For the Varo ARC:

ARC 12oz SMALL: Fits 2 1/4” Barrel Baseball Bats

ARC 12oz: Fits 2 3/4” & 2 5/8” Barrel Baseball Bats

ARC 12oz SOFTBALL: Fits 2 1/4” Barrel Softball Bats

NOTE: We discontinued the Varo ARC 16oz, however, that model Fits 2 3/4” & 2 5/8” Barrel Baseball Bats.

For the Varo COR:

COR 20oz: Fits 2 3/4” & 2 5/8” Barrel Baseball Bats 

HOW DO I FIND THE SIZE OF MY BAT BARREL?

The size of your bat barrel is usually measured in inches (e.g., 2 5/8”), and is typically written on the barrel of a bat. Most barrel widths are 2 1/4”, 2 5/8”, or 2 3/4”. 

WILL VARO FIT A SOFTBALL, SLOW PITCH OR YOUTH BAT?

Yes, we have Varo weights that fit youth bats, softball bats, big barrel bats, including wood bats and metal bats. Our Varo weights fit bats as indicated, and please ensure the correct fit Varo for your bat type. See the above FAQ for Sizing information, the ARC, the ARC Softball and COR pages, and always contact us if you have any questions about the sizing.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ARC, ARC SOFTBALL AND THE COR?

At Varo, we’re crazy about giving the perfect feel to each player for his or her specific batting preference.  That’s why we’ve created two very different feeling bat weights. 

The ARC is designed for players desiring ‘barrel feel’ through the zone, with 12 ounces of advance distributed weight. The ARC is perfect for developing a swing with an inside path to the baseball and softball. The ARC is designed to protect your bat, condition off-field, and dial in your swing before stepping up to the plate.

The ARC Softball is the official bat weight of Jennie Finch. It is designed specifically for Softball and Fastpitch bats. With the weight distributed over the sweet spot, you’ll get all the Varo ARC benefits described above.

The COR is designed to provide a traditional weighted feel, with 20 ounces of balanced weight. The COR is perfect for taking traditional weighted swings, with a greater emphasis on wind resistance, and protection of the bat’s sweet spot.

Despite being different, both the ARC and the COR still offer the same protection for the sweet spot of your barrel, keeping it safe while you travel. 

THE VARO ARC IS LIGHTER THAN MANY OTHER BATTING WEIGHTS, WHY?

The Varo ARC’s revolutionary weight distribution technology disperses weight to the end of the bat, providing a weighted 'barrel feel.' Our weight distribution technology achieves a more efficient weighted swing, allowing use of less weight on your bat. 

For those players who desire a more traditional weighted feel, the Varo COR provides a traditional feel, with all the improvements and beneifts of our Varo technology.

WHY IS THE VARO COR NOT AVAILABLE IN A 2 1/4” SIZE?

With the COR’s 20oz heavier weight and feel (compared to the ARC’s 12oz), it is designed for older athletes using larger barrel bats. However, we pride ourselves on providing the perfect product for every swing – that’s why we’ve found that the Varo ARC 12oz SMALL provides the perfect mix of weight and barrel feel for younger baseball players swinging 2 1/4” barrel baseball bats.

We’ve also found that by the time most players are old enough to start using the 2 5/8” and 2 3/4” barrels, they’ve also become strong enough to start handling the Varo COR and to decide which feel they like better for themselves.

For softball, the ARC Softball provides weight over the sweet spot of the barrel...unlike any other product. Because of the longer barrels of softball bats, the ARC Softball provides the optimal weight distribution for softball and fastpitch players.

HOW DO I APPLY A VARO WEIGHT ON MY BAT?

See the visual diagram on the ARC, ARC Softball and COR pages as a start.

Slide the handle of your bat through the top (which says “VARO”) end of the Varo weight and slide the Varo weight towards the end of the barrel of your bat.  The Varo weight should ‘catch’ on the taper of your bat, so that the top of the Varo weight (which says “VARO”) is on the barrel, and the bottom of the weight is closer to your hands.

If you are still having trouble, look inside your Varo weight.  The end with fins on the inside is the True Fit Core end, and this end should be closest to the handle of your bat.  

WHEN AND WHERE SHOULD I USE MY VARO?

Varo weights are designed and created to protect your bat, condition off-field, and dial-in your swing before stepping up to the plate. So, use your Varo weight in the on-deck circle before stepping to the plate and off-the field to condition baseball and softball specific muscles (meaning, you can condition in your backyard). We suggest keeping your Varo on your bat anytime you're not hitting, so that it protects your bat, especially keeping the sweet spot out of harm's way. Just remember, Varo weights are not designed for live batting so don't strike baseballs or softballs (or any other objects, including tees) with the ARC or COR on your bat.

CAN I HIT WITH THE VARO BAT WEIGHT ON?

No! Varo weights are not designed to hit with, or to strike any objects with. Do not hit baseballs, softballs, tennis balls, or anything off a tee, etc. Striking objects may damage your Varo weight and may cause injury.

CAN VARO WEIGHTS BE SHARED WITH OTHER PLAYERS?

Varo Baseball always encourages sharing. However, we suggest that each player use his or her personal Varo for optimal results. This allows the player to be able to condition on their own, away from the field.  It also allows the player to keep his or her own personal bat safe while traveling. Varo weights are high performance equipment, and specifically designed for individual use.

WHERE DO VAROS COME FROM?

All Varo weights are designed, created and manufactured in the USA with the vigorous involvement of players and coaches at all levels. We're serious about bat weights, and you should be too.

WHO'S VARO MADE FOR?

You've probably seen your favorite Pros and Major League teams swinging Varo bat weights, but we have models for all players. Designed to benefit players of all skill levels and ages, Varo bat weights are created for players from Youth to Pro to Softball.

SAFETY WARNING

Read all instructions, warnings and the Warranty & Guarantee before use. Improper use of product can potentially result in serious injury or death to players, coaches and spectators. Supervision by adult recommended for players under 18. Confirm correct fit on bat. Ensure product is properly secured and fitted before swinging. Do not strike objects/balls with product. Inspect product before each use. Do not use if damaged or excessively worn.

WHAT ARE VARO BASEBALL SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES?

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.

Sponsor (as defined below) may run certain sweepstakes or similar events through its website, social media accounts, or otherwise (the “Contest”). Sponsor, through its staff, has sole discretion to choose winners of a Contest to win a prize (the “Prize”). For the winner’s name of any Contest, mail a request and self-addressed stamped envelope to Varo Baseball, Attn: Contest Winner, 1000 Bristol St. North, Suite 17-383, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

If the Contest is an Instagram contest, you must (1) have a valid, public Instagram account, and (2) follow the Instagram Terms of Use available at: http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/. If you do not have an Instagram account, visit www.Instagram.com or download the free Instagram application and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free Instagram account.

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If the Contest is a Facebook contest, you must (1) have a valid, public Facebook account, and (2) follow the Facebook Terms of Use available at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms. If you do not have a Facebook account, visit www.facebook.com or download the free Facebook application and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free Facebook account. Participants are solely responsible for internet/data connection.

Contests are only open to legal residents of the United States, who are eighteen (18) years or age or older, except residents of Rhode Island or the District of Columbia. All Prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any portion thereof) with one or comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. The winner of a Prize is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes).

If a participant submits content to Sponsor for a Contest, participant grants Sponsor and its designees the perpetual and unlimited right and license to use, license, edit, modify, duplicate and/or create derivative works from his/her content throughout the world and in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, the right for Sponsor to publish, display, broadcast, distribute, reproduce, perform, create derivative works from and otherwise use and exploit the content via the Internet or any other interactive media, in print and/or any other media currently existing and hereafter developed and without limitation and without payment of any compensation to the participant or his/her heirs and successors, (i) on its own or as part of any audiovisual or other production; (ii) to advertise any products, programming and (iii) release in perpetuity the Released Parties from any claims, demands, content, and the use thereof as permitted hereunder, including, but not limited to, claims of false endorsement or infringement of rights of publicity or privacy. Nothing herein will obligate Sponsor to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein. By participating in the Contest, each participant (a) accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements; and (b) gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor and/or its representatives for Contest administration purposes. All applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.

Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and each of their respective parent companies, trustees, subsidiaries, franchisees, assignees, affiliates, licensees, agents, independent contractors, telecasters, sponsors, licensees and advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective general and limited partners, members, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives and contractors (collectively, the "Released Parties") shall not be responsible for lost, late, stolen, garbled, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a participant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions. Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, computer, network, typographical, printing, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the offer or administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the tabulation of scores, the cancellation of games or any errors appearing in any Contest related-materials including, but not limited, to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the winner or the distribution of the Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules.

Released Parties make no warranties, express or implied, relative to the use or enjoyment of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. By entering the Contest, each participant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and fully release the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action and/or liabilities for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participation in, or preparation for, the Contest, Contest-related activity, participant's entry/content, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, use or misuse of the Prize (or any portion thereof). If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, cancellation of games, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, cable, satellite, wireless, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, malfunctions of wireless devices, wireless service problems, cellular tower equipment, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or wireless service congestion, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest. In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Released Parties shall have no liability to any participant who is disqualified due to such an action.

As a condition of entering this Contest, each entrant agrees that (A) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Contest, or any Prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in Orange County, California before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (B) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling. Sponsor trademarks and copyrights are proprietary to the Sponsor. All rights reserved. Sponsor shall be Mattern Enterprises, LLC dba Varo Baseball.

Each contest may include different prizes, and may include some or all of the following (depending on contest description) Prize: Varo ARC, ARV $45.00 ea; Prize: Varo COR, ARV $35.00 ea; Prize: Varo T-Shirt, ARV $20.00 ea; Prize: Varo Wristband, ARV $10.00 ea; Prize: Varo EyeBlack, ARV $5.00 ea (4-pack).

Unless otherwise stated, the entry period shall begin at the time of the post and continue for 24 hours thereafter, and the selection date of teh winner shall be 12 hours after the end of the entry period; provided, Sponsor may extend any such time periods in its sole and absolute discretion.

//END OF OFFICIAL RULES//

CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY SUPPLY CHAIN ACT DISCLOSURES.

Varo Baseball, as required by the California Transparency Supply Chain Act, discloses its efforts to mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain, as follows:

Varo Baseball, through third parties and its affiliates, assesses its direct supply chain for risks, including slavery and human trafficking. Suppliers of Varo Baseball prohibits suppliers from using forced labor in any form. Varo Baseball, conducts announced and unannounced audits of suppliers with regard to compliance and local laws, including the prohibition on slavery and human trafficking. In addition, suppliers certify that they are in compliance with the laws in the countries where the suppliers operate. Suppliers who are in violation of the Varo Baseball standards and local laws are subject to corrective action plans or termination. Varo Baseball trains its employees who have responsibility for its direct supply chain, including the prohibition on slavery and human trafficking and ways to mitigate this risk.

PATENT TECHNOLOGIES

Varo products may be covered by one or more of the folloiwng patents: US 8,968,119, US D669,142, US D759,769S. Additional patents pending.

HOW DO I CONTACT VARO BASEBALL?

If you have questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you. Our FAQs should help answer most commonly asked questions. You can always email or call.

Varo Baseball
family@varobaseball.com
888.408.0978