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Discussion: Bat Swing MPH

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Sept. 16, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
395 posts
Bat Swing MPH
Recent msg's have references about 95mph bat swing speed !!! ????
I do not and have not tested my bat swing speed and really wonder about MPH.

My normal golf driver speed has been checked @ 106 mph.
(Verified by more than 1 device.)

Now, I would guess my bat mph is 65-75mph, just a guess on my part.
When I hit a softball with a smooth swing the ball will clear a 300' fence with ease.

If you have had radar test on your batswing mph or seen actual test results Please post the results as this is very interesting to me.

Thanks for any info you have,
James
Sept. 16, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1003 posts
your bat speed is a lot faster than 65miles an hour guaranteed
Sept. 16, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1003 posts
Seen a study by a group at University of Ill. that said softball players A to D league average anywhere from 81 TO 89 MPH OF BAT SPEED ma league average bat speed is in the 75 mph range..fyi
Sept. 16, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2663 posts
I use a Swing Speed Radar. The more balanced the bat the higher the speed. With a balanced 28oz bat I was able to reach 93 mph. This swing is out of control and not one that I would use in a game.
With my el 29 bat I can easily reach 85-85 mph. I have found that a swing speed in the high 70's is all you need to hit it over 300'.
I measured one Classic Spring Training camper's bat speed at 103mph!!
Crusher, sorry I didn't make it to Dalton.
Sept. 16, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
395 posts
Swing, thanks for response,
I am just amazed to think of 95mph bat speed, never really thaught about the speed before until seeing posts on this board.
A golf driver is so easy to swing and a bat seems so much different to only be 10mph less for lots of people.

Again thanks,
James
Sept. 16, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
395 posts
Bruce, Yes was looking fwd to talking with you in Dalton.

I swing a balanced 30oz bat. It swings easier than my 26oz EL Demarini Classic.

Guess like in golf a smooth direct swing produces more results.

James
Sept. 16, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2663 posts
I use a Swing Speed Radar. The more balanced the bat the higher the speed. With a balanced 28oz bat I was able to reach 93 mph. This swing is out of control and not one that I would use in a game.
With my el 29 bat I can easily reach 85-85 mph. I have found that a swing speed in the high 70's is all you need to hit it over 300'.
I measured one Classic Spring Training camper's bat speed at 103mph!!
Crusher, sorry I didn't make it to Dalton.
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