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, Nov. 29, 2016
Home Plate
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question 4 U Bat/Math Geeks

Wow!
That's a lot of information to digest. I find it interesting that a 2 ounce bat weight gain gives the ball an extra 20 feet flight, which is a very significant distance. My calculations were about half of yours. It appears that every ounce of bat weight gain give about 10 feet distance on average. I think you did a fine job of explaining your answer to my question.

Thank you much..
, Nov. 28, 2016
Home Plate
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question 4 U Bat/Math Geeks

Turbo 34

If you swing both bats the same exact speed, 75mph, the heavier bat will always hit the ball further....

And my question is:

HOW MUCH FARTHER?











, Nov. 28, 2016
Home Plate
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question 4 U Bat/Math Geeks

Crusher23

OK...Just for sake of conversation let's use Adidas End load bats. I would think any same Make and Model, be it Mikens, Combats or any other bats would work. After all everything is exactly the same (bat speed, the ball, the ball pitch speed, temperature and any other factors) except for the different weights of the bats compared. I think the MOI has a formula that applies.

Thanks for your input...

Anyone that can provide info...Thank you


, Nov. 27, 2016
Home Plate
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question 4 U Bat/Math Geeks

Hi
Before I ask my question, I want you to know that I have worked the problem and got an answer, but I'm not sure I got the CORRECT ANSWER. The last time I did any math of this sort was well into the last century. I also took "French" back then and can't remember any of it. Getting older and not using what I learned way back when has made me forget stuff.

Anyway, on to the question:

I have 2 bats of the same make and model with the only difference being one bat is 28 ounces and the other 26 ounces.


If I swing both bats at the same speed 75 MPH

Calculate how much difference will the ball exit speeds be between the 2 bats?

What answer did you get?

Thanks...




, Dec. 2, 2015
Home Plate
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2 FLEX or NOT 2 FLEX

10 or 12 years ago I saw a high speed picture of Mark McGwire hitting a baseball...

Talk about bat handle flex...

Before I saw that pic, I would NEVER have thought a wood baseball bat could bow that much and not break.

That pic definitely convinced me about bat flex!

By the way, is a wood baseball bat considered to have a "stiff handle"?



, Aug. 5, 2015
Home Plate
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 250 Wrist Snaps daily, bring 80yr. Rudy, 340' Power. Amazing. SwingMakeover#33

GREAT REPLY.....

2 POINTS FOR YOU!
, Aug. 5, 2015
Home Plate
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 250 Wrist Snaps daily, bring 80yr. Rudy, 340' Power. Amazing. SwingMakeover#33

Anyone for "Do Wop"?
, July 9, 2015
Home Plate
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: diving across home plate line


Other than a runner losing their balance, a leg giving out or something of that nature...what would be the point of diving across the line?

, July 6, 2015
Home Plate
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Finally got P413

I swung the P413 about a week ago, it was a 27 ounce. The bat felt end loaded. After hitting about 15-20 balls, I thought the bat preformed about average to any other senior bat now on the market. The warranty may be what will make the bat worth the extra $$$
, June 15, 2015
Home Plate
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas BP

I'll be in LV at that time also. Can you pick me up at the M Resort?
, June 10, 2015
Home Plate
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home plate strike zone mat


Cover home plate with super glue and place the mat on top of it. Quickly press the mat down on the plate by jumping up and down on the mat while beating your chest and doing the Tarzan yell.







, June 2, 2015
Home Plate
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Old stories of bat doctoring




I don't believe it!!!

SENIORS DOCTORING BATS AND ALTERING BALLS???


SAY IT AIN'T SO..... :(


, Dec. 1, 2014
Home Plate
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does This Make Sense??

When I was a younger man (which seems like a long, long time ago) 28-32 oz bats seemed to be the ideal weight for me.

Then about 18 years ago the 27 oz bat was providing all the speed I needed to put the ball over the fence. I could get in the low to mid 80's mph on a speed meter.

But in the last few years I can't get beyond the warning track. So with a bat speed meter I found that my bat speeds were in the mid to upper 70's mph. swinging the 27 oz. I also tried swinging some different weight bats. I learned that I am able to get a 29 oz. bat speed nearly the same as the 27 oz bat.

So I was wondering that is it possible that as a person gets older their bat speed will slow down (just like a persons reflexes slows down as they age) so much, that they are better off going back to a heavier bat?
, Nov. 26, 2014
Home Plate
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

I have a Dudley and it does seem to make the ball exit the bat contact like a knuckle ball more often than other bats. If so then that means the tacky material is actually slowing the spin when the ball is hit dead on.

It seems that the tacky barrel is more "gimmick" than serious hitting aid.

The tacky barrel goes along with the "holes in the upper handle" bat that was being sold a few years ago, as a sales gimmick. Nice ideas that really don't do much. Which would explain why all the softball associations allow them.

Bottom line....it's all about MONEY!


, Nov. 14, 2014
Home Plate
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

BruceinGa

Good Idea.

But I wonder if that would actually be the same as altering the mass weight of the bat when it contacts the ball?

Does anyone out there know if wearing heavier batting gloves would be the same as swinging a heavier bat?


, Nov. 14, 2014
Home Plate
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

A few years ago I heard of a guy that would buy a 26 ounce bat and would put about 2-2.5 ounces of weight on it, making it weigh just under 29 ounces. He figured that as he played in a tournament he would need to use a lighter bat as he would fatigue on the last days of the tourney. So he would take some of the weights off during the tourney, eventually bringing the bat down to it's original weight by the end of the last day. It's much more economical (cheaper) to change the weight of 1 bat than to buy 2 or 3 bats of various weights.








, Oct. 3, 2014
Home Plate
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL



Ex Major League players Hitting Long Home Runs in Senior Softball!

Wow..Can you imagine that?



, Sept. 28, 2014
Home Plate
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Total control balls?


I have the 82's!


, Sept. 27, 2014
Home Plate
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Defensive Philsophy @ World Masters

Yesterday at the World Masters, Sunset Park, the 50's Majors were playing.
Several teams used a 3 outfielder and 5 infielder defensive set up instead of the usual 4 outfielder/4 infielder defense.

With the way these guys hit, what is the reasoning for this type of set up?







, Aug. 22, 2014
Home Plate
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rubber bat knob

Can't figure out why anybody wants it.
Looks like a worthless piece of junk....

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