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Discussion: Launch Angle

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April 9, 2019
Full Monty
85 posts
Launch Angle
Hi
I have a question for you "Bat Geeks", "Video Gurus" and any input from others.
Don't get me wrong, I do respect all your honest opinions.

Anyway, I would like to know what in your opinion is a good bat swing "Launch Angle" for hitting long balls in Slo-Pitch softball?

Less than 10 degrees?

10 degrees?

15 degrees?

20 degrees?

More than 20?



Thanks to all of you in advance for your replys!


April 9, 2019
bkb555
230 posts
here is something that may help.....http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~cross/baseball.html

April 9, 2019
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
1212 posts
Full Monty, I watch a lot of swings. In my opinion only, the best swing is when the back shoulder is not dropped. Anything else launches the ball up rather than being a big line drive. Stick your chin into your front shoulder, and do not let go until you make contact with the ball. It is physically impossible to drop your shoulder. That definitely does not answer as an angle, just what I have observed over the many years.
April 15, 2019
StevenL.Imlay
Men's 60
154 posts
Full Monty what is your body angle? If you set the correct body angle you will swing with slight angle up or down depending upon locations of the ball. Keeping the shoulders fairly square is important in that process. However if your looking at strictly launch angle Blast Vision recommends 10-20%. MLB keeps track of Launch angle and exit speed on every hitter on every pitch so you know it's important.
Hope this helps. Nancy great advice as always!
SLi
April 15, 2019
Full Monty
85 posts

To All
Thank you for your help and information!





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