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Feb. 10, 2004
Men's 70
36 posts
How do the distances compare when hitting a ball in the air
1) pitched ball
2) tossing up a ball
3) off of a tee
Is it about:
tossing a ball 10-20 ft. farther than a tee and a pitched ball
10-20 ft. farther than tossing up a ball?
Feb. 10, 2004
Men's 65
3146 posts
I have found that a pitched ball gives at least 20-30 feet more distance that one that is hit off a tee. I would think it should be about the same for a ball that is tossed up and then hit. It is tough to get the right back spin on a ball that is tossed up and even one that is hit from a tee. This should account for most of the decreased distance when hitting from a tee or tossed up.
When I hit off a tee I am happy to hit a 300' fence in the air or even on one bounce.
Feb. 10, 2004
Men's 70
497 posts
I'm happy to hit a 300 foot fence in the air when I hit from 2nd base!
Feb. 11, 2004
Men's 50
31 posts
Texas T: I'm right with ya there.
But if you're like me, I get ecstatic when I can line one that gets by the outfielders. Not as pretty as the brute "over the wall ball", but commendable just the same!
Feb. 11, 2004
mad dog
Men's 65
4149 posts
off the tee i find just a little distance below pitched 20-25 feet,i use a tee for specfic area hitting,still can hit them out with a tee,get up to 330 off it where on pitch ball around 350.
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