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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The momentum factor

Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Wed Jun 28 09:37:09 2006

>>> Jack,

I still wouldn't discount that all of the similar tests are similarly flawed. I believe in physics and we can get as scientific as we want, but it really comes down to common sense. Based on what you believe, are you saying that a 250lb man and a 150lb man who generate the same batspeed are capable of hitting the ball the same distance?

If you look at all of the greatest homerun hitters of the past and present, they all have substantial size and mass. I don't see how you can prove that all of these larger players generated more batspeed than the smaller ones. For example, you won't see Brian Roberts hitting 500+ homeruns in his career, but you may see Albert Pujols do it. You can't say this is because Albert Pujols has more batspeed than Brian Roberts. Mass and Momentum of the player are definately a factor. <<<

Hi Tony

It is obviously up to you accept or discount the findings of the tests. But keep in mind that during the bat/ball collision, the bat is only in contact with the ball for 1/2000 second and only moves forward about 5/8 inch before the ball is gone. -- If the collision caused the bat to flex (or bend) 5/8 inch (or more), would the momentum of the batter’s mass at the handle still be transferred to the point of contact before the ball was gone? – Just a question to ponder.

Jack Mankin


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