Bat speed
Barry actually uses a 32 inch bat. But he does choke up for a super fast swing. He uses
all the tape on the handle to add weight for better distrubution.
> BHL,
> > >
> > > Any thoughts as to how Barry Bonds is able to do what he does with a relatively
short lever? Nick
> >
> > Hi Nick,
> >
> > Can can you give me the length of Bond's bat? I am sure his bat size is the reason
he stands so close to the plate. When you respond, I will plug it into my equation, and
give you the answer based on my theo
> >
> > Best wishes,
> > BHL
> Hi Nick,
>
> According to Bonds, the length of his lever is 34 inches; however, since he chokes up
two inches, the length is really 32 inches
>
> As for why he generate more power, I believe that he increases the number of degrees
that his bathead rotates intentionally.
>
> For example, if you pointed your bat back towards the catcher, it would only rotate 110
degrees to contact on pitches to the pull field.
>
> Suppose, from that position, I cock it back another 90 degrees. The bat, then, would
rotate approximately 200 degrees, which my model is based on.
>
> Barry Bonds has a shorter lever, so he must cock the bat back another 45 degrees,
making the total sweep of his bathead 245 degrees, as opposed to 200 degrees,
meaning it has another 45 degrees to pick up additional velocity. I suspect this is wJack
Means by "prelaunch torque," yet I am not sure.
>
> Sincerely,
> BHL
> Knight1285@aol.com
>
> P.S. The number of degrees in my calculation are rough estimates, as I learned that a
pull swing is closer to 198 degrees than it is to 225 degrees. I hope that Jeff M. can fill
me in on his findings, so I can continue to update all on geometric ways to induce pull
hitting. Note: the increased percentages of using a longer over a shorter level, though,
will remain a constantmath dictates this.
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