Re: 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 bat-head 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 bat-head 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 "pre-launch 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 constant--math dictates this.
According to www.chacha.com/question/what-size-bat-does-barry-bonds-use: "Barry Bonds uses a 33 inch 35 ounce bat. Thanks for using chacha"
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