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Re: batspeed product advice

Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Sun Aug 12 10:20:03 2007

>>> Jack, I am about to purchase the video, swing analysis software and bag. I was considering the bat speed measurement product as well but wanted your input on how best to use it. Is it best used with the bag placing the bag at contact to measure early bat speed? It would seem to me that with a full swing (without the bag to stop the bat at contact) it would be impossible to know whether the speed was acheived as early as it should be. Please share your thoughts on this and any other way to use the product to measure bat speed effectively.
Thanks <<<

Hi Crs

Your right, for the reasons you described, the best way to use the bat speed radar is with the heavy bag. Placing the unit 2 or 3 feet behind the bag gives the most accurate bat speed reading at contact (within 1 mph). When we were testing different hand-held radar units without the bag, we found reading could vary 10 to 15 mph on the same swing.

Jack Mankin


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