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Re: Swing Speed Radar

Posted by: Brian () on Tue Aug 14 23:29:29 2007

> Hi,
> I recently bought the swing speed radar to measure my bat speed. I'm a 16 years old player, and my bat speed ranges around the 72-78 mph. I did
> some research but find almost nothing to compare with. Is my bat speed good for someone my age? which is the average bat speed for someone my age? which is the pros average bat speed?
> Anyone who has a swing speed radar please share your results.

Hi Leonel:

72-78 is good bat speed for your age. Good college power hitters reach speeds in the high 80s and low 90s. I would guess that the good pros are not much higher, if any.

Mainly, you want to use the radar as a training aid to see how you are progressing with your mechanics. It's also a good idea to test your speed by hitting a heavy punching bag, so that you will know your speed at contact. This will give you a consistent point of reference and tell if you are building power at the right time, at contact.



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