THE STUDY OF BATTING PERFORMANCE OF DIFFERENT MATERIAL BAT

  • Tsung-Ying Hung
  • Tsung-Han Liu
  • Chen-Kai Su
  • Tzyy-Yuang Shiang
Keywords: batting performance, batted-ball velocity

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the velocity of sweet spot and batted-ball velocity during swing different material bat. Three collegiate baseball players randomly swung five different material bats. The high-speed video (2000 fps) was placed 7 meter above subject to capture swing image. The swing velocities of sweet spot before impact, after impact and batted-ball velocity were calculated. The results reveal that batted-ball velocity of bamboo bat and compound bat were between alloy bat and wood bat. There are significant correlations among bat velocity before impact and batted-ball velocity. We suggest that the bamboo or synthetic material of wood and bamboo were suitable to produce baseball bat. Moreover, it is very economy and safer than alloy bat.
Published
2008-03-16