Around this time of year, the scaries start to add up. One thing that shouldn’t scare you is the state of your baseball bat. If you are going to play a sport, you want to be the best, right? If you want to be the best player, you need the best equipment. When it comes to baseball, having the best bat can change your game for the better. Finding the right bat, however, can be quite the challenge.
Baseball bats come in many different variations. Various barrel sizes, various lengths, various weight distributions. Various drops, various certifications, various materials. Of course, there are also many, many brands. All of these choices and differences can create quite the overwhelming conundrum.
Testing Them Yourself
There are many different suggested methods for how to choose the right weight and size bat. Some of these suggestions are made with good intentions, but may not be the best ways to accurately determine what the best fit is. These include holding the bat out for a certain number of seconds to judge correct weight, or doing soft tosses with a variety of options. There are a handful of reasons why these methods are not entirely accurate, however, it would most likely be the most beneficial to simply discuss what method works the best.
In order to eliminate as many variables as possible, hitting a ball off of a tee is the best way to measure consistency and comfortability with a bat. This also allows you to measure exit velocity of a bat and get a true reading with a radar gun if you have one. By averaging exit velocities, as well as accuracy and consistency, you can easily see which bats you perform best with.
Trying Them All Out
Now, you may not have the luxury of test swinging every bat on the market, but if you swing some and get a feel for the bat length and weight, as well as distribution, you will have a better idea of what you might want to purchase. You can then take this information when you shop around, and see what bats closely align with the specs that you can discover you are most comfortable and successful with.
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