Bat Selection And Weight, Rob Crews
Produced By Gary Leland
In this episode of the Fastpitch Softball Chat Show, Rob Crews is back with another great tip on bat selection, should I consider going lighter? When selecting a bat for fastpitch softball, Rob doesn't believe in going with light bats.
Starting out with a -10, 33″, 23 oz. softball bat and stepping up to a -10, 34″, 24 oz. bat is only a 1 oz. difference. This change is so small that you won't be able to tell the difference. It could be a factor in you getting a hit or not. So if you wanted to go from 32″ to 34″ softball bat, you probably should.
The Science Behind It:
Bat Speed & Momentum –
Velocity (squared) Multiplied by Mass (weight) = The amount of Force your generating.
So if my bat is heavier and I swing that heavier bat faster. I'm going to generate a lot more force than someone swinging a lighter bat at a faster speed.
Don't be afraid to step up to the larger bat, this is how you will reach your potential and get your power. We need to be able to generate our own power and Rob says “Go Heavy or Go Home.”
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