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2019 Fastpitch Bat Swing Weights

2019 Fastpitch Bat Swing Weights

October 11, 2020 | by | @BatDigest

We measure the swing weight of every fastpitch bat we test. Most of our data is completed on 32/22 bats. We’ve found fastpitch bats have a very close grouping of swing weights with a few exceptions. We also think swing weight is the single most important piece of information to determine our exit speeds.

A bat size chart is also a good place to start. But, remember, the stated weight of a bat is not the same as its swing weight. Bats with the same scale weight can be upwards of 10% different in feel.

We share our exit speeds exclusively with our email subscribers. The process of gathering and measuring swing weights is very involved. It requires

Get the Fastpitch Swing Weights We Only Send our Email Subscribers

Understanding Swing Weights

Swing weights are not intuitive. That is, the idea of a swing weight isn’t naturally obvious. Many confuse swing weight with the scale weight. But, as we’ve proven elsewhere, scale weight and swing weight are not well correlated at the margins. That is, comparing the actual weight of bats stated to be 22 ounces won’t be a good indicator of how they swing compared to one another.

The balance point of the bat, on the other hand, is a decent indicator of how one bat swings compared to another. A layman’s way to determine which bat swings heavier maybe to see which bat has a balance point closer to the end cap. You can do this, roughly, by balancing the bat on your extended finger. Then mark the spot where it balances. Comparing those marks across similarly length bats is a good indication of how difficult they are to swing compared to another.

DIY & Dirty Swing Weight Measurement Ability

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jason
jason
1 year ago

on your fastpitch moi chart you show the pxt as having a higher moi, them in the video for balance points you show the ghost as having a balance point closer to the end. i realize that the aren’t necessarily positively correlated, but can you explain or is it an error. thanks

Nicholas Blackburn
Nicholas Blackburn
1 year ago

What is the actual weight of the CF Zen 32/22 and the 32/21 CF Zen ?

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