Jim .... dV/dt is not the same as V/t.
Acceleration is dV/dt ... the "change" in velocity with respect to time.
In other words ... it's possible for "person-A" to have a lower velocity at impact than "person-B", yet for "person-A" to have greater acceleration than "person-B".
This is why it is important to 'throw' and allow an unhinging type action. This is why a forced palm-up extension is not such a great idea.
Almost always,people asked to make their lightest bat possible.Its primarily a result of players those who using aluminum bats throughout their youth,college,adult leagues.Players from all over the wold are conditioned that lighter is better in order to generate bat speed.Bat most common length which ordered is a 33" length.At MaxBat,which offer young adult/adult models in lengths of 31" - 35".Allot of youth models range from 26" – 31". So what's right for you?
NTEP Commercial Scales
Last edited by david002; 10-30-2013 at 03:17 AM.
You may be surprised. My DD is small 4'11" & ~ 98-100 lbs. She has super overall strength and core strength. Used to swing a 30/18, then we moved her to a 30/20 without any real noticeable difference. Since there wasn't a real drop off in bat speed and mechanics after a short (10 min?) period, we tried her with a 32/22 at the next lesson. It took one lesson to adjust, but her bat speed remained high and she has been doing well with it.
Moral of the story is that the bat weight may have more to do with her mechanics and body strength than any chart can display. I assume that is what the weight variable tries to address.
There's always one in every crowd.