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May 15, 2008
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That will help with the first argument in this thread 😂
It's interesting that different bat designs have different ratings/limits. I've seen it done when I've been early to a game but now I'll have the opportunity to play around with the device. One of my travel players has a 2016 Xeno, I can't wait to see how that tests.
 
Apr 20, 2018
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It's interesting that different bat designs have different ratings/limits. I've seen it done when I've been early to a game but now I'll have the opportunity to play around with the device. One of my travel players has a 2016 Xeno, I can't wait to see how that tests.
Which might indicate that the manufacturers have some say so in the testing ratings/limits. I never really understood what exactly they are testing and why some bats have different numbers. All I know is my DD had a 2019 ghost 32/9 that had a ton of cracks and dings and it somehow passed.
 

CoreSoftball20

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Dec 27, 2012
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It's interesting that different bat designs have different ratings/limits. I've seen it done when I've been early to a game but now I'll have the opportunity to play around with the device. One of my travel players has a 2016 Xeno, I can't wait to see how that tests.
Diff bats have had diff allowable PSI for quite some time. Started when bats went non-linear...when all this inner tech came in to play

Thats why testing is so tough if people dont know what they are doing
You can have a bat thats allowed at 750, but another can only be down to 1350
 
May 15, 2008
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Which might indicate that the manufacturers have some say so in the testing ratings/limits. I never really understood what exactly they are testing and why some bats have different numbers. All I know is my DD had a 2019 ghost 32/9 that had a ton of cracks and dings and it somehow passed.
I'm guessing that the manufacturers design and build their bats to comply with the NCAA exit velocity limits. Double barrel bats like the Ghost have less total flex because the inner barrel acts as a limit/stop. So for the compression test the Ghost can test lower. I don't think the bat makers have a say although there has to be some communication. The NCAA probably tests the bats for exit velo and if the bat passes then they test the compression and come up with their legal number. I'm wondering if they test used bats as part of the process to see how the loss of compression relates to increases in exit velocity.
 
Apr 20, 2018
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I think basically the manufacturers tell the bat testers what is a normal compression for their bats and if a bat test out of their range then it is determined to be altered. This is interesting:

 
Oct 4, 2018
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I grew up in MA and have gone through the bad times and good times (and now back to bad) 🤷‍♂️

Can you imagine being a NY Jets fan?
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That's pretty rough. Not sure if my situation is better or worse. Probably worse. Team got sold and moved to a different city (Chargers).
 

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Jun 29, 2021
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Can you imagine being a NY Jets fan?


That's pretty rough. Not sure if my situation is better or worse. Probably worse. Team got sold and moved to a different city (Chargers).
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I was trying to quote pattar, but it didn't go right. I grew up in NY, so I have been lucky. Of the three sports I used to watch, my teams won 15 championships.
 

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