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Old 06-09-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Bat Weight Question

Did a forum search didn't have any hits? weird.. figured i might find something.. if this has been covered already sorry moderators for reposting...


here is my question.. on average.. for me 165lbs 6' tall.. what should i be swinging..

i bought a 26oz recoil maxload.. am i losing any noticeable difference from oh say a 27 or 28oz..

is there a prime human weight for bat weight or what?
what's your opinions guys?

and if this is a fair question, how many feet do you think you'd gain/lose at my weight from swinging a 26oz to a 30oz?

or is it just more of a personal preference
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by VaNc3y View Post
Did a forum search didn't have any hits? weird.. figured i might find something.. if this has been covered already sorry moderators for reposting...


here is my question.. on average.. for me 165lbs 6' tall.. what should i be swinging..

i bought a 26oz recoil maxload.. am i losing any noticeable difference from oh say a 27 or 28oz..

is there a prime human weight for bat weight or what?
what's your opinions guys?

and if this is a fair question, how many feet do you think you'd gain/lose at my weight from swinging a 26oz to a 30oz?

or is it just more of a personal preference
you should swing what is comfortable for you,
but for the best performance its all about bat speed, so you want to use the heaviest bat that allows you to maintain your max bat speed...

Just try out the different weights and see what suits you best.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:42 PM   #3
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Exactly - there's no best weight. Its whatever is comfortable (though I swear with mushy balls, heavier bats are better).

I used to swing a 27 with an end load - hit lots of homers with that, but as I developed better training habits, 27 became too light and I had too much bat speed (was yanking everything foul). Moved up to 28s and 29s and now 30s seem to give me the best mix of control and power. I'm sure as injuries and age catch up to me, I'll go back down, but for now the heavy bats work best (and they're a great weight for "team" bats because nobody swings em!)
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:04 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by VaNc3y View Post
Did a forum search didn't have any hits? weird.. figured i might find something.. if this has been covered already sorry moderators for reposting...


here is my question.. on average.. for me 165lbs 6' tall.. what should i be swinging..

i bought a 26oz recoil maxload.. am i losing any noticeable difference from oh say a 27 or 28oz..

is there a prime human weight for bat weight or what?
what's your opinions guys?

and if this is a fair question, how many feet do you think you'd gain/lose at my weight from swinging a 26oz to a 30oz?

or is it just more of a personal preference

I know guys that are 240 and swing 26ozers and I also know guys that and 165 and swing 28-29's so it really comes down to what you like the feel of in your hand, for me some of the bats are 26 and 27, but I have 25 and 28's as well, its all about how each bat feels weight wise,
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:18 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by okeman View Post
I know guys that are 240 and swing 26ozers and I also know guys that and 165 and swing 28-29's so it really comes down to what you like the feel of in your hand, for me some of the bats are 26 and 27, but I have 25 and 28's as well, its all about how each bat feels weight wise,
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:19 AM   #6
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lmao thats just weird
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:37 AM   #7
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I personally like a heavier bat, i use to swing a 26oz and it just threw me off. I just find a 28oz is perfect for me, and i can hit much better then a 26oz.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:52 AM   #8
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lmao thats just weird
lol it carries over from the "useless thread" . i just wanted to agree with you but it said the post was too short, so i had to add something. so why not that?
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:55 AM   #9
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ya i saw that there, lol
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:00 AM   #10
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http://www.sportsfreaksonline.com/fo...ad.php?t=33186

this didn't come up? same topic as yours lol
give it a read.. hope it helps... echo'd wat the board bros are sayin here.

swing watever feels best for ya. and if u can maintain the same mechanics, swing the heaviest u can.

bat weight and swing weight are totally different.. balance point, endloads... all big diffs.. google "moment of inertia"....
find your style, hit those bats - and succeed!
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:07 AM   #11
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check out todd's site - swingmechanics.com - im sure he has lots of information for ya.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:38 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by joshcowman View Post
you should swing what is comfortable for you,
but for the best performance its all about bat speed, so you want to use the heaviest bat that allows you to maintain your max bat speed...

Just try out the different weights and see what suits you best.
This is the key right here...
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