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# Why can you hit a ball harder with an metal bat?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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14y ago

Metal bats are hollow and have thin walls that produce a trampoline effect that propels the ball off the bat. Imagine dropping a ball on a trampoline. That rebound effect is what occurs at impact and it helps accelerate the ball with greater velocity than you would get with a wood bat. The sweet spot is also much larger on a metal bat.

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13y ago

I'd say a metal bat because wood would absorb more energy than metal.

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### Why can you hit a ball harder with a metal bat?

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