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# Which type of bat can make the ball go farther wooden or aluminum?

Updated: 9/28/2023

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β 15y ago

First of all, it depends how good you are or how strong you are at hitting the ball with the bat. Secondly, the specific material,weight, and how cylinderical the bat is, come into the equation.

My perception is that the aluminum bat will make the ball travel farther as with the wood, the ball could make a bit of a dent and the velocity of the ball may decrease causing it to loose a bit of speed after it is hit by the bat, (taking into account that the dent is miniscule).

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β 13y ago

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β 15y ago

This is a difficult question to answer. Most of the wood bat Baseball every day people see is played by professional players. These players have the ability to hit the ball much farther and harder than almost any high school and college players who use aluminum. There are a few instances where MLB players have swung a metal bat in practice. During said practice, there have been many "tape measure shots" hit. However, my guess is none of these are documented. My personal belief is there is a much larger "trampoline effect" in the aluminum bat, but the sweet spot is easier to find. In a wood bat, the sweet spot is smaller, yet sweeter. Again, this is not based on any scientific tests or data, rather personal experience of a standout high school and college player.

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β 15y ago

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