There are three parts to Diamond Kinetics’ overall Power metric – Maximum Acceleration, Applied Power and Impact Momentum.
REAL WORLD SIMILARITY: If a sports car and a dump truck are both moving at 60 miles per hour, the dump truck – in this case the heavier object – has more momentum than the sports car. Therefore, if two batters both had the same swing speed, the batter using the heavier weighted bat would have more momentum, and thus be able to hit the ball further after contact.
DK TIP: A heavier bat may lead to higher momentum, and therefore further travel distance for a hit ball, as long as the heavier bat does not cause too much loss in barrel speed.
SWINGTRACKER FROM DIAMOND KINETICS CAN HELP KEEP TRACK OF IMPACT MOMENTUM AND OTHER SWING METRICS.