MAX BARREL SPEED

There are four parts to Diamond Kinetics’ overall Speed metric – Speed Efficiency, Max Hand SpeedForward Bat Speed and Max Barrel Speed.

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND MAX BARREL SPEED:

The maximum speed at which the barrel of the bat moves during your swing.


WHAT IT MEANS FOR BATTERS:

Max Barrel Speed directly affects both the distance and speed at which the ball travels after impact

REAL WORLD SIMILARITY: The same principles of using a hammer and a nail also apply to that of a bat and a ball, relative to Max Barrel Speed

When striking a nail with a hammer, the speed at which the hammer moves determines how far the nail moves. The same is true as it applies to Max Barrel Speed. In order to maximize the exit speed and travel distance of the ball after impact, it is vital that one must achieve Max Barrel Speed at impact. 


WHAT IT MEANS FOR COACHES:

Faster barrel speed leads to more hard hit balls.

DK TIP: Max Barrel Speed correlates with Applied Power relative to bat weight. A heavier bat may result in more Applied Power as long as barrel speed is maintained. 


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SWINGTRACKER FROM DIAMOND KINETICS CAN HELP KEEP TRACK OF MAX BARREL SPEED AND OTHER SWING METRICS.