There are three parts to Diamond Kinetics’ overall Power metric – Applied Power, Impact Momentum and Maximum Acceleration.
REAL WORLD SIMILARITY: When two cars accelerate from 0-to-60 miles per hour, the car with the highest acceleration gets to 60 MPH the quickest. Therefore, a batter with a quicker acceleration rate from the beginning of the swing until impact will be able to wait longer than his counterpart to identify a pitch, thus allowing for more time to identify if the pitch is a ball or strike.
DK TIP: A bat that is too heavy (and a bat that is too light) could potentially affect the Maximum Acceleration of a swing.
SWINGTRACKER FROM DIAMOND KINETICS CAN HELP KEEP TRACK OF MAXIMUM ACCELERATION AND OTHER SWING METRICS.