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Sweet Spot Bat Sizing System

May 29, 2015 11:25:54 AM

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The Better Baseball Sweet Spot Bat Sizing System

 

The bat has come a long way since the early days of baseball.  What was once an object sloppily cut out of a tree trunk by hand is now a fine-tuned hitting device produced by dozens of manufacturers in various lengths, weights, and materials.  Over the years, the baseball bat has evolved under the notion that the newer, better model will bring hitters more success.  And it just so happens to be that the first step to successful hitting is making sure that you have the right bat.  So how do you tell if the bat you’re planning to purchase is the best fit for you?  With such an overwhelming variety of options out there today, it can be quite confusing making this decision.  But don’t you worry!  We’re here to help.

Better Baseball is proud to introduce the Sweet Spot Bat Sizing System – our new and improved bat selection process.  With the use of a Zepp sensor, a Hit Trax Batting Simulator, and the expertise of the Better Baseball staff, we guarantee a fun and interactive experience in choosing the correct bat, while also offering valuable feedback on swing speed and mechanics.  By implementing this system, we at Better Baseball truly believe that our customers will greatly benefit by being able to make the most informed purchase decision.  It’s our way of taking pride in outfitting players with the right gear and a means for us to stay on the cutting edge of the latest and greatest baseball technology.  Let’s take a deeper dive into this new system.

The first component of the Sweet Spot Bat Sizing System is the Zepp Sensor.  This device consists of a motion sensor placed on the knob of the bat that transmits swing data straight to your smart phone.  The Zepp Sensor provides instant feedback on bat speed, hand speed, swing plane, time to impact, bat angles, and more.  It displays a 3D model on your smart phone that allows you to replay and analyze your swing.  It also provides personalized coaching tips and drills that you can work on to fix those imperfections.  You can say that this part of the Sweet Spot Bat Sizing System is all about the pre-contact mechanics of your swing.  By using the Zepp Sensor, we are able to determine which bat size you are swinging fastest and most consistently.  So what about post-contact ball trajectory?  That’s where the Hit Trax Batting Simulator comes in.

 

The second part of the Sweet Spot Bat Sizing System is the Hit Trax Batting Simulator.  This revolutionary technology, composed of multiple high-speed, motion-sensing cameras and a display screen, is the first and only batting simulator of its kind.  The Hit Trax Batting Simulator offers instant feedback on exit ball velocity, hit distance, launch angle, and much more.  View spray charts, batting averages, and line drive percentages with the simulator that allows you to train as you play.  By using the Hit Trax Batting Simulator, we are able to determine which bat size is best suited for you based on the hitting display you simulate for us.

The third part of the Sweet Spot Bat Sizing System is the knowledgeable Better Baseball staff.  We’re here to help you understand that everyone’s swing is different and not everyone should be using the same model bat even if it’s the “hottest one out.”  We’re here to teach you the difference between a “balanced” and an “end-loaded” bat and what type of swing best matches each.  We’re here to give you the pros and cons of 1-piece alloy bats, three-piece composite bats, and everything in between.  We’re here to show you all the unique features of different bats, such as composite end caps, rotating handles, and rubber vibration dampeners.  We’re here to tell you what the heck a “drop number” is.  For years, we have outfitted players of all ages with bats of different sizes and makes.   Our expertise and experience in this field is something we take pride in and always try to improve on.  The Sweet Spot Bat Sizing System is the next big step.

Softball Blurb:

“Each softball hitter is unique with their own technique, hitting style, and power.  Each player needs a bat designed with their exact preferences in mind. Power hitters need a bat that packs a big punch while slappers need a bat weighted closer to the hands for maximum barrel control. Not all bat sizes are created equal. Each model bat swings differently even when advertised to be the same size.  If you’re still using a sizing chart to find the perfect bat for you then you’re doing it wrong. Thanks to the innovation of Zepp and HitTrax, there are tools to help make a more thorough decision when choosing a bat.  Not only can you measure you bat speed alone, but with these tools you can measure swing trajectory, distance, time to contact, and much more. We have both sensors here at Better Softball and are prepared to help you find the perfect bat for you!”

 

The Sweet Spot Bat Sizing System is now open to the public, no appointment needed.  The Hit Trax Batting Simulator is located only at our Marietta location.  Don’t forget about the Swing Speed Challenge in both Marietta and Chamblee over the weekend of May 22 – May 24!

 

-Boone Evans

Better Baseball

The Hittrax Baseball Simulator Now at Better Baseball Marietta






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    2015 Better Baseball Swing Speed Challenge
Friday May 22nd- Sunday May 24th

 

So you think you can swing a bat pretty fast, huh?  Do you exceed the average swing speed of your age group?  Come see for yourself at Better Baseball’s First Annual Swing Speed Challenge on Friday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 24th at both the Marietta and Chamblee Locations.  Using a Swing Speed Radar, a Zepp Sensor, and a HitTrax Batting Simulator (Marietta only), we will analyze players’ swings and determine who has the fastest bat speed of their age group.  The competition will be broken down into 5 age groups for the boys and 5 age groups for the girls.  The top three performers from each age group will earn a prize as well as a photo posted on Better Baseball’s social media outlets!  So get ready to step in to the box and swing out of your shoes.  The challenge is on!

Contest Rules:

Each participant will be put into one of 5 age groups (one for boys & one for girls)

4-7yrs, 8-10yrs, 11-13yrs, 14-16yrs, 17 & up. a total of 10 groups

Each participant gets 3 swings, and their top swing speed counts for their total Score. They are allowed warmup swings, but must swing a bat that is legal for their age group. 

i.e Billy is in High school and must swing a -3 BBCOR. Timmy is 12 yrs old and can either swing a -10 senior league bat or a legal small barrel bat

Scoring

i.e. Billy swings 45, 45, and 48. on his 3 swings. 48 would be his score. 

tie breakers: First tie breaker: Average of three swings. Second Tie breaker; Speed of Second Swing; Third Tie Breaker: Youngest age. 


One entry per person. Scoring must be witnessed and recorded by sales associate to count towards the contest. All winners will be announced on Sunday at 6 PM. 

Prizes for Winners 

Top 3 performers in each age group gets a prize package; as well as photo posted on our social media outlets. 

  

 

First Place; BB Hat, T-shirt, $50gift card

Second Place: BB hat, t shirt, $25GC

Third Place: BB hat $15GC

Over-all Boys and Girl winner  (Fastest Speed of the Challenge regardless of age)
Zepp Sensor!

FOR QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL 404-400-2419







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