Originally posted by Shallow Blue
Allegedly, it allows you to hit home runs with perfect ease. In fact, when the Mythbusters tested this, it did nothing of the kind, and probably even made it rather less likely to hit far balls. And as they noted, if the advantage of having a corked bat were the lower weight, as is often claimed, why not just use a lighter bat? Bats can co ...[text shortened]... ha your list has neither Michael Schumacher nor Lance Armstrong on it. But it should.
Your information is severely flawed. Mythbusters is not all knowing nor all correct.
It does NOT allege that you hit home runs with perfect ease.
You might allege it, but it does allow for greater distance on the ball when struck.
You see, Mythbusters uses machines that don't tire and swing consistently.
This is not the case when a human swings a bat sever thousand times over six months.
The light bat aids them in maintaining the same bat speed they had with a heavier bat when they were stronger.
This translate in a greater amount of momentum generation against the stiff front leg.
If you read the explanation i gave earlier, you will understand.
This is accurate and I have seen and done it first hand.
Tony Gwynn used one of the smallest and lightest bats during his career. He used a bat that was 31" long and weighed just 29 ounces.
Most high school players use bigger bats.
With a bat that small and light, it allowed him greater bat control.
He hit for a tremendous average over his career.
He could also hit the ball out of the yard, although he didn't start doing it as much until his later years.
He accomplished his 20+ home run seasons by utilizing the bat speed he could generate and hitting against a locked front leg.
The moral of this story is, you don't need bat weight, but rather bat speed to generate power.
This is the law of physics, and it is not debatable, it is fact!!