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    I have never tried a wood bat, but Im sure there are lots of you out there that do. How often do you hit the sweet spot, I mean sweet and honey spot, on the bat? In batting practice and in game?

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    watch the first batter:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?v...00803182443634

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LAball View Post
      I have never tried a wood bat, but Im sure there are lots of you out there that do. How often do you hit the sweet spot, I mean sweet and honey spot, on the bat? In batting practice and in game?
      I use one all the time. The sweet spot is much smaller on a wood bat than it is on aluminum. Once you get accustomed to it, it becomes a lot easier.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nutriaitch View Post
        I use one all the time. The sweet spot is much smaller on a wood bat than it is on aluminum. Once you get accustomed to it, it becomes a lot easier.
        Right much smaller and much more difficult to hit in game situations I presume?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Go Cardinals View Post
          Well you showed me a Pro hitting with wood, am asking you about your hitting. But it also showed a pitcher getting a few Ks, and I bet any of those batters that struck out woulda traded the K for any kind of bat connection, let alone touching the sweet spot.

          I would presume a lot of balls hit in game even in the PROs never touch the sweet spot. Maybe say 30%...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LAball View Post
            Right much smaller and much more difficult to hit in game situations I presume?

            To find that absolute honey spot you're talking about, yeah it's tough. Someone who is a power hitter with metal, might have "short of the warning track" power with wood. Mainly because you can miss with aluminum, but still drive it. I find the ball carries better with wodd if you catch it right. It's not all that tough to get "good wood" on it though.
            Bad thing is they break. A LOT. I went through 8 bats last year (19 game season in a rec league).

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            • #7
              I agree once you use a wood bat alot you can get use to the sweet spot. You can't swing at poor pitches though because they will feel like crap if you make contact.
              “If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.” - Ted Williams
              "Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit." - Hank Aaron

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              • #8
                All Im saying is with a wood bat, you will miss the sweet spot much more then with a metal bat,, yes no?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LAball View Post
                  Well you showed me a Pro hitting with wood, am asking you about your hitting. But it also showed a pitcher getting a few Ks, and I bet any of those batters that struck out woulda traded the K for any kind of bat connection, let alone touching the sweet spot.

                  I would presume a lot of balls hit in game even in the PROs never touch the sweet spot. Maybe say 30%...
                  Watch the first hit by mileage... he got it sweet and honey... all I was pointing out...

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                  • #10
                    Yea thats definatly the sweet and honey part of the bat:cap:

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LAball View Post
                      Yea thats definatly the sweet and honey part of the bat:cap:
                      When I was doing spring training I saw something interesting. I was on the field watching the Rays take batting practice and Akinori Iwamura walks out with a bat Painted where the sweet spot is.
                      Be sure I'll be knocking that off for batting practice bats. IMO I think its a great tool and possibly add it to my retail line.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by freddy View Post
                        When I was doing spring training I saw something interesting. I was on the field watching the Rays take batting practice and Akinori Iwamura walks out with a bat Painted where the sweet spot is.
                        Be sure I'll be knocking that off for batting practice bats. IMO I think its a great tool and possibly add it to my retail line.
                        Could you (theoretically) make my preferred bat into one of those? Also, what color was the bat and what color was the paint? Just curious...

                        This summer, I'm probably going to need some new bats...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LAball View Post
                          All Im saying is with a wood bat, you will miss the sweet spot much more then with a metal bat,, yes no?
                          metal bats have a bigger sweet spot and even when you miss the sweet spot you still get good metal on it.

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