# Speed = power?

is it possible to have a very quick swing with no power?

I would say yes. You can be able to swing very fast, but once the ball comes and forces resistance against your arms, it can reduce the power of your swing, if your not strong enough.

Assuming it is a mechanically-perfect swing, I would say yes. If you have high bat speed, resistance to contact with the ball shouldn’t kill your power.

In Batting, Speed IS Power, people seem to get that confused. The Formula for Kinetic Energy (aka Power) is one half the mass of the bat times velocity squared. Because of that, speed supplies most of the power behind a swing, so RIStar, the only way a baseball could knock back your swing is if you are swinging slow, or if you’re hitting with a bat made entirely of cork.

KE = (1/2)M x V^2

when was i in the post lol.

love how people add me in conversation!!!

I never looked at the name, I just saw a guy pitching and thought of you, my bad… :oops:

I never looked at the name, I just saw a guy pitching and thought of you, my bad… :oops: :D[/quote]

u sure u didnt do that on purpose: :lol: