Standard Test Methods for Measuring High-Speed Bat Performance
|Publication Date:||15 October 2005|
|ICS Code (Sports equipment and facilities in general):||97.220.01|
These test methods define a method for determining bat performance by measuring the bat-ball coefficient of restitution (BBCOR), deriving the ball exit speed ratio (BESR), and calculating a batted-ball speed (BBS). It is applicable to baseball and softball bats of any construction or material. The test methods provide quantitative measures of bat dynamic performance that may be used for comparison purposes.
The BBCOR, BESR, and BBS are each calculated from measurements taken in the laboratory on test equipment meeting the requirements defined in this specification.
The values stated in English units are to be regarded as the standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.