Huh? I really don't know what point you think you were making. Are
you suggesing that the rules concerning the performance of bats have
been rescinded? If so you might want to inform the NCAA as they seem
to be unaware of doing so.
So far the only one that has passed was NYC, but several states have
legislation in progress.
Give it a rest--google for it if you really don't know and want to...
OTOMH, I know at least ND has legislation pending, several states have
various measures in place for high schools being required (mostly by
their state HS athletic associations as opposed to actual legislation.
I'm not sure the actual status in NYC -- Bloomberg was going to veto it,
but the initial passage was by a large enough margin to override. Where
it stands in the process, though, I've not followed.
Actually, no I didn't; I just have heard enough of it owing to being
involved enough to know what has been going on to know you're just
itching for an argument (altho the other poster hasn't been particularly
The conversation, as near as I can tell, was general, not restricted to MLB.
On the subject of aluminum bats. I am sure that if there was money to
be made, one of the manufactures of the bats could design and make a
bat that would duplicate the characteristics of wood bats.
It would be too hard to veneer the aluminum bats. <G>
There is a measurement in the making of golf heads (COR) that could be
applied to Al and wood bats. The choice of an Al alloy, wall
thickness, etc. that would match the measured COR of wood bats would
be possible. I would also guess that different wood bats would have
I'm not arguing, but is that true?
What I've found so far is that the density of Al is 0.098lb/in^3 (approx
1.56 oz/in^3 and that white ash is 41 lbs/ft^3, which should work out to
about 0.379 oz/in^3, unless my math is completely f'd. I got some of the
info from here; http://woodsgood.ca/woodDensity.htm
and some from here:
I am fully prepared to acknowledge I may have really messed up on the math
Well, 1.56 is greater than 0.379, so I'd have to say aluminum is much denser
than ash, by a factor of about four.
You made the math more complicated than it needed to be, but your results are
correct: aluminum is much denser than ash.
Aluminum 0.098 lb/in^3 * 1728 in^3/ft^3 = 169 lb/ft^3
Ash 41 lb/ft^3
email@example.com (Doug Miller) wrote in
Well, lignum vitae (ironwood) doesn't float. Neither does knobthorn or
some of the rosewoods (Dalbergia sp.). There are a lot of woods that are
so dense they don't float. Wikipedia says the density of lignum vitae is
between 1.28 and 1.37 grams per cubic centimeter.
Aluminum (from wikipedia) has a density of 2.70 gr/cc.
Titanium = 4.5 gr/cc.
Iron = 7.87 gr/cc.
Lead = 11.34 gr/cc.
Gold = 19.3 gr/cc
Uranium = 19.1 gr/cc
Balsa = 100-200 kg/cubic meter (you do the math).
I actually had one that's not too far off. It's a rather heavy bat,
though, but it clunks instead of pings. I don't remember seeing it
recently, so it might have gone away...
Obligitory woodworking content: I made a bat rack and hung my bats on it.
(A dowel rod thick enough to allow two bats to rest on one peg usually
provides enough space between the bats.)
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