Bat Speed Recon Unit
“Lightweight and transportable, Bat Speed Recon is the best bat speed measuring device on the market. Works great for individual or team training both inside and outside.”
1. Recon should be placed 18-20” away from tee
2. You want the recon 1-2” behind the tee. We want to measure the tip of the bat directly prior to contact
3. Make sure not to place the second LED emitter in line with the tee (after contact) as speeds are much slower once contact is made with the ball
4. Be aware that if a player hits the tee, it may “walk forward” and inch or two – reset to 1-2” directly before contact
Back View – Swing Plane Adjustments
1. The Tip of the Bat MUST travel through both LED Emitters to get a reading
2. Depending on the hitters height and swing plane the tee may need to be adjusted
3. A steeper swing plane requires the ball on the tee to be higher
4. A flatter swing plane requires the ball on the tee to be lower
5. The dispersion angle of the LED emitters is around 5”
6. Make small adjustments (1-2”) to the tee until you get a consistent readings
7. Each hitter may require a different height of the ball on the tee in relation to the Recon
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Frequently asked questions
For Little League about 45-55 mph. For high school 55-75. For college and the pros mid-60s to mid-80s.
There are a number of variables that produce a high bat speed. Many people use an overload underload program. As of today this is the best ways scientists and researchers are able to increase. You have to have an external goal that you’re consciously trying to obtain. You also have to have an accurate measurement system to gauge progress. If there is erratic feedback, you will have outliers that contaminate the data it demoralizes the hitter into feeling like they can’t reach
You can’t use a radar gun to measure bat speed because it’s measuring exit velocity of a batted ball. If you’re taking dry swings then the radar gun won’t be accurate because the bat is traveling in an arc. Radar guns are designed to measure objects moving directly at or away from the gun.
After doing bat speed training for 20 years with many hitters, we’ve consistently produced hitters average bat speeds 5 MPH over a span of 6 weeks. It’s also not uncommon to increase bat speed much more than that.