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A BBCOR standard currently governs the use of adult baseball bats in high school and college. Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) is an abbreviation for Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution.
Briefly said, BBCOR will assess the barrel’s “swing set effect” and how it influences the ball’s departure speed. Balls bounce more “bouncier” when they are hit off the bat quickly.
The idea behind the BBCOR standard is to get non-wood bats to perform more like wood bats, which will demand more skill from the players, minimize the rapidly growing offensive (especially home run) numbers, and keep catchers relatively safe.
As the ball will arrive off the bat with little frequency than in the BESR days – about a 5% reduction in efficiency for those interested in putting a number on it.
Moreover, BBCOR baseball bats must have a length-to-weight ratio of three (-3), a barrel diameter of no greater than 2 5/8 inches, and a length no greater than 36 inches.
What Are the Signs That My Bat Is BBCOR Certified?
Make sure you’re considering a BBCOR bat when searching for the perfect BBCOR for yourself. The “BBCOR Certified.50” stamp will be found on all non-wood BBCOR baseball bats, usually right above the grip or on the contour of the bat.
The 50 value stands for the “swing set effect” a baseball bat has. A BBCOR bat cannot exceed.50, but must pass with a score of.48 or.49. Non-wood bats are now forced to perform very much like wooden bats thanks to the BBCOR of.50 or less requirement.