SwingTracker Metric Analysis: Impact Momentum

PITTSBURGH – Our ‘SwingTracker Metric Analysis’ Series featuring Diamond Kinetics co-founder and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Buddy Clark and former University of Cincinnati and Lincoln Memorial University catcher Russell Clark continues with a look at Impact Momentum.

Throughout this series we will tell you what each metric is, why we measure that particular metric and why you should care about utilizing and understanding the metric, as it applies to your swing.

In case you missed it, here is a look at the first two metrics in our ‘SwingTracker Metric Analysis’ series, Approach Angle and Hand Cast Distance.


Impact Momentum: What Is It?


Impact Momentum: Why We Measure It


Impact Momentum: Why You Should Care

1) What’s More Important: Creating Backspin or Squaring It Up? Find out how Impact Momentum plays a part in each scenario

2) The ball doesn’t care who is swinging the bat – why Impact Momentum can you give you deeper insight into a player’s power

3) ‘Swing The Truck’ – Learn how to increase your margin for error with ‘reserve momentum’

4) Every +1 of Impact Momentum = + ~1.5 mph exit velo. For a ball with a home run trajectory, every + ~1.5 mph exit velo = + ~10 feet of carry.

To put that in more plainspoken terms, the difference between an Impact Momentum score of 20 compared to 30 would be 100 feet of extra distance, given a home run trajectory.