Center Of Percussion - Bat And Mallet

Purpose

To demonstrate the center of percussion using a baseball bat.

Equipment

Baseball bat and mallet.

Images

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Description

The bat is held at the small end and struck soundly with the mallet at the bigger end. A yellow marker marks the locaion of the center of percussion. When the bat is struck below the center of percussion it will spin out of the holder's fingers moving in the opposite direction to that of the incoming mallet. When the bat is struck above the center of percussion it will spin out of the holder's fingers moving the same direction as the incoming mallet. When the bat is struck at the center of percussion it will rotate about the holder's fingers, but will not spin out of the fingers. This illustra

References

PIRA 3A15.50