This DeMarini Bat Weight comes in a red color and a single weight of 16 ounces. It is specially designed to fit bats that are between 2 ¼ to 2 5/8 inches in diameter. Similar to the Champro bat weight, this product will do a great job at enhancing your swings, helping develop arm and forearm muscle.
If you are after a product for warming up your swings before a game or for weekend training, the DeMarini Bat Weight is a great choice. It will gradually improve your swinging mechanics for that ultra-fast high power, ball hitting action.
- Designed for pre match warm up and off season training
- Improves swing speeds
- For bat with a barrel diameter of between 2 ¼ inches to 2 5/8 inches.
- Weighs 16 ounces
- Comes in red color
- Fits perfectly on the barrel
- Great weight for younger players of between 9 and 10 years old
- It fits securely on different bats
- Great design
- Top quality material construction
- Highly durable product
- Fairly easy to install and take off
- Designed for softball but has a weight class that is more consistent with baseball
- May not distribute the weight to the barrel well enough and instead places it on to the hands
Baseball Doughnut History
Training for baseball matches continues to evolve with the incorporation of diverse techniques intended to boost performance. One such method uses the theory of complex training which basically involves the use of both heavy weights and lights weights. This results in an increase in muscle power. Another factor that makes complex training so effective is the use of different muscle groups resulting in an all rounded performance enhancement.
But then the question arises, how exactly do you make use of complex training in baseball? Well, through the use of a little something known as a baseball doughnut weight. It is basically a ring placed around the barrel of the bat to increase its weight resulting in the development of faster swing speeds and stronger muscles in the arms and forearms.
Research shows that when players warm up using doughnut weights, before a match or train using them, the standard bat feels much lighter making them swing even faster for more powerful ball hits. These high velocity hits ultimately result in greater flight distance.
Where did the idea come from?
The doughnut was developed by the first African-American Yankees player back in 1955 Elston Howard. During his prosperous career with the Yankees, he played catcher and outfield positions. After noticing how brilliant his idea was, teams started incorporating it in their training as opposed to using multiple bats during warm ups. The first of such teams was the St. Louis Cardinals.
Howard obviously had stumbled upon a great idea and naturally was hoping to cash in on it. However, his doughnut idea caught the attention of companies who quickly developed their own versions despite the fact that it was Howard who had birthed it. Insufficient funds on his part meant that he could not take these companies to court and so did not cash in as much as he had hoped.