Which hitting tool do you think is better, the Hands-N-Speed CamWood Bat Trainer bat or pro hammer bat?
Swing Smarter Response: Another great find Jimmy, and a challenge I think is better suited for the Camwood Bat against the MP30 because the ProHammer does something entirely different.
In a nutshell, the bulbous look of the Camwood bat is meant to add weight without disrupting the balance of the stick. The idea behind this baseball training aid is similar to the T3 Review we did that you submitted earlier, without the "sliding the hands together" issue.
Addressing the Camwood Bat, how can you argue with the results players are getting with it? Aside from it's odd shape and getting flack from male counter-parts (pardon the pun), sizes range from 28-34 inches, and weights from 34-46 ounces.
If we were to compare the Camwood Bat to the MP30, Jaime's wood bat comes in only two sizes youth 28" and adult 30 inch. Weights, respectively, are 38 ounces and 40 ounces, so the Camwood youth and adult come in 4 oz. lighter than their MP30/28 equivalents.
However, Camwood has more variety, where a player can get a 33 or 34" bat weighing in at the same girth as Babe Ruth used to swing, without the length (That's what SHE said!! Sorry, I couldn't resist :P).
The price for Camwood is also slightly cheaper, running $95-100 shipped.
Comparing the Camwood to the ProHammer is not fair, it's like apples to oranges. The Camwood helps to slot the elbow and swing the bat with our bigger muscles, the ProHammer strictly benefits the to-and-through Impact Position.
But between the MP30 and Camwood, even though I do like the latter, I don't think I'll be making the switch. Know why? It sounds nuts (oops, there I go again) but it's the phallus shape that turns me off (somebody stop me!!)
Like I said, you can't argue with results, just like Jaime Cevallos, using the MP30, took Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays from hitting one home-run every 101 at-bats, to one home-run every 18 at-bats. After that, Ben made the 2009 MLB All Star team and never looked back.
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