Popular Science

Hard hitter

That’s because, the logic goes, the harder the from Marucci, a Louisiana company that rivals Louisville Slugger for the title of most-swung brand in the majors, employs a technique from clubhouse lore to strengthen its surface. After an initial cut and sand, craftsmen run a cow femur—though any hard animal bone will do—over the maple surface, compressing the outer layers of the lumber and boosting its density. In theory, that provides an extra pop that can send one outta the park.

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Popular Science

Popular Science2 min letti
What Makes Quiz Shows Timeless?
ON JANUARY 14, 2020, three Jeopardy! masterminds duked it out for a hefty cash prize and the title of Greatest of All Time. More than 13 million viewers watched Ken Jennings eke out a victory on the final clue. His response to a prompt for Shakespear
Popular Science1 min letti
What Fun Things Did We Learn Making This Issue?
PopSci’s team of fact-checkers makes sure that the big stories we print jibe with the evidence. In the process they often dig up some knowledge nuggets that normally wouldn’t make it to press. Here are their favorites. “Surfing’s Big Break,” page 60
Popular Science10 min letti
Gamers, Start Your Engines
The track, home to the British Grand Prix and among the most famous in racing, features a tricky series of sweeping curves best approached with a delicate balance of gas and brakes. Baldwin, however, attacks them at 110 miles per hour, risky given th