We are a bit off-topic here, but geeky sport enthusiasts always on the lookout for the most recent high-tech gear may want to consider nanotechnology baseball bats for themselves or their children. Easton and Zyvex announced that they have developed the first baseball bat enhanced with carbon nanotubes (CNT) – a material that is gaining traction in the area of flat screen displays.
“We have been able to use the benefits of nanotechnology to give hitters of all ages and abilities stronger, lighter and better-performing bats. The Easton Stealth CNT will be the first bat to feature this unmatched technology,” said Mike Zlaket, vice president of baseball/softball for Easton Sports.
According to the manufacturer, carbon nanotubes strengthen composite structures, resulting in lighter and better-performing bats. CNTs is dispersed throughout the resin and showed 16 times the strength of steel, Easton said. (THG)