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I was with my son at a travel team tryout recently, and I was having a hard time believing the gun.  Not for him, but many of the others.   Same gun for every pitcher, max velo relayed to the mound coach at the end, which everyone could hear.  I swear some of the kids throwing low 70s looked like they had more perceived velo than kids throwing high 70s.  Not all of them, but I would’ve guessed a few of those low 70s kids were hitting highest 70s or even 80s. Yet, they were not by the gun.  I’m not saying the gun was wrong.  What factors into this?  

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@TexasLefty posted:

I was with my son at a travel team tryout recently, and I was having a hard time believing the gun.  Not for him, but many of the others.   Same gun for every pitcher, max velo relayed to the mound coach at the end, which everyone could hear.  I swear some of the kids throwing low 70s looked like they had more perceived velo than kids throwing high 70s.  Not all of them, but I would’ve guessed a few of those low 70s kids were hitting highest 70s or even 80s. Yet, they were not by the gun.  I’m not saying the gun was wrong.  What factors into this?  

Rose colored glasses.......

Almost every parent over-estimates by at least 5mph.

The other option, though less likely, is they are using a "pocket radar" off to the side or on an a weird angle. Pocket radars are pretty accurate they just need to be straight on with the ball.

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