I set my max based off of a field I took batting practice at a couple months ago.
the other guy that hit with me is a tech guy.
after we hit he said he went back and google earthed the fence I cleared.
I believe he said it was 415 so I added about 25 feet for approx what I cleared the fence by and since we were using two year old bp rocks and a brand new AT senior bat right out of wrapper I figured 440 would easily equate to another 20 feet= 460 in vegas (altitude) with one of my broken in bats and a new Rock ball.
yesterday afternoon I was within a mile of where we hit on those two occasions..so I went back and paced off the fence..It is more like 375-380 so..He must have said 415 was approx the distance of where the balls landed...
so...I would guess now...my max distance would be closer to 435 not 460... and sadly...this is one example of what’s wrong with the game.
If we went back in time...no top player on the west coast could hit a ball over 400 feet without a stiff wind at their back..now..every decent power hitter in seniors can do it. and I would guess every top player in the conference is well past 400 under the right conditions.