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    Hard Hit Ground Balls to the Outfield

    Position yourself to catch the ball at the apex, or as it comes down from the apex.
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    Lowe HR

    The bat and hand paths here are circles - even though the title of the video is 'a to b'. Below is what they call a poor swing, and the hitter pushed his hands in an A-B fashion. The moral of this story is, never listen to what MLB players say, only what they do in games, on normal swings.
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    Lowe HR

    This is A to B - shortest distance. This is what fastpitch players were taught 10-20 years ago by top coaches and players. My kids were taught this by a well known player. I used to teach until I saw Mankin talking about 'circular hand path'. BTW, this is what your swing will look like after...
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    Lowe HR

    If this were straight overhead, you would see this is a perfect circle, like all the others. The biceps stay close to the torso, and the torso rotates around the spine. So, it's a circle. Of course, hitters adjust when they are fooled by timing or if the ball is off the plate or otherwise...
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    Lowe HR

    The hands go in a circle. There is no A to B. This info has been around for 15-20 years. Jack Mankin knew about this. (also notice this ball is off the outside of the plate)
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    Has anyone here had any experience with The Hitting Vault ?

    Post a video. We will charge you $149 each for our analysis.:)
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    Has anyone here had any experience with The Hitting Vault ?

    I guess what I was trying to say above is, he says he offers "100+ Drill Videos". I have seen maybe 3 or 4 drills or videos that were any good. 99% of drills are backwards, or counterproductive. So his claim makes me skeptical. julray's post#5 video was good. Very good. If you apply this...
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    Has anyone here had any experience with The Hitting Vault ?

    I'm trying to understand why anyone would need to pay someone to see hitting drills. There are hundreds of them on the interwebs. Of course I understand that people need to make money, but I also understand that we don't have to spend $$$.
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    Turning the barrel and launch position

    This shouldn't be a controversy since everyone can see this in slomo videos.
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    Turning the barrel and launch position

    I don't think that I ever say the hands cause TTB
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    Turning the barrel and launch position

    Early (MLB) TTB is over by then This is one of the critical differences between high level and youth swings.
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    Turning the barrel and launch position

    As good as his swing is, there is quite a bit of slop in his TTB action (at least in this swing)(of course HRs can be hit with less than ideal swings). This is almost 2:1 elbow to bat head action. Just thinking theoretically, optimally this should be a 1:1 move with the elbow and bat head...
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    What Causes the Hips to Rotate in a HL Swing?

    The knee joints do not appear to be 'extending' in post #31 Granderson. (Of course the front knee straightens/extends after hip slot, which continues/finishes the rotation) Is the front femur effecting/causing the coil inward? Is the back femur effecting/causing the coil outward? Good stuff.
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    What Causes the Hips to Rotate in a HL Swing?

    The front knee turns. This opens the hips. (front and rear) It's optimal to have momentum into the angled front foot (which changes direction). The proof of the front knee action is when (almost all) kids swing with one foot in the air, they always turn their front knee over. This hip...
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    What Causes the Hips to Rotate in a HL Swing?

    OK, we're 29 posts in and we haven't seen an MLB player actually start to rotate his hips. I'm assuming the topic is the coil out, not the coil in. Here's Granderson from toe touch to heel drop. This is when the hips begin to open with force. This clip could be a eureka moment. Here's...

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