Not only from alot more weight transferring forward, but the weight transfer causing more rotation speed/force/momentum etc. and whip on the arms and wrists....and then the bat
It's my opinion that's there's much more Potential Energy turned into Kinetic Energy on a Striding Swing, versus a non-striding swing.
Last edited by slugger3; 08-03-2018 at 12:14 PM.
I think pitch speed has a lot to do with it. I've noticed minimal difference in distance when I've switched b/w a stride and no stride in baseball. However, I've tried the "no-stride" approach a few times in [slowpitch] softball, and while I felt like I squared the ball up, it was still only going as far as the outfielders were playing. [Admittedly small sample size - your mileage may vary...]
I thought I would put this together since we are talking about more potential energy with a stride vs no stride. I think the no stride swing is a perfect swing. a perfect model for no stride. The stride swing is okay, I think the no stride swing is better.
Last edited by Shawn; 08-04-2018 at 01:54 AM.
"It is hard to fill a cup that is already full"
The only reason to switch from a no stride to a stride or vice versa would be to improve your timing. Why on earth would you switch just to get more power. Getting more power is relative to a players mechanical efficiency and timing. Whatever makes the player feel comfortable and on time will get the player their most power. Miggy doesn't switch back and forth to get more power . He does it to get on time. I will step down from my soapbox now
Change the no/stride because the timing is bad. Not to add power. That's what a stride/no/leg kick does. It helps timing. Which will help power. Capish? K I'm done.
It's been a long day. Apologies if I offend.
Last edited by Work=wins; 08-04-2018 at 02:39 AM.
Thanks in advance.
Could you throw harder striding or not striding? Why or why not?