I think you can see how someone new could get confused. Heck, you've been around for years and give the impression of being somewhat confused on the topic of transfer/shift.
Seems to me that understanding the phases would be the way to go. Start with FbC ... then overlap ... then explode.
Whatever floats your boat. Transfer/Shift ... Transfer then Shift ... Shift then Transfer ... FbC / Overlap / Explode.
Who cares about transfer / shift / COM / COP...learn to turn the barrel and that stuff will sort itself out. If there are issues with shift then swing it leads back to not turning the barrel.
'Turning the barrel' is simply effective 'leveling'.
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Layman mechanical analogy. I think of it similar to a seesaw. Change the weight from one end to accelerate movement of the lever. I make no distinction between transfer or shift as to the weight change. The speed of the shift or transfer would relate to the speed of the acceleration of the lever. If that's the distinction others are making between shift and transfer, I understand although I don't think of it that way.
ETA, maybe @pattar can fix that explanation or add something...
Last edited by BadMonkeys; 11-16-2017 at 01:30 PM.
I'm still trying to formulate a response to whether that Babe Ruth clip shows a shift that determines when he swings, a swing that determines when he shifts, or an example of "the swing IS the shift".
What I do know is that the clip used looks like it results in a pop-up - but I just assume if his swing was 1/4" higher, the mechanics used to get to contact would be 99.999% identical.