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Thread: Slight "down" swing to slight "up" swing

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    Default Slight "down" swing to slight "up" swing

    I made a tee addition the extends out from the tee towards the bownet and if she swings down after contact, she will hit the extension. If she swings level to up she will not hit the extension. This has helped but I wonder what everyone else is doing to promote a slight "up" as Donaldson would put it.

    I tend to swing myself before I ask her to do anything now. And I started toying around with lighter grip pressure in my top hand (back arm)...and it seemed to help me.

    Before I share with her I was hoping to get the forums opinion on the top hand pressure or whatever else you are doing to promote a slight up - seems to be in vogue now but nobody is discussing how they are changing from slight down to slight up?

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    Look at the hand path. It the path is down towards the ball the barrel will follow down. If the hands stay above the ball and a pivot point is created early in the swing you'll be more on a slightly arcing up path.

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    I don't know about the lighter grip pressure on the top hand but you might try the Bat Jack- Crystal Bustos was recommending these. As I recall, it keeps your index finger looser and encourages a grip with the middle fingers

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhowser View Post
    Look at the hand path. It the path is down towards the ball the barrel will follow down. If the hands stay above the ball and a pivot point is created early in the swing you'll be more on a slightly arcing up path.
    Can you explain this early pivot point

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGoggin View Post
    Can you explain this early pivot point
    I think the video below will demonstrate. compare the hitter in black compared to the hitter in red. Compare the path or the hands and follow the arc of the bat. Which hitter is swinging slightly up? That should help.


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