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Thread: Ferris wheel or merry go round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFrameSwing View Post
    I think it has to be more specific than that......

    What is the driver of the "rotation toward the pitcher"? (What is the bottom gear?)

    IMO I can bend laterally and still mess it up. I don't think "side bend" can be a gear........
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    The spine gets bent. It is not the action maker.

    FFS is favoring a waist separation model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartans21 View Post
    I think it has to be more specific than that......

    What is the driver of the "rotation toward the pitcher"? (What is the bottom gear?)

    IMO I can bend laterally and still mess it up. I don't think "side bend" can be a gear........
    Lateral side bend = Lateral Tilt.

    Here TM acknowledges that lateral tilt is the top gear in the two-wheel model being used.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttermaker View Post
    The spine gets bent. It is not the action maker.

    FFS is favoring a waist separation model.
    LOL ... the initial axis of rotation is the rear lower back, not the forearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFrameSwing View Post
    LOL ... the initial axis of rotation is the rear lower back, not the forearms.
    Which is waist separation. The rear lower back is above the hip. The rear forearm, not the forearms is the axis for the bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFrameSwing View Post
    Lateral side bend = Lateral Tilt.

    Here TM acknowledges that lateral tilt is the top gear in the two-wheel model being used.

    Lateral tilt is not the same as lateral side bend. One is a move that takes place in the hip socket, and one takes place with the core....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFrameSwing View Post
    Using the GIF provided elsewhere in this thread [below], how would you instruct a hitter to use their hands that would have their body moving as it does below?


    I don't understand the question.

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    I don't believe you need to teach those shoulders to rotate like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartans21 View Post
    Lateral tilt is not the same as lateral side bend. One is a move that takes place in the hip socket, and one takes place with the core....
    What FFS says is what has been demonstrated for years. It is how it has been taught for years. The demonstration TM shows is nothing new.
    My opinions here are simply that, My Opinions. I'm an ex expert. I no longer care to have to be right.

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    The topic is that FFS is promoting a rear lower back axis point for the swing. He is also advocating an action of spinal bend. Both are waist separation.

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