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    "The swing shifts the weight"...if the weight is shifting forward on/by the swing...where would one expect the rear foot to go IF it were to move? Yes, some don't always move there rear foot forward (Thome comes to mind), but why would one be concerned IF it's being moved forward by the hitter's weight shift at the proper time?


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    Quote Originally Posted by julray View Post
    Thanks CB. Actually my DD overdoes it and it causes here to stand up more at contact. Feet become closer together which makes the batter taller. I believe initially the back knee is driven towards the front foot.. just for just an instant.. then the back hip takes over and pulls the foot forward
    I try to be careful about mentioning people that I know or talk hitting with who coach at the collegiate level but would mention that Coach Glasco teaches this and has his hitters do some drills for this. His daughter, Geri Ann, did these drills growing up. If you ever get a chance to see him do his presentation, I highly recommend going to see it. I have had the pleasure.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudders Brudder View Post
    "The swing shifts the weight"...if the weight is shifting forward on/by the swing...where would one expect the rear foot to go IF it were to move? Yes, some don't always move there rear foot forward (Thome comes to mind), but why would one be concerned IF it's being moved forward by the hitter's weight shift at the proper time?
    I think my DD's problem is, she shifting then swinging. She drives the inside of back knee toward front foot which causes her hips to slide and then swings. This is an older swing now.. but I am still seeing some of this happen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx4IESU4Mag

    Her weight is already off her back foot and her bat is still pointing back towards the catcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFrameSwing View Post
    Take note that the back foot doesn't just move forward, but inward as well.










    She drives it inward.. but she's out of sequence IMO. I don't know. See video I posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julray View Post
    I think my DD's problem is, she shifting then swinging. She drives the inside of back knee toward front foot which causes her hips to slide and then swings. This is an older swing now.. but I am still seeing some of this happen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx4IESU4Mag

    Her weight is already off her back foot and her bat is still pointing back towards the catcher
    IMO there is no gather. No negative move. No ‘get ready’ . Kinda reminds me of Jose Bautista when he said he was to quick .
    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Work=wins View Post
    IMO there is no gather. No negative move. No ‘get ready’ . Kinda reminds me of Jose Bautista when he said he was to quick .
    And this is causing my DD's specific problem I mentioned above?

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    I don't see any hip slide based on how it used to be described long ago. Hips sliding after front foot gets down. I don't think her standing up has to do with her back knee. She looks back arm dominate with the pivot point around the rear elbow instead of BOTH forearms swiveling keeping the pivot point around her hands. IMO the back knee in a no teach. Get the back heel up NOW unweighting the back side and get the barrel turning NOW.

    Maybe more fight between the back hip and rear leg might help....

    Quote Originally Posted by julray View Post
    I think my DD's problem is, she shifting then swinging. She drives the inside of back knee toward front foot which causes her hips to slide and then swings. This is an older swing now.. but I am still seeing some of this happen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx4IESU4Mag

    Her weight is already off her back foot and her bat is still pointing back towards the catcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by julray View Post
    And this is causing my DD's specific problem I mentioned above?
    Yes. There needs to be a shift or transfer forward IMO. Upstream mechanics are very important and should not be ignored. To my eye dds weight only transfers backward leaving her bound up as well as a lot of power on the table. She seems very athletic and strong , quite capable . I believe FFS wrote something about scrunching the rear leg to soon awhile back . Getting ‘SAT’ should be after the forward move .

    Correct me if I’m wrong on this one ffs or anyone else...

    Thanks in advance.

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