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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    This is just for starters, I'll find a longer clip. I just thought the weight shifts and styles where similar.

    Difference of the barrel paths. Down to and up through the ball=BOMBS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdbass View Post
    Difference of the barrel paths. Down to and up through the ball=BOMBS!
    Do you consider Edgar as tilting?

    Tilting as in Epstein, back shoulder lowers as front arm/elbow raises (tilting).
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    Thanks, thatís very cool


    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    This is just for starters, I'll find a longer clip. I just thought the weight shifts and styles where similar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    This is just for starters, I'll find a longer clip. I just thought the weight shifts and styles where similar.

    Nice clip. Very different though. Young lady leverages her weight shift. Pro uses the ground. Young lady is never in balance. Pro is balanced throughout his sequence. Pro is forward yet back. Young lady coils but doesn’t have the right balance point to begin with. Her hands are pretty good. Her loading sequence is off. This swing isn’t bad at all. It’s just not mlb stuff. It’s not adjustable to change of speed. If she’s just plays high school. Leave her alone. If she’s a travel player, she will need some forward yet back in her swing. Dynamic balance as it’s called. Just my .02 good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdbass View Post





    This is a big strong hitter and these are her first swings in a couple of months.
    Agree with all of RD’s comments but particularly this one. Having been through this situation many times over the years I really try to keep my mouth shut on Night #1 back in the cage. Probably Night #2 also. Especially hitting machine balls.

    I like this swing. In this environment, hitting a machine, I like it. She’s getting around the ball a little but if she normally hits to all fields during the season I would be pretty happy with that as a starting point in the first week of December.
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    Hitting went well last night, she read the tips and said yup didn’t get any footage as it was just the two of us, will get more soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Do you consider Edgar as tilting?

    Tilting as in Epstein, back shoulder lowers as front arm/elbow raises (tilting).

    Yeah, I see tilt in Edgar. The swing drops the rear shoulder dependent on pitch location. Golf DD doesn't tilt much. Reason why I suggested 'launching' balls to the top of the back of the net. Needs the 'down to and up through the ball' Barrel path. Tilting will help.
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    I forget to post the slow-mo gif:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Work=wins View Post
    Nice clip. Very different though. Young lady leverages her weight shift. Pro uses the ground. Young lady is never in balance. Pro is balanced throughout his sequence. Pro is forward yet back. Young lady coils but doesn’t have the right balance point to begin with. Her hands are pretty good. Her loading sequence is off. This swing isn’t bad at all. It’s just not mlb stuff. It’s not adjustable to change of speed. If she’s just plays high school. Leave her alone. If she’s a travel player, she will need some forward yet back in her swing. Dynamic balance as it’s called. Just my .02 good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdbass View Post

    Yeah, I see tilt in Edgar. The swing drops the rear shoulder dependent on pitch location. Golf DD doesn't tilt much. Reason why I suggested 'launching' balls to the top of the back of the net. Needs the 'down to and up through the ball' Barrel path. Tilting will help.
    It looks like the girl keeps the back shoulder up and the hands roll a little as a result.
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