Mudders Brudder (01-06-2019)
Rdbass say it better then what I'm remembering.
Last edited by Shawn; 01-06-2019 at 09:05 PM."It is hard to fill a cup that is already full"
I fell into that trap with my DD, of TTB without any direction in mind. IMO the hands must have a direction in mind to allow TTB to be effective. Without the direction you just have an elevated case of DBSF. The barrel is just arches around the hands as direction is being fulfilled.
Edit to add: you must keep in mind contact locations. A lot of people will use images like FFS posted to demonstrate TTB because it is easy to see, which is an outside pitch... an inside pitch will look different.
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Last edited by DRDRODD; 01-06-2019 at 07:10 PM.
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4 girl's dad (01-06-2019)
...which because they were two-dimensional made it look like "rearward" was towards the catcher, instead of really the "forward" to the ball.
I used TTB "behind and through" the ball in the interim of the "rearward" to "forward" transition which worked...and still does today. In fact, I kind of stopped talking to my hitters about TTB initially, but rather talked about getting the barrel "behind and through" the ball, showed them the path, and then asked them to show me how that would accomplish that. Some actually should the TTB path to do it, while others needed a little more prompting, and that's when the words TTB were introduced.
Looking at the three clips above, I think the "behind and through" path is pretty easy to see even in the two-dimensional format given.