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Bad mechanics video

May 12, 2008
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I don't have a problem with any of that depending on how he's interpreting that last about stride length.
 
Jul 12, 2008
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well the 1st two problems were fine, but the last part?? what is he suggesting? stepping through the front side? if he is so adamant about what he is talking about he should demonstrate it, or is he just talking about coming into a fielding position? talk and no substance if you ask me
 
Jul 12, 2008
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now if he would have just followed with how to finish that would have been better,I mean Bill Hillhouse will tell you how to finish, you finish with everything pointed toward the catcher, in his video he teaches laces pointed toward the catcher, all power towards your target, and in turn you will finish in a natural fielding position.
 
May 12, 2008
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No doubt it wasn't a complete video. It was designed I think to be a teaser to build traffic. Given that, I can't criticize it for not being what it was not designed to be. In terms of content, I'm only a little concerned he's not talking about going back to stepping style when he criticizes the long stride but that's not my best guess what he's talking about.
 

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May 26, 2008
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When he did his bit about the dangers of overstriding, and a pitcher in baseball would never overstride, he looked like Sandy Koufax. Of course, Koufax couldn't pitch...

 
May 12, 2008
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I assume he's saying don't take more stride than your momentum will support. But then we all interpret things through the prism of our previous training and experience so...I could be completely wrong about what he means.
 
May 7, 2008
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I kinda liked the video. We could argue some points, and yeah, I wondered about the stride thing, too.

I tell my pitchers not to lock their arms. I am really going to check it, now.

I don't want that guy mad at me.
 
Aug 21, 2008
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I know Tom has a history in men's fastpitch so, he is using some experience with what he's trying to teach. That said, the video was kinda funny and very clever... talk about the things people do wrong but not how to correct them. That's a good sales pitch, pardon the pun. I think the problems he address are very accurate and I agree with Mark, I think he's referring to an overstride where the body is unbalanced.

Bill
 

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