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barrel/hand pivot point, a.k.a TTB

Jan 6, 2009
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This was a HR that sent the Astro's to the WS. This was a pitch on the outside coming from a lefty (Chapman). It was hit over the LC fence. You can pull an outside pitch if it's up a little, doesn't work so well if the pitch is down.

Is there early TTB or just a deeper HPP (hand pivot point)?
 
Jan 6, 2009
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Chehalis, Wa
In the game they had Judge and Altuve standing next to each other, who is a better power hitter? A 6'7 280 pnd judge or a 5'6 165 pnd Altuve?
 

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Jul 25, 2017
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Hard to tell from that angle, but it looks like he was early and caught it right when he was about to lose all power. Look how small the triangle is on contact, and his wrists are already rolling...

As for TTB - yes the barrel turns. No torquing though... That is "down to".
 
Apr 20, 2018
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SoCal


This was a HR that sent the Astro's to the WS. This was a pitch on the outside coming from a lefty (Chapman). It was hit over the LC fence. You can pull an outside pitch if it's up a little, doesn't work so well if the pitch is down.

Is there early TTB or just a deeper HPP (hand pivot point)?
I don't know if I call that ball being pulled. When I think pull, I think outside of the ball and the ball hooking(turning left) THis is hitting the ball a little more out front and trying to stay inside the ball at the same time. Guy has a great swing. I wish this guy had never cheated.
 
May 24, 2013
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So Cal
The intent to TTB by torquing the handle at "go" has been a significant part of the improvements in quickness and power (approx. 10%) I've seen from my DD over the past year.

It makes zero sense to me to wait for some other action to cause the barrel to pivot around the hands. Get the barrel turning ASAP, and continue to accelerate it though contact. A dragster doesn't wait to accelerate until halfway down the 1/4 mile. Torque the barrel, AND take advantage of gravity (turn the barrel down), AND use the centrifugal forces created by a turning torso.
 
Apr 20, 2018
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Almost every mlb players TTB. (not ALL) Acuna barely TTB. Some turn it earlier than others. Some have a more pronounced turn (tip and rip). I have DD experiment with extreme tip and rip (barrel head pointed at pitcher) in order to feel the hand pivot point. Also experiment with extreme leg kick with internal rotation to feel glute load. The swing is dynamic. Play around with it.
 
Oct 2, 2017
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Almost every mlb players TTB. (not ALL) Acuna barely TTB. Some turn it earlier than others. Some have a more pronounced turn (tip and rip). I have DD experiment with extreme tip and rip (barrel head pointed at pitcher) in order to feel the hand pivot point. Also experiment with extreme leg kick with internal rotation to feel glute load. The swing is dynamic. Play around with it.
This ^^^^^^
 

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