Early barrel acceleration /actively torquing the handle are both ways to create elite bat speed. That was my point about wrapping the bat. It may seem counterintuitive but I believe wrapping allows more torque and greater barrel acceleration. The opposite extreme would be starting with the bat rotated closer to the zone, nearly over the plate, being very short to the ball and trying to create bat speed. So wouldn't a longer path allows for more barrel acceleration?When TM is saying swing down he is saying the barrel is accelerated downward first which to a hitter is going to feel like swinging down. Some will disagree about the manner that it is accelerated downward, but the fact remains it is accelerated downward first before moving up through the ball. Most everybody here knows what a good barrel path looks like...
Since the barrel starts high, swinging it downward is the only way to get it to the strike zone.
If the yahoo's here were really meaning that aspect of swinging down, then they're just stirring shit. I repeatedly asked if they were promoting a negative atrack angle and the only answer I got was "the pros say it, so its the truth."
Do the pros mean swinging down to get to the zone or swinging down to the ball?
Agreed "most everybody knows....." but some would rather argue against reality.
P.S. I really liked your batting machine post. I was particularly interested in the way its bat rotated around its "hands." Where'd you find the video?