We varied the distance. We started about 1/2 way between the rubber and the plate.How far from plate was lawn chair?
Unless I'm mis-reading this... I don't think I've ever spoken of or promoted strings and lines like you're describing. I know Doug Gillis has used some kind of contraption before but I don't know if that's online.I'm trying to find the posts that talk about stringing a line x high and y distance away to help promote drop ball mechanics. I would appreciate the help and any opinions on if it works. I have read up on Hillhouse and Balswick. thanks!
I didn't mean to imply you promoted it. I was saying that I have read your take on the drop, keep it simple, and I have watched some of Balswick's videos. Somewhere in those posts I read about rigging up a line about 2 feet off the ground and at a distance from the rubber and using that as a training aid to get a pitcher to "feel" drop mechanics. It was also suggested to use a bucket on its side at home. These are just ways to accomplish a goal. I bought one of those hockey puck balls awhile back, used it a couple of times and shelved it. why? not because it wasn't right but because my DD wasn't at a point where it was useful. now that we understand spin and axis and how to see it during a pitch, we experiment and use this aid for feedback. players learn differnt things at different rates in different ways. I am always looking for ways to improve so that I can help my players improve. as an aside, my DD and I have been to the Dunkirk Fastpitch tourney twice in the last 3 years. Erie Bud has some great pitching, eh.Unless I'm mis-reading this... I don't think I've ever spoken of or promoted strings and lines like you're describing. I know Doug Gillis has used some kind of contraption before but I don't know if that's online.
What's the purpose behind it?