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Hitting out front

May 4, 2020
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Nice in theory, but it doesn't work that way in real life. Outside pitches can be raked anywhere on the field as can inside pitches. Ive heard that nonsense since I was 8. I still hear it in every cage session before tournaments that I help at.
Funny I saved this video from Saturday to show the players I work with. I have to fight "well I heard" with ever new player.

Watch the first 3 batters


No idea . Whats it supposed to be telling me? I know its attached to a Major League batter
Oh it works. Used as a guideline. There are exceptions to most rules/theories.
 
May 12, 2016
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You were talking about a hockey slap shot. That has nothing to do with timing? I've never played a second of hockey, but at those speeds and dynamics timing and technique would be everything with the end result
Go back and read... timing is involved in every sport. But that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about the force the blade hits the ice, I’m talking about all variables being the same(including timing) except the weight, height and strength of each player. And if all variables were the same, the bigger stronger player would end up having the harder shot because the stick would be loaded more, it would flex more when the player leans into it.
 

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Dec 13, 2019
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Have watched fastpitch hitters struggle at contact with
call it "sloppy barrell control"
Stemming from~
Weak hands
Weak arms
Weak form

Is this swing problem a result of the beginning, middle or at contact moment?
We have probly seen each and all three be the problem.

Where the bat & ball in the swing is being connected at impact matters greatly.
Sloppy muscle control to the hands (including hands)
can be detrimental.

There may be a sweet spot where letting go of the bat may still provide good performance...
(interesting to see that video!)
However,
There are parts of the swing where letting go will work against the batter.
Muscle strength staying engaged with the bat through the hands has a level of requirement that needs to be produced.

Letting go of the bat seems would ADD a HUGE timing factor.
Also a much smaller contact zone.
...and a lot of chasing the bat, to keep picking it up, trying to do some tee work :)
 
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May 23, 2015
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Go back and read... timing is involved in every sport. But that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about the force the blade hits the ice, I’m talking about all variables being the same(including timing) except the weight, height and strength of each player. And if all variables were the same, the bigger stronger player would end up having the harder shot because the stick would be loaded more, it would flex more when the player leans into it.
You can manipulate the speed of a slaphot with timing and technique you can not do that with a ball and bat collision. I was supporting your observations.......
 

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