All things being equal meant equal velocity out of the hand. Also we were talking about the leaping in the men's game..is that really only 6 inches?And I admitted that. In fact I said it was a 1/72nd decrease in response time on the part of the batter IF . . . . .
the shorter distance (6 inches) was created by increased push-off creating equivalence of time equal to the original stride so as not to slow down the arm circle.