Sorry got caught up today. I just reread the manifesto on page 1 that rdbass posted early on. That makes alot of sense. But the video in post 8(I think) I'm not so sure about. Maybe it is there in the gif just less pronounced.Does that not align with the lower half firing while the upper half is resisting argument???
How does a hitter coil? What body movements are involved? I don’t want to focus on scrap, but it does get engaged during the forward movement .. not too much, just a little. Anyway forget about scap and scap snap(Talk about smoking weed) and I would like to hear from you how a hitter coils?There is no scap 'engagement' in this GIF, the scap 'snaps' back at the moment of uncoil, which happens in the split second after this GIF. There is no active action of scap loading. If you actively 'load' it, it can't snap.
The moment of uncoil, which makes the scap snap and the back elbow go down (and the bat head with it - if you hold the bat right, and have the bat head up, not flat or down), is the initial moment of the swing forward phase. (99% of kids coil open with one foot off the ground, with a tiny scap snap, then the back elbow goes down, then bat drag, then you're out, then you're out of baseball, then you cry.)
Coiling is 'a result'??? I want some of your weed dude.
If you are coiling inward as you stride, it is impossible to open the front shoulder."My question is this - which action do you think makes more sense teaching a hitter at that stage of the swing? "Drive the knee" or rotate the hips in order to coil and uncoil?"
Well there are a couple of issues with using the hips to create your torque.
1) Using the hips can or will create a premature opening of the front shoulder.