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pattar

Clueless..
Jun 8, 2016
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I know many of you don't like Richard (teacherman) but I thought this twitter thread from today was interesting.
I thought FFS would appreciate the beating the ball into the ground queue as I believe he has talked about
using this in his instruction at times (I think it was him..)

https://twitter.com/Teacherman1986/status/1089594993797410818

Edit: Not sure if those w/o a twitter account can see this or not..my apologies if not.
 

Jun 17, 2009
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Portland, OR
Thank you Pattar. The notion of trying to get the bat on a plane early, with the perceived flight of the incoming ball, is not healthy IMO. You get 'on plane' much earlier than this ... while the bat is still well above the hands. You attack from the top.
 
Jul 26, 2016
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I don't always know what he talks about but I think the one thing you can take away from it is the shape of the "back of the arc" as he calls it.

If you watch the pros their back of the arc is quite steep. What is bad is if the back arc is gradual slowly down and forward because the down arc overlays with a hand push. You want to go down steep with the hands still rather close and then gradually up.

https://youtu.be/ZI5q1Q8seck

A push is if the hands extend before the low point of the arc is reached after that extension may or may not happen.
 
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Jan 6, 2009
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Pacific NW
I know many of you don't like Richard (teacherman) but I thought this twitter thread from today was interesting.
I thought FFS would appreciate the beating the ball into the ground queue as I believe he has talked about
using this in his instruction at times (I think it was him..)

https://twitter.com/Teacherman1986/status/1089594993797410818

Edit: Not sure if those w/o a twitter account can see this or not..my apologies if not.
That wad a good twitt. Funny how people can come to the same conclusion after years of study. TTB without a downward swing wili dump the barrel rearward.
 

Buttermaker

Snap!
May 3, 2014
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WRT dumping the barrel. Yes, it can happen if you take the barrel path too literally and you do not have the rear leg loaded and in a position to turn the torso once the hands hands start turning the barrel. If you ever get to watch Rich swing his barrel is always behind him kind of like George Brett. He is just snapping the barrel off his neck rearwards and his rear leg turns the whole thing towards the ball.
 

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