Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: GET ON PLANE
Posted by: Teacherman (
) on Wed Feb 19 10:00:47 2003
So Teacherman - plane is not plane it is a UPSWING and the bat is not on plane it is going UP. I understand that - but why use the word plane if you are talking about upswing. PLANE just means something different to me.
> > plane n. (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=plane)
> > 1. Mathematics. A surface containing all the straight lines that connect any two points on it.
> > 2. A flat or level surface.
> > On another board, I had tried to help someone visualize this plane by drawing (freehand) some planes on two guys swings:
> > http://www.eteamz.com/baseball/boards/baseball/message.cfm?id=665058&action=display&display=threaded
> > If you were to view the video clips of these swings w/ the planes over them, you'd see that they're pretty close to each player's swing plane. FWIW, I've also measured (w/ V1 Home Ed.) the angle of the incoming pitch on the guy on the right, and it is 12 degrees. Not-so-coincidentally, his swing plane is very close.
> > And BTW, at only 5'4" 135lbs 28 yrs old, he absolutely CRUSHES the ball! When he was an even much smaller LL age, he was the short guy hitting them over the fence. People always used to ask him: "for being so small, how do you hit it so hard?".
> > Anyway, hope this helps.
> > Regards,
> > Sandman
> Hey Sandman,
> I just spent about 30 minutes looking at Seano's swing and your video work(impressive) and Josh's instruction. What I got out of that was - the swing plane is perpendicular to the rotating spine.
> No way to do a fence drill - Epstein. That is the wrong swing plane.
> What is the swing plane for low and in? How can the bat be perpendicular for a pitch low and in AND the batter bellied up to the plate?
> Can you put some of your video on this thread?
It's called posture. The degree of tilt to your axis changes depending on pitch location. High pitch = upright axis; lower pitch = more body tilt. Yes, the bat remains perpendicular to the axis for all/hittable locations.
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