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Re: Re: Re: Re: Front Leg

Posted by: Dave A () on Sun Apr 20 09:58:34 2003

>>> It's called linear. Some can hit that way. Most cannot. <<<
> >
> > Hi Teacherman
> >
> > If by “linear” you mean "hands straight to the ball", please explain how he makes up for the loss of bat speed generated by the angular displacement of the hands (circular hand-path)?
> IMHO every hitter has a circular hand path. Everyone rotates therefore everyones hand path turns circular at some point. I believe the tightness of the circular hand path is the issue. If your hands go straight to the ball they eventually turn circular as you rotate. But the path is not very tight. If your hands never go straight to the ball they turn circular immediately. This latter example is a much tighter hand path and allows much more quickness.
> IMHO ARod is very linear and relies on his athletic gift to accomplish what he does. Less athletes cannot do what ARod does. And, it is my opinion, that ARod would have Bonds like numbers if he was rotational.

No one in the world is that naturally gifted to be able to be arguably the best player in the majors on being gifted. Hes clearly doing alot right. Arod is rotational, but he incorporates more leg drive with his front leg. All baseball players in the majors are rotational to an extent, some just incorporate some linear into their legs.


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