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Re: batspeed

Posted by: Black Hole Lexicographer (Knight1285@aol.com) on Fri Jun 30 06:37:29 2000

I am 13 years old and do not know what you mean by using torque. Can anybody explain it better and why is it more effective?
> thanks shaun

Dear Shaun,
Torque deals primarily with rotation (e.g., the rotation of fan blades, or the turning of a pinwheel). According to this site, it is caused "when forces are exerted in opposite directions, causing rotation."

Using these mechanics generates tremendous centrifugal force, which constitutes a force where the bat slowly drifts away from the body, but over time, which is analagous to swinging a water bucket at a high speed--no water falls out.

Probably the best description of generating this force is described by author Steve Ferroli, who describes this in his book Hit Your Potential (in his video, too, Hitting the Ted Williams Way I) when he says that the batter must "land with both knees bent, and then extend his front leg straight, while spinning his back leg in a bent position, rotating his hips into the ball."

The Black Hole Lexicographer


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