Re: Re: Re: No Stride
> HI All
> George states, “DO NOT STAND FLATFOOTED! REMEMBER MASS X SPEED = ENERGY. so just like throwing a pitch, push off your back leg & get your body mass going forward.. the faster, the greater the energy you are generating toward the ball..to stand stock still with no forward motion means you are generating NO energy whatsoever!!! HELLO?!?!?! “
> This illustrates just one of the problems of equating the mechanics of pitching a ball to that of swinging a bat. To say that since the development of forward momentum is required in pitching, it must also be true for hitting is misleading. Keep in mind that in hitting, forward movement of the body ceases at foot-plant and the batter rotates about a stationary axis. Whereas, in pitching, the upper-body continues to move forward after foot-plant and the pitcher rotates about a forward tilting axis.
> This weekend, I will develop a clip to show why the development of linear momentum is required for pitching but not for hitting.
> Jack Mankin
here we go with the LAWS OF LOGIC & PHYSICS again, which of course do not apply to hitting a baseball..
forward movement DOES STOP AT FRONT FOOT CONTACT.... TRUE..
what you are totally ignorant of is THIS FORWARD MOVEMENT FORCE IS NOT TOTALLY DISSIPATED & LOST UPON CONTACT...NEWTON'S LAW OF MOTION STATES THAT FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL BUT OPPOSITE REACTION.. according to that law, THIS REACTION IS INSTEAD TRANSFERRED TO THE ROTATIONAL OR TORQUE ENERGY FORCE BY THE LEGS...
some power is lost of course, but SOME energy is indeed transferred to the body rotation, which will increase batspeed, thus increase power..
however according to YOUR LOGIC, you would have us believe that you are going to generate more rotational force with little or no forward body mass motion than you would by pushing off your back power foot & attempting to get your body mass going forward as quickly as possible so as to transfer this force to a rotational force.. NOT!!
sorry, but your concept of NEWTON'S LAW OF MOTION needs a little work..
i hope your clip includes a model who does not look like he's playing 16" softball, who, once the pitch is released, doesn't drop his hands a foot, do a circle hitch with his hands & draw back his arms & hands a foot or so before FINALLY launching his swing... or is this clip indeed for the 16" softball instruction video?
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