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Re: Weight Shift - Truism Not Fallacy

Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Sun Jan 20 11:52:32 2008

>>> Jack, are you sure? Although Bonds is a "short strider", your theory regarding lack of weight shift to assist transfer and initiation is flawed IMO. Please comment on this clip as to the "lack of weight shift" in Barrys swing:

<img src="http://i31.tinypic.com/t8nl2e.gif">

This one also. The length of stride (or lack thereof) has little to do with weight shift.

<img src="http://i28.tinypic.com/2ekhcg1.gif"> <<<

Hi Boardy

Welcome to the site. – As I mentioned to Jimmy in a post below, there are many hitters who attain forward velocity during the stride (as your gifs shows). What benefits are derived from that forward momentum will be discussed in another thread. The subject of this thread is to show that momentum is generated from the movement of mass but not from what from what we call “weight shift.” I wanted to make this distinction for our further discussion on momentum. I used this particular Bonds clip (no forward movement) to make that point.

Jack Mankin


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