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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bat speed

Posted by: Bart () on Thu Jul 3 15:59:41 2003

Another way of looking at what Jack is saying is that the batter has approximately one-tenth of a second to accelerate the bat to top speed. Any attempt to "crack the whip" and lead with the handle will give the hitter less time to reach a high bat speed. Therefore the batter will ulimately end up with a slower swing.
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> > > > What about just crack the whip and not lead with the handle????
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> > > > > "Crack the whip is bottom hand torque."
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> > Whoever said that "Crack the whip is bottom hand torque" doesn't understand what bottom hand torque (to Jack)is. Jack thinks BHT is rotating bottom wrist/hand in the OPPOSITE direction than the direction you would be rotating it if you were "cracking the whip".
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> > Having said that, I agree with Teacherman that cracking the whip and not leading with the handle is a good swing thought. What you would call it, I don't know. It's not BHT (opposite of what Jack calls BHT), and moreover, Jack doesn't believe in the "crack the whip " theory.
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> > Whatever, it's a good swing thought, even though technically the crack the whip theory applies to a whip which is not rigid like a bat is.
> How rigid is the body? Could the body be the handle of the whip and the arms and hands be the whip part?

A very good point!!


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