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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Axis Tilt & Shoulder Rotation

Posted by: Graylon (g_dunc@hotmail.com) on Sat Jan 26 09:32:08 2008

> >>> think about turning the bat around there hands. First it turns back and then it changes direction and turns forward towards the ball. <<<
> Hi Graylon
> The action you are describing is nothing new. The physics term for the force the hands are applying to the handle that causes the bat to turn around the hands is ‘Torque.” Over 15 years ago, I defined the forces that causes the bat to first turn back as “THT” and the force that causes it to turn toward the ball as “BHT.”
> Jack Mankin


Thanks for the hand slap. I don't think that you discovered Torque, you may have been the first person who defined it as being applied to the handle of the bat, but it was around before you said "THT" and "BHT". I am not dismissing the fact that you defined it 15 years ago and I am sorry that I didn't give you credit for the discovery in my statement. I am also, a little put off that you feel the need to make sure that everyone needs to know and be reminded that you defined it. We are on your site so we know that you defined it, I didn't know that in every one of my statements I needed to give you credit for it.

The point I was trying to make to Daw was to have his players think about tourqing the bat and not rotating the shoulders. It is a different feeling then just rotating the shoulders. It is a more explosive feeling, a quicker feeling, a more controled feeling, the shoulders will rotate but they will not power the swing, that's all I was trying to relay to Daw.



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