Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Developing Bat Speed ??

Posted by: grc (grcrackel@yahoo.com) on Thu Aug 10 09:38:31 2000

>>>sort of a "side" post in addition to my comments below....would you agree or disagree that the shoulders are yet another "conduit" through which energy is transferred ?...respectfully, grc.... <<<
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> Hi grc
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> I would respectfully have to disagree. Thinking of the shoulders as a ""conduit" through which energy is transferred" can be misleading. Energy for the swing does not travel like an electrical current. If that were so, energy would transfer through the shoulders whether they rotated or not. --- That was the point of the question. Energy for the swing can't jump like lightening from the hips (or whatever) to the bat. Far to many coaches leave the importance of shoulder rotation out of their teaching.
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> Jack Mankin
> please pardon my persistence, jack..i just want to understand this...."Energy for the swing does not travel like an electrical current. If that were so, energy would transfer through the shoulders whether they rotated or not."...but is this true, with or without shoulder rotation? stopping the shoulders at the very least slows down the momentum with a great amount of energy having then been lost...in other words, of course all "segments" of the "chain" have to continue the process (do their "part")or the process breaks down.........and for what other purpose does shoulder rotation have, putting aside the question of the transfer of energy ? only the obvious physical fact that you can't exactly get your bat "in to place" without turning the hips & turning the shoulder.....so bottom line question: IN YOUR VIEW, WHAT IS THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF SHOULDER ROTATION? again, i really want to understand...please bear with me & i'' look forward to your response....in the meantime, i'll continue my analysis of tom.guerry's most recent response....respectfully, grc....

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