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Attn: Tom Guerry/or other softball guru's

Posted by: Dave Curry (dccurry33@yahoo.com) on Thu Sep 28 19:30:35 2000

Dear Tom,
I am an avid slo-pitch player. My question is in reference to the launching position. We can agree that between the "Weight Shift vs. Rotational" philosophies that the "Rotational" style is supposed to be the one that generates more batspeed (power). The "Weight Shift" launching position is one that has the lead arm extended totally straight back towards the catcher, stretching the arms out, (rear arm slightly bent), leaving the hands in a position way behind the body. In contrast, the "Rotational" launching position is one that has a bent lead-arm extension "wrapped" around the chest with the hands being close to the body (next to the rear shoulder). Here's my dilemia. When I swing at my batspeed meter, I generate much greater batspeed with the "Weight Shift" launching position than I do with the "Rotational" one. This is exactly the opposite of what should be happening. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dave.


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