Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: level swing
Posted by: RQL (
) on Fri Oct 6 18:10:20 2000
> You are certainly right about the need for using a lot of bottom-hand-torque to make the swing work correctly. Letting the top hand become over dominate is probably the number one fault I find while doing video reviews. It is imperative that the bottom hand exerts a strong pull (from the rotation of the lead shoulder) on the knob end of the bat as the top hand pulls back. And once the back elbow has lowered to the batter's side, it is the pull from the bottom hand that brings the bat-head around.
> This action would be similar to that of rowing a boat where the top hand holds back and serves as the oarlock for the bottom hand to pull the bat-head (or oar) around.
> Jack Mankin
> TOM,JACK I WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE IN ROTATION AND I AM TEACHING MY 5 Y.O. THE SYSTEMBUT SOMETIMES HE JUST LOOKS AT ME WHEN I START TALKING ABOUT PULLING DOWN ON THE BACK ELBOW AND STAYING STRONG WITH THE LEAD ARM.I WANT TO LEAD HIM IN THIS DIRECTION SO HE CAN BUILD UPON THE BASIS.LIKE LEARNING TO RIDE A BIKE YOU START WITH A TRICYCLE THEN TRAINING WHEELS,THEN LEARN BALANCE WITH NO TRAINING WHEELS AND IF YOUR DEDICATED MAYBE SOMEDAY YOU RIDE 20 SPEEDS WORLDCLASS AND KNOW ABOUT AERODYNAMICS AND DRAFTING.I AM TEACHING HIM TO TWIST AND HE HAS POWER WHEN HE CONNECTS,BUT FACTORS LIKE BACK SIDE COLLAPSE ARE HARD TO OVERCOME AT THIS AGE,AS WELL AS BEING SCARED SOMETIMES AFTER GETTING HIT.ITS A HARD AGE FOR ME TO TEACH AND THE SYSTEM WAS ONE I WAS JUST TAPPING 20YEARS AGO WHEN MY CAREER STOPPED SO I DONT KNOW HOW MUCH TO EXPECT FROM HIM AT THIS AGE.TEE WORK AND SOFT TOSS LOOKS GOOD BUT THE TIMING WITH ALL THAT MOTION IS OFF AND I BELIEVE PATIENCE MAY BE A VIRTUE RIGHT NOW.RQL
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