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Re: Re: Momentum & Axis of Rottion

Posted by: john (ajjdad@hotmail.com) on Sun Aug 3 06:47:58 2008

Hi Graylon.
Obviously,even in a total no stride, ie; Nomar Garciapara, there's certainly a weight shift, back to front. You can see it.
Momentum is needed to accomplish this right? Batters that can generate
a weight transfer in this manner, are IMO, something of a rare breed.
A golfer does it but, they're dealing with a stationary ball, and have the luxury of attainig a much larger back swing or, load, than a batter, for obvious reasons.Plus, they're dealing with an obvious difference in swing plane.
My main objective, is to convey information to kids in a manner they can grasp and, make sense of. And, there is no doubt in my mind, that , esp. with the kids, they are able to achieve hip rotation, based on, as you referenced, leg drive from the rear side.
Are they swinging around their spine, front hip hinge, or back hip?
I don't know. What I do know, is that weight go's from balanced, then to a rear side load, then driven forward to a front side toe touch, by the rear leg. If there is heel plant, the front side blocks any forward momentum.
Kids have a much easier time attaining weight transfer with a stride approach.

You put good thought into your posts.

Take care.


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