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Re: Re: take weight shift out of the equation

Posted by: Hitter (hitguru205@aol.com) on Sun Aug 28 15:56:08 2005

> as chrley lau said, you have to go back before you can go forward...whether a stride is simply overcoming inertia or whether it is something else in addition to overcomimg inertia, the situation you described is simply starting a swing from a dead stop...so adding the stride/load/go back first, whatever you want to call it, it is needed to overcome inertia...but does that mean it is "weight shift"?...if not, than the question still remains, what is weight shift?....if so (if it IS weight shift), then what IS weight shift over and beyond simply an inertia-busting mechanic?
> what i would like to know is how/why some coaches equate x amount of weight shift with y amount of power...

You DO need to go back to go forward. Unfortunately for Charlie Lau, the swing does not go forward--it rotates. The axis of rotation does not change from the beginning of rotation until the end. That can only tell you one thing. A hitter is no going forward. He is stationary.


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