Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lead Arm
Posted by: Chuck (
) on Fri Sep 30 19:01:07 2005
Control and Precision are what I'm talking about. Your theory is correct, the extra speed generated by the bat head will make up for the longer path, but the fact is that, still when you initiate the actual swing the bathead will still be further away from the contact point. I think that we all agree that the closer you are to a target the more accurate and percise you will be in hitting that target. With the rotational swing your bathead will start out farther away from the target than it would in a linear swing thus increasing the chances of inacurracy.
To Explain this in terms of hitting: The shorter a distance is to a point the less kenetic/momentus energy will be created while traveling that distance, and the less kenetic energy/momentus energy is involved in travel the more control you will have throughout travel. The only reason a rotational swing is able to generate so much batspeed is because a lot of extra kenetic energy is created because of the longer, circular path that the bathead has to the contact point. This may sound good, however, the more kenetic energy that is involved in the swing, the less control you are going to have during the swing. That's just basic physics.
That is why again I say, that even though the extra speed genearted by the bathead will make up for the longer path, the kenetic energy that comes with that extra speed will cause less control and therefore a less percise swing.
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