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Re: how about now?

Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Thu Nov 3 19:39:20 2005

>>> Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Tue Nov 1 15:12:30 2005

Hi Dougdinger

I agree with your opinion. Weight shift, back or forward, is more to maintain balance to the launch position than it is to generate energy for the swing.

Jack Mankin <<<

Hi Ray

I see no conflict between that statement and what I stated in (http://www.batspeed.com/messageboard/23988.html). They both maintain that since there is no linear movement of mass during the swing, there is no linear momentum available to contribute to bat speed.

You state, “And by the way, no-stride hitters do weight shift, right up until heel plant.” – That would be more true for hitters that take a stride. But in any case, as you point out, weight shift can occur “right up until heel plant.” But that weight shift ceases before rotation and the swing is initiate. – A body with zero linear velocity has zero linear momentum to transfer.

Jack Mankin


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