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Re: Re: Re: Initiation: The Running Start

Posted by: graylon (g_dunc@hotmail.com) on Mon Sep 22 17:16:42 2008

> > Interesting post. What recognized scientific/anatomic principles do you cite to support it?
> Why do I need to site anything to support my claims? Just look at video of a major league swing and you might see what I'm talking about. If you've experience the feeling of hitting a homerun you'll probably understand what I'm saying.
> I guess the biggest scientific principle I appeal to is the principle of wave. As you know a wave is a disturbance that travels through a medium. In the case of the baseball swing the hips create the disturbance and the body is the medium in which the energy travels. For an outside pitch smaller disturbance, smaller wave. For an inside pitch larger disturbance, larger wave.
> For my argument against the hands generating batspeed during the backswing, it's a basic physical principle that all forces are linear. Accelerating the bat downward during the backswing does not help at all in creating forward batspeed. Yes, a force may be channelled in a multitude of different directions which will change the path that it travels through a medium but that doesn't make it non-linear. If I run across a wall and repeatedly bounce a ball off of it the path that the ball takes (as seen from directly above) would be a zig-zag. Would you call that a zig-zag force? Of course not, it's just a bunch of linear forces moving in different directions.
> This isn't a theory on the baseball swing, I'm not trying to solve or prove anything. I'm just telling you what it is. I know I'm correct because I actual put what I say into practice, I don't just theorize I also test. I've cut down my backswing to almost nothing and have let my hips (the greatest power source) do all the work. I'm hitting the ball just as far and I'm not getting frozen by hanging breaking balls any more. It's amazing how much more of a consistent hitter I've become by cutting out all of the unnecessary movements prior to my actual swing.

At what level do you hit?


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