Re: Re: Re: Re: R: Gordie Gillespie's Power Hitting Vest
Posted by: coach ss (
) on Thu Dec 25 07:35:56 2008
> Avoid the vest at all costs! It is not how great hitters hit.
> 1. The vest pins the front arm to the chest. Video show the best hitters have a front arm with an elbow elevated from the chest and parallel to the pitch plane after the front shoulder turns the corner.
> 2. The vest prevents the hitters from swiveling the back elbow into punching position as the shoulders and hips rotate the hands and arms and bat into contact. Video show that the barrels of great hitters displace at the same rate as the hips and shoulders.
> 3. The vest promotes a downswing and video shows the best hitters employ a slight upswing.
> Any good results obtained with the vest were obtained in spite of the vest. Avoid the vest!
As a teaching tool for young hitters or hitters who have been hitting the wrong way their whole lives, the vest is great. It teaches hands in, doesn't allow you to cast and promotes muscle memory conducive to successful hitting at all levels lower than professional baseball!
Are we talking Major League hitters or high school/college players? The top 5% of major league hitter ALL TIME who is I would consider great but that is not the audience this vest helps. Those guys could hit in their sleep but you could take a 12 yr old kid that casts and drops his hands and actually show him where his hands should be in 5 minutes using the vest. It allows a kid to swing repetively in somewhat the correct swing path without thinking about it! Great product IMO!
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