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Re: Re: Weight Shift - Truism Not Fallacy

Posted by: Coach-IL (dlindon@yahoo.com) on Sun Feb 22 08:17:25 2009

> >>> Jack, are you sure? Although Bonds is a "short strider", your theory regarding lack of weight shift to assist transfer and initiation is flawed IMO. Please comment on this clip as to the "lack of weight shift" in Barrys swing:
> <img src="http://i31.tinypic.com/t8nl2e.gif">
> This one also. The length of stride (or lack thereof) has little to do with weight shift.
> <img src="http://i28.tinypic.com/2ekhcg1.gif"> <<<
> Hi Boardy
> Welcome to the site. ? As I mentioned to Jimmy in a post below, there are many hitters who attain forward velocity during the stride (as your gifs shows). What benefits are derived from that forward momentum will be discussed in another thread. The subject of this thread is to show that momentum is generated from the movement of mass but not from what from what we call ?weight shift.? I wanted to make this distinction for our further discussion on momentum. I used this particular Bonds clip (no forward movement) to make that point.
> Jack Mankin

Jack, most Pros have that stiff front leg like you showed Bonds. I know if if don't have a stiff front leg like my son had trouble doing before that he would get out over his front leg which would lead me to believe the weight transfer was trying to happen. In my honest opinion, that is my you should have the stiffer front leg to stay back and then cause the same affect a car has to your bondy when you slam on the breaks and if you don't have a seat belt your momentum will take you forward. So doesn't that front leg act as the break of the transfer cause your rotation of the hips.shoulders to fire through ?? Just me thinking out loud and wanted to see if I am way off base in my thinking


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