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Re: Re: power drive brace?

Posted by: kurt () on Wed Feb 25 07:15:13 2009

> >>> I was wondering if a product like this would allow you to have a quick rotational swing by keeping your hands closer to the body. Just wondering if anyone has used the power drive brace and if it would help someone who has a slower swing. <<<
> Hi Kurt
> The product and its concept are basically the same as "<a href="http://www.onlinesports.com/pages/I,MW-GGPHV.html">Gordie Gillespie's Power Hitting Vest</a>." Both are designed to promote the extension of a boxed lead-arm (90 degrees to straight) to accelerate the knob. However, as the post below and accompanying video shows, this lead-arm action is not found in high level swing mechanics.
> <a href="http://www.batspeed.com/messageboard/30456.html">Role of the lead-arm</a>
> Jack Mankin

This product seems a little different. Because there is some give with bungy like cords in the conncection it alows you to have a straight lead arm or slightly bent lead arm an maintain that thoughtout the swing. It purpose is to keep your hands somewhat close to the body while you rotate and to keep you front arm close to the body while rotating. It seems in the video that all major league hitters weather their front arm is barred or slightly bent it does not change in the swing and their arm front arm stays very close to the chest during the swing which is what this product does. If that is the case them would this product be good or not? Opinions?


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