Re: Choking up?
Posted by: Jeff (
) on Fri Oct 5 15:32:07 2001
Last night while i was watching the Giants game i noticed that Barry Bonds chokes up on the bat, maybe about 3/4 of an inch. I always thought that choking up made you make more contact. So sice Barry Bonds is a very strong guy would that be good to choke up because of his strength. So is choking up actually better if you have good mechanics and are strong.
As Jack stated in an earlier message you have less arc with a shorter bat but can generate more batspeed, but with a longer bat there is more energy at the head of the bat, so in my opinion it is wiser to choke up and be quick, then to have a long bat with a wider arc and less control. Of course i would recomend the longest bat that you can use and still be quick and have it under control
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