Re: Chris's Teaching vs THT
> I am placing below a video clip that shows the initiation phase four hitters with what I deemed as exhibiting "Good" mechanics and also four hitter's mechanics I deemed as "Poor." The video addresses the first 4 frames (60 fps) of their initiation and note that the "Good" hitters shoulders rotate about 30 degrees while the bat-head rotates (or sweeps) rearward over a 100 degrees. According to Chris's statements, this is what he would expect to see in "my 2nd graders and in my bad 4th graders, but not in good hitters."
> Chris states that in a "Good" swing, "the barrel stays in the same position relative to the back shoulder as the shoulders turn. -- Well, that's about what we see in the batters with what I call "Poor" initiation mechanics. Note that their shoulder and bat rotate about the same of degrees during the initiation phase - little THT being applied.
> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MrBatSpeed#p/u/1/1f2SwCoFRgI">Four "Good" & "Poor" - THT</a>
> Jack Mankin
Very good clips and comments on them, Jack. Thank you very much for putting those up. I learned a lot just watching those.
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